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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Breaking the ICE Barrier 
$10,000 to Deport a Criminal Alien?

Julie Myers, Immigration and Customs Enforcement
At least 304,000 immigrant criminals eligible for deportation are behind bars nationwide, a top federal immigration official said Thursday. - NY Times
Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- March 28
Julie Myers: We will have to hire more immigration enforcement agents who work in the jails, as well as more deportation officers, as well as more individuals to fly on the planes, and folks throughout the entire immigration removal system.
Schiavone (CNN): In a response to the ICE plan, House Homeland Security Subcommittee David Price asked specifically about the anticipated two to three and half billion dollars yearly cost of getting criminal aliens out of the country, asking quote why this two to four-fold increase in effort would lead to exponential cost growth, end quote. ICE says Congress has underestimated the cost of the project from beginning to end. Experts say getting Congress to spend the money required, especially in this political year, will be a challenge.

Note: 304,000 criminal aliens X $10,000 = $3.04 billion.

Daniel's Political Musings -- Sherwood, Oregon  sc  
Day-laborer nuisance site protested in Oregon   
Oregonians for Immigration Reform and the Oregon chapter of the Minutemen protested today at an illegal alien day labor pick up site. Our goal was to keep illegal aliens from working illegally and to collect signatures for the Respect For Law Act ballot initiative. The fact that illegal aliens decide to counter-protest us after we showed up is just added fun. AP Internal Use Only

Coming Up
April 5

Cave Creek, Arizona -- 9 AM Pacific | Other Events
Rally to Support Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Associated Press  
Locals crack down on illegal aliens   
Mayra Figueroa -- a naturalized U.S. citizen, community organizer and licensed driver -- had no reason to fear being arrested, no need to worry about deported. -- Then she was pulled over by a Houston police officer, who told her he found it suspicious that a Latina was driving a late-model car... AP Internal Use Only

East Valley Tribune -- Phoenix    
Mesa motels harbored illegal aliens   
Thirteen motel owners in Mesa charged for catering to human smugglers and conspiracy to harboring illegal aliens were sentenced Friday. -- According to documents released by the United State’s Attorney’s Office the owners of six motels on Main Street were sentenced with several different counts of probation, fines and forfeitures... AP Internal Use Only

Atlanta Journal-Constitution   
Immigration issue fades, but it may return   
When Republican presidential candidates met for the YouTube/CNN debate in November, the first four questions were about illegal immigration. -- The focus on that topic reflected its central role in their race, as they repeatedly challenged one another's credentials as defenders of the nation's border with Mexico. AP Internal Use Only

East Valley Tribune -- Phoenix  
Gordon slams Arpaio illegal immigration patrols   
Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon angrily condemned Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Friday for dispatching 200 deputies and posse members into the streets for a second night of high-profile saturation patrols with the intent to arrest illegal [aliens]. -- Gordon told 1,500 people at a luncheon honoring labor activist Cesar Chavez that... AP Internal Use Only

Deseret Morning News -- Salt Lake City   
Boycott of Mexico supported   
An apparent call for "reconquest" by a Mexican consular employee in San Diego has prompted at least one Utah anti-illegal immigration group to join in a boycott of travel to Mexico. -- Eli Cawley, head of the Utah Minuteman Project, says the group's board had originally opted against the boycott... AP Internal Use Only

KHGI-TV -- Grand Island, Nebraska   
ICE agents arrest 25 illegals in 2-day operation   
Omaha, Neb. -- A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official says agents have arrested 25 illegal [aliens] in a 2-day operation along the Interstate 80 corridor. -- Of those arrested on Wednesday and Thursday, 19 are considered fugitives, meaning they had defied a judge's final order to leave the country... AP Internal Use Only

Buffalo (New York) News   
Police warn Central American gang may stage collisions, assault motorists   
A public alert was issued early this evening by Buffalo Police, warning that a gang could be staging rear-end collisions tonight on area roadways and then attacking drivers as part of an initiation ritual. -- Commissioner H. McCarthy Gipson called an emergency news conference at police headquarters just before 6:30 p.m. to make the announcement. AP Internal Use Only

San Bernardino County (Calif.) Sun  
Rabid Reconquista Huerta: 'Too late' to stop Mexican invasion   
Like the woman herself, Dolores Huerta's position on illegal immigration from Mexico into the United States is blunt and direct. --- "We didn't cross the border," the revered [illegal alien] and farm worker advocate told an enthusiastic crowd of mostly college students. "The border crossed us." AP Internal Use Only

Washington Post   
More fallout from illegal alien policy   
Tensions created by Prince William County's crackdown on illegal immigration were on awkward display this week, when a community meeting hosted by police and the Mexican consulate produced new frustrations among [illegal aliens] -- and among the county's top officials. [Related item from Fox News]AP Internal Use Only

Los Angeles Times   
Living with staggering violence in South L.A.   
The sun splashed onto the roof of a church, filling the faces of two golden statues of angels who opened their arms to the sky. It was the first light of the morning, which made everything look pretty, even the hardened heart of South Los Angeles... AP Internal Use Only

Council Bluffs (Iowa) Nonpareil  
Fate of illegal aliens caught in ICE raid unknown   
The fate of the 11 women and five men arrested Wednesday at American Clothing, 3211 Nebraska Ave., will be decided on an individual basis; and the outcomes may not fall in their children's favor. -- "The arrest was nothing random or spontaneous, it was the result of a month-long investigation," said Tim Counts... AP Internal Use Only

Gwinnett Daily Post -- Lawrenceville, Georgia   
Police arrest 3 gang members   
Three local gang members with immigration status violations were recently arrested by federal immigration agents in the latest push to rid Gwinnett of organized gangs. -- Edy Garcia-Nanarijo, Jose Ceasar Salazar-Durin and Victor Alfonso Lerma-Neri - all members of gangs with national credentials - were arrested...

Memphis (Tennessee) Commercial Appeal   
Immigration arrests draw praise, fear   
While some Memphians welcomed the news of Tuesday's arrests of 34 suspected illegal [alien] workers at the Air National Guard project, the action -- not surprisingly -- has made some immigrants nervous. -- "People are imagining that there's raids constantly throughout the city," said Alfredo Pena, an organizer... AP Internal Use Only

Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson   
Attorneys seek delay in retrial of BP agent   
Bisbee, Az. -- A delay is sought in the retrial of an Arizona Border Patrol agent charged with murder in the fatal shooting of an illegal [alien]. -- Lead defense attorney Sean Chapman filed a motion dated Tuesday asking that the April 22 federal court trial of Nicholas Corbett be reset for Sept. 9, citing trial conflicts. AP Internal Use Only

Laredo Morning Times  
$3.6M worth of cocaine intercepted   
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized $3.6 million in cocaine in separate incidents at the Laredo Port of Entry. At approximately 11 p.m. Sunday, officers at the Lincoln-Juarez Bridge directed a 1989 MCI bus for a secondary examination. When the vehicle, driven by Mexican citizen J. Dolores Manuel Alanis Soto... AP Internal Use Only

Michael Webster -- Border Fire Report   
U. S.-Mexico border war kills more than 'war on terror'   
Murders and kidnappings on both sides of the border have significantly increased in recent years. The Michael Websterviolence along the U.S.-Mexican border has increased so dramatically that the Juárez Mayor José Reyes Ferriz asked Mexican President Felipe Calderón to send more help as reported in...AP Internal Use Only

Douglas (Arizona) Daily Dispatch   
Illegal alien injured jumping border fence   
An illegal [alien] attempting to jump the international boundary in Douglas injured his back as he landed on the ground. -- Douglas paramedics responded at about 8:15 p.m. Thursday and treated the migrant and determined that he needed to be transported to Tucson Medical Center. AP Internal Use Only

ABC15-TV -- Phoenix    Video Included
Anti-Arpaio zealots become afraid for their safety, flee protest   
On Friday, Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s crime suppression operation ended earlier than normal after a passionate display by both supporters and protestors got tense. -- Two people were arrested. A Hispanic man was charged with disorderly conduct. Also charged was a white man who showed up to the demonstration with a loaded shotgun. AP Internal Use Only

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