Blackout Hurts Watchdog Group
Media Won't Touch American Border Patrol
Anne McClay of Cronkite News Service talks to Glenn Spencer during March 21 flight. -- Where's the story?
|American Patrol Report -- April 3
No TV for ABP
On March 21 a crew from Cronkite News Service flew along the border with Glenn Spencer of ABP. They said they were there because ABP had been labeled a hate group by the SPLC and they wanted the truth. The report was supposed to have aired last week, but nothing happened. "I exchanged e-mails with Anne McClay after the March 21 interview to help her prepare her report and then nothing," said Glenn Spencer of ABP.
Spencer said that despite ground-breaking work in telling the truth about the border there has been a complete blackout of his organization by the mainstream media. "Public support is dropping because they don't know about us," Spencer said. "Of course that is why the SPLC is doing what it is doing," he added.
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|WVIR-TV -- Richmond, Virginia sc
No bail for some illegals in Virginia
Immigration remains as one of the top issues the Commonwealth is facing. State lawmakers spent plenty of time during this year's legislative session discussing what to do about illegal immigration. -- There were 140 bills considered by the General Assembly in 2008, that dealt specifically with illegal immigration...
|KPHO-TV -- Phoenix
Joe Arpaio's crew targets Guadalupe in crime sweep
Guadalupe, Az. -- Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio moved into a different part of the Valley late Thursday afternoon with a new round of posse saturation patrols. -- Deputies and volunteers are fanning out from near the intersection of Calle Guadalupe and Avenida del Yaqui to target crime... [Also see this KTAR item]
|Daily Pilot -- Newport Beach / Costa Mesa, Calif.
Bill to check felons fails
Assemblyman Van Tran’s attempt to have the state screen and verify the immigration status of prisoners, just as authorities do in Costa Mesa, failed to make it out of an Assembly committee Wednesday. -- Tran hoped identifying and then deporting such prisoners would cut state costs to house them...
|Thousand Oaks (Calif.) Acorn
Assemblymember wants to end benefits for illegal aliens
State Assemblymember Audra Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks) introduced two measures during the third extraordinary session that aim to end state taxpayer-funded benefits to illegal [aliens] as a way to address the estimated $16-billion state budget deficit...
|Culpeper (Virginia) Star-Exponent
Cantor lauds plan to deport incarcerated illegal aliens
Congressman Eric Cantor, R-Richmond, Tuesday praised a federal government plan to more aggressively deport illegal aliens serving time in American jails. -- In February, Cantor and two other House Republicans comprising the Alien Criminal Enforcement task force sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security...
|Mayor Sam's Sister City -- Los Angeles
Support the passage of "Jamiel's Law"
Powerful, chilling, and a punch of reality. -- That describes the appearance of the Parents of Jamiel Shaw. A youth of character killed by a illegal alien gang member, on KABC's Doug McIntyre Show this morning. -They were joined in studio by Mayoral Candidate Walter Moore, the author of the proposed Jamiel's Law.
Feds to fly more drones along US borders (allegedly)
Sierra Vista, Az. -- ...Four Predator B drones have become fixtures over Arizona since October 2006, and two more will join them soon, Juan Munoz-Torres, a Customs and Border Protection spokesman, said Wednesday. -- Once those six are in place, the agency wants Congress to fund six drones along the Canadian border...
|Gainesville (Georgia) Times
New program will let deputies check status of county jail inmates
Hall County Sheriff’s officials say a program that will allow deputies to begin deportation proceedings for illegal immigrants who are booked into the county jail is closer to starting, after technicians began hooking up computer equipment this week....
|Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers -- Stuart, Florida
Illegal immigrants in prisons could be deported
Tallahassee, Fla. -- A Legislature reluctant to tackle immigration policy in an election year made its first foray into the issue this week with a proposal to kick out of the country illegal [aliens] in Florida's prisons who volunteer to be deported. -- Even that measure, approved on a bipartisan vote in its first Senate committee stop...
|Arizona State University Web Devil
National Lawyers Guild goes after Arpaio
As America's self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff," Joe Arpaio has made numerous friends and enemies through his policies on illegal immigration and the county jail system. -- Some of these opponents include Valley lawyers and lawmakers, who've taken action against Arpaio... [More on the National Lawyers Guild]
|Laredo Morning Times
U.S. readies for waivers
Federal wildlife officials have told Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff he would have to use his waiver authority to get around their objections to a combined levee-border fence design in the Rio Grande Valley. The Department of Homeland Security announced plans Tuesday to issue two waivers...
|Daily Press -- Victorville, Calif.
County asks for more money to house convicted illegal aliens
San Bernardino, Calif. -- The county is seeking more money to cover the cost of housing illegal aliens in its jails. -- In San Bernardino County, more than 4,000 illegal aliens were jailed last year alone, which cost the county roughly $24 million, said San Bernardino County 1st District Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt...
Senators grill Homeland Security chief on immigration
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff faced a skeptical audience Wednesday as he defended his agency’s immigration policies before the Senate Judiciary Committee. -- Chertoff outlined the department’s accomplishments in increasing security along the U.S.-Mexico border, and taking steps to...
|San Antonio Express-News Whiner Alert
E-mail from Judson ISD trustee sparks cry of "racism"
Judson School Board trustee Richard LaFoille sent out an e-mail Tuesday suggesting the United States could prevent unauthorized immigration by digging a moat the length of the border with Mexico and filling it with alligators. -- The e-mail, meant to be humorous, was a forwarded message featuring a Hallmark greeting card character...
|WYFF-TV -- Greenville, South Carolina
Sheriff request grant for immigration enforcement
The Pickens County Sheriff's Office is hoping that a grant will give deputies the skills needed to better enforce immigration policies. -- The agency is waiting to hear back from the DHS. Sheriff David Stone said that over the past seven months, his agency has arrested 42 illegal [aliens] who are suspected of other crimes...
|KJRH-TV -- Tulsa
Official English legislation passes House committee
Legislation declaring English the state's official language was approved by a House committee Wednesday following a tense hearing where officials of Oklahoma-based Indian tribes who oppose the bill were not allowed to express their views. -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chad Smith was among several tribal officials who...
|Chris Friend -- Philadelphia Bulletin
Our Government: Aiding and abetting invaders
...Try following this "logic": an illegal alien gets convicted of a crime, serves his sentence, and is then handed over to the Immigration service. More often than not, instead of being deported, the ILLEGAL alien (the key word being "illegal") is actually released back on the American streets.
|Suffolk Life -- Riverhead, New York
Feds must pay for criminal aliens
Two years ago, Suffolk Life revealed that on any given day, Suffolk County was housing about two hundred illegal aliens who had been apprehended by the county and local police for crimes and were being held for the feds to pick up and deport. The cost to the county was approximately $200 per day per inmate...
|Sioux City (Iowa) Journal
Attorney General says discrimination commission incompetent
Lincoln, Ned. -- Attorney General Jon Bruning said on Wednesday that the Legislature should consider shutting down a state commission that handles cases of alleged housing and age discrimination. -- Bruning said the Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission bungled a recent case of alleged housing discrimination against two illegal [aliens]...
|KRQE-TV -- Albuquerque
Mexican rag-ripper may appeal conviction
An Albuquerque jury today convicted a University of New Mexico student who hauled down and ripped apart a Mexican flag flying over the campus last year. -- Peter Lynch had claimed he acted out of patriotism, not racism, but jurors agreed with the prosecution that he committed criminal damage to property...