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Thursday, April 3, 2008

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... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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] ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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Associated Press  
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... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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.... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Coming Up
April 5

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

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... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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] ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Californians for Population Stabilization  
Feinstein proposes new amnesty for agricultural workers!
Senator Dianne Feinstein is developing a new amnesty proposal that would allow illegal aliens working in agriculture to receive five-year visas... 

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... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

El Paso Times   
Illegal alien cheerleaders demand resignation of sheriff's deputy   
[Illegal alien "rights"] groups demanded the resignation of the Otero County [New Mexico] sheriff's sergeant in charge of Chaparral, saying that he continued to harass [illegal aliens] despite two ongoing lawsuits by civil rights groups... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Michelle Malkin   
Absolut Reconquista Update: Coming to a billboard near you?   
The beverage of open-borders used to be Miller Light. Now, it is Absolut Vodka. The vodka maker’s latest ad redraws the map of North America to please Mexican consumers. -- I hear McCain campaign advisor Juan Hernandez and Hillary campaign advisor Dolores Huerta both approve. - Bottoms up! [Also see this video from WCBM - Baltimore] [WorldNetDaily coverage]~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Congressional Quarterly   
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... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KGO-TV -- San Francisco     Video Included 
San Francisco cements its role as "sanctuary city"   
...Yeh Ling-Ling's is with Diversity Alliance for a Sustainable America. The group believes immigrants should come here legally. -- "San Francisco doesn't even have the budget to care for American born homeless people. San Franciscans who are struggling to make ends meet should be outraged that the mayor should tax them to provide services to illegal families," said Ling-Ling. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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]... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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... AP Internal Use Only

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