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Friday, April 4, 2008

The Land of Fruits and Nuts
San Francisco Wants Illegal Aliens

Wian: And Lou, you might be interested to know that Mayor Newsom reportedly is considering a run for governor in 2010. It raises the question, does he plan to make all of California a sanctuary state? Lou.
Dobbs: Well there are those of course, as you know Casey, who would suggest that California is a sanctuary state.
Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- April 3
Casey Wian: In San Francisco, city officials are spending more than 80,000 taxpayer dollars on an advertising campaign to publicize the city's status as a sanctuary for illegal aliens.
Mayor Newsom: We have been very concerned in the last year and a half or two years with the renewed vigor by the federal government and ICE to adopt more aggressive strategies for immigration raids. We are very concerned about a lot of the language, the incendiary language that has been used in the last number of years, both in Congress and on right wing radio, and on cable TV, where careers are literally being saved and salvaged, like Lou Dobbs.
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Provo (Utah) Daily Herald   
Cops bust family of Mexican illegals in drug raid   
More than $40,000 was also found in the home, along with a stolen gun, which led police to believe the family was distributing the drugs. Omar Martinez- Carranza was charged with possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a restricted person. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KSWO-TV -- Lawton, Oklahoma   
Judge allows lawsuit against illegal immigration law to proceed   
A Tulsa County judge rules that a lawsuit challenging Oklahoma's new anti-illegal immigration law can go forward. -- District Judge Jefferson Sellers has denied requests by Gov. Brad Henry and Tulsa County commissioners to dismiss the case... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

El Paso Times   
Senior official says Zetas are battling for Juárez   
The Zetas, a ruthless group of assassins formed by Mexican army deserters, are involved in the war between drug cartels for control of Juárez, a senior U.S. counter-drug official said. -- The official, who spoke to the El Paso Times on condition of anonymity, shed light on the roots of the recent wave of violence... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

M.E. Sprengelmeyer -- Rocky Mountain News  
Tancredo's borderline support for McCain   
Add another reluctant supporter to the list backing Republican presidential contender Sen. John McCain: Colorado's Rep. Tom Tancredo. -- Tancredo, who once told a national television audience he was "sick and tired" of having to choose between the lesser of two evils, said Thursday he'll go ahead and back his longtime immigration-reform foe, McCain, because... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Tulsa World   
Iranian immigrants want Farsi-language Oklahoma driver's license testing   
The federal government is investigating whether the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety violated the civil rights of Iranian immigrants by refusing to provide them with driver's license tests in their native Farsi language. -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched the investigation in March... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

One News Now    sc         
Court sides with illegal aliens over American citizen   
Attorney Gary Kreep says a California man is being sued by a group of Hispanic day-laborers who claim he attacked them, even though witnesses and photographic evidence clearly indicate he was the victim. -- John Monti, who is married to a Colombia-born woman, is a public school teacher who lives near the migrant camps in California... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Press of Atlantic City (New Jersey)  
Illegal Mexican alien arrested for selling fraudulent documents   
Mays Landing -- An illegal Mexican [alien] was arrested after a two-month-long investigation into the manufacturing and trafficking of fictitious government documents, Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel said Thursday. -- On Wednesday the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Insurance Fraud Unit... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Christian Science Monitor  
Along the U. S.-Mexican border, an erratic patchwork fence   
Naco, Az. -- After driving 10 miles along the expanded US-Mexican border fence near her farm, Dawn Garner offers her dour assessment: "Anyone can plainly see this wouldn't stop a flea, let alone a migrant or terrorist." -- A jagged patchwork of metal mesh, corrugated steel, vertical bollards, chest-high railroad rails, and waist-high barbed wire... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Group says Mexican troops arrest, rob police officers   
Mexico's human rights commission criticized the army on Thursday for robbing police officers and stripping off their clothes before interrogating them in a crackdown on the drug trade near the U.S. border. -- The commission said it was investigating the arrests by the army of 21 police officers in the border city of Ciudad Juarez... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
LAPD says they're ready for May 1 illegal alien tantrums   
The Los Angeles Police Department says its officers are receiving crowd management training and it expects to avoid a repeat of scenes from last year's May Day rally, which descended into chaos with police beating demonstrators and reporters to the ground... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix  
Volunteers keep eye on border using their Web cams   
The non-profit American Border Patrol, based in Sierra Vista, launched remote-controlled cameras on the border in 2005, allowing armchair volunteers to log in and view the border from the safety of their homes. Volunteers are given a background check before being allowed to work the cameras... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Liza Porteus Viana -- AOL   
Pols: Get Ramos and Compean out of solitary   
Many of you may not know the story of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean - the two border agents who shot a Mexican drug runner in the buttocks and now are serving 11- and 12-year prison sentences, respectively, for it. In solitary confinement, no less. Their case has had the border agent community, lawmakers, and others up in arms... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

The world's most dangerous gang   
The suburbs of the US are no longer the same as those immortalised in 1950s movies, with white families living in big houses and the father driving off to work in his Buick, past manicured lawns. -- These days, it is more likely that English will not even be the first language you hear on the streets... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

American Border Patrol
Aerial border fence survey underway today
11 am PDT -- Glenn Spencer just landed at El Paso airport after an Operation B.E.E.F. survey of the border between Naco, Arizona and Fabens, Texas. He reports that the total pedestrian fence in the El Paso Sector is approximately 20 miles, not 27 miles as reported by the Christian Science Monitor. A precise number will be posted later today.

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix   
Girl, 13, shot in neck by probable illegal alien   
A 13-year-old Phoenix girl is under emergency treatment after being shot in the neck through her apartment window Thursday morning. Her injuries do not appear to be life-threatening, police said. -- The girl was speaking to an acquaintance, Augustine Vasquez, who also lives in the apartment complex.... [More "family values"] ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

NBC11-TV -- San Jose, Calif.   
Illegal alien "rights" group upset with Fremont PD   
Something the Fremont police department did last Friday has [illegal alien.... criminal] rights attorneys angry, NBC11's Damian Trujillo reported. -- On Friday, Fremont police responded to complaints by Home Depot and cited about 15 people for loitering...~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

John F. McManus -- John Birch Society -- Appleton, Wisconsin   
Business Week seeks to downplay bad effects of NAFTA   
Noting that there is "no shortage of statistics making Nafta look bad," the article's quartet of authors point to pro-NAFTA claims at its outset in the 1990s that the slight U.S. trade deficit with Mexico would turn into a $10 billion surplus while eliminating the illegal immigration problem. But, as the magazine reported, our nation's trade deficit with Mexico "passed $74 billion in 2007." ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Newsday -- New York   
'Immigrants' claim federal raids were unconstitutional   
Newark, NJ -- Ten "immigrants" on Thursday charged that warrantless and abusive pre-dawn raids by federal authorities violated their constitutional rights. -- The "immigrants," in a federal lawsuit, asserted that ranking DHS officials ordered agents to meet arrest quotas but failed to provide proper training... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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Idaho Press-Tribune -- Boise   
Immigration officials arrest 13 at pallet plant   
Homedale, Idaho -- U.S. ICE officers arrested 13 Mexican nationals Wednesday who were illegally employed at a Homedale pallet manufacturing company. -- The illegal workers employed by Specialty, Inc., Wood Products will be placed in removal proceedings for violating U.S. immigration law. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Palm Beach Post   
Ex-cop criticizes Jupiter's immigrant policy in YouTube video   
Jupiter, Fla. -- Former police officer John Banister is already suing the town, but now some of his grievances have gone digital. -- A 1 1/2-minute video posted on the Web site YouTube shows Banister in front of the El Sol day labor center complaining that his former bosses didn't want him to contact immigration officials when he arrested suspects who could have been [illegal aliens.... criminals]. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Coming Up
April 5

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

WSYR-TV -- Syracuse  
20 alleged illegal aliens found in Baldwinsville   
Baldwinsville, New York -- A spokesperson for Immigrations and Customs Enforcement say 20 alleged illegal [aliens] were taken into custody on Thursday morning in Baldwinsville. ICE officials will not say exactly where the immigration bust took place... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Providence (Rhode Island) Journal  
Protesters loudly demand governor rescind immigration order   
A State House protest yesterday nearly turned violent when dozens of protesters stormed the governor’s policy office demanding that the chief executive rescind last week’s executive order to crack down on illegal immigration. -- An estimated 75 people chanting in Spanish and wielding signs that read “No human is illegal” gathered in the State House rotunda... [Related article]~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Walter Moore -- MooreIsBetter.com     
L.A. should adopt "Jamiel's Law"
Mayor Villaraigosa has delivered on his promise, from his 2005 mayoral campaign, to uphold Special Order 40, the policy that makes Los Angeles a sanctuary for illegal aliens. -- As a result, Jamiel Shaw, Jr. is dead, and his parents' hearts are broken.... AP Internal Use Only

Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson   
TUSD faces Pledge of Allegiance furor   
The Tucson Unified School District has found itself tangled in a web of online discontent, following outrage over the way a second-grade class recites the Pledge of Allegiance. -- For years, Gale Elementary School teacher Anne Lee has had her students recite the pledge in three languages — English, Spanish and American Sign Language...~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix   
Arpaio and Guadalupe mayor face off   
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Mayor of Guadalupe Rebecca Jimenez have a showdown after another day of illegal immigration sweeps. Thursday night, protesters were out in force and so were deputies. The Sheriff says he arrested 26 people, 5 of them illegal [aliens]... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Allan Wall -- VDare.com   
Mexicans spurn McCain’s pandering, prefer Hillary   
Who do Mexicans want as the next U.S. president? -- All three major candidates (John McCain, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama) have appalling records on immigration which must make Mexico’s elite happy. All three have pandered to Hispanics —by, among other things... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Sierra Vista (Arizona) Herald / Review  
BP no longer deporting illegals through Naco   
Bisbee -- The U.S. Border Patrol recently discontinued deporting illegal immigrants at the Naco port of entry. -- “We are just making use of the Nogales processing center, not only in the Naco station, but for several areas within the sector,” said Dove Haber, a public information officer with the agency’s Tucson Sector, which includes Cochise County... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Daily Northwesterner -- Evanston, Indiana   
Evanston residents dissatisfied with city illegal alien resolution   
Nearly a month after the Evanston City Council unanimously approved a resolution asking the federal government to reform immigration policies, city residents on both sides of the debate remain dissatisfied. -- During a March 10 meeting, the council called for a path to citizenship for [illegal aliens]... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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