Open Borders Gang
Democrats Take Aim at Border Fence
||Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- April 8
Wian: .....They want to stop this fence at all costs, Lou.
Dobbs: Sure they do. And they're doing so because they are basically supporting illegal immigration through amnesty, open borders. And every parent, in my opinion, every parent of children in this country, every grandparent, should be writing to Benny Thompson, the chairman of Homeland Security and telling him exactly what they think, and reminding him and Filner as well, and every one of those other people, and let's put them up on Lou Dobbs Tonight, make sure everybody has got a list of these people, and remind them that that border, that Mexico is still the primary source of methamphetamines entering this country, marijuana, cocaine, and heroin.
|CBS News via the Stein Report Video Included sc
Border Security: Will the fence work?
It had Americans clamoring for a border fence: Mexican nationals storming the border near San Diego, day and night. That was the early 1990s. Today, on that border is double fencing, stadium lighting, surveillance cameras and motion detectors. It's the most heavily fortified five miles of the border... [Rely on American Border Patrol to tell you what's really going on at the Mexican border]
|WKMG-TV -- Orlando
Florida lawmakers target illegal immigration
State lawmakers plan to discuss a series of bills to crack down on illegal immigration. -- The bills are scheduled to be talked about Tuesday afternoon in the House State Affairs Committee, but the panel will vote on the bills at a later date.
|Arizona Republic -- Phoenix
Mesa police ask Arpaio for a heads-up if he plans sweeps
Mesa's police chief and the head of a Mesa police union have asked Sheriff Joe Arpaio for a heads-up before sending deputies into the city for a crime sweep. -- Fabian Cota, president of the Mesa Police Association, said an unannounced crime sweep could pose a danger to officers and the public...
|Washington (North Carolina) Daily News
Committee formed to study cost of illegal aliens
Beaufort County commissioners voted 4-3 Monday night to form a committee to determine local costs of illegal [aliens]. -- The vote was split on party lines. -- The committee will consist of three commissioners -- Republicans Stan Deatherage, Al Klemm and Hood Richardson -- four members of the Beaufort County Board of Education and one member from each entitlement service involved with the issue.
|San Francisco Chronicle
Jailed illegal released after promising to leave United States
At least six illegal immigrants jailed in last month’s federal raids on a Manassas [Va.] construction company have been released from jail after promising to leave the country. -- When the men returned home last week, some were already packing their bags to leave the country under the federal ICE agency’s “voluntary return” program...
White teen sues UT over admissions policy
n 18-year-old Sugar Land student sued the University of Texas at Austin on Monday, challenging the school's use of racial preferences in its admissions policy. -- Abigail Noel Fisher, a senior at Stephen F. Austin High School in Sugar Land, was named in the lawsuit filed on her behalf by the Project on Fair Representation.
|Greeley (Colorado) Tribune
ICE arrests four Evans residents in green card case
Four Evans residents were arrested last month in connection with a bribery case involving the illegal purchase of “green cards” in New Mexico. -- Agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case and made the arrests...
|Los Angeles Times
Ask and deport, family urges
The attack on the Los Angeles Police Department's Special Order 40 -- which limits when officers can ask about the citizenship status of suspects -- has come largely but not exclusively from anti-illegal-immigration forces. -- But now the order has a new and potentially potent foe: the family of Jamiel Shaw Jr.... [Related item]
In an Absolut world.....
There is a rapidly growing separatist movement in the United States that is being fueled by illegal immigration across our Southern Border with Mexico. -- While many in the American media try to ignore or play down the threat, this radical movement is much stronger than most Americans know and global companies like Absolut are trying to cash in on it.
|Dallas Morning News
Violence against border agents up 47 percent in past 6 months
Violence against U.S. Border Patrol agents is up 47 percent for the first six months of the fiscal year, as surveillance toughens along the 2,000-mile stretch of U.S.-Mexico border, David Aguilar, the nation's top Border Patrol official, said Tuesday...
|Philadelphia Evening Bulletin
Vento to City: Reform or I'll sue
While the Commission on Human Relations may think the fight against cheesesteak tycoon Joey Vento is out for the count, the steak slinger himself said he's got one more round in him. -- From the brick walkway honoring fallen Philadelphia police officers outside Geno's Steak in South Philadelphia...
|Enterprise News -- Brockton, Massachusetts
Police say Abington man with gang ties will be deported
Police and immigration officials say they have thwarted an apparent attempt by a member of the violent street gang MS-13 to gain a foothold in Abington. -- “It certainly is alarming to us that a member of MS-13 would be in the area. It certainly is disturbing that a member would even be living in town,” Police Chief David G. Majenski said.
|Los Angeles Times Editorial
Open-borders rag claims Special Order 40 played no part in murder
The emotional heat of the immigration debate finally grew so intense that it opened up several alternate dimensions, where fact evaporates and folklore guides what passes for policy discussion. In one parallel Los Angeles, police officers see violent gang members whom they know to be illegal [aliens] but...
Pa. Senate votes to toughen ID requirements for public benefits
The state Senate has approved a bill that would impose tougher identification requirements for people who apply for public benefits. -- Proponents say the stricter requirements will help ensure that illegal immigrants do not improperly get such benefits...
Mexico complains of too many deported Mexicans
The U.S. border state leading the battle against illegal immigration with unprecedented tough laws has received complaints from Mexico’s government that too many Mexicans have been repatriated and the country is overwhelmed with demands for housing, jobs and schools. -- Fed up with the devastating effect of illegal immigration, Arizona has enacted the nation’s toughest laws...
|Manuel Pérez Rocha and Sarah Anderson -- AlterNet
10 Reasons to look critically at dissolving Mexico-U.S.-Canada Borders
...Here are 10 reasons why progressives are paying attention to the SPP: 1. No democratic oversight. Although elected officials in all three countries have demanded transparency, they continue to be excluded from the SPP Presidential summits, ministerial meetings and working groups...
Report says immigration costly
More than 37 million immigrants in the United States, both legal and illegal, cost the federal government more than $346 billion last year, twice as much as the nation's fiscal deficit, according to a report released yesterday. -- "This is another nail in the coffin of economic growth," said Edwin Rubenstein, director of research and president of ESR Research, which released the report.
|Matthew Sheffield -- NewsBusters
Absolut Bias: Leftists fail to keep ad controversy out of Wikipedia
More news from the front of the Wiki Wars, the ideological battle for the soul of Wikipedia: it seems left-wingers at the online encyclopedia site are angry that anyone would want to mention Absolut's reconquista controversy in the vodka maker's article...
|El Paso Times
Agent testifies migrant used deadly force
The Border Patrol agent who shot and killed an undocumented immigrant in Downtown El Paso in 2003 said in court Tuesday that his actions were justified because the migrant charged him with a pipe. -- "I never wanted to have to shoot anybody for my whole career, but he left me no choice. He made the choice, not me. He came at me with deadly force," Agent Vernon Billings said...
Arizona losing U.S. bucks for immigrant hospital care?
A federal fund that helps area hospitals cover some of the costs of treating illegal [aliens] is about to dry up. -- As 30 illegal [aliens] injured in a van rollover Monday were receiving care here, Tucson hospital administrators were in Washington, D.C., trying to keep the fund alive beyond the September expiration date.
Commission hears testimony on US immigration raids
Immigrants and their advocates testified before a union-led commission at the State House yesterday that federal agents violated illegal immigrants' constitutional rights and treated them inhumanely during recent raids, prompting swift denials from the federal government.
||American Border Patrol Video Report
El Paso Sector Aerial Survey
Watch this ABP video of its April 4 aerial survey of the El Paso Sector of the Border Patrol. See in detail how ABP does its work. See why the Christian Science Monitor's estimates of the amount of fence in the El Paso Sector was incorrect. Get the truth about the border!
|WJLA-TV -- Washington
Luxury resort raided for illegal aliens
One of Washington D.C. area's most lavish luxury resorts is at the center of a wide-ranging immigration raid. -- The Lansdowne Resort in Lansdowne is where federal agents carried out an illegal worker crackdown. -- In handcuffs, workers were taken from the resort.
|KOLD-TV -- Tucson
More desert rescue beacons to help illegals in distress
Additional rescue beacons in remote desert locations are being constructed to help illegal [aliens] who are in distress. -- In all, 19 beacons have been set up across Southern Arizona since 2002, with more than 300 people rescued...