CBS (Corporate BullSh*t) Reports on Border Fence
Katie Couric Attacks Our Defenses
CBS News Anchor Katie Couric
|"This must be one of the worst pieces of reporting by a major network in the history of television. Couric should be fired. " -- Glenn Spencer
||American Patrol Report
Is The Costly Border Fence Worth It?
[This is our annotated version] -- April 8, 2008
(CBS) 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 - all monitored from a command center near San Diego, CBS News correspondent Bill Whitaker reports.
"Over the years the San Diego sector has been able to incrementally gain operational control of this area," said Michael Fisher, the San Diego sector's chief patrol agent.
|Centre View -- McLean, Virginia
County targets landlords
Fairfax County is zeroing in on housing violations in connection with immigrants. But the goal isn’t to hurt these people; it’s to extricate them from the grip of those taking advantage of them and relocate them to safer, more humane conditions...
Illegals and supporters set to march in Houston on May 1
[Illegal alien] advocates in Houston on Wednesday called for supporters of comprehensive immigration reform to join a May 1 march downtown as part of a larger, nationwide protest. -- The Houston march is scheduled to coincide with protests, marches and rallies across the country, said Maria Jimenez, a longtime Houston activist, calling it a "national mobilization."
Clinton camp snubs meeting with Lou Barletta
Hillary Clinton campaign officials say three volunteers “made a mistake” when they tried to set up a meeting Wednesday morning with a Republican Pennsylvania mayor known for his anti-illegal immigration views. -- The meeting was swiftly canceled, apparently after word of it trickled up the Clinton campaign chain of command...
|Yale Daily News
At Law School, Chertoff blasts Elm City IDs
In a visit to the Yale Law School on Monday, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff condemned a New Haven program that offers municipal identification cards to illegal [aliens], assailing the initiative as the wrong answer to a problem that falls under the purview of Congress.
|Pro English -- Arlington, Virginia sc
ProEnglish to sue Tucson school over Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish
A“Requiring second grade students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish every day without their parents’ knowledge or consent is outrageous and violates Article 28 of Arizona’s Constitution which makes English the official language of the state,” says K.C. McAlpin, executive director of ProEnglish...
|CBS News Video Included
Farmers crossing the border.... to Mexico
The Mexican state of Guanajuato has fertile land and a mild climate. For years, however, poverty there has led many north to find work on farms in the United States. -- But now there is movement across the border the other way, reports CBS News correspondent John Blackstone. Steve Scaroni is an American farmer who has moved to Mexico...
|Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson
Truck packed with illegals crashes
Three people were injured when a pickup truck carrying illegal [aliens] crashed during a police chase Wednesday night on the South Side. -- This is the second serious accident involving vehicles full of illegal [aliens] in the area since Monday, the other being a rollover crash that killed one woman and injured 29 other people near Benson.
|Roger Simon -- National Ledger
George Bush and the phony free-trade agreement
...Bush has obviously embraced veteran Democratic Party foreign policy specialist Robert Pastor’s vision of a “North American Community” evolving from NAFTA. Pastor served as one of Clinton’s advisers. -- In this context, as Bush promotes the Colombia agreement, he is preparing to host the next “North American Summit” in New Orleans on April 21 and April 22.
Illegal alien debate heated in Rhode Island
Providence, RI -- State lawmakers entered the fiery argument over illegal immigration on Wednesday, debating 10 bills that would cut illegal [aliens] off from state assistance, deny them driver's licenses and make it a felony to rent them a home...
|Hal Netkin -- Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson
Farmers have access to plenty of field hands
U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva says that farmers in Yuma are not planting sections of their fields out of fear that they won't have enough workers to harvest the crops. As a solution to this problem, Grijalva supports legislation by state Sen. Marsha Arzberger, D-Willcox, and state Rep. Bill Konopnicki, R-Safford, who...
Slain teen's family begs LAPD to ask and deport
Weakening accusations that Judicial Watch is racist for fighting a police department’s don’t-ask-don’t tell immigration policy is a black family’s emotional plea for “ask and deport” after their teenage son was brutally murdered by an illegal alien gang banger one day after the thug completed a jail sentence for a previous felony.
|KRIS-TV -- Corpus Christi, Texas
Truck loaded with illegals involved in high-speed chase
Authorities near Banquete searched for illegal [aliens] who jumped out a truck following a high speed chase Wednesday evening. Officers rounded up more than two dozen illegals in two separate locations. -- Some of the immigrants come from as far away as the middle east. Fifteen of them were caught in the Mathis area...
|Arizona Republic -- Phoenix
Yuma-area arrests along the Mexican border fall 76 percent
Border Patrol agents in the Yuma Sector made 76% fewer arrests in the past six months than during the same period a year ago, continuing a two-year decline there and all along the U.S.-Mexican border. -- Tightened security, stepped-up enforcement and a weakening U.S. economy contributed to a 17% drop in arrests borderwide.
Arpaio says he stands by his policies
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said he will stand by his immigration enforcement policy and hard-hitting tactics this week at a Fountain Hills Rotary Club meeting. -- Arpaio, a six-year resident of Fountain Hills, addressed the group a week after his political rival, Buckeye Police Chief Dan Saban, spoke at the Rotary.
Florida illegals appeal deportation order
An Ecuadorean couple facing deportation are appealing a judge's refusal to hear their claim that they were unfairly targeted because their daughter is an immigration activist. -- The parents of Gabby Pacheco, a Miami-Dade College student, say they were "selectively targeted" for deportation after their daughter spoke out about rights for illegal immigrants.
|Providence (Rhode Island) Journal
Providence police union endorses immigration order
The labor union that represents the city police has endorsed Governor Carcieri’s executive order on illegal immigration that urges state and local law enforcement officers to take steps to enforce federal immigration law. -- The endorsement puts the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge No. 3, at odds with Dean M. Esserman, the police chief, who has refused to implement Carcieri’s order.
|The Republic -- Columbus, Indiana
Illegal alien sentenced to 15 years in rape case
An illegal [alien] was sentenced to 15 years in prison this morning for raping the mother of one of his children. -- Angel Hernandez, a Mexican native, will also be recommended for deportation once his prison sentence is complete, Bartholomew Superior Court 1 Judge Chris Monroe said. [More of Bush's pet fiends]
|NBC3-TV -- Washington
Va. congressman urges Chertoff to fix delays picking up illegals
A Virginia congressman is urging Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to fix delays removing illegal [aliens] from Prince William County's overcrowded jail. -- Republican Frank Wolf said he is concerned the jail could be forced to release illegal immigrants because federal agents have been slow to pick up the suspects facing deportation.
|Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- April 9 Video Included
Dobbs takes on U. S. Rep. Bennie Thompson
...Dobbs: ...It's that a hollow and false order because you know it can't be done expeditiously and effectively because it could be tied up in court for literally decades, Mr. Chairman, and isn't it also true that your committee has not once taken into consideration 25 million pounds of waste and damage to the environment along the border with Mexico? ..More...
|KVOA-TV -- Tucson
Smugglers cross border by dozens
Border Patrol agents usually see anywhere from 15 to 20 illegal [aliens] in one group as they attempt to cross the border. But on many occasions, agents have seen groups as large as 80. -- An agency spokesman Jose Gonzalez said smugglers make the attempts primarily for cost; they charge about $2,000 per person...
|Dallas Morning News
Feds want to extend immigration checks to all jails
Federal officials plan to expand a program which checks the immigration status of jail detainees, the top Immigration and Customs Enforcement official said. -- During a visit to Dallas on Wednesday, ICE assistant secretary Julie Myers said she wanted the checks to eventually happen at all the nation's jails.
|Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- April 9
Bratton still supports LAPD's deadly 'Special Order 40'
...Dobbs: I want to say this Bill Bratton -- for you to sit there and defend your Order 40 against a family that is trying to struggle and to cope with the loss of one of their family members, you know is irresponsible and it's disgusting politics. Watch Transcript
|KLTV -- Tyler, Texas
Girl lied about Athens, Texas school attack
There are major new developments today in the case of a supposed beating of a student from Athens Middle School. -- Charges are being filed against 13 year old Melanie Bowers by Athens ISD through the Henderson County District Attorney's office for filing a false report, said AISD officials today...
Reconquista LA mayor asks Chertoff to reconsider crackdowns
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is asking federal officials to rethink their policy on workplace immigration crackdowns that involve established businesses and to focus on employers that mistreat workers instead. -- The mayor said in a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff that work-site raids by ICE could have "severe and long-lasting effects" on the local economy...
|Public Safety Canada
Chertoff chats about SPP with Canadians
...Minister Day and Secretary Chertoff discussed a number of issues pertaining to the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) - a trilateral partnership which facilitates the cooperation of the three nations on safety and security initiatives as well as economic prosperity and competitiveness...
|Michelle Malkin -- Family Security Matters
Absolut's left-wing liquor
...Absolut, the Swedish-owned vodka maker, apparently drinks to that. Last week, my e-mailbox lit up with messages from readers and fellow bloggers about a new Absolut ad catering to Mexican drinkers who believe the American Southwest belongs to them.
|OhMyGov -- Washington, DC
Number of illegal aliens in U.S. may be closer to 20 million
The "12 million undocumented and illegal immigrants" residing in our country have fueled the national discourse on immigration reform. The number is repeatedly cited by immigration reform advocates like CNN's Lou Dobbs looking to incite support for their policies in curtailing the influx of foreigners.
|WJXT-TV -- Jacksonville
Raid of 'filthy' food distributor nets 20 suspected illegals
Jacksonville, Fla. -- Federal authorities backed by sheriff's deputies raided the Westside warehouse of a food distributor Tuesday morning, taking into custody 20 workers suspected of being illegal [aliens] in what authorities called a filthy warehouse...