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Friday, April 11, 2008

Mexican Mayor Demands Surrender
Villaraigosa Tells ICE to Back Off

September 1996 - Former MEChA leader Villaraigosa advertises march on Washington to demand amnesty. He attended the march and stood with the Mexican Army in front of the Capital. (See our ad that was killed by the L.A. Times.)
Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- April 10
    Wian: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is demanding that Immigration and Customs Enforcement stop targeting employers who hire illegal aliens. He says ICE raids are bad for business.
    ...A spokeswoman says ICE has conducted just one major worksite raid in Los Angeles in more than a year. [...]
    Wian: Villaraigosa says he wants ICE to focus on arresting illegal alien criminals and gang members. Yet he still supports the Los Angeles Police Department's policy of not arresting known gang members for solely immigration law violations -- Lou.
    Dobbs: How does this mayor in any way square off this absolutely irrational, contradictory approach on sanctuary, on 287-G, on a host of other elements of our immigration law?
Video Watch Villaraigosa / UN   Transcript

Laurie Roth, Ph. D -- News with Views    sc
Give me sanctuary from the New World Disorder   
Apparently Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has his knickers in a twist because of the Fed’s crack-down here and there on established businesses in L.A. to find illegal aliens. The L.A. times just reported that ICE has made 4,900 arrests in the work place, nationwide since 2007... [Don't miss The Laurie Roth Radio Show M-F 7 pm Pacific]~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson   
Guest-worker bill bars illegal aliens already in Arizona   
[Illegal aliens] already in Arizona and working here will be ineligible to be employed here even if the state gets to set up its own guest-worker program. -- Sen. Marsha Arzberger, D-Willcox, said Monday the legislation she crafted with Rep. Bill Konopnicki, R-Safford, had to be crafted that way... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Des Moines Register   
Proposal denies bail to illegal aliens   
Illegal [aliens] arrested in Iowa would be denied the ability to bail themselves out of jail under a new provision added to an already controversial legislative proposal that could be considered by the Iowa House next week. -- Under the proposal, law officials would have to hold illegal immigrants who have been arrested until charges were resolved... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Orange County Register -- Santa Ana, Calif. 
Day laborers offer to pay to keep hiring center open   
Laguna Beach -- Day laborers have proposed paying a daily fee to help keep the Laguna Beach hiring center open during an economic downturn that has dried up funding for the site. -- Workers drafted the plan after they were told that the nonprofit agency running the center on Laguna Canyon Road would need to... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Jan Herron -- Magic City Morning Star -- Millinocket, Maine   
Cory Voorhis found not guilty   
What a class act Ice Agent Cory Voorhis is. He harbors no animosities; He shook the hands of his prosecutors who were out to put him behind bars. When the verdict was read, he said: "God Bless America." -- Cory Voorhis had a distinguished career at ICE. He was the lead investigator in a five-year criminal investigation... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Dallas Morning News    sc
Homeland Security official: Illegal aliens' employers will be prosecuted   
Assistant Homeland Security chief Julie Myers had some tough talk for Dallas business owners Wednesday: The crackdown on employers who hire illegal immigrants will continue. And just in case they don't believe her, she detailed recent prosecutions of managers... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Worcester (Massachusetts) Telegram   
Guilty plea in illegal alien case   
An illegal immigrant charged with housing and employing his relatives from Ecuador pleaded guilty to 38 separate charges in U.S. District Court yesterday. He faces the possibility of more than a decade in jail and steep fines... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Los Angeles Times  
U.S. hopes to admit more Iraq refugees   
State Department officials, who have been harshly criticized for moving too slowly in allowing Iraqi refugees into the U.S., issued new immigration figures Wednesday and suggested they may reach a goal of admitting 12,000 refugees this fiscal year... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

One News Now   
Trooper training a waste of time and resources, says activist   
Immigration reform activist Ira Mehlman thinks it's a waste of time and resources for the state of Arkansas to train its state police to detect forged identity documents carried by suspected illegal aliens without giving them the power to make arrests... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

U. S. Sen. Jon Kyl -- National Ledger   
Illegal Immigration: Examining the border fence progress   
I recently toured the U.S.-Mexico border near Yuma to see firsthand how construction of the border fence is progressing. The fence and vehicle barriers span roughly 120 miles along the border. According to border agents on the scene, the fencing has resulted in a huge reduction in illegal crossings... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
Feds say border fence not tough enough   
Columbus, NM -- Illegal immigrants armed with torches, hacksaws, ladders and even bungee cords are making it around a section of the border fence hailed as the most efficient way to stop them. -- In the 10 months since the section was put up, the only method federal agents haven't seen is a tunnel — "Yet"... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

George Weissinger -- Family Security Matters   
Immigration Enforcement: Is it rocket science?   
Now that we have bought into the notion that only the worst members of the illegal alien population are worthy of attention we can all relax and watch the evening news. We are safe at last because DHS intends to begin removal of the criminal aliens locked up in our prisons. Oh, but wait a minute here... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Reuters  
Flow of Cubans leaving by sea rising: U.S   
The number of Cubans risking their lives to leave their communist-run country illegally by sea to reach the United States is rising, U.S. officials in Havana said on Thursday. -- Since October 1, 2007, 2,891 Cubans have tried to cross the Florida Straits; 1,697 made it to the United States and were allowed to stay... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Los Angeles Times   
Zine wants to amend LAPD policy on illegals   
LAPD officers would be required to report gang members found to be illegal immigrants to federal authorities under a proposal to be introduced in the L. A. City Council today. The proposal, by Councilman Dennis Zine, a former LAPD officer, would result in a closer relationship between the department and ICE officials and is likely to generate controversy. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Reuters  
U.S. Catholic Church supported by 'migrants'   
The few dozen people attending Mass on a Tuesday morning at St. Michael Catholic Church in a Dallas suburb are in some ways a microcosm of the broader faith in the United States. -- They are mostly but far from exclusively white. Several are Vietnamese and there is a sprinkling of Hispanics among them. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KWMU -- St. Louis   
State immigration laws worry "business leaders"    
Members of the Missouri business community are worried lawmakers' zeal to add new restrictions and penalties for illegal immigrants could hurt the state's economy. -- The Missouri Chamber of Commerce hosted a conference on the subject in St. Louis Thursday... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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!

Phyllis Schlafly -- WorldNetDaily.com   
North American Union: It's the real deal   
Ever since former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton proclaimed that she and her husband were the victims of a "vast right-wing conspiracy," "conspiracy" has been the hot word used to ridicule your opponents. -- When President George W. Bush wanted to avoid answering questions about whether the Security and Prosperity Partnership... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WeHateGringos.com / CNN   
Dobbs speaks about Jameil Shaw Jr. and Special Order 40   
...Dobbs: : No, the liars are the city officials of Los Angeles, Casey. For that city councilman to stand there and tell that grieving family that the economy isn’t ready for the enforcement of immigration laws. And for Bill Bratton, the chief of police — I’ve known Bill Bratton and I want to say this Bill Bratton — for you to sit there and defend your Order 40...

East Valley Tribune -- Phoenix   
Tempe council candidates wary of Arpaio sweeps   
Most candidates running for Tempe City Council showed skepticism or opposition to having Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio conducting one of his crime sweeps in their city. -- Candidates at Thursday night's debate organized by the Tribune largely said they'd resist Arpaio's patrols... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Walter Moore -- MooreIsBetter.com     
Jamiel's Law: A motion and a debate challenge     
I am challenging L. A. Mayor Villaraigosa to debate Jamiel's Law with me, on May 1, 2008. I want a Lincoln-Douglas style debate: a 10-minute opening argument from each of us; three or five minutes of cross- examination; and five-minute closing statements, followed by question- and-answers from the public and press..... AP Internal Use Only

Brenda Walker -- VDare.com   
Sierra Club sellout worse than ever   
The top organization allegedly protecting America’s magnificent natural heritage and vital resources does nothing of the kind. -- The Sierra Club has evolved from being a nonpartisan defender of US land, water and wildlife to being left-wing globalists in plaid shirts and hiking boots, crippled by a failed ideology of progressive utopianism... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WSOC-TV -- Charlotte, North Carolina    
Myrick urges passage of Scott Gardner Act based on DWI stats   
Nearly 20 percent of the illegal [aliens] in Gaston and Mecklenburg County jails are there because of driving while impaired charges, according to findings released by U.S. Representative Sue Myrick on Thursday. -- Myrick hopes the information will convince legislators to pass a bill aimed at cracking down on [illegals]. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Outraged Patriots / Oklahoma Political News Service   
Oklahoma State Senator Harry 'TURN' Coates in a jam!   
Candid e-mails reveal the depths of the conspiracy to repeal Oklahoma's anti-illegal immigration Laws, aka HB 1804. Be sure to read all three parts of the story and attached e-mails.~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Houston Chronicle   
Mass deportations coming for jailed illegal aliens   
The U.S. Homeland Security department has launched an ambitious nationwide effort that would cost $2 billion to $3 billion a year to identify and deport the estimated 300,000 to 450,000 illegal immigrants locked up each year in jails and prisons... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WISN-TV -- Milwaukee, Wisconsin 
Suspect in deadly school bus crash blames boyfriend   
Marshall, Minn. -- The [illegal alien] accused in the deaths of four children in a Minnesota school bus crash said she wasn't driving the van that struck the bus. -- In her first public comments since the Feb. 19 crash, Olga Franco told the Star Tribune of Minneapolis her boyfriend was the driver and she was a passenger.~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Christopher S. Bentley -- John Birch Society   
North American Union "Paranoid Fantasies"   
Authors Rocha and Anderson, from the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), must have worn their thesaurus out in writing this latest hit piece. -- Not only do they call “BS” “the idea of a mythical North American,” but they also employ such terms as “ranting and raving,” “xenophobes,” “paranoid fantasies,” “screeds,” “xenophobes” (that’s their fave)... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix   
Mesa braces for unrest after pro-Arpaio demonstration   
Mesa Police Chief George Gascón, citing growing concerns over possible civil unrest tied to anti-illegal immigration sweeps by Sheriff Joe Arpaio, is stepping up efforts to ensure public safety, including reaching out to clergy and the legal community for help. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WIBC -- Indianapolis   
Meddling Mexican talks globalization   
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox made a stop in Indianapolis Thursday to talk about globalization. -- Fox says the immigration problem in the U.S. is filled with misinformation and misunderstandings. Fox says plenty of Americans come to Mexico in pursuit of their dreams and it's a two-way street... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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