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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Subversion by Deception
Fences that Aren't Fences - Raids That Aren't Needed

Sleight of Hand -- Chertoff works to subvert law while appearing to enforce it.
Associated Press -- April 13
Chertoff Defends Immigration Enforcement
    San Francisco -- Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says he feels the pain of employers pinched by intensified efforts to control illegal immigration, but adds that until Congress enacts broad immigration reforms they shouldn't expect any changes in enforcement.
    In an interview with The Associated Press, Chertoff said this week that the rising complaints from businesses offer some evidence the Bush administration's approach is working. [...] " would be delighted to see Congress give us a way to bring workers in legally."
Comment: Chertoff knows the law and how to subvert it. He redefines what a fence is and leaves Social Security check system open to challenge. When existing systems for checking employee status are used, raids, that are designed to enflame, are not necessary.

East Valley Tribune -- Phoenix        sc
More grousing out of Mesa chief over Arpaio's enforcement actions   
Mesa Police Chief George Gascón isn’t telling Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to stay out of his city. Gascón isn’t suggesting that he will somehow interfere with the sheriff’s “crime suppression” sweeps targeting illegal [aliens], even though Gascón has made clear he disapproves of Arpaio’s tactics. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette -- Little Rock   
Task force agent cleared in 2 cases of racial charges   
An undercover officer assigned to Northwest Arkansas ’ task force investigating illegal [aliens] is being unfairly targeted by bogus complaints, Springdale’s police chief said last week. -- Since the Immigration Criminal Apprehension Task Force started work in October, two complaints have been made to local law enforcement... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Providence (Rhode Island) Journal   
Local police chiefs support checking immigration status   
The Rhode Island Police Chiefs Association this week endorsed one section of Governor Carcieri’s controversial executive order addressing illegal immigration in Rhode Island, according to Warwick Police Chief Stephen McCartney... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

South Jersey News Online    
Likely illegal alien gets 22 years in violent assault on 11-year-old girl   
Mays Landing, NJ -- A 33-year-old man was sentenced to 22 years in prison Friday for a violent sexual assault perpetrated against an 11-year-old girl on March 11, 2007. -- Efrain Hernandez, living in Atlantic City but originally from Mexico, and whose legal status in the country is unknown, will have to serve... [More of Bush's pet fiends] ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KNXV-TV -- Phoenix   
Human smuggler arrested in N. Arizona; moving 18 illegals   
A man from Guatemala was arrested for Human smuggling late Thursday after a traffic stop on Interstate 40 in Northern Arizona. -- Eighteen other people in the van were detained by immigration officials. -- A Sheriff's deputy stopped the van for a moving violation outside Seligman, west of Flagstaff... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Atlanta Journal-Constitution      
 33 arrested in Chamblee immigration raid   
Federal agents arrested 33 people Friday during a work site immigration raid in Chamblee. -- Seven people were charged criminally and 26 were charged with administrative immigration violations, said Patrick Crosby, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office for the Northern District of Georgia. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix      
Phoenix Mayor Gordon calls for FBI investigation of Arpaio   
In the wake of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office crackdowns on illegal [aliens] throughout the Valley, Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon is calling on the FBI to investigate whether Sheriff Joe Arpaio has violated any civil- rights laws. --- The ACLU and MALDEF have said the raids are likely to spark civil-rights lawsuits against the sheriff.~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Palm Springs Desert Sun  
Local group pushing "immigration reform" to protest Sunday   
A local group pressing Congress for fair immigration reform will stand on the street corners in silent protest Sunday as they have the past several weeks leading up to May 1st. -- Comité Latino, which has organized similar protests since immigrants began marching two years ago in the valley and across the nation... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

New York Post  
Buses, trains.... and illegal aliens   
It seems the nutty idea of making it easier for illegal [aliens] to travel unfettered didn't die with former Gov. Eliot Spitzer's drivers- licenses- for- [illegal aliens] plan last year. -- Several [illegal alien] -rights groups rallied recently at Penn Station to protest greater overall travel ID rules.~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

The Oklahoman  
HB1804 foes pin hopes on courts   
Legislative efforts to repeal a contentious anti-illegal immigration law never got much support, so opponents are pinning their hopes on getting the courts to stop implementation of provisions affecting businesses. -- "It looks like we are stuck with it unless we can get it thrown out by the federal court in Oklahoma City," said Sen. Harry Coates... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

San Francisco Examiner   
Prince William supervisors reconsidering police crackdown   
Pressure is growing on Prince William County (Virginia) supervisors to reconsider the controversial illegal-immigration crackdown the Police Department launched last month. -- Saying the financial and public relations costs of the landmark program have been much larger than anticipated,...~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix   
Valley pastor, church members found to be illegals   
Members of a Valley church, including the pastor, were detained at a Prescott campground Saturday morning after they were determined to be undocumented by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. -- Campers at the White Spar Campground called the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office complaining that the group...

Walton Sun -- Santa Rosa Beach, Florida   
Solving the illegal immigration problem from the bottom up   
Rep. Don Brown, R-DeFuniak Springs, wants law enforcement officials to find out about a person's legal status when they are detained for specific offenses. -- House Bill 73, if passed in its current form, would require law enforcement personnel to verify a person's immigration status if charged with DUI or BUI. Currently there is no such requirement. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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