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Monday, April 14, 2008

Speaking the Truth
Lamar Smith knows what he is talking about

Formerly headed the House Immigration Subcommittee. He knows what he is talking about. He nailed Robert Bach in 1999.
Dallas Morning News -- April 14
Lamar Smith: Why not use the tools Congress already passed?
    In 1996, Congress passed comprehensive immigration reform to put an end to the growing problem. Unfortunately, both Republican and Democratic administrations refused to enforce the law. So Congress spent the past decade passing more laws to try to quell the flood of illegal immigration. These too remain largely unenforced.
    For example, in 2006 Congress called on the administration to secure one-third of the border with a fence. The Secure Fence Act authorized the Department of Homeland Security to build more than 700 miles of fencing along the southwest border. To date, only 167 miles of fencing have been constructed.* [...]
    No new tools are required. No new laws are needed. We simply need the administration to enforce the immigration laws that Congress has already passed.

*This number is from American Border Patrol. There is no other source for this exact number. ABP will update survey this week.

San Francisco Chronicle    sc
Guilty plea from man who helped hold illegal alien hostage   
A man who drove an illegal Guatemalan [alien] and her infant son to California has pleaded guilty to conspiring to take the young woman hostage when her boyfriend refused a demand to pay more money for her release, federal prosecutors said Monday. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Heather Mac Donald -- National Review  
The Hispanic Family: The case for national action   
Those of us who have documented the growing underclass culture among second- and third-generation Hispanic Americans have grown accustomed to being called bigoted “xenophobes” by open-borders conservatives. For some reason, these same conservatives don’t object to anyone decrying... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Kansas City Star   
Illegal alien pleads guilty in case of unrecognized tribe   
An illegal [alien] charged in the government's case against the Kaweah Indian Nation told a federal judge on Monday that he falsely claimed he was a U.S. citizen. -- Jaime Cervantes was the first defendant to plead guilty in the government's prosecution of a Wichita group that claims to be an American Indian tribe. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Sacramento Bee   
Legislators revisit bill to benefit illegal alien students   
State legislators are trying for a third time to pass a version of the California DREAM Act, which would open limited college financial aid to some of the estimated 25,000 [illegal alien] students who graduate each year from California high schools. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Doug McIntyre -- Los Angeles Daily News  
L.A. leaders favor gangs over our kids   
I am unapologetically enraged at the brutal indifference of this city to an epidemic of murder. We need candidates and money to challenge every member of the City Council. We need new political blood to stop the bloodshed in the streets of L.A. The current crowd abused the privilege... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Washington Square News -- New York   
Finding sanctuary on Washington Square South   
Jean Montrevil is a 39-year-old Brooklyn man who knows that everyday spent in America could be his last. -- Montrevil is one of the hundreds of thousands illegal [aliens] in the United States facing deportation. In 2007 alone, Immigration and Customs Enforcement deported more than 280,000 people... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

San Antonio Express-News   
'Music City' now a haven for refugees, immigrants, but tune may be changing   
Nashville, Tenn. -- Martín followed his brother's path four years ago, uprooting himself from bustling Atlanta in search of a smaller, quieter city that welcomed Mexican immigrants such as himself with jobs, even if they were in the country illegally... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Denver Post  
Agent's case might unveil privacy issues   
Last week's acquittal of an immigration agent accused of improper use of a criminal database has raised concerns about privacy. -- Supporters of agent Cory Voorhis believe that his actions justified the means in that he exposed an unpopular practice — plea deals for legal and illegal [aliens]. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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Los Angeles Times / KTLA  
Are illegals entitled to organ transplants in U. S.?   
Ana Puente was an infant with a liver disorder when her aunt brought her illegally to the U.S. to seek medical care. She underwent two liver transplants at UCLA Medical Center as a child in 1989 and a third in 1998, each paid for by the state. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Larry 'Nativo' Lopez  [Info on this clown]  
Vehement Mexican Reconquistas oppose changes to Special Order 40   
The Labor Community Strategy Center, the Mexican American Political Association and Hermandad Mexicana Lationamericana and other civil and immigrant rights organizations will hold a press conference in front of the LAPD headquarters at Parker Center to urge Mayor Villaraigosa and L.A. City Council to strongly reject Councilmember Zine and Smith’s motion to amend Special Order 40. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

One News Now   
LAPD policy ripped in wake of murder tied to illegal alien gangster   
A public-interest group says a promising student athlete might be alive today if the city of Los Angeles didn't have a policy that limits investigation into citizenship status. -- Judicial Watch says the controversial policy is called Special Order 40, which is a Los Angeles Police mandate that originated in 1979 to prevent police from inquiring about the immigration status of suspects. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Los Angeles Daily News   
Racial issues draw attention, create calls for action   
Race always has been the 800-pound gorilla in the corner of Los Angeles' living room - but a series of recent events threatens to drag it right out into the open. -- First, there's the case of Jamiel Shaw Jr., a 17-year-old star athlete gunned down by a gang member while he was on his way home... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Bergen Record -- Bogota, New Jersey   
Penalties for hiring illegals roil Senate   
Sweeney said he's mindful of the controversy. "I threw something out there; we sparked a lot of discussion on it," he said. -- He said he is open to suggestions about amending the bill. -- "No bill ever goes through as introduced," he said, adding that he expects "to rework it" to some extent. But he maintains that "illegal immigration continues to grow and grow." ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Providence (Rhode Island) Journal   
Immigration protesters had gig down cold   
Political Scene was curious about why protesters this month stormed the governor’s first-floor policy office instead of the governor’s actual office, on the second floor, during a rally to oppose Carcieri’s executive order on immigration... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix  
Churches urge Arpaio to cease efforts   
...On Friday, a group of eight church leaders from a variety of faiths released a letter urging Arpaio to reconsider the morality of his crime-suppression operations, which in the past month have brought hundreds of posse members and deputies into areas with a high concentration of Hispanic residents... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

FreedomFolks.com   
Latest Blogs 4 Borders video burst   
Our weekly video blog podcast on illegal immigration and border security issues. In this weeks edition: The true costs of illegal immigration: Healthcare! -- 100% Preventable! Americans continue to pay the bloody price for open borders. When will the madness end? ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KOLD-TV -- Tucson  
Rollover kills two suspected illegal near Sierra Vista   
A stolen truck carrying 15 suspected illegal immigrants crashes. Two people are dead and four others were injured. -- t happened between Bisbee and Sierra Vista on State Route 90 near High Knoll Road. Two of those crash victims were flown to University Medical Center. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Brett Winterble -- Human Events   
Illegals kill freely, while good kids die   
Los Angeles is currently caught up in a battle against two threats -- the Paparazzi and street gangs. It has chosen to do battle with the paps; it has chosen to duck the problem with street gangs. -- Let me first tell you about Jamiel Shaw. Shaw, was, by all accounts a good kid, the story would be unremarkable, except that... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Washington Times Editorial  
SAVE Act: Two-faced on illegals   
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic leadership have apparently come up with a new strategy to prevent the House from approving the SAVE Act (H.R. 4088), an enforcement-only approach to the illegal immigration issue. The bill, introduced by Reps. Brian Bilbray, California Republican, and Heath Shuler... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

San Diego Union-Tribune   
18 detained after crash near Alpine    
Eighteen people suspected of illegally crossing the border were detained six miles outside of Alpine (Calif.) Sunday after a crash, officials said. -- About 6 a.m., a vehicle hit a guardrail in the hills near Japatul Road just east of Dehesa Road and flipped over, said Richard E. Smith, a Border Patrol spokesman. The occupants ran away, he said... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Washington Post   
59 illegals caught at Loudoun resort face deportation   
Fifty-nine foreign-born workers arrested last week at the Lansdowne Resort by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are being processed for deportation, although some might request hearings to plead their cases, an ICE spokeswoman said... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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