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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Final Capitulation  
Strategic Border Initiative Finally Folded

Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- April 23  
Lisa Sylvester: The Department of Homeland Security praised the virtual fence in Arizona just two months ago saying earlier kinks had been worked out and the virtual fence was now operational and effective.
Chertoff: We've actually had operational value come out of the system, people being detected and apprehended, I actually saw it with my own eyes.
Sylvester: But now DHS officials acknowledge that the $20 million radar and ground sensor system has to be replaced... [...]
Rep. Ken Calvert: The virtual fencing is still a theory, an idea, and different types of technologies are better than others; what we need to do is go to what works first.
Sylvester: For Calvert that's to build not a virtual fence but a real one.
Video Watch SBI / Calderon / Amnesty  

ABC News    Video Included         sc        
Mexican drug gang posts brazen help wanted ad   
A notorious paramilitary group tied to a Mexican drug cartel is openly advertising for new recruits. -- The Zetas group, which operates as hit men and enforcers for Mexico's Gulf drug cartel, boldly posted "Help Wanted" signs in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, according to the Associated Press. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

NY1 News -- New York       
Protesters rally against Dunkin' Donuts "immigration policies"   
Protesters demonstrated against the immigration policies of the parent company for Dunkin Donuts on Madison Avenue in Midtown Wednesday. -- They said that the Carlyle Group, an $81 billion firm which owns hundreds of companies, is using a flawed system to identify and fire workers suspected of being in the country illegally... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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Bergen Record -- Bogota, New Jersey        
N.J. kept busy on immigration, report shows   
New Jersey legislators introduced 50 bills by the end of March relating to immigrants, putting the state among 21 that this year have considered 21 or more measures relating to their foreign-born, according to a report released today by the National Conference of State Legislatures... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Coming Up
April 25

Colorado State Capitol -- 1 pm MDT -- Denver | Other Events
Briefing: The state of Immigration Enforcement

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix        
Identity theft linked to illegal immigration   
Nobody likes getting a letter from the IRS. So imagine Amanda Bien's reaction last Valentine's Day when the agency wrote to demand $3,300 in back taxes. -- A Lenexa, Kan., Taco Bell. A Wendy's restaurant. Two Target stores, one in California. The Engineered Air manufacturing plant in De Soto, Kan... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix       
Latino leaders: Veto immigration-policing bill   
A handful of influential Latino activists have delivered a letter to Gov. Janet Napolitano asking that she veto a measure that would require local police to cooperate with federal authorities on immigration enforcement. -- Opponents, including leaders Salvador Reza of Tonatierra and Hector Yturralde of Somos America, worry that the measure... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Coming Up
May 1

Los Angeles -- 6:30 pm -- Walter Moore for LA Mayor | Other Events
Come Hear "The Case For Jamiel's Law"

WTAJ-TV -- Altoona, Pennsylvania       
Illegal alien tased and arrested in Centre County   
Police pulled over a car for speeding in Snow Shoe Township Thursday and found more than $350,000 in suspected drug money. -- The driver of the car was Ivory Weave, an illegal immigrant from Guyana. -- Weave was acting suspicious so police retrieved a warrant to search his truck...~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KMSB-TV -- Tucson       
Agents may use paintball guns at the border   
It’s a popular weekend activity – paintball games. But now it may become the next weapon along the border to protect federal agents from attacks. -- The United States Border Patrol has purchased 1,000 guns that fire non-lethal paintball, or pepper pellets. They’ve been using the pepper for several months... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Californians for Population Stabilization    
Bill would enable local law enforcement of immigration laws!  
State and local law enforcement officers are on the front lines of combating crimes committed by illegal aliens, but they are often hampered in their efforts. S 2717 - the Effective Immigration Enforcement Partnerships Act of 2008... 

WSBT-TV -- South Bend, Indiana  
Judge refuses to stop license revocations   
The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles reports that it has revoked the driver’s licenses and ID cards of about 32,455 people this year because their personal information didn’t match Social Security records. -- On Wednesday a Marion Superior Court judge denied an injunction that would have temporarily stopped... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Gainesville (Georgia) Times        
Sheriff: Word is out there about new immigration program
The message, authorities say, is apparently getting out. -- In the nearly three weeks since Hall County sheriff’s officials began a new partnership with federal authorities to identify accused lawbreakers who are in the country illegally, there has been a marked decrease in the number of foreign-born arrestees, officials said. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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Dallas Morning News      
Labor leaders meet to discuss Mexican "immigrant" workers' rights   
... "In over 40 years of organizing, I've never seen this level of interest and it will be good for this democracy," said Eliseo Medina, the executive vice president of the Service Employees International Union, one of the largest labor groups in the U.S... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WBTV -- Charlotte    Video Included
Lawmaker's controversial comments rile up Latinos   
A Mecklenburg County commissioner issues some strong statements about illegal [aliens]. -- Tonight, some in the Latino community say he has gone too far. -- Mecklenburg County Commissioner Bill James says he's not backing down after what he said about [illegal aliens] last week.~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson       
Senate passes bill to deputize Border Patrol   
Phoenix -- Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik will enlist Border Patrol agents to perform dual duty as deputies if Gov. Janet Napolitano gives the go-ahead. -- The state Senate on Wednesday voted 18-10 to expand the power of county sheriffs to let them enter into agreements with Customs and Border Protection... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press       
Bus companies accused of transporting drugs    
Authorities say smuggling drugs, not carrying passengers was the main focus for five commercial bus companies that were traveling between Mexico and the United States. -- A five-year investigation has led to the indictment of 18 people who have been accused of taking part in a scheme to transport cocaine and marijuana in secret compartments... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Gwinnett Daily Post -- Lawrenceville, Georgia       
Sheriff: County owed money for housing illegals   
Gwinnett County Sheriff Butch Conway says his department is entitled to more than half a million dollars in reimbursement under a federal program that allows jails to recoup officer salary costs associated with housing undocumented criminal aliens... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WHSV-TV -- Harrisonburg, Virginia       
Immigration and employment concerns   
With the problem of illegal immigration on their minds, several local business leaders are seeking help from immigration officials to keep their businesses in line. -- Officials say it can be very challenging for employers to spot fraudulent documents. So local employers and the Chamber of Commerce are working together... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

The Denver Channel    Video Included      
Lawmaker who chastised Doug Bruce gets threats   
Grand Junction, Colo. -- A Gunnison lawmaker is asking the Colorado State Patrol for extra protection due to threats she said she's received since gaveling down on a fellow member of the House of Representatives [see video]. -- Kathleen Curry said she has been bombarded with threatening e-mails and telephone messages ... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WJLA -- Washington     
Man admits hiring illegal aliens   
A Manassas (Va.) man has pleaded guilty to hiring [aliens] not authorized to live or work in the country to work at his concrete company -- Last month, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent raided CMC Concrete Construction in Manassas and took 34 Latin American nationals into custody. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Stop the ACLU        
The Aztlan Civil Liberties Union   
In a historic agreement to pursue joint strategies to protect the human rights of migrants moving across the Mexico-United States border, the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties and the Comision Nacional de Derechos Humanos today signed a document declaring common goals and principles to address the serious human rights issues... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WNYC -- New York       
Advocates report increased firing of suspected illegals   
Advocates say an increasing number of immigrant workers are being fired from low-wage jobs because their social security numbers don't match their names - even though some have legal working papers. WNYC's Marianne McCune reports.... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

The Dustin Inman Society Blog       
Sen. Chambliss needs your help in understanding the invasion situation   
Saxby Chambliss, the senior United States Senator from Georgia who is up for re-election in November has an opinion poll up on his Website asking a question about what constitutes an important issue in the coming election and your vote. Yikes... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Treasure Coast Newspapers -- Stuart, Florida       
Suspected illegals come ashore at Seminole Landing   
Juno Beach Police Department, aided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office helicopter, Palm Beach Gardens K-9, U.S. Border Patrol and the U.S. Coast Guard, rounded up 24 Cuban "immigrants" early Wednesday morning.... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

East Valley Tribune -- Phoenix      
Activists decry bill on immigration enforcement   
Civic leaders lashed out Wednesday at state lawmakers who voted for a bill that would force local police and sheriff's departments to help enforce federal immigration laws. -- Lydia Guzman, vice president of Somos America, was particularly miffed with Hispanic legislators, virtually all of whom agreed to support HB2807. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Judi McLeod -- Canada Free Press -- Toronto        
North American Union: Three amigos less one?   
If U.S. presidential candidates Senators Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama want to dabble with a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), they’ll find Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper standing in their way... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Fox News        
Secret Service catch Mexican official nabbing White House BlackBerries   
Whether he was up to no good or simply desperate to play BrickBreaker, a Mexican press attache was caught on camera by Secret Service pocketing several White House BlackBerries during a recent meeting in New Orleans, FOX News has learned.... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Boston Globe        
Rhode Island lawmakers to vote on bill targeting illegals   
Private employers would be required to verify the legal status of their workers under a bill that Rhode Island lawmakers are considering to deter illegal immigration. -- Democratic Rep. Jon Brien's bill is scheduled for a House floor vote on Thursday... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Jerome R. Corsi -- WorldNetDaily.com        
Calderon says Dropping NAFTA would damage economy   
New Orleans -- Mexican President Felipe Calderon says changes in the North American Free Trade Agreement would "provoke considerable damage on the economy" and would condemn North America "as a region to compete from a position of backwardness in today's world." ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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