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Friday, April 25, 2008

ABP Border Cams Featured on Fox News
"Couch Patrol" Patrolling the Border From New York

Happening Now -- Fox News -- April 24  
    American Border Patrol's Operation Vigilance border camera system was featured yesterday on Fox News' Happening Now. Fox viewers watched as Fox technicians operated the border camera from New York, scanning the border for intruders. Glenn Spencer, head of ABP, explained that the camera system is on their ranch on the Mexican border and has been used to track, interdict and apprehend illegal aliens and drug smugglers. "Quite an idea as the government is now struggling to try to fix its virtual fence that it is trying to fix its Project 28 that there has been a lot of criticism over," said Fox Host Jane Skinner."
    Spencer was pleased with the national coverage although he said the image quality shown on TV had been degraded somewhat. "Now I hope someone will do a live show at night when we get a lot of action and can showcase our powerful thermal camera," Spencer said.
    ABP is currently working to expand the system along the border. "Within sixty days we should be able to cover twenty miles of the border," he added.
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WSJ laments “Immigrant Scapegoats”   
I’ll confess I’m at a loss about how to respond to the WSJ’s Jason Riley, who is coming out with a new book called “Let Them In:The Case for Open Borders”. His column today argues against what sounds to me like a straw man the rising “anti-immigrant” tide that accompanies tough economic times... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Content       
African pleads guilty to smuggling illegal aliens   
An international man is pleading guilty to smuggling unauthorized aliens into the United States from East Africa. -- Sampson Lovelace Boateng, 53, of Ghana is charged with conspiracy and alien smuggling, as part of a large effort to bring a sizeable number of people from Africa into the United States between June 2006 and February 2007. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~


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Loveland (Colorado) Reporter-Herald       
English-only resolution killed   
Denver -- Legislators killed a resolution Wednesday evening that would have required any printed or electronic document or publication be printed in English only. -- Republican state Rep. Kevin Lundberg, who represents House District 49, including Berthoud, was the House sponsor of Senate Concurrent Resolution 6...

Associated Press       
Feds aid Sept. 11 victims’ illegal-alien relatives   
About 25 illegal [aliens] who have lived in legal limbo for years after losing relatives in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will be able to apply for legal status without fearing deportation, officials said. -- The [aliens] whose spouses or parents died in the attacks have gotten payments averaging $2.1 million from the federal Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund... ~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"

Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson        
Arizona border enforcement gets 21 more prosecutors   
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Arizona will receive 21 additional prosecutors as part of the Justice Department's efforts to fight border-related crime. -- A total of 64 new prosecutors and 35 support staff members will be added to the five U.S. Attorney's Offices along the Southwest border... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press       
Feds aid Sept. 11 victims’ illegal-alien relatives   
About 25 illegal [aliens] who have lived in legal limbo for years after losing relatives in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will be able to apply for legal status without fearing deportation, officials said. -- The [aliens] whose spouses or parents died in the attacks have gotten payments averaging $2.1 million from the federal Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson        
Arizona border enforcement gets 21 more prosecutors   
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Arizona will receive 21 additional prosecutors as part of the Justice Department's efforts to fight border-related crime. -- A total of 64 new prosecutors and 35 support staff members will be added to the five U.S. Attorney's Offices along the Southwest border... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Montgomery (Alabama) Advertiser   
Panel blocks 'English only' bills   
A state Senate committee narrowly blocked immigration-related legislation Thursday that would require the state driver's exam to be given only in English and that would emphasize "English only" documents for state government... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Coming Up
May 6
John and Ken Show -- Los Angeles -- 7:30 pm -- Skirball Center | Other Events
Benefit for Ramos & Compean

Associated Press      
Hmong community rallies, demands police apologize  
Milwaukee -- More than 100 members of the Hmong community held a rally Tuesday, calling for Police Chief Edward Flynn to apologize for his handling of a case in which an officer is accused of excessive force against a Hmong man. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Fayetteville (North Carolina) Observer       
NC governor's candidates want tough immigration rules   
A state governor has no control over the nation's immigration policy. But that fact isn't keeping North Carolina's major-party candidates for governor from pushing a get-tough platform on illegal immigration. -- Both the Republican and Democratic hopefuls believe North Carolina must become more involved with efforts to curb immigration abuses in the state's driver's license bureaus... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Salt Lake Tribune        
Company's human resource manager admits hiring illegals 
The human resources manager of a Lindon company that was the target of a February immigration raid pleaded guilty today to encouraging [illegal aliens] to remain in the United States. -- Alejandro "Alex" Urrutia-Garcia faces up to 20 years in prison when sentenced July 21 by U.S. District Judge Tena Campbell.~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

American Border Patrol    
Media coverage of Operation Virtual Vigilance    
American Border Patrol's Operation Virtual Vigilance struck a chord in Arizona. Here is a list of the actual news broadcasts that covered the story...

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix      
24 illegals injured in rollover near Douglas   
A van packed with illegal [aliens] struck a guardrail in southeastern Arizona and then rolled several times, injuring 24 people. -- The Arizona Department of Public Safety says seven victims, one with life-threatening injuries, were airlifted to hospitals in Tucson, 100 miles away. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Irish Echo -- New York        
ILIR seeks legality, not amnesty, for Irish illegals   
The Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform was set up in December 2005 to provide an Irish voice in the national immigration debate. It is now the largest Irish grassroots organization in America. We had two objectives in 2005, and those objectives remain the same today: a path to legal status for the Irish [illegal aliens] in the U.S....

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix        
Sheriff's deputies arrest 16 on I-10   
Sheriff's deputies arrested 16 illegal immigrants during busts along Interstate 10 in Chandler and Ahwatukee Wednesday afternoon and early evening and 12 more in Wickenburg, said Capt. Paul Chagolla, a department spokesman... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Orlando Sentinel     
Florida ranks among top 21 states for immigration-legislation activity   
Florida ranks among the top states for proposed immigration-related bills this session as lawmakers try to fill the void left by the lack of national reform, according to a report being released today by the bipartisan National Conference of State Legislatures... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Fort Worth Star-Telegram       
Immigration advocates rally at UMC convention   
Hundreds of immigration advocates gathered at the Water Gardens near the Fort Worth Convention Center, where about 4,000 Methodists have been attending a General Conference. -- Some held signs that stated: "The United Methodist Church supports immigrant, civil and human rights! Others carried signs that stated: "No Human Being is Illegal!”... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

East Valley Tribune -- Phoenix        
Mesa on edge as it awaits promised Arpaio sweeps   
With Sheriff Joe Arpaio's promise to bring his immigration and crime sweeps to Mesa, people are planning for anything to happen. -- Schools are figuring out what to do if families are broken up. Hispanics, no matter their citizenship or immigration status, are avoiding public places. And the police, planning for possible chaos... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WLTV -- Knoxville, Tennessee        
17 suspected illegal aliens nabbed during traffic stop on I-75   
Quite a find for Monroe County Sheriff's deputies inside a van stopped on Interstate 75 Wednesday night. -- Deputies stopped the van near the 60 mile marker after they say they became suspicious the driver was driving under the influence... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers        
Mexican general identifies corrupt officials + other Mexico news   
Last week the Att'y. Gen. of Baja Calif., Rommel Moreno Manjarrez, asked Mex. army General Sergio Aponte Polito, the commander of Mexico's Military Region II, to present proof of the alleged collaboration if police agencies with organized crime. The military chief responded with a letter not only to the AG...~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KTVK-TV -- Phoenix       
Man driving modified pickup truck arrested for human smuggling   
Camp Verde, Az. -- On April 22, 2008, at approximately 6:15 A.M., a Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Deputy stopped a green 1995 Dodge Ram pick-up for speeding on the I17 in Camp Verde. The deputy contacted the driver, identified as 28-year-old Edgar Ocampo, and learned that he was an unlicensed driver transporting 16 illegal aliens in the vehicle.~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KTAR -- Phoenix       
Illegals ask sheriff's office for ride home to Mexico   
Four illegal [aliens] have asked the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office for a ride back home to Mexico, according to department officials. -- A department press release says the four were in the Aguila area, west of Phoenix seeking work. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Allan Wall -- VDare.com        
Calderon's Latest U.S. Visit: More macho Mexican meddling   
Mexican president Felipe Calderon has just returned from a trip to the U.S. -- Wait a minute! Didn’t Calderon visit the U.S. just two months ago? -- Yes, he certainly did. I reported on his February hobnobbing with the American ruling class in this article and this blog entry. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WSPA-TV -- Spartanburg, South Carolina       
Illegal alien charged with marijuana trafficking   
Five people face charges of marijuana trafficking in Pickens County, and detectives say an illegal immigrant was the main source of the drugs. -- Pickens County deputies worked on the case for months, partnering with the Oconee County Sheriff's Office, the Clemson Police Department and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WorldNetDaily.com        
Poll results: SPP plans are 'treason'   
A new poll by the American Policy Center has revealed that the lack of widespread opposition to the agenda of the Security and Prosperity Partnership, announced in 2005 by President Bush and his counterparts from Mexico and Canada, is because more than half of the American residents polled hadn't heard of it. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press        
Study questions cost of illegal worker crackdown   
The government's plan to crack down on illegal workers could cost employers more than $1 billion a year and legal workers billions in lost wages, a study commissioned by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says. -- Those costs are enough to trigger a federal law that would require the DHS to analyze more thoroughly ... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Frederick (Maryland) News-Post        
County declares English its official language   
A resolution proclaiming English as the official, primary and common language of Frederick County Government has been approved Thursday. -- They chose not to vote on the original proposal by Commissioner Charles Jenkins, an ordinance that would have prevented the county from translating county government documents into other languages. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press        
Dozens of prosecutors headed to border states   
Tucson -- Dozens of new federal prosecutor positions -- including 29 in Texas -- are being created in states bordering Mexico to beef up prosecutions of drug and human smugglers, gun runners and illegal [aliens], the Justice Department said Thursday... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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