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Monday, April 28, 2008

Bad Fences Make Good Money
Border Fence Construction Costs Skyrocket

Border fence under construction at Sasabe, Arizona.
American Patrol Report
    Cities can build an entire 4 lane arterial highway for $4.4 million per mile but it cost the Department of Homeland Security $4.6 million per mile to build a flimsy fence near Sasabe, Arizona. As reported earlier by American Border Patrol, this fence was built fairly smooth terrain using very simple construction methods. "When I saw this fence under construction and found out what the DHS was paying, I was certain there had to be more to it," said Glenn Spencer of American Border Patrol. Spencer was wrong, the fence at Sasabe was, and is, a simple, almost decorative fence.
    According to a report in the Tucson Citizen DHS plans to complete construction of 670 miles of fencing and barriers by the end of 2008. Spencer said ABP will fly the border this week to see how well they are doing.

United for a Sovereign America   Video Included              sc            
You go, Sheriff Joe!   
Arpaio is unapologetic, accusing Gordon and the Phoenix Police Department of turning a blind eye to illegal immigration and crimes related to it. The sheriff said the owner of Pruitt’s Furniture in Phoenix asked him to help deal with issues regarding illegals at Thomas Road and 32nd Street... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

One News Now       
Recession, illegal immigration expected to clash   
A U.S. recession could worsen the illegal immigration crisis, says investigative journalist Jerome Corsi. -- Dr. Corsi believes the United States economy is currently in recession, judging by the continuing rise in gas prices and the weakening of the U.S. dollar. But the New York Times best-selling author believes the recession may bring another issue to a head... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press       
Hostile reception for pro-fence congressmen in Brownsville    
One of Congress' strongest border fence proponents received a hostile reception Monday in the city that has become the epicenter of fence opposition. -- Boos and hisses emanated from the audience for a congressional field hearing when Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado dismissed residents' concerns that... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

D. A. King -- Gainesville (Georgia) Times       
Georgia bills could add to Mexican official’s woes   
Americans who are concerned about the decades old illegal immigration crisis and perhaps confused about solutions have only to look to Arizona and the neighboring Mexican state of Sonora to understand the obvious: Enforcement works... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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Associated Press       
Supreme Court upholds photo ID law for voters in Indiana   
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states can require voters to produce photo identification without violating their constitutional rights, validating Republican-inspired voter ID laws. -- In a splintered 6-3 ruling, the court upheld Indiana's strict photo ID requirement... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Nashville Tennessean      
Crackdown has forced "migration" into nearby counties   
Two weeks before the fatal shooting of a Franklin teenager in what appears to be a gang-related fight, Nashville police gave gang awareness training to Williamson County school faculty. -- The school officials' request in March for the training suggests a willingness to acknowledge, although not yet publicly, what they and local law enforcement had long been reluctant to admit: ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Coming Up
May 1
Phoenix -- 11 am to 4 pm -- United for a Sovereign America
USA Day at the Arizona State Capitol

KTAR -- Phoenix        
Napolitano vetoes bill on police role in illegal immigration   
Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano vetoed a bill to require city and county police agencies to have programs to confront federal immigration violations. --- Valley [illegal alien.... criminal "rights"] leader Salvador Reza said the veto was a "brave" move by the governor; and said it sends a message to anti-[illegal alien] supporters. [Related nonsense]~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Orlando Sentinel Editorial        
Orlando rag bemoans local immigration law enforcement   
Should a cop from Apopka or a Florida state trooper be patrolling the Mexico-U.S.? The answer's as obvious as why state legislators need to leave national affairs alone. -- Enforcing our borders is a federal issue. States and cities have no reason to get involved, but that's exactly what's happening all over the U.S., including here. ~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"

Associated Press        
Son of deported Mexican invader/felon back in Chicago   
A nine-year-old boy who lived at a Chicago church with his mother for a year as she sought to avoid deportation is back in town. -- Saul Arellano has been living in Mexico with his mother, Elvira, since she was deported last year. The pair lived inside Adalberto United Methodist Church on Chicago's West Side. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KNBC-TV -- Los Angeles       
LAPD preparing for heated immigration demonstration   
Los Angeles police have been drilling with mock protesters to prepare for Thursday's immigrant-rights demonstration in an attempt to avoid clashes like last year. -- Police with "extraction units" will be trained to remove unsavory people from the crowd expected to converge on downtown as part of rallies...

Coming Up
May 3

Save Our State - No More Invasion -- Los Angeles -- 11 am | Other Events
Jamiel's Law Support Rally

Santa Rosa (Calif.) Press-Democrat       
Thousands to march; city to pick up tab   
Thousands of demonstrators are expected to clog city streets Thursday in support of immigration rights, just two days after Santa Rosa's City Council officially drops all fees for large-scale free speech marches. -- The cost to the city: $5,000 to $8,000... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KGTV -- San Diego        
Boat full of Mexicans discovered off coast   
U.S. authorities say a boat carrying 17 people suspected of crossing illegally from Mexico has been found about 10 miles off the coast of San Diego. -- Customs and Border Patrol spokesman Vince Bond says none of the people aboard, all Mexican citizens, were injured.... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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

Nashville Tennessean       
Metro traffic stops lead to most deportations   
For Ramiro Aguirre, the path to deportation began with a broken headlight. -- A Nashville police officer pulled him over last November, and Aguirre was arrested when he couldn't produce a driver's license. He went from jail to a deportation center to Mexico. All after a minor traffic violation. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KTAR -- Phoenix            sc          
Sheriff sees conspiracy in calls for federal investigation   
Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he sees "a little conspiracy" in the calls for a federal investigation of his crime suppression efforts. -- Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, Latino lawmakers in the Arizona legislature, Hispanic activists' groups and Phoenix attorney Michael Manning are among those who... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Washington Post       
Northern Virginia hit with school migration costs   
Hundreds of foreign-born families have pulled their children from Prince William County public schools and enrolled them in nearby Fairfax County, Arlington County and Alexandria since the start of the school year, imposing a new financial burden on those inner suburbs in a time of lean budgets... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

The Rick Honcho & Dr. Katie Show        
Scottsdale cops refuse to arrest illegal aliens   
Scottsdale police Chief Alan Rodbell told a crowd of residents Thursday that it would not be the best use of his department’s resources to participate in Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s sweeps for illegal aliens]. -- Rodbell made the comment after he was asked the question from the audience during the... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Los Angeles Daily News    
'MEChA Boy' Villaraigosa to be on scene for this year's May Day rally   
Last year's May Day march and dust-up between police and immigration rights activists marked the beginning of the end of the political honeymoon for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. -- Until that day, Villaraigosa had been blessed with strong public support and little criticism... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Tom Deweese -- Canada Free Press -- Toronto        
SPP "Busted" - Now Called NASRA   
The "Three Amigos" are attempting an old-fashioned switcheroo, much like the 1930's grifters portrayed by Newman and Redford in "The Sting." -- Frustrated that alert and clear-thinking Americans and Canadians see the nefarious purposes behind the "Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP)," President Bush has apparently concluded "that dog won't hunt"... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press       
Deadline looms for AZ governor to act on immigration bill   
Phoenix -- Gov. Janet Napolitano is due to act Monday on a proposal that would require city and county police agencies to have programs to confront federal immigration violations. -- The Democratic governor has the option of signing or vetoing the bill or letting it become law without her signature... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Freedom Folks -- Chicago     Video Report      
Blogs 4 Borders weekly V-burst   
Our weekly vlog/poscast in illegal immigration and border security. In this weeks edition: As our invaders warm up for next weeks amnesty march we thought we’d take a look at one of the darkest costs of modern immigration: slavery! ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

El Paso Times       
Texas lawmakers vow to crack down on illegal immigration   
Watching as states around the country take immigration into their own hands, Texas lawmakers who failed last year to crack down on illegal border crossers have vowed to catch up in 2009. -- Last year, state lawmakers nationwide submitted more than 1,500 immigration-related bills, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Raw Story        
Hispanic congressmembers attack CNN over Lou Dobbs   
..."The news program has become the equivalent of opinion and not information," [Sen. Bob] Menendez said, asserting that news anchors opt for language describing "hordes" of [illegal aliens] crossing borders, and use phrases such as "illegal" rather than "undocumented" when describing such [illegal aliens]. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Chuck Norris -- WorldNetDaily.com       
Border fence fiasco   
Last week Customs and Border Protection officials reported that two months after Homeland Security Secretary, Michael Chertoff, approved a $20 million virtual fence along a 28-mile stretch in Arizona (called Project 28), the fence was scrapped as impractical and ineffective... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Chattanooga Times Free Press       
Hispanic activist leaving Dalton   
Dalton, Ga. -- As a national debate over immigration raged in early 2006, Mexican immigrant America Gruner founded a grassroots organization to engage this city’s Hispanics amid growing anti-immigrant sentiment. -- “Locally, we didn’t have anybody to speak about (immigration) without attacking anybody,” she said. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Washington Times       
Maryland loses track of state ID cards   
Annapolis -- Maryland has lost track of an unknown number of identification cards granting bearers unrestricted access to secure government buildings and courthouses across the state, officials said yesterday. -- The ID cards, issued to state employees, lobbyists, contractors and others... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson        
"Hispanic activists" want governor to veto 'divisive' bill   
Hispanic activists are urging Gov. Janet Napolitano to veto legislation mandating that local police and sheriff's departments deal with violations of federal immigration laws. -- In a letter to the governor, members of Somos America said such a requirement will only increase racial profiling... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Los Angeles Times        
Mystery surrounds Tijuana drug shootings   
On Sunday, following one of the bloodiest days in Tijuana's history, authorities held no news conferences. The death toll in the gangland-style shootings early Saturday between rival drug traffickers increased to 15 from 13, after two men died of their injuries. But not even the names of the dead were released... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Truck carrying illegals crashes in Ariz.; 4 dead   
A truck jammed with as many as 60 illegal [aliens] crashed and rolled in a remote part of central Arizona on Sunday morning, killing four and injuring many, authorities said. -- The truck was carrying possibly 50 to 60 people, an estimated 20 to 30 of whom fled the scene and have not been located... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

San Francisco Chronicle        
Last-ditch bid to halt new crackdown on illegals   
As Bush administration officials prepared Friday to finalize rules cracking down on employers of illegal immigrants, business and civil rights advocates continued to hammer the plan, calling it an expensive and ill-conceived attack on legitimate workers and their employers... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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