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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Is Border Control First Comprehensive Reform?

Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- May 5 
Dana Bash: McCain supported a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants but backed off after conservative outrage almost killed his GOP primary bid.
McCain: I know what the message is. The message is we must secure our borders.
Bash: Now that he's effectively clinched the nomination, a softer tone is back. Suddenly using buzz words again like comprehensive immigration reform and warning against a quote "piecemeal" approach.
McCain: We get in this kind of a circular firing squad on immigration reform in the Congress of the United States, and the lesson I learned from it is we've got to have comprehensive immigration reform.
Bash: But Democrats say he caved to political pressure in the primaries and will push Hispanics to punish him. Some Republicans admit fighting that will be a huge challenge [...] McCain advisers insist nothing's changed, that he would still secure the border before doing anything else, but McCain's tone on illegal immigration sounded different, like a classic back to the center approach for the general election. This is especially notable, as you know, Lou, because this issue is not only emotional for John McCain, but it was potentially a fatal issue for him during the Republican primary. Lou?
Dobbs: So he's back now to calling for comprehensive immigration reform?
Bash: That's the term that you heard him use there. It was something that certainly sparked my attention and others in our organization, our producers here. So the first thing I asked a couple of his advisers is, is he changing not just his tune, but his position? And they insist he is not.
Video Watch McCain / Ramos & Compean / New Mexico / L.A. Amnesty (May 2)   Transcript 

Tucson Citizen          sc     
Border agents nearly run over in 2 incidents   
Two Border Patrol agents were nearly run down by pickups filled with suspected illegal immigrants in two separate incidents over the weekend, according to a news release from CBP. -- The first incident occurred about 2:30 a.m Sunday when an agent saw a pickup stuck in the sand on the Tohono O'odham Nation... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

The Oklahoman       
Meddling Mexican urges "mutual respect" with state   
Increased statewide immigration enforcement has accelerated human rights violations of Mexican nationals, a consul for the Mexican government said Monday in Oklahoma City. -- Andres Chao said the U.S. and Mexican governments must work together to address the growing problem of... [More Mexican meddling] ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KNXV-TV -- Phoenix 
Arpaio's crime suppression hits Fountain Hills, 10 arrested   
Sheriff Arpaio conducted another crime suppression operation in Fountain Hills on Tuesday. -- A total of seven traffic stops and fourteen contacts were made throughout a seven-hour patrol period. -- This resulted in ten arrests, nine of them being of [illegal aliens], and three felony warrants cleared. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WCAX-TV -- Burlington, Vermont    sc     
Manhunt underway after Border Patrol shooting   
Constable, NY --  A manhunt is underway following a shooting involving Border Patrol agents in northern New York. -- New York State Police say Border Patrol agents tried to stop two men on ATVs on Route 122 in Constable at about 10:10 p.m. Monday night...     ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Immigration Watchdog        
Slide Show of L. A. communist May Day parade   
I didn’t attend the Communist May Day march this year but a guy named “Ringo the Gringo” did and he took all these great photo’s... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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Wausau (Wisconsin) Daily Herald       
Immigration officials seek to make arrests   
Immigration officials are seeking 25 individuals on fugitive arrest warrants in north central Wisconsin, eight of who are thought to be living in Marathon County, said Scott Parks, Marathon County deputy sheriff. -- Parks said today that he was notified two weeks ago and again on Wednesday by immigration officials of plans to make arrests in the area. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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

Fort Myers (Florida) News-Press 
Identity theft victims suffer bad credit for years   
While burglars typically gravitate toward safes and jewelry boxes, many thieves these days appear to be digging through filing cabinets as well. -- Thefts of birth certificates and social security cards have some Cape Coral victims concerned how their personal information is being used...~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WSPA-TV -- Spartanburg, South Carolina       
Immigration bust on I-85   
Interstate roundup. More than a dozen people were put in handcuffs after immigration agents say a group, suspected of being illegal immigrants, passed through the upstate Monday. -- The scene unfolded on I-85 near Highway 9 in Spartanburg County, where 16 people were taken into federal custody. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Coming Up
May 10

KTVK-TV -- Phoenix       
26 illegals found in alleged drop house   
Twenty-six undocumented people were found in an alleged drop house in Phoenix Monday morning. -- The Phoenix Police Department received a call that a woman had escaped from a drop house in the area of 35th and Dunlap avenues... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Eugene (Oregon) Register-Guard        
Illegal alien holds on upswing at Lane County hoosegow   
The Lane County Jail has become an important stop for illegal immigrants destined for deportation proceedings following criminal convictions in Oregon. -- Since January, the county jail in Eugene has served as a kind of staging ground for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement division of the DHS... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KTAR -- Phoenix        
Group wants Legislature to act on police immigration rules   
Advocates for tougher border enforcement say the Legislature needs to act on a proposed ballot measure that would draw local and state police in Arizona deeper into the fight against illegal immigration. -- The measure would prohibit agencies from restricting the enforcement of federal immigration laws and... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press        
Customs agent accused of selling fake travel permits   
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent arrested on charges alleging that he sold a fake travel permit to a Mexican national made his first court appearance on Monday, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. -- Ramiro Villareal Jr., 27, was arrested Thursday on a charge of accepting bribes for making and... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

White Plains (New York) Journal News       
WIC program sees big gains in Brewster   
Ingrid Ramirez rained kisses on her cooing 6-month-old son, Dillon, as she sat with a nutritionist inside the Main Street offices of Women, Infants and Children discussing their health and eating habits. -- The pair appeared to be on track, having had their height and weight checked...

Dallas Morning News        
Wal-Mart replaces Hypermart with first 'Hispanic community' store   
Garland, Texas -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s original Hypermart USA, the precursor to its successful food and general merchandise Supercenter concept that catapulted it into becoming the world's largest retailer, closes today. -- With an estimated 14 percent of its U.S. shoppers being Latino, Wal-Mart in recent years has been... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Mark Andrew Dwyer        
Two-sided loyalty
Yesterday, I watched CNN video of “immigration”1 marches in Los Angeles that took place on traditional May 1 communist holiday. Unlike a few years ago, the demonstrators were carrying the American flags, the star spangled banners, that were supposed to indicate their loyalty to the U.S. of America and not to...~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson      
Border agents attacked in 3 weekend incidents   
U.S. Border Patrol agents this weekend were involved in three violent encounters, found 1,400 pounds of marijuana inside a truck that crashed at the border on the Tohono O'odham Nation and discovered 43 illegal immigrants in a Nogales drop house.... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Michelle Malkin       
McCain to speak at open-borders La Raza ("The Race") conference   
The John McCain campaign celebrated Cinco de Mayo today by launching a Spanish-language version of its website -- and announcing that McCain will speak at the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza (that's "The Race"). The campaign justifies his appearance by framing it as a gesture of inclusiveness...

American Border Patrol    
Photo of the day
Photos taken by American Border Patrol on April 29, 2008. Top photo shows Border Patrol agent watching as ABP’s Border Hawk M flies by. Bottom photo shows opening in barbed-wire stock fence...

The Greenville (South Carolina) News        
Suspected invaders being interviewed by immigration agents   
A van pulled over on Interstate 85 in Spartanburg County today was carrying 16 passengers who may be illegal [aliens] from Mexico and Guatemala on their way to Charlotte, said Richard Rocha, a spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

The Oklahoman       
Meddling Mexican urges "mutual respect" with state   
Increased statewide immigration enforcement has accelerated human rights violations of Mexican nationals, a consul for the Mexican government said Monday in Oklahoma City. -- Andres Chao said the U.S. and Mexican governments must work together to address the growing problem of... [More Mexican meddling] ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Salt Lake Tribune        
Bush endorses illegal alien-booster Cannon over GOP rivals   
President Bush is backing Rep. Chris Cannon against his Republican competitors, taking sides in a competitive race that features the brother of one of his Cabinet secretaries. -- In a letter to GOP delegates dated Friday, Bush says he strongly supports Cannon for the 3rd Congressional District...

KGTV -- San Diego        
Border agents find 61 suspected illegals in big rig   
Campo, Calif. -- Border Patrol agents discovered 61 Mexican nationals inside a tractor-trailer during a vehicle stop on eastbound Interstate 8, 10News reported. -- The discovered happened Saturday night on I-8 near the Kitchen Creek Road exit, according to a Border Patrol news release. [Photos here] [XETV video here courtesy of Lone Wolf]~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

San Jose Mercury News       
Illegal alien "rights" advocates rally in San Francisco   
Immigrant rights advocates and faith leaders are congregating today in front of ICE's San Francisco office to protest recent raids in the Bay Area. -- Labor union members, workers, students and several community organizations are also attending the protest to call for an end to the raids, which they say tear families apart and criminalize work. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Houston Chronicle        
Fake documents swamp Houston   
Illegal [aliens] fearful of being caught in stepped-up workplace raids are fueling a growing market in Houston for phony immigration and work documents. -- The result, experts say, is a glut of false, altered and counterfeit documents that are easily obtained at Houston-area flea markets, businesses and clandestine printing shops... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KHTS -- Santa Clarita, Calif.       
Study shows 25 percent Of L.A.'s welfare goes to illegals   
According to new data from the Department of Public Social Services, nearly twenty five percent of Los Angeles County's welfare and food stamp benefits goes directly to the children of illegal aliens, at a cost of $36 million a month -- for a projected annual cost of $432 million... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

The National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers        
Latest news from south of the border (May 5)   
At ceremonies commemorating the 146th anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, President Calderon said that the government will be unyielding against those who wish to destroy the fabric of Mexican society and he also acknowledged that the enemies of Mexico today are poverty and insecurity. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press        
Bush praises Mexican Americans at Cinco de Mayo dinner   
President Bush wished a gathering of dinner guests a "Feliz Cinco de Maya" Monday in his final White House celebration of the Mexican holiday - slightly erring in his Spanish, but serving up a reminder of how he snared Hispanic votes in the last presidential election.... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Joe Guzzardi -- VDare.com        
Talking with Glenn Spencer... and watching the border   
Last weekend while I was researching my column, I spoke with Glenn Spencer whose website American Patrol is one of the key sources (along with VDare.com, of course) of information about the illegal alien invasion. -- Some time had passed since I had talked with Glenn. And as we were chatting I realized -- again --how much he has done for patriotic immigration reform... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement        
ICE arrests 4 illegals, seizes $5 million in counterfeit merchandise   
Montgomery, Ala. -- Four illegal aliens were arrested by U.S. ICE special agents yesterday for trafficking more than $5 million in counterfeit items. -- Kemo Krubally, 39, a native of Gambia, West Africa, who operates wholesale and retail merchandise outlets under the name of ATL FASHIONS, was arrested...

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