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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

A Moment of Truth
What Will McCain Say to La Raza?

American Patrol Commentary -- May 7 
    When then President Zedillo appeared before the National Council of La Raza on July 23, 1997 he said, "I have proudly affirmed that the Mexican nation extends beyond the territory enclosed by its borders and that Mexican migrants are an important - a very important - part of it."
    Now John McCain is preparing to speak before the NCLR. When Zedillo declared war on the United States eleven years and ten millions illegal aliens ago 5,000 NCLR reconquistas cheered. What will John McCain say to these people? Will he say that he will enforce the border before talking about a guest worker program, or will he merely surrender the Southwest United States to Mexico?
    About his amnesty plan's failure McCain has said, "the American people didn't have trust and confidence in us."
    His appearance before the racist NCLR doesn't bode well for restoring that trust and confidence. This is a moment of truth. We will listen carefully to what he says.

KIDK-TV -- Idaho Falls, Idaho          sc        
Local 10-year-old gives birth   
It's an unbelievable story that has an entire community in shock. -- Several sources confirm a 10-year-old girl from St. Anthony gave birth to a little girl on Saturday at Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg. -- The girl was allegedly raped by 37-year-old Guadalupe Gutierrez-Juarez, an illegal [alien]... [Video report] [More of Bush's pet fiends]

South Florida Sun-Sentinel   
11 nabbed in immigration sweep   
Immigration authorities detained 11 Haitian men in an afternoon sweep Wednesday at the Gleneagles Country Club, west of Delray Beach. -- Some employees had deportation orders against them, according to ICE. Some had worked at the club for as long as eight years, said Gleneagles Country Club General Manager Kraig Spina. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~


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Associated Press   
Student claims teacher trashed his Mexican flag, whines to ACLU   
Twin Falls, Idaho -- A high school student says he may file a lawsuit against a physical education teacher who took a Mexican flag he had brought for Cinco de Mayo and put it in the garbage. -- Clint Straatman denies Froylan Camelo's version of events but said he took the flag Monday because "white kids" might have hurt the 16-year-old... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Office of U. S. Rep. Tom Tancredo   
Tancredo wants fence on northern border   
U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Littleton) today sent a letter to Canadian Ambassador to the United States Michael Wilson asking him what actions the Canadian government has taken to track down the 41,000 aliens who have gone missing after being ordered to leave the country... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Coming Up
May 10

News-Register -- McMinnville, Oregon   
Drunk driver leaves hole in family's heart   
Exasperated authorities may finally have found a solution to Ignacio Merendon-Zerega's penchant for getting behind the wheel drunk and paying no heed to anyone who gets in his way. -- The 44-year-old illegal [alien.... criminal]  will spend the next 15 years in the state prison system, then be deported to his native Mexico. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KTVU-TV -- Oakland, Calif.   
ICE raids put "Latino community" on edge   
Concern about more immigration raids had Oakland city leaders scrambling to ease the fears in the Latino community where on Tuesday the very sight of immigration officers outside of an elementary school was enough to create a frenzy.... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

New York Times   
75 students arrested in drug raid   
...“They were blatant,” Mr. Mosler said of those arrested, including an additional 21 nonstudents, among them a known member of a Los Angeles gang with ties to Mexican drug cartels. “I think that they thought they weren’t going to be scrutinized at all. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson       sc     
Border Patrol agents find 1,300 pounds of pot   
U.S. Border Patrol agents found 1,325 pounds of marijuana Tuesday near the San Miguel Gate on the Tohono O'odham Reservation. -- Two agents and an agency dog were following the foot prints of a group of 21 illegal immigrants about four miles outside of the village of San Miguel when they came upon 21 burlap packs... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press  
Arkansas group starts petition drive for anti-illegal alien measure   
The Arkansas attorney general's office cleared the way for supporters of a proposed ballot measure aimed at illegal immigrants to begin gathering signatures. The proposed law would require government agencies to verify all people seeking public benefits in Arkansas are legal U.S. residents... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Cox News Service  
Chaotic mess is predicted if U.S. mandates E-Verify   
Forcing companies to use a government system to verify the legal status of workers would cause thousands of citizens and legal residents to be initially rejected for work and cripple the Social Security Administration, critics told Congress Tuesday.... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Maui News -- Wailuku  
Immigration sweep hits Maui eateries   
Lahaina -- Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested 22 illegal [aliens] who were working at restaurants in Lahaina and Wailea during sweeps at locations of two restaurant chains Friday. -- Eight workers were arrested at Cheeseburger Island Style and Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurants in Wailea... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Jack Dunphy -- National Review   
Politics and police work  
...A recent high-profile murder prompted City Councilman Dennis Zine, a retired LAPD sergeant, to propose a modest amendment to the regulation [Special Order 40] that would authorize officers to report illegal-alien gang members to federal immigration authorities. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a man openly and enthusiastically sympathetic to illegal [aliens], has been vocal in his opposition to such a change... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Boston Globe   
Former Maine businessman sentenced for hiring illegals   
An El Salvador native who became a U.S. citizen in 2006 and started a floor cleaning business in Bangor has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for harboring and employing illegal aliens. -- Manuel Antonio Cornejo, who waived indictment and pleaded guilty in January... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
El Paso commissioners pass anti-border wall resolution   
County commissioners are opposing construction of a wall along the nation's southern border with a resolution. -- The El Paso County Commissioners Court voted 3-1 Monday in favor of a resolution that calls for stopping the building of the border wall and says local law enforcement officials should not enforce federal immigration laws. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KVOA-TV -- Tucson   
No checkpoints in Cochise County, Arizona   
The Tucson Sector continues to lead the nation in the number of illegal [alien] apprehensions. Yet, Cochise County, in southeastern Arizona does not have any Border Patrol checkpoints. -- The checkpoints are temporary areas of saturation where agents stop vehicles and question drivers for inspection... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WCAX-TV -- Burlington, Vermont  
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~

American Border Patrol       sc     
Photo of the day
This photo was taken by American Border Patrol on April 29, 2008. Tracks running across the border can be seen very clearly. ABP could find no evidence of a border fence of any sort.

The National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers   
Poll: 42 million Mexicans would opt for living in the U.S. if they could   
[Includes other news briefs] - A poll by the Mitofsky Consultants shows that 40.7 % of Mexicans, some 42 million persons, would opt for living in the United States if they could; in 2005, only 21% answered the same question in the affirmative. -- The polling firm contacted one thousand persons older than 18... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

9 News-TV -- Denver       
Witness questions whether dragging death suspect is retarded   
Castle Rock, Colo. -- A man accused of dragging his girlfriend to death behind a car may have scored low on an IQ test because he had trouble assimilating into U.S. society, and not because he is mentally retarded, a prosecution witness testified Tuesday... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Sonoran News -- Cave Creek, Arizona   
Mexico following in Al Qaeda's footsteps (Eye on Isabel Garcia)   
...Isabel Garcia, director of the Pima County Legal Defender's Office, served on the IME Consultative Council for Border Matters through the Mexican Consulate Office in Tucson from 2003 through 2005. -- Garcia is also the founder of Coalicion de Derechos Humanos, cochair of Alianza Indigena Sin Fronteras... [Permalink] ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Los Angeles Times   
Federal agents arrest illegal immigrants leaving U.S.   
...Rick Oltman, spokesman for Californians for Population Stabilization, said he hoped that the crackdown on departing illegal [aliens] would be expanded to other exit points across the country. -- He said apprehended immigrants who returned home to Mexico would become "ambassadors of enforcement" and might help deter illegal immigration... [Related item]~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Sandy Sand -- OpEd News   
L.A.'s mayor is neither shoeshine guy or agent... he's a toilet cleaner   
...A year or so ago Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa stood on the City Hall steps and declared, "We clean your toilets," as part of his defense of L.A.'s Sanctuary City policies, giving illegal aliens more rights than we have, and almost literally being on the payroll of illegal alien gang bangers who run the City.... [More idiocy from the MEChA-boy mayor] ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KTAR -- Phoenix       
"Hispanic leaders" support Gordon, condemn Arpaio on immigration    
County, state and religious leaders have taken on Sheriff Joe Arpaio over his treatment of Hispanics and vowed to fight the recall effort against Mayor Phil Gordon because of his stance on immigration issues. -- Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox said Tuesday that a massive voter registration effort is underway to keep Gordon in office... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Dallas Morning News       
Texas: Immigration issues likely to increase voter turnout   
Dallas County Elections Administrator Bruce Sherbet said Saturday's mayoral races in Carrollton, Farmers Branch and Irving probably won't break any voter turnout records. But he expects voters in those cities, where illegal immigration has been an issue in the campaigns, to cast more ballots than their neighbors...

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix   
Measure would let officers enforce immigration laws   
Trying to prod the Legislature into action, state Rep. Russell Pearce on Tuesday rallied immigration hardliners to underscore support for his bill that would let local police officers enforce immigration laws. -- "It's about time we took the handcuffs off our law enforcement," Pearce, R-Mesa, said at a Capitol news conference. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Fox News   
Groups struggle to clean up mess illegals leave behind   
The latest battle in the war on illegal immigration isn't over the smuggling of [illegal aliens.... criminals], it's over the trash they leave behind. -- Government officials and border activists say the garbage dumped in the desert by illegal immigrants and their smugglers is staggering... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

San Francisco Chronicle   
Reconquista Nuñez, other lawmakers prepare to visit motherland   
California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez is leading a delegation of lawmakers to Mexico, a week before he gives up his leadership post. --- The Los Angeles Democrat was invited by Mexican President Felipe Calderon. -- Nunez described the four-day trip as a working visit to strengthen ties with California's most important trading partner.~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Denver Post   
Bill to help farms get Mexican help sent to governor   
A bill aimed at making it easier for farmers to recruit workers from Mexico is on its way to Gov. Bill Ritter. -- The House voted 47-17 to give final passage to House Bill 1325 Monday. -- The measure, sponsored by Sen. Abel Tapia, D-Pueblo, and Rep. Marsha Looper, R-Calhan, would allow the state to work with recruiters... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Topeka (Kansas) Capital-Journal       
Restaurant owner admits hiring illegal aliens   
The owner of Mexican restaurants in Junction City, Manhattan and Topeka pleaded guilty Monday to knowingly employing illegal aliens. -- Santiago Palomino-Hernandez, 43, of Manhattan, part owner of El Cazador, Inc., admitted that in August 2007, he hired Francisco Urista-Galvan and... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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