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Friday, May 9, 2008

McCognitive Dissonance
McCain's Loves Teddy Roosevelt But Not His Ideas on Immigration

O'Reilly Factor -- May 8 
O'Reilly: OK, McCain, what jumped out at you.
Ingraham: Well, Bill, it's not surprising that the most troubling aspect of the interview was his answer on sanctuary cities. It was; Yes, of course I'm not for sanctuary cities - but. And, after the but, came comprehensive immigration reform which, as we have talked about many times, is a rallying cry for conservatives across the United States. And I think on that issue, conservatives and John McCain have just parted ways and I don't think he feels comfortable about that.
    And on the issue of green energy, and I know you were talking with Nancy about that, I think that John McCain ought to remember that Teddy Roosevelt, whom he cites as his favorite president. Teddy Roosevelt on immigration, Bill, was tough. I mean he basically said we have to end this idea of a hyphenated America. America has to be more than just a polyglot boarding house - and was tough on immersion for English and across the board on immigration. So I found it interesting that he cited Roosevelt on the conservation issue
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"Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all." – Teddy Roosevelt

Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson   sc
Border Patrol agents seize 1,000-plus pounds of pot    
More than 1,000 pounds of marijuana were found in an abandoned truck near Arivaca Thursday morning by Border Patrol agents. And 235 pounds of marijuana were found inside a van at the San Luis Port of Entry Wednesday by Customs and Border Protection. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

White Plains (New York) Journal News   
Outcry grows over deportation powers   
Sufferin, NY -- A neighboring police chief and a local hospital official have added their voices to an outcry over plans to have village police take on deportation duties. -- At a recent forum, speakers continued to raise concerns that Mayor John Keegan's proposal would destroy the trust between police and immigrants... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Des Moines Register   
Guilty verdict in Swift case   
A former union representative who helped illegal workers get jobs at a Swift & Co. meatpacking plant in Marshalltown was found guilty of federal immigration charges [on Thursday]. -- A jury found Braulio Pereyra-Gabino guilty of harboring illegal [aliens] but acquitted him on other charges that included... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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Pacific Magazine -- Honolulu    
Bush signs CNMI immigration bill, early reaction positive   
United States President George Bush has signed into law Senate Bill 2739, which applies U.S. immigration law to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; and grants the Commonwealth a non-voting delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Bakersfield Californian   
Anti-illegal immigration group wants San Diego highway sign   
When members of an anti-illegal immigration group offered to sponsor litter cleanup on local roads, they never imagined California officials would offer them an Adopt-a-Highway stretch near a Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate 5, the main artery carrying illegal migrants north from the U.S.-Mexico border... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Coming Up
May 10

KCBD-TV -- Lubbock, Texas   
Two arrested in Artesia in driver's license scam   
Artesia, NM -- A man and woman have been arrested in Artesia for allegedly trying obtain New Mexico driver's licenses using fake documents. -- The state Taxation and Revenue Department, which oversees the Motor Vehicle Division, says the two are believed to be from Brazil... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KNX Radio -- Los Angeles  
Racial brawl in south L.A. high school   
Authorities say a South Los Angeles high school was locked down and then dismissed early after hundreds of students scuffled during a lunchtime brawl that left many with minor injuries. -- School district spokeswoman Nadia Gonzalez says about 600 students were involved in what appeared to be a gang-related fight.... [Video courtesy of Lone Wolf]

American Patrol Report   
Major incident reported south of Sierra Vista, Arizona   
(3:48 pm PDT) -- We have been informed that Highway 92 south of Sierra Vista has been completely shut down and that the Border Patrol is out in force combing the areas adjacent to the highway. This is indicative of a possible major load-vehicle accident. More news later if available.~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Idaho Statesman -- Boise  
Eastern Idaho student arrested during flag protests   
Authorities say they have arrested student and bolstered police security at a southern Idaho high school stressed by racial tensions this week. -- Vic Watson, Chief Deputy for the Minidoka County Sheriff Department, says the male student was arrested Friday for threatening violence.... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WPRI-TV -- East Providence, Rhode Island    Video Included  
Target 12 Investigators: Illegal aliens   
The construction industry often relies on [illegal aliens]. But construction is a dangerous job, and when one of those workers gets hurt, it's you who feels the financial pinch. -- Target 12 cameras were rolling as the Rhode Island State Police and agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

San Diego Union-Tribune   
Vehicle inspections at border snarl traffic   
Southbound lanes of Interstate 5 were snarled for several hours Thursday at the San Ysidro port of entry as federal agents inspected vehicles headed into Mexico. -- The inspections are being carried out by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in conjunction with other federal agencies, as well as local agencies. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- May 7      Video Report  sc
Lou Dobbs: Hire Americans first   
...On Capitol Hill tonight, members of Congress are calling on American business owners to hire Americans before hiring cheap foreign labor. Millions of Americans are looking for jobs. But employers in many industries claim there's a shortage of American labor.... [Transcript] [Video credit]~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Zoo -- PHXNews.com  
Cindy McCain's tax returns and profits from the Mexican invasion   
...McCain’s position as the Republican “point man” for George W. Bush’s AMNESTY for 20 million illegal aliens, predominately from Mexico, had been well documented by the American media. But the press has missed, overlooked, or covered up McCain’s ulterior motive: a post-amnesty cornucopia of unimaginable personal profit and financial gain. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KRGV-TV -- Weslaco, Texas  
Homeland Security State Director: Militants possibly teaming with cartels   
McAllen -- The state director of Homeland Security says Valley residents are in danger. -- "Al-Qaida has discussed, has considered, is still considering leveraging the southwest border of the U.S. as an entry point for operatives," says Steve McCraw... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

American Border Patrol    
Photo of the day
This photo shows a welder working on a vehicle barrier on the Mexican border in Arizona. These barriers have been in place for some time. It is suspected that the welder is repairing the barrier. If so, it would confirm earlier suspicions that...

North Lake Tahoe Bonanza -- Incline Village, Nevada   
Immigration attorneys: Chances slim for illegal alien   
An illegal alien residing in Incline Village who recently was found guilty of a second DUI doesn’t have a good chance at staying in the United States, two immigration attorneys said. -- Alan D. Hutchinson, an immigration lawyer in Reno, said based on information given to him about the case of... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Brenda Walker -- VDare.com   
Greenhouse says workers feeling 'big squeeze,' little mention of immigration    
I recently attended the book talk given by New York Times labor reporter Steven Greenhouse at the Berkeley Labor Center. His new book, The Big Squeeze, is a remarkably well-researched look at how American workers have rapidly lost ground in terms of wages, benefits, working conditions and safety. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press  
Car wash, executives indicted in illegal alien case   
Philadelphia -- A car wash franchisee and five Philadelphia area executives are under federal grand jury indictment for allegedly harboring illegal immigrants and committing identity theft. -- U.S. attorney Pat Meehan says that from 2000 through 2006, the five Car Care managers hired illegal immigrants at minimum wage...

Jim Deweese -- Canada Free Press -- Toronto   
Act Now to stop Oklahoma NAFTA superhighway!   
Despite massive public opposition, on Tuesday, April 29th, the Oklahoma state legislature approved a bill to allow creation of “Smart Ports” and continuation of the NAFTA Superhighway system in Oklahoma. -- The bill is on Governor Brad Henry’s desk. This bill, according to Oklahoma Senator Randy Brogdon... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press  
Hispanic growth tied to fertility rates   
Hispanic women born in the United States are more likely to have children out of wedlock than women who are immigrant Hispanics or non-Hispanics, according to an analysis released Thursday by Pew Hispanic Center. -- Hispanic women, both U.S.-born and immigrants, have higher fertility rates than non-Hispanics — 84 births per 1,000 Hispanic women... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Charlotte News & Observer  
N. C. Attorney General: Close colleges to illegal aliens   
Public colleges in North Carolina should not admit illegal immigrants as students, the state Attorney General's Office advised in a letter released Wednesday. -- If followed, the advice would reverse policies at the state's 58 community colleges and at the 16 four-year institutions in the University of North Carolina system... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Atlanta Journal-Constitution  
Immigration, traffic talked about at forum   
...All agreed illegal immigration is a problem, but they had different notions of how county government should address it. -- "Each and every one of us is part of the problem," Pirkle said. "We brought them in here to get a cheaper way of living." ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KNBC-TV -- Los Angeles / KTTV       Video Included
Previously deported illegal alien busted on molestation charges   
A man suspected of sexually assaulting at least two children remained behind bars Friday, L. A. police said. -- Pedro Ortiz, a previously deported felon, was arrested Tuesday as police investigated a report of a sexual assault involving a 6-year-old child and his 3-year-old sibling, police said. [Related video] [Video credit]~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Riverside (Calif.) Press-Enterprise   Video Included   
Minutemen press on against Mexican ID cards, mobile consulates   
An anti-illegal-immigration group wants the San Bernardino Mexican consulate to stop providing off-site services and issuing identification cards that can be used by undocumented immigrants. -- The Minuteman Project believes the consulate's mobile units violate U.S. sovereignty and... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette  
Van stop snares 12 illegal aliens   
A 19-year-old van driver likely faces a federal human trafficking charge after he was stopped along Interstate 540 by a Benton County sheriff 's deputy and found with 12 illegal aliens in the back of the vehicle, police said Wednesday... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

One News Now   
Wilderness bill would limit Border Patrol   
Zack Taylor, who is a former Border Patrol agent, says a bill being proposed by [MEChA-boy Mexican reconquista fanatic Raul Grijalva] would make it very difficult for law enforcement agents to operate in areas along the U.S.-Mexico border where illegal immigration and drug smuggling is rampant... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- May 8       Video Report   
Chief of Mexican Federal Police assassinated   
New evidence tonight there's a full-scale war raging in Mexico, as we've been reporting here between the Mexican government and drug cartels. It's a war that frequently spills across the border into the Unites States. Gunmen today assassinated the head of Mexico's federal police just outside his home... [Transcript] [Video credit]

Frontera NorteSur -- NMSU -- Las Cruces, New Mexico   
The flap over McCain's Mexican connection   
Dr. Juan Hernandez knows how to play politics on both sides of the border. -- A former official of the administration of Mexican President Vicente Fox (2000-2006), Dr. Hernandez is now serving as an advisor to and fundraiser for Republican presidential candidate John McCain...

Tucson Citizen   
Border Patrol assigns agents to sheriff   
[Pima County, Arizona] Sheriff Clarence W. Dupnik has added two U.S. Border Patrol agents to his border crime unit, bypassing the Pima County Board of Supervisors. -- Dupnik in January went to the board, seeking authorization to cross certify border patrol agents. That move would allow them to enforce state criminal law...

Douglas (Arizona) Daily Dispatch   
Douglas girl, 11, two months pregnant (suspected daddy in Mexico)   
At eleven years old, a Douglas elementary school girl finds herself pregnant and under the protection of Child Protective Services. -- The name of the girl was not released due to her age. -- In late January or early February 2008, when her homeroom teacher and the school nurse noticed the slight swell of her tummy... [More "family values"]~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- May 7      Video Report     
Invader involved in SDSU drug scheme   
New developments tonight in the federal drug investigation and raids at San Diego State University. Almost 100 people have been arrested and LOU DOBBS TONIGHT has learned that one of the key members of the campus drug ring is an illegal alien gang member with ties to one of Mexico's deadly drug cartels. [Transcript] [Video credit] ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix   
Election jitters put House Dems at odds on immigration   
House Democratic leaders worried about the November election are seeking to thwart enforcement-only immigration legislation supported by Democrats who represent districts where immigration is a hot-button issue, a leading House liberal said Thursday... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix   
Illegal-alien crackdowns have Valley churches on edge   
..."We don't feel safe for the Latino people," said Hector Ramirez, pastor of Iglesia Wesleyana in Phoenix. He canceled a trip this weekend to the Assembly of God Camp in Prescott that involved seven Valley Latino evangelical churches and 80 members. The retreat will be at one of the churches... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers    
Latest news from south of the border   
Edgar Millan Lopez, variously described and titled as Commissioner and General Regional Coordinator of the "PFP" ("Preventive Federal Police")  was ambushed, hit eight times by gunfire and murdered this morning (Thurs.) as he arrived at his home in a condominium in Mexico City....

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