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Friday, May 16, 2008

California Meltdown
Media Ignores Unfolding Disaster

American Patrol Report -- May 16 
Sacramento Bee -- March 26, 2008 -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said it would be a "big mistake" to blame illegal immigrants for the state's looming $8 billion [now $17 billion] budget problem.

California to Cut “Immigrant” Support -- No More Free Money 
    Facing a budget deficit that is at least $17 billion and growing, California Governor Schwarzenegger has taken the drastic step of proposing to cut more than 36,000 families headed by illegal aliens or drug felons off the CalWORKS welfare program. Under CalWORKS, a single parent family receives about $525 in cash per month. This is in addition to other programs such as food stamps, Medi-Cal, welfare to work, child care and public housing. Some critics call the grants “walking around money.”
    The free fall of the budget mirrors the decline in California home prices that saw a whopping 26% decline in February, or a rate of $2,788 per week. Home prices in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana fell more than 20% in the first quarter.
    Schwarzenegger is proposing to borrow another $15 billion by using state lottery money as a source of repayment, a clear violation of the law that created the lottery.
    If voters reject his idea, which is likely, the governor says sales taxes might have to be raised by an added 1% to total 8.25%, and in some cases as high as 9.75%. California already has the highest sales tax rate in the nation.
    “This meltdown of California is so severe the liberal media don’t even want to talk about it because they are afraid of the questions it raises.” said Glenn Spencer of AmericanPatrol.com .

Tulsa Beacon              sc  
Sensible immigration laws   
House Bill 1804 is working. -- Hundreds of illegal aliens have left Oklahoma and gone to other states or back to their country of origin. -- That’s what should have happened. It’s a shame that state legislators have to pass laws that mirror federal laws because the Bush Administration won’t enforce our national boundaries...~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

New York Times  
Immigration and gang violence propel crusade   
Jamiel Shaw Sr. never gave much thought to the immigration status of gang members in his South Los Angeles neighborhood. With his military wife deployed to Iraq and two sons to raise, there were football practices to manage, shoes to buy, college applications to consider... [Find out about Jamiel's Law here] ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

AZ GOP: Governor has 'refused to enforce our laws'   
The Arizona Republican Party has issued a statement decrying Governor Janet Napolitano's immigration policies, and stating their belief that she is, in essence, violating her oath of office by not ensuring "the laws be faithfully executed" as per the Arizona Constitution.... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WXXA-TV -- Albany, New York   
Poll: More than half of voters unhappy with presidential picks   
Are you happy with the current crop of presidential candidates this election year? A new Zogby poll answers that very question - saying many voters are not. -- Trevor Alfrod of Albany has been closely following the upcoming presidential elections and feels that no candidate can possess the same political views... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Cedar Rapids - Iowa City Gazette  
Busted illegal aliens cry 'abuse,' file lawsuit   
A federal class action lawsuit filed Thursday by [illegal aliens] arrested in the Postville raid allege Agriprocessors acquired false identification for workers, along with numerous allegations of abuse from supervisors. -- Antonin Trinidad Candido, Roman Trinidad Candido and Maria del Refugio Masias... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WLWT-TV-- Cincinnati            sc    
Illegal alien nabbed with fake ID during immigration training   
Springfield Twp., Ohio -- Customs officers arrested an alleged illegal [alien] Tuesday as they conducted training intended to help prevent people from using fake identification to obtain driver’s licenses. -- According to authorities, Joseph Yeboah, a Ghanaian national, tried to apply for an Ohio driver’s permit using a counterfeit Permanent Resident Card... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Party of Socialism and Liberation   
Reconquista fanatics in L. A. demand moratorium on "racist" ICE raids   
On May 13, pro-[illegal alien] organizations held a press conference and emergency rally to protest the ongoing raids and deportations targeting [illegal aliens.... criminals] across the US. -- Community leaders and organizers demanded that the raids and deportations be stopped and called for immediate and comprehensive immigration reform [aka amnesty]. [More from other criminal worshipers]

Associated Press  
Bakery workers detained in San Diego immigration raid   
Eighteen employees of a popular French bistro and catering company were arrested Thursday on immigration violations, authorities said. -- Agents executed a criminal search warrant at the French Gourmet, an institution in San Diego's oceanfront Pacific Beach neighborhood known for its wedding cakes. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Houston Chronicle  
Texas Republicans wary of Bush's plans for Mexico   
President Bush's attempt to win $560 million in aid this year to assist Mexico's anti-narcotics efforts has run into a rebellion from some Texas Republicans worried about corruption, inefficiency and now defections among Mexican police officials.... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
Tancredo says he won't quit immigration fight   
Colorado congressman Tom Tancredo has been hailed and reviled for his hard-line stance on immigration, and he doesn't plan on shying away from the issue after he retires in January. -- The five-term Republican told The Associated Press he wants to keep the issue on the national stage "because the federal government is AWOL." ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Dump the Mexican Reconquista L. A. mayor
Los Angeles can and should be the envy of the world. Instead, our city is a mess, and it gets worse each month. We can't afford four more years of a mayor who spends all his time running for the next office, staging photo-ops and going on out- of- town trips. We need a competent, full-time working mayor... AP Internal Use Only

San Diego Union-Tribune   
Canyon supporters joining forces to stop fence across Smuggler's Gulch   
Environmentalists hoping to stop the filling of a steep canyon that would allow a secondary border fence to be built have been joined by several other local organizations, including human-rights and religious groups [including the usual Mexican reconquista goons such as Enrique Morones of 'Border Angels"]. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Tucson Citizen   
Suspected illegals caught near Marana High School parking lot   
A group of 11 suspected illegal [aliens], part of a three-vehicle convoy, were apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol agents after they abandoned their SUV Wednesday morning in the Marana High School parking lot, a Border Patrol spokeswoman said Thursday. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Steven Malanga -- City Journal -- New York   
Illegal in more ways than one   
As everyone knows, America is experiencing an epidemic of identity theft. In the last five years alone, complaints to the Federal Trade Commission from U.S. residents who have had their identity stolen have skyrocketed 60 percent, to 258,427 in 2007—one-third of all consumer fraud complaints... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WKYC-TV --  Cleveland 
Insanity: Legal loophole aids illegal alien drivers   
Dover, Ohio -- You can get a break under Ohio law if you crash your car and kill somebody -- provided you don't have a driver's license. Legal experts say there is a technical loophole in the Ohio Revised Code. -- Illegal [aliens] who crash and kill are only charged with a misdemeanor and not a felony... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Phoenix Business Journal         sc  
Arpaio uncovering illegals' fake IDs via business searches   
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is ratcheting up investigations of businesses suspected of hiring illegal [aliens], including scouring work papers and employment files. -- Officials said those business investigations are producing charges of document fraud and identity theft against illegal [aliens] using fake identification... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson  
Border Patrol agents have a busy few days   
A U.S. Border Patrol agent was airlifted out of the Huachuca Mountains west of Sierra Vista Thursday after being bitten by a rattlesnake. -- The snakebite comes on the heels of a hectic Wednesday along Arizona's stretch of U.S.-Mexican border that included a 63-year-old Tucson man facing charges of smuggling heroin... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
Feinstein pushes "ag worker" scheme   
California Senator Dianne Feinstein is trying to use a must-pass Iraq war spending bill being debated in Congress to advance an agricultural guest worker program she's long advocated. -- Feinstein sits on the Senate Appropriations Committee, which on Thursday voted 17-to-12 to add her farm worker measure to.... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KVOA-TV -- Tucson   
Illegals trashing Tohono O'odham Nation   
The Tohono O'odham indian reservation covers some 2.8 million square acres. 75 miles are directly on the Mexican border and that's posed a challenge for the police department. -- Sergeant Vinscent Garcia says officers encounter illegal immigration at least 65 times a week, that's about 30 percent of their work load. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Roll Call -- Washington  
Jim Oberweis to run for Hastert's congressional seat   
Dairy magnate Jim Oberweis (R) is trying to soften his image in suburban Chicago, according to local media reports, going so far as to cold-call reporters in search of why he lost ex-Speaker Dennis Hastert’s (R) seat in a March special election... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Cedar Rapids - Iowa City Gazette   
No more raids coming, consul general told   
Postville, Iowa -- The consul general from Guatemala arrived at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church late Thursday afternoon, after spending two days in Waterloo to make sure that Guatemalan citizens were being treated humanely and to confirm which of the detainees are Guatemalan. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Congressmen highlight Mexican commando incursions into U.S.    
Two representatives have urged Congress to take action to address the worsening situation on the southern border which has been described by reporters and activist groups as "an all out war." -- Rep. Ted Poe, R-Humble, has urged the Congress to take action regarding the frequent incursions of military style Mexican commandos into the U.S.... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Media Newswire   
Customs officer, others busted for conspiring to bring illegals into U. S.   
Phoenix -- Jose Magana, 44, of Yuma, Ariz.; Jesus Gastelum-Rodriguez, 41, of San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico; and Guadalupe Milan de Gastelum, 38, of San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico, were arrested in Yuma on Monday, May 12, 2008 by officials of the United States Department of Homeland Security... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KTVK-TV -- Phoenix   
Nine arrests in sheriff's Wickenburg illegal immigration sweep   
Several traffic stops were made by Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s human smuggling unit last night in the area of Wickenburg, west of Phoenix, which resulted in the arrest of nine (9) more illegal aliens. -- “Despite the Governor’s attempts to stop me from fighting illegal immigration, my deputies are under my order to continue to enforce all aspects of the human smuggling laws,” says Arpaio. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KCBS -- San Francisco  
SF ID cards for illegals challenged in court   
San Francisco's identification card program for [illegal aliens.... criminals] is being challenged. A formal complaint has been filed in superior court, a first step toward a lawsuit. -- The Washington D.C.-based Immigration Reform Law Institute contends in legal filings that San Francisco is violating federal immigration law and unlawfully spending taxpayer money to implement its plan...

Los Angeles Times   
Alleged smugglers sexually assaulted illegals, officials say   
An [illegal alien] discovered in a South Los Angeles drop house Wednesday told authorities she was impregnated by one of the smugglers, and witnesses reported that several other women were sexually assaulted, immigration officials said today. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Latest news from south of the border   
The Bogota, Colombia, daily El Tiempo today editorialized that the Mexican drug gangs have copied the tactics used 20 years ago by the late Colombian narco-trafficker Pablo Escobar. The Medellin Cartel aimed to "intimidate society and blackmail the State by means of vehicle bombs and indiscriminate terrorism" and this is what the Mexican criminals aim to do....

Denver Post   
Cole free-college deal pared   
With the first group of former Cole Middle School students set to graduate from high school in upcoming weeks, a lingering question over whether illegal [aliens] among them qualify for the same free-college pledge their classmates are getting has been answered: They don't..... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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