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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Sticking It To America
Disgraced Senator Joins With Feinstein to Sneak in Amnesty Bill

Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN-- May 16 
Didn't he resign? (Craig resigns over airport bathroom sex sting)

    Dobbs: Pro-amnesty senators tonight making a new effort to ram their open borders agenda down the throats of the American people, now let's go back to June 28, 2007 when the American people made their views known to the United States Senate and the closer vote failed. It was very clear at that point what the will of the majority in this country was, but now two senators, Dianne Feinstein and Larry Craig suddenly have added an amendment that would provide amnesty for illegal alien farm workers in this country, they and their family amounting to some three million people.
    And they're putting this little number into a bill funding the war in Iraq. You're not supposed to notice. We're not supposed to notice. And the American people are not supposed to notice. These two senators added the amendment in the dark of night, and they did so without debate. They're duplicitous, deceitful, and absolutely dishonorable in doing so.
    Pilgrim: This meeting yesterday at the Senate Appropriations Committee convened to vote on funding U.S. spending in Iraq. But late in the day 100 pages were added to the bill that would make an estimated three million people illegal alien farm workers and their families eligible to work in the United States and it passed 17 to 12. 
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL): Why would they stick it on a war supplemental? That is a deliberate attempt to bypass scrutiny and to see if they can slide it through without the American people realizing what's happening, on a bill that we really need to pass.
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Ira Mehlman -- Townhall.com                 sc
What's amnesty got to do with funding the troops?   
There is an unwritten rule in Congress that the appropriations process should not be used to pass major legislation. So when the Senate Appropriations Committee makes an exception to this rule, you can bet that they are doing so only to deal with some burning crisis... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Kansas City Star   
Special Order 40   
Thirty years ago, Los Angeles told its police officers that it couldn't pull stop someone simply to see if they were in the country legally. Authorities wanted to build trust with illegal [aliens], so if they spotted a crime or were victimized themselves, they wouldn't be scared to report it... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

OzarksFirst.com -- Springfield, Missouri   
Illegal aliens pick wrong driveway   
Webbers Falls, Okla. -- A van loaded with suspected illegal immigrants picked the wrong driveway to pull into earlier this week in Oklahoma. -- The van, loaded with 17 men, two women, and one boy, pulled into the driveway of the rural home owned by Webbers Falls Police Chief Tim Brown on Tuesday... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Minneapolis Star-Tribune   
"Rights activists" protest illegal alien arrests in Iowa   
A group of about 50 [illegal alien] rights activists rallied in south Minneapolis Friday afternoon to protest the arrest of nearly 400 [illegal aliens.... criminals] at a kosher meatpacking plant in northeast Iowa this week. --At least 390 people were detained on immigration charges at Agriprocessors Inc. in Postville on Monday... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

D. A. King -- The Dustin Inman Society  
Chambliss taking no chances at Georgia GOP convention 
...Last year, Chambliss faced the state GOP convention just as an immigration bill was unveiled in Washington. He and Isakson had participated in the negotiations, and Chambliss received a round of boos from delegates... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Suspected drug hit men dump head in Mexican city   
Monterrey, N. L., Mex. -- Suspected Mexican drug hit men dumped the head of a murdered man on top of a car in the street, police said on Friday, in a rare outrage in the wealthy city of Monterrey. -- The head, found on Thursday night on the roof of a car parked in a middle-class residential area, had a written message next to it signed by the Gulf cartel... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KTAR -- Phoenix   
Arpaio accepting donations to fight illegal immigration   
There sheriff made news when he set up an illegal immigration hotline. Now he's set up another one to help fund his efforts to fight it. -- Earlier this week, the governor cut money more than $1 million from the sheriff's budget to fund a statewide task force to hunt fugitives... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Razor wire added to US border fence   
The U.S. Border Patrol said it has become necessary to top a five-mile section of border fence with Mexico with triple-strand razor wire to battle smugglers. -- The Los Angeles Times says the "concertina" wire has been added to the existing fence separating San Diego from Tijuana, Mexico... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

John Ross -- Counterpunch   
Why Mexican justice is a euphemism   
Even in the best of times, Mexican justice is a euphemism - and these are not the best of times. With 90% of all crimes unprosecuted or unreported, conviction rates are below 10% and too often those who are convicted are innocent victims themselves, rounded up and summarily charged so that security forces...

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers        
Latest news from south of the border   
Samuel Gonzalez Ruiz, the past director of the Special Unit on Organized Crime of Mexico's Dep't. of Justice, said that the security crisis in Mexico, together with the challenge by organized crime and the lack of strategies against narco-traffic groups foretell the "Colombianization" of the country...

Gunfire, kidnappers await tourists at Mexico border   
The U.S. State Department has issued an alert, warning travelers that the "equivalent to military small-unit combat" is taking place across the southern U.S. border in Mexico and that Americans are being kidnapped and murdered there... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
State cancels border camera request for now    
Texas officials have at least temporarily canceled a bid request for a border video camera network aimed at allowing the public to help spot illegal immigrants and drug smugglers. -- Gov. Rick Perry and his emergency management division dubbed the system a "virtual border neighborhood watch" that would... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Chuck Baldwin -- News With Views   
Three peas in a pod   
...But McCain seems to be calling for something beyond even a North American Union (NAU) of the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. He talked about 'creating the new international institutions necessary to advance the peace and freedoms we cherish,' as if they would be built on top of the EU and the NAU... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

El Paso Times  
Customs and Border Protection officers protest   
Short staffing and pressure to relieve long waits at the El Paso ports of entry have soured working conditions for Customs and Border Protection officers, said union members picketing Friday near the Bridge of the Americas. -- The National Treasury Employees Union Chapter 143 is composed of about...~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

The Age -- Melbourne, Victoria    
Ted Kennedy rushed to hospital   
US Senator Edward Kennedy, a leading Democrat and patriarch of a prominent American political dynasty, has been hospitalised in Boston, a spokesman for a hospital in Cape Cod said [this morning]. -- Sen. Kennedy, 76, was rushed from the Kennedy compound at Hyannisport, Mass., to Cape Cod Hospital at 9am.[EDT]... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Glenn Beck Show -- CNN               sc
Bob Barr bewails border barrier   
Presidential candidate Bob Barr was on CNN with Glenn Beck on May 14. He said this when asked if he supported construction of a fence on the Mexican border: "...I think it would look absolutely awful. And even though it's a fence to keep people from coming in, as opposed to the Berlin wall, it gives the same impression. Not the impression I want to give the world about America..." ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

J. James Estrada -- American Thinker -- Bellevue, Washington  
Arizona governor fights illegal immigration task force   
Manuel Espinoza-Vasquez lives in Gilbert, Arizona and is a student at Arizona State University. He is an illegal [alien] and he is facing deportation. Espinoza-Vasquez was stopped by Gilbert police for making an "improper right turn." At the same time, three teenagers were deported to Mexico after they were stopped... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WTNH-TV -- New Haven, Connecticut  
Brazil opening consulate in Hartford   
Brazil is formally recognizing the growing Brazilian community in Connecticut by opening up a consulate in Hartford. -- Brazilian ambassador Oto Agripino Maia announced Wednesday at the Shaheen Brazilian Community Center in Hartford that his country will open the consulate later this year... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Houston Chronicle  
Citizenship to be checked in event of a storm   
Brownsville, Texas -- Ending speculation about the fate of the Rio Grande Valley's [illegal aliens] during a hurricane evacuation, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has confirmed it will check the citizenship both of people boarding buses to leave the Valley and at inland traffic checkpoints... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Orange County Register -- Santa Ana, Calif.   
Do policies prevent police from enforcing immigration on the street?   
Last month, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement got a call from elected officials in Mission Viejo who wanted help cracking down on day laborers they said were a public nuisance. -- Brian DeMore, ICE's acting field office director for detention and removal in Southern California, told officials that federal agents...

Missouri to illegals: "Go Away!"   
The state has hung the "not welcome" sign out for illegal [aliens]. -- The message from the state to illegal [aliens] -- it will be illegal for any city to offer you sanctuary. You will not be able to get any state or local public benefits. Employers cannot knowingly hire you--and if they do they could lose their business permits and licenses. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Mike Cutler -- Family Security Matters  
Raid at meatpacking plant illustrates key immigration concerns   
Earlier this week, a multi-agency field operation conducted by ICE and other law enforcement agencies was conducted at a meatpacking plant in Iowa. 300 people were arrested, representing a third of the plant's employees. Complaints about identity theft (ID fraud) led, in part, to the raid, and the arrest warrants...~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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