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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A Convenient Disaster?
Mexican Unrest May Lead to Massive Thrust North

American Patrol Report Opinion 

As our government begins to crack down on the border, forced to do so by public opinion, we should expect upheaval in Mexico. We should expect drug gangs to go crazy as we close down the wide-open border they have enjoyed for years.
As we suggested yesterday, the unrest in Mexico, underlined by an article by Strategic Forecasting, Inc. (Mexico: On the Road to a Failed State?), could lead to a civil war. Years ago, Subcomandante Marcos said "If there is a civil war, the first thing to fall would be the wall at the border."
Massive civil unrest and wholesale killings could lead to a massive upheaval whereby millions of Mexicans decide to flee north across the border, using the unrest as an excuse. If this happened would they be called illegal aliens or refugees? What would we do? Let them in? If we did, it would mean the end of the United States of America.
We should try to help the Mexican government, while at the same time girding our loins against those who demand we accept any and all "refugees" from the Mexican mess – a mess of their making. We shouldn't let a convenient disaster disarm us.
Video Dobbs Segments Jeff Sessions / Drug War / Chicago / Amnesty   Transcript

WOI-TV -- Des Moines     sc         
85 sentenced in Postville immigration raid   
Waterloo, Iowa -- Federal prosecutors say 85 people arrested in last week's immigration raid at a meatpacking plant in Postville have been sentenced on federal charges. -- They are part of a group of nearly 400 people arrested at the Agriprocessors plant. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KCEN-TV -- Temple, Texas  
Mexican killer denied appeal hearing by Supreme Court   
The U.S. Supreme Court Monday declined to hear the appeal of Texas death row inmate Ramiro Ibarra condemned over the 1987 murder of a 16-year-old Waco girl. -- Maria Zuniga was looking after two young nephews at her home when Ibarra raped and strangled her... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Lynn Stuter -- News With Views -- Merlin, Oregon  
The cost of illegal immigration   
In the course of the last four years, Lornet Turnbull has written a myriad of articles for the Seattle Times concerning illegal aliens. Unfortunately, in not one of those articles has she made any effort to write the truth about the criminal illegal alien invasion of the United States. Her bent has been to portray these people as... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

American Patrol Report / Numbers USA / CAPS
Update on AgJOBS amnesty treachery
You are making a difference. NumbersUSA broke a record for number of faxes ordered yesterday and our sources inside Capitol Hill are reporting an increased awareness of opposition to the AgJOBS amnesty among Congressional offices... Also: CAPS Alert! Send Fax Free Here | FAIR Action Alert

NBC4-TV -- Washington   
Stewart wants to make it easier to detect illegals   
Prince William County's board chairman wants to make it easier for officers to check people's immigration status, Julie Carey reported First on 4. -- Officers would need only reasonable suspicion to check a person's citizenship under Corey Stewart's proposal, which will be presented to the board Tuesday.~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Charlotte News & Observer  
Lawmaker seeking bill on illegal aliens   
Raleigh, NC -- A state House member wants colleagues to hear a bill that would bar illegal [aliens] from attending North Carolina community colleges and public universities. -- GOP Rep. George Cleveland of Onslow County filed a request Monday to have such a measure heard during this year’s Legislature. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Atlanta Journal-Constitution   
Pastor sentenced in illegal alien visa scheme   
A Kennesaw pastor was sentenced to nine years in prison Tuesday for her part in a profitable multi-state scheme to encourage illegal immigrants to file untruthful visa applications. -- The Rev. Emma Gerald, 56, was convicted in December of helping mostly Brazilian immigrants in Cobb County, Florida and other states...~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WBBH-TV -- Naples, Florida       Video Included  
City Council: It's the Feds' job to protect our borders   
Ft. Myers -- Dozens of illegal [aliens] were busted while working on Lee County's new jail. Now, the city wants to prevent a similar scene from happening again. But NBC2 found out the problem may be out of its hands. -- Some might say it was a picture of irony when two dozen suspected [illegal aliens] - some builders, some painters - went to jail...~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Charlotte Observer  
Drugs, illegal aliens found on charter bus   
Six illegal [aliens] were arrested from a charter bus passing through the Charlotte region late Saturday night after authorities got a tip that a suspicious package was on board, law enforcement officials said Monday. -- N.C. Highway Patrol First Sgt. Tony Luckadoo said his agency pulled the bus over on Interstate 85 South... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press  
Border officer pleads not guilty to smuggling charges   
San Diego -- A Customs and Border Protection officer has pleaded not guilty to conspiring to smuggle drugs and illegal [aliens] while working at a San Diego border crossing. -- The complaint alleges Luis Francisco Alarid admitted several vehicles through his post at the Otay Mesa border crossing since at least February... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WFMZ-TV -- Scranton, Pennsylvania   sc         
Traffic stop nets Mexican illegal aliens   
A routine traffic stop leads to the arrests of seven people in Monroe County. Police say an officer spotted a van driving erratically on Interstate 80 near Stroudsburg. Police say all of the people inside the van were from Mexico and none of them had proper identification.~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press  
Cartels bully Mexico police   
Cd. Juarez, Chih., Mex. -- It's a warning note written in blood as Mexico's powerful drug cartels increase the pressure on police and security officials who vow to break their power. -- The campaign of murder and intimidation appears to have reached a new peak... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Frederick (Maryland) News-Post  
Fed program identifies, pays for, but does not deport criminal aliens   
The federal government partially reimburses Frederick County for jailing undocumented immigrants who have committed crimes in the county. -- Until this year, however, federal officials have not taken steps to deport those people after their release. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WOI-TV -- Des Moines  
85 sentenced in Postville immigration raid   
Waterloo, Iowa -- Federal prosecutors say 85 people arrested in last week's immigration raid at a meatpacking plant in Postville have been sentenced on federal charges. -- They are part of a group of nearly 400 people arrested at the Agriprocessors plant. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

XETV -- San Diego / Tijuana   
Mexican reconquista goon bemoans razor wire on border fence   
..."It's a good thing that there's been a decrease in people getting hurt in a particular sector," says Enrique Morones, an advocate for immigration rights, who also heads the group "Border Angels." But not at the expense of more people getting hurt in another area." ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Montgomery (Alabama) Advertiser   
City Council takes on prostitution, illegal immigration tonight   
The Montgomery City Council will have a full plate tonight. -- Council members are expected to discuss two proposed ordinances: one that would create tougher sentences for prostitutes and those who promote prostitution and another that would punish businesses that knowingly hire illegal aliens.~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

WTMJ-TV -- Milwaukee, Wisconsin   
15 years for invader who killed teen in drunk driving crash   
A man charged with killing a Port Washington teenager in a drunken driving crash was sentenced Monday. -- Illegal [alien] Eddie Carbajal-Lile was sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday before he is deported. He is the man who pleaded no contest to running a stop sign and crashing into another car... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KSTP-TV -- Saint Paul, Minnesota  
News crew attacked during report at TiZA charter school   
In an attempt to report about the new findings from the Department of Education Monday, [KSTP News] went to Tarik ibn Zayad Academy in Inver Grove Heights. -- While on school grounds, our crew was attacked by school officials. Our photographer was injured while wrestling with the two men over the camera. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Ira Mehlman -- Washington Times  
Attempts at censorship   
For as long as there has been bad news, there have been people who have wanted to kill the messenger — or at least gag him. -- For the Hispanic ethnic advocacy network — an assortment of foundation-funded organizations and even the Congressional Hispanic Caucus — the bad news appears to be the mounting body of evidence that mass illegal immigration is a fiscal drain... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Des Moines Register  
Immigration raid: Church begins to empty out   
Postville, Ia. – This morning, St. Bridget’s Catholic Church housed about one-quarter of the 400 people it had on Tuesday. -- Sister Mary McCauley of St. Bridget’s said many parents are allowing their children to return to school, while others feel safe enough to return home. Some have likely left the state, she said. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Latest news from south of the border   
After a meeting that took place Sunday, Los Zetas became a new cartel in Mexico, independent of their previous leaders and with a newly formed alliance of former organizations, will establish a new map for controlling of Mexican territories. The new "megacartel" will reportedly be headed by...

KOLO-TV -- Reno, Nevada   
Drug bust nets 10 arrests   
In a series of raids throughout the Truckee Meadows on Monday, federal agents say they shut down a local drug operation and seized a sizeable quantity of methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine. --- ...Three of the 4 arraigned today, Ismael Infante-Ramirez, Luis Lopez-Acola and Gilberto Machuca are apparently in the country illegally... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

El Paso Times   
Mexican human smuggler busted   
A fourth suspect was arrested Monday in El Paso in connection with an [illegal alien] smuggling case allegedly involving a U.S. Border Patrol agent, officials announced. -- Rosa Isela Escajeda, 46, a Mexican citizen, was arrested at her home in the Lower Valley, and charged with conspiracy to commit... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
Arkansas governor says he opposes illegal immigration measure    
Governor Mike Beebe said Monday he opposes a ballot measure that would require government agencies to verify that everybody seeking public benefits in the state is a legal U.S. resident. -- "While I oppose illegal immigration, I cannot support this initiative," Beebe said in a statement released by his office Monday. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KIII-TV -- Corpus Christi, Texas    
Texas says immigration checks and hurricanes don't mix   
McAllen -- Emergency managers recently learned the Border Patrol will check the immigration status of people boarding buses at hurricane evacuation hubs in South Texas. -- The feds say they'll search for illegal immigrants at inland Texas checkpoints even during a hurricane evacuation... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson   
BP: Smuggler threw pregnant passenger out of car before fatal wreck   
A suspected drug smuggler died Saturday night after being thrown from the car he was driving while trying to elude Border Patrol agents north of Lukeville. -- The events leading up to the fatal crash began about 7 p.m. Saturday when agents working near the Lukeville port of entry spotted a car being loaded with marijuana... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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