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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Barack Obama is a Liar
Says Dobbs/Limbaugh Caused Doubling of Hate Crimes Against Hispanics

Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- May 23  

    Pilgrim: Senator Barack Obama last night told a Florida crowd that Lou contributed to a rise in hate crimes in this country. This is not the first time Senator Obama has attacked Lou and this broadcast and it's not the first time the senator has been wrong on the facts. Bill Tucker reports.
    Obama: We're not going to solve the problem if we're just shouting about it like Lou Dobbs and folks on television.
    Tucker: On the campaign trail in the middle of the primaries.
    Obama: And so when I hear Rush Limbaugh or you know Lou Dobbs or some of these people talking about how we need to send them all back. We're not going to send them all back. First of all, this is a country of immigrants.
    Tucker: And as the primary season comes to a close at a fundraiser closed to cameras in Florida Thursday night the senator again took aim at Lou, saying quote, "There's a reason why hate crimes against Hispanic people doubled last year. If you have people like Lou Dobbs and Rush Limbaugh ginning things up, it's not surprising that would happen." The senator's campaign staff could not tell us where he got his stats. But they're wrong, according to the FBI, hate crimes against Hispanics rose at a much slower rate than other groups and they certainly didn't double in 2006.
Video Watch Obama / Drug War / Phoenix / Calif.   Transcript

El Paso Times          sc      
Law enforcement warned not to visit Juárez, 11 bodies found   
Local law enforcement on Friday were being warned about traveling to Juárez in the wake of threats of a "bloody" weekend and at least 11 murders since Thursday. -- Although representatives from law enforcement agencies would not confirm such warnings given to officers, there have been reports that law enforcement are being asked to refrain from visiting Juárez... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Riverside (Calif.) Press-Enterprise  
Minuteman group protests 'consulate on wheels' in San Bernardino   
Carrying large U.S. flags and chanting "USA," 20 members of the anti-illegal-immigration group The Minuteman Project on Wednesday stood outside the Mexican consulate in San Bernardino to protest the consulate's satellite services... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

North County Times -- Escondido, Calif.   
ICE operation nets 137 in San Diego County   
Federal agents arrested 137 people in San Diego County, including 32 in North County, during a three-week, statewide immigration crackdown that ended late Thursday, U.S. ICE officials said Friday. -- The sweep, conducted by the agency's Fugitive Operations Teams, started May 5 in San Diego and netted more than 900 people in California... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Las Vegas Review-Journal         sc    
Marchers want legality for illegal alien teens    
Dozens of college students, many in graduation gowns and caps, marched from Valley High School to University of Nevada, Las Vegas, on Friday afternoon in support of legislation that would give [illegal alien] young people a path toward legality. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KCPW -- Salt Lake City  
ICE agency shortfall leaves state in the lurch   
Lawmakers want Attorney General Mark Shurtleff to report back to the Immigration Interim Committee this summer with more information about the number of [illegal aliens] released from Utah jails. Shurtleff says often the understaffed ICE can't pick up the offenders, so many are processed in a matter of hours and released. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Michael Vail & Josh Reeves -- Rense.com   
North American Union ratified under smokescreen of 9/11   
This belief was reflected in the outcomes of nearly all of the 17 elections held in 2006. And it has been the real story of recent years: Not some "Left Turn." Not some populist rejection of markets and trade - but the creation of a new hemispheric consensus that, as our Inter-American Democratic Charter... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

San Antonio Express-News Editorial   
Wolff wants to fight federal border fence   
County Judge Nelson Wolff shows a keen grasp of Economics 101: What helps your neighbors helps you, even if those neighbors happen to be hundreds of miles away. -- The negative take on that principle, however, is equally valid: What hurts the neighboring communities hurts you as well... [Related Info]~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~


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Madera (Calif.) Tribune   
Illegal alien arrested for welfare fraud   
Allegations of welfare fraud and perjury returned a Madera mother and her children into the custody of authorities Friday for a second time in a year. The children are with Child Protective Services while their mother, 28-year-old Nora Yesenia Guillen, is in county jail... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Salinas Californian   
Arrests worry so-called 'immigrants'   
After hearing that immigration agents arrested 25 undocumented immigrants Tuesday, Pascuala Torres started to worry. -- Torres, 58, a legal resident who is studying to become a U.S. citizen, said she worries every time she hears news about immigration agents making arrests. Her son is in the process of becoming a legal resident...~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Coming Up
May 27
Los Angeles -- 1:00 PM -- Walter Moore for Mayor of L. A.
Board of Supervisors Meeting -- Jamiel's Law

Joe Guzzardi -- VDare.com   
Memorial day in my ESL class   
The other day during my English as a second language class, I reviewed with my students our schedule for the remaining two weeks of school. -- After I wrote on the board, “Monday, May 26th, Memorial Day, No Class” I wondered how many students knew the significance that holiday holds for them... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

News Digital Media -- Surry Hills, New South Wales   
Mexican woman strapped cocaine to children   
London -- A woman has been jailed for nearly 10 years after admitting trying to smuggle hundreds of thousands of pounds of cocaine into Britain strapped to two children. -- Elisa Vazquez Sanchez was stopped by customs officers after flying into London's Heathrow airport from Mexico last March... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Spero News  
Arrogant Guatemalan grouses about U. S. treatment of illegals   
...The minister was referring in particular to a US police raid on a May 12 at the Agriprocessors meatpacking plant in Postville, Iowa, in which 389 [illegal aliens.... criminals] were arrested for possession of false documents [a crime, usually a felony], including 287 Guatemalans. [More meddling by foreigners] ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Laguna Journal -- Laguna Beach, Calif.  
Mexico Drug Related Violent Deaths Escalate   
Over 1,500 people have been killed in Mexico so far this year, according to Mexican news reports. Most of the slayings have taken place in states that are hubs for drug trafficking and organized crime. In one day this week, alone, Mexico recorded 40 executions. These murders are the most violent of episodes... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Hilton Head Island (South Carolina) Packet  
Suspect in deadly prom-night crash faces more serious charges   
Prosecutors have elevated the charges against the alleged drunken driver they say was responsible for the prom-night wreck that claimed the life of Bluffton High School junior Josh George. -- Juan Jose Olague Roman, 20, of Bluffton now faces charges of felony DUI resulting in death and... [Related item with video] ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

New York Times   
270 Illegal aliens sent to prison in federal push   
Waterloo, Iowa -- In temporary courtrooms at a fairgrounds here, 270 illegal [aliens] were sentenced this week to five months in prison for working at a meatpacking plant with false documents. -- The prosecutions, which ended Friday, signal a sharp escalation in the Bush administration’s crackdown on illegal workers... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers        sc            
Latest news from south of the border   
This Wednesday the European Union approved a legal proposal for a common policy which provides for  a choice between either the legalization or the expulsion of undocumented aliens. Persons who lack proper documentation would either leave voluntarily or be forced to leave and could be detained for...

Dallas Morning News   
Dallas officer hurt while trying to avoid accident with drunken illegal   
A Dallas police officer was recovering in the intensive-care unit Friday after he lost control of his squad car while trying to avoid an accident and crashed into an iron fence in West Oak Cliff. An iron rod from the fence broke the front windshield and struck his chest... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

ABC News    Video Report  
Where is the Latino vote?   
Video segment that aired on ABC at approximately 11 pm ET on May 22, 2008. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

East Valley Tribune -- Phoenix  
Arpaio: Offers pouring in to offset funding loss   
Valley gun-maker Frank DeSomma donated about $10,000 worth of guns and equipment to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office earlier this year, but he wanted it to be a secret. -- “I wanted to give this because I appreciate the organization,” DeSomma said. “But I wanted to keep it quiet.” ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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