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Thursday, June 5, 2008

America the Vulnerable
Mexican Civil War May Spill Over

Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- June 4  
"This violence spills across borders"

Casey Wian: Under this sheet is the head of one of the most recent victims of Mexico's drug wars. Two decapitated bodies were found lying in the street Monday in Ciudad Juarez across the border from El Paso. On the bodies a warning note from one warring cartel to followers of another. As Mexican cartels fight each other and 30,000 federal troops, President Felipe Calderon admitted Sunday his government has lost control of some Mexican territory, and U.S. law enforcement officials say the violence is already crossing the border.
John Walters, Office of National Drug Policy: The shocking character of some of this violence, the viciousness of these groups is not going to respect borders. It already doesn't. This violence spills across both borders. And it will come more aggressively to wherever it feels it can survive and brutally take money and power.
Wian: The Bush administration is pressuring Congress to approve the Merida Initiative, which would provide $1.4 billion in military equipment to help Mexico fight drug cartels.
President Felipe Calderon, Mexico (through translator): I reiterate the urgent necessity to form joint strategies at the international level, to combat the drug cartel whose actions clearly extend beyond borders.
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Arizona Business Gazette        sc  
U.S. challenge may affect employer-sanctions law   
Federal appellate judges will start the process this week of weighing what states can and cannot regulate when it comes to hiring by private companies. -- The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments by business groups and Hispanic activists that only the federal government can regulate whether employers can hire people not in the United States legally. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WINK-TV -- Fort Myers, Florida   
17 of 25 illegal workers deported   
We have new information into the investigation of 25 illegal workers taken into custody at the Lee County Jail expansion project on Ortiz last month. -- Immigration and Customs Enforcement tells us of the 25 workers 17 have already been deported and six have orders for deportation... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

NBC17-TV -- Raleigh   
Program to deport illegal alien criminals under review   
The Governor's Crime Commission will review a program today that's designed to help local law enforcement deport dangerous illegal [aliens]. -- The latest numbers from U.S. Border Patrol agents has the number of illegal [aliens] in the United States at 12 million and they now account for about one in every 20 workers. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Danbury (Connecticut) News-Times 
City move against 'Hispanic Center' said to be 'racially motivated'   
... Elise Marciano, a Danbury resident and the group's co-founder, sent a letter to the Common Council in March urging elected officials to withhold money from the Hispanic Center because it "publicly advocates against our government enforcing laws." ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Fox News     Video Report    sc  
Valedictorian being deported to Armenia   
Rick Oltman of Californians for Population Stabilization appeared on "Fox and Friends" on June 4 and discussed this story: Arthur Mkoyan's 4.0 grade-point average has made him a valedictorian at Bullard High School in Fresno and qualified him to enter one of the state's top universities. -- But...~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Clint Bolick -- Goldwater Institute   
Time to rein in State Bar   
It is inherently dangerous to confer the coercive powers of government upon a guild. Exhibit A: the Arizona State Bar, which is on a rampage to suppress free-speech rights. -- The Bar has initiated several complaints against Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas in regard to his critical comments about... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

This Day -- Lagos, Nigeria   
U. S. deports 87 Nigerians   
Eighty seven Nigerians deported from the U.S., arrived in the country yesterday, aboard a special flight. -- A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) investigation showed that the deportees arrived at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, at 8 a.m. and were handed over to the Nigeria Immigration Service... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Los Angeles Times   
Latino unemployment rate hits 7.3%   
Unemployment among Latinos -- particularly immigrants -- jumped in the last year, wiping out many of their economic gains, according to a report released Wednesday by the Pew Hispanic Center. -- The report comes amid an extended housing market and construction slump that has claimed hundreds of thousands of jobs in the U.S. The findings... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Marietta (Georgia) Daily Journal   
287(g) In Action: Police arrest woman wanted for murder   
Cobb Sheriff Neil Warren said a woman arrested by Cobb Police for driving without a license is wanted for murder in Kentucky. -- Juana Courtney, 37, was stopped for a traffic violation about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday near State Route 280 and Pat Mell Road... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Peter Brimelow -- VDare.com   
Immigration is the Viagra of the state   
...I’m going to make this case with special reference to the example of the U.S., partly because that’s where I’ve lived for nearly forty years and partly because I’m a financial journalist, not a philosopher, and I find the presence of actual facts, as opposed to pure theory, kind of comforting. I will say, however, that...

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix   
2 accused of shooting at police   
Phoenix police arrested two suspects Tuesday night on suspicion of shooting at two officers in a marked patrol car, police said. -- At about 10:40 p.m., one suspect in a Maroon Chevrolet Tahoe shot at two officers near 35th Avenue and Culver Street, striking the hood and roof of their patrol car, Detective Stacie Derge said in a statement... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

El Universal -- Mexico City   
Mexican legislators say "Juan Hernandez is hurting Mexico's image"   
Federal representatives of opposition parties (PRD-PRI) criticized the political activism of Juan Hernández in the collection of funds for the candidate of the U.S. Republican Party, John McCain, and made an exhort to the chancellery to send an "attentive note" to the former Friend of Fox to impede that he injures the image of the country (Mexico). ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Dalton (Georgia) Daily Citizen   
Sheriff candidates weigh problems   
People should be “screaming” about the uninstalled computer equipment for the 287(g) program at the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office, said both Republican candidates for sheriff at a GOP forum Monday night. -- Six Whitfield County jailers trained on the program in January... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Newsday -- New York  
Agents make immigration arrests   
Immigration agents say they arrested 491 people in New Jersey and New York in May. -- Officials say that's the single largest number in a month in the region since they began targeting immigration violators in 2003. -- ICE officials tell The Record of Bergen County 251 were in New Jersey and 240 were in New York. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WSLS-TV -- Roanoke, Virginia  
Deadly crash on I-81, Police arrest suspected illegals   
State Police arrest two men they believe are illegal immigrants, after a deadly crash on Interstate 81 this morning (Thursday, June 5th). -- Troopers tell us the crash happened in Rockbridge County, near Route 710. -- Investigators say a vehicle ran off the road, and flipped... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Contra Costa Times   
Most immigrants lived in California illegally, study says   
More than half of new California immigrants who are permanent legal residents lived in the state illegally before getting green cards, according to an analysis released Wednesday by the Public Policy Institute of California. -- The study suggests that the conventional notion of a legal immigrant as a brand-new arrival who has waited in a home country to get a green card is not the norm. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

News And Tribune -- Jeffersonville, Indiana  
Clarksville Police investigate second gang rape within week   
...Detective Maj. Noble McCutcheon said that they will not report the rape to immigration officials, even though Garcia showed a Mexican ID and Morales did not provide police with an ID. -- “Immigration said they’re not going to do anything about it,” McCutcheon said. “Something needs to be done. Most of them are illegals. They’re too busy raping and robbing people.” ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Michael Webster -- American Chronicle   
What happened to the million cash & the suspect?   
Back in January of this year the El Paso Journal reported that an El Paso County sheriff's deputy pulled over a Freightliner Tractor Trailer at I-10 mile marker 45 in the eastern part of EL Paso county. While conducting a search of the trailer he discovered about $1 million in cash... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Walter Moore, Candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles   
Low voter turnout will doom Mexican Reconquista Villaraigosa   
Good news: voter turnout in L.A. County was just 16% in Tuesday's election! -- Why is this good news? Glad you asked. -- Most people in the City of Los Angeles are completely oblivious to local politics. They don't know what's going on, and they don't care. And they don't bother voting in local elections unless... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Canadian Press  
Police wipe out Toronto clique of MS-13 gang   
Toronto, Ont. -- Police say they've stopped one of the world's most savage gangs from establishing a major presence in Toronto. -- On Wednesday, Toronto and Halton Regional Police executed 22 search warrants, made 17 arrests and laid 63 charges after a five-month investigation into the MS-13 gang... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

East Valley Tribune -- Phoenix   
Accused illegal alien / ID thief to cops: Arrest real criminals   
...Adan Betancio Guerrero, 36, of Mesa is accused of stealing someone else’s Social Security number and using it to purchase two homes and two vehicles. The records stated Betancio racked up $787,000 in loans and has tried to get a job using the victim’s personal information... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Tainted cheese fuels TB rise in California   
A rare form of tuberculosis caused by illegal, unpasteurized dairy products, including the popular queso fresco cheese, is rising among Hispanic immigrants in Southern California and raising fears about a resurgence of a strain all but eradicated in the U.S... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers        
Latest news from south of the border   
Mexican Secretary of Public Security, Genaro García Luna says that the perception of increased violence in Mexico has been generated by a narcotraffic strategy of propaganda. He warned that the cartels seek to maintain their sheltered status through intimidation...

Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson   
Border peril prompts Amado school meeting   
The U.S. Border Patrol will host a meeting tonight at an Amado elementary school that was forced into lockdowns on two occasions recently due to dangerous border-related activity nearby. -- The meeting at Sopori Elementary School, just west of Interstate 10 on Arivaca Road, will begin at 7 p.m. in the library... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
Judge blocks Oklahoma illegal immigration law    
A federal judge on Wednesday blocked parts of an Oklahoma law targeting illegal immigration, saying the measures are probably unconstitutional. -- U.S. District Judge Robin J. Cauthron issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting enforcement of provisions of the law that subject employers to penalties for failing to comply with a federal employee verification system. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Washington Post  
'07 deaths of teens fuel policies on immigrants   
...The catalyst was a tragedy that roiled the Hampton Roads [Va.] area and triggered stiffer local policies on illegal immigrants. In March 2007, the Tranchants' daughter Tessa, 16, and her best friend, Alison Kunhardt, 17, were killed in a car crash caused by a drunk driver who had a police record and was in the country illegally. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

TIME Magazine   
Recession may be driving illegals away   
In the newly minted general election, there's one topic both candidates will both try to avoid: immigration reform. Specifically, how to salve popular anger at illegal immigrants without damaging an economy that has become reliant on their labor. With too many deportations, crops will rot in the field... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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