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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Where's the Fence
Give Credit Where Credit is Due

American Border Patrol-- June 12  
Steve Elliott, President of grassfire.org -- "From our research less than twenty miles of double fencing..."

    "It's not a 700-mile fence. It's a 370-mile fence, and the rest are vehicle barriers," King said at a news conference. "If we wanted barriers we would have said so. We want the fence."
    Rep. King was wrong when he said, "it is a 370-mile fence." As of April 28 the fence on the border is 183 miles. There are 152 miles of vehicle barrier.
    The press conference at which Rep. King said these things was hosted by grassfire.org.
    At the press conference Grassfire president Steve Elliott said: "From our research it's (DHS claims of fence progress) basically a bogus number. We understand that less than twenty miles of double border fences have been built and they are actually including things that look like picket fencing..."
    The whole thrust of the press conference was that DHS was not doing what they were supposed to do; yet grassfire.org said nothing about how they knew this. "We appreciate their hard work but we would also appreciate a little recognition," said Glenn Spencer of American Border Patrol, the only possible source of the information used by Elliott,
    The media don't report on ABP's survey because they don't want the people to know the truth. Could it be that grassfire.org didn't give ABP's credit because of a little professional jealousy? Pettiness has no place in patriotism and the American people need to know the truth about the border.

Salem (Oregon) News     sc         
Residents say 'free trade' schemes have hurt the mid-Willamette region   
Laid-off workers, elected officials, immigrant rights advocates and others from throughout the greater Salem area will gather at the Salem Public Library, Central Branch on Thursday evening to discuss the widespread negative impacts free trade agreements have had in the region... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review   
Illegals bills would punish state municipalities   
As the Pennsylvania General Assembly plunges into its annual budget negotiations, state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe is focusing on what is becoming his signature concern: immigration reform. -- "The illegal alien issue in Pennsylvania is costing taxpayers millions of dollars," the Butler County Republican said... [Related item]

American Border Patrol    
American flag event on the border July 4th
On the 4th of July, American Border Patrol will display thousands of U.S. Flags right on the border. Come by the ranch at 11615 S. Apache Sky Rd., Hereford, AZ, anytime between 7 am and 4 pm and help place flags on the border fence. (Refreshments - group photos) Call 520-803-7703 for information.

Oklahoma City Journal Record   
Terrill: Bush decree undermines ruling   
Oklahoma City -- The principal author of Oklahoma’s immigration law thinks a new executive order issued by President Bush undermines last week’s federal court order temporarily blocking enforcement of parts of the law. -- An official with the National Chamber Litigation Center, representing one of the plaintiff groups challenging the law, disagrees. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Portland Oregonian   
Rally marks anniversary of Portland immigration raids   
A large number of [illegal aliens] arrested a year ago today in a raid on a North Portland food plant have left the country. The government is still investigating whether the two companies that hired and employed those workers knew they did not have legal papers for employment. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Charlotte News & Observer   
Deportation fear fuels flight   
Raleigh, NC -- In less than three weeks, Wake County detention officers will have the power to start deportation proceedings against immigrants who pass through the county jail. The program is being anxiously debated and discussed in the Triangle immigrant community, with some people deciding to leave the country... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Walter Moore, Candidate For Mayor of Los Angeles    
Villaraigosa, Israel and illegal immigration
...Villaraigosa and his fellow travelers will call you a "racist" for wanting to control our nation's border. Villaraigosa, moreover, insists on providing "sanctuary city" status not just to illegal aliens who come here to work, but also to illegal alien gang members who come here to kill and to sell drugs.... AP Internal Use Only

Wall Street Journal Blogs   
Lou Dobbs for.....Governor?   
The CNN host is isn’t commenting on whether he is considering leaving the TV studio for the political stage. -- Current New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine is up for re-election next year, and the state’s Star Ledger reported Thursday that Dobbs is taking steps toward running, citing Republican officials... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Joseph Farah -- WorldNetDaily.com    
U.S. busts border tunnels   
In April, I reported some good news in this space – that Washington was finally getting serious about building a border fence. -- I told you some $23 million had been allocated for engineering teams to focus on smuggling tunnels and building a sturdier, impregnable border barrier... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Brenda Walker -- VDare.com   
Open borders wiping out a century of labor progress   
On May 28, California's Governor Schwarzenegger attended the funeral of Maria Isabel Vasquez Jimenez, a 17-year-old farmworker who died of heatstroke. The pregnant girl collapsed in a vineyard and died two days later in a Lodi hospital. She was an illegal alien from Mexico... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Amanda Carpenter -- Townhall.com  
Viral video on immigration costs   
Video testimony from a Florida hospital administrator about the millions of tax dollars spent providing health care for illegal aliens is spreading like wildfire on the internet. -- Last April, Carol Plato, director of services from Martin Memorial Medical Hospital, told members of Florida’s House Committee on State Affairs about the extreme financial burdens illegal [aliens] have imposed on her hospital.    ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

San Diego Union-Tribune   
Obama will join McCain at La Raza convention    
Presidential candidate Barack Obama will travel to San Diego next month to join opponent John McCain in speaking at the annual convention of the National Council of La Raza, the nation's largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization [Translation: a Mexican reconquista gang run by left wing kooks amd subversives]. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson      sc         
Debate on ethnic studies descends into shouting match   
A press conference staged by Arizona’s head of education quickly descended into a screaming match this morning outside TUSD headquarters. -- About 100 people huddled underneath a tree at Park Avenue and 10th Street to listen to Tom Horne articulate why he thinks the district’s Ethnic Studies Department should be closed. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Daily Dunklin Democrat -- Kennett, Missouri    
Mexican illegal alien guilty in unlawful entry / DUI case   
A Mexican citizen pled guilty June 10 to unlawful entry into the United States, according to United States Attorney Catherine L. Hanaway. -- Carlos Gomez-Perez, 39, pled guilty to one felony count of unlawful entry into the United States. He appeared before United States District Judge Charles A. Shaw... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
National Guard wrapping up duty along border   
The last National Guard soldiers assigned to protect the U.S.-Mexican border are scheduled to arrive in Arizona next week and leave by July 15 in the final act of a two-year mission to make the border more secure. -- Operation Jump Start began in June 2006 and was designed to give the Border Patrol some breathing room until it could hire thousands of additional agents... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Bergen Record -- Bogota, New Jersey   Audio Clip of Blather Included   
Menendez accuses immigration agents of 'witch hunt'   
Sen. Bob Menendez accused immigration enforcement agents Wednesday of ignoring the rights of some citizens and legal immigrants because they speak Spanish or have dark skin. -- "We need to face a blunt reality: Our legitimate desire to control our borders has too often turned into a witch hunt against Hispanic Americans and other people of color..." ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Newsday -- New York  
Six men held in immigration fraud scheme   
Superior technical computers skills will help get you to the head of the line for visas to enter the United States. -- Running a greeting card store on Long Island should not, federal officials said yesterday in arresting three Suffolk men as part of a nationwide roundup of six Indian nationals in a complex immigration fraud scheme... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

The Hill -- Washington   
Hispanic Dems warn Obama he risks losing them   
Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) must commit to helping illegal [aliens.... criminals] achieve citizenship or else risk losing the vital Latino vote in the general election, Hispanic Democratic lawmakers are warning. -- If he does not promise so-called comprehensive immigration reform, the lawmakers say, the only other way to win over Hispanic supporters... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Bilingual, pro-American book 'unfit' for L.A. schools   
A new bilingual children's book is being deemed "unfit" for the Los Angeles schools because of its position opposing affirmative action. -- "Joey Gonzalez, Great American" is a new release from WND Books by Tony Robles, who offered to donate copies to the Los Angeles Unified School District. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Tucson Citizen   
Alleged illegal aliens facing fraud charges   
Sheriff's deputies say they've arrested eight suspected illegal immigrants on fraud charges for allegedly using forged documents or stolen identities to get jobs at two amusement parks in metropolitan Phoenix. -- Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose office is investigating the case, said the fraud bust might lead to a case under the state's employer sanctions law...

Chicago Sun-Times   
Area Hispanics to meet with McCain   
Dozens of Fox Valley Hispanics will get the chance to talk with Sen. John McCain, the Republican Party's nominee for president, later this month. And they'll get to do it for free. -- McCain will be in Chicago on June 18 for a fundraiser at the Drake Hotel, but he'll stick around that night to hold a town hall meeting with Illinois Hispanics. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson   
Border cases pose stern test for prosecutors   
Immigration and drug cases fill the federal court calendar in Arizona. -- The two sets of cases, most of which never make it to trial, combine to make up about 75 percent of all sentencings in Arizona's U.S. District Court. Immigration cases, in particular, have been on the rise in recent years, accounting for more than half... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

The Northwestern -- Oshkosh, Wisconsin   
Mexican invader sentenced to eight years for two sexual assaults   
An 18-year-old illegal immigrant convicted of two sexual assaults was sentenced this morning to eight years in prison. -- Martin L. Gamez... sexually assaulted an 8-year-old girl last year and forced a teenage girl to perform a sex act on him the year before, court records show. [More of Bush's pet fiends] ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Demand for armored vehicles up in Mexico, other news   
Carlos Nava Guerrero, manager of Car Armoring Service, said the demand for armoring of cars has increased 40% and that Tijuana businessmen request armoring up to level 4 and 5 to protect themselves against kidnapping because those levels repel AK47 gunfire assaults....

Mark Krikorian -- National Review   
D.A. King is a dynamo in Georgia, working tirelessly for tougher immigration enforcement. He's a normal patriot — no Zionist conspiracy hogwash or anything like that — and has been published in the Atlanta paper and elsewhere and been on Fox, CNN, etc... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Fox News Carolina -- Greenville   
'Open Borders' Graham clinches win in GOP primary (unfortunately)   
Columbia, SC -- U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham has defeated Republican challenger Buddy Witherspoon in South Carolina's GOP primary. -- Graham had 70 percent of the vote Tuesday with 32 percent of precincts reporting. Witherspoon had 30 percent of the vote... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Victoria (Texas) Advocate   
Suspected illegals caught near Sarco   
Ten suspected [illegal aliens] were detained by deputies on state Highway 2441 near Sarco in Goliad County on Monday. -- An eleventh was picked up by deputies on Tuesday. -- “It bothers me to think that we would leave anybody out there, but sometimes they’re just impossible to find,” said Goliad County Sheriff Robert De La Garza.

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