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Friday, June 13, 2008

Mission Accomplished?
O'Reilly Declares Border Victory -- 800,000 OK

O'Reilly Factor-- June 12  
Bill O'Reilly -- Spinmeister

    An article today in the very liberal New York Times says that the National Guard has been very successful in working with the Border Patrol. In fact border incursions are down 40 percent, based on apprehension stats. Also the border states governors want the guard to stay, even though the deployment is up in July. Homeland Security says there are now enough Border Patrol agents, more than sixteen thousand, to secure the border so the guard is no longer needed.
    Homeland security chief Michael Chertoff has done a good job on the border so we'll take him at his word.
    ...Talking points is happy to report the success in the fight against immigration chaos.
Video Watch    As I See It -- Glenn Spencer

Business Gazette -- Gaithersburg, Maryland      sc         
Mayor wants mea culpa from Casa, NAACP   
Frederick’s mayor says Casa de Maryland and the local chapter of the NAACP owe the Sheriff’s Office an apology for spreading misinformation about their new immigration initiative. -- Neither group, however, is ready to say they are sorry... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Daily Star   
Appellate judges expressing support of Arizona's employer sanctions law   
Federal appellate judges expressed some skepticism Thursday with contention of foes of Arizona's new employer sanctions law that the state cannot do what it is doing. -- Jonathan Weissglass, arguing on behalf of business and civil rights groups, argued that the federal government has pretty much exclusive power... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

El Paso Times   
Sunland Park fence allows easy path to U.S.   
Sunland Park, NM -- While a steel and concrete fence is erected in parts of this small town, another older portion of the barrier remains fluid to residents on both sides of the border. -- This part of the fence has not yet been updated according to newer plans and instead has large holes and an open concrete culvert -- openings large enough for a person to fit through. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Austin American-Statesman   
Hispanic Caucus pushes Obama on immigration   
Hispanic lawmakers on Capitol Hill are pressuring Sen. Barack Obama to commit to helping illegal immigrants achieve citizenship or else risk losing the vital Latino vote in the general election, according to The Hill, a newspaper that covers Congress. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Fond du Lac Reporter    
Illegal alien gang members busted in Wisconsin   
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today the successful arrest of eight suspected criminal illegal aliens or Entry Without Identification (EWI) individuals, in and around Sheboygan, Wisconsin earlier this week. -- This is a result of ongoing cooperative efforts to identify, bring into custody, and turn over to Federal ICE officials... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

NBC’s Tim Russert dead at 58   
Tim Russert, NBC News’ Washington bureau chief and the moderator of “Meet the Press,” died Friday after being stricken at the bureau, NBC News said Friday. He was 58. -- Russert was recording voiceovers for Sunday’s “Meet the Press” broadcast when he collapsed, the network said. He had recently returned from Italy... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Madison Messenger -- Danville, Virginia   
Goode won’t endorse McCain … yet   
Republican presidential candidate John McCain should not hold his breath while waiting for an endorsement from U.S. Rep. Virgil Goode. -- “The Hill,” a political insider guide, reports that Goode, R-5th, is among at least 14 Republican representatives who have not endorsed McCain... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Houston Chronicle   
Poll: Mexicans view U.S. political leaders negatively   
Public opinion in Mexico has turned sharply against the United States over the past decade, and many in America's southern neighbor now hold strongly negative views of President Bush and the candidates vying to replace him, a public opinion survey released Thursday revealed. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Los Angeles Times   
L. A.'s Bratton and Baca disagree on role of race in gang violence   
Los Angeles' two top lawmen are increasingly at odds over the extent to which gang violence is being fueled by racial hatred. -- Police Chief William J. Bratton and his top deputies have long cautioned that race-motivated violence remains fairly rare and that gang feuds over turf and drugs are the leading causes of such violence. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Dave Gibson -- American Chronicle    sc  
US roads will remain killing fields until the borders are secured   
A few days ago, a six year-old girl was hit and killed while crossing the street in a suburb of Milwaukee. The man behind the wheel?…A previously-deported illegal alien. -- As little Mackenzie Maddox and her mother crossed the street at S. 84th St. and W. Cleveland Ave. in West Allis, WI, the car driven by Jose Rodriguez came speeding through the intersection... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Jim Capo -- John Birch Society   
Oh, world government, what problem can't you solve?   
While the mainstream media continues to insist that the move to merge the U.S., Canada and Mexico into a trading block patterned on the EU is pure fantasy, others in that same media talk freely of merging the US with the EU. -- Yesterday's guest editorial by Judy Shelton demonstrates that the Rupert Murdock-led Wall Street Journal is not going to miss a beat in continuing to promote world government... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Raleigh News & Observer   
Deputies to help deport illegals   
A plan to allow local law enforcement officers to start deportation proceedings against immigrants accused of crimes came closer to reality today when 38 area deputies completed their training. -- By July 1, jails in Wake, Cumberland and Henderson counties plan to begin examining the identities and citizenship status of foreign-born inmates. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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.

Sheriff Arpaio knows how to secure the border   
Hands down, Joe Arpaio is the toughest sheriff in America. And although he is most well-known for his tough treatment of prisoners, Arpaio has over 30 years experience with different federal drug enforcement agencies, and, as the former head of border and drug enforcement in Texas and Arizona... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

The Tidings   
Consuls, advocates meet to address raids, deportations   
In response to stepped-up workplace raids by the ICE arm of Homeland Security, a historic "exploratory" meeting sponsored by the Los Angeles Archdiocese's Office of Justice and Peace was held with the consuls of five foreign governments and leaders of local faith-based and community organizations on June 3. [More foreign meddling]~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

American Border Patrol    
July 4th border banners     
American Border Patrol announced today that it will place personalized border banners on its ranch border this 4th of July. Anyone who would like to “stand up and be counted” for border enforcement can now do so from the comfort of their home, said Glenn Spencer, head of ABP...

Honolulu Star-Bulletin   
40 protesters rally against Tam   
About 40 people demonstrated outside City Hall yesterday to demand the ouster of Councilman Rod Tam as chairman of the Zoning Committee for using an ethnic slur. -- They held signs opposing Tam as passing drivers honked in support. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

LA County Sheriff Lee Baca -- Los Angeles Times  Audio Clips Included  
Black-Latino tensions, not gangs, are at the heart of the county's violence   
Conversations about race are fraught with emotion, confusion and controversy. But that doesn't mean we should avoid or sidestep the issue. -- As a Latino raised in East Los Angeles, and as the elected sheriff of Los Angeles County for the last decade, I have seen many sides of the race issue. I have lived it, in fact. [Commentary by KABC's Doug McIntyre courtesy 'Lone Wolf'] ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Boston Globe    sc    
Immigration officials arrest 42 people in Rhode Island   
Federal immigration authorities have arrested 42 people from South America who were allegedly in the country illegally. -- In a written statement, officials from U.S. ICE said the arrests were made Wednesday and Thursday during an operation that focused on suspected immigration violators in Newport and Middletown. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KNXV-TV -- Phoenix  
16 illegals, smugglers found at Phoenix home   
Phoenix police responded to the scene of a drop house on Thursday night. Officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement and DPS Officers from Illegal Immigration Prevention and Apprehension Co-op Team also arrived to the home near 49th Avenue and Indian School Road... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

The Examiner  
Wolf warns U.N. to stop Reconquista from rescheduling visit   
Rep. Frank Wolf asked U.N. Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon to scuttle a U.N. human rights official's postponed visit to inspect Prince William County's crackdown on illegal immigration. U.N. Special Rapporteur for Human Rights of Migrants Jorge Bustamante abruptly postponed his trip to Prince William on Monday night... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Birmingham (Alabama) News   
Sessions won't "endorse" McCain   
Is there a difference between "strongly supporting" and "endorsing" someone for president? Sen. Jeff Sessions believes there is, because he is doing the former but not the latter. -- A Capitol Hill newspaper surveyed Republicans in Congress and found a few who are not endorsing John McCain... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

San Diego Union-Tribune  
Armed men snatch 34 Cubans from custody of Mexican agents    
Armed men hijacked a bus carrying 34 detained Cuban migrants in southern Mexico after forcing immigration agents away at gunpoint, officials said on Thursday. -- Eight assailants blocked a road in southern Chiapas state late Wednesday, stopping the bus carrying the Cubans and forcing the unarmed immigration agents to get off... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Austin American-Statesman  
ICE opens info sharing office in Mexico City   
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has teamed up with the Mexican government to open an office in Mexico City to share information and cooperate on investigations. -- The office — known as a Trade Transparency Unit — will help "identify and eliminate trade-based money laundering systems..." ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
Alleged Mexican gang leader arrested in Southern California   
An alleged leader of a Mexican crime ring wanted on gang, drugs and weapons charges has been taken into custody, the FBI said Wednesday. -- Jose Manuel Garibay Felix was arrested Friday at a California Department of Motor Vehicle office in Riverside, FBI Special Agent in Charge Keith Slotter said... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel  
Illegal alien in fatal crash may face federal charges   
The 29-year-old Kenosha man charged in the West Allis crash that killed a 6-year-old girl Monday could face federal charges for re-entering the country illegally after being deported to Mexico in February, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office said Wednesday... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WCTV -- Tallahassee, Florida   
Immigration bust forces restaurants to close   
If you tried to have lunch or dinner at one of a few Mexican restaurants in Tallahassee on Wednesday, you were greeted by a closed sign. -- That's because a few Mexican restaurants in Tallahassee were targeted in a federal sting that took several illegal immigrants into custody... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Bergen Record -- Bogota, New Jersey  
Groups argue over N.J.'s treatment of illegals    
Clerics, lawyers and activists at a state public hearing Wednesday assailed the growing number of immigration raids in New Jersey and the holding of non-criminal [illegal aliens] in county jails and a federal detention center in Elizabeth. -- Those speakers said state political leaders must step in and address what they argue is an overzealous federal attempt to crack down on immigration violators. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Latest news from south of the border   
Mexico must be the priority of the United States. The words of Barack Obama, Democrat candidate to the presidency of that country, are logical. If he said the opposite, that would be major news. But unfortunately it's not the first time that similar words have been spoken nor that the events have been frustrated....

El Paso Times    
Border Patrol officials show high-tech surveillance
In the near future, the U.S. Border Patrol will deploy more sophisticated high-tech equipment along the border to stem illegal immigration. -- At Wednesday's Central Business Association luncheon, Border Patrol officials used a multimedia presentation to show the kinds of technological tools being tested... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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