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.
Watch As I See It -- Glenn Spencer
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.
|Providence (Rhode Island) Journal sc
Advocates protest immigration raids that nets 42
Community advocates yesterday denounced a two-day immigration sweep on Aquidneck Island as an inhumane and deliberate effort to spread fear, and they said the raids on Wednesday and Thursday had already pushed people into hiding...
|San Diego Union-Tribune
Customs officers find 5,500-pound pot stash
Packages of marijuana valued at more than $2.2 million were found in boxes of jalapeño peppers in a tractor-trailer seized Thursday night at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry, said U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Vince Bond...
Poll: 32% "angry" about illegal immigration, 63% want border secured first
By a 63% to 28% margin, voters continue to believe it is more important to gain control of the border than to resolve the status of those who are already in the country illegally. Democrats are more evenly divided than other voters, but a plurality (49%) agree that controlling the border is the top priority…
Dobbs won't run for governor of New Jersey
CNN host Lou Dobbs on Friday shot down rumors that he has been considering a run for New Jersey governor. -- Dobbs said that he's flattered by the support, but doesn't have the temperament for politics. -- "I'm just the wrong personality type," he said.
|Dave Gibson -- American Chronicle
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...
|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.
|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.
|Phyllis Schlafly -- Universal Networks
Judicial supremacy strikes in Oklahoma
The elected representatives in Oklahoma passed a law to stem the tide of illegal immigrants and, faster than you can say “judicial supremacy,” a federal judge blocked its enforcement. The court suspended key sections of the law even before it was due to take effect on July 1...
|KMPH-TV -- Fresno, Calif.
Report: At least three shot near U.S.-Mexico border
Campo, Calif. -- A published report says at least three people have been shot near the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego County. -- The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that ambulances were sent to the scene near Campo, Calif. at about 10:20 Friday night to treat at least three shooting victims...
|The Patriot Ledger -- Quincy, Massachusetts
Arrest of gang members by feds may cool hot city streets
Brockton, Mass. -- The arrest of 11 gang members in a two-day federal immigration sweep may help cool down violence in the city as the weather heats up, authorities say. -- “Tempers can flare with the hot weather and to have this criminal element taken out will be a big help,” Police Chief William Conlon said.
|El Paso Times
GOP leaders discuss border security, party unity
Gov. Rick Perry will press for a comprehensive strategy to eliminate gangs, including those that do the dirty work of Mexican cartels, during the legislative session next year, he told thousands of Republicans on Thursday....
|National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers
Latest news from south of the border
Thirty-three Cubans and four Central Americans who had entered Mexico illegally were being transported in a bus from Cancun, Quintana Roo, to Tapachula, Chiapas. Seven Mex. "INM" (Immigration) agents and two drivers were also aboard. But along the way the bus had to stop because of logs placed across the road ...
Official: Arizona employers not verifying workers
An immigration official says a large percentage of Arizona businesses aren't using a federal database to check the work eligibility of their employees, as they are required to do by state law. -- But Jonathan Scharfen, the acting director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, says he's still happy with Arizona's compliance with the e-Verify program.
|East Valley Tribune -- Phoenix
Arpaio gets $25K for illegal immigration fight
People donated more than $25,000 to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office last month following news that the governor had taken away some of the agency's funds to fight illegal immigration. -- The figure, made public late Friday, shows that hundreds of people did what most loathe to do each year during tax time...
|North County Times -- Escondido, Calif.
Minutemen denied another Adopt-A-Highway stretch
Oceanside, Calif. -- The state department of transportation has denied the latest request by the San Diego Minutemen to clean a stretch of Interstate 5 under the Adopt-A-Highway program. -- In a letter to Jeff Schwilk, founder of the controversial anti-illegal immigration group, Caltrans spokesman Steve Saville said Tuesday that another group had already adopted the requested stretch of road.
|Medill Reports -- Washington
Immigration failure falls hard on suburban D.C.
Manassas, Va. -- It’s been less than a year since the Washington suburb of Prince William County, Virginia attracted national attention by empowering local police to be the new front line of immigration enforcement. -- Suddenly, for the first time, police got the authority to ask anyone pulled over for a traffic violation about their citizenship status.