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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Border Control First
Trust But Verify

American Patrol Report-- June 15  
“Getting informed is the first job of a good citizen.” – Tim Russert

The Flight of the Border Hawk
    According to a Rasmussen poll reported by Hot Air, "...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..."
    Even though some newspapers would like you to think otherwise, John McCain is for border control first, but Barack Obama is not.
    Sensing that this could be a major campaign issue, open-borders advocates are moving quickly to deal with it. How? - By convincing voters that the border is under control. ABC has allocated millions for the job.
    Bill O’Reilly has already declared border victory. And you can be sure that Mr. Chertoff and the Department of Homeland Security will play their parts in this charade... Continued Here

Oxford (Ohio) Press        sc  
Sheriff, BWC investigating after arrests of suspected illegals   
The Butler County Sheriff's Office has teamed with the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation to investigate various violations of laws that resulted in the arrests of three suspected illegal [aliens] in the past two weeks. -- The three arrested have received workers compensation benefits of almost $60,000... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Texas Corridor detour: Officials nix land grab   
Opponents of a plan to build a Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC) road and rail system from Mexico to Oklahoma received welcome news this week, as Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) officials announced their strategy would no longer include building new highway routes southwest of Houston, a plan that would have annexed huge tracts of private land. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

East Valley Tribune -- Phoenix  
Thomas: Sanctions law cases heating up   
Enforcing Arizona's employer sanctions law is hard. So hard, in fact, that no prosecutor in the state has even tried to shut a business down for hiring illegal immigrants since the law took effect Jan. 1. -- But in his first in-depth interview about the law since it took effect, Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas said last week the void may soon be gone. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson  
Bird's-eye border watch   
The radio call comes crackling into the headsets of four uniformed agents aboard a Black Hawk helicopter flying southwest of Tucson. -- On a peak in the Patagonia Mountains near the Arizona-Mexico border southeast of Tucson, agents are calling for help to get confiscated bales of marijuana out of a remote area. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

O'Reilly Factor -- Fox News   Video Report    
Mexicans don't like U. S. leaders.... should we give a hoot?   
Laura Ingraham discussed the results of a recent poll with vehement open-borders fanatic Raul Hinojosa on June 13. The poll results indicate that Mexicans dislike American leaders including McCain, Obama, and Bush. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Salt Lake Tribune   
Bishops told immigration is key to the future of Catholic Church   
Orlando -- Immigration has not weakened the Christian identity of the United States but rather strengthened it, the director of the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life told Catholic bishops here Thursday. -- ''Even though immigration is increasing diversity,'' Luis Lugo said... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KGTV -- San Diego   
Three shot in Mexico cross into U. S. for treatment   
Campo, Calif. -- Three people were wounded in a shootout just south of the Mexican border and crossed into the United States seeking treatment, authorities said Saturday. -- One of the three who crossed the border near Campo was airlifted to Sharp Memorial Hospital. The others were transported by ambulance at about 10:20 p.m. Friday... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Wichita (Kansas) Eagle  
Illegal alien case puts hospital in a bind   
A Wichita hospital is in a quandary -- trying to find long-term care for a charity case involving a patient who is an illegal [alien]. -- One local health provider says problems such as this could become more common because of the growing number of illegal [aliens] in Kansas. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

White Plains (New York) Journal News   
Police bust 5 illegal immigrants in Mount Kisco cocaine raid   
Five Guatemalan nationals in the country illegally were arrested last night on felony drug possession charges after a raid netted more than 50 packets of cocaine with a street value of $3,000, police said. -- The raid at 13 Spring St. and the referral of the suspects to the federal ICE agency capped a month-long investigation... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Latest news from south of the border   
The cities of Reynosa, Matamoros and Nuevo Laredo account for 83 % of the homicides that have taken place this year in the nine border cities of the state of Tamaulipas. Forty three of these were in Reynosa and most are linked to drug traffic....

ABC News    Video Report   
Teens unable to find summer jobs   
Report on how difficult it is for teens to find jobs these days. This report fails to point out that illegal aliens have been taking jobs traditionally sought by teens for years. This piece aired on ABC stations throughout the country on June 14 and 15. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Baltimore Sun  
Oil border battle brews in the Gulf of Mexico   
Eight miles north of the maritime border with Mexico, in waters a mile and a half deep, Shell Oil Co. is constructing the most ambitious offshore oil platform ever attempted in the Gulf of Mexico. -- As tall as the Eiffel Tower, the floating production facility will be anchored to the ocean floor by moorings spanning an area the size of downtown Houston... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KPHO-TV -- Phoenix   
Three arrested in marijuana bust   
Buckeye, Az. -- Maricopa County sheriff's deputies arrested three people believed to be illegal [aliens] after they pulled over a truck and discovered 2,700 pounds of marijuana and guns inside. -- The vehicle was pulled over near Buckeye overnight Friday. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Canyon News -- Beverly Hills   
ICE raids update   
...Glenn Spencer founded Voices of Citizens Together/American Patrol, an organization focused on keeping illegal [aliens] out of America. Spencer said he believed the arrests to be necessary after reading an ICE report that states that those arrested ignored a final order of removal. “Here we have a group of people with a very high crime rate... "~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Salt Lake Tribune   
Debate gets heated on and off the stage   
...Chaffetz also took aim at [U. S. Rep. Chris] Cannon's votes for the No Child Left Behind Act, increased federal budgets and his record on illegal immigration. -- "What he has sponsored, cosponsored and voted for, I believe, is amnesty," Chaffetz said... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

American Border Patrol    
July 4th border banners     
American Border Patrol announced 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... Click here for complete event information if you plan to attend in person.

Boston Globe   
22 arrested in Brockton immigration sting   
Local and federal law enforcement officers arrested 22 people on immigration charges in a two-day sting operation this week, using federal laws to apprehend some of the biggest players in the violence that has rocked Brockton in recent months. If the sting had been carried out earlier, they said, the city's seventh homicide victim of the year might have been among them. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Contra Costa Times -- Pittsburg, Calif.   
Rep. Lee lashes out against ICE   
Pledging to "take them on big-time," Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, sharply criticized the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency Friday and declared she would push for measures to reduce the fear she said agents have caused East Bay [illegal alien] families... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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