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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Border War Escalates
Mexican "Thugs" Attack Americans

Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- June 18  
"I'm alarmed at the seeming war that's going on across that border in places between thugs in Mexico and border patrol and other U.S. agencies on our side."

Dobbs: There is a serious and worsening threat tonight to the brave men and women of the U.S. border patrol. Violence against our border patrol agents is on the rise, and now drug smugglers, human smugglers setting booby-traps designed to maim or kill our agents. Casey Wian has the report.
Casey Wian: For the second time this year, the border patrol has uncovered a deadly booby trap apparently set by illegal aliens or drug smugglers. These pictures taken by agents Saturday evening 20 miles west of Columbus, New Mexico, show two wires stretched across a road along the border. According to the border patrol, the four and a half feet high wires had been pulled tight and set to a height as a means to clothesline agents or anyone riding on an all terrain vehicle or low profile conveyance. The agency says the road is used by drug traffickers and border patrol agents on ATV's and horseback. The wires were strung at dusk, which helped conceal them. A local rancher discovered the booby trap before anyone was hurt. However, there were nearly 500 attacks against border patrol agents from October through March, 47 percent higher than during the same period a year earlier.
Rep. Harold Rogers: I'm alarmed at the seeming war that's going on across that border in places between thugs in Mexico and border patrol and other U.S. agencies on our side. 
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Gaithersburg (Maryland) Gazette         sc  
Loitering laborers hurt businesses   
...A new and costly phenomenon is spreading across portions of the county’s commercial business districts. Parking lots and store fronts of local businesses are increasingly being flooded with day laborers in search of work. -- Workers are refusing to utilize the controversial taxpayer-funded workers centers... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
Mexican cartel hit list targets Americans in New Mexico, Texas    
El Paso -- U.S. law enforcement officials have received an apparent drug cartel hit list that names 15 to 20 people living in New Mexico and Texas, officials said Thursday. -- At least one police officer from southern New Mexico is named in the threat, said Luna County Sheriff's Capt. Arturo Baeza... ~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.

KTAR -- Phoenix   
Sheriff Joe blasted at county budget hearing   
A group of labor union members, religious leaders and students took aim at America's toughest sheriff during Thursday's budget hearing by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. -- Former state lawmaker Alfredo Gutierrez [read some of his twaddle] was among hundreds of people who turned out to pressure the supervisors about lawsuits.... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

State Gazette -- Dyersburg, Tennessee   
Illegal aliens arrested for stealing identity   
Two Mexican nationals face deportation after they were arrested for identity theft on Monday at a local contractor's office. -- Ricardo Palomo-Coronado, 30, and Delfino Martinez-Sanchez, 54, were removed on Wednesday from the Dyer County Jail by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Diario Libre -- Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (Roughly translated)  
McCain promises immigration reform (amnesty)   
New York -- The Republican candidate for the White House Senator John McCain, who promised to win the contest, one day after his swearing as new president of the United States, urge the Congress to immediately convert into law the long-awaited immigration reform. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Dallas Morning News   
Truckers caught smuggling could lose licenses under new law   
Truckers who get caught smuggling illegal immigrants or drugs through Texas will lose their commercial driver’s licenses under a new enforcement program announced today by Texas Gov. Rick Perry. -- The “Texas Hold ‘Em” initiative relies on a 10-year-old state administrative law and some federal statutes on revoking commercial licenses for smuggling crimes. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Globe and Mail -- Toronto, Ontario   
Mexican offensive fails to rein in drug wars   
When four heads were discovered inside coolers beside a road in northern Mexico recently, coverage in the national media was limited to short reports relaying the find. -- After an anonymous e-mail warning of a bloodbath all but shut down a border city of 1.3 million for the weekend, the final death toll of 25 was reported only as a relief. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KOLD-TV -- Tucson   
Federal prosecutions of illegal aliens on record pace   
...[Mexican reconquista fanatics] like Derechos Humanos say that's an absolute travesty. -- "It is imperative that we find alternatives to the prosecution only mentality and divert the money that would have otherwise gone to unscrupulous private contractors, back into the effort to find reasonable and sustainable immigration reform," says Helain Day of Derechos Humanos. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KNXV-TV -- Phoenix   
Arpaio claims 1,000th arrest under smuggling law   
The number of suspected [illegal aliens] arrested under the state’s felony human smuggling law surpassed 1,000 when Maricopa County deputies arrested 25 suspects earlier this week. -- The tally stands at 1,003, Sheriff Joe Arpaio said during a news conference Wednesday in downtown Phoenix...~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
Cave Creek throws out day labor law, could revisit issue   
Phoenix -- The suburb of Cave Creek threw out its day labor law that a federal judge had already temporarily blocked the town from enforcing. -- But Town Council members, who voted 6-1 Monday to kill the ordinance, could return this summer with something similar to its old law... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

American Border Patrol    
Photo of the day
American Border Patrol has begun to use digital game cameras to document illegal border crossings. The cameras are almost impossible to spot...

WTRF-TV -- Wheeling, West Virginia      Video Included   
Ohio County authorities bust 3 more illegals   
The number now stands at 113 after three more illegal aliens were arrested in Ohio County early Thursday. -- Ohio County Sheriff's Deputies pulled over a truck for speeding on Interstate 70 eastbound and found three admitted illegals inside, along with three Amish men... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Phyllis Schlafly   
Judicial supremacy strikes in Oklahoma   
The elected representatives in Oklahoma passed a law to stem the tide of illegal aliens 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. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WTNH-TV -- Hartford, Connecticut      Video Included  
ID card gas-incentive fuels controversy in New Haven   
Is it discrimination or simply a perk of picking up an ID card? That's the question many are asking following a report only seen on News Channel 8. The Elm City is considering offering gas at a huge discount to ID card holders. -- The idea is to offer gas at this Shell Station in New Haven, for just $1.99 a gallon... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Sierra Vista (Arizona) Herald / Review  
Operation Streamline results ‘striking’   
Tucson -- A group of eight Mexicans stood before Magistrate Judge Charles Pyle in federal court in Tucson on Monday. -- They were dressed in jeans and T-shirts. Their hands were cuffed to chains around their waists. Their ankles were also cuffed. Each was charged with illegal entry into the United States by crossing... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Fort Mill (South Carolina) Times   
Fifth arrest made in immigration probe of poultry plant   
Federal agents on Wednesday arrested a supervisor at a poultry plant in Greenville as part of an investigation of alleged immigration violations, the fifth person taken into custody at the plant in two days. -- Four other workers were arrested Tuesday by immigration agents at a House of Raeford Farms plant after finding what appeared to be false information... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Rosanna Pulido -- Free Republic Forum   
Illinois Hispanics meet with Juan McCain in downtown Chicago   
I was one of the 150 people at the Drake Hotel in Downtown Chicago Wednesaday night who came to hear John MC Cain speak to Illinois Hispanics. -- I had e-mailed in my request to attend after seeing an article in the news paper announcing this event. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

USA Today   
English language legislation gathers steam across the USA   
English as an official language has gained momentum as proponents keep going to the ballot box with measures that discourage bilingual ballots, notices and documents. -- Thirty states now have laws specifying that official government communications be in English, says U.S. English, a group that promotes the laws... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Frontera NorteSur -- Las Cruces, New Mexico   
Mexican Army human rights abuses charged   
Nearly three months after the Mexican army kicked off Operation Chihuahua Together against drug trafficking organizations in Ciudad Juarez and the state of Chihuahua, multiple accusations of human rights violations committed by soldiers are surfacing in the press... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

El Paso Times  
Meddlesome Mexicans pursue appeal to stay executions in US   
The Hague, Netherlands -- Mexico made an emergency appeal to the U.N.'s highest court Thursday to block the execution of its citizens on death row in the U.S. -- Mexico's chief advocate Juan Manuel Gomez-Robledo said the U.S. was "in breach of its international obligations" by disregarding a 2004 judgment by the U.N.'s International Court of Justice... [More Mexican meddling] ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Gwinnett Gazette -- Lawrenceville, Georgia  
D. A. King advocates for enforcement of SB-529   
On the eighth anniversary of the death of 16 year-old Dustin Inman, D.A. King, president of the Dustin Inman Society - named for the Woodstock youth who lost his life to illegal immigration - announces a push to make voters aware of many Georgia municipal and county elected official's violation of state law aimed at... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Connecticut Post -- Bridgeport   
Milford cops cashier 'magic' money   
Milford -- A man police say is an illegal alien from Africa has been charged here with cooking up a fraud scheme involving "Magic Money" that mixes real currency with black construction paper. -- Samuel Asare, 34, who gave police a false Georgia address, will be arraigned later today on charges of second-degree forgery...

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Latest news from south of the border   
A criminal group, The Miami Mafia, is reported to have an increasingly active presence in southeast Mexico. They have bases of operation in five cities in four states, according to information from the office of the Federal Attorney General (PGR). Reports indicate that Cancún and Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo; Mérida, Yucatan; Tenosique, Tabasco...

American Free Press 
Three members of Obama's church killed   
Is a Barack Obama bombshell lurking in the shadows, waiting to derail one of the biggest Cinderella stories in recent history? -- While most political prognosticators in the mainstream press presume that Obama is the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, they still wonder aloud if Hillary Clinton (or some other entity) has something up their sleeve. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Gaithersburg (Maryland) Gazette   
Loitering laborers hurt businesses   
...A new and costly phenomenon is spreading across portions of the county’s commercial business districts. Parking lots and store fronts of local businesses are increasingly being flooded with day laborers in search of work. -- Workers are refusing to utilize the controversial taxpayer-funded workers centers... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Nashville Tennessean  
Raid nets 50 suspected illegal aliens   
Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents raided at least three businesses owned by restaurant entrepreneur Stanley Wang on Tuesday, including The New Famous Chinese Restaurant in Nashville, Chef Wang's in Murfreesboro and the Famous Chinese Restaurant in Smyrna... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Greater Milwaukee Today   
Likely illegal alien convicted in cocaine deal   
Waukesha, Wis. -- An alleged illegal [alien] pleaded guilty to delivering cocaine Tuesday, two months after his attorney complained his $100,000 cash bail was posted, but seized so that authorities could get a federal immigration detainer on him, effectively keeping him locked up. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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