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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

No Excuses
Chertoff Can Keep His Promise – But Will He?

Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- June 23  

    Lisa Sylvester: The Department of Homeland Security plans to build 670 miles of vehicle barriers and fencing by the end of [this] year. The national security fence is designed to keep drug runners, human smugglers and illegal aliens out. To meet the deadline, the agency has had to waive environmental and other regulations as allowed under Congressional law. But environmentalists complained and filed a lawsuit, noting that endangered jaguars could be affected by the fence construction...
    Now the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to intervene in the dispute, effectively giving the Department of Homeland Security the green light to proceed. DHS responded saying, quote, "we're obviously pleased that the Supreme Court has let the lower court's ruling stand. The American people expect this department to enforce the rule of law at the border."
    Rep. John Culberson (R-TX): For the public safety and priority of protecting this nation comes first before the rights of animals. And the fence will be built under law. It has to be built and now we know from the Supreme Court it will be built on time.
    Dobbs: ...Well, so far about half of that, 700 miles of fence mandated by the Border Fence Act of 2006 has been built, 150 miles of vehicle fencing, 182 miles of pedestrian fencing we're told is completed. The Department of Homeland Security expecting to finish another 340 miles by the end of this year...
Video Watch Supreme Court / Yuma   Transcript

Politico.com          sc
Cannon at risk of getting fired in Utah primary   
Utah Republicans are heading to the polls today to determine the fate of Rep. Chris Cannon (R-Utah), a six-term congressman who is facing the fight of his political career largely over his moderate-to-liberal position on immigration... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

CNN   
Suspected gang members arrested in North Carolina   
Twenty-six alleged members of a Hispanic gang believed to be one of the nation's largest and most violent were indicted in North Carolina and charged with offenses including drug activity, racketeering, assault and murder, according to federal court documents... [Related item] ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

ABC News   
More grief for McCain on secret meeting with Hispanics   
Sen. John McCain took some grief from the Left for keeping a tight handle on who he invited to his secret meeting with Hispanics in Chicago last week. And he took some grief from the Right for apparently promising at that meeting to pursue a pathway to citizenship for some illegal [aliens]. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
Next battle over border fence may be Texas   
A U.S. Supreme Court decision paving the way for a 670-mile federal fence along the U.S.-Mexico border drew swift criticism from environmentalists, who promised to make another legal stand in Texas. -- The justices' turned down a plea Monday to hear a lawsuit opposing a two-mile section of the fence in Arizona... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Lexington (Kentucky) Herald-Leader  
Renting to illegal aliens described   
A man hired as a maintenance worker, then promoted to general manager by a landlord charged with harboring illegal [aliens], testified in federal court on Monday that he used his son's Social Security number to get the job. -- Juan Apodaca, who speaks English and Spanish, testified that he used his son's Social Security number ...

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.

Marion Edwyn Harrison, Esq. -- National Ledger -- Apache Junction, Arizona   
New Illegal Immigration Tactic: Litigation   
Consistent with the early 19th Century, and remarkably prescient, de Tocqueville observation, the Federal Government effort to fence out unlawful immigrants seeking to cross the Mexican Border now reaches litigation. This column upon four occasions has discussed ramifications of attempting to secure the Border by fence construction and related means... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Numbers USA      
Appropriations Committee needs calls NOW!   
The House Appropriations Committee today (Tues. 6/24) will be deciding how the federal government enforces immigration laws. -- See the story on how Chairman Price hopes to largely stop ICE and local governments from bothering illegal aliens who haven't committed felonies... [Related info from FAIR]

Walter Moore, Candidate For Mayor of Los Angeles   
Connecting the dots from Villaraigosa top developers   
Guess who's throwing a $1000 per person fund-raiser for Villaraigosa tonight? -- The correct answer is: the head of a corporate developer who, thanks to the Mayor's intervention, obtained, according to the L.A. Times/Hoy, "a series of exceptions to the city's rules: 242 hotel rooms instead of the 173 permitted by the city...

ABC News   
More grief for McCain on secret meeting with Hispanics   
Sen. John McCain took some grief from the Left for keeping a tight handle on who he invited to his secret meeting with Hispanics in Chicago last week. And he took some grief from the Right for apparently promising at that meeting to pursue a pathway to citizenship for some illegal [aliens]. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
U.S. searches for salmonella in Mexico   
Mexico City -- U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt said Monday the United States wants to open an office in Latin America to monitor food safety. -- His comments came as U.S. inspectors combed Mexican farms and distribution sites to determine if a salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 500 people in the U.S. originated in Mexico or Florida. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WorldNetDaily.com   
U.S. deporting Christian pastors   
U.S. immigration authorities have stepped up deportations, but rather than pursue illegal aliens, they have chosen to evict America's church ministers from the country instead. -- Honesty could cost Christian pastor Keith Thomas his citizenship because he cooperated with immigration officials... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Cal Thomas - Fox News  
Border wall protects us from invasion   
The Supreme Court’s decision to allow the Bush Administration to proceed with a 670-mile fence along our Southwestern border is a welcome step that should have been taken years ago. The environmentalists and other left-wingers who opposed the fence were more concerned about interrupting the mating habits of... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KCTV -- Kansas City, Missouri   
Peeping Tom suspect arrested   
A Shawnee mother dialed 911 when she saw a face staring back at her through her apartment window on Saturday, police said. -- The woman and her child were home alone when she said she suddenly felt someone watching her... [More of Bush's pet fiends] ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

American Border Patrol    
Photo of the day
Wes Fleming was working on a project on ABP's ranch when he noticed that one of Star's pups, Heidi, was just sitting in the fish pond. She stayed there for so long...

The Daily Review -- Hayward, Calif.   
Manhunt for suspected gangster ends at San Leandro taqueria   
Sheriff's deputies on Friday arrested a wanted parolee, who is thought to have ties to the Norteno gang, at a popular eatery here, authorities said. -- The arrest ended a two-week manhunt for Eduardo Ceballos Gonzalez, a 33-year-old transient wanted on a no-bail parole warrant after authorities seized drugs and a firearm from a San Leandro apartment... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KTVZ-TV -- Bend, Oregon   
Redmond citizens catch hit-and-run driver; police wary   
Accused of hit and run and driving under the influence, an illegal [alien] is behind bars after witnesses helped police nab him. -- It was a bold move that Redmond cops say isn't something you should try. -- The good Samaritans told police they saw it all - the swerving, speeding and sideswiping that a 29-year-old man was allegedly doing Sunday at a very busy intersection. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Latest news from south of the border   
In Tijuana, a joint state and federal “Preventive Police” operation Saturday evening resulted in the detention of 62 individuals at a baptism celebration taking place at a party hall called “El Pequeno Travieso” (The Little Rascal). But big rascals there had with them 21 firearms, over five thousand rounds of ammunition...

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix  
Illegal alien sweep at water park leads to charges   
A Maricopa County grand jury has returned a 41-count indictment against nine people arrested by Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies at a north Phoenix water park on June 10. The nine are suspected of being in the country illegally... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Latest news from south of the border   
In Tijuana, a joint state and federal “Preventive Police” operation Saturday evening resulted in the detention of 62 individuals at a baptism celebration taking place at a party hall called “El Pequeno Travieso” (The Little Rascal). But big rascals there had with them 21 firearms, over five thousand rounds of ammunition...

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix  
Illegal alien sweep at water park leads to charges   
A Maricopa County grand jury has returned a 41-count indictment against nine people arrested by Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies at a north Phoenix water park on June 10. The nine are suspected of being in the country illegally... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Anchorage Daily News  
Mexican illegals sentenced to 10 years for drug trafficking   
Two Mexican citizens were sentenced to 10 years in prison on drug trafficking convictions. -- The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Alaska says the two were convicted of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and money laundering... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

American Morning -- CNN     Video Report  
Pulido discusses Juan McCain's 'Double-talk Express'   
Illinois Minuteman Project founder Rosanna Pulido talks about McCain's recent private meeting with Hispanics in Chicagoland and his babbling about 'comprehensive immigration reform' again. Thanks to 'Lone Wolf' for uploading the video to YouTube. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WTRF-TV -- Wheeling, West Virginia   
Possible illegals busted, one on run with injuries   
St. Clairsville, Ohio -- Nearly a dozen possible illegal [aliens] are discovered in Belmont County, and one is on the run with severe injuries. -- The Belmont County Sheriff's Department confirmed that the possible illegals were found during a routine traffic stop early Tuesday morning on Interstate 70 Eastbound... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

San Francisco Examiner  
Illegal alien sentenced for forcing girl into prostitution   
A Maryland judge sentenced an illegal immigrant to more than seven years in prison for coercing a 14-year-old girl into prostitution and forcing her to engage in sex with more than 25 men a day, according to federal prosecutors in Maryland...   [More "family values"]~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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