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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

TIME Magazine Murders Facts
"Great Wall of America" Anti-Fence Propaganda

American Patrol Report -- June 25  
Time Magazine photo shows people climbing over fence - designed to climb.

    This week Time Magazine's cover story is the "Great Wall of China." It purports to tell the story of the border fence. It does little to inform, and much to confuse.
    It begins by telling of a group of people attempting to climb over the brand-new fence west of Naco, Arizona, a fence we said was "designed to climb." This just happens to be on the Ladd Ranch, where Ladd himself says the fence is a joke.
    They described the fence as "the U.S. government's new $1 million-per-mile border-security fence." Where in the hell did they get this number? At a minimum, a properly designed fence will cost $3 million per mile. In fact, a flimsy fence at Sasabe cost $4.8 million per mile
    Time goes on to ask; "If a billion-dollar barrier can't stop children and seniors in broad daylight, what's the point?" They say the truth is "complicated."
    The truth isn't complicated. The truth is that the Department of Homeland Security does not want to stop illegal aliens from entering from Mexico so they design the system to fail.
    Time discusses the issue within the presidential campaign, but fails to mention that McCain promised to make border security a priority, whereas Obama didn't. I find it strange that a Time cover story about the border fence fails to mention this important distinction. -- Click to continue reading

Sussex Countian -- Georgetown, Delaware           sc   
Castle seeking ICE resources for Sussex law enforcement   
Dealing with [illegal aliens] can sometimes leave local law enforcement agencies in a quagmire. Rep. Mike Castle shares their frustration. -- Castle (R-Delaware) last week sent a letter to DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff and ICE Director Julie Myers asking for guidance with respect to the growing number of criminal cases... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
States ask for citizenship from welfare recipients   
Lansing, Mich. - Living in a homeless shelter with her teenage son and three young grandchildren, Margo Kindred needed help, and Michigan was supposed to provide it. But she couldn't get welfare benefits without her Colorado birth certificate, and couldn't get the document without $10... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Roy Beck -- Numbers USA    
Rep. Cannon finally fails to hide amnesty record   
Rep. Chris Cannon -- who lost in a 60%-40% Primary election landslide yesterday -- had survived several previous Primary challenges by fooling enough people into believing that he was not really an amnesty champion. -- His loss should strike some fear into the 362 Members of Congress (68%) who have Amnesty grades of D+ or worse... ~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.

Rick Oltman -- Californians for Population Stabilization   
Oltman testifies in opposition of California's AB-2076   
The California Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations voted today to send AB 2076-Fuentes to the full Senate for a floor vote that could happen as soon as tomorrow. -- AB 2076 would prohibit California state government and city and county governments from using E-Verify.. AP Internal Use Only

Los Angeles Times        sc    
Judge throws out lawsuit against 'Special Order 40'   
A judge today threw out a taxpayer lawsuit that sought to repeal a long-standing order prohibiting Los Angeles police officers from asking arrestees about their immigration status. -- Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu, granting a motion from the city and the ACLU, said the plaintiff failed to prove that "Special Order 40" was in conflict with federal laws... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press  
Man accused in border agent's death said freed in Mexico   
Tucson -- The head of the union representing U.S. Border Patrol agents says a man imprisoned in Mexico in connection with a Yuma-based agent's death has been released by a Mexican judge. -- National Border Patrol Council president T.J. Bonner says an unidentified Mexican judge released Jesus Navarro for time served. -- "Every Border Patrol agent in the country is outraged and stunned by this," Bonner said.~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

The New Republic  
Tancredo is right to slam McCain   
According to the WaPo's Jonathan Weisman, Tom Tancredo is upset that John McCain has been secretly meetings with Latino leaders in Chicago. In a disgruntled letter to the GOP nominee, Tancredo charged: "[A]ccording to several news reports, you promised the group that you plan to pursue 'comprehensive immigration reform.' ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Frontera NorteSur -- Las Cruces, New Mexico   
Immigrants or refugees?   
Pressured by violence and insecurity, a new wave of Mexican professionals is quietly making its way across the border to the United States in search of a better life. Reflecting a variety of career goals as well as personal aspirations, the new immigrant wave illustrates how the deteriorating public safety situation in cities like Ciudad Juarez is fueling capital flight and brain drain. [Also see this feature]

Associated Press  
Labor probing work of major immigration law firm   
The nation's largest immigration law firm is under federal scrutiny over whether it helped major U.S. corporations disqualify American job applicants and give thousands of high-paying positions to immigrants. -- The unprecedented Labor Department inquiry centers on Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy -- a New York firm... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

MSNBC  
Mexican drug war 'alarming' U. S. officials    
Virtually every day now there are disturbing headlines here about the assassination of yet another Mexican official, gangland-style shootouts in broad daylight, the gruesome discoveries of kidnapped and tortured murder victims – many of them beheaded – and police chiefs quitting their jobs and fleeing the country in terror. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WorldNetDaily.com   
'Adios' English school? Super wants all-Spanish   
Dissatisfied with teaching in Spanish 85 percent of the time, a North Carolina superintendent is pushing for a proposal that includes a plan for a school where Spanish is the predominant language. -- Superintendent Peter Gorman pitched his proposal to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board today... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Allan Wall -- Family Security Matters   
Is Mexico’s drug war a civil war?   
The ongoing struggle between the Mexican government and the drug cartels - and the struggles between and within the cartels themselves - is a war. -- It's not a conventional war in the classic imagination, of two armies facing each other on a large plain. But then, most wars today aren't like that anyway... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Nogales (Arizona) International  
47 illegal aliens hid in hotels   
...Reports from local residents led to the arrest of 47 undocumented migrants hiding inside a pair of Nogales motels. Three vehicles and two suspected smugglers have been identified as being involved in the smuggling. -- Agents seized more than 100 pounds of marijuana and a sedan, after the driver pulled away... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Michelle Malkin   
Shamnesty Republican Chris Cannon defeated in Utah primary   
Every time an immigration enforcement proponent loses a seat in Congress, the open-borders Wall Street Journal and their ilk use it to argue that Republicans need to support shamnesty to maintain political viability. The WSJ falsely framed the 2006 midterm election losses of GOP Reps. John Hostettler, Randy Graf...

WJLA-TV -- Washington, DC   
Project Immigration: Illegal alien health care   
..."As of today, I have a patient from Mexico who's been in my hospital for 760 days," said an administrator at Martin Memorial Medical Center. -- Her testimony has become an unexpected online sensation. It's already racked up nearly 700,000 views in just three weeks... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KFYI -- Phoenix   
Mexican Army members busted in Phoenix home invasion   
Three men arrested Monday were hired by drug cartels to carry out assassinations in Arizona, according to the President of the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association. -- The president of the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association said he has been told by his membership that the three men arrested for a home invasion and homicide... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix   
Guadalupe could trade MCSO for Tempe   
Tempe could be the next in line to offer Guadalupe a helping hand with its public safety woes. -- Guadalupe Mayor Rebecca Jimenez recently wrote a letter to Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman asking that the neighboring city leaders meet to "explore how law-enforcement services are provided" in Guadalupe, according to a June 17 Tempe memo. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Houston Chronicle  
East Houston workers detained in ICE raid   
Federal immigration agents have detained at least 170 workers at an east Houston plant as they conduct a major raid to investigate allegations that the company is employing illegal [aliens]. -- The raid, involving 150 to 200 agents, was launched about 7 a.m. at Action Rags U.S.A, 1225 Port Houston, just north of the Houston Ship Channel. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

USA Today   
Citizens sue after detentions, immigration raids   
Los Angeles -- Nitin Dhopade, the chief financial officer for Micro Solutions Enterprises, was headed toward the accounting department on the afternoon of Feb. 7 to deliver checks he had just signed. Suddenly, he says, he encountered armed men and women wearing bulletproof vests and uniforms branded with "ICE"...

Los Angeles Daily News   
Judge to rule on suit challenging Special Order 40   
A judge is scheduled to rule today on a challenge to a taxpayer suit that seeks to repeal a long-standing directive prohibiting Los Angeles police officers from asking arrestees about their immigration status. -- Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu is being asked by the city and the ACLU to dismiss the lawsuit on grounds there are no triable issues. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Latest news from south of the border   
In an unprecedented statement of protest on the border, proprietors of junk yards, repair shops, used car lots, body and muffler shops, and in all, more than 300 business owners in Cd. Juárez agreed yesterday not to open shop to the public until Thursday at the earliest. They will be closed for three days because of insecurity, kidnappings and assaults. ...

D. A. King -- Marrietta (Georgia) Daily Journal   
Cobb, cities turn blind eye to new law on illegal immigration   
It's impossible to say how many illegal aliens - including potential terrorists - have been enabled, encouraged and rewarded with business licenses by Cobb County and its six cities since last July. The tools provided from keeping exactly that from happening are not being used here, and we may never know - but even one is too many. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Allan Wall -- VDare.com  
Tijuana police accused of mistreating deported illegal aliens   
Some Mexican policemen in Tijuana, Mexico have been accused by a certain Victor Clark Alfaro, of some outfit called the Centro Binacional de Derechos Humanos (Binational Center of Human Rights), of mistreating deported illegal aliens when they wind up in Tijuana. According to an article in El Universal, Mexico’s paper of record... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KPHO-TV -- Phoenix   
Sheriff takes sweep to Mesa on Thursday   
Mesa [Arizona] police have confirmed that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will take his anti-illegal immigration crime sweeps into their city on Thursday. -- Arpaio had a letter delivered to Mesa Police Chief George Gascon. The letter does not give details on which part of the city will be targeted or exactly when the deputies are coming. [Related story with video showing Mesa PD Chief Gascon carping]

Associated Press   
Good News!: RINO Cannon ousted   
U.S. Rep. Chris Cannon, one of the nation's most [illegal alien-pandering] congressmen, lost his bid for a seventh term Tuesday in a Republican primary that focused on whether he was conservative enough for Utah's 3rd District. -- Cannon was defeated by first-time candidate Jason Chaffetz, a former Brigham Young University football player... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Reuters   
Dozens dead in 4-day Mexico border killing spree   
Cd. Juarez, Chih., Mex. -- Suspected drug hitmen killed six people in Ciudad Juarez in northern Mexico on Tuesday, the latest in a killing spree that has left 41 people dead in the city since the start of the weekend, police said... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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