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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Patience and Determination Defeated Cannon

American Patrol Report -- June 26  
Billboard erected by Project USA

"Speak your truth quietly and clearly"  
    It took many years of hard work and determination, but the job of unseating Rep. Chris Cannon has been done. Cannon had the support of President Bush and the Republican Washington establishment. Yet, he was defeated. How? Because of the hard work of many, including:
Phyllis Sears of Ivins, Utah
    Years ago, long before it was acceptable, Phyllis (UC Berkeley) and her husband Bob (West Point) stood front and center against illegal immigration in Utah.
Project USA
    Their billboards made a difference.
    UFIRE was founded in 2003 to bring attention to Utah’s liberal immigration policies, supported by Canon and its members have supported Cannon’s opponents during each election. Chaffetz personally thanked the group for paving the way for his victory.
Numbers USA
    Roy Beck exposed Cannon’s voting record and is positioned to expose others.
    Glenn Spencer has worked with Phyllis and Bob Sears for nearly ten years and has spoken before a number of groups in St. George.

Los Angeles Times       sc       
Jury convicts driver of all 11 murder counts for causing Metrolink crash   
Jurors today convicted Juan Manuel Alvarez of 11 counts of first-degree murder for the deadly Metrolink crash he caused three years ago when he parked his vehicle on railroad tracks. -- The jury also found the 29-year-old Compton laborer guilty of arson and a special circumstance allegation.... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Houston Chronicle   
Employer arrests could follow Houston immigration raid   
As anxious relatives stood outside, van after van of mostly female [illegal aliens] were removed from a sweltering rag-sorting factory on Houston's east side and whisked to an immigration processing facility. -- The early morning raid Wednesday by ICE agents, while netting 166 undocumented workers, did not include arrests of company officials... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Manchester (New Hampshire) Union-Leader  
Immigration charges follow arrest for DWI   
A Manchester man arrested on a drunken-driving charge in Londonderry on Sunday was formally charged with living in the country illegally by U.S. Immigration, Customs and Enforcement agents yesterday. -- Antonio Roman Garcia-Mercado... is now in federal custody, said Paula Grenier, PIO of the Boston ICE field office. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KTVK -- Phoenix      Video Included   
Groups prepare for invader crackdown in Mesa   
Mesa, Az. -- Hispanic groups say they're prepared to respond to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's planned crackdown Thursday on immigration and other criminal violators in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa. -- The groups contend that similar crackdowns by Arpaio were fraught with racial profiling...[Related item from KTAR] [Report and video from KPHO-TV] ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Monsters and Critics -- UK  
Gangs traffic some 500,000 foreigners a year across Mexico   
Mexico City - An estimated 500,000 illegal immigrants from South America, the Caribbean and Central America pay Mexican gangs to help them transit Mexico and cross into the United States every year, Mexico's National Human Rights Commission said Wednesday... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Seattle Times  
$1 million bail set for illegal alien father of baby found dead in fire pit   
A Federal Way man arrested in connection with the death of his infant son in a backyard fire pit last weekend was ordered held Wednesday on $1 million bail. -- King County prosecutors cited Alberto Rios' criminal record in requesting the high bail during a brief hearing at King County Jail. [More "family values"]

KFMB -- San Diego   
Contract workers for Border Patrol arrested   
Two border patrol contractors are accused of smuggling illegal immigrants for money. -- A complaint against the two contract workers has been filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office. Both suspects have appeared before a federal judge where charges were announced... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WJLA-TV -- Washington, DC   
Project Immigration: Bank accepting ID's from foreign countries   
A new policy at some Chevy Chase bank branches is allowing immigrants from three Latin America countries to open an account without U.S. identification, and it's causing quite a stir between customers. -- "It's a great opportunity for doors to open for people, a chance for them to have a better financial situation," Luis Imana said. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Bob Conroy -- Narcosphere.com    sc        
Kidnapping case opens Pandora's box for Rep. Reyes   
New details have surfaced concerning the recent kidnapping of a U.S. Congressman’s relative in Juarez that provide a clearer picture of the crime, and the U.S. government’s involvement, than was reported earlier this week by Narco News... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Numbers USA  
Rep. Johnson of Illinois signs SAVE Act discharge petition   
On June 25, Rep. Timothy Johnson (R-Ill.) signed the Discharge Petition for the SAVE Act. This brings the total number of discharge petition signers to 190, just 28 shy of the 218 needed to force a floor vote on the bill. Rep. Johnson has a career "B" grade from Americans for Better Immigration... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN    Video Report  
Mexico releases border agent's murderer   
U.S. Border Patrol agent Luis Aguilar was killed in the line of duty this year while trying to lay down a spike strip to stop a car or illegal alien drug smugglers fleeing back to Mexico. The drive of the Hummer ran Aguilar down. That man was captured in Mexico, but now, just five months later, the Mexican government has set him free.

Walter Moore, Candidate For Mayor of Los Angeles
Dump the Mexican Reconquista L. A. mayor
Los Angeles can and should be the envy of the world. Instead, our city is a mess, and it gets worse each month. We can't afford four more years of a mayor who spends all his time running for the next office, staging photo-ops and going on out- of- town trips. We need a competent, full-time working mayor... AP Internal Use Only

Kingsport (Tennessee) Times-News   
Illegal Mexican alien pleads guilty to rape of 12-year-old   
An illegal Mexican immigrant will be deported after he serves an 18-year sentence for raping a 12-year-old girl, according to a state prosecutor. -- Martin Santos, 26, has been jailed since his arrest in July 2006, when the girl went to a clinic and a blood test revealed she was three months pregnant...[More of Bush's pet fiends] ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KTTV -- Los Angeles   
Huge raid targets indicted Hispanic gang members in L. A.   
Glassell Park -- Hundreds of police and federal agents swept through the city's northeast area Wednesday, raiding homes and serving search warrants on members of a notorious gang that authorities say has long terrorized the neighborhood and was involved in a deadly police shootout in February. [Click here for video courtesy of 'Lone Wolf']

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.

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Latest news from south of the border   
Despite an earlier judicial opinion last month that the extradition of drug kingpin Benjamín Arellano Felix would constitute double jeopardy, the Mexican government considered the judgment mistaken and has cleared the way for Arellano to be turned over to US authorities at any moment...

KMEG-TV -- Sioux City, Iowa   
ICE agents arrest 44 illegal aliens   
Omaha -- Immigration agents say they've arrested 44 illegal [aliens] during a 5-day operation in several Nebraska cities. -- In Lexington, 25 people were arrested, along with 12 in Grand Island, two in Broken Bow and one each in Cozad, Gibbon, Hastings, Kearney and North Platte... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Salt Lake Tribune   
Incumbent fear: Cannon loss sets off wave of worry   
Staffers in Rep. Chris Cannon's Washington office received hundreds of sympathy messages on Wednesday. National publications ran his photo as if it was an obituary. One of his Utah colleagues even referred to him in the past tense. -- Cannon took to KSL Radio in the morning to tamp down premature reports of his demise. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Orange County Register -- Santa Ana, Calif.   
Minutemen leader laments path of anti-illegal immigration groups   
When Jim Gilchrist headed to the U.S.-Mexico border three years ago to press for tougher immigration enforcement, he carried binoculars. -- Today, Gilchrist is worried that a few self-proclaimed patriots might be carrying a gun. -- After seeing online videos that encouraged border violence amid calls to crack down on illegal immigration... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
New Haven illegal alien ID cards confidential   
A state Freedom of Information Commission hearing officer says the names of people who have New Haven (Conn.) resident ID cards can remain confidential. - The identification cards are designed to provide illegal immigrants access to community services, but they are available to all city residents...~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

San Francisco Chronicle   
Obama, McCain make strong bid for Latino votes   
There are dramatic signs that the fabled "sleeping giant" of the American electorate, the Latino vote, has awoken for the 2008 presidential race - putting Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama in heated competition for what could be a game-changing prize... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

American Border Patrol    
Photo of the day
The Border Patrol has installed Normandy-type vehicle barriers on ABP's Arizona ranch. -- This follows an assault on Mike Christie...

KQCA-TV -- Sacramento  
Illegal Mexican alien guilty of benefits theft   
A 74-year-old illegal [alien] from Stockton pleaded guilty Wednesday to theft of government property, U.S. attorney McGregor W. Scott said. -- Ramona Soto, also known as Feliciana Cortez Castro, crossed the border from Mexico into California sometime around 1960. At some point before 1968, she obtained the birth certificate of a United States citizen...

Associated Press   
At least 170 workers detained in immigration raid   
Houston -- Immigration authorities have detained at least 170 workers during a raid of a Houston used clothing company suspected of employing undocumented workers. -- The Houston Chronicle is reporting that officials would not say what led them to plan the Wednesday morning raid at Action Rags U.S.A. [Video courtesy of 'Lone Wolf']~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
Feds report 38 arrests in immigration sweep   
Federal officials say they've arrested 38 people in southeastern Wisconsin over five days, describing those taken into custody as fugitive aliens and Immigration violators. -- U.S. ICE officials said Wednesday that fugitive aliens are illegal aliens who fail to appear for Immigration hearings or disappear after being ordered to leave the country. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KHTS -- Santa Clarita, Calif. 
Jailed border agents at center of Saturday's rally   
On Saturday at the Santa Clarita Civic Center, the stage will be set for what organizers are calling the “Honor America/ Secure our Border Rally.” -- The event is being put on by the Santa Clarita and Antelope Valley Independent Minutemen, and will also be serving as a fundraiser for imprisoned border agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Periódico 26 -- Las Tunas, Cuba   
Cuban-American Foundation linked to smuggling   
Mexico -- The Cuban American National Foundation (CANF) has been linked to the Gulf Cartel that smuggles people from Cuba to the United States via Mexico, reported the La Jornada newspaper on Monday quoting sources in the Mexican Attorney General’s Office... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Thomas Black -- Bloomberg   
Texas real estate slump lets Mexicans take it back   
More than a century and a half after Mexico lost Texas to the U.S., Virgilio Garza wants a piece of it back. -- A "Texas for Sale'' sign and cowgirls in boots and white hats greeted Garza at the Convex center in Monterrey, Mexico, earlier this month.. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Thor H. Asgardson -- American Chronicle    
A nation "on track" for derailment   
..."Father knows best" has been replaced with the madcap decisions of "The Decider," who has pronounced the United States Constitution a "goddamned piece of paper." -- If that were not enough damning evidence against the Bush regime, this proud internationalist -- in the mold of David Rockefeller -- has also declared that America is nothing more than a borderless concept. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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