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Border Control First

Fox & Friends -- Fox News -- June 29  

    Jim Pinkerton: First of all it's important to remember there are another 120 million voters out there and so if McCain says build a fence first as the key to immigration control and Obama says, no, no, let's have a comprehensive package, which means amnesty, then I think that's a pretty sharp cleavage.
    Obviously McCain has changed his position since last summer. He is now, as he said over and over again during the campaign, I got the message on the need for border security. That's where the vast bulk of the American People are.
    That's how to win this election by talking about border security first, and then the issue of immigration and amnesty and so on. I think if Obama goes forward with this plan for giving health care to illegal aliens he will get creamed in the election.

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Houston Chronicle                 sc
Details emerge from sex ring crackdown   
The farewell party was in full swing at midnight when police came for Maximino "El Chimino" Mondragon, his accomplices and his victims — scantily dressed women and girls he forced to sell beers and sexual favors under the flashing lights of a revolving crystalline disco ball inside his strip mall bar... [More "family values"] ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WTVR -- Richmond, Virginia   
ICE raids nab gangsters in Richmond   
A series of targeting raids in the metro area by Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents as well as local and state law enforcement have resulted in the arrests of illegal immigrants with ties to some of the areas most violent gangs... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Salt Lake Tribune   
Why did Cannon get fired?   
In the aftermath of Rep. Chris Cannon's primary defeat, many pundits, activists and news stories have declared that Cannon's moderate immigration stance cost him a seventh term in Congress. -- A vocal crew clamored to label it an anti-[illegal] immigration victory... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Hilton Head Island (South Carolina) Packet   
Officials crack down on illegal immigration   
Over the past several months, Beaufort County has been conducting audits of businesses and the employee immigration documents they are required to maintain. -- So far, auditors have checked the forms at more than 250 businesses in unincorporated parts of the county... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

The Signal -- Santa Clarita, Calif.   
Minutemen rally in Santa Clarita   
Nearly 200 local residents, activists and members of the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys Minutemen gathered at the Civic Center to voice their concerns about illegal immigration and increase support for imprisoned Ignacio Ramos, a former U.S. Border Agent, during the “Honor America/Secure our Border” rally on Saturday. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press  
Border Patrol union criticizes agency's academy   
The Border Patrol agents' union is criticizing hiring and training shortcuts they say the agency is making as it seeks to double in size before President Bush leaves office. -- The union says the Border Patrol has dropped minimum educational requirements and is deferring background investigations for new hires, among other changes they say are hurting the agency. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

San Francisco Chronicle               sc
Feds probe S.F.'s migrant-offender shield   
San Francisco juvenile probation officials - citing the city's immigrant sanctuary status - are protecting Honduran youths caught dealing crack cocaine from possible federal deportation and have given some offenders a city-paid flight home with carte blanche to return. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson   
Is NAFTA road through here about trade - or treachery?   
It is a steel and concrete corridor that will run right through the Old Pueblo, connecting Mexico City to Edmonton, Alberta. -- Its purpose is to facilitate trade among the three countries and minimize traffic and congestion for residents... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

McClatchy Newspapers   
Job 1 will be immigration, McCain and Obama tell Latino group   
John McCain and Barack Obama each pledged Saturday to make overhauling immigration laws a priority as they courted influential Hispanic leaders who could be pivotal in key swing states like Florida. -- It was testimony to the critical role an estimated 9.2 million Hispanic voters are likely to play in November. ~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.

Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson   
Mexico plants wall of trees in protest of U.S. border fence   
Piedras Negras, Coah., Mex. -- The first of 400,000 trees are being planted to form a "green wall" in protest of the fence the U.S. is building along the border with Mexico. -- The treeline will eventually stretch for 318 miles along the border between the Mexican state of Coahuila and Texas. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

El Paso Times   
Reyes' actions in Juárez kidnapping care are questioned   
A citizen watchdog group in Washington, D.C., has asked the Department of Homeland Security to investigate why ICE and U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, got involved in efforts to rescue a kidnapped Mexican citizen in Juárez who is related to Reyes' wife... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers       
Michoacan’s “culture” promoted in Illinois, other news   
The governor of Michoacan (a state in Mexico) met with members of the Federation of Michoacan Clubs in Illinois (”Fedecmi”) “for the purpose of promoting and strengthening Michoacanan culture in the United States of North America.” The governor was accompanied by president Juan Ochoa and members of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce...

American Patrol Report   
The American Patrol Report is popular   
If you need proof, go to the left column and scroll down to just below the Rumor Mill icon. Just below is a number. Click on it. Then go to MAPS. -- You will see that people from across the world are logging on. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

BlueRidgeNow.com -- Hendersonville, North Carolina   
Groups protesting event at BRCC to issue sham Mexican ID cards   
Asheville City Councilman and 11th District Congressional Candidate Carl Mumpower and groups opposed to illegal immigration plan to protest the Mexican Consulate at Blue Ridge Community College Saturday. -- Mumpower said he plans to protest a college event in which the Latino Advocacy Coalition of Henderson County has rented space on the campus... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

American Border Patrol    
Photo of the day
American Border Patrol's digital game camera catches group of people walking on trail in the Huachuca Mountains south of Sierra Vista, Arizona. This is a popular trail that should be well known to the U.S. Border Patrol. Yet, people use it frequently to illegally enter the U.S.

Israeli Insider  
Unstamped certificate suggests Obama may not be "natural born" US citizen   
The "birth certificate" claimed by the Barack Obama campaign is not certified as authentic and appears to be a photoshopped fake. -- The image, purporting to come from the Hawaii Department of Health, has been the subject of intense skepticism in the blogosphere in the past two weeks. But now the senior spokesman of that Department has confirmed... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Ira Mehlman -- East Valley Tribune -- Phoenix  
Immigration: Don’t just leave it to the market   
People don’t have much faith in government, especially the federal government — and who can blame them? The public looks to Washington and sees neither competence nor integrity in the people and institutions who are determining their fate... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix   
Arpaio says next Mesa crime sweep will be unannounced   
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Saturday he will bring his crime patrols back to Mesa, but next time there won't be any warnings. -- Deputies arrested 72 people in Mesa this week in the controversial crime sweep that attracted immigrant rights groups and local police, who kept a watchful eye on the proceedings... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Daily Star   
Arizona guest-worker bill dies without a floor vote   
Arizona will not get a chance to set up its own guest-worker program. -- State lawmakers adjourned the session late Friday without bringing the proposal to the floor for a vote. Senate Minority Leader Marsha Arzberger, D-Willcox, acknowledged that she did not have the votes. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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