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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Keep The Pressure On
Demand Straight Talk From McCain

Wall Street Journal -- July 1  

McCain Crowd Tough On Immigration
    Pipersville, Pa. -- Senator John McCain has tilted his position to on immigration to the right, but he continues to be greeted by supporters who want him to take an even tougher line.
    At a town-hall meeting at Worth & Company Inc., a woman asked: "Why as an American do I have to push a button to speak English?" The crowd roared with applause.
    "I think you struck a nerve," Sen. McCain said.
    "I'll tell you, I really get ticked," the woman continued. "You go into Lowe's and it says 'Entrada,' " or entrance.
    Sen. McCain gave his standard reply that comprehensive immigration reform, which he pushed for, can't happen until the borders are secure. After that, he said, the nation needs a temporary-worker program "that's truly temporary," and must address the 12 million people in the U.S. illegally.
    But he also said that the U.S. should be a welcoming place. "There's a great thing about America and that is that we welcome all cultures from all over the world," he said. "And we love the Hispanic heritage. We love the Irish heritage."
    Sen. McCain quickly added: "But English must be learned by everybody." Applause followed.
Video Watch Dobbs Segment on NALEO / Democrats video on McCain's immigration waffle

Associated Press         sc   
McCain to talk 'free trade' in Latin America   
Philadelphia -- John McCain has changed his mind about the president's tax cuts and drilling for oil off the U.S. coast, but the Republican presidential hopeful says his advocacy of free trade is unyielding. -- McCain said he knows he has work to do to convince voters in states losing jobs to Mexico and other countries... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press  
Analysis: Rivals hide immigration similarities   
When it comes to immigration, Barack Obama and John McCain generally agree. It's just that they don't want to say so. -- Instead, the White House rivals accuse one another of flinching when it mattered most, during and after last year's Senate debate on a bill that would have given millions of illegal [aliens] a path to citizenship. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix   
Mesa to announce new immigration policy   
Changes in Mesa's official immigration policy will be announced Wednesday during a press conference in City Council chambers, city spokesman Steve Wright said Monday. -- The 3 p.m. meeting at 57 E. First St. will be a follow-through on promises made by Mayor Scott Smith to clarify Mesa's stance on the white-hot issue, Wright said. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

American Border Patrol    
Sabotage suspected at American Border Patrol ranch
Cochise County Sheriffs were called to the American Border Patrol ranch this afternoon to investigate mysterious fires that damaged both of ABP's Kodiak ATVs. -- Yesterday around noon an ABP worker drove one of two ATVs parked together...

Editorial -- Newsday -- New York   
Long Island rag wants illegal alien day laborer hangout shaped up    
This nation's failed effort to deal with illegal immigration has forced local governments to confront a very complex issue with limited tools. Few communities have tried harder and with better intentions than the Town of Huntington, but even its decade-long effort to help day laborers is running into problems. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Fox News  
Crackdown on Arizona illegals stirs national debate   
Sheriffs in Phoenix, Ariz., have launched an aggressive crackdown on illegal aliens as part of a growing movement by local officials to help prevent illegal immigration. -- Maricopa County sheriffs have instituted a zero tolerance policy — knocking on doors and arresting those suspected of living in the country illegally... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Rick Oltman -- Californians for Population Stabilization      
Sanctimony Cities
With many American cities now declaring themselves so-called sanctuaries for illegal aliens it is time to examine this phenomenon and highlight its costs and predict where it will eventually lead. -- "Sanctuary City" with regard to illegal immigration is a generic term that is used haphazardly... [Related item]

Donald A. Collins -- VDare.com   
Utah Upheaval: A Cannon shot across the Democrats’ bows too   
The defeat by 20 percentage points of Chris Cannon, though a Republican, had better get serious attention from my fellow Democrats, particularly those in Congress. -- If we Democrats think that this rather shocking loss by a six-term Congressman assures that our party is about to win a landslide victory... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

San Francisco Chronicle  
8 crack dealers shielded by San Francisco walk away   
An effort by San Francisco to shield eight young Honduran crack dealers from federal immigration officials backfired when the youths escaped from Southern California group homes within days of their arrival, officials said Monday... [Related item from Michelle Malkin] ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Phyllis Schlafly -- Right Side News -- Kennesaw, Georgia   
American innovation supremacy at risk   
The high-priced corporate lobbyists walking Capitol Hill corridors have a new mantra: innovation. They demand that Congress bring in more guest workers, especially from Asia, in order to maintain American innovation supremacy... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Philadelphia Bulletin   
McCain's immigration stance coming undone   
Just days after Congressman Tom Tancredo wrote a firm letter warning his party's presumptive presidential nominee to stay the course on border security, an appearance by John McCain at a Latino leadership conference reopened the very immigration debate that practically derailed his presidential ambitions last year...

The Pitch -- Kansas City   
Supreme Court turns down Kris Kobach   
It has been four years since Kansas lawmakers granted in-state tuition rates at public universities for undocumented students who had spent at least three years at a Kansas high school. Since that bill passed, University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Professor and Kansas Republican Party Chairman Kris Kobach has been fighting to get the law overturned... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
Authorities: Hit & run suspect will be deported   
Rock Hill, SC -- Authorities say an illegal immigrant charged in a hit & run accident that killed a Rock Hill teen will be deported. -- Authorities say 15-year-old Christopher Lanier died Friday after he crossed the center line on a dirt bike, and a truck ran over him... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Think Progress         sc   
DC paper calls McCain out for lying about support for 1986 IRCA   
As ThinkProgress noted on Saturday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) made inconsistent immigration pledges in a speech to the National Association of Latino Elected Officials, claiming he would both "secure our borders first" and make comprehensive reform his "top priority"... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Freedom Folks -- Chicago      
Latest V-burst from Blogs 4 Borders
In this weeks edition… Budget Woes? Several states are cutting benefits for citizens, are they missing something obvious? -- 100% Preventable! Americans continue to pay the bloody price for open borders! When will the madness end?

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix   
Newspaper captures illegal immigrant images   
It's not something new, but it does create controversy anytime it happens. Whenever day laborers gather at the Good Shepherd of the Hills Church in Cave Creek, the Sonoran News Newspaper takes pictures. -- The conservative paper does not hide from its agenda, often criticizing those who cater to illegal [aliens]... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Latest news from south of the border   
Following in the wake of the scandal about issuance of unauthorized and /or illegal visas to Cubans to enter Honduras, the government has now halted the issuance of visas to Chinese citizens until the investigation relating to the Cubans is completed. Chinese enter Honduras and are admitted up to a certain length of time...

WMAR-TV -- Baltimore   
CASA plans tantrum over ICE arrests   
Casa de Maryland Inc. is planning a rally this morning in Baltimore in protest of the ICE arrests of 45 illegal immigrants in Anne Arundel County Monday. -- The group says it is devastated by the raid and plan to denounce it this morning. They claim such raids have social and moral consequences and they are demanding they be put to an end. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
Judge stalls border fence at UT Brownsville   
A federal judge ordered a Texas university and the government Monday to continue meeting in search of alternatives to building a border fence across campus. -- U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen said the government had not complied with his March order to work with the University of Texas at Brownsville to come up with a better plan... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

New York Sun  
Bloomberg: Immigration restrictions 'insane'   
America is "committing mass suicide" by putting restrictions on immigration, Mayor Bloomberg said yesterday. -- He made the remarks after announcing an initiative that is aiming to lure Americans into the fields of math and science, which Mr. Bloomberg termed "the industries of the future." ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Allan Wall -- VDare.com  
What’s In A (Sur)Name? Plenty, if you’re planning an amnesty   
A number of years back, before I was up to speed on the National Question, I read an article dealing with registration problems in the U.S. Social Security system. -- It reported that one of the problems in keeping individual’s names straight was the difference between the surname systems of various cultures... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Alan Caruba -- Family Security Matters   
Real independence means secure borders   
As we celebrate our nation's independence, it is worth keeping in mind that real independence depends on having secure borders. A nation that cannot or will not protect itself from a massive and intentional invasion for the purpose of changing its population and politics is a nation that will not exist very long. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Congressional Quarterly  
Where you stand on E-Verify depends on where you sit   
The debate over the E-Verify program is less one about statistics, or even policy, than it is about two states of mind. -- One says nobody should have to prove to the government that they are qualified to work in the United States. The government should have to prove they are not. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~


Astorga
Los Angeles Times  
Toddler is fatally hit by suspected drunk driver in Rialto   
A toddler was killed and her mother, father and year-old brother seriously injured when a suspected drunk driver struck the family as they were on a bicycle ride Sunday afternoon in Rialto, officials said. -- The suspect, Jesse Rolando Astorga, 27, of Phelan, Calif., has been charged with murder... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
Official: Immigration crackdown pushes down crime   
Manassas, Va. -- A Prince William County official is attributing a decline in certain types of crime last year to the county's crackdown on illegal immigrants. -- A study released last week says homicides declined by 44 percent from 2006 to 2007. The incidence of rape fell 33 percent, robberies declined 23 percent, and aggravated assaults declined 18 percent. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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

KTAR -- Phoenix   
Invasion cheerleaders focus on removing Arpaio from office   
Immigration activists are vowing to get Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio out of office, in part because of his crime suppression sweeps which they claim constitute racial profiling of Hispanics to look for illegal [aliens]. -- Arpaio wound up his latest two-day operation last Friday in Mesa... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Scripps Newspaper Group -- Fort Myers, Florida  
Rep. Gayle Harrell says immigration is 'No. 1 issue' at Jensen Beach rally   
Under a small Langford Park pavilion festooned with campaign posters and American flags Sunday afternoon, state Rep. Gayle Harrell outlined her platform on how to secure the United States' borders and control illegal immigration... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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