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Independence Day - Friday, July 4, 2008

Declaration of Dependence
McCain to Depend on Border Security First Voters

Arizona Republic-- July 4  
John & Cindy McCain

McCain: Border fence first, then reform
    Mexico City -- John McCain warned Mexicans that more border walls are needed before he attempts to overhaul U.S. immigration laws again, an unpopular position in a country he visited in hopes of boosting his standing with Hispanics at home.
    During a trip to Mexico City, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee also said he opposed unilaterally changing parts of the North American Free Trade Agreement, as liberal Mexican politicians and his Democratic rival, Barack Obama, have suggested.
    A year ago, the Republican senator was the co-author of a sweeping immigration-reform bill that had fired hope among millions of Mexicans living illegally in the United States.
    That bill stalled in Congress, and instead, the United States announced it would expand its border barriers, angering the Mexican government.
    "I believe we must have comprehensive immigration reform. The American people want our borders secured first," McCain said during a news conference in Mexico City.
    "That will require some walls. It will require virtual fences. It will require high-technology equipment. We must secure our borders, and then we will address the issue of comprehensive immigration reform."

Yuma Sun       sc   
Yuma agents foil drug smuggling attempt   
Border Patrol agents assigned to the Yuma station foiled a smuggling attempt late Wednesday evening and seized more than $2 million worth of marijuana. -- At approximately 8:30 p.m., a Yuma Sector enforcement specialist operating a camera deployed along the border observed multiple subjects emerging from a drainage pipe near County 21st Street and the Colorado River. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Burlington (North Carolina) Times-News   
Suspects in Raleigh brother shootings may be illegals   
Federal immigration authorities think all three of the Durham men jailed Wednesday in connection with a recent double murder and double attempted murder may be in this country illegally, a Wake County jail spokesman said. -- Police say the shootings occurred Saturday afternoon at a Southeast Raleigh rental home that was being used as a brothel... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KNSD-TV -- San Diego   
Border Patrol thwarts drug-smuggling attempts   
San Diego -- From man-made holes filled with buried drugs to hidden marijuana in a VW trunk, the Border Patrol announced three separate drug seizures valued at more than $300,000 on Thursday. -- The first bust was made Monday around 5:30 a.m. in the community of Tierra del Sol in Boulevard... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

American Border Patrol    
ABP places flags on the border    
American Border Patrol has placed more than 3,000 small American flags on the border fence at its ranch in southeastern Arizona. The flags were part of a campaign to send a message that the American People want their border protected...

Californians for Population Stabilization       
Ask the Schwarzenegger to investigate SF's policies on illegals  
You may have heard the story. Rather than turn over juvenile Honduran drug dealers to federal authorities for deportation, the City of San Francisco escorted them out of the country. When then was found to be illegal, San Francisco housed them in a low-security facility in San Bernardino County... 

Fox News   
"F*** You!" greets Bush at ceremony for new citizens   
Protesters made it hard to hear President Bush Friday as he welcomed new citizens and marked Independence Day at the home of Thomas Jefferson. --- "That man is a fascist!" one protester yelled. Another swore at him. -- The protesters later were removed from the ceremony by law enforcement officials...~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

East Valley Tribune -- Phoenix  
Mesa AZ Top Cop: Immigration policy protects rights   
Channeling resources to best fight crime, clarifying procedures for police officers and upholding people’s constitutional rights were the underlying reasons behind the Mesa Police Department’s revised policy for dealing with illegal immigration, Chief George Gascón told the city council Thursday morning... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Wicked Local Foxborough -- Milford, Massachusetts   
Illegal alien sex offender held in bomb threat incident   
A man who allegedly made a threat on Monday that he had materials to make and detonate a bomb at Gillette Stadium and Patriot Place has been determined to be an illegal [alien] and fugitive from justice with a sex offender record, police Chief Edward O’Leary said Wednesday... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Los Angeles Times   
San Bernardino County may sue San Francisco over 'dumping' of convicts   
San Bernardino County officials vowed Thursday not to become a dumping ground for San Francisco criminals, saying they may sue that city for exporting juvenile offenders to local group homes. -- "The county is exploring every option to recoup all our police expenses," said county Supervisor Gary Ovitt. "This lunacy needs to stop now." ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Las Vegas Review-Journal   
Day laborer sought in death of homeowner   
The woman found dead Friday at her east Las Vegas home has been identified as Otilia A. Soares. -- Soares and her husband were having work done on their house, on Stewart Avenue near Lamb Boulevard. -- The husband left to get supplies from a hardware store. When he returned about 10:30 a.m.... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Mike Cutler -- Family Security Matters   
Will a multiagency task force be effective in fighting violent gangs?   
...In addition to downplaying the illegal alien issue, the article fails to adequately address the fact that many of the crimes by gangs that have large numbers of illegal aliens are immigration-related crimes. (It's a no-brainer.) Among those crimes are alien smuggling (goes hand in hand with drug smuggling), use of false identity documents, reentry after deportation...

MSNBC     Video Report 
Vicious illegal alien tries to kill Texas officer   
Video shows Tyler, Texas police officer being attacked and shot multiple times by an drug-packing illegal alien and a cohort during a routine traffic stop. The criminal alien had been deported previously.~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KHTS -- Santa Clarita, Calif.  
L. A. County spends $36 million on illegals in May   
New statistics from the Department of Public Social Services reveal that illegal aliens and their families in Los Angeles County collected over $36 million in welfare and food stamp allocations in May 2008. These findings were announced by Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin  
3,000 foreign "immigrants" move annually to county in Central Valley   
Eight new foreigners take up residence in San Joaquin County every day. -- And one out of every four international immigrants end up in the South County cities of Manteca, Lathrop, Tracy and Ripon. -- The immigration is part of statistics compiled by the University of Pacific Ebhardt School of Business...

Ted Lewis -- San Jose Mercury-News   
Trade deals' effect on U.S. immigration a problem for McCain   
This week John McCain is visiting Mexico and Colombia to burnish his foreign policy credentials by meeting with top Bush administration allies, Presidents Álvaro Uribe of Colombia and Felipe Calderón of Mexico. -- He is extolling free trade pacts and his commitment to fighting drug traffickers, but when the topic of immigration arises - as it inevitably will in Mexico - McCain's Straight Talk Express will hit a dangerous fork in the road. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Salisbury (North Carolina) Post Editorial   
A license for ID fraud   
Recent actions in Albemarle and Concord demonstrate how the crackdown on illegal immigration goes beyond scrutinizing the immigrants themselves. There are U.S. citizens who aid them. Some may even be government employees. -- Last week federal authorities arrested an Albemarle DMV license examiner... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

BlueRidgeNow.com -- Hendersonville, North Carolina  
Deportation program up and running at Sheriff's Office   
Henderson County Sheriff’s Office deputies snared three illegal [alien] defendants Tuesday, the first day their new criminal deportation program went into effect. -- The effort, known as the 287(g) program, began Tuesday with deportation proceedings against illegal immigrant criminal defendants. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

American Border Patrol    
Photo of the day
Digital game camera captures image of at least five people on trail in the Huachuca Mountains. Their dress is unusual as most migrants use inexpensive things like plastic trash bags to protect them from the rain...

Sierra Vista (Arizona) Herald / Review  
Border-watch group reports two ATVs damaged by fire   
Two all-terrain vehicles belonging to American Border Patrol, a non-governmental organization located near Palominas, caught fire earlier this week. -- The group’s president suspects that smugglers sabotaged them. -- The vehicles were parked alongside one another on Sunday evening, said Glenn Spencer, president of the American Border Patrol. One of the ATVs caught fire on Monday and the other on Tuesday. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Meddling Mexican bemoans U. S. immigration law enforcement efforts   
Mex. federal deputy (read: Congresswoman) Alliet Bautista Bravo, Secretary of the Human Rights Committee, "denounced" the increase of roundups in the United States which have resulted in the repatriation of 260 thousand co-nationals compared with 100 thousand two years ago.... [More Mexican meddling]

KGW-TV -- Portland   
Illegal alien pastor arrested for child rape   
Portland, Ore. -- Police last week arrested a pastor who allegedly raped children, authorities said Wednesday. -- Maximo Ake-Be, 31, faces charges of rape, sodomy and sex abuse in connection with a series of sexual assaults dating back to 1998, said Portland Police Sergeant Brian Schmautz. [More of Bush's pet fiends] ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KGO-TV -- San Francisco      Video Included   
Newsom 'gets tough' on city sanctuary laws   
San Francisco's mayor has had a change of heart over the city's sanctuary law. After the latest embarrassing incident involving eight juvenile drug dealers who escaped from a group home, Mayor Newsom now says, if young illegal [aliens] are convicted of felonies, the city will turn them over to federal authorities... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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