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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Border Enforcement Evaluation First
McCain's Plan Must Be Fleshed Out

Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- July 8  

McCain: Many Americans with good cause didn't believe us when we said we would secure our borders, so we failed in our efforts. We must prove to them that we can and will secure our borders first, while respecting the dignity and rights of citizens and legal residents of the United States of America.
Wian: The keyword is "first," because McCain and Obama both support some form of legalization plan for the estimated 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens already here. McCain says border security must happen before so-called immigration reform. Addressing the same group, Obama made no such promise.  
Obama: We need a president who isn't going to walk away from something as important as comprehensive reform when it becomes politically unpopular. And I will make it a top priority in my first year as president.
Wian: And Obama says he will crack down on employers of illegal workers. Both candidates emphasize close ties to American Latinos.
Red Dot As I See It -- by Glenn Spencer
Video Watch Ruling / LULAC / Fence / Ethnocentric / Drug War  Transcript

Chicago Tribune   sc
Tougher illegal alien measures expected   
Businesses that employ illegal [aliens] as workers can expect tougher enforcement through the end of 2008, Julie Myers, head of the federal Immigration & Customs Enforcement agency, said Tuesday. -- In an interview with the Tribune editorial board that also covered the quality of federal detention sites and efforts to deport suspected gang members who are in the U.S. illegally... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KGNS-TV -- Laredo, Texas     Video Included 
Heroin seizures on the rise   
U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized over five pounds of heroin over the weekend and say the numbers continue to grow. -- 36-year-old Jose Luis Walter was arrested at The Gateway to the Americas Bridge early Saturday morning after trying to hide over five pounds of heroin in an ice chest. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Roy Beck -- Numbers USA  
Time to re-authorize E-Verify without strings -- and make mandatory, too   
Friends, it is essential that the E-Verify program be re-authorized immediately and without any strings that might later strangle it. -- Earlier today, there were signs that supporters of illegal foreign workers were trying to attach just those kinds of strings, and we're happy to report that negotiations seem to be back on track for a clean re-authorization. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Batavia (Illinois) Sun   
County sheriff asked to check residency of inmates   
An anti-illegal immigration group that pushed for changes in Elgin now is seeking information about the screening processes at the Kane County jail. -- Doug Heaton, the president of Elgin-based Association for Legal Americans, has asked Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez to review the jail's policies... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
Commission refuses to issue names of New Haven ID holders   
Hartford, Conn. — The state Freedom of Information Commission rejected Wednesday a request by a newspaper editor and a community group to release the names of people who have been issued New Haven resident ID cards... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

San Bernardino County Sun Editorial   
Our county is a no 'dumping' zone   
San Bernardino County has long been a dumping ground for the rest of California, but San Francisco has taken it to a whole new ridiculous level, exporting undocumented immigrant drug dealers to private group homes in Yucaipa.... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Los Angeles Daily News  
LAPD targets 19 of its own in May Day melee misconduct   
The LAPD has pinpointed 17 officers and two sergeants for misconduct during last year's May Day march, when police shot rubber bullets and used batons to clear hundreds of peaceful immigration protestors from MacArthur Park, officials said today... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Federation for American Immigration Reform      
Calls needed to save E-Verify   
FAIR has learned through several House staffers that the House Leadership is planning to bring to the House floor a bill to reauthorize E-Verify.  E-Verify is a proven and effective tool that allows employers to electronically verify the work authorization of newly hired employees....

American Border Patrol    
ABP extends reach - to Thailand
American Border Patrol's Operation Virtual Vigilance is training "couch patrol" volunteers each day. This morning a U.S. Citizen living near Bangkok, Thailand, nearly ten thousand miles from ABP's Arizona headquarters, learned to monitor the U.S. Border live over the Internet. -- ABP reports the number of "virtual volunteers" is now about forty, with seven more being trained each day.

Allan Wall -- VDare.com  
More Latin Loudmouths: Mercosur whines about EU invader crackdown   
Does this sound familiar? A declaration rejecting "every effort to criminalise irregular migration and the adoption of restrictive immigration policies, in particular against the most vulnerable sectors of society, women and children." ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KTVK -- Phoenix 
MCSO conducts crime sweep in Cave Creek, Mesa next   
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Joe Arpaio’s Illegal Immigration Interdiction Unit (Triple I), Tuesday responded to complaints from Cave Creek citizens regarding day laborer problems at the Good Shepherd of the Hills Church. -- The Triple I team arrested 18 illegal aliens under state and federal immigration laws in Tuesday’s operation. .. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KTAR -- Phoenix   
Previously deported illegal arrested in fatal hit and run case   
A Mesa man who fled the scene of fatal car accident involving a pedestrian has been arrested, police said. -- The victim was killed after he slid off the roof of the vehicle and was run over last Friday afternoon. -- Police said Martin Rodriguez, 21, was driving the truck and abandoned the car about two miles away... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Freedom Folks -- Chicago      
Latest V-burst from Blogs 4 Borders
Who are the violent ones? The SPLC insists that the Minutemen are a powder keg of violence, but who is committing political violence? -- The Rule of Law? When sanctuary cities go bad!

KGBT-TV -- Harlingen, Texas   
La Joya police chase truck loaded with 19 illegals   
A truck loaded with illegal [aliens] lead La Joya police on a chase through wet streets early Tuesday morning. -- A police officer spotted a suspicious truck inside a medical plaza where smugglers were allegedly loading up a large group of [illegal aliens]. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Morning Call -- Allentown, Pennsylvania   
Illegal alien seeks to withdraw assault plea and take charges to trial   
Juan Carlos Benevidas-Yanes, who admitted he hit a man in the head with a brick in Easton, causing life-threatening injuries, opted to withdraw his guilty plea and go to trial. -- "I'm OK with that,'' Northampton County Judge Stephen G. Baratta said Tuesday... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Michelle Malkin -- Townhall.com   
15 things you should know about "The Race"   
Only in America could critics of a group called "The Race" be labeled racists. Such is the triumph of left-wing identity chauvinists, whose aggressive activists and supine abettors have succeeded in redefining all opposition as "hate." ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Cox News Service   
Obama blasts McCain over stance on illegals   
Sen. John McCain told a Hispanic organization Tuesday that he supports immigration reform - but only after the borders are secured, a stance presidential contender Sen. Barack Obama later criticized in light of McCain's previous push for a legalization process for illegal [aliens]... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Hot Air   
Obama: Your kids should learn Spanish   
Barack Obama addressed the issue of official languages yesterday by endorsing one: Spanish. Instead of worrying about immigrants learning English, he told an audience, America should be teaching its children Spanish. Every child should be bilingual, Obama said, but listen to the language he chooses later... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Latest news from south of the border   
The carnage continues in Mexico with a dozen new deaths in the states of Sinaloa and Baja California yesterday. Six of the bodies were burned and all had the distinctive marks of execution-style murders of organized crime. That is, hands tied, heads covered, death by multiple gunshots some burned or partially burned, some decapitated....

Billings (Montana) Gazette   
Campaign 2008 features sounds of silence   
It is one of our fondest political myths that elections allow us collectively to settle the "big issues." The truth is that there's often a bipartisan consensus to avoid the big issues, because they involve unpopular choices and conflicts. Elections become exercises in mass evasion; that certainly applies so far to the 2008 campaign... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

St. Charles Journal   
Blunt signs immigration bill in St. Charles   
(Missouri) Gov. Matt Blunt stopped at the St. Charles Police Department early Tuesday afternoon for a ceremonial signing of House Bill 1549, a new law aimed at tightening restrictions on [illegal aliens.... criminals] and businesses that employ them... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
Del Rio, Texas embraces border fence idea   
This city on the Rio Grande stands virtually alone, and not just because it's in vast, desolate West Texas. -- Unlike other Texas cities along the Mexican border, Del Rio actually welcomes the 15-foot-high steel wall the U.S. government wants to build against illegal [aliens]... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

CNS News   
Ethnic hustler soiree backs border security, 'no walls'   
Leaders of the League of United Latin American Citizens said Monday they need to hear more specifics on the two presidential candidates’ plans for immigration reform. -- “We are very interested to know more specifically what Sen. Obama or Sen. McCain will give as a plan of action, and I have not seen that yet,” said Rosa Rosales...~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KNSD-TV -- San Diego      Video Included  
'Tan Klan Day' proclamation draws protest in San Diego   
July 8 was deemed "National Council of La Raza Day" in San Diego Tuesday, by proclamation of the City Council, but not without drawing an angry objection from an outspoken conservative voice. -- Rev. James Hartline, the self-styled Christian conservative leader denounced the salute as "traitorous" in an eight-minute address to the Council...~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Hot Air   
Obama: Your kids should learn Spanish   
Barack Obama addressed the issue of official languages yesterday by endorsing one: Spanish. Instead of worrying about immigrants learning English, he told an audience, America should be teaching its children Spanish. Every child should be bilingual, Obama said, but listen to the language he chooses later... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

The Oklahoman   
Terrill says campaign signs defaced   
The author of Oklahoma's anti-illegal immigration law says several of his campaign signs have been defaced with the words "racist" and "bigot." -- Rep. Randy Terrill, R-Moore, said Monday that dozens of his campaign signs were defaced, primarily in the Norman area...~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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