|KTAR -- Phoenix sc
DPS says it's helping in fight against illegal immigration
The Arizona Department of Public Safety says it's doing its part in the fight against illegal immigration. -- Harold Sanders with DPS said, since 2003, the state agency has turned over more than 25,000 illegal immigrants to federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. He said DPS officers nab suspected illegals while doing their routine patrol work.
Agents comb jails for immigrant offenders
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, reinforced by more agents in the Pacific Northwest, has been combing through more jails looking for foreign-born inmates arrested on criminal charges. -- The result has been a large increase in deportations from Washington, Oregon and Alaska...
|Michael Cutler -- Mike Cutler
Politicizing the border weakens our security
This Washington Times article about Sen. Obama's Sunday speech to the Hispanic rights group La Raza should be of great concern to all Americans. It deals with the politicization of one of the most important issues confronting the United States today: border security and the immigration system...
|American Patrol Report
Aguilar's Border Patrol: Law enforcement or welcoming committee?
..."He (USBP Chief David Aguilar) emphasized that the principal priority of the Border Patrol is to protect the lives of the illegal migrants, since, though in the last Fiscal Year the number of dead decreased by eight percent, the 272 which have taken place since last September to date are an unacceptable number to the Mexican and United States governments."
More illegals putting affairs in order
A 30-year-old single mother from Manassas recently visited a notary public to formally arrange custody for her toddler son after she's gone. -- It's deportation, not death, that has her worried. -- With federal authorities stepping up raids and local police joining enforcement efforts, illegal immigrants and their advocates say that preparing for possible deportation...
Details of deal with Ramos-Compean witness sought
A lawsuit has been filed against the United States government by a watchdog group seeking information about what was promised and delivered to a now-confessed drug smuggler that allowed him to travel back and forth between the U.S. and Mexico after two border agents caught him bringing a third of a ton of drugs into the United States...
Drug smugglers bribing U.S. agents on Mexico border
Harlingen, Texas -- U.S. Border Patrol agent Reynaldo Zuniga was arrested last month lugging a bag of cocaine up from the Rio Grande, one of a growing number of law enforcement officers accused of taking bribes from drug gangs...
Fatal accident may have involved alien smuggling vehicle
A suspected alien smuggler died Sunday morning after being ejected from the vehicle he was driving near State Route 78 near Palo Verde, Calif. -- "No one was in pursuit of the vehicle at the time," said Mark Pearce of the California Highway Patrol. "It was traveling on its own at the time."
|Sioux Falls (South Dakota) Argus Leader
5 suspected illegals arrested in Moody County
Authorities arrested five suspected illegal aliens Thursday in Moody County just two days after they entered the country, according to U.S. District Court records. -- Luis Flores-Rodriguez is charged with illegal reentry after deportation. He admitted he was removed from the country in 2004 and returned June 8 at Nogales, Arizona...
Mexican cartels 'threaten state'
The head of Mexico's intelligence service has said that drug cartels are threatening the country's democratic institutions, including Congress. -- Guillermo Valdes told the Financial Times newspaper that drug traffickers were trying to take over the power of the state...
|KNXV-TV -- Phoenix
Sheriff: Immigrants flee deputies on I-17
Yavapai County Sheriff's deputies picked up more than two-dozen suspected undocumented immigrants along Interstate 17 north of the Valley over the weekend. -- On Friday afternoon, 15 people were detained when a deputy stopped a Chevy van with Tennessee plates near Camp Verde, according to a Yavapai County Sheriff's Office...
||We Get E-Mail
John McCain phone rally
John McCain is set to talk at another racist convention. He spoke at the 'Tan Klan' soiree in San Diego July 14, and now is set to pander at the 'Latino Congreso' gig in L. A. on July 18. Call his office and ask him to stop kowtowing to blatantly racist organizations.
|KMSB-TV -- Tucson
Radio station calls for Isabel Garcia's firing
Protestors greeted Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio when he came to Tucson to sell his books on Thursday, July 10. Now a local radio station is trying to get one of the protestors fired from her County job. -- The station, 104.1 The Truth, is mounting a letter-writing campaign to try and get Isabel Garcia removed from her job as Pima County Public Defender... [Related item]
|W. James Antle III -- American Spectator
McCain's immigration two-step
...Restrictionist conservatives find it hard to believe that the John McCain who gave them McCain-Kennedy, Juan Hernandez, and only a grudging concession to "build the goddamned fence" at the border is really giving them straight talk now. Yet when it comes to wooing Hispanic voters, McCain finds himself in a bidding war with the Democrats...
|News Channel 5 -- Nashville
Feds sweep midstate for illegals
La Vergne, Tenn. -- Federal investigators believe Middle Tennessee has become a haven for hundreds of fugitives who are [illegal aliens]. -- The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are dramatically increasing their efforts in the region...
|National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers
Latest news from south of the border
The violence which dominates the country left 124 dead in 11 states this week. The majority of the murders took place in Sinaloa (43) apparently in events related to organized crime. 63 police officers and supervisors have been executed in that entity where this Sunday eight persons, three of them minors, were riddled by gunfire as they left a party in Guamuchil....
|Los Angeles Times
'Tan Klan' Soiree: McCain loses microphone to rabid Mexican Reconquista
..."When your forefathers came," [Enrique] Morones said, "everyone was welcome at Ellis Island. You are supporting the militarization of the border that has killed more than 10,000 people. Will you commit to stopping the inhumane raids? Will you issue an executive order to stop these raids that are taking place right now?" [Video here. Thanks to Lone Wolf for the clip]
Postville raid prompts pro-illegal immigration rally
Des Moines -- Immigration reform advocates and religious leaders from across the Midwest are planning a rally in northeast Iowa. -- The July 27 rally will come about two months after a raid at a kosher meatpacking plant in Postville ended in nearly 400 arrests. -- The rally was organized by Jewish and Catholic groups from Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota...
|Nancy Salvato -- New Media Journal
The issue of dual citizenship in the US
...There is an issue, rarely discussed in the news, which has critical implications for our national security and political sovereignty. The United States is one of the most permissive countries in the world with regard to dual citizenship. Our government recognizes dual citizenship and tolerates multiple citizens hips. How did it come to this?
Voters reject Obama's call for bilingualism
Barack Obama said [recently] that “instead of worrying about whether immigrants can learn English,” Americans “need to make sure your child can speak Spanish.” A national telephone survey conducted last month by Rasmussen Reports found that U.S. voters overwhelmingly disagree with the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee...
Kidnap victim rescued from Lilburn basement (illegals involved)
A Rhode Island man was chained in a basement in Lilburn for nearly a week by men who wanted to collect a drug debt, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. -- The U.S. Attorney's office charged three men with kidnapping and holding for ransom as well as conspiracy to distribute cocaine....