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Friday, July 18, 2008

No Mickey-E no Mickey-D?
Should Americans Boycott McDonald's?

Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- July 17  

Dobbs: Well, we know that business people all across the country, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce certainly representing as it does big business, I'm sure that they want to encourage all employers to use E-Verify, because it's 99.5 percent effective and would stop so much of our illegal immigration crisis in this country. I can't imagine that McDonald's would hesitate now, particularly that they have run across this problem to demand that franchise owners use E- Verify and as a matter of policy, for example like AMC Theaters make certain of the residency and immigration status of their employees.
Wian: You would think so, Lou, but all along, the business lobby, the courts, amnesty advocates, they're the ones who have been standing up and blocking these efforts by the Department of Homeland Security modest though that they may be at this time to actually enforce the law and hold employers accountable for knowingly and egregiously hiring illegal aliens and even going so far as in this case to help them get phony documents. [...]
Dobbs: The fast food industry certainly backs so-called comprehensive immigration reform, which would have given amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. McDonald's is among the companies backing that plan and it's not certainly the only fast food chain supporting amnesty, the quote, "Essential Worker Immigration Coalition", end quote, is a group of trade associations strongly supporting comprehensive immigration reform legislation.

Video Watch Drug War - McDonald's // Amnesty   Transcript 

WGHP-TV -- Greensboro, North Carolina       sc  
Burlington librarian busted by immigration agents   
Federal agents have arrested an Alamance County (NC) employee they claim is an illegal [alien]. -- Angel Martinez, a librarian at the public library in Burlington, was arrested Tuesday by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents for falsely claiming to be a U.S. citizen and committing Social Security fraud... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Harrisonburg (Virginia) Daily News Record  
Warner aims to shake things up in U. S. Senate   
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mark Warner says his goal of creating a group of "centrist radical" senators would help improve cooperation and the public's perception of Congress. -- Warner made his comments to the Daily News-Record on Thursday during a campaign swing through the Shenandoah Valley... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

NoMoreInvasion.com     Photos Included  
American assaulted at 'Latino Congreso' dog-and-pony show   
The Third Annual Latino Congreso started today at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in L. A. John McCain and Barak Obama were originally listed as speakers, then listed as "invited," and in the end their names were not on the final program at all.... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Providence (Rhode Island) Journal   
Court raids put focus on companies suspected of hiring illegal aliens   
Governor Carcieri yesterday ordered an “internal” review of the dozens of contracts the state has with two janitorial companies whose workers were arrested in an immigration sweep and said he would not tolerate “this type of illegal activity by unscrupulous employers.” ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Longview (Texas) News-Journal   
Border volunteer: Illegal immigration at crisis level   
America faces an illegal immigration crisis, a Longview member of the Texas Border Volunteers said Thursday. -- Speaking before the Republican Club of Gregg County, Mike Denholm said the many crises range from the criminal to economic, environmental, medical and terrorism-related... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KGBT-TV -- Harlingen, Texas       sc
Police find 26 illegal aliens in their underwear   
Police arrested four people on aggravated kidnapping charges after 26 suspected illegal [aliens] were kept in a mobile home in San Marcos. -- Police on Thursday announced results of the raid on the residence with no air conditioning... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Keller (Texas) Citizen 
Pizzeria owner faces deportation   
The owner of a local pizzeria faces deportation after Keller police found he had obtained a state-issued driver’s license by using his brother’s identity. -- Renee Vazquez, a Mexican citizen who owns Little Joe’s Famous Chicago Pizzeria in Keller, was arrested this month on fraud- and drug-related charges... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

7 to 9 PM CDT
Tulsa, Oklahoma -- Outraged Patriots
Come and Meet State Rep. Randy Terrill

Associated Press   
'Movable' border fence awaits approval   
McAllen, Texas -- About 14 miles of border fencing planned for the lower Rio Grande Valley would be built in the river's floodplain and has yet to be approved by the commission governing the international boundary. -- The "movable" fence proposed by the Department of Homeland Security would be concrete jersey barriers... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Information Week 
U.S. to offer 'green cards' to up to 25,000 Iraqi contractors    
The United States plans to admit as permanent residents up to 25,000 Iraqi nationals, along with their families, who performed work for American contractors during post-invasion hostilities in Iraq -- including high-tech workers who helped U.S. companies restore the country's computing and communications infrastructure. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Coming Up
July 19
Harvard, Illinois -- Minutemen Midwest
Protest Mobile Mexican Consulate Visit

Associated Press   
Chertoff: European terrorists trying to enter US   
European terrorists are trying to enter the United States with European Union passports, and there is no guarantee officials will catch them every time, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Thursday. -- Chertoff's comments on Capitol Hill comes as the country is entering a potentially vulnerable period... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
Mexico to honor Chappaquiddick Ted for championing illegals   
The Mexican government says it will honor U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy for his defense of [illegal alien]  rights. -- Mexico announced Friday it will award Kennedy the Aguila Azteca, the highest honor the government can bestow on foreign dignitaries... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Coming Up
July 22
The Dustin Inman Society -- Marietta, Georgia -- 6:15 - 8:30 PM EDT
Rally to Demand Cobb Co. Compliance with Law

WFIE-TV -- Evansville, Indiana   
Illegal alien tries to get job with Sheriff's Office   
Hamilton, Ohio -- An illegal immigrant in Butler County was arrested on Wednesday after she walked into the Sheriff's Office looking to apply for a job. -- Police say Genesis Mahelet Garcia-Garcia, 25, wanted to obtain a background check for the purpose of gaining employment... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

American Border Patrol    
Photo of the day   
This photo shows where a smuggler crashed his truck through the border barbed wire fence on the American Border Patrol ranch yesterday. Border Patrol chased the smuggler back into Mexico....

KPHO-TV -- Phoenix   
Arpaio 'disgusted' with Mexican reconquista zealot Isabel Garcia   
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office wants the Pima County Administrator to fire the county's chief legal defender, according to a letter sent to the administrator's office. -- Chief Legal Defender Isabel Garcia appeared at Sheriff Joe Arpaio's book signing in Tucson last week and reportedly participated in a mock assault and decapitation of the Maricopa County sheriff. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Latest news from south of the border   
This paper accessed “restricted circulation” reports of the DEA which show that the Sinaloa and Gulf narcotraffic cartels have contacted extremist groups in Iran to send “elite” thugs, mainly ex-military, to that country to receive training in weapons and explosives and that these contacts go back to 2005. Reportedly, they travel to Iran via flights from Venezuela...

Texas to World Court: Execution still on!   
Texas is refusing to bow to yesterday's World Court order to stay the Aug. 5 lethal injection of convicted rapist-killer and illegal alien Jose Medellin. -- The highest U.N. court insisted that five scheduled executions of Mexicans be immediately halted until the cases undergo further review... [Related video courtesy of 'Lone Wolf'] ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

RTE News   
Irish government considers deal for illegals   
The Government is considering a special deal that would see Ireland easing restrictions on US immigrants in return for concessions on the [illegal alien] Irish in the US. -- Speaking in New York, Taoiseach Brian Cowen said Ireland would have to be more pro-active in securing a deal... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KNXV-TV -- Phoenix  
Border Agents, Casa Grande PD chase smugglers; 30 arrested   
Thirty suspects were arrested during two separate pursuits by Casa Grande police and Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Wilcox Station early Thursday. Border Patrol Agents attempted to conduct a traffic stop of a Dodge van on Interstate 10 near Casa Grande. However, the van accelerated and exited the interstate in the City of Casa Grande. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KGNS-TV -- Laredo   
14-year-old transporting illegals arrested after leading police on car chase   
A 14-year-old boy is arrested after leading police on a chase early this afternoon. -- Officers say they attempted to pull over a maroon mini-van for a traffic violation on the city's Southside. -- The driver ... however sped off... leading police down Masterson road and to the riverbanks. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Austin American-Statesman   
Agencies bust human smuggling ring   
Federal and local police officials today said four U.S. and Mexican citizens charged with kidnapping Wednesday were holding 26 suspected illegal [aliens] in a mobile home near San Marcos in Hays County. -- Four others suspected of being involved with the smuggling were detained for being in the country illegally...

Land Line Magazine   
Missouri law mandates English-only CDL tests, forbids ‘sanctuary’ cities   
Gov. Matt Blunt has signed a bill into law that calls for trucker-hopefuls in Missouri to prove they have a firm grasp of the English language to obtain a commercial driver’s license. It also outlaws “sanctuary” cities in the state... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

American Border Patrol    
"Couch Patrol" growing    
More than fifty Americans, some as far away as Thailand, have now been trained to use the camera systems and more are added each day. “This concept is proving to be very sound,” said Glenn Spencer, head of ABP...

Judicial Watch   
Austin promotes taxpayer-funded day-laborer hangout   
A major U.S. city operates a sophisticated employment center for illegal immigrants and proudly promotes it on its official government webs site, which also allows residents to submit electronic requests for day laborers. -- Officials in Austin Texas openly boast about their taxpayer-funded First Workers Day Labor Center... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

North Lake Tahoe (Nevada) Bonanza  
Federal agents sweep Tahoe for illegal aliens   
Forty-two residents living illegally in the greater Tahoe area were taken from their homes and businesses June 30 and July 1 in a raid by federal agents. -- Of the 42 arrested, 21 were immigration fugitives, which means they were ordered to deport by an immigration judge and refused to comply, said Virginia Kice... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Marietta (Georgia) Daily Journal  
Activist files immigrant suit on Cobb   
D.A. King has filed a civil lawsuit seeking to force Cobb Chairman Sam Olens and the Board of Commissioners to halt all applications for public benefits until the county begins verifying each applicant's immigration status. -- King, an anti-illegal immigration activist, contends Cobb County is not following a state law... [Related item from the AJC]~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Borderfire Report  
CBP officers find narcotics on three commercial buses   
San Ysidro, Calif. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro and adjacent Otay Mesa passenger ports of entry had their hands full this past weekend as they seized nine narcotics loads, including three on commercial buses, detained eight people with outstanding felony arrest warrants and processed 235 immigration violations. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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