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Friday, August 1, 2008

Define It Dammit!
McCain Allowed to Skirt Real Border Issue

American Patrol Report Commentary -- August 1  
Lars Larsen -- KXL -- Portland

    On Wednesday national talk show host Lars Larsen interviewed Senator John McCain. Before he did one of our supporters called Larsen and asked him to push McCain to be specific about border control, i.e., what does it mean? Here is the Larsen exchange
    Larsen: Will you build the fence?
    McCain: Oh yeah, we have to secure the borders first. (talks about the drug problem in Mexico) There is a huge problem of drug cartels on the border. They are talking over towns. They are basically challenging the Mexican government. So it's not only an issue of illegal immigration it's an issue of the drug cartels freely being able to transport drugs across our border and killing Americans.
The Real Questions
    Bush is building a fence, but it isn't really a fence. Politicians play word games.
    Larsen should have asked McCain: "Please define what border security means and how we will know when we have it."
    "Will you move to grant any sort of legal status to illegal aliens while the border is being secured?"  
    Voters must demand specifics.

Newsday -- New York   
Illegals accused in suburban NY drug ring   
Carmel, NY -- Authorities have accused 6 men of drug trafficking after an investigation of street-level cocaine sales in a New York City suburb. -- The Putnam County Sheriff's Office says 4 of the men lived in the village of Brewster and 2 others had Hyattsville, Maryland addresses... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

The Canadian -- Toronto   
Harper government pursues NAU agenda to break-up of Canada   
The Stephen Harper government is using the public relations cover story of pursuing a “new deal with the provinces” to pursue the fascistic Big Business agenda of North American Union (NAU). -- Big Business elites have instructed the managers of the media empires they own to present Mr. Harper’s initiative... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Federation for American Imigration Reform   
Congress reacts to soaring unemployment by proposing more foreign workers   
Jittery American workers were greeted with the news today that unemployment in July reached a four-year high of 5.7 percent and that the U.S. economy shed 51,000 jobs last month on the heels of the loss of 98,000 jobs in May and June. For all of 2008, the U.S. economy has lost 463,000 jobs... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

John Camp -- Family Security Matters             sc    
Saying 'no' to unlimited immigration   
As a negotiation coach it is natural for me to view election campaigns conducted between the two candidates for president and voters as a negotiation with multiple agendas, adversaries, and intense decision making. -- That is why it strikes me as disturbing that both of the presidential candidates have similar positions on immigration...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune   
Emergency workers say Franco was behind wheel   
Willmar, Minn. -- The first emergency workers to arrive at the fatal Cottonwood school bus crash scene in February described for a jury Thursday how they found Olga Franco pinned in the driver's seat of the van that hit the bus... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
Graffiti vandals turn violent in LA   
One man got stabbed. Another got shot in the chest. A 6-year-old boy was temporarily blinded when he was spray-painted in the face. -- And they were the lucky ones among those who have had run-ins with graffiti "crews," or gangs... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Mark Krikorian -- Center for Immigration Studies  
Throw everything at the wall, and see what sticks   
The open-borders crowd is in a tizzy because of the Center's report yesterday showing that attrition works and that the number of illegal aliens can be reduced through comprehensive enforcement. (I also wrote about it at National Review Online.) All the big papers covered it, and opponents couldn't get their story straight...

Patrick J. Buchanan -- VDare.com  
Under President Obama, Whites need not apply   
Hearing the cable talk-show host solemnly pose the question, I could not suppress a belly laugh. -- For the anchor was fearful that some white folks might reject Obama because he is African-American -- —even as a Rasmussen poll was reporting that Barack is beating McCain among black voters 94 to 1.,, ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KNXV-TV -- Phoenix  
Sheriff Arpaio targets food vendors, illegals   
Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies targeted non-permitted food vendors selling contaminated products in Maryvale. -- Sheriff Joe Arpaio said the goal of Thursday's special enforcement operation was to stop vendors from selling foods not prepared or maintained in compliance with the federal health code... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Delmarva Now -- Salisbury, Maryland   
Gubernatorial candidates attend Dover Hispander-fest   
Touting business development, safer streets, equality, and even education for [illegal alien] students, three of Delaware's four gubernatorial candidates Wednesday night attempted to woo the state's fastest growing population: Latinos. -- About 200 people listened -- some with simultaneous interpretation from English to Spanish...

Associated Press  
Mexicans now bemoaning US salmonella findings   
Mexican agriculture officials said Thursday that U.S. colleagues hunting for the source of a salmonella outbreak are rushing to a conclusion about finding the strain at a Mexican pepper farm. -- The salmonella sample that one U.S. official called "a smoking gun" was taken from a water tank that had not been used for more than two months... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers       
Latest news from south of the border   
The “governor” of the Bank of Mexico said that individual monetary remittances sent by Mexicans abroad back into Mexico fell 2.2% during the first semester of 2008 and reached 11.6 billion dollars. The "central bank" attributed the drop to a weakening of the U.S. housing construction industry plus the Mexicans’ larger problems in being able to emigrate...

Associated Press         sc    
ICE still may track volunteers for deportation   
Illegal immigrants who volunteer to leave the country through an experimental government program may have to wear tracking devices or check in at offices until they go, Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday. -- Between Tuesday and Aug. 22, people who have ignored deportation orders...

Cox News Service  
Drug violence in Atlanta tied to several cartels   
Powerful Mexican cartels have assumed control of drug distribution networks throughout the United States, sparking worry from U.S. law enforcement and experts that they may export the same violent methods that have ravaged Mexico for years... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

American Border Patrol    
Photo of the day
American Border Patrol cameraman Mike Christie got this picture of a CBP helicopter flying along the border on July 29. The powerful zoom camera makes the helicopter appear closer than it really is...

KSAT-TV -- San Antonio   
University, feds reach border fence deal   
Brownsville -- The planned fence along the U.S.-Mexican border will no longer cut off a large chunk of a South Texas university, according to an agreement that the school and the federal government presented to a judge Thursday. -- U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen, who had ordered the University of Texas at Brownsville...~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Wilkes-Barre (Pennsylvania) Times-Leader     
Enforcing immigration laws will help stabilize U.S. economy
...Illegal immigration, as a substantial component of U.S. population growth, does exacerbate our economy, including unemployment and the energy crisis. Americans should be aware that Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain advocate granting amnesty...

US Rep. Mike Turner -- Hillsboro (Ohio) Times-Gazette   
SAVE Act will help secure borders   
Illegal immigration is one of the most important issues facing America today. -- I am committed to reducing the flow of illegal immigration into our country through securing our borders and greater enforcement of existing laws. -- For this reason, I have cosponsored H.R. 4088, the Secure America through Verification and Enforcement (SAVE) Act... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Walter Moore, Candidate For Mayor of Los Angeles     
Guess where Villaraigosa got his $1.6 million?    
Villaraigosa has raised $1.6 million for his re-election campaign. Guess how much came from people who actually live in the City of Los Angeles? The correct answer is: approximately 37%.... AP Internal Use Only

One News Now   
Mayoral recall effort in Phoenix   
A public-interest group in Phoenix is collecting signatures in hopes of forcing a recall election for Mayor Phil Gordon, who they believe has failed to deal with the problem of illegal immigration in the community. -- The group -- American Citizens United -- has until August 28 to collect nearly 24,000 signatures... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Brenda Walker -- VDare.com   
Triple murder in San Francisco highlights illegal alien crime wave   
Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, there has been enormous shock and anger that a known MS-13 gangster with prior arrests for violent offenses could have been let loose on the streets by a grossly permissive sanctuary city policy... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Gwinnett Daily Post -- Lawrencenceville, Georgia   
TB on rise in Gwinnett County, most likely due to "immigrant" onslaught   
The number of tuberculosis cases in Gwinnett County is on the rise, health officials say. -- Gwinnett now has the second highest rate of TB cases in Georgia, following Fulton County, said Vernon Goins, spokesman for the county health department. The county was previously ranked No. 3, behind Fulton and DeKalb counties...

Tri-Valley Central -- Casa Grande, Arizona   
Burglary sparks arrests on illegal immigration charges   
Four persons - including the employer of illegal immigrants - were arrested about 10 a.m. Friday, July 25, when a robbery occurred in the 900 block of North Sonora Street. No names were available as of Friday. -- The Coolidge Police Department had been watching the residence as a possible drop house for the last three months... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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