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Monday, August 4, 2008

Dems Move to Block E-Verify
Stopping Immigration Law Enforcement

Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- August 1  

    Lisa Sylvester (CNN): House lawmakers agreed to extend the employment verification system another five years. The vote, 407 to two, Congressmen Bob Filner and Ron Paul the only two to vote against it. The voluntary program allows companies to verify a potential employee is authorized to work in the United States by using Social Security records. E-Verify is scheduled to sunset in November. Supporters had hoped for a 10-year extension, but settled for five years.
    Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-CA): Just something as simple as having a system to where an employer can check that a name and a number matches is not asking very much from Congress and even that seems to be heavy lifting for some of the people around here.
    Sylvester: The fight now heads to the Senate, 13 Republican senators sent a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid asking for a quick reauthorization. But Democratic Senator Bob Menendez would like to tie the extension of the program to changes in the visa law. He wants to recapture unused visas from past years and roll them over for use in future years. [...]
    Congress is now taking a five-week break while the clock is ticking. Time is running out for the E-Verify program.    
Video Watch   Transcript  Red DotAlso See: The Dismal Science -- by Glenn Spencer

Hans A. von Spakovsk -- The Cutting Edge   
Illegals are voting in American elections   
In 2005, the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that up to 3 percent of the 30,000 individuals called for jury duty from voter registration rolls over a two-year period in just one U.S. district court were not U.S. citizens. While that may not seem like many, just 3 percent of registered voters would have been more than enough to... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Chicago Tribune  
Feds defend documents used after raid   
Des Moines, Iowa -- The U.S. attorneys office and a federal judge are defending the use of documents, including scripts, that were given to attorneys as well as workers arrested in an Immigration raid at an Iowa meatpacking plant. .. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

The Times-News -- Burlington, North Carolina   
Former county employee (an illegal alien) charged with identity theft   
The Alamance County Sheriff's Department charged a man with identity theft based on allegations he used someone else's Social Security number. -- Filemon Hernandez-Quintana, 46, of Martin Avenue, Graham was arrested Friday... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
Four arrested after bar fight (illegals involved)   
Mandan, ND -- Mandan police say one man suspected of terrorizing and three others suspected of being in the country illegally are in custody after a Saturday night bar fight. -- Police Officer Greg Moose says one man is accused of grabbing a knife and pitchfork from a van after fighting with others at the Broken Oar bar... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Sleazy Bush Administration extends Mexico truck program despite objections   
The Bush administration on Monday extended a test program allowing long-haul trucks from Mexico full access to U.S. highways for up to two years, despite pending legislation in Congress to shut it down. -- "We intend this extension to reassure trucking companies that they will have sufficient time to realize a return on their investment..." ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

The Guardian -- London, UK  
Mexican police, alien smugglers open fire: 2 die   
Veracruz, Ver., Mex. -- Two people are dead after a shootout between Mexican police and smugglers driving a truck packed with illegal immigrants from Central America. -- Police caught up with the truck near the town of Agua Dulce in southeast Mexico. The town's police chief says the smugglers then opened fire on officers...

WCBS-TV -- New York   
Spanish news eclipsing English competitors   
On an evening its rivals were preoccupied with Christie Brinkley's divorce and the capture of a Brooklyn murder suspect, New York's WXTV led its local news with a story about graffiti saying "Get out of the USA" painted near a Peruvian restaurant on Long Island... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Rick Biesada -- Federal Observer   
Something ain't kosher in Postville   
Last week, demonstrations took place in Postville Iowa against ICE, ( Immigration Customs Enforcement ) because ICE finally did what the American tax payers have been paying them to do -- enforce the law against criminal employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens in violation of federal law... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

San Francisco Chronicle 
S.F. fund aids teen felons who are illegals   
As San Francisco's juvenile justice system shielded young illegal immigrant felons from possible deportation, Mayor Gavin Newsom's office gave grants totaling more than $650,000 to nonprofit agencies to provide the underage offenders with free services - everything from immigration attorneys to housing assistance to "arts and cultural affirmation activities," city records show... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

U. S. Border Patrol Union Local 2544   
Outgunned agent held at gunpoint by Mexican military   
A Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent was held at gunpoint by the Mexican military last night south of Ajo. While we're certain that some managers within the DHS and the President of Mexico will find a way to blame the Border Patrol agent, we would like to point out that the agent was in the United States, doing his job... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Honolulu Star-Bulletin     
Island illegals face felony counts   
A 24-year-old Mexican man crossed the border into the United States last year, bought bogus identification cards in Fresno, Calif., for $130 and came to Hawaii to work for The Farms Inc. in Central Oahu. -- He is one of 43 Mexican nationals arrested July 20 on administrative immigration civil charges, clearing the way for their deportation...

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher -- Human Events   
What happened to justice in America?   
What happened to justice in America? It certainly wasn’t served on July 28 when the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the unjust convictions of Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. As it stands today, these two brave border protectors must now serve out their full 10-plus-year sentences... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Doug Powers -- WorldNetDaily.com   
Bush: Go with integrity, pardon our border agents   
It's a tradition at the end of a president's term to go out of office issuing pardons or commutations. These usually go to people who were convicted of misdemeanor crimes, to the more serious, and occasionally involve getting a campaign donor or two out of trouble. ("You scratch my back, I'll pardon yours.") ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

CT Citizens for Immigration Control   
Invasion of the job-snatchers   
The article in the Schenecdaty, NY Daily Gazette, is going to be a contender for this year's Golden Croissant award. This is given by the Hartford Courant for the newspaper article that best represents American journalism as cheerleaders for massive immigration... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Chicago Tribune  
Jump in fast-track deportation orders alarms usual suspects   
When Emanuel Franco was arrested two years ago during a federal raid at a Chicago pallet company, he said, an Immigration officer urged him to sign an order to speed up his deportation rather than "waste the judge's time" with a hearing... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Fox News  
Defense presents opening arguments in bush crash trial   
Willmar, Minn. -- The defense will make its opening arguments Monday in the trial of Olga Marina Franco del Cid, the woman accused of causing a the school bus crash near Cottonwood, Minn. that killed four children in February. -- Franco is an illegal immigrant from Guatemala. She is charged with 24 counts including four of criminal vehicular homicide... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Howard Kaloogian via E-Mail  
Reconquistas trying to muzzle San Diego Minutemen again   
The battle over the San Diego Minutemen's "Adopt A Highway" sign is heating up again. -- Despite having won a total victory from a federal judge who ordered the California Department of Transportation to put back up the Minutemen's sign that CalTrans had taken down... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Island Packet -- Hilton Head Island, South Carolina   
Outspoken illegal-alien foe brings campaign to island today   
One of the most prominent figures in the country's anti-illegal immigration movement, Hazleton, Pa., Mayor Lou Barletta, is visiting Hilton Head Island to raise money for his U.S. House campaign. -- He will speak today before a local group of Republicans as he tries raise cash to unseat a long-time Democratic congressman... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Magic Valley Times-News -- Twin Falls   
Group offers to pay for appeal in ID illegal alien case   
Boise, Idaho -- A conservative watchdog group says it will pay for an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court of Canyon County's unsuccessful bid to use federal organized-crime laws to sue businesses that employ undocumented workers... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

American Border Patrol    
Photo of the day   
Glenn Spencer stands next to hole in border fence ripped open yesterday by a smuggler’s truck. Spencer spotted the truck crossing American Border Patrol’s ranch at 4 p.m. PDT yesterday. He immediately notified the Border Patrol. ...

Atlanta Journal-Constitution   
Position Paper: A path to citizenship    
John McCain says, "Border security" is his highest priority, and he supports more guards and high-tech surveillance. -- He voted for the 2006 measure that adds 700 more miles of fence line between the U.S. and Mexico... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Joseph Farah -- WorldNetDaily.com   
What they're saying about 'None of the Above'   
John Quincy Adams said: "Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost." -- More Americans seem to be adopting that idea as their own this year as widespread disenchantment with both major-party presidential candidates reaches critical mass...

Los Angeles Times   
Deputy who was shot dead guarded highly dangerous inmates   
...Sheriff's deputy who was shot dead guarded highly dangerous inmates Authorities are investigating whether his job at the L.A. County jail, which put him in touch with Mexican Mafia gang members, is connected to his death. -- They are also considering two other motives... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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