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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

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Bush Continues Assault on U.S. Sovereignty
Sneaks Mexican Truck Deal Past Congress

Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- August 4  

Pilgrim: Now the administration took advantage of the Congressional recess and today extended the program allowing Mexican truckers unlimited access to U.S. highways. There has been opposition to this in Congress, and many see it as an assault on our sovereignty and our threat to our national security. Bill Tucker reports.
Bill Tucker, CNN: The Bush administration has changed the rules on the program allowing Mexican trucks and truckers on American roads. The program originally a pilot one, scheduled for one year, now becomes a three-year program. In December Congress passed a measure cutting off funds for such cross- border projects, but the DOT says it found a loophole. The rule change announced just two days after Congress left town for its August recess. Opponents were outraged.
Strope (Teamsters): The drivers don't have the same standards as our drivers. We don't know who these drivers are. They aren't drug tested. They aren't checked. They aren't even checked all of them as they come across the border. It's scary.
Tucker: The announcement was made in a quiet press release from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. An extension was needed, the agency said, because participation by trucking companies in Mexico and the United States had been too small.

Video Watch Mex. Trucks / San Francisco / Hartford / Death Penalty   Transcript  

Land Line Magazine      sc  
Agents bust truck from Mexico with $8 million in cocaine, weed   
Federal agents patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border recently busted two drug-smuggling loads coming into the United States. -- On July 22, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents in Laredo, TX, at the Interstate 35 checkpoint were alerted by a border patrol canine that a tractor- trailer might contain hidden contraband or people. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Ben Nelm -- The Citizen -- Fayetteville, Georgia   
Quietly, North American Community slips in   
You have all heard of NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement. How many have heard of the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP)? -- If you haven’t, you might want to get acquainted with the burgeoning agreement that is expected to result in what many have called the North American Union or what SPP brainchild Robert Pastor calls the North American Community...

My Way News   
Feds, "tribe" wage legal fight in immigration scam   
Wichita, Kansas -- When federal agents raided the offices of the Kaweah Indian Nation, Malcolm Webber told the arresting officer he had not committed fraud and was confused how he could be arrested on "sovereign soil," court documents show... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Foreign investment      
According to "Expert Says Outsourcing 'Is All About The Money'" on July 18, Professor Vivek Wadhwa said his Duke University team found that one in four engineering/ technology companies founded between 1995 and 2005 had at least one immigrant founder...

Los Angeles Times  
Mexican police linked to rising kidnappings   
When their 14-year-old son was snatched off the street by armed men in early June, the Marti family reportedly did what many wealthy Mexicans do in such a crisis. -- The founders of a chain of sporting goods stores hired a private negotiator to deal directly with the kidnappers. They said nothing to police or to the press. They paid millions of dollars in ransom money...

Allan Wall -- VDare.com  
Will returning illegals remake Mexico... or take the US Southwest with them?   
Ending mass illegal immigration, and drastically reducing legal immigration is necessary for the survival of the United States as we know it. These things must be done. -- But reforming our immigration policy is going to involve a lot of Mexicans in the U.S. going back home to Mexico... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Chuck Baldwin -- NewsWithViews.com 
The Three Amigos   
Both Republican Party Presidential candidate John McCain and Democrat Party Presidential candidate Barack Obama recently spoke at the annual convention of the National Council of La Raza. I'm sure most readers understand that "La Raza" is Spanish for "The Race." ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix    
Another open-borders fanatic supports McCain   
[Illegal alien "rights" zealot], Elias Bermudez, may not be the first person that comes to mind when you think of someone campaigning for a Republican candidate. But he's doing all he can to rally the Latino community to put their support behind John McCain... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix   
Suspected drophouse found in Avondale   
Avondale police arrested three men in connection with a suspected drophouse on Sunday. -- Police received a 911 call around 1 p.m. from a female claiming she and others were being held against their will at a residence at the 3200 block of North 103rd Avenue in Avondale, according to police...

Associated Press   
Venezuelan thug donates $1.5-million to Maryland Reconquista fanatics   
Silver Spring, Md. -- [Illegal alien cheerleader] group Casa de Maryland is receiving a $1.5 million donation from Citgo Petroleum Corp., a subsidiary of Venezuela's national oil company that is overseen by President Hugo Chavez. -- Kim Propeack, advocacy director for the Montgomery County-based group, said Monday it's the largest corporate donation the organization has received...~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KTVK-TV -- Phoenix  
Operation Scheduled Departure kicks off   
Phoenix -- Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are handing out fliers Tuesday to kick off a new program called Operation Scheduled Departure. -- The program targets illegal [aliens] who have ignored past deportation orders... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KXAN-TV -- Austin, Texas  
Pro-Reconquista crowd scheming to help illegals avoid deportation  
There is a renewed push to keep illegal [aliens] out of the Travis County Jail. -- Some [illegal alien "rights"] groups are urging pushing Austin City Council members to endorse the idea of officers writing more tickets, for what's called the "citation option," for misdemeanors rather than taking offenders to jail. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

American Border Patrol    
Outrageous fence story     
The French AFP news service (touted to be the oldest international news service) reported that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) "construction crews have completed a steel fence authorities say is a new model for border security."

The Times-News -- Burlington, North Carolina   
Commissioner 'highly upset' by recent actions by sheriff   
...Public comments chiding the sheriff's office's investigation of two Hispanic women sparked a heated exchange between Sheriff Terry Johnson and Commissioner Chairman Larry Sharpe. -- Sharpe took Johnson to task for his department's role in the recent arrests of two [illegal aliens].... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Lynn Wooley -- Waco Tribune  
Look who's prison-bound, and who's sitting pretty   
Very rarely do you see conservatives rally around convicted criminals demanding they be set free. -- That’s what makes Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and José Compean so special. That, along with the fact that so many people who should be behind bars are free... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

U. S. Senator David Vitter   
Holding sanctuary cities accountable   
On June 22 in San Francisco, Edwin Ramos, an illegal alien and member of the MS-13 gang, allegedly pulled a gun on Tony Bologna and his two sons, Michael, 20, and Matthew, 16, and shot all three to death. Last August, illegal alien Jose Carranza was charged in Essex County superior court in New Jersey for the execution-style murders of three college students... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Freedom Folks -- Chicago      
Latest V-burst from Blogs 4 Borders   
Our weekly vlog — podcast on illegal immigration and border security. In this week's edition -- Media Malpractice: What has the LA Times tap dancing about hate crimes in their neck of the woods?

Agence France-Presse   
US races to erect controversial steel fence on Mexican border   
Just west of El Paso, near where Spanish conquistador Juan de Onate crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico in 1598, construction crews have completed a steel fence authorities say is a new model for border security. -- The five-meter (18-foot) tall fence has a mesh woven so tightly that feet and fingers cannot grab hold, but it still allows people to see through. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Latest news from south of the border   
...A municipal police chase in the state of Veracruz ended in a violent accident in which two were killed and 25 undocumented aliens were injured, five of them seriously. The tractor-trailer truck was spotted by local police near the town of Agua Dulce and began the chase, shooting at the fleeing truck before it collided with an embankment. --

American Border Patrol    
Photo of the day   
This is a Mexican cow that wandered onto American Border Patrol's ranch through a hole in the fence created when a drug runner came through. The Mexican rancher (rumored to be part of the drug cartel) usually fixes the fence right away but didn't this time....

TruckingInfo.com   
Reaction swifts to Mexican truck scheme announcement   
Monday's announcement by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that it was extending the Mexican border truck pilot program drew swift criticism and a vow from a powerful Congressman to act swiftly. -- "When Congress reconvenes in September, I intend to move our bill as quickly as possible..."

The Dustin Inman Society -- Marietta, Georgia   
County now checks immigration status of license applicants   
...Gwinnett County has fallen in line behind Cobb in efforts to verify immigration status of business-license applicants. Cobb Commission Chairman Sam Olens announced July 24 that Cobb would henceforth check the state of all applicants for what are commonly known as business licenses...

Herald-Zeitung -- New Braunfels, Texas 
Kosher slaughterhouse owners surrounded by scandal   
Two decades ago, the Rubashkin family of Brooklyn opened up a kosher slaughterhouse amid the cornfields of Iowa - not exactly a center of Jewish culture. -- The bearded, fedora-wearing strangers from Brooklyn quickly transformed Postville into its own small-town melting pot. [Illegal aliens] from Guatemala and Mexico began arriving in great numbers... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Pete Borden -- Marietta (Georgia) Daily Journal   
We've seen two miracles; Can we hope for a trifecta?   
Residents of Cobb County and Marietta were smiled upon by the gods, not once, but twice in recent days. -- It is indeed a rare occasion when a politician reverses a previously stated and restated opinion, even when such opinion is rooted in ignorance, emotion and/or self-interest... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Canadian Transportation & Logistics   
OOIDA applauds Bill that kills Mexican truck program   
The controversial pilot project granting Mexican trucks access to the US may be halted, much to the delight of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA). -- Bill HR 6630 would eliminate the program, which OOIDA says is unsafe. Yesterday, the Bill was passed unanimously... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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