Thursday, August 21, 2008
Conversion on the Road to Denver?
Did the Word of Dobbs Reach Obama?
|Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- August 20
Dobbs: Just two more days to go now before the immigration customs enforcement scheduled departure program that allows illegal aliens to voluntarily turn themselves in for deportation. We want to point out that this is day 16 of the 18-day program. So far, exactly 6 illegal aliens have turned themselves in voluntarily. We will continue to keep you updated on the program's progress over the next 48 hours until its conclusion.
Senator Obama today said this country needs to bring illegal aliens in this country out of the shadows, as he put it, but Obama also said something I've been saying on this broadcast for years. Is Senator Obama starting to listen?
Obama: We should crack down on employers who are hiring undocumented workers because they are more responsible than anybody -- they're more responsible than anybody. They're creating the magnet that is leading these undocumented workers to come here.
Dobbs: Good grief. Was that really Senator Obama? The same man who, five months ago, was criticizing me and my position on illegal immigration, and the fact that I called for a crackdown on illegal employers of illegal aliens? Is this Senator Obama listening or is someone reading his poll numbers? It seems someone on the senator's staff at least is watching this broadcast.
|Fox News sc
Despite a flood of federal resources, border security still an issue
For years America's northern and southern borders 5,938 miles of dense forest and open land were fair game for drug dealers and illegal immigrants looking to sneak into the U.S. That was before September 11, 2001. -- After the 9/11 terror attacks, securing America's borders became a national priority, says Jay Ahern, deputy commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Sheriff's staff comes to Arpaio's defense
Some Maricopa County Sheriff's Office employees are disputing a citizen coalition's criticisms of Sheriff Joe Arpaio over stepped-up enforcement against illegal immigration. -- The coalition has cited a long list of accusations, among them, that the sheriff's office has over 40,000 felony warrants...
||Californians for Population Stabilization
California Senate poised to ban E-Verify in state!
The most important action we can take to stop the deluge of illegal immigration is to eliminate the jobs that attract and support illegal aliens. The expansion of the federal E-Verify system is a valuable tool in this effort...
|KABC-TV -- Los Angeles
Orange County elder care agency owners charged
Santa Ana -- The owners of an Orange County employment agency have been indicted for hiring illegal immigrants as caregivers. -- Wilfredo Ngo and his ex wife Teresa own A-Plus Senior Planning Services. They are charged with hiring at least 40 illegal [aliens] to work in 10 Orange County elder care facilities and in private homes...
|Associated Press sc
Mexico outraged over corrupt police, kidnappings
After kidnappers in police uniforms set up a fake checkpoint to snatch 14-year-old Fernando Marti off a Mexico City street, his businessman father paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in ransom, and waited for his son's safe return. -- Instead, the boy and his driver turned up dead...
|Silver City (New Mexico) Sun News
McCain praises U.S.-Mexico cooperation on combating drug trade
Arizona senator and Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Wednesday praised efforts by Mexican officials to combat the drug trade and argued for tightening existing laws to prevent the flow of weapons into Mexico...
15 people killed in Mexico carnival of violence
Cd. Juarez, Chih., Mex. -- Police said 15 people were killed Wednesday in northern Chihuahua state, including four men found dead in an empty lot in Ciudad Juarez, near the US border, where drug cartels are waging a bloody turf war...
Legal OK sought to target illegals
Some Texas lawmakers could launch a new effort to crack down on illegal immigrants by punishing businesses that employ them or cities that give them sanctuary, if the ideas get the legal go-ahead from Attorney General Greg Abbott. -- Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, and Rep. Frank Corte, R-San Antonio, asked Abbott this week...
|Brenda Walker -- VDare.com
Kidnapping -- A job Americans won't do (but Mexicans will)
It's one ugly picture when the elected government of even a shabby democracy cannot put down a bunch of criminals using its army, with 40,000 troops now deployed. -- Behind closed doors, elites from Mexico City to Washington must be increasingly nervous about the failure of Presidente Felipe Calderon's military offensive...
|San Diego Union-Tribune
Mexican jailed after ton of pot found inside boxes of produce
Customs inspectors at the Otay Mesa commercial port of entry uncovered more than 2,700 pounds of marijuana stashed inside boxes of fresh cilantro in a tractor-trailer Tuesday night, authorities said. -- Inspectors found 328 wrapped bundles of pot valued at about $1.2 million, CBP officials said Wednesday.
|Modesto (Calif.) Bee
Valley's ER use highest in state
Stanislaus, San Joaquin and Fresno have the highest number of emergency room visits per capita among urban counties in California, according to a study released Tuesday. -- Hospital emergency rooms in those counties receive large numbers of patients with medical conditions that can be treated in a doctor's office or clinic...
RI bishop wants US to halt mass immigration raids
Providence, RI -- Rhode Island's Roman Catholic bishop is calling on U.S. authorities to halt mass immigration raids and says agents who refuse to participate in such raids on moral grounds deserve to be treated as conscientious objectors...
|Jack Hunter -- American Conservative Magazine
The Right Democrat
...Lindsey Graham is a well-funded incumbent in a deep red state. A weak field allowed the virtually unknown Conley, an engineer and commercial pilot, to take the nomination. Now Graham, much to his surprise, must compete with a Democrat who stands well to his right...
|Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN
Mexicans fight attempt to send ailing illegal alien home
...And tonight, you won't believe this, a hospital in Chicago that has saved the life of an illegal alien at tremendous financial expense is now being accused by the man's family of discriminating against him because he is a citizen of Mexico. We'll have that special report... [Thanks to 'Lone Wolf' for uploading the video to YouTube] [Transcript]
|San Francisco Chronicle
Protected Mexican illegal alien faces charges in stabbing
An immigrant suspected of being in the United States illegally - freed after being shielded from possible deportation by San Francisco officials despite committing two gang-related assaults as a juvenile - faces charges that he tried to stab a man to death last year in San Mateo County, authorities say...
|National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers
Latest news from south of the border
Ana Rosa Martinez Andrade, seven months pregnant and 37 years of age, crossed into the United States with a group of five undocumented persons and the smuggler, who accompanied her until she fell among the brushwood near a canal...
Former Agriprocessors employee guilty of immigration charges
Cedar Rapids, Iowa -- A supervisor arrested after a large immigration raid at an Iowa meatpacking plant has pleaded guilty to conspiring to hire illegal [aliens]. -- Juan Carlos Guerrero- Espinoza struck a plea deal with federal prosecutors in court Wednesday. He faces up to 10 years in prison and a $500,000 fine...
|Pocono Record -- Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
State Farm launches massive Latino voter registration drive
[Note: This is an older item but is important, especially if you are a State Farm customer] -- With an eye on the fast-growing Hispanic market, State Farm Insurance Cos. will announce Thursday that it will be the lead sponsor of the largest national campaign thus far to encourage Latinos to become U.S. citizens and register to vote...
|Wall Street Journal
Refugee scheme halted as DNA tests show fraud
The State Department has suspended a humanitarian program to reunite thousands of African refugees with relatives in the U.S. after unprecedented DNA testing by the government revealed widespread fraud. -- The freeze affects refugees in Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Guinea and Ghana...
|Aurora (Colorado) Sentinel
Tancredo: Immigration stop points out system's woes
An incident early this month where Aurora police let 13 suspected illegal [aliens] go because federal authorities wouldn't pick the suspects up illustrates an inadequate immigration system, according to a local congressman...