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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Vive la Différence!
Parties Diverge on Illegal Immigration Issue

American Patrol Commentary -- August 27  

    The Denver Post reported that all four speakers at a Democrat panel discussion on immigration, including Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Chairwoman of the House Subcommittee on Immigration (etc.), said immigration law must be reformed before the border with Mexico can be secured. "The enforcement-only strategy of the current administration is not working, they said."
    At a Republican National Committee meeting on the platform "sparks flew when delegates got into a debate over illegal immigration."
    According to FoxNews.com, delegates from North Carolina wanted to include opposition to "comprehensive immigration reform." This was opposed by Bud McFarlane, a man with a history of mental instability.
    The issue of the RNC’s comprehensive reform language is yet to be settled, but on one point -- border security -- there is a clear difference between Republicans and Democrats. Democrats want amnesty first and Republicans want border security first. Moreover, Bush’s failure to implement the Secure Fence Act of 2006 gives McCain an opportunity to distance himself from both the Democrats and an unpopular President.
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WHO-TV -- Des Moines     sc       
2nd Agriprocessors supervisor pleads guilty   
A second supervisor arrested after a massive immigration raid at the Agriprocessors Inc. plant in Postville has pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting the harboring of [illegal alsens]. -- Martin De La Rosa-Loera appeared in federal court on Wednesday in Cedar Rapids. He was arrested in July following a raid at the kosher meatpacking plant...~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Gadsden (Alabama) Times   
Sessions speaks to crowd at Albertville immigration forum   
An immigration forum inside the City Hall chambers here Tuesday drew an overflow crowd to hear two-term U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions. -- Sessions, R-Ala., a leading advocate for improving border security and restoring lawfulness to the immigration system, shared his thoughts on steps the United States should take to secure its borders... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
Michelle Obama speaks to Hispanic caucus   
Michelle Obama told a Hispanic caucus to the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday that they should not have to live in fear of raids by immigration agents. -- Obama told delegates that her husband, Barack Obama, wants to reform immigration policies and provide 11 million illegal [aliens.... lawbreakers] a path to citizenship... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Sierra Vista (Arizona) Herald / Review   
Group cancels border watch   
Bisbee -- The Cochise County Militia, a local border watch group, recently announced it has canceled an upcoming event scheduled for October. -- The organization, now based in Tombstone, holds regular events for people who want to monitor the U.S.-Mexico border area for illegal activity and report it to the U.S. Border Patrol... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Lubbock (Texas) Online   
Officers corral nine suspected illegals who bolted from van   
At least a dozen officers canvassed the area around Lowrey Field late Tuesday afternoon and rounded up nine suspected illegal [aliens] who fled when their vehicle was stopped by Border Patrol agents. -- The agents spent the evening questioning the group... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press  
Scofflaws afraid to face next immigration raid   
Perry, Iowa -- Immigration agents had barely left Postville when word hit Perry, about 200 miles to the southwest, that another raid was coming. -- The rumor, which turned out to be false, spread like prairie fire through this central Iowa city's Hispanic community, reflecting a new reality for many small U.S. towns that can't be shaken... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

The Californian -- Temecula  
Pro-invasion zealots, council face off   
Lake Elsinore -- Lake Elsinore residents and self-described [illegal alien.... criminal] rights activists staged a protest on the front steps of the city's Cultural Center during Tuesday night's City Council meeting. -- The protest followed marches and other types of demonstrations targeting City Hall and the city's police station.... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Spartanburg (South Carolina) Herald-Journal  
Chuck Baldwin lashes out at Obama and McCain   
Constitution Party presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin is scouring South Carolina this week looking for voters who are scared of Democrat Barack Obama or distrustful of Republican John McCain. -- Baldwin lashed out at both of the major party candidates, calling them "globalists" and saying he couldn't get behind the Republican nominee because "the lesser of two evils is still evil." ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KTAR -- Phoenix   
Arpaio does immigration operation in East Valley   
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office served search warrants in the East Valley Wednesday morning as part of an investigation into alleged violations of Arizona's employers' sanctions law. -- Deputies detained about three-dozen people. They included suspected illegal [aliens], people wanted on arrest warrants... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Bradenton (Florida) Herald   
Inmate immigration status checks to begin soon   
After four weeks of intensive training, corrections officers at the Manatee County jail are almost ready to dig deeper into inmates' immigration status. -- Five corrections officers from the jail have returned from the U.S. ICE training program with a working knowledge of how to navigate the web of federal immigration databases. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Buffalo (New York) News   
Davis warns of a new civil war with Southern states   
Congressional candidate Jack Davis, in a speech earlier this year, warned that increasing immigration from Mexico could lead to a new civil war between northern states and Mexican- influenced Southern states that may want to secede from the United States... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Latest news from south of the border   
The excessive violence in Ciudad Juárez as well as the high level of insecurity has not only resulted in a slowing of investments but is also causing workers from other parts of the country to leave the border area. This is creating a drastic shortage of manual labor...

Jackson (Mississippi) Clarion Ledger   
Applicants line up to fill jobs open after plant raid   
Laurel, Miss. -- Howard Industries found itself at the center of activity again Tuesday. Hundreds of job applicants lined up, eager to take advantage of the sudden job openings at the plant located in Jones County, where the unemployment rate is 6.3 percent. ICE agents on Monday seized 595 plant workers... [Related video courtesy 'Lone Wolf] ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Homeland Security Today   
FEMA 'cloned' vehicle alert cites HSToday investigation   
A The “Infogram” issued last Thursday by FEMA’s Emergency Management and Response-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EMR-ISAC) warning about “the potential …for the use of cloned vehicles for terrorist activities ranging from surveillance and preplanning to an actual ... attack," singled out...

Homeland Security Today   
Obama calls for review of ICE procedures   
Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) exchanged letters with a police association last month expressing his respect for federal law enforcement officers but decrying the mission of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement "to try to detain and deport millions of people" though immigration raids on communities and employment sites. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Denver Post   
Obama to invest in pandering to Hispanics   
U.S. Sen. Barack Obama plans to invest $20 million to reach out to Hispanic voters across the nation, a Democratic official said Tuesday. -- "Certainly Hispanics hold the key to winning the White House, so we are very committed to that," said Eliseo Roques, vice chairman of the DNC's Hispanic Caucus. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Walter Moore, Candidate For Mayor of Los Angeles     
How many illegal aliens live in L. A.?    
According to figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau today, of the 3.8 million people who live in the City of Los Angeles, at least 928,416 are "Foreign born; Not a Citizen." That's over 24% of the city's entire population... AP Internal Use Only

American Border Patrol    
Border fence construction underway in El Paso    
According to the El Paso Times work has begun on 57 miles of new fence along the Rio Grand River and Fabens, Texas. Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Ramiro Cordero of the El Paso Sector said the new fencing should be completed by the end of the year...

El Paso Times   
5 found shot to death on Chihuahua ranch   
Five men were found shot to death Tuesday in a ranch in the eastern part of the state of Chihuahua, state police said. -- The bodies were found at the "Cinco Hermanos" (Five Brothers) ranch located on the road between the towns of Ojinaga and Aldama... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

American Patrol Report   
Openly aiding and abetting illegal aliens   
An American Patrol Report reader has pointed out a classified ad in a Ridgecrest, Calif. newspaper openly offering loans to illegal aliens.... even in the midst of the disastrous home loan debacle.

Colorado Daily -- Boulder  
Bomb scare at Celestial Seasonings   
...Initial reports from police dispatchers said witnesses on the scene cited a "race war going on between Hispanics and whites" at the production plant as a possible cause for the threat. Kicera said he couldn't comment on any "race war" but said there didn't "seem to be any validity to that" in relation to the threat. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Fox News   
Mexican sought in murder/kidnap case   
Two days before she was to stand trial on charges she murdered her newborn daughter, Alicia Leonor Banuelos took a bad situation and made it much worse. -- The then-31-year-old resident alien from Mexico had lost custody of her eldest daughter, Lyric Garcia, in 1997, when police charged her with the first-degree murder... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Terror On Our Doorstep: 3 decapitated bodies found near Tijuana   
Tijuana, BCN, Mex. -- Three decapitated bodies were found Tuesday in an empty lot outside Tijuana, the federal Attorney General's Office said. -- Officials said the bodies had messages on their backs, but would not give details about what the notes said... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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