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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Trust But Verify
Spencer Calls on McCain to Flesh Out Border Plan

American Border Patrol -- August 28  
Glenn Spencer at the border today, August 28, 2008

      Glenn Spencer of American Border Patrol posted a video on the Republican National Committee Web site that calls on the committee to adopt his Operation 20/20, a plan to secure the border. (Video Watch // YouTube Version)
   Text of video: My name is Glenn Spencer. I live in Arizona. I have a ranch here – right on the border. This is Border Monument 98, in the middle of a major smuggling corridor. These flags, three thousand of them, were put here by American Border Patrol, an organization, a non-profit, that I run. Each one of them has a message from an American citizen asking that our border be secure.
    In the 1950s, President Eisenhower, a man who knew an invasion when he saw one, cracked down on illegal immigration and cut the number of apprehensions down to less than 35,000. Today, John McCain says he will secure the border before addressing the illegal immigration amnesty or comprehensive immigration reform issue. It is time that John McCain flesh out his promises. It is time that he define what he means.
    When President Eisenhower cut the number of apprehensions across our border to less than 35,000, he had one tenth the border patrol agents. He did not have the UAVs. He did not have the fences. He did not have the technology. And, yet, he got the job done..... More...
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San Diego Union-Tribune     sc    
Illegal alien pleads not guilty in fatal hit and run   
A man accused of intentionally running down and killing a bicyclist in Mira Mesa pleaded not guilty to murder yesterday. -- Marcos Garcia Jeronimo, 22, is also charged with a special allegation of using a car as a deadly weapon. Bail was set at $1 million during yesterday's arraignment in San Diego Superior Court. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Brownsville (Texas) Herald   
Illegal alien faces charges after scalding infant with boiling water   
After allegedly scalding her infant with boiling water, a woman faces a $75,000 bond and up to 20 years in prison, police said on Thursday. -- Police arrested Margarita Cuellar Alvarado, 32, on charges of child endangerment on Wednesday after she took her injured 8-month-old to the hospital... [More "family values"]

Des Moines Register   
Critics tie scant new charges to wariness after Postville raid   
Critics of the way suspected illegal immigrant workers were handled after last May's raid in Iowa noticed a change in government tactics after this week's raid in Mississippi. -- Federal officials detained 595 workers at a Mississippi electric-transformer factory Monday but filed criminal charges against just eight of them... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Denver Post  
Protesters march for "rights" for lawbreakers   
More than 800 people joined a march supporting [illegal] immigration rights this morning, culminating in a lunchtime, festival-like gathering at Lincoln Park. -- The march began shortly after 9 a.m. at Rude Park and proceeded without any problems, police said... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

USA Today   
Immigration debate grips Minnesota city   
The men watching a friendly game of Clubs at Jerry's Card Room say they welcome Hispanic immigrants — as long as the newcomers are in the USA legally. -- "If they're not, ship them out," says John Leachman, 82, a retired Hormel Foods meatpacking plant worker... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson  
3 more illegals sentenced in criminal impersonation case   
Three more Panda Express employees who pleaded guilty last month to criminal impersonation were sentenced Wednesday to the time they've already served in jail. -- Because Jose Pichardo Rivera, Juan Fontes-Trujillo and Rudy Garzal-Salas have already been through the voluntary deportation process... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Salt Lake Tribune   
Legislative panel urged to 'hang tough' against illegal immigration   
Crime would go down. Taxes would go down. Unemployment would go down. And everyone would speak English. -- That would be the result if federal officials enforced immigration laws, according to various speakers Wednesday evening before the Utah legislative Immigration Interim Committee...

Tucson Citizen   
Useless Feds to end funding of ER care for illegals   
Tucson-area hospitals estimate that providing emergency care for illegal [aliens] has cost them more than $66 million since 2005. -- The federal government has reimbursed them for $13 million of that through a Medicare program that began in 2005...

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Latest news from south of the border   
Various European governments are now warning their citizens that when visiting Mexico they must protect themselves as much from the police as from the criminals because there are links between the police officers and criminal groups...

Associated Press   
Border Patrol struggles to keep newly hired agents   
Law enforcement officers wanted: must work graveyard shifts alone in remote towns along the Mexican border, put in long hours and perform well in triple-digit temperatures. -- That message is never touted in U.S. Border Patrol recruitment brochures, but the sobering reality of working on the border has created an environment... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

San Diego Union-Tribune  
Nearly 130 prosecutors, cops dismissed in Baja    
Tijuana, BCN, Mex. -- Top Baja California law enforcement officials yesterday announced the dismissal of 129 police officers, investigators, prosecutors and other members of law enforcement agencies across the state. -- Those fired include 90 municipal police officers, 66 of them from Tijuana; 34 employees of the Baja California Attorney General's Office... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

San Francisco Chronicle   
S.F. gives teen drug suspect to immigration   
A San Francisco court's ruling that a 14-year-old drug suspect from Honduras should be considered an abandoned youth - entitled to shelter rather than deportation - was thwarted Wednesday when the city turned him over to federal immigration authorities... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Illegals shock, suffocate, slit throats in U.S.   
A showdown over drug money between suspected Mexican illegal aliens in Alabama ended with four men in prison and four shipped back to Mexico in body bags. -- Three suspected illegal aliens from Mexico and another man have been arrested and charged with capital murder for electrocuting, stabbing, suffocating and beating five men to death in a murder-for-hire. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Los Angeles Times  
More Greedy Globalist Antics: Mexico plans huge port for U.S. trade   
Mexico's government is setting sail with the largest infrastructure project in the nation's history, a $4-billion seaport that it hopes will one day rival those of Los Angeles and Long Beach. -- President Felipe Calderon is scheduled to travel to northern Baja California today to open bidding on a development...

Sparks fly as GOP battles over 'amnesty,' 'anchor babies'   
Republicans seeking to put more teeth in the party's immigration platform ran into opposition from delegates who largely argued they didn't want to conflict with Sen. John McCain's positions. -- But the divide over hot-button topics such as "anchor babies" and "amnesty" was further complicated by McCain's public shift in the wake of his failed "comprehensive immigration reform" bill... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Atlanta Journal-Constitution   
Contract ups time, reimbursement for holding illegal aliens   
Cobb County’s new contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement increases the time illegal [aliens] can be held in the county jail from 48 hours to 72 before they are picked up by federal authorities. -- t also ups the daily reimbursement to $42 from an average $20... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

San Diego Union-Tribune 
Driver held on suspicion of child-migrant smuggling    
San Clemente, Calif. -- A 27-year-old man is in custody after allegedly trying to smuggle two Mexican children into the United States, the Border Patrol announced Wednesday. -- A Border Patrol agent stopped the driver of a Ford Expedition on northbound Interstate 5 near San Clemente about 4:45 a.m... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KOLD-TV -- Tucson   
Suspect in illegal alien deaths indicted   
The suspected driver of an SUV that crashed and killed nine illegal [aliens] faces more serious charges. -- A federal grand jury indicted Brian Guzman-Ochoa on charges of transporting illegal aliens resulting in death. -- Investigators say Guzman-Ochoa was behind the wheel on the morning on August 7th when the SUV rolled... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KSWO-TV -- Lawton, Oklahoma  
Terrill to testify on immigration   
The author of Oklahoma's anti-illegal immigration law plans to testify in Utah about the law's impact. -- Utah lawmakers are using legislation drafted by Republican state Rep. Randy Terrill of Moore as a model for their own efforts to fight illegal immigration... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
Factory had tension between union, illegals   
Union bosses in this region of rural Mississippi have long grumbled that the largest factories here hire illegal [aliens], and that the [illegals] were starting to get more overtime and supervisory positions. -- Friction between the union and immigrant workers, along with a tipoff at an electrical manufacturing plant, boiled over this week...

Dave Gibson -- American Chronicle   
Drug cartels threaten Mexico takeover... is US next?   
Recently, Villa Ahumada Police Chief Jesus Blanco Cano was shot to death after only one day on the job. The town is located in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua which is the territory of the very violent and powerful Juarez drug cartel... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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