Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Pearce Wins Arizona Primary
Anti-Illegal Immigration Crusader "Likely" Headed for State Senate
|Arizona Republic-- September 3
Russell Pearce wins in District 18 primary
Rep. Russell Pearce, an Arizona lawmaker who has gained national attention for crusading against illegal immigration, easily captured a Republican Senate nomination that likely will allow him to stay in the Legislature.
Pearce defeated immigration attorney Kevin Gibbons, 5,717 votes, or 68.8 percent, to 2,587 votes, or 31.2 percent, with all 51 precincts reporting in results Tuesday from the Republican primary for the Senate seat from Legislative District 18 in Mesa, a Phoenix suburb. [...]
Pearce drew opposition from business interests for his stance on the immigration issue as farmers and others poured money into the race. In turn, Republican Party activists rallied behind him...
"These are folks who put profit over patriotism," Pearce said of independent expenditure groups which attacked him. "They went after me because I think we ought to obey the law, and it was shameful."
|Associated Press sc
ACLU sues to halt RI governor's immigration order
A civil rights group filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to block Gov. Don Carcieri from enforcing an executive order requiring private employers to electronically check the immigration status of new hires. -- The lawsuit, filed by the state branch of the American Civil Liberties Union, challenges an executive order...
|Dallas Morning News
Expect little, if any, immigration talk from McCain to Republicans
It’s safe to say that if John McCain wants to get booed Thursday night at the Republican convention, he’ll promise to make comprehensive immigration reform a top priority as president. -- To survive the primaries, Mr. McCain abandoned his long-held push to create a new guest worker program and a path to citizenship for many of the 12 million illegal [aliens] in this country...
|WTOP -- Washington, DC
Man pleads guilty in ID-for-illegals case
A Harrisonburg man has pleaded guilty to conspiring to obtain bogus Ohio identification cards for illegal aliens in Virginia. -- Edwin Roberto Mendez was among eight people indicted in the case in March. He was accused of taking three illegal aliens to Ohio in October to obtain fraudulent IDs...
|WBBH-TV -- Naples, Florida sc
25 criminal illegals arrested in joint operation
Officials with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Collier County Sheriff’s Office arrested 25 "criminal aliens" and "documented street gang members" after a two-day enforcement operation that targeted those two groups in the Naples area...
Border drug wars threaten U.S.
An escalating turf fight between warring drug cartels in Mexico is spreading into the United States with federal officials warning that deadly shootouts and ambushes along the southwestern border pose a serious threat to both U.S. law enforcement and American citizens, according to a confidential multi-agency government report...
|Chino Valley (Arizona) Review
Traffic stop nets 15 Mexican illegals
After a traffic stop for a license plate violation on a mini van driving on Highway 89 in Chino Valley on Aug. 28 at about 1 a.m., a Chino Valley Police Department officer found 15 illegal [aliens] inside. -- Officers found that people were from Mexico and four were juveniles.
|Frontera NorteSur -- Las Cruces, New Mexico
Judge denies request to halt border wall construction
In a major setback to critics of the Department of Homeland Security’s border wall, a federal judge in Texas has denied a request to temporarily halt construction of the wall, which is fast underway in the El Paso area. -- Quietly issuing his ruling on Friday, August 29, just before the start of the Labor Day weekend...
|Charleston (South Carolina) Post and Courier
Jail check finds 170 illegal aliens
Hilton Head Island -- A crackdown has identified 170 illegal immigrants in Beaufort County's jail, and the sheriff said he has heard the extra scrutiny is causing a number of people in the U.S. illegally to leave the area. -- The county is two months into a three-month crackdown on illegal [aliens]. Agents from ICE are at the jail...
|The Monitor -- McAllen, Texas
Authorities raid former Mexican mayor's McAllen home
State and federal authorities searched the home Tuesday of a former Mexican mayor and federal police commander. -- Raúl Antonio Rodríguez Barrera, who once held Ciudad Miguel Alemán's top political seat, is now one of many targets in an ongoing narcotics smuggling investigation...
GOP: Only legal residents should be counted
The 2008 Republican platform, in language that is hostile to illegal immigrants, says the makeup of Congress should be determined by counting only those legally residing in the United States in the next census. -- "The integrity of the 2010 census, proportioning congressional representation among the states...
|ECM Publishers -- Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Jesse Ventura: Another guy who just doesn't "get it"
...Noting that he [former "pro-wrestler" and Minnesota Gov. Ventura] lives half of the year in Mexico, Ventura styled the immigration debate as stemming from a American fear of brown- skinned people. -- "We're going to turn my country into East Berlin," he joked about the idea of fortifying the national borders...
|Arizona Republic -- Tucson
Reservation ban of water for illegals is reported
A Tohono O'odham tribe member who has been putting water in remote desert areas for the past seven years for the benefit of illegal immigrants says he has been told to stop. -- The order was given Saturday morning while Mike Wilson was southwest of Sells on the reservation showing 11 non-tribal guests one of the four water stations he operates, Wilson said...
|KRGV-TV -- Weslaco, Texas sc
Suspect in ranch murder found in Mexico
Mission, Texas -- A murder suspect who worked at a state representative's ranch has been tracked down to Mexico City. -- Froilan Casares, an illegal [alien], is accused of beating another worker to death with a baseball bat. The victim was Adin Rodriguez, who was also an illegal [alien]...
|National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers
Latest news from south of the border
President Felipe Calderón is said to be convinced that Mexico needs a national police force, but recognizes that first it must be trustworthy and efficient. He is convinced of the need but also aware of the complex and controversial problems presented by the country’s federal structure in forming such an agency...
|The Express-Times -- Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Suspected illegal alien led Hackettstown Police on chase
An Allamuchy man who authorities suspect may be an illegal [alien] led Hackettstown Police on a car chase into Morris County Sunday night, according to police reports. -- Marco Antonio Muncada-Perez, 23, was arrested on multiple charges after he crashed what police discovered to be a stolen pick-up truck on Route 24 in Washington Township, N.J.
|Arizona Capitol Times -- Phoenix
Reza's Reconquista kooks attacking Arpaio again
Pro-[illegal immigration] demonstrators are demanding that Wells Fargo evict Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio as a tenant when his lease is up. -- Wells Fargo leases two floors of office space in its downtown high rise to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office...
||American Border Patrol
Photo of the day
ABP Virtual Vigilance border camera spots road construction underway 6 miles away. Kiewit Construction Company has the contract to build the fence that was to have begun in March...
|KABC-TV -- Los Angeles
Rally against 'sanctuary cities'
Sacramento -- A rally was staged in Sacramento over so-called sanctuary cities; cities whose leaders look the other way when it comes to illegal [aliens]. -- Anti-illegal [alien] forces, like the controversial Minutemen, have led the charge against sanctuary cities. They have made a powerful alliance with another group...
Report: Gonzales mishandled data
The Justice Department's internal watchdog said Tuesday that former Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales had only been on the job a few hours the first time he mishandled highly classified documents. -- All told, a report from Justice Department Inspector General Glenn A. Fine concluded, Mr. Gonzales failed to properly secure 18 top-secret documents...
Illegals opted to stay during hurricane
New Orleans -- Many of the illegal [aliens] who have been [stealing jobs in] New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina stayed behind when Gustav struck because they were afraid of being arrested if they boarded the buses and trains arranged by emergency officials...
|Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Post Chronicle
Resume of a Terrorist: Obama's buddy Ayers
While the likes of the New York Times, Washington Post, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and other news organizations have their reporters digging for dirt on Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin, John McCain's choice for vice president, their savior-in-waiting Barack Obama is getting a free ride at the expense of truth...