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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Fence Will Fall Far Short
Survey Data Shows Snail's Pace on Border

American Patrol Report -- September 10  
Construction crew near Columbus, New Mexico was pulled off job in April.

    A survey data report release by American Border Patrol shows that the federal government has added only 23 miles of new fencing since April, or about five miles per month. Based on this progress it appears very unlikely that the Department of Homeland Security will meet the legal requirement of adding 340 miles of new fencing by the end of this year.
    The survey data, collected as part of Operation B.E.E.F., shows that only108 new miles of new, almost entirely single-layered fencing has been added since the signing of the Secure Fence Act of 2006 that called for 700 miles of double-layered fence. The ABP report shows that DHS has added 161 miles of vehicle barrier. ABP does not classify these barriers as fencing as they can be easily crossed by pedestrians and clearly do not meet the intent of Congress.
    The Secure Fence Act was changed in December 2007 by an amendment pushed through by Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson. It gave the Secretary of Homeland Security discretion in deciding where and what type of fencing should be constructed. Some say she gutted the fence project. -- Continued here....
Red DotHere Comes the Excuse -- Out of Money

KTOK -- Oklahoma City      sc        
Terrill honored by national immigration reform group   
Oklahoma City State Representative Randy Terrill, the man who authored Oklahoma's controversial anti-illegal immigrant law is being honored by a national group called FAIR, Federation for American Immigration Reform. -- Terrill's in Washington, D.C. to receive the honor tonight and told KTOK's First News he is honored and frankly humbled... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Stop the ACLU -- New Cumberland, Pennsylvania   
ACLU pitches hissy fit over North Carolina sheriff    
Johnson County, NC, Sheriff Steve Bizzell recently said some unflattering things about both legal and illegal [aliens]. And now the ACLU has “demanded that the Sheriff’s Office comply with their public records request no later than Friday, September 19, 2008.” ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Minneapolis Star Tribune  
Somali workers win prayer case at Gold'n Plump   
In a landmark settlement that could change the way Muslims are treated in the workplace, St. Cloud-based Gold'n Plump Inc. has agreed to allow Somali workers short prayer breaks and the right to refuse handling pork at its poultry processing facilities... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Inside Northern Virginia  
Most satisfied with county’s immigration policy   
A majority of residents is satisfied with the Prince William County Police Department's execution of the illegal immigration policy, however sentiment for the police department declined among Hispanics and blacks, according to the 2008 Citizen Satisfaction Survey... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix   
Sheriff's office raids candlemaker, looks for ID theft   
About 300 employees of a candlemaking business in south Chandler have been detained since 9:30 Wednesday morning following a raid by Maricopa County Sheriff's officials to search for about 30 workers accused of identity theft, a company spokeswoman said... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press  
House votes to end highway access for Mexican trucks   
Dismissing a White House veto threat, the House voted Tuesday to end a pilot program giving Mexican trucks access to U.S. highways. -- The Bush administration stressed that the United States is obligated, under the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement, to open up American roads to Mexican truckers... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

The Denver Channel 
Family buries boy killed in Baskin-Robbins incident 
Funeral services are being held Wednesday morning for a 3-year-old boy who died in an ice cream shop. -- Marten Kudlis and two women were killed in a chain-reaction crash last week in Aurora. The two women were in a pickup truck, making a left turn at Havana and Mississippi... [Related video] ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press  
Bush's border fence to cost extra $400 million   
The Bush administration needs an extra $400 million to complete its fence along the country's southwestern border, and government investigators say that may not even be enough to finish construction by the end of this year. -- To complete the 670-mile fence -- already half built -- the administration has asked Congress to approve the use of $400 million...

Thomas Chittum -- Free State Wyoming Forum   sc          
Open Letter from Tom Chittum, author Civil War II   
When I wrote Civil War Two back in 1995 I had just returned from Croatia where I had fought in their civil war that resulted in the partition of the former Yugoslavia along ethnic lines. My book focused on demographic changes that I believed were driving this nation towards a similar breakup along ethnic lines... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Denver Post   
Playing the car-crash blame game   
Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson is convinced his staff alerted immigration officials to suspicions that Francis Hernandez was in the country illegally in April. -- ICE spokesman Tim Counts is just as adamant that the agency became aware of Hernandez, 23, only after he was arrested for allegedly causing an accident that killed three people in Aurora last week... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers        
Latest news from south of the border   
Mexican immigration (INM) reports a substantial increase in arrests of undocumented immigrants in the area of Palenque, Chiapas. In the past 10 days, the INM has arrested some 180 "illegals" of different nationalities. The increase in arrests is attributed to an increase in INM agents assigned to the area...

AOL News   
Ron Paul won't endorse McCain   
...Ron Paul says he rejected John McCain's appeal for his endorsement. -- At a news conference Wednesday, Paul said he received a surprise call from McCain's campaign on Tuesday asking for his endorsement. Paul turned them down. -- Paul said, "The idea was that he would do less harm than the other candidate." ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Latest news from south of the border   
Mexican immigration (INM) reports a substantial increase in arrests of undocumented immigrants in the area of Palenque, Chiapas. In the past 10 days, the INM has arrested some 180 "illegals" of different nationalities. The increase in arrests is attributed to an increase in INM agents assigned to the area...

The Virginian-Pilot -- Norfolk, Virginia   
Smithfield joins program to curb hiring of illegal aliens   
Smithfield Foods Inc., the subject of at least two immigration raids last year in North Carolina, was listed Tuesday among 37 new participants in a federal program to deter the employment of [illegal aliens]. -- The ICE office named 26 new members and 11 new associate members to a voluntary program...

Californians for Population Stabilization     
CAPS launches new television ad campaign   
CAPS launched a new television campaign highlighting the effects of Sanctuary Cities. The TV spots ask Californians to express their opinions about Sanctuary City policies in force, formally or informally, in many cities across the state... AP Internal Use Only

El Paso Times      
Video shows border gunman   
A potentially dangerous situation arose Sunday when a man was aiming a rifle at cars on West Paisano Drive after illegally crossing the Rio Grande near Asarco, U.S. Border Patrol officials said Tuesday. -- "It looked like he was getting ready to take random shots," Agent Jose Romero, a Border Patrol spokesman, said. "We don't know at who or why." ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WPRI-TV -- Providence, Rhode Island   
ACI makes pact to remove illegal aliens   
Just as Rhode Island's Superior Court prepares to hear a lawsuit concerning the legality of Governor Donald Carcieri's executive order on illegal immigration, the Rhode Island Department of Corrections announced it has signed a pact with federal immigration officials to help identify and deport illegal [aliens] in state custody...~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Walter Moore, Candidate For Mayor of Los Angeles     
Did Villaraigosa's "midnight basketball" really cut crime?   
Villaraigosa insists on making our city a "sanctuary" for illegal alien gang members, despite the murder of Jamiel Shaw, II. The U.S. Attorney and ICE, however, have taken significant steps this year to arrest, prosecute and deport illegal aliens... AP Internal Use Only

Federation for American Immigration Reform    
House Judiciary Committee may be up to no good   
FAIR has learned from Congressional staffers that the full House Judiciary Committee will meet this week to consider four immigration-related bills, all of which are a gift to big business special interests seeking to expand the number of employment-based visas...

Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN      
ACORN and Vote Fraud: Democracy at risk   
Segment on voter fraud from Dobbs'  September 9 show. The notoriously illegal alien-cheer leading ACORN is involved. It's important to note that Barack Hussein Obama has been deeply involved with the radical Chicago ACORN in the past. [Transcript] [Thanks to 'Lone Wolf' for uploading the video to YouTube]~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WorldNetDaily.com  
Study proves illegals likely to commit crimes   
A new study reveals 75 percent of illegal aliens who have been deported will commit another crime within a year of returning to the U.S. -- The nonprofit Rand Corporation study followed inmates released from Los Angeles County jail in 2002, according to a Los Angeles Times report... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Paul Craig Roberts -- VDare.com  
U. S. Economy -- Temporary respite, permanent decline   
Americans were alarmed last June as the price of oil raced toward $150 per barrel. Today, as the price falls toward $100, Americans feel relieved. They have forgotten that prior to the Bush regime’s wars, the price of oil was $30 per barrel. -- Similarly with the dollar. Despair ruled as the dollar fell to 1.6 to 1 Euro... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KTAR -- Phoenix  
Violent MS-13 gang invading Arizona   
One of the fastest-growing and most violent gangs in the world is showing up in Arizona. -- Mike Scioli with the Border Patrol said members of MS-13, well-known for being ruthless, are coming to Arizona because its position on the border makes it a hot spot for drugs and human smuggling... [Thanks to 'Lone Wolf' for uploading this video to YouTube]  ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Chicago Sun-Times   
Illegal alien in fatal DUI gets 13 1/2 years in prison   
A drunken driver who slammed his van into a motorcycle, killing one rider and critically injuring another, was sentenced today to 13 1/2 years in prison — just 6 months short of the maximum term he faced. -- Luis M. Alvarez earlier pleaded guilty to felony aggravated DUI for the Sept. 22, 2007, crash in West Chicago that killed 51-year-old Deborah Atkinson of Lisle... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Dave Stancliff -- NolanChart.com   
'Shadow government of the west' aka the Bilderberg Group is the NWO   
You can only join the Bilderberg Group, Bilderberg Conference, or Bilderberg Club (take your pick), with an invitation. That means you have to be someone who is very influential in the fields of business, media, and politics. -- An elitist group to say the least, but for good reason; they control the world you and I live in... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Denver Post  
Disagreement over ICE notification on driver accused in triple fatal   
After Aurora police arrested Francis Hernandez in April, the Arapahoe County Sheriff's office alerted U.S. immigration officials that he could be an illegal immigrant, an Aurora police spokesman said today. -- ICE spokesman Carl Rusnok has said that Hernandez, who is believed to be in the country illegally... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WorldNetDaily.com   
Homeland Security goes on special alert   
As the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks nears, Homeland Security agents are on heightened alert for young Turkish Muslims who may be trying to enter the U.S. as part of an al-Qaida terrorist operation, WND has learned from counterterrorism officials and internal agency documents... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

American Border Patrol    
Gov't. stalls on border fence land payment   
According to Glenn Spencer, a landowner on the border, the U.S. owes his LLC about $27,000 for payment of land purchased to construct the border fence near the Coronado National Monument, but has refused to make payment...

PoliPundit.com   
GOP says ‘shhhhh’ to illegal immigration talk   
One word and one issue was missing from the week of festivities just concluded in Minnesota at the GOP National Convention; Immigration. Whether it was in shielding the GOP Presidential candidate from being viewed as out of touch with the “base” of the party on his position or to avoid splintering a party even further...

American Border Patrol       
Photo of the day   
Photo shows Kiewit construction workers erecting fence on border in Southeastern Arizona on September 9. The Huachuca Mountains can be seen in the background....

KNXV-TV -- Phoenix  
Illegal alien caught in Arizona gets 7 years in prison   
An [illegal alien] was sentenced to over seven years in prison on Monday for illegally reentering the United States after a prior deportation. -- Officials say 43-year-old Dario Romo-Bravo was previously deported from the U.S. on September 19, 2006 and instructed not to return to the U.S. unlawfully... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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