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Friday, September 12, 2008

Unintended Consequences
Operation B.E.E.F. Exposes Media Bias

American Border Patrol -- September 12  
"....most of what it is building can be stepped over or walked through."

When the President signed the Secure Fence Act of 2006, we at American Border Patrol knew it was a joke. We knew it wouldn't happen. That's why we launched Operation B.E.E.F., or Border Enforcement Evaluation First. The idea was, "If the government says it is going to beef up the border, we are going to ask; where's the beef?"
    Operation B.E.E.F. has been successful in documenting the progress of the construction of the border fence. For the past two years we have flown the border about every two months and produced accurate maps of what is being built. We work very hard to make sure that our reports are accurate, and verifiable.
    We didn't expect the government to really build 700 miles of double-layered fence, and they didn't disappoint us. What was a disappointment, however, was the degree to which the media would place a blackout on our efforts. What we were doing was important – so important that the public wasn't allowed to find out about it. CNN even refused to let Lou Dobbs report on American Border Patrol's important border work.
    Operation B.E.E.F. was successful, however, in alerting Senator Dole to the failure of the government to build the border fence and this helped defeat the amnesty bill. -- More Here....

Daily News Record Editorial -- Harrisonburg, Virginia      sc    
Illegal, alien and deadly   
Yet again, three American families have paid in blood for the failure of American officials to control our borders. This time, one of the victims was a 3-year-old boy waiting for some ice cream. -- On Sept. 4, police allege, Frances M. Hernandez drove his SUV into a pickup truck, sending the truck and victims inside careening into a Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KSBW-TV -- Salinas, Calif.    
ICE nets illegal aliens in sweep   
...Local law enforcement officials said that at least five vans from ICE were picking up [illegal aliens] in Greenfield. -- ICE officials said their fugitive operations officers were on the ground trying to find people who had been ordered deported, but failed to leave the country...~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Tens of thousands of Iraqis could come to U.S. in '09   
The United States has surpassed its goal of admitting 12,000 Iraqi refugees this year and expects more, perhaps tens of thousands, next year, the State Department said on Friday. -- The United States expects to admit a minimum of 17,000 Iraqi refugees in fiscal 2009, which begins October 1, the department's senior coordinator for refugees said... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson   
Mexican invader assaults Border Patrol agent near Casa Grande   
A U.S. Border Patrol Agent was assaulted by an illegal [alien] Wednesday while trying to apprehend the man near Casa Grande. -- As the agent approached the man he began punching the agent and attempted to wrestle away his firearm, said Mike Scioli , spokesman for the Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Rocky Mountain News -- Denver   
Another illegal alien case rocks Aurora, Colorado   
Aurora police said Thursday that for the second time in a week they have arrested an illegal [alien] after a highly dangerous crash on the city's streets. -- Officers arrested Hipolito Vasquez Rojas, 19, after he and a 16-year-old male accomplice allegedly stole a car, crashed into a police car, plowed into a tree and then led officers on a foot chase... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KRGV-TV -- Weslaco, Texas   
Illegal alien smuggling operation dismantled   
Laredo -- Manuel Sandoval, 25, and Juan De Dios Jimenez, 39, have been sentenced for their roles in the smuggling of an [illegal alien] that resulted in the alien's forced detention, US Attorney Don DeGabrielle announced today. Sandoval, a Mexican national, and Jimenez, of Laredo, are the last two of the organization to be sentenced. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Denver Post  
Swift fires 100 Muslim workers   
More than 100 Muslim workers were fired from a Greeley slaughterhouse today after refusing to report for work a day earlier in protest of the company's refusal to allow a prayer break during the work shift. -- Another 120 workers -- most of them Somalis -- broke ranks with the protesters, went back to work Tuesday and kept their jobs...

KGW-TV -- Portland, Oregon   
Paper accuses Sen. Smith of hiring illegals   
In the small Eastern Oregon town of Weston, Smith Frozen foods is a major employer. -- Gordon Smith’s grandfather started the company in 1919. The senator and his wife now own the business. -- Recently Willamette Week reporter Beth Slovic, who speaks Spanish, spent several days at the plant and neighboring towns... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix  
ICE to conduct audit of Arpaio's office   
Federal investigators will conduct an audit later this month of an 18-month-old agreement that gives the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office authority to enforce federal immigration laws. -- The audit comes amid allegations that the Sheriff's Office is violating the agreement with ICE by targeting day laborers instead of violent criminals and trampling on the civil rights of "Latinos."~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

San Francisco Examiner   
Colorado orders immigration review after 2 crashes   
Denver -- Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter has ordered a review of immigration enforcement after suspected illegal [aliens] were involved in two crashes, one that killed three people. -- Ritter on Friday told the state Department of Public Safety to examine gaps in local, state and federal enforcement and look for solutions..

WCPO-TV -- Cincinnati, Ohio   
Sheriff Jones warns about illegal immigration   
The violence along America's southern border is on its way to the Tri-state, according to a Texas sheriff invited to Butler County to talk about the problems his county faces. -- Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones brought Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez from Zapata County – a county on the US/ Mexico border – to talk about what his Texas county is dealing with.... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Newsday -- New York  
RI strikes deal with ICE on release, deportation of jailed illegals   
Providence -- Rhode Island's prison system has entered into an agreement with U.S. immigration authorities that allows for the early release of illegal [aliens] imprisoned for nonviolent offenses if they agree to be deported, Gov. Don Carcieri said Tuesday... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Boston Globe  
RI bishop gets "vile" retorts to immigration views   
Providence -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Rhode Island says he has received many "vile and violent" reactions since he called on federal authorities to halt immigration raids in the state. -- Bishop Thomas Tobin says he has received about 300 e-mails, letters, faxes from all over the country in the past couple of weeks and has been shocked with the vitriol in some... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Dave Gibson -- American Chronicle -- Beverly Hills  
Parents bury latest child victim of illegal immigration   
On September 10, the parents of 3-year-old Marten Kudlis buried their son at Fairmount Cemetery, after he was killed last week, while waiting for his ice cream in a Denver Baskin and Robbins. -- An SUV speeding through the intersection of Havana and Mississippi, with Guatemalan national Francis Hernandez at the wheel... [Related video] ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Fort Wayne (Indiana News-Sentinel Editorial  
Influx of refugees is straining city's ability to provide   
The local economy is being overwhelmed, but, since it's a federal issue, local elected officials can't really seem to do much about it. -- That might sound like the problem of illegal immigration, but, as Fort Wayne and some other areas of the country are learning, it also applies to legal immigration... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Peter Gadiel -- VDare.com  
"Present At The Creation" -- Of the DisUnited States   
...Today the United States is divided as never before. Reunification is less achievable than we ever believed possible. Where once people who immigrated to the United States did so determined to become Americanized, if not in the first generation then certainly in the second, now we have millions who arrive completely intent on remaining different and apart. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Glenn Spencer -- American Patrol Report   
Broadcasting legend and patriot George Putnam silenced   
George Putnam has died. At 94 he lived a long life. But he wasn't finished. He fought the good fight all the way to the end. He died because his body failed him, not his mind, or his voice. -- American Patrol wouldn't exist without George Putnam. When I became an activist back in 1992, George allowed me to call his radio show... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
2 accused of helping illegals get fake IDs   
Des Moines -- Two workers at an embattled kosher slaughterhouse facing immigration charges are accused of helping workers obtain and submit false documents. -- Laura Althouse, 38, of Postville, and Karina Freund, 29, of Fayette, were arrested by ICE agents on Tuesday at the Agriprocessors Inc. plant in Postville... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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

Walter Moore, Candidate For Mayor of Los Angeles     
Villaraigosa's new musical: "Nine to Ten"  
You may have heard that Dolly Parton has written a new musical, now showing at the Ahmason Theater, based on her movie "9 to 5." -- But you probably don't know about the new musical based on Villaraigosa's typical workday: "Nine to Ten."... AP Internal Use Only

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers        
Latest news from south of the border   
Mexico’s federal agency of public security (SSP) has become entangled in the infamous Fernando Martí kidnapping case in more than just the investigation with the revelation that one of their active agents played a major role in the crime...

Radio Ink   
George Putnam dies at 94   
Los Angeles -- Newscaster and talk host George Putnam has died at age 94. He had been ill and in and out of hospital for some time, but had been providing reports for his CRN Digital Talk Radio show, Talk Back. -- Putnam's career began at WDGY/Minneapolis in 1934, and he later worked as a reporter and commentator at NBC... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

ABC News   
Obama Blasts McCain on immigration reform   
ABC News' Sunlen Miller reports: Speaking before the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Gala, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., blasted Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., for not including comprehensive immigration reform in his party’s platform... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

The Dustin Inman Society -- Marietta, Georgia  
Unemployment rate soaring in Georgia   
State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond issued this release Thursday: The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that 59,090 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits in August, an increase of 72.1 percent from August of 2007...

Brenda Walker -- VDare.com   
Meddling Mexicans fund lawyers to help countrymen get away with murder   
Our more troublesome neighbor is known for sticking its unwelcome nose in our American internal affairs -- from lobbying for a permissive immigration policy to handing out instructional invasion comic books to its dollar-seeking émigrés... [More Mexican meddling]~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

American Border Patrol        
Photo of the day   
This is a screen grab from a video taken Tuesday evening. Four people are seen walking north into the U.S. After crossing the border west of American Border Patrol's Arizona ranch. Since this is an almost nightly occurrence...

New York Sun  
Racism is charged of opponents of voting rights for noncitizens   
In advance of the 2009 citywide elections, a coalition of immigrant and advocacy organizations is reigniting a fight to give noncitizens the right to vote in municipal elections, drawing the ire of opponents who argue that voting is a right for American citizens only... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

El Paso Times   
Congress should not provide more money for fence, Texas "border officials" say   
Congress should reject the Bush administration's request for another $400 million to build fencing on the U.S.-Mexico border, a coalition of Texas border officials and business leaders said Wednesday. -- "It would be a taxpayer travesty for Congress to reward DHS for its inability to control spending," Eagle Pass Mayor Chad Foster... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Inland Empire News -- Riverside, Calif.   
Immigration agents raid Palm Springs bakery   
Immigration agents swooped down on a baking company Wednesday arresting 51 "workers." -- A search warrant was issued after the federal agents received a tip that the Palm Springs Baking Company allegedly hired [illegal aliens.... criminals]... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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