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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

California Thwarting Will of Congress
Court Says So

Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- September 16  

    Casey Wian: Since 2002, illegal aliens attending state colleges in California have been allowed to pay lower tuition rates than U.S. citizens from other states. In-state resident tuition can save a student $17,000 a year at the prestigious university of California schools, and from $2,000 to $10,000 at community colleges and Cal State schools. In 2005, a group of out-of-state citizen students filed a suit challenging the law, but it was dismissed. They appealed, and Monday, a state appellate court reinstated their case. The justices ruled unanimously that California is violating federal law by offering a benefit to illegal aliens not available to all American citizens.[...]
In a strongly-worded opinion, the court rejected two technical arguments by the California college system. First, that in- state tuition is not a benefit within the meaning of the federal law. The justices called that "an illogical assumption." The state also argued that reduced tuition for illegal aliens is contingent upon attending high school in California for three years, not on residency. The justices said "that makes no sense."
    In summary, the court ruled California's law "thwarts the will of Congress."
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WorldNetDaily.com               sc           
Violent crimes surge after illegals go to Texas   
While illegal aliens flee strict immigration enforcement policies in several states and settle in Texas, the state's budget is suffering and violent crime, soaring. -- News reports indicate a flood of illegal aliens is coming from states such as Arizona and Oklahoma – where immigration crackdowns have made life more difficult for them.... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Durham (North Carolina) Herald-Sun              sc         
Hispanic gangs gaining strength, detective warns    
Hispanic gangs such as Sureno 13 and the Latin Kings are gaining strength in Durham, according to Detective Morial Whitaker of the Durham County Sheriff's Office. -- And the Mara Salvatrucha gang, also known as MS-13, is one of today's most dangerous Hispanic gangs, he said, and is operating in Durham... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix   
Reconquista zealots hope to force Arpaio out of offices   
Tired of being ignored, they've taken their message to his doorstep. -- More than 50 chanting protesters, playing music and carrying signs disparaging Sheriff Joe Arpaio, clogged the sidewalk outside the Wells Fargo Building in downtown Phoenix on Wednesday in an ongoing effort to draw attention to Arpaio's immigration-enforcement tactics... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Marcus Epstein -- VDare.com   
Palin on Immigration: Still an unknown quantity   
There is no doubt that GOP presidential nominee John McCain’s greatest weakness among conservative voters was his support for amnesty for illegal aliens. Despite his claims that his campaign imploded because of his support for the surge in Iraq -- "I’d rather lose an election than lose a war" -- the real reason (as Slate’s Mickey Kaus has pointed out) was his support for amnesty. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

San Jose Mercury News   
Molestation suspect faces extradition from Mexico   
...Authorities are holding Elidio Gonzalez Bautista, a Mexican citizen, in a Mexico City jail on eight counts of molestation involving Moreno's two girls and their 7-year-old cousin in Antioch and Pittsburg. Prosecutors filed charges in October 2006, but the 33-year-old illegal [alien] fled the United States...[More 'family values' that should have stopped at the Rio Bravo] ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

San Francisco Chronicle             sc         
30% of SF juvenile offenders actually adults   
Nearly 30 percent of the felony offenders San Francisco juvenile justice officials have reported to federal immigration authorities since the city stopped shielding youths from deportation have turned out to be adults, authorities say... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Northwest Tennessee Today -- Union City  
Sheriff: Illegals get a free ride, thanks to incompetent feds   
Obion County Sheriff Jerry Vastbinder shared some shocking news about illegal aliens who are arrested: Only those convicted of a felony will be deported to their home country. "If you’re an illegal and you’re picked up on a charge of driving on revoked license or DUI, the government will not deport you," he said. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

XETV -- San Diego / Tijuana  
Border Patrol chases load vehicle into Logan Heights   
A police chase of suspected illegal [aliens] ended just before noon Wednesday in Logan Heights. -- The Border Patrol tried to stop a suspected "load vehicle" carrying suspected illegal [aliens] when the chase began. -- The California Highway Patrol joined Border Patrol vehicles in pursuing the vehicle as it traveled north on the 805 to I-15... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Los Angeles Times   
Schwarzenegger vows to veto state budget   
Sacramento -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced Tuesday that he planned to veto the state budget passed early that morning by the Legislature, setting the stage for an unprecedented confrontation in California's Capitol... [See Cal Meltdown Watch]~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
Ex-immigration official pleads to corruption    
Detroit - A former federal official accused of accepting bribes to release illegal immigrants pleaded guilty Tuesday to corruption charges. -- Roy M. Bailey pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery, conspiracy to defraud the United States and failing to report a felony. Under the plea agreement, Bailey faces up to 37 months in prison... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

East Bay Express -- Oakland, Calif.   
Coalition seeks Oakland ID cards for lawbreakers   
If a group of local community activists has its way, every Oakland resident, including [illegal aliens.... criminals], would be eligible for a city-issued ID card as soon as next year. -- Across the bay in San Francisco, a similar program adopted by the county last year is now facing major roadblocks... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Numbers USA   
Massive foreign worker increase back alive in Senate backroom negotiations
Just as we had seemed to push back attempts for massive increases in foreign workers by the U.S. House last week, we now learn the danger has risen to Orange Alert level in the Senate...

Associated Press  
Feds arrest 175 in bust of Mexican drug cartel   
Atlanta -- U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey says officials have dealt a substantial blow to an extremely violent Mexican drug cartel with 175 arrests in the U.S. and Italy. -- The arrests Tuesday and Wednesday were part of a 15-month investigation into activity by the Gulf cartel... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Capitol Weekly -- Sacramento   
Labor leader Pelote joins Recall Arnold drive   
...Willie Pelote, the head lobbyist for the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees was among the 85 people who signed the recall petition submitted to the Secretary of State by the California Correctional Peace Officers Association last week. -- "We're in worse goddamn shape than when we had Gray [Davis], so you can make of that what you will," Pelote said Monday.... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Coming Up
September 27
Campo Minutemen -- Campo, Calif. 
Highway Clean-up Project - Buckman Springs Rd. & Oak

East Valley Tribune -- Phoenix  
Illegal alien hustlers appeal voter ID ruling   
A Latino civil rights group is asking federal appellate judges to overturn a lower court ruling upholding Arizona's voter ID requirements. -- Nina Perales, attorney for MALDEF, said she hopes to convince the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the provisions in the 4-year-old law, have a much greater impact on minorities than others...~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson  
Appeals court rejects challenge to Arizona employer sanctions law   
A federal appeals court today rejected challenges to Arizona's 8-month-old employer sanctions law. -- Judges of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the state law which allows judges to suspend or revoke the licenses of companies that knowingly hire undocumented workers is does not run afoul of federal laws... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KGW-TV -- Portland, Oregon  
Vicious illegal alien pleads guilty to killing teenage girl   
The man who killed a 15-year-old girl in a Clackamas apartment admitted to the murder in court Tuesday. -- Alejandro Rivera Gamboa pleaded guilty of killing Dani Countryman by stepping on her throat until she stopped breathing at a Clackamas apartment last summer... [More "family values"]~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

El Paso Times  
Mother suspects Juárez police in son's slaying   
A 20-year-old U.S. Marine Reservist from El Paso was found shot and killed in Juárez last week, possibly at the hands of police there, his family said Tuesday. -- Lance Corp. Gustavo Zubia-Lopez shot and killed Sept. 10 after a minor fender bender with a police vehicle... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson  
Border Patrol finds 2 dope-laden trucks near Sasabe   
U.S. Border Patrol agents discovered nearly two tons of marijuana in a pair of stolen vehicles early Monday morning northeast of Sasabe. -- At 1:45 a.m. Monday, agents patrolling near the Tres Bellotas Ranch spotted a vehicle crossing into the United States, said Rob Daniels, Border Patrol Tucson Sector spokesman... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review            sc         
Hazleton mayor tough on illegals gains upper hand in rematch   
A Republican mayor who has clamored for immigration reform is leading a longtime Democratic incumbent in the race for Pennsylvania's 11th Congressional District, according to a Franklin & Marshall College poll released today. -- In 2002, U.S. Rep. Paul Kanjorski, D-Nanticoke, easily defeated Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta by a margin of 56 percent to 42 percent... [Related item] ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Latest news from south of the border   
Mexico and Cuba expect to finalize an accord in October regarding migratory issues and assistance. The October meeting should end a series of meetings between the two countries to work out details. None of the information released gave details regarding the immigration agreements...

U. S. Rep. Tom Tancredo  
Tancredo offers advice to Rangel in plain English   
U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Littleton) today sent the following letter to Charles Rangel, the Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means. Rangel has been under increasing scrutiny for failing to report $75,000 in earned income. Rangel has blamed his failure to report the income on his inability to comprehend Spanish... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

American Border Patrol    
Photo of the day
Photo taken at about 8:35 a.m. PDT shows Border Patrol Piper Cub flying over American Border Patrol's ranch in Southeastern Arizona.

Muslim workers walk off at another Swift plant   
Omaha -- Five-hundred Muslim workers walked off the job Monday at a Grand Island meatpacking plant after they say they were denied time to pray during the Muslim observance of Ramadan. -- A group of women at Grand Island's JBS Swift & Co. plant said at a news conference they were kicked by a supervisor when they attempted to pray. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson  
Son of U.S. congressman accused of smuggling illegals   
he son of U.S. Rep. Allen Boyd of Florida is facing human-smuggling charges after being arrested near Willcox. -- The Democratic congressman, who is seeking a seventh term in November, said Tuesday that his 30-year-old son, John Boyd, was arrested Sunday... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  [Warning!: Guided Compassion Missile]  
Police accused of "racially profiling" Latinos   
...Local [illegal alien cheerleaders] describe the case as a blatant example of racial profiling involving some Allegheny County police departments and the region's small but growing Latino community. They [idiotically] argue that local police shouldn't contact federal authorities unless they are doing a background check on a criminal suspect... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Barre Montpelier (Vermont) Times Argus   
Agents capture car after chase at border   
Alburg, Vt. -- An extended police chase around midnight Friday through the Champlain Islands led to the arrest of four people who are in custody of the U.S. Border Patrol. -- At about 12 a.m. Friday, a white Chevy Impala crossed from Canada into the United States at Rouses Point without stopping for inspection...~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Newsday -- New York              sc         
Pro-invasion fanatics ask Suffolk legislature to surrender   
Nearly two dozen immigration advocates yesterday asked the Suffolk Legislature to tone down what they say is the legislature's hostility toward [illegal aliens], especially Hispanics. -- Rather than coming up with bills that target [illegal aliens], the speakers said, legislators should expand English-language classes, increase access to health care... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Capitol Times -- Phoenix   
Thomas says Nelson has history of defending illegal aliens    
Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas chastised his Democrat opponent in this fall’s elections for vowing not to prosecute illegal [aliens] as co-conspirators under the state’s anti-human-smuggling law. -- Tim Nelson, Thomas said, has defended illegal [aliens] in court and would forego prosecuting people... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

South County Spotlight -- Scappoose, Oregon  
Attorneys: anti-illegal alien measures are 'flawed,' ripe for legal challenges   
Columbia County’s legal counsel says two anti-undocumented immigrant ballot measures are "flawed" and not likely to survive legal challenges. -- In a 15-page legal opinion released Monday, Sept. 15, county attorneys urge the Columbia County Board of Commissioners to... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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