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Friday, September 19, 2008

DHS to Blame for Border Fence Fiasco
System Designed to Fail

Hearst Newspapers  
"I understand why people have those feelings of skepticism because if you look back over the last twenty years we haven't done the job we were supposed to do. But the proof of the pudding is in the eating... I would say to people let's look at what we have done." DHS Secretary Chertoff, July 29, 2006. Watch

Department's mismanagement blamed for delays in border fence
Homeland security agency failed to specify requirements or implement effective testing for 'virtual fence' portion, federal investigators say.  
    The Government Accountability Office — the nonpartisan investigative arm of Congress — on Thursday blamed mismanagement in the Department of Homeland Security for delays and failures in the construction of the planned 670-mile fence along the U.S.-Mexico border.
    
There were "some serious gaps" in the department's approach, the GAO said, citing what it said was a failure to specify performance requirements for a high-tech segment of the fence and to implement effective testing.
Red Dot"Nowhere does SBI spell out a goal that can be measured." – Glenn Spencer – July 5, 2006

Dallas Morning News                    sc        
Report: 1 in 10 Hispanics asked about immigration status   
Nearly one in 10 Hispanics in the U.S. reported that in the last year police or other authorities have stopped them and asked them about their immigration status, the Pew Hispanic Center said in a report released Thursday. -- The finding comes amid the biggest crackdown in decades against illegal immigration – one especially evident in Texas...~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Phyllis Schlafly -- Eagle Forum   
The danger of vote fraud in the 2008 election   
The most provocative line in the Democratic national platform adopted in Denver is: "We oppose laws that require identification in order to vote or register to vote." Since it's routine to show an ID in order to board a plane and do dozens of other very ordinary things, what's the big deal about showing an ID to exercise the most important privilege of citizenship? ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Ilana Mercer -- VDare.com  
UCLA bureaucrats subvert anti-quota law. But where is GOP?   
Ask John McCain to free associate and in response to "illegal aliens" he’ll blurt "God’s children," and vice versa. This apparently irresistible combination surfaced again in his convention address: "Everyone has something to contribute and deserves the opportunity to reach their God-given potential," McCain bleated...

Michael Dobbs -- Washington Times  
McCain, Obama mislead on immigration   
Trolling for the votes of Hispanic Americans, John McCain distanced himself this week from plans to build a 700-mile wall along sections of the 2,000 mile U.S.-Mexico border. He suggested that he preferred a "virtual" electronic wall, with actual physical fences only in urban areas. But that claim misrepresents his vote back in September 2006, when he helped pass the "Secure Fence Act." ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Coming Up
September 24
Garden Grove, Calif. -- 7:30 PM -- CCIR
Meet Dr. Chuck Baldwin at the CCIR Meeting

Jake Jacobsen -- Freedom Folks -- Chicago       
Lake County, Illinois gets on board the 287(g) Express!   
I was invited to attend the press conference by the Lake County Sheriff to announce their desire to pursue a 287(g) agreement with the federal government. This will allow Lake County Sheriff’s Police to act as ICE agents when dealing with illegal alien criminals.... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Denver Post                           sc        
ICE arrests 59 illegals in Colorado   
ICE agents arrested 59 illegal [aliens] who either failed to appear for immigration hearings or fled after a judge ordered them to leave the country. -- In a five-day operation which began Sept. 12, two local ICE Fugitive Operations Teams targeted people in 14 Colorado cities, including Denver, Aurora, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Glenwood Springs and Thornton... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Federation for American Immigration Reform     
Urgent! The senate must act to pass E-Verify   
The economy is ailing and many Americans are out of work, yet the Senate leadership remains unwilling to protect American workers from having their jobs taken by illegal aliens.  With time running out, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid remains unwilling to even bring an E-Verify re-authorization bill to the floor...

Sacramento Bee Editorial   
Court nixes cheap tuition for illegals, whining ensues   
Like nine other states, California allows [illegal alien] students who attend high school in the state for three years and graduate to pay in-state tuition at public universities. -- Yet a group of out-of-state parents doesn't like the law. The gripe? AB 540 allows kids whose parents entered the state illegally to pay in-state tuition...

Contra Costa Times  
ICE arrests 21 in raid of Hercules home   
Hercules, Calif. -- Federal agents have taken 21 [illegal aliens] into custody after a raid of house in Hercules. -- An ICE spokeswoman says the raid of the five-bedroom home Wednesday came as part of an investigation into a chain of Chinese restaurants in San Pablo, Vallejo and Vacaville... ~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...

Birmingham (Alabama) News   
Fox News gasbag wants Bush to "pardon" illegal aliens   
Television news host Geraldo Rivera on Thursday asked Birmingham business leaders to join him in urging President Bush to pardon the approximately 12 million [illegal aliens] living in the country. -- "Call off these raids and pardon these people, then go forward and help to heal the inequities..." [Watch this lying miscreant fighting with Bill O'Reilly]

Reuters 
'Tan Klan' wants illegals to get U. S. disaster relief   
..."The question of benefits and who can apply after a disaster is a big issue," said The National Council of La Raza (aka 'The Tan Klan') spokeswoman Sara Benitez. "That has been a really big issue in the Gulf Coast." -- La Raza plans to release a report next month that examines what it sees as unfair treatment of [illegal aliens.... criminals] after U.S. disasters... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KTAR -- Phoenix  
Maricopa County attorney reports 100th human smuggling prosecution   
The office of County Attorney Andrew Thomas has now successfully prosecuted over 700 illegal [aliens], and 100 human smugglers. -- "The idea that we can only prosecute the smugglers, and we should just ignore the illegal immigrants - we should devote the resources to one and not the other - is a false choice and a phony argument," Thomas said. .. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

San Bernardino County (Calif.) Sun  
Survey: Latinos say their situation in U.S. is getting worse   
Half of all Latinos say their situation in the United States is worse now than it was a year ago, according to a survey by the Pew Hispanic Center released Thursday. -- The pessimism is especially prevalent among immigrants, nearly two-thirds of whom say things have gotten worse over the past year...~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Center for Immigration Studies   
E-Verify already 99.5% accurate   
The E-Verify program, which allows employers to check the immigration status of new employees, has been steadily improving and is now 99.5 percent accurate, according to a new paper by the Center for Immigration Studies. This voluntary program is already screening more than one in ten new hires nationwide, and as of September 13, 2008, has processed 6.21 million queries... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Lake County (Illinois) News-Sun      
Daley defends Chicago's 'sanctuary' status   
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley defended his city's stance on illegal immigration Thursday, hours after Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran blasted Chicago as a "sanctuary" for illegal [aliens]. -- In promoting the Sheriff Office's new deportation process for illegal immigrants, Curran told reporters that Chicago and the state don't do enough to prevent illegal immigration into this area... [Watch completely clueless Daley]~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press    
New CEO of kosher meatpacker in immigration raid says change is coming   
Des Moines, Iowa -- The new chief executive officer of Agriprocessors, the kosher meatpacker targeted in an immigration raid and accused of child-labor violations, said Thursday that his company will make fundamental changes... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Fox 10-TV -- Phoenix                          sc        
No more MCSO protection for Guadalupe, Arizona   
The Maricopa County Sheriff will no longer be providing patrol service in Guadalupe after 180 days unless an agreement can be reached between Joe Arpaio and Guadalupe's new mayor. County supervisors yesterday voted to terminate services. [Video credit] [Also see: Dan Saban, others already grousing]

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Latest news from south of the border   
Tonatiuh Bravo, president (read: chairman) of the Education Committee of Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies (House of Reps.) said that there are 2,800,000 youths out of school in Mexico and that constitutional reforms to make secondary school mandatory will contribute to more educational opportunities and “consolidation of democracy” in Mexico...

Michael Dobbs -- Washington Times  
McCain, Obama mislead on immigration   
Trolling for the votes of Hispanic Americans, John McCain distanced himself this week from plans to build a 700-mile wall along sections of the 2,000 mile U.S.-Mexico border. He suggested that he preferred a "virtual" electronic wall, with actual physical fences only in urban areas. But that claim misrepresents his vote back in September 2006, when he helped pass the "Secure Fence Act." ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KWQC-TV -- Davenport, Iowa       
Sheriff blames Chicago for illegal alien crime   
Waukegan, Ill. -- Lake County's sheriff is blaming the city of Chicago's failure to control illegal [aliens] for rising crime. -- Sheriff Mark Curran said Thursday the city of Chicago and the state of Illinois have shown little interest in cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement... [Watch Press Conference]~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

San Antonio Express-News   
Latino "immigrants" increasingly pessimistic about life in U.S.   
The combination of a lack of jobs due to a worsening economy and an unprecedented series of governmental work raids have got immigrants down in the dumps, according to findings in a new survey. -- The Pew Hispanic Center, a nonprofit research think tank based in Washington, concluded that Hispanics across the country.... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Agence France Presse   
Record numbers applied to be US citizens in 2007   
A record number of people, some 1.4 million, rushed to become naturalized US citizens in the 2007 fiscal year before a hike in fees was introduced. --US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said Wednesday that in 2006 some 730,000 people became naturalized citizens.... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Waterloo / Cedar Falls (Iowa) Courier  
Nightmare of Globalism: Workers ponder fate as their jobs move to Mexico   
Employees of Eagle Ottawa tannery are pondering their next move after learning this week their jobs were going to Mexico. -- For some of the 108 workers at the automotive leather processing plant, it will be their first foray back into the job market for most of the 20 years the plant has operated in Waterloo... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Orange County Register -- Santa Ana, Calif.  
Likely illegal alien held on suspicion of sexually assaulting girl, 5   
A 35-year-old man from Orange is being held at Orange County Jail on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl, Orange County sheriff's officials said. -- Manual Martinez Contreras of Orange is charged with lewd and lascivious acts with a child, kidnapping to commit a sexual offense and oral copulation with a child younger than 10... [More of Bush's pet fiends] ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Sacramento Bee   
ICE sweep finds illegals, squalid conditions   
Immigration agents detained 21 undocumented workers at two area restaurants and in homes with squalid conditions owned by restaurant associates, according to a press release issued today by U.S. Immigration and Customs, or ICE... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KNSD-TV -- San Diego  
6 arrested in federal passport sting   
Six San Diego County residents are among the 112 people arrested in what is being called the biggest investigation into alleged passport fraud in history. -- Details of the sting, dubbed Operation Deathmatch, were released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Diplomatic Security... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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