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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Arizona Wins in Court
Greedy Businesses Fight Back With Prop. 202

Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- September 19  
State Rep. Russell Pearce calls for defeat of Proposition 202.

    Sylvester: What was this going to mean for the folks in Arizona.  
   Pearce: Well, clearly it will. This is a national issue. I mean, they've attacked Hazleton, Pennsylvania, they've attacked, you know, Valley Park, Missouri, they've attacked Oklahoma, who have all tried to implement rules and laws to go after the illegal alien problem, the crisis in this country. The employers are the No. 1 lure, this is clear, they made it very clear that we're not preempting federal law.
    States have the inherent authority to enforce these laws. They made it clear that we can go after, first of all the best program ever devised to help employers know who they're hiring, called E-Verify, a Web-based system that verifies the identity of your employer that they're either a citizen or they have a visa and they have a right to work here, it's 99.7 percent accurate. That's what (INAUDIBLE).
    But, they don't want to know who they're hiring, they want to continue use the I9 process that's full of fraud. In fact these same folks are the ones that are now doing Proposition 202 here in Arizona because they knew they would lose in court and they've gone after us at the ballot...  
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Houston Chronicle     sc    
Mexicans stealing educational services in the United States   
McAllen, Texas - Adrianna Gomez wakes her 14-year-old son before dawn every morning, lays out his coat and tie and drives him across an international boundary just to go to school. -- With a full day of classes at Pharr's Oratory Academy followed by soccer and tennis afterward, he often won't return to his spacious Reynosa, Mexico, home until nearly 12 hours later...~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
No deportations to storm-crippled Haiti, for now   
Miami -- No deportations to storm-crippled Haiti are planned, federal immigration officials said Friday, an encouraging sign to advocates who say the Caribbean country needs more time to recover before it can deal with fresh arrivals... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WBIR-TV -- Knoxville, Tennessee   
County "considers" blocking construction jobs from illegal aliens   
It seems only fitting that Jeff Hunter and his construction crew spent Friday working on a new funeral parlor in Morristown. -- For the past year or so, he'll tell you, the construction business has been just about dead. -- "Well it seems like it's awful slow," Hunter said... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Gwinnett Daily Post -- Lawrenceville, Georgia   
Immigration status to be checked   
Gwinnett officials this week began checking the immigration status of people applying for an occupation tax certificate, which is commonly referred to as a business license. -- The standard puts the county in compliance with a state law passed in 2006. -- "I'm elated," said D.A. King of the Dustin Inman Society...

News4-TV -- Jacksonville, Florida   
New crime-fighting program targets illegal alien felons   
Jacksonville officers have begun joining forces with deputies from around the state to train for a new crime-fighting program aimed at combating crimes committed by illegal [aliens]. -- Currently, suspects booked into the Duval County Jail are subjected to a local background check and officers cannot determine whether someone is an illegal [alien]... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press  
Muslim leader says 150 workers fired at Nebraska plant   
A Grand Island meatpacking plant fired at least 86 workers Friday after they walked off the job amid a dispute over prayers during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, company officials said. -- But a Muslim leader and one of the fired workers said 150 Muslims lost their jobs... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Raleigh (North Carolina) News & Observer   
Miffed Reconquista zealots want sheriff to resign   
[Illegal alien] and civil rights activists say they will not be silent until Johnston County Sheriff Steve Bizzell resigns. -- About two dozen advocacy organizations signed onto a letter Friday to the Johnston County commissioners, asking the board to encourage the sheriff to leave his post in the wake of public statements that Mexicans are "trashy" and "breeding like rabbits." ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix  
Hospitals' funding for unpaid bills to end   
A federal government program that pays Arizona hospitals more than $30 million a year to offset unpaid bills for emergency care provided to undocumented [aliens] will likely end next week. -- Hospitals in Arizona and other border states have turned to the program to defray the costs of providing emergency care to illegal [aliens]. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Florida Times-Union -- Jacksonville   
Duval jail partnership will speed up deporting felonious illegals   
Illegal aliens with past criminal records won’t be able to skirt past the Duval County jail any longer. -- Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford introduced a partnership during a news conference this afternoon between the jail and U.S. ICE designed to identify illegal aliens with felony records in other countries... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Coming Up
October 14
Walter Moore for Los Angeles Mayor -- 6:30 PM 
Moore for Mayor Rally with Special Guests

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Latest news from south of the border   
More than 11 thousand 700 unescorted Mexican children attempted to cross the border into the United States and were repatriated to Mexico in the first seven months of this year, according to Mex. immigration officials. Another 503 unaccompanied children of other nationalities were also intercepted in various parts of Mexico...

Tucson Citizen   
Arizona loaded with illegals   
More than half a million illegal [aliens] lived in Arizona in January 2007, a recent study by the federal government estimates. -- The state's illegal [alien] population reached 530,000 last year, a 62 percent increase from 330,000 in 2000, according to the report released Friday by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Las Cruces (New Mexico) Sun  
Friday traffic stop nets four Mexican illegals   
Mesquite, NM -- A traffic stop Friday resulted in the arrests of four men; two of the men fled on foot and one was found hiding in a ditch, by a Border Patrol dog. -- At 9:51 a.m., Doña Ana sheriff's deputies pulled over a 1997 Crown Victoria as it turned south off Yucca Road onto N.M. 478, according to Sgt. Craig Buckingham... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Glenn Spencer -- Sierra Vista (Arizona) Herald / Review   
Congress needs to clean up waste on fence project   
As reported by the Herald/Review last Sunday, Customs and Border Protection claims that as of Aug. 29 it had built 190 miles of pedestrian fence along the border. As you accurately stated, American Border Patrol challenged this figure, saying that as of July 29, there were only 108 miles of DHS-built pedestrian fencing in place... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

North County Times -- Escondido, Calif.   
San Diego Minutemen look to expand free speech lawsuit   
An anti-illegal immigration group, the San Diego Minutemen, is trying to pull two Latino lawmakers into its legal clash with the California DOT. -- Attorneys for the group have asked a federal judge for permission to expand their free speech lawsuit against the state agency. They want to add Assemblyman Joe Coto and state Sen. Gilbert Cedillo to the defendant list... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
Rhode Island unemployment rate hits 8.5 percent   
Providence -- A record number of Rhode Island workers were searching for a job in August as the unemployment rate rose to 8.5 percent, its worst showing in 15 years and more than 2 percentage points above the national rate, according to state data... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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