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Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Truth About The Border
Facts Emerging -- And Controversy 

Sierra Vista Herald / Review -- October 5  
New fencing has just been installed next to old mat fencing west of Douglas, as shown in this photo taken by American Border Patrol on Thursday. Glenn Spencer said most of the mat fencing near Douglas looks like the stuff to the left, and he does not believe it meets the operational requirements of U.S. Border Patrol. (Courtesy of the American Border Patrol)

DHS and group differ over tally of how much border fence has been built
    On Sept. 14, the Herald / Review published an article in which Angela de Rocha, public affairs officer for Department of Homeland Security's Customs and Border Protection, stated Secure Border Initiative had constructed more than half of the 670 miles of fencing required by the Secure Fence Act of 2006.
    She said "as of August 29, 2008, SBI had completed 190 miles of pedestrian fence and 154.3 miles of vehicle fence, for a total of 344.3 miles of fence out of 670."
    Glenn Spencer, president of American Border Patrol, a nonprofit organization, said those amounts were wrong, based on information his group has compiled during aerial surveys along the border.
    As of July 29, the Secure Border Initiative had built only 108 miles of pedestrian fence. Also, there were about 161 miles of vehicle barriers, for a total of about 269 miles, according to American Border Patrol.

Red DotAs I See It -- Glenn Spencer

San Diego Union-Tribune             sc    
Border bloodshed likely to worsen, experts warn   
After a particularly violent week in Tijuana that has left 54 dead in a fierce cartel power struggle, experts on both sides of the border fear the worst is yet to come. -- Since early last year, Mexican President Felipe Calderón has deployed thousands of soldiers and federal police to drug-route battlegrounds such as Baja California... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Sun Star -- Cebu, Philippines   
Republican versus Democrat: Platform on immigration   
...For Republicans, their approach to immigration policy is clear: immigration is a national security issue. Referencing terrorism, drug cartels and criminal gangs, Republicans stress the need to track persons entering and exiting the United States and that "allowing millions of unidentified persons to enter and remain in this country poses grave risks." ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

El Paso Times  
Mexican traffickers likely to kill in U.S.   
Mexican drug cartels likely will continue to commit revenge killings in the United States in order to protect their interests, said Phil Jordan, retired DEA official and ex-director of the El Paso Intelligence Center. -- El Paso law enforcement officials prefer to downplay the prospects of this happening here...~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Treasure Coast Newspapers -- Stuart, Florida   
Stuart clinic cuts free services for illegals, will require documentation   
Volunteers In Medicine free clinic stopped accepting illegal immigrant patients in September because Martin Memorial officials say the health system no longer can afford to provide medical tests for them. -- Martin Memorial Health Systems provides diagnostic services and therapy — everything from blood analysis to body scans... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Gainesville (Georgia) Times  
Are Latinos leaving? Evidence shows numbers shrinking   
Ask anyone on Atlanta Highway if Latinos are leaving Hall County, and there will not be one moment of hesitation in between the question and its affirmation. -- Staples of the local Latino community - day laborers, managers of grocery stores and rental properties, owners of travel companies and retail shops - all say it is obvious... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
Drug violence kills at least 49 in TJ this week   
Tijuana, BCN, Mex. -- Police have found nine more bodies dumped around the Mexican border city of Tijuana, where nearly 50 people have been killed in a week of violence related to the drug trade. -- Five men were found asphyxiated in a car Saturday in the eastern part of the city, according to the Baja California state Attorney General's Office... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Jon Christian Dryer -- News With Views   
Judge orders Obama to produce birth certificate   
On September 29, 2008 US District Court Judge R. Barclay Surrick, the federal magistrate for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled in the matter of Philip J. Berg vs Barack Hussein Obama, et al as the world was distracted by the $700 billion subprime mortgage crisis. [Click here to view ruling] ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Ernest Istook -- Heritage Foundation-   
Will new prez keep up crackdown on illegals?   
Will Mexico need a bailout? -- That country's second-largest source of income is money sent home by Mexicans living in the U.S. Most of that comes from illegal immigrants. -- For the month of August, Mexico's central bank reported a 12 percent drop in receipts from the U.S... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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