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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Three Elephants In The Room
But Schieffer Couldn't See Them

KRGB-TV -- Harlingen, Texas   
Major gun battle in Mexico involving military, cartel goons   
Matamoros, Tamps., Mex. -- Mexican federal agents are in a gun battle with drug cartel members. Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio confirmed the shootout. Authorities on the U.S. side of the border are on high alert...

WJAR-TV -- Cranston, Rhode Island             sc
Guilty plea in illegal immigration case   
Providence, RI -- The United States Attorney’s office announced the owner of a cleaning company from Johnston agreed to plead guilty to charges of knowingly hiring illegally [illegal aliens]. -- Vincent D’Elia, operator of Falcon Maintenance Company, admitted to knowingly hiring illegal aliens...

International Herald Tribune 
A Somali influx unsettles Latino meatpackers   
Grand Island, Neb. -- Like many workers at the meatpacking plant here, Raul Garcia, a Mexican-American, has watched with some discomfort as hundreds of Somali immigrants have moved to town in the past couple of years, many of them to fill jobs once held by Latino workers taken away in immigration raids... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Gabriel Garnica, Esq. -- Family Security Matters   
Obama, The Media and ACORN: Affirmative action on steroids   
It was such a fine, noble and powerful idea. Expose people of all backgrounds and races to new horizons, new opportunities and new dreams to aspire to. Is that not what the American Dream is truly about anyway? If that is true, then what has become of this dream in the hands of liberals like Barack Obama...

Brenda Walker -- VDare.com   
Judge to suspected Jihadists: "Welcome to America!"   
For years, we immigration reform patriots have warned that border security equals national security. -- If Washington can't (or won't) bar the door to Juan the tomato picker and Diego the drug smuggler, how can authorities possibly hope to keep out terrorist thugs and Sharia revolutionaries? ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

East Valley Tribune -- Phoenix   
Supporters tout Arpaio at supervisors meeting   
Sheriff Joe Arpaio's supporters struck back at Wednesday's Maricopa County Board of Supervisors meeting, which has become the venue for heated monthly forums on the sheriff's job performance. -- More than half a dozen people spoke in favor of Arpaio, while most members of an opposition group sat mum...

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix 
Deputies sweep Mesa City Hall, library overnight   
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office deputies served search warrants at Mesa City Hall and the Mesa Public Library early Thursday in an apparent search for [illegal aliens]. -- The investigation, which likely would include the seizing of employment records, could later lead to charges tied to the employer-sanctions law... [Related item with video]

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Latest news from south of the border   
The U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Antonio Garza, underscored the importance that U.S. visitors to Mexico know the risks involved in traveling and visiting in that country. After the formal travel alert issued by the U.S. Dep’t. of State on Tuesday, the ambassador said that "it reflects the reality prevailing in Mexico."

Voice of Bahrain -- Manama   
New world order urged as recession fears rise   
US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke yesterday warned that credit market turmoil posed a "significant threat" to an already slowing American economy as new data deepened recession fears, sending stocks tumbling. -- European leaders meeting in Brussels called for a new world financial order to prevent future crises.... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Tom Fitton -- Front Page Magazine  
More illegals, more crime   
Judicial Watch is leading a major nationwide campaign against illegal immigration sanctuary policies that prevent local police officers from cooperating with federal immigration officials. One of our key arguments against these policies (and there are many) is that they put American citizens at risk by allowing...

Las Vegas Review-Journal   
Police search for boy taken from home    
..."There is a very real possibility the suspects are Mexican nationals," Cannito said, noting that it's also possible they are headed across the border to Mexico. -- Authorities issued an Amber Alert for the Southwest region of the country after police received a description of one of the suspects. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Daily Star  
2,700 pounds of pot found near Arivaca   
U.S. Border Patrol agents discovered 2,700 pounds of marijuana Tuesday in a truck hidden south of Arivaca. -- Agents working near Fraguita Peak discovered the stolen truck, which was covered with a tarp and hidden within the wash, said Rob Daniels, U.S. Border Patrol Tucson Sector's spokesman....~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Las Vegas Review-Journal    
Sheriff tells details of jail illegal alien program   
Las Vegas police today announced details of a partnership with federal immigration officials that is expected to begin in the next few weeks. Trained officers at the Clark County Detention Center will be allowed to start possible deportation proceedings for inmates who indicate they are foreign born... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

CaribWorldNews.com -- Jackson Heights, New York  
Immigration again MIA in presidential debate   
For the third consecutive debate, the issue of immigration reform was completely MIA from the questions posed to the U.S. Presidential candidates by the moderators, all members of `the mainstream media.` -- To Frank Sharry, of America`s Voice, the continued ignoring of the issue in a country where immigrant voters are becoming a large majority... [Related item] [Watch the entire debate]~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KGBT-TV -- Harlingen, Texas   
Illegal alien used dead man's identity   
An [illegal alien] is behind bars after he allegedly used the identity of a dead man from McAllen for the past 20 years. -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials said the incident happened at the Gateway International Bridge on Saturday afternoon...

The Politic -- Yale University  
An interview with Tom Tancredo   
You have strongly opposed many of the plans put forth for comprehensive immigration reform in Congress, including the recent Kennedy-McCain bill, which in 2007 you described as “the worst piece of legislation to come down the pike in a long time.” In a broader sense, what is your primary concern with such a proposal? ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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