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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Border War Brewing
U. S. Cops Issued Automatic Weapons

KTWX-TV -- Waco -- October 17  

Texas Authorities Say They'll Confront Border Violence
   South Texas authorities said Friday they won't be intimidated by increasingly violent drug smugglers as they announced a larger Border Patrol presence along the Mexican border and said more heavily armed deputies will be authorized to return fire across the border.
    Operation "River Freedom Denial" will focus more ground and air recourses on areas along the Rio Grande in the southern tip of Texas where violence has been increasing.
    Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said the deputies he'll assign to the operation along the river will all be issued fully automatic rifles and authorized to return fire.
    He recalled an incident in 2006 in which more than 300 shots were fired across the river at his deputies and Border Patrol agents.
    At that time, he decided to pull his deputies back from the river for their safety, but not this time.
    Tension along the border has increased this week with a shootout Thursday in downtown Matamoros, Mexico, across the river from Brownsville.
    Also, shots were fired at or near the U.S. Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico twice this week.

Agence France-Presse          sc      
Britain to limit immigration: minister   
London -- Britain will impose tougher restrictions on immigration as the global financial crisis lifts unemployment to the highest rate in nearly a decade, the country's new immigration minister said Saturday. -- "If people are being made unemployed, the question of immigration becomes extremely thorny," Phil Woolas told The Times newspaper... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Los Angeles Times   
New citizens get ready to cast their votes   
At a recent voter fair at Placita Olvera, Carmen Gutierrez practiced punching her ballot in a mock polling booth and received information about the state's propositions. -- Though she has lived in the United States for more than a decade, Gutierrez only became a new citizen in September and registered to vote earlier this month...~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KRGV-TV -- Weslaco, Texas          
Criminals possibly targeting law enforcement badges   
NewsChannel 5 discovered thieves are stealing law enforcement equipment, including badges, guns, and credentials. -- The thefts are happening everywhere. Victims include Transportation Security Agency personnel at Valley airports... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

NewsMax.com   
Obama’s plan for illegal alien driver’s licenses attacked   
Back during the heated days of the Democratic primary, Sen. Barack Obama made a crucial decision to appeal to his party’s most liberal base: He embraced the idea of giving driver’s licenses to any illegal immigrant who wanted one... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Joe Guzzardi -- VDare.com        sc      
The GOP committed suicide with McCain   
The Republican Party, despite knowing all the risks it assumed in doing so, nominated its most unworthy candidate, John McCain. -- And McCain turned around to reward the GOP’s misplaced confidence by running a horrible campaign that will result in a Barack Obama Election Day landslide... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KRGV-TV -- Weslaco, Texas        
Prosecutors: Starr County Sheriff may be aiding cartel   
McAllen -- Prosecutors claim the Starr County sheriff is a danger to his community. -- Reymundo Guerra is accused of helping the Gulf Cartel and the Zetas. He's been in federal custody since his arrest earlier this week...

Associated Press  
6 lined up, shot in Mexican border town; Note promises more killings   
Cd. Juarez, Chih., Mex. -- Police say six people were lined up and gunned down outside a business in this violent border city. -- City police spokesman Alejandro Pariente says a written statement "for all rats" was found among the bodies and declared that the killings "will continue." ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Mexico: Confrontations result in 33 deaths in less than 24 hours   
Confrontations by Mex. federal & state forces against groups believed to be linked with organized crime produced 33 deaths in Mexico between Wednesday night and Thursday. Among the victims there’s a soldier and a city police officer as well as two civilian employees...

Frank Salvato -- Family Security Matters   
It’s Americanism vs. Socialism on November 4th   
At a recent campaign rally, along what is called “the rope line,” Senator Barack Obama was asked a question by a young prospective business owner about taxes and how Obama’s economic plan would affect him, his family and his business. Obama’s response – his unscripted, from the heart, authentic, no-spin, off-the-teleprompter response – was something that would have made Karl Marx proud... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Coming Up
October 22
California Coalition for Immigration Reform Meeting -- Garden Grove, Calif.
Come and Meet Rep. Dana Rohrabacher

Philadelphia Bulletin  
Arrested illegals were paroled killers   
Two men arrested Oct. 14 in Reading on drug charges turned out to be paroled killers as well as illegal Cuban [aliens] who were ordered to be deported but were not. -- The two were identified as Pedro Gonzalez-Aguiar, 46 and Pablo Morales-Torres, 56 both of Reading. Mr. Gonzalez-Aguilar was serving a 1984 robbery sentence...

Georgie Anne Geyer -- Chicago Tribune  
'The world as we knew it is gone'   
..."When the Soviet Union ceased to exist," Gorbachev went on, "America talked about a 'New World Order.' They said the duty of America was to have a 'New World Empire.' That has led, to put it mildly, to the unpredictable scenario today. I was just watching TV and everything is going down. The U.S. was living on borrowed time, but it had one big advantage... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KRGV-TV -- Weslaco, Texas           
Dozens of cameras capture life along the river   
People living along the Rio Grande River often see illegals crossing the border. -- "All of a sudden you see five, ten, sometimes fifteen, twenty people," says Rosalinda Garza. She's lived along the river all her life. -- She tells us, "They pack them into vans and the vans would just go shoom."

Sierra Vista (Arizona) Herald / Review   
German reporters focus on the border
Two foreign correspondents based in Mexico City are interviewing people along the U.S.-Mexico border region in and near Cochise County regarding the topic of illegal immigration. -- ...And, today, they are scheduled to interview Glenn Spencer, president of American Border Patrol, in Hereford. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
Grandfather of abducted Nevada boy arrested   
Riverside, Calif. -- The grandfather of a kidnapped 6-year-old Nevada boy was arrested in Southern California after police named him a "person of interest" in the abduction. -- Clemons Fred Tinnemeyer was arrested late Friday in Riverside by United States Marshals, according to San Bernardino County Sheriff's records... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

American Border Patrol    
American Border Patrol's ranch vulnerable    
In light of increasing tensions along the border, American Border Patrol has moved to increase security on its border ranch. "We don't have automatic weapons, however we are working to increase our capability," said ABP president Glenn Spencer...

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix   
Arpaio raids Mesa City Hall; mayor outraged   
Sheriff Joe Arpaio traded angry words and accusations with Mesa officials Thursday after 60 deputies and posse members armed with search warrants stormed City Hall and the public library in the middle of the night in a hunt for illegal workers... [Related item from KPHO-TV including video report]~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Coming Up
October 27
National Veterans Coalition -- Phoenix -- 11 AM to 2 PM 
Rally to Support Maricopa Co. Sheriff Joe Arpaio

La Prensa Grafica -- San Salvador, El Salvador  
Mexico helping Salvadorans sneak into the U. S.?  
...Calderon emphasized that both countries "must fight against the measures which criminalize our migrants in our territories and particularly in the United States." The Salvadoran president pointed out that both countries are “on the forefront of the defense" of the migrants. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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