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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Mexican Violence and The Fence
American Border Patrol Will Show Link

American Border Patrol -- October 21 
At left, tire tracks leading off Mexican Highway 2 heading north. At right, New fence constructed just north of Mexican Highway 2.

     In 2006 there were 1410 drug-related killings in Mexico. The next year that had almost double to 2673.
    
This year the killings may exceed 4,000. Now, a new report under development by American Border Patrol points to a direct linkage between border enforcement and the Mexican drug wars.
    The report utilizes aerial surveillance of the border performed by ABP between the middle of 2006 and the fall of 2008. According to Glenn Spencer of ABP, long stretches of the border that were wide open to drug smugglers in 2006 are now protected by fences and vehicle barriers. "Our report will include video footage with comments by the air crew as to the thousands of tire tracks leading from Mexico into the United States, crossing a completely open border," Spencer said. Spencer said footage taken in late September shows many of these smuggling corridors to be blocked by fencing and vehicle barriers. "It only makes sense that barriers erected across smuggling routes would cut down smuggling and the income of the drug cartels." Spencer added. The report will be available online on Monday, October 27.

KNXV-TV -- Phoenix   
Sting leads to arrest of 2 suspected human smugglers   
Two alleged human smugglers were arrested in Phoenix on Monday after officials received a report from an [illegal] immigration tip line. -- Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Human Smuggling Unit received information that human smugglers were demanding $1,200 from a male victim's family in exchange for his safe release...

Pat Buchanan -- VDare.com  
Colin Powell's tribal politics   
Was race a factor in the decision of Colin Powell to repudiate his party's nominee and friend of 25 years, Sen. John McCain, two weeks before Election Day, and to endorse Barack Obama? -- Gen. Powell does not deny it, contending only that race was not the only or decisive factor... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Tucson Citizen   
Threat to border agent at issue in alien-slaying retrial   
This week, federal prosecutors will open a murder trial against an Arizona border agent. For many people, the case also will put on trial the nation's border security strategy. -- The retrial of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Corbett in Tucson is inflaming the divided passions about immigration and border security... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Bluefield (West Virginia) Daily Telegraph        sc       
ICE to investigate complaint involving suspected illegals    
Tazewell, Va. -- A complaint involving a group of alleged immigrant workers in Tazewell County has been turned over to the federal ICE agency, officials said Monday. -- The Virginia State Police responded to a report of suspicious activity Sunday at 6:30 p.m. on U.S. Route 460 about a mile from Fort Witten... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press  
Human heads sent to police in ice chest   
Cd. Juarez, Chih., Mex. -- Police in northern Mexico have received an ice chest packed with four human heads. -- The chest that arrived at the Ascencion police station in Chihuahua state was marked "vaccines," but wasn't claimed for a week... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

American Border Patrol    
New video of invaders    
A concerned citizen recorded some incredible night thermal video of a large group of suspected border intruders north of Nogales early last Wednesday morning, Oct. 17. The group was spotted on a major trail near Diablito Mountain...

Allan Wall -- VDare.com  
McCain and Obama slug it out -- in Spanish   
Here we are, in the thick of a general presidential election, pitting Barack Obama against John McCain, and there is almost no talk about immigration. -- Did you watch the debates? In the three McCain-Obama debates, and the Palin-Biden debate, the topic was scarcely mentioned... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Donald A. Collins -- VDare.com  
Recession (depression?) won't solve our immigration crisis   
...Of course, US legal immigration is set by law and cannot be altered by executive action in view of labor market conditions. And lest we get to thinking that the upcoming recession (or is it "depression"?) will finally provoke legislation to solve the immigration crisis here... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Latest news from south of the border   
The first and last lines of a column by Hérika Martínez Prado: ”Businesses closed, houses for sale, lands abandoned that before were cultivated, a high rate of migration to the US, sadness and fear, are part of what the wave of violence has left in the Juárez Valley...

Glenn Spencer -- OneOldVet.com   
Pulling the plug on McCain   
Seven years ago I produced a video entitled "The Conquest of Aztlan" in which I made the case that Mexico is invading the United States with the intent of placing the Southwest under its jurisdiction. After spending six years on the border I haven't changed my mind... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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

ObamaCrimes.com -- Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania    
Obama & DNC admit all allegations in Berg v. Obama   
Philip J. Berg, Esquire, the Attorney who filed suit against Barack H. Obama challenging Senator Obama’s lack of “qualifications” to serve as President of the United States, announced today that Obama and the DNC “ADMITTED”, by way of failure to timely respond to Requests for Admissions, all of the numerous specific requests in the Federal lawsuit... [Related video] [Related story from the Philadelphia Bulletin] ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Reuters  
At least 21 dead in Mexico jail riot   
Reynosa, Tamps., Mex. -- At least 21 prisoners died in a jail riot in Mexico near the Texas border on Monday when inmates from rival gangs staged a gun battle and set fire to the building. -- The riot started in the early hours in the prison in Reynosa, a rundown manufacturing city in northeastern Mexico where the powerful Gulf drug cartel is active... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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

Walter Moore, Candidate For Mayor of Los Angeles   
Dump the Mexican Reconquista L. A. mayor
Los Angeles can and should be the envy of the world. Instead, our city is a mess, and it gets worse each month. We can't afford four more years of a mayor who spends all his time running for the next office, staging photo-ops and going on out- of- town trips. We need a competent, full-time working mayor... AP Internal Use Only

East Valley Tribune -- Phoenix  
Mesa police investigating Arpaio's accusation   
Mesa police have opened an internal affairs investigation of the lieutenant whom Sheriff Joe Arpaio accused of turning a blind eye to illegal [aliens] forging documents to get city identification badges. -- Mesa police Chief George Gascón sent a letter Friday asking for the cooperation of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in the internal investigation... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press  
Illegal alien aid worker guilty of littering   
Tucson -- For leaving water jugs out for illegal border crossers attempting to make it through the desert, a volunteer with an [illegal alien] rights group is guilty of littering, a federal magistrate ruled. -- United States Magistrate Judge Bernardo P. Velasco in Tucson issued his ruling against No More Deaths volunteer Daniel Millis on Monday. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

American Border Patrol       
Photo of the day   
This photo was taken from American Border Patrol's ranch in Southeastern Arizona. It shows two construction cranes working on the border fence...

Chicago Tribune  
Baby-waving illegal alien tries to avoid deportation   
In what may be the start of more such battles during the waning months of the Bush administration, about 30 demonstrators and elected officials rallied outside a Chicago federal immigration office Monday in hopes of stopping the deportation of a mother of six... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KRGV-TV -- Weslaco, Texas   
Starr County Sheriff resigns   
The Starr County commissioners have accepted the sheriff's resignation. They appointed Reymundo Guerra's chief deputy as acting sheriff. -- Guerra's attorney, Philip Hilder, confirms the resignation letter was sent. We're told Guerra wrote it over the weekend from his jail cell... [Related items] ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

UPI   
Mexicans swamp Canadian refugee system   
Ottawa, Ont. -- Canada's refugee board is inundated with a record number of Mexican claimants seeking safety from drug wars and corrupt police, officials in Ottawa said. -- The Globe and Mail newspaper reported there are 9,070 Mexican refugee claimants waiting to have their cases heard... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

North County Times -- Escondido, Calif.  
Police issue 43 citations during immigration protest   
Oceanside -- Police officers burned through their ticket books Saturday while protestors on both sides of the immigration debate faced off outside a Spanish-speaking church. -- Officers issued 43 citations, impounded nine vehicles and arrested one juvenile near the Ebenezer Church, where the Mexican Consulate was issuing identification cards known as matricula consular... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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