Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Moguls Will Not Permit Debate
|San Francisco Chronicle -- October 22
Candidates don't talk about immigration
As they enter the home stretch of the campaign, Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain undoubtedly hope to escape any serious questions on the topic. Both surely breathed a sigh of relief last week when the final debate ended and the elephant in America's living room had gone unmentioned.
CBS news veteran Bob Schieffer, following the template set by PBS's Jim Lehrer and Gwen Ifill and NBC's Tom Brokaw, allowed the candidates to avoid even a single tough question about immigration policy, a subject that both senators are loathe to take on in front of 70 million viewers of all political and ethnic stripes. ...Continued Here...
|Los Angeles Times sc
Reconquista fanatic shows support for protesters
As the [illegal alien "rights"] protesters finished their first week of fasting, longtime activist [and America-hating zealot] Dolores Huerta on Tuesday came to Olvera Plaza to show her support. -- She told the crowd that they were fasting for the future of [illegal alien] and their children, but also for the future of California and the nation...
|San Francisco Examiner
Immigration proposals prompt protests in Frederick
Members of an immigrants rights group and opponents of illegal immigration faced off as Frederick County Commissioners held a hearing on their legislative package on Tuesday. -- County commissioners have declined to support both a measure that would deny services to illegal [aliens]....
|Mark Cromer (CAPS) -- San Francisco Chronicle
Candidates don't talk about immigration
The presidential and vice presidential debates are behind us and yet after nearly eight cumulative hours of the candidates regurgitating sound bites, the nation has heard nary a word on immigration or the challenges it poses to our future...
|New York Times
10 arrested at day laborer gathering place
The police arrested 10 immigrants on Tuesday on charges that they blocked a sidewalk at a popular gathering place for day laborers in Jackson Heights, Queens, the chief spokesman of the Police Department said. -- The arrests came in response to repeated calls from neighborhood residents complaining about the laborers -- most of them [illegal aliens]...
Obama wants 12 million illegals to get citizenship
A Barack Obama administration would be a “nation killer” if Democrats attain a “supermajority” in the Senate, a leading conservative figure on immigration warned Tuesday. -- Obama also has said he wants to make the 12 million illegal aliens in the U.S. citizens as soon as he can an amnesty program that would make them legally entitled to full government benefits, including Social Security and health care.
|Arizona Republic -- Phoenix
Deputies held off on arrests of illegal aliens
Sheriff's deputies knew in August that more than 20 custodians were using fraudulent information to illegally work in the United States but held off on arresting the Management Cleaning Control employees until last week, according to court documents The Republic reviewed Tuesday afternoon...
||American Border Patrol
Photo of the day
There is story on from Channel 6 in San Diego that 25 illegal aliens were caught in a tractor-trailer in Tecate Monday. To show just how easy it is for illegal aliens to cross the border, take a look at this photograph...
|XETV -- San Diego / Tijuana
25 illegals nabbed in smuggling bust
Tecate, Calif. -- Border Patrol agents caught 25 illegal immigrants in the East County as they were being smuggled in a tractor-trailer. -- The group was caught in Tecate Monday at 8:45 after agents spotted suspicious activity...
|Fox5-TV -- Las Vegas
Illegal Mexican alien arrested in Puffinburger kidnap case
Police have made headway in the investigation of the kidnapping of Cole Puffinburger. A third person of interest was arrested on Tuesday. -- Jose Lopez-Buelna was taken into custody for illegal weapons charges. -- Police said he may be connected to Puffinburger's kidnapping...
|New York Post sc
Previously deported illegal alien thug in subway melee; 2 cops shot
A fare-beater caught sneaking into a Queens subway last night coldly shot two cops with one of their own guns after he knocked them to the station-platform floor, authorities said. -- The gunman then bolted - weapon still blazing at the wounded Anti Crime transit cops - and ran into a lieutenant who dodged the suspect's bullets and pumped four of his own into him...
UT group opposing border fence in Washington
A fence along the U.S.-Mexico border would trample on human rights, and its construction should be halted, a group from the University of Texas will contend today during the first international hearing on the issue. -- Several students and faculty members will present their concerns during the hearing in Washington before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights...
|San Jose Mercury News sc
Palo Alto whining about immigration law enforcement
Responding to reports of local immigration raids, Palo Alto has passed a resolution asking federal agents to respect its residents' constitutional rights. -- The city on Monday voted to ask its congressional representatives to oppose "any use of improper and unlawful law enforcement tactics by the ICE agents in their zealous enforcement" of immigration laws...
Citizenship scandal sparks another lawsuit
A second lawsuit has been filed against Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama over his lack of evidence of U.S. citizenship. -- Steven Marquis, a resident of Fall City, Wash., a town about 30 miles southeast of Seattle, filed a suit this month against Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed, demanding he verify Mr. Obama's citizenship status...
|National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers
Mexico and Cuba condemn U.S. migratory policies
In a meeting between Mexican President Felipe Calderón and Cuban Chancellor Felipe Pérez Roca, both countries jointly condemned US policies stating, “the US migratory policy toward Cuba stimulates illegal migration and illicit traffic of people and obstructs efforts to effectively combat criminal organizations that profit from those offenses.
|Arizona Daily Star -- Phoenix
Jury picked in murder retrial of border agent
A jury has been selected in the retrial of a U.S. Border Patrol agent facing murder charges, paving the way for opening statements to begin this morning. -- The defense and prosecution settled on 12 jurors and two alternates following a full day of questioning prospective jurors by U.S. District Judge David C. Bury and attorneys for both sides...
|WTVW -- Evansville, Indiana
Illegal alien sweep nets 20
A three-day sweep by agents with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement resulted in 20 arrests in seven southern Indiana counties, including Vanderburgh. -- The Jasper Herald reports that seven of the illegal immigrants were fugitives with outstanding deportation orders...
Napolitano sidesteps position on employer measure
Phoenix -- Gov. Janet Napolitano isn't taking an explicit position on an Arizona ballot measure to partly rewrite the state's employer sanctions law but she says that law has already been improved since its enactment in 2007. -- Proposition 202, which was put on the Nov. 4 ballot through an initiative campaign by business interests, would make business-friendly changes to the sanctions law...
|WCBS-TV -- New York
Hispanics attack blacks at New York high school
Hempstead, NY -- A Long Island school was on guard on Tuesday after two days of fighting led to dozens of suspensions at Hempstead High School. District officials took action against the troublemakers, fearing the violence would escalate...
Monthly job losses cut across 41 states
The number of states suffering monthly job losses more than doubled in September, with Michigan losing the greatest number of jobs, according to a government report released Tuesday. -- Private sector and government jobs fell in 41 states and the District of Columbia last month, the Labor Department said. By comparison, only 18 states reported monthly job losses in August...
Our take on the other media's homeland security coverage
..."Officials from both campaigns have been asked to briefings after warnings from U.S. intelligence that terrorists and rogue states will seek to exploit the power vacuum following November's presidential election," The Daily Telegraph's Tim Shipman leads. Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano could be appointed DHS boss if Obama defeats McCain, "sources familiar with the situation" tell The Phoenix Business Journal's Mike Sunnucks and check Glenn Spencer's dire American Patrol Report take...
|Arizona Republic -- Phoenix
Man shot after arguing with alien smuggler
A man was shot Monday evening by another man who helped him enter the country illegally, officials said. -- A call came in to the Phoenix Police Department of a shooting near the 5600 block of South 15th Avenue. When officers responded, the victim was found lying on the floor with a gunshot wound to the chest...