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Thursday, October 23, 2008

More Suppression of Truth
Sarah Says Border Security First But Univision Edits Comment Out

Reuters -- October 22 
"We secure our border first" – Strange, this statement does not appear in the Univision transcript.

Palin addresses issues on television interview
    Republican Vice Presidential candidate and Alaska governor Sarah Palin addressed issues yesterday relating to Latin America, including Hugo Chavez and illegal immigration, in her first interview with a Spanish-language network. [...]
    The governor also addressed illegal immigration, saying she and McCain supported a two-pronged approach of securing the border and then working with undocumented workers already in the US.
    "There is no way that in the US we would roundup every illegal immigrant - there are about 12 million of the illegal immigrants.
    "We - our policy - John McCain has been so clear with his policy and it makes a lot of sense too.
    "We secure our borders first. But then with a comprehensive approach we must deal humanely with those who are here, and we must allow the steps to be taken to protect the families of those who are here, maybe as illegal immigrants today," she said.
    American Patrol Comment: There is a difference between McCain and Obama, but Univision cut it out of their transcript. Also see Media Matters

Wall Street Journal     sc     
Mortgage prospects dim for illegal aliens   
Jose Luis Hernandez rose from vegetable chopper to sous chef at an exclusive New York restaurant -- and saved $100,000 along the way. Recently, the illegal [alien] from Mexico contacted real-estate agents in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he currently rents an apartment... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Wall Street Journal  
Border-crossing cards can be copied, DHS could care less   
New U.S. border-crossing cards can be copied and remotely disabled with off-the-shelf equipment, researchers said, the latest finding of security weaknesses in wireless technology. -- The Department of Homeland Security, which has reviewed the findings, said it was aware of the possibility of electronic mischief and wasn't concerned...

Judicial Watch  
Appeals court rules against San Francisco sanctuary policy   
Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that the First District Court of Appeal for the State of California has ruled in a Judicial Watch taxpayer lawsuit that the SFPD must comply with a state law requiring police officers to notify federal authorities... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

The Chattanoogan -- Chattanooga, Tennessee  
Another suspected illegal alien involved in deadly DUI crash   
A witness said he and five others had been drinking at the Macarena bar before a crash on Interstate 24 on Oct. 11 that killed three of the men. -- Charges against Mario Lopez, 23, of 7618 Bishop Dr., were bound to the Grand Jury on Tuesday by General Sessions Court Judge Christie Sell.... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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

The Chattanoogan -- Chattanooga, Tennessee   sc     
Another suspected illegal alien involved in deadly DUI crash   
A witness said he and five others had been drinking at the Macarena bar before a crash on Interstate 24 on Oct. 11 that killed three of the men. -- Charges against Mario Lopez, 23, of 7618 Bishop Dr., were bound to the Grand Jury on Tuesday by General Sessions Court Judge Christie Sell.... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Canada Free Press -- Toronto / YouTube   
The video that could cost Obama the election   
YouTube video of Barack Obama in Kenya supporting Raila Odinga, the election and violence afterwards. -- Odinga was the agent of change -- YouTube pulled the video. Here is another one to look at (click above headline). -- We are in search of another version of it... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
End sought to checks for voters' citizenship   
Atlanta -- Voting rights groups in Georgia again tried Wednesday to stop election officials from using Social Security numbers and driver's license data to check voters' immigration status. The advocacy groups told a federal three-judge panel that using the data to verify whether voters are citizens amounts to a "systematic purging" of voting rolls... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Bonnie Erbe -- CBS News   sc       
The right message for McCain & Obama on illegals: "Go home!"   
News stories such as this one make me spiral off into outer space. The premise is that the presidential candidates should "talk to" illegal [aliens] -- or, excuse me, undocumented workers. One is deemed politically incorrect, insensitive, and--dare I say it--"racist" for referring to people who either enter this country illegally or stay beyond their legal visa periods as lawbreakers. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Press & Sun-Bulletin -- Binghamton, New York   
Illegal immigration vs the American dream   
...The cost of not stopping the traffic in illegals is too great for America to sustain. A permanent underclass numbering in the tens of millions, underpaid, under housed, lacking benefits, etc, will drive the cost of public services beyond our ability to pay. Permanently depressed wages will exacerbate the problems...

Nashville Tennessean   
Likely illegal alien indicted in death of baby   
A woman has been indicted in the suffocation death of her 4-month-old son. -- Astrid Lucretia Carias, 23, faces felony murder and aggravated child neglect charges in the July 7, 2007, death. -- Police say Carias told them she left her son alone for a brief period of time and later found him unconscious. He died days later. [More "family values"] ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KRGV-TV -- Weslaco, Texas         
ACLU: Border Patrol checkpoints "unconstitutional"   
The American Civil Liberties Union is speaking out against Border Patrol checkpoints. The ACLU says the government is abusing its power to stop and search you at checkpoints within 100-miles of the U.S land and coastal borders. That includes the Sarita and Falfurrias checkpoints north of the Valley... [Also see this Lou Dobbs segment] ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

MSNBC  
ICE Warrants: Gang-related investigation   
San Francisco Area -- Federal immigration agents are serving gang-related search and arrest warrants today in the Bay Area, Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Virginia Kice said this morning. Kice said today's actions are part of an investigation related to gang activity but said she could not yet give specifics...~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Don Feder -- Boycott the New York Times    
New York Times attacks border security   
In a story in today’s New York Times, the paper once again goes to bat for illegal immigration - this time by attacking a border fence in Friendship Park near San Diego. -- Formerly, the Park "stood out as a spot where international neighbors [i.e., Mexicans in Mexico and Mexicans residing in the United States] can chat easily over the fence," The Times gushes.

Walter Moore, Candidate For Mayor of Los Angeles     
'MEChA-boy' Villaraigosa: Mexico' best friend
Mayor Villaraigosa has delivered on his promise, from his 2005 mayoral campaign, to uphold Special Order 40, the policy that makes Los Angeles a sanctuary for illegal aliens. -- As a result, Jamiel Shaw, Jr. is dead, and his parents' hearts are broken.... AP Internal Use Only

Fox Reno   
ICE raids target notorious MS-13 gangsters   
Richmond, Calif. -- Federal immigration agents assisted by a Richmond police SWAT team launched one of several raids in the Bay Area early Wednesday, targeting members of the notorious MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha, street gang, authorities have confirmed... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Nashville Tennessean 
Deported suspects return to Metro Jail   
When a hard-working Indian immigrant was shot in his Nashville store in September, Metro police identified the primary suspect as Edgar Rodriguez, a 19-year-old Mexican national. -- But perhaps more surprising than the crime itself — Rodriguez had been arrested, screened though Davidson County's 287g immigration program and deported...

Fox 12-TV -- Mankato, Minnesota      
Feds raid homes in Watonwan County looking for absconders   
Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officers with the help of the Watonwan county sheriff's department carried out several raids in [Madelia and St. James] today. A spokesman says the raids are part of an ongoing targeted enforcement action, searching for specific individuals in violation of the law...

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers   
Latest news from south of the border   
Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Relations Patricia Espinosa called upon the world’s governments not to fear the phenomenon of migration and asked them to take advantage of its benefits as well as to avoid penalizing it at all costs. -- At the inauguration of the 2008 National Migration Week, she said that so far this year...

Amanda Carpenter -- Townhall.com   
MSNBC teams up with ACORN, 'Tan Klan'   
MSNBC has launched a news project with a variety of left-wing special interest groups to boost their Election Day coverage and help viewers experiencing problems at the polls. -- One of the groups involved in MSNBC's "Election Protection" project is the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now...

Washington Times Editorial  
Borders, predators and prey   
Over the weekend, Montgomery County Police arrested Jose Juan Garcia-Perlera, 33, for a string of home invasions and a murder he was linked to through DNA evidence. This is an unending saga in the Washington area, involving crime, illegal immigration and local governments' safe-haven policies... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WXVT-TV -- Greenville, Mississippi  
Man sentenced for employing illegals   
Greenville, Miss. -- The owner of Tarrasco Steel Co. has been sentenced for employing [illegal aliens]. -- Jose S. Gonzalez pleaded guilty earlier this month in federal court in Greenville to charges of harboring aliens and unlawful employment of aliens. He was sentenced to three years of supervised probation and fined $10,000...

Dallas Morning News   
Dallas ISD chief Hinojosa says bilingual teachers 'protected'   
Dallas schools superintendent Michael Hinojosa said today that bilingual teachers were largely protected from recent layoffs because of the district’s student population. -- Students with limited proficiency in English now number 53,785 in the Dallas Independent School District, or 34 percent of total enrollment... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Glenn Spencer -- American Patrol Report   
Berg-Obama sting?   
There is a chance that the entire hullabaloo over Obama's citizenship status is a sting engineered by Attorney Phil Berg. Today or tomorrow we may see Barack Obama visit a Hawaiian Hospital and emerge to show the awaiting press his certified birth certificate...

American Border Patrol       
Photos of the day   
This photo was taken by American Border Patrol. The location is right on the border in Arizona. Binoculars in campout strongly suggest the man is a lookout for smugglers....

Nancy Morgan -- RightBias.com   
Serious questions arise about Obama's U. S. citizenship   
For weeks, internet blogs have been abuzz with questions regarding the validity of Obama's U.S. citizenship. Only recently have these questions been given serious consideration. -- Philip Berg, lifelong Democrat and Philadelphia lawyer, filed a lawsuit August 8, 2008, challenging Obama's claim of U.S. citizenship... [See this video] ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Cherokee Tribune -- Canton, Georgia 
Hardening illegal immigration laws   
Cherokee County leaders next month will introduce legislation to again try and crackdown on illegal immigration. -- The county Board of Commissioners has called for a public hearing to be conducted at 6 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Cherokee County Administration Building... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

San Francisco Chronicle  
Critics of San Francisco immigration policy win ruling   
A state appeals court reinstated a taxpayer lawsuit on Wednesday that accuses San Francisco officials of violating a state law that requires police who make drug arrests to notify federal authorities if a criminal suspect doesn't appear to be a U.S. citizen... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

El Paso Times  
Canutillo forum draws 240   
A new administrative rule banning [illegal aliens] from getting a Texas driver's license was among topics raised Tuesday night at a forum for candidates for District 78 state representative and El Paso County sheriff. -- The state representative candidates, Dee Margo, a Republican, and Joe Moody, a Democrat, clashed over a Texas DPS rule that went into effect Oct. 1...

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