The Battle Heats Up
Obama May Show Hand Soon -- Bratton on Short List
|Associated Press -- November 9
Obama considering traitor Bill Bratton for Secretary of Homeland Security
Associated Press -- November 9
Obama Team Weighs What to Take On in First Months
Security and Citizenship: "We cannot deport 12 million people. Instead, we'll require them to pay a fine, learn English and go to the back of the line." -- September 12, Washington
As a senator, Mr. Obama supported comprehensive immigration overhaul, and in the campaign he pledged to enhance border security and provide a path to citizenship for millions in the country illegally. And while he said he favored a guest worker program, he also advocated tougher penalties for employing [illegal aliens].
But Mr. Obama's proposals are likely to encounter resistance from opponents who contend that they amount to amnesty an argument that helped jettison a bill in Congress. And with the economy shedding jobs, opponents will also argue that immigrants are taking jobs from citizens. But experts say Mr. Obama will face pressure to act from the many Hispanic voters who supported his candidacy in part because of his stance on immigration.
American Patrol Comment: Americans must mobilize to tell Obama and Congress how they feel about amnesty and Bill Bratton!
|KRGV-TV -- Weslaco, Texas
Border Patrol hadn't heard about problem
Granjeno, Texas -- People in Granjeno say smugglers are using ongoing construction as a way to smuggle illegals into the U.S. -- They tell NewsChannel 5 human smugglers are disguising themselves and sometimes their human cargo as construction workers...
|The Sun -- London
Globalism fanatic Gordon Brown: Our new world
Barack Obama's election as US President gives Britain and America a once-in-a-lifetime chance to build a new world order, Gordon Brown will claim tonight. -- The PM will say the countries must work together to create a "stronger and more just international order."
Former top cop nabbed in Mexican drug probe
Mexico detained a former senior police official Friday as it investigates alleged high-level corruption within security forces battling powerful drug cartels. -- The announcement came on another day of extreme violence in Mexico. In the northeast, police mistakenly opened fire on a family of six...
|Ventura County (Calif .) Star
'Immigrants' in county jails up 55% over 2007
Federal immigration authorities identified 1,965 [illegal aliens] incarcerated in Ventura County jails for other crimes in the year ending Sept. 30 -- about 55 percent more than the previous year -- according to statistics released this week...
|Charleston (South Carolina) Post & Courier
Illegal aliens grabbed in Lowcountry
Federal agents swooped into the Lowcountry, plucked out more than two dozen illegal [aliens] with gang ties and deported them from the country. -- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's four-month Operation Community Shield focused on gangs and netted 1,759 people across the country...
Mexican army seizes huge gun stash
The Mexican army on Friday announced that it has made the largest seizure of drug-cartel weapons in Mexico's history. -- The cache of 540 rifles, 165 grenades, 500,000 rounds of ammunition and 14 sticks of TNT was seized on Thursday at a house in Reynosa, across the border from McAllen, Texas...
|Salt Lake Tribune
Mayors worry about cost, feasibility of Utah immigration bill
State, county and city employees will be required to do the work of immigration agents next summer. -- And several mayors worry about where they will find the money to verify the legal residence of everyone who tries to use public services - from 8-year-olds signing up for Little League to seniors attending activity centers...
||Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson
Violence takes toll on Nogales tourism
Nogales, Son., Mex. -- What she earns during the day from selling handmade jewelry determines what her children will eat for dinner. -- But like dozens of merchants in this border town who depend on U.S. tourists for their livelihood...
|Austin Hill -- Townhall.com
Message To Conservatives: You are racists and should be silenced
For a while I thought it was just me. But in the final days leading up to the national election, I began to notice it on both local and national talk shows around the country. -- And now that we are a few days past Mr. Obama's election night victory, it seems quite clear: things have gotten more intense, not less...
|Joe Guzzardi -- VDare.com
Bad Bush, bad McCain, bad campaign = wipeout!
The Sunday November 2nd New York Times included in its editorial supplement a collection of short essays titled "What I Will Miss About President Bush." -- Journalist Robert Draper, who interviewed Bush six times, wrote of Bush’s human decency...
|Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson
Arizona ports of entry give up record amount of heroin
U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized a record 291 pounds of heroin at Arizona ports of entry in the fiscal year 2008, a 200 percent increase from 2007. -- The heroin seizures set a record for Arizona and were a portion of the 75,000 pounds of narcotics with an estimated street value of more than $235 million discovered in the state...
|Impre.com -- New York Translated by Google.com
Democratic wave sweeps the U. S.
... Many Latino and immigrant voters who voted for the first time anxiously await the first news about the adoption of an eventual immigration reform, but for now we must wait. -- A survey conducted at the exit of the polls for the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights shows that the most important issues for Latino voters in Illinois are a way for the legalization of [illegal aliens]...
New Mexico engaging in unconstitutional activities with Mexicans?
New Mexico's Economic Development Department has signed a memorandum of understanding with the city government of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, to coordinate business-building efforts along the border. -- Each agency has agreed to share information about industry sectors that hold the greatest promise of..
|Los Angeles Times
Mexico's drug wars curtail holiday travel
...As Mexican nationals and Mexican Americans begin to plan their holidays, many say they are choosing not to make the annual trek home to visit relatives. While some are dissuaded by the worsening economy, others are avoiding travel to Mexico because they fear the rampant kidnappings, killings and shootouts...
|Marietta (Georgia) Daily Journal
Number of illegals ID's in jail doubles
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has picked up 2,746 inmates from Cobb County Jail between January and October of this year, Sheriff Neil Warren said. -- Deputies and ICE have also placed immigration holds and started initial deportation proceedings for 2,922 who are incarcerated at the jail...
|KTAR -- Phoenix
Man charged in smuggling attempt that left 4 dead
Phoenix -- An Eloy man has been indicted on federal charges accusing him of participating in a smuggling scheme that resulted in the deaths of four illegal [aliens]. -- Federal officials say Juan Moreno Gonzalez was identified as the driver of a van that was carrying about 20 illegal [aliens] when it was being pursued by police on Oct. 26.
||Glenn Spencer -- VDare.com
Chertoff took border security seriously
...Within the past four months Chertoff has taken border security seriously. He terminated the ill-conceived virtual fence effort and moved $400 million into the real fence. -- Not only that but based of our American Border Patrol aerial surveys, the DHS is finally building real fences...
HB 1804 draws new legal challenge in Oklahoma
Labor unions, immigration advocates, civil rights groups and even the National Center for Lesbian Rights have joined business groups to battle parts of Oklahoma’s [anti] illegal immigration bill. -- In support of arguments made by the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma state and national chambers of commerce...
Immigration to go paperless
The Bush administration has launched a major overhaul of the nation's immigration services agency, selecting an industry consortium led by IBM to reinvent how the government handles about 7 million applications each year for visas, citizenship and approval to work in the United States, officials announced yesterday...