Thursday, November 20, 2008
Bad Omen for Border Security
Napolitano May Run DHS
|American Patrol Report-- November 20
"You show me a 50-foot wall and I'll show you a 51-foot ladder at the border. That's the way the border works."
According to the Arizona Republic
"Gov. Janet Napolitano is President-elect Barack Obama's choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security, multiple news agencies reported late Wednesday."
Napolitano opposes the border fence and supports a guest worker program.
There is very strong evidence that the border fence has helped cut smuggling to such a degree that Mexican drug cartels are fighting over remaining corridors. "The drug cartel war in Mexico is the direct result of our border security measures, especially fences and barriers, and, as we finished the job, they will eventually burn themselves out," said Glenn Spencer of APR.
"Americans will find it difficult to believe that Obama would push a guest worker program when millions of them are unemployed, but that looks like where we're headed," Spencer said.
"This is a very bad omen for the people of Arizona and the entire nation," Spencer said. "I now understand why the Arizona Republic ran a ridiculous report that ladders were being used on the border," he said.
Spencer said American Border Patrol would work to get its border assessment report to the Senate Committee that will consider Napolitano's appointment.
|Los Angeles Times sc
Coast Guard seizes bales of pot thrown overboard off Baja California
In one of the largest marijuana seizures in its history, a U.S. Coast Guard cutter scooped up more than 130 bales of marijuana thrown overboard by a speedboat off the coast of Baja California. -- "I would say 137 bales of marijuana are few and far between," said Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Commander Chris O'Neil...
|Kansas City Star
Drug rings broken up in Northeast KC, authorities say
Federal prosecutors announced a crackdown on drug trafficking in the Northeast area on Wednesday with the indictment of 23 people on narcotics, firearms and immigration charges. -- Dubbed Operation Suspicious Minds, the investigation uncovered two drug conspiracies, each of which reaped about $1 million in proceeds, authorities alleged...
|Cape Cod Times -- Hyannis, Massachusetts
State hears illegal alien policy advice
A diverse crowd of more than 100 people turned out last night at Barnstable High School to tell a state panel what they thought should be done to better integrate immigrants and refugees in Massachusetts. -- From immigrants concerned about drivers' licenses and education to U.S.-born speakers who decried benefits given to people in the country illegally...
||American Border Patrol
Virtual Volunteers keep watchful eye on border
This is a screen grab from a KSAT TV (San Antonio) story about American Border Patrol's Virtual Vigilance System. Bob Parker is a volunteer who operates ABP's cameras from Texas...
136 illegal aliens got licenses without taking test, authorities say
Four former driver's license examiners who worked in Lithonia have been indicted in a scheme to issue more than 130 licenses to illegal [aliens]. Two of the examiners also obtained false commercial driver's licenses and landed jobs driving MARTA buses, according to an indictment from a federal grand jury...
|Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson
Agents find 2 smuggling tunnels in Nogales
U.S. Border Patrol agents discovered two tunnels in Nogales Wednesday. -- Agents on bike patrol made the first discovery Wednesday afternoon during a routine sweep of the Grand Avenue underground drainage tunnel, a release from the Border Patrol said...
Deported illegals who return to U.S. face prison time
Illegal immigrants now face a maximum of five years in prison if they return to the United States after having been deported by immigration authorities. -- ''People who return after having been deported from the country need to know that they are committing a federal crime and they can be arrested, detained and put in jail...'
|Barbara L. Minton -- NaturalNews.com
Welcome to the New World Disorder
There is a quiet revolution going on. It's not a political revolution or a social revolution. It is being carried out without guns, bullets or physical violence, but this aspect makes it none the less real. The world is in the midst of a financial revolution led by the banking system whose representative in the U.S. is the Federal Reserve, a private bank that is not part of our current government system and does not hold reserves.
|WFAA-TV -- Dallas
DART worker fired after discrimination claim
The Dallas Area Transit Authority is being accused of violating federal hiring laws. -- A DART official allegedly issued directives to hire more Hispanics -- regardless of their qualifications. -- The allegations are backed by several complaints filed with the federal government just a few days ago...
Evans girl, 12, reported held, assaulted by Honduran fiend
A 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old Evans girl in a motel in Weld County. -- Authorities said Alfredo Adino-Ramos is being held for investigation of kidnapping and assault. -- The Weld County Sheriff's deputies and Evans police officers found the girl at the Red Coach Inn in Weld County Tuesday night. [More of Bush's pet fiends]
|Los Angeles Times
L. A. to pay nearly $13 million over May Day melee, sources say
The city of Los Angeles would pay nearly $13 million to immigration protesters and bystanders injured by Los Angeles police officers during a melee at MacArthur Park last year, according to sources familiar with a tentative settlement reached by both sides...
|Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson
Agents seize 3,900 pounds of pot in 3 incidents near Arizona-Mexico border
U.S. Border Patrol agents seized nearly 3,900 pounds of marijuana in three separate incidents Tuesday and Wednesday. -- On Wednesday at 1 a.m., agents spotted vehicle tracks leaving Federal Route 1 about 24 miles north of the U.S.-Mexican border on the western part of the Tohono O'odham Reservation...
|The Greenville (South Carolina) News
12 plead guilty to immigration, identity fraud charges in poultry plant raid
A dozen illegal aliens caught up in the federal investigation into hiring practices at the Columbia Farms poultry plant in Greenville pleaded guilty Wednesday to immigration and identity fraud charges -- and prosecutors say more will follow as the ongoing investigation unfolds...
|Mark Cromer (of CAPS) -- Washington Times
Where Obama wants to go
...With his transition underway he is already under immense pressure from Latino groups to immediately suspend upon taking office the most successful efforts to enforce immigration law at the border and in the workplace, an action that would be seen as a metaphorical green light south of the border and trigger fresh waves of immigrants seeking to make landfall in front of an anticipated amnesty.
|Arizona Republic -- Phoenix
2 charges pending for illegal alien in Gilbert teen's crash death
The suspected drunken driver involved in a collision that killed 16-year-old Kelly Tracy faces manslaughter and aggravated-assault felony charges. -- He faces one count of manslaughter, a Class 2 dangerous felony, and one count of aggravated assault, a Class 3 felony, the Maricopa County Attorney's Office announced Tuesday...
|WPEC-TV -- West Palm Beach, Florida
Two 'willing workers' plead guilty to illegally re-entering the U. S.
On November 14, defendant Enrique Espino-Hernandez, a Mexican national, pled guilty to illegally re-entering Florida after being deported. He faces five years in prison. -- According to documents filed with the court, on July 30, an ICE Agent found that Espino-Hernandez, who was incarcerated in the PBC Jail, had been previously removed and deported from the United States.
|South County Spotlight -- Scappoose, Oregon
Is new anti-illegal alien measure legal?
Columbia County commissioners have asked the courts to decide if ballot Measure 5-190, the anti-illegal immigrant measure that passed Nov. 4 with 57 percent voter approval, is legal and enforceable. -- The county filed for a Petition for Validation of Local Government Action with the Columbia County Circuit Court on Nov. 10...
|Media Matters for America (Professional Whiners) Audio Included
Quinn discusses Mexican Reconquista on-air, grousing ensues
On the November 18 broadcast of The War Room, discussing the Mexico City government's reported plan to begin distributing free impotence drugs to men 70 and older, cohost Jim Quinn said: "Viva Viagra. Well -- after all, who's gonna father the next generation of illegals to come swarming across the border in their effort to reconquer the Southwest?" Quinn added...
|CNSNews.com -- Alexandria, Virginia
Ramos, Compean commutation under review by US pardon attorney
In the waning days of the Bush administration, the Department of Justice is mulling whether to recommend a commutation for the two former Border Patrol agents jailed for more than a decade each for shooting a Mexican drug smuggler in the buttocks...
|Brenda Walker -- VDare.com
Here It Comes: Obama's treason lobby moves to suppress free speech
In Obama's new improved America, we will all be a lot nicer -- or else. In the interests of everyone's self-esteem, all cultural beliefs and practices will be celebrated rather than criticized. (The really heinous ones, like slavery, violent witchcraft and FGM will be conveniently ignored.)
|El Paso Times
Legislators offer bills on rights of illegal aliens
State Rep. Leo Berman is ready for a fight -- a court fight, that is. -- The East Texas lawmaker filed a bill Monday that would take away citizenship rights of U.S.-born children of undocumented immigrants. He knows the measure would land Texas in court if it passed, and that's exactly what Berman wants...
Lou Dobbs Tonight reports on Mexican corruption
Two video clips from the November 19 show; this segment says that Mexican drug mobs are recruiting people in the U. S. who are willing to join the Border Patrol, and this segment reports on rampant corruption in the Mexican government... plus Joe Arpaio is getting his own reality show. Click here for transcript.
|We Get E-Mail
The Economic Meltdown: Alex Jones interviews Gerald Celente
Take the time to listen to this six part interview with predictions of coming trends. Lots of scary stuff..... but lots of interesting predictions of a people's revolution, a new third party, and entrepreneurial opportunities. Alex actually shut up for most of this and let this guy talk and it was a terrific interview...
Supremes to review Barack's citizenship
A case that challenges President-elect Barack Obama's name on the 2008 election ballot citing questions over his citizenship has been scheduled for a "conference" at the U.S. Supreme Court. -- Conferences are private meetings of the justices at which they review cases and decide which ones to accept for formal review...
|Thomas Keister -- American Chronicle -- Beverly Hills
The ultimate in wasted government
It was with equal parts great interest and trepidation that I read 'A system's fatal flaws,' a very well-written article by the Houston Chronicle's Susan Carroll, the first part of a three-part series on the massive and outrageous failure of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement to do much of anything, apparently, in regards to their job...