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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Corrupt Nation
It Has Always Been Thus

Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN-- November 21 
Loser Nappy

Casey Wian: Earlier this year, Ramirez (ph) traveled to Arizona and promised to cooperate with the United States to fight drug trafficking and other crimes on the border.
Roe Ramirez. former Mexican drug czar (through translator): We believe that together, as a united front, we can bring together all of our assets and resources to cause a real positive impact of these problems.
Wian: Instead, Mexican authorities allege he was working for drug traffickers. Earlier this week the head of Mexico's Interpol office was also arrested. Since July, at least 30 Mexican government officials have been held in connection with an ongoing investigation called Operation Limpieza or clean-up.
Pres. Felipe Calderon, Mexico (through translator): This force of reparation and cleaning corresponds precisely to our purpose and our unwillingness to compromise on keeping our offices of justice and police investigation unrelentingly clean.
Wian: Drug trafficking is estimated to be a 20 to $50 billion a year industry in Mexico. It's likely a greater source of foreign money than either oil, tourism or remittances from Mexicans living in the United States.
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Middletown (Ohio) Journal       sc
Sheriff issues a call to action   
Hamilton, Ohio -- Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones, a Republican who cast his vote for GOP candidate John McCain, wrote a letter of congratulations to President-elect Barack Obama along with a call for him to take a stand to fight illegal immigration...

San Francisco Chronicle   
MALDEF thrilled at Obama's appointment of Tino Cuéllar    
Stanford law Professor Tino Cuéllar was named this week to lead President-elect Barack Obama's transition working group on immigration, putting him among the many scholars from the Bay Area who are helping shape the next administration. -- "He's brilliant beyond his years," said John Trasviña, president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund...

Orange County Register -- Santa Ana, Calif.  
Under Obama, "immigration reform" may have to wait   
I never thought I would say this but guess what the prevailing strategy on immigration reform is among advocates in this town? Pragmatism and patience. -- This year's election gave immigration advocates everything they could have asked for – more Democrats in the House and Senate...

Iowa Independent -- Des Moines   
Agriprocessors, five Postville plant managers indicted by grand jury   
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa unsealed new charges against Agriprocessors and five members of the meatpacking company’s management team today. The charges, ranging from immigration-related offenses to bank fraud, are included in a 12-count indictment...

Associated Press   
Mexicans continues to foster growth of dangerous fifth column in the U. S.   
As the United States economic crisis worsens, the money that Mexicans living here send home to their families continues to decline -- reaching record lows over the summer. -- But the Mexican government has long known that the day would come when the historic [criminal invasion to the] North would slow, and the remittance revenue stream... [More Mexican meddling]

KRGV-TV -- Weslaco, Texas        
Texas AG wants to crackdown on human smuggling    
Lawmakers in Austin are going over a report that shows how state laws could slow down human smugglers and provide better services for victims. Officials say 25 percent of all human trafficking victims come through Texas and many end up becoming slaves or are forced to become prostitutes...

Pacific Business News -- Honolulu   
Judge tosses Obama birth certificate suit   
A lawsuit that tried to force the State of Hawaii to release a copy of President-Elect Barack Obama's birth certificate has been dismissed. -- Honolulu Circuit Court Judge Bert Ayabe on Wednesday ruled that author Andy Martin had no standing under state law to obtain a copy of the birth certificate...

Associated Press   
Grand jury returns indictment vs. Iowa meatpacker   
Des Moines -- A federal grand jury has issued a 12-count indictment alleging that managers were intricately involved in efforts to employ illegal workers at a kosher slaughterhouse that was the site of one of the nation's largest immigration raids. -- The indictment includes three new defendants — Brent Beebe, Hosam Amara and Zeev Levi...

Americas Policy Program, Center for International Policy   
Ethnic hustlers scheme to push Hussein Obama to appoint Latinos   
...The National Council of La Raza (aka the Tan Klan), which is currently calling for President-elect Obama to nominate Latinos to his cabinet, had criticized President Bush for not bringing a Latino into his cabinet after the departure of conservative Mel Martinez. "We are very encouraged by the Gonzales nomination," declared NCLR. "

KRGV-TV -- Weslaco, Texas       
Mexican nationals lead authorities on chase   
An early morning chase in La Joya landed five Mexican nationals in border patrol custody. -- The chase began when a La Joya officer was trying to make a routine traffic stop, but the driver refused to stop. The driver made a sharp turn and lost control of the vehicle, almost causing an accident...

Coming Up
December 6
La Canada Flintridge, Calif. -- 1 PM 
Memorial for Veteran Broadcaster George Putnam

Houston Chronicle  
Deportation efforts defended   
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff fired back Friday at Gov. Rick Perry's sharp criticism of federal efforts to deport illegal immigrants booked into Texas jails. -- Chertoff sent Perry a four-page letter defending what he termed as aggressive and expanded efforts by ICE to remove illegal [aliens]...

Los Angeles Times  
RINO Arnie says he will help Obama's administration 'in every possible way'   
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke to President-elect Barack Obama this week and would be willing to work for the Democratic administration once his term expires if asked, the Republican governor said in an interview broadcast this morning...

Los Angeles Times   
Mayor calls for 'emergency overhaul' of illegal alien-packed L.A.'s budget   
L. A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Friday called for an "emergency overhaul" of the city's budget, saying most departments must cut 3% of their costs through the end of the fiscal year. -- One day after the city's top financial expert proposed reductions to libraries, tree trimming and other services... [See Cal Meltdown Watch]

Ocala (Florida) Star-Banner   
Justice in translation   
Ocala -- Fifteen years ago, when Milagros "Millie" Rosa first started working as a Spanish-English interpreter in the 5th Judicial Circuit, the calls were few and far between. -- Now, her phone doesn't stop ringing. -- The contract interpreter works seven days a week, shuttling back and forth between court and the jail...

The Winchester (Virginia) Star  
Search for illegal alien murder suspect goes national   
Berryville, Va. -- Murder suspect Jose Cuevas-Gonzalez has probably left the area, Clarke County Sheriff Anthony "Tony" Roper said Thursday. -- "We don't know where he's at, but we're following leads in several different states," the sheriff said...

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Latest news from south of the border   
Mexico's National Institute of Statistics and Geography reported that the rate of emigration of Mexicans shows a decline in the period 2006-2008 since last year only 814,000 Mexicans went to live in another country, a smaller number when compared to the one million 26 thousand in 2006....

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix  
'MEChA-Boy' Grijalva a leading contender for Interior   
Arizona could lose not one but two of its elected officials to President-elect Barack Obama's cabinet. -- Just days after officials with Obama's transition team said Gov. Janet Napolitano is the top choice for Homeland Security secretary, Rep. (and vehement Mexican Reconquista zealot) Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., has emerged as a leading contender for secretary of the Interior...

KOLD-TV -- Tucson  
Illegal alien arrested in fatal shooting    
Police have arrested an illegal [alien] wanted in connection with a fatal shooting last weekend in Mesa. -- Christian Garcia, 26, was taken into custody Wednesday in Tucson as he was preparing to leave for Mexico, authorities said...

Los Angeles Times   
Californians should expect more taxes (not a peep about costly illegal aliens)   
State lawmakers began moving toward a deal this week to close California's deficit with the help of steeper car fees that would cost many drivers hundreds of dollars annually, according to people involved in budget talks. -- Under the plan, GOP lawmakers -- most of whom have signed anti-tax pledges -- would vote to triple the vehicle license fee... [See Cal Meltdown Watch]

American Border Patrol   
The fence works
American Border Patrol is pleased that in FY 2008 apprehensions along the New Mexico border decreased by 67 percent. This is an area where new fencing and vehicle barriers have been installed. See this map of the area prepared by ABP. -- "The fence near Columbus New Mexico is 18 feet high," said Glenn Spencer of APR, "I guess they don't have many 19-foot ladders down there," he added.

The Denver Channel   
27 suspected illegals nailed in Colorado   
State troopers and federal agents say they arrested 27 suspected illegal [aliens] crammed into two vehicles, one near Grand Junction and one in the Denver area. -- Sixteen people were in an SUV that was stopped on Interstate 70 near Grand Junction on Wednesday. Authorities say all but four seats had been removed...

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