Tuesday, December 2, 2008
"Sheep in Wolf's Clothing"
Lamar Smith Should Know
|Washington Post -- December 2
A Pragmatic Pair Chosen to Confront Terrorism Threat
...Although Napolitano was the first governor to call for National Guard troops to help secure the border in 2006, House Republicans attacked her centrist image head-on yesterday, calling her a "sheep in wolf's clothing" whose reputation as a tough enforcer was unearned.
"She talks tough, but her record is weak," said Rep. Lamar Smith (Tex.), the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee. In a statement, Smith called Napolitano's selection "troubling" and "an early sign that the Obama administration intends to weaken enforcement and push for amnesty."
The secretary of homeland security, too, will inherit many challenges. Those include the politically delicate questions of whether to scale back immigration enforcement, whether to continue investing hundreds of millions on unproven surveillance technology to erect a "virtual fence" at the border, and how to meet a 2012 congressional mandate to screen 100 percent of U.S.-bound cargo overseas for nuclear materials.
Analysts say it would be a mistake to assume that Napolitano would immediately bring a lighter hand to domestic security measures, if only because of the risk of appearing weak on terrorism.
American Patrol Report Comment: BS "Analysts say" is just another journalistic trick. Don't assume, help American Border Patrol verify.
|Freeman Sawyer -- San Antonio Express-News
Drunk driving checkpoints can save lives
My nephew was killed by a drunk driver on a Texas highway. My mother his grandmother was the obituary writer at the Express-News at the time. She wrote the obituary for her grandson and told me later it was the most agonizing obituary she had ever written...
|KVOA-TV -- Tucson
Smugglers intercepted at border, fire at agents
A gunman working with drug smugglers fired at but missed federal agents Monday after they intercepted two trucks loaded with marijuana on the west side of Douglas. -- Tucson Sector Border Patrol spokesmen said surveillance camera operators saw two pickups cross an 8 to 10 foot border fence using a truck-mounted ramp...
|Washington Post sc
Senate could give Hussein Obama early victories
...After the failure of sweeping immigration overhaul, Democrats scaled back their effort to focus on the DREAM Act. The legislation would have halted deportation efforts of children who are here illegally, giving them citizenship opportunities if they entered the country before age 16 and have lived here for five years...
|Arizona Republic -- Phoenix
10 suspected illegal aliens nabbed after pursuit
Department of Public Safety officers took 10 suspected illegal [aliens] into custody after an early morning pursuit Tuesday on Interstate 10. -- The driver did not stop. The officer followed the car, which exited at Ray Road before going back onto the I-10 and traveling east...
|Jim Kouri, CPP -- Family Security Matters
The 'forgotten' U. S. border
Covering nearly 4,000 miles of land and water from Washington to Maine, the U.S.-Canadian border is the longest undefended border in the world. -- Various Department of Homeland Security (DHS) component agencies share responsibility for northern border security, primarily U.S. Customs and Border Protection...
|Paul Craig Roberts -- VDare.com
The cost of U.S. hegemony is beyond reach
...When the dollar collapses, the image of a strutting Washington as "the world’s only superpower" will evaporate. The evil that is the American government will find itself at war with its own people and those of the rest of the world...
|Atlanta Journal Constitution
Gwinnett waiting to join feds on deporting illegal aliens
For about eight months, Gwinnett County has been waiting for the federal government to forge a partnership to deport illegal immigrants from the county jail. -- Sheriff Butch Conway applied in March to join a program with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. But even if ICE were to approve the program before the end of the year...
Panel: Nuclear or biological attack on U. S. likely by 2013
The United States can expect a terrorist attack using nuclear or more likely biological weapons before 2013, reports a bipartisan commission in a study being briefed Tuesday to Vice President-elect Joe Biden. -- It suggests the Obama administration bolster efforts to counter and prepare for germ warfare by terrorists...
|NPR Audio Report Included
Deported illegals struggle to sneak back into the U. S.
The U.S. government deports hundreds of thousands of illegal [aliens] to Mexico each year, and the majority of them are dropped just across the border. -- In the past, many of these migrants would immediately try to cross back into U.S. But now, with the economic downturn and beefed-up security measures along the border...
|Orange County Register -- Santa Ana, Calif.
Obama Cabinet pick could mean amnesty for illegals
The selection of Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano as President-elect Barack Obama's secretary of Homeland Security signals the battle of amnesty is going to have to be waged again, say Reps. Dana Rohrabacher and Ed Royce. Obama announced his national security team in Chicago [Monday] morning...
Mexican with TB allowed into Texas 20 times last year
A Mexican citizen with a potentially deadly form of tuberculosis was allowed to cross the border into El Paso, Texas at least 20 times last year due to poor communication between government agencies, the El Paso Times reported. -- According to a report from the U.S. General Accountability Office, Customs and Border Protection officials...
|National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers
Today's NAFBPO update from south of the border
...If the numbers reported by the immigration authorities are correct, it means that the illegal traffic of Chinese citizens who pass through Ecuador with the United States as their destination will reach 750 million dollars this year thanks to the Government (of Ecuador) decision not to require visas for them to enter the country...
Good News!: Open-borders RINO won't seek re-election
Orlando, Fla. -- U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez of Florida, who has struggled to boost his approval ratings because of close ties to President George W. Bush, announced Tuesday he will not seek a second term in 2010. -- His seat was widely seen as vulnerable in two years, but Martinez, a Republican, rejected suggestions he faced difficult re-election prospects...
Communist Party chief: U.S. on road to socialism
Sen. Barack Obama is a "friend" of the left who will make important changes to the U.S., including a hoped-for trillion-dollar stimulus package focused on low-income families as well as a reconfiguring of the role and function of the American government and corporations to favor working people...
The Forgotten Issue: Illegal immigration
The issue of Illegal Immigration is an important one and was a major topic of discussion during the Republican primaries just this past year. Who can forget Tom Tancredo’s line during one of the early debates regarding this issue, when he said...
||American Border Patrol
Drug chase on ABP ranch
This morning Customs and Border Patrol undercover agents driving three pickup trucks chased a vehicle thought to carry smuggled drugs through American Border Patrol's ranch and back into Mexico...
Imaging guru: 'Certification' of birth time, location is fake
AA guru on the "Certification of Live Birth" Barack Obama's campaign posted online to rebut charges he is ineligible to be president due to the Constitution's "natural born citizen" requirement says it's a fake, and further, that such fraud is criminal...
|American Patrol Report
Glenn Spencer to the Supreme Court of the United States
...Under present law the President of the United States has sole authority to authorize the use of nuclear weapons. The possibility of holding the fate of the entire human race in ones hands is an awesome responsibility. The person to whom we grant that responsibility must be of the highest moral and ethical character...
|American Border Patrol
Border invasion pics
American Border Patrol has announced that beginning Monday, the Web site BorderInvasionPics.com will be part of its service to bring the truth about the border to the American People. "Border invasion pics has done an excellent job and we are pleased that we will now have a close working relationship," said Glenn Spencer head of ABP.
||Photo of the day
Millions of Americans rejoice at President-elect Obama's choice for major cabinet posts. These big names are acting as a cover for the real threat represented by Govs Napolitano and Richardson and NCLR's Cecilia Munoz....
|Alex Newman -- The New American
Obama's Plan for Immigration "Reform"
The new administration's Blueprint for Change devotes four pages to most of the political issues it encompasses, but on immigration there are two. But it says enough to know where Obama intends to take the country. Obama opens the section on immigration with an excerpt from a speech he made in 2007...
|Lexington (Kentucky) Herald-Leader
Whitley man demands proof of Obama's U.S. birth
Kentucky is a red state with no shortage of conspiracy theorists and unusual politics, so it's no surprise that what might be the first post-election court challenge to Barack Obama's qualifications to be president comes from a Whitley County truck driver....