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Wednesday, December 17, 2008
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Grayson is Wrong
We Can Stop the Drugs

Left: Grayson and open border // Right: Dobbs and new fence
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Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- December 16
Prof. George Grayson: There's not a whole lot the U.S. can do unless we're going to make a major effort to curb demand because, after all, 80 percent of the narcotics that flow through Mexico are consumed in our country ...
Dobbs: ...I disagree entirely with George Grayson at George Mason University. I mean the idea that we can't do something about this until we stop all of the addicts in this country? That's the kind of thinking that certainly will propel us into the 21st century drug free and addiction free. My God. Why isn't there some urgency here?
Wian: ...We looked to see what President- elect Obama has had to say about Mexican drug cartels since he was elected and even before that and we couldn't find a thing...
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Cliff Kincaid -- Family Security Matters  sc      
Fraudulent 'credit crisis' paves way for economic disaster   
Doing the kind of investigative reporting we should expect from the major media, a financial research and consulting firm has released a major analysis of the “credit crisis” that concludes that the claims made by Treasury Department Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke to justify a socialist takeover of the financial industry were demonstrably false.

Mexico doesn't see exodus of illegals from U. S.   
A Mexican Foreign Relations Department official says there has been no major return of migrants from the United States despite an economic crisis and immigration crackdown north of the border. -- Undersecretary for North American affairs Carlos Rico says that so far this year about 1,800 Mexicans have requested permits to bring home their belongings...

Gaithersburg (Maryland) Gazette   
ACLU seeks counties' immigration policies   
In a first-time initiative patterned after projects in other states, the Maryland chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is probing every county in the state to see if their stated policies toward immigrants match up with practice. -- The state ACLU sent requests under the Maryland Public Information Act to Maryland's 23 counties and to Baltimore City...

People's Weekly World (Communist site)       
Frank Sharry's outfit demands investigation of Sheriff Arpaio   
America's Voice, a group that favors comprehensive and humanitarian immigration reform, released a new Web video this week slamming infamous Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio. -- The video calls on the Justice Department to investigate Arpaio for what it describes as habitual racial profiling and a systematic failure to address real crime problems in his jurisdiction...

Barbara Anderson -- WEBCommentary.com    
Getting out the vote, Democrat style   
...One of the questionable groups aiding and abetting the Democrat push to sign up voters is the "Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now", or ACORN. This group has been investigated in several states, among them Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Ohio...

Bailout payout tops $8 trillion   
As the holiday season commences, it's worth taking stock of the last gift that President George W. Bush and the 110th Congress have left for U.S. taxpayers. -- It's a package of about $8.7 trillion dollars' worth of potential taxpayer commitments for loans, guarantees and other bailout goodies for businesses and distressed homeowners.

Phoenix Business Journal   
IMF warns of economic riots   
A new report by the U.S. Army War College talks about the possibility of Pentagon resources and troops being used should the economic crisis lead to civil unrest, such as protests against businesses and government or runs on beleaguered banks...

Jerome R. Corsi -- WorldNetDaily.com    
Investigator casts doubt on Obama's birth residence   
A private investigator has released to WND an affidavit that casts doubt on whether Barack Obama's family lived at the address listed in the published notice of his birth in 1961. -- Jorge Baro was hired by WND to investigate issues related to Obama's birth amid allegations the Democrat does not meet the Constitution's requirement that a president be a "natural born citizen."

Glenn Spencer -- Right Side News -- Kennesaw, Georgia   
Obama intends to surrender Southwest to Mexico    
Today the Washington Times reports: "One of President-elect Barack Obama's top immigration advisers [T. Alexander Aleinikoff] oversaw a Clinton-era program that awarded citizenship to thousands of convicted criminals..." -- That's not the half of it. Citizenship USA, the program in question, was rooted in the Industrial Areas Foundation, a Saul Alinsky group...

KGNS-TV -- Laredo, Texas   
Illegals arrested after chase, crash; Four injured    
Fifteen people are involved in a collision in Rio Bravo after sheriff's deputies are led on a high-speed chase. -- It all happened early this evening off of Zapata Highway. -- According to authorities, Border patrol agents noticed illegal immigrants getting into a vehicle near the river...

ABC News      
Alien airline banks on deportation   
Airline carrying deportees expanding as round-up continues.

Michael Cutler -- Family Security Matters   
Is Obama's immigration stance change you can believe in? Don't bet on it   
I am alarmed by the selection of the "experts" that the Obama transition team is bringing on board to address the immigration crisis confronting our nation. -- One of his advisors is T. Alexander Aleinikoff, former executive associate commissioner for programs, was one of the key administrators in a disastrous program known as Citizenship USA...

U. S. Rep. Lamar Smith -- Human Events   
Napolitano poor on immigration and border security    
President-Elect Obama’s pick to be secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Arizona Democratic Gov. Janet Napolitano, has received media praise for being a “centrist,” while the facts about her record as a policymaker continue to be overlooked...

Alan Caruba -- Family Security Matters   
The President-elect and the death of America   
Let's understand something fundamental to everyone's life in America and the entire economy. We are not "addicted" to oil. Like all developed, modern nations we use oil as a valuable resource for transportation, as the basis of plastics, and for a thousand uses from asphalt to Vaseline. We are not "addicted" to oil because it is essential to modern civilization everywhere...

Jena Baker McNeill and James Jay Carafano -- Heritage Foundation  
Fixing border security and immigration   
...America has been good for immigrants, and immigrants have been good for America, but over the past several decades immigration policy has become confused and unfocused. Our current policies are not working. Illegal [aliens] are straining federal and state budgets. Local social services find it hard to meet growing needs...

Bailout payout tops $8 trillion   
As the holiday season commences, it's worth taking stock of the last gift that President George W. Bush and the 110th Congress have left for U.S. taxpayers. -- It's a package of about $8.7 trillion dollars' worth of potential taxpayer commitments for loans, guarantees and other bailout goodies for businesses and distressed homeowners.

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Today's NAFBPO update from south of the border   
Mexican Senator Felipe Gonzalez reports that changes in the laws regarding public security will allow for the formation of a professional police force in four years. He said that, with the new changes in the law now in the Chamber of Deputies [House], there will be a major restructuring of police coordination...

Tucson Citizen   
The following is a gross misrepresentation. We will provide the true numbers on December 18...
Southwest border fence hits 500-mile mark   
The government has completed 500 miles of fencing along the Southwest border, 170 miles short of its goal. -- At this pace, the administration expects to have at least 600 miles complete by Jan. 20, when Barack Obama takes over as president, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said earlier this month. [Depend on American Border Patrol to tell you what's really happening with this fence.]

CBS Evening News         
Brutal drug war fed by U. S. appetite   
Katy Couric reports on the Mexican drug war but fails to report why it is happening. Click here to watch. -- To get the real truth, stay tuned.

KTVK-TV -- Phoenix  
Drug load found in hidden compartment inside rail car   
El Paso -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized 427 pounds of marijuana Monday. The drugs were concealed in a rail car that entered the port from Mexico. -- The seizure was made early Monday morning when a train pulling 74 cars arrived for inspection at the CBP rail inspection facility near downtown El Paso...

American Patrol Report  
Obama names more amnesty advocates   
President-elect Obama has named former Iowa Governor Vilsack, a strong advocate of illegal aliens, to be the head of the Dept. of Agriculture. -- In addition, Obama named Colorado Senator Ken Salazar to be head of the Department of the Interior (thus bumping Grijalva)...

Authorities see rise in fake passports on border   
Federal officials say there has been an increase in the number of arrests of people trying to use fake passports and visas as they cross the U.S.-Mexico border in California. -- State Department and border officials said Tuesday that 160 people had been arrested in the past year -- from November 2007 to November 2008 -- and are being prosecuted on charges alleging the use of false documents.

Ruling allows Comp for illegal alien   
Employers can’t deny permanent total disability benefits for illegal [aliens] on the basis that their immigration status would prevent them working in the U.S. legally, a state appeals court ruled. -- In the ruling Friday, December 12, Illinois’ 1st Judicial District Appellate Court also said it agreed with appeals courts across several other states...

KPHO-TV -- Phoenix   
Patrol sees escalating border war   
The border war is escalating, and drug smugglers are getting more sophisticated in their methods, agents from the U.S. Border Patrol said. -- A recent drug smuggling attempt had smugglers using a large vehicle carrier as a ramp to drive two cars packed with marijuana over the border wall into the United States, agents said...

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