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Christmas Day -- Thursday, December 25, 2008

New York Post      sc 
Legal guardians   
ABC is putting the finishing touches on its controversial show, "Homeland Security USA." -- The new, 13-episode series will track US border guards as they're tasked with trying to stop people from sneaking into the country - by themselves and sometimes with contraband...

Sierra Vista (Arizona) Herald / Review   
Border Patrol whistle-blowers, feds close to a settlement   
A resolution may be near for a lawsuit filed in federal court in Tucson in May in which two U.S. Border Patrol agents alleged the agency illegally retaliated against them for whistle-blowing. -- Juan Curbelo and William Leafstone Jr., residents of Douglas, claimed officials unlawfully suspended their law enforcement authority...

Yuma Sun  
Aliens arrested this week had prior convictions   
Four illegal [aliens] arrested in the Yuma area Tuesday and Wednesday turned out to be previously convicted felons who had been arrested a combined total of 40 times, the Border Patrol said. -- Three of the four were arrested about 11 p.m. Tuesday after they were seen by a Border Patrol camera operator cross the Colorado River from Mexico...

Angela Kelly (Sidekick of Frank Sharry) -- La Prensa San Diego   
Reconquistas squeal after Fox gives Joe Arpaio his own show   
"Smile, You're Under Arrest" — that's the name of a new reality TV show starring none other than Sheriff Joe Arpaio of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO). Yet Maricopa County citizens aren't smiling as Arpaio's tactics have wreaked a lot of havoc, and fought little crime... [More on Kelly's Reconquista outfit]

Yuma Sun  
Aliens arrested this week had prior convictions   
Four illegal [aliens] arrested in the Yuma area Tuesday and Wednesday turned out to be previously convicted felons who had been arrested a combined total of 40 times, the Border Patrol said. -- Three of the four were arrested about 11 p.m. Tuesday after they were seen by a Border Patrol camera operator cross the Colorado River from Mexico...

Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson  
Smuggler of kids gets prison term    
A Phoenix woman was sentenced Monday to 21 months in federal prison for attempting to smuggle two children across the border and selling her identity to an illegal [alien]. -- Veronica Sanchez, 32, tried to bring a 10-year-old girl and a 1-year-old-boy, both Mexican citizens, across the border at Nogales...

Edwin Viera, Jr. -- The New American   
A crisis of dollars and sense   
...But, to obtain the promised "stability" of this new currency, financially desperate Americans will be obliged to accept the transfer of their country's sovereignty, in whole or significant part, to a North American Union or some new global political entity.... [Also see: One third of banks could collapse in 2009]

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Today's NAFBPO update from south of the border   
The Mexican Army released the names of 15 civilians and seven officials arrested last Monday in Zihuantenejo, Guerrero state. The roundup operation of people connected with organized crime was instigated by a citizen’s report...

White Plains (New York) Journal News   
Possible illegal alien busted for running illegal dental practice   
Carlos Flores had a dentist chair, the requisite tools and even the necessary drugs to treat dental patients in the kitchen of his Crompond Road home, police said today. -- The only thing he lacked was a license. -- Peekskill detectives arrested Flores, 68, on a felony charge of practicing dentistry without a license...

The Narcosphere  sc 
Candidate for ICE’s Ass't Secretary asks Bush to pardon Ramos and Compean   
...[I]t is my professional opinion that former U.S. Border Patrol Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean acted within the scope of their duties. You have described yourself as being a Christian, I am asking as your Christian brother, that you before leaving office on January 20, 2009, that you pardon the convictions of Ramos and Compean...

American Border Patrol    
Border Fence Survey Report    
The U.S.-Mexico border has been under private aerial surveillance for the past two years. Every sixty days a specially equipped aircraft has flown along the border from Texas to the Pacific Ocean, documenting the construction of the border fence and vehicle barriers...

KVEO-TV -- Brownsville, Texas      
Mexican national arrested for smuggling marijuana   
CBP officers make a big bust at the Gateway International bridge finding over a 100 pounds of marijuana hidden inside the bed of a pickup. -- The driver, a 43 year-old Mexican national identified as Patricia Garcia Castillo was arrested and turned over to ICE agents for further investigation...

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