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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

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Cause and Effect?
Border Defenses and the Mexican Drug War

Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- December 29
Miles of Border Fences and Barrier Construction (left axis)... and Drug-Related Deaths in Mexico (right axis) -- 2005 through 2008 // See larger image

Casey Wian (CNN): Too common in Mexico these days are gruesome images such as this. The bodies of 12 men, nine of them decapitated, found murdered in southern Mexico. At least seven were soldiers. Across the border from San Diego in Tijuana, the bodies of seven more suspected drug cartel victims were discovered over the weekend. The carnage comes on the heels of a meeting between U.S Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her Mexican counterpart Patricia Espinosa (ph). Each side praised the others efforts to fight drug cartel violence...
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American Patrol Report – Observation
    Evidence uncovered by American Border Patrol suggests that the on-going drug war in Mexico may have more to do with the construction of border fencing and barriers than Mexican President Calderon's police efforts. As the chart above shows, as border defenses were increased, so did drug-related killings in Mexico. "As smuggling corridors were cut-off, cartels may have begun fighting over remaining routes," said Glenn Spencer of ABP.
    Spencer will present detailed evidence of the border-defense theory, including video and still images of the blocking of suspected drug corridors, at a news conference to be held at the National Press Club on January 15, 2009.

Atlanta Journal Constitution sc  
Gwinnett begins fast-track deportations next month   
Hundreds of Gwinnett County inmates who are in the country illegally will be fast-tracked for deportation once federal immigration officials begin a 26-day “surge” to screen foreign nationals. -- The surge will begin Jan. 12, with federal immigration officials working in 15-person teams from 6 a.m. to midnight at the Gwinnett jail...

KTNV-TV -- Las Vegas / FIRE Coalition     
Worthless feds apparently protecting illegals while hassling citizens at airports   
Federal Air Marshals discuss "hands off illegal aliens" order that allows illegal aliens, potential terrorists, and their smugglers to gain access to our airlines...

Associated Press   
Missouri immigration restrictions take effect in 2009   
Missouri businesses are about to get a shove toward a federal database for screening newly hired employees for illegal [aliens]. And cities will risk getting punished if they become havens for illegal [aliens]. -- Those new laws taking effect Thursday are part of a broader effort by Missouri lawmakers to crack down on illegal [aliens] and those who employ them.

Nebraska State Paper   
Fremont moves toward special election on illegal immigration   
Fremont is getting closer to conducting a special election to vote on a law targeting illegal [aliens]. -- A local petition drive to reconsider an ordinance that prohibits residents to house, hire or rent to illegal [aliens] is near the 3,000 signatures required by the end of February...

Talking Points -- Bill O'Reilly -- Fox News   
Obama under siege from far Left   
...Very few Americans know Ms. [Hilda] Solis, but she favors blanket amnesty and few restrictions on illegal immigration. -- A few months ago, she partnered with the radical left Media Matters organization to oppose my investigation into the Virginia Beach sanctuary city situation that allowed a criminal illegal alien to kill two teenage girls. Even though Virginia Beach stopped its sanctuary policies after our reporting, Ms. Solis harshly criticized me....

Stein Report  
12-million + illegals, yet NYT is shocked at number of detention centers   
Few in this threadbare little mill town gave much thought to the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility, the maximum-security jail beside the public ball fields at the edge of town. Even when it expanded and added barbed wire, Wyatt was just the backdrop for Little League games, its name stitched on the caps of the team it sponsored," the New York Times writes...

Customs and Border Protection   
Border Patrol agents seize almost 2 tons of marijuana in Texas   
Rio Grande City Border Patrol agents conducting line-watch operations in Starr County, Texas seized over 3,700 pounds of marijuana, valued at $2,972,800.00. -- Yesterday, agents conducting line watch near Salineño, Texas observed two boats with large bundles make landfall into the United States... [More news from CBP can be found here]

Fouad Ajami -- Wall Street Journal   
Samuel Huntington's warning    
The last of Samuel Huntington's books -- "Who Are We? The Challenges to America's National Identity," published four years ago -- may have been his most passionate work. It was like that with the celebrated Harvard political scientist, who died last week at 81. He was a man of diffidence and reserve...

Phoenix Business Journal   
Intelligence study projects more Mexican violence, less-dominant U.S.   
A new intelligence study looking at the next 16 years warns of continued violence in Mexico, global stresses over nuclear capabilities, oil and water supplies, a greater likelihood for nuclear or biochemical terrorist attacks, and projects a less-dominant U.S. economically and politically with China, India and Russia rising...

We Get E-Mail   
'All Mexican Roofing?'   
The area code is 918 in case you'd like to give them a piece of your mind. I took this photo near 71st & Garnett right here in Tulsa...

WorldNetDaily.com   
Are Americans safe from U.S. mosques?   
When the five Muslims convicted this month of plotting to kill U.S. soldiers at Fort Dix were charged, the New Jersey mosque where four of the men worshipped reacted to negative publicity by holding an "emergency town hall meeting" to calm neighbors and persuade Americans that Islam poses no threat...

Associated Press  
Ninth border tunnel in 3 months found   
A clandestine tunnel along the Arizona-Mexican border has been found near downtown Nogales. -- That makes nine tunnels found in the U.S. Border Patrol's Tucson Sector since October. -- Agents found the newest tunnel Monday night during routine patrol. It was hidden with clumps of grass about 50 yards north of the border...

Talking Points -- Bill O'Reilly -- Fox News   
Obama under siege from far Left   
...Very few Americans know Ms. [Hilda] Solis, but she favors blanket amnesty and few restrictions on illegal immigration. -- A few months ago, she partnered with the radical left Media Matters organization to oppose my investigation into the Virginia Beach sanctuary city situation that allowed a criminal illegal alien to kill two teenage girls. Even though Virginia Beach stopped its sanctuary policies after our reporting, Ms. Solis harshly criticized me....

Michael Cutler -- Family Security Matters                sc  
Five-year terror report exposes holes in border security   
The five-year terror threat report that appeared in the news on December 25th should not be mistaken for a Christmas present. The report provides ample evidence that our government has been making decisions and taking actions that, as I have noted for many years now, represent lunacy by those whose sworn duty is protect our nation, our citizens and our way of life...

Atlanta Journal-Constitution   
Record expected for U.S. population   
The nation's population is projected to reach 305,529,237 on New Year's Day, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. -- That's nearly a one percent increase from last New Year's. -- In January 2009, one birth is expected to occur every eight seconds and one death every 12 seconds...

Sioux Falls (South Dakota) Argus Leader
Immigration moratorium      
As an immigrant who used to prepare amnesty and other immigration applications, I wish to respond to President-elect Barack Obama's selection of Sen. Tom Daschle to be his health and human services secretary...

Houston Chronicle   
Former Houston gang member deported, again   
A former member of the "Houstone" street gang has been deported to Mexico to face murder charges for the deaths of two women, according U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. -- Carlos Garcia-Hernandez, a native of Mexico, was turned over Monday to Mexican officials on the Brownsville International Bridge...

Corpus Christi (Texas) Caller Times   
Two killed as illegals flee authorities near Mathis   
Two illegal immigrants from Honduras died after a vehicle they were in crashed into a ditch near Mathis as the driver attempted to elude deputies. -- The incident began when a San Patricio County Sheriff's Department deputy tried to make a routine traffic stop of a pickup carrying 14 people Monday morning, San Patricio County Sheriff Leroy Moody said.

Riverside (Calif.) Press-Enterprise  
Mexican Reconquista Baca looks to new term, new agenda   
Democrat Joe Baca is heading into his sixth congressional term with high hopes following his party's Election Day sweep. --- Though his term as caucus chairman has ended, Baca remains a member. He said he will continue fighting to provide a path to citizenship for millions of [illegal aliens] living in the United States...

WorldNetDaily.com   
Effort seeks volunteers to challenge eligibility   
A California foundation whose chief is involved in two separate legal actions challenging the eligibility of Barack Obama to be president has launched a campaign seeking volunteers in Congress to object to the Electoral College vote...

Lynn Stuter -- NewsWithViews.com    
Who will stand up for the U. S. Constitution?   
As we near the end of 2008, the day is rapidly approaching when Congress shall convene to address the votes of the Electoral College as set forth in 3 USC, Title 3, Chapter 1, Section 15, -- Congress shall be in session on the sixth day of January succeeding every meeting of the electors. The Senate and House of Representatives shall meet in the Hall of the House of Representatives ...

WorldNetDaily.com    
Illegal baby boom hits Big Easy    
After the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, illegal aliens flocked to New Orleans from other U.S. cities to find work -- but three years after the storm, the most violent city in America is festering with crime while schools are overcrowded and immigrant births are ballooning...

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