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The Moment of Truth
The Obama Border Plan – Will it ignore the obvious?
Reuters -- March 23
Fence solving El Paso problem – a problem for Obama? (See larger image)
Obama set to unveil Mexico border drugs / guns plan
    President Barack Obama is poised to announce as early as Tuesday his plan to send more agents and equipment to the U.S.-Mexican border to fight violent trafficking in drugs, guns and money, government sources said.
    The plan has been expected for several days and could be put off again. A White House official said an announcement on the issue would be made this week, and one source said tentative plans called for Obama to make it on Tuesday, a day before Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leaves on a trip to Mexico.
Red DotAmerican Patrol Report Comment: They are worried that facts discovered by American Border Patrol that new fencing and barriers cut illegal immigration and led to the drug violence might surface in the mainstream media. Are they working on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox, the NY and LA Times, etc., to kill the story?

InfoWars.com        sc       
Senate rubber stamps national enslavement bill   
The Senate last night rubber stamped a nightmare domestic draft bill that legislates mandatory national service and creates an "army" of at least 7 million civilian enforcers working at the behest of the government, while also containing language that threatens to ban free speech and the right to protest... [See Obama Watch

Associated Press    
Critics oppose Border Patrol herbicide plan   
The Border Patrol plans to poison vegetation along more than a mile of the Rio Grande riverbank in Texas to eliminate the dense foliage used as hiding places by illegal [aliens] and smugglers. -- The Houston Chronicle reports opponents of the action compare it to the Vietnam War-era Agent Orange chemical program...

Arkansas News   
Bill for in-state tuition for illegals falters in committee   
A bill to grant in-state tuition rates to the children of undocumented immigrants failed to get through the Senate Education Committee on Monday. -- The measure failed on a voice vote. -- “It is a bill that has absolutely nothing to do with scholarships,” said Sen. Joyce Elliott...

Reuters -- March 24, 2009   
Geithner nonbank plan a power grab   
U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's request for government authority to wind down failing non-bank financial firms is an unprecedented power grab, House Minority Leader John Boehner said on Tuesday. -- "This is an unprecedented grab of power, and before that occurs, there ought to be a real debate about whether we should give that authority to the Treasury Secretary..."

Defend Our Freedoms Foundation   
DoJ: Office of Solicitor General and the SCOTUS   
Dr. Orly Taitz, Esq. just received a phone call from Karen Thornton at the Department of Justice. She stated that all of Orly's documents and filings have been forwarded to the Office of Solicitor General, Elena Kagan. That includes all three Dossiers, the Quo Warranto Easterling v. Obama aka Soetoro...

American Border Patrol       
Photo of the day   
American Border Patrol took this photo of what military experts say is a Humvee with a fifty caliber machine gun mounted on the roof. The vehicle is in Mexico very near what is believed to be a drug smuggling complex...

Burlington (North Carolina) Times News   
Sheriff faces off with ACLU over 287 (g) records   
The Alamance County Sheriff's Department is the only North Carolina law enforcement agency connected to 287(g) that is refusing to comply with requests for a slew of documents related to the illegal immigration enforcement program, says an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union...

Las Vegas Sun   
Readying border buildup   
Dozens of federal agents would be assigned to reinforce agents already in place along the border with Mexico under a plan being finalized by the Justice and Homeland Security departments. -- The plan, which has not yet been publicly announced, is an emergency reaction to the mounting violence occurring...

Parsippany (New Jersey) Daily Record   
Poll: Don't license illegal aliens   
Proposals to offer illegal immigrants in-state college tuition rates and driver's licenses face an uphill battle in garnering public support, according to a Monmouth University Gannett New Jersey poll. -- Sixty-two percent of New Jersey residents oppose granting illegal immigrants some type of limited driver's license...

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Today's NAFBPO update from south of the border   
A quite long special report titled “Immigration reform could come about” ends by listing the following proposals of “pro-immigrant” groups as a minimum objective: 1. The immediate suspension of all roundups in workplaces and homes...

Raleigh News and Observer  
Hard times alter debate over illegal aliens   
Business owners once said they needed illegal workers because there weren't enough Americans willing to do dirty and lowly jobs. Now, unemployment is nearing 10 percent, and citizens are lining up for jobs they once would have rejected. Yet, some say, many employers still want illegal [aliens]...

Obama claims to be beefing up Mexico border policy    
The Obama administration announced a major increase in security funding and agent deployments along the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday. -- The changes are part of what the White House characterized as a sweeping new federal plan to beef up resources in a region increasingly plagued by drug-related violence...

Corpus Christi (Texas) Caller-Times   
Vicious invader pounds man with rock, police report   
Corpus Christi police arrested a 27-year-old [illegal alien] after a fight on the 2600 block of Baldwin Blvd. early Sunday, according to a police report. -- Officers were across the street from the club when they saw a fight break out at 1:56 a.m. in the parking lot. According to a police report, the fight spilled into the street... [See Crime Watch]

Fayette Daily News -- Fayetteville, Georgia   
Illegal alien sentenced to 30 years in prison   
A man who was living in Peachtree City will spend 30 years in prison after a Fayette County jury found him guilty of raping a 19-year-old woman in her apartment. -- Ulises Chavez was sentenced Monday morning to 20 years for rape and 10 years for burglary, consecutively, by Superior Court Judge Johnnie Caldwell... [More "family values"]

New York Times  
Here's Obama's "Change": National service corps bill clears Senate hurdle   
Following overwhelming House passage last week, the Senate tonight voted 74 to 14 on a procedural move that essentially guarantees a major expansion of a national service corps, a cornerstone of volunteerism that dates back to the era of President Kennedy. It's akin to a call to arms by President Obama...

Debra Saunders -- National Ledger   
Dingbat Nancy Pelosi on 'un-American' immigration law   
At a recent San Francisco event, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi denounced the Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests of illegal [aliens]. "Taking parents from their children "that's un-American," Pelosi said. Fox News aired videotape of Pelosi's "un-American" remark last week...

Groups want Obama regime to stop refusing visas on political grounds   
..."While the government plainly has an interest in excluding foreign nationals who present a threat to national security, no legitimate interest is served by the exclusion of foreign nationals on ideological grounds," said Jameel Jaffer, Director of the ACLU National Security Project.

U. S. Customs and Border Protection   
Violence against Border Patrol continues to linger   
Although the number of assaults against Border Patrol agents have declined during the first five months of fiscal year 2009, violence continues to remain an ever-present threat to the men and women who protect our borders on a daily basis... [Related aerial photo]

American Border Patrol        
Comment on American Border Patrol video
Fantastic video Mr. Spencer! I will forward this to as many people as I can! --- [Watch 'The Fence and the Mexican Drug War']

London Telegraph   
Mexican drug wars now worse than Iraq   
Law enforcement agencies in American cities close to the border with Mexico — including San Diego in California, and El Paso in Texas — are “gearing up” for street confrontations with the drug gangs, which are armed with rockets and grenades and have brought death and chaos south of the border...

Associated Press   
Supremes won't hear Ramos and Compean appeal   
The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from two former Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a fleeing drug smuggler and trying to cover it up. -- The high court refused to consider an appeal from Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean...

EarthFrisk Blog   
Watch this video and tell everyone now!   
Watch this video now with Glenn Beck. Your life literally depends on this as now it is mere months not years before Obama must outlaw guns and the Bill of Rights. In so doing he will plunge America into a real Revolution. You can read about the news on page 20 in your newspaper, or hidden where the sun doesn't shine....

New York Times Editorial  
Obama flinches on immigration   
In a little-noticed act of political faintheartedness, the Obama administration has pulled back from nominating Thomas Saenz, a highly regarded civil-rights lawyer and counsel to the mayor of Los Angeles [and an anti-American MALDEF minion who helped to axe Prop. 187], to run the Justice Department's civil rights division. [Investor's Business Daily editorial on Saenz]

Des Moines Register   
Gun sales soar after gun-grabber Holder announces plans   
...A ban on military-style weapons expired in 2004 under President George W. Bush, but U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has said the Obama administration supports reinstating it. Holder said Mexican drug cartels have been obtaining weapons like the AK-47 rifle from U.S. gun stores, contributing to violence across the border.

Seattle Times   
More Puget Sound-area employers checking if workers are legal   
At Wren Construction in Everett, Annemarie Montera runs the names of all new hires through a federal verification system in an effort to weed out illegal [aliens]. -- She's among a growing number of employers here and across the country embracing E-Verify...

Boston Globe   
Obama's aunt back in Boston for deportation hearing   
..."The case is unusual in American history because it’s a relative of the president involved in immigration matters," said Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Washington-based Center for Immigration Studies. "It really does present the White House with an opportunity or a minefield..." [Watch The Obama Deception]

Sher Zieve -- MichNews.com   
Obama conspiracy theories become facts   
In a move that would have seemed both unconscionable and unbelievable less than a year ago, the Obama Administration has announced that it will effectively decide the monetary executive compensation for ALL banks and Wall Street firms and is looking toward regulating it in other industries, also...

Chris Carter -- Family Security Matter   
ACORN's skulduggery and Mafia-style tactics catch eyes of Congress   
Members of Congress heard testimony against the activist group ACORN on Thursday, exposing the group's illegal activity and mafia-style tactics. -- Pittsburgh lawyer Heather Heidelbaugh appeared before the a House Judiciary subcommittee alleging that the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now...

Gregory D. Lee -- Family Security Matters   
Create U.S. jobs by deporting illegal aliens   
Some government estimates are that at least 12 million illegal aliens are living and working in the United States. Assuming that only one in four illegal aliens hold a job, and those who don’t are their dependents, that would mean at least three million American jobs are being held by these people....

A bill to shift cybersecurity to White House   
Forthcoming legislation would wrest cybersecurity responsibilities from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and transfer them to the White House, a proposed move that likely will draw objections from industry groups and some conservatives... [See Free Speech Watch]

U. S. and Mexican criminals consolidating on U. S. soil   
Absorbing and incorporating a culture into a society becomes quite a dichotomy in terms when defining a melting pot of crime and violence. This especially when radicalized elements organize, to form criminal enterprises that are explicitly engaged in racketeering and the associated death and mayhem...

Herb Denenberg -- Philadelphia Daily Bulletin   
Obama keeps setting records for incompetence   
There are growing indications that the Obama administration is melting down, unraveling and falling apart. The clearest indication is Barack Obama and his treasury secretary failing to come up with a plan to fix the bank/credit crisis. He is proposing solutions for every social problem ever identified by liberal Democrats...

Fox News   
China takes aim at dollar, urges new global currency   
China called for the creation of a new currency to eventually replace the dollar as the world's standard, proposing a sweeping overhaul of global finance that reflects developing nations' growing unhappiness with the U.S. role in the world economy...

CBS-TV Atlanta   
Local police have power to deport   
The issue of how to deal with illegal, undocumented workers is causing controversy around metro Atlanta, especially in Gwinnett County where sheriff's deputies are now trained in detaining and deporting illegal [aliens]. -- Some people are wondering if this is the right way to spend taxpayer money... [In the last sentence of this article there's a link to a poll]

Madison (Wisconsin) Daily Cardinal   
Governor recommends in-state tuition for illegals   
A provision in Gov. Jim Doyle’s 2009-’11 executive budget proposal would allow certain illegal [aliens] in Wisconsin to pay in-state tuition at UW campuses. -- According to budget documents, [illegal aliens] would receive nonresident tuition remission if they graduated from Wisconsin high schools...

Yuma Sun  
Illegal traffic moving east after Goldwater lockdown   
After the halt of illegal immigrant activity on Yuma’s Barry M. Goldwater Range, illicit drug smuggling and assaults on Border Patrol officers farther east has risen sharply. -- In the Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector, east of the Marine Corps' portion of the range, the amount of marijuana seized has increased 88 percent since... [American Border Patrol broke this story in January. This YouTube video includes before and after footage of the Goldwater Range.]

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