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Sunday, July 11, 2010

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U.S. Border Patrol Agents Violated Law
Uniformed Officers Attended Political Meeting
Glenn Spencer -- America Patrol Report -- July 11   
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Some of the uniformed U.S. Border Patrol agents at political meeting in Douglas, Arizona. (Seated are Rep. Gabriel Giffords, D-AZ, Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-MS, and U.S. Border Patrol Tucson Sector Chief Victor Manjarrez Jr.)
    Rep. Gabriel Giffords, D-AZ, held a town hall meeting in Douglas last Friday. Few people, except those she invited, knew about it because the public announcement didn't appear in the local newspaper until 4 minutes after midnight Friday morning. (A friend e-mailed me about it.)
    I went to the meeting and said my piece.
    Later that day I was talking to a lawyer about the meeting and when I said that U.S. Border Patrol agents where there, he reacted immediately. "Were they in uniform?" He asked. I told him, yes. "That's a clear violation of federal ethics, if not law," he barked. He said the Border Patrol had no jurisdiction in the City of Douglas meeting hall and that they were attending a political gathering, not an official federal government activity.
    I checked on this, and sure enough, there are clear guidelines as to when uniforms should not be worn at a public meeting, and Giffords' meeting was political, not official government business.
    Besides, he said, if this was a meeting to discuss the performance of the U.S. Border Patrol, many in the audience might well have been intimidated by the presence of armed, uniformed agents in their midst. "Those who wore their uniforms to this political gathering should be terminated or suspended," he said.

KSAZ-TV -- Phoenix           sc     
Arizona Latino group criticizes DoJ lawsuit   
An Arizona Latino group has some harsh words for the Obama administration. The Arizona Latino Republican Association, a conservative Latino group, says the Department of Justice lawsuit is "frivolous." -- In a statement, ALRA Chairman Jesse Hernandez said...

Ventura County (Calif.) Star     
Gallegly concerned Democrats might force amnesty scheme   
With the fight over illegal immigration heating up, Rep. Elton Gallegly said Friday he fears Democrats will try to shove an immigration reform bill through a lame-duck Congress shortly after the election this fall. -- Republicans appear poised to make significant gains in the Nov. 2 elections and could possibly take back the majority in the House or the Senate... [See Obama Watch & Amnesty Watch]

Athens (Ga.) Banner-Herald     
Arizona's law excites state GOP   
Georgia Republicans are coming down with a serious case of Arizona envy. -- Republican candidates for governor, following the example of the Western state, are competing on who will crack down the hardest on illegal immigration. -- Most recently, former U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal aired a campaign commercial calling for local law enforcement to deport illegal aliens...

White House windbag Axelrod claims Obama is tough on the border   
The outcry over illegal immigration in border states notwithstanding, President Barack Obama has taken as strict an approach to the issue as any other president, White House senior adviser David Axelrod insisted Sunday. -- Host Chris Wallace then said "there were some facts and figures that contradict what" Axelrod had said.... Jon Kyl

Lyle H. Rossiter Jr., M.D. -- WorldNetDaily.com     
Tiger Woods, Obama and the redemption of America   
Given what we now know, it is clear that Tiger Woods and Barack Obama have each been fraudulently packaged and marketed to the world. -- Here's what many of us concluded about Tiger Woods over the last 10 years – and eagerly bought. Tiger is...

Gregory D. Lee -- North Star National -- Byron Center, Mich.     
Here's a comprehensive immigration reform: Enforce the laws we have!   
In the July 7, 2010 edition of USA Today, Janet Murguia, the president and CEO of the National Council of La Raza, wrote an opposing view to the newspaper's contention that the U.S. government should not sue Arizona over its yet-to-be-enacted law to check the papers of suspected illegal aliens... [See Obama Watch & Amnesty Watch]

San Bernardino County (Calif.) Sun    
Group rallies behind Arizona, want Obama to call off his henchmen   
Apple Valley -- In an effort to garner support for Arizona and it's controversial new immigration policy, the conservative activists' group We the People, California's Crusader held a rally Saturday along Bear Valley Boulevard. -- Raymond Herrera, the group's president and founder, said he hoped to gather hundreds of signatures for a petition... [See Obama Watch and AG Watch]

Tom Tancredo -- VDare.com     
On Establishment Republicans' amazing immigration flip flops   
When I dropped out of the running for the GOP presidential nomination, I felt like I could take credit for making the more telegenic candidates at least give immigration enforcement some lip service. It became conventional wisdom that I forced the immigration issue into the primaries...

ABC News        
Holder won't rule out another lawsuit against Arizona    
Attorney General Eric Holder isn't ruling out another federal lawsuit challenging Arizona's immigration law -- if there's evidence of racial profiling. -- The Obama administration sued Arizona on Tuesday, arguing that the state is impinging on federal responsibilities for dealing with immigration... [Watch Video] [See Obama Watch and AG Watch]

Aspen (Colo.) Times    
Holder says Arizona immigration law is unconstitutional   
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder defended a Department of Justice lawsuit against Arizona for the state's controversial new immigration policy, saying the law is unconstitutional. He spoke before a full crowd at the Benedict Music Tent on Thursday in an Aspen Ideas Festival event... [See "Hope & Change" Watch]

WFAA-TV -- Dallas     
Dallas County jailer facing deportation   
A Dallas County jailer is facing deportation after she was arrested by federal agents while on the job Friday morning. -- Maria Elvia Ross, 31, is suspected of being in the country illegally, and appears to have worked for the county illegally for nearly a decade. -- Commissioner John Wiley Price said the news has come as a shock to those at Dallas City Hall...

KABC-TV -- Los Angeles     
Suspect who planned to murder wife and flee to Mexico busted   
Fontana, Calif. -- A 31-year-old man was arrested for stalking when he was tracked down by police on the day he was allegedly going to shoot his wife and then flee to Mexico. -- Gustavo Leonardo Sanchez of Riverside was nabbed by police in a border town Friday...

KOLD-TV -- Tucson         sc    
Napolitano meets with Brewer at governors meeting   
Boston -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is meeting privately with her successor as Arizona governor as the Obama administration challenges the state's immigration law. -- Napolitano, a Democrat, huddled behind closed doors with Republican Jan Brewer in Boston on Sunday... [See Obama Watch and AG Watch]

Dalton (Ga.) Daily Citizen    
DoJ files lawsuit against Dalton business alleging employment discrimination   
The government alleges that Garland required all non-U.S. citizens applying for jobs to present certain work authorization documents in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act. That act requires that employers not require different or more difficult employment eligibility verification standards for non-citizen authorized workers as compared to U.S. citizens... [Obama lackey and former CASA de Maryland hack Thomas Perez is involved]

Washington Post   
Deal struck on Native Hawaiian recognition   
Honolulu -- A measure allowing Native Hawaiians to form their own government could come to a vote in the U.S. Senate this month following a deal with Hawaii's Republican governor. -- U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye and Gov. Linda Lingle said Wednesday they'll support the bill after changes are made to clarify that a Hawaiian government wouldn't have sovereign authority until after negotiations are completed...

'U.S. dollars burn while Obama fiddles'   
"Legend has it that Nero fiddled while Rome burned; now President Obama is fiddling or diddling or whatever he does while the whole world meets at the United Nations to burn the dollar down to forty percent of its current value." With these words Lee Troxler launched into an impassioned defense of the American dollar...

Salt Lake Tribune     
Mexican gang connection in shooting, arrests in St. George, Salt Lake City    
A shooting in St. George led to a drug bust and a statewide, multi-agency manhunt for two suspects who were finally nabbed in a raid early Saturday on a Salt Lake City home. -- St. George police spokesman Johnny Heppler said the cascading criminal investigation began when officers rushed to the scene of an 11:45 p.m... [See Crime Watch]

London Guardian     
John McCain ditches his liberal past and turns hard right   
When does being a maverick turn into a shameless flip-flopper? Pretty much about now, according to many observers of the long and storied political career of former Republican presidential candidate John McCain. -- Senator McCain, pictured, is now caught in one of the toughest political fights of his life, facing off in a primary fight against the Tea Party-style challenger JD Hayworth...

Arizona Daily Sun -- Flagstaff     
Experts: SB1070 unlikely to survive    
Arizona's law giving local police immigration enforcement powers is likely to be struck down, most legal experts predict, now that the Obama administration has gone to court asserting it conflicts with federal law. -- They cite the long-standing principle that the federal government has exclusive control over immigration and that "no state can add or take away" from the policy set in Washington... [See Obama Watch and AG Watch]

Spokane (Wash.) Spokesman-Review    
Republican leaders eschew 'fiesta' at fair booth   
Republican leaders in Sandpoint don't want their participation in the "Fiesta at the Fair" theme for this year's Bonner County Fair to be mistaken for a weakening of their resolve that English should be the primary U.S. language, or their support for cracking down on illegal immigration....

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner     
Illegal alien wanted for child rape... deported    
Last month, Miguel Manuel Hernandez-Beltran, 29, was arrested in Phoenix, wanted on child rape charges back home in Mexico, an immigration judge ordered him deported on June 28. He was handed over to Mexican law enforcement on July 8. -- According to the US Marshals Service, Hernandez-Beltran allegedly molested his 7-year-old nephew on 15 separate occasions in 2005... [More of Obama's pet fiends]

Paul Sperry -- New Your Post    
Border police bait & switch   
President Obama is suing Arizona for having its cops identify and round up illegal aliens -- even though he's also deputizing them to do the same thing. -- That's right: Under a little-known federal program called ICE 287(g), the administration has continued to enlist at least eight Arizona state law-enforcement agencies to carry out the procedures at issue in the new Arizona law, which goes into effect July 29...

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