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Wednesday, March 30, 2011\

Border Nonsense
AP marches to Obama's orders
Associated Press -- March 30  
Top: AP photo of fence near Nogales
Bottom: The real fence ends abruptly east of Nogales. A vehicle barrier (most of what DHS calls a fence) continues on.
Analysis: US still lacks border strategy
    Washington -- The federal government hasn't come up with a comprehensive strategy to secure the U.S.-Mexico border, even as an all-out war between Mexico and its violent drug gangs has claimed 35,000 lives and pushed hundreds of thousands of immigrants into the United States.
    The U.S. government has spent nearly $4 billion on various approaches, including a $2.4 billion border fence effort, two deployments of National Guard troops to temporarily bolster the Border Patrol, and a now-defunct $1 billion "virtual fence" that covered 53 miles of the 2,100-mile U.S.-Mexico border until the Obama administration scrapped it earlier this year.
    "In spite of an effort to do more, there does not appear to be a plan in place that actually accomplishes the objectives of a secure border," Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said earlier this month in a speech to the U.S.- Mexico Congressional Border Issues Conference.
    The physical fence saw drugs catapulted over it, tunneled under it and even driven over with homemade ramps. "Show me a 10-foot fence, I'll show you an 11-foot ladder" became common wisdom along the border. [Wrong -- Napolitano said fifty-foot fence]
Red DotAmerican Patrol Report Comment
    More AP nonsense. The Mexican drug war, which started when we began building the border fence, didn't push "hundreds of thousands" of migrants into the U.S. In fact, the fence stopped hundreds of thousands. We should finish it.

T.L. Davis -- The American Thinker -- Bellevue, Wash.    
Barack Obama's 'I am not a crook' moment   
The Senate Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and Global Narcotics Affairs might get a little more heated than usual on March 31, 2011. Among the panel members is Kenneth Melson, Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE). -- The hearing will be the first opportunity for senators to question the Acting Director of the ATF about events surrounding Customs Agent Brian Terry's death...

Associated Press      
Arizona-style immigration bill dies in Mississippi   
The push for a comprehensive anti-[illegal] immigration bill in Mississippi began with a series of hearings and a rally in opposition, but the measure has quietly died under a legislative deadline. -- There appeared to be little serious discussion about a compromise on the bill that was patterned after the law enacted in Arizona in 2010, which gave law enforcement the authority...

Associated Press      
Arizona-style immigration bill dies in Mississippi   
The push for a comprehensive anti-[illegal] immigration bill in Mississippi began with a series of hearings and a rally in opposition, but the measure has quietly died under a legislative deadline. -- There appeared to be little serious discussion about a compromise on the bill that was patterned after the law enacted in Arizona in 2010, which gave law enforcement the authority...

Hispanically Speaking     
Mexican guilty of harboring 100 illegals for his restaurants
A man from Mexico pleaded guilty on Tuesday to harboring as many as 100 illegal aliens for commercial advantage. The plea was announced by U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr., Western District of New York. The case was investigated by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Erie County Sheriff's Department...

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Latest NAFBPO update from south of the border   
An armed group of gunmen killed the wife and 4 year old daughter of Governor Cesar Duarte's bodyguard. According to reports, this is the fifth attack on officers of the Attorney General's office within the past 10 days. The bodyguard was wounded. The attack occurred as the wife and daughter left their home...

Associated Press      sc       
U.S. offers $5 million bounty for ICE agent killers   
The Obama administration on Wednesday offered an up to $5 million reward for information leading to the capture of the suspected drug traffickers who shot and killed a U.S. immigration agent and wounded another in Mexico last month. -- The State Department said its Narcotics Rewards Program would pay the amount to anyone coming forward with information...

Ted Nugent -- Washington Times 
Obamacare is crony care    
The biggest problem President Obama has is a serious lack of trust among the American people. From energy mismanagement to refusal to be fiscally accountable to blatant job-destroying policies, the president has gone off in a gung-ho leftist direction that leaves many Americans shaking their heads in confusion...

Birmingham (Ala.) News     
Alabama lawmakers told illegal immigration bill is bad; our commenters want a crackdown   
Alabama state senators heard from opponents of a bill would let a police officer determine a person's immigration status during traffic stops or arrests if there is "reasonable suspicion" the person is in the United States unlawfully

Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner   
Hillary the de facto Commander in Chief?    
While President Barack Obama's Monday night televised address to the American people regarding the United States' role in the Libyan revolt did help the beleaguered Commander in Chief, there is a growing number of Americans who are beginning to realize that it is Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who's really the leader behind the U.S. Middle East policy...

Napolitano blasted as 'laughingstock' for safe border claims
Agents patrolling America's southern border are slamming Department of Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano for giving the nation "a false sense of security," after she claimed the border region is "better now than it ever has been."

Associated Press     
ICE detains 18 after bus stopped in central Pennsylvania  
Federal agents have detained more than a dozen people suspected illegal [aliens] after the bus they were riding on was pulled over for speeding in central Pennsylvania. -- State police say they pulled over the speeding bus Tuesday morning in Antrim Township, Franklin County. Authorities say the bus was carrying more than 50 Asian passengers, some of whom could not provide documentation...

Daily Caller -- Washington    
Issa demands 'Project Gunrunner' documents from Obama Regime   
Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican, the chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, demanded that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton produce documents regarding an alleged connection between operation "Fast and Furious," a gunrunning scandal the BATF partook in, and the Dec. 14 shooting of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry... [See Obama Watch]

Dan Baltes -- The Examiner    
Salt Lake Chamber: "We let Sandstrom have a watered down version of his bill"
Many questions have arisen after the passage and signing into law of HB 116 by Governor Herbert in Utah. Utahans are bewildered by how little was discussed about this piece of legislation and many knew nothing of the bill prior to it already being signed into law. Today, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice-President and General Counsel, Robin Rigg revealed...

Arizona Capitol Times     
Border security panel to hold 1st meeting   
A special committee of the Arizona Legislature devoted to examining security along the state’s border with Mexico will hold its first meeting Wednesday. -- The Joint Border Security Advisory Committee was created a week after the state passed an immigration enforcement law last year that was intended to draw local police deeper into the fight against illegal immigration...

Daily Caller -- Washington      sc   
More Obama Regime skulduggery   
New emails and testimony from Department of Homeland Security FOIA officer Catherine Papoi reveal that a former Obama campaign staffer repeatedly asked Papoi and her team to redact portions of "politically sensitive" documents, as well as portions of documents that were already publicly available...

D.A. King -- Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal     
Final week's goal should be passage of bill on illegals   
Last week about 5,000 screaming, chanting, resentful illegal aliens and the remora-like subversives who support them took over Washington Street in front of the Georgia Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. -- Many carried signs that said "UNDOCUMENTED AND UNAFRAID" and "WE WILL NOT LEAVE!" and "NO TO HB 87!" and "LEGALIZATION FOR ALL" and "WE WILL NOT COMPLY!"

Anonymous Attorney -- VDare.com     
Whistleblower Adams, AG Holder, and the end of race-blind justice
I continue to be stupefied by the Department of Justice's abandonment of the Black Panther voter intimidation case. Like so many other racial double-standard outrages, it was news briefly, then seemed to slip into the MSM's rearview mirror... [See AG Watch & Obama Watch]

Associated Press     
Kansas House sends voter ID bill to governor   
Kansas is expected to start requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls next year after a bill imposing the new rule won final approval Tuesday from the state Legislature. -- The House voted 111-11 to accept the Senate's version of legislation proposed by Secretary of State Kris Kobach as a way to fight potential election fraud...

Lincoln (Neb.) Journal-World     
Kansas legislators file resolution calling for "immigration reform"    
Kansas' Hispanic legislators on Monday filed a bipartisan resolution that calls on the federal government -- not the states -- to work on immigration and specifies that any reforms should be humane, fair and just. --- "We want to take the hate out of the debate," said Rep. Louis Ruiz, D-Kansas City, who proposed the resolution....

Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner     
DOJ's Perez testifies before Senate panel on civil rights of Muslims 
This morning Assistant Attorney General [and former CASA de Maryland lackey] Thomas Perez testified before Chairman Dick Durbin (D-MI) and members of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights. -- On the panel's agenda was the DOJ's efforts to protect the rights of Muslim, Arab, Sikh and South-Asian Americans...

WBUR-FM -- Boston     
Texas Republicans take harder line on illegal immigration   
In Texas, the Republican Party is changing its tactics on illegal immigration. -- The relatively welcoming, tolerant attitude embraced by George W. Bush when he was governor is waning. It has been overtaken by a flood of Arizona-style get-tough measures, with nearly 100 immigration bills written or filed...

KSAZ-TV -- Phoenix     
Maricopa County Sheriff's posse launches air operation   
Maricopa County Sheriff's posse members are taking to the skies to fight illegal immigration and other related crimes. -- As many as 30 pilots will donate their planes and their time to patrol the southern border of Maricopa County. -- If they see any illegal activity like drug smuggling, they'll radio it into deputies on the ground... [Comment from Glenn Spencer]

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner     
North Carolina House votes to ban sham Mexican ID acceptance   
On Tuesday, by a vote of 64-53, the North Carolina House of Representatives passed HB33 which bans the use of the Matricula Consular card, issued by the government of Mexico as an acceptable form of identification....  [Related item]

Michelle Malkin -- VDare.com     
Project Gunrunner: Obama's stimulus-funded border nightmare   
Buried in Barack Obama's failed trillion-dollar stimulus program was a $10 million bloody border racket that has now cost American lives. This goes far beyond the usual waste, fraud and abuse underwritten by progressive profligacy. It's bloodstained government malfeasance overseen by anti-gun ideologues -- and now anti-gun ideologue Attorney General Eric Holder will "investigate."

WABE-FM -- Atlanta  Audio Report Included   
Gov. Nathan Deal wants more guest workers; D.A. King objects    
Supporters of a controversial bill to crack down on illegal immigration in Georgia have complained the state's agriculture business leaders are fighting it for no good reason. Agriculture leaders worry the bill would make it tough for them to find workers. -- But the bill's supporters say the Feds have a visa program that covers guest workers... [See The Dustin Inman Society]

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