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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Border Invasion Slowed, But Not Stopped
Rancher says Border Patrol "not doing very well chasing 'em"
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Action at-near the Ladd Ranch caught by American Border Patrol's Border Hawk M
CBS News -- January 13 
Over The Line: Fighting Corruption on the Border
    John Ladd owns 14,000 wild acres in southern Arizona squared up against the Mexican border. It's land that's become extremely valuable for something besides ranching: For Mexico's illegal immigrants and drug cartels, it's a golden pathway into the U.S.
    "The easy part of getting across here is you got three miles to walk, and that's it," said Ladd. "You get picked up at the highway and you're gone."
    Five generations of Ladds have lived here. The family journeyed west over gritty trails in covered wagons in 1894.
    More than a century later, Ladd watches from his kitchen window as new immigrants -- the illegal kind -- regularly march across his land, oddly undeterred by the border fence, government surveillance cameras, and Border Agents patrolling the property.
    When asked how many illegal immigrants he estimates have crossed his property, Ladd replied, "I say about a half a million people have been caught on the ranch. And that's what's been caught - that's not what's got through." [...]
    "The south side is all controlled by the cartel now," said Ladd. "And the cartel has evolved to where they know what they're doing, and there's a lot of money at stake. And Border Patrol is still doing the same thing, deterring and chasing and, you know, we're not deterring anything and we're not doing very well chasing 'em."
Red DotNote: The Ladd Ranch is three miles east of American Border Patrol's ranch operations.

Fox News     
Study finds corruption on rise among BP agents, rep says security 'at risk' 
A government watchdog report has identified a dramatic increase in documented corruption cases among U.S. border and immigration agents, finding nearly 150 have been arrested or indicted since 2005. -- In a trend one top lawmaker said puts national security "in jeopardy," the Government Accountability Office tracked the rise in corruption cases among Border Patrol, Customs and Border Protection, and [ICE] agents...

Associated Press   bn    
Feds ordered delay in Senate intern's arrest, documents show 
Federal immigration agents were prepared to arrest an illegal immigrant and registered sex offender days before the November elections but were ordered by Washington to hold off after officials warned of "significant interest" from Congress and news organizations because the suspect was a volunteer intern for Sen. Robert Menendez, according to internal agency documents provided to Congress...

Oregon Senator: Obama regime hiding info on Americans it targets and kills   
A US senator has accused the Obama administration and the Justice Department for not being "adequately forthcoming" with information on the targeting and potential killing of Americans suspected of terrorism. -- Ron Wyden, the Democratic senator from Oregon and a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, wrote an open letter to John Brennan... [Related]

End of the American Dream     
We are witnessing the slow, tortuous death of the American worker   
Once upon a time, the U.S. economy produced a seemingly unending supply of good paying jobs that enabled American workers to buy homes, raise families and live the American Dream. But now all of that has changed. Over the past several decades, there have been some fundamental shifts in our economy that have steadily eroded the value of the American worker...

Anthony Kimery -- Homeland Security Today     
Border Patrol's strategic plan not yet in place, audit finds, but...   
U.S. Border Patrol's 2012-2016 national border security strategy -- its first new strategic plan in eight years -- began to be implemented more than a year ago. But the report of a new congressional audit that was released Jan. 9 said Border Patrol "has not identified milestones and time frames for developing and implementing performance goals and measures [for the plan] in accordance with standard practices..."

Rasmussen Report     
63% of GOP voters think Republicans in Congress out of touch   
Most GOP voters continue to believe that congressional Republicans are out of touch with the party base, while Democrats are happier than ever with how their team is performing in Washington, DC. -- The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 30% of Likely Republican Voters believe Republicans in Congress have done a good job representing their party's values over the past several years.

Dominique Peridans -- CIS.org     
Immigration law double standard.... L.A.-style   
Los Angeles has really joined the ranks of cities that are taking immigration law into their own hands. Indeed, last March, "the city stopped impounding the vehicles of anyone caught driving without a license, effectively allowing many illegal [aliens] to keep their cars." Then, in October, "the police chief announced that the department would stop handing illegal [aliens] charged with low-level offenses over to federal authorities..."

American Border Patrol    
Border chaos increasing   
Intelligence coming in from the border points to a major surge. On Sunday a National Guard airplane spotted nine "warming fires" just south of the border. This was followed by a surge across the border. -- The air was filled with CBP air resources including the Predator B, Cessna Citation, and numerous helicopters helping USBP chase down suspects...

Fox News    
Rahm 'Dead Fish' Emanuel offers $100K scholarship to invaders to join ROTC 
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced $100,000 in scholarship money for Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps students who are living in the country without legal permission. -- The Chicago mayor said Saturday that the money comes from a share of the $275,000 in privately raised donations to the Illinois DREAM Fund. -- The Illinois DREAM Fund Scholarship Committee also announced that its application deadline...

Dr. Jerome R. Corsi -- WND.com     
Here's the real unemployment rate   
The real unemployment rate for December 2012 is closer to 23 percent, not the 7.8 percent reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, according to economist John Williams. -- Williams, author of the Shadow Government Statistics website, argues that the federal government manipulates the reporting of key economic data for political purposes, using methodologies that tend to mask bad news...

Patrick J. Buchanan -- VDare.com     
Is Obama shaping a new majority... or electing a new people?    
In the 20th century, only two presidents shaped new governing coalitions that outlasted them. They were the only two men to appear on five national tickets. -- The first was FDR, who rang down the curtain in 1932 on the seven decades of Republican hegemony since Abraham Lincoln that had seen only two Democrats in the White House. And Grover Cleveland and Woodrow Wilson had made it only because of divisions...

D.A. King -- Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal      
Cobb County Georgia boss Tim Lee needs a reminder   
...Here in Cobb County, Georgia we are trying hard to protect jobs from illegal aliens by passing an ordinance to require contractors to become "IMAGE certified." IMAGE is a no-cost service from ICE that helps employers --- public and private --- audit their employment and hiring records to insure that all documents presented by employees when hired are genuine and valid...

American Border Patrol       
Border traffic picking up    
American Border Patrol reports that according to its sources, illegal cross-border traffic is picking up south of Tucson, Arizona, despite record low temperatures. The U.S. Border Patrol reported chasing many groups of suspected illegal aliens and drug smugglers - one involving 20 people...

Yahoo News     
Paul Ryan supports Marco Rubio's amnesty scheme  
Former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan says he supports "the principles" of an immigration reform proposal from Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a sign that the party may be coalescing around its own plan to overhaul the nation's laws. -- "Senator Rubio is exactly right on the need to fix our broken immigration system," the congressman wrote on his Facebook page on Monday...

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