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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Guard Leaves Border
Achievements Questioned

Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- June 2  
Private contractors erect fencing near Yuma, March 20, 2007. But this photo shows guard working on same fence.

Wian: Private contractors are already taking over some National Guard duties on the border. But it's clear the National Guard will be missed. This road behind me used to be so steep and treacherous that border patrol agents in vehicles chasing illegal aliens and drug smugglers down this hill, they'd sometimes roll over. Now that the National Guard has moved something like 250,000 cubic yards of earth in here and bulldozed a new road, that kind of thing doesn't happen anymore, Lou.  
Dobbs: Amazing and 37 whole miles of fence in two years?  
Wian: Well they did that among other things.
Dobbs: No, no, no, I'm certain.
Wian: Not just the fence construction...
Dobbs: No, no...
Wian: There are others involved in the fence construction besides the National Guard.
Dobbs: Yeah, I understand. But 37 miles of fence is pretty pitiful. I mean that just isn't getting it done by this administration, the Department of Homeland Security. It's remarkable. And there is -- when will be the last -- when will the last National Guardsman leave the border?
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Associated Press      sc    
Border Patrol contract workers allegedly released illegals   
Two Border Patrol contract workers were arrested for allegedly conspiring to shuttle illegal [aliens] from San Diego to Los Angeles for $2,500 apiece instead of returning them to Mexico. -- The Wackenhut Corp. employees, Christopher Saint Lucero and Manley Lamont Smith, were hired to escort illegal [aliens] to Mexico after they were captured.... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WTOP -- Washington, DC   
Illegal immigration cheerleaders receive death, bomb threats   
Recent threats of violence directed at a local [illegal alien] advocacy group are now under investigation in Maryland. -- CASA de Maryland in Silver Spring has written a letter to Attorney General Doug Gansler detailing phone, e-mail and text messages the organization has received riddled with "racial intolerance..." ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Walter Moore, Candidate For Mayor of Los Angeles     
City Hall is robbing Peter to pay Paul -- and you're Peter   
You already know, as a regular reader of my essays, that City Hall is using your tax money to subsidize such worthy causes as the Royal Family of Dubai. -- You may not know City Hall gives all sorts of people much better deals on real estate than you and I could ever hope to get in the real world... AP Internal Use Only

Michelle Malkin   
A public school field trip…to the local illegal alien day labor center   
What’s next? Assemblies with fake ID manufacturers? Gym classes with coyotes? -- Darleen Click points to this L.A. Daily News report on a 4th-grade public school field trip to a local illegal alien day labor site... [Related item] ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Don't Miss This!   
Terry Anderson fills in for Roger Hedgecock on Thursday, June 5
The show airs from 3 to 7 pm Pacific on KOGO, AM 600, San Diego, and on the internet. Click here and look for the "Listen Live" link. The call-in number is (800) 600-5646 (600-KOGO). -- Click here to visit Terry's web site.

Associated Press  
Judge blocks Cave Creek's law on soliciting work   
A federal judge on Monday issued a temporary order blocking the town of Cave Creek from enforcing a law aimed at stopping day laborers from gathering on streets to look for work. -- In her ruling, U.S. District Judge Roslyn Silver found that the ordinance is an unconstitutional restriction of free speech... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KOLD-TV -- Tucson  
Raul 'MEChA-boy' Grijalva working on immigration scheme   
Armed with bipartisan support, a southern Arizona congressman is moving ahead with legislation that could solve some illegal immigration issues. -- Democratic Congressman Raul Grijalva says the measures will be introduced soon. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

KRGV-TV -- Weslaco, Texas      Video Included  sc     
More Chinese illegal aliens found   
Santa Rosa, Texas -- Another batch of Chinese [aliens] were caught early this morning. -- Few details are being released at this time. But NEWSCHANNEL 5 confirmed a group of about seven to 10 Chinese immigrants were found near Santa Rosa... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WDSU-TV -- New Orleans  
Senate debates illegal immigration bills   
A state Senate committee plans Tuesday to debate bills aimed at illegal immigration in Louisiana. -- One bill on the agenda in a Senate judiciary committee would make it illegal to knowingly transport illegal [aliens]. Another would ban the harboring of such [aliens]... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

The Dustin Inman Society -- Marietta, Georgia   
Ethnic hustlers propose CNN boycott over Lou Dobbs' reports   
The Hispanic Institute today announced that it will mount a Latino boycott of CNN to protest the cable news network’s ongoing distortion of facts surrounding U.S. immigration issues, especially in commentaries and reports on "Lou Dobbs Tonight..." ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Honolulu Star Bulletin   
Councilman uses derogatory term, whining ensues   
City Councilman Rod Tam apologized yesterday for his recent use of the ethnic slur "wetbacks" about illegal [aliens] from Mexico working in Hawai'i. -- "I was appalled," said Marie Villa, president of Latin Business Hawai'i. "In this day and age, when we use derogatory remarks, it shows how shallow-minded we are." [Related item] ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

National Public Radio     Audio Report Included
Mississippi makes working with fake docs a felony   
[Older news] -- It's after 8 a.m. at the Home Depot in Gulfport, Miss. Eight men, all from Honduras, are the only ones left in front of the megastore. A few dozen already have been picked up for day work. -- "There was tons of work when we first got here right after Katrina," says one of the men, who doesn't want to give his name ..." ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Salem (Oregon) Statesman-Journal   
E-Verify checks worker status, draws criticism   
A federal Web-based system that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility status of newly hired workers has been enhanced, drawing praise from supporters and criticism from foes. -- The E-Verify system, operated by ICE and used by more than 3,000 employers in Oregon... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Right Side News -- Kennesaw, Georgia      Video Included  
The North American Union initiative   
Yesterday, Washington Post op-ed calls on Obama to promote a "European Union" format for North America. Another Washington establishment insider is now calling for North American Union. In a Washington Post op-ed titled "The Orthodoxy of Hope," liberal columnist Jim Hoagland calls on Barack Obama to a adopt a "broad new hemispheric approach" to American foreign policy. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Rachel Alexander -- Intellectual Conservative    
Arizona State Bar illegal immigration scandal escalates   
After several legal ethics experts issued opinions declaring that the AZ State Bar's investigation of Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas was meritless, the Bar took swift action against one of those experts - its own former Bar president Ernest Calderon. Calderon's opinion was issued on Wednesday, May 28... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Edwin S. Rubenstein -- VDare.com  
A nation of.... emigrants?   
George W. Bush's latest disapproval rating (69 percent) is the highest of any president in the 70-year history of the Gallup poll. Faith in the economy, as measured by consumer confidence, has dropped to levels not seen since the great stagflation of late seventies/early eighties. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WTHR-TV -- Indianapolis, Indiana      Video Included 
Illegal aliens detained after crash   
Police detained a number of suspected illegal [aliens] following an accident on the city's north side. -- The crash happened Sunday morning at 96th Street and Keystone. -- Police said at least eight suspected illegals ran from a vehicle after the wreck.... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

El Paso Times  
Threat follows discovery of decapitated bodies   
Three headless bodies were found in the Valley of Juárez on Sunday and Monday while worries grew over a new Internet message demanding that prominent Juárez families and business leaders pay a "quota" to a drug cartel for protection... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Los Angeles Times   
Toll mounts in Mexico's drug war   
Tijuana, BC, Mex. -- Mexico is at war. -- Helmeted army troops steer Humvees past strip malls in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, some of the 40,000 soldiers and 5,000 federal police officers President Felipe Calderon has deployed to secure large swaths of the country against entrenched drug traffickers... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
Feds seek builders for border fence near Brownsville   
A federal bid request to build three hotly contested pieces of the border fence in Cameron County has turned up the pressure on local officials and landowners still holding out. -- Brownsville and its county have been the nerve center for some of the most outspoken opposition along the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Financial Times - London   
US to impose stricter visa rule   
Passengers travelling to the United States from countries whose citizens do not need visas must register online with the US government at least 72 hours before departure, in the latest measure to strengthen American security... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Fort Worth Star-Telegram  
Federal suit seeks Hispanic voice on Irving school board   
The Irving school district has been targeted in a federal lawsuit that seeks to create single-member school board districts in an effort to get Hispanic representation on the board. -- The board presides over campuses that have a 65.5 percent Hispanic enrollment, according to the Texas Education Agency... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Latest news from south of the border   
Less than a week after a number of federal police were killed by criminals in Sinaloa, Pres. Calderon asserted that the strategy against narcotraffic and organized crime is the correct one, that it is under way, is the adequate one (and that) it is integral and long term....

White House: No further info on Americans killed in Mexico   
The White House has joined the Justice Department and State Department in stating that it has no information on arrests, prosecutions or convictions related to the murder or execution cases of 128 American citizens in Mexico from 2005 to 2007... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

We Get E-Mail       Videos Included  
Drug cartels taking over border towns   
I n a speech delivered on Sunday, 06/01/2008, Mexican president Calderon admitted HAVING LOST CONTROL OVER MEXICAN TERRITORY TO THE DRUG CARTELS: "It does not gratify us that the fight to regain lost Mexican territory necessarily means periods of violent confrontation." ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Houston Chronicle   
'Sanctuary city' issue surfaces in race for League City mayor   
With less than two weeks remaining until League City's mayoral runoff, the focus of the race has shifted to the city's stance on illegal immigration. -- When an illegal [alien] is arrested in League City for a Class B misdemeanor or above, the police department contacts ICE and the person is then transported to the Galveston County jail... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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