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Mexican War Spreading
Bush Fails to Protect U.S.

Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- August 1  
Large group of people lie in wait for ride 100 feet south of border near Sierra Vista, AZ. (Taken 07/29/08) Larger photo includes "fence."

    Casey Wian: Another execution style murder in Mexico. The shooting of a Jalisco family Wednesday bore all the usual signs of a drug cartel hit, except that three of the six victims were children, a 7 and 8 -- year-old girl and a 15- year-old boy. Experts on the drug war say Mexico's cartels are increasingly targeting innocent civilians.
    Prof. George Grayson: It is taking the war to a new level. And what the cartels are attempting to do is to strike fear in the heart of politicians, in the heart of the police, and also in the hearts of the military.
    Wian: Grayson says Mexican President Felipe Calderon's 19-month crackdown on drug cartels is now being hampered by instability and defections among his top crime fighters. Noe Ramirez, who served 20 months as head of Mexico's organized crime bureau, resigned Wednesday. This spring, he traveled to Arizona and promised cooperation with the United States on border crime. [...]
    Now a growing number of Mexican law enforcement officers are fleeing across the border. The AFI is roughly Mexico's equivalent of the U.S. FBI. This week in Los Angeles, the top AFI commander in the border town of Mexicali, was arrested with his wife by the DEA and Los Angeles police and charged with possessing money in connection with drug trafficking.
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Orlando Sentinel                  sc   
Lake County deputy hurt in hit and run with illegal alien   
A Lake County sheriff's deputy was hurt in a hit-and-run crash early Sunday morning, authorities said. --Deputy John Caston, who was on duty at the time of the crash, suffered lacerations to his head and arms during the crash and was treated at Florida Hospital DeLand and later released, authorities said... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Joe Muench -- El Paso Times   
Sez here Thomason Hospital treating drug-war spies   
Would our Congressman, Silvestre Reyes, leave his constituents holding a $1 million county hospital bill? -- No way. He's got to run for re-election every two years. -- That is, unless his hands are tied by somebody way up the federal government ladder... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Norfolk Virginian-Pilot   
Many workers on Verizon project are in U.S. illegally   
Brenda Smith and her husband became curious last winter about the workers who showed up in their neighborhood around Old Providence Road in Virginia Beach. -- Without any notice to her, the largely Hispanic crew began digging trenches in her front yard and shoving orange tubing into the ground... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Herald-Sun -- Melbourne, Victoria   
Deportees set fire to detention centre   
The incident follows a more serious fire on June 22 that almost entirely destroyed France's biggest detention centre for illegal immigrants, at Vincennes on the outskirts of Paris, after a protest by people awaiting deportation. -- Police said trouble started at the Mesnil-Amelot centre on Saturday after a group defending immigrant rights held a protest just outside the facility... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

New York Sun   
Hispanic "immigrants" riled by amnesty push for Irish illegals    
An effort by the Irish to secure a special immigration deal solely for illegal immigrants from Ireland isn't sitting well with some of their former partners in the fight for an overhaul of federal immigration policy. -- Although immigrant organizations officially have refrained from criticizing the Irish, many rank-and-file Hispanic immigrants... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Seattle Times   
Hospitals deporting uninsured patients   
Jolomcu, Guatemala -- High in the hills of Guatemala, shut inside a one-room house, Luis Alberto Jimenez has no idea of the legal battle that swirls around him in the lowlands of Florida. -- Beaming at his toothless mother, his sole caregiver, Jimenez remains cheerily oblivious that he has come to represent the collision of two flawed U.S. systems, immigration and health care. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Matier & Ross -- San Francisco Chronicle  
Illegal alien arrested 5 times before feds told   
If Mayor Gavin Newsom is serious about tightening up San Francisco's sanctuary laws, he might want to take a look at the case of Marco Martinez - a 26-year-old illegal immigrant from El Salvador who has been arrested by police five times in the past year and a half for allegedly selling crack cocaine but has never wound up in the feds' hands... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

White Plains (New York ) Journal News   
Fliers in Suffern aim to ease tension over "immigrants"   
In a bid to improve the perception of the village's Latino immigrant population amid tensions stirred up by a village plan to partner with federal immigration enforcement officials, a community group today will distribute fliers asking people to refrain from unlawful behavior...

Michael Webster -- American Chronicle -- Beverly Hills   
Mexico's civil war killing more Americans   
The Mexican and U.S. Governments are in denial. The dictionary definition of civil war indicates that a civil war is a military conflict which arises from a desire for usually radical change in society as a result of either cultural, social, religious, political or economic disputes due to diametrically opposed and uncompromising ideas... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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