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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Digging Up The Pete Wilson Myth
Hero of Proposition 187 Blamed Again

Dallas Morning News -- September 3  
Pete Wilson -- Mayor of San Diego, California Assemblyman, U.S. Senator, Governor of California

Expect little, if any, immigration talk from McCain to Republicans
   "If the people that want a secure border get it, then we'll have a second debate about how we deal with the people who are here," said Pete Wilson, the former California governor whose fierce policies on illegal immigration damaged Republican outreach among Hispanic voters for a generation.
   "But the first concern, which totally dominates, is the concern about preventing 12 million from becoming 25 or 50, and quite rightly."
Red DotGlenn Spencer's comment: Nonsense! As I said in my September 1, 2000 letter in the Wall Street Journal: "Republican Pete Wilson was re-elected because he had the courage to stand up against the Mexican invasion. Handed enormous political ammunition by Democrats, Dan Lungren spent $44 million against Gray Davis, $33 million avoiding the most crucial issues facing California. His capitulation cost the Republicans California, not Proposition 187."
Video Get the video "Courage and Capitulation in California"   

Daily Globe -- Worthington, Minnesota           sc      
Postville immigration case proceeds   
Des Moines -- A supervisor arrested after a massive immigration raid at the Agriprocessors Inc. plant in Postville continues to push for a federal judge to remove herself from the case. -- Martin De La Rosa-Loera appeared in federal court late last month in Cedar Rapids and pleaded guilty... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
Three illegals agree to leave for Mexico   
Boston -- Three of 31 janitorial workers arrested during immigration raids at Rhode Island courthouses in July have agreed to voluntarily return to Mexico. -- A federal immigration judge in Boston on Wednesday granted voluntary departure to the three men, all Mexican natives... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Californians for Population Stabilization             
Stop even more illegal alien freebies in California!    
While California's middle class families struggle during these tough economic times, the state legislature has voted to give financial aid to foreign students who are in the country illegally. The Assembly passed SB 1301...

American Border Patrol      
Photo of the day
This is a screen grab from American Border Patrol's Operation Virtual Vigilance thermal camera. ABP could find no evidence that this group, that had just crossed the border, was apprehended by the Border Patrol. This is an almost nightly occurrence.

Sierra Vista (Arizona) Herald / Review  
Drug smuggling charge for man following chase   
Bisbee -- A man was arrested Wednesday on charges of smuggling narcotics and fleeing a Border Patrol checkpoint in Cochise County. -- The driver of a white Chevy pickup failed to stop at a checkpoint on Highway 90 after noon... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Tom DeWeese -- NewsWithViews.com   
The great North American phone-in   
Those who are angry about the possible creation of a North American Union and are tired of being ignored by elected officials who deny the NAUs existence have an opportunity to deal with both. -- Set the date on your calendar: September 16, 2008. That's the day scheduled in both Canada and the US for "The Great North American Phone In." ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Associated Press   
Vise-Grip factory leaving Nebraska for China   
Dewitt, Neb. -- Gary Oden knew for weeks that the plant in this village where he has spent the last 19 years helping build Vise-Grip pliers, one of Nebraska's most famous products, would be shutting down. -- But he still wasn't completely prepared for the meeting at 5:30 Wednesday morning... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

San Francisco Chronicle  
Newsom puts S.F.'s ID card program on hold   
Mayor Gavin Newsom has delayed a program to offer identification cards to all city residents regardless of their immigration status as city officials review the sanctuary policy for illegal [aliens]. -- "We've delayed it till we garner enough facts about our current sanctuary city and move forward with changing the policy," Newsom said Wednesday...

McClatchy Newspapers   
Mexican drug traffickers wage PR war over image   
In Mexico, Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo is feared and reviled as the godfather of Mexico's cocaine trade. On his Web site, however, he's portrayed as a family man and a savvy business tycoon. -- Yes, the drug kingpin known as "El Padrino" has his own Web site. He launched the site in June with the help of his family... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson  
Boosting border security is goal of new UA center   
Imagine an invisible laser beam homed in on the carotid artery in your neck, reading your blood pressure, pulse and respiration rate as you wait in line to cross the U.S.-Mexican border. -- The results would help port officers determine if you are agitated, under stress or perhaps fearful...

Winchester (Virginia) Star   
Illegal alien murder suspect may still be in the area   
Berryville — Murder suspect Jose Cuevas-Gonzalez could still be in the area, Clarke County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Tricia Putnam said on Wednesday. -- Cuevas-Gonzalez was indicted by a Clarke County Circuit Court grand jury Aug. 18 on charges of first-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm while in the country illegally... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Los Angeles Times          sc      
San Diego officer accused of helping drug traffickers   
A San Diego police officer has been arraigned in federal court on charges of passing information about drug investigations to drug traffickers. -- Juan Hurtado Tapia, 38 was arrested Tuesday by agents of the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration and remains in the federal prison in downtown San Diego pending a bail hearing... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Sierra Vista (Arizona) Herald / Review 
Drug smuggling charge for man following chase   
Bisbee -- A man was arrested Wednesday on charges of smuggling narcotics and fleeing a Border Patrol checkpoint in Cochise County. -- The driver of a white Chevy pickup failed to stop at a checkpoint on Highway 90 after noon... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

El Paso Times           sc      
Terror Next Door: Another decapitation reported in Chihuahua, Mex.   
El Paso -- It wasn't a good morning for a woman who awoke Wednesday to find a decapitated body outside her home in colonia Industrial in Chihuahua City, state police said. -- The dead man was found wrapped in a blanket. His head was inside an ice cream box wrapped in gray tape... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Medford (Oregon) Mail Tribune   
As day labor jobs vanish, so do workers   
...Rick Oltman of Californians for Population Stabilization, an anti-illegal-immigration group, said the fact that some immigrants were returning home as a result of the declining economy showed that a lack of jobs could be a deterrent. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Californians for Population Stabilization     
Licenses for Illegals: 'One Bill Gil' is at it again   
SB 60, Sen. Gil Cedillo's perpetual driver licenses for illegal alien legislation passed the California Senate by a vote of 21-14 at 9:52 AM PDT Sunday morning... [Click here for more info and a link to fax Schwarzenegger for free]

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Latest news from south of the border   
The Mexican Army in Reynosa, Tamaulipas came out on the short end of a gun battle with a group of armed subjects encountered while on patrol. One soldier was killed and three wounded when the military convoy was fired on by unknown assailants. Immediate medical attention to the wounded was delayed...

Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson   
Suspected human smuggler arrested   
The vehicle of man suspected of smuggling illegal immigrants collided with two Border Patrol vehicles Tuesday in Nogales while he tried to escape after a struggle with a Border Patrol officer. -- Officers approached the man about 3 p.m. at a Jumping Jack gas station, where he had dropped off four illegal [aliens]...

WCPO-TV -- Cincinnati, Ohio   
Likely illegal alien busted on suspicion of having sex with minor   
A teenager who lives in Hamilton is in jail, accused of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. -- The Butler County Sheriff's Office says deputies found 18-year-old Ramon Padilla partially clothed in a car around 9 p.m. Tuesday night in Saint Clair Township... [More of Bush's pet fiends]

PolitickerCA -- Los Angeles   
McClintock says sanctuary city should get no funding   
San Francisco's status as a "sanctuary city" should mean a cutoff of federal funds, congressional candidate State Sen. Tom McClintock said Tuesday. -- "A local government that actively works to undermine our nation's security and sovereignty has no claim to our nation's resources and support," said McClintock... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Los Angeles Daily News  
Airport mechanic accused of smuggling illegals   
An elevator mechanic at Los Angeles International Airport has been arrested in a federal sting operation and charged with smuggling illegal [aliens] into the country by taking them out of the terminal before they were screened by authorities... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

WYFF-TV -- Greenville, South Carolina    
Illegal alien crackdown becomes model   
Pickens, SC -- A crackdown on illegal [aliens] in Pickens County is gaining interest from agencies in other localities. -- The county started a program more than a year ago to take extra steps to identify whether inmates in the county jail are in the United States legally... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

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