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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Hutchinson's Myth a Reality
She Really Did Gut the Border Fence

American Patrol Report -- September 21  

    In December of 2007 Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson pushed through an amendment to a huge government-funding bill to give the DHS Secretary (Chertoff) the final say-so over the border fence. Some claimed she essentially gutted the fence.
    This is what Senator Hutchinson says in response to the claim that she gutted the border fence:
Myth: The language "gutted" the border fence.
FACT: The amendment mandates 700 miles of fence along the U.S. -- Mexico border. Of that, 370 miles of fence must be completed by the end of 2008. The Secure Fence Act did not have a requirement of 370 miles of fencing by December 2008.
OUR FACT: DHS's Secure Border Initiative has constructed fewer than 120 miles of fence and it is very likely that fewer than 150 miles of fence will be completed by the end of 2008, even if Congress gives DHS more money.
    So, using Hutchinson's amendment, Chertoff cut the fence in half by making it single-layered, not double-layered as the law originally required. Then he cut that by building less than half of what Hutchinson said was mandated. That is called gutting the fence.
    What say you now, Senator Hutchinson

National Border Patrol Council Local 2544 -- Tucson  
Border Patrol agent poisoned   
We are saddened to report that it appears as if a Border Patrol agent may have been intentionally poisoned with a pesticide. We are not going to elaborate because there is an ongoing investigation. -- Note to agents: Please be careful where you eat when you are on duty. As you know, there are plenty of sick individuals that would love to harm you... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Burlington (Vermont) Free Press  
Is Vermont quickly becoming a sanctuary state?    
The alleged assault and robbery of workers at three Grand Isle farms earlier this month presented the Vermont State Police with a question: Should it investigate the immigration status of the victims of the crime, as well as the crime itself? -- The answer, the police ultimately concluded, is no.... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Nashville Tennessean   
Valid IDs may not keep illegals out of jail   
Jose Estrada sipped chocolate milk outside a Madison coin-operated laundry just after sunrise, waiting for his boss to arrive and open the door. -- Metro police Officer James Pearce patrolled the neighborhood along Dickerson Pike, one having trouble with break-ins... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Dallas Morning News  
Drunken-driving crash changed lives of Irving couple   
...The accident scene is a tangled mess of steel. Debris litters the road. It is, as Emmanuel would later describe after seeing police footage, "ghastly." -- He and Helen lay unconscious. Paramedics cut both of them out of the car. Everyone is rushed to the hospital. Note: Statistics show about 47 percent of traffic fatalities in Dallas last year involved Hispanics driving drunk. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Dave Gibson -- American Chronicle -- Beverly Hills      sc   
The US is being overthrown by our own corrupt politicians   
A silent but all-reaching coup has been taking place within the United States. This coup is not being directed by bomb-laden terrorists, nor will it ever be meaningfully covered by the mainstream media. The seditious act is being carried out by our very own elected officials, with President Bush leading the insurrection... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson  
Some illegal aliens commit other crimes, but 'data terrible'   
You've heard it from pundits and read it online: Illegal [aliens] are clogging our legal system. They may come with the dreams of work and a better life, but they bring increased crime and strife. --- Many of those coming here illegally do end up in court -- some for being here without permission, others for property, financial, drug or violent crimes... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix   
Hospitals' funding for illegal alien care in jeopardy   
A federal government program that pays Arizona hospitals more than $30 million a year to offset unpaid bills for emergency care provided to [illegal aliens] likely will end next week. -- Hospitals in Arizona and other border states have turned to the program to defray the costs of providing emergency care to illegal [aliens].... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Arizona Republic -- Phoenix        
Reconquista kooks ganging up on Arpaio again   
Nearly 50 activists from across the country are in the Valley to protest Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's immigration policies. The National Day Laborers Organizing Network teamed up with local community leaders. -- The activists went door-to-door in Phoenix Friday evening, asking Hispanic families if they've been racially profiled by sheriff's deputies... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Debra J. Saunders -- San Francisco Chronicle   
Have degree, can't work   
A California appellate court ruling last week supports a lawsuit challenging a state law that grants illegal immigrants heavily subsidized tuition at California public universities and colleges. The court found that the 2001 law conflicts with federal law. -- As I read the ruling, I asked the question the judges cannot answer - as it is a policy issue best left to elected lawmakers...

Associated Press  
Bush pushing more dubious trade schemes in midst of US meltdown   
President Bush and Colombian President Alvaro Uribe renewed their push on Saturday for Congress to approve a free-trade deal before lawmakers leave town to campaign for re-election. -- "It's in our economic interest that we continue to open up markets in our neighborhood, particularly with a nation that is growing like yours," Bush told Uribe in the Rose Garden. ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Mount Shasta (Calif.) Herald  
Marijuana eradication efforts net 100,000 plants   
Yreka, Calif. -- Siskiyou County Sheriff Rick Riggins said that approximately 100,000 marijuana plants were discovered at various garden locations in western Siskiyou County last week. -- Involved in the discoveries were the Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Eradication Team, Siskiyou County Sheriff’s deputies, Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies...

Miami Herald   
Leftist students rule at National Autonomous University of Mexico   
The sign by the classroom door reads ''Video Library Fidel Castro.'' Inside, a painted five-point red star with a black hammer and sickle at its center covers one wall. -- On the adjacent wall, posters with images of a young Fidel Castro, Argentine revolutionary Ernesto ''Che'' Guevara and a militant Zapatista promote meetings and marches... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Walter Moore, Candidate For Mayor of Los Angeles     
Bush's Billionaire Banker Bailout: Are you kidding me?   
According to the New York Times, Bush wants to spend $700 billion to buy bad loans from banks and other investors, in addition to the $85 billion already spent on American International Group, and up to $200 billion for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. That's $985 billion. How much money is that? Glad you asked:.... AP Internal Use Only

Asheville (North Carolina) Citizen-Times   
Deportation program a weapon against lawbreakers in the US illegally   
Sheriff Rick Davis can’t forget a shooting two years ago in which a man killed his estranged wife and injured their child. -- Six years before the fatal shooting, the suspect, Joel Zelaya Rivera, was charged with assaulting a family member in Texas, Davis said. Two years after that, Rivera, who was in the country illegally, was charged with assaulting a female in Henderson County... ~Visit AmericanPatrol.com~

Gwinnett Daily Post -- Lawrenceville, Georgia  
Immigration status to be checked   
Gwinnett officials this week began checking the immigration status of people applying for an occupation tax certificate, which is commonly referred to as a business license. -- The standard puts the county in compliance with a state law passed in 2006. -- "I'm elated," said D.A. King of the Dustin Inman Society...

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