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Monday, January 26, 2009

Glenn Spencer on the Barbara Jean Show
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Drug Gangs to Takeover Mexico?
What Can the U. S. Do?

Wall Street Journal -- January 26
Special report on Tuesday: The Fence and the Mexican Drug War – Is there a connection?

Drug Gangs Have Mexico on the Ropes
Law enforcement south of the border is badly outgunned.
    A murder in the Mexican state of Chihuahua last week horrified even hardened crime stoppers. Police Commander Martin Castro's head was severed and left in an ice cooler in front of the police station in the town of Praxedis with a calling card from the Sinaloa drug cartel.
    According to Mexico's attorney general, 6,616 people died in drug-trafficking violence in Mexico last year. A high percentage of those killed were themselves criminals, but many law enforcement agents battling organized crime were also murdered. The carnage continues. For the first 22 days of this year the body count is 354. [...]
    As Gen. McCaffrey notes, Mexico produces an estimated eight metric tons of heroin a year and 10,000 metric tons of marijuana. He also points out that "90% of all U.S. cocaine transits Mexico" and Mexico is "the dominant source of methamphetamine production for the U.S." The drug cartels earn more than $25 billion a year and "repatriate more than $10 billion a year in bulk cash into Mexico from the U.S."

Delaware County Daily Times -- Primos, Pennsylvania  
Illegal, legal immigration haunting U. S.   
...Corporate America’s shortsighted policy of recruiting immigrants at the expense of American students and workers will only further antagonize society and produce an anti-business backlash. -- Perhaps Pat Buchanan is correct when he suggests that we should enact a temporary moratorium on further immigration in order to construct an immigration policy...

Carolyn Cook -- Family Security Matters   
SCHIP scheme is a Trojan Horse   
This insurance program has turned from a safety net to a classic Trojan Horse - but instead of Greek soldiers, it holds a socialist agenda that, once established, might never be eradicated....

Los Angeles Daily News   
Mayoral race counts down, but apathy may be a player   
...The best known, relatively speaking, among [Mexican Reconquista zealot Antonio] Villaraigosa challengers are attorney Walter Moore and City Hall gadfly David "Zuma Dogg" Saltsburg. Other active challengers include community activist David R. Hernandez, actor Phil Jennerjahn and attorney Bruce Darian, all of whom have been running earnest campaigns.

ABC News -- New York  
Missing 11-year-old girl may have run off with illegal Mexican alien   
Police are searching for an 11-year-old Texas girl who they say took off with a 23-year-old man she'd been sneaking out with. -- Tyler Police Officer Don Martin told ABCNews.com that Iridian Julissa Rodriguez left a note in her backpack, saying "that she did not want to live there anymore, that she'd rather be dead, that she was going to Mexico."  [More "family values"

Associated Press   sc       
Economic forecasters see more job cuts ahead   
It's shaping up to be another lousy year for workers, with more companies expecting to cut payrolls in the months ahead. -- That's part of the latest outlook from forecasters in a survey released Monday by the National Association for Business Economics that depicts the worst business conditions in the U.S. since the report's inception in 1982..

Californians for Population Stabilization       
Ask your Representative to support the E-Verify amendments!   
The House Appropriations Committee has added two important E-Verify amendments to the Stimulus Bill. The first amendment, by Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA), would reauthorize the E-Verify program for a period of five years....

Enter Stage Right -- Sudbury, Ontario   
The successfully Confederate New World Order   
Not too long ago I compared Barack Obama to the great but inevitably defeated military genius of the Confederate South, General Robert E. Lee. The issues of slavery and abortion being so much alike, I picked the Progressive superstar as a "light" that has shown even more radiantly than the other Progressive standout...

Rick Oltman -- CAPS       
Pondering Pelosi   
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi made a statement on one of the Sunday talking heads shows that is interesting to say the least. As you can see from the transcript below, Speaker Pelosi is justifying spending hundreds of millions of tax dollars to expand family planning as part of the economic stimulus... [More from Rick Oltman]AP Internal Use Only

Anderson (South Carolina) Independent Mail   
E-Verify system works, Pickens County officials say   
Some legal measures that took effect Jan. 1 in South Carolina place added restrictions on illegal workers, because employers now are required to use E-Verify or other federal work authorization programs. -- A state law now requires all public employers and public contractors employing more than 500 people...

Mike Cutler -- Family Security Matters   
Illegal aliens akin to burglars in the night   
Will "change we can believe in" reflect the way our nation used to do business: aliens who might displace - or harm - American workers were kept out of the United States?....

Ron Ewart -- Canada Free Press -- Toronto   
The coming civil war   
If you are a hard-working, responsible, self-reliant and successful American, how do you like billions of your taxes paying for bank, business and ne'er-do-well homebuyer bailouts, homebuyers that were encouraged by government to buy homes they couldn't afford?

Associated Press   
Immigration raid spotlights rift of have-nots    
...For a long time, Howard workers were poor blacks and whites in this town of 18,000, where an estimated 30 percent of the population lives in poverty. -- But in the past few years, immigrants poured across the Mexican border, eagerly applying for work on the Howard line and not complaining about long hours or menial labor...

Washington Times   
Napolitano lists Canadian border a top security priority   
Vulnerabilities along the Canadian border are one of more than a half-dozen priorities identified by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano during her first week, along with cybersecurity and ensuring that federal officials are properly communicating with state and local officials.

McDowell News    
Sheriff's Office teams with feds to deport illegals   
The McDowell County Sheriff's Office is onboard with a federal program that pinpoints illegal immigrants and earmarks them for deportation. -- The 287(g) Program, which takes its name from Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1996, is designed to authorize state and local law enforcement officers to act as immigration agents...

Jerome R. Corsi, Ph. D. -- WorldNetDaily.com       
Glenn Spencer: 'Where's the fence?'   
The Department of Homeland Security has built fewer than 200 miles of fence along the U.S. border with Mexico, not the 526 miles claimed by DHS and the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, according to Glenn Spencer, founder of the watchdog group American Border Patrol... [See Spencer's response]

Times of India -- Gurgaon, Haryana  
Microsoft to axe 5,000, no job cuts in India   
New York -- Starting with 1,400 job cuts, software giant Microsoft will slash 5,000 jobs over the next 18 months. -- "Microsoft will eliminate up to 5,000 jobs in R&D, HR, marketing, sales, finance, legal, and IT over the next 18 months, including 1,400 jobs today," the company said in a statement...

Amarillo Globe-News   
Patrolling the Panhandle: Immigration arrests down   
He's made a life out of breaking in. He first gained entry to America at 15, stowing away on a cargo ship from his native Honduras to Florida. Since then, he's been in and out of the country several times. -- Kelvin Fabricio Lemus-Villatorro wears his crime as a badge of honor, grinning when he mentions his illegal trips into the U.S...

Agence France-Presse   
British PM sees 'new world order' after crisis   
London -- Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Monday the financial crisis must not be an excuse to retreat into protectionism and instead be viewed as the "difficult birth-pangs of a new global order." -- In a speech, he will urge countries to avoid "muddling through as pessimists" and "make the necessary adjustment to a better future and setting the new rules for this new global order..." [Related item]

Los Angeles Times  
Calderon seeks to dispel talk of 'failing state'   
Stark assessments of the threat that drug crime poses to Mexico's stability have put the government of President Felipe Calderon on the defensive as he tries to forge a relationship with a new U.S. president. -- Rising violence, spurred in part by Calderon's 2-year-old offensive against drug traffickers...

Californians for Population Stabilization             
Obama announces his support for amnesty    
President Obama has reiterated his support for an amnesty for illegal aliens. His White House website announces his intention to "bring people out of the shadows" and "support a system that allows [illegal aliens] who are in good standing...

Nextgov.com   
Napolitano asks for reports on cybersecurity, border protection   
The newly appointed secretary of the Homeland Security Department asked specific offices in the agency on Friday to submit reports outlining the state of cybersecurity in government and the private sector as well as the security along the U.S. border with Canada...

Chicago Daily Herald    
Elgin council candidates weigh in on immigration enforcement    
Elgin city leaders have been frustrated with the lack of action or direction provided by the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. -- The six hopefuls seeking the lone 2-year city council seat - Al Fernandez, Emi Morales, Mike Robins, Brenda Rodgers, Charlene Sligting and Mike Warren - all favor having the full council meet with ICE officials...

Associated Press   
DHS directive aimed at Obama's illegal aunt   
The White House is promising to reconsider a new rule requiring high-level approval before federal immigration agents can arrest fugitives. The Bush administration quietly imposed the unusual directive days before the election of Barack Obama, whose aunt has been living in the United States illegally...

New America Media           
Jobless illegals move into caves   
Plainfield, NJ -- Dozens of unemployed Central American immigrants who lost their jobs and can't afford to pay rent have moved into caves, reports El Diario/La Prensa. Immigrants have been living in the makeshift homes in Plainfield and North Plainfeld, N.J. for three months, and call their new residence the "Devil’s Cave."

WBTV -- Charlotte   
6 likely illegals from Mexico allegedly gang-rape woman   
Law enforcement tells WBTV that six suspected illegal immigrants from the Rock Hill area allegedly gang raped a woman on the North Carolina coast. -- Three suspects have been caught in and around Rock Hill; three are still on the loose and it's feared they've escaped to Mexico... [More "family values"]

Walter Moore, Candidate For Mayor of Los Angeles   
Violent crime up 10% in Los Angeles   
Villaraigosa and Bratton are quick to hold self-congratulatory press conferences whenever crime rates dip. Yet they say absolutely nothing when crime rates go up. If they claim credit for good news, shouldn't they accept responsibility for bad news?.... AP Internal Use Only

El Paso Times       
Virtual border surveillance program ineffective, cost millions   
A virtual border surveillance program Gov. Rick Perry has committed millions of taxpayer dollars to fell far short of expectations during the first six months of operation. -- Border sheriffs, who Perry gave $2 million to line the Texas-Mexico border with hundreds of Web cameras, installed only about a dozen... [Note: At least one virtual border camera system works. Click here to see...]

Tulsa World   
Passenger dies in expressway accident, driver arrested   
...According to police, 18-year-old Joel Jaimes was driving westbound at about 10 p.m. Thursday with two passengers when he lost control of the vehicle. -- ...Jaimes and the other passenger ran from the scene, according to police. -- And... Jaimes also is being held for ICE, according to jail records.

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