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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Border Mismanagement
ABP Calls For Independent Review
Sierra Vista (Arizona) Herald / Review -- September 29  
Does the new fence work? DHS doesn't know...
Other federal spokesman says no reduction of border forces
    Bisbee -- Federal officials do not intend to cut the number of U.S. Border Patrol agents deployed on the Southwestern border, despite comments to the contrary last week. [...]
    Glenn Spencer, president of American Border Patrol, a nongovernmental organization, said he believes the first reports were correct and that a negative public reaction prompted the Department of Homeland Security to change its story.
    "In other words, the DHS was making decisions as to manpower requirements based on public opinion, not sound management practices," he said.
    He added that he thinks the confusion over how many agents are needed stems from lack of a clear definition of their mission.
    "It might be smart to move some agents to the northern border, but how do we know?" he said. "The Government Accountability Office has pointed to the inability of DHS to assess the impact of the new fence as a major deficiency."
    Spencer believes if the Department of Homeland Security had built on the U.S.-Mexico border the 700-mile double-fence originally mandated by Congress in October 2006, it could have reduced the number of agents on the Southwestern border by at least 3,000. He said he is unable to prove this, although he could do so with the proper budget.
    He said the recent episode of conflicting information from the federal government points to the need for Congress to establish an independent watchdog agency to evaluate the effectiveness of the Border Patrol and report the results to Congress and the public.  
    "It is time to stop managing the border by putting a finger to the wind," he said.

Victorville (Calif.) Daily Press            sc       
Wells Fargo removes Spanish billboards   
Two weeks after locals protested Wells Fargo's Spanish-language billboards, the controversial signs have been taken down. -- Three Spanish-language ads for the bank in Hesperia and one in Apple Valley have all been replaced with English-language signs from different companies...

Center for Immigration Studies        
Daily news from CIS   
Fremont, Neb. -- The Nebraska Court of Appeals could hear arguments as soon as November in a case stemming from Fremont's proposed illegal-immigration ordinance. -- It is tentatively scheduled for argument when the court meets Nov. 17-19 in Omaha...   

Californians for Population Stabilization        
Tell Governor Schwarzenegger we need E-Verify    
Governor Schwarzenegger has yet to take a position on the bill passed by the legislature that would restrict usage of the federal E-Verify system in California...  

Orange County Register -- Santa Ana, Calif.     
Anti-illegal immigration groups protest Mexican Consulate   
Holding signs that say Mexican officials and their people are corrupt, members of Latino Americans for Immigration Reform rallied in front of the Mexican Consulate this morning – one of several rallies that began after media reports of suspected corruption at a consular office in Texas...

CSUN Daily Sundial -- Northridge, Calif.     
MEChA subversives whine of harassment by undercover LAPD officers   
CSUN student organization, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA) said they were made the target of surveillance during their first meeting of this semester. -- Faculty adviser of MEChA, Dr. Jorge Garcia said that on Sept. 2 they were holding their first meeting on the lawn between Jerome Richfield Hall and Barman Hall when they observed the surveillance groups...

MetroWest Daily News -- Framingham, Mass.     
Identity theft suspect hopes to be deported for trip home   
A Framingham man who told police he can't afford to return to his native Guatemala, turned himself in Saturday on identity theft charges so he could eventually be deported, police said. -- Carlos F. Boc, 29, told officers he had no job or money and was worried about surviving the winter, police spokesman Lt. Paul Shastany said...

U.S.. Customs and Border Protection  
Latest news releases from CBP   
Calexico, Calif. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico ports of entry seized 153 pounds of cocaine, methamphetamine, and hashish in three separate incidents over the weekend. The street value of the three drug loads is estimated at more than $1.3 million, officials announced today...

Obama 'Czar' Sunstein: Government must fund abortion   
Tel Aviv -- The government should be required to fund abortion in cases such as rape or incest, argues President Obama's newly confirmed regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein. -- "I have argued that the Constitution ... forbids government from refusing to pay the expenses of abortion in cases of rape or incest..."

Kimberly Dvorak -- The Examiner     
California lawmakers want to suspend ALL immigration laws   
State Senator Gilbert Cedillo-D put forth a resolution that passed in the California Senate condemning specified policies and practices of federal agencies regarding the enforcement of immigration laws. Furthermore Cedillo’s resolution urges Congress and President Obama to declare an immediate moratorium on immigration policies and practices until a comprehensive reform of immigration [aka amnesty] is enacted....

Brian Darling -- Human Events     
Congress's secret plan to pass Obamacare   
President Obama and liberals in Congress seem intent on passing comprehensive health care reform, even though polls suggest it is unpopular with the American people. And despite the potential political risks to moderate Democrats, the President and left-wing leadership in Congress are determined to pass the measure using a rare parliamentary procedure...

Ed Morrissey -- Hot Air     
Obama fudges another health-care horror story   
Does anyone get the feeling that Barack Obama would have made a great summer-camp cabin mate? Especially around the campfire, as kids began telling ghost stories to scare everyone else, Obama would probably have told the most outrageous and frightening stories -- simply by embellishing stories he heard from other people...

Michelle Malkin     
Creepy O-cult video of the day: "Deliver us, Obama!"   
I didn't think you could top those schoolchildren substituting Obama for Jesus in their public school praise hymn. -- Now, thanks to Naked Emperor News and Breitbart TV, we have video of community organizers led by the "Gamaliel Foundation" praying to The One... [Related video]

Matthew Balan -- News Busters     
CFR hack Zakaria lauds BHO's globalist antics   
CNN's Fareed Zakaria gave President Obama's diplomacy-first foreign policy a ringing endorsement on his program on Sunday, lauding it as a breath of fresh air: "Obama is betting that America has matured, and that we recognize that... without the cooperation of other countries, America cannot be secure at home or prosperous..." [Related video] [See NWO Treason Watch]

Atlanta Journal-Constitution     
Illegal aliens charged $2K for driver's license   
A Marietta driver's license examiner was charged with extortion and conspiracy for selling Georgia driver's licenses for $2,000 to illegal [aliens] and others who didn't qualify. -- Gbemisola Wellington-Salako, 35, was indicted Monday and arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge Gerrilyn Brill. Wellington-Salako was granted $20,000 bond...

Pete Borden -- Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal     
Open-borders advocates hurting Cobb, nation   
It is no secret that there are several pro-open border groups very active in Cobb County. These groups would love nothing better than to see our country turned over to the hordes of invaders from Mexico. -- Among these groups, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund was started with a large grant from the Ford Foundation...

Austin (Minn.) Herald     
Illegal alien caught shoplifting charged with forgery   
An Albert Lea man faces two counts of felony forgery after being stopped for shoplifting Friday and asked for his ID. -- Braulio Mendez Morales, 25, also faces a lesser count of theft. He appeared in court Monday on the charges and is scheduled for arraignment Oct. 8... [See Crime Watch]

Associated Press          
2 men killed execution-style at Mexican beach resort    
Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mex. -- Two Canadian men were shot to death in execution-style killing outside an apartment building in the Mexican resort of Puerto Vallarta, authorities said Monday. -- Witnesses told police that a gunman approached Gordon Douglas Kendall and Jeffrey Ronald Ivans...

Eagle Forum     
Health Care Scheme: Calls needed NOW   
The Senate Finance Committee is set to resume its consideration of the health care plan outlined by Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) today. -- Those in the mainstream media and Senator Baucus himself have tried to market this supposedly "new" plan...

Washington Times Editorial     
One of Obama's "czars" told raped boy to use condoms next time    
A teacher was told by a 15-year-old high school sophomore that he was having homosexual sex with an "older man." At the very least, statutory rape occurred. Fox News reported that the teacher violated a state law requiring that he report the abuse... [See Obama Watch]

Brian Darling -- Human Events     
The honeymoon is over   
It's been a rough few weeks for the Obama administration, and the president's honeymoon with the American people is clearly over. The left wing group ACORN, a favorite of the left and training ground for many Obama administration officials, is under fire...

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers         
Latest NAFBPO update from south of the border   
Tijuana, BCN, Mex. -- Two men with multiple gunshot wounds were found in a private vehicle which was riddled with bullets; other vehicles in the area were also struck. A sign threatening municipal police was found at the scene. Neighbors said that the assassins were in a white Jeep Liberty, and a passerby was wounded...

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