Thursday, September 2, 2010
Suddenly the Problem Has Been Solved?
|Los Angeles Times -- September 2
Mexico's crackdown on organized crime is working, Calderon says
|"The underlying data are consistent with a previous Pew Hispanic Center report that found a sharply decreased flow of immigrants from Mexico to the United States since mid-decade but no evidence of a recent increase in the number of Mexican-born migrants returning home from the U.S." [See This Report - PDF]
Fresh off this week's capture of a notorious drug lord, Mexican President Felipe Calderon declared Wednesday that his sustained assault on organized crime and efforts to clean up the police were paying off.
Miami Herald -- September 1
Illegal immigration to U.S. in sharp decline
At a time when immigration is a political flash point across the country, the number of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. is in sharp decline.
American Patrol Report Comment
The border fence, together with 20,000 U.S. Border Patrol agents, are having an impact on drug smuggling and illegal immigration. Headline writers want us to believe the problem has been solved. Has it?
Related: Immigrants, especially Hispanics, assimilating quickly (more happy-talk)
|Paul Craig Roberts -- VDare.com sc
Death by Globalism: Economists haven't a clue
Have economists made themselves irrelevant? If you have any doubts, have a look at the current issue of the magazine, International Economy, a slick endorsed by former Federal Reserve chairmen Paul Volcker and Alan Greenspan, by Jean-Claude Trichet, president of the European Central Bank...
|National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers
Latest NAFBPO update from south of the border
Eighteen persons were murdered in Ciudad Juarez on Tuesday, and there have been 336 homicides in that city during the month of August, a new record. Juarez has now had 2,027 such deaths so far this year. In contrast, the first monthly record kept, which dates to 1995, shows that 34 persons died in August of that year...
Soldiers kill 25 in gun battle near border
Monterey, NL, Mex. -- A shootout between soldiers and purported drug cartel gunmen killed 25 suspects Thursday in northern Nuevo Leon state, near Mexico's border with Texas, the military said. -- Troops were patrolling in the town of General Trevino around noon when they came under fire from a ranch allegedly controlled by the Zetas drug gang..
|KGBT-TV -- Harlingen, Texas
CBP confirms two Mexican helicopter incursions in Starr County
Federal officials confirmed two Mexican military helicopter incursions took place in skies over Starr and Hidalgo County today but are asking the public not to be alarmed. -- Local law enforcement officials were put on alert after a Mexican military helicopter was spotted in Alto Bonito and headed east into Hidalgo County...
|WTWO-TV -- Terre Haute, Indiana sc
Candidate wants illegal immigration law for Indiana
Cracking down on illegal immigration in Indiana gets support from a state representative candidate. -- Jesse James of Sullivan announced Thursday that he would push for an immigration law if he gets elected. -- The Democrat for District 45 wants to penalize companies that hire illegal [aliens] instead of Hoosiers...
||Michael Berry -- KTRH -- Houston
Remember in November.... Take action NOW!
I heard Houston Radio Host Michael Berry on the radio and he motivated me. I'm taking action! If you are "Proud to be an American" ...you will take action too. Get involved; find a candidate and get to work...
|El Paso Times
8 dead in fire at topless bar in Mexican resort of Cancun
Cancun, QR, Mex. -- Six women and two men died Tuesday in a fire at a bar frequented by locals in the Mexican resort of Cancun, and bar employees have told police that unidentified men tossed gasoline bombs at the establishment. -- Quintana Roo state Attorney General Francisco Alor said the cause of the blaze is still under investigation...
"MEChA Boy" Grijalva linked to "Republicans hate Latinos" speech
Audio from Department of Labor representative Dolores Huerta's speech praising Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez and saying "Republicans hate Latinos," reveals that Huerta's appearance seems to have been supported by Congressman Raul M. Grijalva (D-AZ). A representative from Grijalva's office attended and "brought" Huerta to the April 2006 speech...
|Dallas Morning News
Trial begins today for invader accused of stabbing sister-in-law, niece
Testimony is expected to begin later this morning in the capital murder trial of a man accused of stabbing his sister-in-law to death in East Oak Cliff and then stabbing the woman's 6-year-old daughter. The girl survived. -- Authorities say Edgar Murga killed 32-year-old Alma Arenas-Perez in June 2009... [See Crime Watch]
New scandal hits GOP gubernatorial candidate
ABC News' Clayton Sandell reports: It’s been a rough election cycle for GOP gubernatorial candidates in Colorado. -- First, Scott McInnis acknowledged in July that huge chucks of a policy paper he wrote for a private foundation were plagiarized. -- The foundation demanded back the $300,000 it paid McInnis...
Rights groups sue Obama regime on targeted killings
Civil liberties groups sued the Obama administration on Monday over a program they said illegally tries to kill U.S. citizens believed to be militants living abroad, like the anti-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki. -- The American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a lawsuit on behalf of Nasser al-Awlaki, the father of the Muslim cleric...
|Joe Wolverton, II -- The New American
A recent article published at Politico.com asked, "What makes an American?" That question and the implications arising from the many answers being proffered to it have attracted the attention of pundits and politicians since the passage earlier in the year of S.B. 1070 by the Arizona legislature...
|Center for Immigration Studies Backgrounder
Birthright Citizenship in the United States: A global comparison
Every year, 300,000 to 400,000 children are born to illegal immigrants in the United States. Despite the foreign citizenship and illegal status of the parent, the executive branch of the U.S. government automatically recognizes these children as U.S. citizens upon birth. The same is true of children born to tourists...
More 'climate change' hoodwinkery exposed
The world's leading climate change body has been accused of losing credibility after a damning report into its research practices. -- A high-level inquiry into the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found there was "little evidence" for its claims about global warming... [See "Hope & Change" Watch]
|KFMB-AM -- San Diego
National Guard troops now guarding California border
The Obama Administration's push to strengthen our border with Mexico is in full swing Monday with the arrival of the National Guard in San Diego. -- From California to Texas, the U.S. border with Mexico has a stronger security presence, with National Guard troops arriving and more on the way...
|American Border Patrol
Video: Birds and bees
Watch this 32-second movie showing hummingbirds and bees go after the same food at Glenn Spencer's home near the Mexico border...
|Sierra Vista (Arizona) Herald / Review
Sheriff Dever gains county backing
Bisbee, Arizona -- With a unanimous decision, the Cochise County Board of Supervisors threw their weight behind Sheriff Larry Dever as he moves forward to address the problem of illegal immigration and smugglers by intervening in the legal battle over Arizona's Senate Bill 1070...
||American Border Patrol
Photo of the day
This is a workbench at American Border Patrol's border ranch shop. It shows components of ABP's new border cam being assembled...
|KVTA-AM -- Ventura, Calif.
Illegal alien tow truck driver jailed after horrendous accident
The tow truck driver facing felony charges of driving under the influence when he ran down a mother and her two small children in an Oxnard crosswalk Tuesday was on parole for making terrorist threats. The prosecutor who handled that case says the terrorist threats had to do with a shoplifting incident... [See Crime Watch]
|WWMT-TV -- Battle Creek, Mich.
Accusations surface of illegal workers at Enbridge oil spill
Calhoun County, Mich. -- The EPA has launched a different kind of investigation into the Enbridge oil spill. -- About a million gallons of crude oil flooded into Talmadge Creek and the Kalamazoo River when an Enbridge pipeline ruptured on July 26th...
|Rochester (Minn.) Post-Bulletin
Local police assist in crackdown on immigration fugitives
Rochester police played a minor role in what has been billed the largest operation of its kind in the Midwest last week, looking for criminal aliens and immigration fugitives. -- Federal officials say that 370 convicted aliens and immigration fugitives were arrested following a three-day targeted enforcement operation in the Midwest...
|KPHO-TV -- Phoenix
Ranchers: Beefed-up security just a start
The first of more than 500 National Guard troops began their mission along the Arizona-Mexico Border Monday under President Barack Obama's plan to beef up security at the border. -- The border debate is a hot topic that's brought up every day among those who can see the fence from their back yards...
Donations to defend Arizona immigration law top $2 million
Gov. Jan Brewer's office says Arizona has received more than $2 million in donations to help pay for the legal defense of the state's controversial law targeting illegal immigration. -- Seven lawsuits were filed to challenge the law. Two have been dismissed, but a judge ruled on a suit filed by the U.S. Justice Department...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer exposes Obama, tells him: "Do your job!"
A video posted on YouTube which features Gov. Jan Brewer is causing a great deal of embarrassment for President Obama. The video, taken 80 miles from the Mexican border shows Brewer standing in front of one of the 15 signs the Obama administration recently erected in an area of the Arizona desert...
|Nightingale for Governor Campaign
Arpaio, others endorse Nightingale for California Governor
Sheriff Joe Arpaio, of Maricopa County, Arizona, known as "America's Toughest Sheriff", Former Virginia Congressman Virgil Goode, and Howard Phillips, founder of the Constitution Party, are the most recent prominent Americans to endorse Chelene Nightingale for Governor of California!