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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Still the Enemy?
Democrats Agree With Mexicans
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Obama Cabinet members applaud Calderon. Can you name the others? See larger image.
Glenn Spencer -- American Patrol Report -- September 14  
    Yesterday, Mexican president Calderon appeared at a memorial and described the 1846-1848 war with the U.S as an "unjust military aggression motivated by clearly imperialistic interests." "We lost because of the invasion and expansionist desires of our enemy, but also because of divisions among Mexicans," he said, according to the AP report. He called upon the Mexican people to unite.
    I believe Calderon deliberately used the term "enemy" to be in the present tense. A June 2002 Zogby poll found that 58 percent of Mexicans believe "The territory of the United States' southwest rightfully belongs to Mexico." 57 percent believe "Mexicans should have the right to enter the U.S. without U.S. permission."
    Within that context, on May 20 of this year we saw Democrats standing and cheering when Calderon stood before a joint session of Congress and attacked Arizona for attempting to enforce immigration laws. (28-second video clip)
    Do they agree that Mexicans have a right to invade the United States? Do they think the Southwest belongs to Mexico?

The News -- Mexico City           sc   
USA birthright citizenship debate   
For more than a century, the rules governing U.S. citizenship have included a straightforward test: With rare exception, a person born within the country's borders is an American citizen. That tenet is now under attack as part of the fight over illegal immigration...

Frontera NorteSur -- New Mexico State University -- Las Cruces     
Open-borders crowd organizes for the long haul   
Comprehensive immigration reform [read: amnesty] might be off the legislative agenda this year. And it remains to be seen how the immigration issue will play out once the November elections are over. But in different parts of the United States, pro- [illegal alien "rights"] activists are quietly building networks and digging in for the long haul. An example of the trend is in southern New Mexico...

Associated Press    
Feds hosting meeting about Las Vegas bus station immigration raids   
Federal immigration officials are going to be in Las Vegas to answer questions about recent raids at Las Vegas-area bus terminals that led to the arrests of 31 people. -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are hosting a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the East Las Vegas Community Center...

Fox News     
Border agents in 'firefight' with Mexican gang   
San Antonio -- U.S. Border Patrol agents fired gunshots into Mexico after coming under attack during a half-ton drug bust and giving chase to a truck along the Rio Grande, U.S. authorities said Monday. -- No Border Patrol agents were hurt during the "fire fight" early Saturday in Mission, agency spokeswoman Rosalinda Huey said...

CNN     
Reid tacks disastrous 'DREAM Act' amnesty onto defense bill   
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he will add the DREAM Act, a controversial immigration measure, to a defense policy bill the Senate will take up next week. -- The decision means the defense bill, which often passes with bipartisan support, will be home to two major, thorny political issues...

One News Now     
Arizona Sheriff to ICE: 'Just get it done'   
An Arizona sheriff says the U.S. Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is being disingenuous for blaming a lack of resources as an excuse for a new proposal that would let illegal aliens go free if they are merely pulled over for a traffic offense... [See Napolitano Watch - Morton Watch - Obama Watch]

Los Angeles Times     
Immigration checks debated in Costa Mesa   
Costa Mesa city staff plan to ask the City Council at a study session Tuesday for time to research the federal E-Verify program to determine how the city might use it to check the immigration status of potential employees. -- The issue is being brought forward at the request of Mayor Allan Mansoor, a staunch critic of illegal immigration...

The Dispatch -- Lexington, NC    
Illegal alien faces deportation after traffic stop   
A traffic stop Monday by members of the Davidson County Sheriff's Office's Interstate Criminal Enforcement Unit resulted in numerous charges and discovery that the vehicle's driver is an illegal [alien]. -- According to the sheriff's office, Luis Alberto Zelaya-Orellana, 33, of Charlotte, was stopped for speeding...

Cherokee Tribune -- Canton, Ga.    
Program will use fingerprints to ID illegal aliens    
The Cherokee Sheriff's Office soon will begin using a new program to turn illegal immigrants over to federal authorities. -- The agency on Friday announced it has been approved to participate in the Secure Communities program, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security initiative to identify and remove criminal aliens...

Tancredo for Governor 2010     
Tancredo ads expose Dan Maes as fraud, con artist   
Congressman Tom Tancredo, candidate for governor, today released a TV ad featuring a former Maes supporter.  In the ad, Freda Poundstone, 83, talks about how Maes deceived and then defrauded her. -- "Dan Maes not only conned me out of my money, he lied to me about his background..."

ABC News     
Napolitano to Disillusioned Latinos: 'Your voice is your vote, man'   
ABC News' Devin Dwyer reports: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told a group of Latino leaders from across the U.S. today that responsibility for inaction on a comprehensive immigration reform bill [read: amnesty] falls squarely on Republicans and that the Latino community must turn out in November to vote their displeasure...

Politico     
Midterms imperil amnesty scheme   
A Republican rout in November would usher in a class of Senate freshmen who ran on pledges of no amnesty for illegal [aliens] -- a changing of the guard that could doom President Barack Obama's already faint chances of passing a comprehensive immigration reform bill [amnesty] in his first term...

Rick Oltman -- Californians for Population Stabilization           sc
Expectation is biggest immigration pull factor of all   
In July the Department of Homeland Security began dismissing deportation cases against illegal aliens. U.S. government attorneys began requesting the dismissals to the shock of defense attorneys and the delight of the illegal aliens... [More from Rick Oltman]

Congressman Larry Kissell -- Richmond County Daily Journal -- Rockingham, NC
Border security only small part of problem   
I'm headed to the U.S.-Mexico border to promote solutions not only for our national security challenges and immigration problem, but also the very real threat of goods illegally flowing into our country that undercut our US manufacturers and cost us jobs. I'll be meeting with Border Patrol to discuss the importance of making sure our people and nation are protected...

WorldNetDaily.com     
Feckless Feds peering at you with X-rays on highway   
A plain white van moving through traffic on a busy thoroughfare looks like a delivery vehicle, making a run to a local business. -- It could be any plain white van in any American city. -- But there are two men sitting in the back of the van operating X-ray machines. As their panel van moves in and out of traffic, the men use the X-ray machines to scan passing vehicles... [See Big Brother Watch]

CrunchGear     
DHS to test iris scanners at Texas border crossing   
And you thought full-body scanners were troubling! The Department of Homeland Security, headed by "Big Sis" Janet Napolitano, will test iris scanners at a Texas border crossing next month. The "official" reason for the move to iris scanners is that they're quicker and easier to use than collecting fingerprints, not to mention more accurate... [Related item] [See Big Brother Watch]

Coming Up
SEPT. 26
Grizzly Rose -- Denver -- 1 PM MT
Meet Tom Tancredo and Sheriff Joe Arpaio

San Francisco Appeal    
S.F. pro-amnesty advocates head to Washington   
Bay Area advocates for federal immigration reform [read: amnesty] will send a delegation to the nation's capital this week to call for legislation to be introduced this year. -- "We want relief, reform and respect for our families," was the rallying cry this morning from Eric Quezada, of the San Francisco Bay Area Coalition for Immigration Reform...

Fresno Bee     
2 Mexicans indicted in Madera pot bust    
A federal grand jury indicted two alleged marijuana growers captured last month during a large bust at a home northwest of Madera, the Madera County Sheriff's Department said Monday. -- The two suspects, ages 20 and 21 and from Oaxaca, Mexico, were arrested Aug. 18 after narcotics agents seized more than 45,000 marijuana plants... [See Crime Watch]

Atlanta Journal-Constitution     
Nathan Deal: Policy changes don't undercut credentials    
Nathan Deal is running for governor as a tax-cutting fiscal conservative. -- But as a state senator in 1989, he voted to boost the state's sales tax by one penny, which experts say remains the largest tax increase in Georgia's history. -- Deal said the vote 21 years ago doesn't undercut his credentials and points to a long tally of votes since that one...

CNN     
Residents angry over anti-illegal immigration T-shirt   
An anti-[illegal alien] T-shirt being sold in South Florida stores has many people upset. The shirt reads: "Illegal immigrants are like sperm. Millions come in but only one little bastard actually works." -- The shirts were sold at Spencer's in Southland Mall. While some were shocked by the slogan, others say it's freedom of speech...

KCBS-TV -- Los Angeles     
Man charged In LA protest of fatal shooting   
The Los Angeles city attorney's office has charged a man with assaulting officers during a protest over the fatal police shooting of a Guatemalan immigrant who allegedly threatened two women and an officer with a knife. -- The city attorney's office said Monday that Daniel Cortez pleaded not guilty on Friday to two counts of assault on a police officer and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon...

New York Post     
Dinkins: Hispanic candidate 'looks more like us'   
[Former NY Mayor] David Dinkins encouraged voters to embrace a state Senate candidate because he looks "more like us." -- "It's important, it is so very important, particularly for the people of this district who vote on Tuesday to recognize how important it is to understand that the city is changing," Dinkins said in his endorsement of state Senate candidate Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat on Thursday...

San Antonio Express-News    
Napolitano: It's Congress' turn to act on immigration   
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Monday that an unprecedented amount of manpower and technology has secured the Southwest border and clears the way for Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform [aka amnesty]. -- Napolitano said the Obama administration has met every benchmark set by Congress on border security...

Zero Hedge    
Up to 67% of Phoenix homes are underwater   
Jay Butler, head of Realty Studies at ASU, was interviewed by ABC15 in Arizona saying that the number of underwater homes in Phoenix may be as high as 66-67%. This means a complete bloodbath for housing prices is still just beyond the horizon, not to mention that the true state of bank (and GSE) balance sheets is deplorable...

Washington Post     
At border, corruption of U.S. officials leaves an open door for drug cartels   
El Paso -- She lived a double life. At the border crossing, she was Agent Garnica, a veteran law enforcement officer. In the shadows, she was "La Estrella," the star, a brassy looker who helped drug cartels make a mockery of the U.S. border. -- Martha Garnica devised secret codes, passed stacks of cash through car windows...

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner     
Unable to control the violence in his own country, Calderon blames the U.S.   
On Friday, Mexican President Felipe Calderon said the recent massacre of 72 people who were making their way (illegally) to the United States, was in fact, the fault of the American people and their resistance to an amnesty bill. -- Calderon took no responsibility for the mass murder which occurred in Mexico, carried-out by the violent drug cartel known as the Zetas...

UPI    
Poll: Change 'birthright citizenship'   
About half of U.S. voters favor ending the practice of granting citizenship to U.S.-born children of illegal [aliens], a poll released Monday indicates. -- Results of the Quinnipiac University poll also indicated a majority of voters said they believe the country's immigration policy should emphasize stricter enforcement over integrating illegal [aliens] into U.S. society...

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