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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

It's Official
Arizona goes public with border security
Feature Photo
Official Build The Border Fence site.
Expect a big update tomorrow!
New York Times -- July 20 
Arizona Officials, Fed Up With U.S. Efforts, Seek Donations to Build Border Fence
Arizona Republic -- Phoenix -- July 20
Arizona now can build border fence
Red DotAlso: Who was the 12th person to donate to the Build the Fence project? Get your low number today!
Video  Watch Sen. Smith on Fox News

Anthony Martin -- The Examiner       sc         
How did 'the Zetas' drug cartel obtain weapons? 
Since Barack Obama took office in 2009, the commonly-accepted mantra of the Administration, and many within the major news organizations, is that the violence associated with Mexican drug cartels is fueled by guns that came from the United States due to its 'lax gun control laws.' Indeed, the dangerous 'Zetas' drug cartel obtained weapons in the United States... [See AG Watch - Obama Watch - Gun Grabbers]

Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner         
Holder's Goal in Fast & Furious Investigation: Protect political appointees
Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa and Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Sen. Chuck Grassley, both Republicans, On Monday pressed Attorney General Eric Holder about the Justice Department's unsatisfactory responses and lack of cooperation with an investigation into the highly controversial Operation Fast and Furious... [See AG Watch & Obama Watch]

KRQE-TV -- Albuquerque         
New Mexico governor orders residency check on licenses    
Gov. Susana Martinez ordered the Motor Vehicle Department to send letters to 10,000 random [illegal aliens] who have obtained state driver's licenses to prove they still live in New Mexico. -- More than 85,000 people without Social Security numbers have received New Mexico driver's licenses since 2003...

Associated Press        
Bill to abolish visa lottery moves to full House   
The House Judiciary Committee has voted to send a bill abolishing the State Department's visa lottery to the full House. -- The bill would end the Diversity Visa Lottery program that provides up to 55,000 visas to would-be immigrants selected at random in an annual drawing...

Peter Gadiel -- Family Security Matters        
Influential conservative is dangerously wrong on E-Verify   
Tom De Weese of the American Policy Center has recently attacked the existence of the E-Verify system from what is supposedly a libertarian perspective. However his facts are erroneous and apparently based on falsehoods provided by "studies" cooked up by members of the pro-illegal immigration lobby...

The Dustin Inman Society -- Marietta, Ga.        
Un-hungry, un-protest of HR 87!  
Today, the Dustin Inman Society officially announces that founder D.A. King will begin a seven-day "un-protest" action to show his organization's support for the recently enacted Georgia immigration and employment enforcement law, HB 87. The un-hungry, un-protest protest he announces today also represents his signal of agreement with a portion of the opinion of...

Coming Up
July 23
California's Crusader -- Temecula, Calif. -- 7 PM
Candlelight Vigil for Slain BP Agent
Robert Rosas

San Francisco Chronicle         
S.F. courts warn of budget disaster, huge delays 
It will soon take hours to pay a traffic ticket in San Francisco, months to get court records and at least a year and a half to get a divorce. With a few exceptions, only criminal cases will go to trial. -- Two hundred Superior Court employees, more than 40 percent of the staff, are about to be notified that they will be laid off Sept. 30 because of devastating losses of state funding... [See Cal Meltdown Watch]

Contra Costa Times -- Walnut Creek, Calif.        
Study finds half million illegal aliens in Bay Area   
...An East Bay advocate for reducing immigration doubted suggestions that the state's population of illegal [alien] is steady or declining. The Department of Homeland Security thinks California's illegal [alien] population dropped by about 250,000 in 2008 and 2009, but Yeh Ling-Ling of the Orinda-based Alliance for a Sustainable USA said that is barely a dent in a population that costs U.S. citizens jobs and money...

Michelle Malkin -- VDare.com        
Obama's ministers of culture and agitprop   
Immediately after President Obama took office, his Hollywood benefactors clamored for the creation of a "Secretary of Culture." Tinseltown was disappointed with the administration's crony arts czar choice (Chicago lawyer Kareem Dale), but left-wing artists and entertainers have now been mollified...

Ted Nugent -- Washington Times         
You have the right to remain stupid   
You have the right to remain stupid, and what you say and do can and will be used against you in the court of public opinion. Unfortunately, the court of public opinion is expanding into a stupid-is-as-stupid-does joke. And it has a president and gang of thieves in the United States government to represent it...

James Ryan -- VDare.com         
New Mexico town surrenders to Mexican bandits   
On March 9, 1916, the Mexican bandit lord Pancho Villa attacked the small border town of Columbus, New Mexico. He stormed into the village at 4 a.m., burned houses, and slaughtered ten civilians. Armed American citizens defended their homes and an American cavalry unit of 330 furiously counterattacked Villa's forces...

North County Times -- Escondido, Calif.      
Seven arrested after crowd attacks cop citing possible illegal alien 
Vista, Calif. -- Seven people were arrested and one person was shocked with a stun gun Tuesday morning after a disruptive crowd tried to prevent a deputy from citing a man for a traffic violation, authorities said. -- A San Diego County sheriff's deputy pulled over a vehicle with two men inside at 7:40 a.m. after he saw the vehicle violate a traffic law... [Additional info related to this incident]

Arizona Senator Steve Smith         
It's here!   
The long-awaited Border Fence website is now up and running.  Visit www.buildtheborderfence.com to check out the site and of course, to donate! -- I cannot tell you how many hours have gone into this project, so please, show your support and help do your part to secure our country's border...

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner       
Cartels are now producing drugs here in addition to smuggling them in 
On Saturday, 37 individuals were taken into custody after a large marijuana ‘grow site' was discovered in Washington County, Utah. Most of those arrested were Mexican nationals and according to law enforcement, the site was a cartel operation. -- While most of the suspects were captured, some did manage to flee...

D.A. King -- Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal        
When it comes to immigration, U.S. has no need to apologize 
A major obstacle to average Americans' ability to gain a real understanding of the immigration issue is the policy of many in the media to offer "news" that mostly promotes and encourages the anti-enforcement agenda. -- While many individuals the press refers to as "immigrant rights activists" bemoan the fact that...

WFPL-FM -- Louisville, Kentucky         
Indiana AG to defend immigration law from permanent injunction   
The Indiana Attorney General's office will continue to defend a controversial immigration law that was partially struck down by a federal judge last month. -- The judge temporarily blocked provisions in the law that restricted immigrants' use of identification provided by foreign consulates and allowed police to arrest anyone... [See ACLU Watch]

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner         
Study finds 500,000 illegal aliens in San Francisco area alone   
A new study just released by the Public Policy Institute of California has estimated that there are 563,000 illegal aliens living in the San Francisco Bay area. -- Researchers largely relied on the tax return data of those who used an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, which is reserved for taxpayers who do not have a Social Security number...

KFMB-TV -- San Diego         
Crackdown on cartel suspects nets dozens of arrests   
Dozens of dangerous San Diego-area criminal suspects with alleged ties to Mexican drug cartels were jailed Tuesday as part of a multi-agency sweep. -- The crackdown, dubbed "Operation Second Sole," targeted a total of 43 "high value" suspects allegedly involved in drug and weapons trafficking, robberies and "incredible acts of violence in our communities," according to San Diego police Lt. Kevin Ammon...

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