Americans Support Border Security
Paying for Fed Failure
|Arizona Daily Star -- July 22
Border-fence website raises more than $80K
|Photo in Daily Star shows Glenn Spencer riding an ATV along the border near his ranch.
State Sen. Steve Smith would like to add more 18-foot-high bollard-style border fencing along the Arizona-Mexico border. This fencing is west of the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area near Sierra Vista and cost an average of $2.6 million a mile to build under a 2008 contract.
More than $80,000 in donations have come in to a website set up to raise money for a state-supported border fence.
Through Thursday at 5 p.m., the website - www.buildtheborderfence.com - has received donations from 1,837 people for a total of $80,014, said Mike Philipsen, spokesman for Senate Republicans. Donations have come from every state in the union, he said.
The website went live Wednesday at 12:01 p.m. under a bill passed by the Arizona Legislature in April and sponsored by first year Sen. Steve Smith, R-Maricopa. Smith said he won't accept the federal government's stance that there are enough barriers along the border.
|Anthony Martin -- The Examiner sc
Mexican cartel in U.S. has more than 'smoking guns'
As part of the ongoing investigation into the DOJ-ATF Gun Smuggling Scandal that is the subject of official Senate and House inquiries, a component of the scheme has been discovered that took the matter in a different direction. Namely, the most dangerous of the Mexican drug cartels, the Zetas, are now operating within the United States...
|KCCI-TV -- Des Moines
Illegal alien attacks wife and son, kills family dog
Early, Iowa -- The Sac County Sheriff's Office said a man was charged after assaulting his wife, son and killing the family dog. -- Jose Manuel Torres Ortiz, 39, also known as Andres Juan Mateo was arrested and charged with two counts of domestic abuse assault and one count of animal torture...
|National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers Warning: Grisly Photos
Latest NAFBPO update from south of the border
Two beheaded men were found dumped along the federal highway between Iguala and Teloloapan. They were identified as Antonio Clemente Casarrubias, coordinator of the state police for the region and Mario Flores Zarate, a commander for the same state police. The men had been tortured before being beheaded...
|KSAZ-TV -- Phoenix sc
Hearing set on challenge to Pearce recall
An initial court hearing is scheduled Friday in Maricopa County Superior Court on a case involving the scheduled Nov. 8 recall election for Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce. -- Backers of the Mesa Republican filed a challenge Monday to the recall, saying flaws in petitions and other paperwork mean there aren't enough valid voter signatures to force the election...
|Rep. Luis Gutierrez
Gutierrez in a tizzy over HALT Act
A dozen pro-[illegal alien] Democratic Members of Congress gathered for a press conference today to release a letter to President Obama saying they are opposed to the HALT Act, which they described to the President as "an attack on your integrity that should not pass unnoticed or unopposed." The letter was signed by 75 Democrats...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
Citizens enforcing E-verify and keeping an eye on public officials
As part of Georgia's new immigration legislation which went into effect July 1, an Immigration Enforcement Review Board comprised of citizen volunteers will be keeping an eye on local officials to see that they enforce the law and keep illegal aliens out of the work force, as well preventing illegal aliens from receiving welfare benefits...
Deportation of criminal aliens said to be up
Huge increases in deportations of people after they were arrested for breaking traffic or immigration laws or driving drunk helped the Obama administration set a record last year for the number of criminal immigrants forced to leave the country, documents show. -- The U.S. deported nearly 393,000 people in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, half of whom were considered criminals...
|WBEZ-FM -- Chicago
Indiana still fighting over immigration law
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller said he won't fight to lift a temporary injunction against the state's tough new immigration law. -- Senate Enrolled Act 590 was to have gone in to affect July 1, but U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker granted the injunction on June 24...
|Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner
Terrorists allowed to enter U.S. with visas
As the events occurring in Oslo, Norway, serve as a reminder that extremists who espouse violence are deeply entrenched in the free-world, U.S. government officials have yet to develop or implement an adequate security program to keep foreign extremists from sneaking into U.S. cities carrying out similar or worse attacks...
|WCSH-TV -- Portland, Maine
ICE fines blueberry farm for employing illegals
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE has issued a fine of $118,000 to Jasper Wyman and Son, a Blueberry grower based in Milbridge. In a press release, ICE stated that the fine is for various violations that enabled the company to hire illegal aliens. Jasper Wyman and Son received the highest fine of any company in the New England Region...
ATF was evasive about weapons found at murder scene of border agent
ATF earlier this year tried to play down the fact that guns from its highly problematic Operation Fast and Furious program surfaced at the scene of the slaying of Arizona Border Patrol agent Brian Terry last December, the Los Angeles Times reported. -- The paper reported that the top ATF supervisors in Phoenix conceded in an email two days after the slaying that... [See AG Watch & Obama Watch]
|Chuck Baldwin -- VDare.com
The Fed and America's financial reckoning day
In a letter to President Thomas Jefferson in 1805, John Adams wrote, "All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, nor from want of honor or virtue, as much as downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation."
U.S. Court interpreter killed in Mexico after being held for ransom
A Texas court interpreter who was kidnapped this month was found dead in Mexico after relatives failed to pay a $10,000 ransom, authorities said. -- Jorge Luis Dieppa, who worked as a Spanish interpreter at the U.S. District Court's El Paso Division since 2004, also worked as a part-time lecturer...
Bay Area labor unions object to "silent" immigration raids
Bay Area labor unions demanded Wednesday that the Obama administration stop its increased practice of auditing business payrolls to check for illegal [alien] workers. -- Using Berkeley-based Pacific Steel and Casting as an example, leaders from several unions said the Immigration and Customs Enforcement is wreaking havoc with [illegal alien] families...
|Paul Craig Roberts -- VDare.com
The enemy is Washington
Recently, the bond rating agencies that gave junk derivatives triple-A ratings threatened to downgrade US Treasury bonds if the White House and Congress did not reach a deficit reduction deal and debt ceiling increase. The downgrade threat is not credible, and neither is the default threat. Both are make-believe crises that are being hyped....
|James Simpson -- The Examiner
In-state Tuition Repeal: 108,923 signatures validated
Hagerstown, Md. -- The Maryland State Board of Elections has officially certified the validity of 108,923 of the total 132,071submitted petition signatures. This amount exceeds the minimum 55,736 signatures required to allow the voters of Maryland to decide the issue in November of 2012 through the referendum process...
|Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner
Fast & Furious: House committee to hear from agents based in Mexico
On Tuesday, July 26th, the U.S. House of Representatives' Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold additional hearings as part of the ongoing investigation into the Department of Justice's Operation Fast and Furious, a tragically flawed effort that is connected to deaths on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border...
|The Economic Collapse
Layoffs, layoffs everywhere you look there are layoffs
The competition for jobs in the United States is absolutely brutal right now, and it is about to get worse. A new wave of layoffs is sweeping across America. During tough economic times, Wall Street favors companies that are able to cut costs, and the fastest way to "cut costs" is to eliminate employees. After a period of relative stability, the employment picture in the U.S. is starting to get bleaker again...
|North County Times -- Escondido, Calif.
Two illegals plead not guilty in alleged attack on deputies
Two men arrested on suspicion of attacking sheriff's deputies in Vista pleaded not guilty to charges related to the incident Thursday afternoon at the Vista courthouse. -- The case stems from a reported melee Tuesday morning that started when a sheriff's deputy stopped a vehicle in the 200 block of Civic Center Drive, according to authorities...
||American Border Patrol
Photo of the day
American Border Patrol has had added a full copy of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo to its SECURE THE BORDER sign. -- The sign, erected to celebrate Independence Day, contains 10,000 flags with notes from Americans...
|U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders
The Fed audit
The first top-to-bottom audit of the Federal Reserve uncovered eye-popping new details about how the U.S. provided a whopping $16 trillion in secret loans to bail out American and foreign banks and businesses during the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. An amendment by Sen. Bernie Sanders to the Wall Street reform law passed one year ago this week directed the Government Accountability Office to conduct the study...
ATF sought to downplay guns scandal, e-mails show
Two days after U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry was killed in December, the top ATF supervisors in Phoenix said in internal e-mails that weapons found at the scene in Arizona came from a failed agency sting. -- But nearly two months later, when U.S. Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, asked where the guns came from, senior officials in Washington with the Justice Department...
U.S. arrests 2,000 in anti-drug sting
US authorities have arrested nearly 2,000 people on narcotics charges in a 20-month sting targeting Mexico's La Familia Michoacana drug cartel, the US Justice Department said Thursday. -- The ongoing multi-agency takedown saw 1,985 people arrested, along with the seizure of about $62 million in US dollars, and more than 12 tons of drugs...