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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Placing the Blame
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel gets it right
Esther Cepeda -- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel -- October 4   
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 Alabama's plain-spoken immigration policy
    Now that Alabama got a federal judge's permission to execute key parts of its anti-illegal immigration law -- most notably, requiring that police officers check the immigration status of suspects believed to be in the country illegally, detaining those who are, and asking schools to verify a student's legal status and keep records -- it has succeeded in articulating a message that this country is ambivalent about.
    Alabama is saying: Illegal immigrants, we don't want you here. So unless you want to get caught up in our laws, get out as soon as you can. [...]
    As painful anti-illegal immigrant laws are implemented across the country, shouldn't the American people have the courage to consider whether Alabama's honest, if merciless, tactics are really any worse than the "better life" illegal immigrants are falsely promised when its companies, farmers and private citizens offer them jobs or benefit from their work?
Red DotAmerican Patrol Report Comment
    This is precisely what we said on October 3. Americans should not shrink from enforcing the law!

Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner        sc    
Obama's cockamamie 'jobs plan' said to be kickback scheme  
While news coverage of U.S. President Barack Obama's newly proposed jobs plan appears to be foggy as to what industries will benefit from the close to half-trillion dollar giveaway, the White House did send a message to unions that represent teachers claiming nearly 400,000 education jobs will be created or saved. An Obama Administration report titled...

CBS News   
Cain says he 'would not be comfortable' as Perry running mate 
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Thursday that he would definitely consider an invitation to run as the eventual nominee's vice president, except if the nominee turns out to be Texas Gov. Rick Perry. -- Cain, who rocketed to the top tier of the GOP field in several recent polls, was asked by reporters Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Thursday...

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers   Disturbing photos      
Latest NAFBPO update from south of the border   
The Mexican army has captured Noel Salgueiro Nevarez, alias "El Flaco Salgueiro," identified as the chief lieutenant of the Sinaloa cartel led by Joaquin Guzman which "El Chapo." The Attorney General had put up a large award. He was considered the founder and leader of the 'New Generation', which was started in Veracruz, extending its activities to Guerrero, Durango, Sinaloa and Chihuahua..

International Business Times   
ATF officials reassigned as 'Fast and Furious' continues to derail
In the aftermath of the botched gun-tracking operation along the Southwest border, called Fast and Furious, which allowed weapons from the United States to pass into the hands of suspected gun smugglers and Mexican drug cartels, two top supervisors at federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), headquarters have been reassigned...

U.S. Customs and Border Protection         
U.S. Border Patrol weekly blotter 
Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Nogales, Arizona. During processing, the subject admitted to being a member of the Sureño gang. Records checks revealed the subject had a prior conviction in the state of Washington for burglary and an active warrant of arrest issued in Washington for possession of stolen property, eluding law enforcement, reckless endangerment, reckless driving and driving without a license...

Erik Rush -- WorldNetDaily.com    
Resist at any cost   
Ten years ago, an attack on our nation was executed by a pack of murderous Muslim zealots. Nearly 3,000 of our men and women were killed in some of the most gruesome ways imaginable: Lungs seared. Flesh scorched. Brutal dismemberment. Falling from heights dizzying enough that people really had time to think about what slamming into the pavement would be like as it yawned beneath them...

CNS News   
Debt soars under Obama Regime   
The Obama administration passed another fiscal milestone this week, according to new data released by the Treasury Department. As of the close of business on Oct. 3, the total national debt was $14,837,099,271,196.71 --- up about $44.8 billion from Sept. 30. -- That means that in the less-than-three-years Obama has been in office, the federal debt has increased by $4.212 trillion--more than the total national debt...

Kenric Ward -- Sunshine State News -- Tallahassee, Fla.   
'Fast and Furious' scheme backfiring on Holder and Obama   
Pressure mounted on Attorney General Eric Holder Wednesday amid indications that he may have perjured himself over the administration's botched "gun-walking" program. -- Questions about what Holder knew and when he knew it grew louder after the attorney general claimed in congressional testimony that he hadn't initially been aware of the "Fast and Furious" operation...

Prison Planet -- Austin, Texas   
Wall Street puppet Obama sympathizes with anti-Wall Street protests 
During a press conference this morning, the president said he sympathized with Occupy Wall Street protesters – words that are already ringing entirely hollow for those engaged with the movement, given that Obama's top campaign contributors include four of Wall Street's biggest investment banks. -- "The American people understand that not everybody is following the rules..."

Associated Press   
Lawsuit: Georgia farmer discriminated against workers   
Atlanta -- A lawsuit accuses a South Georgia farmer of discriminating against U.S. and black workers because of their race and national origin while giving better treatment to workers from Mexico. -- The suit filed last week by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission seeks compensation on behalf of ex-workers at Hamilton Growers Inc. in Norman Park. A company attorney said she could not immediately comment...

Jim Kouri, CPP -- Family Security Matters  
Obama "fake" green jobs scheme slammed in Congressional report   
Facing arguably the worst economic situation since the Great Depression, President Barack Obama responded with a green jobs agenda as a major component of his recovery strategy, according to a report released by the House of Representatives' Government Oversight Committee. -- While the recovery from the economic downturn Obama claims he inherited from the Bush Administration...

Huffington Post   
Federal lawsuit alleges Craig, Colo. Hampton Inn fired non-Hispanic workers under belief they were lazy   
Denver -- Former employees at a western Colorado hotel said they were fired and replaced with Latino workers because the business owners thought white and non-Hispanic workers were lazy, according to a federal lawsuit announced Monday. -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is seeking back pay...

Center for Immigration Studies   
Immigrant population at record 40 million in 2010   
New Center for Immigration Studies' analysis of Census Bureau data shows the nation's immigrant population (legal and illegal), also referred to as the foreign born, reached 40 million in 2010, the highest number in American history. Nearly 14 million new immigrants (legal and illegal) settled in the country from 2000 to 2010, making it the highest decade of immigration in American history...

Nile Gardiner -- London Telegraph   
Michelle Obama's spending is an embarrassment for the White House
Although ignored by most of America's liberal-dominated media, several online US news sites are reporting that Michelle Obama's grand tour of southern Africa earlier this year cost American taxpayers nearly half a million dollars -- and that's just for the flights. This follows in the wake of claims this August from sources inside the White House itself that the First Lady may have spent...

Tom Tancredo -- VDare.com   
Is America a "proposition nation"?   
Lynn Holland, who apparently teaches something called "comparative politics" at the University of Denver, says, "Tancredo misunderstands the fundamental nature of American citizenship. "[U.S. Citizenship Is Based on Principles, Not Heritage, History News Service, September 8, 2011] -- My offense? I urge Americans "to be proud of our Western civilization." I say "Western civilization is our history."

Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner   
Watchdog: ACORN linked to Occupy Wall Street protest   
A famously corrupt leftist community organization with deep ties to President Barack Obama is largely behind the national movement to "end economic segregation" and social injustice in the United States, according to the blog on a Washington, DC-based watchdog group's web site. Best known as Occupy Wall Street, the rowdy protests have received quite a bit of mainstream media coverage...

Bloomberg via BlackListedNews.com   
Announced U.S. job cuts rise 212% from year ago    
U.S. employers announced the most job cuts in more than two years in September, led by planned reductions at Bank of America Corp. (BAC) and in the military. -- Announced firings jumped 212 percent, the largest increase since January 2009, to 115,730 last month from 37,151 in September 2010, according to Chicago-based Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc...

Reuters   
Secret panel can put Americans on "kill list"   
American militants like Anwar al-Awlaki are placed on a kill or capture list by a secretive panel of senior government officials, which then informs the president of its decisions, according to officials. -- There is no public record of the operations or decisions of the panel, which is a subset of the White House's National Security Council, several current and former officials said...

Washington Post  
Solyndra E-mails: Dept. of Energy was poised to approve $469 million for firm
Newly released e-mails show the Obama administration's Energy Department was poised to give Solyndra a second taxpayer loan of $469 million last year, even as the company's financial situation grew increasingly dire. -- The department was still considering providing the second loan guarantee to the solar-panel manufacturer in April and May 2010...

KRGV-TV -- Weslaco, Texas   
Legislators pushing to designate cartel groups as terrorists   
A report from our national leaders says your hometown is at greater risk than ever before. -- Several congressmen want to call cartel groups terrorists. The designation would give tougher punishment for anyone working for the Zetas, the Cartel del Gulfo or any other drug trafficking organization. The war zone in Mexico is called a threat on U.S. security...

KRGV-TV -- Weslaco, Texas    
Border Patrol agent dragged   
La Joya, Texas -- A Border Patrol agent is recovering after being dragged several feet during an investigation. -- It all started on Vela Jackson Road in La Joya. A suspicious situation led a Border Patrol agent into unexpected danger, forcing him to fire his weapon. These roads are often under the watchful eye of Border Patrol agents. It's here that human smugglers try to get people across...

Wall Street Journal   
Nearly half of U.S. lives in household receiving government benefit   
Families were more dependent on government programs than ever last year. -- Nearly half, 48.5%, of the population lived in a household that received some type of government benefit in the first quarter of 2010, according to Census data. Those numbers have risen since the middle of the recession when 44.4% lived households receiving benefits in the third quarter of 2008...

Belleville (Ill.) News-Democrat    
Five previously deported Mexicans arrested in Illinois   
Five Mexican nationals, including two felons, were indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of re-entering the U.S. after being deported. -- U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Stephen R. Wigginton said they were: Rufino Torres-Herrera, 45, who was arrested in Fairmont City and charged with illegal re-entry after deportation by an aggravated felon...

KRGV-TV -- Weslaco, Texas   
Judge fears cartels will use waters along Port Mansfield    
Raymondville, Texas -- A shooting in broad daylight in Willacy County is bringing a new threat to light. Mexican border violence is now making its presence known in Raymondville. -- One week ago, a man was shot. Police say a pair of outsiders wanted his SUV. Some think the duo is linked to crime in Mexico. -- "A crime of this magnitude, the kind of crime that happened, is very, very rare in our community..."

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