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Thursday, January 12, 2012

NY Times: Illegal Immigration Problem Solved
Time for honesty in border reporting
American Patrol Report Editorial -- January 12   
NY Times reporters should be ashamed. Check this example.
    Today's New York Times carries an editorial by Dowell Myers that claims that illegal immigration across our southern border is no longer a problem and that Hispanics are assimilating into our society very rapidly. Myers argues that money spent on the border should be used to bring Hispanics into the mainstream. He says that the flow across the border has reached a "trickle." One million people crossing the border illegally is hardly a trickle.
    Syracuse University uncovered dishonesty in deportation numbers and reliable sources say the U.S. Border Patrol is told not to apprehend people.
Can we trust the immigration numbers coming out of the Obama administration? Hardly.
    Myers points to Hispanic home ownership as a measure of assimilation, but lending to unqualified Hispanics, especially illegal aliens, was at the root of the mortgage mess.
    There is no doubt the liberal media want us to believe we no longer have an illegal immigration problem - they prove it, among other things, by printing false and misleading reports about the border.
    It is time for a rational approach to the border problem that the American People can believe. It is time that American Border Patrol's -- How to Solve the Border Problem -- be implemented.

W.D. Reasoner -- Center for Immigration Studies     sc     
Cutting Sign at ICE: Tracking current enforcement priorities   
In the unique and often insular world of immigration law enforcement, "cutting sign" is the phrase used to describe tracking illegal alien border crossers through natural, often hostile desert or mountain, terrain. These tracking skills, still used by Border Patrol Agents today, primarily along our Southwestern border with Mexico, were originally learned from Native Americans many decades ago and have been passed on...

KUSA-TV -- Denver       sc   
Colorado illegal alien tuition bill back again   
Colorado lawmakers will try again to grant in-state tuition to illegal [aliens] who graduated from state high schools. -- Democratic Sen. Michael Johnston of Denver is introducing the legislation Wednesday. Five previous attempts have failed but lawmakers have made modifications over the years to make the proposal more appealing to Republicans. This time the bill would give colleges the option to...

American Border Patrol      
Rumor: Smuggling activity increase expected
American Border Patrol has learned from a reliable source that Mexican drug smugglers are threatening wide-spread drive-throughs beginning this Sunday, January 15. A drive-through involves racing across the border in a vehicle loaded with drugs. Barriers will be crossed using portable ramps. -- One spot mentioned is the San Pedro River near ABP's ranch.

Seattle Times    
Illegals ineligible for scholarships in Washington state   
When she was in the eighth grade, the student --- now a senior at Kent-Meridian High School --- signed up for a state scholarship program the Legislature had just created. -- The College Bound Scholarship program allows middle-school students from low-income households who maintain good grades, stay out of trouble and graduate from high school to receive a scholarship to a Washington college or university...

Washington Times    
Romney's push against amnesty makes immigration a defining issue 
Mitt Romney collected the endorsements Wednesday of the architect of Arizona's immigration-crackdown law, marking the final step on a journey that has taken him from lukewarm support of legalization to the Republican presidential field's most ardent opponent of amnesty. -- And with Mr. Romney inching closer to wrapping up the GOP's nomination, it sets up what would be the strongest contrast ever...

Kansas City Star   
Bill would require schools to check immigration status 
Missouri could be the next battleground in a nationwide fight over tougher immigration laws. -- State Sen. Will Kraus, a Lee's Summit Republican, is sponsoring a bill that would mandate that all public schools verify the immigration status of enrollees. It also would require law enforcement officers to check immigration status on all stops when they have reasonable cause, and create a state misdemeanor for...

Associated Press    
Kansas official seeks citizenship proof    
Topeka -- The top elections official in Kansas said Tuesday that he'll push for a change in state law to start requiring some potential voters to provide proof of their U.S. citizenship beginning June 15, six months earlier than expected. -- Secretary of State Kris Kobach told The Associated Press that the proposal he'll submit to legislators Wednesday would ensure the rule applies to this year's presidential elections...

The Hill -- Washington     
Holder approves of Obama's outrageous power grab
The Department of Justice offered a defense Thursday for President Obama's controversial decision to make several recess appointments while Congress was holding pro forma sessions. -- In a memo, Justice argued the pro forma sessions held every third day in the Senate do not constitute a functioning body that can render advice and consent on the president's nominees...

Cronkite News Service   
Radical group claims most states reject immigration enforcement laws
The majority of states that considered immigration bills similar to Arizona's SB 1070 rejected them in 2011, a testament to the negative effects such laws have on a state's economy and reputation, a new report claims. -- The report, released Tuesday by the National Council of La Raza, said 31 of 36 state legislatures either voted down or failed to advance SB 1070–style bills in 2011...

Associated Press       sc    
Nevada Senate race focuses on immigration    
Democratic Congresswoman Shelley Berkley wants to link Republican rival Dean Heller to tea party leader Sharron Angle. -- Berkley's U.S. Senate campaign said Wednesday that Heller's immigration views are extreme and incendiary. -- He told Hispanic leaders on Friday that he would work with the Latin Chamber of Commerce in Las Vegas to come up with an immigration solution...

RT    
Homeland Security monitors journalists   
Freedom of speech might allow journalists to get away with a lot in America, but the Department of Homeland Security is on the ready to make sure that the government is keeping [tabs] on who is saying what. -- Under the National Operations Center (NOC)'s Media Monitoring Initiative that came out of DHS headquarters in November, Washington has the written permission to retain data on users of social media... [Related item]

José Segovia -- The Examiner    
Brazen invaders protest against Romney   
A group of the so called "dreamers," young illegal [aliens] who are enrolled in college, staged a protest against Republican pre-candidate, Mitt Romney, one day after his victory in New Hampshire, his second in as many states. -- The protesters denounced Romney for his position in regards of the DREAM Act, a bill that would give [illegal alien] university students a path to legalization...

KMBC-TV -- Kansas City   
14 indicted in illegal immigration case   
United States Attorney Beth Phillips announced that six members of a St. Joseph, Mo., family are among 14 people indicted by a federal grand jury in a fraudulent document case. -- Phillips said the 14 people were part of a $5 million conspiracy to provide bogus identification documents to illegal [aliens] across the United States. The 14 were charged in a 40-count indictment returned under seal...

The Intel Hub   
WordPress comes out against SOPA Internet censorship bill   
WordPress, the website and blogging platform with over 60 million users, has publicly come out against the Stop Online Piracy Act. -- Tens of thousands of Web sites. as well as major players such as Google and Facebook, have already spoken out against this internet censorship bill and now, with internet powerhouse WordPress doing the same, it is only a matter of time before this bill is 100% defeated...

Bloomberg   
Jobless claims in U.S. rose more than forecast   
More Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, raising the possibility that a greater-than-usual increase in temporary holiday hiring boosted December payrolls. -- Jobless claims climbed by 24,000 to 399,000 in the week ended Jan. 7, Labor Department figures showed today in Washington. The median forecast of 46 economists in a Bloomberg News survey projected 375,000...

WorldNetDaily.com    
Obama's new czar tied to Occupy, ACORN, MoveOn   
Prior to her appointment yesterday as the next director of President Obama's Domestic Policy Council, longtime immigration reform advocate Cecilia Munoz served on the board of George Soros' Open Society Institute. -- Munoz also chaired the board of directors of the Center for Community Change, or CCC, a Soros-funded community organizing initiative whose board boasts activists from ACORN...

The Times-News -- Burlington, NC    
Sheriff looks east for immigration detainees   
Instead of backing off the use of the 287 (g) immigration program, Sheriff Terry Johnson said on Wednesday he is looking to expand the sheriff's office reach into eastern North Carolina. -- Johnson is now in negotiations with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in Washington D.C. to allow six of his sheriff's deputies to transport illegal [aliens] arrested and processed through the 287 (g)...

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner    
Mexican Professor: Organized crime now controls 70% of country  
Edgardo Buscaglia, a professor at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México in Mexico City recently told El Universal that through corruption of local officials, criminal gangs are now in control of 71.5 percent of Mexico's cities and towns. -- Buscaglia said: "They are operating notoriously in front of the noses of the police, the politicians, and the authorities of all stripes..."

Radell Smith -- The Examiner    
Obama courting illegal alien votes for the next election 
According to Chris Crane of the National ICE Council, Pres. Obama is courting illegal [alien] votes for the next presidential election, and he is doing it much like a suitor would his beloved: With gifts of amnesty, wrapped in deceptive words, which spell "Dream Act: Backdoor amnesty for illegal [aliens]." -- The New York Times reported Crane told a House Judiciary subcommittee that...

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