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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Connecticut Mirror -- Hartford       sc   
Governor stirs up feds with immigration policy    
Gov. Dannel Malloy's announcement that he will decide whether to turn over detained immigrants to federal authorities has landed with a thud in Washington. -- 'We expect all local law enforcement to honor all of our detainers,' said Ross Feinstein, spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. -- Malloy has joined a few other Democratic governors, including Massachusetts' Deval Patrick...

Rick Oltman of The Immigration Tea Party -- The Examiner   
Thank you Andrew Breitbart   
As everyone in America who speaks English knows by now, Andrew Breitbart died last night in Los Angeles. Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. Thank you for your courage and your activism in facing down and exposing for who and what they are; "the barbarians of modern liberalism," to borrow a quote from Judge Robert Bork. -- To my knowledge Breitbart never directly addressed the illegal immigration issue.... [More from Rick Oltman]

KTAR -- Phoenix  
BLM operation nets 7.5 tons of garbage near border 
The Arizona Bureau of Land Management has completed its fourth anti-smuggling operation and brought in a good haul from a popular corridor used by smugglers and illegal [aliens]. -- During these operations, BLM brings additional law enforcement rangers to state-owned land to clean-up the area, confiscate any drugs left behind and possibly arrest any suspicious persons found in the area...

We Get E-Mail   
Arizona's SB-1083 moves forward   
Through some amazing back stage lobbying of Colonel Luke Taylor and Senator Sylvia Allen, SB-1083 Arizona State Guard passed the Senate COW today by a vote of 20-10!!! -- It was thought that there would be a few more days to couch this bill securely in place before next weeks vote before the Committee of the Whole (COW).  But, after a dramatic performance by Senators Robert Meza and Steve Gallardo...

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner   
We have built a border fence... in Egypt   
In 2008, the Bush administration announced that the U.S. would assist Egypt in constructing a border fence along the Gaza-Egypt border in order to prevent Palestinian weapons smuggling which are often used against southern Israel. -- A December 20, 2009 cable sent from the US Embassy in Cairo to the Secretary of State in Washington DC was revealed that while the Gaza fence was being constructed...

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn -- Forbes   
The TSA is coming to a highway near you   
One of the great honors of my service to Tennessee is having the opportunity to represent Ft. Campbell which is home to the storied 101st Airborne, the 5th Special Forces Group and the Army's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment which piloted Navy SEAL Team Six during the raid on Osama Bin Laden. -- Each soldier who calls Ft. Campbell home has gone through some of the most intensive training on the planet...

Sheriff Joe's posse: 'Probable cause' Obama certificate a fraud 
An investigative "Cold Case Posse" launched six months ago by "America's toughest sheriff" --- Joe Arpaio of Arizona's Maricopa County--- has concluded there is probable cause that the document released by the White House last year as President Obama's birth certificate is a computer-generated forgery. -- The investigative team has asked Arpaio, who is at a news conference in Phoenix......

KUHF-FM -- Houston  
Usual suspects bemoan efforts to revive 287(g) 
...A small group of people belonging to Houston United staged a protest in front of Sheriff Adrian Garcia's office, who's supporting a national campaign to reinstate cuts made to 287(g), a portion of the federal immigration law that deputizes local law enforcement to check the immigration status of those in custody. --- "We feel that there's enough evidence to show that these programs damage communities..."

Mac Slavo -- SHTFPlan.com   
More outrageous tyranny from Washington   
It seems like every day brings us one step closer to a totalitarian police state, and today is no exception. -- The Daily Crux and Economic Policy Journal have reported on a little known bill that was overwhelmingly approved by the House of Representatives (H.R. 347 vote tally 388-3) and the Senate (S.1794 passed with unanimous consent, no voting records were kept of which Senators approved)... [Related item]

Associated Press   
Democrats leave Senate hearing to protest speaker  
Phoenix -- Two Democratic lawmakers walked out of a Senate hearing on Thursday to protest a presentation by the chairman of a civilian border surveillance group described by a watchdog organization as a "vitriolic Mexican-basher." -- Glenn Spencer was invited to speak to the same Senate committee on border security last year, but was disinvited after several media outlets reported allegations of racism against him...

Media finally paying attention to eligibility?   
Phoenix -- Poll after poll in recent months has indicated that Americans have a high level of concern over Barack Obama's eligibility to be president, with one poll showing fully half of the nation wants Congress to investigate the question. -- But reporters for the traditional media --- networks, major newspapers, major news corporations and conglomerates --- mostly have giggled when talk turns to the serious question of...

Jessica Vaughan -- Center for Immigration Studies   
National Sheriffs Association supports E-Verify mandate, 287(g)...   
The nation's sheriffs are united in support of full enforcement of immigration laws and want to be involved. The sheriffs want Congress to provide more resources for enforcement, pay more attention to worksites (including mandatory E-Verify), and expand the 287(g) program according to a position paper developed by the group's Immigration and Border Security Committee...

Economic Collapse Blog   
The Fed is taxing the living daylights out of us   
Ronald Reagan once famously declared that inflation is a tax, but sadly most Americans did not really grasp what he was talking about. If the American people truly understood what inflation was doing to them, they would be screaming bloody murder about monetary policy. Inflation is an especially insidious tax because it is not just a tax on your income for one year. It is a continual tax on every single dollar that you own...

Infowars -- Austin, Texas  
Torture architect argues for indefinite detention of Americans   
In the aftermath of Barack Obama's Presidential Policy Directive which forbids controversial provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act from being used against lawful residents, a former architect of the infamous Bush torture program today testified in favor of indefinite detention for US citizens. -- Following the release of a White House "fact sheet" which announced that...

Gregory D. Lee -- Family Security Matters  
Los Angeles should stop hugging illegals   
In what has to be the most ridiculous recommendation by any law enforcement official, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck and his counterpart, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, have announced they support issuing driver licenses to illegal aliens. Chief Beck said, "The reality is that all the things that we've done --- 'we' being the state of California --- over the last 14, 16 years have not reduced the problem one iota."

USA Today   
Number of U.S. mosques up 74% since 2000   
The number of Islamic places of worship in the United States soared 74% in the past decade. -- While protests against new mosques in New York, Tennessee and California made headlines, the overall number of mosques quietly rose from 1,209 in 2000 to 2,106 in 2010. -- And most of their leaders say American society is not hostile to Islam, according to a comprehensive census of U.S. mosques and survey of imams...

Malkin Slams Obama: His apologies are 'a recipe for more dead American troops' 
Conservative commentator Michelle Malkin was a guest on Fox and Friends Thursday, and angrily tore into President Obama's explanation that his apology for the burning of Korans in Afghanistan calmed things down, saying it was an utter failure. -- "First of all, the apology didn't work, obviously," Malkin observed. "And it is just a measure of how much Obama lives in unreality."

Paul Mendez -- VDare.com   
Radical left (and big business) vs. immigration patriots over DREAM Act  
On May 10, 2011 Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley signed the so-called "Maryland DREAM Act" (SB-167). This law would offer in-state tuition rates at Maryland colleges and universities to illegal aliens who met certain requirements. -- But by the end of June, no less than 132,071 Maryland voters had signed a petition to stop SB-167 and put it to a referendum in November 2012...

Seattle Times 
Usual suspects claim Border Patrol "oversteps its bounds"  
Human- and [illegal alien "rights"] groups in 13 northern border states are asking Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano to enact policies to stem what they say is a growing number of cases of harassment and abuse by U.S. Border Patrol officers of people living in communities along the border. -- In a letter, the Northern Border Coalition relates what it says are a series of such incidents by Border Patrol officers...

Big Hollywood   
Andrew Breitbart dies at 43   
Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles. -- We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior. -- Andrew lived boldly, so that we more timid souls would dare to live freely and fully, and fight for the fragile liberty he showed us how to love...

Californians for Population Stabilization     
Still a bad idea... driver's licenses for illegals!   
Some bad ideas will not die, especially in Sacramento. Sen. Gil Cedillo has vowed to introduce legislation to give driver's licenses to illegal aliens, his pet project for over a decade. Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck recently endorsed the idea. -- CAPS was instrumental in passing SB 976 in 1993, the law that prohibits the DMV from issuing driver's licenses to illegal aliens...

Ian Nichols -- Iowa State Daily  
Keep the 'illegal in 'illegal alien'   
Once again, political correctness is coming up. Back in the late '70s, the term "undocumented immigrant" began to be used instead of "illegal immigrant" by those people who didn't want to offend anyone. Now this term is being brought up again by the same people. -- Why is this change in terminology being brought up again? The term "undocumented immigrants" is purposely incorrect in order to sway the public...

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