CNN Visits ABP!
Story to air prior to Supreme Court hearing
|American Border Patrol -- April 10, 2012
CNN reporter Kate Bolduan, her producer and photographer just prior to a flight along the border with Glenn Spencer of American Border Patrol. Bolduan spent yesterday touring ABP's ranch and checking out the Sonic Barrier border technology system. "I am delighted that a major news outlet has decided to come to the border and find out what American Border Patrol has been doing for the past ten years," Spencer said. Spencer said he felt that Bolduan would be fair in reporting what she learned.
Bolduan told Spencer that the program would air in the week prior to the Supreme Court hearing on Arizona's illegal immigration enforcement law (SB 1070) and would likely be seen first on Wolf Blitzer's report. APR will post the exact air times when they are known.
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|Gary North -- LewRockwell.com
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|KRGV-TV -- Weslaco, Texas
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|American Border Patrol
Photo of the day
CNN reporter Kate Bolduan, her producer and photographer just prior to a flight along the border with Glenn Spencer of American Border Patrol. Bolduan spent yesterday touring ABP's ranch and checking out the Sonic Barrier border technology system. "I am delighted that a major news outlet has decided to come to the border and find out what American Border Patrol has been doing..."
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|Cliff Kinkaid -- Family Security Matters sc
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|Christian Science Monitor
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|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
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|King World News-Blog
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|Joe Wolverton, II -- The New American
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