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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Leading Ladies
Dole and Miller demand proof of border security
Macomb Daily -- Mount Stevens, Mich. -- February 22   
 Miller still pursuing tougher border security
Left: Dole Senate Speech
Right: Miller quote in today's Macomb Daily newspaper
    As the top lawmaker in the House on border issues, Rep. Candice Miller is challenging Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's claim that U.S.-Mexican border security has "never been stronger" and the congresswoman questions whether immigration reform should proceed before more effective measurements of border protection are established.
    Miller will be holding a session of her Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security on Tuesday to question officials from the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection.
    "What I've said is that we need to concentrate on metrics. We've been focusing on resources but how do we measure success?" said Miller, a Harrison Township Republican who chairs the subcommittee. "My real question, and this is the title of my hearing on Tuesday, what does a secure border look like?"
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The GAO's Rebecca Gambler will be a witness at the Miller hearing. On January 30, Glenn Spencer personally handed a copy of "How to Solve the Border Problem" to Gambler.
    She also got information on IDENTISEIS®, the technology that can count everyone crossing the border.
Note: Obama is meeting wtih McCain on the same day as this hearing - no doubt to draw media attention away from the truth.

KLTV -- Longview, Texas     
Texas Border Volunteers stress need for more border security   
The Texas-Mexico border is far from secure, if you ask the people who actually live on it. -- Friday, members of the group Texas Border Volunteers were in East Texas explaining the reality of illegal immigration in our state. -- Some of those volunteers live in Falfurrias, Texas, which is about 70 miles north of the border. That's where the volunteers say, many residents' private ranches have become a passageway for drug cartels...

Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal    
Goreham position on IMAGE receives warm welcome in west Cobb 
Commissioner Helen Goreham was met with a friendly crowd as she denounced a proposal allowing federal agents to review the hiring records of county contractors to ensure employees are legally allowed to work in the U.S. -- Goreham, who held a town hall meeting at the West Cobb Senior Center on Thursday night, saw a turnout of about 70 residents. Another 25 county employees attended the meeting as well...

Jerry Kammer -- CIS.org     
Alaska's Begich ties amnesty vote to access to cheap labor for canneries 
Last year the State Department announced its intention to prohibit foreign students who come to the United States with the Summer Work Travel program to be employed in the Alaska seafood-processing industry. -- But the powerful industry quickly brought in some heavy political guns, especially Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska), who prevailed upon State to postpone the ban for the 2012 season...

American Border Patrol: Kingdom lost for a nail?
American Border Patrol is in need of a tool to finish a critical project. Can You Help?

Fox News     
Sources: FBI probe of defense tech allegedly leaked from NASA stonewalled  
four-year FBI investigation into the transfer of classified weapons technology to China and other countries from NASA's Ames Research Center is being stonewalled by government officials, sources tell FoxNews.com. -- Documents obtained by FoxNews.com, which summarize these and other allegations and were given to congressional sources last week by a whistle-blower, described how a "secret grand jury" was to...

Assocated Press      
What does a 'secure' border look like?   
Once, the barren mesas and shrub-covered canyons that extend east of the Pacific Ocean held the most popular routes for illegal immigrants heading into the U.S. Dozens at a time sprinted to waiting cars or a trolley stop in San Diego, passing border agents who were too busy herding others to give pause. -- Now, 20 years after that onslaught, crossing would mean scaling two fences (one topped with coiled razor wire)...

The Dustin Inman Society -- Marietta, Ga.  
Bumper sticker to fight RubiObamAmnesty! REMEMBER 1986!   
Free bumper sticker with a $15 donation to help us fight amnesty-again. -- We need funding help to stop amnesty. Again. Get several! Send them to your U.S. Senators and your U.S. House Representatives! - I did! -- We just got shipment in and have plenty of stickers. They are high-quality, 7" X 3-3/4" and made of quality all-weather vinyl. A real eye-catcher...

Michael Bargo, Jr. -- American Thinker     
How Democrats sponsored illegal immigration   
That 11 million illegal [aliens] are present in the U.S. is taken as proof that the system doesn't work. The immigration system is broken, we are told, and in need of reform. But the truth is, those 11 million illegal [aliens] did not enter through the system, they violated U.S. law when they bypassed standard immigration procedures. It's important to note that they were not encouraged by business to cross the border...

Hawaii News Now -- Honolulu    
Hawaii OK's in-state tuition for illegal aliens   
It's an immigration lesson at the University of Hawaii. -- UH's Board of Regents is opening up the classroom to [illegal aliens] - approving a plan that allows those students to pay in-state tuition. The decision is drawing praise from supporters and criticism from opponents. -- Gabriela Andrade's main goal has been to attend UH and get her nursing degree, but tuition has been out-of-reach...

Jennifer Lynch -- Right Side News    
Just how many drone licenses has the FAA really issued?   
The Los Angeles Times reported last week that the FAA has issued 1,428 permits to domestic drone operators since 2007 and noted this was "far more than were previously known." -- This new number points out again how difficult it is to answer the most common questions EFF gets from reporters about drones --- just how many agencies have applied for drone licenses? How many licenses has the FAA issued since...

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