NEWS YOU MISSED! Things that make ya go," Huh??"
(photo: The troops in Iraq with a message for John Kerry aka idiot!)
2 Border Agents Get Prison Time for Taking Bribes to Release Illegals, Smugglers
(Remember as you read this that 2 border patrol agents were just sentenced to twice as long for doing their jobs trying to stop a foreign drug runner!)
Wednesday, November 01, 2006 SAN DIEGO — Two former Border Patrol agents were sentenced Tuesday to more than six years each in prison for taking nearly $180,000 in bribes in exchange for releasing immigrant smugglers and illegal immigrants from federal custody.
Mario Alvarez and Samuel McClaren released smugglers and their customers from jail while working on a prisoner transfer program with the Mexican government. They once released a prisoner in a Wal-Mart parking lot for a fee of $6,000, according to court documents.
The agents, based in El Centro, once smuggled two illegal immigrants across the border themselves in a government vehicle and released them for cash, according to court documents. They turned over the location of surveillance cameras and other Border Patrol intelligence to smugglers.
"I made some terrible mistakes, and what I did was wrong," Alvarez, a native of Mexico, told U.S. District Judge John Houston, who sentenced him to six years and three months in prison.
McClaren, 44, wiped away tears with a handkerchief before Houston sentenced him to 6 1/2 years in prison. [snip]
"Conservative" Murdoch Endorses Hillary
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The endorsement by the New York Post came shortly after Senator Clinton indicated she would approve of state action to legalize homosexual marriage.
On all the major issues, Spencer and Clinton disagree. These include border security, gun control, abortion, affirmative action, special rights for homosexuals, and flag burning. A principled conservative, Spencer is pro-life, pro-marriage, pro-economic growth, pro-2nd amendment, and anti-illegal immigration. He is a true conservative. But the New York Post dismissed him as not "credible."[snip]
Mexican diplomat urges a partnership
(and Cong. Greg Walden says a NorthAmericanUnion is just a conspiracy theory!)
10/31/2006 Hernán Rozemberg Express-News Immigration Writer
U.S.-Mexico relations could remain paralyzed unless leaders of the two nations and Canada formalize a North American partnership — akin to the European Union — before the U.S. baby boomer retirement wave hits in the next eight years, a ranking Mexican diplomat said here Tuesday. Enrique Berruga, Mexico's ambassador to the United Nations, shared his perspectives on the current and future U.S.-Mexico relationship at a panel discussion at the University of Texas at San Antonio Downtown Campus.
Noting that both countries depend on each other economically, Berruga urged leaders to see the big picture and put petty politics aside for the region's benefit.
Instead of putting up fences or walls, U.S. policy would be better served by investing more in Mexico so the country can do a better job of standing on its own, keeping its work force employed instead of watching it flee north, he said.
"We will be together forever and we need to make the best out of it," Berruga said.........
Rights Group Sues Immigration Agency (SPLC at their subversion again!)
A civil rights group sued the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency Wednesday, claiming its agents had harassed five U.S. citizens of Mexican descent during raids targeting illegal immigrants in southeast Georgia.
The Southern Poverty Law Center said the agents were engaging in a "Gestapo-like" campaign to drive Latinos out of the area. It claimed the agents entered houses without warrants, stopped cars on the street, terrified Latinos and vandalized their property.
"They trampled on the constitutional rights of every person of Hispanic descent who was unfortunate to be in their way," said Mary Bauer, an attorney with the center who is representing the plaintiffs. "You don't get to stop all who look brown."
The center, based in Montgomery, Ala., wants an injunction preventing ICE from conducting similar raids, as well as unspecified compensation for the plaintiffs.
ICE spokesman Marc Raimondi called the accusations "patently false." He said agents were looking only for immigrants who used fraudulent documents to work at a local poultry plant.The complaint, filed in federal court, concerns a sweep in which more than 120 illegal immigrants were rounded up around Stillmore in rural southeastern Georgia.........