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There IS an alternative to McCain's girl Whitman and the worn out old liberal Jerry Brown
for California Governor!
Fox News and every other lame stream media propagandist is doing their best today to convince the public that illegal immigration is way down!!!
This is ALL about the coming push for amnesty.
Don’t buy into the lie!
This report out of Mexico tends to knock down the ‘fewer illegal aliens’ propaganda.
Current data re monetary remittances
Individual monetary remittances sent to Mexico from abroad rose 1.84% in July and reached 1.867 billion dollars. The U.S. is the largest source of these remittances and, despite the economic recession, Mexico has received 12.495 billion dollars from January to July. That, along with petroleum, constitutes one of Mexico’s largest sources of income.
Signs in Arizona warn of smuggler dangers
Drivers advised to travel northASSOCIATED PRESS Federal police stand guard by Texas-born kingpin Edgar "La Barbie" ValdezValdez, who was captured on Monday by federal police, faces drug-trafficking charges in the U.S.and has been blamed for a vicious turf war that has included bodies hung from bridges and shootouts in central Mexico during his presentation .The federal government has posted signs along a major interstate highway in Arizona, more than 100 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, warning travelers the area is unsafe because of drug and alien smugglers, and a local sheriff says Mexican drug cartels now control some parts of the state.
The signs were posted by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) along a 60-mile stretch of Interstate 8 between Casa Grande and Gila Bend, a major east-west corridor linking Tucson and Phoenix with San Diego.
They warn travelers that they are entering an "active drug and human smuggling area" and they may encounter "armed criminals and smuggling vehicles traveling at high rates of speed." Beginning less than 50 miles south of Phoenix, the signs encourage travelers to "use public lands north of Interstate 8" and to call 911 if they "see suspicious activity."
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, whose county lies at the center of major drug and alien smuggling routes to Phoenix and cities east and west, attests to the violence. He said his deputies are outmanned and outgunned by drug traffickers in the rough-hewn desert stretches of his own county.
"Mexican drug cartels literally do control parts of Arizona," he said. "They literally have scouts on the high points in the mountains and in the hills and they literally control movement. They have radios, they have optics, they have night-vision goggles as good as anything law enforcement has.
"This is going on here in Arizona," he said. "This is 70 to 80 miles from the border - 30 miles from the fifth-largest city in the United States."
He said he asked the Obama administration for 3,000 National Guard soldiers to patrol the border, but what he got were 15 signs.[snip]
NOT JUST ARIZONA!!!! Land all over this nation is under the control of armed
Sheriff: Sweet Home (Oregon) pot farm was likely run by Mexican cartel
— The 900-plant marijuana plantation raided near Sweet Home last week most likely was run by a Mexican crime cartel, Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller says.
It “fits the profile,” the sheriff said Friday.
The plants, along with a pound of processed marijuana, were seized. The garden was on private property owned by Cascade Timber Consultants.
According to detectives, the haul would have been worth $2 million on the street.
Mueller said the two men spotted coming out of the brush as deputies descended on the garden looked to be of Mexican descent. Food left behind in the camp was of brands that are usually available only at Mexican outlet markets, the sheriff said.
Mueller said large-scale marijuana growers have become more sophisticated in recent years, in this case setting up traps in the ground and trip lines with rock-filled cans attached to make noise. He said it looked as if the growers had just started harvesting.
“They are quite the horticulturists,” he said, adding there was irrigation and drip lines down to nearly every plant.[snip]
ICE seizes $389,000 worth of counterfeit items at South Florida flea marketsAugust 30, 2010
MIAMI - More than $389,000 worth of counterfeit merchandise was seized by special agents with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) during a two-day enforcement operation targeting flea markets in the South Florida area that were suspected of selling counterfeit trademarked goods.
On Aug. 22 and 23, ICE-HSI Commercial Fraud Investigations special agents, and officers from the ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), conducted "Operation Fire Sale" at Miami-area flea markets. They seized counterfeit trademarked goods that were being sold by local merchants at numerous booths at the Homestead Bargain Town Flea Market at 24400 Packing House Road in Homestead, Fla. and the Opa Locka/Hialeah Flea Market at 12705 NW 42 Ave. in Miami.
The searches resulted in seizing 28,474 individual items, including counterfeit Adidas shirts and shorts, DVDs, CDs, and knock-off sunglasses by Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Christian Dior. Authorities estimate the collective value of the merchandise seized during the operation to be about $389,710, based upon the items' suggested retail price if they were legitimate. The largest cache of counterfeits, estimated to be worth nearly $204,000, was CDs confiscated during an Aug. 23 search by ICE special agents at the Homestead Bargain Town Flea Market.
"Retailers who sell counterfeit products are ripping off consumers by selling sub-standard products," said Anthony Mangione, ICE special agent-in-charge of ICE-HSI in Miami. "Selling counterfeit products undermines the U.S. economy, robs Americans of jobs, stifles American innovation, and promotes crime."[snip]http://18.104.22.168/pi/nr/1008/100830miami1.htm
Anti-drug teams seize 56,000 pot plants in remote NorCal forest
YORKVILLE, Calif. -- A series of raids has led to the destruction of about 56,000 marijuana plants seized in recent days from remote gardens across Mendocino County.
Sheriff's Capt. Kurt Smallcomb said deputies destroyed nearly 21,000 pot plants discovered near Yorkville in the southern part of the county not far from a campsite where people apparently had been living.
Anti-drug agents last week found almost 14,000 plants and a shotgun at a campsite in the Comptche area north of the Anderson Valley.[snip]
Remember when Mexico's president addressed congress a few months ago?
A note from Lars Larson: Juliette Huddy of Fox news will be talking with Bill O tonight about Beaverton celebrating Mexican indy day...but not celebrating American Independence. Lars www.larslarson.com
That's right kiddies!!! Your president and Sec. of the State Dept. has complained to the UN about Arizona trying to enforce the LAW!!
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