Archive | December 2010

Captured Illegal alien in BP agent murder has a U.S. rap sheet

One of the captured illegal aliens who was apprehended during a firefight that claimed the life of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, was also shot, and has a rap sheet with a conviction for the assault of a police officer.

“The Border Patrol said that Manuel Arianes, a.k.a. Manuel Arellanes Osorio, was wounded in the gunfight. Arianes, 34, and a Mexican national, was convicted in Maricopa County Superior Court in 2006 for aggravated assault on a police officer, and had been deported to Mexico twice, according to sources familiar with his case,” Arizona’s The Republic reported.

Other border activists are telling reporters that while this event is tragic, until border security is seriously addressed the mayhem will continue.

“The fact that a twice deported dangerous Mexican criminal alien was able to violate our borders once again and participate in a deadly ambush on U.S. Border agents highlights just how unsecured our southern border really is, especially in the Tucson Sector in Arizona. It is long overdue to deploy American troops to that region to quell the foreign violence that occurs regularly now deep inside out borders,” says Jeff Schwilk leader of the San Diego Minutemen.

In response to the latest BP murder, Department of Homeland Security Secretary and former Arizona governor, Janet Napolitano is expected to tour the border region where Terry was murdered.

While this visit may reassure Washington D.C. insiders, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu says he is tired of the political correctness response and lack of action from DHS.

“We’ve heard nothing but the border is more secure than ever and unprecedented resources (have been allocated). Enough of this nonsense and political speak, we’ve got to secure the border once and for all,” Babeu said.

Communications between law enforcement leaders in Arizona has been tense in the past and most admit there is no communication with DHS. “She (Napolitano) won’t even speak to me because we have a difference of opinion,” Babeu finished.

These bandits are the lowest of the low criminals and continue to prey on an illegal industry that continues to operate without impunity. Until the 2,000-mile porous U.S. border is secured, law enforcement and residents will continue to be in danger.

Border Patrol Agent Terry died shortly after he was shot in a remote and rugged area near Rio Rico, just north of Nogales. There is no information about the other three suspects being held for this incident. Check back for updates about this story.

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BP Agent Terry murdered in shootout, stark reminder of San Diego Agent Rosas

Elite Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was shot and killed during a firefight in southern Arizona about 13 miles north of the Mexico/Nogales border late Tuesday night.

The multiple agent and bandit gun battle erupted after Border Patrol agents spotted known-outlaws who have been targeting unsuspecting illegal immigrants passing through a violent smuggling corridor in Arizona, according to National Border Patrol Council President T.J. Bonner. “Our agent was murdered in cold blood by criminals running around out there without impunity.”

“The border is not secure,” Bonner said. “Those who say that it’s secure are either misinformed or they’re being disingenuous. If you have bandits operating that far north into the United States and there’s enough activity to sustain that it tells you there’s a lot of traffic getting by the Border Patrol.”

The shootout claimed the life of Terry and took place in the Peck Canyon region near quiet Rio Rico, Arizona.

Local law enforcement was called to the scene after the shooting ceased and medical assistance was required.

“A little after 11 p.m., we got a call from Border Patrol headquarters requesting backup and emergency medical service. There had been shots fired, and one of their agents had been shot. We did send our deputies up there. We did contact the ambulance service. They did respond to an area known as Peck Canyon. By the time the ambulance personnel got there, the agent had already passed away,” Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada told the Arizona Republic.

The murder comes after a tumultuous year for Arizona. The state was sued by the federal government after state lawmakers passed SB1070, a law that would allow local law enforcement to crack down on the increased violence related to illegal immigration that has plagued the state for years.

This latest murder spotlights the nation’s borders and the inability of Department of Homeland Security to secure the 2,000 miles international border and prevent narco-style violence form creeping into the U.S.

“It is a stark reminder of the very real dangers our men and women on the front lines confront everyday as they protect our communities and the American people,” said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

Officers on the scene say Terry and the other Border Patrol agents came across a group of five suspected bandits, who didn’t appear to be hauling drugs, but were carrying weapons.

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu points to a December 11 incident in Arizona where “so-called bandits” have been preying on unsuspecting illegal immigrants.

During the investigation, “it was discovered the Crown Victoria had been outfitted to represent a law enforcement vehicle. The vehicle had red and blue strobe lights, orange and white strobe lights, a siren, spotlight and front push bar,” Babeu’s press release said.

“It is believed that based upon the positioning of the vehicles, the fact the rear windows of the Crown Victoria were rolled down, the trunk open with a bail of marijuana in it, a black ski mask and black hoodie sweater found next to the driver’s seat, that this was an attempted rip of the marijuana in the Ford Taurus by a ‘rip crew.’ This case shows how those responsible for drug and human trafficking are attempting to conduct their business under the disguise of law enforcement. This tactic not only puts law enforcement at risk but also the citizens of Pinal County.”

Local law enforcement was not alone in its criticism with the continued violence.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said, “Although we needed no reminder of the ever-increasing dangers along our southern border, this tragedy serves as stark notice that the threats facing all who serve in protecting our state and nation are real and are increasing on a daily basis,” Brewer said.

This event is just one in a series of events that put residents at risk in their own country. Many of these criminal-illegal aliens partake in shootings, robberies, rape, murder, drug smuggling and dealing on a daily basis costing the taxpayers in Arizona untold sums of money in court and incarceration costs.

Border Patrol Agent Terry has now become the latest sacrifice on the altar of political correctness, according to David J. Stoddard, Chairman, National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers.

“We call for immediate implementation of our Comprehensive Immigration Enforcement proposal. We call for eliminating all restrictions that impede or hinder Border Patrol operations along the U.S./Mexico border on public lands,” Stoddard said.

“We (also) call for the deployment of U.S. military units to help secure the border and thus eliminate the violence generated by drug cartels for control of drug routes into the USA,” he finished.

The murder of Terry, a three-year veteran of the Border Patrol and retired Marine, brings to mind others who have lost their lives to border violence- Arizona rancher Robert Krentz and San Diego Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas, not to mention the hundreds who suffer from crimes committed by illegal immigrants on a daily basis.

Ranking member of Congress and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Elect Lamar Smith, (R-Texas) referred to this murder as unacceptable.

“The murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry is a sad reminder of the real-life dangers that Americans and our law enforcement agents face along the southwest border,” Smith said in a statement. “What will it take to make the Obama administration realizes that we must do more to secure our border and keep Americans safe? Earlier this year, a rancher in Arizona was killed on his own property. The suspect is believed to have been an illegal immigrant. Last night, Border Patrol Agent Terry lost his life for simply doing his job. How many more Americans will die before the Obama administration wakes up and starts taking illegal immigration seriously?”

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Final push for DREAM Act in lame duck

The historical November midterms repudiated liberal policies and relinquished totalitarian control in Washington D.C. from the Obama Administration, but Democrats have one last gift they’d like to give the American taxpayer- amnesty.

This little gem, the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM Act), would grant amnesty to children who came with their parents unlawfully to America and opponents claim would start a chain migration amnesty for millions of illegal aliens over the next decade.

The weakened Democratic Party has decided the last legislative gift of 2010 will be the DREAM Act bill and Senate leaders, Dick Durbin (D-IL), Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) joined immigration advocates on a conference call to urge weary grassroots organizers to keep up the fight.

Senator Durbin did his best to boost moral among listeners and boast about the historic accomplishments of the House vote last week, but in the end he conceded the votes are not there in the Senate.

“I wish I could say we have all the votes, but we need Republican support. Sadly, we don’t have all the Democrat votes either,” Durbin said.

He did encourage DREAM Act supporters or “dreamers” to continue the barrage of calls to Capitol Hill in support for the amnesty legislation in the waning days of the 111th Congress. “It’s been a long battle, but we want to bring this across the finish line,” he finished.

Both Senators and Rep. Gutierrez placed the failure to pass the DREAM Act blame squarely on the GOP. “There has been a lot of rhetoric and they (Republicans) are smearing our kids,” Gutierrez said.

Despite all the “rah-rah” pep talks when it comes down to the Senate voting for the DREAM Act, Senator Durbin painted an honest picture. “The Senate will be voting on the tax bill first and then we will vote for the START treaty (Russian nuclear arms treaty), then we will need to vote to fund the government,” he explained.

And if that wasn’t enough to drain all the air out of the room, Durbin said the GOP is filibustering the legislation and forcing lawmakers to read all the bills before a vote can take place. “They (GOP) are asking us to read 15 hours for one bill and basically all day for another bill,” Durbin explained.

Durbin equated the Republican tactics to nothing more than stalling and running the clock out. “We continue to ask them to stop this,” he said. However, it was clear to those on the phone call that Democrat senators were not optimistic the DREAM Act would be signed into law, but encouraged students and advocates to keep trying and maybe a few Republican senators will change their minds.

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Racist incitement by DREAM Act speaker reaches YouTube

A YouTube video surfaced today of a DREAM Act rally held in Los Angeles last night in which the unidentified speaker urged an enthusiastic crowd the DREAM Act was their way to “replace old white men” in the Senate.

The three-and -a half minute video clip explains the need for the DREAM Act and the fact the legislation will only lead to bigger and better dreams for immigrant workers.

The DREAM Act advocate pressed the importance of education and said, “You’ll go on to be lawyers, teachers, doctors and then go on to be members of the Senate to replace those old white men.”

The supporters were caught on tape clapping and laughing at the possibility of taking over Washington D.C.

The video concluded with the demand “full rights for ALL undocumented workers…”

Is the DREAM Act more than amnesty legislation- or a political movement?

Watch the video link provided by ALIPAC .us and decide for yourself.

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Mexican cartel-style dismemberment killing rocks southern California

Last week a housekeeper for a skid-row Continental Hotel in southern California found the dismembered body of 49-year-old Herbert Tracy White. His body was hacked into five pieces and stuffed in a backpack, rolled up in a blanket under a bed and left for a hotel employee to discover.

Detectives on the scene said they recovered a 3 ½-inch bloody knife that is believed to be the murder weapon. According to police, White’s limbs were removed from his body, leaving his torso wrapped in a motel blanket.

A Pennsylvania couple was arrested on suspicion of dismembering a man they allegedly met in Hollywood. The couple was behind bars after they were located in a nearby vacant Hollywood building used by squatters.

Police acting on a tip they received, arrested Edward Garcia Jr., 36, and his wife Melissa Hope Garcia, 25, for the suspected murder and dismemberment of White.

The Garcia’s’ both have a criminal record in York, PA., that includes a 2009 kidnapping where Melissa Garcia lured a man to undisclosed location thinking his was going to have sex only to be robbed.

Police officers believe both suspects are drug addicts and the murder happened after the robbery went bad.

The Garcia’s’ made their first court appearance yesterday, but neither entered pleas.

A judge postponed the couple’s arraignment until Jan. 5, each will be charged with one count of murder in the slaying of White.

The court charges include a special circumstance allegation, including torture and it’s unclear if prosecutors will seek the death penalty against the two suspected murderers. The couple remains behind bars without bail.

White’s relatives said at a news conference that he mentioned meeting a couple at an automated teller machine and listened patiently to their hard-luck story.

The victim’s relatives said White was a kind person, who worked as a handyman, and had been sober for more than 15 years. If someone needed a food, money or a ride home, White was always willing to help, according to his family.

Detectives believe robbery was the motive in the killing, but have released few details in the gruesome slaying.

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Chipotle and McDonald’s crackdown on illegal employees

In an attempt to comply with the U.S. immigration law restaurants across the country are double checking their employee’s paperwork to ensure they are eligible to work in the country.

Chipotle, a Mexican food chain in Minnesota fired approximately 50 Latino employees last week who failed to comply with an I-9 audit and provide adequate documentation showing they could legally work in the United States.

The number of restaurants working in coordination with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has increased as the Obama Administration is cracking down on businesses looking to skirt the immigration rules of employees.

However, the decision to fire 50 Latino employees didn’t sit well with Minnesota Immigration Rights Action Committee (MIRAC), who is fighting the restaurants’ decision and claims that Chipotle unfairly targeted the Hispanic workers.

“We started to piece together there was something larger going on than a few people fired at one store,” said MIRAC affiliate Brad Sigal. “It appears to be a statewide attack on immigrant workers who are longtime employees most of them been working there for years.”

Meanwhile the Chipotle restaurant chain was subjected to an I-9 audit in which ICE requests employers to collect paperwork from staff and verify their legal status.

“They check the paperwork and fire anyone who can’t immediately prove they have the right to work. An action like this on a mass scale before the holidays is not consistent with the image they (ICE) have cultivated,” Sigal said.

Chipotle restaurant released a statement that read in part, “We are fully cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in Minnesota in connection with a document request they have made.”

Other restaurants, like McDonalds or Sizzler are also ensuring their employees legal status by requesting documentation for the federal government program E-verify. The program takes only a few minutes to complete and provides employers with the legal status of their prospective employees.

The E-verify program is a free service and has more than a 95 percent accuracy rating. Once businesses complies with the employment check, many are placing the E-verify signs provided by ICE in their business windows like the McDonalds in Sedona, Arizona pictured above.

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Population control group seeks to save California from legal immigration

Looking for a different solution to solve California’s serious budget crisis, Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) released a new ad campaign targeting the state’s burgeoning immigration populace.

CAPS is calling for lower levels of “legal immigration” and “temporary workers” in California until state lawmakers have a chance to repair the broken budget and put California back on the path to economic freedom.

The ads are launching as the federal government admits more than 1 million immigrants and temporary workers a year to compete with American employees for scarce jobs in the new normal of 9.8 percent unemployment. The sustained double-digit unemployment is something the country hasn’t seen since the Great Depression, CAPS contends.

“Disconnected policies like these make it easy to understand why a record number of politicians just lost their jobs,” explained Marilyn DeYoung, chairman of the board for CAPS. “Washington needs to wake up and put American workers first. That means slowing legal immigration as well as illegal until the country is working again.”

CAPS believes that more legal immigrants reside and settle in California permanently than in any other state and this fact is a driving force in California’s 12 percent unemployment rate -the third highest in the country.

“The flow of workers has not stopped since the recession hit. The policy is having a particularly insidious effect in states like California, with millions unable to find a job and unemployment rates topping 12 percent. As a result, California has been forced to borrow $40 million a day from the federal government to pay unemployment benefits,” said Gretchen Pfaff, marketing communications director for CAPS. “At the same time, the Federal government continues to flood California with legal immigrants and temporary workers with no calls for an end to foreign workers in sight.”

The new 30-second CAPS TV ad will air on cable networks in California and it illustrates the lack of attention to “legal foreign workers” by first presenting the word “illegal.” The spokesperson in the TV ad then separates the word “legal” out, saying “what about these workers; legal foreign workers?”

The commercial ends by combining the letters to form the word “ill” to describe California’s economy and joblessness, partly attributable to California’s out of control legal and illegal immigration.

CAPS explains that it is illegal immigration that often grabs the headlines, but they point to the generous “legal immigration” program the U.S. maintains as another contributing factor to the country’s high unemployment rates.

The group set out to promote the ad campaign in the San Francisco area because the region takes in more legal immigrants on a permanent resident basis than all but a handful of metropolitan areas in America.

A dense population of “legal immigrants” reside in an area known as the Silicon Valley. DeYoung also explains that this part of California has long been known for “its insatiable appetite for cheap labor and temporary foreign workers, regardless of a bountiful supply of Americans eager to fill high tech and other positions.”

CAPS is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization founded in 1986 and has been working to preserve California’s future through the stabilization of California’s human population. Since nearly all of California’s population growth comes from immigration, CAPS focuses largely on this issue; sponsoring public and media awareness campaigns and working with lawmakers to promote more responsible policies.

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Hispanics set to be one quarter of United States youth

It is being reported by the U.S. Census Bureau that Hispanics under the age of 20 will make up 21.8 percent of the American youth population– the figure is an increase from the 2000 census count of 17 percent.

While the U.S. Census Bureau hasn’t officially released the results of the 2010 Census count the projected Hispanic youth numbers are based on the number of births, deaths, enrollments in Medicare and the projected new immigrants who came to the country before April 1st of this year.

For the last 10 years the Latino population has been the fastest growing minority group inside America and the impact has greater reaches than simply numbers. The Hispanic Caucus realizing this fact has moved to exert its power inside Washington D.C. in an effort to have their voices heard.

Preliminary numbers coming from the U.S. Census Bureau report the American population grew by 29.4 million people. In 2000 the country’s population came in at 281.4 million and the new figures claim that approximately 310.8 million asked to be counted in the 2010 census.

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House Democrats pass the DREAM Act

After a spirited debate by both parties the contentious DREAM Act legislation passed in the House of Representatives by a vote of 216-198.

While the DREAM Act (Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors) legislation may have admirable intentions in a time of severe economic duress, American children are the ones falling behind and losing their opportunities for higher education.

Arguments from GOP critics pointed to perpetrated fraud, chain amnesty and costs to the taxpayer as reasons to not pass the DREAM Act.

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) said, “The DREAM Act would put the interest of the illegal immigrant above a U.S. citizen.”

On the other hand Democrats contend the GOP’s cries of amnesty are unfounded as the children of lawbreaking adults should not be punished for their parent’s actions.

No amendments were allowed to the current DREAM Act legislation and lawmakers were given only a few hours to read and prepare for the vote on the House floor.

The Senate will vote on the DREAM Act tomorrow morning.

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14-year-old cartel assassin’s mom arrested in San Diego

The mother of the suspected 14-year-old cartel assassin responsible for at least four beheadings has been arrested and charged with being in the United States illegally.

Border Patrol agents arrested Yolanda Lugo Jimenez, 43, at her San Diego apartment on Monday according to a federal complaint.

Court documents show Lugo was deported in September of 1997 and admitted that she possessed no legal documentation to be living inside America.

It was Lugo’s son, Edgar Jimenez Lugo, who was arrested last week in Mexico on suspicion of ruthlessly beheading cartel rivals of the South Pacific drug cartel. The 14-year-old’s cartel moniker was El Ponchis (The Cloak).

Mexican Military personnel captured the young murder suspect at the Cuernavaca airport where he was trying to board a plane headed to the United States border with his 16-year-old sister. Authorities say the boy was headed to California where his mother was living.

The boy and his 19-year-old sister, Elizabeth Jimenez Lugo, allegedly worked for Julio “El Negro” Padilla, who has been trying to seize control of the illicit drug market in Morelos, Mexico through violence, Mexican authorities said.

After the teen’s arrest he was taken to a regional attorney generals office. The boy admitted that he participated in at least four decapitations, claiming that he was “drugged by the gang and under threat that if I didn’t [participate], they would kill me.”

The boy’s sister told reporters they intended to cross the San Diego border to escape the cartels.

According to Morelos Gov. Marco Adame Castillo the U.S. killer was born in San Diego, California. The attorney general for Morelos state said the two suspects were turned over to state authorities who handle crimes committed by minors in Mexico.

It has now been reported that U.S. consular officials have met with the teen who is being held at an undisclosed location for his protection.

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