Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pelosi care is more of the same, 2,000 pages of government takeover

The House leadership has put forth their massive 2,000 page health care bill, while there may have been minor tweaking; much of the bill remains the same.

“The plan unveiled today by House Democrats represents more of the same,” said Congressman Duncan Hunter-R CA. “Despite the need for responsible health care reform, this proposal once again amounts to nothing more than a massive government takeover of our health care system.”

There is no question that health care reform is needed and most Americans would like to see some changes, but this package is just too large for the taxpayers to understand.

“The status quo is insufficient, but what has been proposed today comprises a partisan overreach that will destroy the basic foundation of our health care system, eliminate jobs and drive up already record debt levels,” Hunter explained.

Hunter also expressed his disappointment that his amendment to protect small businesses, despite being accepted by the House Education and Labor Committee, was substantially weakened by Democratic leadership.

The legislation also contains the same loopholes in the prior House bill that will allow illegal immigrants to receive taxpayer-funded benefits.

“It is disappointing that despite assurances by President Obama and promises by Senate Democrats, the latest version of the House healthcare bill contains the same loopholes in previous legislation,” says Lamar Smith-D TX. “When will House Democrats listen to the American people? Taxpayers do not want to subsidize people who are here illegally.”

The House Democratic leadership hasn’t even included the verification mechanisms in their bill that the Senate Democrats added in order to curb illegal immigrant’s participation in taxpayer-funded health care.

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CIS chronicles 287(g ) immigration enforcement tool

Congress created 287g in 1996 as program to enhance the cooperation of local law enforcement agencies and federal immigration services. In an effort to pander to the Latino organizations that helped propel Obama into the White House, the reigns of 287(g) rules are being pulled back.

Despite unsubstantiated criticism from civil liberty groups, 287(g) remains an effective piece of legislation assisting local law enforcement with illegal immigration crime-fighting tools.

Protecting the homeland remains a top priority for many federal and local agencies and like many arms of law enforcement many tweaks have been implemented along the way.

According to Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) more than 81,000 immigration arrests were made by 287(g) officers during January 2006 and November 2008.

This program is responsible for flagging a large number of known serious/violent offenders, ICE reports the number in 2008 was more than 45,000.

While most agencies that use 287(g) mainly identify and process illegal aliens who have committed additional crimes, Congress has never intended the program to be limited to that use alone, according to Center for Immigration Studies.

“Participating agencies credit the 287(g) program as a major factor in reduced local crime rates, smaller inmate populations and lower criminal justice costs,” CIS stated.

CIS also dispels the myth that 287(g) causes racial profiling, discrimination or other abuse of authority.

Due to the program’s success, the federal government currently has a one to three year waiting list for local law enforcement agencies to obtain their 287(g) status and training. However, the Department of Homeland Security has rejected dozens of applications due to federal funding shortfalls in the last few years.

Recently there were 54 Democrat and Republican members of Congress who sent a letter to President Obama expressing their support of 287(g). The letter came just days after the Obama Administration implemented limits on state and local law enforcement agencies.

“Thanks to the 287(g) program, thousands of illegal immigrants that are identified in jails and through task force operations are being identified and deported,” explains Rep. Lamar Smith-R TX. “The open borders crowd doesn’t like the 287(g) program because it is working – thousands of illegal immigrants are being identified.”

“Local law enforcement agencies deserve our thanks for helping to remove illegal immigrants from our communities before they threaten American lives and property,” Smith said. “The Obama administration should not limit local agencies’ ability to help enforce our nation’s laws.”

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Migrant camps with drug paraphernalia discoved in Northern San Diego County

Nestled in the canyons of San Diego are well-hidden migrant camps complete with fire hazards, drug paraphernalia and evidence of prostitution. These third-world living conditions are located next to a small creek quaintly named “Little Gopher Canyon" and a large strawberry field.

Imagine taking a hike in a scenic canyon looking for wildlife or wild flowers and you stumble upon a migrant encampment with so much trash and fecal matter the smell is nauseating. This sight is totally out of place with the large country homes and estates dotting the nearby hillsides in the rural area of San Diego.

Two local day labor sites are also likely feeding the illegal squatter population in the canyon. Again, angry neighbors were quick to speak their minds. This time, once the Sheriff’s Department was notified, swift action was promised.

“The San Diego Sheriff’s Department Vista Station makes every effort to stay on top of transient encampment as they are located,” says Capt. Tim Curran from the Sheriff’s Department.

In Vista, the Sheriff’s Department offers a program working with residents in order to control the migrant issue. “Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS), has a Deputy assigned to handle the camps, the homeless population and the problems associated with them,” Curran said.

Captain Curran promised to forward the photo’s taken yesterday along with approximate site locations to Deputy Kirsten Lorek and report back in a couple of days.

This comes as good news to Suellen Shea who lives near the migrant encampment. “We have lived in this house for more than 35 years,” she explained. “We are petrified of the fire danger that comes along with the squatter camps.”

Several butane cans and stoves were photographed in and around the illegal migrant camps.

Shea explains that the canyon is peppered with illegal camps containing numerous fire hazards that may cause serious evacuation problems as the main road is a one-way in and one-way out road for all community homeowners.

“The lack of exits concerns many of the residents here,” she said. “Having illegal migrants living in canyons without any regard for us is very frustrating. We work very hard to keep our property clear of fire hazards every year and plant ice plant s around our property so our home doesn’t burn down.”

Some residents are angry that their fate rests in the hands of local government to keep them safe.

Farmers who apparently employ these foreign migrant workers fail to provide farm-worker housing as required by the U.S. Visa regulations; unless of course they are employing illegal aliens to skirt their legal responsibilities and obligations. In that case, a multitude of laws are being broken.

Many of these migrant encampments contained drug paraphernalia and evidence of large amounts of alcohol. There were leftover condoms leading one to wonder if prostitution has returned the fields of Vista.

In 2003 a Los Angeles TV News station conducted an undercover investigation and found prostitution taking place with very young girls being trafficked in for the illegal migrants. (See the video link is below)

“It is appalling to think about the prostitution and drug use happening so close to our home. We live a quarter-mile from the migrant encampments,” Shea says. “It has been so bad in the past I could not let my daughter ride her bike to her friend’s house. Let’s just say, I am worried about her safety.”

The camps uncovered yesterday appear to be located on or next to Bonsall Farms property, but when they were contacted for comment, calls went unreturned.

Follow this link to the young girl’s sex trafficking caught on film by Ch. 4 News in 2003
The Fields of Shame

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Lieberman to filibuster health care reform with GOP

In an announcement after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid-D proposed a public option plan, Lieberman said he would join the GOP in standing against the embattled Democratic Party health care reform efforts.

Lieberman, an Independent, caucuses with the Democrats while touting his fiscal responsibility to the American people. In a report from Politico, Lieberman said he would oppose any reform bill that included a public option even if the states can opt-out.

“We are trying to do too much at once,” Lieberman explained.

His reasoning behind splitting from the Democrat Party stems from the fact the country simply cannot afford another entitlement program where the taxpayers are on the hook.

With the defection of Lieberman, the Democrats are unable to beat a Republican filibuster. It looks like it will be back to the drawing board for the Obama Administration and their quest to change the health care delivery system.

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Border Patrol captures illegals arriving by boat, including MS-13 gang member

Approximately 40 miles north of the U.S./Mexican border officials nabbed 20 illegal aliens attempting to break into the country via panga boat.

California Border Patrol agents greeted the illegals when they arrived on the sand at South Ponto Beach, Carlsbad. Among them were 16 males and four female illegal immigrants including a suspected MS-13 gang member.

“Two suspected smugglers returned to sea aboard the boat before the agents approached the scene. The United States Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Marine Interdiction agents conducted a search of the area but were unable to locate the vessel,” according to Mark Endicott of Border Patrol.

The gang member was identified at a local Border Patrol station using biometric information. The MS-13 gang member was identified as Carlos Henriquez-Perez, 26-years-old and part of the Mara Salvatrucha limb of the violent gang.

Henriquez is currently in federal custody and will face prosecution for reentering the U.S. as a prior deportee.

According to the Border Patrol, San Diego remains vigilant regarding the high number illegal immigrants who attempt to cross into American via the waterways.

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Mexican Consulates urge those in U.S. to participate in 2010 Census

The 2010 Census count has yet to begin and there are already efforts in place on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border to influence those residing in America illegally to participate in the population count.

Mexican Consulates in Los Angeles and Miami have began pointing out that Mexicans residing stateside will be fundamentally responsible for the more than $300 billion set aside in America annually for social programs in the next 10 years.

The Mexican government explained in a report that the 2010 Census will be crucial to how federal and state funds are allocated as well as how they will be applied toward Mexican nationals.

They specifically note the U.S. government will be spending money in the following areas; transportation, health care, education and other infrastructure and assistance to help vulnerable populations, included those who do not speak the language.

In past census counts about a third of the Mexican population living in the U.S. did not participate in the process because they were afraid of being deported.

The Mexican Consulate believes it is imperative for all in America to fill out the paperwork so they can take advantage of the money being given out in future social entitlement programs.

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Murder, kidnapping and drug activities are common place south of the border

While many so-called media entities cover up the fact that ‘what happens in Mexico, stays in Mexico, violence along the southern borders continues to escalate.

Tijuana in particular has seen kidnapping and murder rates soar. It is not uncommon to see tortured and murdered victims hanging from major roadways near military installations. “They are putting the bodies in these locations for a reason. It’s to tell the Mexican government that they do not control the country,” said a resident of Tijuana.

In a recent trip to the wild, wild south, evidence of violence is everywhere. “You are not safe at five star hotels, five star restaurants or behind the wheel of a police vehicle,” explained a source that monitors the escalating violence.

There is also evidence violence is creeping across the U.S./Mexico border. Many Mexican nationals are moving across the border into San Diego to escape the constant barrage of kidnappings. By doing so it is alleged that cartel members are following them across the border,snatching victims on U.S. soil and bringing them back to Mexico.

The number of kidnappings taking place on U.S. soil in San Diego county is officially low. Sources contend many kidnappings in San Diego County remain relatively low because families who must pay ransoms are hesitant to report the crime, fearing the kidnap victim will be murdered.

Also, many reports in the U.S. often discount a crime if they feel it is related to the Mexican drug cartels.

However in a study from the Mexican Council for Law and Human Rights claims 90 percent of Mexicans who have been the target of kidnappings have no link to narco-traffic or other criminal activities.

The study showed that 22,875 citizens have disappeared at the hands of organized crime in the past three years. It also stated that 7,433 have been victims of criminal gangs.

Of these victims, 75 percent were males, 15 percent were minors and 10 percent were females. The criminal activity generally increases with the presence of narco-terrorist groups like La Familia, Los Zetas, Los Pelones and La Linea.

Readers of the study in Mexico who read the full report stated the claim of 90 percent of the crimes having nothing to do with organized cartels were flat out lies by the Mexican Council for Law and Human Rights.

Meanwhile, back in Tijuana long-time law enforcement authorities claim there are more than two kidnappings per day. “It has become a legitimate business. Money is so hard to come by that many turn to crime,” authorities said. “It is entrenched in young people’s minds as a way to get out of poverty; however it often results in death.”

Murder and kidnappings have become so commonplace in Tijuana that Friday’s murder rate of four becomes just a day in the life. What most American’s will find disturbing is the brutality of the murders.

Bodies are thrown in the street to make a statement. And when they are recovered, victims routinely have no fingernails, show signs of torture and have no heads.

With a yearly murder rate that eclipses the Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined eight year total of deaths, one questions if we are fighting the right war.

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

DHS loses track of 18 percent of illegals placed in Intensive Supervision Program

Nearly 20 percent of illegal immigrants placed in a highly-touted Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Intensive Supervision Appearance Program (ISAP), failed to appear in court on deportation orders.

The program which allows those caught in the U.S. illegally, to remain under the guise they will appear in court at a later date on deportation charges suffers many red herrings.

“This data is not surprising. Individuals who broke our laws to come here illegally in the first place will not automatically comply with our laws after they are caught and ordered to leave,” said a spokesperson from Congressman Lamar Smith’s-R TX office. “We cannot afford to pretend they will, particularly when history and common sense dictate otherwise.”

In a report from the Houston Chronicle, the Obama Administration promotes this “catch and release program” and didn’t request any further funding for detention beds despite a Congressional order to do so.

Illegal aliens enrolled in the program are required to check in via phone, wear ankle bracelets and obey curfews, yet approximately one in five simply disappear.

According to the Justice Department’s Inspector General, only 13 percent of non-detained aliens with final removal orders were actually returned home. Even more disturbing are only 6 percent of non-detained aliens from countries designated as state sponsors of terrorism who had deportation orders were actually deported.

The Judiciary Committee was also provided data during the Bush Administration that revealed one-third of the supervised aliens in the ISAP program ignored their deportation orders.

Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) claimed once the illegal aliens absconded, ICE simply terminated their records from the ISAP program; or essentially allowing them to continue living in the U.S. despite breaking yet another law.

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$787 billion jolt to economy falls flat

The $787 billion stimulus package the country could not survive without in February fell flat as President Obama’s top economic aide said the package has already seen its biggest impact on the economy.

Christina Romer, chair of the Council of Economic Advisors explained, the $194 billion spent in the second and third quarters of this year provided the largest bang and any additional money infused into the economy would not contribute to any significant growth in the economy next year.

In other words, the stimulus failed.

In a meeting with a congressional panel, Romer said the impact of the stimulus will continue to level off.

Romer also pointed out the $787 billion saved or created 600,000 to 1.5 million jobs. She also warned the congressional panel that unemployment would hover around the 10 percent mark through the end of 2010.

The grim unemployment numbers will further dampen economic recovery and slow growth for the average American looking for the light at the end of the tunnel.

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Migrant squatters move closer to a high school, fire dangers persist

Read all about it Kimberly Dvorak posted a new story;

More than two weeks after a prostitution ring was uncovered in a suburban San Diego canyon, the SDPD made and broke plenty of promises. The residents were promised action and cooperation, but they received the same empty actions.

Last week the SDPD placed their mobile command center near McGonigle Canyon in an effort to show the community they were on top of the illegal migrant squatters and crime in the canyon, The canyon which is owned by the city as well as private owners and real estate companies, remains home for many migrant workers. http

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Net Neutrality enforcement may reach into your computer

The Net Neutrality policy proposed by the Obama White House is set for a vote by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) on Thursday.

The President has not been quiet about pushing for internet legislation. On the campaign trail he made many statements like; “I will not take a back seat to anyone in my commitment to net neutrality.”

The internet legislation policy will encompass three key positions. First the government wants to make sure everyone has access to the internet and have set aside $7.2 billion in stimulus dollars for construction.

The White House is treating the internet as another entitlement program that every taxpayer should pay into so all residents can log on, explains Phil Kerpen of the Americans for Prosperity. One of the new rules proposes the government lays broadband cable in rural communities making access to the internet much easier for all Americans.

This will not only be tricky, but very expensive because there are not enough subscribers in rural areas to pay for the hundreds of miles of cable that must be put in place.

Providing internet access for all residents would be a first for the country. In the past, government didn’t ensure every citizen had a radio during World War II, or televisions in the 1950s or even cable in the 1980s.

Why internet?

The second platform is social justice or classic redistribution of wealth.

And finally the third is controlling internet content. The accessibility of the internet has provided U.S. residents the ability to pursue their freedom of speech in larger numbers and level the playing field.

However, in a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Susan Crawford, Obama’s internet czar, explained the government’s first move to control internet service comes with the release of $7.2 billion in the stimulus money. “This is just a down payment on the government’s investment in the internet,” she said.

Many on the right think these new rules would kill the free-market economy and turn away any incentive for online entrepreneurs to start up new businesses.

One final thought worth pointing out is the government’s rational in tying the use of cell phones into the internet. Providers like AT&T and Verizon don’t see the need for additional regulation and contend the added regulation could slow their service and lead to more taxes.

"The bar needs to be set very high when it comes to additional government intervention," said USTelecom, the phone industry's lobbying group.

The vote on Thursday, which is expected to pass, will set up a show down between providers and the government. Once the provision is passed it will give the FCC the ability to begin formulating rules and readying them for the legislative process.

The following are some of the FCC's proposed rules:

• Consumers are entitled to access any legal Internet content
• Consumers are entitled to use any Internet applications or services
• Consumers are entitled to connect to any devices that won't harm the network
• The same rules apply to cable/DSL and wireless Internet
• Internet providers can't block or slow competitors' online services

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pro-amnesty groups push for illegals to be counted in 2010 Census

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Let the counting begin. In a few short months, the U.S. government will begin its accounting of the American people and illegal immigration activists want to make sure the count includes those here illegally.

In an effort to curtail funding and add additional state legislators, Senator David Vitter-R LA has proposed an amendment to the Commerce, Science and Justice Appropriations bill asking census takers a question about U.S. citizenship.

Monday, October 19, 2009

San Diego slams California's Cap and Trade AB32

San Diego patriots seek to repeal California’s cap and trade AB32 and patriots stormed the harbor in large numbers to show the country that as California goes, so goes the nation. California’s version of cap and trade AB32 passed three years ago and has strangled the economy and added to the state’s deficits.

As California’s bread basket sinks further into a dust bowl, citizens from the San Diego area came out in large numbers to show support for the farmers who are losing it all.

“Fourth-generation farmers are on the verge of bankruptcy,” said Dawn Wildman, Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition founder. “Not only is this government trying to put our farmers out of business in the name of the environment, but they are trying to push us towards global governance.”

Local avocado farmers also showed up to the protest to voice their concerns about the water crisis that is now threatening their San Diego groves.

“This is a man-made drought and it is forcing avocado farmers to cut down portions of their groves because they can no longer afford the 50 percent increase in water fees,” says Kay O’Hara, an avocado organic farmer/real estate agent.

“When Senator Feinstein refers the Central Valley water crisis as a ‘complicated matter,’ it’s time for her to go. The smelt fish is not even a California native fish, it is used as bait!”

Rally participant and San Diego resident, Larry Naritelli has made the trip to visit the California Central Valley. “Farmers I’ve talked to said they have no more time, they are going to lose everything their families have worked for the past 100 years.”

He continues to explain that ‘if you think about the reason we are in this economic mess in California you can plot the lines back to AB32 and cap and trade.”

Other first time activists came out to show support for the California farmers. Barbara Decker said she was looking to shake things up a bit and let local politicians she is watching.

Event organizer, Sarah Bond said more than 200 patriots came out to the rally, supporting the taxpayers and protect farmers.

“It’s a real tragedy, and it’s up to us to change our future.”
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Sunday, October 18, 2009

North County Conservatives to share holidays with Marines

Now that the North County Conservatives has successfully engineered a meet and greet, they are preparing to open their homes for the holidays and break bread with men and women of the Marines.
They will be working with the 5th Marine Regiment at Camp Pendleton in order to open their homes to military heroes who may not be able to go home for Thanksgiving or Christmas.
If you are interested in providing "A Home Away from Home for The Holidays," you can visit North County Conservatives website.
The group would like residents to keep in mind that many of the Marines living in the enlisted quarters do not have their own vehicles and will need transportation back and forth provided by their host families.
Lynne Miller, NCC member, offers this suggestion; “Because it can be a bit awkward being the only military person at the holiday table, NCC would like to suggest that all hosts consider having at least two military heroes join their family for their holiday gathering.”
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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Fundraiser announced for Border Patrol Agents pardoned by Bush

It’s being billed as ‘A Time for Justice’ fundraiser. Nacho Ramos and Jose Compean will be headed back to court in order to clear their names.

The fundraiser in Huston, Texas will raise funds for their legal defense team and the agents hope to finally be granted a fair trial where all the evidence can be heard. The first trial that led to their conviction is directly tied to U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton’s refusal to disclose significant evidence and facts to the jury.

Both Ramos and Compean are seeking a retrial in Texas to clear their names. A new trial comes with a risk as the men could be convicted and sent back to prison. However, Ramos says it’s worth it because he knows the truth is on his side.

The families are looking to tip the scales of justice back into the favor of law enforcement and remove anxiety from other agents who fight the daily battles along the U.S./Mexico border.

It’s been about six months since Ramos was released from prison and reunited with his family. Ramos says is looking forward to spending the holiday season with them, but remains a little intrepid about the future.

“We do the best we can to not let it weigh so heavily on us but it seems to be constantly on our minds and we realize how hard the times are for everyone,” Ramos explains. “In spite of this we feel very confident that we will prevail and ask that everyone please keep us in their thoughts and prayers.”

NBPC is holding the event in Houston, Ramos family's new home, and gives them new hope as they look forward to finally meeting everyone who supported Ramos and Compean. Congressman Ted Poe and many others will be in attendance as guests and speakers.

All proceeds of the fundraiser will go towards legal fees. The sponsor of the event is BPA Legal Defense and Relief Fund and the event takes place November 14, 2009 at 1 p.m.

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Contact: Rich Pierce

Houston Airport Marriott
18700 John.F. Kennedy Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77032 USA
Phone: 1-281-443-2310

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Senate health insurance may mean welfare for an additional 14 million Americans

While many American families take pride in looking after their home life without the help of welfare programs, under the Democratic Senate Finance Committee plan, many of those families will find themselves relying on government welfare.

In a recent report from the Heritage Foundation, half the 29 million who will acquire health insurance will be added through state welfare programs.

Those proud families, who steer clear of the local welfare office, will now have to stand in line and apply with 14 million other families for Medicaid. Many Washington D.C. think tanks say the number collecting benefits from the government will top 90 million Americans by 2020.

Staggering indeed.

Under current guidelines Medicaid pays doctors and other providers 20-25 percent less money than private sector insurance companies.

Also it is worth pointing to a July Time Magazine article; “There are real questions as to whether the program could handle the strain of that many new clients. Already, it is difficult in some areas to find health-care providers who are willing to accept Medicaid patients.”

Many lawmakers forget that states are under extreme duress from health care costs and this new legislation will only add to the problem. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates the cost trends into $33 billion over 10 years. This has many Democrat governors seeing red.

President Obama informed his party in June; “As we move forward on health care reform, it is not sufficient for us simply to add more people to Medicare or Medicaid.”

However, that is exactly what Democrat Max Baucus' legislation is going to do.

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Illegal migrant camps still active in San Diego, little being done

Nearly two weeks after a group of illegal immigration activists stumbled upon prostitution in McGonigle Canyon in San Diego, there is little to show the community in the form of action.

The San Diego Police Department’s slow reaction has caused many to scratch their heads wondering why it is taking police so long to remove the illegal migrant campers.

“What are you doing out here?” asked one resident about this reporter. “If it wasn’t for you reporting this nothing would be done. I’m scared to visit the canyon any more.”

After several days of speculation, SDPD Capt. Rosario said there would be a mobile command van placed in the canyon as well as some quads and horses.

A quick visit inside the police mobile command unit shows a communication network, radios and a television for the officers who are stationed inside the van. Again, there was no word about the SDPD actually being on foot inside the canyon where the prostitution is taking place.

“We plan to have the van out there 24/7 for the next week,” Rosario said. “I have a feeling the prostitution is part freelance and part organized, but I’m not exactly sure.”

Capt. Rosario revealed that the SDPD had successfully placed six ’72-hour notice to vacant signs’ on migrant squatters homes.

Local activists continue to offer their assistance to the San Diego Police Department, informing the department they can locate more than six camps in 10 minutes and that there are at least several dozen suspected camps located throughout the two mile-long canyon. Leaving one to question whether this is a genuine or half-hearted effort by the SDPD to locate and remove the illegal squatters.

On Thursday, a quick check by citizens of a long-time popular migrant camp site area just below a neighborhood park revealed a large untagged camp and another one next to it under construction. Only 20 minutes after finding and photographing the camp site, a Latino man was observed riding his bike through the canyon on the main road and then entering the dense brush to this camp.

Earlier in the week, Lt. Dan Plein was in the Rancho Penasquitos region and walked through a number of active migrant camps. In less than 45 minutes, he discovered more than 10 sites.

“I’m new to this particular police department, but I wanted to get out here and see for myself what we are dealing with,” Plein said.

When pressed for information about policy and what residents could expect, Plein smiled, and declined to answer. “I’ll have to defer to my Captain on those issues. We simply assess the situation, write an in-depth report and wait for orders,” he explained.

One resident with plenty of questions is Julie Adams. “I kept asking the officer, ‘if I pitch a tent here what would you do? Would you ticket me? Arrest me?’”

Again, not much of an answer from SDPD Lt. Plein.

The migrant camps Plein was able to visit had multiple fire hazards as well as a water line taken from the cities irrigation lines. “Looks they are stealing water from the city,” Adams points out. “They just go to Home Depot and buy a hose and knob.”

Inside the illegal camp sites the migrants call home are plenty of empty alcohol containers. Along side the empty bottles are cigarette butts, candles, propane stoves and mattresses for their beds.

Some of the camps are put together rather well. They have one area for sleeping, another for their kitchen and yet another for washing their dishes and clothes. Campsites often are well-hidden in ravines near small creeks, but they are never far from main roads and neighborhoods.

In addition to the inhospitable conditions inside the camps one has to wonder what impact these migrants are having on the environment. The water they use meanders about five miles into the Pacific Ocean. They also use the bushes as their public restroom and leave the tissue for all to see. Broken beer bottles and trash litter the canyon area. This has to have some sort of environmental impact on the region.

Yet many migrants simply pull up the stakes on their tarps or tents and move to a new location when they have been tagged for eviction by CalTrans or SDPD.

“The camps are getting harder to find,” said Jeff Schwilk, who regularly checks the canyons for illegal activity and forwards tips to the SDPD. “They are getting smarter at hiding in the deeper thickets.”

If the SDPD really wanted to clear these folks out, residents and activists say Border Patrol should be called in to remove the law-breaking immigrants, but according to one resident that is not an option.

“Border Patrol told us that if they come into the canyons the migrants will set the canyon on fire,” he said.

That’s a hefty threat coming from a group of men who are mostly here in this country illegally.

As far as the placement of the mobile police unit, it seems to be nothing more than a sign to illegals and possible prostitution organizers, you better steer clear for the next week.

The multiple issues that surround the San Diego Canyon region can be solved. It will require local leadership to step up and tackle the issue head on.

This will be extremely hard to do as San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders refuses to return any phone calls. Residents cling to the hope that something will be done before San Diego’s next fire is in their living room.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Whitman looks to California’s bread basket for support

California’s gubernatorial race is shaping up to be quite the battle and Whitman has chosen the agricultural industry get her over the top and into the hot seat in Sacramento.

The $32 billion agricultural industry represents more than 1,000 growers and food processors, and employs at least 90,000 Californians.

In a statement to the media, Whitman announced her agriculture leadership coalition team.

"California's growers and ranchers are immense contributors to our state. They help feed our nation and they generate more than $100 billion a year in agriculture and related economic activity," Whitman said. "We all want a strong future for California, and we must create a strong economy in which all of our key industries, including agriculture, can thrive.”

Whitman plans to implement her managerial skills and solve the water crisis Central California faces with a standoff between farmers and environmentalists over the Delta smelt fish.

“We must have sound policies that provide true benefit to the environment and we must reconsider the regulatory barriers that stand in the way of an economic recovery,” she said.

“I will work with my agriculture coalition to make comprehensive improvements to our water supply system, support a healthy environment and encourage sensible laws that don't strangle growth and innovation."

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Obama proposes $250 stimulus checks for seniors

The White House has announced a new program to help seniors next year. In lieu of a cost-of-living increase in their monthly Social Security checks, the Obama Administration has asked that $250 checks be sent out to curb the soon to be outcry.

For the first time in years seniors will not get a cost-of-living increase inserted into the monthly checks. Last year the Bush Administration doled out a 5.8 percent increase to Social Security checks.

Responding to concern that is sure to cause hardship, the President has decided to address the issue head on. “Even as we seek to bring about recovery, we must act on behalf of those hardest hit by this recession,” Obama stated.

The White House’s proposal will cost the taxpayer an addition $13 billion and so far Obama has not stated where the money will come from. It worth pointing out that Social Security is set to expire in 2037.

Those receiving checks in 2010, include Social Security beneficiaries, railroad retirees, veterans and disability recipients totaling somewhere around $57 million.

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Democratic leadership begin groundwork for amnesty

Congressman Luis Gutierrez –D-IL has begun the immigration bill drafting process and he claims there’s both support and votes for ‘compassionate legislation.’

Gutierrez promised supporters his immigration reform legislation would include keeping families together, protecting workers and finding an easy path to U.S. citizenship.

Sounds great if you’re in this country illegally. This move is in direct opposition to what the American people want. This bold move by Democrats will create more workplace anxiety among the unemployed, during a recession, and allow illegals to flood the already lagging jobs market.

“Allowing millions of illegal immigrants to stay and take jobs away from citizens is like giving a burglar a key to the house,” says Rep. Lamar Smith-D TX.

It is worth pointing out that keeping families together give undocumented workers the ability to bring their entire family into the U.S. If this is the case, the 12 million number could quadruple.

According to a new Zogby International poll, Mexican’s were asked if the U.S. grants amnesty would they migrate north to the U.S. A resounding 56 percent said yes, while only 17 percent said no.

An overwhelming majority, 69 percent, thought the primary loyalty of Mexican-Americans (Mexico- and U.S.-born) should be to Mexico. Just 20 percent said it should be to the United States.

“This bill doesn’t have a prayer because the American people oppose rewarding lawbreakers, which then encourages illegal immigration,” Smith stated in a press release.

Many proponents of amnesty agree illegal immigrants need to return to the end of the line and wait until their number is called just like the millions of legal immigrants have throughout American history.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

California passes tougher ammunition laws amid escalating border violence

California will now require a thumb print to purchase ammunition and in Tijuana the drug cartel will relieve you of your thumb for choosing the wrong side.

Border violence continues to escalate along the San Diego/Mexico border with Mexican official Rogelio Sanchez being kidnapped by the Mexican drug cartel. Last week his lifeless body was left to hang on a busy overpass in Tijuana, naked with his genitalia cut off.

Right up the street in San Diego, residents will have to jump through another hoop to protect their families from growing violence.

Phoenix Arizona lays claim to the second highest kidnapping rate in the world behind Mexico City and there is growing speculation that the kidnapping rate is growing in the county of San Diego.

The cost of illegal immigration has more than financial costs. Currently the state expends in the neighborhood of $10 billion per year, the criminal element adds a whole new dynamic to this equation.

So why make it harder for the law-abiding gun owners to purchase ammunition? Why make it more costly for law enforcement officials to purchase ammunition to practice at the shooting range?

This is just another hit in a long list of revenue killer laws that intend to drive California into the ground. What will stop residents from purchasing bullets and providing tax revenue in Arizona, Nevada and Oregon?


What will stop criminals from owning and loading their weapons?


AB732 was penned by Assemblyman Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles and bans direct shipping to Californians who buy bullets via mail order or over the Internet as well.

Now lawful gun owners will have to pick up their bullets at a licensed handgun ammunition dealer, and file paperwork similar to the way guns are bought and sold.

The legislation will not require a waiting period like firearms, however all handgun ammunition must be stored behind the counters.

Along with a thumb print, ammo purchasers will also need to provide photo identification.
The information obtained by the store owner will now be kept on file and made available any law enforcement agencies.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Whole Foods boycott turns into a buy-cott in California

Looking to capitalize on the recent health care publicity, the Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition group stormed their local Whole Foods market and bought plenty of food.

After liberal Democrats went after Whole Foods CEO, John Mackey for his op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal, questioning the Obama Administration’s rather large health care bill, tea party groups across the country responded with a buy-cott.

Whole Foods is an environmentally-aware company where management as well as employees most likely voted for the President in overwhelming numbers; It recently became an unlikely target of the left.

This action spurred many groups across the nation to point out that this legislation affects every American and should be pared down.

“In the spirit of Flaming Capitalism, our group did this event to support Mackey and the long-term success of Whole Foods as an engine for job creation and free markets,” said Leslie Eastman of the Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition.

More than 100 new shoppers were introduced to Whole Foods, Eastman says.

Once all the receipts are tallied, Eastman will be writing a letter to Whole Foods demonstrating the power of capitalism and counter-protests.

“Hopefully, Whole Foods management learns a lesson and figures out that other corporations have also been unfairly deemed ‘evil profiteers’ (e.g. there were tree mugger t-shirts for sale insulting loggers) then perhaps they might expand their customer base,” Eastman explains.

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Migrant camps draw ire from residents result in cool reponse from police

San Diego canyons are teeming with illegal migrant camps, prostitution and numerous fire hazards. A week after a prostitution ring was uncovered, San Diego residents are still complaining about the illegal traffic through local communities.
Week-long expensive helicopter flyovers have produced no results with the San Diego Police Department. One reason for the lack of results from the helicopter flyovers is many migrants have covered their tents with camouflage tarps which make them nearly impossible to spot from the air.
It definitely takes officers on the ground to scavenge the canyon area and walk the trails that lead to the tents and small shacks high on the hillsides or deep brush. Hiking the canyons is treacherous and often requires hands and knees maneuvers. This journalist spent six-hours hiking 10-miles inside the canyon on Saturday in the treacherous canyons.
“We uncovered many recent open-fire pits, trash areas and migrant campsites. It appears they (illegal migrant squatters) are moving from one location to the next,” said J.C. Playford a video photo journalist.
The collision course of home owners and migrants is about to erupt again. Evidence of fire hazards and prostitution will push this canyon-living community to move again. A pair of female child jeans were recovered from the prostitution site and pose the difficult question concerning underage Mexican girls possibly being trafficked in to service at the migrant camps which has occurred in the past all over San Diego County.
Although there didn’t appear to be any substantial police presence in the canyons on Saturday, there was one fire truck cruising the fire break roads and two patrolmen on horseback. Neither official wished to comment about the migrant story.
The Rancho Villas Apartment Complex sits directly on the ridge above the canyon and has been hit hard by the illegal population that calls McGonigle Canyon home.
“This is a huge problem, my husband is the Manager of the complex and has called the police several times a week because these illegals have been loitering and drinking on the property,” Stephanie Jahn, McGonigle Canyon resident said.
“The first time he called the police, they (police) asked for a description once he said they were Hispanic migrants they refused to come. The second time a guy was literally passed out in the parking lot, he called and stated there was an injured man on the property, they came, called an ambulance, but again no charges.”
Jahn explained that she has her cars broken into constantly and nothing is done. “This is personal to me.”
Most want to know who owns the land in order to pressure them to do something about the subsequent crime taking place in the community. It is many residents’ understanding that they can and should go after the owners for maintaining a nuisance property.
There are also reports that local grocery store, Stater Bros., has a problem with shop lifting that is directly related to this large migrant population.
While witnessing the migrants living situation it can pull at the heartstrings; a reality check is clearly needed. All agree the migrant population are making $8 to $10 an hour, they lay claim to the idea they cannot afford to pay rent and send money home to their home country.
Can American citizens do the same thing? Even if they wanted to pitch a tent at a campground they are paying $20-$30 per night.
If they plan to immigrate legally into this country, they must assimilate and that requires obtaining a legal residence, unless a property owner decides to let migrants live on their land and that rarely happens.
It is worth pointing out that it is illegal to camp in the canyons. The landowners are currently looking the other direction because the migrants continue to call McGonigle Canyon home.
The reason these property owners do not allow the migrants to live off their land freely is because the migrant workers come with a host of problems.
These life-threatening issues include; fire hazards from propane or open-flame fires, sanitary issues, drinking, environmental destruction, pollution of the streams and finally illegal prostitution.
While local authorities blame the lack of low-cost housing the migrants admit they will not take advantage of it because they want to send all their money to their families back home. This is hardly assimilating to the American way of life.
The migrants also claim they only do work Americans will not perform, with the exception of agricultural work, this is untrue. It was the African-American community who lost construction jobs to the Latino workers.
If anything the Latinos have an advantage over Americans who are poor, because Americans must live on the minimum-wage job minus taxes; most Latinos make minimum wage or more and pay little to no payroll taxes.
A dozen concerned citizens and anti-illegal immigration activists walked the canyon neighborhood over the weekend to hand out flyers. “We blanketed about 200 homes with information and contact flyers,” Jeff Schwilk of San Diego Minutemen said. “We spoke with dozens of concerned residents.”
Most residents continued to be worried about fire hazards inside the canyon. “After a three-year drought that canyon could go off like a torch at any time and the city of San Diego is doing virtually nothing to remove the migrant camps and fire danger,” he said.
One home owner voiced specific concerns that deemed to be quite alarming. “A Long-time resident stated Border Patrol will not go in the canyon due to the belief that if they do roundups of the illegal aliens, the migrants will torch the canyon in retaliation,” Schwilk said.
If this claim is true, residents living near McGonigle Canyon have plenty to be afraid of and they could be the next victims in this tragic story.

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Senate Appropriation Committee pulls emergency border fence earmark

A Senate Appropriation Committee dropped an amendment put in by the Republicans to secure the southern border with additional 700-miles of high tech fence.

The porous U.S./Mexico border remains a high-traffic area and increased violence has prompted lawmakers to push the urgency of finishing the border fence.

The Senate report left out the required installation of U.S. border fence by the end of next year. The Republican amendment was penned by Sen. Jim DeMint R- S.C. and included the support of 21 Democrats.

It is no surprise that the White House was able to claim a small victory with immigration reform on the horizon it appears constructing a better fence impedes the friendly relationship with Mexico.

Under the Bush Administration, appropriators called for 670-miles of border fence to be built, however, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found in February less than 36-miles of fence had been completed.

A spokesperson from Congressman Hunter’s office said they were disappointed that the language removed clearly seeing the need for the completion of the fence.

According to Joe Kasper, the Senate Appropriation Committee supported a bipartisan measure earlier in the year that would give Janet Napolitano, Department of Homeland Security Secretary some money to keep in her pack pocket if she feels an emergency need arises and new structures need to be installed.

“We support a double fence with all the advanced technology, but the White House did not want a date certain,” Kasper said. “The current fence doesn’t provide the effective reliable infrastructure needed to protect our national borders.”

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Servicing illegal migrants in camps includes prostitution

It’s been a few years since the public spotlight has been shown on McGonigle Canyon, in San Diego, but the ‘dirty secret’ has returned and the illegal migrant camp is complete with prostitution. The underbelly of San Diego has again reared its ugly head.

Many of the illegal migrants hail from the Mexican state of Oaxaca where they live in a very similar environment in shanty towns along the sides of the hills.

“This is not a lot different than how many of them live back home in some of the poorest parts of Mexico,” says Jeff Schwilk founder of the San Diego Minutemen. “They don’t mind living rent free in the canyons; it allows them to send all their earnings back home to their families.”

Area resident who has been affected by this situation before, Julie Adams, explains many of the workers who call McGonigle Canyon home make more than $100 per day or $2,000 per month, tax free. “They could easily afford an apartment if they wanted to.”

Law enforcement disagrees. “If they are not legal, they lack the proper documentation to secure an apartment,” says Capt. Miguel Rosario of the San Diego Police Department.

This is where the barriers begin. Concerned citizens take a hard-line approach and want the illegal immigration problem and crime in the canyon dealt with by law enforcement, period. Most agree that many American’s simply do not want to know what is going on in canyons like McGonigle. It’s just too unpleasant.

However, law enforcement looks at this issue much differently. Capt. Rosario believes the canyon dwellers have no choice in their living situation and looks to the lack of low-income housing in the region as a problem.

“There is no dialog about the migrants living in the canyon,” he said.

Immigration activists like the Minutemen couldn’t disagree more; they feel their efforts to assist a cash-strapped police department with credible intelligence are mostly ignored and even criticized due to the strong influence of the Mexican activists in the San Diego city government.

As far as the victims in most recent case, most agree it would not be the suspected illegal pimp/john and prostitute.’ J.C. Playford a freelance video journalist was charged Saturday evening with a misdemeanor assault after he called authorities.

“These two admitted they were illegally in this country and the girl said she was a prostitute who charged $30. I have the tape to prove it,” he explains. Playford makes the credible point that it would be awfully hard to chase the alleged criminals, continue filming 30-40-feet behind and take the time to beat up the illegal male.

But officers who arrived on the scene saw things differently. Police stated falsely accusing Playford was a member of the Minutemen, something he and Schwilk both deny. There was also a third person on the scene, who also was charged along with Playford who may have been a member of the San Diego Minutemen, but was unable to be reached for comment.

The outrage here seems to fall into the smear the messenger category.

Not so, says Capt. Rosario. After stepping back and reassessing the situation, he believes there may have been a case against the two men.

“When our officers made the initial contact they found two cans of Mace and a stun gun,” Rosario said. “If they knew there was danger in the canyon why did they go looking for it?”

In an earlier statement Capt. Rosario claimed the two men had sticks, but in an interview today Rosario said “he may have been mistaken on the sticks or walking canes.”

He continues to explain that if the group called ahead of time and said they heard about some illegal activity taking place things might have turned out differently.

Playford insists he called Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), who called SDPD, who asked the group to walk up the canyon to meet the authorities.

So why the charges against the whistle blowers?

“This is an on-going case and nothing is finalized,” Rosario said. “I concede things could have happened as Playford described, which is why my officers let both men walk with a misdemeanor ticket.”

This is now an official investigation where all parties will be contacted and it will ultimately be up to the District Attorney’s office whether they will pursue this case.

Lost in all this seems to be the suspected illegal immigrant prostitute and pimp/john.

“We have their identification and addresses and cannot discuss them any further,” Rosario noted. However, if these two were considered victims and not criminals, it is unlikely that they ran any immigration checks or deported.

Adams has seen this movie before. “Back in 2006 the canyon was home to 300-500 migrants which included make-shift homes, stores, roach coaches and other illegal activity including prostitution.”

“I harken this to the city’s graffiti policy. You don’t notice it anymore because it’s now allowed,” she said. “If we make it harder for those living in the canyon, they’ll leave.”

There is also the nearby crime taking place that Adams points to. “I’ve had my home robbed and I’m not the only one. Why are the police not protecting the people who live here legally?”

“SDPD has been blatantly protecting the illegal canyon dwellers in McGonigle for over 3 years since we first starting exposing the horrors there,” Schwilk said. “My home was raided in 2007 on an illegal search warrant and several other activists have been charged with false crimes because they dared to expose the truth about the crime and dangers in the migrant camps.”

“Even though we have exposed all over the internet the city's covering for the illegal alien squatters, their vicious attacks on concerned citizens continue to this day. The city still refuses to allow ICE to remove the illegal aliens and send them home."

Capt. Rosario also claims this is a highly-charged issue and until the federal government policies change, no one will be able to address the situation.

“The bigger problem is this takes place out of the public view. It’s part of the continued demand for cheap labor which drives the market,” he said.

As far as tackling the serious problems that plague McGonigle Canyon, Rosario states Lt. Rudy Tai, of the Vice Dept., has committed resources to the canyon in order to follow up on the allegations of prostitution.

“We will find out if this is individual or organized prostitution.”

The Vista Community Clinic may be providing the prostitutes with free condoms. John Monti, another concerned citizen, reported he found a flyer left behind in the canyon which stated where and how to obtain the contraceptives.

“These activities are being done with federal and state money,” Monti said.

The SDPD will now conduct helicopter flyovers in the canyon day and night to ensure there are no fire threats in the region.

That may be of comfort to some area residents, but not John Bautista, who says he sleeps with one-eye open now.

Radio talk show personality, Rick Roberts has called for a ‘camp out’ in McGonigle Canyon. His show did this back in 2006/07 when the first problems sprung to the surface and was successful in getting the authorities to bulldoze the mini-city and clearing out the canyon – for a while.

In the end there are no winners here. The migrants continue to be in a tough situation, prostitutes will move along to a new location and the residents will be left to pick up the pieces.

The lesson here is the law must always reside with the legal U.S. residents.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

California gets hosed by Senate Health Care Bill

Earth to U.S. Senate, California is broke as in can’t pay its bills. Why is California getting hosed by the Senate Finance Committee’s proposed health care bill?

Apparently there are four other states that are worse off; Oregon, Rhode Island, Michigan and Nevada, the Senate Majority leader’s home state. Those four states will get waiver or pass from the federal government and will not have to pay increased Medicaid costs that accompany the new and improved health care insurance for all.

Medicaid, which was intended for poor folks, will now include more middle of the road families. The added yearly costs are in the billions for bigger states with larger populations and the taxpayer will eventually absorb the increased Medicaid tab.

Senator Max Baucus-D MT, Chairman of the Finance Committee deems the added cost would be too much of a burden for some states hit particularly hard by high unemployment and prolonged recession blues. This make’s Harry Reid-D NV a happy camper because he can now go home and tell his cash-strapped constituents they will get a free pass on health care for a few years.

While the slot machine may be chiming in Nevada across state lines California who lays claim to double digit unemployment and budget problems as far as the eye can see, will now be footing the bill for Nevada. Yes, California will be paying not just once for added Medicaid payments- but twice.

The other unlucky states that will share double-duty are Florida, Illinois and Nebraska.

This fantastic news couldn’t come at a better time for a state that hasn’t hit rock bottom yet. Governors across the country are complaining there is no money to cover the federal governments’ request because unlike the federal government, states cannot borrow money to balance their budget.

Or in the case of Washington D.C. jump start the printing presses.

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America’s Sheriff Arpaio to be stripped of 287g immigration rule

Say it ain’t so Joe; the Obama Administration is planning to strip America’s Sheriff of the ability to deal with the staggering illegal immigration problems Arizona continues to fight.

Not only is Arizona home to the second highest kidnappings in the world, the deluge of crime spills over into local communities. In an effort to protect Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has used Federal Law 287g to alleviate the ever-growing problems and protect its residents.

In a joint statement, Rep. Trent Franks-AZ and Lamar Smith-TX urged the Obama Administration and Department of Homeland Security to rethink their position on 287g regarding Maricopa County.

“The key to combating illegal immigration is federal, state and local cooperation,” Smith and Franks said. “This is why we believe it is crucial for the federal government to continue to support individuals like Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the implementation of agreements under section 287g, which provides for the Department of Homeland Security to delegate authority to enforce federal immigration laws to state and local officials.”

According to Arizona state data, more than 33 percent of inmates in Maricopa County Sheriff facilities are legal residents, while more than 53 percent of violent crimes committed in the county are perpetrated by illegal aliens.

“The fact is, 287g program works. Thousands of illegal immigrants apprehended for other crimes are being identified and deported,” Smith says.

Franks believes local law enforcement should be getting a thank you, not punishment for assisting the federal government in addressing the problem of rampant illegal immigration. “Maricopa County has seen an increase in crime, drug trafficking and other issues because of the immigration problem,” Franks explains.

“It is reprehensible for DHS to bully law enforcement officials who have honorably served this nation and the state of Arizona by enforcing federal and state laws and who are continuing to work to protect the American people,” Franks finished.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Body count rises in Mexico

Murder continues to escalate in Mexico often costing innocent children their lives. Many of these gun fights are taking place in broad daylight.

Four females and one 10-year-old were killed over the weekend in separate attacks in the Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua. Witness’s at the scene say the women were actual targets and the young boy, who was playing at a park, was simply at the wrong place, at the wrong time.

Stray bullets from a gun battle also resulted in wounding three others, a man, a woman and a child.

According to the M3 report, there have been more than 100 women murdered in the Cd. Juarez region this year. Additional reports from Mexican authorities claim five more murders took place inside a bar in Ciudad Juarez. This speak easy was the scene to murder earlier this year.

The murder rate in Cd. Juarez has now topped more than 1,700 giving the region the dubious murder capital in Mexico.

Over the weekend in the state of Guanajuanta 11 murders took place prompting the state of Sinaloa to release advisories for local police to avoid public gatherings. Local authorities feared increased pressure from drug cartels prompting the police to avoid public events and unnecessary causalities.

Closer to the U.S./Mexico border, information from unofficial sources report Tijuana’s leading drug boss, “El Teo” has been recruiting drug addicts to assassinate police officers.

Armed assailants, gun fire ringing out and bodies on the streets continues to be a part of Mexico's daily routine.

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Monday, October 5, 2009

No dicision for birthers on proof of Obama's citizenship

In a Santa Ana, California Federal Court today, Judge David Carter put off ruling on President Obama’s birth certificate. At the end of the two-hour hearing there was no ruling on the Motion to Dismiss or the plaintiff’s bid to grant discovery leaving only a glimmer of hope this case will move forward.

The plaintiff’s and their supporters were understandably disappointed. “The powers that be must have got to the judge,” says Neil Turner, who attended the hearing. “It’s just more of the same.”

Judge Carter cited the need to sort out all the complex legal issues and consider all the arguments carefully before he was prepared to render his decision.

The plaintiff’s attorney, Gary Kreep, argued the case does not involve impeachment because they claim Obama has entered into office unlawfully which should make this ruling easier.

The court is now in recess until the Judge Carter makes his decision. The case could take 24-hours to 24 months to come to a conclusion.

Today’s lack of finality has sent some birthers to seek their justice in a criminal court room. “We are not going away and will not stop until we have the truth,” Turner finished.

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Migrant camps in San Diego are busy with prostitution

Over the weekend the San Diego Minutemen stumbled upon some extra curricular activities in McGonigle Canyon in the city of San Diego -illegal prostitution.

A couple of Minutemen activists, who often scout the local canyons for illegal migrant and squatter camps and their associated crimes and fire hazards, observed an unusually high number of well-dressed Latino men and boys traversing the field into an old grove of eucalyptus trees.

After 45-minutes of observation, the pair were joined by a freelance photojournalist and decided to get a closer look at the scene because the canyon has a history of prostitution in a nearby location aptly named the “rape grove.”

Once they reached the tree grove, approximately eight men and two girls scattered into all directions, according to Jeff Schwilk, founder of SDMM.

What they found inside the trees were two makeshift “sex dens” complete with used and unused multi-colored condoms, lubricant, women’s clothing and shoes and a rough-shod bed. A man suspected of being a pimp or a “John” and a suspected prostitute were apprehended by the San Diego Police Department.

Schwilk pointed out the well-used foot paths as the signs that led his group to suspect something fishy was taking place. “We noted the paths through the brush leading into the prostitution area were very well worn and the ‘lounge’ area was cleared of brush,” Schwilk explained.

“It appears that prostitution has been going on in this area regularly for many months,” he said.

Schwilk referred to this problem as San Diego’s ‘dirty little secret,’ and notes his frustration with local law enforcement not doing enough to keep the canyon clear of dozens of migrant camps which provide many of the clients for the field prostitution ring. “Three years ago SDMM exposed the daytime prostitution ring in the old rape grove, but many migrant camps have remained.”

Local illegal immigration activist, Enrique Monrones, still visits the migrant camps in the canyon a couple of Saturdays a month, according to emails he sends out to his group. “He claims to be delivering food and water to the illegal squatters,” Schwilk said.

A local resident said he was shocked about the crimes taking place below his housing development. “I don’t like it,” he said as he walked the popular canyon with his toddler. “I guess they (police) should take care of that problem.”

The apprehended perpetrators are suspected of being illegal aliens, although the female claimed she had been in the country illegally for 17 years. According to conversations with the suspected prostitute, who wouldn’t share her name at the scene, she was worried that this may hurt her chances of becoming a legal resident some day.

SDMM reported the crimes immediately to the San Diego Police Department, who arrived near the scene, but failed to investigate the prostitution site and continue to interview all who were involved.

The San Diego Police Department has not confirmed whether the apprehensions culminated in arrests yet.

After visiting the scene the next day, police had not cleared the area of used condoms and trash, leaving one to wonder what kind of diseases could be contracted by passersby and whether the police even bothered to collect any evidence of the prostitution the citizens walked in on.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Free speech under attack in progressive California

While the state continues to flounder in an economic quagmire, unemployment creeps deeper into double digits and residents continue to pay some of the highest taxes in the country; Sacramento lawmakers think it’s time to move on to shutting up the voters in a clear attack on freedom of speech.

The California experiment has failed. Lawmakers are failing their constituents. And legislators want to snag the only power a free people have – words.

The mentality of the overwhelming Democratic elitists in Sacramento should be ashamed of themselves. The state Senate passed along party line SCR 58 a resolution that would hinder free speech, in particular, my free speech.

Under the guise of ‘hate speech’ this resolution would implement new government tactics to draw up guide lines as to what journalists, talk radio, media and Internet content is deemed appropriate.

The resolution states, “Hate speech has been defined as speech which threatens imminent unlawful action,” this seems amiable enough, however the resolution doesn’t stop there; “but also, as speech which creates a climate of hate and prejudice, which in turn MAY foster the commission of hate crimes.”

Here in lies the problem. What will be deemed hate speech and who will decide whether a word is taken out of context or not?

“This is more posturing by the left and SCR 58 is a reflection of the culture in Sacramento,” says George Runner-R California State Senator.

When the state is in a heap of trouble financially, the ineptitude of Democratic leadership in Sacramento is trying to tinker with free speech; it’s purely asinine.

“This crosses the line of political free speech and this resolution has the ability to turn different viewpoints into hate speech,” Runner explains.

SCR 58 was the brainchild of Gil Cedillo-D. The one page resolution targets negative speech in regard to Latinos who remain undocumented in California. Rather than leave this Constitutional Amendment to the Supreme Court, Cedillo undermines Californians to further his withering political clout.

“We lawmakers in Sacramento should be only looking at resolutions that will create jobs because without a bright future the state fails,” Runner explains.

Also included in the resolution; “The legislature condemns the increase of hate speech in the media and demands accurate and far reporting as well as equal access to counter one-sided hate speech in the media, and in particular, hate speech on television, radio, cable and the Internet.”

It’s surprising the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) hasn’t swooped into action and closed down all those hate mongering network and cable television shows. The FCC’s job is to monitor what is transmitted throughout America’s airwaves.

If Cedillo wants a little more balance on the Internet, I suggest he rounds up all his supporters and direct them to the public library and start typing. The Internet completely leveled the playing field as far as free speech is concerned.

Spending a day discussing this ludicrous resolution in California lends itself to the capability and competence of those in Sacramento driving the state into the ocean.

“Discussing anything other than the economy in Sacramento is simply reckless,” Runner said. “The idea of identifying hate speech, I think, is a chill to what we celebrate in America.”

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Operation ‘Pink Slip’ a huge success, Congress has been warned

In an effort to remind Congress they are expendable, World Net Daily launched operation “pink slip.” The pink note is a friendly reminder to lawmakers in Washington D.C. that constituents are on the look out for those in Congress voting for increased spending and big government programs.

After six days the organization has successfully sent 1.5 million individual addressed ‘pink slips’ including the name and address of the sender.

The idea was the brainchild of Janet Porter of Faith2Action.

"There is a revolution brewing across this country," she said. "People are angry about losing their country and they are ready for action. This campaign is just the latest evidence."

Building on the nationwide tea party movements WND hopes to get a total of five million ‘pink slips’ out to every single member of the House and the Senate.

"I believe this is already the most successful grass-roots effort in history," said Porter. "After all the town halls and tea parties and the massive demonstration in Washington, Congress still hasn't gotten the message. Now it's time to show them just how serious we are with a message aimed at what they most care about – getting re-elected."

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Seniors put health care on the line with Congressman Bilbray

A group of concerned seniors gathered at La Costa Glen retirement resort to discuss health care and their futures. When Congressman Brian Bilbray-R –CA greeted the seniors something extraordinary happened - a civil debate ensued.

There was nothing angry about this group and they definitely did their homework. These seniors were well-armed with all the facts and insisted their concerns were addressed one by one.

As the microphone was passed around the room it was clear they did not want to take the brunt of the so-called waste, fraud and abuse of Medicare. “We want to keep our supplements,” one said and heavy applause followed.

A lot of these retirees are a product of the Great Depression and know the value of a nickel. “You can’t tell me that we are going to insure 50 million new people and there is not going to be a shortage of doctors and facilities,” Paul Cook said. “Why isn’t anyone in Washington talking about this obvious severe shortage on the horizon?”

The Congressman had an answer. “I’m working on a program that will encourage war veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq to enter into the medical profession. If we have federal grants in place we can re-train our veterans, cover their tuition expenses and put their experience to work.”

Another issue of contention with seniors is the fact that this bill will be conveniently operational in 2013 when they say the President will be a lame duck. “We like to hold our elected officials accountable and if this plan is so great and we can’t wait until passes, then get it up and running next year,” said one skeptical senior.

Other topics on tap included the government-made drought in California's Central Valley. Seniors were specifically concerned about the government purposely turning the state's bread basket into a dust bowl.

“In the case of the Central Valley, the Endangered Species Act is wrong. They should never put a fish before farmers’ rights to survive,” said Bilbray.

Although this was a fairly friendly crowd for the Congressman, some remained skeptical as to just what one politician can do in a state and federal government dominated by the left.

“We need to stop looking at the differences that divide us and zero in on issues we have in common. Once we start working together it becomes easier to pass legislation all parties can live with,” Bilbray explained.

The La Costa Glen residents were wily enough to not let the Congressman wiggle out of any questions. “You’re right, California is big on recycling – recycling their elected officials,” Bilbray said.

As the Congressman prepared to conclude the town hall he pointed out the fact that America is an incredibly resilient country and he defied anyone who counted America down and out. “The age of miracles is on the horizon,” he said.

If the August town halls were any indication as to how frustrated voters are, California politicians may find their way into the recycling bin. These Americans are paying attention.

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