December 29, 2006

Update: Save American Patrol: HOORAY!

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American Patrol
American Patrol Reconsidering
Due to an overwhelming response to our announcement to end online reporting, American Patrol is reconsidering its termination plans.

“I was stunned by the outpouring of support and concern,” said Glenn Spencer, founder of the American Patrol Report. “In light of this, and promises of financial support, It is likely that we will continue to provide this service to the American people.”

287(G) Training Could Have Prevented a Tragedy in Herndon, Virginia

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We hope that someone will send this to the sheriff of Cherokee County Georgia.

287(G) Training Could Have Prevented a Tragedy in Herndon, Virginia

HERNDON, Va., Dec. 20, 2006

The following is a statement issued by HelpSaveHerndon:

For Jose Santos Sibrian Espinoza, the prime suspect in the November hit and run killing of Joseph Passarelli of Herndon, run-ins with the law were a frequent occurrence.

Court records for the Counties of Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William show that Sibrian Espinoza had a combined total of 21 cases within the last 6 years within those jurisdictions. The charges ranged from Driving without a valid operator license, 7 separate incidents, to a DWI conviction. Throw in a myriad of other traffic related offenses such as excessive speeding and failure to obey highway signs, add a trespassing charge whose
adjudication was a deferred dismissal and you will have a more complete picture of the person suspected of killing Herndon citizen Joseph Passarelli.

What makes the actions of Sibrian Espinoza so egregious is that Sibrian Espinoza was deported before being brought to justice.

The Passarelli family must now endure what could be months of anguish before the killer of their beloved husband and father is brought to justice, if the government of El Salvador cooperates and allows him to be

More painful, is the fact that this death was one that could have beenprevented had the necessary tools been in place for each of the police departments in the jurisdictions Sibrian Espinoza was charged with an

The time is now that each of the police departments in the northern Virginia area should work with ICE to be trained in accordance with the Section 287G of the Immigration and Nationality Act. This training would
have enabled any of the police departments who brought any of the 21 charges against Sibrian Espinoza within the last 6 years to check immigration status, and begin the procedure to remove a repeat offender
from the streets.

Had this occurred before that day in November, one more needless death would not have occurred.

The police departments in each of those jurisdictions are hardly to blame for this tragedy. They did the jobs they are charged with and admirably so.

Blame is shared equally by those jurisdictions that turn a blind eye to illegal immigration, our federal and state governments, and our court system.

Our federal government is not doing enough to stop illegal immigration at the source. Herndon and Fairfax County are both complicit with enabling people like Sibrian Espinoza to find the means to earn a living while
flouting our immigration laws.

As far as the courts are concerned, in the case of Sibrian Espinoza there were 7 charges for driving without an operator’s license or driving on a suspended license from 2002 through 2006. There were 4 convictions for
these charges and court records show that the fine for each occurrence decreased for each subsequent offense.

The message our court system and our elected officials are sending to criminals such as Sibrian Espinoza is loud and clear. It’s now time that we ask our elected officials to change the message.

Here is what Cherokee County [Ga.] Sheriff Garrison had to say earlier this month about using 287 g authority to keep illegal aliens off the streets of his county:

Cherokee County Sheriff Roger Garrison said identity theft is a general problem in the county, but not specific to the Hispanic population.

Garrison said the best solution related to illegal immigrants who do so would be for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to begin deporting them.

He said he is not in favor of implementing section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, which allows local law enforcement agencies to have officers trained and authorized to identify, process and detain immigration offenders. The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners last month requested Garrison look into the program.

“There is no time frame from ICE as to when they will be deported once they are identified,” he said. “They will continue to sit in jail and have their health care and meals and board paid for. I think that is wrong.”>

URGENT! Action needed: Possible loss of very essential tool in fighting illegal immigration and amnesty! Save American Patrol!

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Dear friends of the Dustin Inman Society,

I am not sure how many of you visit the Website operated by my friend Mr. Glenn Spencer, – but if you have not taken advantage of the news, opinion and information that is presented there on a daily basis you are missing a valuable – and free – education.

People across the nation send in articles from their local papers and news outlets and those articles are then presented and archived on the Website.

I highly recommend the site and use it literally everyday. I know that I would spend many hours each day trying to get the information that is constantly updated and posted on American Patrol if it were not there.

It is an indispensable tool for staying on top of what is happening nation-wide on illegal immigration. Again, I cannot imagine trying to stay educated or aware without American Patrol.

Glenn Spencer has been operating American Patrol along with his many other endeavors [see also ] at securing our borders from Arizona for ten years and has now made the decision to stop operation of the news site .

I am writing to ask that you take 2 minutes to send Glenn a word of thanks and support and to ask that he reconsider discontinuing the invaluable service he provides by giving us all the opportunity to see what is happening in various parts of America on illegal immigration.

I have spoken to Glenn today, and thanked him myself. There may be a chance that he will kindly reconsider his decision to stop his online reporting and posting.

I hope that you will respectfully ask him to do just that. No matter Glenn’s final decision, he deserves all the support and thanks we can send him.

Glenn Spencer can be contacted, and thanked, here:

Dear Glenn: Thanks to you and your Webmaster Tom for all of your hard work!

PLEASE reconsider the future of American Patrol…we need the information it provides to fight the open borders lobby and the President’s amnesty push in 2007!

December 28, 2006

News for today – and everyday – on illegal immigration

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News for today – and everyday on illegal immigration here.

December 27, 2006

We need your help to continue

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We need your help to continue.

December 26, 2006

Designating an official language is nothing new – El Cenizo Texas did it in 1999!

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With several local governments around the nation doing what they can to protect the common language that has held America together for so long, it is interesting to sit back and listen to the howls of protest from the open borders lobby.

Guess what? This issue of choosing an official language is not exactly new. El Cenizo Texas did it in 1999.

Along with adopting a policy that grants “safe haven” for illegal aliens and forbids any city employee from reporting illegals to the proper authorities [ as if…], the small town in Texas also adopted Spanish as its official language.

Remember this when you hear the talking points from Jerry Gonzalez and the rest of the open borders lobby about there being no need for local governments making English official.

Texas town makes Spanish official, stirs war of words
Boston Globe
By Lynda Gorov, Globe Staff, 08/28/99

”I understand it is the United States, but what happens if people want to know what is going on?” said Mayor Rafael Rodriguez, elected in November along with the two city commissioners. ”I don’t want to create problems with the federal government, because we have enough problems. But this is right for our community. It will give people more confidence and help them communicate if they can do it in Spanish.”

Even before this month’s vote, Spanish was the language of El Cenizo, a smattering of ramshackle houses and dusty roads about 15 miles downriver from Laredo. Many of its 7,800 residents speak little or no English, among them the mayor, who concedes he crossed the border illegally 20 years ago and has since become a naturalized citizen. Children often translate for parents, and locals who are bilingual tend to prefer Spanish among themselves.

To them, the new policy makes perfect sense, as does another designating El Cenizo a ”safe haven” for undocumented immigrants who make their way to the town.

Read all about it here.

And don’t worry, it can never happen here…right?

Jerry Gonzalez here.

December 25, 2006

Cobb County man can’t make up his mind: is it “welcome Latinos” or “welcome illegal aliens” ?

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Yikes. A Cobb County man – Rick Pellegrino – is out in public holding signs that say “welcome Latinos!”.

An admirable concept we think. We hope that he also welcomes all other ethnecities…

But it seems that this deep thinker really means welcome “illegal aliens” when you read a report in the AJC. We wonder if perhaps he is playing the trusty old race card that Zamarripa, Jerry Gonzalez and Morris Dees use so often.

Then again, we wonder if he is smart enough to think of this angle by himself.

We worry that people like this Pellegrino chap likely votes. We observe from here that he probably has never read the law regarding illegal border crossing, employment, use of stolen documents and that he doesn’t comprehend that he is trampling the same rule of law that protects his right to make a fool of himself.

We can’t wait to meet this guy.
AJC story below.

CHEROKEE COUNTY: Illegals find they have some allies

By Shelia M. Poole
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 12/24/06

Rich Pellegrino has an unusual message to Latino immigrants who are here illegally.

Welcome to Georgia.

It’s no mistake.

Pellegrino, the grandson of Italian immigrants, said he’s been disappointed by recent actions taken by Cherokee County and Georgia legislators to crack down on illegal immigrants. So one recent Saturday, Pellegrino and four of his eight children stood on local street corners holding pink signs saying “Welcome Latinos” and “Bienvenidos Latinos.”

The sight drew mixed reactions. Some people frowned or drove by stone-faced. Others honked their horns in solidarity. One Latino passenger in a passing car waved and mouthed the words “thank you” before the car sped off.

“I want to demonstrate that there are white and black Americans who do not share the fears of Latino immigrants expressed in the media,” he said. “There’s a silent majority who are happy Latino immigrants are here in our cities and towns. ”

He hopes to enlist others in his campaign, but it won’t be an easy job.

Georgia has become a key battlefield in the fight against illegal immigration. Earlier this year, Gov. Sonny Perdue signed into law a new measure that would, among other things, require that governments verify the legal status of any adult applying for many taxpayer-provided benefits.

In Cherokee County, commissioners recently approved ordinances declaring English the county’s official language and targeting landlords who rent to illegal immigrants. Several groups have said they plan to sue.

And recently, state Rep. Timothy Bearden (R-Villa Rica) filed legislation that would require Georgia —- and all its cities and counties —- to issue official forms in English only.

Pellegrino, 52, who practices the Bahai faith, said he grew up in the civil rights movement and participated in marches in Washington and elsewhere. The recent controversy inspired him to “dust off my activist boots” and get involved.

He said he does support some kind of immigration reform, perhaps involving a guest worker program.

Mona, one of his daughters, said she came out to show her support for her dad.

“And it’s for a good reason,” she said. “I’ve never not gotten a job because of a Latino got the job.”

Pellegrino and his clan had been outside an hour when he was approached by Eudaldo Alarcon, who is originally from Mexico but has lived in the United States for more than three decades.

“I think it’s cool that somebody is doing something,” said Alarcon, who works at a nearby business.

But is it enough to change anyone’s mind on such a contentious issue?

Alarcon shrugged.

“If you do it long enough, maybe it will.”

Pellegrino said he hopes the message will have an even greater meaning this month “especially in this season when there was another uninvited guest who couldn’t find room at the inn.”

December 24, 2006

George W. Bush on his vision for America’s future

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“By nominating me, my party has made a choice to welcome the new America.

Our future cannot be separated from the future of Latin America.

Some still look at Latin America through old stereotypes.

But I see a hemisphere of 500 million people, striving with the dream of a better life. A dream of free markets and free people, in a hemisphere free from war and tyranny. That dream has sometimes been frustrated — but it must never be abandoned”.

George W. Bush
on Latin America
Miami, Florida 2000

T.R. on citizenship in a Republic

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“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”

Theodore Roosevelt
“Citizenship in a Republic,”
Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910

December 23, 2006

D.A. on Control Congress Radio in Atlanta . Thank you John Konop!

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John Konop, who hosts the “Control Congress” Radio Show each Saturday on WGKA-AM 920 was kind enough to have me as a guest on his show last Saturday afternoon. It was a very enjoyable hour and we thank John and his co-host eeevil [ Hi Sherry!] for the time.

John also runs a blog here. Give it a read and get your opinion out there.

You can listen to the radio show here [ click on December 16 show] – I think…since my hard-drive crashed, I have not had sound here. Someone let me know if it works?

Thanks again John! Great work!

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