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Council on Foreign Relations Member, Diane Sawyer

NewsBusters.org

According to ABC anchor Diane Sawyer, a new Oklahoma law making it a felony for U.S. citizens to knowingly provide shelter or transportation to illegal immigrants goes “across the line,” “too far,” and turns people into “vigilantes.” Interviewing Lou Dobbs, CNN host and noted opponent of illegal immigration, on Tuesday’s edition of “Good Morning America,” Sawyer appeared to be aghast at what she considered “turning people in” for offering assistance to illegals.

The GMA host even quizzed Dobbs about whether his problem is with Hispanics in general. After noting a new Census Bureau report that found last names such as Garcia and Rodriguez are increasing in number, she guardedly wondered, “To Lou Dobbs, is this a good thing or a bad thing?” After Dobbs responded in favor of legal immigration, Sawyer plowed ahead with her question about the new Oklahoma law. She incredulously queried, “People are vigilantes about transportation and shelter? Isn’t that going too far?”

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I received this video in an email from Stephen, otherwise known as “Lone Wolf.”

Friends and neighbors,

Last Saturday evening I was at the Marriott, in Irvine, listening to Lou Dobbs at the World Affairs Council event.

And as I was standing on the media podium, looking through the viewfinder, recording the speech, as my dinner was getting cold on the table, something hit me about Lou’s speech.

And I’ve been thinking about it ever since.

It seems to me, the tour Lou is on, promoting his new book, is a bit more, than just a promotional tour. I might be wrong, but it SEEMS to me, there is a message to this tour.

I keep watching the tape, over and over, and I am trying to read in-between the lines.

And I think I can discern a message … then, again, maybe it is just wishful thinking on my part.

I am going to send you three short clips, please let me know, what you think.

The first clip (I combined the two clips for the video above) is about Lou’s position on running for president.

Please note, he NEVER states, he will not run for president.

He states his wife doesn’t want him to, and he would LOVE to be president for a day, but he isn’t crazy about running for the job.

The second is a clip describing his ideal woman / man for the job.

Notice, that among the most important criteria he mentions the fact that we should be looking for someone who isn’t really interested in the job.

Notice, that he says, once we find the ideal candidate, we should lift him / her up, and not give him / her a choice in the matter …

The third is about the November surprise.

About a populist, who will come to the rescue, at this CRITICAL point in our history.

The rise of this independent, with character, principle, capacity and accomplishment will be STRONG!

And I can’t shake the feeling, that Lou was talking to us, telling us, that he has a good, peaceful life, could continue living in peace and quiet, but, given the calamity, the critical condition facing the nation, looking across the briar patch of worthless political hacks, if we come after him, and NOT GIVE HIM A CHANCE TO SAY NO, he would step into the ring for us …

And if it happens, the Ronald Reagan landslide was NOTHING is US electoral history.
Here is the first clip, about whether he would consider to run.

Stephen

John Fund from the Wall Street Journal seems to think it’s possible.

Dobbs Is Advertising for Himself

WSJ

Lou Dobbs for President? Don’t laugh. After months of telling reporters that he “absolutely” would not consider leaving his highly-rated CNN show in which he crusades against free trade and illegal immigration, Mr. Dobbs posted a commentary on his Web site last week predicting a surprise new presidential candidate in 2008. The mystery candidate is an “independent populist . . . who understands the genius of this country lies in the hearts and minds of its people and not in the prerogatives and power of its elites.”

Friends of Mr. Dobbs say he is seriously contemplating a race for the first time, although it’s still unlikely. They spin a scenario under which the acerbic commentator would parachute into the race if Michael Bloomberg, the New York billionaire and favorite of East Coast elites, enters the field as an independent. With Hillary Clinton continuing to score badly in polls in the categories of honesty and integrity, and with the public’s many doubts about Rudy Giuliani and other GOP contenders, Mr. Bloomberg may well see an opportunity to roil the political waters by entering the race late. If so, Mr. Dobbs then sees a niche for a “fourth-party” candidate who could paint the three other contenders as completely out of touch.

His playbook would be similar to that of Ross Perot in 1992, who didn’t enter the presidential race until the major parties began holding their primaries but quickly shot up to 25% in many polls.

Similarly, Mr. Dobbs could leverage his name ID and popularity to secure a place on 50 state ballots and generate a mountain of free publicity.

“No one, seemingly, is listening to the average-but-angry voter,” notes the Boston Phoenix. “So an independent populist-style candidacy could fill a huge vacuum.” Mr. Dobbs, who has written best-selling books deploring the government’s “war on the middle class,” would be a natural fit in this campaign playing the role of the anchorman in the 1970s movie “Network,” who bellowed, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore.”

Mr. Dobbs himself once told me that “Q” ratings that measure the popularity of media personalities found that no other media figure was more respected across the board by Democrats, Republicans and Independents. He claimed he was striking a chord with the broad middle class that transcended ideology. I think his ratings may also have something to do with picking a couple of hot-button issues that are easily demagogued, but don’t be surprised if you hear more rumors about a Dobbs candidacy. Even if he doesn’t enter the race, any such discussion would serve to boost his ratings.

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I don’t know why Lou even bothered to talk to these whack jobs. Besides Enrique Morones, some of you might recognize the other brown supremacist in the video above. It’s Manuel, the pretend indian of the extremist hate group Mexica-Movement. Manuel says to Lou “How come you blame our people on 911.” Every time he opens his mouth he makes a fool of himself.

Here’s a poem by the leader of the Mexica Movement, Olin Tezcatlipoca. I think his first name really is Olin but like a lot of these guys he uses a pretend Aztec last name. I don’t know what he does for a living, but Olin looks like a sleazy mechanic at Jiffy Lube. The kind of guy that charges you for an air filter he doesn’t actually replace.

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Lou Dobbs Vs. Gov. Spitzer, Live on CNN
Associated Press
October 29, 2007

NEW YORK (AP) â?? Lou Dobbs is sorry about calling Gov. Eliot Spitzer an idiot.

Sincerely.

As for ripping the New York Democrat as arrogant, spineless and “a spoiled rich kid brat,” the host of CNN’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight” stands by those nationally broadcast broadsides.

Absolutely.

Dobbs has made Spitzer an almost daily target over his recent plan to ease restrictions on illegal immigrants seeking New York state driver’s licenses, mixing vitriol with sarcasm while endlessly lambasting the governor’s decision.

The lifelong Republican has taken on politicians of every stripe, as when he blasted the Bush administration over port security. But his nightly diatribe against Spitzer is notable for its intensity, and for elevating a state proposal onto the national stage.

“What he’s doing is an outrageous, arrogant abuse of power,” Dobbs said in an interview before a recent show. “He’s pandering to a constituency aligned directly against the interests of U.S. and New York state citizens.”

Dobbs’ ire boiled over Tuesday night when he ripped Spitzer as an idiot â?? and then offered an on-air mea culpa.

“I’m the idiot,” Dobbs said. “Governor, I apologize for calling you one. Your policies are idiotic. But I have to apologize for calling you an idiot.”

Dobbs shouldn’t hold his breath waiting for a bouquet of roses (the state flower) and a thank-you note from Spitzer.

“Mr. Dobbs has clearly demonstrated that he is not interested in a real debate on New York’s driver’s license policy change,” said Jennifer Givner, a Spitzer spokeswoman. “He has repeatedly refused to offer balanced coverage of the issue.”

Dobbs has turned the first-term governor into a verbal pinata over his September announcement that illegal immigrants with valid foreign passports could obtain a driver’s license.

Spitzer has said the plan, set to go into effect this December, would make New York safer by bringing its 1 million illegal immigrants “out of the shadows.”

The decision reversed a 2002 order by former Gov. George Pataki issued after the 9/11 attacks, and placed Spitzer directly in Dobbs’ cable crosshairs. But Dobbs, while perhaps the highest-profile critics of the plan, is not alone: a state poll showed 72 percent of New Yorkers opposed Spitzer on this issue, and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has also expressed skepticism.

Spitzer, in a speech last week, noted that “despite the hysteria this policy has created in some circles, it is simply a return to the policy we had for most of our state’s history.”

Dobbs is hardly swayed by the history lesson, complaining the relaxed license requirement could produce voter fraud and raise security issues. Spitzer has ignored repeated invitations to appear on the program, Dobbs said; the show has turned down guests supporting Spitzer, including former national counterterrorism adviser Richard A. Clarke, according to Givner.

Dobbs, who has made immigration one of his show’s centerpiece issues, was criticized last week in a New York Times editorial for his Spitzer bashing.

“Mr. Dobbs has trained his biggest guns on Mr. Spitzer, branding him with puerile epithets like `spoiled rich-kid brat’ and depicting his policy as some sort of sanctuary program for the 9/11 hijackers,” the Times wrote. “Someday there may be a calm debate, in Albany and nationally, about immigrant drivers.

“With Mr. Dobbs at the megaphone, for now there is only histrionics and outrage.”

Dobbs isn’t expecting any apology from the Times. And he has few kind words for the newspaper.

“The New York Times is the house organ for Gov. Spitzer,” Dobbs said. “They’re wrong on this issue, as they are on many others.”

Dobbs draws a nightly audience of roughly 800,000, making him second in CNN viewers to Larry King’s nightly program. He has no intention of lightening up on Spitzer.

“Why should I?” Dobbs asked. “He’s wrong. This issue is of vital importance to the state of New York and the nation. My job as an advocacy journalist is to confront directly abuses of power and wrongheaded politics.”

And sure enough, 24 hours after his “idiot” apology, Dobbs was again taking shots at Spitzer.

“This governor is irresponsible,” Dobbs told his audience. “It’s clear arrogance. … He has declared himself to be what people hoped he would not be â?? and that is an arrogant tool of special interests.”

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**UPDATE**

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The anti Lou crowd is at it again. Found this via the haters at the Hispanic Business Forum. The video was added to You Tube just 2 days ago and the web site has not gone live yet. It’s unclear when the public relations push goes full swing but it’s best to keep tabs on the anti Lou Dobbs fanatics. They will be going after his sponsors. You know when they’re doing this, Lou must be doing something right. :) GuardDog

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â??Lou Dobbs voters’ will decide ‘08
The Politico
October 22, 2007

CNN anchor Lou Dobbs may be the most important person in the 2008 presidential election aside from the candidates themselves. The bundle of concerns that Dobbs and his audience have about globalization, trade, diminished American sovereignty and immigration will be ignored by politicians at their own peril.

The elites of the Democratic and Republican parties donâ??t realize the deep political vein Dobbs has struck. In fact, they tend to be quite scornful of him. Nevertheless, the presidential candidate who pursues and captures the â??Lou Dobbs voterâ? will win the 2008 election.

In 1980, Dobbs began his career at CNN, where he gained national prominence hosting â??Moneyline.â? Currently, his â??Lou Dobbs Tonightâ? reviews the daily news while focusing on stories related to U.S. sovereignty, immigration and trade policy.

The program includes an ongoing, popular segment called â??The War Against the Middle Class.â?

Dobbs is denounced by conservatives as a protectionist, but this is grossly inaccurate. Reciprocity is the key to Dobbsâ?? thinking on trade. That is, he believes the Congress should reject agreements that give other countries the right to charge higher tariffs than the United States can for the same or similar products.

Dobbsâ?? thunderous jeremiads focus on the nonreciprocal trade provisions that our trade negotiators routinely accept.

For example, on July 9, Dobbs reported that the Chinese-made Chery car will face a 2.5 percent tariff when entering America, while U.S. cars imported into China will be taxed at 25 percent.

Dobbs is also highly critical of U.S. immigration policy. It isnâ??t just that the lawlessness of mass illegal alien migration offends him but that Washington and Wall Street elites are allowing immigration (and trade) policies to undermine Americaâ??s own political, economic and cultural institutions.

Dobbs is an American who prefers his own nation to multinational and supranational political institutions â?? he is not a â??globalist,â? and neither are American voters.

The fact that the Beltway establishmentâ??s full-court push for immigration amnesty was defeated twice this year by an alternative-media-led populist rebellion indicates the political power of these issues. It isnâ??t just about immigration.

Middle-class families are deeply concerned about the impact of globalization â?? i.e., nonreciprocal arrangements for open borders allowing people and goods into the U.S. â?? on their ability to survive economically.

The politics of the Lou Dobbs voters are still fluid, because neither party has moved to gain their support. The Democrats are too busy kowtowing to immigration interest groups as they look to import future voting blocs, and the Republicans are too beholden to big business globalists, trade ideologues and open-border libertarians……..

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Dobbs: Beware the lame duck
CNN
October 17, 2007

NEW YORK (CNN) — Diehard GOP faithful, the dwindling number of Bush loyalists and political pundits of every stripe and medium seem obsessed these days with defining or discerning the “legacy of George W. Bush.”

Frankly, I spend more time worrying about whether or not the United States can survive the remaining 15 months of his ebbing presidency.

There is little mystery about what future historians will consider to be the legacy of the 43rd president of the United States. Those historians are certain to describe the first presidential administration of the 21st century with terms such as dissipation and perversion.

Bush campaigned for the Republican Party’s nomination eight years ago, styling himself as a compassionate conservative. He’s amply demonstrated that he is neither.

Although many conservatives refuse to accept the reality, George W. Bush is a one-world neo-liberal who drove budget and trade deficits to record heights while embracing faith-based economic policies that perversely require only blind allegiance to free markets and free trade, without regard for consequence.

This president pursues a war without demanding of his generals either success or victory and accepts the sacrifice of our brave young men and women in uniform while asking nothing of our people or the nation at a time of war.

Sadly, this president has diminished a great nation and may diminish it further.

President Bush has pressed hard for the Security and Prosperity Partnership, the first step toward a North American Union that will threaten our sovereignty. This administration has permitted American businesses to hire illegal aliens, encouraged the invasion of 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens and has given Mexico and corporate America dominion over our borders and our immigration policy.

Were it not for an outraged public, the Bush administration would have been happy to cede control of our ports to a Dubai government-owned company.

The assault on our national sovereignty continues: At a time when public approval of the White House and Congress is near historic lows, the president is urging the Senate to act favorably on our accession to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

One hundred fifty-five nations have ratified the Law of the Sea Treaty, which essentially codifies into law detailed rules about freedom of the seas and the extent of territorial waters. The treaty also establishes an international bureaucracy to regulate deep-sea mining.
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The Senate Foreign Relations Committee recently heard arguments on the 1982 Law of the Sea Treaty, which President Ronald Reagan rejected but President Bill Clinton submitted to the Senate in 1994. A vote is likely in the weeks ahead, and this Democratic-controlled Senate is the same institution whose leadership sought passage of the disastrous comprehensive immigration overhaul legislation.

And just as this administration trotted out an Army general to support the Dubai Ports World fiasco and a Marine Corps general to support the administration’s immigration proposal, it’s now pressured the U.S. Navy to support this treaty.

Bush says the treaty “will secure U.S. sovereign rights over extensive marine areas, including the valuable natural resources they contain.” The president could not be more wrong.

This treaty will submit the United States to international tribunals largely adverse to our interests, and the dispute resolution mechanisms are stacked against the United States. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-South Carolina, astutely argues that nearly all the signatories “have voted against the United States over half the time [at the United Nations].”

This administration can do nothing straightforwardly and perverts language at every turn. Take, for example, the words of Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte arguing in support of the treaty. “As a non-party,” he argues, “We are not currently in a position to maximize U.S. sovereign rights over the shelf in the Arctic or elsewhere.”

Negroponte’s tortured reasoning is entirely consistent with this administration’s intellectual performance over almost two terms in office, but it serves neither the truth nor the national interest.

The Law of the Sea Treaty would undermine our national sovereignty and act as a back door for global environmental activists to direct U.S. policy.

It would hold the United States to yet another unaccountable international bureaucracy and constrain our national prerogatives. Aside from that, the treaty is wholly unnecessary. The U.S. Navy already enjoys international navigation rights by customary practice.

Our elected officials in both political parties and the national media should worry less about the legacy of this lame-duck president and far more about the future of a great nation and people debilitated by his ruinous leadership.

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Diversity Is Strength! Itâ??s Alsoâ?¦Importing Mexican Quarrels
Alan Wall
VDARE
October 3, 2007

In a recent Memo from Mexico column, I reported that Mexicoâ??s ruling PAN (National Action Party) had scheduled a convention in Los Angeles, California.

Not only was the convention held as scheduled last Sunday, September 30th, but it was the scene of confrontations between PANistas and the party leadership, and between a former Mexican president and protestors.

In other words, not only is mass emigration bringing Mexican politics to the U.S.A., it is also bringing Mexican political quarrels.

The PAN get-together was called “Primer Encuentro Nacional del PAN en Estados Unidos”â??”the First National Encounter of the PAN in the United States”.

“First National Encounter” means they plan to have more.

The â??encounterâ? was held at the conference room of La Huasteca restaurant at the Plaza Mexico, in the LA suburb of Lynwood. (For the demographic history of that locale, read here. It was a white working class town that went black around 1970 and became majority Hispanic because of immigration in the 1990s.)

According to La Opinión, nearly 300 delegates attended. They were key activists and leaders of the PAN, which began operations north of the border two years ago.

Manuel Espino, the chairman of the PAN was there. So was Juan Manuel Oliva, the governor of Guanajuato state. But the real star of the show was none other than Vicente Fox himself.

Vicente Fox, the former president of Mexico? Yes, that Vicente Foxâ??the one who spent six years promoting open borders, illegal immigration and the jurisdiction of the Mexican government over Americans of Mexican ancestry.

Now that Fox is no longer president, he is even freer to speak out on the subject. And thatâ??s exactly what heâ??s doing.

The former president was in classic form at the PAN convention. He said that Mexican migrants in the U.S. are like “little seeds distributed in all the U.S., with great leadership.” Just as in his presidential days, Fox bashed U.S. immigration policy:

“This [the U.S.] has always been a nation of migrants and therefore I donâ??t understand the construction of a wall. Why is xenophobia guiding the decisions of this great country? It lacks understanding and it lacks vision for not being able to appreciate the value of every migrant.”[El PAN busca el apoyo de los migrantes en EU, By Eileen Truax, La Opinión, Oct. 1st, 2007]

In case there is anyone our there who hasnâ??t got the message, this is utter hypocrisyâ??as Iâ??ve pointed out many times, Mexicoâ??s own immigration policy is highly selective, ruthlessly and arbitrarily enforced, and absolutely not open to foreign meddling.

Still, not every Mexican in Los Angeles received Vicente Fox with open arms. Far from it.

Over 50 Mexican protestors outside the building attempted to crash the convention and express their disapproval. These protestors included members of the PANâ??s Mexican rivalâ??the PRD (Party of the Democratic Revolution). The two parties have brought their quarrel to the streets of LA.

“Ladron!” [thief] shouted protestors, and “Traidor a la democracia.”

Mexican reporter Jaime Hernandez described the scene thusly:

“â?¦an army of immigrants arrived to the doors of the Plaza Mexico in the city of Lynwood (considered by some as the sanctuary of mexicanidad) â?? to condemn the visit of former president Vicente Foxâ?¦”[Alcanzan a Fox reclamos en EU, By Jaime Hernandez, El Universal, October 1st, 2007]

Now wait a second, is this the same Vicente Fox who called illegal aliens “heroes” and who based his foreign policy around them? Yep. That same Vicente Fox is being dissed by the same people he so publicly embraced (or utilized).

One of the protestors, Amando Garcia, a PRD activist, was quoted saying this:

“Itâ??s what he deserves. He promised so much to the immigrants and it was precisely during his term when more people were expelled from Mexico for economic reasons.”

Outside there were all sorts of protestors, not all on the same sheet of music, and they included local American-born Hispanics whose loyalty is not with the U.S.A. Defending the American point of view though, were the Save our State organization, kudos to them. You can read their report on the protest here……

To read entire article click here.

American citizen Allan Wall (email him) resides in Mexico, with a legal permit issued him by the Mexican government. Allan recently returned from a tour of duty in Iraq with the Texas Army National Guard. His VDARE.COM articles are archived here; his FRONTPAGEMAG.COM articles are archived here his “Dispatches from Iraq” are archived here his website is here.

Mexican Political Conventionâ??Coming To LA. UGH!!! Related IWD article click here.

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Mexican PAN party is actually organizing INSIDE the US to protest, not Mexican problems but trying to force AMNESTY for their invader-citizens.

Lou Dobbs Tonight: PAN Convention In LA
10-01-07

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Lou Dobbs Rips Apart Race Card Playing By AZ State Rep Steve Gallardo
Diggers Realm
September 7, 2007

Lou Dobbs had Arizona State Representatives Russell Pearce and Steve Gallardo on Sep 6, 2007 (video below). During discussion about the Arizona law that goes into effect January 1, 2008 that requires all businesses to disclose whether they are employing illegal aliens, Rep Gallardo, the Democratic Majority Whip in Arizona, chose to play the race card and Lou simply let him have it. Rep Russell Pearce is the author of the legislation.

Businesses and the ACLU are fighting the law. The argument made by the ACLU are that the law violates due process. In a statement on the law the ACLU had this to say:

“It becomes easier and safer for Arizona business owners to discriminate against anyone they suspect of being foreign rather than risk the fines and penalties associated with a failure to comply with this law.”
- Alessandra Soler Meetze, Executive Director, ACLU of Arizona

AZ State Reps Russell Pearce And Steve Gallardo
Lou Dobbs 9-6-07

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Dobbs: Mexican president’s blatant hypocrisy
CNN
September 5, 2007

NEW YORK (CNN) — Mexican President Felipe Calderon Sunday demanded the United States surrender its sovereignty, abandon the rule of law and accede to Mexico’s inherent supremacy.

In his state of the union address to the Mexican nation, Calderon established his imperialistic imperatives: “I have said that Mexico does not stop at its border, that wherever there is a Mexican, there is Mexico. And, for this reason, the government action on behalf of our countrymen is guided by principles, for the defense and protection of their rights.”

Calderon protested the U.S. government’s increased raids on illegal employers of illegal alien employees and work site enforcement. In what is little more than a faint nod to the Bush administration’s responsibility to enforce U.S. immigration law, the Department of Homeland Security had planned to send out notices to employers from the Social Security Administration informing them of non-matching records between an employee’s name and Social Security number. These employers would then be forced to resolve any discrepancy within 90 days or be required to dismiss the employee or face up to $10,000 in fines for knowingly hiring illegal immigrants.

But then, ethnocentric advocacy groups and some labor unions, trying to bolster their membership, sued to stop the crackdown on hiring illegal alien workers. A federal judge in California last week issued a temporary restraining order blocking the plan, giving a victory to the AFL-CIO, the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Immigration Law Center, all of which brought the suit alleging DHS exceeded its authority in making the rule.

That U.S. District Court judge ruled as if she were an employee of the Mexican government, rather than the U.S. government. Homeland Security was simply enforcing existing immigration laws. Are we not a nation that follows the rule of law? If not, we’re no country at all.

Calderon must have been delighted by the judge’s decision. Calderon, like his predecessors, Carlos Salinas and Vicente Fox, has failed miserably to establish policies that would create jobs for the Mexican people and to eliminate shameful, unchecked corruption and incompetence in the Mexican government.

Even by Mexico’s standards, Calderon’s blatant hypocrisy is breathtaking. Calderon told the Washington Post more than a year ago that he believes laws are not a relative concept, nor subject to a personal concept of justice. Calderon declared a big difference between himself and his rival for the Mexican presidency, Manuel Lopez Obrador, was this: “I believe in the rule of law.” Obviously he does not believe in the rule of U.S. law on U.S. soil.

Calderon can’t have it both ways. He cannot fail his citizens at home and then act as the Great Imperialist Protector of his citizens who are driven by poverty and corruption to enter the United States illegally. The United States provides Mexico with an annual surplus of $65 billion in trade, an estimated $25 billion in remittances from Mexican citizens living and working here illegally, and at least another $25 billion generated by the illegal drug trade across our southern border.

But it is President Bush and this Congress who should be most embarrassed, because they are failing to assert rights for Americans in their own country, rights far short of those demanded by Calderon for his citizens living illegally in our nation.

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Fugitive and Felon Leave Sanctuary to Petition Congress
Lou Dobbs 8-15-07



Will feds snare Arellano?
‘I’LL GET TO WASHINGTON’ | Illegal immigrant vows to attend vigil in D.C.
Chicago Sun Times
August 16, 2007

On the anniversary of taking refuge in a Chicago church, Elvira Arellano said she’s in God’s hands and will risk deportation when she leaves her sanctuary Sept. 12 to travel to Washington to lobby for immigration reform.

“I have faith I’ll get to Washington,” said Arellano, who announced Wednesday morning that she’ll travel to the nation’s capital to hold an eight-hour prayer vigil in support of an immediate end to raids and deportations.

Asked if this was a direct call for a showdown between herself and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, she said, “I’m not daring anyone, I’m just trying to bring to light what those that are in power don’t want to see” — a reference to the failed attempts at comprehensive immigration reform.

Earlier, while reading in English and Spanish from a prepared statement, she declared: ”If this government would separate me from my son, let them do it in front of the men and women who have the responsibility to fix this broken law and uphold the principles of human dignity.”

She added, “If they want to arrest me before I get there, it’ll be proof that they want to shut me up.”

ICE authorities point out they can arrest illegal immigrants in all locales and say they prioritize enforcement efforts based on investigative leads and intelligence.

A federal deportation order was issued against Arellano, 32, in 2002. She had already been deported from the United States in 1997 after attempting to cross the border with fake papers. She was arrested in December 2002 while working at O’Hare Airport under a false Social Security number.

For the last year, she has been living at Adalberto United Methodist Church, 2716 W. Division, with her 8-year-old son Saul, hoping immigration law reform or some other development would allow her to live freely in the United States.

Her critics have been nearly equally critical of ICE’s refusal to arrest her in the church.

“On the one hand, you could crack down on this one individual to show that this [claiming sanctuary] is not a sanctioned practice,” said Bob Dane, press secretary for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, a nonprofit anti-illegal immigration organization. “But given the limited resources — and a negative public relations side — they probably figure there are bigger fish to fry.”

Few logistical details were offered about how Arellano will travel to Washington or how long she will stay.

Refusing to speculate about her and her son’s safety during her trip, she simply said, “I have faith I will be able to stay in the U.S. with my son.”

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1. Illegal Alien charged with executions of 3 American Kids.

2. New Jersey taking hit for “Sanctuary City” policies.

3. Bush moves to enforce EXISTING immigration laws. Some aren’t buying it because there is no money behind it.

4. Terry Funderburk story. MUST SEE!

5. Illegal competition from ILLEGAL aliens

6. AZ Shuttle company indicted.

7. Mexican prez meddles again.

Seven Illegal Immigration Stories
Lou Dobbs
8-10-07

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New ICE enforcement crackdown on the way. Lindsey Graham tries to use Michael Chertoff to polish his image. Sorry Lindsey, you’re dead meat in the next election. GuardDog

Enforce This Lindsey Graham
8-07-07

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