Mexican, Islamic connection should set off alarms

July 31, 2008

A flood of name changes from Arabic to Hispanic

Judicial Watch reports that the same Mexican drug cartels that violently smuggle their goods through the United States’ porous southern border are buying arms from radical Islamic terrorists and teaming up with them to distribute narcotics in Europe and the Middle East.

An alarming U.S. Department of Justice intelligence report reveals this dangerous relationship, lending credibility to what advocates of immigration enforcement-including a barrier along the southern border-have said for years: American national security is at risk.

In a July 2, 2008 report, the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Drug Intelligence Center substantiates the earlier DOJ report, which was released last year to little fanfare.

“Despite all the pronouncements of the administration that these networks and their funding is being traced, progress has been limited, and in certain circles of intelligence, they are nonexistent,” terrorism and security consultant Peter Brown warns.

Lending credence to Mr. Brown’s concern, an El Paso, Texas, law-enforcement report documents the influx of “approximately 20 Arab persons a week utilizing the Travis County Court in Austin to change their names and driver’s licenses from Arabic to Hispanic surnames.”

We recommend The Washington Times article Terrorists teaming with drug cartels.


July 31, 2008

Seeing Red AZ extends a warm welcome to a brand new, conservative blog, North Valley Voice.

Today marks its initial appearance.

Minutemen protest San Francisco’s sanctuary city policy after brutal slaying

July 31, 2008

The high cost of illegal immigration and protective sanctuary city policies

The high cost of illegal immigration has been given center stage with the gruesome murders last month of a father and his two sons shot near their home while returning from a family picnic.

Jim Gilchrist, Founder of the Minutemen Project assembled a group of protestors outside city hall to demand the resignation of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, whose lax city polities give aid and comfort to such violent offenders. Gilchrist also denounced the mayors of Phoenix, Denver, Los Angeles for presiding over sanctuary cities. Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon is currently the target of a citizen recall.

It turns out that the brutal road rage murderer and illegal alien gang member, Edwin Ramos, was the beneficiary of the city’s long-standing practice of shielding from deportation, illegal alien juveniles who commit felonies. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Ramos, now 21, was convicted of assault and an attempted robbery when he was 17, but in keeping with the city polices, officials did not turn him over to federal immigration authorities.

Flinging mud in the eye of the city’s citizens, Newsom’s spokesman said, “This policy has been met with controversy for 20 years. The mayor stands by the spirit of the sanctuary city policy.”

Ramos is now being held on three counts of murder in the June 22 deaths of Tony Bologna, 48, and his sons Michael, 20, and Matthew, 16.

Francisco Hernandez, featured in this Fox News video, portrays himself as simply an “immigration attorney.” He is, in fact, a member of the John McCain presidential campaign. His brother Juan Hernandez is McCain’s Hispanic Outreach Director. Please watch this shocking video..

Then watch John McCain’s response to a citizen questioning him to about why Hernandez is on his staff.

Gubernatorial candidate Phil Gordon steps up his 2010 campaign

July 30, 2008

As the ninth floor beckons all schemes are on the table

Using an unrelated trip to Washington, D.C., Phoenix’s Sanctuary City Mayor Phil Gordon, threw a combustible brew onto his on-going feud with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio saying he intends to invite the national media to the Valley to monitor the sheriff’s neighborhood crime suppression sweeps.

“He (Arpaio) has become the false messiah,” the daily quoted Gordon. The missing words were: I’m the true messiah. Worship me instead.

Gordon, the subject of a citizen recall, said he intends to call a news conference at the D.C. National Press Club in September, uniquely timed to coincide with the heart of the election cycle.

Arpaio’s wry wit came through in his response that Gordon “just wants to get some press because if he takes me on, he gets his name in the paper.”

Gordon is uncharacteristically walking a fine line within the Hispanic community, which he has long courted, after the city changed its policy to allow asking immigration status of suspected illegals who have been detained.

KJZZ, the NPR affiliate, has this radio brief detailing the Latino anger toward Gordon.

Doug Englekirk speaks for Conservatives

July 30, 2008

“Enthusiasm gap” takes center stage

During a town hall meeting in Sparks, Nevada, GOP presidential candidate John McCain was peppered with questions by Doug Englekirk, a 46-year-old contractor and self-identified skeptical Conservative voter.

Read the no-holds-barred exchange here.

Illegal Update

July 30, 2008

Just a few more good people coming to do the work Americans refuse to do

The daily reports and reports and reports

7 smugglers, 23 men in W. Valley drophouse

Phoenix police arrested seven smugglers in a west Valley drophouses Tuesday.

The bust is the third suspected drophouses found Tuesday. A shotgun and handgun were also found in the residence.

Mesa police find 22 at suspected drop house

Mesa police discovered at least 22 people in a suspected illegal alien drop house near Dobson Road and Eight Street, near the Mesa Riverview retail complex.

50 found at suspected drop house in Phoenix

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has 49 illegal aliens and one suspected smuggler in custody after Phoenix police responded to a call early Tuesday morning notifying them of a possible drop house.

ICE spokesman Vincent Picard said the illegals in custody consist of 33 adult males, 13 adult females, one unaccompanied juvenile male, and two juvenile females who were accompanied by their families. He said the number of individuals crammed into the home is “probably a little bit more than what we’ve seen recently, but it’s certainly not that unusual.”

Cárdenas Villas: “Affordable” housing for a quarter mil

July 29, 2008

Hispanic advocacy benefits extend to education, homes

Chicanos Por La Causa is building a community of affordable homes that it says incorporate the latest “green” technology in building materials to be named after Phoenix attorney José Cárdenas.

Cárdenas Villas will consist of 46 homes at 36th Street and Southern Avenue. The homes will be priced between $210,000 and $225,000, according to Charles Wood, director of housing development for the group. Grants will be available to some buyers with eligibility on HUD-structured loans starting at 80 percent of the average median income and on mortgage revenue bond program funds as high as 115 percent of AMI.

The Phoenix Business Journal carries the complete article here.

Cárdenas was the subject of a post on this site yesterday. He is a strong advocate of private financing of public education for college students illegally in the United States. State law does not deny such students an education, but requires them to pay out-of-state tuition. Although many citizens students have to work to afford the ever-escalating rates, Cárdenas supports private funding to assist those here illegally.

Taking a cue from the “affordable” housing (Cárdenas Villas) bearing his name, the scholarships could be called Cárdenas Manna.