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  • Obama spent nearly $700,000 for stage, lights in Berlin speech

    10/31/2008 5:30:00 PM PDT · by GOPinCa · 2 replies · 390+ views
    Washington Times ^ | October 31, 2008 | Jerry Seper
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama paid a German company nearly $700,000 for staging, sound and lighting services at the time [Note] CQ [/NOTE] he delivered a speech this summer in Berlin and declared himself a citizen of both the U.S. and the world. Billed as a highlight of Mr. Obama's July trip to Europe, the speech [-] delivered before hundreds of thousands of people in front of the historic Victory Column in Tiergarten [-] was organized by the Berlin-based company Mediapool, opening much like a rock concert, with warm-up performances from the band Reamonn and reggae singer Patrice. The...
  • Obama votes cast him left of his own party

    09/15/2008 3:24:34 PM PDT · by Brytani · 21 replies · 404+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, August 28, 2008 | Jerry Seper and Joseph Curl
    EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Barack Obama will portray himself Thursday night as an agent of change for mainstream America, but his eight-year voting record in the Illinois Senate shows the Democrat was on occasion an agent of isolation who took stands - particularly on anti-crime legislation - that put him to the left of his own party. Mr. Obama was the only member of the state Senate to vote against a bill to prohibit the early release of convicted criminal sexual abusers; was among only four who voted against bills to toughen criminal sentences and to increase penalties for "gangbangers" and dealers...
  • Bush urged to block Mexican military-Agents cite rash of incursions

    08/30/2008 8:57:00 AM PDT · by BGHater · 24 replies · 261+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 28 Aug 2008 | Jerry Seper
    The U.S. Border Patrol's largest union local has asked President Bush to put an end to the scores of Mexican military incursions into the United States that have put Border Patrol agents at risk of being injured or killed. "It is disgraceful that Border Patrol agents are put in harm's way and our government doesn't do everything reasonably within its power to protect us from marauding Mexican soldiers and others," said Edward "Bud" Tuffly II, head of Local 2544 of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) in Tucson. "Without a forceful response to these illegal incursions, an agent will eventually...
  • Bush urged to block Mexican military Agents cite rash of incursions

    08/28/2008 1:07:47 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 56 replies · 502+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, August 28, 2008 | Jerry Seper
    The U.S. Border Patrol's largest union local has asked President Bush to put an end to the scores of Mexican military incursions into the United States that have put Border Patrol agents at risk of being injured or killed. "It is disgraceful that Border Patrol agents are put in harm's way and our government doesn't do everything reasonably within its power to protect us from marauding Mexican soldiers and others," said Edward "Bud" Tuffly II, head of Local 2544 of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) in Tucson. "Without a forceful response to these illegal incursions, an agent will eventually...
  • Hill letter urges Bush 'review' of jailed agents' case (Duncan Hunter Alert)

    07/30/2008 8:15:10 PM PDT · by pissant · 91 replies · 929+ views
    Wash times ^ | 7/30/08 | Jerry Seper
    Thirty-one members of Congress on Wednesday asked President Bush for an "immediate review" of the convictions of former Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, who were sentenced in 2006 to lengthy prison terms for shooting a drug-smuggling suspect in the buttocks as he fled back to Mexico. "Should you be unwilling to pardon Agents Ramos and Compean, as some of us have advocated, we ask that you then consider commuting their sentences to time served," the Republican lawmakers said in a letter. "Your intervention in this matter will not only serve to correct this injustice, but also help...
  • Clinton's records vanished after warning

    05/12/2008 2:50:32 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 76 replies · 1,027+ views
    Clinton's records vanished after warning May 12, 2008 By Jerry Seper - Hillary Rodham Clinton's Rose Law Firm billing records, found in the White House residence in January 1996 two years after they had been subpoenaed by government regulators, disappeared shortly after the first lady was warned that the firm's billing problems were "very serious" and the then-ongoing Whitewater investigation could result in criminal charges, newly obtained records show. More than 1,100 pages of grand jury testimony, investigative reports, memos, charging documents, chronologies, narratives and draft indictments, previously undisclosed but now being "processed" at the Library of Congress, say Mrs....
  • Clinton papers reveal donor, embargo ties

    03/23/2008 9:46:10 PM PDT · by jdm · 51 replies · 3,370+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March 24, 2008 | by Jerry Seper
    ** EXCERPT ** With a large charitable donation in hand, Indonesian businessman Mochtar Riady flew to Little Rock to dine with first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton at a 1993 gala honoring her as an "Arkansan of the Year" at a time his company, a multibillion dollar banking conglomerate, was seeking an end to a 30-year trade embargo with Vietnam. Five days after the March 4, 1993, dinner at the Excelsior Hotel, Mr. Riady took the embargo question directly to President Clinton, saying in a four-page letter that its demise would bring political reforms in that communist country. By that time,...
  • *Illegals Foes Reject Nod to Huckabee* (Sorry, Huck-ites, Not So Fast!)

    12/13/2007 5:18:54 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 70 replies · 962+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 14 December 2007 | Jerry Seper
    Minuteman co-founder James Gilchrist's endorsement of presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has spurred a backlash among illegal-immigration opponents who say the former Arkansas governor is soft on immigration enforcement. "Mike Huckabee is pro-amnesty and favors a path to citizenship for illegal aliens currently in the U.S. that would require a lifting of current penalties," said William Gheen, whose 25,000-member Americans for Legal Immigration sent mass mailings yesterday to more than 300 pro-enforcement groups.
  • Forgery suspect seen exploiting 'amnesty'

    06/28/2007 11:44:06 AM PDT · by JZelle · 1 replies · 295+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 6-28-07 | Stephen Dinan and Jerry Seper
    The head of a Mexican forgery ring was convinced he could make phony documents that illegal aliens could use to indicate fraudulently that they were eligible for a new amnesty, says a government affidavit recounting wiretapped phone calls the man made. Julio Leija-Sanchez, who ran a $3 million-a-year forgery operation before he was arrested in April, was expecting Congress to pass a legalization program, which he called "amnesty," and said he could forge documents to fool the U.S. government into thinking illegal aliens were in the country in time to qualify for amnesty, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)...
  • Questionable books (Minuteman-Simcox)

    07/24/2006 10:16:33 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 438 replies · 6,901+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 25, 2006 | Staff
    As supporters of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, we were disheartened to read Jerry Seper's front-page article Thursday about questions and criticisms of President Chris Simcox's management of the organization. According to the article, the volunteer group has not made any financial statements or fundraising records public since April 2005 -- circumstances that have strained relations between Mr. Simcox and several of his top employees, some of whom have resigned in protest. Mr. Simcox must resolve these problems quickly. Failure to do so would only encourage the organization's critics -- who have made no secret of their desire to see...
  • U.S. gives Mexico millions for security

    02/12/2006 11:54:11 PM PST · by RouxStir · 59 replies · 924+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | February 13, 2006 | Jerry Seper
    The U.S. government has sent more than $376 million to Mexico in the past decade for that country's military and police to help stop alien and drug smugglers, guard against terrorists and protect America's southern border, including $50 million due this year. The money, quietly authorized through State and Defense department programs, has been used to train and equip the Mexican military and police, drawing disagreement on whether those institutions are part of the solution for U.S. border security, or are part of the problem.
  • Mexican military aggressive entrance into U.S. territory

    01/17/2006 7:49:52 AM PST · by Sharks · 29 replies · 2,228+ views
    The washington Times ^ | January 17, 2006 | Jerry Seper
    The U.S. Border Patrol has warned agents in Arizona of incursions into the United States by Mexican soldiers "trained to escape, evade and counterambush" if detected -- a scenario Mexico denied yesterday. The warning to Border Patrol agents in Tucson, Ariz., comes after increased sightings of what authorities described as heavily armed Mexican military units on the U.S. side of the border. The warning asks the agents to report the size, activity, location, time and equipment of any units observed. It also cautions agents to keep "a low profile," to use "cover and concealment" in approaching the Mexican units, to...
  • House approves border fence

    12/16/2005 6:56:01 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 47 replies · 1,210+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | December 16, 2005 | By Stephen Dinan and Jerry Seper
    The House voted last night to build nearly 700 miles of fence along the U.S.-Mexico border as it began the first major floor debate in years on enforcing immigration laws. The vote, 260-159, came on an amendment to a border-security and employer-verification bill that is scheduled for a final vote today. Republican leaders appeared to have cleared a remaining hurdle last night by promising to remove language that said there should be a legal means for foreign workers to come and go. Some Republicans had argued that the provision, which was nonbinding, was a place-holder to attach a guest-worker plan...
  • U.S. deports Saudi director of Virginia Muslim charity

    12/13/2005 5:33:56 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 8 replies · 613+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 14 December 2005 | Jerry Seper
    A Saudi national who served as director of the Virginia office of the Muslim World League (MWL) has been deported by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents on immigration charges. ICE spokesman Dean Boyd said Abdullah Alnoshan, 44, of Falls Church, was returned to Saudi Arabia over the weekend. He was arrested in July by ICE and FBI agents assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force. A criminal complaint charged Alnoshan with conspiring to commit immigration fraud by using fake employment documents to enter, exit and live in the United States. Alnoshan also was accused of seeking to deter...
  • Chertoff Says Illegal Migration 'Threat'

    12/10/2005 11:56:14 AM PST · by Reaganwuzthebest · 52 replies · 1,248+ views
    Washington Times ^ | December 10, 2005 | Jerry Seper
    Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff yesterday said illegal immigration is a "severe and growing threat" and while it will take time to correct, the government has begun a campaign to secure America's borders. "Illegal migration ... undercuts the rule of law, it undermines our national security, and it imposes public safety and economic strains on our borders, states and communities," Mr. Chertoff said in a speech during the American Legislative Exchange Council's (ALEC) policy summit in Washington.
  • 3 illegals arrested at nuclear station

    09/16/2005 7:23:13 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 9 replies · 627+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 16, 2005 | Jerry Seper
    <p>Three illegal aliens were arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents this week when they reported for work as outside contractors at a secure area of a Nebraska nuclear power station.</p> <p>The arrests were the latest in a series of ICE apprehensions of illegal aliens performing contract work at nuclear plants and other nuclear-related facilities.</p>
  • Report shows how terrorists exploited immigration laws

    08/31/2005 3:35:03 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 335+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 31, 2005 | Jerry Seper
    The Washington Timeswww.washingtontimes.com Report shows how terrorists exploited immigration lawsBy Jerry SeperTHE WASHINGTON TIMESPublished August 31, 2005 Of the 94 known foreign-born terrorists who operated in the United States between 1993 and 2004, two-thirds of them committed immigration fraud prior to or as part of their terrorist activities, a report said yesterday.     At least 21 became naturalized U.S. citizens before being charged or convicted as terrorists, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) said in a 46-page report.     CIS Executive Director Mark Krikorian said the report "highlights the danger of our lax immigration system, not just in terms of who...
  • U.S. Agent Accused of Aiding Illegals

    08/10/2005 7:35:36 AM PDT · by kellynla · 45 replies · 791+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | August 10, 2005 | Jerry Seper
    A U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of being an illegal alien and smuggling other illegals into the United States faces a bail hearing today in federal court in San Diego. Oscar Antonio Ortiz, 28, a Mexican citizen born in Tijuana, is charged with using a fraudulent birth certificate to obtain a job with the agency in 2001 and alien smuggling. The numbered certificate claimed he was born in Chicago, although authorities have since discovered it belonged to a man born a month earlier. Mr. Ortiz, who was assigned at the agency's El Cajon field station 35 miles east of San...
  • U.S.-Canadian coalition to check border crossings

    06/19/2005 7:39:02 PM PDT · by KevinNuPac · 10 replies · 522+ views
    Washington Times ^ | June 17, 2005 | Jerry Seper
    By Jerry Seper THE WASHINGTON TIMES A coalition of civilian volunteers in the United States and Canada yesterday said it has begun the first stages in developing internationally supported citizen patrols along the U.S.-Canada border patterned after the Minuteman Project in April in Arizona. The American-Canadian Conservative Coalition, in concert with Minuteman Project organizer Chris Simcox, said it is preparing for its first vigil along the border in Michigan, south of Ontario, and is actively working to expand the watch to every state and province along the northern U.S. border. This first project will be called the Michigan-Ontario Minuteman Border...
  • U.S.-Canadian coalition to check border crossings

    06/17/2005 4:04:55 PM PDT · by youngtory · 21 replies · 589+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 17,2005 | Jerry Seper
    A coalition of civilian volunteers in the United States and Canada yesterday said it has begun the first stages in developing internationally supported citizen patrols along the U.S.-Canada border patterned after the Minuteman Project in April in Arizona. The American-Canadian Conservative Coalition, in concert with Minuteman Project organizer Chris Simcox, said it is preparing for its first vigil along the border in Michigan, south of Ontario, and is actively working to expand the watch to every state and province along the northern U.S. border. -snip-
  • Detention squeeze forces illegals back on streets

    06/08/2005 12:53:57 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 9 replies · 421+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, June 8, 2005 | By Jerry Seper
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES More than 70 percent of the 98,000 illegal aliens detained so far this year by the U.S. Border Patrol from countries other than Mexico were released almost immediately onto the streets of America because of a lack of detention facilities, federal authorities said yesterday. Under questioning by members of two Senate subcommittees, Border Patrol Chief David V. Aguilar said agents in Texas alone were experiencing a near threefold increase in the number of illegals known as "other than Mexican," or OTMs. But because of a lack of detention beds, he said, "there is no place to put...
  • Slave-keeper returned to U.S.

    06/02/2005 11:29:58 AM PDT · by JZelle · 15 replies · 896+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 6-2-05 | Jerry Seper
    A naturalized U.S. citizen from Cameroon who fled last year to her home country after being convicted in Maryland of enslaving an 11-year-old girl has been returned to the United States to serve a 17-year prison sentence. Theresa Mubang, 42, was returned Saturday after being detained in Cameroon at the request of the U.S. government, said Manny Van Pelt, spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). "Cooperation between Cameroon and the United States has ensured Mubang will serve the prison term she earned," said Marcy Forman, who heads ICE's Office of Investigations.
  • Border vigil planned for California

    05/19/2005 4:40:38 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 21 replies · 351+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 19, 2005 | Jerry Seper
    Minuteman organizer James T. Gilchrist, whose 850 volunteers shut down the flow of illegal aliens along a 23-mile section of Arizona-Mexico border last month, has joined forces with another citizens group to help organize a new border vigil in California -- beginning in August. The Minuteman Project has reached an agreement with the Friends of the Border Patrol (FBP) to help promote a new "border watch" aimed at assisting U.S. Border Patrol agents in apprehending illegal aliens on the California border near San Diego. Click to Visit FBP Chairman Andy Ramirez said more than 500 volunteers have signed up to...
  • PAPER: Border Patrol told to stand down in Arizona

    05/12/2005 8:49:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 212 replies · 4,077+ views
    PAPER: Border Patrol told to stand down in Arizona... Border Patrol agents have been ordered not to arrest illegal aliens along the section of the Arizona border where protesters patrolled last month because an increase in apprehensions there would prove the effectiveness of Minuteman volunteers, WASHINGTON TIMES has learned.... Developing...
  • Border Patrol told to stand down in Arizona

    05/13/2005 4:18:57 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 15 replies · 1,086+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 13, 2005 | Jerry Seper
    U.S. Border Patrol agents have been ordered not to arrest illegal aliens along the section of the Arizona border where protesters patrolled last month because an increase in apprehensions there would prove the effectiveness of Minuteman volunteers, The Washington Times has learned. More than a dozen agents, all of whom asked not to be identified for fear of retribution, said orders relayed by Border Patrol supervisors at the Naco, Ariz., station made it clear that arrests were "not to go up" along the 23-mile section of border that the volunteers monitored to protest illegal immigration. "It was clear to everyone...
  • Organizer of vigil pledges to resist entry of illegals

    05/12/2005 11:43:54 PM PDT · by kingattax · 16 replies · 493+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 13, 2005 | Jerry Seper
    Minuteman Project organizer Chris Simcox told a House committee yesterday that Americans are tired of waiting for the government to secure the nation's borders and that he and other civilian volunteers will continue efforts to shut down the flow of illegal aliens into the United States. "We've written letters, sent faxes and e-mails, made countless calls and held town hall meetings about what is not just a public safety issue but a national security concern," Mr. Simcox told members of the House Government Reform Committee. "But we're done waiting for you to do the job of securing our borders. "While...
  • Border Patrol told to stand down in Arizona

    05/13/2005 8:33:30 AM PDT · by Ramonan · 19 replies · 1,119+ views
    WashTimes ^ | May 13, 2005 | Jerry Seper
    U.S. Border Patrol agents have been ordered not to arrest illegal aliens along the section of the Arizona border where protesters patrolled last month because an increase in apprehensions there would prove the effectiveness of Minuteman volunteers, The Washington Times has learned. More than a dozen agents, all of whom asked not to be identified for fear of retribution, said orders relayed by Border Patrol supervisors at the Naco, Ariz., station made it clear that arrests were "not to go up" along the 23-mile section of border that the volunteers monitored to protest illegal immigration. "It was clear to everyone...
  • Border Patrol in AZ told to stand down to make Minuteman Project Look Ineffective

    05/13/2005 11:49:39 AM PDT · by altsehastiin · 17 replies · 778+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5/13/05 | Jerry Seper
    Border Patrol told to stand down in Arizona By Jerry Seper THE WASHINGTON TIMES U.S. Border Patrol agents have been ordered not to arrest illegal aliens along the section of the Arizona border where protesters patrolled last month because an increase in apprehensions there would prove the effectiveness of Minuteman volunteers, The Washington Times has learned. More than a dozen agents, all of whom asked not to be identified for fear of retribution, said orders relayed by Border Patrol supervisors at the Naco, Ariz., station made it clear that arrests were "not to go up" along the 23-mile section of...
  • Border Patrol told to stand down in Arizona

    05/13/2005 4:36:25 AM PDT · by strategofr · 145 replies · 2,248+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | May 13, 2005 | By Jerry Seper
    U.S. Border Patrol agents have been ordered not to arrest illegal aliens along the section of the Arizona border where protesters patrolled last month because an increase in apprehensions there would prove the effectiveness of Minuteman volunteers, The Washington Times has learned. More than a dozen agents, all of whom asked not to be identified for fear of retribution, said orders relayed by Border Patrol supervisors at the Naco, Ariz., station made it clear that arrests were "not to go up" along the 23-mile section of border that the volunteers monitored to protest illegal immigration. "It was clear to everyone...
  • Border Patrol told to stand down in Arizona

    05/12/2005 10:05:40 PM PDT · by Spiff · 241 replies · 8,857+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 13 May 2005 | Jerry Seper
    U.S. Border Patrol agents have been ordered not to arrest illegal aliens along the section of the Arizona border where protesters patrolled last month because an increase in apprehensions there would prove the effectiveness of Minuteman volunteers, The Washington Times has learned.
  • Homeland Security bars organizer of Minutemen

    05/09/2005 12:53:30 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 19 replies · 768+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, May 9, 2005 | By Jerry Seper
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES Newspaper publisher Chris Simcox, who helped organize last month's Minuteman vigils and promised more in the future, was denied access to a Department of Homeland Security press conference in Arizona last week. Mr. Simcox, who writes for, edits and owns the Tombstone, Ariz., Tumbleweed, wants the American Civil Liberties Union to determine whether his First Amendment free-press rights were violated. He said the Border Patrol refused to let him attend the Thursday press conference featuring Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, who spoke in Douglas, Ariz., on the need for additional agents and increased technology to gain control...
  • Civilian-built spy aircraft monitors U.S. southern border

    04/26/2005 3:33:46 AM PDT · by iso · 10 replies · 675+ views
    Civilian-built spy aircraft monitors U.S. southern border By Jerry Seper The Washington Times Published April 24, 2005 PALOMINAS, Ariz. -- With a 10-foot wingspan, the ability to reach speeds of 65 mph, onboard cameras and heat-seeking devices, the Border Hawk could become the newest weapon in the government's effort to shut down illegal aliens and drug smugglers. That's what Chuck Floyd, a retired U.S. Army officer who lives in Maryland and visited last week with the Minuteman Project volunteers here, thinks about a drone airplane being tested in a dusty desert field just north of the Mexican border. "This airplane...
  • Minutemen pronounce border vigil a success

    04/19/2005 12:38:58 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 16 replies · 929+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, April 19, 2005 | By Jerry Seper
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES PALOMINAS, Ariz. -- Minuteman Project organizers yesterday declared victory after shutting down a 20-mile stretch of the Arizona border to illegal aliens, but promised to rally "tens of thousands" of new volunteers for a blockade this fall on the U.S.-Mexico border from California to Texas. "We did in our first 10 days what the federal government and Congress couldn't do over the past 10 years," Minuteman founder James T. Gilchrist told a cheering crowd of 100 volunteers gathered at a meeting in the organization's guarded base camp mess hall. "This has been a successful and bloodless effort,...
  • Border patrols inspire imitation (Minuteman Project Bump!)

    04/15/2005 10:40:06 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 105 replies · 2,345+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 04/16/05 | Jerry Seper
    NACO, Ariz. -- The Minuteman Project border vigil, which has nearly shut down a 20-mile corridor of the U.S.-Mexico border to illegal aliens, has spawned the creation of similar civilian patrols from California to Texas. One of the new patrols, known as the "Yuma Patriots," was scheduled to begin operations today along the U.S.-Mexico border south of Yuma, Ariz., to curb rising numbers of illegal aliens flooding into southwestern Arizona.
  • Cong. Tancredo declares Minuteman Project a success

    04/13/2005 3:50:30 PM PDT · by arnoldpalmerfan · 41 replies · 1,187+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 13, 2005 | Jerry Seper
    "The chairman of the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus [Cong. Tom Tancredo] yesterday declared the 'Minuteman Project' border vigil a success and invited its organizers to Washington next week to meet with members of Congress."
  • Mexican cops warn migrants at border (Minuteman reduce migrants by 50%)

    04/07/2005 8:06:15 AM PDT · by protest1 · 59 replies · 1,230+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 7, 2005 | Jerry Seper
    The Mexican government has been distributing a red flier headlined "¡Peligro!" meaning "danger," and featuring an icon of two crossed rifles. The flier warns readers that hundreds of "vigilantes," whom it says could be armed but are not part of the U.S. Border Patrol, will guard that segment of the border 24 hours a day all month. Enrique Enriques Palafox, a commander of Grupo Beta, a Mexican government-funded humanitarian organization, said his group wants to protect the migrants and is willing to "terrify" them into delaying their journey. "We know [the Minuteman volunteers] are armed and our job is to...
  • Protest targets border staffing

    02/09/2005 12:28:07 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 15 replies · 392+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, February 9, 2005 | By Jerry Seper
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES The number of volunteers preparing to form a monthlong blockade on part of the Arizona-Mexico border in protest of the Bush administration's failure to increase Border Patrol manpower has doubled to more than 400, a protest organizer said yesterday. Noting that President Bush this week proposed in his 2006 budget the hiring of only 210 new Border Patrol agents, protest organizer Chris Simcox said the decision "clarified our message" that Mr. Bush has "once again ignored the will of the people." The intelligence overhaul bill, signed into law by Mr. Bush, had authorized 2,000 new agents for...
  • ACLU to keep tabs on protest

    03/21/2005 11:19:01 AM PST · by tomball · 94 replies · 2,464+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 21, 2005 | Jerry Seper
    The American Civil Liberties Union has warned the 950 volunteers expected to take part next month in an Arizona border vigil against illegal immigration that it is assigning monitors to ensure none of the aliens are abused.  . . . . . Geronimo Gutierrez, undersecretary for North American affairs at Mexico's Foreign Ministry, wrote that actions by the volunteers "could be in violation of federal and state laws to the detriment of Mexican citizens," adding that Mexico did not want "the rights of its citizens transgressed." Meanwhile, the ACLU of Arizona announced it was training legal observers to follow...
  • Abu Ali Linked to Saudi Arabia Al Qaeda Leader

    02/28/2005 4:14:56 AM PST · by Coop · 10 replies · 440+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2/28/05 | Jerry Seper
    A Falls Church man accused of conspiring to assassinate President Bush met several times with an al Qaeda leader in Saudi Arabia who once was the target of a global manhunt and a key suspect in an attack that killed nine Americans in Riyadh, law-enforcement authorities said. Ahmed Omar Abul Ali, scheduled for a detention hearing tomorrow in federal court on charges of providing material support to al Qaeda, met with Zubayr al-Rimi in Saudi Arabia between September 2002 and June 2003...
  • Ex-troops aiding drug traffickers

    02/24/2005 8:14:49 AM PST · by tomball · 39 replies · 653+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | February 24, 2005 | Jerry Seper
    Former Mexican soldiers, police and federal agents, originally trained as an elite force of anti-drug commandos, are working as mercenaries for Mexican narcotics traffickers, bringing a new wave of drug-related killings into the United States, authorities said. Law-enforcement and intelligence officials said the well-armed gang, known as the "Zetas," is linked to hundreds of killings and dozens of kidnappings on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, particularly over a wide area of southeastern Texas from Laredo to Brownsville and in cities throughout Mexico. In protecting established drug corridors into the United States, gang leaders have targeted U.S. Border Patrol...
  • Gonzales backed widely by Hispanics

    12/21/2004 12:54:56 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 6 replies · 313+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, December 21, 2004 | By Jerry Seper
    White House counsel Alberto Gonzales' pending nomination as attorney general, challenged by a coalition of liberal groups, has received widespread support among several Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organizations.     "We previously criticized the Bush administration for not having an Hispanic in the Cabinet since the departure of former HUD Secretary, now Senator-elect, Mel Martinez," said the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the country.     "We are pleased that one of the first acts since the president's reelection both rectifies that situation and marks an historic milestone for the Latino community," the...
  • Ashcroft's farewell praises Justice effort

    12/11/2004 7:46:09 AM PST · by Seattle Conservative · 5 replies · 466+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12-11-04 | Jerry Seper
    Attorney General John Ashcroft, in a farewell speech yesterday to Justice Department employees, praised their efforts in deterring terrorism since the September 11 attacks on America,...... -snip- "Al Qaeda has not lost its thirst for American blood. ... We know that terrorists will strike when and if they can. For three years, terrorists have not struck at America because you and people who work with you in this law-enforcement community have not let them," he said. Mr. Ashcroft's tenure as the nation's chief law-enforcement officer has been under constant attack from civil rights groups, other liberal organizations and political opponents...
  • Illegal aliens cost California billions

    12/07/2004 1:22:27 PM PST · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 60 replies · 1,829+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/7/2004 | Jerry Seper
    Illegal immigration costs the taxpayers of California - which has the highest number of illegal aliens nationwide - $10.5 billion a year for education, health care and incarceration, according to a study released yesterday.A key finding of the report by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) said the state's already struggling kindergarten-through-12th-grade education system spends $7.7 billion a year on children of illegal aliens, who constitute 15 percent of the student body.The report also said the incarceration of convicted illegal aliens in state prisons and jails and uncompensated medical outlays for health care provided to illegal aliens each amounted...
  • Drug Cartel Targets US Agents

    11/28/2004 12:16:54 PM PST · by RepublicanReptile · 9 replies · 589+ views
    ALI_PAC, The Washington Times ^ | Nov. 25, 2004 | Jerry Seper
    A band of Mexican army deserters that smuggles illicit drugs into the United States across the southern Texas border has offered bounties of up to $50,000 for the assassination of U.S. Border Patrol agents and state and local police officers, U.S. law-enforcement authorities said. The gang, known as the "Zetas" or the "Z's," is suspected in nearly 90 deaths of rival gang members in the past two years as part of a violent drug war to control trafficking across the Mexico-Texas border. Members use their military training and stolen equipment, including high-powered weapons, to fight competing organizations.
  • Fraud chief raised Justice doubts (this should be front page news)

    11/25/2004 10:53:39 PM PST · by Robert Lomax · 53 replies · 1,815+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Nov. 24, 2004 | Jerry Seper
    A top immigration official accused of misleading Congress on whether a Clinton administration program was used to allow thousands of foreign nationals with criminal records to become U.S. citizens now heads a fraud and national security program at the Department of Homeland Security. Louis D. "Don" Crocetti, whose credibility before a House subcommittee was challenged by the Justice Department's Office of Inspector General, now heads the Office of Fraud Detection and National Security, which, among other things, is responsible for criminal background checks on foreign nationals seeking naturalization. The appointment was quietly announced in May by Eduardo Aguirre, director of...
  • Liberals vow to fight Gonzales nomination

    11/26/2004 6:03:51 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 14 replies · 645+ views
    Washington Times ^ | November 26, 2004 | Jerry Seper
    A coalition of liberal groups is vowing to challenge the nomination of White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales as U.S. attorney general over his role in policies governing the treatment of detainees in Iraq and in the war on terrorism. Led by the People for the American Way, which helped organize more than 200 groups to oppose the 2000 nomination of Attorney General John Ashcroft, the coalition is expected to push Senate Judiciary Committee members to question Mr. Gonzales on the development of policies that led to abuses at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and the rights and treatment of detainees...
  • Immigration enforcement grows weaker

    11/24/2004 2:33:45 AM PST · by CTpatriot · 15 replies · 501+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/24/2004 | Jerry Seper
    Immigration enforcement efforts actually have become more lax since the September 11 attacks and have had "no meaningful impact" on the growing number of immigrants now in the United States — which has reached a record high of 34 million, according to a report released yesterday. A 13 percent increase of U.S. immigrants, more than 4 million, since 2000 included more than 2 million illegal aliens, who now total about 10 million or 30 percent of the immigrant population, the Washington-based Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), said in its report, based on as-yet-unpublished U.S. Census Bureau data.
  • Al Qaeda seeks tie to local gangs

    10/26/2004 3:53:46 PM PDT · by FatLoser · 10 replies · 485+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 28 Sep 04 | Jerry Seper
    A top al Qaeda lieutenant has met with leaders of a violent Salvadoran criminal gang with roots in Mexico and the United States -- including a stronghold in the Washington area -- in an effort by the terrorist network to seek help infiltrating the U.S.-Mexico border, law enforcement authorities said. Adnan G. El Shukrijumah, a key al Qaeda cell leader for whom the U.S. government has offered a $5 million reward, was spotted in July in Honduras meeting with leaders of El Salvador's notorious Mara Salvatrucha gang, which immigration officials said has smuggled hundreds of Central and South Americans --...
  • Al Qaeda leader identified in 'dirty bomb' plot

    10/05/2004 12:35:31 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 445+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, October 5, 2004 | By Jerry Seper
    The Washington Timeswww.washingtontimes.com Al Qaeda leader identified in 'dirty bomb' plotBy Jerry SeperTHE WASHINGTON TIMESPublished October 5, 2004 A top al Qaeda cell leader spotted in Mexico and Canada has been identified as an active player in a scheme to obtain radioactive materials for a so-called "dirty bomb" that could be smuggled into the United States, federal authorities said.     Adnan G. El Shukrijumah, who worshipped at the same South Florida mosque as Jose Padilla -- now being held as an enemy combatant in a plot to detonate a "dirty bomb" -- has attempted unsuccessfully to enter the United States using...
  • FBI 'reprioritized' after '01 terror attacks, report says

    10/05/2004 12:36:45 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 119+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, October 5, 2004 | Jerry Seper
    The Washington Timeswww.washingtontimes.com FBI 'reprioritized' after '01 terror attacks, report saysBy Jerry SeperTHE WASHINGTON TIMESPublished October 5, 2004 The post-September 11 FBI has -- as promised -- moved a 'substantial' amount of resources and manpower from traditional criminal investigative areas to counterterrorism activities, a report by the Justice Department's Office of the Inspector General said yesterday.     "Since the September 11 terrorist attacks, the FBI has reprioritized its mission and shifted substantial resources from investigating traditional crimes to matters related to terrorism," said Inspector General Glenn A. Fine. "Our detailed statistical review shows that FBI investigative activities in fiscal 2003 generally...