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Author:  Jim Kouri
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Date:  May 1, 2007
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Illegal Alien Protesters Take to the Streets Again

by Jim Kouri, CPP

While hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens take to the streets of major US cities to protest their treatment by the US government, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrested 148 illegal aliens, criminals and immigration fugitives during a four-day enforcement operation in Dallas.

Called Operation Cross Check, this localized, targeted enforcement initiative is part of an ongoing nationwide initiative focused on arresting criminal aliens.  During this operation, ICE officers arrested 148 illegal aliens, including 41 with criminal convictions.  Among those arrested were 124 men and 17 women; seven juveniles were also apprehended and returned to their countries of origin.  Of the 148 aliens arrested, 84 have already been returned to Mexico.

“ICE will continue to fulfill our Congressional mandate to apprehend and deport those who entered our country illegally, especially those who have committed criminal acts,” said Nuria Prendes, field office director for the ICE Office of Detention and Removal Operations in Dallas. 

“Our job is to help protect the public from those who commit crimes, and to protect the integrity of the nation’s legal immigration system.”

Those arrested included aliens from the following countries:  Argentina (1), China (1), Colombia (3), El Salvador (10), Guatemala (4), Honduras (5), Mexico (118), Nepal (3), Venezuela (1), Vietnam (1) and Zambia (1).

The May Day protests scheduled throughout the country today are significantly smaller than previous anti-sovereignty demonstrations, but the sentiment of their organizers still serve to undermine the laws of the United States by championing illegal alien amnesty and open borders legislation in the U.S. Congress, according to activists such as the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps.  

While the Mexican flags and hate-filled racialist language have decreased since last year, the organizers’ intent to conduct subversive activities is clear, especially on a day that commemorates revolutionary behavior on behalf of communist and socialist dictators throughout history. 

“Rewarding lawbreakers, just like celebrating May Day, is un-American,” states Chris Simcox, President and founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps. 

“We need to secure our country’s borders and therefore its future first, before we offer amnesty to those who have unlawfully breached our borders.” 

The Minutemen have just completed their bi-annual thirty day national muster along 800 miles of the U.S.-Mexican border in California, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona as well as monitoring the U.S.-Canada border in New York, New Hampshire and Washington State. 

During this muster, the Minutemen have witnessed U.S. Border Patrol agents attacked by Mexican drug dealers with assault rifles, and observed and reported thousands of illegal border crossers attempting to enter the United States -- many of whom were not apprehended by the Border Patrol due to the lack of funding for adequate manpower, and because of the absence of a border fence to provide our nation with a security barrier. 

Jim Kouri
Chief of Police Magazine (Contributing Editor)

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Biography - Jim Kouri

Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police. He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for a number of organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. He writes for many police and crime magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer, Campus Law Enforcement Journal, and others. He's appeared as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. His book Assume The Position is available at Amazon.Com, Booksamillion.com, and can be ordered at local bookstores. Kouri holds a bachelor of science in criminal justice and master of arts in public administration and he's a board certified protection professional.


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