Friday, November 19, 2010



Friends of ALIPAC,

We regret to inform everyone that the Democrats are planning an Amnesty Massacre of our nation to take place on the Monday following the Thanksgiving break. We believe that Pelosi and Reid plan to vote on the Dream Act Amnesty early on Monday November 29 when the press and public will be returning from the Holiday. It will be very hard for us to mobilize under these conditions.

ALIPAC has defeated the Dream Act Amnesty many times before and we are ready to fight and win again with your support! We had hoped that many of us could rest and recuperate after the brutal election cycle, but now we must swing into battle again!


1. We must raise funds for this unexpected Amnesty challenge from Pelosi and Reid. ALIPAC will need to launch emergency measures to help defeat the Dream Act Amnesty as we have before. We need to raise about $10,000 before Monday Nov. 29. Please click on this link to donate right away at our secure donations link...

2. Please help our national press release reach good targets. Please read it and send it to your local media contacts and to your favorite national media shows. Please make sure every talk radio show you know of gets a copy.

ALIPAC Swings Into Gear Against Lame Duck Nightmare Act

3. Please call your members of Congress and each member of Congress in your state found on our contact list here at this link then proceed to call our 7 US Senate targets....

Call and tell a staffer this or leave a message and then try to send in a written version. You can be angry and assertive, but do NOT be over the top or threatening.

"No Dream Act Amnesty! Focus on Jobs for Americans! Enforce our existing immigration and border laws like most of you promised during the elections!"

ALIPAC's Congressional Contact List

Once you have called your state's members of Congress please focus on these seven Republican US Senators that the Democrats are working on to vote for the Dream Act Amnesty.

WARNING: The Democrats only need one or two of these to vote with them to PASS AMNESTY.

All ALIPAC National Supporters Please Call and Write these 7 Senators

McCain, Graham, Snowe, Collins, LeMieux, Voinovich, Gregg

DC Address: Senators John McCain
United States Senate
241 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-0303
DC Phone: 202-224-2235
DC Fax: 202-228-2862
Email Address:
WWW Homepage:
Twitter: @SenJohnMcCain

DC Address: Senator Olympia J. Snowe
United States Senate
154 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-1903
DC Phone: 202-224-5344
DC Fax: 202-224-1946
Email Address:
WWW Homepage:
Twitter: No Known Twitter Account

DC Address: Senator Susan Collins
United States Senate
413 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-1904
DC Phone: 202-224-2523
DC Fax: 202-224-2693
Email Address:
WWW Homepage:
Twitter: @senatorcollins

DC Address: Senator George S. LeMieux
United States Senate
356 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-0904
DC Phone: 202-224-3041 or 904-398-8586
DC Fax: 202-228-5171
Email Address:
WWW Homepage:
Twitter: No Known Twitter Account

DC Address: Senator George V. Voinovich
United States Senate
524 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-3503
DC Phone: 202-224-3353
DC Fax: 202-228-1382
Email Address:
WWW Homepage:
Twitter: No Known Twitter Account

DC Address: Senator Lindsey Graham
United States Senate
290 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-4001
DC Phone: 202-224-5972
DC Fax: 202-224-3808
Email Address:
WWW Homepage:
Twitter: No Known Twitter Account

DC Address: Senator Judd Gregg
United States Senate
201 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-2903
DC Phone: 202-224-3324
DC Fax: 202-224-4952
Email Address:
WWW Homepage:
Twitter: No Known Twitter Account

More assistance for your efforts.

A. Check the homepage often for the latest updates and information about this Dream Act Amnesty threat over Thanksgiving. Our activists will be uploading articles and information you need.

B. Please be ready early Monday morning Nov. 22 for more instructions.

C. ALIPAC Activists stand ready to assist you. Please post any info you hear back from these offices, any questions, suggestions, or examples of your work at this activism tracking thread at this link.....

Let's get those phones dialing, rally our fellow Americans, and defeat this plan to politically massacre America with Amnesty on Thanksgiving 2010!


PS: Please remember that ALIPAC needs your financial assistance to face down this latest Amnesty attempt. Please offer your support in any amount right away at....

California must stem the flow of illegal immigrants
The state should go after employers who hire them, curb taxpayer-funded benefits, deploy the National Guard to help the feds at the border and penalize 'sanctuary' cities.

Illegal immigration is another matter entirely. With the state budget in tatters, millions of residents out of work and a state prison system strained by massive overcrowding, California simply cannot continue to ignore the strain that illegal immigration puts on our budget and economy. Illegal aliens cost taxpayers in our state billions of dollars each year. As economist Philip J. Romero concluded in a 2007 study, "illegal immigrants impose a 'tax' on legal California residents in the tens of billions of dollars."

The danger, as Washington Post economics columnist Robert Samuelson argues, is that of “importing poverty” in the form of a new underclass—a permanent group of working poor.
"The amnesty alone will be the largest expansion of the welfare system in the last 25 years," says Robert Rector, a senior analyst at the Heritage Foundation, and a witness at a House Judiciary Committee field hearing in San Diego Aug. 2. "Welfare costs will begin to hit their peak around 2021, because there are delays in citizenship. The very narrow time horizon [the CBO is] using is misleading," he adds. "If even a small fraction of those who come into the country stay and get on Medicaid, you're looking at costs of $20 billion or $30 billion per year."

The danger, as Washington Post economics columnist Robert Samuelson argues, is that of “importing poverty” in the form of a new underclass—a permanent group of working poor.
U.S. Taxpayers Spend $113 Billion Annually on Illegal Aliens
America has never been able to afford the costs of illegal immigration. With rising unemployment and skyrocketing deficits, federal and state lawmakers are now facing the results of failed policies. A new, groundbreaking report from FAIR, The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on U.S. Taxpayers, takes a comprehensive look at the estimated fiscal costs resulting from federal, state and local expenditures on illegal aliens and their U.S.-born children.
Expanding upon the series of state studies done in the past, FAIR has estimated the annual cost of illegal immigration to be $113 billion, with much of the cost — $84.2 billon — coming at the state and local level.

The danger, as Washington Post economics columnist Robert Samuelson argues, is that of “importing poverty” in the form of a new underclass—a permanent group of working poor.
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Gov. Schwarzenegger said California is facing “financial Armageddon”. He is making drastic cuts in the budget for education, health care and services. But there is one place he isn’t making cuts… services for illegal immigrants. These services are estimated to cost the state four to five billion dollars a year. Schwarzenegger said he is “happy” to offer these services. We will have a full report tonight.

ARMING NARCOMEX... from the United States

Mexican cartels amass better arsenals, mostly bought in U.S.
Tim Johnson | McClatchy Newspapers
last updated: November 18, 2010 08:08:52 PM

MEXICO CITY — As recently as a year or two ago, commandos fighting for the Mexican drug cartels often would rather flee than confront security forces.

But an influx of combat weapons — purchased at U.S. gun shops and shows or stolen from Central American munitions stockpiles — and a vast supply of ammunition now enables them to fight, and sometimes outgun, army and federal police units.

Cartel squads toss hand grenades, fire rockets and spray security forces with high-caliber gunfire. They sometimes have 10 times the ammunition of federal forces.

The arsenals give them a greater ability to threaten the state. The resulting mayhem steadily ripples northward as civilian "narco refugees" flee areas of extreme violence.

A sample of the growing firepower of Mexico's seven major drug cartels is on display at the military warehouse on the outskirts of the capital, where seized assault rifles, machine guns, high-caliber weapons and anti-tank rockets are stored.

"As you can see," Gen. Antonio Erasto Monsivais said as he led a visitor around, "they have weapons capable of high destruction. They can confront the armed forces, whereas before they used to flee."

Monsivais cradled a menacing weapon with a bulbous chamber, a South African-made multiple grenade launcher that fires explosive rounds at rat-a-tat speed. The device empties its chamber as fast as the trigger is pulled.

"It's designed to level an area," the general said, "not to hit a specific target."

The warehouse holds plenty of kitsch weapons: pistols encrusted with rubies or assault rifles engraved with images of cobras, pumas and religious icons.

Security forces also have seized tens of thousands of venerable assault rifles such as the AK-47 and its American cousin, the AR-15. U.S. and Mexican experts say 90 percent of such semi-automatic rifles are smuggled from the United States.

The vast majority of U.S. states permit sales of semi-automatic assault rifles. Only the District of Columbia and a handful of states — notably California, New Jersey and Connecticut — ban or sharply restrict sales of such weapons. There's almost no restriction on sales of ammunition.

"They take off the stock and they cut them down. They can put them under the dashboard for quick access," said Walter M. McKay, the Canadian director of the Center for Professional Certification of Police, a Mexico City training organization.

More exotic weapons such as Barrett .50-caliber sniper rifles and a Belgian-made "cop-killer" handgun known as the FN Five-seveN, whose Teflon bullets can pierce body armor, are finding a bigger place in criminal arsenals.

"The .50-calibers are of growing concern. The cartels are looking at them as an anti-personnel weapon. We've actually seen them mounted on the backs of pickup trucks," said William G. McMahon, the deputy assistant director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in charge of the Southwest border.

Drug gangs deploy the high-caliber weapons from bridges to disable vehicles in military or police convoys, firing into the engine block of the lead vehicle, then attacking the fleeing occupants with grenades and smaller-caliber assault rifles.

The powerful .50-caliber rifle is a fearful addition to the criminal arsenal.

"It fires a very big round, as big as your hand. The bullet is half an inch across," said Tom Diaz, senior analyst at the Violence Policy Center in Washington, which advocates stricter gun laws. "If you just fire it out the window, the bullet would go about four miles."

"We know it's one of the top guns that are smuggled into Mexico."

McMahon said cartels were snapping up a certain kind of weapon from U.S. suppliers. "They are looking for the highest caliber, highest capacity weapon they can, because they are at war with the military," he said.

As cartels build up their weapons stocks, a bloody new phase unfolds in a drug war that's already left nearly 30,000 victims since late 2006.

A benchmark occurred July 15 when La Linea, a gang based in Ciudad Juarez, a border city racked by violence, detonated a Ford Focus. It was the first time cartels had used a sophisticated, remotely triggered car bomb made with plastic explosives.

A second car bomb detonated outside police headquarters in Ciudad Victoria, capital of northern Tamaulipas state, on Aug. 6, although no one was injured.

While the bombs contained limited plastic explosives, they had the sophistication of much larger devices, U.S. experts said. Bigger bombs could be in the offing.

"The line in the sand is drawn at the consideration of: 'Do we need to use this or is this something we hold in reserve for an extreme act?' " noted Samuel Logan, Latin America regional manager with iJET Intelligent Risk Systems, an Annapolis, Md., consultancy.

Far more common is the increasing use of hand grenades. Central America is awash in weapons from the civil wars of the 1980s and '90s, and several Mexican cartels have stockpiled grenades stolen from military depots in Guatemala and elsewhere in the region.

Grenade attacks occur several times a week in Mexico, sometimes aimed at television stations, newspaper offices or rival cartels.

Intelligence analysts say the stockpiles seem to be expanding.

"I'd be very surprised if there weren't tens of thousands of grenades from Central America" in Mexico, said a former senior CIA official who follows the drug war closely but couldn't be named because his current employer didn't authorize him to speak publicly.

Grenades sell for about $500 apiece on the Mexican black market. Some are homemade, using conventional hulls or jackets with blasting agents and explosives from the mining industry.

The ATF joined Mexican law enforcement in 2008 to create a Combined Explosives Investigative Team to help Mexico analyze blast scenes. Last year, the team investigated 114 grenade blasts, McMahon said, and found that 102 of them were of grenades manufactured before 1990.

Some Mexican and U.S. experts say mercenary cartel armies lack mastery of their increased firepower, but compensate by shooting more lead.

"These guys feel they have more possibility of survival if they jump from a vehicle and pfft! pfftt! pfft! They just spray gunfire," said Sigrid Arzt, a former senior national security adviser to President Felipe Calderon.

"Their tactic is a high volume of fire with little accuracy," Monsivais said.

Post-battle investigations show cartel gunmen routinely have 10 times the ammunition that police and soldiers are issued.

"Ammo is key for these cartels," McMahon added, noting that purchasers for the cartels can load up at U.S. gun shops. "You don't have to fill out any paperwork on ammunition. There's no background check on it."

In many U.S. states, a law-abiding resident can buy large quantities of .50-caliber sniper rifles and cheap foreign-made assault weapons. Unlike with handguns, U.S. gun dealers aren't required to report multiples sales of assault rifles to the ATF.

Drug cartels use networks of "straw buyers" — people without criminal records — to obtain weapons in U.S. gun shops, a point that's an irritant in U.S.-Mexico relations.

The cartel networks that move marijuana and narcotics into U.S. cities also are employed to stock arsenals back in Mexico.

"They just reverse the trade to get weapons and cash back south," McMahon said.