Skip to comments.Attack on bar in Cancun leaves 8 dead
Posted on 08/31/2010 4:38:44 PM PDT by AuntBEdited on 08/31/2010 4:45:19 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Eight people were killed when a gang burned down a bar in the resort city of Cancun early on Tuesday.
At least 10 armed men attacked the Castillo del Mar, a nightclub outside the city's main tourist area, threatening patrons and then lighting the building on fire...
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Pressure mounts for DHS as 'no confidence' votes continue and border violence grows
Mounting pressure from rank-and-file agents at ICE and Border Patrol has led to another no confidence vote over the weekend from the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers (NAFBPO).
Recently the unions that represent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Border Patrol agents took part in a vote that placed no confidence in management leaders of Department of Homeland Security.
The new vote from NAFBPO gives a strong case against DHS and their continued inadequacies in border enforcement. We strongly believe that with illegal aliens entrenched in every single state of our nation, interior enforcement of our immigration laws is woefully lacking, said G. Alan Ferguson, Executive Assistant to the Chairman of NAFBPO.
NAFBPO believes the hardworking men and women within ICE and Border Patrol are doing their level best to enforce illegal immigration laws, but it is managements unwillingness to put forth policies that will slow or deter illegals from crossing the United States border looking for work.
NAFBPO is adamant there are two primary tasks that must be accomplished to improve our system for legal immigration while eliminating the blight of illegal immigration. These are a secured border and strong interior enforcement, Ferguson said. NAFBPOs collective experience in dealing with border and immigration matters as well as an institutional knowledge dating back over a half century leads us to emphatically state that without these two tasks being implemented successfully, immigration control will never be possible.
Buck Brandemuehl, retired Chief of the Border Patrol and a founder of NAFBPO said, The U.S. has reached a critical crossroads in dealing with the illegal alien problem. This problem must be addressed now, as it is strangling our democracy and threatening our national security.
America needs to realize the importance of addressing the illegal immigration issue and as such NAFBPO says they will put forth a plan for DHS management to review when they finally begin the arduous task of tackling comprehensive immigration reform.
We will provide a common sense solution to illegal immigration and return to the rule of law, Ferguson said.
NAFBPO was founded in 2006 by a group of retired Border Patrol Chiefs and agents in order to use their collective knowledge and experience to educate America to the realities of border and immigration issues, while actively working towards eliminating amnesty and provide effective immigration reform solutions.
We are an organization advocating for increased homeland security through a controlled border and effective immigration enforcement policies, Ferguson concluded.
Keyword on FR: NAFBPO for the best news from south of the border.
Also, a note from Mike Cutler:
Earlier today I was sent an e-mail from one of the folks on my distribution list for my commentaries and my notices of upcoming appearances.
She enumerated a number of issues relating to the national security issues not being addressed by the current administration and at the end of her e-mail asked (rhetorically):
> “When is Obama going to give them the key to the kingdom?”
I thought you might find my response to her e-mail to be of interest....
I really hate to tell you this, but our government has provided and apparently will continue to provide terrorists and transnational gang members and assorted thugs the keys to our kingdom and in massive numbers!
This has been going on for decades! Both political parties bear responsibility!
Every alien who is permitted to enter our country on a “temporary” visa or under the auspices of the insane “Visa Waiver Program” has been provided with a key to the front door much the way that a hotel guest is provided with a key card that is valid for a certain period of time.
After your allotted time as a guest at a hotel expires, the key you were given by the front desk will no longer work. If you fail to remove your belongings by a mutually agreed upon time on the final day of your stay in the hotel, the management will enter what had been your room and remove your belongings. If management at the hotel determines you damaged any of the furnishings of the hotel or stole anything, legal action will, most likely, be taken to recoup the damages.
Aliens, on the other hand, who fail to depart the United States within the previously agreed upon time period have virtually nothing to fear! The actual number of aliens who violate the terms of their admission into the United States is unknown. The government, notorious for underestimating such numbers of deportable (removable) aliens estimate that there are roughly five million such “visa violators.” Violations of terms of admission by nonimmigrant aliens take a number of forms. Some temporary visitors simply remain in the United States beyond the date they were authorized to remain in the United States. Others seek employment for which they are not authorized while other aliens who were provided with temporary work visas fail to report for work or quit and fail to leave the United States. Foreign students may fail to attend the schools for which they were issued visas to attend. Still other aliens commit crimes and are convicted for violating various laws.
It is estimated that there are fewer than 300 special agents of ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) seeking to locate those estimated 5 million visa violators!
On May 11, 2006 I testified before the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on International Relations on the topic:
“VISA OVERSTAYS: CAN WE BAR THE TERRORIST DOOR?”
You can read the transcript of that hearing at:
The visa process is clearly fatally flawed but what bewilders me even more is that our nation continually expands the extremely dangerous Visa Waiver Program to the point where the citizens of Greece just became eligible to enter our country without first applying for and receiving a visa! Greece is the 36th such country on that list!
You can review the State Department’s website for information about this wrong headed and, indeed, treacherous Visa Waiver Program at:
Please check out my website:
So, it looks like Mexico’s drug industry will kill its tourism industry.
Liz, just a footnote to the Cancun story. That bar where the shooting occurred is in Playa de Carmen, a good hour’s drive from Cancun. Can’t think why the headline says Cancun. I am very sorry to hear that Playa has been invaded by the narcotraficantes. It used to be a wonderful place.
Thought you might find this interesting
Wow, Cancun is such a beautiful place, but
with everything that’s been going on
in Mexico, I’d have to think twice before
planning a trip down there.
Thanks for the posts; ping; links. BTTT!
Hmm. Well I went to Mexico with my family for my older brother’s wedding this summer. Yes, Mexico may be dangerous but media is being a bit much when t
Hey are covering Mexico.
“So, it looks like Mexicos drug industry will kill its tourism industry.”
Fox has an article out today trying to convince (though not very convincing) you how safe it is in Mexico and the tourism is great....NOT what I’ve read from the papers down there! Of course you won’t see any of our journalists like prissy Katy Couric trotting down there, she’ll go to Afghanistan, but not Mexico.
The latest NAFBPO M3 report:
ATTORNEY GENERAL ADMITS LAWLESSNESS AND CORRUPTION
Cambio de Michoacan (Morelia, Michoacan) 8-30-10
Morelia In a speech before local legislators, the Attorney General of the State of Michoacan, Jesus Montejano Ramirez, admitted corruption, lawlessness, lack of coordination with other agencies and practices contrary to citizens interest within the State Attorney Generals Office (PGJE).
Correo (Leon, Guanajuato) 8-30-10
Another Mayor Murdered
Hidalgo, Tamps. A group of armed people blocked and murdered the Mayor of Hidalgo, Tamaulipas, Marco Antonio Leal Garcia, this past Sunday as he attempted to board his vehicle at his residence. The Mayor was with his ten year old daughter. She was injured. The crime was immediately condemned by President Felipe Calderon.
They Mayor died at the scene and his small daughter suffered grave but non-life threatening injuries.
El Diario de Juarez (Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua) 8-30-10
Narco Graffiti Threatens Calderón
Chihuahua, Chihuahua Narco-graffiti aimed at Mexican President Felipe Calderón and the Mayor of Cd. Juarez, Jose Reyes Ferriz, was posted by presumed members of a criminal organization early yesterday on a bridge in Chihuahua City, according to Municipal Police.
Police responded and took photographs in an effort to identify those responsible.
El Imparcial (Hermosillo, Sonora) 8-3010
Surviving Migrant Leaves Mexico
Mexico, D. F. The Mexican Secretary of State has announced that the only survivor of the massacre near San Fernando, Tamaulipas, in which 72 Central Americans were murdered by presumed Zetas, has been returned to Ecuador.
The repatriation was co-coordinated through the government of Ecuador.
Federal Police in Sonora re-inforced with 120 agents
Hermosillo More than 100 Federal Agents arrived yesterday into this city by air. Before being transported out of the area, the agents assembled into formation outside the airport. Among them were at least 30 women.
The new agents will augment patrols and public security in the capital city.
El Sol de Mexico (Mexico City) 8-30-10
Twelve hour gun battle
The Governor of Veracruz, Fidel Herrera, confirmed that a gun battle in the northern part of the state yesterday between the military and members of a criminal organization lasted at least 12 hours.
As of this moment there are no exact details given by the state government, but there has been coordination between the government of Tamaulipas, the government of Veracruz, federal forces and state forces.
-end of report-
Please see my post, above. The bar where the shooting occurred is 60+ miles from Cancun.
“That bar where the shooting occurred is in Playa de Carmen, a good hours drive from Cancun. Cant think why the headline says Cancun. I am very sorry to hear that Playa has been invaded by the narcotraficantes. It used to be a wonderful place.”
Actually, in the article it mentions it was outside Cancun, but I had to excerpt and I see the requirement of 300 words, which I met, was cut down to two MEANINGLESS lines.
I give up.
Regarding # 11, sorry for typo, was posting my comment from a blackberry.
They’re probably afraid to pay attention to the body out of fear that something similar may happen to them.
I’ve been on two cruises that made several stops in Mexican cities and had a great time both times. There is not enough money in the world to make me go down there again.
Mexico is on the slippery slope to being another Somalia.
Well there goes my Vacation next summer may go some were nice like Hawaii!
wow sure glad I did not trade my time share to go down there.
wow sure glad I did not trade my time share to go down there.