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  • Environmental red tape stalls border agents trying to fill drug-smuggler tunnels

    05/25/2018 2:08:57 PM PDT · by BBell · 37 replies ^ | 5/25/18 | Alex Pappas
    Environmental red tape is causing “long delays” for border agents as they try to fill tunnels used to smuggle people and dangerous drugs into the U.S. from Mexico, according to border officials and Republican lawmakers who have discussed the problem with agents. Frustrated agents complain the lengthy federal review process can stall critical tunnel-plugging efforts for months after passageways are first discovered. The tunnels are being used to move people, illegal drugs and even fake pharmaceuticals. But regulations stemming from laws like the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act are putting "remediation"...
  • Border Patrol agents say they are getting sick from massive Tijuana sewage spill

    12/04/2017 10:39:32 AM PST · by BusterDog · 21 replies
    Headaches, rashes, infections, breathing problems. An increasing number of U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Imperial Beach station have reported a host of health problems since February, when an estimated 143 million gallons of Mexican sewage spilled into the Tijuana River Valley they patrol.
  • Mexican woman pleads guilty to bribing US border inspector

    01/05/2017 9:11:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 5, 2017 7:51 PM EST
    A Mexican woman has pleaded guilty to bribing a U.S. border inspector in San Diego with cash and sexual favors for allowing people to enter the country illegally. Miriam Juarez’s plea agreement, disclosed Thursday in federal court, says she helped smuggle at least 10 people in cars from November 2015 to September 2016 at San Diego’s San Ysidro border crossing, charging them $15,000 each. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Jose Luis Cota has pleaded not guilty to charges of smuggling and receiving bribes. …
  • Border Patrol Union Wants Tougher Stance on Illegal Crossings

    05/28/2014 7:27:52 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    KRGV ^ | : May 28, 2014 | KRGV
    McALLEN - Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley sector are calling for authorities to do something about the increase in illegal border crossings. The agents said they want relief from an overwhelming number of illegal immigrants clogging the Border Patrol station in McAllen. Border Patrol officials said they will install portable buildings at the station to relieve overcrowding. The agents say that is not enough. The sector is experiencing a massive influx of illegal immigrants from countries other than Mexico. "It's just going to continue to climb, and climb and climb. For some reason, the word is out...
  • Activists Block Border Patrol From Locating Potential Illegal Immigrants

    05/13/2014 12:47:12 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 May 2014 | KRISTIN TATE
    Volunteers with the border advocacy group No More Deaths allegedly prevented Border Patrol agents from locating potential illegal immigrants. Activists have consistently resisted Border Patrols' attempts to search a large camp outside of Arivaca, Arizona, where illegal aliens and drug smugglers or dangerous individuals may regularly receive medical help. According to the Arizona Daily Star, two agents followed footprints to the camp, which is an unincorporated community about 10 miles north of the Mexican border. The agents reportedly entered the camp without permission on May 8. The agents left after volunteers asked them to do so. But another officer allegedly...
  • Border patrol agents ordered to stand down [Obama defends Ukraine's borders, but not USA's]

    03/19/2014 4:52:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies ^ | 3/8/14 | Jeffrey Phelps
    New orders issued by the Obama administration bans engagement and forces agents to run and hide in the face of an attack by illegals crossing the porous southern US border.
  • Border Patrol Limits Use of Force

    03/10/2014 10:21:44 AM PDT · by don-o · 10 replies ^ | Brian Bennett
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Border Patrol has restricted border agents’ authority to shoot at moving vehicles or at people throwing rocks, changing a controversial policy that has contributed to at least 19 deaths since 2010. In a memo released Friday, Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher directed border agents not to step in front of moving vehicles, nor to use their bodies to block them, in order to open fire at drivers. He also barred shooting at vehicles whose occupants are fleeing from agents. A deadly threat, which would justify use of force, does not “include a moving vehicle merely...
  • CCSO probes Border Patrol shooting death near Portal

    01/21/2014 8:32:08 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    San Pedro Valley News-Sun ^ | January 21, 2014 | Bill Hess
    BISBEE — The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the reported shooting death of a suspected illegal immigrant by a U.S. Border Patrol agent. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Carol Capas said the incident happened around 9 p.m. Thursday approximately one-half mile east of Highway 80 near Apache.The scene of the incident was about 25 miles north of the border and slightly south of Portal, she said. “Sheriff’s deputies and investigators responded to the scene and located a Hispanic male, possibly in his late 20s, who had been shot,” Capas said Friday. According to initial information that county deputies and investigators gleaned at...
  • Border Patrol agent's scuffle with undocumented immigrant caught on camera

    01/21/2014 9:01:01 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 20 replies
    KWKT ^ | January 20, 2014 | CNN
    SAN DIEGO, CA — The man who filmed the arrest of an illegal immigrant finds himself in trouble with the law. Jose Guzman says he caught the incident on camera because he felt authorities were going to far. However, authorities arrested him because of his camera work, Allison Ashe has the report. This is the video that's causing all the ruckus. It shows a Border Patrol agent on top of an undocumented worker as another man holds his feet. You can clearly see the agent jabbing the man's ribs with his knee and hitting him. It does not show what...
  • Border patrol agent shoots, kills man after struggle

    01/17/2014 1:44:01 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    KVOA Tucson News ^ | jan 17,2013 | Faye DeHoff
    COCHISE COUNTY - A U.S. Border Patrol Agent has shot and killed an illegal immigrant after a struggle, according to the Cochise County Sheriff's Office. Last night around 9 p.m. border agents were tracking a group of illegal immigrants on foot near Apache on Highway 80. They took two of them into custody without incident. A third one fled the area and was located hiding under a mesquite bush. He reportedly struggled with the agent for several minutes and attempted to get the agent's weapon before the agent, fearing for his personal safety, pulled his handgun and fired at the...
  • Mob of 150 Illegal Aliens Attack Border Patrol Agents

    11/27/2013 7:33:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | November 27, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    As rumblings of possible illegal immigration reform continue to make noise on Capitol Hill, it's important to keep in mind the southern border with Mexico is anything but secure. On Sunday, a mob of illegal aliens attempting to enter the United States attacked Border Patrol agents with rocks, water bottles and other items. More from San Diego 7: According to CBP, a Border Patrol agent ordered the Mexican nationals to stop, but they continued walking into the U.S. Officials said the agent fired a PepperBall Launcher, but it did not deter the crowd. “They had their phones out so...
  • "Unruly" Crowd Attacks Border Patrol Agents

    11/26/2013 9:16:50 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 28 replies ^ | Nov 26, 2013 | Christina London
    A crowd of more than 100 people pelted Border Patrol agents with rocks and bottles as they tried to cross into the U.S. illegally, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The incident happened Sunday in the Tijuana River channel, near the San Ysidro Port of Entry. According to CBP, a Border Patrol agent ordered the Mexican nationals to stop, but they continued walking into the U.S. Officials said the agent fired a PepperBall Launcher, but it did not deter the crowd. “They had their phones out so this group was out to spark an incident. That's what they wanted...
  • Exclusive--Border Patrol Rep Claims Agents Being Ordered to Stand Down

    10/04/2013 6:38:02 AM PDT · by kimtom · 17 replies ^ | 3 Oct 2013 | Brandon Darby
    The National Border Patrol Council has come forward to reveal to the American public once again management practices that could be risking the lives of Americans -- and the lives of illegal immigrants. Shawn Moran, Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council, spoke exclusively with Breitbart News and claimed that Border Patrol management has begun the practice of ordering Border Patrol Agents to stand down and cease pursuing drug smugglers, human smugglers and traffickers, and illegal aliens. He also warned it could lead to illegal aliens entering the country from nations associated with terrorism. “It doesn’t matter whether it’s...
  • Lawyer for Tasered man blames border agents

    09/14/2013 12:58:48 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09
    U-T San Diego ^ | Sept. 13, 2013 | Greg Moran
    SAN DIEGO — Lawyers for the family of a Mexican man who died in a confrontation with U.S. border law enforcement officers in 2010 said in a court filing this week that agents changed and embellished their version of the incident to depict that he was combative and violent. Anastasio Hernandez Rojas, 42, was beaten and shot with a Taser while handcuffed in an area of the San Ysidro Port of Entry the night of May 28, 2010. The incident involved as many as 20 agents and officers from the Border Patrol, Customs and Border Protection, and Immigration and Customs...
  • Sessions: Border Security Amendment Would Not Hire Agents Until 2017

    06/22/2013 10:33:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Jun 2013 | Kerry Picket
    Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) blasted the Senate's border security amendment to its immigration bill, touted as a breakthrough for the controversial legislation. Sessions alleged that it does not hire any new border agents until years after its presumed passage. Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and John Hoeven (R-ND) gave reassurances on Thursday that their amendment would enact tough border security provisions before any legalization of new immigrants could occur. Corker and Hoeven stated on Fox News Friday that their amendment would bring a “surge” to border security. The provisions of the amendment include 20,000 additional border patrol agents, 700 miles of...
  • Why Bother with New Border Agents?

    06/21/2013 8:44:07 AM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 37 replies
    6/21/13 | Originalbuckeye
    The agents we already have are blocked from doing their jobs now. Why will 20,000 new agents help?
  • During polygraphs, border agency applicants admit to rape, kidnapping

    04/09/2013 4:52:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    One admitted to kidnapping and ransoming hostages in the Ivory Coast. Others said they had molested children or committed rape. And one, as he prepared for survival in a post-apocalyptic world, contemplated assassinating President Barack Obama. These are among the thousands of applicants who have sought sensitive law enforcement jobs in recent years with the U.S. Border Patrol and its parent agency, Customs and Border Protection. In many cases, these people made it all the way through the hiring process until one of the last steps – a polygraph exam. Once sitting with a polygraph examiner, they admitted to a...
  • Mexican family sues US over killing

    07/31/2012 7:50:16 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    The Brownsville Herald ^ | July 30, 2012 | LAURA B. MARTINEZ
    The family of a Mexican national allegedly shot and killed by an unidentified U.S. Border Patrol agent is suing the federal government. The family of Juan Pablo Peréz Santillán claims he was standing on the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico border when he was shot the morning of July 7, 2012. Peréz Santillán was not armed, his family states in the lawsuit. The incident happened near the Veterans International Bridge in Brownsville. The lawsuit is filed by Ernestina Cazares Santillan, the mother of Juan Pablo, and Amada Carolina Martinez Morales, the mother of Juan Pablo’s children. Named in the lawsuit...
  • Border Patrol agents set for corruption trial

    06/24/2012 5:09:17 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 1 replies
    CNSNEWS.COM ^ | June 24, 2012 | ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Raul Villarreal was long a public face of the Border Patrol, frequently appearing on television news as an agency spokesman and acting as a dangerous human smuggler in a public service announcement intended to warn Mexicans about the dangers of entering the United States illegally.
  • Jailed U.S. Border Agent; Scary Inside Look at Drug Cartels

    09/24/2011 2:26:50 PM PDT · by Gritty · 38 replies
    ABC News via Borderland Beat ^ | Andrea Canning and Christina NG
    A corrupt U.S. border agent sitting in a federal prison cell is offering a chilling view of the Mexican drug cartels whose drug shipments he protected for years in return for hefty bribes. He is so terrified of the cartel's famous vicious streak that he fears for his own life -- and the lives of his family -- if he is identified as speaking to ABC News. He depicts a dangerously paranoid crime organization that has spies throughout U.S. law enforcement. To illustrate the cartel's pervasive reach, he said he got his introduction to them through an American cop. From...