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  • Four Months of ‘Basic Shelter Care’ Cost Twice a Year at Sidwell Friends

    12/09/2014 8:00:04 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    CNS News.com ^ | December 9,2014 | By Barbara Hollingsworth
    A Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) contractor spent $86,846.34 to provide “basic shelter care” for each unaccompanied minor aged 12 to 17 who illegally crossed the southern border and was housed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma earlier this year, according to documents released to Judicial Watch under a Freedom of Information Act request. That sum is more than twice the cost of tuition and fees for an entire year at Sidwell Friends, the exclusive private school in northwest Washington, D.C. that Sasha and Malia Obama and Vice President Joe Biden’s grandchildren attend. “It is outrageous that the Obama administration...
  • Rebellion Inside G.O.P. Scuttles Vote on Border Bill

    08/01/2014 8:35:19 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    ny times ^ | 8-1-2014 | ASHLEY PARKER and JONATHAN WEISMAN
    Conservatives in the House rebelled against their leadership on Thursday to scuttle an emergency spending measure that addressed the migrant crisis at the southern border, pushing the issue to a showdown on Friday as lawmakers prepared to leave for a five-week recess. The unexpected turmoil offered a coda to the dysfunction that has gripped the Capitol for much of the year.
  • Boehner may Blow up Recess (Force vote on Border Bill)

    07/31/2014 1:11:42 PM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 36 replies
    House Republicans may force the House to stay in session until they get enough votes to pass the border package. “We’ll stay until we vote,” House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) told reporters staking out a special GOP conference meeting. A house GOP leadership aide said the decision hadn’t been made yet. Another House Republican told NRO, 45 min into the meeting, that there was “no sign anyone has changed so far.”
  • Democrats Admit Amnesty Is For Political Purposes

    07/28/2014 6:13:55 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | July 28, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Politics: Give us your poor, your tired, your future Democrats waiting to be registered. That's what some in the party are saying as they urge the president to pursue immigration goals even if it hurts in the '14 midterms. In other words, damn the political torpedoes and full speed ahead in the fundamental demographic and political transformation of America. "You'll always have members whose political vulnerability they tie entirely to immigration," said Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz. "We didn't make progress when we were in the majority because we were being protective of those (members) on immigration reform. At some point...
  • At Least 30,000 More Migrants Get U.S. Classroom Seats

    07/27/2014 6:30:51 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 64 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/26/2014 | Neil Munro
    American kids and teenagers will be sharing their already-crowded classrooms with tens of thousands of ill-educated Central American migrants this fall, because President Obama is distributing perhaps 100,000 Central American migrants across the country. The Central American student “have very, very limited amounts of education [and] in some cases, they cannot count to 10,” said Caroline Woodason, assistant director for student support at the public schools in Dalton, Ga. “They can’t turn on a computer. They’ve never even seen a computer,” she told the Dalton Daily Citizen. In Fairfax, Va., “teachers [are] dealing with children not just learning English but...
  • Gov. Rick Perry to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to RGV

    07/20/2014 9:06:01 PM PDT · by bd476 · 291 replies
    The Monitor ^ | Sunday, July 20, 2014 9:30 pm | Jacob Fischler
    Gov. Rick Perry to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to RGV Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to announce he will activate the Texas National Guard at a news conference Monday in Austin, said state Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen. Hinojosa did not have details of the effort, but an internal memo from another state official’s office said the governor planned to call about 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Rio Grande Valley — at a cost of about $12 million per month. The memo was provided to The Monitor on the condition of anonymity because the information is...
  • Texas Border Volunteers still going strong

    07/10/2014 7:50:28 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 6 replies
    KENS5 San Antonio ^ | 7-10-14 | Barry Davis
    SAN ANTONIO -- The Texas Border Volunteers set up patrols on ranches in Brooks County throughout the year. Linda Vickers and her husband, Mike, organized the group after constantly encountering immigrants crossing their ranch. During one watch last year, they reported two groups with more than 100 immigrants. These people are crossing very rough, brushy south Texas ranchland, mostly in the middle of the night. Over the past 7 years, the group has reported literally thousands of immigrants to Border Patrol, which actually works with the group. Jim Gibson, the spokesman for Texas Border Volunteers said on their most recent...
  • It's a Damn Lie! Minor Aliens(UAC) on border are subject to deportation! (Not sex slaves!)

    07/07/2014 7:14:09 PM PDT · by babbabooey · 15 replies
    vanity ^ | 07/07/2014 | me
    Media is lying to us again! Unaccompanied minors from non-contiguous countries are NOT permitted to stay under the a law signed by President Bush to prevent Sex Trafficking! The William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 was intended to prevent children involved in the sex trade from being deported back to their pimps.... It passed by unanimous vote of the congress for a noble purpose... In no way it is intended as a loophole for Obama to act as Coyote-in-Chief & deliver 50,000 unaccompanied Central American Children & 300,000 ADULTS to our door steps! Google it here: William...
  • Former Grand Prairie [TX] School May Soon House Immigrant Children

    07/06/2014 11:19:43 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    NBC-DFW ^ | 7-4-14 | Ray Villeda
    The border crisis could reach the front doorsteps for dozens of neighbors in a Grand Prairie community. That’s because the old Lamar Alternative school on Walnut Street has been placed on a short list of three locations in North Texas that could house some of the 2,000 children expected to be brought up to DFW from the border. It’s a plan that would build a fence around the school building to keep the children in, and one that has folks on both sides of that fence. “It’s ironic it’s 4th of July, I mean how desperate are we that we...
  • Deport for America Demonstration-Houston

    07/06/2014 7:58:14 PM PDT · by magna carta · 10 replies
    Stop the Magnet ^ | July 6, 2014 | Liz Theis
    DEPORT for AMERICA- Washington St. Bridge over I-10 Houston,TX. 7AM-10AM Thursday,July 10, 2014
  • With undocumented kids at border, McCain, Graham push immigration reform

    07/06/2014 3:56:39 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 38 replies
    CBSNEWS ^ | July 6, 2014 | FACETHENATION
    Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and John McCain, R-Ariz., discuss what to do about the flood of undocumented children at the U.S.-Mexico border. (Video)
  • The Murrieta Rebellion

    07/06/2014 4:39:41 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 74 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4 July 2014 | Editorial
    The Law: Residents of city proud to be called Reagan Country rose up last week to halt busloads of illegal immigrants being dumped into their neighorhoods, showing why they may have started a grassfire national movement. To get into the town hall meeting at California's Murietta Mesa High School, you had to work your way through 200 angry protesters. Many of them were in green and white Mexican soccer jerseys and bandanas and waved Mexican flags, at least one with "Viva Mexico" stamped on it. "Ci-ti-zen-ship! Ci-ti-zen-ship!" shouted one young woman, pumping her flag along as the crowd's rage sizzled....
  • Immigrants run across highway to avoid being captured

    07/05/2014 4:14:37 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 23 replies
    Valley Central ^ | 7-4-14 | Nadia Galindo
    Fresh footprints, sightings on residents streets, if you look close enough, the signs are everywhere. "They are not trying to hide or remain concealed anymore," Rio Grande City Police Officer Jose Garcia said. Action 4 News did a ride-along with Rio Grande City Police to see how the immigration surge is affecting residents in the area. Officer Garcia spends more than half of his day tracking down undocumented immigrants. Illegal immigration is nothing new to the border town but has recently become more visible. "People are forgetting that aside from the fact that families and woman are giving themselves up,...
  • California city is latest immigration flashpoint

    07/05/2014 3:40:05 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 12 replies
    Star Democrat ^ | 7-3-14 | AP Story
    When American flag-waving protesters forced busloads of migrants to leave Murrieta earlier this week, the Southern California city became the latest flashpoint in an intensifying immigration debate that could heat up even more as patriotism surges on the Fourth of July. *** snip *** “We’ve had it,” said Carol Schlaepfer, a retired Pomona resident who protested Tuesday in Murrieta. “We all want a better life. ... You can’t come to our country and expect American citizens to dole out what you need, from grade school till death.” People on both sides of the issue want immigration reform, but immigrant rights...
  • California citizen militia units joining forces with Texas units to defend the border

    07/04/2014 3:25:57 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 320 replies
    July 4, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    Ok, this is just the germination of the plan. We have independent units from the Bolinas Border Patrol and the Central Valley Citizens militia joining forces with independent citizens militia units of Texas to defend our southern border in Texas, to protest Obama's lawless open borders policies and to rally support for Governor Perry to officially call out Guard units and Texas militia units at his disposal to defend the border!! Lawsuits will not cut it. The invasion is happening now. Action must be taken NOW!! FReepers, Patriots, Militia members: Prepare to answer the call!!
  • DHS Appropriations Bill Changes Related to RINO Kolbe's anti-Checkpoint Language

    10/10/2005 8:52:41 AM PDT · by Spiff · 24 replies · 732+ views
    10 October 2005 | Spiff
    Since 1999, RINO Rep. Jim Kolbe of Arizona's 8th District has added to "must pass" national security appropriations bills language which shuts down all permanent Border Patrol checkpoints in his district only. He's done this despite the fact that the Border Patrol insists that these checkpoints are key tools in their border security arsenal. He's done this despite that fact that the GAO has released a report that says that shutting down the checkpoints has reduced Border Patrol effectiveness in the Tucson sector by 77%. He's done this, ignoring the outrage of his constituents who live along the border who...
  • Congressman Kolbe responsible for 77% reduction in Border Patrol effectiveness.

    07/26/2005 3:59:20 AM PDT · by Spiff · 18 replies · 930+ views
    Randy Graf for Congress Press Release ^ | 25 July 2005 | Graf for Congress
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, please contact Steve Aiken at (520) 887-2984 Graf Prediction on GAO Comes True! Congressman Kolbe responsible for 77% reduction in Border Patrol effectiveness. (Tucson) – Randy Graf was proven to be correct again when he forecast the following in a press release, dated June 1, 2005: “Very shortly, the GAO (Government Accountability Office) will clearly report that permanent border checkpoints are in the nation’s best Homeland Security interest.” [Click Here.] After a nine-month review of the border checkpoint situation, the GAO has issued a report (www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-05-435 - July 22, 2005), concluding that not having...
  • Enforcement, not reform, of immigration laws needed

    07/01/2005 10:42:29 AM PDT · by Spiff · 15 replies · 515+ views
    South East Arizona Republican Club ^ | 1 July 2005 | Randy Graf
    Guest Opinion: Enforcement, not reform, of immigration laws needed RANDY GRAF Tucson Citizen The Tucson Citizen published a June 6 opinion piece on border policy by U.S. Rep. Jim Kolbe. The irony is so thick, one could cut it with a knife. Mr. Kolbe declared, "We don't need a Band-Aid; we need major surgery." What he failed to tell readers is that he has been prescribing the small bandages all these years. Frankly, we need a new doctor. I have read the Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act of 2005, as espoused by Mr. Kolbe and U.S. Sens. John McCain...
  • Guest worker proposal raises thorny questions

    06/30/2005 6:38:17 AM PDT · by Spiff · 39 replies · 581+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 30 June 2005 | U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith
    Guest worker proposal raises thorny questions U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas Guest worker programs may sound compassionate or necessary, but the more you look, the more you see problems. No guest worker program should be passed until these questions are answered: 1. Many illegal aliens enter the United States to work. But there is little enforcement of laws that prohibit employers from hiring them. Not a single employer was fined last year for doing so. If current laws are not enforced, how can we expect similar restrictions in a guest worker program to be enforced? 2. If foreign workers are...
  • Mexicans abroad get to vote [Illegal Aliens in U.S.A. too]

    06/29/2005 10:04:54 AM PDT · by Spiff · 11 replies · 412+ views
    Associated Press via Houston Chronicle ^ | 29 June 2005 | Associated Press
    Mexicans abroad get to vote If they hold a Mexican voter card, they may participate in the country's next presidential election for the first time. The Associated Press LOS ANGELES - Mexican immigrants across the United States celebrated yesterday as lawmakers in Mexico approved a bill that will allow them to vote for the first time from abroad in the country's presidential election. Some expatriates said the new system still excludes many potential voters, particularly illegal immigrants in the United States who lack Mexico's voter registration card and are afraid to leave the country to get it. Still, the new...
  • Group rips Bush gag [order] on border surveys [proving Amnesty talk spurred border crossings]

    06/29/2005 6:57:17 AM PDT · by Spiff · 7 replies · 407+ views
    Group rips Bush gag on border surveys Billy House Republic Washington Bureau Jun. 29, 2005 12:00 AM WASHINGTON - A White House-approved gag order was imposed on U.S. Border Patrol agents regarding information that President Bush's "temporary guest worker" proposal inspired more illegal border crossings from Mexico, a group charged Tuesday . The non-profit conservative Judicial Watch said it had acquired and analyzed government documents showing that in the weeks after Bush announced his proposal on Jan. 7, 2004, as many as 45 percent of those caught arriving illegally from Mexico told agents they believed Bush was offering an amnesty...
  • Border Patrol Union Denounces Witch Hunt of Front-Line Agents (Blames Rep. Kolbe, OSC, and DHS)

    06/02/2005 4:42:54 PM PDT · by Spiff · 26 replies · 732+ views
    National Border Patrol Council ^ | 2 June 2005 | T.J. Bonner
    June 2, 2005 For Immediate Release BORDER PATROL UNION DENOUNCES WITCH HUNT OF FRONT-LINE AGENTS The recent press release from the Office of Special Counsel alleging the numerous front-line Border Patrol agents temporarily assigned to Arizona "engaged in extensive kickback and fraudulent reimbursement schemes" is extremely misleading and unfairly implies corruption where none exists. These so-called "kickback" amounted to nothing more than the acceptance of free meals in conjunction with lodging, a common and legitimate practice in the hotel industry. In an attempt to compete with some of the amenities offered by hotels within the commuting area, such as free...
  • Catastrophe in Care (Hospitals Being Crippled by Illegal Aliens; Diseases Threaten Public)

    06/02/2005 12:55:57 PM PDT · by Spiff · 123 replies · 2,574+ views
    Tucson Weekly ^ | 2 June 2005 | Leo W. Banks
    PUBLISHED ON JUNE 2, 2005: Catastrophe in Care Hospitals are being crippled by the costs of treating migrants--and that could be just the start of an immigrant-related health crisis By LEO W. BANKS One of the many signs on the Naco Highway. If you drive along Southern Arizona's border with Mexico long enough, you might see a lone illegal wandering the desert. Or maybe he's hunched at the roadside sipping water from his milk jug. What's he doing there, and where are his compatriots, the people he broke into the country with? The uninformed might ask those questions, but those...
  • Web site told to stop encouraging harassment of Minuteman project

    05/17/2005 9:24:08 AM PDT · by Spiff · 80 replies · 1,682+ views
    Associated Press via KVOA ^ | 17 May 2005 | Associated Press
    Web site told to stop encouraging harassment of Minuteman project Associated Press May. 17, 2005 07:10 AM An Internet company will force one of its Web site clients to stop encouraging harassment of the Minutemen project that cracks down on illegal immigrants along the Arizona border. The Scottsdale-based Go Daddy Group said the Swarmtheminuteman.com site, which has been on the Web for less than one week, could face being shut down unless it complies. Swarmtheminutemen.com reportedly is encouraging people to go into the desert border areas to blast their radios or bang pots and pans together in an effort to...
  • Statement of the National Border Patrol Council Before the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration

    05/05/2005 10:19:10 PM PDT · by Spiff · 18 replies · 469+ views
    National Border Patrol Council ^ | 5 May 2005 | T.J. Bonner - President, National Border Patrol Council
    STATEMENT OF THE NATIONAL BORDER PATROL COUNCIL OF THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AFL-CIO BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION, BORDER SECURITY AND CLAIMS COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OVERSIGHT HEARING ON THE NEW “DUAL MISSIONS” OF THE IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES PRESENTED BY T.J. BONNER NATIONAL PRESIDENT MAY 5, 2005 The National Border Patrol Council thanks the Subcommittee for the opportunity to present the views and concerns of the 10,000 front-line Border Patrol employees that it represents regarding the expanded mission of the agencies responsible for enforcing immigration laws. Even before the creation of the Department...
  • Congressman [Kolbe] says Border Patrol defying checkpoint laws (Kolbe Threatens Border Patrol)

    05/02/2005 12:53:38 PM PDT · by Spiff · 27 replies · 1,203+ views
    KVOA Channel 4 - Tucson ^ | 2 May 2005 | Peter Busch
    Peter Busch ReportsCongressman says Border Patrol defying checkpoint laws May 2, 2005, 01:34 PM MST On Capitol Hill last Thursday, The U.S. Border Patrol's head man, David Aguilar, told U.S. senators that permanent checkpoints in the Tucson sector would help his agents catch more illegal immigrants. The sector is the only one along the U.S.- Mexico border not permitted to establish permanent checkpoints. Congressman Jim Kolbe wants to keep it that way. "I don't object to checkpoints. The idea of tactical, mobile checkpoints, that move from place to place just like we do all law enforcement, makes sense," says Kolbe....
  • Military's use on the border expands

    04/22/2005 5:25:00 AM PDT · by Spiff · 27 replies · 848+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | 21 April 2005 | Bill Hess
    Military's use on the border expands BY BILL HESS Thursday, April 21, 2005 5:37 PM MDT Herald/Review NACO, Ariz. - Military units are now allowed to do more along the U.S.-Mexico border, which includes helping to spot illegal immigrants, a spokesman for Joint Task Force North said. Earlier this year, a Stryker unit from Alaska deployed to New Mexico, where it provided ground surveillance and reconnaissance that led to the apprehension of "a number" of illegal immigrants and drug smugglers, Armando Carrasco said Tuesday. But, he said, the unit was preparing to deploy to Iraq and needed training in a...
  • Much ACLU About Nothing (Hannity Border Crossing Silliness)

    04/21/2005 4:36:51 PM PDT · by Spiff · 34 replies · 1,981+ views
    The Arizona Conservative ^ | 20 April 2005 | Dennis Durband
    Much ACLU about Nothing April 20, 2005 The flap erupting today over Sean Hannity’s visit to the Mexican border is proof that ACLU observers bird-dogging the Minutemen Project are pursuing an agenda. That agenda is to point the finger at conservative, law-abiding American patriots. On Tuesday evening, with a worldwide audience watching on the Hannity & Colmes television program, radio and television personality Sean Hannity and Chris Simcox, a co-director of the Minutemen Project from Tombstone, walked up to a fence at the U.S.-Mexico border. When they came upon a ruptured area of fence, Hannity ducked underneath the fence and...
  • BREAKING: Charges Dropped Against Army Reservist Accused Of Holding Group of Illegals At Gunpoint

    04/21/2005 4:14:44 PM PDT · by Spiff · 205 replies · 3,369+ views
    KFYI - 550AM - Phoenix, AZ via PHXNews | 21 April 2005 | KFYI Hound
    KFYI is Reporting: CHARGES HAVE BEEN DROPPED against Army reservist Patrick Haab who was accused of holding a group of illegals at gunpoint.
  • Border agents approve of 'Minutemen'

    04/21/2005 4:45:24 AM PDT · by Spiff · 42 replies · 1,077+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 21 April 2005 | Jon Dougherty
    Border agents approve of 'Minutemen' Posted: April 21, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com Through the years politicians, lawyers and advocacy groups have overseen the implementation of policies that grant illegal aliens more rights to sneak into the country than rights given to Border Patrol agents charged with keeping them out. Needless to say, that has led to a level of frustration, anger and resentment within BP ranks that is virtually unparalleled in terms of federal service. This month, however, a fortunate few of them have been given a temporary reprieve, and receiving much-needed assistance to do the jobs...
  • [U.S. Army] Crews make improvements [on border] while getting training

    04/20/2005 1:18:55 PM PDT · by Spiff · 18 replies · 590+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | 20 April 2005 | Bill Hess
    Crews make improvements while getting training BY BILL HESS Wednesday, April 20, 2005 12:38 PM MDT Herald/Review NACO, Ariz. - East Coast soldiers are working in the Southwest to strengthen the border fence separating this community and Naco, Sonora, Mexico. Soldiers from two engineering units, one at Fort Bragg, N.C., and the other from Fort Benning, Ga., are constructing low-water crossings, improving a road along the international boundary and erecting steel fences east and west of the Naco Port of Entry. To the west of the port are 27 members of the Assault and Barrier Platoon of Headquarters Company of...
  • AZ House approves letting local police enforce immigration law

    04/19/2005 2:11:33 PM PDT · by Spiff · 34 replies · 800+ views
    House approves letting local police enforce immigration law PHOENIX The Arizona House approved a proposal today to give state and local police the power to enforce federal immigration laws. Supporters sat the proposal is needed because the federal government isn't doing enough about the thousands of people who sneak across the border each year. They say police departments need to get rid of "sanctuary policies" that, in some cases, discourage or prohibit officers from inquiring about a person's immigration status. Many local police agencies in Arizona, the busiest illegal entry point on the nation's porous southern border, don't want the...
  • Minuteman founder leaving border early but volunteers to remain [Minuteman Project declares victory]

    04/18/2005 2:39:17 PM PDT · by Spiff · 158 replies · 2,143+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 18 Apr 2005 | Arthur Rotstein
    Minuteman founder leaving border early but volunteers to remain By Arthur H. Rotstein ASSOCIATED PRESS 1:32 p.m. April 18, 2005 TUCSON, Ariz. – The chief organizer of civilian volunteers who are spending the month watching for illegal immigrants and smugglers along the Mexican border is pulling out of the Minuteman Project early, a project official said Monday. Jim Gilchrist, a retired accountant from California, will leave Arizona on Wednesday and plans to appear before the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus next week in Washington. He will be taking the official Minuteman Project name and a group of volunteers. "He is claiming...
  • Border Patrol Agents Support Minuteman Project According to BP Union

    04/18/2005 9:44:38 AM PDT · by Spiff · 39 replies · 1,339+ views
    U.S. Border Patrol Local 2544 Union Website ^ | April 2005 | U.S. Border Patrol Local 2544
    MINUTEMAN PROJECT: We want to make it clear because we've had a lot of questions about this.....we have not had one single complaint from a rank-and-file agent in this Sector about the Minutemen. Every report we've received indicates these people are very supportive of the rank-and-file agents, they're courteous, many of them are retired firefighters, cops, and other professionals, and they're not causing us any problems whatsoever. Reports of them causing "ground sensors" to go off are exaggerated because most of those are being set off by the ACLU sneaking around trying to find the Minutemen doing something wrong. The...
  • The Miracle on the Southwest Border: Illegal Immigration Smashed [Minuteman Project]

    04/16/2005 6:09:01 PM PDT · by Spiff · 335 replies · 6,578+ views
    Rep. Charlie Norwood's Official House of Representatives Website ^ | 8 April 2005 | Rep. Charlie Norwood, 9th District, GA
    This week in Washington Congressman Charlie Norwood, 9th District, Georgia April 8, 2005 The Miracle on the Southwest Border: Illegal Immigration Smashed A Direct Field Report on the Arizona-Mexico No-Man’s Land April 4, 2005: The Arizona border with Sonora outside NacoBy Congressman Charlie Norwood An on-going miracle is occurring this month in America’s Southwest, a miracle with a direct impact on our district. After decades of being told that it is impossible to stop illegal immigration on the Arizona border, it has been all but halted since April 1 through the very means we were told wouldn’t work –...
  • Eyewitness report from the US/Mexico border from two Minuteman Project volunteers - 11 & 12 April

    04/15/2005 10:30:42 AM PDT · by Spiff · 35 replies · 2,448+ views
    email | 11 & 12 April 2005 | Jack & Barb
    Eyewitness report from the Arizona/Mexico border from two Minuteman volunteers Jack & Barb April 12, 2005 Didn’t go out on the line today. We just did some odd jobs around the camp, whatever needed doing, until time to go to work in the communications center from 4P to 8P. At 8P went on duty at the main gate until midnight. Not as cold tonight as it has been thank God. It sure was cold Saturday and Sunday at night. Thought we were back in Washington State. Very quiet night at the gate. Not much traffic. Just Minutemen coming and going...
  • Woman says illegal tried to run her off road with vehicle

    04/14/2005 10:44:38 PM PDT · by Spiff · 40 replies · 926+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | 14 April 2005 | Bill Hess
    Woman says illegal tried to run her off road with vehicle By Bill Hess Herald/Review SIERRA VISTA -- A local woman says an illegal immigrant driving a vehicle tried to force her off a road earlier this week. And she has asked Cochise County authorities to press charges. The woman, who asked that her name not be used, said she was nearly driven off Hereford Road by someone who was transporting other illegals. Cochise County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Carol Capas said the woman filed a complaint about the incident. The woman followed the driver of the vehicle, who allegedly tried...
  • Eyewitness report from the US/Mexico border from two Minuteman Project volunteers - 9 & 10 April

    04/12/2005 9:03:38 PM PDT · by Spiff · 175 replies · 4,629+ views
    email | 9 & 10 April 2005 | Jack & Barb
    Eyewitness report from the Arizona/Mexico border from two Minuteman volunteers Jack & Barb April 9, 2005 Wind is really strong today. Blew over one of the porta-pots they put out in the field for the tenters to use. It was very strong out on the line for the time we were there. Lots of new people came in today. Some to stay the weekend and some for a week or more. It is encouraging to see new people arrive every day. We received an official BP report today. Only 74 aliens arrested yesterday where normally there are hundreds. In the...
  • [Illegal] Aliens Hide from Patrols in Canyons (Minuteman Project)

    04/12/2005 9:31:24 AM PDT · by Spiff · 66 replies · 1,893+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 11 April 2005 | Jerry Seper
    Aliens hide from patrols in canyons By Jerry Seper THE WASHINGTON TIMES SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. -- Several hundred illegal aliens are holed up in the canyons of the Coronado National Memorial here, six miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, unable to meet up with smugglers because of ongoing patrols by Minuteman Project volunteers. Cindy Kolb, who has lived in the area for the past six years, yesterday told The Washington Times that she saw about 300 aliens "huddled in the brush" near her home, waiting to come down the wide, brush-covered washes that cross State Highway 92 to be picked...
  • Report of Some Activities of Day 10 of the Minuteman Project

    04/11/2005 9:09:30 AM PDT · by Spiff · 85 replies · 4,012+ views
    email | 11 April 2005 | jackelopebreeder
    Nine days of blockade has begun to result in desperation. We believe 500-700 illegals and their coyotes are bottled up in the Huachuca Mountains at present. They are running out of food and water. We have also figured out the system used here for putting out food and water caches and have been routinely using them to add some variety to our dogs’ diets. Our canine companions are most appreciative. A recap of last night’s action: several Minuteman were almost run down by a fleeing load vehicle last night. Fellow LePer idratherbe painting is now on the injured reserve list...
  • Brief Report of some Activities of Day Nine of Minuteman Project

    04/10/2005 4:47:01 PM PDT · by Spiff · 62 replies · 2,633+ views
    jackelopebreeder | 10 April 2005 | jackelopebreeder
    Day Nine and illegal alien apprehensions are still way down. Locally, traffic has shifted away from the Naco Line, moving eastwards towards Douglas and westward to the Huachuca Mountains and beyond to the San Rafael Valley. There are also reports of more traffic heading towards Nogales and the Tohono O’odham reservation. There were a couple of good sized groups passing through the Huachucas overnight. Some were nabbed by the Border Patrol immediately after detection, with stragglers appearing throughout the day. Most were reportedly from Michoacan, west of Mexico City. One alien was seen to toss a cell phone into the...
  • Report from a Minuteman Project "Minutewoman" just back from the Front Lines

    04/10/2005 12:03:51 AM PDT · by Spiff · 122 replies · 4,771+ views
    email | 9 April 2005 | A Minutewoman
    I was on the Naco, Arizona/Mexican border 6am - 2pm daily from Sunday to Wednesday, with two other Minutewomen and two Minutemen. Below is the story a rancher's wife told me, who lives on 800 acres of land, in the family since the 1880s. Their ranch begins at the Mexican border. Her name is Robin. She and her husband, Edward, have four children. They came to our Minuteman post requesting that Minutemen be stationed on their nearby property. Robin said she hears gunshot every night on her ranch. Has no idea exactly where it is coming from. Since the Minutemen...
  • After incident, man asked to leave Minuteman Project

    04/08/2005 1:10:09 PM PDT · by Spiff · 139 replies · 4,242+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | 8 April 2005 | Bill Hess
    After incident, man asked to leave Minuteman Project By BILL HESS Friday, April 8, 2005 12:58 PM MDT Herald/Review TOMBSTONE - A Minuteman Project volunteer who was investigated for potentially detaining an illegal immigrant by force has been asked to leave the volunteer group. Bryan Barton, who reportedly is a possible Republican candidate for one of the California congressional seats, reportedly came upon an illegal immigrant and forced the man to hold a T-shirt that read: "Bryan Barton caught an illegal and all I got was this lousy T-shirt." An investigation by Cochise County Sheriff's Department and the Mexican Consul...
  • Sheriff: Detention report much ado about nothing (Minuteman Project infiltrator not charged)

    04/07/2005 11:45:11 AM PDT · by Spiff · 45 replies · 1,380+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | 7 April 2005 | Bill Hess
    Sheriff: Detention report much ado about nothing BY BILL HESS Thursday, April 7, 2005 11:37 AM MDT Herald/Review NACO, Ariz. - What could have been a serious incident of forced detention of an illegal immigrant Wednesday afternoon turned out to be a Minuteman Project volunteer making a fool of himself, Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever said. Border Patrol Tucson Sector spokesman Andy Adame said a citizen called around 12:45 p.m. saying there were three people along Highway 92 near milepost 328. An agent arrived and found a Mexican national who had illegally crossed the border and two U.S. citizens. The...
  • Embedded Reporter (KFYI-Phoenix) Provided Firsthand Reports from Minuteman Project

    04/06/2005 2:21:30 PM PDT · by Spiff · 37 replies · 2,936+ views
    KFYI - 550AM - Phoenix, AZ ^ | April 2005 | Steven Gregory
    Day One Day One Friday April 1, 2005 I arrived in Tombstone late morning...A beautiful day though there was a cold breeze blowing...I've never been to Tombstone, but the tiny town seems a little overwhelmed with both the Minutemen and an Arizona Motorcycle Rally. The media have taken over most of the street in front of Schiefflen Hall....satellite trucks, news vehicles, photographers and reporters are gathered in front of the historic hall hoping to get access to Chris Simcox or Jim Gilchrist, the co-founders of the Minuteman Project. In just a couple hours, the hall will fill with volunteers...
  • As Minuteman Project Launches, Local Uses Handgun to Defend Himself Against Border Intruder

    04/04/2005 2:41:51 PM PDT · by Spiff · 53 replies · 1,666+ views
    Spiff | 4 April 2005 | Spiff
    Just as the controversial Minuteman Project was getting under way in Tombstone Friday night, a Cochise County resident was forced to use a handgun to defend himself from a menacing border intruder. The citizen, who wishes his name not be used, was visiting his girlfriend's home in one of the lower canyon areas on the east side of the Huachuca Mountains along Highway 92 when an angry border intruder charged him. The home's yard and driveway have been the scene of many reports of illegal aliens being picked up by load vehicles. Recently, in the evenings, two or three load...
  • Firsthand limited report of some activities on the third day of the Minuteman Project

    04/03/2005 9:37:30 PM PDT · by Spiff · 126 replies · 3,371+ views
    Spiff | 3 April 05 | Spiff
    Today was Sunday, the Sabbath, so I was not supposed to be involved with Minuteman Project activities. This evening at about 5pm I decided to take the family for a ride in the area that the project was operating. I headed south of my house and didn't get a mile before I saw my first Minuteman Project patrol area. They were stationed just off of the main highway on a dirt frontage road and near some culverts where illegal aliens are often seen. I passed the first group to see another just a few hundred yards up the highway on...
  • Firsthand Report of the Second Day of Minuteman Project Activities

    04/02/2005 8:09:21 PM PST · by Spiff · 129 replies · 3,874+ views
    Spiff | 2 April 2005 | Spiff
    The Minuteman Project rallies to support the Border Patrol were scheduled for 8am to 4pm today. As I was driving to the one in Naco, AZ I passed several state police vehicles with officers watching the highway closely. I also passed the American Border Patrol van with satellite dish and trailer as it headed the other way. I showed up to the Naco Border Patrol station at 11:30. The road was lined on both sides with vehicles. People were standing on both sides of the road for about 1/2 mile or more - hundreds of Americans who came from all...
  • Demonstrators for and against [Minuteman] project share their views

    04/02/2005 3:17:09 PM PST · by Spiff · 5 replies · 525+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | 2 April 2005 | Gentry Braswell
    Demonstrators for and against project share their views BY GENTRY BRASWELL Saturday, April 2, 2005 12:05 PM MST HERALD/REVIEW TOMBSTONE - Minuteman Project supporters and opponents on Friday took to the streets of Tombstone and expressed their opinions on the border and the monthlong operation through signs, chanting and dancing. It all came before more than 100 members of the international media and near Schieffelin Hall, where the Minuteman Project volunteers signed in. "This is pretty much what I expected," said Caroline Isaacs, a spokeswoman for the regional chapter of the American Friends Service Committee, of the demonstrations. AFSC, in...
  • Minuteman Project volunteers arrive, rally, spotlight border debate

    04/02/2005 3:12:34 PM PST · by Spiff · 20 replies · 1,372+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | 2 April 2005 | Bill Hess
    Minuteman Project volunteers arrive, rally, spotlight border debate BY BILL HESS Saturday, April 2, 2005 12:05 PM MST Deborah Sattler expresses her opinion to Gabriel Mondragon concerning the open border and terrorism outside Schieffelin Hall in Tombstone on Friday. Mondragon is against the Minuteman Project. They were some of the dozens of people who demonstrated outside of the sign-up meeting place for the Minuteman Project. (Ed Honda-Herald/Review) Sierra Vista Herald/Review TOMBSTONE - Minuteman Project organizers and supporters rallied their volunteers on Friday by pointing the blame for the lack of border security to national elected officials. They said the president...