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  • FBI veteran, a rare outsider, to lead US Border Patrol

    06/20/2016 9:51:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 20, 2016 11:56 AM EDT | Elliot Spagat
    An FBI veteran has been named to head the U.S. Border Patrol, bringing in an outsider to run an agency traditionally led by agents who rise through the ranks. Mark Morgan, who briefly led the internal affairs department at the Border Patrol’s parent agency, has been chosen to oversee a multibillion-dollar annual budget and about 20,000 agents who patrol the nation’s land borders with Canada and Mexico and its maritime boundaries. …
  • “Islamic Refugee” With Gas Pipeline Plans Arrested in New Mexico Border County

    06/15/2016 10:51:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 15, 2016
    Police in a U.S. town bordering Mexico have apprehended an undocumented, Middle Eastern woman in possession of the region’s gas pipeline plans, law enforcement sources tell Judicial Watch. Authorities describe the woman as an “Islamic refugee” pulled over during a traffic stop by a deputy sheriff in Luna County, New Mexico which shares a 54-mile border with Mexico. County authorities alerted the U.S. Border Patrol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTF) has been deployed to the area to investigate, sources with firsthand knowledge of the probe confirm. The gas pipeline plans in the woman’s...
  • Border Patrol union chief dares to speak obvious truths before Congress

    05/24/2016 3:24:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Brandon Judd, the president of the National Border Patrol Council, testified before the Senate this week and provided some remarkable clarity on subjects which probably strike anyone without a vested interest in electing Democratic candidates as blindingly obvious common sense. The subject at hand was the effect that lax immigration policy has on the illegal drug trade and continued border incursions. The long and the short of it was that when you make it ridiculously easy for people to break the law and provide them with every opportunity to face no consequences for it, they have every incentive to keep...
  • Border Patrol Locked out of Indian Reservation Known for Mexican Drug Trafficking

    05/24/2016 1:36:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 69 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 24, 2016
    An Indian reservation along the Mexican border is prohibiting the Border Patrol from entering its land, which is a notorious smuggling corridor determined by the U.S. government to be a “High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA).” Homeland Security sources tell Judicial Watch that the road in the southeast corner of the reservation has been cordoned off by a barbed wired gate to keep officers out. A hand-written cardboard sign reading “Closed, Do Not Open” has been posted on the fence. “This is the location used most for trafficking drugs into the country,” a Border Patrol source told JW, adding...
  • Documents: Somali citizen tried to run over border agents in southern Arizona

    05/23/2016 1:18:58 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Katie Conner
    A Somali citizen tried to run over Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona after a high speed pursuit, according to federal investigators. In April, investigators say Ahmed Elni Abdalla drove up to a checkpoint near Amado. When agents approached Abdalla’s car, he drove through the stop sign and tried to get away at a “high rate of speed."
  • Border Patrol Union Chief: Obama’s Policies Are Helping Bankroll Drug Cartels

    05/19/2016 12:24:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/19/2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    The president of the National Border Patrol Council testified in the Senate Thursday that the Obama administration’s loose immigration policy is the biggest factor driving illegal immigration into the United States, which in turn helps fund Mexican drug cartels. “Most illegal immigrants believe that they will either not be caught, or even if they are caught, they will not be deported back to their home country. Most believe that they will simply be issued a Notice to Appear (NTA) and will be released,” Brandon Judd said before the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest. “Candidly, they are not...
  • Border Patrol Agents Demand GOP Provide "Free,Fair and Open Elections in America’

    04/11/2016 3:49:55 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 47 replies
    BreitBart ^ | April 11, 2016 | Brandon Darby and Alex Swoyer
    ... In an exclusive statement to Breitbart News, the National Border Patrol Council wrote: "In our March 30th endorsement statement of Donald J. Trump, we, the National Border Patrol Council called upon the American people to stand with border agents in support of Mr. Trump and his pledge to end illegal immigration. We fully expected that the will of the American electorate, whatever they decided in this primary, would be upheld. It is now clear that voters are being disenfranchised in order to protect established interests. By cancelling the election in Colorado, the Republican Party has found a brand new...
  • Stung by Trump's attacks, Mexico names ambassador to U.S. who is expected to fight back

    04/05/2016 10:53:07 PM PDT · by blueplum · 21 replies
    LA Times ^ | 05 April 2016 | Tracy Wilkinson
    Donald Trump's hyperbolic rhetoric about Mexico apparently has claimed a victim. Mexico abruptly replaced its low-profile ambassador to Washington with an experienced, well-traveled diplomat and put a public relations expert into its Foreign Ministry’s top spot for American affairs. {snip} Named to replace him is Carlos Manuel Sada Solana, who has been consul general in Los Angeles for three years and previously served at Mexican consulates in New York, Chicago, Toronto and San Antonio. A Mexican Foreign Ministry statement announcing the changes emphasized Sada’s “broad experience … protecting the rights of Mexicans in North America, as well as defending the...
  • National Border Patrol Council Endorses Trump for President

    03/30/2016 4:48:19 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 20,2016 | Brandon Darby & Ildefonso Ortiz
    In an official statement first obtained by Breitbart Texas, the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) endorsed Donald Trump for President of the United States. The unusually bold statement comes just days after a senior policy adviser for Trump made clear that future U.S. border security policy would be largely determined by the men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol who are actual agents protecting the border and not by politically-appointed bureaucrats in the Border Patrol or its parent agency, Customs and Border Protection (CBP), if Trump is elected. The endorsement is the first-ever in a presidential primary for the...
  • National Border Patrol Council Endorses Trump for President

    03/30/2016 4:58:21 AM PDT · by jpsb · 11 replies
    breitbart, texas ^ | March 30,2016 | Brandon Darby & Ildefonso Ortiz
    In an official statement first obtained by Breitbart Texas, the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) endorsed Donald Trump for President of the United States. The unusually bold statement comes just days after a senior policy adviser for Trump made clear that future U.S. border security policy would be largely determined by the men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol who are actual agents protecting the border and not by politically-appointed bureaucrats
  • Border Patrol union: 'Trump is the only candidate' to support agents

    03/19/2016 7:46:20 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 34 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 3/19/2016 | PAUL BEDARD
    The largest U.S. Border Patrol union local is praising Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for being the "only candidate" to support their tough mission, an almost endorsement that is the latest boost for the front runner's campaign. "Mr. Trump is the only candidate that has publicly expressed his support of our mission and our agents. He has been an outspoken candidate on the need for a Secure Border and for this we are grateful," said a statement from Art Del Cueto, president of Local 2544 of the National Border Patrol Council, the representative of 18,000 agents. He said that Trump...
  • NM ranchers outraged by lack of security at border (and article commenters are angry)

    03/07/2016 11:56:16 AM PST · by CedarDave · 40 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 7, 2016 | Lauren Villagran
    The story goes like this: A ranch hand working in New Mexico’s Bootheel stumbles upon men and two or three vehicles stranded in remote cattle country. They turn out to be drug runners from Mexico who take him hostage, load his vehicle with narcotics and force him to drive to Willcox, Ariz., where they leave him alive but warn him not to go to the police. They would be watching. That alleged incident and a host of recent break-ins have ranchers across Hidalgo County and in southeastern Arizona outraged about what they say is a decline in border security. The...
  • Top border chief to agents who object to Obama amnesty: ‘Look for another job’

    03/01/2016 9:47:13 AM PST · by jazusamo · 90 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Customs and Border Protection Commission R. Gil Kerlikowske told Border Patrol agents who object to President Obama’s amnesty policies that it’s time to “look for another job,” saying Tuesday that agents have to follow the orders of their superiors. Mr. Kerlikowske was objecting to testimony last month from the Border Patrol labor union chief, who said under Mr. Obama agents have been told to restore the discredited “catch-and-release” policy from a decade ago. The commissioner disputed that, saying every illegal immigrant over the age of 14 who is encountered by agents is supposed to be fingerprinted, interviewed and put through...
  • Judge rejects profiling suit against Border Patrol in Ohio

    02/26/2016 7:56:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 26, 2016 10:19 AM EST | John Seewer
    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing U.S. Border Patrol agents who watch over Ohio near the Canadian border of routinely engaging in racial profiling to round up Hispanics. [...] U.S. District Court Judge Jack Zouhary said race didn't play a role in the eight encounters with agents cited in the lawsuit. Two groups that work with Hispanics and migrant workers in Ohio sued the Border Patrol over what they say was a pattern of profiling over six years. They also accused agents of using racially offensive and "dehumanizing" terms to describe Hispanics. An attorney with the U.S. Justice...
  • Bulgarian Civilian Patrolling Border With Turkey Single-Handedly Captured 25 Illegal Migrants

    02/21/2016 6:12:23 AM PST · by protest1 · 18 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 21 Feb 2016 | Oliver JJ Lane
    A Bulgarian man who lives close to the Turkish border has been hailed a "superhero" by national media after he started using his spare time to patrol the border on his quad-bike (ATV), looking for illegal migrants. Describing the first time he caught an illegal on his ATV back in August, he said: "Suddenly a man jumped out of the bushes in front of me. I did not know he was a migrant at first, so I stopped and got off the ATV to see what was going on.... "He rushed me trying to take me down, probably to steal...
  • Fastest way to get through a border patrol checkpoint

    Humorous way to get through a border patrol checkpoint.
  • Fastest way to get through a border patrol checkpoint

    01/03/2016 10:54:39 AM PST · by BBell · 48 replies
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  • Drug Cartels Are Hacking US Border Patrol Drones

    01/01/2016 1:03:33 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 28 replies
    NEWS Softpedia ^ | JAN 1, 2016 | By Catalin Cimpanu
    Drug Cartels Are Hacking US Border Patrol Drones Border patrol drones are vulnerable to GPS spoofing attacks The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency are reporting on incidents where drug traffickers have hacked unmanned air vehicles (UAVs, drones) in order to illegally and secretly cross the US-Mexican border. UAVs have become a common presence in the US military, but they have also spread to other US law enforcement agencies like local police and border patrol. Unlike their military counterparts, which cost millions of dollars, the drones used by other law enforcement...
  • Sovereignty battle looms as EU unveils border guard scheme

    12/16/2015 6:52:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 15, 2015 11:40 AM EST | Lorne Cook
    The European Commission has unveiled a controversial plan for a European border guard agency that would deploy to member states overwhelmed by migrants -- whether those nations want it or not. The new agency would have a standing reserve force of at least 1,500 border guards that could be sent to EU border chokepoints within three days, rather than relying on time-consuming calls to nations for volunteers during emergencies. [...] The plan is contentious because it requires countries to surrender some of their sovereignty -- something many have viscerally opposed so far -- and it's unclear whether the scheme will...
  • Sanctuary City Advocate Wrong to Lead Border Patrol, Senate Homeland Security Chairman Warns

    12/12/2015 11:46:16 PM PST · by Ray76 · 55 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | Dec 10, 2015 | Natalie Johnson
    Selecting San Francisco's former police chief to head the U.S. Border Patrol would encourage more illegal border crossings because she has a record of not enforcing federal immigration laws, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., argues. Heather Fong advocated San Francisco's "sanctuary city" policy of non-cooperation with federal immigration officials, Johnson said in a letter Monday to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske. "The selection of such a candidate would send a strong message-both in the U.S. and outside of the U.S.-that enforcing our immigration laws is not a priority of U.S. Customs and Border Protection," Johnson wrote.
  • Illegal Aliens Caught in Fake Border Patrol Vehicle

    12/12/2015 12:51:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    Based on the surprising discovery of one Border Patrol officer, it's safe to say human smugglers are getting more cunning by the day. Breitbart Texas reports that Agent Hector Garza, president of the National Border Patrol Council, Local 2455, became suspicious of a Chevy Tahoe that was traveling north of Laredo, Texas—roughly 70 miles into the Lone Star State. The vehicle was painted to look like a Border Patrol SUV. After pulling the car over, the driver was arrested and the agent discovered 12 illegal aliens in the back. Garza said the 12 illegal aliens stuffed in a Tahoe shows...
  • Middle Eastern Men Arrested Near Mexican Border with Steel Cylinders

    12/04/2015 2:19:59 PM PST · by jazusamo · 191 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 4, 2015
    Five young Middle Eastern men were apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol this week in an Arizona town situated about 30 miles from the Mexican border, law enforcement and other sources told Judicial Watch. Border Patrol agents spotted the men crossing a ranch property in the vicinity of Amado, which is located about 35 miles south of Tucson and has a population of 275. Two of the Middle Eastern men were carrying stainless steel cylinders in backpacks, JW's sources say, alarming Border Patrol officials enough to call the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for backup. A multitude of federal agents...
  • DHS Knew Illegal Aliens Falsely Claimed “Credible Fear” to Stay in U.S.

    11/23/2015 10:22:26 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 23, 2015
    The Obama administration let hundreds of illegal immigrants stay in the U.S. even though federal authorities knew in advance that an open borders group coached them to falsely claim "credible fear" to get asylum, according to documents obtained by Judicial Watch from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The operation was part of a scam conducted by an immigrant rights organization called the National Immigrant Youth Alliance (NITA), which in recent years has coordinated demonstrations along the Southwest border in Texas and Arizona. In mid-2014 the group orchestrated a racket seeking to bring 250 illegal aliens into the U.S. through...
  • Sowell: Stop the Bleeding

    11/16/2015 10:28:11 AM PST · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 17, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    There was a painful irony when France's immediate response to the terrorist attacks in Paris was to close the borders. If they had closed the borders decades ago, they might have avoided this attack. Someone once said that the First World War was the most stupid thing that European nations ever did. Countries on both sides of that war ended up worse off than before, whether they were on the winning side or the losing side. History may yet record that an even greater stupidity, with even more catastrophic consequences in the long run, was the European nations' decisions to...
  • Sources: Vocal supporter of sanctuary cities on short list to be next head of Border Patrol

    11/09/2015 5:18:07 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 23 replies
    fox news ^ | November 9, 2015 | William La Jeunesse
    A former San Francisco police chief and vocal supporter of a sanctuary cities policy is on a short list of candidates to become the new chief of the Border Patrol, according to sources. As police chief, Heather Fong shielded illegal immigrants, including aliens who committed crimes, from deportation. In contrast, it is the job of the U.S. Border Patrol to catch and deport all illegal immigrants, including those with a criminal history.
  • MORE THAN 81,000 ILLEGAL MIGRANT CHILDREN PLACED IN COMMUNITIES ACROSS U.S.

    11/04/2015 5:16:21 PM PST · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Breibart ^ | November 4, 2015 | Caroline May
    More than 81,000 unaccompanied minors have been released to sponsors inside the U.S. over last two years, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. The U.S.-Mexico border has experienced a surge in unaccompanied minors entering the country illegally over the past couple years. As the HHS data reveals, most of these unaccompanied minors have been relocated to states around the U.S. Last fiscal year, which ended on September 30, 27,520 accompanied minors were placed with sponsors in the U.S. In FY 2014, the government placed another 53,518 unaccompanied minors throughout the U.S. The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR),...
  • The “other” Fast & Furious, headed to a theatre near you

    10/25/2015 9:15:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | October 23, 2015 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) Special Agent John Dodson blew the whistle on the Department of Justice (DOJ) ill-fated “Fast and Furious” operation in an interview with me in 2011. Dodson explained that the U.S. government had been instructing federal agents like him to encourage gun dealers to sell thousands of assault rifles and other weapons to traffickers for Mexican drug cartels. ... Beyond Fast and Furious, similar “gunwalking” cases by the government were reported in numerous cities: Phoenix, Tucson and Houston to name a few. “Walked” guns were used by illegal Mexican bandits in an Arizona shootout that killed...
  • Previously deported felon caught on Interstate 8 after fleeing traffic stop

    10/22/2015 3:55:36 PM PDT · by smartyaz · 18 replies
    abc15 ^ | 10/22/15 | Staff
    CASA GRANDE, AZ - A previously deported felon has been captured after fleeing from a Pinal County Sheriff’s deputy on Wednesday night. The driver accelerated at a high rate of speed, estimated by the deputy to be over 100 miles per hour. The deputy stopped the pursuit after about a mile due to entering Casa Grande city limits. Officials say additional deputies responded to the area where the vehicle was last seen and located the abandoned vehicle near Casa Grande. Deputies were able to track the driver to the Living Wellness Center where they contacted the staff. Deputies contacted the...
  • The band of brothers who voluntarily patrol the US-Mexico border

    10/04/2015 8:50:24 AM PDT · by Herosmith · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 October 2015 | Ollie Gillman
    The Arizona Border Recon - made up of veterans former private security officers - guard the US-Mexico border They stop illegal immigrants, drug smuggling and human trafficking while providing intelligence to border agents Photographs were captured by Johnny Milano, who followed the men as they patrolled near the town of Nogales
  • Agents say just 40 percent of U.S.-Mexico border under control

    09/09/2015 9:22:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 9, 2015 | Stephan Dinan
    20 percent of illegals caught at border have criminal recordsLess than half of the U.S.-Mexico border is under “operational control” at this point, the chief of the Border Patrol agents testified to Congress Thursday, detailing the porous situation and violent conditions in the southwest. Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, also said one out of every five illegal immigrants agents caught along the border in 2014 had a criminal record, which helps explain some of the violence that occurs. All told, 91,000 criminal aliens caught by the Border Patrol were deported last year, compared to about 486,000...
  • How Eisenhower solved illegal border crossings from Mexico

    09/09/2015 8:31:58 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    THe Chriustian Science Monitor ^ | July 6,2006 | John Dillin
    WASHINGTON — George W. Bush isn't the first Republican president to face a full-blown immigration crisis on the US-Mexican border. Fifty-three years ago, when newly elected Dwight Eisenhower moved into the White House, America's southern frontier was as porous as a spaghetti sieve. As many as 3 million illegal migrants had walked and waded northward over a period of several years for jobs in California, Arizona, Texas, and points beyond. President Eisenhower cut off this illegal traffic. He did it quickly and decisively with only 1,075 United States Border Patrol agents – less than one-tenth of today's force. The operation...
  • NBPC PODCAST – BP AGENTS REPORT ORDERS TO RELEASE ILLEGAL ALIENS INTO COMMUNITES IN TEXAS

    08/06/2015 5:39:58 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    breitbart ^ | august 5, 2015
    Breitbart Texas is proud to sponsor “The Green Line” and other podcast published by the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC). The Council is the exclusive representative of over 17,000 non-supervisory U.S. Border Patrol agents. In this episode of “The State of the Union” NBPC Vice President Shawn Moran reports that Border Patrol Agents in Texas are being ordered to work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent and are being ordered to release “illegal aliens” into the communities where they are working.
  • AFL-CIO Controlled Union Intervenes, Cancels Trump’s Border Tour Planned by Local Agents

    07/22/2015 9:34:12 PM PDT · by Will88 · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 22, 2015 | Brandon Darby
    Donald Trump’s planned tour of the Laredo Sector of the Texas -Mexico border has been canceled by the national AFL-CIO-controlled union that represents U.S. Border Patrol agents, the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC).
  • Exclusive Details: Donald Trump Heading To Texas Border

    07/22/2015 5:46:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 70 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 22, 2015 | Bob Price
    Breitbart Texas has learned that 2016 Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump is heading to the Texas-Mexico border to get a firsthand look at the current border security situation. Trump is expected to meet with Border Patrol agents of the Laredo Sector.
  • 41.7 Percent of Federal Criminal Cases in 5 Districts on US-Mexico Border

    07/08/2015 5:36:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    According to data released by the U.S. Justice Department, 41.7 percent of the federal criminal cases that U.S. attorneys filed in U.S. district courts in fiscal 2014 were in the five U.S. attorneys' districts that sit along the U.S.-Mexico border. In fact, the five districts that sit along the border -- those for Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, Western Texas and Southern Texas -- were the top five in the country for criminal cases filed in U.S. district courts. The office of the U.S. attorney for Western Texas led the nation last year in filing criminal cases in U.S. district...
  • Mike King's SEIDARM™ - Stopping Terrorists (Yes we can affordably protect and secure U.S. Borders)

    06/09/2015 7:43:35 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | June 05, 2015 | Glenn Spencer
    A former Army sniper has invented a way to spot terrorists - in those in low-flying airplanes - who are trying to cross our borders. If we can spot the threat - we can deal with it.
  • Judicial Watch: DHS Records Detail Mexican Government Helicopter Crossing Border and Firing...

    05/06/2015 4:23:30 PM PDT · by blueyon · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 5/05./15 | Judicial Watch
    Judicial Watch: DHS Records Detail Mexican Government Helicopter Crossing Border and Firing on Border Patrol (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it obtained documents from the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) that confirm a June 26, 2014, attack by a Mexican government helicopter on U.S. Border Patrol agents. The Mexican helicopter crossed into U.S. airspace before firing on U.S. Border Patrol personnel. The Mexican government initially denied that the attack near Arizona’s San Miguel Gate occurred, but later admitted to the armed incursion. The CBP documents were released in response to a July 9, 2014, Judicial Watch...
  • ICE Director: Officers Must Carry Cards to Help Them Keep Their Immigration Priorities Straight

    04/14/2015 10:30:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 14, 2015 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - There was a bit of show and tell Tuesday on Capitol Hill, when Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Sarah Saldana told the House Judiciary Committee about her department’s efforts to enforce immigration law while also following the more lenient policies outlined by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson last November. "We have actually put out real substantial training on this, sir," Saldana told Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.). "And every officer uses one of these cards, which clearly outlines those priorities." Saldana held up one of the cards. "And quite frankly, I carry it myself -- and try to make...
  • Border patrol Tasered 25-year-old in his car - and the vehicle burst into flames

    04/01/2015 5:40:10 AM PDT · by dennisw · 23 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 31 March 2015
    Alex Martin, 25, was pursued by Border Patrol in Pine Valley, California The agents were in unmarked cars They used a spike strip to pull Martin over, smashed his passenger window and then fired a Taser into the car The shot ignited the interior and the car exploded Dashcam footage shows the agents fleeing the scene and not helping Martin burned to death His family are now suing the US federal government The family of a 25-year-old man who died in a car fire in California is now suing the US federal government, claiming a Taser shot by Border Control...
  • Border Agents ‘Face Retribution’ For Reporting Large Illegal Alien Groups

    03/21/2015 12:42:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Mar 21 2015 10:52 am
    Border Patrol agents gave eye-opening testimony on Capitol Hill last week, saying that they “face retribution” for reporting large groups of illegal immigrants. “Management will either take them out of the field and assign them to processing detainees at the station or assign them to a fixed position in low volume areas as a punishment,” border agent Chris Cabrera said before the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Tuesday. These revelations come as the Department of Homeland Security confirms that it released more than 30,000 illegal aliens onto U.S. streets last year. …
  • Obama Warns Of 'Consequences' Over Executive Amnesty

    02/27/2015 6:10:00 AM PST · by raptor22 · 23 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 27, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    If President Obama, who has warned ICE agents of consequences if they do their job, had a son, he might look like Jamiel Shaw Jr., a young African-American killed by an illegal alien who shouldn't have been here. Shaw was a Los Angeles high school star dreaming of a good life ahead when he was gunned down on March 2, 2008, while walking home. He was picked at random, police said, possibly as part of a gang loyalty test for the illegal alien who shot him. Charged with the crime was Pedro Espinoza, who'd been released just hours earlier from...
  • Border patrol agents rescue double amputee immigrant from fence

    02/26/2015 2:39:02 PM PST · by redreno · 13 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | February 26, 2015 - 11:10am | cnn
    Border Patrols agents in the RGV Sector report that they rescued a double amputee immigrant who was abandoned by a group of other immigrants. Agents say that on Monday, February 23rd at around 9:30 p.m. someone called the Weslaco Border Patrol Station to report that the man, a double amputee, was stuck on top of the border fence on the south side near the Progreso port of entry. With the assistance of the Weslaco Fired Department the man was safely brought down, but had suffered from hypothermia due to the cold weather and after clinging to the fence for nearly...
  • Border Patrol Ordered to Release Drunk Drivers, “Allow Them to Go On Their Way”

    02/13/2015 11:02:40 AM PST · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 13, 2015
    The Obama administration has ordered federal agents responsible for protecting one of the nation’s busiest and most crime-infested regions near Mexico to stop apprehending drunk drivers, according to an internal government memo that also concedes an officer that elects to detain them is “acting within the course and scope of his employment.” Obtained by Judicial Watch this week, the notice is titled “Enforcement Options With Alcohol-Impaired Drivers” and directs the 4,000-plus U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Tucson, Arizona sector to “release” individuals under the influence and “allow them to go on their way.” The document acknowledges that this feels...
  • Homeland Security sets up Obama amnesty complaint hotlines for illegals

    02/08/2015 6:30:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    washington times ^ | 2/8/15 | Stephen Dinan -
    The Homeland Security Department has set up hotlines for illegal immigrants who believe their rights under President Obama’s amnesty policy have been violated. In a memo announcing the customer complaint line, U.S. Customs and Border Protection asked illegal immigrants to “please tell us about your experience” if they believe they were treated “contrary to the new DHS enforcement priorities.” The department alerted “stakeholders” last week of three complaint hotlines: one for CBP, which oversees the Border Patrol; one for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which handles immigration laws in the nation’s interior; and one for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services,...
  • Ariz. Sheriff: Up To 30% of Illegal Aliens Caught at Border Have Criminal History in U.S.

    02/03/2015 11:59:35 AM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 3, 2015 | Brittany M. Hughes
    (CNSNews.com) -- Speaking before the House Judiciary Committee on the issue of illegal immigration, Sheriff Paul Babeu, from Pinal County, Ariz., said up to 30 percent of the roughly 120,000 illegal aliens apprehended every year at the southwest U.S. border around his county have some kind of criminal record in the United States, adding that “the border is not more secure than ever” as President Barack Obama has stated. Pinal County, Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr) He also said the situation is so lawless in some areas it is like a war-zone on American soil, where “local law enforcement...
  • EXCLUSIVE: CATCH AND RELEASE 2.0 — LEAKS HIGHLIGHT TEARDOWN OF IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT

    01/12/2015 9:11:52 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 12, 2015 | By BRANDON DARBY
    Leaked internal training documents from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reveal Border Patrol agents are now receiving guidelines instructing them that the vast majority of illegal immigrants in the U.S. are off limits to federal agents and are substantially immune to detention and deportation. A trusted federal agent in the CBP provided exclusive copies of the documents to Breitbart Texas and also agreed to an interview on the condition of anonymity. According to the source, these training documents were required training for U.S. Border Patrol agents and each agent was required to sign their name to confirm receiving the...
  • Police: Cartel claims they have kidnapped Border Patrol agent

    12/26/2014 9:21:46 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 23 replies
    valleycentral.com ^ | 12/26/14 | by Nadia Galindo
    Police: Cartel claims they have kidnapped Border Patrol agent by Nadia Galindo A person claiming to be a member of a cartel claims they have kidnapped a border agent and threatened their life, according to police. Border Patrol is making contact with all personnel in the Rio Grande Valley. They have now confirmed that all agents working the day of the threat have been accounted for at this time.
  • Illegal Immigrant Sues Border Patrol Over Dog Bites Sustained During Drug Arrest

    12/11/2014 3:25:43 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 30 replies
    Inquisiter ^ | December 11, 2014
    Illegal immigrant Jose Manuel Marino-Najera is suing the Border Patrol over dog bites he sustained after entering America illegally and carrying drugs into the country. Marino-Najera claims his human rights were violated after United States Border Patrol officers unleashed canine agents on him before he was arrested on a “cartel controlled” section of the Mexican border. Jose Manuel Marino-Najera reportedly became an illegal immigrant after choosing to have coyotes – human smugglers, help him get across the U.S. border with Mexico. To garner the help of the coyotes, Marino-Najera allegedly had to agree to tote a large bag full of...
  • UNLAWFUL ORDER

    11/20/2014 6:30:41 AM PST · by Ajnin · 49 replies
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    As a Border Patrol Agent I will not enforce, implement or support in any way an executive order that attempts to give amnesty to illegal aliens.
  • AP Exclusive: Drones patrol half of Mexico border

    11/13/2014 8:57:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 13, 2014 9:00 AM EST | Elliot Spagat and Brian Skoloff
    The U.S. government now patrols nearly half the Mexican border by drones alone in a largely unheralded shift to control desolate stretches where there are no agents, camera towers, ground sensors or fences, and it plans to expand the strategy to the Canadian border. It represents a significant departure from a decades-old approach that emphasizes boots on the ground and fences. Since 2000, the number of Border Patrol agents on the 1,954-mile border more than doubled to surpass 18,000 and fencing multiplied nine times to 700 miles. […] The government has operated about 10,000 drone flights under the strategy, known...