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  • US Government turns fully against Americans and few seem to care

    07/21/2014 5:40:37 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Renew America ^ | July 21, 2014 | Sher Zieve
    Over last weekend, it finally got out – despite suppression from the White House and the media – that the Mexican drug cartels/human traffickers are now firing .50 caliber ammo at our USBP Agents. These are bullets that can reach their targets as much as a mile away. This is an act of war. Yet, neither the Pretend POTUS and Dictator-in-Chief Barack Hussein Obama nor any of his minions comment on it at all. Neither does Obama try to stop the thousands of illegals (largely gang members, drug cartels/human traffickers and Islamists...not children) that he has invited into the country...
  • BREAKING: Texas and California Militia Unite to Defend the Border

    07/06/2014 10:06:04 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 46 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | July 6 2014 | Conservative Tribune
    The lack of action on border security from the Obama administration has prompted a wide variety of responses. State officials close to the situation in Texas and Arizona have called for federal assistance but have received little response, leaving them to do what they can with their own resources. Civilian protestors have coordinated to challenge the transportation of illegal immigrants throughout the country by Department of Homeland Security agents. Other civilians, organized into militia groups, have moved troops to Arizona and Texas to assist in closing a border that the federal government seems content to leave open despite the growing...
  • America Could Cut Illegal Immigration by 90% If They Did This One Simple Thing (VIDEO)

    07/02/2014 3:24:17 PM PDT · by kingattax · 40 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | JULY 2, 2014 | JUSTIN KOSKI
    When talking with Bill O’Reilly, Charles Krauthammer was asked a very simple question Tuesday: “How do you secure the border, Charles?” He answered with an equally simple answer: “You start with a fence. It’s very simple. …If fences don’t work, why is there one around the White House? If they don’t work, why is it that the Israeli fence, which separates Israel from the West Bank, has cut down terror attacks within Israel by 99%? Fences work.” An interesting thought. Obviously, the border is longer than that of the White House; but the principle stays the same…
  • The Thinning of the Thin Green Line-first line of defense against foreign threats is wearing thin

    06/26/2014 5:13:31 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 26, 2014 | Michael Cutler
    The Thinning of the Thin Green LinePosted By Michael Cutler On June 26, 2014 @ 12:40 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments The term “The thin blue line” is associated with law enforcement, especially the police. The phrase is based on the usual color of the police uniform and the fact that the relatively small numbers of sworn police officers is all that stands between the citizenry of towns, cities and states and criminals.The uniforms that the members of the United States Border Patrol wear is green. Sometimes the Border Patrol has been referred to as the “Green...
  • Murder Suspects, Sex Offenders, and MS-13 Gangster Caught at Texas Border

    06/24/2014 9:59:35 PM PDT · by RC one · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jun 2014, 10:52 AM PDT | Brandon Darby
    MCALLEN, Texas—In one weekend, the U.S. Border Patrol prevented murder suspects, multiple sex offenders, and an MS-13 gang member from entering the interior of Texas after they illegally entered into the U.S. from Mexico. The arrests occurred in the Rio Grande Valley sector, ground zero of the current border crisis. The murder suspect was caught approximately 85 miles from the border in Texas, near the town of Falfurrias. He is a Guatemalan who is wanted for alleged murder in the State of Florida. Another of the arrests occurred near McAllen, Texas as a man from El Salvador who crossed the...
  • Obama Judge Rules Border Fence Is Racist

    06/22/2014 8:45:08 PM PDT · by kingattax · 54 replies
    excerpt from Mad World News blog ^ | JUNE 21, 2014 | BRANDON WALKER
    A President Obama appointed Federal Judge ruled that the US and Mexico border fence is racist. Some times you wonder what in the world goes through the liberal mind set, especially in the court room. President Obama appointed Judge Beryl Howell in 2010 to the United States District Court for the US District of Colombia. One has to wonder why a US District of Colombia court is ruling on the fence in Texas. In her opinion from the 37 page Border Fence Ruling, Judge Howell declared that the fence on the border between the United States and Mexico in the...
  • Crossroads of hope and fear: Stories from a desert bus station (It's not fair to deport us...)

    06/21/2014 5:48:16 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/21/14 | Catherine E. Shoichet
    A mother and daughter lean against the bus station wall, huddled together under a cream-colored blanket. Their eyes droop as exhaustion sets in. They spent the past few days in detention, and Ana Maria worries about what the future holds. But even as questions swirl in her head, this 28-year-old mother says one thing is certain: "I do not want to go back to Guatemala." It's been three years since she last saw her husband, who works in a restaurant in Portland, Oregon. Now he's just three bus rides and 34 hours away. She's excited to bring her family back...
  • TED CRUZ TAKES BOLD STAND ON BORDER CRISIS, DEMANDS ACTION

    06/19/2014 6:05:22 PM PDT · by kingattax · 48 replies
    BREITBART TEXAS ^ | 19 Jun 2014 | by BOB PRICE
    HOUSTON, Texas—Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson to secure the border and put an end to the "humanitarian crisis." Cruz’s letter to Johnson comes less than twenty-four hours after the top three Texas lawmakers sent a letter to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director, Colonel Steve McCraw. The letter directed McCraw to conduct an immediate surge of Texas law enforcement resources along the border. The outcry over the crisis has continued to build steam since Breitbart Texas Managing Director Brandon Darby released over 40 leaked internal government...
  • ISIS and an Open Border: A Perfect Storm

    06/18/2014 2:10:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/18/2014 | Brian C. Joondeph
    As the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) marches through Iraq, leaving slaughter and mass graves in its wake, the obvious concern is the eventual creation of a terrorist state in the Middle East. Far across the world on the U.S. southern border, children from Central America are streaming north, at the tacit invitation of our president. Are these unrelated examples of a feckless foreign policy emanating from the White House? Or are these two disparate events are actually related and dangerous to America’s security? Reported in the British media, it’s not only children crossing our border, but also...
  • Cruz Blasts Obama Admin Over Texas Border Crisis

    06/12/2014 12:58:48 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Jun 2014 | Bob Price
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) questioned the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary over the ever growing number of unaccompanied children flooding into South Texas as a result of Obama’s immigration policies. DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee at the Capitol Wednesday morning. Sen. Cruz laid out the enormity of the problem to Secretary Johnson by stating, “In 2011, there were roughly 7,000 unaccompanied minors who were apprehended. In 2012, that number rose to 14,000. In 2013, it rose to 24,000.” In a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas, Cruz expounded, “In 2014, your agency is estimating it...
  • Pete Sessions Pushes Border Security in House Majority Leader Race

    06/12/2014 8:09:55 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 29 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/12/14 | Charlie Spiering
    As Republican House members filed into the basement meeting room to say goodbye to Eric Cantor, they pushed past reporters in the packed hallway, largely ignoring shouted questions about the race for Republican Majority Leader. But Texas Representative Pete Sessions strode up to the cameras and explained why he was the best candidate. “There he goes,” one House member muttered as he witnessed the scene. Other congressmen in the hall chuckled in response. Sessions couldn’t have made it any clearer why he was running: to send a message to the White House on immigration reform. For Sessions it was likely...
  • Crisis Leaves 'Vast Swaths' of Border Unprotected, Cartels 'in Control'

    06/11/2014 11:37:58 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/11/2014 | Brandon Darby
    HOUSTON, Texas--The massive influx of adults and minors crossing into the U.S. from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador has brought the Customs and Border Protection agency (CPB) past its capacity to provide security at the U.S./Mexico border, according to the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC). In an interview with Breitbart Texas, NBPC Vice President Shawn Moran revealed that the Mexican cartels control the flow of illegal immigrants across Mexico through the monopoly on coyotes, otherwise known as human smugglers. “Mexican cartels are exploiting this crisis to get their shipments through. They know our schedules, our shifts, our manpower, and...
  • GREG ABBOTT PROMISES TO SECURE TEXAS-MEXICO BORDER

    06/06/2014 10:42:19 PM PDT · by kingattax · 10 replies
    BREITBART TEXAS ^ | 6 Jun 2014 | by KRISTIN TATE
    Amid the revelation that federal resources and facilities--many of which are located in Texas--are overwhelmed due to a significant spike in illegal immigration, Texans are particularly concerned about securing the U.S.-Mexico border. Speaking to a large crowd on Friday at the Texas GOP Convention, Texas Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott promised that if elected, he will secure the border. "I will do what the federal government has failed to do," Abbott said. "I will secure our border." The crowd stood up and erupted into applause. Abbott continued, "We've seen cartel activity infiltrate our schools and contaminate communities across...
  • Tidal Wave of Illegal Minors Crossing the Border: More than 60,000 children picked up this year

    05/30/2014 7:04:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/30/2014 | Rick Moran
    More than 60,000 illegal children below the age of 18 will cross the border this year unaccompanied by an adult, and the government thinks that number is likely to double next year.The flood of children from Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and other Central American nations is putting a tremendous strain on government resources. Reuters reports that not only is there simply no room to house the children, but the budget problem makes it difficult to adequately care for them. It costs the U.S. $252 a day to care for each child and the total cost this year could reach $868...
  • ACLU Sues US Border Agency Over Use of Force

    05/22/2014 3:53:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 22, 2014
    ... The lawsuit filed Thursday says Customs and Border Protection hasn't responded to a request that the ACLU made in February to release the report under the Freedom of Information Act. The agency rejected the Police Executive Research Forum's recommendation that agents be prohibited from using deadly force against rock-throwers and assailants in vehicles. The LA Times obtained a copy of the report, which criticized the agency for a "lack of diligence" in investigating cases of deadly force.
  • Border residents fear message on mysterious billboards

    05/23/2014 12:49:59 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 34 replies
    KHOU ^ | May 22, 2014 | Angela Kocherga
    EL PASO, Texas -- El Paso police are investigating two mysterious billboards that appeared just off I-10, each with a mannequin hanging from a noose. . “It’s not an advertisement,” said Mike Mons, regional manager for Lamar Outdoor advertising. The first vandalized billboard off I-10 had Plata o Plomo in large black letters which translates into silver or lead. It is usually a warning targeting police or government officials in Mexico. The warning: work with a cartel and take a bribe or get a bullet. The hanging mannequin was dressed in a suit and tie. “This symbol has historically been...
  • Obama's Land Grab Opens Path For Cartels, Illegals

    05/22/2014 10:09:02 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 23, 2014 | Investor's Business Daily
    <p>Land Grab: The Bureau of Land Management plans a Bundy-like seizure of New Mexico land for a national monument that will restrict Border Patrol access and provide an open corridor for drug and human traffickers.</p> <p>In August 2002, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Ranger Kris Eggle was killed in the line of duty. Allegedly the killers were drug smugglers crossing through the Arizona park, which shares a border with Mexico. Since Eggle's death, Organ Pipe has been called the most dangerous park in America.</p>
  • Obama to create largest national monument of his presidency [11th he's established]

    05/19/2014 1:12:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 19, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama on Wednesday will designate nearly half a million acres in New Mexico as a national monument, the latest in a series of executive actions intended to improve environmental protections of federal lands. The president will sign a proclamation establishing the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument, the largest such designation of his presidency, during a ceremony at the Department of the Interior, the White House said Monday. It will be the 11th time the president has established a national monument during his term, and the largest designation in terms of land mass during his presidency.By contrast, former President...
  • Only Cartels Benefit from Obama's Border 'Monument,' says Former Border Patrol Association

    05/21/2014 7:41:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 May 2014 | Kristin Tate
    Obama Administration is set to unilaterally designate a 600,000 acre national monument in New Mexico near the U.S.-Mexican border. The sanctuary, which will be called the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, has drawn sharp criticism from law enforcement who say it will impede border security. "By creating this monument, President Obama is ensuring a pathway to get drugs into the country" Zack Taylor, Chairman of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers, told Breitbart Texas. The Obama Administration will ultimately control how much access Border Patrol agents will have to the land, including whether or not they will be...
  • Mexican Cartels: They're Here (DOJ tries to hide Mexican link)

    05/07/2014 7:54:45 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 7, 2014 | By Brandon Darbyt
    Alleged enforcers for a Mexican cartel were reportedly involved in the kidnapping and torture of U.S. teenagers over methamphetamine in St. Paul, Minnesota, according to the local St. Paul Pioneer Press. The U.S. Attorney’s office omitted Mexican cartel involvement in their official press release on the case. The official press release was titled, "Four Indicted for Drug Trafficking Crimes Involving a Violent Kidnapping in St. Paul" and only identified the perpetrators as being from U.S. cities. There were no mentions of Mexico, cartels, or even a transnational criminal organization—the DOJ agency simply omitted the vital information amid national discussions of...
  • Mexico is Forming its Own Border Patrol

    05/07/2014 9:23:13 AM PDT · by mgist · 31 replies
    WOAI ^ | 5/7/14 | NA
    Mexico is Forming its Own Border Patrol Posted Wednesday, May 7th 2014 @ 11am Mexico, which more and more finds itself being victimized by illegal immigrations, is in the process of setting up its own Border Patrol, 1200 WOAI news reports. U.S. Rep Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo), who is working with the Mexican government in the effort, tells 1200 WOAI news that it is a sign of the reality now facing Mexico. For years, Mexico relied on emigration to deal with a demographic imbalance caused by the Mexican Baby Boom of the sixties and seventies. But now that Mexico's birth rate...
  • The Border and Ji'had

    05/06/2014 8:45:44 AM PDT · by mgist · 3 replies
    PatriotPost ^ | 5/5/14 | McDonald
    The Border and Ji'had By Norm McDonald · May 5, 2014 Over the last couple decades and of course, grossly under reported, border personnel have been picking up Middle Eastern illegals along with finding tell-tale items lost or left behind in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. In 2011, a copy of the book “In Memory of Our Martyrs” was found by a U.S. border guard in Arizona, just outside the Casa Grande substation on a known route for smuggling illegal immigrants and drugs. It is a narrative commemorating suicide bombers all over the world. And this brings up the real...
  • Border Patrol to roll out rescue beacons for illegal immigrants

    04/30/2014 11:01:00 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 44 replies
    PoliceOne ^ | Apr 30, 2014
    U.S. Border Patrol officials plan to show off the agency's latest technology in rescue towers that are placed in remote desert regions across the Southwest. If immigrants find themselves in a dangerous predicament, they can press a button on the tower that alerts authorities of their location
  • Nevada Militia To Feds: ‘Control Our Borders, Not Our Ranchers’

    04/13/2014 6:20:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 41 replies
    CBS LAS VEGAS ^ | April 11, 2014
    The rural Nevada showdown between federal government officials and militia members protecting rancher Cliven Bundy has evolved into a battle of government “tyranny,” with many newly arriving militiamen rolling in to draw a line in the dirt about 70 miles northeast of Las Vegas. ... “This is a better education than being in school! I’m glad I brought you. I’m a good mom,” Ilona Ence, a 49-year-old mother from St. George and Bundy relative who brought her four teenage children to the ranch, told the Las Vegas Sun. “They’re learning about the Constitution.” Ence’s teenage sons posted up a sign...
  • Sheriffs warn of violence from Mexican cartels deep into interior of U.S.

    04/09/2014 7:23:00 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Kelly Riddell
    Outmanned and outgunned, local law enforcement officers are alarmed by the drug and human trafficking, prostitution, kidnapping and money laundering that Mexican drug cartels are conducting in the U.S. far from the border. U.S. sheriffs say that securing the border is a growing concern to law enforcement agencies throughout the country, not just those near the U.S.-Mexico boundary.
  • Two drug tunnels, with rail systems, found at U.S.-Mexico border

    04/04/2014 11:38:40 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 4, 2014 | Dan Whitcomb
    U.S. federal agents have uncovered two drug-smuggling tunnels underneath the U.S.-Mexico border, both surfacing in San Diego-area warehouses and equipped with rail systems for moving contraband, officials said on Friday. The discovery led to the arrest of a 73-year-old woman accused of running one of the warehouses connected to a drug smuggling operation, according to a joint news release by four federal agencies.
  • Graphic Images Justify Border Patrol's Use of Deadly Force Against Rock Attacks

    04/02/2014 8:15:48 AM PDT · by 12th_Monkey · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Apr 2014 | Brandon Darby
    Breitbart Texas has reported extensively on the left-of-center campaign to restrict the ability of Border Patrol agents to defend themselves and on the false narratives such open-borders advocates use in their political and media attacks against the men and women of the Border Patrol. The reality being far from the false narrative of "kids throwing pebbles," the life-threatening rock attacks against Border Patrol agents often occur in remote areas when a solitary Border Patrol agent may be up to a 90-minute drive from their nearest backup. The solitary Border Patrol agent's radio often does not work due to insufficient communications...
  • Border Fencing: One Tool among Many -- We need fences in some places, and not in others.

    03/28/2014 5:47:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/28/2013 | Mark Krikorian
    Out in the West Texas town of El Paso We need a fence on the Mexican line. But to the south where the land is forbidding, Agents and cameras and sensors are fine. (with apologies to Marty Robbins) The border fence with Mexico looms large in the ongoing debate over immigration. The Secure Fence Act of 2006, the “Where’s the Fence?” ad in 2007, John McCain’s “Complete the Danged Fence” ad in 2010, and the meretricious Corker-Hoeven amendment to last year’s Senate amnesty bill all point to the importance of border fences in the popular mind and the policy discussion....
  • Brace Yourself For More Obama Executive Orders

    03/27/2014 11:26:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Just two short months ago President Obama announced from the White House, "I've got a pen and a phone and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward." Obama made the statement out of his frustration with a split Congress and a House controlled by Republicans opposed to his big government, lawless agenda. Now, although Obama may have a pen and a phone, he doesn't seem to have much patience, especially on the issue of immigration reform. Over at theWashington Post, Greg Sargent is warning the...
  • Kansas, Arizona prevail in voter citizenship suit

    03/19/2014 1:32:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | March 19, 2014 | By Dion Lefler
    A judge in Wichita has ordered a federal commission to enforce Kansas and Arizona laws requiring documents proving citizenship for new voters. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren ordered the Election Assistance Commission to immediately add Kansas- and Arizona-specific instructions to the federal voter registration form. Those instructions will say that new registrants will have to provide documents proving citizenship before being allowed to vote, as required by state law. --SNIP-- The League of Women Voters and others have said requiring the proofs essentially makes it impossible to register voters in the kind of sidewalk or shopping-center drives that were once...
  • 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
    examiner.com ^ | 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.
  • 3 Attempt to Cut Through U.S.-Mexico Border Fence: Agents

    03/14/2014 2:00:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Friday, Mar 14, 2014 | R. Stickney
    A man spotted trying to cut through the fence along the U.S.-Mexico border was arrested at his home in Tijuana, officials confirmed Friday. An image from surveillance video shows the suspect using ladders and cutting tools near the San Ysidro Port of Entry. Because the man was on the Mexico side of the border, investigators with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection contacted authorities in Mexico. The police were able to track the suspect to his home in Colonia Libertad where they arrested him. Agents said the 24-year-old man along with two other men – a 19-year-old and a 52-year-old...
  • Border Patrol Limits Use of Force

    03/10/2014 10:21:44 AM PDT · by don-o · 10 replies
    officer.com ^ | 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...
  • Kenyan Mall Terrorist Group Hiding Inside U.S. Crossed Mexican Border

    02/23/2014 4:14:45 AM PST · by lowbridge · 20 replies
    http://gopthedailydose.com ^ | february 22, 2014 | rick wells
    Trading American lives in exchange for amnesty for illegal aliens in the United States. That is the reality that exists according to the information contained in this video report. The southern border is a sieve which is leaking not only illegals from Mexico, but “Other Than Mexicans” (OTMs) as well. That information is not new, but this video indicates that the severity of the problem is much worse than what has previously been acknowledged by the authorities charged with our protection. Individuals from terrorist nations are called SIAs, Special Interest Aliens and many are known to be in the United...
  • Ranchers Fed up with Destruction Immigrants Leave Behind (South Texas Illegals)

    01/22/2014 9:36:26 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 26 replies
    KRGV ^ | Jan 21, 2014
    HIDALGO COUNTY - Illegal immigration is forcing a rancher to move his livestock away from a property along the Rio Grande. Jose Cavazos said it's become nearly impossible to maintain his fences. He said immigrants damage them when they flee from Border Patrol agents. Cavazos isn't the only rancher dealing with the destruction. Damaged fences lead to stray cattle, ranchers said. "They completely destroyed the fence. I had to move (the livestock) to another 76 acres," Cavazos said. Cavazos lives along the Rio Grande, just south of Mission. Cavazos said Border Patrol boats force illegal immigrants onto his property. He...
  • Grenades, .50 caliber machine guns on U.S. border

    01/22/2014 7:31:23 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 45 replies
    WND ^ | Jan. 20,2014 | F. Michael Maloof
    WASHINGTON – Mexican drug cartels are “killing each other” with .50-caliber machine guns and grenades just across the U.S. border with Mexico, sources have told WND. The gun battles are occurring near Fort Huachuca, Ariz., which is the location of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and school. The Army center is 15 miles from the Mexican border, but the installation runs up against the border. A source associated with the center said that only a “three-strand barbwire fence” is keeping any spillover of heavily armed cartel members out of the compound. Students at the post have had only basic training...
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    01/21/2014 2:41:23 PM PST · by Biggirl · 218 replies
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  • Gun Battle in Agua Prieta, Sonora at least 8 reported dead

    01/19/2014 8:10:29 AM PST · by exbrit · 11 replies
    KVOA Tucson ^ | 1/18/2014 | Rebecca Taylor
    AGUA PRIETA - New details being released on a shoot-out in Agua Prieta, Sonora south the US/Mexico border where several fatalities occurred in two separate incidents.
  • 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...
  • Border-patrol drones being borrowed by other agencies more often than previously known

    01/15/2014 4:44:59 AM PST · by maddog55 · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 2014 | Craig Whitlock and Craig Timberg
    Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies are increasingly borrowing border-patrol drones for domestic surveillance operations, newly released records show, a harbinger of what is expected to become the commonplace use of unmanned aircraft by police. Customs and Border Protection, which has the largest U.S. drone fleet of its kind outside the Defense Department, flew nearly 700 such surveillance missions on behalf of other agencies from 2010 to 2012, according to flight logs released recently in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a civil-liberties group. The records show that the border-­patrol drones...
  • [Texas:]DPS flies $7.4 million spy plane to the border

    01/14/2014 10:27:33 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 27 replies
    mySA.com ^ | January 10, 2014 | Kolten Parker
    SAN ANTONIO — Texas Department of Public Safety pilots flew the fancy $7.4 million high-altitude spy plane — equipped with $1 million worth of surveillance cameras — from San Antonio to Fort Stockton Friday, according to a flight tracker. The purchase of the Swiss-made aircraft by DPS was largely uncovered by media outlets in 2012. But as controversies surrounding drones and the National Security Agency continue to balloon, more focus is being shifted toward government-run spy programs. The plane, purchased from Swiss company Pilatus Aircraft Ltd., is jam-packed with military-style features including high-resolution and thermal imaging surveillance cameras, a $300,000...
  • Judge claims DHS delivering smuggled children to illegal immigrant parents

    12/19/2013 10:01:13 AM PST · by Doogle · 15 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 12/19/13 | Judson Berger
    A federal judge in Texas is accusing the Department of Homeland Security of hand-delivering children smuggled into the United States to their illegal immigrant parents. U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen revealed the practice in a blistering court order filed late last week. He said the "dangerous" practice is effectively aiding human traffickers and particularly the drug cartels, which run many of these operations. "These actions are both dangerous and unconscionable," he wrote. The judge attempted to lift the curtain on what is happening behind the scenes of the Obama administration's changing approach to immigration enforcement. It has been well-documented...
  • Are U.S. Boarder Patrol Officers being Phased Out of Existence? Why even hire or train?

    11/27/2013 3:29:27 PM PST · by lee martell · 9 replies
    Nov 27 2013 | Lee Martell
    I often wonder why the U.S. Government is still spending money to hire, train, arm and manage those who are acting to guard our country's borders, when the Government acts to obstruct, prevent or penalize these same guards when acting to perform the presumed duties of their job description? This is not new. I recall such events back in the W years. On his last full day in office, George W. Bush issued commutations for U.S. Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. These were commutations, not full pardons. The commutations served to end the jail time on March...
  • Mob of 150 Illegal Aliens Attack Border Patrol Agents

    11/27/2013 7:33:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    nbcsandiego.com ^ | 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...
  • CBP Agent Warns of Ongoing Threat of "Nearly Unguarded Northern Border"

    11/22/2013 7:34:19 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 11/21/2013 | Leah Barkoukis
    Where does the greatest threat from terrorists trying to enter the U.S. come from? If you guessed the Southwest Border you’d be wrong. According to National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd, it’s the U.S.-Canada border.
  • Two Men Charged with Assaulting a Border Patrol Agent

    11/14/2013 2:21:19 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies
    KRGV ^ | November 14, 2013
    LAREDO - One man from Mexico and another man from Ecuador have been charged with assaulting a U.S. Border Patrol agent. Mexican National Jose Luis Zavala-Rodrigue, 22, and Johnny Jose Redrovan-Pesantez, 23, of Ecuador are both in custody. Rodriquez is also charged with conspiracy to transport illegal immigrants for financial gain. Both men are expected to make an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Scott Hacker, Friday. The agent required medical attention but survived the attack. Each faces up to 20 years in prison and a possible $250,000 fine. Zavala-Rodriguez further faces an additional 10-year possible sentence on each of...
  • Civilians arm themselves against Mexican drug cartel

    11/09/2013 2:23:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Pittsburg Tribune ^ | November 8, 2013
    TEPALCATEPEC, Mexico — For lime grower Hipolito Mora, it was time to organize and pick up arms when a packing company controlled by a brutal drug cartel refused to buy his fruit. For Bishop Miguel Patino Velazquez, it was seeing civilians forced to fight back with their own guns that made him speak out. For Leticia, a lime picker too afraid of retribution to give her last name, it was the day she saw a taxi driver kidnapped in front of his two young children that persuaded her to join those taking the law into their own hands. In Mexico,...
  • Border Patrol Beefs Up Surveillance Through Tethered Spy Blimps In South Texas

    11/07/2013 2:44:42 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 26 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | November 07, 2013
    The nation's federal border protection agency announced this week it will begin using more military-owned equipment for surveillance along the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley. The new equipment, set up at three locations, will include large balloon-like devices called “aerostats” that contain sensor equipment for viewing activity along the border. The sensor equipment is similar to what the Border Patrol already uses but will give the agency a greater viewing area so they can track drug traffickers and undocumented immigrants crossing the U.S.’s southern border. The announcement of the border balloons comes on top of recent announcements by...
  • Gunfights kill 13 in Mexican city on Texas border

    11/04/2013 6:00:35 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies
    NBC News ^ | Nov 4, 2013 | Noe Torres and Dave Graham
    MEXICO CITY - Thirteen people were killed in shootouts on Sunday around the northeastern Mexican city of Matamoros in one of the worst recent outbreaks of violence in an area ravaged by drug gangs. Three gunfights took place around the city opposite Brownsville, Texas, two of which were exchanges between gunmen and Mexico's armed forces, according to a statement from the state government of Tamaulipas. Eight men died in the fighting with Mexican Marines after four men and one woman were killed in an earlier clash between unidentified armed groups, the state government said.