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  • DHS to Border Patrol, ICE: Release violent aliens as 'Dreamers'

    07/27/2012 3:28:27 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    examiner.com ^ | July 27, 2012 | : Gary Gross
    Based on the statements of an ICE agent and a border patrol agent, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano lied to the American people when she said that the border has never been more secure. Kerry Picket's article includes the videotaped statements from Border Patrol agent George McCubbin III and ICE agent Chris Crane. McCubbin is the president of the National Border Patrol Council. Crane is president of the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council. This is the heart of Agent Crane's statement: As another example, the incident in El Paso released publicly last week, ICE manager were provided with the following...
  • PICKET: (VIDEO) Border agents say DHS tells them to release illegals after violent crimes

    07/27/2012 10:29:38 AM PDT · by donna · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 27, 2012 | Kerry Picket
    Senator Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican, introduced two top border immigration agents on Thursday to talk about the lax enforcement directives they are given by the Department of Homeland Security and how illegal immigrants are cheating the system to get into United States even after multiple violent crimes have been committed. "The Administration claims it has diligently enforced immigration law and that the border is 'more secure than ever.' But those on the front lines know this to be untrue. They see the violence, chaos and lawlessness. They have lost confidence in the leadership of their agencies...

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  • U.S., Mexico disagree over border fence plan in Texas

    07/25/2012 3:37:08 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 14 replies
    Houston chronicle ^ | July 24, 2012 | Christopher Sherman
    McALLEN — An agency that monitors the U.S.-Mexico boundary is agreeing to a U.S. proposal to build border fence segments in a South Texas flood plain, a move Mexico opposes. The decision by the U.S. International Boundary and Water Commission comes despite objections from its Mexican counterpart. Mexico argues the fence would deflect floodwaters to its side of the Rio Grande and violate a bi-national treaty. The Associated Press on Tuesday obtained a letter the commission sent to U.S. Customs and Border Protection noting it will not oppose the project. The commission says its analysis found that the fence proposed...
  • OUTRAGE: USDA Partners with Mexico to Give More Food Stamps to ‘Mexican Nationals’ in U.S.

    07/19/2012 2:12:31 PM PDT · by montag813 · 12 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 07-19-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand with ArizonaThe inmates are truly running the asylum in Washington. Last week we learned that the USDA was pimping food stamps on Spanish-language radio, as so-called "novellas". Characters pressured others to apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps, and made them feel silly if they didn't. After massive public outrage, the USDA pulled the ads last Friday. Now we learn that the USDA has been "partnering" with the Mexican Government itself in order to increase food stamp participation among Mexicans living in the United States... The (agreement) sees to it that the Mexican Embassy and Mexican...
  • USDA partnering with Mexico to boost food stamp participation

    07/19/2012 1:37:08 PM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 19, 2012 | Staff
    The Mexican government has been working with the United States Department of Agriculture to increase participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps. USDA has an agreement with Mexico to promote American food assistance programs, including food stamps, among Mexican Americans, Mexican nationals and migrant communities in America. “USDA and the government of Mexico have entered into a partnership to help educate eligible Mexican nationals living in the United States about available nutrition assistance,” the USDA explains in a brief paragraph on their “Reaching Low-Income Hispanics With Nutrition Assistance” web page. “Mexico will help disseminate this information...
  • Massive 240-yard drug smuggling tunnel with lights, air shafts and sophisticated support beams

    07/12/2012 7:41:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 7/12/12 | Staff
    Authorities in Arizona unearthed a sophisticated 240-yard drug-smuggling tunnel stretching into Mexico that included engineered support beams, lights and ventilation. The six-foot-high corridor ran from a store in an abandoned strip mall near Yuma to an ice shop across the border in San Luis Rio Colorado. It provided a direct link to the US for Mexican drug cartels. The Mexican Army also found a second, incomplete, tunnel under a bathroom sink in Tijuana that stretched more than 200 yards into San Diego, California. The diggers had not yet reached the surface when authorities shut it down.
  • Closure of Border Patrol Stations Across Four States Triggers Alarm

    07/11/2012 11:37:23 AM PDT · by ex-Texan · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/11/2012 | By Judson Berger
    The Obama administration is moving to shut down nine Border Patrol stations across four states, triggering a backlash from local law enforcement, members of Congress and Border Patrol agents themselves. * * * [One] soon-to-be-shuttered station in Amarillo, Texas, is right in the middle of the I-40 corridor; another in Riverside, Calif., is outside Los AngelesU.S. Customs and Border Protection says it's closing the stations in order to reassign agents to high-priority areas closer to the border. * * *
  • Majority backs Arizona on immigration crackdown law

    07/11/2012 9:16:17 AM PDT · by kevcol · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 10, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    In the wake of the Supreme Court decision to uphold Arizona’s law allowing police to check the immigration status of those they detain, an overwhelming majority of Americans say they want to see their own states enact the same kinds of laws. The latest Washington Times/JZ Analytics survey, released Monday night, found about two-thirds of all likely voters would like to see their own police be able to check immigration status during routine traffic stops. Support was high across most demographics, including self-identified Republicans and independents, and even Hispanics favored the policy by a 55 percent to 41 percent margin....
  • Move to Close 9 Border Patrol Stations Spurs Outrage

    07/10/2012 4:59:08 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 15 replies
    News Max ^ | Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 06:37 PM | Todd Beamon
    A move by the Obama administration to close nine Border Patrol stations over four states has spurred outrage from local officials, members of Congress — even Border Patrol agents. Though the affected stations are scattered throughout northern and central Texas, and three other states, critics say closing them will undercut anti-immigration efforts in busy areas north of the U.S.-Mexico border, Fox News reports. The stations are being targeted for closure so U.S. Customs and Border Protection can reassign agents to busier areas closer to the border. One of the affected stations is in Riverside, Calif., just outside Los Angeles. -snip-...
  • Closure of Border Patrol stations across four states triggers alarm

    07/10/2012 1:33:32 PM PDT · by Doogle · 43 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 07/10/12 | Judson Berger
    The Obama administration is moving to shut down nine Border Patrol stations across four states, triggering a backlash from local law enforcement, members of Congress and Border Patrol agents themselves. Critics of the move warn the closures will undercut efforts to intercept drug and human traffickers in well-traveled corridors north of the U.S.-Mexico border. Though the affected stations are scattered throughout northern and central Texas, and three other states, the coverage areas still see plenty of illegal immigrant activity -- one soon-to-be-shuttered station in Amarillo, Texas, is right in the middle of the I-40 corridor; another in Riverside, Calif., is...
  • Border Patrol defends actions of agents in shooting (South Texas)

    07/10/2012 7:56:40 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 13 replies
    The Brownsville Herald ^ | July 09, 2012 | LAURA B.MARTINEZ and ILDEFONSO ORTIZ
    Mexican officials have condemned Saturday’s shooting of a Mexican citizen by a U.S. Border Patrol agent near Veterans International Bridge in Brownsville. The Mexican Foreign Relations Ministry has questioned the way the U.S. government handles security along the Southwest border. “The Mexican government has said once again that the disproportionate use of force for purposes of immigration enforcement is unacceptable under any circumstances,” the Foreign Ministry said. Juan Pablo Perez Santillán, 30, died Saturday morning on the banks of the Rio Grande, reportedly from a bullet fired by a U.S. Border Patrol agent on the Brownsville side of the river....
  • 9 Border Patrol Stations To Close, 6 In Texas

    07/10/2012 7:19:35 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies
    KTSM ^ | July 10, 2012
    EL PASO — A U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman confirmed that nine Border Patrol stations will soon be closed to move agents closer to the southern and northern borders. Of the nine stations set to close, six are in Texas and include stations in Abilene, San Angelo, Dallas, San Antonio, Lubbock and Amarillo. The others are in California, Montana and Idaho. A total of 41 agents will be reassigned. The changes are expected to take place within the next six months. U.S. Customs officials predict closing the nine posts will save more than $1,000,000 a year.
  • Mexico condemns fatal shooting over border by U.S. agent

    07/08/2012 10:47:47 PM PDT · by South40 · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/9/2012
    (Reuters) - The Mexican government on Sunday condemned the fatal shooting of a Mexican citizen over the U.S. border by a U.S. agent. The victim was hit by a single bullet on Saturday, close to the Tomates-Veterans border crossing in Matamoros, over the river from Brownsville, Texas, Mexico's Foreign Relations Ministry said in a news release. The shot was fired by a U.S. Border Patrol agent, the ministry said in the release."The Mexican government has reiterated that the disproportionate use of lethal force in immigration control is unacceptable under any circumstances," it said.
  • Mexican officials condemn Border Patrol shooting

    07/09/2012 1:23:48 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 13 replies
    The Brownsville Herald ^ | July 09, 2012 | LAURA B. MARTINEZ
    Mexican officials are condemning the shooting of a young Mexican citizen by a U.S. Border Patrol agent Saturday near Veteran International Bridge in Brownsville. The Mexican Foreign Relations Ministry has questioned the way the U.S. government handles security along the U.S.-Mexico border. The agency states the shooting happened Saturday near the Veterans International Bridge in Brownsville. It also reports the Mexican Consulate in Brownsville is assisting the young man’s family in having the incident investigated. Two Border Patrol agents, in separate incidents, fired off their service weapons in self defense Saturday morning after coming under attack, authorities said. One agent...
  • The Flip Side to Illegal Immigration

    07/05/2012 9:42:01 AM PDT · by Sherman Logan · 4 replies
    NRO Corner ^ | July 05, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Forgotten in the latest hype about illegal immigration is the cycle of lawlessness that follows illegal entry into the United States. The simple fact is that once someone chooses to enter the U.S. illegally and remain here illegally, breaking the law, either deliberately or through indifference, becomes easier and habitual: obtaining false IDs, avoiding normal bureaucratic requirements, violating zoning laws, etc. And when the host, whether federal, state, or local government, sends a message that the issue is now entirely political rather than legal, often the illegal immigrant senses that he is (and should be) generally exempt from the mundane...
  • ICE agent shot in South Texas

    <p>Dozens of law enforcement officers picked over a miles-long crime scene bisecting a rural South Texas town Tuesday, collecting evidence after a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent was shot while conducting surveillance.</p> <p>The agent with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations was shot early Tuesday near Hargill, about 25 miles northeast of McAllen. The agent was conducting surveillance related to an ongoing criminal investigation, ICE spokeswoman Nina Pruneda said. The agent was taken to a local hospital and was undergoing surgery, she said.</p>
  • Feds tell Border Patrol to run, hide from gunmen

    07/03/2012 4:43:13 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 32 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Sunday, July 29, 2012
    <p>Border Patrol agents in Arizona are blasting their bosses for telling them, along with all other Department of Homeland Security employees, to run and hide if they encounter an "active shooter."</p>
  • TX/Mex Border Residents: Violence, Kidnappings, Food Stamp Fraud & Drug Cartel/Sheriff Corruption

    07/03/2012 6:59:35 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 4 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 7/3/2012 | David Bellow
    I spent the last few days down on the Texas/Mexico Border. One of my brothers got married to a Hispanic woman down here so we all came down for the wedding. We had a great time down here and I got to talk to a bunch of new family members. Some of the small talk we had of course wandered into the topic of border violence and life on the border. I have written many articles about this topic because I am very worried about the situation down there. I always love hearing stories from people who actually live...
  • Found While Hiking: Stash of AK-47s

    07/02/2012 6:18:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 104 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    No big deal....despite the fact that a stash of AK-47s was found along a hiking trail in not Colombia, not Mexico but in....Arizona. A hiker in the Madera Canyon area found three assault rifles in a black trash bag one mile north of Old Baldy Trail. After receiving a report of the discovery on Wednesday, June 20, the Pima County Sheriff’s Office determined that the rifles were found in Santa Cruz County, and notified the local sheriff’s office. Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s deputies then went to the site and recovered what turned out to be a stash of AK-47 assault...
  • Mexican drug cartels target journalists

    07/02/2012 9:39:17 AM PDT · by AuntB · 17 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 30, 2012 | CBS
    Mexico is the deadliest country on earth for journalists. Almost 50 have been killed since President Felipe Calderon declared war on the cartels six years ago.