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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 ^ | 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 waspimping food stamps on Spanish-language radio, as so-called "novellas". Characters pressured others to apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), orfood 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 Arizonas 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 Saturdays 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 Santilln, 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 mans 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 ^ | 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.
  • 3 charged after 22 illegal immigrants found in Mesa drop house .

    06/29/2012 1:30:47 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    AZFamily ^ | June 29, 2012 | Jennifer Thomas
    MESA, Ariz. -- Three Mexican men face federal charges after agents busted an alleged drop house in Mesa on Wednesday. Jesus Castillo-Mejia, 47, and Genaro Guzman-Guzman, 29, appeared in federal court Thursday where they were charged with human smuggling. Marco Guzman-Guzman, 27, was charged with illegally re-entering the United States following a previous deportation order.
  • Border Patrol union blasts DHS instructions to 'run away' & 'hide' from gunmen [O wants cartel in]

    06/29/2012 12:33:02 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 104 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 29 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    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." It's one thing to tell civilian employees to cower under a desk if a gunman starts spraying fire in a confined area, say members of Tucson Local 2544/National Border Patrol Council, but to give armed law enforcement professionals the same advice is downright insulting. The instructions from DHS come in the form of pamphlets and a mandatory computer tutorial. We are now taught in an Active Shooter course that...
  • How Arizona Could Get The Obama Administration To Cooperate On Illegal Immigration (pic)

    06/27/2012 10:56:39 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 37 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-27-12 | The Looking Spoon
    h/t John Hawkins at Right Wing News for inspiring this piece by supplying the quote.
  • Border agents rescue two unauthorized immigrants with rattlesnake bites[South Texas illegal aliens]

    06/27/2012 12:32:15 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 27 replies ^ | June 26, 2012 | Lynn Brezosky
    BROWNSVILLE U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued two unauthorized immigrants from Guatemala who had been bitten by a rattlesnake on a ranch near Kingsville, Customs and Border Protection said Tuesday. The agents came across the men early Tuesday morning and took them to the emergency room at Christus Spohn Hospital Kleberg in Kingsville. Since the fiscal year began in October, Rio Grande Valley sector agents have rescued nearly 200 people and found the remains of 64. Rescues often escalate in the summer, when agents come across or are called by unauthorized immigrants suffering from heat exhaustion.
  • Official: Obama administration will enforce its priorities, not Arizona's [Scum]

    06/27/2012 4:30:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/27/12 | Mike Ahlers
    Obama administration officials said Monday the federal government would not become a willing partner in the state of Arizona's efforts to arrest undocumented people -- unless those immigrants meet federal government criteria. And they said the administration is rescinding agreements that allow some Arizona law enforcement officers to enforce federal immigration laws.
  • Border Patrol Being Taught To Run, Hide & Throw Things, Not Shoot

    06/26/2012 8:04:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | June 26, 2012 | Tim Brown
    It appears that the Obama administration is not only getting in the face of the American people with their immigration policies, but they are also running a little private campaign of their own when it comes to the border patrol. Instead of the border patrol doing their job in an aggressive case in public, they are now being taught to run away and hide and only as a last resort are they to open fire. Wait! No! They cant do that. They are supposed to become aggressive and throw things. You heard that right. Local 2544 posted a brief statement...
  • Gov. Brewer: Obama Administration Tells Ariz. to 'Drop Dead'

    06/26/2012 8:42:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 07:37 AM | Greg McDonald
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer angrily denounced the Obama administrations decision Monday to strip the states police agencies of special immigration arrest powers, saying it was like telling the state to drop dead in the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision upholding a key provision of Arizonas immigration law. I was shocked. I was outraged. I thought, you know, this is politics at its best, Brewer told Fox Newss Greta Van Susteren in an interview Monday night. Its just unconscionable. What they said to Arizona is: Drop dead, Arizona, drop dead, and go away. Were going to ignore you, the Republican...
  • An Angry Border Control Agent

    06/25/2012 1:09:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Rush ^ | June 25, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is John in Southern New Mexico. You're next here on the EIB Network. Hi. CALLER: Mr. Limbaugh. RUSH: Yes, sir. CALLER: Listen, I've been following the Supreme Court and what they're doing with the Arizona law. I've spent 25 years enforcing the law on the border. And I can tell you -- RUSH: Wait, wait, wait, wait. You spent 25 years enforcing the law, that means you're a border patrol agent or former? CALLER: I'm a border patrol agent, yes. RUSH: Current or former? CALLER: Current. RUSH: Current border patrol agent. CALLER: I have been eligible...
  • Grenades used in Mexico serve to scare more than kill

    06/21/2012 1:14:41 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies
    The Monitor ^ | June 20, 2012 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    The day started as quietly as it could on a Saturday at the U.S.-Mexico border. For Maria Ortega, a quiet weekend meant a quick trip to the Walmart along Cavazos Lerma Boulevard for ingredients for her barbacoa de lenguadish that she cooks on the eve of the Sunday morning meal. On the morning of June 2, Ortega couldnt make the trip to Walmart. The area had been cordoned off by the Mexican military, which was removing a grenade that had been thrown but not detonated at the nearby Televisa studios. According to a Tamaulipas law enforcement official who...
  • 255 Illegals From Countries That Promote, Produce, Protect Terrorists Along US-Mexico Border

    06/20/2012 4:40:57 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6-20-12 | Edwin Mora
    255 Illegals From Countries That Promote, Produce, or Protect Terrorists Apprehended Along U.S.-Mexico Border( -- There were 255 illegal aliens from countries such as Pakistan and Iran that have been officially linked to terrorism by the U.S. government apprehended along the southwest border by Border Patrol in fiscal 2011, data from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) show. In fiscal 2011 (Oct. 1, 2010 thru Sept. 30, 2011), the Border Patrol -- under the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) component of the DHS -- arrested a total of 327,577 illegal aliens along the U.S.-Mexico border. Among those arrested, 46,997...
  • Arrest of Zetas leader's brother prompts Mexico travel warning

    06/13/2012 9:06:04 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies
    KGBT ^ | 06.12.2012 | Sergio Chapa
    American officials are issuing an alert following the arrest in the United States of the brother of a high-ranking member of the Zetas drug cartel. According to the New York Times, federal officials arrested Jose Trevio-Morales on Tuesday morning as part of a money laundering investigation. The newspaper reported that Trevio-Morales is accused of using champion race horse ranches in New Mexico and Oklahoma to launder millions of dollars in drug money for the Zetas. The New York Times reported that Trevio-Morales is the brother of Miguel Angel Trevio-Morales, a high-ranking Zetas leader known as Z-40. The U.S. Embassy in...
  • [Texas:]Increase Expected in Chinese Illegal Immigrants Crossing into RGV

    06/11/2012 4:27:19 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 2 replies
    KRGV ^ | June 7, 2012
    WESLACO - A former Drug Enforcement Administration agent predicts an increase in Chinese immigrants crossing illegally into the Rio Grande Valley. "The Chinese organized criminals - especially when it comes to human smuggling - will team up with anybody that will assist them in transporting people from China to the U.S. via Mexico... The Zetas are well organized in smuggling people in the U.S.," says Phil Jordan, a former DEA supervisor. Agents found the connection between the two organizations by investigating the Zetas' biggest moneymaking operation - drug trafficking. "The Chinese have always been involved in precursor chemicals that are...
  • Mexican illegal immigrant arrested for sex assault in Phoenix, told cops he was 'desperate'

    06/07/2012 12:57:56 PM PDT · by kevcol · 19 replies
    Fox 10 News (Phoenix) ^ | June 7, 2012 | Julie Rose
    PHOENIX - An undocumented immigrant from Mexico has been arrested for sexual abuse. Police arrested Hiram David Giron Rascon, 27, on Tuesday night after police received a call about an attempted sexual assault. The victim told police a man approached her when she was walking in the area of Highland Ave and 24th St. The man came up behind her, grabbed her, and thrusted his pelvis into her backside. He then allegedly threw the victim onto the ground and got on top of her, pinning her down. The victim yelled stop and the suspect eventually got up and left. She...
  • Lawyer: Officials meet slain Mexican boy's parents

    06/06/2012 10:56:05 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 5, 2012 | JUAN CARLOS LLORCA, Associated Press
    EL PASO, Texas (AP) U.S. Justice Department officials met Tuesday with the parents of a 15-year-old Mexican boy who was fatally shot by a Border Patrol agent to explain why they have decided not to pursue a criminal case against the agent, an attorney for the family said.
  • Mexico gang launches car bomb near US border

    05/25/2012 5:27:32 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 8 replies ^ | 5/25/2012 |
    CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) Suspected drug cartel gunmen opened fire on a hotel being used as a police barracks then attacked it with a car bomb Thursday, wounding eight officers less than 4 miles (6.5 kilometers) from the U.S. border, Mexican officials said. A Tamaulipas state official said authorities believed the Zetas cartel, one of Mexico's two most powerful criminal organizations, carried out the attack on the Hotel Santa Cecilia in Nuevo Laredo, a city across the border from Laredo, Texas. The Zetas, founded by Mexican special forces defectors, have carried out a number of sophisticated attacks, but Thursday's...
  • Car Bomb Explodes near Texas/Mexico Border - Zetas Drug Cartel Attack

    05/25/2012 8:22:21 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 8 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 5/25/2012 | David Bellow
    Violence like this along the border is getting worse and is already spilling over into the US and Texas. When will the Obama Administration and the Federal Government step up to do more to protect our own border from this escalating violence? Thecar bombarticle todayfrom the associated press (see below)is yet another example of this escalating violence. If you live on the border, massive gun battles and explosions can be heard on a nearly daily basis. Here are some articles I have posted about border violence just in the last year.I barely even scratch the surface: SHOCKING Texas/Mexico Border WARZONE...
  • 2 found dead on U.S. side of border(Texas/Mexico)

    05/22/2012 3:50:12 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies ^ | May 22, 2012 | Jason Buch
    Authorities in Maverick County found the bodies of two men in their underwear dumped in a canal Tuesday morning. The men haven't been identified, said Chief Deputy Sheriff Ruben Cano. The bodies have been taken to San Antonio for autopsies. One of the men had a large cut on his neck and was wrapped in plastic bags, and may have been killed somewhere else, Cano said. The second victim appeared to have been killed in the canal north of Eagle Pass, he said. Sheriff's investigators, who are working with the Texas Rangers, don't have any leads and haven't found any...
  • Alabama Governor Signs Revised Immigration Law Illegal Alien Advocates Enraged

    05/19/2012 9:26:06 AM PDT · by montag813 · 13 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-19-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaThe Alabama Legislature scored a huge victory on Friday, as Gov. Robert Bentley reluctantly signed immigration law H.B. 658 - after legislators refused to "moderate" provisions Bentley (and open-borders activists) had complained were too "harsh" against illegal aliens. Alabama's immigration law H.B. 56, patterned after Arizona's S.B. 1070, passed in 2011, and has been called the toughest state immigration law in America. But several issues were causing legal Alabamans longer lines to obtain state documents and foreign executives issues with being detained, and those provisions were fixed in the new bill. But H.B. 658 (PDF) also...
  • [South Texas:]Sheriff candidate: Valley is 'infested' with drug cartel members

    05/10/2012 9:27:04 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 2 replies
    Rio Grande Guardian ^ | May 10, 2012 | Steve Taylor
    WESLACO, May 10 - The two candidates running for Hidalgo County sheriff offer sharply different views on the threat to the Rio Grande Valley from Mexican drug cartels. At a candidates forum on Tuesday, challenger Geovani Hernandez claimed the Valley was infested with drug cartel members. He also told the Guardian that his secret weapon in securing victory at the polls could be the Women in Action group that has sought to galvanize residents in Hidalgo County colonias. Hidalgo County Sheriff Guadalupe Lupe Trevio said Hernandezs claims about the level of infiltration by drug cartels in the Valley are greatly...
  • School Canyon Fire grows to 1,200 acres, incident commanders say

    05/08/2012 5:59:39 PM PDT · by exbrit · 1 replies
    KVOA TUCSON ^ | 5/8/12 | Unspecified
    TUCSON - The School Canyon Fire has grown to an estimated 1,200 acres burning in the vicinity of School Canyon, in Coronado National Forest, near the U.S./Mexico border. According to the national Incident Information System, the School Canyon Fire started in Mexico, and has burned onto the United States portion of the Sierra Vista Ranger District. It is burning in grass and brush, and has forced the evacuation of Parker Canyon lake campground. No structures are threatened at this time.
  • Drug Cartel Leaves Bloody Mess In Border Town

    05/05/2012 6:16:28 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 16 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 05/05/12 | Friends of Ours
    Some days are bloodier than others in Mexico. Yesterday in the border city of Nuevo Lardo -- just across the Rio Grande from Laredo, TX -- police found nine bodies hanging from an overpass and another fourteen decapitated bodies nearby as reported by The Associated Press: "the city . . . has recently been torn by a renewed turf war between the Zetas cartel, a gang of former Mexican special-forces soldiers, and the powerful Sinaloa cartel, which has joined forces with the Gulf cartel, former allies of the Zetas." Los Zetas apparently has taken responsibility for yesterday's carnage as reported...
  • FBI: Border Patrol agent assaulted in La Grulla

    05/05/2012 3:30:43 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 5, 2012 | The Monitor, McAllen, Texas
    LA GRULLA A Mexican national faces allegations that he repeatedly kicked a Border Patrol agent in the face late Wednesday night. Agents had been tracking a group of suspected illegal immigrants in La Grulla near Leopoldo Longoria and La Grulla streets about 10 p.m. Wednesday, according to a criminal complaint published Friday
  • Mexico drugs: 23 bodies found in Nuevo Laredo

    05/05/2012 8:30:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | May 4, 2012
    At least 23 people have been killed in gruesome circumstances in the Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo, on the US border. Nine bodies with signs of torture were found hanging from a bridge. Hours later, 14 decapitated bodies were discovered in a vehicle, police said. Their heads were found in ice boxes dumped outside the mayor's office. Nuevo Laredo is the scene of a feud between two of Mexico's biggest drugs gangs, who are fighting for control of smuggling routes into the US. A message left with the hanged bodies said they were members of the Gulf drugs cartel who...
  • [South Texas:]School District Police Unit Escorted School Bus after Shooting

    05/03/2012 7:19:46 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 3 replies
    KRGV ^ | May 2, 2012
    ALAMO - A Donna ISD police unit escorted a school bus, as it made stops in Little Mexico. The neighborhood was the scene of a drive-by shooting early this morning. Sheriff's deputies say a juvenile drove by and shot at a group of students waiting at a school bus stop. Two students were hit. One was shot in the abdomen. Witnesses say a bullet grazed another teen's hip. Both students are expected to be OK. Deputies arrested the suspected gunman and a passenger that was in the vehicle. The Hidalgo County sheriff says the shooting was gang-related. CHANNEL 5 NEWS...
  • NAFTA's Evolving NATO?

    05/02/2012 4:10:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | May 2, 2012 | Austin Bay
    NAFTA isn't NATO, at least not yet. However, the North American defense ministers conference hosted by Canada the last week of March sent the low-key but categorically public message that Mexico has emerged as the U.S. and Canada's regional security partner. The conference, held in Ottawa, was the first scheduled trilateral defense ministers meeting involving all three North American countries in which Mexico officially participated. The three countries agreed to increase their efforts to combat drug cartels, to include sharing intelligence and cooperating in land and sea missions to stop cartel operations. As allies in World War I and World...
  • More Than 100 New ATF Investigations in South Texas

    04/30/2012 4:06:48 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 17 replies
    KRGV ^ | Aprill 27, 2012
    WESLACO - Federal agents say they are on the trail of more than a hundred illegal gun buyers in South Texas tonight. This is six months after a new requirement was added for gun dealers in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says agents realized they weren't tracking high-powered rifles. "The weapon of choice we weren't seeing reported is rifles," says Franceska Perot, an ATF spokesperson. She adds two out of every three new cases the ATF opened in the last six months in the four border states were from Texas. The...
  • [South Texas:]Shot kidnapping suspect a gang member, illegal immigrant, police say

    04/27/2012 3:06:48 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies
    The Monitor ^ | April 26, 2012 | Naxiely Lopez
    SOUTH OF ALAMO Investigators performed a walk-through Thursday at a home here to learn more about the circumstances surrounding the shooting of a kidnapping suspect by a federal agent. The procedure is standard protocol for incidents like the one that unfolded Wednesday afternoon at 214 San Bernardino St. south of Alamo, San Juan police Chief Juan Gonzalez said. A U.S. marshal opened fire during a combined effort to rescue a woman and her two young children, who had allegedly been kidnapped by the womans ex-boyfriend the night before. Police identified the kidnapping suspect Thursday as Eliseo Alvarado, 19. He...
  • ATF: 68,000 Guns Recovered in Mexico Trace to US

    04/26/2012 10:33:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 76 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 26, 2012 | Alex Johnston
    Mexican authorities have recovered around 68,000 guns that traced back to the United States in the past five years, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) said on Thursday. Since 2007, trace data shows a trend in recovered and submitted crime guns from Mexico shifting from pistols and revolvers to rifles, the ATF said in a statement. The agency added that reports from officials in Mexico show certain types of rifles, such as the AK and AR variants with detachable magazines, are used more frequently to commit violent crime by drug trafficking organizations. The ATF said it was...
  • 'Murder Capital of the World': Sobering take on Mexico's drug war

    04/26/2012 10:22:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | Thursday, April 26, 2012 | Jeff Shannon
    A review of "Murder Capital of the World," a low-budget documentary that provides a sobering account of drug-cartel violence in Jurez, Mexico, including the sobering statistic that more than 50,000 murders have occurred in Mexico since 2006.We've all seen the news reports: Across the border of El Paso, Texas, the city of Jurez, Mexico, has become a war zone where bloodbaths are a daily routine. As Mexican drug cartels continue their deadly campaigns of narco-terrorism, it quickly becomes clear why Charlie Minn's film is titled "Murder Capital of the World." The film is rife with news clips and staggering statistics,...
  • Cartel Hit Man Arrested on Canadian Border (Ohio)

    04/26/2012 10:08:44 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 35 replies
    KRGV ^ | April 25, 2012
    WESLACO - Border Patrol agents arrested a cartel hit man along the U.S.-Canadian border. The Border Patrol kept the story quiet until Edgar Campos Barraza, who's also known as "El Cholo," was in Mexican custody. The Mexican government wanted Barraza on kidnapping, conspiracy and murder charges. Barraza was arrested in January. He admitted to Border Patrol agents in Ohio that he worked for the Sinaloa drug cartel. We're told Barraza was living in Sandusky, Ohio. The city is between Toledo and Cleveland, two high-intensity drug trafficking areas. It's also connected to I-80 and several other major highways. According to a...