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  • Judicial Watch Uncovers New Documents Detailing Mexican Government Incursions

    06/07/2010 4:25:45 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 9 replies · 46+ views
    U.S. Border Patrol Agents Subjected to 528 Assaults from January – June 2008, Statistics Show U.S. Border Incursions on the Rise in 2008 and 2009(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that on March 22, 2010, it received records from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) concerning Mexican Government incursions and encounters along the U.S. border. The documents which are incomplete and do not contain all of the relevant data nonetheless indicate an increase in the number of incursions in 2008 and 2009. Judicial Watch’s analysis of the data shows: •76 Mexican...
  • Judicial Watch Releases Border Patrol Report on Mexican Government Incursions Into the United States

    01/09/2008 7:10:19 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 20 replies · 8,707+ views
    Market Wire ^ | Jan 09, 2008
    Judicial Watch Releases Border Patrol Report on Mexican Government Incursions Into the United States for Fiscal Year 2006 Of 29 Incidents, 17 Involved Armed Mexican Government Personnel WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - January 9, 2008) - Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released a U.S. Border Patrol report titled, "Mexican Government Incidents -- 2006 Fiscal Year Report," obtained under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). But for Judicial Watch's September, 2007 FOIA request, this information would not have been made public. The report describes 29 confirmed incidents in 2006 along the U.S....
  • Fence Work Starts on Goldwater Range (AZ/Mex Border)

    01/26/2007 7:03:36 AM PST · by USMCWife6869 · 3 replies · 508+ views
    Yuma Sun ^ | January 25, 2007 | JEFFREY GAUTREAUX
    "Rep. Raul Grijalva, who represents Yuma, came out against the decision, saying it was shortsighted to build walls that would harm endangered species and merely force people to cross at different parts of the border. In building the fence, Agen said, the federal government aims to match the correct infrastructure with the unique characteristics of the border. He said protecting the Goldwater Range is important because as an active bombing range, illegal immigrants are endangered and also hamper military training. "They have to stop training every time there is an incursion," he said.
  • Barriers at border go up as debate on effects goes on

    03/12/2006 4:05:09 AM PST · by Borax Queen · 21 replies · 1,047+ views
    The Arizona Daily Star ^ | 03.12.2006 | Mitch Tobin
    ORGAN PIPE CACTUS NATIONAL MONUMENT — While politicians in Phoenix and Congress talk about building a tall fence along Arizona's border with Mexico, workers here are completing a shorter and more modest obstacle. This low-slung vehicle barrier will do nothing to stop people from walking into Southern Arizona illegally. But on public lands where the obstacles are popping up, officials say the devices have succeeded in stopping the so-called drive-throughs that can imperil law enforcement and scar the thin-skinned desert for decades. Homeland Security and other officials have disclosed plans to build similar barriers along most of the border between...
  • Officials want action - Incursions by Mexican military focus of Congressional hearing (Send Troops!)

    02/08/2006 9:45:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 1,622+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 2/8/06 | Lisa Friedman
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. military should be called out to protect the U.S. border against military-style incursions from Mexico, the head of the Border Patrol union told a congressional homeland security committee Tuesday. TJ Bonner, president of the National Border Council that represents 10,500 agents, recommended active or reserve U.S. military units be stationed "on stand" at strategic locations along the border. "If the Mexican military is coming into the United States, our law enforcement agents do not have the training to deal with that," Bonner told the House Homeland Security subcommittee on Investigations. The proposal was one of several...
  • Mexico, U.S. work on halting incursions

    01/27/2006 5:10:46 AM PST · by Borax Queen · 20 replies · 696+ views
    The Arizona Daily Star ^ | 01.27.2006 | Stephanie Innes
    NOGALES, Ariz. -- Incursions of what appear to be Mexican military personnel on the American side of the border have been commonplace for years and have actually decreased since 2002, the U.S. Border Patrol chief said Thursday. Responding to reports this week that heavily armed drug smugglers wearing Mexican military gear confronted Texas and federal law enforcement before retreating across the Rio Grande, Chief David Aguilar said American officials will continue to work with the Mexican government to find a solution. "I feel confident that it will get the attention that's needed," said Aguilar. Aguilar said reports of incursions on...
  • Chertoff calls reports of Mexican military incursions overblown

    01/18/2006 5:40:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies · 1,526+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/18/06 | Elliot Spagat - ap
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Wednesday that reports of Mexican soldiers frequently crossing onto U.S. soil were overblown, calling many of those incursions innocent mistakes. "I think to create the image that somehow there is a deliberate effort by the Mexican military to cross the border would be to traffic in scare tactics," Chertoff told reporters in Washington. "We have a good relationship with the Mexicans and I think treating this as an alarmist issue that suggests we're in danger of some significant overreaching is not accurate and not helpful." Chertoff's remarks followed a newspaper...
  • Mexican Army Incursions Into The United States

    01/24/2004 9:54:01 AM PST · by Happy2BMe · 92 replies · 25,462+ views
    Incursions During his travels along the border, Rep. Tancredo learned that the Mexican Army and Law Enforcement Agencies routinely make "incursions" into the U.S. A total of 23 were confirmed by the U.S. government in 2001, and there have been over 115 since 1996. The purpose of these incursions is not totally understood, but U.S. officials have speculated that they are designed to help facilitate the flow of illegal drugs into America, either by creating a diversion or by providing cover for the traffickers.When Rep. Tancredo sent a letter to the Mexican government, the Embassy in Washington, DC sent...
  • Congressmen Tom Tancredo on Greta Van Sustren show (What happened to the other scheduled guest?)

    05/14/2002 1:38:43 AM PDT · by healey22 · 2 replies · 275+ views
    email from Tancredo's Capital update | May 13, 2002 | email
    TUNE in to FOX NEWS TONIGHT TO SEE CONGRESSMAN TANCREDO LIVE on GRETA VAN SESTEREN'S, "ON THE RECORD", at 8:30PM MDT (10:30PM EDT). TOPIC IS TODAY'S WASHINGTON TIMES ARTICLE BELOW: Other guests (at this time) include: Keith Weeks, patrol agent and vice president of Local 1613 of the National Border Patrol Council in California (quoted in article below). Mexican soldiers in border crossings By Steve Miller THE WASHINGTON TIMES Heavily armed Mexican soldiers and police are crossing the U.S. border repeatedly, provoking charges from Capitol Hill that they are providing cover for drug smugglers and illegal immigrants. Last year, there...