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  • Detention squeeze forces illegals back on streets

    06/08/2005 12:53:57 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 9 replies · 421+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, June 8, 2005 | By Jerry Seper
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES More than 70 percent of the 98,000 illegal aliens detained so far this year by the U.S. Border Patrol from countries other than Mexico were released almost immediately onto the streets of America because of a lack of detention facilities, federal authorities said yesterday. Under questioning by members of two Senate subcommittees, Border Patrol Chief David V. Aguilar said agents in Texas alone were experiencing a near threefold increase in the number of illegals known as "other than Mexican," or OTMs. But because of a lack of detention beds, he said, "there is no place to put...
  • Slave-keeper returned to U.S.

    06/02/2005 11:29:58 AM PDT · by JZelle · 15 replies · 896+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 6-2-05 | Jerry Seper
    A naturalized U.S. citizen from Cameroon who fled last year to her home country after being convicted in Maryland of enslaving an 11-year-old girl has been returned to the United States to serve a 17-year prison sentence. Theresa Mubang, 42, was returned Saturday after being detained in Cameroon at the request of the U.S. government, said Manny Van Pelt, spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). "Cooperation between Cameroon and the United States has ensured Mubang will serve the prison term she earned," said Marcy Forman, who heads ICE's Office of Investigations.
  • Border vigil planned for California

    05/19/2005 4:40:38 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 21 replies · 351+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 19, 2005 | Jerry Seper
    Minuteman organizer James T. Gilchrist, whose 850 volunteers shut down the flow of illegal aliens along a 23-mile section of Arizona-Mexico border last month, has joined forces with another citizens group to help organize a new border vigil in California -- beginning in August. The Minuteman Project has reached an agreement with the Friends of the Border Patrol (FBP) to help promote a new "border watch" aimed at assisting U.S. Border Patrol agents in apprehending illegal aliens on the California border near San Diego. Click to Visit FBP Chairman Andy Ramirez said more than 500 volunteers have signed up to...
  • PAPER: Border Patrol told to stand down in Arizona

    05/12/2005 8:49:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 212 replies · 4,077+ views
    PAPER: Border Patrol told to stand down in Arizona... Border Patrol agents have been ordered not to arrest illegal aliens along the section of the Arizona border where protesters patrolled last month because an increase in apprehensions there would prove the effectiveness of Minuteman volunteers, WASHINGTON TIMES has learned.... Developing...
  • Border Patrol told to stand down in Arizona

    05/13/2005 4:18:57 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 15 replies · 1,086+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 13, 2005 | Jerry Seper
    U.S. Border Patrol agents have been ordered not to arrest illegal aliens along the section of the Arizona border where protesters patrolled last month because an increase in apprehensions there would prove the effectiveness of Minuteman volunteers, The Washington Times has learned. More than a dozen agents, all of whom asked not to be identified for fear of retribution, said orders relayed by Border Patrol supervisors at the Naco, Ariz., station made it clear that arrests were "not to go up" along the 23-mile section of border that the volunteers monitored to protest illegal immigration. "It was clear to everyone...
  • Organizer of vigil pledges to resist entry of illegals

    05/12/2005 11:43:54 PM PDT · by kingattax · 16 replies · 493+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 13, 2005 | Jerry Seper
    Minuteman Project organizer Chris Simcox told a House committee yesterday that Americans are tired of waiting for the government to secure the nation's borders and that he and other civilian volunteers will continue efforts to shut down the flow of illegal aliens into the United States. "We've written letters, sent faxes and e-mails, made countless calls and held town hall meetings about what is not just a public safety issue but a national security concern," Mr. Simcox told members of the House Government Reform Committee. "But we're done waiting for you to do the job of securing our borders. "While...
  • Border Patrol told to stand down in Arizona

    05/13/2005 8:33:30 AM PDT · by Ramonan · 19 replies · 1,119+ views
    WashTimes ^ | May 13, 2005 | Jerry Seper
    U.S. Border Patrol agents have been ordered not to arrest illegal aliens along the section of the Arizona border where protesters patrolled last month because an increase in apprehensions there would prove the effectiveness of Minuteman volunteers, The Washington Times has learned. More than a dozen agents, all of whom asked not to be identified for fear of retribution, said orders relayed by Border Patrol supervisors at the Naco, Ariz., station made it clear that arrests were "not to go up" along the 23-mile section of border that the volunteers monitored to protest illegal immigration. "It was clear to everyone...
  • Border Patrol in AZ told to stand down to make Minuteman Project Look Ineffective

    05/13/2005 11:49:39 AM PDT · by altsehastiin · 17 replies · 778+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5/13/05 | Jerry Seper
    Border Patrol told to stand down in Arizona By Jerry Seper THE WASHINGTON TIMES U.S. Border Patrol agents have been ordered not to arrest illegal aliens along the section of the Arizona border where protesters patrolled last month because an increase in apprehensions there would prove the effectiveness of Minuteman volunteers, The Washington Times has learned. More than a dozen agents, all of whom asked not to be identified for fear of retribution, said orders relayed by Border Patrol supervisors at the Naco, Ariz., station made it clear that arrests were "not to go up" along the 23-mile section of...
  • Border Patrol told to stand down in Arizona

    05/13/2005 4:36:25 AM PDT · by strategofr · 145 replies · 2,248+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | May 13, 2005 | By Jerry Seper
    U.S. Border Patrol agents have been ordered not to arrest illegal aliens along the section of the Arizona border where protesters patrolled last month because an increase in apprehensions there would prove the effectiveness of Minuteman volunteers, The Washington Times has learned. More than a dozen agents, all of whom asked not to be identified for fear of retribution, said orders relayed by Border Patrol supervisors at the Naco, Ariz., station made it clear that arrests were "not to go up" along the 23-mile section of border that the volunteers monitored to protest illegal immigration. "It was clear to everyone...
  • Border Patrol told to stand down in Arizona

    05/12/2005 10:05:40 PM PDT · by Spiff · 241 replies · 8,857+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 13 May 2005 | Jerry Seper
    U.S. Border Patrol agents have been ordered not to arrest illegal aliens along the section of the Arizona border where protesters patrolled last month because an increase in apprehensions there would prove the effectiveness of Minuteman volunteers, The Washington Times has learned.
  • Homeland Security bars organizer of Minutemen

    05/09/2005 12:53:30 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 19 replies · 768+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, May 9, 2005 | By Jerry Seper
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES Newspaper publisher Chris Simcox, who helped organize last month's Minuteman vigils and promised more in the future, was denied access to a Department of Homeland Security press conference in Arizona last week. Mr. Simcox, who writes for, edits and owns the Tombstone, Ariz., Tumbleweed, wants the American Civil Liberties Union to determine whether his First Amendment free-press rights were violated. He said the Border Patrol refused to let him attend the Thursday press conference featuring Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, who spoke in Douglas, Ariz., on the need for additional agents and increased technology to gain control...
  • Civilian-built spy aircraft monitors U.S. southern border

    04/26/2005 3:33:46 AM PDT · by iso · 10 replies · 675+ views
    Civilian-built spy aircraft monitors U.S. southern border By Jerry Seper The Washington Times Published April 24, 2005 PALOMINAS, Ariz. -- With a 10-foot wingspan, the ability to reach speeds of 65 mph, onboard cameras and heat-seeking devices, the Border Hawk could become the newest weapon in the government's effort to shut down illegal aliens and drug smugglers. That's what Chuck Floyd, a retired U.S. Army officer who lives in Maryland and visited last week with the Minuteman Project volunteers here, thinks about a drone airplane being tested in a dusty desert field just north of the Mexican border. "This airplane...
  • Minutemen pronounce border vigil a success

    04/19/2005 12:38:58 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 16 replies · 929+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, April 19, 2005 | By Jerry Seper
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES PALOMINAS, Ariz. -- Minuteman Project organizers yesterday declared victory after shutting down a 20-mile stretch of the Arizona border to illegal aliens, but promised to rally "tens of thousands" of new volunteers for a blockade this fall on the U.S.-Mexico border from California to Texas. "We did in our first 10 days what the federal government and Congress couldn't do over the past 10 years," Minuteman founder James T. Gilchrist told a cheering crowd of 100 volunteers gathered at a meeting in the organization's guarded base camp mess hall. "This has been a successful and bloodless effort,...
  • Border patrols inspire imitation (Minuteman Project Bump!)

    04/15/2005 10:40:06 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 105 replies · 2,345+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 04/16/05 | Jerry Seper
    NACO, Ariz. -- The Minuteman Project border vigil, which has nearly shut down a 20-mile corridor of the U.S.-Mexico border to illegal aliens, has spawned the creation of similar civilian patrols from California to Texas. One of the new patrols, known as the "Yuma Patriots," was scheduled to begin operations today along the U.S.-Mexico border south of Yuma, Ariz., to curb rising numbers of illegal aliens flooding into southwestern Arizona.
  • Cong. Tancredo declares Minuteman Project a success

    04/13/2005 3:50:30 PM PDT · by arnoldpalmerfan · 41 replies · 1,187+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 13, 2005 | Jerry Seper
    "The chairman of the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus [Cong. Tom Tancredo] yesterday declared the 'Minuteman Project' border vigil a success and invited its organizers to Washington next week to meet with members of Congress."
  • Mexican cops warn migrants at border (Minuteman reduce migrants by 50%)

    04/07/2005 8:06:15 AM PDT · by protest1 · 59 replies · 1,230+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 7, 2005 | Jerry Seper
    The Mexican government has been distributing a red flier headlined "¡Peligro!" meaning "danger," and featuring an icon of two crossed rifles. The flier warns readers that hundreds of "vigilantes," whom it says could be armed but are not part of the U.S. Border Patrol, will guard that segment of the border 24 hours a day all month. Enrique Enriques Palafox, a commander of Grupo Beta, a Mexican government-funded humanitarian organization, said his group wants to protect the migrants and is willing to "terrify" them into delaying their journey. "We know [the Minuteman volunteers] are armed and our job is to...
  • Protest targets border staffing

    02/09/2005 12:28:07 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 15 replies · 392+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, February 9, 2005 | By Jerry Seper
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES The number of volunteers preparing to form a monthlong blockade on part of the Arizona-Mexico border in protest of the Bush administration's failure to increase Border Patrol manpower has doubled to more than 400, a protest organizer said yesterday. Noting that President Bush this week proposed in his 2006 budget the hiring of only 210 new Border Patrol agents, protest organizer Chris Simcox said the decision "clarified our message" that Mr. Bush has "once again ignored the will of the people." The intelligence overhaul bill, signed into law by Mr. Bush, had authorized 2,000 new agents for...
  • ACLU to keep tabs on protest

    03/21/2005 11:19:01 AM PST · by tomball · 94 replies · 2,464+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 21, 2005 | Jerry Seper
    The American Civil Liberties Union has warned the 950 volunteers expected to take part next month in an Arizona border vigil against illegal immigration that it is assigning monitors to ensure none of the aliens are abused.  . . . . . Geronimo Gutierrez, undersecretary for North American affairs at Mexico's Foreign Ministry, wrote that actions by the volunteers "could be in violation of federal and state laws to the detriment of Mexican citizens," adding that Mexico did not want "the rights of its citizens transgressed." Meanwhile, the ACLU of Arizona announced it was training legal observers to follow...
  • Abu Ali Linked to Saudi Arabia Al Qaeda Leader

    02/28/2005 4:14:56 AM PST · by Coop · 10 replies · 440+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2/28/05 | Jerry Seper
    A Falls Church man accused of conspiring to assassinate President Bush met several times with an al Qaeda leader in Saudi Arabia who once was the target of a global manhunt and a key suspect in an attack that killed nine Americans in Riyadh, law-enforcement authorities said. Ahmed Omar Abul Ali, scheduled for a detention hearing tomorrow in federal court on charges of providing material support to al Qaeda, met with Zubayr al-Rimi in Saudi Arabia between September 2002 and June 2003...
  • Ex-troops aiding drug traffickers

    02/24/2005 8:14:49 AM PST · by tomball · 39 replies · 653+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | February 24, 2005 | Jerry Seper
    Former Mexican soldiers, police and federal agents, originally trained as an elite force of anti-drug commandos, are working as mercenaries for Mexican narcotics traffickers, bringing a new wave of drug-related killings into the United States, authorities said. Law-enforcement and intelligence officials said the well-armed gang, known as the "Zetas," is linked to hundreds of killings and dozens of kidnappings on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, particularly over a wide area of southeastern Texas from Laredo to Brownsville and in cities throughout Mexico. In protecting established drug corridors into the United States, gang leaders have targeted U.S. Border Patrol...