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  • ...Scrambling to Solve Mystery Just Miles From U.S.... Border After Gunmen Take At Least 19 People

    03/16/2019 5:26:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    ktla ^ | 03/16/2018
    Masked gunmen barged onto a bus in northern Mexico, carrying a list of names. They left without firing a single shot, taking at least 19 passengers with them as they sped away from the scene. And so far, they seem to have vanished without a trace. Gunmen intercepted the bus March 7 along the highway that connects San Fernando, a town in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, with the city of Reynosa, which sits across the US border from McAllen, Texas. Officials at first tried to downplay the possibility the migrants were kidnapped... Rafael Alonso Hernandez Lopez, who directs...
  • A Texas mayor explains why the wall is good for his small town

    01/27/2019 6:30:53 PM PST · by Coleus · 1 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 01.12.19 | Paul Mulshine
    LOS INDIOS, Texas – Photographer Andre Malok and I were three days into traveling the banks of the Rio Grande before we saw any sort of wall along the Mexican border. We finally saw one in McAllen. So did half the TV crews in Texas. It was Thursday, the day President Trump came to this border town to give a speech on his current tiff with Congress over $5 billion in funding for a border “wall” – or “fence” – or whatever. The day before, Andre and I had driven along 150 miles of border without seeing any barriers at...
  • Second border wall contract for $167M of construction through Mid-Valley cities

    11/14/2018 3:33:34 PM PST · by BeauBo · 25 replies
    Brownsville Herald ^ | November 14, 2018 | STAFF REPORT
    Federal officials have approved another border wall contract, this one for the $167 million construction of 8 miles of levee wall system in the Rio Grande Valley. Awarded Nov. 11 to Galveston-based SLSCO, the project dubbed RGV-02 consists of construction in the Hidalgo County cities of Alamo, Donna, Weslaco, Progreso and Mercedes... Reinforced concrete levee wall will be constructed to reach the height of the existing levee in addition to steel bollards measuring 18 feet high being installed atop the concrete wall...
  • Melania Trump Makes Surprise Visit to Detained Children and Law Enforcement at the Border

    06/21/2018 10:31:29 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Jun 2018 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump revealed on Thursday that First Lady Melania Trump was at the Southern border, visiting facilities detaining children who entered the country illegally. The president revealed the nature of her trip during a cabinet meeting at the White House. “It really bothered her … as it bothered me, as it bothered everybody at this table,” Trump said. “We’re all bothered by it.” The First Lady’s Communications Director Stephanie Grisham spoke about the trip during the flight to Texas with reporters. “She wanted to see everything for herself. … She supports family reunification. She thinks that it’s important that...
  • 9 dead in shootouts with Mexican marines in border city

    02/18/2017 5:52:50 AM PST · by csvset · 4 replies
    MYSA ^ | 18 feb 2017
    <p>MEXICO CITY (AP) — Five suspects and a taxi driver were killed in two shootouts between drug cartel gunmen and marines Friday in the border city of Reynosa in northern Mexico.</p> <p>The government of Tamaulipas state, where Reynosa is located across the border from McAllen, Texas, said another three people died late Thursday in other confrontations.</p>
  • Sarah Palin Reveals DAMNING Secret On Cruz’s Past During Speech, He DIDN’T Want This Out

    04/02/2016 10:42:10 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 129 replies
    Ending the Fed ^ | 4/2/2016
    While stumping for GOP front-runner Donald Trump, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was speaking to a group of mostly establishment conservatives, and she ended up silencing the room after revealing a damning secret about Sen. Ted Cruz’s past that he didn’t want out. During her speech, the audience remained quite quiet as Palin explained to them the importance of not falling for deception, which they would be doing if the supported Cruz and his weak and opportunistic position on immigration. Evidence of his position, as Palin explained to the crowd, was when he accompanied Glenn Beck in McAllen, Texas to...
  • Airplane Full of Illegal Immigrants Seized at Texas Border

    09/10/2015 7:02:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 49 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 9/10/15 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    Federal authorities have seized a private airplane full of illegal immigrants. The aircraft was being used in an attempt to smuggle seven illegal immigrants from the Texas border into the interior U.S. to avoid immigration checkpoints. The arrests of the seven illegal immigrants and seizure of the airplane took place on Sunday morning following a routine inspection at the McAllen Miller International airport, information released by the Air and Marine branch of U.S. Customs and Border Protection revealed.It was during that inspection that authorities found the illegal immigrants hiding inside a Beech King Air E90 aircraft. The airplane’s pilot, a...
  • Chris Christie Just Went Out of His Way to Trash Jeb Bush

    08/26/2015 4:26:25 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 13 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Aug. 26, 2015 | COLIN CAMPBELL
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) went out of his way to slam former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) during a Tuesday night interview. Christie brought up his presidential rival on Fox News when he was asked how GOP candidates should strike the right balance on immigration issues. "You don't need to be pandering to one way or the other. I'll tell the way you don't do it: You don't do focus-group-tested trips to the border, speak Spanish, and then criticize Asians. I mean, I don't think that's the way you do it," Christie replied. This was a direct reference...
  • BORDER PATROL AGENT FIRES AT ARMED MILITIA MEMBER

    08/29/2014 7:00:47 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 88 replies
    AP ^ | August 29, 2014 | BY CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN
    McALLEN, Texas (AP) -- A Border Patrol agent pursuing a group of immigrants in a wooded area near the Texas-Mexico border on Friday fired several shots at an armed man who later identified himself as a militia member. Border Patrol spokesman Omar Zamora said agents had been chasing a group of immigrants east of Brownsville Friday afternoon when an agent saw a man holding a gun near the Rio Grande. The agent fired four shots, but did not hit the man. The man then dropped his gun and identified himself as a member of a militia. Zamora said no other...
  • Free Republic Eyes On The Border: After Action Report

    07/28/2014 9:59:55 AM PDT · by humblegunner · 104 replies
    First Hand Observation | 7/28/2014 | humblegunner
    This past weekend, 7/26 and 7/27, Jim & Chris Robinson, Syncro & I met up near McAllen, Texas to observe first-hand the situation at the border along the Rio Grande. My report is as follows: Border Patrol Station Operations: Friday and Saturday we set about observation of the McAllen Border Patrol Station at 3000 West Military Hwy. Buses were indeed seen leaving at intervals throughout the day. It was mentioned on this thread that a warehouse was being used to stage illegals for transport elsewhere. Its location had been reported as 3700 W. Ursula Ave (Thanks to Buckeye Texan here)....
  • Congressman at Border: 'Obama Begging to Be Impeached'

    07/26/2014 12:25:54 PM PDT · by kristinn · 125 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Saturday, July 26, 2014 | Jerome Corsi
    McALLEN, Texas – Observing what he could only describe as “chaos on the border” during a midnight tour of the Rio Grande on Friday, Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, concluded, “President Obama is begging to be impeached.” “For all I know, Obama is preparing to process five million illegal immigrant kids and teenagers into the United States,” Stockman said upon observing border operations near McAllen, Texas. “He wants us to impeach him now,” Stockman theorized, “before the midterm election because his senior advisors believe that is the only chance the Democratic Party has to avoid a major electoral defeat. Evidently Obama...
  • Protest Obama's Texas Rio Grande Valley Border Crisis and Illegal Alien Invasion of America

    07/20/2014 2:49:43 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 191 replies
    July 19, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    Calling all citizens and patriots! Protest Obama's lawlessness on the border! Prepare to defend the border, repel invaders!! Obama's continuing lawlessness is totally out of control and is now threatening our very existence as a free Republic. Not only is he not securing the border, he's doing the exact opposite. They tried getting a "Dream Act" through the congress to give amnesty to young illegal aliens, but it was rejected by the representatives of we the people in congress, so the president has unconstitutionally "passed" his own "Dream Act" and is now enforcing it rather than the immigration laws legally...
  • Protest against Obama's illegal alien invasion, Sacramento, July 19, 2014

    07/19/2014 7:06:31 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 49 replies
    July 19, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    We had about a hundred people present at our anti-illegal alien protest in Sacramento today. We had people representing Oath Keepers, Overpasses for America, Free Republic and other groups, including a contingent of volunteers from the Bolinas Border Patrol. There was only one counter protester that I'm aware of and in the end she gave in and took up an American flag and a "Secure the Borders" sign. I overheard her say, "OMG, I've always been a flaming liberal and now I'm a member of the tea party!" But she was also an admitted lunatic and possibly an escapee from...
  • USA's 'Most Privileged' Illegal Immigrant Stuck In Texas Border Town

    07/13/2014 4:16:32 PM PDT · by WVKayaker · 20 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 7/13/2014 | TONY LEE
    ...Vargas conceded that he does "not have a single U.S. government-issued ID" and, like most of the country's eleven million illegal immigrants, does not have a driver's license. But Vargas notes ever since he came out as an illegal immigrant in a New York Times magazine profile, "I’ve been the most privileged undocumented immigrant in the country." ...
  • Scabies-Infected Illegal Immigrants Pass Infestation to US Law Enforcement

    05/27/2014 9:26:07 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 5-27-14 | Kristin Tate
    Several U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) sector have reportedly contracted scabies from contact with detained illegal immigrants. According to a report by Action 4 News, about 10-15 percent of apprehended illegal immigrants have scabies in the RVG area. "A lot of people [are] coming in with the disease, and it seems to be spreading, not just within the McAllen station, but throughout the Valley and to some of our agents," Chris Cabrera, a spokesman for the National Border Patrol Council, told the local media outlet. Zack Taylor, Chairman of the National Association of Former Border...
  • DAY 3: THREE more abortion centers — CLOSED!

    03/10/2014 7:02:45 PM PDT · by Coleus · 19 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 03.07.14 | Shawn Carney - 40 Days for Life
    Now isn’t that some great news? Reports have been rolling in from Texas – the state where 40 Days for Life began – that abortion facilities are shutting down left and right. The latest closures include three businesses where faithful 40 Days for Life volunteers have prayed on the sidewalks outside for years. Plus – there’s another abortion center where volunteers are very hopeful that the business they’re praying in front of will soon join the list. Here are the details.——————————————————- BEAUMONT, McALLEN AND HARLINGEN, TEXAS ——————————————————-The three businesses closing are Whole Woman’s Health in Beaumont and McAllen, along with...
  • MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow’s Show Calls Abortion Practitioners Heroes

    03/08/2014 8:02:44 AM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Abortion practitioners across the country are responsible for nearly 57 million abortions. They kill unborn babies on a daily basis, kill and injure women in failed abortions, and leave women, men, and families dealing with devastating mental health and spiritual issues as a result. While a majority of Americans oppose abortion and believe abortions ought to be illegal, MSNBC held a segment calling abortion practitioners heroes. The Maddow show story focused on the anger abortion advocates have over pro-life laws in Texas and other states resulting in closing abortion businesses because they can’t seem to follow the law. As Texas...
  • Police Arrest Illegal Aliens With Ties To Massive Target Credit Card Breach

    01/20/2014 6:47:48 PM PST · by montag813 · 27 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-20-2014 | TRN
    Police have arrested two Mexican illegal aliens on fraud charges in the first arrests tied to the December Target credit card breach -- a stark reminder of the frequent involvement of illegal immigration and identity theft in the U.S.On Sunday, Police arrested 27-year-old Mary Carmen Garcia and 28-year-old Daniel Guardiola Dominguez both from Monterrey as they tried to cross into the U.S. from Reynosa with 96 fraudulent credit credit cards in their possession, said Police Chief Victor Rodriguez. Account information stolen during the Target security breach was used to produce the credit cards. The illegals, both from Monterrey, Mexico, used cards...
  • Open Carry Texas Holds Rally at McAllen Police Department; Updates to the Horton Arrest

    08/20/2013 9:35:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    nogreatercause ^ | 11 August, 2013 | NA
    Open Carry Texas Members and Supporters Rally at the McAllen Police DepartmentOpen Carry Texas member and supporters rallied at the McAllen Police Department Saturday where member Zach Horton was arrested earlier in the week for what appears to be doing nothing more than following the law.The rally, dubbed “Come and Take It McAllen,” brought a crowd of 75-100 people at it’s peak, many of whom were legally openly carrying rifles in accordance with state law. The event was peaceful and drew Open Carry Texas members from across the state as well as local members and supporters in the Rio Grande...
  • TX:Gun owners plan protest at McAllen PD after activist arrested

    08/10/2013 4:03:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    themonitor.com ^ | 8 August, 2013 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    McALLEN — Organizers expect more than 100 gun owners to gather Saturday at the McAllen police station to protest the arrest of a gun rights activist who sought to photograph himself outside the Police Department with a rifle slung across his back. Zach William Horton, 37, had been traveling for work throughout the Rio Grande Valley, stopping at various police departments along the way and taking photographs outside them with his rifle. In McAllen, the effort landed him in jail. It’s a legal practice in Texas, which is an open carry state for rifles but not for handguns, said Robert...