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  • Michele Bachmann: What I Saw at the U.S.-Mexico Border

    07/31/2014 10:03:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/31/2014 | Michele Bachmann
    This past weekend I did what President Obama refused to do during his recent trip to Texas—I visited the U.S-Mexico border. I knew that the border crisis was serious, but nothing could have prepared me for just how bad this situation truly is. The results of the Obama administration’s lawlessness when it comes to enforcing existing immigration laws were magnified in the Rio Grande Valley, where Congressman Steve King and I visited a number of facilities and met with local, state, and federal officials. What we saw was people processing, not border security. Americans would be shocked to learn that...
  • Moses the Unaccompanied Minor and the Ten Plagues

    07/26/2014 11:54:08 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 27. 2014 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    On behalf of illegal unaccompanied minors flooding our southern border, liberals are currently citing Jesus in Matthew 19:14 saying, “Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” Using that particular verse is problematic because America is not the “kingdom of heaven,” and regardless of the age or economic status of the children, Jesus would never approve of the type of lawless chaos the left is currently promoting. Nonetheless, that has not curtailed the sermonizing of Biblical scholar/House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Recently, by quoting the Conference Bishops, a group...
  • Surge to the Border -- Crisis or Reunion?

    07/24/2014 3:14:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    Why isn't Mexico doing more to deter unaccompanied minors from Central America from traversing Mexico to cross the U.S.-Mexico border? If this is a humanitarian crisis, then shouldn't Mexico be taking in its neighbors? Mexico's secretary of foreign affairs, Jose Antonio Meade, met with the San Francisco Chronicle editorial board Tuesday, so I had a chance to ask him. His answer was instructive: Mexico offers health services for migrants passing through the country, he said, but when Mexican officials "find an unaccompanied minor within Mexico, he doesn't want to stay in Mexico." And: "At the core of the child's interest...
  • Minors at border should be thought of as refugees, speakers say

    07/09/2014 6:53:17 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 41 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 7/9/14 | Patricia Zapor
    From the head of the U.S. agency in charge of the welfare of more than 50,000 Central American children who have been apprehended at the Mexican border, to the Honduran cardinal who heads the international Catholic relief agency, Caritas, the message was clear, those minors are as much refugees as the people fleeing upheaval in Syria or South Sudan. “How are these children different from refugees from Sudan” or other war-torn countries, asked Eskinder Negash, director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, known as ORR, in the Department of Health and Human Services. “Regardless of whether they have family here,...
  • League City [TX] bans undocumented children

    07/09/2014 2:34:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 9, 2014 | Cindy George
    ".....More than 25 residents spoke during the public comment section of Tuesday's council meeting, which followed a public workshop on Monday night. The resolution passed 6-2. Council members Thiess, Dan Becker, Todd Kinsey, Geri Bentley, Andy Mann and Mayor Timothy Paulissen voted in favor while council members Dennis OKeeffe and Joanna Dawson were opposed. Before the vote, Thiess announced that a similar measure based on the League City proposal was passed by Galveston County commissioners on Tuesday afternoon........"
  • A Warning from South of the Border to Grip our Wallets

    06/21/2014 12:56:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Most news from our southern border means another raid on our wallets. “How many millions (billions) will this one cost us?” we wonder about “processing” (one way or the other) the latest invasion by hapless “Latino” children. You can’t help but feel for the children, but instinctively know the real beneficiaries of all the “processing” will be the corrupt, fat- cat politicians whose own policies stifle economic growth down there, hence preventing any competition to their crony capitalism. But no problemo! Because they can always rid themselves of the resulting underclass at our expense. Given recent history and current U.S....
  • How to Get Sgt. Tahmoorissi Home

    06/10/2014 11:44:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    I’ve written about the plight of U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi for weeks now. It’s a sad story. It’s made even sadder by President Obama’s terrible trade for what appears to be a deserter and traitor, while he allows a true hero to languish behind bars in Mexico. Tahmoorsessi is being falsely imprisoned by our “friend” and neighbor Mexico. He’s been mistreated, beaten and some would say tortured. I’ve already suggested what should be done to free this Marine hero - warn the President of Mexico that every option is on the table until we get our Marine hero back....
  • Obama Gives Boehner One More Chance to Pass Immigration (Updated)

    05/28/2014 5:35:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Roll Call ^ | May 28, 2014 | Steven Dennis
    UPDATE: The gesture didn’t elicit a positive reaction from the Ohio Republican. Updated 8:20 a.m. May 28 | President Barack Obama won’t act to reduce deportations on his own until the end of the summer — giving Speaker John A. Boehner one more chance to vote on an immigration overhaul. Two administration officials confirmed that the president has directed Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to hold off on releasing the results of his review of immigration policy in the meantime. The hope in the White House is that once Republican primary season largely wraps up on June 10, Boehner will...
  • House approves $40 billion cut in food stamps for the poor

    09/19/2013 3:48:39 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 92 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 19, 2013 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - The Republican-run House of Representatives voted to cut spending on food stamps for the poor by $40 billion on Thursday, defying a veto threat from the White House in the name of fiscal reform. Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the driving force behind the legislation, said "it's wrong for working, middle-class people to pay" for abuse of the program, whose costs have skyrocketed in recent years. Democrats pointed to nonpartisan estimates that the bill would end benefits to 4 million needy people in 2014.
  • Texas Congressman Says Terrorists Taught to 'Act' Hispanic To Enter U.S.

    04/18/2013 5:33:33 PM PDT · by Cindy · 14 replies
    FOX NEWS LATINO ^ | April 18, 2013 | By Elizabeth Llorente
    "Texas Congressman Says Terrorists Taught to 'Act' Hispanic To Enter U.S." SNIPPET: ""We know that Al Qaeda has camps over with the drug cartels on the other side of the Mexican border,” U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert said on C-SPAN. “We know that people are being trained to come in and act like they're Hispanic when they're radical Islamist."" SNIPPET: "Gohmert, who is vice chairman of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, said during the interview that while the United States should continue welcoming immigrants, it also needs to be highly vigilant about its borders."
  • 'Please spare my little girl': How Mexico's fearless female mayor sacrificed herself...

    11/27/2012 3:04:15 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 74 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11/26/2012 | Sam Webb
    The woman mayor who was kidnapped and murdered by a Mexican drug gang pleaded with her attackers for her young daughter’s life, it emerged today. Maria Santos Gorrostieta, who had already survived two assassination attempts, was driving the child to school at around 8.30am when she was ambushed by a car in the city of Morelia. The 36-year-old was hauled from her vehicle and physically assaulted as horrified witnesses watched, according to newspaper El Universal. They described how she begged for her child to be left alone and then appeared to get into her abductors’ car willingly. The little girl...
  • U.S. uses excessive force along Mexican border: U.N. (High Commissioner for Human Rights)

    10/18/2012 4:38:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/18/12 | Stephanie Nebehay, Reuters
    GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States has used excessive force against immigrants along the Mexican border and should cooperate in investigating border killings, including those of many young people, the top United Nations human rights official said on Thursday. "There have been very many young people, teenagers, who have been killed at the border," Navi Pillay, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, told a news conference. "The reports reaching me are that there has been excessive use of force by the U.S. border patrols while they are enforcing the immigration laws," she added. The family of a Mexican teen...
  • Panetta: African terrorists a real concern

    10/18/2011 11:46:45 AM PDT · by AfricanChristian · 15 replies
    (CBS News) Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said recently that al Qaeda terrorists may regroup in Africa, and that is why the U.S. is sending 100 Special Forces troops to one of the most violent places on Earth. The first 40 Americans have arrived in the region that includes South Sudan, scene of a long running civil war, and the Congo, site of the deadliest conflict since World War II. CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley sat down with Panetta, who said the Americans will train local forces to fight terrorists, including al Qaeda. Pelley: You're sending a hundred troops...
  • Perry Open to Further Intervention in Mexico’s Drug War

    10/01/2011 3:12:56 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    The Caucus Blog, NYT ^ | October 1, 2011 | Rich Oppel
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — Gov. Rick Perry of Texas said on Saturday that as president, he would consider sending American troops into Mexico to help defeat drug cartels and improve border security. He indicated that any such action would be done “in concert” with the Mexican government. “It may require our military in Mexico working in concert with them to kill these drug cartels and to keep them off of our border and to destroy their network,” Mr. Perry said during a campaign appearance here. “I don’t know all the different scenarios that would be out there,” he said. “But I...
  • WikiLeaks: U.S. Tries To Keep Truth About Border Violence From The American People

    09/11/2011 7:32:27 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 13 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 09/11/11 | Friends of Ours
    WikiLeaks has dumped another batch of State Department cables, and among them are communications which shed some light on a number of controversial issues involving the drug cartels on the south side of the border. * * * Perhaps the most disturbing cable reveals an effort by the United States to keep the border violence out of the American press. On Feburary 15, 2010 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attended a ceremonial event on the international bridge between the sister cities of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico and Laredo, TX which was hit with stray bullets during a gun battle the prior evening,...
  • Cop accused of lying about citizenship to join FBI

    06/07/2011 2:18:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | June 6, 2011 | Guillermo Contreras
    ........The Iranian-born officer, now a U.S. citizen, was taken to federal court in San Antonio late Friday on a charge of making false statements about his citizenship to get a job in law enforcement. He was released on $50,000 unsecured bond following a hearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge John Primomo. If convicted, Amrollah could face up to five years in prison. ........The FBI claims Amrollah lied about his U.S. citizenship in applications to be a jailer, a police officer and, most recently, an FBI agent. In April 2010, the affidavit said, Amrollah e-mailed the FBI expressing interest in attending WMD...
  • Watch-list suspects raise alert at border

    03/29/2011 2:38:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 28, 2011 | Stewart M. Powell
    WASHINGTON — Nearly 900 "special interest aliens" from 35 nations with suspected ties to terrorism have been apprehended along the border between Texas and California over the past 17 months, the Lone Star State being the land route of choice, according to a Border Patrol report obtained by the Chronicle. The arrests include the high-profile case of former Montreal imam Said Jaziri, a native of the watch-list country of Tunisia, who was arrested for unlawful entry by the U.S. Border Patrol near San Diego in January. ..."There are a lot of people crossing the border who came from scary parts...
  • Arizona governor countersues federal government (For failing to secure Mexican border)

    02/11/2011 7:24:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 02/11/2011 | JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press
    PHOENIX – Gov. Jan Brewer sued the federal government Thursday for failing to control Arizona's border with Mexico and enforce immigration laws, and for sticking the state with huge costs associated with jailing illegal immigrants who commit crimes. The lawsuit claims the federal government has failed to protect Arizona from an "invasion" of illegal immigrants. It seeks increased reimbursements and extra safeguards, such as additional border fences. Brewer's court filing serves as a countersuit in the federal government's legal challenge to Arizona's new enforcement immigration law. The U.S. Justice Department is seeking to invalidate the law. "Because the federal government...
  • Hezbollah terrorists entering US through Mexican border; Obama ignores evidence

    11/29/2010 4:23:05 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 20 replies · 2+ views
    Examiner ^ | November 29, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Hezbollah terrorists are entering the US through the Mexican border, yet the Obama Administration ignores the evidence. Americans should now not only be vigilant against illegal immigrants crossing the border from Mexico (and bringing with them all their lovely crime, diseases and salary depreciation). They should also be vigilant against a second headache that is piggybacking its way into the US through the underground tunnels that drug cartels normally use to gain entry into the US. According to a congresswoman who has seen evidence from the Drug Enforcement Agency, this additional problem of the porous US-Mexican border is a worrisome...
  • America On The Brink Of Nuclear Destruction?

    08/30/2010 5:50:24 AM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 97 replies
    The Silent majority ^ | 08-30-10 | J. D. Longstreet
    “ … intelligence reports from various sources say al Qaeda has already smuggled from 7 to 70 nuclear weapons into the country across the Mexican border. American intelligence experts believe the number to be closer to 7 than 70 but admit the threat is very real.” (SOURCE) “ … Intelligence information from captured al Qaeda documents, computers, and operatives indicates that al Qaeda has targeted 9 American Cities for nuclear attack.” (SOURCE) While the Obama Regime fiddles modern day Rome is about to burn. Iran is quickly, quickly, reaching the point at which they can produce an atomic bomb. Never...
  • McCain: Mexico Violence Could Spill Into Arizona

    Senator John McCain says he's worried that border violence will spill into Arizona.
  • Mobile Water-Finder for Illegal Immigrants Gets Professor in Hot Water (MAJOR BARF ALERT!)

    08/16/2010 8:43:56 PM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    Read Write Web ^ | August 16,2010 | Curt Hopkins
    Last year, UC San Diego art professor Ricardo Dominguez spearheaded a project to help illegal immigrants. He and his team equipped GPS-enabled mobile phones with border-specific information that would provide people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border a way to find water and, ergo, to continue living. In order to fund the development of the app, called the Transborder Immigrant Tool, Dominguez applied for, and was awarded, a grant by his institution, the University of California at San Diego. Funding the TBT to the tune of $5,000, apparently, enfuriated some SoCal high and mighties, including Congressman Duncan Hunter, who believed the project...
  • Terrorist Smuggling Into U.S. a Real Concern

    07/31/2010 4:30:12 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 11 replies · 4+ views
    New American ^ | 7/30/2010 | Joe Wolverton II
    Richard Stana, the Government Accounting Office’s (GAO) Director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues, testified before a congressional subcommittee on July 22 that “alien smuggling along the southwest border is an increasing threat to the security of the United States and Mexico as well as to the safety of both law enforcement and smuggled aliens.” “According to the National Drug Intelligence Center’s (NDIC) 2008 National Drug Threat Assessment, the southwest border region is the principal entry point for smuggled aliens from Mexico, Central America, and South America. Aliens from countries of special interest to the United States such as Afghanistan,...
  • New Terror Threat On Mexico Border

    07/19/2010 5:35:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 3+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 19, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Border: A Hezbollah-like car bomb explodes in a border town as a congresswoman asks Homeland Security about links between the terrorist group and Mexican drug cartels. This is more than an immigration problem. Car bombs are a terrorist specialty and not a drug cartel modus operandi. The heavily armed cartels are more into shootings and kidnappings. So the car bomb that exploded Thursday in Ciudad Juarez, near a federal police headquarters, killing four, was either a change in tactics for the cartels or a sign of teaming up with a terrorist group, one of which could be Iran-linked Hezbollah. Officials...
  • Suing America

    07/12/2010 6:03:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    IBD EDitorials ^ | July 12, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Illegal Immigration: Democratic governors warn of an apocalyptic November if the administration pursues its war on Arizona. They fear defeat by people who want jobs, not "comprehensive immigration reform." The main topics at the National Governors Association's summer meeting were supposed to be jobs and the economy. Instead, the buzz was about immigration and the political consequences of Washington's mindless suing of a sovereign state for daring to enforce federal immigration law. "Universally the governors are saying, 'We've got to talk about jobs,'" Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen, a Democrat, said. "And all of a sudden we have immigration going on."...
  • Will Female Suicide Bombers Disrupt Independence Day Celebrations? (w/videos)

    07/02/2010 8:55:38 AM PDT · by OneVike · 47 replies
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 7/2/10 | Chuck Wolk
    Be aware and on the lookout for possible suicide attacks in America on Independence day this year.  There are intelligence reports that there is more buzz about attacks on America and Europe ever since two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in Moscow's metro train stations killing 38 people and wounding another 100. In America, the increased talk comes from the fact that there are hundreds, if not thousands of terrorists in America and ready to strike.      Many if not all of these terrorists have made it into America the same way millions of illegals have been coming for...
  • Border Charade

    05/26/2010 5:39:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 454+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 26, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Security: After letting Mexico's president trash Arizona's immigration law and his immigration enforcement chief say he won't enforce it, the president wants to send a token National Guard contingent to the border. There's something disingenuous about the president's plan to deploy 1,200 National Guard troops to the Arizona border to help the Border Patrol catch illegal aliens. His director of immigration and customs enforcement, John Morton, has said he might not enforce immigration crimes reported by Arizona officials, though the state's new law merely copies federal law. Morton is director of ICE, not chief justice of the Supreme Court. He...
  • Illegal Immigrants Trash Sonora Desert, Outside Tuscon, AZ

    05/21/2010 5:30:00 AM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 31 replies · 1,324+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 5/21/2010 | Snarky Basterd
    This revealing note, with sickening photographs, is making the email and message board rounds this week. It's about the degradation of Arizona soil (and yours will be next) by thousands, if not millions, of illegal aliens who cross the border into this country via the Sonora Desert, not that pResident Zero would do anything about it.
  • Lights Out In L.A.?

    05/20/2010 5:09:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies · 1,289+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 20, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Immigration: An Arizona official asks a good question: If California wants to boycott Arizona over the way it enforces federal law, what about the electricity California gets from there? The problem with righteous indignation is that when others call you on it and tell you to put your money where your mouth is, it can cause an embarrassing leak in your hot air balloon. Gary Pierce, a commissioner on the five-member Arizona Corporation Commission, has done just that, calling the bluff of the Los Angeles City Council and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Pierce wrote Villaraigosa a letter saying in essence that...
  • Apologies To China

    05/18/2010 5:23:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 645+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 18, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Diplomacy: The administration's apology tour continues with a mea culpa to the world's worst human-rights violator for Arizona's enforcement of U.S. immigration law. You'd think Tiananmen Square was in Phoenix. In talks last week with China on the subject of human rights, the U.S. delegation volunteered how sorry we were for Arizona's decision to protect its citizens and its border against illegal immigration — the operative word being "illegal." You would assume the Chinese broached the subject to blunt any criticism of their policies and record. But our delegates beat them to it by groveling on their own initiative in...
  • Terrorist Threat On Border With Mexico (Atlanta Ch2 Report - must view video)

    05/17/2010 11:42:40 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 19 replies · 1,068+ views
    WSB-TV Channel 2 Atlanta ^ | May 3, 2010 | Justin Farmer
    DOUGLAS, AZ -- The U.S. Border Patrol uses choppers, ATVs and horses to patrol the 2000-mile border between the Southeastern U.S. and Mexico. Agents say most of the illegals caught crossing are from Mexico or South America. Still, they say thousands of people caught are classified as O.T.M.'s, which stands for "other than Mexican". They report that includes hundreds of people from nations that sponsor terrorism. Channel 2 Action News anchor Justin Farmer traveled to Arizona to view a detention center near Phoenix. He viewed records that show illegals in custody from from Afghanistan, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Sudan and...
  • L.A. Vs. Arizona

    05/13/2010 5:34:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies · 2,003+ views
    Invstors.com ^ | May 13, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Illegal Immigration: Los Angeles' city council votes to boycott Arizona for its enforcement of existing federal law. No word yet on how China's human rights violations will be treated. Ignorance of the law is no excuse. The next time the Lakers play Los Suns in Phoenix, traveling fans are advised to bring their own snacks. The L.A. City Council voted 13-1 on Wednesday to economically boycott the state of Arizona for daring to protect its borders against the crime, violence and illegal immigration that recently took the life of an Arizona rancher and has made Phoenix the kidnapping capital of...
  • Robert N. Krentz, Border War Casualty

    04/07/2010 5:50:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies · 767+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 7, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Illegal Immigration: An Arizona rancher is murdered while patrolling his ranch. A gaping hole in the border fence and footsteps back to Mexico tell the tale. When will we put the National Guard back on the border? Robert N. Krentz Jr., 58, scion of one of the best-known and oldest ranching families in southeast Arizona, was found shot to death March 27 on his vast, remote ranch after radioing to his brother that he was checking out someone he believed to be an illegal immigrant. Krentz was found slumped over his ATV on his 35,000-acre ranch about 35 miles northeast...
  • Praising Arizona (In Border Battle)

    04/26/2010 5:02:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies · 1,113+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 26, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Immigration: Arizona moves to protect its citizens from a raging border war, and the administration and its activist supporters cry racism. Why is antelope protection more important than protecting American lives?
  • While Mexico Burns

    04/14/2010 9:24:23 AM PDT · by opentalk · 21 replies · 881+ views
    Investors business daily ^ | 04/13/2010 | IBD Editorials
    <p>Border: In a new bead in a string of attacks on the U.S. , our consulate in Nuevo Laredo was bombed last week. But in Washington, the thinking about Mexico is not of war, but of PR — as in amnesty and a first lady's visit.</p>
  • Hired by Customs, but Working for the Cartels

    12/17/2009 8:05:19 PM PST · by AtlasStalled · 3 replies · 348+ views
    New York Times ^ | 12/17/09 | RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD
    [L]aw enforcement officials [are] worried that Mexican traffickers — facing beefed-up security on the border that now includes miles of new fencing, floodlights, drones, motion sensors and cameras — have stepped up their efforts to corrupt the border police. They research potential targets, anticorruption investigators said, exploiting the cross-border clans and relationships that define the region, offering money, sex, whatever it takes. But, with the border police in the midst of a hiring boom, law enforcement officers believe that traffickers are pulling out the stops, even soliciting some of their own operatives to apply for jobs. “In some ways,” said...
  • Documents identify terrorism threat in border gaps

    12/07/2009 5:23:59 AM PST · by Outside da Box · 12 replies · 669+ views
    The Salt Lake City Tribune ^ | 12/7/2009 | Thomas Burr
    Shortly after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, a secret government report highlighted a way terrorists might easily enter the United States carting weapons of mass destruction. It wasn't by air or sea. The classified analysis pointed to an arid and sparsely populated stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona teeming with drug runners. "This area has become very active with smuggling and encrypted radio traffic," says the report titled "Threat Assessment for Public Lands" completed by the Interior Department in late 2002. "This would be an ideal area to smuggle a weapon of mass destruction." The report, marked...
  • Surge In Number of Chinese Arrested At Arizona Border

    10/14/2009 11:59:57 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 22 replies · 1,073+ views
    Several groups of illegal immigrants from China have been arrested in southern Arizona in recent days, part of an increasing trend that U.S. Border Patrol agents said Monday was being fed by smugglers recruiting tourists to Central and South America. The arrests included two Chinese found among a large group of migrants who entered the county from Mexico on Friday. Three more Chinese were found Saturday, a group that included four Chinese was captured Sunday and four more were arrested early Monday
  • Administration Will Cut Border Patrol Deployed on U.S-Mexico Border

    09/25/2009 5:11:14 PM PDT · by Talisker · 24 replies · 1,595+ views
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/54514 ^ | September 24, 2009 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Even though the Border Patrol now reports that almost 1,300 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border is not under effective control, and the Department of Justice says that vast stretches of the border are “easily breached,” and the Government Accountability Office has revealed that three persons “linked to terrorism” and 530 aliens from “special interest countries” were intercepted at Border Patrol checkpoints last year, the administration is nonetheless now planning to decrease the number of Border Patrol agents deployed on the U.S.-Mexico border.
  • Sleep Tight America, Chuck Schumer says, "our borders are safer".

    05/20/2009 11:09:05 AM PDT · by faced · 23 replies · 717+ views
    www.facefwd.com ^ | 5/20/09 | Faced
    Chuck Schumer said that the number of people captured between Oct. 1, 2008 and May 15 this year was down 27 percent from the same period the previous year. Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer cited reports from the Customs and Border Protection officials saying that most of the decrease has been in the number of people taken into custody as they tried to illegally enter the U.S. along the border with Mexico. The New York senator said the lower demand for labor in the U.S. and stepped-up border enforcement measures are behind the decrease."The border is far more secure than it's...
  • Mexicans Declare Border War on the US

    04/23/2009 11:02:15 AM PDT · by faced · 19 replies · 1,170+ views
    http://www.facefwd.com ^ | 4/23/09 | Faced
     A Mexican border town has "declared war" on the United States, vowing to clog the U.S. court system with illegal immigrants, because, city officials say, the U.S. Border Patrol is dumping in their town Mexican nationals caught crossing the border illegally. Officials from Agua Prieta, a Mexican city of about 130,000, are also claiming that the U.S. government has repeatedly neglected to inform them about new waves of immigrants before they are routed there from points in the U.S. after capture. Consequently, Agua Prieta leaders are teaching Mexican nationals how to cross into the U.S. and stay there, by instructing...
  • Homeland Security Considers Using Guard Along U.S.-Mexico Border

    03/24/2009 4:54:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 759+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Lt. Col. Ellen Krenke, USAF
    WASHINGTON, March 24, 2009 – The Department of Homeland Security is “still considering” the use of National Guard troops along the U.S.-Mexico border, along with several other initiatives, the DHS secretary said in a White House press briefing today. “This issue requires immediate action,” Janet Napolitano said. “We are guided by two very clear objectives. First, we are going to do everything we can to prevent the violence in Mexico from spilling over across the border. “And second, we will do all in our power to help President [Felipe] Calderón crack down on these drug cartels in Mexico.” Napolitano...
  • American guns and the war next door

    12/18/2008 1:10:51 PM PST · by rellimpank · 16 replies · 849+ views
    Reuters-UK ^ | 18 dec 08 | Bernd Debusmann
    WASHINGTON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Last year, around 2,500 Mexicans died in the twin wars drug cartels are waging against each other and against the Mexican state, using weapons smuggled in from the United States. In the first 11 months of this year, the death toll was 5,367, according to the Mexican attorney general. Next year? There is no end in sight. At least two of the lethal ingredients in the toxic brew that fuels Mexico's ever-widening violence are unlikely to change: lax American gun laws and a Mexican border that barely controls north-south traffic. On many of the crossing...
  • Virginia Illegal Immigration: Crime skyrockets in 1 county, plummets right next door

    07/28/2008 4:23:45 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 122 replies · 219+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | July 27, 2008
    WASHINGTON – One of the wealthiest counties in America reports crime skyrocketing by 22 percent in the first quarter of 2008, while its neighbor saw crime plummet by 19.3 percent in the same time period – coinciding with a get-tough policy on illegal immigration. Prince William County in Northern Virginia, a bedroom community for the nation's capital, made national news late last year with a crackdown on illegal immigration that supervisors believed was triggering higher crime and lower living standards. Prince William County reported a 19.3 percent decline in crime, with chairman of the Board of County Supervisors Corey Stewart...
  • No Signs of Qaeda at U.S.-Mexican Border: Official(BUT...)

    04/11/2008 3:30:59 PM PDT · by kellynla · 11 replies · 100+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:19pm EDT | Randall Mikkelsen
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Authorities have seen no signs of al Qaeda trying to insert operatives into the United States from Mexico, but the militant group has considered doing so, a U.S. intelligence official said on Friday. The comments by Charles Allen, Homeland Security undersecretary for intelligence and analysis, could undercut one argument by advocates in and out of government for get-tough tactics to fight illegal crossings at the southern U.S. border -- that they are needed to fight terrorism. In contrast, at least one Islamist militant has been caught trying to enter the United States by land to attempt an...
  • Iraqi terrorists caught along Mexico border

    08/24/2007 10:03:09 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 37 replies · 1,622+ views
    WorldnetDaily ^ | 08/24/2007
    President Bush's top intelligence aide has confirmed that Iraqi terrorists have been captured coming into the United States from Mexico. The confirmation comes from National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell, who talked about the situation in an interview with the El Paso Times recently. "Coming up through the Mexican border is a path," McConnell said. "Now, are they doing it in great numbers? No, because we're finding them and we're identifying them and we've got watch lists and we're keeping them at bay." But, he said, "There are numerous situations where people are alive today because we caught them (terrorists)." Intelligence...
  • Immigration Anarchy (Bill O'Reilly)

    04/15/2007 11:14:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 1,986+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | April 16, 2007 | Bill O'Reilly
    My friend Geraldo Rivera and I had quite the verbal shootout the other day over the needless deaths of Allison Kunhardt, 17, and Tessa Tranchant, 16, in Virginia. Twenty-two-year-old Alfredo Ramos, an illegal alien from Mexico, killed the girls when he slammed into their car while drunk. Ramos had three previous alcohol-related convictions and an identity theft beef as well. Despite all the criminal activity, the feds had no idea Ramos was even in the country because Virginia Beach is a "Sanctuary City" and its police chief, Alfred Jacocks, had ordered his officers not to ask about immigration status when...
  • (Katherine) Harris co-sponsors fence bill; Nelson votes against border security

    09/14/2006 8:42:02 AM PDT · by JulieRNR21 · 52 replies · 1,234+ views
    Harris Campaign Press Release ^ | Sept. 14, 2006 | Katherine Harris Press Release
    Harris co-sponsors fence bill Nelson votes against border security   TAMPA, FL— Congresswoman Katherine Harris, the Republican candidate for United States Senate, became a co-sponsor yesterday for H.R. 6061, The Secure Fence Act, to confront the immediate need for additional infrastructure to help secure our borders from terrorists and other criminal elements. A vote on the bill is anticipated later today. Her opponent, Bill Nelson has stymied recent efforts to bolster border security by voting in favor of Senate Amendment 4188, legislation that includes provisions requiring the United States to consult with Mexico before building a border fence. As noted...
  • Hezbollah Invading U.S. From Mexico

    07/27/2006 5:14:32 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 133 replies · 2,487+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | 7/27/06 | unknown
    "We've had Hezbollah agents that came across the border with Mexico," Jerome Corsi, co-author of "Minutemen: The Battle to Secure America's Borders", told Sean Hannity during an appearance Wednesday night on Fox News Hannity & Colmes. Appearing with co-author and Minuteman co-founder Jim Gilchrist, Corsi agreed with Hannity that border security is important for national security because Hezbollah terrorists could be coming across the border with weapons of mass destruction.
  • Pole vaulting replaces soccer as Mexican national sport

    07/17/2006 9:29:19 AM PDT · by gurued · 19 replies · 758+ views
    Newsbender ^ | July, 17 2006 | Newsbender
    Nuevo Laredo, Mexico— A young, slightly built Latino boy smiles widely for the camera. The chunk of adobe stuck between Jose Gonzalez’s two front teeth show the world he's been practicing again. "You need more speed, mang," shouts his uncle, Eduardo Gonzalez, as he and a band of others fail in suppressing their laughter. "You can do it!" It's still early in the morning, but Jose will not be the only child to taste sun baked mud from the public library's wall today.