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  • Claim of terror plot unraveling; FBI says woman already held

    01/23/2005 7:57:00 AM PST · by RS · 2 replies · 385+ views
    NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE via San Diego U/T ^ | January 23, 2005 | Shelley Murphy
    U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan said yesterday's developments suggest that if any of the other people being sought are in the country, then they might be here for economic reasons, as well, and have no links to terrorism.
  • Ah, yes, it was a very good year for all of the bad guys (by beautiful mind Michelle Malkin)

    01/01/2005 12:59:07 AM PST · by nanak · 44 replies · 1,752+ views ^ | 12/31/2004 | Michelle Malkin
    The year 2004 was a good one for terrorists, violent gang members, law-breakers and fraud artists seeking safe haven in America. Let's reminisce: The rise of MS-13. The savage El Salvador-based gang, Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), has now penetrated more than a dozen states. In May, a Fairfax, Va., teenager had his fingers chopped off in an MS-13 machete attack. In November, Washington, D.C.-area police received warning that MS-13 is plotting to ambush and kill them when they respond to service calls. Active in alien, drug and weapons smuggling, MS-13 members in America have been tied to numerous killings, robberies, carjackings,...
  • Naco Border Patrol agents pinned down by automatic weapon fire

    02/18/2004 10:25:09 PM PST · by TERMINATTOR · 120 replies · 464+ views
    Naco Border Patrol agents were pinned down by automatic weapon fire from cowardly assailants in Mexico on Tuesday, February 18th. The agents, who were pinned down for 5 to 7 minutes, were not injured and were unable to return fire. The shooting took place in broad daylight and the shooters knew exactly who they were shooting at. After the assailants left the area, they fired on other Border Patrol agents nearby. Hundreds of shell casings were reportedly scattered about area after the shootings. More to follow.
  • CA: Ridge pledges smooth commerce at Mexican border

    04/25/2003 9:22:54 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 225+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 4/25/03 | Paul Wilborn
    <p>LOS ANGELES (AP) - California communities will be reimbursed for the hundreds of millions of dollars they have spent on security since the 2001 terrorist attacks, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge pledged during an appearance before the state's fire and police chiefs.</p>
  • Ranch Rescue Back In The Saddle

    04/10/2003 9:50:29 PM PDT · by TLI · 32 replies · 520+ views
    Ranch Rescue ^ | April 10, 2003 | Ranch Rescue
    RANCH RESCUE BACK IN THE SADDLE, GOING BACK TO JIM HOGG COUNTY ! From what I see on the Operation Ranch Rescue website they have regrouped and are going back in strength.  It is my understanding that the usual number of participants is 50.   This time they are putting together about 200 (sounds like FReeping to me!) and are headed back at the end of the month.  It looks like there will be a LOT of documentation going on, I suppose County Sheriff E-Raz-Mo is gonna have some `splanin to do. GO TEAM! Check out the site link and...
  • Four Marines Killed in Helicopter Crash

    01/23/2003 2:24:42 PM PST · by FITZ · 6 replies · 358+ views
    El Paso Times ^ | Jan 23, 2003 | Charles K. Wilson
    Four U.S. Marine Corps reservists stationed at Fort Bliss died late Wednesday when their AH1W Super Cobra helicopters crashed while providing night-time support to a Border Patrol counterdrug mission in South Texas. The Cobras, working with Joint Strike Force Six and carrying two-person crews, went down near Falcon State Park on the U.S.-Mexican border about 9:30 p.m., according to a press release from Armando Carrasco, spokesman for Joint Task Force Six. The site is about 700 miles from El Paso, midway between Laredo and McAllen. Carrasco said the crews were part of Detachment A Helicopter Marine Light Attack squadron 775....
  • Edinburg (Texas) slayings spark anti-drug push from lawmaker

    01/07/2003 6:13:29 AM PST · by KS Flyover · 9 replies · 646+ views
    The Brownsville Herald ^ | 01/07/03 | STEVE TAYLOR
    AUSTIN — A Rio Grande Valley lawmaker in whose district six men were shot to death early Sunday has called for more federal and state dollars to fight the war on drugs. State Rep. Aaron Peña, who lost a son of his own to drugs in 2001, said the Texas-Mexico border region was rapidly becoming a war zone due to the proliferation of cocaine and marijuana, and associated violent crime. The claim was not disputed by Edinburg Chief of Police Quirino Muñoz or Hidalgo County’s drugs task force commander Lupe Treviño Monday, even though the massacre on Monte Christo...
  • Book documents harsh reality of the drug underground and a family who tried to fight back

    11/17/2002 11:49:24 AM PST · by FITZ · 6 replies · 660+ views
    El Paso Times ^ | Nov 17, 2002 | Diana Washington Valdez
    Charles Bowden's engaging new book, "Down by the River" (Simon & Schuster, $27), is about a part of the border that many people like to pretend doesn't exist: the underworld ruled by drug lords and their corrupt accomplices. It pulls back the veil on scenes that ought to shame authorities on both sides of the border into action. The way Bowden tells it, the corruption propelled by drug money is so extensive that it has reached into El Paso's financial and law-enforcement communities. According to Bowden, the Drug Enforcement Administration had information in the 1990s that the late drug lord...
  • INS Lacking Devices for Border Cards

    10/02/2002 5:39:06 PM PDT · by madfly · 5 replies · 236+ views
    The Arizona Republic ^ | 10-02-2002 | Sergio Bustas and Susan Carroll
    Fabiola Ochoa holds up her new Laser Visa Crossing Card at the US Port of Entry in Nogales, Ariz., on Tuesday. NOGALES - Despite new requirements that Mexicans carry new high-tech border-crossing cards to make short visits to the United States, federal authorities do not have enough machines in place at U.S. border checkpoints to read the encoded information encrypted on the cards.The computer equipment at ports of entry along the U.S.-Mexican border also are still unable to read biometric information - digital photographs and fingerprints - that appear embedded in the card, Marie Sebrechts, an Immigration and Naturalization Service...
  • Mexico Migrants [Invaders] Risk Death to Cross U.S. Border [near reservation]

    08/10/2002 12:18:53 PM PDT · by Tancred · 7 replies · 348+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 0, 2002 | Deborah Tedford
    Mexico Migrants Risk Death to Cross U.S. Border Sat Aug 10, 9:11 AM ET By Deborah Tedford TOHONO O'ODHAM NATION, Mexico (Reuters) - Less than 2 miles from the U.S. border, a mishmash of trash and personal effects hangs in a tangle of thorn bushes, marking a makeshift camp where each day 1,500 migrants prepare to walk the "Devil's Path" into the United States. Under a stand of scrubby mesquite, job seekers from impoverished regions of Mexico and Central America sit on fallen branches to swig electrolyte solution in preparation for a dangerous sojourn in the Sonoran Desert. Scattered among...
  • TERRORISM: The Danger Beneath

    08/07/2002 10:18:37 AM PDT · by Destro · 2 replies · 175+ views ^ | August 7, 2002 | Stephen V Cole
    TERRORISM: The Danger Beneath August 7, 2002; Since the first of the year, the US Border Patrol has found two elaborate tunnels under the US-Mexican border. One of them had a rail system, electric lights, and forced air ventilation. Such tunnels begin and end in buildings, so they are hard to spot. The Border Patrol estimates that many new tunnels have been built since last September due to increased border security.--Stephen V Cole

    07/11/2002 6:22:24 AM PDT · by Elkiejg · 27 replies · 287+ views
    FOXNEWS ^ | 7/10/02 | FOXNEWS
    <p>Don't miss The Pulse this Thursday evening, July 11 on the FOX network at 9 p.m. ET/PT.</p> <p>Hosted by Shepard Smith from the pulse of New York city, we've got a great show in store for you this week.</p> <p>Are Muslim extremists still getting into the U.S. nearly nine months after September 11? The people who want to bring terror to our 50 states are being smuggled over the Mexican border. And they're getting some help from the most unlikely people. This week award winning correspondent Geraldo Rivera breaks the chilling story of Terror On Our Doorstep. The results of this investigation will shock you to your core.</p>
  • Senators Say Arm Border Troops

    03/20/2002 1:22:32 PM PST · by CedarDave · 24 replies · 1,042+ views
    Albuquerque Journal (subscription required) ^ | Wednesday March 20, 2002 | Miguel Navrot
    Wednesday, March 20, 2002 Senators Say Arm Border Troops By Miguel NavrotJournal Staff Writer     A bipartisan group of senators concerned over the safety of 1,700 National Guard troops recently deployed to the Mexican and Canadian borders is calling on President Bush to let them carry weapons.     Lawmakers, including Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., are circulating a letter to the president, asking that the administration's decision keeping Guardsmen unarmed be reviewed. The deployment, which began earlier this month, is scheduled to last 179 days. It includes 16 New Mexico National Guard troops stationed at the Columbus and Santa Teresa entry...