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  • Feds not ready for ISIS in Texas, but Sheriff Gary Painter is

    09/17/2014 8:24:33 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/17/14 | Herman Cain
    "If they show their ugly head in our area, we'll send them to Hell." President Obama promises to “degrade” ISIS, whatever that means. They cut off people’s heads. We respond by “degrading” them (and never with boots on the ground, unless we do, or something). I would feel better if we heard the sort of seriousness from Obama that we hear from Sheriff Gary Painter of Midland, Texas:
  • Immigrants self-deport to Mexico, then ask to cross into U.S.

    07/22/2013 8:00:06 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 22, 2013 | Cindy Carcamo
    NOGALES, Ariz. — Chanting, “Undocumented, unafraid,” three young immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children staged an unorthodox — and risky — demonstration at the U.S.-Mexico border to protest U.S. deportation policies and call for immigration reform. The three traveled to Mexico in recent weeks and on Monday walked up to the border crossing here and asked to be let into the United States. By early Monday afternoon, they were being interviewed by immigration authorities. It was unclear how long the interviews would last or how authorities would respond. The action was organized by the National Immigrant Youth...
  • TX/Mex Border Residents: Violence, Kidnappings, Food Stamp Fraud & Drug Cartel/Sheriff Corruption

    07/03/2012 6:59:35 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 4 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 7/3/2012 | David Bellow
    I spent the last few days down on the Texas/Mexico Border. One of my brothers got married to a Hispanic woman down here so we all came down for the wedding. We had a great time down here and I got to talk to a bunch of new family members. Some of the small talk we had of course wandered into the topic of border violence and life on the border. I have written many articles about this topic because I am very worried about the situation down there. I always love hearing stories from people who actually live...
  • National Guard deployment on U.S.-Mexico border has unclear results

    12/05/2011 9:55:58 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 5,2011 | William Booth,
    HIDALGO, TEX. — President Obama’s decision last year to send 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border may have been smart politics, but a growing number of skeptics say the deployment is an expensive and inefficient mission that has made little difference in homeland security. Critics of the deployment include budget hawks, who say it is a waste of money, and residents here along the border, who say they are tired of seeing armed troops in their back yard. State Department officials worry that the domestic use of U.S. troops increases the perception that the border is militarized, while...
  • Texas Governor Wages Own Battle Along Border

    07/05/2011 7:39:45 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 69 replies
    NPR ^ | 5 July 2011 | John Burnett
    Note: This is the first of a two-part series. The federal government claims the southwest border is more secure than it's ever been. There are more agents and barriers, more choppers, drones, sensors and hi-tech cameras than ever before. Yet, state officials in Texas maintain the illegal flow of people and drugs is worse than ever — proof, they say, the border is out of control. To back up his rhetoric, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has declared his own war on the traffickers. Border Threat: Real Or Rhetorical? President Obama came to El Paso, Texas, in May to praise his...
  • Breakfast with the BATFE; Mexican journalist asks Obama to 'veto' 2nd Amendment

    03/05/2011 4:13:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies
    St Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 4 March, 2011 | Kurt Hofmann
    If top officials in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE)--and, for that matter, in the Department of Justice (and Department of State?)--had thought that media (and congressional) scrutiny of the growing "Project Gunwalker" scandal would go no further than the CBS Evening News segment of Feb. 23, then last night's follow-up must have come as a nasty shock. So, too, must be new articles in the Los Angeles Times, and from the Center for Public Integrity. Last night's CBS story featured courageous whistleblowing Agent John Dodson, who laid out in stark detail just how callously BATFE leadership...
  • Mexican Gunmen Fire at Border Patrol Agents (Texas)

    09/11/2010 5:42:51 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 24 replies ^ | Sept 11, 2010 | Staff
    ".....agents chased a vehicle to the river's edge near Anzalduas Park this morning. The driver swam to Mexico leaving behind his vehicle loaded with drugs. As agents were removing over a thousand pounds of marijuana armed men in Mexico began shooting at agents patrolling on boats."
  • CA: Barbed-wire fence installed on border ( "The effects have been phenomenal," Michael Corley, )

    11/19/2008 12:36:48 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies · 1,210+ views
    Long Beach Press-Telegram ^ | 11/18/2008 09:23:24 PM PST | Elliot Spagat, The Associated Press
    SAN DIEGO - The Border Patrol on Tuesday finished installing a razor-sharp, curled wire atop a fence on the Mexican border, saying the tactic has contributed to a sharp drop in attacks on its agents by assailants hurling rocks, bricks and sometimes even exploding bottles of gas. The barbed wire on a violent, five-mile stretch separating San Diego from Tijuana, Mexico, resembles a prison fence, prompting critics to say it's a heavy-handed move and a menacing eyesore. "The effects have been phenomenal," Michael Corley, head of the Border Patrol's Imperial Beach station, said at a news conference after a crew...
  • Israeli advice on the Mexico fence: be ruthless

    05/23/2006 7:25:12 PM PDT · by 1ofmanyfree · 54 replies · 1,457+ views ^ | 23/05/2006 | n/a
    (excerpted...) Tactics: Don't just rely on sophisticated machinery and equipment. You need people on the ground using the equipment to pursue the invaders. They need to react fast, they need intelligence, and they need to be tireless. It will only take a couple of months before the flow of immigrants will become much weaker. Intelligence: Recruit people on the Mexican side to be your eyes and ears and to tell you what the smugglers are up to. Make sure you can communicate fast, and react even faster. Good intelligence can be the key factor for success. Routine: The smugglers will...
  • More Big Brothers to Watch Mexico/US Border with Cheap Remote Video Cameras

    01/31/2006 8:42:56 AM PST · by kokonut · 16 replies · 555+ views
    A group called "Friends of the Border Control" have just begun their own Remote Video Surveillance (RVS) setups costing only several thousand dollars for each camera compared to what Dept of Homeland Security Inspector General, Richard Skinner, said in his testimony, Dec. 16, 2005 before a subcommittee of Homeland Security that their RVS system takes on average 20 months to complete. It was also previously reported by DHS that the cost is $800,000 per camera. Is this the typical mindset of government waste? How about a little creativity here, Richard? FBP's costs are between $5,000 and $7,000 depending on terrain...
  • Border shutdown urged — in Mexico

    05/02/2005 11:23:20 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 54 replies · 1,928+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 05/02/2005 | Hernán Rozemberg
    Fed up with perennial claims that his government has done nothing to prevent the growing count of migrants dying during illegal crossings, a Mexican senator has come up with a controversial solution more commonly heard north of the border — shut it down. Citing national security interests, Héctor Osuna, a senator from President Vicente Fox's National Action Party, wants to dispatch federal, state and local law enforcement officers to the border to impede migrants from crossing into the United States illegally. His bill is meant solely to curb the rising migrant death toll, which reached a record-high of 369 last...
  • U.S. Hospitals Along Mexican Border Say Illegal Immigrants Are Costing Them Big Money

    12/10/2002 12:50:13 PM PST · by new cruelty · 64 replies · 139+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 10, 2002 | Lynn Brezosky
    Immigrant patients have inflated medical expenses for insurance companies, Medicaid and paying customers, officials say, and are overwhelming already busy hospitals in one of nation's fastest-growing regions. One recent study by the U.S.-Mexico Border Counties Coalition, an American lobbying group, found U.S. border hospitals provided at least $200 million a year in uncompensated emergency care to illegal immigrants, $74 million of that in Texas.
  • US Landowners Take Up Arms on Mexico Border

    11/28/2002 6:46:45 PM PST · by mjp · 18 replies · 150+ views
    Voice of America ^ | 29 Nov 2002 02:40 UTC | Greg Flakus
    Unidentified men watch for authorities as they climb onto United States soil from the Rio Grande river near Laredo, Texas In spite of U.S. efforts to crack down on illegal immigration and drug smuggling on the U.S-Mexico border, recent reports from U.S. law enforcement agencies indicate such activity is again on the increase. There's also been an increase in violent clashes between U.S. agents and Mexican smugglers in the border area. Some property owners on the U.S. side of the border have taken up arms as a result of what they describe as threats to their lives and livelyhood. Ranchers...