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  • [Article from January 5, 2015] Meth seizures rise at U.S.-Mexico border

    09/09/2016 6:59:53 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 7 replies
    Associated Press via thonline.com ^ | From January 5, 2015 | Associated Press
    Seizures of methamphetamine soared at the US-Mexico border during fiscal year 2014, accelerating a trend that began several years ago as new laws that limited access to the drug's chemical ingredients made it harder to manufacture it in the U.S. Meth seized by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's San Diego field office accounted for nearly two-thirds -- 63 percent -- of all the meth seized at all ports of entry nationwide in the fiscal year. U.S. Customs and Border Protection figures show a 300 percent increase in meth seizures at California ports of entry from fiscal 2009 to 2014.
  • Trump ad shows footage of migrants in Morocco, not at 'southern border'

    01/04/2016 12:39:39 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 202 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 4, 2015 | Caitlin Yilek
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's new television ad shows footage of dozens of people crossing a fence as the narrator mentions the U.S.'s "southern border" with Mexico. The footage, however, is actually of Moroccans crossing the border into Melilla, one of two enclaves on the Moroccan coast held by Spain, according to Politifact The narrator says the billionaire will "stop illegal immigration by building a wall on our southern border that Mexico will pay for," as the footage plays. Politifact traced the images to an Italian television network, Repubblica TV, which posted the video on May 3, 2014. About 800...
  • Mr. Trump, America’s Challenges Deserve More than Lip Service

    07/20/2015 1:42:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    National Review ^ | July 20, 2015 | Rick Perry
    Being president of the United States is serious business, not a reality TV show. This is especially true for the next president, who will have a big job ahead after the failures of the Obama administration. Our challenges are too complex — and the future of our country too important — to let egos, inflated rhetoric, and emotion take the place of thoughtful discussion. I made the case recently for why GOP policies are the best to create opportunity across the country for families of all backgrounds. I’ve held up my home state’s reforms in economic, education, and sentencing policies...
  • This Year's Hottest Destination for GOP Candidates Is the Mexican Border

    03/26/2015 10:11:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | March 26, 2015 | Tim Murphy
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will visit the US-Mexico border on Friday with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Walker, who is considering a run for president, is aiming to bolster his credentials as a critic of President Obama's immigration policies. A photo wouldn't hurt either. The Mexican border is now an almost mandatory pit stop for Republican politicians (especially presidential aspirants) looking for the aura of on-the-ground experience on immigration. Sure, talking to a rancher, staring across a river, and visiting a detention facility in McAllen for 30 minutes might not offer much of a big-picture perspective. But that hasn't stopped lawmakers...
  • Border Agents Catch East African Man Trying to Sneak Into U.S.

    10/09/2014 1:08:14 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 9, 2014 | Sara Carter
    U.S. Border Patrol agents say an incident along the Texas-Mexico border Wednesday night is a clear warning that they are not prepared to deal with the threat of people infected with Ebola and other communicable diseases trying to cross into the United States. Agents in the Rio Grande Valley border sector apprehended a man from the eastern African nation of Eritrea who was trying to cross illegally into the U.S. Agents told TheBlaze it isn’t the first time they’ve apprehended someone from Africa or “special interest aliens” – persons from nations with known terrorist ties – trying to cross the...
  • The tip of the spear gets the shaft. So do all but Islamists.

    08/29/2014 12:51:19 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 2 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | August 29, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Israel is the tip of the spear pointed at those whose "holy" goal is the eradication not only of Israel but of freedom, "non-believers" and apostates everywhere.Israel has been stalled in her quest to remain a free and democratic nation -- she is the only one -- in the otherwise Islamist Middle East. Hamas and associated Islamic jihadists in Gaza have hindered her only slightly. She could overcome them in relatively short order were it not for unwanted, hypocritical and harmful interference from fantasy-based ideologues such as President Obama and other members of "the international community." The worst hindrances have been due to those in the...
  • Risky migrant voyages on rise; 1 dead as 20 Haitians arrive at Hillsboro Beach

    08/25/2014 9:02:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 25, 2014 | Mike Clary and Wayne K. Roustan,
    HILLSBORO BEACH — The allure of South Florida as a destination for would-be migrants was underscored by tragedy once again over the last two days as officials recovered fatalities from the sea and on the beach. "There is a lot of traffic out there right now," said Frank Miller, a spokesman for the U.S. Border Patrol, referring to a spike in the number of Haitians and Cubans trying to reach the U.S.
  • Militias work to protect the border Barack Obama has turned into a sieve

    08/01/2014 10:30:54 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/1/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The All Toes in Circle of Unity photo is testament to the solidarity of ten militia groups now moving across Texas to the lawless region of America’s Southern Border. Operation Secure Our Border: Laredo Sector Commander Chris Davis says “members would secure the border in a legal and lawful manner.” (1) Many photos are at this link and show militia members, some wearing hockey masks to protect their identities, gathering to stand up to the dangerous gangs and drug cartels flooding across the Rio Grande River. In comparison to Hamas using innocent Gaza civilians as human shields to store weapons...
  • Obama’s plan is to force a wedge between actual Christians and their Church leaders

    07/24/2014 10:18:37 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/24/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    When Barack Obama came out, as it were, for Gay “marriage” he forced adherent Black Christians to eat a plate of dirt. On the one hand they are strongly anti-Gay which certainly extends to being furiously anti-Gay “marriage;” and on the other hand besides worshiping God they worship Barack Obama. They were briefly caught in a dilemma: should they obey God or Obama? Of course God was forced to wait outside of the polling places and Blacks voted for their Messiah anyway. They knuckled under and accepted the plate of dirt. Having seen this formula work with Black Christians, Obama...
  • Perry sending National Guard troops to border [WH waiting for "formal communication")

    07/21/2014 1:10:58 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 63 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN and WILL WEISSERT
    ".......As governor, Perry is commander in chief of Texas military forces unless those forces have already been mobilized by the White House. But if Perry deploys National Guard troops it is up to Texas to pay for them, while an order from Obama would mean Washington picks up the tab. "Gov. Perry has referred repeatedly to his desire to make a symbolic statement to the people of Central America that the border is closed," said White House spokesman Josh Earnest. "And he thinks that the best way to do that is to send 1,000 National Guard troops to the border....
  • Perry expected to call up National Guard to Rio Grande Valley

    07/21/2014 12:23:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 85 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 21, 2014 | Peggy Fikac, Cindy Horswell
    Gov. Rick Perry is expected to announce Monday that he will activate up to 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Rio Grande Valley, state Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa, D-McAllen, confirmed Sunday night. Perry wants these troops to bolster the work already being done with a surge of Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, said Hinojosa's spokesperson, Jennifer Saenz, who added that the governor gave the Rio Grande Valley delegation notice prior to the planned 2 p.m. announcement on border security......... In Iowa on Sunday, Perry told a small group at a VFW hall that if President Barack Obama fails...
  • U.S. Navy Seal becomes military attaché to Mexico

    03/13/2012 1:09:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 13, 2012 | Dudley Althaus
    MEXICO CITY - The U.S. government has dispatched a career Navy SEAL and anti-terrorism expert to the U.S. embassy in Mexico City to serve as liaison with Mexican troops waging war on gangsters. Rear Adm. Colin Kilrain, a former senior commander of the U.S. Navy's special forces who last year worked on anti-terrorism for the National Security Council, recently took up the post of military attaché. He arrives amid a rising debate over the role and effectiveness of Mexico's military in President Felipe Calderon's anti-gangster campaign. "It is an interesting choice," U.S. political scientist Roderic Camp, who has specialized in...
  • On the Border and on the case

    03/03/2012 10:44:26 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/3/2012 | Al Garza
    Has the federal government failed its constitutional obligation to protect American citizens or have foreign insurgents successfully infiltrated this once sovereign nation and rendered it complacent through deception, fraud and the race card? Despite all speculation, one can surmise that federal interference has seldom created a healthy economy or a secure environment. To the contrary, it appears that those in Washington shamelessly engage in the creation of policies legislated on behalf of Drug cartels and Middle Eastern terrorist groups. Violence and criminal activities from across our southern borders underscore the constitutional rights of every state to protect its citizens against...
  • Another Obamination; Our Southern border

    07/17/2011 9:47:33 PM PDT · by patriot08 · 3 replies
    . Another Obamination: Our Southern Border by Rich Carroll First off, let's put to rest Barack Hussein's comment about “keeping America safe.” He has sued the State of Arizona for trying to “keep American safe.” Obama and his supporters need to stop lying. Moving-right-along, Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano recently stated: “Our borders are more secure than they have ever been.” Let's examine this lie: Pinal County, Arizona statistics for the three year period from 2008 thru 2010: calls to police about illegals rose from 169 to 370. Vehicle pursuits in the county jumped from 140 to 340, and Marijuana...
  • Suhail Shanti, Suspect in 1983 Murder, Caught at Border...

    06/28/2011 12:49:19 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies
    SEATTLE WEEKLY.com ^ | June 27, 2011, 4:23 pm | by Jonathan Walczak
    SNIPPET: "Shanti was arrested by u.s. Customs and Border Protection in Blaine, Wash. ..." SNIPPET: "Both were from Morocco. It's unclear why Shanti would need to jump the border so often. But a LinkedIn account listed in Shanti's name lists a string of jobs in Canada, Dubai, and Jordan, so it may have been work-related."
  • Napolitano touts safety of US border communities

    01/31/2011 7:49:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/31/11 | Walt Weissert - ap
    EL PASO, Texas – Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Monday that U.S. communities on the border with Mexico are safer than most Americans believe, but also warned Mexican drug cartels they'll be "met by an overwhelming response" should they move north. Napolitano told an audience at the University of Texas at El Paso — just across the Rio Grande from Ciudad Juarez and the unprecedented wave of drug-fueled violence engulfing it — that it's "inaccurate to state, as too many have, that the border is overrun with violence and out of control." "This statement, often made only to score...
  • Iranian Book Celebrating Suicide Bombers Found in Arizona Desert

    01/27/2011 5:59:17 PM PST · by Stayfrosty · 18 replies
    FOXNews ^ | January 27, 2011 | William La Jeunesse
    EXCLUSIVE: A book celebrating suicide bombers has been found in the Arizona desert just north of the U.S.- Mexican border, authorities tell Fox News.
  • 148 prisoners flee jail on Mexico-US border: report

    12/17/2010 10:59:59 AM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 17, 2010
    More than 140 prisoners escaped from a prison near the U.S. border on Friday, media said, the latest breach of Mexico's notoriously insecure jails that are helping to feed a violent drug war... on the outskirts of Nuevo Laredo across from Laredo, Texas. In September, 85 prisoners escaped from jail in the nearby border city of Reynosa. Authorities discovered in July that prison officials had allowed convicts out of jail in northwestern Durango state to carry out revenge attacks before returning to cells for the night.
  • Mexican Assassins Headed to Arizona, U.S. Warned (But Lets Sue Americans For Wanting To Stop It)

    10/17/2010 1:04:48 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/17/2010 | Fox News
    Drug smuggling gangs in Mexico have sent well-armed assassins, or "sicarios," into Arizona to locate and kill bandits who are ambushing and stealing loads of cocaine, marijuana and heroin headed to buyers in the United States, the Department of Homeland Security has warned Arizona law enforcement authorities.
  • Troopers arrest 8 illegal immigrants near Gonzales (two of Middle eastern descent)

    10/15/2010 11:52:24 AM PDT · by Rightly Biased · 23 replies
    The Gonzales Cannon ^ | 10/14/10 | Gonzales News Services
    Eight illegal immigrants, including two identified as being of “Middle Eastern descent,” have been turned over to federal authorities following two related traffic stops by Texas Department of Public Safety troopers and other agencies near Gonzales this week. DPS troopers made seven arrests early Wednesday afternoon during a stop on a pickup truck which had been reported stolen. Troopers said the truck attempted to elude the stop on Interstate 10, but following a short chase the driver and passengers bailed out of the vehicle. Troopers were able to apprehend seven of those. Six were identified as Honduran citizens, while one...