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  • 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...
  • Juarez Officer Shot, Killed Near US-Mexico Border(2 others wounded)

    10/07/2010 5:25:26 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies
    KFOX ^ | October 7, 2010
    Two Others Hospitalized MEXICO -- Authorities investigated a crime scene along the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday morning after shots were fired on the embankment on Mexico's side, near Paisano by Asarco. According to our partners at the El Paso Times, a Juarez traffic officer was ambushed and killed by an unknown shooter near the U.S. border. Roxana Monroyl, 33, was shot about 10:30 a.m., said Juarez city spokesman Jaime Torres. After she was shot, she called for help. Two other traffic officers arrived at the scene to assist her and were also shot, he said. Those officers were taken to a...
  • The 'Great Wall of America' and the threat from within

    09/05/2010 12:33:30 PM PDT · by thecodont · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times / latimes.com ^ | September 5, 2010 | By Richard Rodriguez
    <p>Between cynicism and hypocrisy lies the 2,000-mile U.S.- Mexico border. America is raising a wall in the desert to separate Mexican drug exporters from American drug consumers, to separate Latin American peasants who will work for low wages from the Americans who would hire them.</p>
  • 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...
  • Brewer's Yeast

    06/15/2010 6:24:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 558+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 15, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Immigration: Arizona's governor tells illegals if you want family unity, take your kids home with you. And a Tea Party candidate for the Senate says just being born here doesn't make you a citizen. Anchor babies, away! We've seen the photos of children holding signs at protests that read, "Don't deport my parents." They're called "anchor babies" because they're considered citizens by being born on American soil. You can't break up families, the argument goes, even to enforce the nation's immigration laws. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who had the audacity to copy federal law and then enforce it in cases...
  • A Line in the Sand: Confronting the Threat at the Southwest Border

    05/30/2010 6:09:47 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 14 replies · 550+ views
    Increasing Coordination Between Mexican Drug Cartels, Human Smuggling Networks, and U.S.-Based Gangs Federal, State, and local law enforcement officials are witnessing a growing nexus between the Mexican drug cartels, illegal alien smuggling rings, and U.S. based gangs.The human smuggling networks that operate along the Southwest border cannot move their human cargo through drug cartel controlled corridors without paying a fee. The typical Mexican illegal alien now pays approximately $1,200 to $2,500. For aliens from countries other than Mexico this price is often considerably higher, and may even be more alluring for the cartels. Foreign nationals are often charged an exorbitantly...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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?
  • TERRORISM and COUNTERTERRORISM: News, INFORMATION & Analysis #2

    04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 4,070 replies · 6,773+ views
    Free Republic | 4/11/2010 | FReeper Collaboration
    Obama amputates our nuclear arms By: Charles Krauthammer ...snippet...Under President Obama’s new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is “in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” explained Gates, then “the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it.” Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker...
  • Somalis with terrorist links feared headed to U.S. border

    04/06/2010 3:29:06 PM PDT · by Cindy · 48 replies · 1,314+ views
    WASHINGTON EXAMINER.com ^ | April 6, 2010 | Sara A. Carter
    SNIPPET: "Somalis with ties to a terrorist organization are believed to be plotting to illegally enter the United States after being mistakenly released from custody in Mexico, a confidential federal law enforcement report said." SNIPPET: "Included in the group is Mohamed Osman Noor, 35, of Somalia, who U.S. officials suspect has strong ties to Al-Shabaab Mujahideen, an Islamist insurgency group in the ongoing war in Somalia with ties to al Qaeda. The report was written by an intelligence official with the Laredo Sector Border Intelligence Center, a joint federal task force under the Department of Homeland Security that operates on...
  • Secretary Napolitano Announces Full Deployment of Radiation Scanning Technology...

    11/05/2009 2:59:27 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies · 623+ views
    DHS.gov - News Release ^ | November 5, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Secretary Napolitano Announces Full Deployment of Radiation Scanning Technology to the Northern Border Ahead of Schedule Release Date: November 5, 2009 For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced the final deployment of non-intrusive scanning equipment to detect radiation emanating from materials used in nuclear devices at all Northern border land ports of entry—a major security milestone completed two months ahead of schedule that reflects Secretary Napolitano’s ongoing commitment to strong, layered security at the U.S.-Canada border. “Securing our Northern border while facilitating...
  • U.S. soldier dies in drug attack in Mexico strip bar

    11/04/2009 12:56:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 1,819+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/4/09 | AP
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (Reuters) – Gunmen with automatic weapons burst into a Mexican strip club on the U.S. border, opened fire on patrons and killed six people including an American soldier, the army said on Wednesday. The hooded gunmen stormed into the bar in Ciudad Juarez as strippers were dancing for customers, sought out the six men and shot them each several times. A 26-year-old off-duty U.S. soldier who had crossed over from El Paso, Texas, was among the dead, army spokesman Enrique Torres said. "It appears drugs were being sold at the place," Torres said of the strip joint....
  • Hundreds Arrested In Raids Targeting Mexican Drug Cartel (In USA)

    10/22/2009 10:17:46 AM PDT · by AuntB · 23 replies · 1,677+ views
    kwtx TV ^ | Oct. 22, 2009 | KWTX
    Hundreds of people have been arrested in Texas and around the country what officials say is the largest single strike at a Mexican drug cartel in the U.S WASHINGTON (October 22, 2009)—U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder calls the arrests of more than 300 people in a series of drug raids in Texas and across the country the largest single strike at a Mexican drug cartel operating here. Holder said at a news conference Thursday that the arrests over the past two days were aimed at the U.S. operations of the La Familia cartel. Click here to find out more! Holder...
  • Will Mexican violence spill over border?

    10/15/2009 3:17:44 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 28 replies · 1,136+ views
    ktrk ^ | 10/15/09 | Art Rascon
    So will it spill further into Texas? Absolutely, says the drug smuggler. "It will in the future. It will escalate, escalate and continue to escalate," he said. What does he think about us reporting from Juarez? "You might as well write your last will and testament," he said. "There is no guarantee you're coming back."
  • Criminal anarchy on America’s doorstep ( US Border area with Mexico )

    09/29/2009 9:08:09 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies · 549+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 24th, 2009 | Bernd Debusmann
    When Mexico’s president, Felipe Calderon, ordered 2,500 troops and federal agents into border city Ciudad Juarez 17 months ago to tamp down drug violence, the monthly murder rate ran at an average of 66. In retrospect, those were the days of peace and calm.Ciudad Juarez has become the most active front in simultaneous and increasingly bloody wars. One is between drug cartels fighting each other for access to the U.S. market. Another is between drug traffickers and Mexican authorities charged with imposing law and order. They have been singularly unsuccessful.Despite a vastly increased military presence (now about 7,000, plus 2,500...
  • Obama Administration Announces National Strategy to Reduce Drug Trafficking,,,

    06/05/2009 4:30:54 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 526+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Obama Administration Announces National Strategy to Reduce Drug Trafficking and Flow of Bulk Cash and Weapons Across Southwest Border Today, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, U.S. Department of Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano, and Director of National Drug Control Policy Gil Kerlikowske released President Obama’s strategy to stem the flow of illegal drugs and their illicit proceeds across the Southwest border and reduce associated crime and violence in the region. The National Southwest Border Counternarcotics Strategy directs federal agencies to increase coordination and information sharing with state and local law enforcement agencies, intensifies national...
  • Body of U.S. Marshal Deputy Found in Mexican Canal

    03/26/2009 6:30:59 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 10 replies · 1,046+ views
    Officials confirm the body of a U.S. Marshal's deputy has been found in a Mexican canal, KVIA-ABC reported. U.S. Deputy Marshal Gerald Payan said the victim is Vincent Paul Bustamente, a U.S. Marshal's deputy assigned to the El Paso office. Payan said the office is working with the FBI and local Mexican authorities to investigate. Chihuahua state police say Bustamente's decomposing body with a circular wound to the back of the head was found at approximately 9 a.m. in a Juarez canal. Jeff Carter, spokesman for the U.S. Marshal's office, told KVIA that Bustamente was on administrative leave prior to...
  • Borderline Security For The Border

    03/26/2009 4:06:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 429+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 25, 2009
    Homeland Safety: Terrorists and other criminals crossing into America are at least as threatening as our economic woes. If we can spend a trillion on stimulus, we shouldn't skimp on fixing the border.In an age of terrorism, America's borders should be (in effect, if not in physical appearance) impenetrable walls. Not a single person should be able to enter U.S. territory without the government knowing exactly who he or she is, and having given express permission for such entry. Establishing that kind of foolproof system over an area spanning nearly 2,000 miles should have been one of our chief national...
  • New Details: 12 Gunmen Kill 8 at Restaurant along Texas Border

    12/01/2008 7:34:21 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 67 replies · 2,220+ views
    KRGV 5 ^ | December 01, 2008
    Over 40 Murders Reported this Week CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico - New details on a deadly discovery across the border from El Paso. This morning police in Ciudad Juarez say at least 12 masked gun men opened fire inside an upscale seafood restaurant and killed at least eight people. The attack comes a day after seven men were found executed in a school soccer field in an upper class neighborhood in Juarez. In all, 40 murders were reported over the holiday week along the border near El Paso. Police say the men were armed with AK-47 and fired off more than...
  • Vicious drug turf war turns Mexican border town of Tijuana into a killing zone

    11/29/2008 11:35:21 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 27 replies · 1,992+ views
    Nearly 300 people have been killed since late-September – many mutilated, tortured and beheaded in gruesome terror tactics copied from Iraq's brutal conflict. In the past week alone, there has been an attack in a nightclub popular with students that left five young people dead or dying; a hit squad stormed a private hospital and killed a patient who was being treated for gunshot wounds; and armed men opened fire on a car parked outside a popular US-owned discount warehouse, killing a woman and seriously injuring a man. Mexico's drug war death tally of more than 4,000 this year –...
  • Threat Matrix: August 2008

    08/01/2008 12:17:04 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,066 replies · 8,561+ views
    Pentagon Makes Fighting Extremism Top Priority Seven years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the Pentagon on Thursday officially named "the long war" against global extremism as its top priority and pledged to avert any conventional military threat from China or Russia through dialogue. The Defense Department, in a new national defense strategy, also emphasized the need to subordinate military operations to "soft power" initiatives to undermine Islamist militancy by promoting economic, political and social development in vulnerable corners of the world. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he hoped the change would help establish permanent institutional support for counterinsurgency skills...
  • Mexican army finds $6 mln in truck near U.S. border

    04/04/2008 5:57:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 111+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 4/4/08 | Noel Randewich
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican soldiers looking for drug traffickers found $6 million in cash inside a truck near the U.S. border and arrested five men at the scene, the army said on Friday. Army drug squads in the northern state of Tamaulipas, a smuggling hot spot over the border from Texas, found the U.S. currency stuffed into eight suitcases as they inspected a tractor trailer and smaller truck parked along a highway. They also found four pistols, the army said in a statement. Army and federal police units deployed in President Felipe Calderon's 15-month-old crackdown on drug cartels are...
  • Mexican drug hitmen kill singer near U.S. border ("The Little Rooster" and five others)

    02/20/2008 2:57:38 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 470+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/20/08 | Lizbeth Diaz
    TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Drug hitmen have killed a popular Mexican singer along with his manager and assistant near the U.S. border, authorities said on Wednesday, the latest murder among musicians who sing "narcocorrido" ballads glorifying drug traffickers. The body of Jesus Rey David Alfaro, known as "The Little Rooster," was one of six that turned up tortured, murdered and pinned with threatening messages for Mexico's army last week in the border town of Tijuana near San Diego. "We believe Alfaro had links to the Arellano Felix cartel," said an official with the Baja California state attorney general's office who...
  • Canadian Border guards flee their posts

    10/01/2006 3:35:46 PM PDT · by marc costanzo · 113 replies · 3,216+ views
    TammyBruce.com ^ | 9-06 | Tammy Bruce
    Canadian Border "Guards" Flee Posts After Security Scare That's weird because I thought guards were there specifically in the event there was a security threat. Silly me. Guards walk off job at four B.C. border crossings Canadian border guards at four crossings in the Lower Mainland of B.C. have walked off the job in response to a security scare. CTV Vancouver reported Sunday night that lineups at four crossings into Canada are massive. Gary Barndt reported from the station's helicopter that the lineups appeared to be several kilometres long at one crossing...This was the first time she could recall all...
  • Two Talk Radio Hosts on Immigration - Washington Post Bias?? You Decide.

    05/31/2006 8:46:33 AM PDT · by khnyny · 8 replies · 675+ views
    Washington Post.com ^ | May 31, 2006
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content//video/2006/05/31/VI2006053100445.html The above video is of two radio talk show hosts with very different opinions regarding illegal immigration. Please view the video and decide if there is any bias, and/or agenda.
  • Person shot dead at US border

    05/18/2006 10:28:31 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 78 replies · 1,563+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 19 May 2006
    US authorities shot dead a person apparently trying to illegally cross into the United States from Mexico, police said. The victim was apparently in a car trying to drive past the San Ysidro border control post in southern California when border patrol officers fired, Gary Hassen, a spokesman for nearby San Diego police, said. The San Ysidro post, between the Mexican city of Tijuana and San Diego, is one of the busiest in the world, with 14 million cars and 40 million people crossing into the United States every year. The shooting comes amid a heated debate in the US...
  • Armed Standoff at US Border (news from January)

    04/19/2006 2:11:03 PM PDT · by twidle · 14 replies · 1,363+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | April 19, 2006 | Sara A. Carter, Kenneth Todd Ruiz
    Link To Article Print Article Email Article Police face Mexican military, smugglers Armed standoff along U.S. border By Sara A. Carter and Kenneth Todd Ruiz, Staff Writers • Read more articles • See more video • Hear more audio • Share your views Mexican soldiers and civilian smugglers had an armed standoff with nearly 30 U.S. law enforcement officials on the Rio Grande in Texas Monday afternoon, according to Texas police and the FBI.
  • Gang Plots Border Attack

    01/30/2006 5:49:23 AM PST · by television is just wrong · 11 replies · 730+ views
    http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_3448828 ^ | 1/30/2006 | Sara A. Carter, Kenneth Todd Ruiz
    Gang plots border attack Department of Homeland Security document reveals MS-13 plan By Sara A. Carter and Kenneth Todd Ruiz, Staff Writers OTHER INCIDENTS Along with a plot to launch coordinated attacks against law enforcement officers along the border, several attacks against Border Patrol agents are documented in a Jan. 20 Department of Homeland Security document obtained by the Daily Bulletin. • In May 2005, someone was seen climbing down from a tree carrying a high-caliber rifle with a "large" scope while an attempted smuggling operation was under way along the Rio Grande, the river border between Texas and Mexico....
  • Memo Warns of MS 13 Plans to Kill Police Officers

    10/26/2005 4:39:09 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 32 replies · 1,461+ views
    team4news.com ^ | Oct 9, 2005 | Ray Pedraza
    Federal agents believe they've intercepted intelligence from the notorious Mara Salvatruchas gang who seem to be planning to assassinate federal and local police in the coming days. They have forwarded a safety memo to area authorities. In the intelligence bulletin obtained by Action 4 News, a confidential informant in Virginia claims the Mara Salvatruchas have designated October 30 as "Kill A Law Enforcement Officer Day". The memo cites the informant as someone who's provided reliable information in the past. Reliable or not, Valley police aren't taking chances. In Hidalgo, chief Vernon Rosser believes everyone has their guard up. "Along the...
  • Routine immigration violators prosecuted

    09/19/2005 12:03:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies · 683+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 19, 2005 | James Pinkerton, Rio Grande Valley Bureau
    BROWNSVILLE - Twenty-five men and women stood at the back of a crowded federal courtroom one morning last month, and in a single emphatic voice pleaded guilty to immigration charges in a mass hearing. After each was sentenced, most to time served, the "cattle call" was over in little more than an hour. They included a Mexican youth who washes windshields for tips on Brownsville streets — and had logged 29 previous arrests for illegal entry — and a group of men who waded the Rio Grande. In years past, Border Patrol agents would have taken names and snapped photographs,...
  • Mr. President - it's time for you to act....

    08/30/2005 9:38:40 AM PDT · by Jake The Goose · 14 replies · 412+ views
    Just Me | August 30, 2005 | Rob Jacob
    Mr. President - issues are mounting and it's time for you to take 'Executive Action' - by decree. 1.) Take Federal action to secure the borders. 2.) Step forward and back the construction of new refineries. - Oil be damned - we need refinery capacity. 3.) Start Driling for Oil (Alaska, Florida, California). Forget your brothers politics - this country needs to be energy independent. Start drilling today. Step up and take charge Mr. President - we're all waiting to see your leadership happen.
  • Minutemen critics urge immigration reform

    07/12/2005 11:53:24 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies · 4,164+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 13, 2005 | EDWARD HEGSTROM
    Religious and political leaders say changes would end the appeal of border watchers A group of religious and political leaders made an urgent call for immigration reform Tuesday while also denouncing the Minutemen. The leaders, including Catholic Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza and City Councilmen Gordon Quan and Adrian Garcia, said a congressional program allowing workers to come here legally would eliminate the need for groups like the Minutemen to monitor illegal immigrants. They called on area members of Congress to take the lead on the issue. "We have a serious problem here in our community and across the United States,"...
  • Crossing the Line — Immigration in Northwest Colorado

    07/02/2005 9:50:00 AM PDT · by ex-Texan · 6 replies · 403+ views
    Steamboat Pilot ^ | 6/26/2005 | Autumn Phillips
    Border is a blurring lineThere is no sign announcing Annunciation House. Unless a person knows differently, the old brick building in El Paso, Texas, almost looks abandoned. The windows are covered. All the doors have been blocked except for one, which remains locked. But knock on the door and it will open wide to the smells of Mexican cooking and laughing voices of people speaking dialects of Spanish ranging from Northern Mexico to the remote corners of Central America. In a residential neighborhood that is a 10-minute walk from the U.S. border, Annunciation House acts as a waystation for people...
  • Time to Secure our Border Mr. President - (Bush: "Call Vicente and set him straight!")

    05/17/2005 1:29:41 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 42 replies · 975+ views
    OPINION EDITORIALS.COM ^ | MAY 16, 2005 | DOUG HAGIN
    Take a moment to consider all of the pressing issues facing America today. There is a war we are waging, and rightfully so, to rid the threat of Islamo-Fascist terror. That might rightfully, be placed right at the very top of our national concerns. After all tax-cuts, spending, education, and Social Security reform will take a back seat very quickly if terrorists were to strike here in America. So let us agree, for the purpose of this column, to assume the war on terror is the pre-eminent issue facing America. Now let us examine how the Bush administration has handled...
  • Dangerous desert, breached US border

    01/17/2005 10:51:50 AM PST · by Alex Marko · 28 replies · 848+ views
    The flow of migrants to the United States has become prey to organised criminal gangs. That is a problem for Mexico as well as for its neighbour EDDY was shambling along the side of a highway a few miles inside the American border south of Tucson, Arizona, when he was picked up by the United States Border Patrol just before Christmas. Aged 20, and from Guerrero in southern Mexico, he was exhausted after wandering for two nights alone through the desert. With just $2 on him, he had become separated from friends during their illegal crossing of Mexico's northern border....
  • Terrorist Alley: Terrorists using the Arizona/Mexico border to cross into the U.S.

    12/16/2004 9:23:29 AM PST · by FBD · 141 replies · 3,212+ views
    KVOA Tuscon Eyewitness News 4 ^ | November 9, 2004 at 10:00PM MST | KVOA Tuscon Eyewitness News 4
    Good evening. In August, The Investigators on Eyewitness News 4 first reported the possible threat of terrorists using the Arizona/Mexico border to cross into the U.S. While local government officials and immigration advocates questioned the validity of such a threat, our report, "Terrorist Alley," gained national attention. Just a few weeks ago, high-level sources told a Washington newspaper that Chechen terrorists have entered the U.S. through our state. Now, we've uncovered even more evidence that the threat along our border is real. "The story you did was 100% accurate. It showed what's happening on the border on a daily basis....
  • Ridge: No sign of terrorists trying to cross border

    09/29/2004 4:11:57 PM PDT · by Bald Eagle777 · 122 replies · 1,883+ views
    AP ^ | AP
    Ridge: No sign of terrorists trying to cross border Associated Press NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) -Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said Monday that he's seen no sign of terrorist efforts to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, and that the United States is not going to start militarizing it. ``We have a long tradition with our friends to the north and south. We're very fortunate that we've never had to assign military to our borders, and we're not going to start that now,'' Ridge said. ``We don't militarize our borders with friends.'' Ridge said that he had seen nothing from any intelligence sources...
  • Anderson Examines Devastating Impact of Invasion, Life on the Border

    06/22/2004 10:05:24 AM PDT · by AZ GRAMMY · 30 replies · 434+ views
    Az Conservative ^ | By Dennis Durband, Editor
    Anderson Examines Devastating Impact of Invasion, Life on the Border By Dennis Durband, Editor In the interior of Mexico, there is a labor shortage. There are no Americans available to do the jobs that Mexicans won't do. However, the travel industry is thriving. And these are great days for “coyotes” – human smugglers – and those in drug trafficking. Travelers from South and Central America, Mexico and other nations are traveling in great numbers up through Hermosillo, Mexico and to northern staging locations near the U.S. border. These people can go to a Catholic church in one of the Mexican...
  • Treasury OK for Matricula Consular Cards? Mexican Access to U.S. banks/benefits at stake

    07/31/2003 5:05:03 PM PDT · by citizen · 58 replies · 504+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 7/31/03 | YOLANDA RODRÍGUEZ
    AJC print edition headline for this story: Mexican ID cards await Treasury nod T. Levette Bagwell / AJC Benjamin Osorio-Santiago, who is from Ejutla, Oaxaca, in Mexico, shows his ID card. He is at El Banco de Nuestra Comunidad, one of several banks in Georgia that accept it. A U.S. Treasury Department decision to review government rules regarding an identification card issued by Mexico to its nationals overseas is threatening to exacerbate tensions between Washington and Mexico City.The Mexican government says it stands firmly behind its matricula consular, a small plastic card that has been increasingly accepted by banks and...