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  • 1 dead in Mexico shootout on border with El Paso

    08/22/2010 9:21:54 AM PDT · by Qbert · 6 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 8/21/2010 | Olivia Torres & Alicia A. Caldwell
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico – A gunbattle erupted between Mexican police and gunmen near the Rio Grande on Saturday, killing one person and prompting U.S. authorities to close a highway that runs along the border in El Paso, Texas. There were no reports of bullets crossing into the U.S. side, El Paso police Detective Mike Baranyay said. The gunmen attacked a municipal police patrol on a boulevard in Ciudad Juarez next to the border river, said Ramon Salinas, a spokesman for Mexico's federal police. The fighting escalated when federal police rushed to help, he said. One gunman was killed and three...
  • Mexico anger high as US Border Patrol kills teen

    06/09/2010 2:04:15 AM PDT · by Radio Free American? · 59 replies · 149+ views
    AP ^ | June 9, 2010 | OLIVIA TORRES and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico – Mexicans are seething over the second death of a countryman at the hands of U.S. Border Patrol agents in two weeks, an incident near downtown El Paso that is threatening to escalate tensions over migrant issues. U.S. authorities said Tuesday a Border Patrol agent was defending himself and colleagues when he fatally shot the 15-year-old as officers came under a barrage of big stones while trying to detain illegal immigrants on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande.
  • 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...
  • El Salvadoran Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Border Patrol Agent

    02/05/2010 3:02:24 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 3 replies · 389+ views
    FBI San Antonio ^ | February 4, 2010
    LAREDO, TX—Rigoberto Torres-Gomez, a native of El Salvador illegally in the United States, has pleaded guilty to assaulting a Border Patrol (BP) agent, United States Attorney Tim Johnson announced today. Torres-Gomez, 29, entered his guilty plea today before United States District Court Judge Micaela Alvarez. On Feb. 15, 2009, two BP agents were on foot inside the Triple S Ranch near mile-marker 35, north of Laredo searching for illegal aliens. The agents then received information that a group of illegal aliens were heading east toward IH-35. Both agents jumped the fence and began running east toward IH-35 to apprehend the...
  • Border Patrol agent dodges bullet in brush with cougar

    10/04/2007 4:41:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies · 2,149+ views
    A U.S. Border Patrol agent escaped a close encounter with one of the border's most dangerous characters. No, not an armed drug smuggler, but a mountain lion — that fierce predator at the top of the food chain. The agent was on routine foot patrol Tuesday afternoon when he climbed down beneath a bridge into the Santa Cruz River bed east of Lochiel, about 65 miles southeast of Tucson. It is likely that mountain lions that live in Mexico also roam north into the United States. Suddenly he found himself within about 8 feet of a mountain lion... The lion...
  • 2 Arrested During Support March Of Border Agents

    02/10/2007 6:35:21 PM PST · by Ladycalif · 14 replies · 1,189+ views
    CBS ^ | 1/10/2006
    (CBS) HOLLYWOOD Two people were arrested during a clash at a march in Hollywood held in support of two U.S. Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting an alleged drug smuggler near the Mexican border in Texas. Police separated about 200 demonstrators and counter-protesters, including members of the Minuteman Project, according to Los Angeles police Officer James Jensen. He did not know which side of the protest the arrested people came from.
  • U.S. Border Agent Briefly Held in Mexico

    11/25/2006 7:13:42 PM PST · by NapkinUser · 20 replies · 838+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 11/25/2006 | Associated Press
    An off-duty U.S. Border Patrol agent was jailed for more than a day after Mexican border officials found 650 rounds of ammunition in his car, authorities said Saturday. The unidentified agent was arrested Thursday as he entered Mexico at the San Luis Port of Entry in southwest Arizona, and was released late Friday and returned to the United States, Mexican and U.S. authorities said. Mexican Customs inspectors found a bag containing 650 rounds of .40- caliber ammunition in the agent's 2006 Nissan Altima, Mexican authorities said. Possessing firearms or ammunition in Mexico is illegal and large warning signs are posted...
  • U.S. Border Patrol Agents Angry with ‘Amnesty John' McCain

    06/16/2006 11:57:12 AM PDT · by Sharks · 12 replies · 798+ views
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | Wednesday, June 14, 2006 | Dave Eberhart
    With lawmakers from the House and Senate yet to reconcile their competing immigration bills and President Bush still touting a temporary worker program, some rank-and-file defenders of the border are lambasting the notion that deporting illegal aliens is impractical. Moreover they view anything that smacks of amnesty as a betrayal to those who have risked their lives patrolling the borders. ----snip---- Particular union vitriol is reserved for the man they call "Amnesty John," who voted for the Senate bill. "Amnesty John" is the union's handle for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. "Senator McCain has never been a friend to rank-and-file Border...
  • CBS4 Investigates 'English Speaking' Sign Flap

    03/04/2006 6:23:14 PM PST · by peggybac · 252 replies · 3,734+ views
    CBS Denver ^ | 4/7/06 | cbs4denver.com
    (CBS4) DENVER Arapahoe County is threatening to fire a veteran Public Works employee for promoting the fact that he is an English speaking American. "They claim it's offensive and I've been accused of discrimination and harassment, believe it or not, because of this," said Mike Gray, a heavy equipment operator with the Arapahoe County Road and Bridge Department for 16 years. The problems began last spring. Gray, 50, owns a lawn service business on the side. He was routinely driving to work in his pickup truck towing a trailer that he uses to carry lawn mowing equipment for his business....
  • Mexican military aggressive entrance into U.S. territory

    01/17/2006 7:49:52 AM PST · by Sharks · 29 replies · 2,228+ views
    The washington Times ^ | January 17, 2006 | Jerry Seper
    The U.S. Border Patrol has warned agents in Arizona of incursions into the United States by Mexican soldiers "trained to escape, evade and counterambush" if detected -- a scenario Mexico denied yesterday. The warning to Border Patrol agents in Tucson, Ariz., comes after increased sightings of what authorities described as heavily armed Mexican military units on the U.S. side of the border. The warning asks the agents to report the size, activity, location, time and equipment of any units observed. It also cautions agents to keep "a low profile," to use "cover and concealment" in approaching the Mexican units, to...
  • Minutemen in Yuma

    09/21/2005 7:46:08 AM PDT · by Bob Haran · 15 replies · 641+ views
    Yuma Sun ^ | september 17, 2005 | Bob Haran
    Farmer, Patriots get patrol help from Minutemen BY BLAKE SCHMIDT, Sun Staff Writer --See Image(s) Below-- Published on: September 17, 2005 Eight members of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps of Tombstone came to Yuma for the first time this weekend to patrol an area near the border with the Yuma Patriots, where a local farmer had asked for help with an increasing number of illegal immigrants trampling his crops. The volunteer patrol groups, who were unarmed, helped the Border Patrol capture two groups of illegal immigrants Friday night, and ran into a snag when the Cocopah police told them they...
  • Now departing for Mexico: one-way flights for illegals

    07/10/2005 7:52:08 PM PDT · by Coleus · 10 replies · 553+ views
    CS Monitor ^ | 07.07.05 | Danna Harman |
    MEXICO CITY – Someone must have told them it was cold in the desert at night, as they are all wearing sweatshirts. They disembark the charter flight and shuffle into a hangar behind Mexico City's International Airport. Looking down, most miss the sign strung up cheerfully across the wall that reads, "Bienvenidos" - welcome. They have not been gone long, really. A week, maybe 10 days. They left their homes in Puebla or Oaxaca, Veracruz or Chiapas, put a bar of soap and an extra pair of jeans in a knapsack, hugged their families farewell, and headed north across the...
  • SUIT AGAINST BARNETTS DISMISSED (Accused of Stopping & Reporting 30 Illegals)

    08/18/2004 7:52:51 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 25 replies · 1,290+ views
    Tombstone Tumbleweed ^ | Week of 8.16.04 | staff
    SUIT AGAINST BARNETTS DISMISSED A lawsuit filed against Cochise County rancher Roger Barnett, his wife, Barbara, and Donald Barnett, has been dismissed by U.S. District Court Judge John M. Roll. Border Action Network, a group which advocates open borders with Mexico, filed the initial complaint. The lawsuit accused the Barnetts of stopping and reporting a group of 30 undocumented immigrants last October 11 on a ranch in Cochise County owned by Donald Mackenzie. Mackenzie claimed in the lawsuit that he encountered the Barnetts at one of the wells on his (Mackenzie’s) ranch and that he thought Barnett was a...
  • Would you stay married if your partner was cheating on you?<

    01/31/2004 11:02:57 AM PST · by B4Ranch · 350 replies · 1,870+ views
    01/31/2004 | B4Ranch
    Would you stay married if your partner was cheating on you? I found out my partner is cheating on me! These darn questions keep coming into my brain. What do I do now? I need help making a decision and I need it now! Should I run to the nearest divorce attorney and demand satisfaction? Or is my partner so important in my life that I should allow this to continue without saying a word?" Should I continue to pay all the bills and keep giving out lots of my hard earned money when it goes to further something I...
  • Agency says 'Pipeline' was a success; Border Patrol operation ends after a month.

    12/24/2003 2:06:22 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 107+ views
    COCHISE COUNTY-- Operation Pipeline has been shut down. Claiming it a success, the U.S. Border Patrol has ended the monthlong operation that netted 3,028 illegal immigrants, seized 4,835 pounds of marijuana and confiscated 272 vehicles used to transport people and drugs, said Charles Griffin, a spokesman for the agency's Tucson Sector. The operation concentrated on the Naco Corridor, an area mostly in Cochise County that goes from the border north to Interstate 10, he said. The eastern boundary was the San Pedro River and the western limits were the western side of the Huachuca Mountains, that included part of Santa...
  • Agents try to battle drive-through smugglers

    07/21/2003 11:45:57 PM PDT · by AZ GRAMMY · 16 replies · 307+ views
    Agents try to battle drive-through smugglers BY LOUIE VILLALOBOS, Staff Writer Jul 21, 2003 When the El Centro sector of the U.S. Border Patrol put barriers along Interstate 8 to stop vehicles from illegally entering the United States near the Imperial Sand Dunes recreation area, the smugglers moved part of their operation and the dangers it brings to Yuma, agents said. Large concrete blocks prevent vehicles from Los Algodones, Baja Calif., from entering the United States. Photo by Alfred J. Hernandez Now, after the Yuma sector put up their own barriers near Andrade, Calif., the smugglers have alternated between the...
  • PUERTO RICO: Illegal immigration from D.R. culture clash

    08/05/2002 6:48:49 PM PDT · by 4Freedom · 80 replies · 2,589+ views
    The San Juan Star | Monday, August 5, 2002 | NANCY SAN MARTIN
    For two days across the treacherous Mona Passage, Enerolisa Paredes prayed, clasped the wooden slab beneath her until her fingers went numb and kept her eyes tightly shut until the canoe-like vessel packed with other Dominicans finally made landfall. But the most intimidating part of the harrowing journey came as a shivering Paredes hid beneath the thick brush that grows along Puerto Rico's western coast, barely breathing, for fear that U.S. Border Patrol agents searching nearby would find her. "I could see them and hear their footsteps," said Paredes, 26. "There was a cow that kept stepping all over me....