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  • Mexico says won't pay for Trump's 'terrible' border wall

    03/03/2016 2:07:13 PM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 110 replies
    REUTERS ^ | March 3, 2016 | Alexandra Alper
    There is no way Mexico would fund Donald Trump's "terrible" plan to build a wall along its border with the United States if the Republican front-runner wins the U.S. presidential election, the Mexican finance minister said. Trump, the New York billionaire developer and former reality television star, sparked outrage in Mexico when he vowed to force Latin America's second largest economy to pay for a wall along the southern U.S. border to stem the flow of illegal immigration and drugs. In a televised interview late on Wednesday, Finance Minister Luis Videgaray categorically rejected the proposal. "Under no circumstance will Mexico...
  • Napolitano thinks Obama can and should grant fiat amnesty to illegals

    11/09/2014 8:42:01 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/9/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet “Jan The Man” Napolitano who helped give hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens a stay of deportation now says she backs Barack Obama’s plans to grant broad, unqualified amnesty by executive action. In a recent interview, Napolitano told the Washington Post, “If Congress refuses to act and perform its duties, then I think it’s appropriate for the executive to step in and use his authorities based on law … to take action in the immigration arena.’’ In her speech titled “Anatomy of a Legal Decision,” given in Georgia in an obvious attempt to stir up...
  • The Third World Has Arrived

    07/22/2014 5:58:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/22/14 | Chip McLean
    The answer of course is that we no longer are one people. E pluribus unum is dead. The melting pot has been replaced with a toxic brew of “diversity”, of which our open borders policy - endorsed by members of both name brand parties—is one component that leads down the same path. The third world has arrived and it will be this nation’s future…unless Americans will get off their collective duffs and fight back. Some, in places such as Westminster, Maryland; Oracle, Arizona; Vassar, Michigan; Greece, New York are doing just that.
  • DHS Budget Says Napolitano Doesn’t Intend to Secure a Single Additional Mile of U.S. Border...

    02/15/2011 10:24:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 15, 2011 | Edwin Mora
    Complete title: DHS Budget Says Napolitano Doesn’t Intend to Secure a Single Additional Mile of U.S. Border—This Year or Next Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano rang in the New Year with a visit to Afghanistan. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Embassy in Kabul) (CNSNews.com) - Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano released a budget document on Monday that indicates that the Department of Homeland Security does not intend to put a single additional mile of the U.S. border under “effective control” in either fiscal year 2011 or 2012.According to Napolitano's budget plan, the Border Patrol had 1,007 miles of the U.S. border under "effective control" at the end of...
  • 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.
  • Border Patrol agents assaulted near Calexico

    10/19/2010 2:30:30 AM PDT · by HushTX · 5 replies
    Yuma Sun ^ | October 18, 2010 5:19 PM | JAMES GILBERT - SUN STAFF WRITER
    Two Border Patrol agents from the El Centro Sector were assaulted by illegal aliens near downtown Calexico early Friday morning. According to Agent Keith A. Croxton, of the El Centro Sector Public Affairs Office, at approximately 2:30 a.m., agents were attempting to rescue three illegal aliens from the All American Canal, which is located approximately three miles west of the U.S. Port of Entry at Calexico, Calif., West, when the assaults occurred. “That area is one of our most dangerous areas when it comes to assaults on agents,” Croxton said. “They get rocked there quite frequently.”
  • 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...
  • Mexican Man Found Guilty of Assault on Two Border Patrol Agents and Illegal Re-Entry...

    09/05/2010 11:16:19 PM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies
    PHOENIX.FBI.GOV - DOJ Press Release ^ | September 3, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Mexican Man Found Guilty of Assault on Two Border Patrol Agents and Illegal Re-Entry After Deportation TUCSON—Jaime Martinez-Garcia, 26, of Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico, was found guilty of two counts of assault on a federal officer and one count of illegal re-entry after deportation by a federal jury in Tucson on August 31, 2010. The case was tried before United States District Court Judge David C. Bury. The defendant remains in custody pending sentencing. “In Arizona, Border Patrol Agents risk their lives on a daily basis patrolling in remote desert canyons and other harsh...
  • White House:Perry declined border security meeting

    08/31/2010 11:50:10 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 30 replies
    chron.com ^ | 31 Aug 2010 | AP story
    The White House says Gov. Rick Perry was offered but declined to meet with Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and a top adviser to President Barack Obama on border issues. The Democratic president on Tuesday spent more than an hour in El Paso to thank Fort Bliss troops for their service in Iraq, then headed back to Washington. Perry spokeswoman Katherine Cesinger on Monday said the GOP governor had sought to meet with Obama during the Texas trip, but aides said the president would not be available. White House spokeswoman Moira Mack says Perry declined a meeting with Napolitano...
  • MYRICK: 'Homegrown' Terrorists Are Working Within U.S.

    08/25/2010 3:35:44 AM PDT · by Cindy · 18 replies
    Charlotte Observer.com ^ | Posted: Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010 | By Jim Morrrill
    SNIPPET: "Republican U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick warned a Huntersville audience Tuesday about the dangers of "homegrown terrorism" and new Iranian inroads into the Americas." SNIPPET: ""I'm extremely concerned about Iran and the situation in the Middle East," she said. "People don't want to face the fact that we have terrorist organizations operating in this hemisphere and this country." Myrick, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said she's disturbed by reported activities in this hemisphere by the Lebanese-based Islamic group Hezbollah, seen by many as an Iranian proxy. Myrick repeated what she wrote in a June 23 letter to Homeland...
  • 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...
  • ON THE SOUTHWEST BORDER Corruption, Drugs, Gangs, and More

    08/11/2010 1:42:15 AM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies
    FBI.gov ^ | August 2, 2010 | n/a
    Note: Video and photos included. Quote (includes photo captions in the article): ON THE SOUTHWEST BORDER Corruption, Drugs, Gangs, and More 08/02/10 The U.S. border with Mexico extends nearly 2,000 miles, from San Diego, California to Brownsville, Texas. At too many points along the way, criminals ply their trade with surprising ease and devastating results. Drug cartels transporting kilos of cocaine and marijuana, gangs who think nothing of kidnapping and murder, traffickers smuggling human cargo, corrupt public officials lining their pockets by looking the other way—any one of these offenses represents a challenge to law enforcement. Watch Video: The FBI's...
  • U.S. national security headed for 'train wreck'

    08/05/2010 3:15:50 AM PDT · by Man50D · 8 replies
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | August 04, 2010
    An independent panel has warned that U.S. national security is headed for a "train wreck" if decisive action isn't taken to increase the size of the Navy, improve training of U.S. military personnel and replace aging equipment used by the military services, according to a report from Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin. In a review of the Department of Defense's Quadrennial Defense Review process, the panel headed by former Defense Secretary William Perry under the Clinton administration and former National Security adviser Stephen Hadley under the Bush administration warned that the United States will be unable to meet its international commitments...
  • VIDEO: Drug Cartel Death Threats Against AZ Sheriffs

    07/30/2010 9:58:12 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 14 replies · 6+ views
    Friends of Ours ^ | 07/30/10 | Friends of Ours
    A Mexican drug cartel has put a $1 million bounty on the head of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio as reported by KSAZ. Earlier this month Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu was the target of death threats from the cartels.
  • Napolitano: ‘You’re Never Going to Totally Seal That Border’

    06/28/2010 9:17:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 78 replies · 2+ views
    cns news ^ | 6/28/10 | Adam Cassandra
    Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, whose agency is charged with securing America’s borders, told an audience in Washington, D.C., in reference to the U.S.-Mexico border, “You’re never going to totally seal that border.” Napolitano spoke and answered questions at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) on “Securing the Border: A Smarter Law Enforcement Approach,” on Wednesday. When asked if she could give a timeline on when the border would be secured, Napolitano said, “The border is as secure now as it has ever been” but that the border will never be totally sealed.
  • Shots Fired at the Peace Arch Border Crossing [Suspect In Custody]

    07/11/2010 5:31:46 PM PDT · by Cindy · 43 replies · 1+ views
    NEWS1130.com ^ | Jul 09, 2010 18:08:01 PM | Dave White/Jill Drews
    VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) - SNIPPET: "Mike Milne with US Customs and Border Protection says a man using the NEXUS lane approached the window, and began acting strange. "The officers ordered the driver, who was the sole occupant, out of the vehicle. The driver refused and dangerously accelerated the vehicle southbound. One CBP officer fired his service pistol because of the imminent and apparent danger to the general public." No one was hurt, but the suspect initially managed to speed off. He was later captured by State Troopers..."
  • Fugitive Captured at Border with Counterfeit Document

    07/11/2010 5:18:00 PM PDT · by Cindy · 21 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Fugitive Captured at Border with Counterfeit Document (Wednesday, July 07, 2010) contacts for this news release Blaine, Wash. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers apprehended a Salvadoran man who was wanted in Dallas, Texas, for alleged assault causing bodily injury to a family member on July 3 as he attempted to enter the U.S. at the Pacific Highway port of entry. CBP officers immediately became suspicious of Francisco Oswald Gallardo, 45, when he presented a counterfeit permanent resident card for identification. Often referred to as a green card, a permanent resident card...
  • Why Immigration Enforcement and Secure Borders Are What Will Keep America Safe From Terrorists

    07/06/2010 2:35:18 PM PDT · by AuntB · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 2, 2010 | Rep. Lamar Smith
    When naturalized U.S. citizen Faisal Shahzad was arrested for his terror plot to detonate a bomb in Times Square, it exposed more than the ongoing attempts by international terror organizations to attack America...The arrest was another in a long line of examples that demonstrate the need to secure our nation’s borders and enforce our nation’s immigration laws to keep terrorists from entering the US. For years, we’ve known that strong border security is a fundamental component of national security. The Times Square bomber was able to gain U.S. citizenship because a background check failed to identify him as a threat....
  • Immigration Reform Starts with Border Security and Enforcement (Duncan D. Hunter)

    07/03/2010 11:11:10 PM PDT · by pissant · 18 replies
    House.gov ^ | 7/1/10 | Duncan D. Hunter
    Washington DC – Following remarks on immigration reform by President Obama, Congressman Hunter reiterated the call that responsible reform starts with stronger border security and enforcement. “Once again, President Obama missed a valuable opportunity to assure the American people that his Administration will do what it takes to secure America’s borders and enforce the rule of law," said Congressman Hunter. "At one point during the remarks, he called blanket amnesty a bad idea, saying it ‘could lead to a surge in more illegal immigration,’ but then proceeded to call for a ‘pathway to legal status.’ This still means amnesty for...
  • Obama’s speech on immigration

    07/01/2010 9:40:12 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 11 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 07-01-10 | Anthony Rogers
    Obama just gave a speech on immigration. I was told it was coming. He had totally lost the leadership role on the issue and needed to get it back. So, expect a speech. Well, we just got it. He spoke at length on the merits of legal immigrants. People who moved to the US and made the US a better place, their lives better, and the entire world. He spoke of the huddled masses who work their fingers to the bone 20 hours every day so their poor but honest children can have a better life. He spoke of the...
  • US-Mexico Border Easy Entry for Terrorists

    06/27/2010 8:25:24 PM PDT · by Qbert · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 6/25/2010 | Deroy Murdock
    While Americans march against Arizona's new restrictions on unlawful immigration, hundreds of illegal aliens from countries awash in Muslim terrorists tiptoe across the U.S.-Mexican frontier. New York, N.Y. — According to the federal Enforcement Integrated Database, 125 individuals were apprehended along the border from fiscal year 2009 through April 20, 2010. These deportable aliens included two Syrians, seven Sudanese, and 17 Iranians, all nationals from the three Islamic countries that the U.S. government officially classifies as state sponsors of terrorism. Federal authorities also track "special interest countries" from which terrorism could be directed against America. Over the aforementioned period, 99...
  • Congresswoman Raises Red Flag on Hezbollah-Cartel Nexus on U.S. Border

    06/25/2010 6:55:51 PM PDT · by exbrit · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6/25/10 | Unspecified
    Iran-tied terror group Hezbollah may be colluding with drug cartels along the U.S.-Mexico border, a Republican congresswoman warned, calling on Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to establish a special task force to figure out how to "clamp down" on this "national security" threat. The Lebanon-based group has long-standing and documented ties to South America and its drug gangs, but reports have recently surfaced that it may be expanding its influence to Mexico and the U.S. border.
  • House of Representatives Congresswoman Raises Red Flag on Hezbollah-Cartel Nexus on U.S. Border

    06/25/2010 10:40:21 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 9 replies · 1+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Published June 25, 2010
    Iran-tied terror group Hezbollah may be colluding with drug cartels along the U.S.-Mexico border, a Republican congresswoman warned, calling on Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to establish a special task force to figure out how to "clamp down" on this "national security" threat. The Lebanon-based group has long-standing and documented ties to South America and its drug gangs, but reports have recently surfaced that it may be expanding its influence to Mexico and the U.S. border. In her letter to Napolitano, Rep. Sue Myrick, R-N.C., called on Homeland Security to find out and report more on the extent of the...
  • Obama Cracks Down (On Arizona, Not Illegal Immigration)

    06/21/2010 4:14:56 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 6/21/2010 | W. James Antle III
    The sweet nothings Hillary Clinton whispered into the ears of foreign television audiences went stateside on Friday, as America media outlets began confirming what the secretary of state first told an Ecuadoran news channel: the Obama administration is planning a lawsuit against Arizona's new immigration law. Publicly, Obama administration lawyers will only admit that a thorough "review" of SB 1070 is ongoing. But the toothpaste is out of the tube. Officials in Eric Holder's Justice Department are quietly giving word that it is a matter of when, not if, they will seek to subvert Arizona's attempt to protect its people...
  • National Security Agencies Fail To Protect U.S.

    06/19/2010 9:50:09 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 5 replies · 196+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | 19 June 2010 | Jim Kouri, CPP
    The following is based on a report from the U.S. Congress obtained by the 14,000-member National Association of Chiefs of Police. Recent terrorist events such as the attempted bomb attacks in New York's Times Square and aboard an airliner on Christmas Day 2009 are reminders that national security challenges have expanded beyond the traditional threats of the Cold War Era to include unconventional threats from non-state actors. Today's threats are diffuse and ambiguous, making it difficult -- if not impossible -- for any single federal agency to address them alone. Effective collaboration among multiple agencies and across federal, state, and...
  • Security charade: 'Beefing up the border' with paper-pushers

    05/28/2010 3:43:59 AM PDT · by Scanian · 14 replies · 595+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 27, 2010 | Ralph Peters
    President Obama may have Katrina'd himself this week over the Gulf oil spill -- but at least it distracted attention from the fact that he also got caught using the National Guard as lipstick on a cactus. Anyone with military experience knew that the president's earlier decision to send 1,200 National Guard soldiers to Arizona's border with Mexico was a purely political move. But few realized just how cynical it was. Troop numbers don't matter as much as what the Guard is tasked and allowed to do. If the president doesn't authorize those in uniform to track and apprehend illegal...
  • 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...
  • Hezbollah, Hamas Raise Money for ‘Terrorist Activities’ From Drug Trade in South America....

    06/09/2010 3:59:11 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 5 replies · 107+ views
    CNSNews ^ | June 09, 2010 | Edwin Mora
    (CNSNews.com) - Amid growing concern about the illicit drug trade across the U.S.-Mexico border, the terrorist groups Hezbollah and Hamas have been linked to South American drug trafficking organizations–and the money Hezbollah and Hamas make from narco-trafficking is used to finance their organizations, according to the non-partisan Congressional Research Service (CRS). “International terrorist groups, including Hamas and Hezbollah, have also reportedly raised funding for their terrorist activities through linkages formed with DTOs in South America, particularly those operating in the tri-border area (TBA) of Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina,” stated CRS in an April 30 report. As evidence that Hezbollah and...
  • Channel 2 Investigates U.S. Border Security Part 1

    06/07/2010 6:14:27 AM PDT · by kiki04 · 4 replies · 21+ views
    wsbtv atlanta ^ | June 7, 2010
    http://www.wsbtv.com/video/23438021/index.html video
  • 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...
  • Obama: National Guard Won't Be on Front Lines in Arizona

    05/27/2010 12:19:59 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 19 replies · 520+ views
    Fox News ^ | MAy 27 2010 | Fox News
    The 1,200 National Guard who are headed to the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona won't be on the front lines but will be helping out in vital support roles, President Obama said Thursday. Speaking at an East Room press conference in the White House, the president said the Guard will primarily assist with intelligence, but troops will not not nabbing illegal immigrants and smugglers as they cross into the southwestern state. "What we find is, is that National Guards persons can help on intelligence, dealing with both drug and human trafficking along the borders. They can relieve border guards so that...
  • The more dangerous illegal immigrant threat

    05/26/2010 6:36:13 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 32 replies · 738+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 25, 2010 | Mike Benge
    Jack Webb didn't quite get it right in "Arizona law racially profiles for a reason" (Letters, Wednesday) when he wrote, "The problem at issue is people illegally crossing the southern border with Mexico - and it so happens that virtually 100 percent of the people doing so are Hispanic." An even greater threat to U.S. security than illegal Hispanic immigrants is the number of immigrants from terror-sponsoring countries who are crossing our borders. Hundreds of such people are detained by the U.S. Border Patrol; however, our government is catching only one out of 10 people crossing the border. Those immigrants...
  • OTMs: The Forgotten Border Problem

    05/21/2010 12:49:35 PM PDT · by AmericaTalks · 15 replies · 620+ views
    America Talks ^ | 5/21/10 | David Zublick
    As the debate over illegal immigration and Arizona’s response to it continues to heat up, one aspect seems to have been forgotten. OTMs. Thousands of illegal aliens apprehended along the 2000 mile long border that stretches through California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas aren’t even from Mexico. They are from other foreign countries. The Border Patrol refers to them as “Other Than Mexicans”, or OTMs. Many of these illegals come from countries that are sponsors of terrorism. While Felipe Calderon and Barack Obama spent a good portion of the last few days lecturing America on the ‘misguided’ Arizona law that...
  • (Mexican) Pirates plying the waves of Falcon Lake

    05/19/2010 8:49:54 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 36 replies · 1,599+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 05/18/2010 | By Lynn Brezosky - Express-News
    McALLEN — Heavily armed Mexican freshwater pirates have been shaking down U.S. boaters on Falcon Lake, a reservoir and bass fishing haven that straddles the Rio Grande. At least three such incidents have been reported since April 30, the latest on Sunday, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety warning issued Tuesday that linked the muggings to northern Mexico's increasing lawlessness. According to descriptions of the incidents, the robbers — in at least one case posing as Mexican federal law enforcement officers — searched fishermen's boats for guns and drugs, then demanded cash at gunpoint. One of the incidents...
  • Napolitano: U.S. - Mexico Border 'As Secure Now As It Has Ever Been'

    04/29/2010 3:55:28 AM PDT · by Cindy · 55 replies · 1,198+ views
    CNS NEWS.com ^ | April 29, 2010 | Edwin Mora
    Note: Video included at the link. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano (AP Photo) (CNSNews.com) -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, while testifying before a Senate panel, said the United States’s southwest border is “as secure now as it has ever been.” “I say this again as someone who has walked that border,” she said. “I’ve ridden that border. I’ve flown it. I’ve driven it. I know that border I think as well as anyone, and I will tell you it is as secure now as it has ever been.” Napolitano made that remark in response to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.),...
  • Now Arizona Has More Than One War In Our Backyards MY OPINION: Hezbollah using drug routes

    04/27/2010 12:47:10 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 709+ views
    AZBIZ.com - Inside Tucson Business ^ | April 23, 2010 | Opinion by Lionel Waxman
    "Now Arizona has more than one war in our backyards MY OPINION: Hezbollah using drug routes" By Lionel Waxman, Inside Tucson Business Published on Friday, April 23rd, 2010 SNIPPET: "For years, I have been warning that the Mexican drug war will sweep over Southern Arizona if we don’t close the border. Well now the war is here. But today, I am writing to warn you of another war. It is using the drug routes but it isn’t connected to the cartels. Hezbollah, the Iran-backed Lebanese group, is on its way to involving Tubac, Tucson, Phoenix and other parts of Arizona...
  • Congress members move to boost Border Patrol's power

    04/15/2010 2:11:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies · 272+ views
    ap ^ | 04/15/2010 | MATTHEW DALY
    Some House Republicans introduced a bill they said would improve border security on federal lands. It would transfer operational control of lands along the national border to the Department of Homeland Security, instead of the Interior Department or Forest Service. Rep. Rob Bishop...and other lawmakers accused federal land managers of “hiding behind the law” to place wilderness or endangered species ahead of border safety. In one instance, a tower used by Border Patrol agents was removed because of concerns about endangered species... Bishop said federal border lands have become a dangerous, “unpatrolled highway” open to drug smugglers and other criminals...
  • 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...
  • 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."
  • Secretary Napolitano Announces New Directives on Border Searches of Electronic Media

    08/29/2009 1:49:24 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 492+ views
    DHS.gov - News Release ^ | August 27, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following news release SNIPPET is a quote: Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced new directives to enhance and clarify oversight for searches of computers and other electronic media at U.S. ports of entry—a critical step designed to bolster the Department’s efforts to combat transnational crime and terrorism while protecting privacy and civil liberties. “Keeping Americans safe in an increasingly digital world depends on our ability to lawfully screen materials entering the United States,” said Secretary Napolitano. “The new directives announced today strike the balance between respecting the civil liberties and privacy of all travelers...
  • 83-foot tunnel dug under border at Nogales ( 16th since October )

    06/13/2009 6:14:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies · 2,319+ views
    AP ^ | June 11, 2009
    Another tunnel apparently dug by drug smugglers has been found beneath the U.S.-Mexico border in Nogales, Ariz. Scioli said it’s the 63rd smuggling tunnel found beneath the border in the Nogales area since October 1995, and the 16th since last October.
  • 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...
  • Al Qaeda Eyes Bio Attack Via Mexico Border

    06/02/2009 7:22:16 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 37 replies · 1,432+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 02, 2009
    Al Qaeda eyes bio attack via Mexico border Seeks white militias as allies By Sara A. Carter Wednesday, June 3, 2009 U.S. counterterrorism officials have authenticated a video by an al Qaeda recruiter threatening to smuggle a biological weapon into the United States via tunnels under the Mexico border, the latest sign of the terrorist group's determination to stage another mass-casualty attack on the U.S. homeland. The video aired earlier this year as a recruitment tool makes clear that al Qaeda is looking to exploit weaknesses in U.S. border security and also is willing to ally itself with white militia...
  • Al Qaida Nabbed Near Mexican Border

    11/20/2005 12:42:28 PM PST · by wagglebee · 82 replies · 3,842+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11/20/05 | NewsMax
    An Al Qaida operative who was on the FBI's terrorist watch list was recently captured near the Mexican border, housed in a Texas jail and turned over to federal agents, Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas, said on Friday. "A confirmed al Qaida terrorist, an Iraqi national, was held in the Brewster County jail," Rep. Culberson told ABC Radio host Sean Hannity. "He was captured in Mexico. This was within the last six weeks. He was turned over to the FBI." The Texas Republican said he obtained the stunning information about the terrorist's capture "from the sheriffs who were directly involved. "In...
  • INVASION USA Could French-style riots happen here?

    11/07/2005 10:24:14 PM PST · by avant_garde · 171 replies · 3,312+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | November 8, 2005
    While Many Americans are watching the chaos unfold following 12 nights of mayhem by largely Muslim immigrants in the streets of France, a leader of the separatist Aztlan movement in the U.S. says it's only a matter of time before worse unrest hits the streets of America. "Can a similar insurrection occur in the USA?" asks Ernesto Cienfuegos of La Voz de Aztlan. Yes, he concludes.
  • 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...