Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Free Republic Eyes On The Border: After Action Report
First Hand Observation | 7/28/2014 | humblegunner

Posted on 07/28/2014 9:59:55 AM PDT by humblegunner

This past weekend, 7/26 and 7/27, Jim & Chris Robinson, Syncro & I met up near
McAllen, Texas to observe first-hand the situation at the border along the Rio Grande.

My report is as follows:

Border Patrol Station Operations:

Friday and Saturday we set about observation of the McAllen Border Patrol Station
at 3000 West Military Hwy. Buses were indeed seen leaving at intervals throughout the day.

It was mentioned on this thread that a warehouse was being used to stage illegals
for transport elsewhere. Its location had been reported as 3700 W. Ursula Ave
(Thanks to Buckeye Texan here). In fact, Buckeye was feeding us intel
throughout the day on a variety of goings-on.

Located just Northwest of the Border Patrol Station, we had a look at the facility.

Note that there are numerous unmarked new vans in evidence, as well as new slats
in the chain link fence to block observation of operations inside. There did not
appear to be much security in evidence nor were any movements in or out seen.

They may be conducting their bus operations at night, or this could simply be
a red herring to draw attention away from the actual transfer point.

The facility did not give the appearance of being particularly well secured.

The FReep:

Both Friday and Saturday we set up Jim's RV across from the Border Patrol Station
to protest the distribution of illegals as opposed to summary deportation.

Syncro & Jim, the Bolinas Border Patrol:

Chris & Jim:

Looks like Jim isn't too keen on Obamacare:

We got lots of honks in support, and only a couple of fingers.
Most gratifying were the honks from the Border Patrol agents themselves.

The Camp:

We were able to set up camp at one of the Border Patrol's staging areas for
boat launching and observation. We were asked not to say specifically where.

The Bolinas Border Patrol arrives at the river:

The Patrol had a mobile observation post set up there. Its basically a
high-tech deer stand on a trailer and will raise up to about 25 feet.

It has a generator, communication gear and night vision capabilities.
I thought it was pretty cool.. I want one!

Jim has this section of the border covered:

The Border Patrol ran boat launching and loading operations in continuous
shifts. These guys had it down, too.. they could launch a boat out of there
in about 5 minutes flat. The Patrol guys were very professional and efficient.

We've read reports about the Patrol being pushed back 40 miles from the border.
Maybe somewhere, but not in the Rio Grande valley. And they weren't carrying
diapers and baby bottles either. More like M-4 Carbines with 30 round magazines.

Flying the flag at the border:



TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Breaking News; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; borde; border; freep; mcallen; riograndevalley
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-105 next last
I have to imagine it must be frustrating as hell for the Border Patrol to
round all these illegals up just to see them shipped off and set loose.

The problem lies in Government bureaucracy and policy from on high.

Not An Excerpt

1 posted on 07/28/2014 9:59:56 AM PDT by humblegunner
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson; Syncro; Chris Robinson; BuckeyeTexan; Eaker; TheMom; shibumi; TheOldLady; thackney; ..

Ping, y’all.


2 posted on 07/28/2014 10:01:26 AM PDT by humblegunner
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner

Dude, seriously?

A post by humblegunner needs the caveat “Not An Excerpt” ?

OCD, much?


3 posted on 07/28/2014 10:02:59 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner

Great intel.

Our man @ Rio Grande.


4 posted on 07/28/2014 10:08:13 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Just trying to set a good example. ;-)


5 posted on 07/28/2014 10:09:22 AM PDT by humblegunner
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner

So......

Does that mean you have a blog?
:-)


6 posted on 07/28/2014 10:11:46 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner

Amazing, thank you all so much


7 posted on 07/28/2014 10:12:06 AM PDT by lilyramone ("Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.”)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner

A mere thank you isn’t enough

The logistics and the extreme heat are so brutal and demanding that you were willing to endure this speaks volumes about your character ( notice I said ABOUT your character, NOT that you are a character :)

but thank you
Think how much the Border Agents appreciated someone willing to tell their story.


8 posted on 07/28/2014 10:17:39 AM PDT by RWGinger
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner

Thanks for the ping.


9 posted on 07/28/2014 10:18:33 AM PDT by TheMom (Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner

Saturday as I travelled back to Texas from Louisiana, I saw a few white Chrysler vans with Virginia plates heading into Texas. All of them were numbered with white shoe polish on the back glass. Had I known then that Obama was switching to vans, I would have pictures.


10 posted on 07/28/2014 10:20:37 AM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RWGinger; Jim Robinson
The logistics and the extreme heat are so brutal

We laugh in the face of heat and logistic challenges.

HA HA HA HA!


11 posted on 07/28/2014 10:22:58 AM PDT by humblegunner
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner

:)
Nicely done!!


12 posted on 07/28/2014 10:25:46 AM PDT by RWGinger
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner

Great report and pics. Thank you all!

Border Patrol Bump.


13 posted on 07/28/2014 10:28:35 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner; Jim Robinson; Syncro; Chris Robinson

Livin’ La Vida Loca on the Rio Grande!


14 posted on 07/28/2014 10:35:26 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner

bttt


15 posted on 07/28/2014 10:43:48 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Kerry, as Obama's plenipotentiary, is a paradox - the physical presence of a geopolitical absence")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

Nice recon patrol. Thanks Jim and humble!


16 posted on 07/28/2014 10:44:34 AM PDT by veracious
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner

Great report, Gunner! You need one of those fancy deer blinds! :)


17 posted on 07/28/2014 10:46:15 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!l)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Free Republic


Click The Pic To Donate

Please Donate!

18 posted on 07/28/2014 10:47:02 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner
Excellent job, and very good compliance with the Border Patrol's requests as well.
But they know that y'all are on their side.

Great pictures, too.  Overall, a fine job by FR's own ace reporter, humblegunner.
19 posted on 07/28/2014 10:51:07 AM PDT by TheOldLady
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner; Jim Robinson; BuckeyeTexan; Syncro

For a minute I thought you were Ted Nugent.

God bless y’all and thank you very much.


20 posted on 07/28/2014 10:52:38 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner

Wonderful report and pictures.


21 posted on 07/28/2014 10:59:58 AM PDT by windcliff
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

Bump


22 posted on 07/28/2014 11:06:25 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner

Great report, thanks for all the information!


23 posted on 07/28/2014 11:15:00 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner; Syncro; Chris Robinson; eartick; BuckeyeTexan; onyx; JustAmy; trisham; DJ MacWoW; ...

Thank you very much, humblegunner! Great report!

Wish we could spend a couple weeks there, but we’re on the way home now. Maybe next time. The important thing now (IMHO) is to keep up the nationwide protest against the Coyote-in-chief! Landslide in 2016, impeach the lawless traitor in 2017!!

Obama/Reid must be blocked! The congress must act! Perry and other governors must take action to defend their states and citizens against all enemies foreign and domestic!


24 posted on 07/28/2014 11:16:14 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner; Jim Robinson; Syncro

On behalf of those of us who were with you in spirit (but whose bodies couldn’t make the trip) - Thanks!


25 posted on 07/28/2014 11:20:14 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

Agree.


26 posted on 07/28/2014 11:20:20 AM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: shibumi
No worries, brother.

It needed done. It got done.

27 posted on 07/28/2014 11:23:24 AM PDT by humblegunner
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Cletus.D.Yokel

LOL.


28 posted on 07/28/2014 11:28:54 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (You all can go to hell, I'm going to Texas.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner; Jim Robinson; All

Wellden: All I need now is an RV, a handgun, an endless supply of gasoline (or diesel) and enough food for the duration and I could join all y’all in your escapades across America to bring attention to the REAL reasons there are no jobs.

(The coyote-in-chief is ALSO an illegal alien, though most people don’t want to believe it. He can be deported too, if there is anything left after his impeachment.)

Thank you all so much for going where most of us can’t and doing what needs to be done for America. You are ALL amazing patriots!


29 posted on 07/28/2014 11:34:08 AM PDT by Monkey Face (Destroy negative thoughts when they first appear. This is when they are weakest.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner; Liz; AuntB; La Lydia; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; ...

Thanks HG and Jim..


30 posted on 07/28/2014 11:34:29 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Monkey Face
Wellden: All I need now is an RV, a handgun, an endless supply of gasoline (or diesel) and enough food for the duration

Pshaw.

I drove down there in my electric car and ate recycled ramen.
Plus.. I'm a-skeered of guns.

31 posted on 07/28/2014 11:38:44 AM PDT by humblegunner
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner

Cool Weather? We don’t nee no Stinking Cool Weather! Thanks for walking the walk guys.


32 posted on 07/28/2014 11:41:38 AM PDT by stillfree? (Rome is Burning)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson; humblegunner; Syncro; Chris Robinson

33 posted on 07/28/2014 12:02:35 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner

God bless the Bolinas Border Patrol. And thanks for the report.


34 posted on 07/28/2014 12:02:48 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner

That camper is big enough that they could take on about 12 of the little darlings. Get them as they cross the water and cut out the middle men.

:)


35 posted on 07/28/2014 12:08:06 PM PDT by TomGuy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner

Thank you for being there! Great reports!


36 posted on 07/28/2014 12:08:10 PM PDT by Swede Girl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Professional Engineer; humblegunner

I LOVE IT when someone else gets my humor!


37 posted on 07/28/2014 12:17:03 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner

BLOG PI...

Nevermind :D


38 posted on 07/28/2014 12:18:38 PM PDT by wastedyears (Everything Obama does wrong is Bush's fault.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner

LOL!

My car is out of commission, I have a pellet gun, and loathe ramen, since I had to eat so much of it during the Lean Times in my life. However, I’m good at living vicariously, so I enjoyed this!

Good job, Gunny!


39 posted on 07/28/2014 12:19:32 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Destroy negative thoughts when they first appear. This is when they are weakest.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

Bttt


40 posted on 07/28/2014 12:25:46 PM PDT by Guenevere
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: CatherineofAragon; TheOldLady
For a minute I thought you were Ted Nugent.

Must be the hat.

41 posted on 07/28/2014 12:34:01 PM PDT by humblegunner
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner; FRiends

It's the hat.



Click the Pic


Support Free Republic

42 posted on 07/28/2014 12:55:43 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner

HG & Jim, sorry I missed you guys although you were about 3 miles from my home. Thanks for your work.


43 posted on 07/28/2014 12:59:24 PM PDT by 2dogjoe (Have a Blessed Day)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: RedMDer

BTTT!


44 posted on 07/28/2014 1:12:22 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner
I came across this. I'll post the pertinent parts.

- - - - - - -

"...Many of the sheriffs along the border in Texas expressed concern for the plan to bring in troops. Guardsmen, they claim, are not sworn law enforcement officers so they [the military] do not have the legal authority to detain people on US soil. Nor would they have the power to investigate any crimes that happen upon on US land.

We have learned what the plan is and how these guardsmen will help stop the massive influx of illegal aliens.

Governor Rick Perry will deputize the military as Texas Rangers. The National Guard will thus be sworn law enforcement. Units will patrol the border and be able to detain anyone crossing illegally. The guard will have one other purpose.

Texas’s plan is to have the National Guard establish internment camps for the illegal immigrants. Construction battalions will create tent cities to house the detainees until deportation.

Border security is one of the missions for the Texas Rangers. So deputizing the military members called to service is rational. In addition internment camps are something the military uses all the time so this also is a rational decision.

When asked about how they will react to criticism over internment camps our source told us this. “These camps will be built just like many of the military housing that our service people live in on deployments. If the ACLU is going to claim inhumane housing, the complaints will be falling on deaf ears. If a house option is good enough for our soldiers, it is good enough for illegal aliens.” ..."

-end snip-

"Texas’s plan for National Guard surge leaked"
http://www.callthecops.net/texass-plan-national-guard-surge-leaked/

45 posted on 07/28/2014 1:28:52 PM PDT by Red Steel
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner

Good reporting HumbleG.

Didja know that Bolinas Border Patrol is mentioned in an article on Drudge right now? Upper left corner under the pic of some of the “kiddies”


46 posted on 07/28/2014 1:33:02 PM PDT by bunster
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bunster
Didja know that Bolinas Border Patrol is mentioned in an article on Drudge right now?

Got a link?

47 posted on 07/28/2014 1:34:17 PM PDT by humblegunner
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner
Texas bump and Thank you.

- Picture Postcard of National Guard Unit, McAllen, Texas, 1916

48 posted on 07/28/2014 1:36:38 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Liberty Valance; Jim Robinson; Syncro
- Picture Postcard of National Guard Unit, McAllen, Texas, 1916

It ain't changed a whole lot.

49 posted on 07/28/2014 1:56:57 PM PDT by humblegunner
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner

:)


50 posted on 07/28/2014 2:09:19 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-105 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson