Skip to comments.Free Republic Eyes On The Border: After Action Report
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.
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.
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:
The problem lies in Government bureaucracy and policy from on high.
Not An Excerpt
A post by humblegunner needs the caveat “Not An Excerpt” ?
Our man @ Rio Grande.
Just trying to set a good example. ;-)
Does that mean you have a blog?
Amazing, thank you all so much
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.
Thanks for the ping.
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.
We laugh in the face of heat and logistic challenges.
HA HA HA HA!
Great report and pics. Thank you all!
Border Patrol Bump.
Livin’ La Vida Loca on the Rio Grande!
Nice recon patrol. Thanks Jim and humble!
Great report, Gunner! You need one of those fancy deer blinds! :)
For a minute I thought you were Ted Nugent.
God bless y’all and thank you very much.
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