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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
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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
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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
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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.)
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To: humblegunner

Great intel.

Our man @ Rio Grande.


4 posted on 07/28/2014 10:08:13 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Just trying to set a good example. ;-)


5 posted on 07/28/2014 10:09:22 AM PDT by humblegunner
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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.)
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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.”)
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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
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To: humblegunner

Thanks for the ping.


9 posted on 07/28/2014 10:18:33 AM PDT by TheMom (Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts!)
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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)
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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
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To: humblegunner

:)
Nicely done!!


12 posted on 07/28/2014 10:25:46 AM PDT by RWGinger
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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)
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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)
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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")
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Nice recon patrol. Thanks Jim and humble!


16 posted on 07/28/2014 10:44:34 AM PDT by veracious
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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)
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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)
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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
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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).)
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