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.
Wonderful report and pictures.
Great report, thanks for all the information!
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!
On behalf of those of us who were with you in spirit (but whose bodies couldn’t make the trip) - Thanks!
It needed done. It got done.
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!
Thanks HG and Jim..
I drove down there in my electric car and ate recycled ramen.
Plus.. I'm a-skeered of guns.
Cool Weather? We don’t nee no Stinking Cool Weather! Thanks for walking the walk guys.
God bless the Bolinas Border Patrol. And thanks for the report.
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.
Thank you for being there! Great reports!
I LOVE IT when someone else gets my humor!
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!
Must be the hat.
HG & Jim, sorry I missed you guys although you were about 3 miles from my home. Thanks for your work.
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"...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.
Texass 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. ..."
"Texass plan for National Guard surge leaked"
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”
Got a link?
- Picture Postcard of National Guard Unit, McAllen, Texas, 1916
It ain't changed a whole lot.