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  • Bombshell: Obama to cut border surveillance in half

    02/05/2016 11:30:24 AM PST · by amorphous · 78 replies
    WND ^ | 5 Feb 2016 | Leo Hohmann
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is planning to cut 50 percent of the budget for aerial surveillance along the U.S.-Mexico border, agents revealed at a congressional hearing Thursday. In an effort to understand why DHS is cutting funding, Texas's Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, wrote a bi-partisan letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson. "Any decrease in aerial observation is not only imprudent, but contradicts the very mission of border security enforcement," the letter states. The lawmakers' letter also asks for detailed information about the reduction aerial-based border security, also known as Operation Phalanx. Abbott and...
  • Border agent: 'We might as well abolish our immigration laws altogether'

    02/05/2016 10:29:18 AM PST · by xzins · 44 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 5, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    In a shocking reversal of policy, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are being told to release illegal immigrants and no longer order them to appear at deportation hearings, essentially a license to stay in the United States, a key agent testified Thursday. What's more, the stand down order includes a requirement that the whereabouts of illegals released are not to be tracked. "We might as well abolish our immigration laws altogether," suggested agent Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council. Report: MS-13 foot soldiers use 'surge' to cross border, 'colonize new criminal territory' By Paul Bedard• February...
  • Catch and Release Reinstated: Border Patrol Asked to Stand Down, Not Enforce Deportations

    02/05/2016 10:19:57 AM PST · by xzins · 29 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 2.4.2016 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Why even have a Border Patrol at all? Or a border, for that matter. President Obama promised transformational change and he has delivered on that promise. In fact, with less than a year left to his presidency, Obama will likely be pulling out all the stops he can. Now, in an abrupt reversal of policy, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are being instructed to release illegal immigrants captured at the border and not force other illegal immigrants to appear at deportations hearings. The Washington Examiner reports that the stand-down order also includes a requirement that "the whereabouts of illegals...
  • As Feds Plan to Cut Border Monitoring, Texas Officials Ask Why

    02/01/2016 4:18:28 PM PST · by mandaladon · 24 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | 1 Feb 2016 | Julián Aguilar
    Gov. Greg Abbott and U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Laredo Democrat, pressed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Monday to explain why the agency plans to reduce its aerial surveillance on the Texas-Mexico border. In a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, the lawmakers said the cut to a requested 3,850 hours of aerial detection and monitoring in 2016 amounts to 50 percent less coverage than recent years. “Given the recent surge of migrants from Central America and Cuba along the southern border, we believe DHS should request more surveillance and security resources, not fewer,” Abbott and Cuellar wrote...
  • ICE raids may have worsened woes for undocumented community in Flint

    01/28/2016 1:34:29 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | January 28, 2016 | By Rebekah Sager
    The recent raids by immigration agents could be keeping undocumented immigrants in Flint, Michigan from opening their doors to government workers who have been going from home to home to give out bottled water and distribute crucial information. A series of immigration raids on Jan. 2 by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, targeted Central Americans who had outstanding deportation orders. Though only 121 mothers and children were targeted in the raids, it caused widespread panic in Latino communities for weeks afterward. Immigration advocacy groups advised people without legal documents not to open their doors to prevent agents from entering...
  • Thousands of Cuban Refugees Crossing the Border

    01/26/2016 5:17:23 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    KRGV ^ | 01/25/16
    At least 7,000 Cuban refugees are expected to come to the border in the next coming days. The activity at the Hidalgo International Bridge continues. For 40 years, Jose Angel Rodriguez has made his living driving a cab. He said he's seeing more Cubans crossing the port of entry. "They get here every night, in the morning, and at night they get here. They go to Laredo, too," Rodriguez said. Rodriguez remembered taking a few to a hotel or store. It gets busier each week that passes by. Down the road from the bridge were a handful of 15-passenger vans....
  • Jackson Lee: Obama Already Fixed The Border

    01/24/2016 8:25:25 PM PST · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/21/2015January 24, 2016 | RACHEL STOLTZFOOS 10:03 PM 01/21/2015
    Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said President Obama has already successfully secured the U.S. border, and objected to the tone of a House border security bill she said militarizes the country. "The president has spent $108 billion on border security, and we have been successful," Jackson Lee said in a Homeland Security committee markup Wednesday. "Oh we've had our moments, but we have been successful."
  • Former Bavarian President: Close the Border to All Migrants

    01/19/2016 7:34:13 AM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Jan 2016 | Nick Hallett
    Germany should completely close its borders to refugees if it is to solve to migrant crisis, a former President of Bavaria has said. Edmund Stoiber -- an elder statesmen in the Christian Social Union (CSU), Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian sister party -- said Germany had to change direction fast, and gave the Chancellor just two months to solve the problem. "Angela Merkel must now change her position, otherwise there will be disastrous consequences for Germany and Europe," Mr Stoiber said in an interview with Suddeutsche Zeitung. In what appeared to be an ultimatum, he added that if Mrs Merkel does...
  • US turns to UN to screen refugees from Central America

    01/14/2016 7:59:24 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 15 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is planning to expand a program to let would-be migrants from Central America apply for refugee status before they attempt to come to the U.S., Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday. The office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees will now conduct initial screenings to see whether migrants from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala may qualify as refugees eligible to come to the United States legally. "I am pleased to announce plans to expand the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program to help vulnerable families and individuals from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, and...
  • House of Cards: Paul Ryan’s Campaign to Mislead Voters on His Immigration Stance

    01/13/2016 9:27:31 AM PST · by blueyon · 5 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/12/16 | Julia Hahn
    Although New Year’s confetti is still being cleaned off the floors, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 56% already issued a statement that could easily be a contender for the most remarkable statement of 2016. In a Monday interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Paul Ryan declared without a trace of humor that “People who know my record know that I’m for border enforcement, border control, not for amnesty.” But a review of Paul Ryan’s record demonstrates a two-decade history of pushing amnesty and mass immigration. In fact, Ryan has developed perhaps the most open borders record in Congress– for members of either...
  • Flashback: Glenn Beck plans to smuggle in Syrian RAPEfugees

    01/11/2016 6:15:26 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    mofopolitics.com ^ | Jan. 10, 2016
    As Syrian “rapefugees” show their appreciation to Europe, it’s a good time to remember Glenn Beck plotted to smuggle in tens of thousands of refugees into the United States. (SNIP) " And if they want to say, ‘Now you can’t bring those people in, now you can’t, that’s somehow illegal, we’ll put you in jail’ – I will so gladly grace a jail for the justice cause of saving people’s lives. I don’t need your permission at all to do the right thing! " But what about vetting? Won’t some of the refugees be ISIS and/or sexual predators? Don’t worry,...
  • Cuban migrant airlift from Costa Rica starts Jan. 12

    01/07/2016 3:01:46 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Tico Times ^ | January 7, 2016 | by ZACH DYER
    Next Tuesday is a day many Cuban migrants in Costa Rica have been waiting for ever since they left the island to try to reach the United States and got stuck at the border with Nicaragua. The Costa Rican government announced that the first flight of Cuban migrants will leave on Jan. 12 for El Salvador - the first stop on their journey north - out of Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia. Under an agreement among Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, and the U.N. International Organization for Migration, Cubans with transit visas in Costa Rica - nearly 8,000...
  • Cuban migrants growth in Laredo

    01/06/2016 7:30:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    KGNS-TV ^ | January 5, 2016 | By Yocelin Gallardo
    LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) - Congressman Henry Cuellar says a large wave of Cuban immigrants are moving through the Laredo ports of entry. He says that will continue until the 1966 Cuban Adjustment Act is changed. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, over 43,000 Cuban migrants crossed into the united states in 2015 and around two-thirds, have crossed through the Laredo field office on the Texas-Mexico border. "The continued number of Cubans are coming to the United States where they get preferential treatment under that law", said Cuellar. Cuellar says he anticipates it will be a while until Congress...
  • Honduras Calls on US to Respect Migrants as Hundreds Deported

    01/06/2016 7:10:22 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    teleSUR ^ | January 6, 2016
    Honduras called on the U.S. to exercise “respect and consideration” when dealing with undocumented Honduran migrants Tuesday, announcing that the government is preparing to receive deported migrants, including children, over the coming days. President Juan Orlando Hernandez stressed that Hondurans travelling to the U.S. in search of work “give back to the economy” while they live there, calling on immigration authorities to respect Hondurans’ rights. Local authorities are expecting the wave of returnees to continue over the coming days, including 16 mothers and 21 minors set to be deported back to Honduras Wednesday. The deportations come as part of a...
  • Cuban migrants' trip to US will be monitored by human rights ombudsmen

    01/06/2016 6:55:18 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Tico Times ^ | January 6, 2016 | By MICHAEL KRUMHOLTZ
    Cuban migrants in Costa Rica are nearly set to make a notoriously dangerous trek north to the United States, but officials from the region’s human rights agencies say they are coordinating to provide a safe chain of travel for the estimated 8,000 Cubans with temporary visas here. National institutions that oversee human rights will keep tabs on the treatment given to the Cubans by each country along the planned route, according to the council’s statement. Once on U.S. soil, Cubans can claim refugee status and gain permanent residency. The United Nations International Organization for Migration is overseeing the operation to...
  • Message to the GOP: Trump supports amnesty

    01/05/2016 8:43:49 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 86 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | 11/13/15 | Mark A Thiessen
    Trump supporters loved his promise this week to create a deportation force to remove all 11 million illegal immigrants living in America, and his repeated declaration that everyone here illegally will have to go.But his supporters tend to overlook is his other promise repeated in Tuesdays Fox Business debate that under his immigration plan they will come back.
  • Arrests Begin for Migrants Who Lost Asylum Cases

    01/04/2016 10:20:28 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 4, 2016 | By Julia Preston
    Federal immigration enforcement agents last weekend arrested 121 migrants for deportation, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said on Monday, starting a wave of removals of parents and children, mainly from Central America, who came during the border surge in 2014 and failed to win asylum in immigration courts. Most of the arrests were in Georgia, Texas and North Carolina, officials said, and were of migrants who had lost their cases and were ordered deported by immigration judges. The deportations are part of “concerted nationwide enforcement operations” to achieve a “greater rate” of deportation of parents who crossed the border illegally...
  • New gang slaying: Attackers allegedly stabbed, then threw rocks, at victim ["Migrants"]

    12/28/2015 5:31:50 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/24/15 | Dan Morse
    An 18-year-old was fatally stabbed in a gang-ordered slaying near the Montgomery-Prince George's county border by assailants who threw heavy rocks down on him as he crawled away from the attack to a stream, according to court records filed in Montgomery District Court on Thursday. The death of...follows two other recent slayings in wooded areas of Montgomery that police have linked to a resurgence of the MS-13 gang. ....one of­ the alleged assailants, Julio­ Rivas-­Rosales, 15, made his first court appearance Thursday...John Lavigne, a public defender....spoke briefly about his client, saying he arrived in the United States about a year...
  • Bavaria demands control of own borders

    12/28/2015 12:22:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 28 Dec 2015 08:36 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    The conservative state government in Bavaria has called on Berlin to allow the Free State's own police to secure its border with Austria, saying that federal officers are overwhelmed. But Bavarian interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said on Sunday that the federal government had rejected the request from Munich. "I can't understand at all," Herrmann told the Welt am Sonntag newspaper. "That we are not carrying out reliable controls, even five weeks after the Paris attacks and despite the blatant danger, is a sign of weakness." ...
  • Illinois losing 1 resident every 5 minutes to out-migration

    12/24/2015 9:13:53 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 43 replies
    Illinois Policy Institute ^ | Dec 23, 2015 | Michael Lucci
    Illinois losing 1 resident every 5 minutes to out-migration The U.S. Census Bureau report released Dec. 22 is compelling evidence that Illinois needs pro-growth, pro-jobs reforms. The report shows that Illinois recorded its first six-digit loss of residents to other states, with Illinois losing 105,000 more people to other states than it gained from July 2014 to July 2015. The border war losses were so bad that Illinois total population shrank by 22,000 people on the year, the worst ever. Similar to last year 2013-2014 data, Illinois is the only state in the region to have a shrinking population. The...
  • More Than 10,000 Unaccompanied Minors Apprehended on US Border in Last 2 Months (173% / year) Video

    12/23/2015 5:59:30 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 13 replies
    nbcnews ^ | Dec 17 2015 | ELIZABETH CHUCK
    The number of children who are caught trying to slip across the U.S.-Mexico border alone and illegally has quietly surged again more than a year after President Obama referred to the problem as an "urgent humanitarian situation." While the world has been focused on Europe's migrant crisis, apprehensions of unaccompanied minors along America's own border have exploded: More than 10,000 undocumented children have been stopped in just the last two months, according to U.S. Border and Customs Protection. The 10,588 apprehensions are a 106 percent increase over the same Oct. 1 through Nov. 30 period from last year, when 5,129...
  • Surge in Children, Families at the U.S. Border May Be the 'New Normal' [106% Increase!]

    12/19/2015 12:51:21 PM PST · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    NBCNews ^ | December 19, 2015 | MARK POTTER and ELIZABETH CHUCK
    Surge in Children, Families at the U.S. Border May Be the 'New Normal' by MARK POTTER and ELIZABETH CHUCK A dramatic spike in unaccompanied children and families trying to slip in across the U.S.-Mexico border may be "the new normal," officials say, with some believing the surge is linked to a federal ruling that ended long-term detentions. The number of apprehensions of unaccompanied minors and family units — legal guardians with children under 18 — rushing the nation's southwestern border peaked last year, then fell off as Obama tapped the Federal Emergency Management Agency to figure out what to do...
  • Illegal youths crossing border jumps 269%, HHS warns of running out of beds

    11/30/2015 5:00:38 PM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/30/15 | Paul Bedard
    The Department of Health and Human Services has notified Congress that November has seen a huge number of undocumented youths crossing into the United States, up 269 percent over last November. And it is warning that it is getting close to running out of beds to house the immigrants. Some 5,200 arrived in November, more than twice the 2014 surge. That year, 1,927 crossed over, and that was down from 3,320 in 2013. HHS' Office of Refugee Resettlement houses the youths with the Administration for Children and Families. An email from HHS provided to Secrets said, "Based on twenty-four days...
  • Emergency measures imposed as border surge surprises, overwhelms immigration officials

    12/09/2015 6:04:28 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The surge of illegal immigrant children continued unabated in November, pushing the Obama administration to announce emergency measures to try to handle a problem it thought it had solved earlier this year. Two months into the new fiscal year, the number of unaccompanied minors jumping the border and getting caught is at an all-time high. So far, the U.S. Border Patrol has picked up over 10,500 — more than twice the number at the same point last year. The number of families trying to cross also has surged, with more than 12,500 people caught — a 173 percent increase over...
  • Too-Cute (By Half) Marco

    12/19/2015 10:15:46 AM PST · by Isara · 3 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 12/18/2015
    Rubio Says One Thing on the Campaign Trail and Does Another In Office Ted Cruz Releases a New Iowa Ad Highlighting Rubio's Gang of Eight LeadershipHOUSTON, Texas – This week Senator Marco Rubio's record of supporting amnesty has once again come to light, and he has finally admitted he continues to push for amnesty as he did as a leading member of the Gang of Eight in 2013. More troubling for Republican voters is the pattern that has emerged on the issue of immigration - one in which Rubio attempts to appeal to conservatives on the campaign trail but then...
  • Team Led BY Middle Eastern Woman Caught Surveilling U.S. Facility on Mexican Border

    12/16/2015 12:50:06 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 55 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 12/16/2015 | staff
    A Middle Eastern woman was caught surveilling a U.S. port of entry on the Mexican border holding a sketchbook with Arabic writing and drawings of the facility and its security system, federal law enforcement sources tell Judicial Watch. The woman has been identified as 23-year-old Leila Abdelrazaq, according to a Customs and Border Patrol (CPB) report obtained by JW this week. Abdelrazaq appeared to have two accomplices, a 31-year-old man named Gabriel Schivone and a 28-year-old woman named Leslie Mcafee. CBP agents noticed the trio "observing the facilities" at the Port of Mariposa in Nogales, Arizona on December 2. Schivone...
  • Ted Cruz Has a Problem

    12/16/2015 9:14:33 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 29 replies
    Red State ^ | 12/16/15 | Leon Wolf
    Denver to Host 2016 RedState Gathering...click here for more information and to Register Today « BACK | PRINT RS FRONT PAGE CONTRIBUTOR Ted Cruz Has a Problem By: Leon H. Wolf (Diary) | December 16th, 2015 at 08:59 AM | 195 RESIZE: AAA Share on Facebook 55 55 SHARES Up until last night, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%‘s refusal to attack Donald Trump was defensible. Without question, it was smart politics, as his rise in the polls would attest. But it was also defensible on the merits as a guy who is a solid conservative in good standing, who was...
  • Why Ted Cruz ‘proposed’ the legalization of illegals during the Gang of 8 bill

    12/16/2015 8:58:55 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 45 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 12/16/15 | The Right Scoop
    This isn’t the first time we’ve reported this. But considering all the misinformation and nonsense being pushed by a lot of Rubio supporters who refuse to be intellectually honest about this, I decided to republish this. This video is at the heart of the misinformation: Amanda Carpenter, who used to work for Ted Cruz in the Senate, explains why Ted Cruz ‘proposed’ the legalization of illegals during the Gang of 8 bill, as you see in the video. In short, it wasn’t that Cruz wanted to legalize illegals, but rather Cruz was brilliantly exposing how the Gang of 8 bill...
  • Pope Francis Plans Mexico-U.S. 'Cross-Border' Mass During Election Year

    12/14/2015 10:02:19 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/13/15 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    The Vatican has announced the program for Pope Francis' upcoming visit to Mexico, which will include a visit to the U.S.-Mexican border with the celebration of a "cross-border" Mass. The Pope plans to visit Mexico from February 12-17 and will travel to the border town of Ciudad Juarez on the final day of his trip, where he will visit the Cereso prison, meet with some 3,600 business leaders and workers, eat lunch with Catholic seminarians, and celebrate a Mass attended by both Mexicans and Americans. The Mass is scheduled to take place at El Punto, a large field near Benito...
  • Hungary Starts to Build the Damn Fence

    07/13/2015 10:24:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 7/13/2015 | Michael Walsh
    The Hungarians have had it with the invaders known in the media as migrants and are doing something about it: Hungary has begun building a fence on the countrys southern border with Serbia, meant to stem the unprecedented flow of migrants, the government said Monday. Military personnel began working on a 150-meter (490-foot) sample section Monday morning on the outskirts of the town of Morahalom, where a bulldozer and other heavy machinery were preparing the ground for construction, according to a joint statement from the interior and defense ministries. A daily average of 1,000 illegal border crossers are arriving in...
  • Saudi Arabia attack: Islamic State claims Shia mosque bombing

    05/22/2015 9:25:52 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 5-22-2015 | BBC
    The Islamic State (IS) group says it was behind a suicide bombing on a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia that killed at least 10 people. The attack in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province is the first to be claimed by the Saudi branch of IS, which was formally established last November. The claim was posted on Twitter with an image of the bomber by an account that is a reliable source on the group. IS has previously threatened to attack Shia Muslims in Saudi Arabia. Witnesses reported a huge blast at the Imam Ali mosque in the village of al-Qadeeh, in...
  • Secure the Border! Saudi Arabia Building 600-Mile Great Wall to Keep Out ISIS

    02/17/2015 9:50:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 16, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    SIS and Saudi Arabia: Living and dying by the sword. In a move reminiscent of “ancient history,” Saudi Arabia is building a 600-mile-long “Great Wall” – a combined fence and ditch – to separate itself from the Islamic State to the north in Iraq: Plans for the 600-mile wall and ditch Saudi Arabia will build with Iraq in an effort to insulate itself from the chaos engulfing its neighbors.Much of the area on the Iraqi side is now controlled by Isil [the Islamic State], which regards the ultimate capture of Saudi Arabia, home to the “Two Holy Mosques” of Mecca...
  • The Great Wall of Saudi Arabia: 600-Mile Barrier on Iraqi Border to Keep ISIS Militants Out

    01/20/2015 8:10:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/20/2015 | Samuel Smith
    In response to the growing threat posed by the Islamic State terrorist group, the royal family of Saudi Arabia is having a 600-mile barrier constructed to completely block the Iraqi portion of the Saudi northern border, hoping to prevent ISIS militants from infiltrating the kingdom. The planned fence structure will span the entire distance of the Iraq-Saudi border, from Jordan to Kuwait. The border barrier system will feature five layers of barbed wire fencing, a ditch, a patrol road, 240 rapid response vehicles, underground motion sensors, 40 watchtowers, radar, day/night cameras, seven command centers, 28 communication towers, 32 military response...
  • U.S. Should Copy The Great Wall Of Saudi Arabia

    01/19/2015 3:41:44 PM PST · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 19, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Homeland Security: To keep out Islamic State terrorists, the Saudis are building a 600-mile-long barrier complete with five layers of fencing, underground movement censors and radar cameras on their northern border. If they can do it ... Good fences, it is said, make for good neighbors, which on a grand scale was the intent of the Great Wall of China in antiquity and the Israeli fences of more recent vintage. Both were designed to keep out intruders and to make sure all guests were invited guests. Unlike the Berlin Wall, they were built to keep hostiles out, not...
  • Revealed: Saudi Arabia's 'Great Wall' to keep out ISIL

    01/17/2015 4:44:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | January 14, 2015 | Richard Spencer, Middle East Correspondent
    Middle Eastern Kingdom building 600-mile wall and ditch along its border with Iraq in effort to insulate itself from the chaos engulfing its neighbours. When a raiding party from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant attacked a Saudi border post last week, it was no mere hit on a desert outpost. The jihadists were launching an assault on the new, highest profile effort by Saudi Arabia to insulate itself from the chaos engulfing its neighbours. The Saudis are building a 600-mile-long Great Wall - a combined fence and ditch - to separates the country from Iraq to the north....
  • Saudi Arabia building 600-mile Great Wall to keep out Islamic State

    01/15/2015 9:35:16 AM PST · by thackney · 54 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 14, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    With the Islamic State terrorist group in control of large swathes of Iraq, Saudi Arabia has decided to build a Great Wall that spans 600 miles. Construction of the security apparatus began in September and will include five layers of fencing, watch towers and night-vision and radar cameras
  • Israel says its ready and willing to share with India its technology for border protection

    11/11/2014 4:36:58 AM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Economic Times ^ | 11-10-14 | Aman Sharma
    NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, accompanied by Israel National Security Advisor Joseph Cohen, had a first-hand look on Thursday how Israel guards its border with Palestine on the Gaza strip and officials said India plans to implement some of these technologies to guard its sensitive border with Pakistan. Singh visited one of the border out-posts in Gaza before meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for an hour-long meeting on Thursday where Netanyahu said Israel was "ready and willing" to share with India its technology for border protection. An official said Singh was "greatly impressed" by the technology used...
  • Saudis building 560 mile long border fence to keep out ISIS infiltrators

    09/08/2014 1:32:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/08/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Undeterred by political correctness, Saudi Arabia is taking a step that makes common sense, yet has been difficult to accomplish in America: building a border fence. Israel National News reports: Saudi Arabia has launched the construction of a high-security five-layered fence on the border with Iraq to protect the desert kingdom from “infiltrators and smugglers,” according to state media quoted by RT. The fence will cover 900 km (560 miles) of Saudi Arabia’s northern frontier,SPA state news agency reported. Watchtowers, night vision and radars will provide surveillance along the fence. The project was unveiled by King Abdullah late Friday. It was announced the fence’s purpose was...
  • India's shoot-to-kill policy on the Bangladesh border

    01/23/2011 6:56:02 AM PST · by cold start · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 23rd Jan 2011 | Brad Adams
    Do good fences make good neighbours? Not along the India-Bangladesh border. Here, India has almost finished building a 2,000km fence. Where once people on both sides were part of a greater Bengal, now India has put up a "keep out" sign to stop illegal immigration, smuggling and infiltration by anti-government militants. This might seem unexceptional in a world increasingly hostile to migration. But to police the border, India's Border Security Force (BSF), has carried out a shoot-to-kill policy even on unarmed local villagers. The toll has been huge. Over the past 10 years Indian security forces have killed almost...
  • Saudis urgently erect new border fence to block 'massive' immigration of Shi'ites

    12/19/2009 2:07:12 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 15 replies · 824+ views
    World Trubune ^ | 12/15/2009 | World Tribune
    Saudi Arabia, amid heavy fighting with Shi'ite rebels, has begun erecting another security fence along its border with Yemen. Saudi military sources said the Defense Ministry has overseen a fast-track project to construct a barbed wire fence along most of the 1,600-kilometer border with Yemen. The sources said the project reflected an urgent requirement for a physical barrier to block the flow of thousands of Shi'ite rebels and their supporters from Yemen to the Saudi kingdom. "The infiltration has reached massive proportions," a Saudi source said. "Thousands are crossing into the kingdom."
  • India fences off Bangladesh to keep out Muslim terror (2005 news)

    11/27/2009 6:05:29 PM PST · by JimWayne · 11 replies · 941+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | November 13, 2005 | Dean Nelson
    Indias cabinet has decided to speed up work on the 8ft security fence, which is intended to keep out terrorists and arms smugglers. The fence, which cuts a swathe through some of Indias densest rainforests, will be finished by the end of next year and patrolled by a border security force. Key stretches are being electrified.
  • Saudi to Set Up Security Fence on Border with Yemen

    11/11/2009 1:23:38 PM PST · by Fred Nerks · 4 replies · 220+ views
    Asharq Al-Awsat ^ | Nov 10, 2009 | U/A
    Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat- As a result of the violation of the sovereignty of Saudi territory last week by Huthist elements, the Kingdom is in the process of setting up a security fence along its boarders with Yemen. This has become an important option in view of the escalation of the activities of the Al-Qaeda organization in Yemeni territory on the one hand, and the emergence of the Huthist rebellion threat on the other. Despite information about undeclared reservations on the part of Sanaa over the building of a security fence between Yemen and Saudi Arabia, Riyadh might find itself obliged...
  • IMMIGRATION: Great Wall of India

    07/02/2007 7:14:56 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 14 replies · 844+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | July 2, 2007 | Editorial
    Like the United States, India has an immigration problem. India is a developing country with a booming economy. Its neighbor, Bangladesh, is an impoverished mess with 150 million people crammed onto what is mainly a flood plain about the size of upper New England plus Massachusetts. India surrounds Bangladesh on three sides; on the fourth is the Indian Ocean, which frequently stirs up catastrophic typhoons. India's per-capita income is about $730 a year, not much by American standards but twice that of Bangladesh, where nearly 60 million of its residents earn less than $1 a day. The result was a...
  • India seals itself off from Bangladesh (a 2000 mile fence!)

    06/27/2007 7:31:58 AM PDT · by voletti · 33 replies · 941+ views
    Chron (AP) ^ | 6/27/07 | Tim sullivan
    SUJATPUR, Bangladesh Everyone knew it was out there somewhere, an invisible line that cut through a cow pasture and, at least in theory, divided one nation from another. But no one saw it as a border it was just a lumpy field of grass, uneven from the hooves of generations of cattle, and villagers crossed back and forth without even thinking about it. Today, no one can ignore the line. In a construction project that will eventually reach across 2,050 miles, hundreds of rivers and long stretches of forests and fields, India has been quietly sealing itself off...
  • India Seals Itself Off From Bangladesh

    06/25/2007 7:35:54 PM PDT · by ricks_place · 33 replies · 1,381+ views
    Examiner ^ | 6/25/07 | TIM SULLIVAN
    SUJATPUR, Bangladesh (Map, News) - Everyone knew it was out there somewhere, an invisible line that cut through a cow pasture and, at least in theory, divided one nation from another. But no one saw it as a border - it was just a lumpy field of grass, uneven from the hooves of generations of cattle, and villagers crossed back and forth without even thinking about it. Today, no one can ignore the line. In a construction project that will eventually reach across 2,050 miles, hundreds of rivers and long stretches of forests and fields, India has been quietly sealing...
  • A Saudi-US fence around Iran ~ UN and the Arab League join the effort to contain Iran's regional....

    03/25/2007 3:46:05 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies · 745+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 26, 2007 edition | Editors
    Iran sent a belligerent warning last Friday: It seized 15 British sailors and marines in the Persian Gulf. The hostile move wasn't aimed only at London. It came just before anti-Iran moves by the UN Security Council and Sunni Arab nations. The real message? "Don't fence us in." Tehran's radical Shiite regime faces an unusual partnership of foes opposed to its regional and nuclear ambitions. The United States and Saudi Arabia, either working separately or together, have rallied friends and allies to isolate Iran by adept diplomacy. On Saturday, for example, the United Nations Security Council voted 15 to 0...
  • The good fences epidemic--More and more countries are building barriers [US epidemic free]

    02/16/2007 7:55:04 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies · 397+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2-16-07 | GWYNNE DYER
    More and more countries are building barriers to keep trouble out - including Saudi Arabia. If good fences make good neighbors, then the world is experiencing an unprecedented outbreak of neighborliness. They used to wall cities. Now they wall whole countries. The latest country to start building a wall - sorry, a "security fence" - is Thailand, which has just announced plans to build a physical barrier along the most inaccessible 75 km. of its frontier with Malaysia. The goal, says Bangkok, is to stop "terrorists" from crossing into Thailand's restive Muslim-majority southern provinces from northern Malaysia, whose people share...
  • Saudis pressing ahead with fence on Iraq border: minister [keeps out illegals and terrorists]

    11/15/2006 5:39:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies · 263+ views
    IMRA ^ | 11-15-06
    Saudis pressing ahead with fence on Iraq border: minister Agence France-Presse - 15 November, 2006 www.gulfinthemedia.com/index.php?id=261165&news_type=Top〈=en&PHPSESSID=4edd8cb6af8d02c7b5d3cf52ca89de5f Saudi Arabia will press ahead with plans to build a massive security fence along its borders with Iraq to prevent infiltration of "terrorists," the interior minister said in an interview published Tuesday. Construction of the double-track barbed fence, which will be fitted with remote sensors and thermal cameras, will begin next year, Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz told Al Anbaa Kuwaiti newspaper. "Authorities in Saudi Arabia have begun the executive measures to build the largest security fence that extends along the 900-km (562-miles) border...
  • Saudis To Construct 900 KM Security Fence

    11/14/2006 11:38:35 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 9 replies · 324+ views
    RTT News ^ | 11/14/2006 | RTT News
    11/14/2006 11:20:28 PM Saudi Interior Minister Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz has said that Saudi Arabia will go ahead with the construction of a security fence to seal off the border with Iraq to prevent the entry al-Qaeda fighters as well as drug dealers, weapon smugglers and potentially large numbers of Iraqi refugees. The construction of the 900-km fence expected to begin next year and take up to six years is part of the larger electronic shield which the kingdom plans to build to secure its northern, western and southern borders. The $12bn project will use devices such as remote sensors...
  • Saudi Arabia: Iraq a Major Terror Base

    11/12/2006 9:34:12 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 30 replies · 896+ views
    AP ^ | November 13, 2006
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Saudi Arabia's interior minister on Sunday called Iraq a major base for terrorism, a sign of growing alarm over the neighboring country where U.S. forces are struggling to prevent Sunni-Shiite violence from escalating into full-scale civil war. Saudi Interior Minister Prince Naif said the situation in Iraq is deteriorating daily and the country has become a threat to the whole region. ``There is no doubt that Iraq now forms a main base for terrorism,'' he told the pan-Arab Al-Arabiya television station in the capital Riyadh. ``The situation in Iraq is changing day after day, and...