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  • 8 hours on the border (Part 1 of 4 following the Border Patrol in El Paso)

    03/11/2019 4:43:13 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 17 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | Sunday, March 10, 2019 | Angela Kocherga / Journal Staff Writer - Las Cruces Bureau
    SUNLAND PARK – Border Patrol Agent Joe Romero looks across into Anapra, Mexico, his gaze fixed on a woman and two children walking with determination past Monument One, an official border marker for the spot where New Mexico, Texas and Chihuahua converge. “If you don’t mind turning yourself in, this is a great place to do it and easy way to do it,” Romero said of the stretch at Sunland Park that has become a busy crossing point for Central American families. As elected officials from Washington, D.C., to Santa Fe grapple with the policy implications of tens of thousands...
  • Eric Holder: I won’t run, but I will fight to elect the right Democratic president

    03/04/2019 9:00:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 4, 2019 | Eric Holder
    There is in the United States today a crisis of leadership — caused and perpetuated by an administration that uses fear to stoke divisions and lies to support broken policies. It would be easy for Americans to grow pessimistic — but as I’ve traveled to 25 states over the past year, I have found that the people of this country are better, and more caring, than these small-minded leaders would have us believe. The civic awakening we have experienced since January 2017 must become a sustained movement to reshape the future of this nation.
  • Border Patrol Museum reopens after protest hits exhibits

    02/28/2019 6:42:03 PM PST · by blueplum · 1 replies
    AP via MSN | 28 Feb 2019 | uncredited
    EL PASO, Texas — A museum dedicated to the history of the U.S. Border Patrol has reopened after officials say protesters vandalized exhibits during an organized demonstration earlier this month. The U.S. Border Patrol Museum in El Paso announced on its Facebook page Wednesday that the museum was welcoming visitors following a protest by immigrant advocates upset over the detention of migrant children at the now-closed detention center in Tornillo, New Mexico.
  • Black Hawk chopper leads Border Patrol to illegal immigrants in Arizona desert

    02/27/2019 6:13:54 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 26, 2019 01:50 PM | Anna Giaritelli
    Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona used a military Black Hawk helicopter to track down and arrest immigrants who were decked out in camouflage clothing as they illegally crossed from Mexico into the United States. Over the weekend, a UH-60 Black Hawk and UH-72 Lakota helicopter previously deployed to the U.S-Mexico border with National Guard troops were used in a remote area west of Tucson, Ariz., in order to give the agents on board a bird's-eye view of where people might be trespassing, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Military pilots flew the helicopters while Border Patrol agents looked...
  • Pentagon chief floats 'wholesale redesign' of U.S. border security

    02/24/2019 8:28:46 AM PST · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 24, 2019 | Robert Burns - AP
    EL PASO, Texas — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Saturday after visiting the U.S.-Mexico border that the government needs a broader, more effective approach to border control. He suggested the Pentagon might contribute with its expertise in surveillance and monitoring. “How do we get out of treating the symptoms and get at the root of the issue,” Shanahan said in an interview while flying back to Washington. Considering how the military could reinforce efforts to block drug smuggling and other illegal activity comes as the Pentagon weighs diverting billions of dollars for President Donald Trump’s border wall. Shanahan said...
  • Border smugglers now ramming down corrugated border fences with trucks in San Diego

    02/23/2019 2:37:30 AM PST · by blueplum · 42 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 22 Feb 2019 | Monica Showalter
    As California's leftist Gov. Gavin Newsom grandstands about suing the Trump administration over its construction of a concrete border wall, Mexico's human smugglers are having a grand old time, ramming through the corrugated junk metal fencing that's there with heavy smuggling vehicles, terrorist-style. Here's the U.S. Customs and Border Protection photo from independent San Diego television news station KUSI, reporting the matter last night...(snip) KUSI, if you recall, was the local San Diego television news station that was just doing its job when CNN asked its top reporter, Dan Plante, a grizzled old newsman who knows border issues like the...
  • Congress IGNORED experts over Trump wall, says Border Patrol council prez

    02/15/2019 7:04:25 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 11 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 2/15/19 | Jon Dougherty
    After Democratic leaders claimed they would ‘listen to the experts’ when deciding on wall funding, the head of the Border Patrol’s union said this week that lawmakers ignored them completely by agreeing to less than $1.4 billion in the new funding bill. The National Border Patrol Council has consistently supported POTUS Donald Trump’s call for new border walls and other physical barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border. But, as council president Brandon Judd told Breitbart News on SiriusXM Wednesday night, congressional dealmakers ignored the experts’ advice. While saying that he couldn’t discuss “absolute specifics” of what Border Patrol officials told the...
  • DuBois column - Senate skullduggery, Trump’role, straight lines, and the Bundy case again

    02/07/2019 9:30:07 AM PST · by cowpoke · 5 replies
    THE WESTERNER ^ | 2/6/2019 | Frank DuBois
    More Senate skullduggery, Trump’s role in this, straight lines, and the Bundy case again Senate chicanery Last month I wrote of the skullduggery applied by both political parties in trying to pass a 680-page federal lands package in the waning moments of the last Congress. Up stepped our hero, Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) who just wanted to add two words to the legislation. Alaska and Wyoming are by statute exempt from the Antiquities Act that has been so abused by recent Presidents. Senator Lee wanted to add “and Utah” to that statute. The leadership said no to his amendment,...
  • Border Patrol Agent killed west of Abilene identified as 16-year veteran

    02/05/2019 1:03:21 AM PST · by blueplum · 8 replies
    Big Country ^ | Feb 2 updated Feb 4 2019 | KTAB/KRCB
    ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - The Border Patrol Agent who lost her life Saturday evening while on duty has been identified. She was United States Border Patrol Agent Donna Doss, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan. Fundraising efforts are now underway to help Doss' family...
  • Armored HumVees Have Arrived at Arizona Border - video

    02/01/2019 2:18:33 PM PST · by Evil Slayer · 47 replies
    citizenfreepress ^ | February 1, 2019 | Kane
    Excited Border Patrol Officer – ‘The Big Guns Have Arrived! Armored Humvees With Mounted .50 Caliber’ Awesome Raw Footage Recorded Last Night Armored HumVees Have Arrived — The narrator you hear is a Border Patrol Officer thanking President Trump for sending military reinforcements to Arizona Border. VIDEO
  • Ocasio-Cortez, fellow freshmen urge border-security negotiators to cut DHS funding

    02/01/2019 11:37:50 AM PST · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 1, 2019 | Brooke Singman, Mike Emanuel
    Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and fellow congressional freshmen on Friday urged negotiators trying to hammer out a border-security compromise and avoid another government shutdown to cut funding for the Department of Homeland Security, claiming the agency has “promulgated an agenda driven by hate—not strategy.” Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. and Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.; Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass.; and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., penned a letter to lawmakers on the bicameral, bipartisan conference committee tasked with drafting new legislation to address border-security and DHS funding. “We write to you today seeking your solidarity and support to enter in to the DHS conference committee process with...
  • Border Patrol wife backhands Pelosi: ‘Stop pretending you care about Fed workers’

    01/28/2019 1:13:38 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 17 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 1/28/19 | Jon Dougherty
    The wife of a Texas-based Border Patrol agent wrote a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) inviting her to come down to the U.S.-Mexico border to have a look for herself why walls are needed and why they work. “We would like to show you around! You don’t need to bring any security detail. Our husbands/significant others are actually very good at their jobs, thank goodness!” Jill Demanski wrote, Breitbart News reported. In an interview with Fox News, Demanski said she penned the letter because she believes that Pelosi needs to see for herself the dangers associated with the...
  • Idaho business lands contract with company that supplies US Border Patrol

    01/25/2019 7:26:37 PM PST · by BeauBo · 11 replies
    KREM2 (Idaho) ^ | 24 Jan 2019 | Taylor Viydo
    Rhino Hide will provide Advanced Building Technologies with $7 million of bulletproof linings for Border Patrol. Rhino Hide... is a mixture that's pumped into the interior of wall sections where it hardens and become bulletproof. ABT is contracting with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to provide between 2,000-3,000 mobile structures for border patrol agents working on the Southern U.S. border. The structures would be used for border patrol to operate drones out of or possibly sleep in.
  • Border Patrol Apprehends 1500 “Special Interest Aliens” In 2018

    01/21/2019 9:21:26 AM PST · by bitt · 6 replies ^ | 1/19/2019 | Sara A. Carter
    “This week, I published a policy report for the Independent Women’s Forum on border security. The report focused on my recent trip to McAllen, Texas, my reporting on the U.S. Mexico border and the serious national security implications associated with the failure to resolve the crisis.” The two Bangladeshi men, known as Special Interest Aliens by the Department of Homeland Security, made their way down an old dirt road that buttresses land owned by a private citizen. It was just 500 yards from the U.S. Mexico border and the Rio Grande River. Like thousands before them, they were smuggled by...
  • Factor or Fiction? Retired Border Patrol Agent Sets The Record Straight on MSM Claims (T)

    01/21/2019 8:04:56 AM PST · by rktman · 1 replies ^ | 1/20/2019 | Beth Baumann
    Full Header: "Factor or Fiction? Retired Border Patrol Agent Sets The Record Straight on MSM Claims About Illegal Immigration" Americans across the country have continually debated whether or not illegal immigration is an issue that severely impacts our nation. Hector Regalado, a recently retired Border Patrol agent, decided to help set the record straight. Mr. Regalado spent 23 years with the Border Patrol. He’s been stationed in Imperial Beach, California; Naco, Arizona; Nogales, Arizona; Grand Forks, Minnesota; and Spokane, Washington. He’s held various positions, including Senior Patrol Agent, Resident Agent, Supervisor for the Resident Agent Program, Special Operations Supervisor, Special...
  • Border Patrol chief agent praises POTUS Trump and declares: ‘We need to finish the wall’

    01/11/2019 6:15:47 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 9 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 1/11/19 | USA Features
    Acting Chief Patrol Agent Raul Ortiz praised POTUS Donald Trump Thursday and claimed that it’s imperative to get walls or other substantial physical barriers built along the U.S.-Mexico border to stem illegal immigration and drug smuggling. In an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Ortiz added that it is so important to “finish the job” already begun in his sector, which comprises much of the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. Hannity, citing the example of another sector of the border that went from 5 to 64 miles of fencing, decreasing illegal immigration by 90 percent, asked if that would happen...
  • 'The President Is Right': Former Border Patrol Chief Under Obama Says Walls ‘Absolutely Work’

    01/09/2019 8:39:55 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 7, 2019 | no author listed
    The chief of U.S. Border Patrol during Barack Obama's presidency said Monday that President Trump is right in his view that border walls are effective. Mark Morgan said on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" that walls "absolutely work" and that there is no real argument against building and implementing one.
  • It’s Time to Listen to Law Enforcement About the Border, Not Politicians

    01/08/2019 10:54:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | January 8, 2019 | John Dempsey
    Political parties do not matter when it comes to the practicality and functionality of border walls. Democrats say that walls do not work and even some Republicans echo that sentiment. I do not care if a Republican - most likely like former Ohio Governor John Kasich – says that a physical barrier is not necessary. They are politicians worried about public opinion for the next election. Talk to a Border Patrol agent, sheriff deputy or police officer in a border county and you will get the truth about the need for a wall.This week President Trump appeared with National Border...
  • “Crisis” of Seriously Ill Migrants Slams Border Patrol—TB, Pneumonia, Influenza, Parasites

    01/07/2019 12:47:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 7, 2019
    Weeks after mainstream media outlets reported that illegal immigrants don’t bring disease into the United States, the Border Patrol reveals that it is getting slammed daily with dozens of illegal immigrants carrying “serious illnesses.” This includes tuberculosis, influenza and pneumonia. In fact, a Guatemalan migrant who died in U.S. custody on Christmas Eve had Influenza B, a virus that causes respiratory infections. Federal agents are referring 50 illegal immigrants a day for urgent medical care, according to figures obtained by Washington D.C.’s conservative newspaper . Authorities say “it’s unlike anything they’ve ever seen before.” Many of the migrants have tuberculosis,...
  • Top House Dem: Invest in Better Cell Service for Border Patrol Instead of Wall

    01/05/2019 1:35:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/05/2019 | Nicholas Ballasy
    WASHINGTON – House Democratic Caucus Vice Chairwoman Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) told PJM that she hopes President Donald Trump settles for building border barriers that are not as high as a “giant wall” while helping DREAMers as part of a deal to reopen the government. Clark was asked if she would support a deal with Trump that includes legal status for DREAMers in exchange for the $5 billion in wall funding. “We’re hoping for some sort of compromise. The wall is a bad idea. We have better technology. There are better things that we can spend our money on to improve...