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  • Nevada Militia To Feds: ‘Control Our Borders, Not Our Ranchers’

    04/13/2014 6:20:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 41 replies
    CBS LAS VEGAS ^ | April 11, 2014
    The rural Nevada showdown between federal government officials and militia members protecting rancher Cliven Bundy has evolved into a battle of government “tyranny,” with many newly arriving militiamen rolling in to draw a line in the dirt about 70 miles northeast of Las Vegas. ... “This is a better education than being in school! I’m glad I brought you. I’m a good mom,” Ilona Ence, a 49-year-old mother from St. George and Bundy relative who brought her four teenage children to the ranch, told the Las Vegas Sun. “They’re learning about the Constitution.” Ence’s teenage sons posted up a sign...
  • Sheriffs warn of violence from Mexican cartels deep into interior of U.S.

    04/09/2014 7:23:00 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Kelly Riddell
    Outmanned and outgunned, local law enforcement officers are alarmed by the drug and human trafficking, prostitution, kidnapping and money laundering that Mexican drug cartels are conducting in the U.S. far from the border. U.S. sheriffs say that securing the border is a growing concern to law enforcement agencies throughout the country, not just those near the U.S.-Mexico boundary.
  • Two drug tunnels, with rail systems, found at U.S.-Mexico border

    04/04/2014 11:38:40 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 4, 2014 | Dan Whitcomb
    U.S. federal agents have uncovered two drug-smuggling tunnels underneath the U.S.-Mexico border, both surfacing in San Diego-area warehouses and equipped with rail systems for moving contraband, officials said on Friday. The discovery led to the arrest of a 73-year-old woman accused of running one of the warehouses connected to a drug smuggling operation, according to a joint news release by four federal agencies.
  • Graphic Images Justify Border Patrol's Use of Deadly Force Against Rock Attacks

    04/02/2014 8:15:48 AM PDT · by 12th_Monkey · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Apr 2014 | Brandon Darby
    Breitbart Texas has reported extensively on the left-of-center campaign to restrict the ability of Border Patrol agents to defend themselves and on the false narratives such open-borders advocates use in their political and media attacks against the men and women of the Border Patrol. The reality being far from the false narrative of "kids throwing pebbles," the life-threatening rock attacks against Border Patrol agents often occur in remote areas when a solitary Border Patrol agent may be up to a 90-minute drive from their nearest backup. The solitary Border Patrol agent's radio often does not work due to insufficient communications...
  • Border Fencing: One Tool among Many -- We need fences in some places, and not in others.

    03/28/2014 5:47:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/28/2013 | Mark Krikorian
    Out in the West Texas town of El Paso We need a fence on the Mexican line. But to the south where the land is forbidding, Agents and cameras and sensors are fine. (with apologies to Marty Robbins) The border fence with Mexico looms large in the ongoing debate over immigration. The Secure Fence Act of 2006, the “Where’s the Fence?” ad in 2007, John McCain’s “Complete the Danged Fence” ad in 2010, and the meretricious Corker-Hoeven amendment to last year’s Senate amnesty bill all point to the importance of border fences in the popular mind and the policy discussion....
  • Brace Yourself For More Obama Executive Orders

    03/27/2014 11:26:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Just two short months ago President Obama announced from the White House, "I've got a pen and a phone and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward." Obama made the statement out of his frustration with a split Congress and a House controlled by Republicans opposed to his big government, lawless agenda. Now, although Obama may have a pen and a phone, he doesn't seem to have much patience, especially on the issue of immigration reform. Over at theWashington Post, Greg Sargent is warning the...
  • Kansas, Arizona prevail in voter citizenship suit

    03/19/2014 1:32:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | March 19, 2014 | By Dion Lefler
    A judge in Wichita has ordered a federal commission to enforce Kansas and Arizona laws requiring documents proving citizenship for new voters. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren ordered the Election Assistance Commission to immediately add Kansas- and Arizona-specific instructions to the federal voter registration form. Those instructions will say that new registrants will have to provide documents proving citizenship before being allowed to vote, as required by state law. --SNIP-- The League of Women Voters and others have said requiring the proofs essentially makes it impossible to register voters in the kind of sidewalk or shopping-center drives that were once...
  • Border patrol agents ordered to stand down [Obama defends Ukraine's borders, but not USA's]

    03/19/2014 4:52:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 3/8/14 | Jeffrey Phelps
    New orders issued by the Obama administration bans engagement and forces agents to run and hide in the face of an attack by illegals crossing the porous southern US border.
  • 3 Attempt to Cut Through U.S.-Mexico Border Fence: Agents

    03/14/2014 2:00:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Friday, Mar 14, 2014 | R. Stickney
    A man spotted trying to cut through the fence along the U.S.-Mexico border was arrested at his home in Tijuana, officials confirmed Friday. An image from surveillance video shows the suspect using ladders and cutting tools near the San Ysidro Port of Entry. Because the man was on the Mexico side of the border, investigators with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection contacted authorities in Mexico. The police were able to track the suspect to his home in Colonia Libertad where they arrested him. Agents said the 24-year-old man along with two other men – a 19-year-old and a 52-year-old...
  • Border Patrol Limits Use of Force

    03/10/2014 10:21:44 AM PDT · by don-o · 10 replies
    officer.com ^ | Brian Bennett
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Border Patrol has restricted border agents’ authority to shoot at moving vehicles or at people throwing rocks, changing a controversial policy that has contributed to at least 19 deaths since 2010. In a memo released Friday, Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher directed border agents not to step in front of moving vehicles, nor to use their bodies to block them, in order to open fire at drivers. He also barred shooting at vehicles whose occupants are fleeing from agents. A deadly threat, which would justify use of force, does not “include a moving vehicle merely...
  • Kenyan Mall Terrorist Group Hiding Inside U.S. Crossed Mexican Border

    02/23/2014 4:14:45 AM PST · by lowbridge · 20 replies
    http://gopthedailydose.com ^ | february 22, 2014 | rick wells
    Trading American lives in exchange for amnesty for illegal aliens in the United States. That is the reality that exists according to the information contained in this video report. The southern border is a sieve which is leaking not only illegals from Mexico, but “Other Than Mexicans” (OTMs) as well. That information is not new, but this video indicates that the severity of the problem is much worse than what has previously been acknowledged by the authorities charged with our protection. Individuals from terrorist nations are called SIAs, Special Interest Aliens and many are known to be in the United...
  • Ranchers Fed up with Destruction Immigrants Leave Behind (South Texas Illegals)

    01/22/2014 9:36:26 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 26 replies
    KRGV ^ | Jan 21, 2014
    HIDALGO COUNTY - Illegal immigration is forcing a rancher to move his livestock away from a property along the Rio Grande. Jose Cavazos said it's become nearly impossible to maintain his fences. He said immigrants damage them when they flee from Border Patrol agents. Cavazos isn't the only rancher dealing with the destruction. Damaged fences lead to stray cattle, ranchers said. "They completely destroyed the fence. I had to move (the livestock) to another 76 acres," Cavazos said. Cavazos lives along the Rio Grande, just south of Mission. Cavazos said Border Patrol boats force illegal immigrants onto his property. He...
  • Grenades, .50 caliber machine guns on U.S. border

    01/22/2014 7:31:23 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 45 replies
    WND ^ | Jan. 20,2014 | F. Michael Maloof
    WASHINGTON – Mexican drug cartels are “killing each other” with .50-caliber machine guns and grenades just across the U.S. border with Mexico, sources have told WND. The gun battles are occurring near Fort Huachuca, Ariz., which is the location of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and school. The Army center is 15 miles from the Mexican border, but the installation runs up against the border. A source associated with the center said that only a “three-strand barbwire fence” is keeping any spillover of heavily armed cartel members out of the compound. Students at the post have had only basic training...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EST,WABC AM, January 21, 2014

    01/21/2014 2:41:23 PM PST · by Biggirl · 218 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | January 21, 2014 | Mark Levin
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  • Gun Battle in Agua Prieta, Sonora at least 8 reported dead

    01/19/2014 8:10:29 AM PST · by exbrit · 11 replies
    KVOA Tucson ^ | 1/18/2014 | Rebecca Taylor
    AGUA PRIETA - New details being released on a shoot-out in Agua Prieta, Sonora south the US/Mexico border where several fatalities occurred in two separate incidents.
  • Border patrol agent shoots, kills man after struggle

    01/17/2014 1:44:01 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    KVOA Tucson News ^ | jan 17,2013 | Faye DeHoff
    COCHISE COUNTY - A U.S. Border Patrol Agent has shot and killed an illegal immigrant after a struggle, according to the Cochise County Sheriff's Office. Last night around 9 p.m. border agents were tracking a group of illegal immigrants on foot near Apache on Highway 80. They took two of them into custody without incident. A third one fled the area and was located hiding under a mesquite bush. He reportedly struggled with the agent for several minutes and attempted to get the agent's weapon before the agent, fearing for his personal safety, pulled his handgun and fired at the...
  • Border-patrol drones being borrowed by other agencies more often than previously known

    01/15/2014 4:44:59 AM PST · by maddog55 · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 2014 | Craig Whitlock and Craig Timberg
    Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies are increasingly borrowing border-patrol drones for domestic surveillance operations, newly released records show, a harbinger of what is expected to become the commonplace use of unmanned aircraft by police. Customs and Border Protection, which has the largest U.S. drone fleet of its kind outside the Defense Department, flew nearly 700 such surveillance missions on behalf of other agencies from 2010 to 2012, according to flight logs released recently in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a civil-liberties group. The records show that the border-­patrol drones...
  • [Texas:]DPS flies $7.4 million spy plane to the border

    01/14/2014 10:27:33 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 27 replies
    mySA.com ^ | January 10, 2014 | Kolten Parker
    SAN ANTONIO — Texas Department of Public Safety pilots flew the fancy $7.4 million high-altitude spy plane — equipped with $1 million worth of surveillance cameras — from San Antonio to Fort Stockton Friday, according to a flight tracker. The purchase of the Swiss-made aircraft by DPS was largely uncovered by media outlets in 2012. But as controversies surrounding drones and the National Security Agency continue to balloon, more focus is being shifted toward government-run spy programs. The plane, purchased from Swiss company Pilatus Aircraft Ltd., is jam-packed with military-style features including high-resolution and thermal imaging surveillance cameras, a $300,000...
  • Judge claims DHS delivering smuggled children to illegal immigrant parents

    12/19/2013 10:01:13 AM PST · by Doogle · 15 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 12/19/13 | Judson Berger
    A federal judge in Texas is accusing the Department of Homeland Security of hand-delivering children smuggled into the United States to their illegal immigrant parents. U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen revealed the practice in a blistering court order filed late last week. He said the "dangerous" practice is effectively aiding human traffickers and particularly the drug cartels, which run many of these operations. "These actions are both dangerous and unconscionable," he wrote. The judge attempted to lift the curtain on what is happening behind the scenes of the Obama administration's changing approach to immigration enforcement. It has been well-documented...
  • Are U.S. Boarder Patrol Officers being Phased Out of Existence? Why even hire or train?

    11/27/2013 3:29:27 PM PST · by lee martell · 9 replies
    Nov 27 2013 | Lee Martell
    I often wonder why the U.S. Government is still spending money to hire, train, arm and manage those who are acting to guard our country's borders, when the Government acts to obstruct, prevent or penalize these same guards when acting to perform the presumed duties of their job description? This is not new. I recall such events back in the W years. On his last full day in office, George W. Bush issued commutations for U.S. Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. These were commutations, not full pardons. The commutations served to end the jail time on March...
  • Mob of 150 Illegal Aliens Attack Border Patrol Agents

    11/27/2013 7:33:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    As rumblings of possible illegal immigration reform continue to make noise on Capitol Hill, it's important to keep in mind the southern border with Mexico is anything but secure. On Sunday, a mob of illegal aliens attempting to enter the United States attacked Border Patrol agents with rocks, water bottles and other items. More from San Diego 7: According to CBP, a Border Patrol agent ordered the Mexican nationals to stop, but they continued walking into the U.S. Officials said the agent fired a PepperBall Launcher, but it did not deter the crowd. “They had their phones out so...
  • "Unruly" Crowd Attacks Border Patrol Agents

    11/26/2013 9:16:50 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 28 replies
    nbcsandiego.com ^ | Nov 26, 2013 | Christina London
    A crowd of more than 100 people pelted Border Patrol agents with rocks and bottles as they tried to cross into the U.S. illegally, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The incident happened Sunday in the Tijuana River channel, near the San Ysidro Port of Entry. According to CBP, a Border Patrol agent ordered the Mexican nationals to stop, but they continued walking into the U.S. Officials said the agent fired a PepperBall Launcher, but it did not deter the crowd. “They had their phones out so this group was out to spark an incident. That's what they wanted...
  • CBP Agent Warns of Ongoing Threat of "Nearly Unguarded Northern Border"

    11/22/2013 7:34:19 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 11/21/2013 | Leah Barkoukis
    Where does the greatest threat from terrorists trying to enter the U.S. come from? If you guessed the Southwest Border you’d be wrong. According to National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd, it’s the U.S.-Canada border.
  • Two Men Charged with Assaulting a Border Patrol Agent

    11/14/2013 2:21:19 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies
    KRGV ^ | November 14, 2013
    LAREDO - One man from Mexico and another man from Ecuador have been charged with assaulting a U.S. Border Patrol agent. Mexican National Jose Luis Zavala-Rodrigue, 22, and Johnny Jose Redrovan-Pesantez, 23, of Ecuador are both in custody. Rodriquez is also charged with conspiracy to transport illegal immigrants for financial gain. Both men are expected to make an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Scott Hacker, Friday. The agent required medical attention but survived the attack. Each faces up to 20 years in prison and a possible $250,000 fine. Zavala-Rodriguez further faces an additional 10-year possible sentence on each of...
  • Civilians arm themselves against Mexican drug cartel

    11/09/2013 2:23:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Pittsburg Tribune ^ | November 8, 2013
    TEPALCATEPEC, Mexico — For lime grower Hipolito Mora, it was time to organize and pick up arms when a packing company controlled by a brutal drug cartel refused to buy his fruit. For Bishop Miguel Patino Velazquez, it was seeing civilians forced to fight back with their own guns that made him speak out. For Leticia, a lime picker too afraid of retribution to give her last name, it was the day she saw a taxi driver kidnapped in front of his two young children that persuaded her to join those taking the law into their own hands. In Mexico,...
  • Border Patrol Beefs Up Surveillance Through Tethered Spy Blimps In South Texas

    11/07/2013 2:44:42 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 26 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | November 07, 2013
    The nation's federal border protection agency announced this week it will begin using more military-owned equipment for surveillance along the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley. The new equipment, set up at three locations, will include large balloon-like devices called “aerostats” that contain sensor equipment for viewing activity along the border. The sensor equipment is similar to what the Border Patrol already uses but will give the agency a greater viewing area so they can track drug traffickers and undocumented immigrants crossing the U.S.’s southern border. The announcement of the border balloons comes on top of recent announcements by...
  • Gunfights kill 13 in Mexican city on Texas border

    11/04/2013 6:00:35 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies
    NBC News ^ | Nov 4, 2013 | Noe Torres and Dave Graham
    MEXICO CITY - Thirteen people were killed in shootouts on Sunday around the northeastern Mexican city of Matamoros in one of the worst recent outbreaks of violence in an area ravaged by drug gangs. Three gunfights took place around the city opposite Brownsville, Texas, two of which were exchanges between gunmen and Mexico's armed forces, according to a statement from the state government of Tamaulipas. Eight men died in the fighting with Mexican Marines after four men and one woman were killed in an earlier clash between unidentified armed groups, the state government said.
  • Matamoros mayor advises public to stay inside amid 2 days of firefights

    11/05/2013 2:00:15 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies
    The Brownsviile Herald ^ | November 4, 2013 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    The city of Matamoros is under a virtual state of siege following two days of shootouts blockades and panic related to yet another ongoing struggle within the Gulf Cartel. The shootouts began early Sunday morning and spread throughout the day leaving at least 13 gunmen dead, which state officials confirmed, however that figure appears to be relatively low because of the intensity of the shootouts. On Monday afternoon, Mayor Leticia Salazar issued a statement warning the public to stay indoors because of the expected outburst of violence. “At this point based on the information provided by federal authorities we are...
  • Juarez, Mexico's Onetime Murder Capital, Is Making a Comeback

    11/03/2013 10:57:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | Dudley Althaus
    Young daughter in hand, Isabel Aguilera recounts the mayhem that stalked these streets. Here they dragged a father from the breakfast table, shooting him dead outside in front of his family. There they came for a shopkeeper, gunning him down behind the counter. Yonder they snuffed two brothers after pulling them from their beds before sunrise. “They were people from outside,” Aguilera, 38, said of the killings that recently swept like cholera through Riveras del Bravo, a teeming sprawl of Mexico’s working poor. “They wanted to inject power, fear.” These thousands of matchbox houses once ranked among Earth's deadliest patches...
  • Breitbart - One Voice Silenced, Millions Awakened (Bookmark This)

    10/27/2013 11:22:08 AM PDT · by onyx · 61 replies
    Facebook: Breitbart Tribute - One Voice Silenced, Millions Awakened ^ | Oct 27, 2013 | Facebook ("not affiliated with Breitbart News") Breitbart - One Voice Silenced, Millions Awakened
    This week's progressive playbook is as easy to predict as (abc.) Distract attention from the Obamacare debacle, by stirring up the illegal immigration debate. The Marxist Democratic Party of America will find willing, cowardly accomplices, in the persons of Elitist Progressive Republican Party of America. They will be counting on the distraction, and willful ignorance, of Americans, to put this final death nail in the heart of Liberty's last stronghold. Let's make sure they counted wrong. This link with the single caption, 'WE KNOW THE TRUTH,' is all you need to bombard your "representatives," with irrefutable evidence of the deceptive,...
  • Exclusive--Border Patrol Rep Claims Agents Being Ordered to Stand Down

    10/04/2013 6:38:02 AM PDT · by kimtom · 17 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 3 Oct 2013 | Brandon Darby
    The National Border Patrol Council has come forward to reveal to the American public once again management practices that could be risking the lives of Americans -- and the lives of illegal immigrants. Shawn Moran, Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council, spoke exclusively with Breitbart News and claimed that Border Patrol management has begun the practice of ordering Border Patrol Agents to stand down and cease pursuing drug smugglers, human smugglers and traffickers, and illegal aliens. He also warned it could lead to illegal aliens entering the country from nations associated with terrorism. “It doesn’t matter whether it’s...
  • Mexican Drug Cartel Bust On California Beach

    09/14/2013 10:46:29 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 8 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 09/14/13 | Friends of Ours
    Forget about The Beach Boys and their surfer music. The California beaches now are about the Mexican cartels and their panga boats. State authorities busted 18 people and seized one ton of baled pot after their smuggling boat landed at a Santa Barbara County beach as reported by Samantha Tata for KNBC: "there have 10 panga boat busts – involving drug and human smuggling – in Santa Barbara County since October 2012, according to data from the Department of Homeland Security." Last December the narco terrorists intentionally rammed their panga boat against an approaching Coast Guard inflatable which resulted in...
  • Lawyer for Tasered man blames border agents

    09/14/2013 12:58:48 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09
    U-T San Diego ^ | Sept. 13, 2013 | Greg Moran
    SAN DIEGO — Lawyers for the family of a Mexican man who died in a confrontation with U.S. border law enforcement officers in 2010 said in a court filing this week that agents changed and embellished their version of the incident to depict that he was combative and violent. Anastasio Hernandez Rojas, 42, was beaten and shot with a Taser while handcuffed in an area of the San Ysidro Port of Entry the night of May 28, 2010. The incident involved as many as 20 agents and officers from the Border Patrol, Customs and Border Protection, and Immigration and Customs...
  • Billionaires bankroll heart-tugging ad campaign to champion amnesty

    08/22/2013 6:41:24 AM PDT · by xzins · 13 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | August 22, 2013 | Chad Groening
    A pro-border enforcement organization says Silicon Valley billionaires pushing for amnesty are behind a heart-tugging ad campaign. The television ads are being funded by a group called fwd.us, which has virtually unlimited resources. "This fwd.us is a creation of Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook,” says Ira Mehlman of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, or FAIR. Mehlman, Ira (Federation for American Immigration Reform)“It is funded by a bunch of Silicon Valley billionaires, people like Bill Gates," he adds. The television ads have been airing on conservative-leaning outlets such as Fox News. One of the ads tells the touching story...
  • ASYLUM-SEEKERS OVERWHELM THE BORDER

    08/12/2013 11:13:34 AM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    Human Events ^ | 8/12/2013 | John Hayward
    For a little sneak preview of where our ruling class’ obsession with amnesty for illegal aliens will lead us, take a look at what’s happening on the border right now. An astonishing surge of asylum seekers has literally overwhelmed U.S. Immigration in San Diego, forcing them to rent out hotel rooms to accommodate the overflow, while some aliens were “released to cities around the U.S.,” according to Fox News: Sources say one day last week, 200 border-crossers came through the Otay Mesa Port of Entry claiming asylum while and as many as 550 overflowed inside the processing center there and...
  • Agencies buying hotel rooms for surge of Mexican illegal immigrants, others released

    08/12/2013 6:23:19 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 12, 2013 | William La Jeunesse
    A sudden influx of illegal immigrants from Mexico requesting asylum is overwhelming immigration agents in San Diego, forcing agencies to rent hotel rooms
  • Loophole: People are being told to use "key words" to cross border

    08/11/2013 12:29:34 PM PDT · by yoe · 19 replies
    My FoxPhoenix,com ^ | August 10, 2013 | Staff
    <p>A loophole is allowing hundreds of immigrants across the Mexico border in to the United States.</p> <p>Immigrants are being taught to use "key words and phrases" to be allowed to enter and stay in the country.</p> <p>Just this past Monday, Border Patrol agents say about 200 people came through the Otay Crossing claiming a quote: "credible fear" of the drug cartels.</p>
  • Number of Teens Who Smuggle Illegal Immigrants Across Border Is On the Rise

    08/10/2013 2:40:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 10, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Doing the Work Americans Won’t Do– Authorities now believe teens who smuggle illegal immigrants across the border is on the rise.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Valley Central reported: Authorities in Hidalgo County are battling a rise in teens who smuggle humans. A repeat offender was back in juvenile court facing several charges. Authorities believe a 15-year-old human smuggler has smuggled immigrants into the country more than once and has been deported twice. Hidalgo County authorities said coyotes use their age to get them in and out of the system, making them a threat to the community. Human smugglers are now turning to teens to do...
  • Ex-Border Patrol Agents Warn: Politicians Helping Cartels in U.S.

    08/07/2013 7:51:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 7 Aug 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    In an open letter to the public in late July, several retired Border Patrol agents wrote on behalf of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers to warn that Mexican drug cartels are actively operating inside the United States spending millions every year to try to build their networks here. They argued that American politicians are protecting their activities as well. “Transnational criminal enterprises have annually invested millions of dollars to create and staff international drug and human smuggling networks inside the United States; thus it is no surprise that they continue to accelerate their efforts to get trusted...
  • Arizona Governor Slams Obama for Claim That Border is ‘Safer Than Ever’

    08/05/2013 8:57:39 AM PDT · by montag813 · 15 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-05-2013 | John Hill
    Above: Brewer reacts to Obama criticism of her book on the Phoenix tarmac in Jan 2012. Obama returns to Phoenix this week, enroute to a Jay Leno appearance.- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer mocked the Obama administration’s assertion Saturday that the border is more secure than ever. “It’s Jay Leno comedy every other week,” Brewer said during an interview at the National Governors Association meeting here, alluding to the president’s scheduled trip this week to both Phoenix and the talk show host’s couch. Brewer said her Yuma border is “pretty secure” but “Tucson is a nightmare.” The Yuma Sector is the only border sector with...
  • Marco Rubio: I’d back border security bill (bait and switch to get to conference)

    08/01/2013 5:55:58 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 7/31/13 | James Arkin
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday he would back a House immigration plan that only dealt with border security, but that that alone would not fix the U.S. immigration system. Appearing on Sean Hannity’s radio show, Rubio (R-Fla.) was asked if he would support a House bill that was “border security first” if they didn’t take up any other aspect of immigration. “Well yeah, but at the end of the day border security is an obligation of the federal government no matter what your illegal immigration problem may be,” Rubio said. “Even if you didn’t have a single illegal immigrant...
  • John McCain: We Might Drop Those 20,000 New Border Patrol Agents We Promised

    07/31/2013 12:23:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/31/2013 | Katie Pavlich
    As the House of Representatives prepares to take up the issue of illegal immigration, the Senate is already prepping for conference negotiations with John McCain taking the lead. It turns out, some of the most crucial aspects of border enforcement already passed by the Senate, including the addition of 20,000 new Border Patrol agents, are likely to be negotiated away, proving once again that the Gang of 8 was a complete sham. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) signaled Tuesday that the dramatic boost in border-security in the Senate’s comprehensive immigration bill could be one of the provisions that may be...
  • Breitbart's Brandon Darby Exposes Hole in Border Fence

    07/29/2013 11:38:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/29/13 | Breitbart.com
    Breitbart News’s Brandon Darby walks viewers from the Rio Grande River into a U.S. neighborhood, revealing just how unsecured the U.S./Mexico border really is. Darby walks viewers through the unfinished “Border Fence,” which had no gate or security of any kind. The location was west of Penitas, Texas.
  • For every illegal-immigrant valedictorian, 'there's 100' minors 'hauling 75 pounds of marijuana

    07/23/2013 7:45:27 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 23, 2013 | David Martosko
    As congressional Republicans and Democrats spar over what to do about the millions of minors thought to be in the U.S. illegally through no fault of their own, attention Tuesday fell on comments Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King made last week in an videotaped interview with a conservative website. King, who favors decoupling the fate of so-called 'DREAM Act' children from the thornier issue of what to do with their parents who consciously broke immigration laws. House Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte are reportedly putting the finishing touches on the KIDS Act, which would...
  • 13 Year Old Gang-Raped by Illegals… Tell Me Again How Border Security is Not the Issue

    07/23/2013 10:01:16 PM PDT · by deandg99 · 12 replies
    The D.C. Clothesline ^ | 07/23/2013 | Dean Garrison
    I am beyond angry. As a father of five girls I can not digest the horror of what I just read. I can not help but be angry at our Senators who had to hastily pass this immigration bill, that they did not have time to read, and neglect the major issue of securing the borders. I heard the fences labeled as too expensive or simply called “stupid.” Yet many of these same despicable men and women dare use another tragedy to continually push a gun control agenda. All I can say is that you are going to take the...
  • SHOCK: Border Patrol Deporting Illegal Alien…But Only After 37 Criminal Convictions!

    07/24/2013 9:36:02 AM PDT · by montag813 · 10 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 07-24-2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaOnce again, a stark reminder of how America's failure to carry out interior enforcement against illegal aliens is at least as critical as our wide open border.U.S. Border Patrol agents say they have detained an illegal alien who's racked up 37 criminal convictions in the United States. "Due to the suspect’s numerous criminal convictions, he was processed for an Administrative Removal and will be removed to Mexico," said the announcement from Customs and Border Patrol. Police in Rochester, N.Y. arrested the man on Saturday, July 20. They called the Border Patrol for assistance after the suspect gave three...
  • Two polls show majority support for pathway to citizenship — and tougher border security

    07/18/2013 8:47:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/18/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    What, no poll on whether mass murderer Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is a total dreamboat? No, both the Washington Post/ABC series and the National Journal/UT poll continues its focus on immigration policy as the House debates whether to debate it at all. Let’s start with WaPo/ABC, where the bill’s major components are popular enough across the board to make an argument for a loose consensus: A big majority of Americans supports a Senate-approved surge of manpower and fencing along the U.S. Mexico border, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. But some recoil at the $46 billion price tag, highlighting deep...
  • I wanted to ask this question-immigration reform

    07/16/2013 9:10:08 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    Moonshinner ^ | July 16,2013 | moonshinner_09
    I wanted to ask this question. Lets assume immigration reform passed.Let assume all known background checks ran.Lets assume finger prints are on file.Almost everyone is in the system.I ask what happens in the months to follow, when others from Mexico fathers,mothers,children by the thousands sneak into America.. What is the position of DHS,ICE, local and state official. Will they start arresting and detaining illegals ? Will we see in year or so the system is broken, you cannot punish the kids for the crimes of the parents and children hold rallies do not deport my mom or dad..Does it all...
  • Leader of Mexico's brutal Zetas drug cartel captured

    07/15/2013 7:46:43 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 23 replies
    NBC.com ^ | 07.15.13
    Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, the notoriously brutal leader of the feared Zetas drug cartel, has been captured in the first major blow against an organized crime leader by a Mexican administration struggling to drive down persistently high levels of violence, a U.S. federal official confirmed.
  • UN Warns: Mexican Border 'Global Pathway' to U.S. for Illegals from Horn of Africa

    07/08/2013 8:14:23 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/07/2013 | Brandon Darby
    The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) recently released a report, "Transnational Organized Crime in Central America and the Caribbean," that identifies both Mexican cartels and street gangs as conduits for individuals from Africa and Asia entering the U.S illegally. The report identifies the Islamic terrorist haven of Somalia as being one of the nations from which the illegal U.S. bound border-crossers are originating. The UN Threat Assessment--which refers to illegal aliens as “irregular migrants”--states: Central Americans are not the only ones being smuggled through Mexico to the United States. Irregular migrants from the Horn of Africa (Eritrea,...