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Border Patrol dep. chief: 140,000 unaccompanied children (UACs) might cross border in 2015, around ten times 2012 - 06/06/14

... peekURL.com/zyRMYS8 , bolding added): Border Patrol agents could arrest as many as 90,000 children trying to illegally cross the Mexican border alone this year, more than three times the number of children apprehended in 2013, according to a draft internal Homeland Security memorandum reviewed by The Associated Press. In the May 30 memo from Border Patrol Deputy Chief Ronald Vitiello to the...

Obama admin cooked the books: deportations are below 2008 and 2009 - 08/27/12

... immigrants apprehended by the Border Patrol along the Southwest border as ICE removals. There are no penalties or bars attached when illegal immigrants are sent back via ATEP and they can simply attempt re-entry. When ATEP removals are subtracted from ICE’s deportation numbers, the 2011 removal total would drop from approximately 397,000 to roughly 360,000 and the 2012 removal total would drop...

ICE rep: DHS is just letting illegal aliens go (Obama's DREAM Act) - 07/26/12

... George McCubben from the National Border Patrol Council says that, despite Janet Napolitano's claims, the border is not secure.

Richard Marosi of LAT pretends: Obama has secured the border so much, Border Patrol agents are falling asleep - 05/02/11

Richard Marosi of the Los Angeles Times offers the sleepy "Plunge in border crossings leaves agents fighting boredom/ Arrests of illegal crossers along the Southwest border dropped more than two-thirds from 2000 to 2010, from 1.6 million to 448,000" (link). The correct title of the false impression the LAT is trying to give would be something like: "Obama has secured the border so much, agents...

Who in the DOJ knew about "gun walking"? (ATF letting guns go to Mexico) - 03/28/11

... might have been used to kill Border Patrol agent Brian Terry and ICE agent Jamie Zapata. The supposed goal of Gunrunner was to trace the guns to Mexico in order to catch the higher-ups, but it apparently had very little success. And, it would be nearly impossible for their not to be a political component. The Obama administration has been harping on guns being sent to Mexico for two years,...

Border Patrol used beanbags against armed bandits (Brian Terry) - 03/03/11

From this: Border Patrol agents shot beanbags at a group of suspected bandits before the men returned fire during a confrontation in a remote canyon, killing agent Brian Terry with a single gunshot, records show... ...The (FBI) documents say the group of illegal border entrants refused commands to drop their weapons after agents confronted them at about 11:15 p.m. Two agents fired beanbags at the...

GAO: DHS has "operational control" of just 44% of the border; only 15% is "controlled" - 02/17/11

... eventually be caught in that region: Border Patrol’s definition of operational control considers the extent to which its agents can detect and apprehend illegal entries, but does not require agents to have the ability to detect and apprehend all illegal entries, according to officials in Border Patrol’s Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis Division. Yuma sector, for example, reported...

DHS cover up of WMD smuggled into U.S.? San Diego port CBP official interview - 02/14/11

... shows an interview in which a Border Patrol official seems to admit that some form of "mass effect" device, aka WMD, was caught being smuggled into the U.S. In a statement, the Department of Homeland Security denies that such an incident ever happened. Obviously, there are a lot of possibilities here. The DHS could be lying (which wouldn't be surprising). The DHS official could be following...

Suicide bomber book found at border; extremist cleric caught sneaking into U.S. - 01/27/11

... was spotted Tuesday by a U.S. Border Patrol agent out of the Casa Grande substation who was patrolling a route known for smuggling illegal immigrants and drugs. Published in Iran, it consists of short biographies of Islamic suicide bombers and other Islamic militants who died carrying out attacks. 2. From this: U.S. border authorities have arrested a controversial Muslim cleric who was deported...

Interior Dep't environmental regulations hampering Border Patrol (Rob Bishop, HR 5016) - 09/08/10

... environmental regulations prevent the Border Patrol from doing its job. That's what the mainstream media won't report... [On the video below], (Rep. Rob Bishop) makes this simple point. The U.S. side of the 1,950-mile border with Mexico is about 60 percent private land and 40 percent federal. "Almost all" of the migrants and drug smugglers come across federal lands, protected by stringent "...

Federal agencies in effect join boycott over Arizona immigration law (Education, Border Patrol) - 06/24/10

... Minnesota. Further, her office said the Border Patrol "verbally" canceled a conference set for May at a resort in Prescott after an official asked that it be moved out of concern over the immigration law debate. The Border Patrol -- which has more than 4,000 agents in Arizona, representing nearly a quarter of its force -- had booked 40 rooms for the event before canceling, though there was no...

Martha Mendoza of AP misleads over crime on U.S.-Mexico border - 06/03/10

... Protection report shows that Border Patrol agents face far less danger than street cops in most U.S. cities. 1. Its about 236 miles from Austin to the nearest major Mexican city (Nuevo Laredo). San Antonio is closer to the border, and it's a larger city. Considering that their crime rates are about the same [2] it's unclear why she used Austin. However, both cities aren't really in the border...

Senators complain about DHS plan to reduce Border Patrol agents on southern border - 10/10/09

... plan to reduce the number of Border Patrol agents on the Mexican border. The letter is at [1], excerpted below:

Obama admin will reduce number of Border Patrol agents at Mexican border, increase at Canadian border - 09/28/09

From this: Even though the Border Patrol now reports that almost 1,300 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border is not under effective control, and the Department of Justice says that vast stretches of the border are “easily breached,” and the Government Accountability Office has revealed that three persons “linked to terrorism” and 530 aliens from “special interest countries” were intercepted at Border...

Grijalva bill might restrict Border Patrol in Arizona; contact your reps (H.R. 324) - 09/22/09

... but it doesn't provide for the Border Patrol: The Border Patrol is increasingly being limited in its enforcement on various park lands. Promoters of illegal immigration inside the federal government seem to be on a trend of turning parks into sanctuaries for illegal alien traffic. The fear is that the H.R. 324 designation will be used to prevent the Border Patrol from setting up communication...

Shuler to re-introduce SAVE Act (require E-Verify, increased border enforcement) - 07/23/09

... workers. * Increase the number of Border Patrol agents by 6,000. * Create a pilot program to increase aerial surveillance and use other new technology to secure the border. * Hire more Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and create grants for some local law enforcement officials. * Expedite removal of illegal immigrants by expanding detention capacity and adding immigration judges.

T.J. Bonner of Border Patrol union "underwhelmed" by Obama border plan - 03/26/09

... Bonner - president of the National Border Patrol Council is "underwhelmed" by Barack Obama's recently announced border control plan. He's concerned about working with his counterparts from Mexico considering that many Mexican law enforcement agents have been corrupted and are "rotten to the core". And: Bonner wants a greater priority placed on border security, and said he is "in a word,...

Customs and Border Protection chief of staff is dual citizen (Marco Antonio Lopez) - 03/02/09

The new chief of staff of U.S. Customs and Border Protection is a dual citizen (Mexico and the U.S.) Just let that sink in. Carmen Duarte of the Arizona Daily Star informs us (link) that Marco Antonio Lopez - the 31-year-old former mayor of Nogales, Arizona - has been selected for the position by Janet Napolitano. She also appointed him to lead her Arizona-Mexico Commission and later as a senior...

John King/CNN: border fence works (but, maybe "reform" would be better) - 02/15/09

John King of CNN offers "Border fence is a dividing line in immigration debate", a report from his "State of the Union" show (link). It provides anecdotal evidence that the border fence works where it's deployed, but he also closes on a note that might have been designed to promote comprehensive immigration reform, aka amnesty.

ACLU, Leslie Berestein, Amy Isackson defending looters because they're illegal aliens - 10/26/07

... the San Diego Police called the Border Patrol who then deported a few of them. A few others have been released. The exact details, and everyone who was involved, isn't clear at this time (and probably never will be). However, one thing is crystal clear: Amy Isackson of NPR/KPBS, Leslie Berestein of the San Diego Union-Tribune, and the ACLU will reflexively support illegal aliens and try to...

"Mexican Officials Coached Witnesses In Border Patrol Murder Case" - 04/26/07

... first-degree murder charges against Border Patrol agent Nicholas Corbett this week, the failed to mention some important details that could prove damaging to their case. First is the fact that their key witnesses are the two brothers and a sister-in-law of the shot man, who incidentally joined him on his illegal border crossing journey. Secondly, is the fact that Mexican Consul officials were...

Bush border buggy back Monday in Yuma (fence photo op) - 04/08/07

... Guard troops would assist the Border Patrol with their mission. The photo above comes straight out of his scrapbook of his fun vacation. On Monday, he's returning to the border to see how things are going and (possibly on the directive of Mexico City and/or the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and/or similar) to - yet again - push for "comprehensive immigration reform", aka a massive amnesty. He'll be...

Ramos/Compean: who's on the Bush administration's side? - 02/08/07

... out about the case of the two Border Patrol agents (Ramos/Compean) who strongly appear to have been railroaded by their own government. So, let's take a look at the short, select list of some of those who've supported the Bush administration's side of things: * Andrew McCarthy at National Review, "The Border-Patrol Two Deserve Jail", January 29, 2007, link * Ruben Navarrette, "Border Patrol...

Bush '08 budget only covers half of border fence - 02/05/07

... promise to fund 3,000 new U.S. Border Patrol agents, putting him near his goal of doubling the agency's size. He also included funding for 22 new Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) teams to identify and deport illegal aliens serving time for criminal convictions. The White House budget asks for $1 billion in new money to build the fence. Even coupled with $1.5 billion appropriated in...

Mexican consulate given free reign of Border Patrol station? - 01/29/07

... aliens being held at the Naco Border Patrol station. Mexican Consulate personnel were personally escorted into the Naco Border Patrol detention area by the PAIC, and were allowed to interview the witnesses of an officer-involved shooting BEFORE any law enforcement personnel interviewed them. The Mexican Consulate personnel were allowed to independently remove illegal aliens from their detention...

Border Patrol agent talks to Congressman, gets suspended - 09/27/06

... were unaware until recently that Border Patrol agents were required to file Significant Incident Reports - normally used for shootings and other serious border incidents - when congressional members made unannounced visits in the summer along the U.S.-Mexico border. A second document obtained by the paper reveals that one agent was suspended for 10 days without pay for speaking with Rep....

Suzanne Gamboa/AP on immigration ads - 08/30/06

... similar to those used by the Border Patrol. Critics say the scene looks like the U.S.-Mexican border. Has anyone besides some unknown leftie at TPMCafe even discussed that ad? If one subset of Americans takes offense at someone trying to reduce the possibility of terrorist infiltration via our southern border, is the problem with us or with that subset of Americans? If "community leaders" don't...

AP ignores Peter Schey Mexican government links (Border Human Rights Working Group) - 08/24/06

... officials Wednesday to suspend Border Patrol high-speed chases pending a review of a Yuma-area rollover two weeks ago that resulted in multiple deaths. The letter from the Los Angeles-based Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law also asked Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and the heads of Customs and Border Protection and the Border Patrol to update Border Patrol hot-...

Sensenbrenner: no amnesty; perhaps U.S. Chamber of Commerce should register as foreign agent - 01/26/06

... December 2004 to increase the U.S. Border Patrol by 2,000 agents a year, then two months later the president only funded 210 positions, it "was embarrassing both to the administration and those of us who fought for increased assets for border protection in the intelligence bill and then were let down." ...He also said the U.S. Chamber of Commerce "should be ashamed of themselves" for...

Border incursions: CBP wants investigation; Mexico issues border ban - 01/26/06

... downplayed news reports that U.S. Border Patrol agents have occasionally seen what appear to be Mexican army units in the United States. "If it rattles like a snake and looks like a snake, it's probably a damn snake," Hudspeth County Sheriff Arvin West said. "There's no doubt it's Mexican military..."

Charlie Norwood on CATO's latest anti-American proposal - 06/28/05

... deployment of troops in support of the Border Patrol is the only means of stopping the current hordes of illegal immigrants invading U.S. territory. CATO author Douglas Massey's report also contends Americans should abandon traditional national sovereignty as a sacrifice to libertarian principles of "free trade", including trafficking in cheap labor. Massey says the United States should "...

"Dogmatic Libertarians: Over the edge." - 01/19/05

... and Naturalization Service's Border Patrol that specifically targets highly sophisticated criminal smuggling rings that employ infrared scopes, two-way radios, and computer databases. The project goes after smugglers associated with organized crime rather than simply individuals who cross the border illegally. These criminal gangs have done enormous damage. One gang, headed by Mexican criminal...

Just 30 people set federal policy - 06/29/04

... activists gathered outside the Border Patrol station in Temecula on Monday to protest recent immigration sweeps in Southern California. Meanwhile, thousands of U.S. citizens have phoned and emailed the DHS and other agencies in support of the sweeps. Yet, somehow, the illegal-alien-supporters win out. Odd, no? Perhaps it's because those in Washington are afraid being called names: "We're...

"Border Patrol checks 'interior'" - 06/11/04

... Robert C. Bonner, who oversees the Border Patrol, in August overturned an order by the agency's sector chief in San Diego directing agents not to arrest illegal aliens on city streets or to question them except along the border. Mr. Bonner... ordered Chief William T. Veal to recall an Aug. 8 memo ordering his 1,600 agents to make arrests only along the U.S.-Mexico border or at highway...