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Gosh, you think Jeb will care? - 02/07/05

"Feared Latin gang touches region". The region in question is Miami, and the gang in question is the one featured in "Eastie [Boston] gang linked to al-Qaeda" and mentioned in "Unholy Border Alliance", "Al-Qaida recruiting Central American gang members?", "And all

15 N. Koreans Nabbed Crossing U.S.-Mexico Border - 02/06/05

From this: Fifteen presumed North Korean defectors who had settled in South Korea were arrested for trying to sneak into the U.S. The Los Angeles-based Association of People From Five Northern Provinces said on Sunday it learned that 15 North Koreans were arrested by U.S. Border Patrol as they tried to smuggle themselves into the U.S. from Tijuana, Mexico.

Fun facts about Fort Huachuca - 02/06/05

Here are some fun facts about the base outside Sierra Vista in far southern Arizona: It's home to the U.S. Army Intelligence Center It's home to the U.S.

9/11 hijacker used bypass code to obtain California [driver's] license - 02/06/05

[Cross-posted to the Command-Post and] SACRAMENTO -- The terrorist believed to have flown a hijacked airliner into the Pentagon on Sept.

"Islam gains toehold in Mexico's Zapatista country" - 01/25/05

SDUT: SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico, — Islam has joined a battle for the hearts and minds of Mexico's volatile Tzotzil Indians in Chiapas state, home of Zapatista rebels and a hotbed of sectarian strife between Christians. In an unlikely meeting of two worlds, an idealistic Muslim sect has converted some 300 Tzotzils, a Maya Indian group known for drink-fueled fiestas and religious fervor... The growth of Islam in such a restive area has raised the eyebrows of M

"Boston terror threat probed" - 01/19/05

Drudge is linking to this Boston Herald report. It sounds a bit questionable, but then again see the other entries in this category for examples of border infiltrations by potential terrorists.

"Eastie gang linked to al-Qaeda" - 01/05/05

Drudge is linking to this Boston Globe article: A burgeoning East Boston-based street gang made up of alleged rapists and machete-wielding robbers has been linked to the al-Qaeda terrorist network, prompting Boston police to ``turn up the heat'' on its members, the Herald has learned... ...In recent months, intelligence officials in Washington have warned national law enforcement agencies that al-Qaeda terrorists have been spotted with members of [the gang] in El Salvador, prompting concerns t

Poisoning the MREs Americans won't poison - 01/05/05

AP: An employment agency pleaded guilty to falsifying forms to get illegal immigrants jobs at the nation's top producer of U.S.

"Unholy Border Alliance" - 01/03/05

FPM: Roughly 60,000 illegal immigrants designated as 'other-than-Mexican,' or OTMs, were detained last year along the U.S.-Mexico border, including a sizable number from Arab and Muslim countries.

"Return to Terrorist Alley" - 12/16/04

From Tucson's KVOA: In August, The Investigators on Eyewitness News 4 first reported the possible threat of terrorists using the Arizona/Mexico border to cross into the U.S... Now, we've uncovered even more evidence that the threat along our border is real. "The story you did was 100% accurate. It showed what's happening on the border on a daily basis.

South African illegal alien sentenced for time served, to be deported - 12/09/04

(12-08) 21:10 PST HOUSTON (AP) -- A South African woman whose arrest heightened fears that terrorists were slipping across the U.S.-Mexico border has been sentenced to time served and will be deported. Farida Goolam Mahomed Ahmed, sentenced Tuesday, had been in custody since July 19, when Border Patrol officers at the airport stopped her as she tried to board a plane for New York; she did not have a visa to travel in the United States. The officers later discovered her

Donald Rumsfeld on border infiltration - 12/07/04

From the transcript of Lou Dobbs' 11/16 show: DOBBS: Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is warning of the threat of terrorists entering this country through the same routes as those used by illegal aliens.

4 illegals caught working for military contractor - 12/02/04

From this: Four employees of a San Diego military contractor were apprehended by immigration authorities yesterday morning at work after federal agents determined them to be undocumented immigrants. The four men, all Mexican nationals, worked for Marine & Restaurant Fabricators, a company that installs aluminum and fabric in commercial restaurant kitchens as well as inside Navy ships. This is just the latest of a

"Terrorists at The Border?" - 11/10/04

Chuck Henry - yes, Chuck Henry - reports for KNBC. Apparently the video of the story is available at the link: DOUGLAS, Ariz. -- It's no secret that people sneak into the United States from Mexico every day. But what has been kept under wraps is exactly who is coming in. NBC4's Chuck Henry went deep in the Arizona desert to find out. It's a place that used to go by the name "Cocaine Alley" because of all the drugs that were smuggled through.

"Al-Qaida recruiting Central American gang members?" - 10/27/04

From the AP: It's a U.S. Homeland Security Department nightmare, and Honduras' most outspoken Cabinet member says it's happening: Al-Qaida operatives recruiting Central American gang members...

"Off-Duty [El Paso] Officers to Patrol 24-7 against Terrorists" - 10/27/04

FYI: The Federal Government calls on El Paso Police to help keep the country safe during the election and through early 2005. Beginning Wednesday, off-duty El Paso Police Officers will patrol potential terrorist sites around the clock. The US Department of Homeland security has given the El Paso Police Department a $400,000 grant... El Paso Police worked with Homeland Security officials to determine potentially terrorist sensitive areas along the border.

Six charged with supplying fake ids to immigrants - 10/21/04

CHICAGO (AP) -- Six men of Middle Eastern descent from the Chicago area were charged with helping illegal immigrants trying to conceal their legal status obtain fraudulent Social Security cards and Illinois driver's licenses, prosecutors said. Hundreds of people used addresses associated with the defendants to secure the fake documents, according to a criminal complaint made public Tuesday in U.S.

" FBI says al-Qaida scout used N.J. as base" - 10/14/04

From this: A senior al-Qaida operative lived in New Jersey and posed as a student to disguise his surveillance of financial institutions as possible terror targets, officials said Wednesday. The FBI's top agent in New Jersey, Joseph Billy Jr., confirmed that the operative led an al-Qaida mission to survey the physical layout and assess weaknesses of the Prudential Financial Inc.

Are you sure Bush is keeping you safe? - 10/12/04

From Bill Gertz in the Washington Times comes "Chechen terrorists probed": U.S.

"U.S. Examines Chance of Mexico Terror Link" - 10/08/04

From the AP: Terrorists might try to use existing criminal networks on the border to slip operatives into the United States, but so far there is no evidence any have tried to do so, a high-ranking U.S. official told The Associated Press. The comments by Michael Garcia, assistant secretary of Homeland Security, come amid concerns international terrorists might be trying to infiltrate organized crime in Mexico and Central America. "I personally don't know ...

"Al-Qaida infiltrated U.S. military meal company?" - 10/04/04

Relax! They're just here to poison the MREs Americans won't poison: U.S.

"FAIR to Bush: Stop Undercutting Homeland Security" - 10/04/04

(Washington, D.C.-October 4, 2004) In last week's debate with John Kerry, President Bush said he will never subordinate U.S. national security decision-making to international pressure. Instead, he apparently has his own litmus test for deciding what is needed to protect homeland security. Sadly, the President is again unwilling to take vital security steps if they offend the cheap labor lobby or impinge on the open borders policies of Mexican President Vicente Fox.

"Likely illegal immigrants found working at defense contractor" - 09/30/04

From this: Federal authorities have taken 41 suspected illegal immigrants into custody after they were found working at a Department of Defense contractor at the Port of Brownsville. Luisa Aquino, a spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security, said today that the Wednesday raid came after an investigation found AMFELS Inc.'s subcontractors were hiring undocumented workers.

"Woman with altered passport pleads guilty" - 09/27/04

From this: A South African woman whose arrest raised fears of terrorists crossing into Texas from Mexico pleaded guilty today to illegal entry, lying to a federal agent and using an altered passport... Despite the alarm expressed by several officials, the U.S.

And all the ships in drydock - 09/23/04

From the Hampton Roads Pilot Online article "Shipyards, military bases face security breaches": A Mexican worker used forged documents to obtain work in Hampton Roads and was caught. Normally, such an arrest wouldn't warrant headlines. But when the illegal immigrant is cuffed on the deck of a Navy amphibious assault ship, the story takes on a more urgent meaning. Since the terrorist attacks on Sept.

"Illegals detained at border released onto U.S. streets" - 09/22/04

From this: The government has no idea how many of the thousands of illegal aliens from terrorist-sponsoring states it has caught at the U.S.

"Report: Mexico is al-Qaida route to U.S." - 09/17/04

From WND: Al-Qaida plans to use Mexico as a key infiltration route for sending operatives into the United States, according to a Mexican newspaper. Mexican intelligence agencies have identified at least two routes for al-Qaida infiltration, the Proceso newspaper reported last week... Two of three suspected al-Qaida terrorists recently arrested in England and Pakistan had passed through Mexico with South African passports... Their itinerary: South Africa -> London -> Mexico o

Small town police blotter, potential big problem - 09/17/04

Athens, Texas is a no doubt quaint small town 75 miles southeast of Dallas: Athens Police contacted the FBI office in Tyler Tuesday after a routine traffic stop led to a national security concern. In the course of the stop, several forms of identification for the same individual were discovered... At approximately 8:30 a.m., APD Patrolman Ron McCurry stopped the male suspect, 48-year-old Qamar Abbas Syed...

"222 House Members Put Interests of Banking Lobby Ahead of Homeland Security" - 09/15/04

From FAIR: Responding to the 222-177 vote by the House of Representatives last night, adopting an amendment introduced by Representatives Michael Oxley (R-OH) and Barney Frank (D-MA), allowing banks and other financial institutions to accept the Mexican matricula consular document in lieu of valid U.S.-issued documents, FAIR issued the following statement: "Once again, Congress has placed the priorities of a powerful special interest ahead of homeland security interests.

"U.S. Fears Terrorism Via Mexico's Time-Tested Smuggling Routes" - 09/15/04

The L.A. Times offers a round-up of stories about terrorists coming from either Canada or Mexico. According to "U.S. and Mexican law enforcement officials" there has been a "security crackdown in recent months as well as new levels of official cross-border cooperation." As with other stories in which U.S.

"Congressmen propose border investment for national security" - 09/12/04

From the AP: The U.S.-Mexico border remains susceptible to terrorist infiltration and needs more investment for homeland security, a Texas congressman says. U.S. Rep. Jim Turner said he and Rep. Silvestre Reyes want to create a $1 billion infrastructure investment fund aimed at closing the security gaps and bolstering the economy along the 2,000-mile border... "We cannot pretend that our homeland is secure if our borders are not," said Turner.

"Other Than Mexicans" - 09/09/04

Tucson Weekly has a long, interesting article about the situation down at the border. It offers a round-up of the chatter about al Qaeda infiltrating the U.S. There's too much to quote, so here it is.

"Three Michiganians charged with smuggling Middle Easterners to U.S." - 09/08/04

From the AP: Three Sterling Heights, Mich., residents have been charged with operating a smuggling ring that transported more than 200 illegal aliens from the Middle East to the United States from 2001 on. Those charged include Detroit Assistant Ombudsman Basima Sesi. [...those transported were Jordanians and Iraqis... they were given visas to enter an unnamed South American country... no word is given on how they came to the U.S.

"Mexican border secure, U.S. Border Patrol chief says" - 09/01/04

Rest easy, citizen: The Mexican border is secure, despite the hundreds of thousands who continue to cross illegally and a Sept.

"U.S. military beefing up its presence on borders" - 08/26/04

From Knight-Ridder: There's a growing sense of urgency among those who police America's long, porous borders that tighter control is needed to prevent terrorists from slipping into the flood of illegal immigrants entering the United States. The Sept. 11 Commission found that the nation's borders are largely unprotected and recommended that border security become an integral part of national security policy.

"Bonilla demands review of OTM release policy" - 08/25/04

This is about a month old, but I apparently didn't provide a link to it at the time:

Reading the 9/11 Commission Staff Reports: Chapter 3 - 08/23/04

Below are some excerpts from Chapter 3: Terrorist Entry and Embedding Tactics, 1993 to 2001. That chapter describes the various techniques used by terrorists to travel not just between foreign countries, but to enter and remain in the U.S. It provides several examples of the different ways that terrorists have done the latter: using several visas, overstaying visas, using student visas, getting married to U.S. citizens, applying for asylum, ad infinitum.

"Immigration Laws Might Have Stopped Sept. 11 Plot" - 08/23/04

From the LAT: All of the Sept. 11 hijackers broke U.S. immigration laws and some of those violations could have led to their detection and arrest, according to a new staff report from the bipartisan commission that investigated the attacks. The detectable violations included fraudulent passports presented by as many as seven of the 19 hijackers, the report said. Also, U.S.