BORDER NEWS WATCH

 

News links for 10-14-2014 to 10-20-2014

 

For news links after this issue and until the next Border News Watch see Since Last Border News Watch.

 

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SPECIAL TRIBUTES

 

U.S. Border Patrol Tribute: Honoring the Fallen

 

Border Patrol Foundation Honors Michael Chertoff

 

 

 

BORDER SECURITY MATTERS

 

The BORDER STATES of AMERICA with Nick Searcy – Good video

 

Have Terrorists Crossed Our Southern Border?

 

Stop Disease at the Border

 

Stop Ebola at the Border

 

DHS: Border Arrests Up This Year, More Than Half Occurred in Texas

 

General Campbell's message to people who travel illegally by boat to Australia - English

 

NO WAY - YOU WILL NOT MAKE AUSTRALIA HOME

 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection to Hire Border Patrol Agents

 

CBP Needs Risk-Informed Covert Assessments to Combat Nuclear Smuggling

 

New Cargo Inspection and Explosives Trace Detection Systems from Smiths Detection

 

DHS secretary touts technology, reorganization in new approach to border security

 

Border Patrol Agent Slams Feds: ‘We All Know Who We’ve Captured… You Can’t Keep This Kind Of Information A Secret’

 

4 Congressmen say ISIS is on America's border. We asked them for proof.

 

Manning the border: Officer hiring blitz won’t fix hands-off policies, critics say

 

CBP apprehends 32 Haitians that landed in Monito

 

CBP Arrests F.A.S.T. Card Holder Wanted for Sex Crimes

 

Goodlatte Wants Answers About Drop in Number of Prosecutions of Illegal Border Crossers

 

Border Patrol Apprehends Convicted Rapist

 

Border Patrol Rescues Two Migrants from Desert

 

Border Patrol Averts Potential Crisis at I-19 Checkpoint

 

San Juan CBP Seizes 50 pounds of cocaine concealed inside ship

 

CBP Officers at Laredo Port of Entry Detect 11 Immigration Law Violations in 24 Hours

 

CBP Arrests Five Fugitives at Baltimore and Northern Virginia Ports of Entry

 

Illegal transported across border -- in washing machine...

 

This Top Marine General Just Courageously Broke Rank To Deliver A Crushing Blow To Obama

 

CBP Field Operations at the Progreso International Bridge Nabs Aggravated Assault Suspect

 

El Centro Sector Border Patrol Agents Arrest Criminal Gang Member

 

CBP Officers at the Laredo Port of Entry Apprehend Four Wanted Persons

 

 

 

IMMIGRATION MATTERS

 

Guatemalan President: USA should provide billions to curb flow of illegals...

 

ICE Lacks Effective Oversight of Detention Facility Costs

 

Obama Allowing Illegals to Go Home Then Get Right Back Into the US

 

New from the Center for Immigration Studies, 10/14/14

 

Newly arrived migrants, schools struggle to adapt

 

Why Is Obama Hitting GOP for Not Caring About Hispanics When His Actions Show He Doesn't Care?

 

ICE Enforcement Collapses Further in 2014 - Deportations from the interior down 34%; 160,000 convicted deportable criminal aliens at large in the U.S.

 

Leaked DHS Document: 167,000 Convicted Criminal Aliens At Large In US

 

Court tosses Arizona's no-bail law for immigrantsThe Appeal

 

E-Verify 2013 User Survey Report

 

Temporary Protected Status Extended for Honduras

 

DHS To Implement Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program

 

Local jails refuse to hold illegal immigrant offenders

VIDEO: Jails refuse to hold criminal aliens for federal authorities

 

PAPER: Obama's deportation policy leaves most illegal immigrants untouched...

ICE field agent: Murder suspects, gang members being set free...

Exec Action allows foreign nationals from Nicaragua, Honduras to work in USA...

Haitian immigration expedited...

 

CIS  Immigration Opinions, 10/17/14

 

TV AD: Who should get the next U.S. jobs? More new immigrants or America's jobless?

 

Obama to allow 100,000 Haitians into America without a visa

 

PAPER: Obama's deportation policy leaves most illegals untouched...

ICE field agent: Murder suspects, gang members being set free...

Exec Action allows foreign nationals from Nicaragua, Honduras to work in USA...

Haitian immigration expedited...


PAPER: CDC Hiding Enterovirus Link To Illegals?

 

Immigration Enforcement Needed to Counter Criminal and Terrorist Threats

 

Executive Action to Benefit Alien Traffic Offenders

 

Immigrant Population Record 41.3 Million in 2013

Obama Admin Quietly Prepares 'Surge' Of Millions Of New Immigrant IDs...

 

Up to 34 MILLION green cards and work permits...

 

Report: Obama Administration Released 75% of Illegals Rather than Deport Them

 

Contrary to What You Hear, Obama Is Deporting Fewer, Allowing More Criminals to Stay

 

CIS New from the Center for Immigration Studies, 10/20/14

 

CIS Immigration Events, 10/20/14

 

 

 

ILLEGAL DRUG MATTERS

 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers Seize $1.5 Million in Heroin and Cocaine at the Laredo Port of Entry

 

InSight Crime 10/17/2014

 

Border Patrol Foils Meth Smuggling Attempt

 

CBP Officers Seize $33K Worth of Methamphetamine

 

Police warn of pot-laced candy ahead of Halloween

VIDEO: Concern over marijuana-tainted treats

 

Colorado Seeks Ban on Edible Pot...

 

Afroman Remixes "Because I Got High" To Support Marijuana Legalization

 

US domestic and international drug policies at odds, says Brookings panel

 

Nogales CBP Officers Seize Marijuana Worth $206K

 

CBP Officers Seize $77K Marijuana Load

 

Douglas CBP Officers Seize Marijuana Load

 

Yuma Sector Border Patrol Agents Seize $340K in Marijuana

 

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

 

U.S. Border Patrol Blotter, Blaine Sector: October 1 – October 8, 2014

 

Border Patrol Agents Rescue Injured Man in Remote Area

 

Child Smuggler Arrested by CBP Field Operations at the Hidalgo International Bridge, Imposters Arrested

 

Obama Admin. Spending U.S. Taxpayer Funds to Fight Workplace Discrimination Against Women and Gays…in Mexico

 

Los preferidos de los cárteles, ‘Cuernos de chivo’ y AR-15 - A database of the PGR, (Mex. "DOJ")  made ​​from seizures for 11 months, confirms the trends in weaponry.

Among the harmful high power weapons available on the black market, members of cartels and organized crime groups operating in Mexico have a preference for assault rifles AK-47 and AR-15.

For pistols are inclined to calibers 38 and nine millimeters.

 

This follows from the database of the Attorney General's Office (PGR), which was developed from seizures  made ​​during 11 months and that helped confirm the "trend" in the use of firearms by criminals.

 

From September 1, 2013 to July 31, 2014, the agency seized 447 firearms, which represents an average of 40 pieces-monthly seizure, of which 325 were long guns.

 

Of the 447 seizures of weapons, they were concentrated in Sinaloa (29.75 percent), Michoacán (14.09 percent, Sonora (13.42 percent), State of Mexico (11.86 percent) and Tamaulipas (10.96 percent).

 

In the reference period 154 grenades were seized, of which 79 percent were 40 mm (for grenade launcher); was followed by the hand or fragmentation (18 percent), improvised manufacturing (2 percent) and land mines (1 percent).  (land mines?  or IEDs?)

 

The figure is well below the 4,973 weapons from January 1 to August 31, 2014 seized by the Secretariat of National Defense, (SEDENA) although this agency is directly responsible for the implementation of the Federal Law on Firearms and explosives.

 

However, the PGR considers the Specialized Investigation of Terrorism, Weapons Stockpiling and Trafficking Unit has improved the research process of the previous investigations related to weapons of organized crime.

 

In the database they have 8,540 firearms, which are under investigation and are tracked with the support of the Bureau of Alcohol, Snuff, Firearms and Explosives  (BATFE) of the United States for the purchase location and identity of the buyer .

 

While PGR combats trafficking and weapons possession in two days criminals stole 39 weapons from police agencies of the State of Mexico, while in Jalisco an illegal arms factory was discovered, which was an unprecedented discovery in Mexico.

 

Authorities rescue 55 sex trafficking victims, all minors

 

Horrifying: Citizen Journalist Exposing Mexican Cartels Captured, Tortured and Killed

 

U.S., Mexico Sign Mutual Recognition Arrangement

 

Mexico says “no thanks” to Ebola cruise ship

 

CBP and GSA Announce Open Period for Submitting Donation Proposals to Support Port of Entry Infrastructure Needs

 

CBP Mourns Loss of Miami Officer

 

Beach Boys New Single Hit

 

Ray Stevens - Come to the USA

 

 

 

SITREPS

 

10/16/2014 - “Yesterday, the U.S. Dept. of State released a new travel advisory for all of the country of Mexico.  It is rather lengthy, with a breakdown of state-by-state activity that is described by the US DoS as violent, and a danger to U.S. citizens.

 

Some locales require a curfew for U.S. Gov't. employees.  The advisory for Sonora is robust, and warns travelers to only travel in Mexico for exigent circumstances or necessary business.  Even the road to Rocky Pt. from Lukeville, AZ advises to Americans/tourists to travel only during daylight hours. 

 

Intelligence in Mexico indicates (especially in Tamaulipas) that cartels are purposely targeting U.S. citizens for kidnapping/extortion.  Approx. 50% of kidnap victims are murdered, whether the ransom is paid, or not.” 

 

U.S. Dept. of State’s 10/10/2014 Mexico Travel Warning.

 

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