BORDER NEWS WATCH

 

News links for 10-6-2014 to 10-13-2014

 

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

 

Also visit Since_Last_SECOND_AMENDMENT_NEWS and Since_Last_ISLAMIC_STATE_NEWS_WATCH for related information.

 

See DrudgeReport and FoxNews for late-breaking news.

 

 

 

SPECIAL TRIBUTES

 

U.S. Border Patrol Tribute: Honoring the Fallen

 

Border Patrol Foundation Honors Michael Chertoff

 

 

 

BORDER SECURITY MATTERS

 

Federal Aid Programs for the State of New Mexico Declaration

 

President Declares Disaster for New Mexico

 

CBP Arrests Four Fugitives at Ports of Entry in Baltimore and Northern Virginia

 

Why Does Our Government Seek Charity for Our Ports of Entry? 

 

Another Possible Smoking Gun Tied To Operation Fast and Furious

 

U.S. Border Patrol Blotter, Blaine Sector, September 21 – October 1, 2014

 

Expect Increased Columbus Day Weekend Traffic at Border this Weekend

 

Travel Advisory – Be a “Ready Traveler”

 

CBP Intercepts Asian Gypsy Moth at Port of Honolulu

 

JW Confirms: 4 ISIS Terrorists Arrested in Texas in Last 36 Hours

 

Congressman: ‘At least 10 ISIS fighters’ caught trying to cross into US

 

US Lawmaker: Ten ISIS Fighters Have Been Apprehended Coming Across Southern Border (Video)

 

Four smugglers arrested after fatal rollover...

 

HOMELAND: No Islamic State fighters coming from Mexico...

 

Gun Found At Phoenix Shooting With Illegal Aliens Linked To Fast & Furious

 

What Was Found At A Phoenix Crime Scene Could Land Holder And Obama In Boiling Hot Water


Four smugglers arrested after fatal rollover...

 

Agents Catch African Man Sneaking Across Border...

 

Rising Tide of Cubans Flees to FL...

Mystery virus found where illegal-alien kids sent

 

Obama’s Porous Borders And Security Moms

 

A Border That Is Not a Barrier Is Still a National Crisis

 

Fast and Furious Update: Judicial Watch Sues City of Phoenix for Police Department’s ATF, DHS, DEA, and FBI Records about 2013 Gang-Style Assault

 

Arizona's high desert: where border politics become a harsh, almost sinister experience

 

Homeland Security: No Islamic State Fighters Coming from Mexico

 

Maybe Now You Will Close the Border Mr. President

 

Jeh Johnson: Americans ‘Susceptible to Claims That We Have an Open, Porous Border’

 

From the Border, Whistleblowin’ in the Wind

 

Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske's Remarks at Joint CBP/CDC Press Conference on Enhanced Screening at JFK

 

Ron Colburn: We don’t have a response for Ebola yet

 

Border Patrol Rep Claims Agents Being Ordered to Stand Down

 

10 Unaccompanied Illegal Alien Minors Diagnosed With TB

 

DHS Chief: There is No ‘Porous’ Border for Terrorists to Cross

 

 

 

IMMIGRATION MATTERS

 

Improvements Continue at Detention Centers

 

Memo: Oversight of Unaccompanied Alien Children

 

2014 Fourth Annual Conference -Government and Stakeholders Working Together to Improve Immigration Services

 

New E-Verify Service Combats Fraud, Protects Identity, Educates Workers

 

Ref: US CIS E-Verify --- NEW! myE-Verify Website for Workers and Jobseekers! (10/6/14)

 

New from the Center for Immigration Studies, 10/6/14

 

CFIS Immigration Events, 10/6/14

 

Feds: Obama deports more illegal immigrants in 5 years than Bush did in 8

 

Mexican President Calls Opponents Of Illegal Immigration "Discriminatory;" Meanwhile, Illegal Immigrants Entering Mexico Get Prison Time

 

Growing number of jails across country releasing illegals...

Immigrant charged with hit-and-run after striking 2 children...

Previously released, skipped deportation hearing...


Disease continues to plague illegals...

Lack of hygiene...


Record 61.8 million residents in U.S. speak language other than English at home...

Congressman, Challenger Debate in Spanish...

...Gubernatorial Candidates Face-Off in Spanish

JEB BUSH MAKES SPANISH ADS FOR CANDIDATES...

 

New York City Follows Obama Playbook on Immigration

           

U.S. Immigration Policy: Perfect Storm of Corruption, Chaos, Greed

 

Former Homeland Security Chief: US Can't Take 'Chainsaw' to Visa Policy Because of Terrorists

 

La Raza lobbyist heads to Senate Judiciary Committee...

Hispanic population soars in MD schools...

Mexican Consulate to aid voter registration in WI...

 

Feds side with undocumented immigrant with lengthy rap sheet in police abuse case

 

ACLU, immigration groups sue government over “life-threatening” deportation process

 

Study finds that U.S. immigrant population grows by 1.4 million, to 41.3 million

 

NM Mayor: 'All of A Sudden' Fed Gov Releasing Illegal Immigrants at 4-to-1 Ratio


ATTKISSON: Outbreak of virus first idenfitied in cities with 'significant number' of relocated immigrants...


Chris Matthews urges Obama to quit 'pandering' to 'ethnic groups'...

 

91-YEAR OLD VET CARJACKED BY ESCAPED ILLEGALS...

Obama tries to keep amnesty off November ballot...

 

Arizona 'Dreamers' make emotional visit to homeland

 

Ore. gov's fiancee admits to green-card marriage

 

Mexican Gov't Paying to Help Shield Illegals in USA from Deportation...

WH Bluntly Admits Obama Delayed Immigration Executive Action So GOP Couldn’t Campaign On It In Midterms…

 

US court: Feds can't give aliens 'mandatory detention' without opportunity for bail hearing

 

Immigrant children describe horrors of journey...

 

Illegal immigration jumps for third straight year under Obama

 

CIS Immigration Opinions, 10/10/2014

 

Remember those harmless unaccompanied illegal kids? Two escaped facility, carjacked 91-year-old Navy vet

 

New Executive Order to Recruit Illegals Into Our Military

 

I Came to America Speaking Spanish. And I Oppose Bilingual Classes.

 

 

 

ILLEGAL DRUG MATTERS

 

CBP Indianapolis Seizes Threatening “Date Rape” Chemical

 

CBP Nabs Smugglers With Meth

 

CBP Intercepts 162 Vials Of Ketamine in San Diego

 

CBP Officers in San Diego Find More Than Three Tons of Marijuana Hidden in Cargo Shipment

 

El Centro Sector Border Patrol Agents Seize Methamphetamine at Highway 86 Checkpoint

 

Dozens overdose on 'bad batch' of synthetic marijuana...

Hospital flooded...

Sprayed with Raid?


PAPER: POT, THE TERRIBLE TRUTH...

 

CBP Officers Seize More Than $285K in Hard Drugs

 

Drug Agency Sued Over Its Fake Facebook Account

 

Why You Should Be Alarmed About Marijuana Legalization, According to a Former Obama Drug Adviser

 

Traffic Fatalities of Marijuana-Positive Drivers On Rise In Colorado

 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers Seize Nearly $1.3 Million in Marijuana at the Rio Grande City Port of Entry

 

Democrat Governor: Legalizing Pot Was 'Reckless.' A New Study Proves Him Right.

 

Laredo CBP Officers Seize Over $130,000 in Crystal Meth from Pedestrian

 

CBP Officers Seize $62,000 Worth of Meth

 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers Seize Over $1.5 Million In Liquid Methamphetamine at the Hidalgo Port of Entry

 

POT-INFUSED SODA BOTTLES EXPLODE IN STORE...

 

CO pot shops introduce less potent 'Rookie Cookie' after tourists get too high...

 

Agents on I-15 Intercept $600K of China White Heroin

 

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents seize 1,500 pounds of marijuana worth $1.2 million

 

Four-Year-Old Girl Hands Out Packets Of 'Candy' To Daycare Mates. There Was Just One Problem.

 

Meth-Smuggling Surge Thwarted by Border Agents

 

Al Qaeda Working with Latin American Drug Cartels

 

Nogales CBP Officers Seize $275K Worth of Cocaine

 

CBP Discovers Destructive Wireworm on Imported Taro

 

CBP Preclearance in the Bahamas Seizes Cocaine

 

CDC: Heroin Death Rates Up 102 Percent for Whites; Opioids Down 8 Percent

 

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

 

San Luis CBP Officers Save Newborn Baby

 

Border Patrol Agents Maintain Vigilance, Seize Stolen Vehicles, Firearms and Marijuana

 

Smugglers Wary of Airborne Counter-Scout Operation

 

ICE removes South Korean woman wanted by Korean authorities for embezzlement

 

El Paso: Nexus of a Narco-Terror Ring

 

CBP Vancouver Preclearance Coordinates Arrest of Woman Wanted for Larceny and Grand Theft

 

ICE expands, enhances mobile app for public to help identify, find child predators

 

Mexican Authorities Find First Ever Cartel Weapons Factory

 

CBP Officers Seize Unreported Currency

 

Nogales CBP Intercepts First in Nation Pest

 

Mexico arrests alleged head of Juarez cartel

 

Obama Puts Criminal Aliens on Street

 

DEA STATEMENT ON ARREST OF VICENTE CARRILLO-FUENTES

 

La nueva dictadura – Translated: Crime in our country has two faces; that which comes from criminal organizations is called a criminal offense, and that which comes from the State is called a violation of human rights. This last was, fundamentally, what motivated Felipe Calderon to entrap the General Law for Victims (Ley General de Victimas) in a constitutional controversy during the last months of his mandate. He did not want to accept -- he still refuses to do so-- (the existence of) crime by the State. The law was enacted, nevertheless, at the beginning of Enrique Pena Nieto's administration. But the government, every time it makes reference to it, reduces it to simple crime.

 

Amidst the 100,000 deaths, the 30,000 disappeared, the hundreds of kidnappings and the constant, serious denunciations by national and international organizations of human rights violations, not only do we not know yet how many of those crimes are attributable to the State, but instead, the governments who administer the State continue to deny the crimes or blame them on the crime that they live with in an almost natural way.

 

Mexico lives like this -- it has been said many times -- a failed State, an interpenetrated State, a criminal State or a Narco-State. Whatever it may be that these characterizations are still unable to define, in reality it is a new form of totalitarianism, or that "perfect dictatorship" that Mario Vargas Llosa once referred to.

 

In his book, Remnants of Auschwitz; The Witness and the Archive, (Zone Books, 2002), Giorgio Agamben, points out that the ultimate finality of Auschwitz and the Nazi concentration camps was not the mass murder that was carried out there, bur rather, the creation of a class of human being that in concentration camp argot were called "muslims": perhaps -- says Agamben, among the various hypotheses he proposes in trying to explain the epithet-- because in the imagination of that period, a "muslim" was a fatalist, a being who had submitted to blind fate, to a determinism.

 

Those beings who, through force of brutalization, had lost any dignity, had become a species of animals so tame they could be used for anything. They were completely exploitable. They would never resist anything. Agamben saw in them a continuation of the figure of "the holy man" -- men that, under ancient Roman law, the State would not protect, and whose torture, murder or exploitation was not a crime  in a legal sense--. He also saw in them one of the conditions, to a greater or lesser degree, for the existence of the State, which combines in itself sovereignty -- the power to destroy life, the legitimate use of force-- and government: the combination of arrangements or institutions to administer it.

 

In Mexico, both the crime that the State says it pursues, but which it does not punish, or does so selectively, as well as the violation of human rights that the State denies, seem to be going in the same direction as the construct of a "muslim" in Auschwitz. Crime, the bloody and horrifying dimensions that it has reached in Mexico, and its systematic impunity, have been getting a large portion of  Mexicans used to living in defenseless docility. Instead of protesting, many are becoming indifferent to the crimes that others suffer, and, for that reason, coming to accept, fatalistically, that one day they will also be murdered, kidnapped, tortured, disappeared or extorted with impunity. The abdication by the State of its duty to protect us under its institutions and programs for as long as we live has been creating a perception in many of us that living means submitting to fate, to "that's the way things are", to "what are we going to do about it".

 

On the other hand, the violations of human rights appear to be directed at those who refuse to accept the situation.  Those who rebel against the vulnerability that is the result of crime, impunity or abuse of power are, in many cases viewed as criminals and subjected to confinement, isolation and torture, sometimes physical, sometimes psychological.

 

The case of Jose Manuel Mireles and his 383 self defense members, in Michoacan; that of Nestora Salgado in Guerrero, and of Mario Luna in Sonora, to name just those most mentioned in the media, illustrate this well.

 

All of them rebelled against defenselessness. Crimes were also fabricated against all of them to cover up the violations of their human rights. Their confinement and their reduction to a criminal condition carries a message: either you accept living in defenselessness and docility like everybody else, or we will force you to do so.

 

This form of totalitarianism or dictatorship is new in appearance, but not in nature.  It is a previously unknown form of State violence that has lost its ideological mask as its reason for existing. Mexico's state machinery, that through its institutional orders pretends -- as it tells us every day -- to regulate conflicts in a rational and legal manner, each day reveals itself  to be more compatible with an extreme violence of a new coinage  that day after day erases the gains of the civilizing process and is converting us into slave material or animals for slaughter.

 

In its debacle, the State is becoming less of a judicial and political apparatus and is turning into a machine for submission and destruction, governed not by political imperatives, as in Nazism or Soviet (ideology), or military juntas, but rather by purely economic motives.

 

In addition, I believe that we have to respect the San Andres Accords, stop the war, liberate Jose Manuel Mireles, his self defense forces and all the Zapatistas and Atenco people who are in prison, do justice to victims of violence and prosecute governors and government officials who are criminals.

 

Video: Immigration Enforcement Needed to Counter Criminal and Terrorist Threats - Immigration and National Security Nexus

ISIS is not "an ocean away" as the propagandists would have us believe. It's already  in the heartland, thanks to our porous border.

 

Houston oil refineries? And the Ft. Worth Stockyard?  Looks to me like a terrorist cell fully understands the importance of our livestock industry to the national economy, and the importance of Texas to the livestock industry. (Too bad most American citizens don't get that & take their food security for granted.)  According to the 2010 census, beef alone is a 37 Billion dollar industry not counting any other bovine products, other livestock, or indirect multipliers in supply industries.

 

When a few of us met with Representative Gosar two weeks ago, he reminded us that the terrorist assassination plot on the Ambassadors for Israel and Saudi Arabia in 2011 was deployed via the hire of a Mexican drug cartel sicario, who entered the USA via the southern border. He was not apprehended until reaching Washington, D.C. 

 

This new information combined with the old, establishes a pattern and a strategy that deserves notice.

 

Border Patrol Arrests Convicted Sex Offenders

 

10/10/2014 In SightCrime – Organized Crime in the Americas

 

CIS Immigration Events, 10/13/2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

SITREPS

 

 

 

SELECTED WEBSITES OF INTEREST

 

BORDERLAND BEAT

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VIDEOS: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BORDER WARS

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MEXIDATA

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IN SIGHTCRIME ORGANIZED CRIME IN THE AMERICAS

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SECURE BORDER INTELLIGENCE
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US CBP TUCSON SECTOR

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US CBP SECTOR MAP

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US CBP TUCSON SECTOR STATIONS

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CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION STUDIES

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NUMBERS USA

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FEDERATION FOR AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM

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SOUTHERN ARIZONA NEWS-EXAMINER

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BORDER ISSUES: MEXICO

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WELCOME TO THE DARK SIDE OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

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MICHAEL CUTLER
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M3 REPORT

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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of FORMER BORDER PATROL OFFICERS
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SOUTHERN ARIZONA CATTLEMEN'S WEEKLY

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NEWS AND DISCUSSION OF U.S./MEXICO BORDER ISSUES:
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SELECTED BORDER NEWS & FAST AND FURIOUS POSTINGS ON SACPA WEBSITE

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HOMELAND SECURITY TODAY

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DEFENSE VIDEO & IMAGERY DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

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AZ BORDER DEFENDERS

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HUMAN AND DRUG TRAFFIC LAW ENFORCEMENT MATTERS

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SUGGESTED READING

 

FEATURED WESTERN AUTHOR: J.P.S. BROWN


J.P.S. Brown Webpage

 

J.P.S. Brown Bio Page

 

J.P.S. Brown - Masterpieces of Fiction

 

J.P.S. Brown - To Order Books

 

Articles about JPS Brown by Leo Banks: Tasty Serial and J.P.S. Brown's Last Stand

 

Wolves At Our Door a novel by J.P.S. Brown 

 

Review of 'Wolves at Our Door' by Jon Shumaker

 

Article about J.P.S. Brown by Richard Grant

 

Articles about J.P.S. Brown by Kathy McCrane

 

J.P.S. Brown on Facebook

 

‘Guns across the Border’ one of ‘Best of 2013’

 

 

The Unarmed Truth: My Fight to Blow the Whistle and Expose Fast and Furious by John Dodson

 

Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up

 

Breakthrough: Our Guerilla War to Expose Fraud and Save Democracy

 

Collusion: How the Media Stole the 2012 Election---and How to Stop Them from Doing It in 2016

Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategy for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism

The Reapers Line - Life and Death on the Mexican Border by Lee Morgan II

Very enjoyable read, and highly recommended for LEOs.


SIXTY MILES OF BORDER: AN AMERICAN LAWMAN BATTLES DRUGS ON THE MEXICAN BORDER by Terry Kirkpatrick


The SHADOW CATCHER: A U.S. AGENT INFILTRATES MEXICO'S DEADLY CRIME CARTELS  by Hipolito Acosta

 

Beneath the Same Sky: An Interview with Author David Ramirez 

 

Life Inside the Bubble: Why a Top-Ranked Secret Service Agent Walked Away from It All

 

Raising a Jihadi Generation: Understanding the Muslim Brotherhood Movement in America – Largely for law enforcement at all levels.  Will open your eyes even more.

 

 

OTHER READING TO CONSIDER:

 

The Art of Intelligence: Lessons from a Life in the CIA’s Clandestine Service by Henry A. Crumpton

 

Hard Measures: How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives by Jose A. Rodriguez

 

The Devil We Know: Dealing with the New Iranian Superpower by Robert Baer


"Courting Disaster", How the CIA Kept America Safe (Regnery) by Marc Thiessen

 

No Easy Day by Mark Owen

 

2010 BOOK: Migra!: A History of the U.S. Border Patrol by Kelly Lytle Hernandez

 

Broken Borders, Broken Promises by Todd Staples

 

The Fence: National Security, Public Safety, and Illegal Immigration along the U.S.-Mexico Border – Robert Lee Meril

 

Border Insecurity – Why Big Money, Fences and Drones Aren’t Making Us Safer Longmire Consulting

 

 

At what cost, America, “Cheap” Labor, Plentiful Drugs and Votes?

 

What crosses the border from ALL OVER THE WORLD, ends UP HERE.

 

Truly informed legislators/citizens make informed and intelligent decisions.

 

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