BORDER NEWS WATCH

1-1-2014 through 1-18-2014
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3/18-19/2014 Phoenix  BORDER SECURITY EXPO 2014 ANNOUNCES GROWING KEYNOTE LINEUP

 Senior officials from 10 U.S. agencies and organizations to address border security challenges and opportunities in Phoenix, AZ

See the press releases at the bottom of this Border News Watch for further details.

 

70 million Americans taking mind-altering drugs --130 million as you read on

 

Long lines, suspended lives: Statistics reveal immigration courts are drowning

 

Congressman: We can defeat amnesty, executive orders

Another ‘Fast and Furious’ gun turns up after shootout in resort town

 

Illegal alien admitted to California bar

 

Illegal immigrant obtains 'security clearance on high security military airbase'

 

Over 30,000 African Illegal Immigrants Protest Israel’s Failure To Grant Them Refugee Status

 

FBI connected to Terry's shooter and provided the gun – Allegedly

 

With 990 Homicides, 2013 Was The Most Violent Year in Michoacan In The Last 15 Years.

 

GAO: BORDER Security  DHS’s Efforts to Modernize Key Enforcement Systems Could be Strengthened

 

High level Mexican officials involved in the murder and kidnapping of Kiki Camarena

 

MAGISTRATE ORDERS MAN TRANSFERED TO L.A. FOR DRUG HEARING

 

In Nevada, 75 percent of illegal immigrants fail driver’s license test

 

See the Scathing Letter GOP Lawmakers Sent to Obama on Immigration

 

Republican House members resist push on immigration

 

Could we get some immigrants who can take a poll?

 

Letter to President From Republican Members of Congress on Why They Oppose SB 744

 

Colorado pot shops likely targets of cartels, say experts

 

Website of Top House Republican Drops Opposition to Amnesty

 

Gutiérrez: Obama Has 'Responsibility' to Halt Deportations

“You know what? We control the White House and we control the deportation apparatus”

 

ILLEGAL ALIEN With Violent Criminal Past Stabs Texas Woman To Death

 

The battle to 'free' Mexican town from drug gangs: Huge firefight breaks out as vigilantes defend their towns

The “vigilantes” claim that they are only defending their towns from the cartels.  And I suppose that Americans defending their families will soon be labeled as “vigilantes” by the gun control people.  See the disturbing pix.

 

Twelve die in clashes between Mexican troops, vigilante groups

 

The DEA Struck A Deal With Mexico's Most Notorious Drug Cartel

 

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez Pushes Amnesty After Dismal Jobs Report

 

Holder Calls Amnesty a 'Civil Right'(Video)

 

Obama DOJ Nominee Evasive on Whether Amnesty a 'Civil Right'

 

Labor Department says Visa Fraud no longer a top concern

 

“Huge’ heroin seizure made on the El Paso border

 

Republican Ideas on Immigration Could Legalize Up to 6.5 Million, Study Says

 

Robot Helps Border Agents Seek Out Drug Smugglers in Tunnels

 

13,000 teens complete Hamas training camps to emulate ‘suicide martyrs’

 

Prosecutorial discretion on the rise in immigration courts

 

Boy Dies from Drinking Meth at Border Crossing

 

How To Tell If Boehner's Immigration Plan Is Amnesty

 

Probe sought of Border Patrol checkpoint actions

 

Guns, Drugs, Counterfeit Money Seized by Border Patrol

 

Mexico: A Traveler's Guide to Safety Over Sensationalism

 

100% Increase in Previously-Deported Sex Offenders Illegally Returning from Mexico

 

Eagle Pass South Station Border Patrol Agents Arrest Sex Offender

 

Republicans object to Obama easing immigration rules for terror supporters

 

Omnibus Budget Bill Cuts Funding for Jailing Illegal Alien Criminals

 

Dems Push Bill to Read Detained Illegal Immigrants Rights

 

Dems want detained immigrants to be informed of their legal rights

 

Why Is Latin America So Corrupt?

 

Why DEA Meetings With Mexico Cartels Are No Cause For Alarm

 

Reality Check: What Kind of Violence Kills Mexicans?

 

Organized Crime in the Americas: What to Expect in 2014

 

Mexico Vigilante Boom Set to Continue

 

Are Mexico Community Police Linked to Guerrillas?

 

InSight Crime's Game Changers: 2013                   


Iranian-Published Book About Suicide Bombers Found Near Mexican Border


The War on Terror at the Mexican Border

Mexican Border: Route 66 for Terrorists?

 

It's not just Mexicans crossing our southern border illegally

 

The Southern Border Could Get Much Worse

 

Time to Use Drones in Mexico?

 

Truck filled with radioactive material goes missing in Mexico

 

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SELECTED WEBSITES OF INTEREST

 

BORDERLAND BEAT

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VIDEOS: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BORDER WARS

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MEXIDATA

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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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LIGON CLAN LAW: American Politics, Social and Military Issues, Foreign Policy

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

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HUMAN AND DRUG TRAFFIC LAW ENFORCEMENT MATTERS
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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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BORDER ISSUES: MEXICO

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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.

 

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­10 YEARS ON THE LINE: MY WAR ON THE BORDER: 2nd EDITION by Mike Ligon


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

 

 

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

 

Broken Borders, Broken Promises

 

Border Insecurity – Why Big Money, Fences and Drones Aren’t Making Us SaferUpcoming Sylvia Longmire book  Ref: www.longmireconsulting.com

 

 

 

 

BORDER SECURITY EXPO 2014 ANNOUNCES

GROWING KEYNOTE LINEUP

 

Senior officials from 10 U.S. agencies and organizations to address border security challenges and opportunities in Phoenix, AZ

 

Phoenix, AZ (Feb. 7, 2014) – The lineup of confirmed Keynote Speakers and panelists continues to grow for the upcoming 8th Annual Border Security Expo, scheduled for March 18-19, 2014 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.  

Confirmed keynote speakers include Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, who was sworn in December 23, 2013; Thomas S. Winkowski, Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Daniel H. Ragsdale, Deputy Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Michael J. Fisher, Chief, U.S. Border Patrol; and Mark S. Borkowski, Component Acquisition Executive & Assistant Commissioner, Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

 

Border Security Expo’s Advisory Board is Chaired by Jayson P. Ahern, Principal at The Chertoff Group, and former Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The Board includes a diverse and distinguished group of leading experts well-versed on all facets of border security. Board members direct the development of the conference program that has attracted a prestigious group of speakers and panelists. Border Security Expo continues to draw exhibitors and attendees from around the world and has become the most highly anticipated conference and exhibition focusing on border security, customs, and immigration enforcement.

 

The exhibition hall features more than 150 companies showcasing a wide array of cutting-edge border security products, services and technologies aimed at advancing the mission of attendees. Attendees also benefit from the many networking and idea-sharing opportunities available throughout the event.

Border Security Expo provides an unparalleled opportunity to see, test and compare the latest tools and technologies addressing complex border security challenges. For more information, visit www.BorderSecurityExpo.com.

 

 

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BORDER SECURITY EXPO CONFERENCE PROGRAM ADVANCES CROSS-AGENCY COLLABORATION AND MULTI-LATERAL COOPERATION

The Conference Focuses on Disrupting and Dismantling Transnational Criminal Organizations, While Facilitating Legitimate Trade and Travel

Phoenix, AZ (Jan. 29, 2014) – Multi-lateral cooperation, border security technology and techniques, facilitation of legitimate trade and travel, as well as strategies and tactics to disrupt and dismantle transnational criminal organizations will be key topics at the 8th Annual Border Security Expo, March 18-19, 2014, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ, USA.

A speaker lineup of well-known experts and senior officials from 10 U.S. agencies and organizations tasked with the dual responsibilities of border security and facilitating lawful trade and travel will update the audience on the latest developments, and provide insights. These agencies include the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, El Paso Intelligence Center, Border Patrol, Sandia National Laboratories, Cochise County Sheriff’s Department, Tucson Police Department, and the American Association of Exporters and Importers.

Confirmed keynote speakers include Thomas S. Winkowski, Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Daniel H. Ragsdale, Deputy Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Michael J. Fisher, Chief, U.S. Border Patrol, and Mark S. Borkowski, Component Acquisition Executive & Assistant Commissioner, Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Federal, state, local, and international law enforcement officials, policy makers and industry, gather at Border Security Expo to advance the dialogue at this important, comprehensive, two-day conference program. “Border Security Expo helps to advance the mission by bringing law enforcement officials and policymakers together with industry, to share the latest developments, techniques, and collaborative initiatives in an environment that encourages idea and information sharing,” said Paul Mackler, president and CEO of Eagle Eye Expositions, producers of the event. “The conference offers a broad leadership perspective on the most critical issues faced by border security and other law enforcement agencies, and is invaluable to those in law enforcement as well as those who provide the tools and technologies to law enforcement.”

Border Security Expo’s Advisory Board is Chaired by Jayson P. Ahern, Principal at The Chertoff Group, and former Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and includes a diverse and distinguished group of leading experts on all facets of border security, as well as industry executes, who direct the development of the conference program and attract its prestigious group of speakers and panelists. Border Security Expo is the most highly anticipated conference and exhibition focusing on border security, customs, and immigration enforcement.

Border Security Expo has the largest exhibition of border security products, services and technologies aimed at advancing the mission of attendees. The exhibition hall will feature more than 150 companies showcasing a wide array of cutting-edge products and services.  Attendees also benefit from the many networking and idea-sharing opportunities available throughout the event.

Border Security Expo provides an unparalleled opportunity to see, test and compare the latest tools and technologies addressing complex border security challenges. For more information, visit www.BorderSecurityExpo.com.

Eagle Eye Expositions, LLC, (www.EagleEyeExpos.com) a leading producer of conferences, tradeshows and digital media products is the producer of the 8th annual Border Security Expo, March 18-19, 2013, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ; the 2nd annual US/Canada Border Conference, Sept. 16-17, 2014, Cobo Center, Detroit, and publisher of BorderNewsNetwork.com, Covering All The World’s Borders...

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End of Border News Watch 1-1-2014 through 1-18-2014