BORDER NEWS WATCH

 

 

News links for 1-24-2015 to 2-5-2015

 

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.

 

 

 

BORDER SECURITY MATTERS

 

Congress on the border - Delegation meets with ranchers and learns of security challenges

 

McSally, Congress members tour border, defend "extreme" bill

 

NumbersUSA cannot support H.R. 399 in its current form

 

Rep. Dave Brat Aims To Slay Another Goliath: Takes on McCaul’s Border Bill

 

Senate Introduces House Version of Secure Our Borders First Act

 

USCIS Council President Speaks Out on Executive Amnesty, Border Control Bill

 

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson describes “Secure Our Border First Act of 2015” as unworkable

 

Incidents at Border Patrol checkpoints spur complaints

 

Minuteman member sentenced for pointing rifle at MCSO deputy

 

Q&A with Immigration, Border Management Expert on Security, Tech Market - According to the World Economic Forum 2012, the global proceeds from cross-border criminal activities, corruption and tax evasion was estimated at over $1 trillion. Trade of illegal drugs and counterfeit goods each account for 8 percent of the overall world trade.

 

Clashes leave 9 dead between Mexican border cities of Reynosa and Matamoros

 

Mexican border now a major entry point for Cuban migrants

 

Senate Introduces House Version of Secure Our Borders First Act

 

ABC: DHS Pressured To Approve Visas Despite Warning Signs

 

Whistleblowers: US Gave Visas to Suspected Forgers, Fraudsters, Criminals

 

Ariz. Sheriff: Up To 30% of Illegal Aliens Caught at Border Have Criminal History in U.S.

 

Q&A with Immigration, Border Management Expert on Security, Tech Market

 

EFF: Secure Our Borders First Act would ensure proliferation of drones at the border

 

The ‘Secure Our Border First Act’ Deception

 

Border Security Expo Announces Keynote Speakers

 

 

 

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND EXECUTIVE AMNESTY ATTEMPT MATTERS

 

‘Migrant rights’ advocate urges Vermont DMV not to investigate illegals

 

Eligibility nipping at Obama's heels again – Questioning Obama’s ability to be president of the United States

 

CIS Immigration Opinions, 1/25/15

 

On Immigration, it's GOP vs. GOP

 

New from the Center for Immigration Studies, 1/26/15

 

USCIS Council President Speaks Out on Executive Amnesty, Border Control Bill

 

It's all about the jobs...except in immigration reporting

 

Mark Levin DISPROVES A MYTH perpetrated by Amnesty supporters

 

Suspect in Mesa QT killing faced deportation proceedings

 

CIS Immigration Opinions, 1/27/15

 

California DMV Ordered to Overlook Identity Theft by Illegals

 

Congressional Republicans making moves on immigration

 

Drunk Illegal Alien Kills Family of Three in North Carolina

 

Could Obama Try to Increase Legal Immigration without Congress?

Govt tells agents to ID which immigrants not to deport

 

Obama's Attorney General Nominee: Illegal Immigrants Have a Right to Work in The United States

 

AG Nominee: ‘Citizenship Is a Privilege’

 

Poll Shows Democrats Lose Swing Voters Over Amnesty

 

Just in Case You Did not Know, You Were Lied to About Executive Amnesty

 

Border agents told to ask illegals if they might qualify for Obama amnesty

 

Boehner: 'It Is True,' Republicans Plan to Sue Obama Over Executive Amnesty

 

America Opposes Amnesty…Will the GOP Listen?

 

Derail Fast Track!

 

What About The American Worker?

 

CIS Immigration Opinions, 1/30/15

 

ICE: We Have ‘Special Housing Unit’ In L.A. For LGBT Illegal Alien Detainees

 

ICE: Transgender Illegals Guaranteed ‘Right to Hormone Therapy’ in Detention

 

CA Residents Waiting Months For DMV Appointments Because Illegal Aliens Flooding The System

 

1,000 Criminal Immigrants Released in 2013 Committed New Crimes

 

Breakdown of the Subsequent Convictions Associated with Criminal Aliens Placed in a Non - Custodial Setting in Fiscal Year 2013

 

GOP Silent As Obama’s Illegals Cause Crime Wave

 

Loretta Lynch: Same as the Old Boss

 

Obama is Helping Illegal Aliens in a Way That an Aide Says Could be One of His Biggest Scandals

 

5.5 million Additional Work Permits Issued Since 2009 In ‘Shadow’ Authorization System

 

CIS Immigration Events, 2/2/15

 

Obama Threatens Halting Paychecks Of 143K Homeland Security Employees If Republicans Don’t Give Up Amnesty Fight…

 

Immigration Handbook for Congressional Republicans

 

Jeff Sessions: Obama Exec Amnesty ‘Kick in the Teeth’ to American Workers

 

New from the Center for Immigration Studies, 2/3/15

 

Vitter: Lynch’s Stance on Illegal Aliens’ ‘Right to Work’ Is ‘Crazy’ and ‘Just Not True’

 

McCain on Illegals' 'Right' to Work: 'They Should Not Be in this Country Illegally'

 

Boehner to Dems Who Criticized Obama's Executive Amnesty: 'Was It All Talk?'

 

Obama: Executive Amnesty Still ‘Lawful Thing’ to Do

 

Amnesty Doesn't Reduce The Deficit

 

Dems block action on DHS-Immigration bill

 

Houston Musician Murdered by Illegal Alien at Traffic Light

 

Backdoor Amnesty: Liberals exploiting anti-human-trafficking aid

 

EB-5 Program Fraudsters Get National Attention - Corruption common in program allowing foreign investors to buy legal status

 

Obama Want to Throw $1 Billion of US Taxpayer Money at Central America to “Stop Illegal Immigration”

 

Hoyer: Obama Acting Within ‘His Authority Under Constitution’ to Let Illegals Work in U.S.

 

Vitter: AG Nominee Lynch's Claim Illegals Have 'Right' to Work in U.S. 'Just Absolutely Crazy'

 

Past Bush immigration remarks shock conservatives

 

Obama scorched for 'U.S. medical genocide' - Michael Savage, others unleash on 'reckless' illegals' policy

 

IRS Commissioner Confirms Amnestied Illegals Can Claim Tax Benefits for Illegal Work

 

Illegals Granted Amnesty to Get Extra IRS Refunds: Your Money

 

From Oval Office: Obama Urges Illegals to ‘Sign Up’ For Amnesty

 

Obama: 6 Illegal Aliens 'Are Americans Just Like Us and They Belong Here'

 

CIS Immigration Reading, 2/5/15

 

 

 

ILLEGAL DRUG MATTERS


VISIT
CUSTOMS BORDER PROTECTION NEWSROOM MEDIA RELEASES – Their releases will no longer be individually listed here.  The borders are busy with LOTS of daily seizures and arrests, a fraction of the actual illegal crossings

 

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seize marijuana worth $1.1 million, arrest 6 smugglers

 

Investigators Used a Simple Google Search to Link Ross Ulbricht to Silk Road

 

Colorado Governor Says Legalizing Marijuana Was A Bad Idea

 

Judiciary Chairman: State Laws Legalizing Marijuana Are Unconstitutional

 

Accused Hong Kong Drug Lord Forced to Burn $140M of Meth In Indonesia

 

Legislation Aims to Stop Drug Trafficking along Mexican Border - Agents targeting drug traffickers along the U.S.-Mexican border are seizing more heroin and meth than ever before.

 

Mexican opium farmers expand plots to supply US heroin boom

 

Nebraska, Oklahoma in border war with Colorado over marijuana

 

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS DEFENSE MATTERS

 

Border Protection lends a hand for Super Bowl security

 

Victim Assistance Program Working to Meet Humanitarian Needs

 

HSI seeks public tips to help locate 10 human trafficking fugitives

 

In SightCrime for 30 Jan 2015

 

Federal agencies seize more than $19.5 million in fake NFL merchandise during 'Operation Team Player'

 

Hunting group's Arizona convention draws fire over coyotes

 

ICE dismantles major transnational drug trafficking, money laundering organization

 

DHS OIG Ongoing Projects List

 

 

 

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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 SaferLongmire 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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