BORDER NEWS WATCH

 

 

News links for 1-6-2015 to 1-23-2015

 

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

 

Border Patrol Agents Still in Harms Way Every Day, AFGE Says

 

What a Homeland Security Shutdown Would Look Like

 

Kickstart the Panorama project: Photos of the entire Az-Mexico border

 

Fiscal Year 2014 Unmanned Aircraft Systems Highlights

 

DHS audit finds drone program ineffective at border security

 

‘CBP Drones are Dubious Achievers,’ Inspector General Report States

 

CRASH AND BURN: Border Drones Cost 6X Estimates, Work 1/5 The Hours, Want More Money

 

CBP Disagrees with Inspector General Report on Unmanned Aircraft System Program

 

General Alles Responds to Inspector General Report on Unmanned Aircraft System Program

 

The Disturbing Coburn Report

 

Smiths Detection Awarded CBP Contract, Supports TSA Reform Act

 

Jeh Johnson: Deportation amnesty allows DHS to get serious about border

 

1,191 Illegals From Terrorist States Caught Trying To Cross U.S Border In 2014. How Many Did We Miss?

 

Not Securing Our Borders — on The Glazov Gang - When did pro-enforcement of immigration laws become "racist"?

 

Obama presses Mexico to help stop illegal immigration

 

Neighbors: "Town Grandma's" death points to bigger problems

 

GOP Blames Obama for ISIS Infiltration Threat From Mexico

 

Coast Guard sees spike in Cuban migrants

 

McSally measure would direct BP to deploy at border line

 

Border Patrol Agents' Union Opposes Border Bill: 'Window Dressing'

 

Senate Introduces House Version of Secure Our Borders First Act

 

2015 BORDER SECURITY EXPO – April 21-22, 2015

 

2015 BORDER SECURITY EXPO Preliminary Conference Outline

 

 

 

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND EXECUTIVE AMNESTY ATTEMPT MATTERS

 

U.S. Immigration Policy and Exposure to Terror — on The Glazov Gang

 

Mexican President offers to help Obama with amnesty documents...

 

What a Homeland Security Shutdown Would Look Like

 

Congressman: Obama outsmarted Boehner

 

Mexican President Applauds Obama For Taking Executive Action On Amnesty

 

Thousands of Recent Texas Border Crossing Cases Still Undecided

 

Homeland Security deportations drop in 2014

 

Obama braces for immigration battle with GOP

 

46,200 undocumented immigrants apply for California driver's license

 

CA Illegal Immigrant at DMV: ‘Nobody’s Passing’ Written Test

 

CIS Immigration Events, 1/6/15

 

House Republicans expand push to undo Obama immigration actions

 

Boehner Vows to Fight ‘Tooth and Nail’ Against Executive Amnesty He Funded

 

California Newspaper Office Vandalized After Using The Word ‘Illegals’ In Headline

 

Here’s How The Paris Terrorist Attack Could Impact GOP Plans To Stop Obama’s Amnesty Action

 

Border Agent: US Should Follow Mexico's Lead in Deporting Illegals

 

DHS spending bill to ID sanctuary cities; Obama amnesty fight looms

 

Illegal Immigration Not Biblical and the Death of Our Wealth

 

YORK: The coming Republican failure on immigration...

 

The Republican plans to halt Obama’s executive amnesty emerge

 

CIS Immigration Reading, 1/8/15

 

Mark Zuckerberg's Immigration Reform Push Hits Roadblock

 

Sessions To Facebook's Zuckerberg: Hire More Americans

 

Rutgers Professor: Guest Workers Are Stealing High-Tech Jobs

 

The coming Republican failure on immigration

 

The GOP Embraces its Suck

 

Catch and Release 2.0 — Leaks Highlight Teardown of Immigration Enforcement

 

Feinstein: ‘Visa Waiver Program is the Achilles’ Heel of America’

 

Leaked docs reveal plan to limit detentions, arrests, deportations of illegals...

Internet at heart of new tactics for people smugglers...

Social media sites work like online travel agent advertising fares...

 

Departments of State, Homeland Security launch immigration executive action awareness campaign

 

CIS Immigration Opinions, 1/10/15

 

'State of confusion?' DHS braces for surge in immigrant applicants

House moves toward vote on blocking immigration actions, White House threatens veto


Rubio bill allows companies to hire 'unlimited' number of foreign workers...

Obama pushes 'aggressive' timetable for amnesty implementation...

High-stakes showdown with Congress...

 

Martin Luther King Jr. enlisted to fight Obama amnesty...

FLASHBACK: Coretta warned illegals would take black jobs...

 

House defunds executive action shielding illegals from deportations...

 

Mexico to issue birth certificates to citizens at its US consulates

 

Deportable Aliens Being Released to Work in the U.S. - Public can contact ICE for details on releases in their community

 

Illegals Can Carry Guns and Collect Unemployment

 

Leaked Documents Outline Obama’s Illegal Alien Invasion Rules

 

Sheriff Joe's case against amnesty on fast track

 

How Republicans Want To Reframe The Immigration Debate

 

House Votes To Roll Back Obama’s Immigration Order

NYC Mayor on IDs For Illegals: ‘Don’t Want’ Them ‘To Feel Like Second-Class Citizens’

 

How Republicans Want To Reframe The Immigration Debate

 

America on the Precipice of Immigration Anarchy

 

Congress takes aim to 'reform' tech-sector immigration, despite election-season GOP posturing

 

The House of Representatives Dropped Its First Bombshell On Obama's Executive Amnesty

 

House Passes DHS Funding Bill with Immigration Amendments That Could Kill It

 

Video: Immigration Briefing for the 114th Congress - Immigration policy should be designed for the national interest

 

Anti-Amnesty Leaders: New House Border Bill ‘Flawed,’ Could Be Bigger Immigration Package ‘Stalking Horse’

 

Thomas Sowell: ‘Resentment’ of America Fueling Obama Amnesty

 

The Worst H-1B Employers - The First-Ever Comprehensive List of Firms Barred from the Program for Violations 

 

Democrats Kick and Scream As Border Security Bill Cruises Through the House

 

CIS Immigration Reading, 1/22/15

 

Disabling Detainers - How the Obama administration has trashed a key immigration enforcement tool

 

Employers Need Amnesty Before Helping Illegal Alien Employees Gain Legal Status


House Conservatives Pressure Senate Counterparts to ‘Start Fighting’ Obama’s Immigration Policies


These Are the People Who Can Benefit From Obama’s Immigration Actions

 

House-Passed Immigration Plan Gets Bitter Response at GOP’s Hershey Retreat

House Votes to Undo 4 Years of Obama’s Immigration Policies

 

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT JIHADIST Arrested for Plotting Suicide Bomb Attack on US Congress (Video)

 

Alien Criminals Finding It Easier to Stay

 

Immigration Enforcement Officers Oppose House Border Security Bill

 

Suspect in US illegally before shooting death of Mesa store clerk

 

 

 

ILLEGAL DRUG MATTERS

 

Afghanistan Set Record for Growing Opium in 2014

 

States With Legal Marijuana Have Far Lower Painkiller Drug Fatalities

 

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

 

Rio Grande Valley Agents Confiscate $300,000 Worth of Marijuana

 

CBP Officers Stop Attempts to Smuggle Hard Narcotics Inside Body Cavities; San Diego CBP Officers Seize Heroin, Methamphetamine

 

Meth Is Flooding California - and You Can Blame Mexican Cartels

 

More Meth Coming Across Border

 

Legal Pot Slips Through a Loophole: Why an Anti-Drug Rider Failed To Keep Cannabis Criminal in the Capital

 

CBP Officers Discover more than 500 Pounds of Marijuana in Auxiliary Fuel Tank

 

Drug-Laced Bread Causes Out-of-Body Experiences...

 

Rio Grande Valley Office of Air and Marine, Border Patrol Net Nearly 700 Pounds of Marijuana

 

CBP at JFK Seizes Cocaine in Luggage, Officers Catch Cocaine inside Hand Rails

 

CBP Officers Arrest a 20-Year-Old Attempting to Smuggle Meth Inside an Extinguisher

 

CBP Officers Seize Drugs Worth More Than $145K

 

El Centro Sector Border Patrol Agents Seize Methamphetamine and Arrest Gang Member over the Weekend

 

RGV Sector agents seize more than $1 million of marijuana before noon

 

CBP Stops Cocaine Load And Several Other Violations At El Paso Area Ports

 

Pot-based sex spray for women hitting Colorado shelves...

 

Opiates handed out like candy to 'doped-up' veterans at Wisconsin VA

 

Reaction to Tomah VA problems follows years of complaints – “CandyLand

 

Report shows deaths from opioids, heroin continue to rise

 

http://www.jsonline.com/news/health/99478824.html

 

"The Marijuana Effect” – 1/11/2015 “60 Minutes

 

Indonesia executes 6 despite appeals to spare them

 

US unveils new anti-drug strategy for Caribbean amid surge in cocaine trafficking

 

HIGH TIMES: Growers struggle with glut of legal weed...

Company plans 'skinny' marijuana...

 

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Agents Seize 1,300 Pounds of Marijuana

 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers Seize Marijuana Valued at $3 Million

 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers Seize Nearly $717,000 In Cocaine at Brownsville Port of Entry

 

Pair try to smuggle heroin-laced Bible into Hamilton Co. Jail

 

“Jihad meth” popular among Islamic State jihadis seized in Judea and Samaria

 

Narco-Terror Expert: ISIS Moving Into the Meth Business

 

LIVE! Using Injectable Naloxone to Reverse Opiate Overdose – Watch and maybe save a life.

 

HOOKED: Tracking heroin's hold on Arizona

 

Colorado Lawsuit Claims Marijuana Edibles Caused People to 'Overdose'

 

CBP Officers At Columbus Port Discover Cocaine Hidden In Joint Cement

 

CBP Officers At El Paso Port Of Entry Make Large Heroin Seizure

 

Holiday Interdictions Escalate at El Paso Sector

 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers Seize Over a Quarter Million In Cocaine at Brownsville Port of Entry

 

CBP Field Operations Seizes $58,140 in Cocaine at the Hidalgo International Bridge

 

Silk Road Served as EBay for Heroin ‘Dread Pirate’ Jury Told

 

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Agents Seize 1,300 Pounds of Marijuana Worth More Than $1 Million

 

El Centro Sector Border Patrol Arrest Seven during Drug Smuggling Attempt

 

Border Patrol Agents Seize Nearly 119,000 Pounds of Marijuana

 

CBP P-3 Crews Disrupt Drug Smuggling Attempts Worth $74 Million

 

Border Patrol Arrests 6 Smugglers, Seize $1.1 Million in Dope

 

Brazil finds coffee protein with morphine effect

 

Border Patrol roundup: agents arrest six smuggling suspects

 

Pot-related poison control calls up in Washington, Colorado

 

San Diego Border Patrol Agents Halt Man with Meth at I-5 Checkpoint

 

CBP El Paso Post-holiday Agriculture Operation Uncovers Violations

 

Douglas CBP Officers Seize Heroin, Marijuana

 

Calexico CBP Officers Nab Woman Attempting to Smuggle Heroin Inside Body Cavity

 

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS DEFENSE MATTERS

 

Son of former Gulf Cartel leader busted in Texas for smuggling drugs, weapons, ammo

 

Mexican authorities say 10 bodies, 11 severed heads found

 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Announces Yuma Area Citizens Academy

 

CBP Officers Seize $37K in Smuggled Cash at Eagle Pass Port

 

Mexican president has a twisted sense of justice

 

Cartel Members Are Eating the Hearts of Victims

 

Weekly InSight Crime - 9 January 2015

 

CBP Field Operations Arrests Child Smuggler at the Hidalgo International Bridge; Imposter Arrested

 

Ten bodies and 11 heads found in violent Mexican state

 

Human trafficking campaign expanded

 

San Diego Border Patrol Agents Intercept Felon on Bus

 

CBP statement on Jan. 21 shooting in Rio Grande Valley sector

 

Combating Human Trafficking

 

CBP Arrests 2 Previously Removed Alien Felons

 

In SightCrime Weekly InSight | 23 January 2015

 

Two Mexican Nationals Sentenced for Sex Trafficking Offenses

 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Italian Customs Joint Operation Nets 115,000 Counterfeit Luxury Items

 

 

 

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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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