BORDER NEWS WATCH

2-1-2014 through 2-14-2014
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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.  Copies also attached. 

For the latest confirmed speakers and program, please visit BORDER SECURITY EXPO.

 

News links

 

DNC's Donna Brazile: Reform Immigration So Illegals Can Vote

 

DHS Secretary on Illegal Aliens: ‘They’re Here, and They’re Not Going Away’

 

Report: Nearly Half of All Illegal Immigrants Facing Deportation Are Winning Their Cases, Gov’t Losing More Cases Each Year Since Obama Elected…

 

The House’s Foolhardy Principles

 

The GOP Establishment’s Amnesty Suicide Pact

 

Republicans See the Light on Immigration

 

Retreating on Illegal Immigration

 

The G.O.P.’s Immigration Delusion

 

Robots Undercut the Case for More Immigrants

 

Super Bowl XLVIII: 'America’s Traveling Human Trafficking Magnet'

 

10 Reasons Why Biometric Exit May Advance in 2014

 

New court documents reveal final moments of border agent Brian Terry’s life

 

ICE Data Shows Mexicans Get Special Treatment

 

GAO: DHS Mismanaging Upgrades to ‘Vital’ Border Enforcement System

 

U.S. to Grant Immigrants Who Give Terrorists “Limited” Support Asylum

 

Obama admin unilaterally changes law to allow immigrants with ‘limited’ terror contact into US

 

Rule Change: Some Material Aid, Support to Terrorists Okay, Aiding Terrorism Must Be “Significant” to Deny Entry: 70% of Asylum Seekers Fraudulent

 

On Trial: Hitman Testifies His Cross-Border Gang Is Trained By Mexico's Brutal Zetas Cartel

 

Coward of an attorney general’: Murdered Border Patrol agent’s brother shames Holder

 

Alleged drug dealer no-billed by grand jury after killing deputy in self-defense during no-knock raid

 

Boehner: Republicans' Distrust of Obama Impeding Immigration Reform

 

Levin: 'The Reason People Sneak into This Country: Liberty, Not Government'

 

GOP House Principles: “National and Economic Security Depends on Illegal Alien Amnesty”

 

Mexican Vigilantes Say They’ve Breached Major Gang-Controlled City, Aiming to Drive Out Drug Cartel

 

High-Ranking Mexican Drug Cartel Member Makes Explosive Allegation: ‘Fast and Furious’ Is Not What You Think It Is  --  It wasn’t about tracking guns, it was about supplying them — all part of an elaborate agreement between the U.S. government and Mexico’s powerful Sinaloa Cartel to take down rival cartels.

 

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

Mexico Vigilantes Financed by US Residents Amid Renewed Violence


Mexico Vigilantes' Protection Fees Echo Colombia's Paramilitaries


Rumors Fuel The Legend of the "Narco-Saint"


Drugs R Us

 

How Agricultural Price Shocks Affect Mexico's Drug Trade

 

Mexican Drug War

 

Officials: Increase Border Security to Cut Down on Flow of Drugs

 

70 million Americans taking mind-altering drugs

 

Drugged Driving: Study Finds That Fatal Car Crashes Involving Marijuana Use Have Tripled

 

But I drive better when I'm stoned, I'm slower, and that's safer

 

Hypocrisy on drugs and guns follows Philip Seymour Hoffman to the grave

 

Ayotte: We Can’t Trust Obama But Let’s Do Amnesty Anyway

 

Arabic is #1 language spoken by refugees admitted to US during Obama reign

 

Man sentenced to 30 years in border agent's death

 

Vigilantes Enter Mexican Drug Cartel’s Stronghold In Apatzingan

 

U.S. citizens forced to wait to reunite with foreign-born spouses as Obama’s DREAM amnesty takes precedence

 

GAO: DHS Mismanaging Upgrades to ‘Vital’ Border Enforcement System

 

Teach for America Wants Illegal Immigrant DREAMers to Lead U.S. Classrooms

 

Immigration groups turn to anger

 

FBI Busts Italy, New York Based Mob Working With Mexican Drug Cartels

 

Let's Read the Polls About Amnesty

 

Visa Scams Force Closure of Honduran Consuls in US

 

Mexican University Offers Course on How to Attain U.S. Citizenship

 

County officially adopts 'immigrant-welcoming' designation

 

Obamacare Recruiting Illegals in California

 

NY Catholic Conference: support financial aid for children of illegal immigrants

 

Mexican nationals sentenced in ammo trafficking case

 

Felon is arrested at Arizona-California border

 

Border Patrol agents nab five suspected smugglers

 

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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

 

Raising a Jihadi Generation: Understanding the Muslim Brotherhood Movement in America – Largely for law enforcement at all levels.

 

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

 

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

 

End of Border News Watch 2-1-2014 through 2-14-2014