BORDER NEWS WATCH
News links for 3-9-2015 to 3-30-2015
For news links after this issue and until the next Border News Watch see Since Last Border News Watch.
BORDER SECURITY EXPO - April 21, 22, 2015 , Phoenix, AZ Convention Center
“Countering Transnational Organized Crime: An Important Component of Counter-Terrorism Strategy”
Exhibit at Border Security Expo - You Will Meet More Border Security Procurement Officers and Purchasing Decision Makers than Anywhere Else
BORDER SECURITY MATTERS
Retienen a 18 somalís y un ghanés en el sur de Honduras – Google Translate: 18 Somalis and a Ghanaian Detained in
southern Honduras - Tegucigalpa - The police on Wednesday detained 18 citizens
of Somalia and Ghana in the Mongollano neighborhood
of San Lorenzo, Valle, southern Honduras.
In that sense, agents of
the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation (DNIC) and the National
Directorate of Special Investigation (DNSEI), detained foreigners.
According to the
reports, the Africans were held for transit through the country, without
carrying the required documentation.
Citizens were referred
to the Office of National Migration Institute in Choluteca for processing
return to their country of origin.
Foreign citizens were
identified as Abdirzons Hassan Hussein Hashi Mastafa Yusef,
Amiy Deep Omar Hassan Mohomed
Ali, Omar Adi Farah, Issac Noor Ali Osman Dahir Ali, Noor Adam Karigue, Said Abdi
Also detained were Beel Dhoan Shaafi,
Adbi Bashir Ahmed Abdi khadar Fararh,
Mohamun Anmen Mohamed, Jelam Kibread, Nathael Mesgna, Mamuda Haruna Saeed
Sheikh Ibrahim and Sharmerke Abdieali.
Note that the flow of Ecuadorian migrants, Cuban and African from Ghana, Eritrea, Nepal, Somalia and Ethiopia, has increased over Honduras in their quest to reach the United States.
Alertan en EU sobre posible
nueva oleada de menores migrantes – Google Translate: Migration: EU Warns of possible new
wave of migrant children - Washington, DC- The director of the Bureau of
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of the United States, Sarah Saldana
revealed that there is the possibility that a new immigration wave as recorded
last summer record.
"We collected intelligence and if we could see another (wave) this year," Saldana said Thursday testifying at a hearing of the Committee on Oversight and Government
Reform of the House of
The ICE has updated its
family facilities to substantially increase the capacity arrest of migrant
families and be better prepared in the event of a further rise in revenues
undocumented migrants said.
According to official
data at least 60,000 migrant children from Central crossed into US territory.
Thursday's hearing was
aimed at reviewing priorities and procedures of ICE to deport aliens with
criminal records currently residing in the United States and constituted the
first public appearance since Saldaña took over as
director of ICE in December.
The official was harshly
criticized by some members of the committee along just over two hours on
guidelines applying ICE to detain and deport immigrants with criminal records.
Representative Jason Chaffetz Committee Chair asked
whether there Saldaña precise rules for the
deportation of these immigrants or if a "discretionary" approach was
used to do at some point.
"I can say that
notifications are mandatory detention, these are definitely discretionary"
admitted the official.
Chaffetz gave then released a report indicating that about 167,000
foreigners with criminal records remained free on US streets until January,
despite being considered as a priority for his arrest and deportation.
"These are people
who are here illegally, who have been arrested, convicted and subsequently
released back to the public," said Chaffetz.
He noted that many of
the crimes committed by these foreigners include murder, sexual abuse, child
pornography, drunk driving and kidnapping.
Saldaña acknowledged the existence of the problem, but I assure ICE
is doing everything possible with the resources available to detain and deport
Detain six Ghanaians and three Sri Lankans in western Honduras
Article author: Digital
Tegucigalpa - In joint
operations between the National Police and the Armed Forces were required six
Ghanaians and three of the Republic of Sri Lanka, at the office of Agua
Caliente, western Honduras.
driving a long distance bus company from Tegucigalpa
to final destination that western customs.
After being required for
not carrying the required documentation to circulate in the country, foreigners
were referred to the National Migration Institute (INM) to verify immigration
A few days ago Honduran
immigration authorities announced that the CLP that were granted to foreigners
detained undocumented workers in the country were suspended.
This Wednesday at the
checkpoint Pavana, Choluteca, Honduras southern area
were required six citizens of Bangladesh, four of Ghana, Cameroon and another
one of Ethiopia.
The flow of Ecuadorian migrants, Cuban and African from Ghana, Eritrea, Nepal, Somalia and Ethiopia, has increased over Honduras in their quest to reach the United States.
Buscarán migrantes otras zonas de cruce por altas temperaturas - El Sol de México (Mexico City 3/27/15) reports that migrants planning Illegal border crossing in the western Sonora desert are aware that in a few weeks they will have to seek other crossing zones because of the risk of high temperatures. Mexican Immigration (INM) and other organizations have begun a campaign to advise the migrant population about the dangers of extreme temperatures in the region. The US Border Patrol in Tucson is also expected to issue warnings.
INM rescata a 39 migrantes en Ecatepec, Edomex; hay 14 detenidos - Mexican immigration officials in the central state of Mexico took custody of 39 Central American migrants and arrested 14 human smugglers. The migrants, from the usual northern triangle, had been charged between 3,000 and 5,000 dollars each to be smuggled into the US
700 mil hijos de migrantes sin identidad en México - 700,000 children of migrants without identity in Mexico
Tijuana - In Mexico there are hundreds of thousands of children born in the United States who today have no identity in Mexico because they lack documentation. In the state of Baja California there are between 13 and 15 thousand such cases according to Mexican officials. There are similar numbers in the eastern border state of Tamaulipas.
"This is a problem that no one saw coming," said one official. The children have the right to be dual nationals for being children of Mexican parents who were legally or illegally in the US. "The majority of the cases are children of Mexicans repatriated or voluntarily returned," the official explained.
It was also noted that as a result, when the children reach the age of 21, whether living in Mexico or the the US, they will be able to legally immigrate their parents to the US.
Comment from a retired Federal LEO:
The "rest of the story," regarding the 911 reference: Special interest groups approached the U.S. Border Patrol demanding that the Border Patrol do more to prevent "border deaths" in remote stretches of the southwest border with Mexico. This was in spite of the Border Patrol taking it upon themselves to train hundreds of agents as collateral EMTs and paramedics; forming BORSTAR, the BORder Patrol Search, Trauma And Rescue unit; designing and deploying "Recue Beacon" towers; and outfitting rotor wing aerial platforms (Blackhawks and Hueys) with medical/rescue equipment, such as stokes litters, ropes/vertical rescue material, etc. One last thing they agreed upon: Referrals of "911" calls for rescue in the desert to be transferred to the Border Patrol's BORSTAR, search & rescue, medical personnel to expedite the rescue, and medical response to those remote reaches.
Now, those same groups who demanded a greater response to saving lives in the desert, to include the 911 rescue call concept, are the very ones complaining about it! What hypocrisy; in their frenzied attempts to demonize the Border Patrol, as part of a national, political strategy to demonize American law enforcement in general, they are now attacking programs of mercy, and rescue. How far will this leftist agenda be pushed, one should ask?
The U.S. Border Patrol, for the past couple decades, outstrips all other federal and local agencies in rescues of a remote, medical response nature, such as hypothermia, hyperthermia, stranded in canyons, in the desert, heat stroke / heat prostration, dehydration, and struggling in rivers (Rio Grande River, Colorado River, St. Lawrence River, St. Clair River, Florida Keys, Puerto Rican coast, etc.); even "man made" catastrophes such as smugglers rolling trucks and vans full of smuggled foreign nationals; people suffocating in vehicle trunks and trailers of tractor-trailer rigs being smuggled into the USA, etc. That's more than the U.S. Coast Guard; more than the National Park Service (Grand Canyon, Organ Pipe, etc.); county SAR units, etc.
Even knowing this, they persist to attack, knowing the gullibility of the press, media and American public. These groups are politically motivated: the ACLU; the National Council for LA RAZA ("the Race"); the Mexican-American Legal Defense Fund (MALDEF); the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC); the Arab-American Defense League (al Jazeera?); and the American Communist Party; to name a few.
We --as voting, taxpaying Americans-- must continue to educate ourselves, and remain curious, even skeptical, because we cannot depend on the truth from our large, corporate, leftist media and news sources.
ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND EXECUTIVE AMNESTY ATTEMPT MATTERS
Federal immigration officers released another 30,000 immigrants with criminal records last year, following the 36,000 it released in 2013, the government announced Wednesday – Plus 167,000 non-detained criminal aliens on U.S. streets plus 12,000,000-20,000,000 illegal aliens.
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
MISCELLANEOUS TRANS-BORDER DEFENSE MATTERS
WEBSITES OF INTEREST
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of FORMER BORDER PATROL OFFICERS
SOUTHERN ARIZONA CATTLEMEN'S WEEKLY
NEWS AND DISCUSSION OF U.S./MEXICO BORDER ISSUES:
SELECTED BORDER NEWS & FAST AND FURIOUS POSTINGS ON SACPA WEBSITE
HOMELAND SECURITY TODAY
DEFENSE VIDEO & IMAGERY DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
AZ BORDER DEFENDERS
HUMAN AND DRUG TRAFFIC LAW ENFORCEMENT MATTERS
FEATURED WESTERN AUTHOR:
Wolves At Our Door a novel by J.P.S. Brown
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
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
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
Defense is everyone’s business.
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.