BORDER NEWS WATCH

 

 

News links for 3-9-2015 to 3-30-2015

 

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BORDER SECURITY EXPO - April 21, 22, 2015 , Phoenix, AZ Convention Center

 

“Countering Transnational Organized Crime: An Important Component of Counter-Terrorism Strategy”

 

CONFERENCE OUTLINE with Growing List of Speakers

 

Exhibit at Border Security Expo - You Will Meet More Border Security Procurement Officers and Purchasing Decision Makers than Anywhere Else

 

 

 

BORDER SECURITY MATTERS

 

Brazil “an operational hub for Iran and Islamic Terrorism”

 

Agresores de militar traían armamento y equipo tactic

 

Border Patrol pushing to hire more women

 

House Judiciary Committee Approves Bill to Protect Children Crossing Border Alone

 

Sex Offenders Crossing Border Spike

 

Not A Good Look: Human Trafficking Bill Held Up Over Attention To Detail

 

US Border Patrol Agents Testing Body-Worn Cameras

 

Arizonans tell senators Southwest border ‘is not secure'

 

Johnson, Committee Hear of Insecurity on Southwestern Border

 

Video

 

Opening Statement of Chairman Ron Johnson “Securing the Southwest Border: Perspectives from Beyond the Beltway”

 

Border Agent Accuses DHS of Manipulating Border Security Stats: ‘The Border is Not Secure’

 

BORDER PATROL AGENT:  WE ARE PUNISHED FOR REPORTING ILLEGAL ALIEN GROUPS OF MORE THAN 20

 

Border Patrol Agent says 6 in 10 Illegal Aliens Cross Border Unabated

 

Visa Waiver Program: Gateway For Foreign Fighters Or First Line Of Defense Against Them

 

Tighter Screenings Found TB in 2,200 US-Bound Immigrants

 

How and Why ISIS Will Use Texas to Enter the US If They Choose to Cross the Border

 

Border Patrol Agent: 60 Percent of Illegal US-Mexican Border Crossers Succeed

 

FOBs and Failed Practices

 

Thousands come to Nogales on way to temporary work

 

Rep. McSally goes after drug cartel lookouts

 

INTRODUCE BILL TO ENHANCE PENALTIES FOR CARTEL & HUMAN TRAFFICKING “SPOTTERS” ON U.S.-MEXICO BORDER

 

For migrants in Arizona who call 911, it’s Border Patrol on the line

 

Border Patrol Arrests Man With Interpol Warrant

 

Border Smuggling Case Against L.A. Cop Is Mysteriously Dismissed

 

Rescatan a 18 indocumentados en barca a la deriva en Chiapas

 

Migración suspende extensión de salvoconductos para extranjeros indocumentados

 

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 Hassan.

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.

 

Policía de Tijuana rescató a niños guatemaltecos abandonados en garita

 

La Marina rescata a 15 balseros cubanos en Yucatán

 

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 Representatives.

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.

Republican 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 these individuals.

Retienen seis ghaneses y tres ceilaneses en el occidente de Honduras

Detain six Ghanaians and three Sri Lankans in western Honduras

 

Article author: Digital Process

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.

Reportedly, foreign 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 status.

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.

 

Border Patrol Agents Still Face Deadly Patrols

 

Disrupting Border Crime with Advanced Crime Analytics

 

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.

 

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Visits U.S.-Mexico Border after Outlining His Immigration Plan

 

 

 

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND EXECUTIVE AMNESTY ATTEMPT MATTERS

 

Boehner and his friends are in bed with Obama

 

New from the Center for Immigration Studies, 3/9/15

 

GAO Report that Crime, Economic Uncertainty Fuels Illegal Immigration at Odds with Intel Assessment

 

FY '15 DHS Funding Bill Passes With Immigration Family Detention Provisions

 

House Judiciary Committee Passes Immigration Enforcement Bill

 

7,000 immigrant children ordered deported without going to court

 

Jeb: No, I wouldn’t end DACA. Why do you ask?

 

Jeb Bush as President Wouldn’t Change Obama’s Illegal Immigration Actions

 

Illegal Immigrants Used as Reason for Censorship

 

Learning from the Last Mass Amnesty - 1989 Evaluation Published Online for the First Time

 

What The Judge Who Blocked Amnesty Order Just Did Could Blow Up Obama’s Plan

 

Thousands of Illegal Immigrants Will Soon Be Eligible to Collect Social Security

 

CIS Immigration Events, 3/10/15

 

Texas Fed Ct orders U.S. to explain possible violation of immigration injunction

 

2,059 convicted criminals arrested in ICE nationwide operation

 

ICE Roundup of 2,000 Illegal Criminals Raises Questions About Admin's Immigration Policies

 

Trevor Loudon: Amnesty Is Obama’s Trump Card To Transform America

 

Judge asks Obama administration to explain immigration protections

 

Naturalized U.S. Citizen Sentenced on Immigration Fraud for Failing to Disclose Terrorism Conviction

 

CIS Immigration Opinions, 3/14/15

 

Obama Caught Red-Handed After Something Revealed About Criminals ICE Just Nabbed

 

Amnesty Injunction Being Challenged Through Appeal Court

 

DHS Discovers Major Immigration Fraud In Los Angeles With Program Monitored By DHS And ICE…

 

New from the Center for Immigration Studies, 3/16/15

 

Obama's Immigration Nightmare: Exponential Executive Lawlessness

 

DHS will need 3,100 new employees, an additional $484m a year to process Obama’s amnestied illegals

 

CIS Immigration Events, 3/16/15

 

Sheriff Joe plea: Rein in Obama 'power grab'

 

Study: Obama's Amnesty To Cost Taxpayers $7.8 Billion A Year

 

The Problem at Immigration and Customs Enforcement

 

The Big, Fat "American Worker Recruitment First" Lie of H-1B

 

Michelle Malkin: Scott Walker Deserves To Be Vetted, ‘Problems’ Much Bigger Than Ousted Pro-Amnesty Aide

 

There Is No Difference Between Bush And Walker On Immigration

 

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.

 

Texas Worker Misclassification Bill Could Decrease Illegal Immigration

 

‘Like an idiot I believed that’: Judge blasts DOJ over immigration claims, threatens sanctions

 

Federal Judge Threatens Sanctions Against DOJ for Perjury in Obama Amnesty Case

 

U.S. Fights Penalty Threat in Obama Immigration-Policy Suit

 

'STUNNING ABOUT-FACE' FOR SHERIFF JOE

 

En 76 días México ha deportado a más de 11 mil hondureños

 

Undocumented Immigrants Failing To Appear At Hearings Increasing

 

CIS Immigration Opinions, 3/22/15

 

Grassley, Tillis: Illegal Alien With Drug Charges Got DACA Amnesty Before Allegedly Murdering Three

 

Why Americans Don’t Care About ISIS

 

Federal quarantine enforced suspending imports to prevent Medfly

 

Deportations plunge under Obama policy

 

New from the Center for Immigration Studies, 3/23/15

 

American protesters storm Mexican consulate demanding bonanza of goodies

 

Immigration Events, 3/23/15

 

Victor Davis Hanson: Illegal Immigration Is Illiberal Immigration

 

As Tech Giant Calls For More Foreign Workers, Senate Hears of Displaced Americans

 

The Many Costs of Obama's Amnesty

 

Top DHS official Alejandro Mayorkas accused of meddling with immigration

 

Harry Reid, Senior DHS Official Implicated in Scheme to Approve Visas for Non-Qualified Foreigners

 

Illegal Alien Police Officers?

 

165,900 illegals released by ICE_ Fast and Furious Cover-up Rewarded in Appointment of New ATF Director

 

DEPORTATIONS DOWN NEARLY 50% SINCE 2012

 

SENATE TO CONSIDER IMMIGRATION AMENDMENTS UNDER BUDGET RESOLUTION

 

The Amnesty Numbers Game


A Country That Lives By Its Laws (Or Doesn’t)

 

Suspect in ‘Top Model’ killing was Dreamer approved for Obama amnesty

 

Latest ICE Chief as Obsequious and Destructive as the Rest

 

ICE Gang Arrests Fact Sheet

 

E-Verify Fact Sheet

 

Analysis of the Legal Workforce Act

 

Obama’s Immigration “Legacy:” Lower Wages, Less Security for Americans

 

A Conservative Immigration Agenda

 

Republicans Demand DHS Provide Information On Criminal Aliens Arrested In ICE Sweep

 

Senate demands faster deportations for illegal immigrant children

 

CIS Immigration Opinions, 3/29/15

 

Obama Continues Loosening the Reins on Illegal Aliens in the US

 

Obama Fully Backs Immigration Official Who Gave Special Benefits To Democrat Donors

 

Did you know Obama just took new executive action on immigration?

 

U.S. signed agreement with Mexico to teach immigrants to unionize

 

 

 

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

 

Dollars can be a dirty word at banks on US-Mexico border

 

Marijuana gets lift as 2016 presidential race takes shape

 

Sheriffs Suing CO to Overturn Amendment 64 and End Legal Pot

 

Drug smugglers throw bales of marijuana at Arizona police during high-speed chase – Good video

 

Powerful pills from local Wisconsin VA showing up on the street, police say

 

ISIS Meth Heads: Tweeking in the Name of Islam

 

Fascinating New Neurological Evidence Regarding Marijuana Usage!

 

Paul joins Democrats in bid to boost medical marijuana

 

Marijuana legalization gets a boost on Capitol Hill

 

Report: Marijuana is the fastest growing industry in America

 

Secrets of Mexico's Drug War

 

Marijuana! Is It Actually Good For You?

 

Top Congressional Republican Wants To Know If Marijuana Should Be Legal

 

Medical Marijuana Bill Lost in Smoke

 

Operation Foxhound nets 47 arrests for drug trafficking, firearms violations, money laundering

 

DEA Issues Nationwide Alert on Fentanyl as Threat to Health and Public Safety

 

Here's Why People Were Essentially Giving Out Free Weed in Washington, DC

 

America's War on Drugs in Mexico Is Depressingly Similar to the Global War on Terror

 

The Failed War on Drugs in Mexico (and the United States)

 

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS TRANS-BORDER DEFENSE MATTERS

 

Matamoros mayor escapes assassination attempt; four suspects detained

 

Mexico official: 14 police officers arrested for kidnap, extortion

 

Chihuahua mountain crime boss killed in shootout, officials say

 

Priorities: Dems Reject Bill to Stop Human Trafficking to Protect Abortion

 

Mexico Takes Out Cartel Heads, But Crime Continues To Climb

 

Democratic extremism on full display with human trafficking bill opposition

 

Senate Dem Concedes Her Staff To Blame For Trafficking Bill Implosion

 

Arizona park rebounds after years of border crime

 

DEA agents attended cartel-funded 'sex parties

 

DEA agents had 'sex parties' with prostitutes, watchdog says

 

America's Cartel Problem, Part I

 

New York City Police Officer and Customs and Border Protection Officer Sentenced to Three Years for International Arms Trafficking

 

 

 

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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

 

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.

 

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