BORDER NEWS WATCH

 

News links for 8-17-2014 to 8-21-2014

 

Marijuana black market boom in CO...

 

California's Economic Collision Course: Immigration and Water

 

Center for Immigration Studies – Immigration Opinions 8/17/2014

 

New from the Center for Immigration Studies, 8/18/14

 

Poll: Hispanics, Blacks Call for Tighter Borders, Access to Illegals' Jobs

 

2011 Intel Report Warned: ‘Rio Grande River Can Easily Be Breached by Smugglers on Foot’

 

Child Refugees? No, They’re Stealing Our Country

 

Illicit Medicines Made Up the Bulk of Seizures by Customs Enforcement Agencies Worldwide

 

Disease outbreak worries put pressure on US customs officers

 

Education Dept: Unaccompanied migrant children entitled to US education

 

$1.6 million in drugs seized at AZ borders in 6 days

 

Hand Grenades becoming key weapon in cartel's arsenals, say authorities

 

Mexican Drug Cartels Taking Advantage of Obama’s DREAM Amnesty to Smuggle Grenades - Here is a comment on this article from a very well-informed retired Federal LEO - "No military grade hand grenades have been used on the USA side of the border in connection with the narco-cartel trafficking situation, in the recent past.  There have been a number of instances, over the past decade or so, inside Mexico, including some spots near the border.  I mentioned last week the arrest of a Mexican national by Mexican authorities, who was in possession of a military grade hand grenade.  That arrest occurred in Nogales, Son., Mexico. 

 

A few years ago, a hand grenade was tossed onto the grounds of the U.S. Consulate, in Cd. Juarez, Chih., Mexico.  No injuries were incurred.  However, around that same time, three individuals with connections to the U.S. Consulate, including a Consular Officer, were gunned down on the streets of Juarez. 

 

Mexico has at least two manufacturing plants that I know of whose combined annual output / production of "live" M2A1 "pineapple" hand grenades --for Mex Mil purposes-- is over 1.5 million. 

 

During a gunrunning summit hosted in Mexico, the Government of Mexico (GOM) authorities had table after table of seized weapons on display.  Many were gold plated, engraved AK-47s and pearl handled, diamond studded Colt .45 semi-auto pistols.  Typical "bling" for a Mexican cartel member.  The GOM was attempting to claim that the guns were "trafficked" from the USA. 

 

One table contained a box containing dozens of hand grenades.  I picked one up and read the ID stamp on the underside of the "spoon" (the spring-loaded piece that flips off, once the pin is release, thus igniting the fuse).  It said:  "Hecho en Mexico."  That's when  did my research, and learned that the GOM manufactures its grenades for SEDENA (MEX MIL) using the legacy design/molds of the old US MIL "pineapple" styled hand grenade.  Evidently, when we stopped making those "old fashioned" (WWII and Korea) grenades, we sold or gave the right to manufacture them to Mexico.  How sweet! 

 

The grenades in the hands of the Mexican cartels are predominantly supplied from stolen / black market GOM SEDENA stock.  No surprise, as that is where most of their automatic, high power weaponry comes from.  Don't forget, when the violent gang (now labeled "cartel") known as the Zetas was formed, they originally were made of up an entirely military (airborne infantry) unit that "went dirty."  They had been trained by our (USA) Special Forces at Ft. Campbell.  Their weapons and "connections" went with them, presumably.

 

When one confronts a 3rd World economic contiguous state such as Mexico, with rampant governmental corruption, this is what you get.  A national government that is in bed with the cartels, and blames the USA for their behavior.  Excuse me, the USA may have an epidemic recreational drug dependency issue, but we didn't force the Mexicans to be ruthless, corrupt, criminals.  That is a personal choice.

 

Makeshift grenades, such as Molotov cocktails (combustibles in glass bottles, with a rag for a fuse) have been, and are currently being used along the border.  I especially witnessed this tactic in the Yuma Sector, where the thugs used them to distract or drive off the USBP units.   Rocks, wrapped in cloth, and dipped in gasoline, then tossed at BP Agents is another common "crude" grenade."

 

Feds buy border fence for nowhere near Mexico

 

DHS: Kids crossing border drops by about half in July

 

Heavy pot use in teen years may predict disability

 

Lawmaker to protest Mexican president's visit because of US Marine jailed in Mexico

 

Obama weighs executive action to bring 800,000 foreign workers into USA...

Perry Says Terrorists Could Enter USA via Mexico...

 

Rand Paul Tells Guatemala's President: Immigration Crisis Problem 'Resides' In America's White House...

 

Republican snubs Mexican prez for holding U.S. Marine

 

Second wave of illegal border crossings expected this fall

 

 VIDEO: ISIS threat fuels calls to secure Southern border

 

Texas marijuana farm a rare find near border

 

AZ Sheriff: ICE Doesn’t Verify the Legal Status of People Turned Over to Them

 

New York judges to start hearing child-immigrant cases

 

Influx of Child Immigrants Strains Courts in Louisiana

 

CBP to Hire Additional Officers Nationwide   

 

Unaccompanied Alien Children: A Processing Flow Chart

 

Man caught with more than $420K in suspected drug cash

 

Ousted chief accuses border agency of shooting cover-ups, corruption

 

Why the White House Is Now Trying to Be Besties with Big Business – Administrative amnesty for cheap immigrant labor

 

More Illegal Immigrant Sex Offenders Arrested in Texas Amid Border Crisis

 

Buchanan: Obama Will Set Country 'On Fire' With Amnesty by Labor Day...

 

Honduras, U.S. sign memorandum of cooperation

 

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Tweets Instructions for 'Trusted Traveler' Application... In Spanish

 

7 Harmful Side Effects Pot Legalization Has Caused in Colorado

 

Marijuana vs. Scotch and a Low IQ

 

Federal Judge Orders Department of Justice to Release “Fast & Furious” Documents

 

Nonimmigrant Admissions to the United States: 2013

 

Dem Politician: Grant Illegals Amnesty Or They’ll Become Terrorists

 

Schools struggling to accomodate Hispanic growth

 

Snake sightings on the rise, including more venomous Mojave rattler

 

'Hypocritical' Mexico Slams Texas' Deployment of National Guard on Border

 

Regulators push banks to rid casinos of money laundering


Customs and Border Protection: Immigrants found in back of locked rental truck at checkpoint

 

The history of illegal immigration in the United States

US DOS ADVISORY – 8/21/2014 14:09 UTC:  The U.S. Dept. of State just renewed their travel advisory for Mexico, including a warning for travel in the state of Sonora.  The reason cited was that kidnappings of U.S. citizens (USCs) in Mexico is on the rise.  So far this year, there have been 70 kidnappings of USCs.  There were 71 on record at Mexico-based U.S. consulates for last year. 

 

Two hundred (200) USCs have been murdered in Mexico since 2013.  There have been over 100,000 known kidnappings in Mexico, since last year.  They are currently averaging about 100K per year.

 

Sonoyta, Son., Mexico (the highway to Rocky Pt.):  A stash of over 1,200 lbs. of marijuana was recovered by authorities.  Several individuals were seen running away, but nobody was captured.  It appears that they were staging to backpack the MJ across the line into the USA (Organ Pipe Cactus Nat'l Monument area).  Also in Sonoyta:  Three gunmen and one kidnap victim (still alive) captured after their vehicle rolls over on the highway between Rocky Pt. (Pto. Penasco) and Sonoyta.

 

San Luis, Son, Mex:  33 yr. old male shot / wounded while traveling on a street in a vehicle in the town of San Luis.  Another vehicle drove by and opened fire on his vehicle. 

 

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts Claims Drug Cartels Behind Influx Of Central Americans

 

Schedules of Controlled Substances: Rescheduling of Hydrocodone Combination Products From Schedule III to Schedule II

 

Drugs of Abuse – A DEA Resource Guide

 

Paul Ryan Suggests GOP Candidates in Midterms Should Run on Giving Illegals Citizenship

 

‘A Lot of Communication’ Between ISIS, Mexican Cartels

 

Rick Perry: Under Obama, ‘We’ve Been Retreating From the World Stage’

 

More than $4.6 million seized in illicit proceeds from criminal organizations

 

Joint Chiefs Chair: ‘Open Borders and Immigration Issues’ Make ISIL ‘Immediate Threat’

 

Mexican President To Discuss Immigration, Trade During California Visit

 

GUTIERREZ: 'Get Ready' for Executive Amnesty...

SHERIFF JOE: Obama Rewarding Criminals...

SESSIONS: 'Security Nightmare'...

 

 

SELECTED WEBSITES OF INTEREST

 

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VIDEOS: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BORDER WARS

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MEXIDATA

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IN SIGHTCRIME ORGANIZED CRIME IN THE AMERICAS

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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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CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION STUDIES

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NUMBERS USA

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FEDERATION FOR AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM

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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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M3 REPORT

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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of FORMER BORDER PATROL OFFICERS
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SOUTHERN ARIZONA CATTLEMEN'S WEEKLY

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SELECTED BORDER NEWS & FAST AND FURIOUS POSTINGS ON SACPA WEBSITE

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DEFENSE VIDEO & IMAGERY DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

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AZ BORDER DEFENDERS

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HUMAN AND DRUG TRAFFIC LAW ENFORCEMENT MATTERS

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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 Safer Longmire 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.

 

End of Border News Watch 8-17-2014 to 8-21-2014