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BORDER SECURITY MATTERS
Patrol stripping agents of their rifles
N4T Investigators: Are border agents being disarmed?
Anybody have an M-4 we can borrow?
Border Patrol Agents Allege They Are Being Stripped Of Their
Rifles - "CBP's Offices
of Border Patrol and Training and Development are jointly inspecting the
serviceability of M4 carbines throughout Border Patrol Sectors nationwide. Some
of (the) inspected M4 carbines were deemed unserviceable and removed from
inventory to alleviate safety concerns. Inspections will continue to ensure the
unserviceable M4 carbines are repaired or replaced for reintroduction into the
field. No further information is available at this time."
Border Patrol agents say agency’s gun recall puts them in
COMMENT FROM A RETIRED
"To bring a little
"ground truth" to the situation:
U.S. Government issued
(USGOV) weapons, whether pistols or rifles, are routinely and periodically
inspected for stress fractures, worn parts, loose barrels, etc. Some of
the M-4 rifles (a modernized, carbine model of the M-16 automatic rifle) in the
USBP inventory are pushing 20 years in age. When
found to be damaged, dangerous and otherwise unworthy of issue to the field, then they are removed from inventory, and shipped to the
armory in Pennsylvania for refurbishment, or destruction.
They are then replaced,
one-for-one (but not occasion-by-occasion) via mass purchases from the
manufacturer(s). This is done, when funds are available. That's the
"Catch-22" right now: No funds for repairs / replacement are
being made available by this administration. This could change after the
current Continuing Resolution (CR) when Congress passes the budget.
In checking with 10 BP
Stations throughout the state of Arizona, I learned that there are enough
suitable M-4 rifles currently on hand to issue every BP Agent deploying to the
field that requests, or operationally requires one. In other words,
nobody is going to the field without a M-4 weapon if he or she
requests/requires it (an Agent serving a shift in the C2 --Radio Room--
doesn't require one, for instance; nor would an agent assigned to the
Prosecutions Unit going to a meeting in Tucson at the U.S. Attorney's Office,
as examples when M-4 rifles are not a requirement in the field).
Due to lack of
recapitalization of M-4 rifles removed from inventory because they were
inoperable, broken, or worn out, every one of the 20,000-plus sworn USBP Agents
does not have a personally issued, "customized" M-4. Some are
"pool rifles" issued and inspected shift-to-shift from the station
armories. Just like pool patrol vehicles.
issue" weapons are still "zeroed" accurately. Meaning,
they are sighted in. They are just not "custom" sighted to the
individual (right eye dominant vs. left eye dominant, right handed vs.
So, bottom line: (1) Every BP Agent who needs a rifle, has one on a
shift-by-shift basis. (2) The leadership
in DHS and OMB (The White House) still have the discretion to deny or approve
the funding to recapitalize the rejected rifles."
Border Patrol Disarming Agents
Comments from a
Believe this situation
needs an immediate Congressional investigation.
Some questions for our
1. How many rounds (bullets) have gone through
2. Does the agency have the records for each
3. If not, why not?
4. What is the average round count for M4's used
by the U.S. Army and USMC?
5. What is the average MTBR (mean time between
repairs) for these weapons?
6. Why are we hearing that it takes a
"specialist" to do such simple tasks such as replacing a firing pin,
when it was a very basic part of cleaning / field stripping?
7. Have the "pool" weapons actually
been "sighted in" by competent personnel?
8. If so, with the exact same ammunition as the
agents carry in the field?
9. Or has the "sighting in" been just
"pencil whipped" as so often happens with govt. agencies?
10. Has Colt and/or FN Herstal
been contacted as to why so many M4's are "unserviceable"?
11. If indeed true, why
have the weapons have become "unserviceable" with so little use?
12. Is there a detailed list of the alleged
defects, part by part?
13. Have the end users (BP Agents) been
adequately trained with the M4?
14. If not, why not?
15. Training & maintenance These are rifles,
not ICBMs. They were designed from the
very start to be easily maintained. What
BP Union says 2,000 M4 rifles taken out of service
Crossing the Line
Border Patrol statistics show changing migration pattern
checkpoint closed last week, lacking agents
El Centro Sector Border Patrol Arrests Criminal Gang Member
El Centro Sector Border Patrol Arrest Aggravated Felon at
Virgin Islands CBP Identifies US Citizen with Outstanding
Warrant from Texas
Drones patrol half of Mexico border
3 Individuals Arrested in Smuggling Attempt at Border
El Centro Sector Border Patrol Arrest “Sureño”
Canadian Border An Open Door To Terrorists?
DHS Tightens Visa Restrictions Amid
Ralph Nader, 2008: Securing the Border Protects Americans
from Wage Loss
Lawsuit by Career ICE Attorney Exposes
Obama Anti-Enforcement Campaign
No Surrender on Immigration
Greg Abbott puts Obama on warning: Texas will sue if you
cross the line to executive order amnesty
Detroit Jury Finds Convicted Palestinian Terrorist Guilty of
Sheriffs plan mass protest in DC over lame duck president’s
Sheriffs Plan Massive Gathering in Washington to Oppose
Sheriffs to March on Washington in Protest of Illegal
Immigration Lawlessness: "We're Tired of Being Marginalized"
Sheriffs Plan Massive Opposition to Obama’s Executive
Amnesty in Washington
Rep. Salmon Letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson Regarding
Illegal Immigrant Recidivism in Arizona
Immigration Services Union Chief Blasts Obama Amnesty Plan
Obama: 'I’m going to do what I need to do' on immigration
Illegal immigrants rally, demand Obama take executive action
to protect them
Raleigh hit-and-run suspect had been deported 3 times
SESSIONS: NO SURRENDER ON IMMIGRATION!
'Cannot let one executive edict erase laws of entire nation'...
WHITE HOUSE: Obama 'looking forward' to executive action...
INVESTIGATION: Illegal aliens faking crimes to stay in
Krauthammer Slams 'Constitutionally Odious' Immigration
SHOWDOWN: PRESSURE BUILDS TO BLOCK OBAMA AMNESTY...
SESSIONS: 'ELITES HAVE HAD THEIR DAY'...
Honduras seeks billions from USA to curb child migration...
Homeland Security to Tell Local Cops When Immigrant
Criminals Are Freed
Lawsuit by Career ICE Attorney Exposes
Obama Anti-Enforcement Campaign
EXCLUSIVE: Obama to unveil executive action plan
FOX NEWS FIRST: Obama goes large on immigration
VIDEO: Draft of Obama's executive order on immigration
VIDEO: Will Obama act without Congress?
VIDEO: WH: Obama hasn't made final decision on order
Obama Amnesty Plan Said to Shield 5 Million Illegals...
REPORT: 42% of new Medicaid signups are immigrants...
Exec amnesty to swell enrollments...
CA DMV Expands Office Hours To
'Terrorists smuggled' across U.S.-Mexico border...
GOP warns of ‘explosion’ if Obama rushes immigration
DR. MANNY: We need Congress to fix immigration, not Obama
VIDEO: White House says Obama hasn't made final decision
OPINION: We cannot afford amnesty for illegal immigrants
UPDATE: Obama Moves to Shield 5 Million Illegals...
LIMBAUGH: AMNESTY IRREVERSIBLE...
KRAUTHAMMER: 'IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE'...
Refuting Objections to Obama's Impeachment - - The possibility of extreme personality disorder along
with mythomania alone bring into question the ability
of Obama to perform his duties as president.
Super-Amnesty Will Turn Every City into Detroit
CIS Immigration Opinions, 11/14/14
Trey Gowdy: Why
Didn't Obama Do a 'Damn Thing' About Immigration When He Controlled Congress?
BOEHNER TO OBAMA: SEE YOU IN COURT...
WH Advisers Split on Delay...
Senator Jeff Sessions Tells Congress How To Stop Obama
Trey Gowdy Blasts Obama On Immigration Reform
Liberal Oregon Proves That The
Country Is Very Anti-Illegal-Immigration
Obama's immigration overhaul could put economic burden on
We cannot afford amnesty for illegal immigrants
ILLEGALS TAUNT AGENTS AS AMNESTY NEARS...
NYT: BIG Money Behind Push...
CRUZ: 'DEFIANT OF VOTERS'...
Central American Children to be Granted Refugee Status...
NYC Will No Longer Hold Illegals For Feds...
Report: Obama to Issue Executive Amnesty to Five Million
Illegal Immigrants Next Week
Dems on Obama’s Executive Order on Amnesty: ‘Most’ Illegals
Should Be Covered
Iran: ‘Hypocritical’ Obama Adopts Friendly Tone in Secret
Letters, Tough Tone in Public –
3,730,064 in October, 2014.
Obama’s immigration plan: 10 executive actions being weighed
by the president
Obama to announce 10-point immigration plan via exec action
as early as next week
Executive action on amnesty? Laura Ingraham braces for ‘war on
America’s middle class & working poor’ [video]
Immigrant Families Benefit Significantly
from Obamacare - Accounted for 42% of
Medicaid growth since 2011
Here Comes President Obama’s Amnesty Plan
Report: 42 percent of new Medicaid signups are immigrants,
Voting 'No' on Obama's Immigration Policies – “A great many Americans also insist that immigrants come
legally, in manageable numbers, in ethnically diverse fashion, eager to learn
English and assimilate quickly.”
Front Page Guatemalan Newspaper: Biden Opens Floodgates... -
Promises Refugee Status to Central American Minors...
Biden Promises Refugee Status to Central Americans Under 21
Obama State Dep't. Creates New Program to Import Children from Latin America
Obama opens door for Central American children to legally
come to U.S.
While We Were “Grubering” The
State Dept and DHS Executed “Operation Alien Influx”…
GOP weighs options to prevent Obama acting alone on
VIDEO: GOP weighs response to executive action
Obama Threatens Constitutional Crisis On
Immigration, Top GOP Sen. Warns
‘That’s The Way The Damn Thing
Works,’ Rants Krauthammer In This Epic Obama Takedown
How Much Money Do We Really Owe? - More than the government is saying...and amnesty will
Dem Pollster: Obama Will 'Poison The Well' With Executive
Move On Immigration
Sessions: Obama's Executive Action is a Threat to
Sessions: Obama’s Executive Amnesty Will Make It ‘Impossible
To Enforce The Law’ In The Future
Here's the Skinny on Obama's 10-Point Administrative Amnesty
CIS Immigration Reading, 11/13/14
Defiant Obama Readies Executive Amnesty As
GOP Split on Blocking Him
Father Blasts Obama for not deporting Illegal Alien who
Killed his Son
Violence spikes at school for illegal-alien youths
Senator-elect hints at GOP tactic to avert Obama executive
action on immigration
Oregon votes down immigrant driver's license law in warning
READY TO RUMBLE: Amnesty order on immigration 'would ignite
Pope decries tensions over immigrants in Europe...
Italy's crisis moves from sea to streets...
Here’s why Somali Muslim Refugees are moving to Cheyenne,
Wyoming, Prepare to be shocked - They are legal
refugees, but there are many thousands of them in America requiring social
assistance, lest we forget our economic constraints.
Watch Obama In 2008 Make The Case
Against Obama’s Executive Amnesty Plan Of 2014…
SHOCK FLASHBACK: Obama Says Illegal Immigration HURTS
‘Blue-Collar Americans,’ STRAINS Welfare [VIDEO]
Obama set to poison last 2 years with
‘advertisement to the whole world to come into the country illegally’
Krauthammer: Executive amnesty ‘an
impeachable offense’ – Obama must be challenged
There's a Better Way to Fix Our Immigration System
GOP Aims to Thwart Obama's Lawless Immigration Plans
After Amnesty, Next Wave Will Be Unaccompanied Children's
CA to Grant Driver's Licenses to 1.4 Million Illegal Aliens
Rep. Walter Jones Says President Obama Should Be Impeached
If He Takes Executive Action On Amnesty
Megyn Kelly Gives Four Options For Stopping
President Obama’s Executive Action On Immigration
Southwest Border Unaccompanied Alien Children (FY 2014)
Immigration quake jolts Congress
The Population of the United States is Set to Rise by 5
Viguerie: Impeach or shut down gov't to
stop amnesty - 'We can't allow Obama
to become a dictator'
Obama Is Counting on Rejection of Impeachment
Obama Ready to “Refocus Activities of 12,000 Immigration
Agents” and ‘Shield 5 Million Immigrants’
Immigration Reform: Obama’s payoff to far left activists
Immigrant Amnesty Has a Conservative History
Father of Son Killed by Illegal Alien: Obama, Can You Bring
My Son Back to Life With an Executive Order?
How Will Republicans Stop Obama From Implementing Amnesty? This
Could Get Ugly
New from the Center for Immigration Studies, 11/18/14
GOP has secret weapon to stop amnesty –Democrat voters
C-SPAN Sets Up Separate Phone Line for Illegals to Call
Sun Tzu And The Art Of Amnesty
RADIO: Mark Levin slams feckless Republicans refusing to
stop 'tyrannical president'...
READY TO RUMBLE ON AMNESTY...
FLASHBACK: How President Eisenhower solved border crisis --
with mass deportations...
Obstacle to O's Plan: His Own Statements...
Immigration: Obama set to do what he said in 2006 would hurt
American blue collar workers
Rep. DeSantis: 'We Need to Bite
Back and Not Give (Obama) the Funds' for Work Permits
Michael Savage: Here's how to stop Obama amnesty
Rep. Lofgren Admits Obama Lacks Constitutional Power to Legalize
BANG! Big Lib Media Join Conservatives In
Slamming Obama’s Blatant Executive Amnesty Hypocrisy
Amnesty Designed to Help Democrats Win Elections at the Expense
of the American People
WASH POST: Action will expand authority into 'murky,
Artesia mayor: 95 percent of families of illegals being
CIS Immigration Events, 11/18/14
Flashback: On Immigration, Obama Said in 2011 He Wouldn't
'Change the Laws on My Own' Without Congress
Democrats press Obama to wait on immigration executive
DHS chief: Obama immigration order 'in final stages'
No Surrender on Immigration - Who will protect the nation, if not us?
Hal Rogers Again Tries To Help Obama Enact His Executive
Top Republican floats new attack plan for Obama’s
Dems claim Obama exec action mirrors that of Reagan, Bush — not really
release inmates who might be deportable
Obama daring Congress to challenge him on immigration?
3,000 Child Immigrants Enter Houston, Texas School District - HISD would be on the hook for $28 million to accommodate
the recent influx of students to their district.
New wave expected...
East Coast states are growing destination...
Border Residents Lash Out at O...
'Every time he opens mouth there's huge negative impact on us'...
GOP Strategy to Stop Obama's Executive Amnesty Emerging
ILLEGAL DRUG MATTERS
The brains of marijuana users are different, especially if
they start young
Virus that 'makes humans more stupid' discovered
The Silk Road
FBI Arrests Former SpaceX
Employee, Alleging He Ran The 'Deep Web' Drug
Marketplace Silk Road 2.0
Marijuana meddle: UN official rips US states over legal pot
policies - A Russian diplomat
who heads the United Nations’ drug policy office reportedly chided U.S. states
for legalizing recreational marijuana and vowed to take up his concerns with
officials in Washington -- in the latest incident of a U.N. official meddling
in local U.S. affairs.
UN: State pot legalization not in line with international
The UN Just Said This About Pot
Laws In The States…And Many Conservatives Might Agree
Marijuana Patient Sues After Firm Won't Hire...
Afghan Opium Cultivation Rises to Record Levels... After the US spends 4-8 trillion dollars on the Afghan ward
where 2300 Americans died.
Why Drug Screening Welfare Recipients Doesn’t Work
Is Scott Walker’s plan to drug test welfare recipients constitutional?
Douglas CBP Officers Seize Loads of Marijuana
Two Arrested, More Than $315,000 in Drugs Seized
San Luis CBP Nabs Smugglers with Hard Drugs
Douglas CBP Officers Seize $121K in Marijuana
Dulles CBP Finds Over 2 Lbs of Cocaine in Bottles of
Border Patrol Seizes 296 Pounds of Marijuana
Yuma Sector Border Patrol Agents Seize Methamphetamine and
Border Patrol Agents Stop to Offer Driver Assistance,
Apprehends Smuggling Suspects, $10,000 Instead
Yuma Sector Border Patrol Agents Seize 254 Pounds of
Marijuana, Arrest Three Individuals
Dem governor pardoning his own son for
felony drug conviction; must be nice
Border Patrol Seizes 486 Pounds of Marijuana
Border Patrol Seizes 100 Pounds of Meth Worth
CBP Cincinnati Seizes Marijuana Hidden in Religious
Eagle Pass CBP Officers Seize Cocaine at Port of Entry
Philadelphia CBP Arrests Brooklyn Woman in Cocaine Smuggling
Attempt at PHL
Border Patrol Seizes 12 Pounds of Meth…Twice
CBP Field Operations at Brownsville’s Gateway International
Bridge Seizes Close to $500K in Cocaine
CBP Field Operations Seizes Over $1 Million in Cocaine at
the Pharr International Bridge
El Centro Sector Border Patrol Agents Seize Methamphetamine
at Highway 86 Checkpoint
San Diego Border Patrol Agents Foil Woman with Meth on I-5
pot smoke may pose similar health risk as cigarette smoke
Scientists warn of secondhand pot smoke...
San Diego Border Patrol Agents Confiscate More Than $600K of
The National Center for Missing &
Exploited Children pilots new program
Border Patrol arrest individuals with past charges of rape
Protests over 43 missing students in Mexico spread across
Student and Exchange Visitor Program releases quarterly report on
international students studying in US
Abortion and Human Trafficking
Elderly Hiker, Illegal Immigrant Rescued in Desert
InSight Crime for 11/14/2014
Mexican police play havoc with president's security pledge
Top Zeta Cartel Boss Is a US Citizen, Not Wanted by Mexican
OIG - Major Management and Performance Challenges Facing the
Department of Homeland Security
SEVP deploys new class of field representatives to work with
US schools hosting international students
CBP identifies female wanted for drug charges in Texas
Undercutting the Coyote's Business of Human Smuggling
CBP Seizes Fake Monster Tails
Another Kind of Racism
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FOR AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM
WELCOME TO THE DARK SIDE OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION
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FEATURED WESTERN AUTHOR:
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
across the Border’ one of ‘Best of 2013’
Unarmed Truth: My Fight to Blow the Whistle and Expose Fast and Furious by John
Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and the
Breakthrough: Our Guerilla War to Expose Fraud and Save
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
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
Beneath the Same Sky: An Interview with Author David Ramirez
Inside the Bubble: Why a Top-Ranked Secret Service Agent Walked Away from It
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
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
2010 BOOK: Migra!:
A History of the U.S. Border Patrol by Kelly
Broken Borders, Broken Promises by Todd Staples
The Fence: National Security, Public Safety, and Illegal
Immigration along the U.S.-Mexico Border – Robert
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.
legislators/citizens make informed and intelligent decisions.