Since the last Border News Watch of 5/25/2013, a lot has happened, and I received MANY news items from a large number of associates, thus the largeness of this BNW. Please see the many attachments, along with the following news links. Note that this issue will be posted (less the attachments) on www.Need2No.US . And as usual, feel free to forward this email to those who may find it of interest. Thanks a lot.
The following, although not border-related, are important to all of us citizens just the same, and are being included here and in the Second Amendment News issues.
Here’s an important quote from Lee Morgan II’s excellent book, The Reaper’s Line: Life and Death on the Mexican Border. Morgan is a retired U.S. Customs Service Special agent who received many awards during his 31 years as a federal law enforcement officer.
“In 1986 the U.S. Congress passed the Immigration Reform Act, which was a crying shame of a sellout of our country. Congress insanely decided that the only way to fix the illegal immigration crisis was to make all illegal aliens go away ‘on paper.’ So how do you do that? Simple. You legalize all the illegals in the country with one swift stroke of the pen. By doing this Congress thought the problem would be solved forever.
What Congress never told the public was that by law, every newly legalized alien could, and would, petition to bring his entire family over from foreign soil. So if you legalized five million illegals, and they each had a family of four, you just brought twenty million new mouths to feed. That was a conservative estimate. A lot of illegal aliens I’ve arrested had families of eight to ten children.”
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BORDER SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY
USBP SONG AND MOVIE
ICE UNION NEWS
Mission to Block an Immigration Bill
By Julia Preston
The New York Times, June 1, 2013
These are hectic days for the federal deportation officer who has made it his single-minded mission to stop a bipartisan bill to overhaul the immigration system that is making its way through the Senate.
The officer, Chris Crane, heads the union of immigration enforcement agents. Obama administration officials become exasperated at the mere mention of his name.
Recently, Mr. Crane testified about the bill in the House Judiciary Committee, securing his record as the most frequent witness on Capitol Hill during this year’s immigration debate and the favorite expert of conservative critics of the Senate measure. Once again, his warnings were categorical and dire.
"Americans should understand that this legislation only guarantees legal status for illegal aliens, including serious criminals," Mr. Crane said. "It contains no promise of solving our nation’s immigration problems."
Mr. Crane also sat down with Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, a Republican who helped write the bill, offering a sweeping critique of its security provisions. Then Mr. Crane starred at the news conference where Representative John Barrow of Georgia, a Democrat, presented his alternative bill on enforcement, which reflected many of Mr. Crane’s demands for more immigration agents and less leeway for administration officials to decide how to deploy them.
And the pace is picking up for Mr. Crane, even though his union, the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council, represents 7,700 of 20,000 employees of the immigration agency known as ICE.
The Senate bill, having survived a barrage of hostile amendments in committee, is headed to the full Senate with momentum that has surprised even its supporters, driven by a coalition including Latinos, high-tech businesses, growers, labor federations and religious groups. It would create a 13-year path to citizenship for immigrants here illegally, strengthen border security and revamp legal immigration.
Opponents, playing defense, increasingly argue that the bill is weak on enforcement and would allow a new wave of illegal immigration. Mr. Crane is the go-to guy to make that case.
He says, in stark terms, that the Obama administration’s performance could not be worse.
"Across the board, we’re not doing law enforcement work," Mr. Crane said in a recent interview in Salt Lake City, where he is based. "It’s very disturbing as an employee in general to see the Department of Homeland Security lie to the American people day in and day out about who we’re arresting."
He says that officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement have exposed agents to danger from gang members in detention centers, and that they threatened to discipline agents for detaining illegal immigrants encountered on the street. To reinforce his points, he brought a lawsuit last year against Janet Napolitano, the secretary of homeland security. A decision from the Texas judge in that case is expected soon.
Homeland Security officials said their enforcement record spoke for itself. Under the Obama administration, ICE has deported more than 1.4 million people, including increasing numbers of convicted criminals — 225,000 last year. Officials say Mr. Crane ignores the deportation numbers as part of a personal crusade to put a right-wing tilt on immigration policy, which they say is out of line with his duties as a law enforcement officer.
Plain-spoken and camera-shy, Mr. Crane is an unlikely labor firebrand.
He said he had grown up in conservative country in Wyoming and served two tours in the Marine Corps before joining ICE 10 years ago. He traced his bitter doubts about the agency to his early days there, when, he said, his first supervisor was frequently drunk on the job. He joined the union for protection from retaliation after he reported that manager, he said.
Since then, morale among ICE employees has been sinking, he said, with Homeland Security ranking 279 out of 292 federal agencies in an annual federal government survey last year.
"Our managers are completely out of control," Mr. Crane said. He recalled an episode in 2009 in an ICE office in El Paso when two married agents said their baby had been born with medical problems because of work pressure and sexual harassment during the pregnancy.
ICE agents protested on the female agent’s behalf, Mr. Crane said. He broke into tears as he recounted the events.
More recently, his feud with top ICE officials is over a policy instructing deportation officers to exercise prosecutorial discretion, deporting criminals rather than immigrants whose only violation is being here illegally. Mr. Crane said many ICE agents found the policy, which was started two years ago, confusing and contrary to their mission. He waged a battle with ICE managers over when and how agents would be trained to carry it out.
"They are asking law enforcement officers to basically ignore their law books," Mr. Crane said. "For officers out in the field, we can’t function like that. We have to have laws that are very clear, that aren’t ambiguous, that we can confidently go out into the street and enforce."
ICE officials strongly disputed many of Mr. Crane’s statements. Brian Hale, an ICE spokesman, said that the episode in El Paso had been swiftly referred to the agency’s inspector general and that top managers there had changed.
"Any suggestion that this allegation of local misconduct is in any way linked to the broader policy disagreements between the union and ICE management is incorrect and misleading," he said.
Mr. Crane is in a minority in the immigration agency. Nearly 9,000 investigating agents in ICE are represented by a different organization, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, and they do not agree with his approach.
"The union has a tendency to fire Scud missiles at the administration," said Andrew Rakowsky, the association’s representative at ICE. "We work to find common ground."
And Mr. Crane is in an even smaller minority among law enforcement leaders, with national associations of police chiefs and sheriffs rallying behind the White House to support the bill. He is also rowing against a flood tide in the labor movement, even though his local is affiliated with the A.F.L.-C.I.O. The federation has organized a nationwide campaign to push for the overhaul. Its leaders have also called on the Obama administration to halt almost all deportations while the legislation is being debated.
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THE NEW AMERICAN: IMMIGRATION NEWS
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Fl. governor vetoes bill for DLs for illegals:
Missing Marine feared dead:
63 immigrants found in stash house:
CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION STUDIES
SUMMARY OF S. 744: Outline of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization
Act of 2013
FULL TEXT OF S. 744: Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization
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FILED AMENDMENTS TO S. 744
ILLEGAL/LEGAL IMMIGRATION NEWS
Sen. Rubio bailing on "Gang of 8":
BIG BRO AND BIG SIS
MARS ROVER CURIOSITY
Mars rover Curiosity poised for trek to Mount Sharp
CREDIT CARD FRAUD NEWS
Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2013 5:34 PM
Subject: FW: Visa fraud. THIS IS NOT A JOKE
Just a heads up for everyone regarding the latest in Visa fraud. Royal Bank
received this communication about the newest scam. This is happening in the
Midwest right now and moving.
This one is pretty slick since they provide YOU with all the information,
except the one piece they want..
Note, the callers do not ask for your card number; they already have it.
This information is worth reading. By understanding how the VISA &
MasterCard telephone Credit Card Scam works, you'll be better prepared to
protect yourself. One of our employees was called on Wednesday from
'VISA', and I was called on Thursday from 'MasterCard'.
The scam works like this:
Person calling says - 'This is (name), and I'm calling from the Security and
Fraud Department at VISA. My Badge number is 12460, Your card has been
flagged for an unusual purchase pattern, and I'm calling to verify. This
would be on your VISA card which was issued by (name of bank). Did you
purchase an Anti-Telemarketing Device for $497.99 from a marketing company
based in Arizona ?' When you say 'No', the caller continues with, 'Then we
will be issuing a credit to your account. This is a company we have been
watching and the charges range from $297 to $497, just under the $500
purchase pattern that flags most cards.
Before your next statement, the credit will be sent to (gives you your
address), is that correct?' You say 'yes'.
The caller continues - 'I will be starting a Fraud Investigation. If you
have any questions, you should call the 1- 800 number listed on the back of
your card (1-800-VISA) and ask for Security. You will need to refer to this
Control Number. The caller then gives you a 6 digit number. 'Do you need me
to read it again?'
Here's the IMPORTANT part on how the scam works - The caller then says, 'I
need to verify you are in possession of your card'. He'll ask you to 'turn
your card over and look for some numbers'. There are 7 numbers; the first 4
are part of your card number, the last 3 are the Security Numbers that
verify you are the possessor of the card.
These are the numbers you sometimes use to make Internet purchases to prove
you have the card. The caller will ask you to read the last 3 numbers to
After you tell the caller the 3 numbers, he'll say, 'That is correct, I just
needed to verify that the card has not been lost or stolen, and that you
still have your card. Do you have any other questions?'
After you say no, the caller then thanks you and states, 'Don't hesitate to
call back if you do', and hangs up. You
actually say very little, and they never ask for or tell you the card
number. But after we were called on Wednesday, we called back within 20
minutes to ask a question. We were glad we did! The REAL VISA Security
Department told us it was a scam and in the last 15 minutes a new purchase
of $497.99 was charged to our card. We made a real fraud report and closed
the VISA account. VISA is reissuing us a new number.. What the Scammer wants
is the 3-digit PIN number on the back of the card. Don't give it to them.
Instead, tell them you'll call VISA or Master Card directly for verification
of their conversation.
The real VISA told us that they will never ask for anything on the card as
they already know the information since they issued the card! If you give
the Scammer your 3 Digit PIN Number, you think you're receiving a credit;
however, by the time you get your statement you'll see charges for purchases
you didn't make, and by then it's almost too late and/or more difficult to
actually file a fraud report.
What makes this more remarkable is that on Thursday, I got a call from a
'Jason Richardson of MasterCard' with a word-for-word repeat of the VISA
Scam. This time I didn't let him finish. I hung up! We filed a police
report, as instructed by VISA. The police said they are taking several of
these reports daily! They also urged us to tell everybody we know that this
scam is happening.
I dealt with a similar situation this morning, with the caller telling me
that $3,097 had been charged to my account for plane tickets to Spain and so
on through the above routine..
It appears that this Is a very active scam, and evidently quite successful..
Pass this on to all your family and friends.
"The gun has been called the great equalizer, meaning that a small person with a gun is equal to a large person, but it is a great equalizer in another way, too. It insures that the people are the equal of their government whenever that government forgets that it is servant and not master of the governed. When the British forgot that they got a revolution. And, as a result, we Americans got a Constitution; a Constitution that, as those who wrote it were determined, would keep men free. If we give up part of that Constitution we give up part of our freedom and increase the chance that we will lose it all." --Ronald Reagan
News links from www.Need2No.US and News of Import
News of Import 6-1-2013
thought to ponder, Senate Bill S. 744 would give lifetime permits (Amnesty) to
33 million more foreign citizens to compete with Americans for scarce U.S. jobs.
This would make finding work infinitely more difficult. Additionally furloughed
feds can tap jobless benefits which is outrageous to me.
1 in 10 young people denied jobs due to social media use
On Monday, the Supreme Court announced its decision in the case of Arlington v. FCC
(T)he issue was whether federal courts or federal bureaucrats should decide how much power federal bureaucrats have when Congress has been ambiguous on the question.
Everyone agrees, except perhaps the current administration, that federal agencies have only those powers delegated to them by Congress. In the 1984 Chevron case, the Supreme Court held that where Congress’ intent with respect to delegated powers is clear, the courts must enforce that intent, but where Congress was “silent or ambiguous” with respect to the scope of those powers, the courts must defer to the bureaucrats’ “permissible construction[s]” of the statute.
And so in Arlington the majority sided with the Federal Communications Commission.
So the bureaucrats themselves get to decide how much power they have – and Big Government Leftists everywhere rejoice. Especially with this Administration calling these shots.
Conversely the FCC already tried once before to impose Net Neutrality – and the very same D.C. Circuit Court unanimously dumped it.
Court: FCC Has No Power to Regulate Net Neutrality
If you want judicial precedent more directly tied to the subject at hand and from the same Court again making the decision, there it is. when it comes to Net Neutrality, there is no such ambiguity. Here’s hoping the D.C. Circuit Court again remembers that.
Court: FCC has no power to regulate Net neutrality
What the Supreme Court’s decision in Arlington v. FCC means for America
A federal judge has ruled that Google Inc. must comply with the FBI's warrantless demands for customer data,
Judge orders Google to turn over customer data to FBI
“When a warrior fights not for himself, but for his brothers, when his most passionately sought goal is neither glory nor his own life's preservation, but to spend his substance for them, his comrades, not to abandon them, not to prove unworthy of them, then his heart truly has achieved contempt for death, and with that he transcends himself and his actions touch the sublime. That is why the true warrior cannot speak of battle, save to his brothers who have been there with him. The truth is too holy, too sacred, for words." – Steven Pressfield
Lead Story: Chinese Hackers Compromise ‘Very Critical’ U.S. Weapons Systems
Democrats say you are not yet ready to bear responsibility, just as we heard in the antebellum South that black Americans were not yet ready to bear the responsibilities of freedom, or in the Jim Crow South that they were not yet ready to bear the full responsibilities of citizenship. This is a common argument that oppressors make to justify oppression, in each of these historical cases Democrats created the culture, passed the Laws and enforced them. Now we got Obamacare which will attack the very people the Government claims to want to help.
Winston Churchill said; "The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack
it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is."
Co-Lead Story: Smoke? Overweight? New regulations could raise your insurance rates (50% rate jump for smokers etc.)
California Individual Health Premiums Will Skyrocket Up to 146% Because of Obamacare (What will it be where you live?)
Below is a must watch video on your rights in regard to Obamacare and the Executive Order that the Pres signed.
If Your Doctor Asks About Guns, Do You Have to Answer? (Video)
GAO: HHS Already Rationing Enrollment in Obamacare’s Pre-Existing Condition Plan
HHS Website For Girls, 10 to 16, Informs Youth About Birth Control, Gay Sex, ‘Mutual Masturbation’
The Govt link: http://girlshealth.gov/
IRS-care: 47 Obamacare provisions are run by the IRS
Obama "punish our enemies and reward our friends."
Obama compared to Nixon in new Republican campaign ad [VIDEO]
I am sure you have noticed I tell the news how it is, have you noticed the past five years how just pro Islam and anti-freedom this Admin has been? Like our founding fathers I will spread the word about tyranny as well as anything that is a detriment to my country, family or what our founding documents hold dear.
Obama Administration Calls for the ‘Human Rights’ of Jihadis
John Kerry: Israel’s ‘Prosperity’ May Be Blocking Peace Process With Palestinians
This is a must get Documentary, watch the trailer:
ISLAMISTS & LEFTISTS CHASE College Republicans Out of Their Own Movie Screening of Obsession (Video)
Homeland Security guidelines advise deference to pro-Sharia Muslim supremacists
DOJ: Social Media Posts Trashing Muslims May Violate Civil Rights
Although this preposterous situation is protected by the 1st Amendment on Free Speech and the Right to Freedom of the Press as well as Freedom of Religion when talking about religion even though these rights have been trampled on by this administration, I believe in showing the reality of things with people making up their own mind. For me there is the truth in their own words and it is up to myself to decide how I see things.
Islamic tradition records that Muhammad’s favorite wife, Aisha, was six when Muhammad wedded her and nine when he consummated the marriage: Muhammad was at this time fifty-four years old.
The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death) (Bukhari 7.62.88).
The Silent Tragedy of Child Marriage
Australian Woman Gang Raped in Dubai – Then Jailed 8 Months for Sex Outside Marriage (If you do the research you will find that a crime committed against a non-Muslim is generally considered not a crime as the person is an infidel.)
DNA evidence inadmissible in rape cases, says Pakistan
It is refreshing when a Muslim woman stands up for her rights & she is right to be nervous about her safety. In Islam the one thing worse than a khafur ( infidel) is a heretic, a Muslim speaking out against the dictates of Sharia.
Muslim pop singer criticizes religion’s rules, ‘nervous’ about her safety
DOJ’ official refuses to denounce demands for Saudi-style blasphemy law
Senator Durbin redefines the “dated” First Amendment
“Silence will be interpreted as disapproval” – DOJ telling employees to verbally affirm homosexuality
Pa. Dem Legislator Allegedly Attacking Constituent with Fake Online Accounts
Update: White admits to and apologizes for the attacks
Iran Moves to South America
Experts say Iran’s global terror network is growing
Obama’s “Fast and Furious” Gun-running Scandal Grows
The Bullying Pulpit
Mark Everson, who ran the IRS during most of the George W. Bush administration, from 2003 to 2007, apparently visited a single time,
According to Republican Rep. Jim Jordan and White House visitor logs former IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman, who was well aware of Tea Party targeting in spring 2012, had visited the White House 157 times between 2010 and 2011. This was the same time period a lot of IRS involvement with conservative groups was happening.
On the investigation of the IRS:
IRS idea of a few” turns out to be … 88
Communist News Network (CNN) http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/31/first-on-cnn-irs-collects-docs-from-88-employees-in-investigation/
IRS Sought to Impose Gift Tax on Freedom Watch Donations
Washington launches four different investigations into IRS scandal
Conservative group’s lawsuit targets IRS employees personally (Great way to address the problem I think)
IRS ignores Filing Deadline: Fails to Comply With Congressional Demand for All Communications With WH About Targeting Conservatives
First The IRS, Now Democrats Use DSCC To Smear Tea Party IRS Rallies
‘Tea Party Deserves It!’: People Actually Sign Card Thanking IRS for Targeting Conservative Groups
IRS Directed to Lock Down All Agency Data
IRS to Tea Party: 'State the Reasons You Did Not Have a Candidate Rally for Lone Democratic Candidate'
EPA Keeps Everyone in the Dark (Sue & Settle games to push radical Environmental Agenda)
What is Sue & Settle: Sue and settle occurs when an agency intentionally relinquishes its statutory discretion by accepting lawsuits from outside groups that effectively dictate the priorities and duties of the agency through legally binding, court-approved settlements negotiated behind closed doors—with no participation by other affected parties or the public.
The Chamber recently compiled a database of sue and settle cases and their subsequent rulemaking outcomes.
End of the line for Eric Holder? Congress investigating possible perjury.
Report: Holder Went Judge Shopping To Obtain Fox News Subpoena
California Senate Approves Background Checks, Permits and Fees for Ammunition Purchases (Wave of the liberal State future)
End of News of Import 6-1-2013
SELECTED WEBSITES OF INTEREST
INFO: EXECUTIVE ORDERS
VIDEOS: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BORDER WARS
US CBP TUCSON SECTOR STATIONS
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of FORMER BORDER PATROL OFFICERS
SOUTHERN ARIZONA CATTLEMEN'S WEEKLY
HUMAN AND DRUG TRAFFIC LAW ENFORCEMENT MATTERS
NEWS AND DISCUSSION OF U.S./MEXICO BORDER ISSUES:
SELECTED BORDER NEWS & FAST AND FURIOUS POSTINGS ON SACPA WEBSITE
BORDER ISSUES: MEXICO
"By calling attention to 'a well regulated militia,' 'the security of the nation,' and the right of each citizen 'to keep and bear arms,' our founding fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy... The Second Amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic civilian-military relationships in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of his country. For that reason I believe the Second Amendment will always be important." - John F. Kennedy
SUGGESTED READING - BORDER BOOK LIST:
ONE IF BY LAND by William R. Daniel (2012)
10 YEARS ON THE LINE: MY WAR ON THE BORDER: 2nd EDITION by Mike Ligon http://tinyurl.com/8evcncy
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
BOOK: Beneath the Same Sky: An Interview with Author David Ramirez http://tinyurl.com/8sxlanv
OTHER BOOKS TO CONSIDER:
The Art of Intelligence: Lessons from a Life in the CIA’s Clandestine Service by Henry A. Crumpton
Wolves At Our Door a novel by JPS Brown (http://www.jpsbrown-horseman.com/works.htm)
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