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Spencer's suggestion to Trump:
Build "Obama's Wall"

Left, 2006 - ABP begins aerial surveillance of Yuma fence // Right, as fence went in, apprehensions dropped like a rock. ---Glenn Spencer - American Border Patrol

Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol    
We need the will more than a wall
    The Secure Fence Act of 2006 called for the construction of 700 miles of double-layered fence along the border with Mexico. While some argue that the fence wasn't finished due to lack of funding, I believe it was an amendment authored by Sen. Kay Bailey of Texas that allowed DHS to deviate from the law.
    Enough of the 2006 border fence was constructed, however, to offer glimpse into what would have happened if the entire double-layered fence had been built. New fencing at Yuma was started in 2006 and completed in 2008, much of it double-layered. In that period apprehensions at Yuma dropped by more than 95%. I would suggest that the same thing would happen if we finished the entire 700 miles of double-layered fence, especially if it was backed up with the SEIDARM system.
    Senator Barack Obama voted in favor of the Secure Fence Act of 2006. If Mr. Trump decided to finish the job, he could call it "Obama's Wall. "
    As I said in an earlier blog, the problem with border security isn't the type of barrier, i.e., wall vs. fence, it is the will on the part of the government bureaucracy to do the job that is lacking.

September 13, 2016

A Survey       
Immigration Letters From Around the Country  
In order to fully understand the demise of America's blue collar working class, we have to revisit World War II history. The maturing of the United States manufacturing industry, along with unquestioning American patriotism, did without a doubt save the entire world from the maniacal mad men of German, Italy and Japan. -- After the war the millions of G. I.s who had given up their jobs and lifestyles to fight for freedom, came back and needed work! So with Yankee ingenuity, that mighty manufacturing industry stopped building tanks, airplanes and jeeps, and instead built refrigerators, stoves, cars, trucks, etc........

September 11, 2016

Breitbart         
Mexico Helping Unvetted African Migrants to U.S. Border   
Hundreds of African asylum seekers have flooded Mexican border cities with the U.S. in an effort to get to California and Texas to obtain U.S. asylum — many of the unvetted migrants are from the terror hotbed of Somalia. Rather than having to hide along the way, the African migrants have been getting a special permit from Mexico that gives them a free pass to the U.S. border......

A Survey       
Immigration Letters From Around the Country  
...The article states that “Trump returned to (his) aggressive tone … said that “anyone who has entered the U.S. illegally is subject to deportation.” Hey, that’s the law! Presidents are sworn to uphold it. What’s “tough” is the opinion of some that a president can ignore the law, or be selective in its enforcement. That’s fact........

September 9, 2016

Financial Times         
Ranchers fear drug cartels more than immigrants at US-Mexico border   
On a sweltering summer evening in southern Arizona, dozens of carpet-soled moccasins lie along the portico of a ranch 20 miles from Mexico, serving as a reminder of one of the biggest problems on the border: not illegal immigration, but drug trafficking. -- Interrupted only by the cicadas, Jim Chilton, a fifth-generation rancher, and his wife Sue explain that Mexican drug mules, who routinely traverse their 50,000 acres of land, cover the soles of the moccasins --- which are then worn over shoes --- with carpet to avoid leaving tracks that US border agents could follow. .....

London Daily Mail       
Wasted: Horrifying photos of parents passed out by school bus after overdosing in their car with four-year-old boy in the backseat reveal the terrible toll of the opioid epidemic sweeping America  
police department in Ohio has shared on Facebook disturbing photos of a man and woman passed out in a car with a toddler in the backseat after the pair had allegedly overdosed on heroin. -- The unsettling images appeared on the City of East Liverpool's social media page on Thursday......

September 8, 2016

Fox News     
Immigrants preying on Americans with false tales of abuse to stay in US, experts say 
Renee Sun’s 21-year-old son always wondered why his girlfriend of three months regularly ended her tearful breakup speeches by pulling him close and whispering into his ear, “Text me.” -- The brief but tempestuous relationship began when the two were students at University of Colorado-Boulder -- he an admittedly naïve engineering student and she a foreign scholar from Mongolia......

Breitbart         
Mexican authorities: Gangs shot down helicopter 
A criminal gang used a high-caliber rifle to bring down a helicopter in southern Mexico, said the country's national security commissioner, Renato Sales. -- Sales told Radio Formula on Wednesday that the helicopter was attacked Tuesday in the state of Michoacan with a Barrett .50-caliber rifle. The National Security Commission is working with state authorities to find the people responsible, Sales said.....

September 7, 2016

Fox News         
Taking page from Trump? UK building 'big new wall' to stop illegal immigrants   
In what could be a "told you so" moment for Donald Trump, the U.K. on Tuesday announced plans to build a "big new wall" at a border port in France to prevent migrants in nearby camps from sneaking aboard vehicles heading to Britain. -- Robert Goodwill, minister of state for immigration, announced the plan for a wall in Calais, France, at a Home Affairs Committee hearing Tuesday, saying it would be in addition to an already existing fence......

CNN         
UK to build 'big new wall' in Calais to stop migrants   
Construction will begin soon on a "big new wall" in the French port city of Calais to prevent refugees and migrants from entering Britain, the UK has announced. -- The four-meter (13 foot) high wall is part of a £17 million ($23 million) deal struck between Britain and France earlier this year to try to block migrants from crossing the English Channel......

The Hill         
Poll: Most reject Trump’s border wall   
Nearly 6 in 10 likely voters oppose building Donald Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a new poll. -- Fifty-eight percent in the CNN/ORC survey released Wednesday dislike the GOP presidential nominee’s idea. -- Forty-one percent favor the barrier, while 1 percent have no opinion......

CBS News         
28 ODs in 4 hours: How the heroin epidemic choked a W.Va. city   
He found the woman slumped over the steering wheel, an empty syringe on the floorboard and her skin dulling to a purplish blue. -- Dave McClure, an EMS supervisor, counted four faint breaths per minute. Without the antidote he carried, she’d be dead in five minutes. -- It was 3:25 p.m. on what was, so far, an ordinary Monday. For an EMT in this struggling city, bringing an addict back from the brink of opiate-fueled death counts as routine. .....

September 6, 2016

A Survey       
Immigration Letters From Around the Country  
Recently, I read in the Las Cruces Sun-News that the international border fence along the railroad tracks at Sunland Park was not adequate and needed to be replaced by a higher and stronger fence. The current chain-link fence had holes and people could cross without difficulty. -- What about the border fence as you go west from El Paso? Is it adequate to keep drug couriers and illegal immigrants from crossing? The border fence degrades into just a barbwire fence that may or may not even keep cattle from going back and forth across the international border........

September 5, 2016

Breitbart         
80 Percent Captured at Border Set Free in U.S., Says Agent   
ABorder Patrol Agent Hector Garza, acting in his role as president of the National Border Patrol Council, Local 2455, appeared on Fox News Channel recently to discuss border security and the need for building a wall. .....

NewsMax        
Report: ISIS Terrorists Infiltrating Canada, May Use for Entry to US
The Mexican border might be getting a lot of the attention because of Donald Trump’s wall proposal, but terrorism threats coming to and from Canada can be a cause of concern as well. -- The Canadian government issued a public safety report in August , detailing its threat level as "medium" --- "meaning a violent act of terrorism can occur in Canada" --- and reporting 180 people traveling from Canada abroad have been "suspected of engaging in terrorism-related activities and another 60" extremist travelers had returned to Canada by the end of 2015......

September 4, 2016

AP        
Shootouts in Mexico Border City Kill 11, Including Bystander 
Cd. Victoria, NL, Mex. -- Two highway shootouts between soldiers and suspected drug gang members in a northern border city resulted in 11 dead Saturday, including a bystander caught in the crossfire, Mexican authorities reported. -- The violence in Nuevo Laredo, across from Laredo, Texas, prompted the temporary closure of the highway, which is a major artery for travel and commerce between the United States and Mexico......

September 3, 2016

Breitbart         
Mexican Border State Cop Murdered for Refusing to Rob, Rape Woman 
Monterrey, NL, Mex. -- A state police officer reportedly gunned down a fellow cop for refusing to rob and rape a woman in this border state. The murder suspect lashed out in anger at the refusal by his partner to carry out the crime in the suburb of Apodaca. -- Authorities continue their search for 33-year-old Sergio de la Rosa Pulido, an officer with the Fuerza Civil force, who is currently being sought on murder and rape charges......

August 31, 2016

Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol        
Why Mexican President Nieto wants to see Trump right away   
Mexican President Nieto is panicking. He knows what would happen if Trump really secured the border and he wants to tell him in person about the calamity he would cause. -- Nieto wants to tell Trump in private something that has been kept from the pubic for years --- The construction of the fence along the border started the Mexican drug war. -- President Nieto fears that if Trump really stopped drugs from flowing north – and money flowing south – Mexico might slip into a full-scale civil war. If that happened, Nieto will tell Trump, chaos might send millions of Mexicans north - and no fence would stop them. -- American Border Patrol has been reporting on this issue for years, but a blackout of our work by the globalist media has kept the public ignorant. -- Time will tell if President Nieto can convince Trump to back off his border plans..

August 28, 2016

A Survey       
Immigration Letters From Around the Country  
Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims is right, and Gov. Jerry Brown is not. -- Here is a fact that you won't see discussed too often by the tyrants that are running this state. In 2015, total violent crime rates increased by 10 percent, property crime rates increased by 8 percent, and auto thefts increased by 12 percent over the previous year. -- These numbers can be found in the California State Report on Crime in California, on Table 2. These rates seem to correspond to the jail dumping that Jerry has engaged in since 2013. .......

NY Daily News        
Illegal alien bus driver involved in Louisiana crash killing 2, including fire chief   
A massive highway bus crash in Louisiana Sunday morning killed two people --- including a fire chief --- and injured 41, police said. -- The charter bus crash happened on Interstate 10 in Laplace, according to Acadian Companies, an ambulance service that responded to the wreck. -- Police identified one of the victims as Spencer Chauvin, the district fire chief of the St. John the Baptist Parish Office of Fire Services... [Related]...

Dallas Morning News   
Texas DPS wants $1 billion to beef up border security
Texas' unprecedented investment in security along its border with Mexico could become a billion-dollar proposition if the state agency spearheading that effort gets its way. -- The Department of Public Safety is asking lawmakers for an additional $320 million in the next two-year budget to expand its law enforcement push at the border. That would come on top of a base border security budget of $750 million over the biennium that begins in 2018......

Cincinnati Enquirer         
225+ heroin overdoses in 4 counties in 4 states in 1 week 
An overdose crisis in the past week has left police and emergency responders here drained and without clues. -- It has also underscored that this region does not have resources to treat all of people addicted to opioids, including heroin......

August 27, 2016

Breitbart         
Ret. Lt. Gen. Flynn: Terror-Linked Nations 'Cutting Deals' with Mexican Cartels to Enter U.S. 
Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), tells Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM that countries that are known to support radical Islamic terrorism are “cutting deals” with Mexican cartels for access to human smuggling routes into the United States......

August 26, 2016

Breitbart / Reuters         
Hungary To Build Second Fence To Keep Out Migrants 
Hungary plans to build a second fence on its southern border with Serbia that would enable it to keep out any major new wave of migrants, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday. -- Orban said the new barrier, to be built alongside the existing one, would strengthen defences to respond if Turkey's policy on migration changed. If that happened, hundreds of thousands could appear at Hungary's border, he told public radio......

American Patrol Report        
Today's Definition   
Racist (Ray-sist): Someone who is winning an argument with a liberal.

Breitbart         
Trump: 'No Path To Legalization,' 'Unless They Leave the Country and Come Back,' We'll 'See What Happens' Once Border's Secured  
During an interview broadcast on Thursday's “AC 360” on CNN that “there is no path to legalization” for people who are in the US illegally and haven't committed any crimes, “unless they leave the country and come back.” And “We're going to see what happens once we strengthen our border.”.....

August 25, 2016

Breitbart         
916 Illegals From Terror-Linked Countries Apprehended Since 2014 
U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehended at least 916 illegal immigrants from countries linked to terrorism trying to sneak into the United States across the Southwest border in 2014 and 2015, according to a Breitbart News tally gleaned from federal data released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)......

Breitbart         
See the latest news items on Breitbart.com   

August 24, 2016

American Patrol Report      
"Go Trump" Airplane for Sale
The "Go Trump" airplane that was made famous by appearing in the front page of the Washington Post is for sale, according to Glenn Spencer of American Border Patrol. Spencer says he would like to see the plane used to promote Trump events in a more populated place than Hereford, Arizona. -- For more information, call Glenn at 520-266-3443.

August 23, 2016

Breitbart         
Twin Falls: Mexicans Plead Guilty to Local Meth Distribution 
The tentacles of a Mexican drug cartel have reached into picturesque southern Idaho, as a Mexican man and a woman pled guilty in federal court after being indicted on charges of selling highly addictive meth. -- The guilty pleas were entered in Federal Court by 34-year-old Brenda Trinidad Jaime-Sainz, of Yakima, Washington, and 32-year-old Mauro Morales-Jimenez, of Buhl, Idaho. Terms of their plea agreements are sealed......

August 22, 2016

Politico         
Trump camp leaves wiggle room on deportation of illegal immigrants 
Donald Trump's new campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, is leaving some wiggle room on the Republican presidential nominee's past vow to deport 11 million illegal immigrants from the country, saying Trump's immigration plans are “to be determined.”.....

Yuma Sun        
Keeping watch: Infrastructure, technology improvements continue at U.S.-Mexico border 
The land border between the United States and Mexico runs 1,954 miles. A fence of some kind runs in fragmented stretches of the border, totaling about 650 miles as a result of the Secure Fence Act of 2006. -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Yuma Border Patrol Sector is responsible for 126 miles of that border, and nearly all of it has some type of fence, according to agent Francisco Ayala, a 14-year CBP veteran and Yuma Sector spokesperson. He said about six or so miles south of the Wellton area, in what is called Wellton Station, is protected by a natural border. -- The rest, ranging from the Imperial Sand Dunes in California at the west to the Yuma-Pima County line to the east, is mostly lined with up to a 20-foot high fence. -- To the west, a “floating” fence installed in 2008 sits atop the dunes. Unlike traditional fences, it won't get buried by blowing sands.... NOTE: Now see what the Yuma fence did!

August 21, 2016

Fusion.net         
Border Flooded with Massive Numbers Coming to USA from El Salvador In 2014, a wave of unaccompanied kids from Central America caught the U.S. government off-guard when they flooded into Texas in record numbers, triggering what President Obama called an “urgent humanitarian situation.” -- Two years later, a silent swell of a different type is starting to emerge on the U.S. southern border......

Breitbart         
Judges Block 57 Percent of Deportations Sought by DHS
A majority of the illegal aliens the Department of Homeland Security attempted to remove from the United States so far this fiscal year have been shielded from deportation by immigration judges......

Gateway Pundit       
What's Wrong With Her? Hillary has No Campaign Rallies Scheduled on her Calendar 
Hillary Clinton has no campaign rallies scheduled for the foreseeable future. -- No campaign rallies are scheduled for the next month! A list of her upcoming events shows a fundraiser she is expected to participate in Sunday August 21st with Cher and then no campaign rallies scheduled into the foreseeable future. The only other event in August that she is currently scheduled to participate in is on August 31st at the American Legion National Convention......

August 20, 2016

CNBC         
Trump's first national TV ad hits Clinton on 'rigged' system, border security 
Donald Trump on Friday put out his first national TV advertisement for the election, attacking Hillary Clinton on multiple fronts. -- "In Hillary Clinton's America, the system stays rigged against Americans. Syrian refugees flood in. Illegal immigrants convicted of committing crimes get to stay, collecting Social Security benefits, skipping the line. Our border open, it's more of the same, but worse," the advertisement begins......

A Survey       
Immigration Letters From Around the Country  
Donald Trump's wall seems to give Democrats a big laugh. So imagine how hard I laughed seeing the no-scale fence stretching nearly five miles around Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Convention. Who did she need to keep out: illegal aliens, cops or maybe her husband's old flames? -- Our citizens along the southern U.S. border would love that kind of protection, but they have to fight for their land and their lives all by themselves........

August 19, 2016

Rick Oltman -- USInc.com       
Every Zika Headline is Worse   
...All of these reports are very serious. The effects on newborns, known as Microcephaly, are terrible. It is heartbreaking to see the effected children. -- But, it doesn't end there. It starts there. -- The August 14 story announced that one quarter of the Puerto Rico population will become infected with the Zika virus by year's end, 134 days away. -- The current population of Puerto Rico is 3,600,000......

Breitbart         
Report: Illegal Migrants from Terror-Linked Countries Surging at Southern Border 
U.S. officials are trying to establish closer cooperation with various Latin American nations to combat an increase in the number of illegal migrants from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East attempting to sneak into the United States......

Reuters        
Mexico Says Police Murdered 22 on Ranch in Michoacan 
Mexican police arbitrarily executed nearly two dozen suspected gang members on a ranch last year, the government's National Human Rights Commission said on Thursday, one of the worst abuses by security forces in a decade of grisly drug violence. -- In May last year, federal police ambushed suspected members of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (JNG) holed up at Rancho El Sol near the small town of Tanhuato in the violent western state of Michoacan and killed 42 men......

August 18, 2016

Breitbart         
See the latest news items on Breitbart.com   

August 17, 2016

American Border Patrol
Drones/Seismic Sensors -- an idea whose time has finally come?
American Patrol began using small drones on the border thirteen years ago. -- In fact, we sent live video from our BorderHawk drone over MSNBC's Lester Hold Live on May 15, 2003. -- One year later, Tucson's KGUN-TV showed how we had linked our drone to ground sensors -- and a night thermal camera! -- ABP has continued to move forward and is now testing a system using advance drones and seismic sensors. -- We had the idea thirteen years ago. Maybe its time has finally come.

August 14, 2016

Tucson.com         
Eva Maldonado: Legalizing recreational marijuana in Arizona a bad idea
The initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in Arizona should be of great concern to every professional involved in mental health and substance abuse. It should be of great concern to every parent and to every family in Arizona. -- The idea we can regulate a dangerous intoxicant to be used only by those 21 and older --- as legalization proponents say, making it “just like alcohol” --- is disproved by the fact we can't limit alcohol use to the adult population......

KFYO         
'No Effective Border Security' in Texas, Says Jodey Arrington
Friday on The Chad Hasty Show, Jodey Arrington, GOP candidate and likely the next U.S. Representative of District 19, joined Hasty in the KFYO studio to talk about issues of concern for the South Plains and the nation. -- Arrington and Hasty discussed a number of topics, including Senator Ted Cruz's recent visit to West Texas, the 'farm bill,' agriculture and trade organizations, terrorism and border security.

American Border Patrol        
Hispanic crime drops -- but how?   
Reliable sources in Florida and Georgia tell American Border Patrol that there is a noticeable drop in the reporting of crimes involving Hispanics. We were first told of this some weeks ago, and the source, a retired lawyer, says that his contacts say the same thing. .....

August 13, 2016

American Border Patrol        
ABP working on SEIDARM video   
Last week the SEIDARM border security system was in involved in helping the US Border Patrol track down suspects near the border in Arizona. The combination of videos involving complex action is taking some time to put together into a coherent story. Look for a full report on Monday......

NPR         
Borderland Trump Supporters Welcome A Wall In Their Own Backyard 
Polls show that the idea of building a wall across the southern border remains unpopular with the general public and especially in the U.S. borderlands. -- But not everyone living near the international divide opposes a barrier between the U.S. and Mexico. Donald Trump has a small, zealous following along the southern frontier......

August 12, 2016

Gateway Pundit       
ISIS terrorist tells feds of jihadist brothers in Mexico   
Earlier this year a top ranking Homeland Security official acknowledged that Mexican drug cartels were helping ISIS sneak across the southern border to scope out targets for terrorist attacks.-- ISIS operative Shaykh Mahmood Omar Khabir has reportedly been training militants near the US border near Ciudad Juarez for the past year......

KERA         
Why Protecting The Texas-Mexico Border Is So Complicated
Reporters at the Texas Tribune are exploring border security and immigration -- two topics that affect nearly every part of Texas. Jay Root is a reporter with the Texas Tribune and has reported several stories in the project, called Bordering on Insecurity......

August 3, 2016

Valley Central     
Federal agents arrest Mexican man with 4 drunken driving convictions   
Federal agents arrested a Mexican man with at least four drunken driving convictions during a raid last week. -- The Harlingen Fugitive Operations Unit -- a part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement -- arrested 44-year-old Jesus Artemio De Alba-Medrano on Wednesday, according to the criminal complaint against him. -- Born in Mexico, De Alba and his wife lived in Alamo, according to Hidalgo County court records......

August 2, 2016

i24News        
Israeli firm that built Gaza border fence interested in Trump's wall proposal
The Israeli security firm that built the fence surrounding the Gaza Strip "would definitely want" to be involved in US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's proposed barrier along the Mexican border, Bloomberg News quoted its CEO as saying on Monday. -- Magal Security Systems Ltd. has pioneered its "smart fence" technology, which uses video, ground sensors, motion detectors, and satellite monitoring......

American Border Patrol        
Spencer Calls for Investigation of USBP   
Glenn Spencer, president of American Border Patrol, has called for an investigation of a July 28 incident involving the use of SEIDARM to detect and report on suspected drug smugglers. (See Video) -- Spencer says that hard data acquired during the incident, including the fact that the suspects were north of the border on a known smuggling route in a heavily patrolled area for more than 35 minutes --- possibly without being apprehended, calls for an investigation. "Americans have spent millions of dollars in technology and hardware to secure this area. This incident suggests that this money was not well spent." -- See Spencer's recommendation......



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