IN THIS SECTION Menu (Topics List-5) - Borders BORDERS-1 General BORDERS-2 2021 Border Issues (by month) BORDERS-3 Agencies linked to BP BORDERS-4-Lawsuits linked to BP BORDERS-5 Terms BORDERS-6 Legislation, etc. BORDERS-7 Links List Related Subjects La Raza Human Trafficking Tunnels-Smuggling Ports As Security Risks (like Port Authority) Funding of Civil Rights Projects often linked to Border/Immigration Funding Arena-1 Slush Funding Arena-2 Donations Funding Arena-3 Terrorism Funding Arena-4 George Soros Funding Arena-5 Grants Funding Arena-6 Lawsuits ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (…continued menu) BORDER PATROL CHECK POINTS States Arizona o Articles-Arizona o See Border and Native Americans - Tohono Oodham below o Also see: Arizona Policing Problems and General Information; Arizona Crime California New Mexico o Articles-New Mexico Texas o Mexican Nationals transforming San Antonio-2016/06/17 o Families (Immigrant) Streaming into USA Fox-2021/10/08 o Cartels firing into USA (Fox-2021/10/08) o Texas Ranchers Struggle with Illegal Immigrants o Texas Governor for Trump-Style Border Measures o Texas and Arizona ask for police from other states Migrant Deaths or Abuse Along Border Border Agent Incident (Lorenzo Hernandez) Border and Native Americans o The Tohono O'odham people and Baboquivari Peak in Arizona Guns - borders - USA sales to Mexico etc Trump [separate page - moved to Trump section 2021/11/15] Mexican Tricks: Games Being Played o See Comments - Who is Answering the Phone? Manning the Front Desk? Handling Paperwork in Back? How they get access to your private and personal info, family members, personal habits, plans, etc. o Mexicans Abusing, Ignoring, Thwarting American Border Protection System and other American laws Drones (Narco) [see Border-Terms-Drones] GOP 10 Point Plan to End Border Crisis o Layout of Plan o GOP Governors Involved with Plan CCP’s Unrestricted Warfare Model: See Start Here #4 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- START HERE 1)Follow the money, not just drugs. Less money in cartel pockets means fewer chemicals and drugs, less violence and weapons, and less ability to corrupt the rule of law." See: Fox News-Chinese 'cartels' quietly operating in Mexico, aiding US drug crisis By McKay. 2020/11/12-- 2) Excellent article City Journal-2005 on Mexico’s disdain for American laws for USA border protection - although dated, it’s applicable City Journal 2005/Autumn Mexico’s Undiplomatic Diplomats: It’s time for Mexican consulates to stop aiding and abetting illegal immigration. [Also listed under Mexico’s Tricks below] https //www city-journal org/html/mexico%E2%80%99s-undiplomatic-diplomats-12891 html Excerpt: Mexican officials here and abroad are involved in a massive and almost daily interference in American sovereignty…They are there thanks in part to Mexico’s efforts to get them into the U.S. in violation of American law, and to normalize their status once here in violation of the popular will. Mexican consulates are engineering a backdoor amnesty for their illegal migrants and trying to discredit American immigration enforcement 3) Put Americans First in America: Strongly against illegal aliens and Biden/Harris style amnesty, feeling America needs to focus on American citizens? Check out this website: FAIR 2020 March Illegal Aliens Taking U.S. Jobs 4)"As part of the CCP's unrestricted warfare model, they have progressed significantly against America with their enhanced role in the drug business. They can make multibillions and, at the same time, undermine the security of America," claimed Derek Maltz, a retired special agent in charge at the DEA. "A kilogram of fentanyl can kill 500,000 people, so the administration should look at the death rates and treat this as a serious national security threat as opposed to only a public health crisis." COMMENTS - BORDERS-1 ISSUES moved to NOTES PERSONAL 2021/04/14 CORRUPTION The Hill [see more under Legislation below] 2017/05/16 Why is Congress proposing to increase customs and https //thehill com/blogs/congress-blog/homeland-security/333698-why-is-congress-proposing-to-increase- customs-and Mother Jones 2020/01/23 Torture, Rape, and Kidnapping at the Border: A New Report Lays Bare the Horror of Trump’s Asylum Plan: Less than 1 percent of 24,000 so-called Remain in Mexico cases have resulted in asylum protection. By Camille Squires. [Note from PF: See Media/Alt News for more on Mother Jones] https //www motherjones com/politics/2020/01/migrant-protection-protocols-remain-in-mexico-trump/ Newsweek 2019/11/29 Exclusive: Border Patrol Knew About Harrowing 'Game Of Smiles' Sexual Assault Claims, But Did Not Take Action, Former Official Says. BY CHANTAL DA SILVA https: /www newsweek com/border-patrol-game-smiles-sexual-assault-1447434 Excerpt: U.S. Customs and Border Protection leadership knew about an alleged sexual assault in which a female Border Patrol trainee claimed to have been raped by at least one instructor and multiple male peers at a graduation party—but they did not take proper action in the years following the incident, a former internal affairs chief has told Newsweek. James Tomsheck was head of internal affairs from 2006 to 2014 before being removed from the role amid criticism of his team's handling of allegations of inappropriate use of force by Border Patrol agents. POGO 2018/04/13 13 CBP Employees Arrested for Corruption this Administration BY MIA STEINLE https //www pogo org/investigation/2018/04/13-cbp-employees-arrested-for-corruption-this-administration/ Articles on Legislation involving Corruption Issues (Brief, A few points) 2017 Career Professional Speaks Up on Border Patrol Corruption and Corresponding Legislation The Hill 2017/05/16 Why Is Congress proposing to increase Customs and Border Protection corruption? By James Tomsheck increase-customs-and Excerpt: During my 40-year career in law enforcement I served as a police officer, U.S. Secret Service Special Agent, and Assistant Commissioner at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), heading the Office of Internal Affairs. In these positions, I was guided by one principle: law enforcement’s vital mission must be accomplished with integrity. From those decades of experience, the cases that most disturb me are people who applied to work at CBP - the country’s largest law enforcement agency - and admitted in the screening process to committing serious criminal offenses, including drug smuggling, rape, and infanticide, or confessed to seeking employment as infiltrators paid by transnational criminal organizations or cartels…Based on my experience, I have an urgent obligation to speak out against a law Congress is close to enacting that would weaken CBP hiring standards imposed by the Anti-Border Corruption Act of 2010. The House Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act (H.R.2213), scheduled for a floor vote on Wednesday, and the Senate Boots on the Border Act (S. 595), scheduled to be considered that morning by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, would exempt certain law enforcement and military applicants for CBP positions from the polygraph examination only recently mandated by Congress. Mandatory polygraphs for all CBP law enforcement applicants, which are standard at the FBI, DEA, ATF, and Secret Service, were a congressional response to widespread corruption and other policing abuses at CBP that followed a rushed hiring surge last decade. Damaging compromises of CBP integrity ensued, including cartel infiltration achieved by hired applicants who did harm to the United States. I know from first-hand experience that the bills moving in Congress, backed by current CBP leadership desperate to hire more agents, would exacerbate corruption and abusive misconduct by adding unsuitable personnel who conceal criminal pasts - and/or have future intent to compromise CBP's mission - so as to threaten our national security. Indeed, a random sample of 1,000 polygraphs conducted after applicants were cleared by CBP's background screening concluded that 65 percent of these applicants failed the polygraph, with many providing detailed descriptions of their involvement in criminal activity. increase-customs-and WOLA REPORT 2017 2017/12/14 Lessons from San Diego’s Border Wall by Adam Isacson and Maureen Meyer https //www wola org/analysis/wola-report-lessons-san-diegos-border-wall/ Excerpt: " The border doesn’t need a wall. It needs better-equipped ports of entry, investigative capacity, technology, and far more ability to deal with humanitarian flows. In its current form, the 2018 Homeland Security Appropriations bill is pursuing a wrong and wasteful approach. The experience of San Diego makes that clear." https //www wola org/analysis/wola-report-lessons-san-diegos-border-wall/ BORDER PATROL CHECKPOINTS AND BORDER CROSSINGS Las Cruces Sun News 2019/08/05 Border Patrol Checkpoints Reopen in New Mexico mexico/1920977001/ Border Crossing Locations in southern New Mexico CBP dot gov https //www cbp gov/travel/trusted-traveler-programs/global-entry/enrollment-centers/new-mexico Mexpro dot com 2017/08/21 Posted August 21, 2017 by Roxanna Brock McDade & filed under Border Crossing. https //www mexpro com/blog/cross-new-mexicomexican-border/ Excerpt: There are only three border crossings into Mexico from New Mexico, and all cross into the Mexico state of Chihuahua in the western half of the state. Antelope Wells-El Berrendo Mexico border signLocation: Antelope Wells, New Mexico/El Berrendo, Chihuahua Access: NM 81/Carretera El Berrendo-Janos Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. everyday. Minor Crossing: (The least visited US/Mexico border crossing.) Non-commercial, no trucks. Columbus-Puerto Palomas Location: Columbus, New Mexico/Puerto Palomas, Chihuahua Access: NM 11/Calzada 5 de Mayo Hours: Open 24 hoursMajor Crossing: Banjercito open 8:00 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week Santa Teresa-San Jerónimo Location: Santa Teresa, New Mexico/San Jerónimo, Chihuahua Access: NM 136 (Pete Domenici Boulevard)/Carretera Samalayuca el Oasis Hours: 6:00 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. Mid-size Crossing: Claims the shortest lines on the border. Alternate route to using the El Paso/Juarez crossings Limited Truck hours. Banjercito location. SAGARPA/SENASICA inspection for agricultural equipment https //www mexpro com/blog/cross-new-mexicomexican-border/ [re-extracted from Internet on 2021/06/27] STATES Arizona Arizona is a landlocked state situated in the southwestern United States, bordering Mexico in the south. The Grand Canyon State (its nickname) borders Utah to the north, New Mexico to the east, the Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California to the south, California in the west, and Nevada in northwest. Map of the State of Arizona, USA - Nations Online Project Articles Arizona Central 2019/09/05 Arizona takes $30 million hit for Trump's border wall (Wasn't Mexico supposed to pay? EJ Montini https //www azcentral com/story/opinion/op-ed/ej-montini/2019/09/05/border-wall-takes-30-million-hit-out- arizona/2221527001/ Fox News Radio 2021/06/25 Arizona AG Mark Brnovich: Biden & Harris “Broke The Border So They Own This https //radio foxnews com/2021/06/25/arizona-ad-mark-brnovich-biden-harris-broke-the-border-so-they-own- this/ Fronteras 2021/06/23 Plan To Bring Police To Arizona's Border Is Welcome But Nebulous. By Michel Marizco 2021/06/23-- Narco News Firestorm US Customs Border Corruption: "Like Gangland Chicago During Prohibition"By Bill Conroy 2004- Note from PF: dated by now, but look for lines of continuity and also pre-9/11 trajectories as well as post-9/11 vulnerabilities Excerpt: In Shelly’s version of the story, though, it is the G-men, not the crooks, who take it on the chin. The Customs Internal Affairs special agent in charge (SAC) who spearheaded the formation of the task force, John William Juhasz, claims that it was shut down abruptly because it got too close to the truth. The task force, called Firestorm, included members of the U.S. Customs Service, the Department of Justice’s Office of Inspector General, the IRS, the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Firestorm, prior to being dismantled, was actively investigating some 19 cases of alleged law-enforcement corruption in Arizona, according to public records. NBC/US News 2014/06/21 - Border Insecurity: Arizona Ranchers Frustrated Over Smugglers, Crime crime-n106711 Excerpt: SIERRA VISTA, ARIZONA—On a steep and rugged road along the U.S. border, Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels pointed to a well-worn foot trail leading from Mexico into Arizona. It's a path, he said, that is frequently used by smugglers to ferry immigrants and drugs into the United States. Dannels noted that the international border fence there, which stands only a few feet tall, is clearly no deterrent to traffickers who in recent years, he said, have become more aggressive and dangerous to anyone standing in their way. crime-n106711 NPR 2017/02/23 Border Wall Would Cut Across Land Sacred To Native Tribe. By Laurel Morales Excerpt: The Tohono O'odham people believe their creator lives in the holiest of rocks, Baboquivari Peak; President Trump's wall would cut across this mountain range — as well as sacred burial ground. Jose says they're not asking the Trump administration to get out. The tribe is asking them to collaborate. https //www npr org/2017/02/23/516477313/border-wall-would-cut-across-land-sacred-to-native-tribe Code Switch The Environmental Consequences Of A Wall On The U.S.-Mexico Border "We're not your enemy. We're your ally. We want to work with you in protecting America," he says. Sfgate 2019/09/05 In Arizona, Pentagon-funded border fence already underway. By Astrid Galvan. https //www sfgate com/news/article/In-Arizona-Pentagon-funded-border-fence-already-14416772 php WFSU 2021/06/18 DeSantis Pledges To Send Officers To Mexico Borders In Texas, Arizona. By Blaise Gainey https //news wfsu org/state-news/2021-06-18/desantis-pledges-to-send-officers-to-mexico-borders-in-texas- arizona California CBP 2020/09/28 Border Patrol Agents Arrested Three Convicted Sex Offenders over the Weekend in Three Separate Events [Release Date: September 28, 2020] https //www cbp gov/newsroom/local-media-release/border-patrol-agents-arrested-three-convicted-sex- offenders-over East Bay Times 2021/03/04 13 people were killed in horrific crash after entering California through hole in Mexico border fence https //www eastbaytimes com/2021/03/04/13-people-were-killed-in-horrific-crash-after-entering-california- through-hole-in-mexico-border-fence-officials-say/ NBC San Diego 2020/05/19 Border Patrol ICE fly deportees to Mexico city citing covid concerns. By Eric S. Page. https //www nbcsandiego com/news/local/border-patrol-ice-fly-deportees-to-mexico-city-citing-covid- concerns/2328765/ NBC San Diego 2021/03/03 Federal authorities launch human smuggling investigation after deadly California crash Ten of the 13 people who were killed were Mexican nationals, officials said. By Wilson Wong https //www nbcnews com/news/us-news/federal-authorities-launch-human-smuggling-investigation- deadly-california-crash-n1259436 San Diego Union Tribune 2021/03/10 Mexican migrants in the U.S. sent more money home in 2020 to keep families afloat.By Wendy Fry. https //www sandiegouniontribune com/news/border-baja-california/story/2021-03-10/mexican-migrants- remittances Times of San Diego 2016/06/06 suspected human smuggler caught 3 mexican nationals 2021/02/22 16 arrested during brazen smuggling attempt high speed chase New Mexico Albuq. Jrnl 2019/03/25 Border patrol closes highway checkpoints in New Mexico https //www abqjournal com/1296117/border-patrol-closes-highway-checkpoints-in-new-mexico html The Blaze dot com 2021/06/07 New Mexico rancher says property is 'under siege,' details how illegal immigration is poisoning livestock and driving cattle away from food. By Chris Field. https //www theblaze com/news/new-mexico-rancher-illegal-immigration-killing-cattle Deming Headlight 2019/02/08 Area Rancher shares experience along SW NM border southwestern-new-mexico-border/2801165002/ Excerpt: Russell Johnson, whose ranch borders Mexico, said he has dealt with break-ins, litter, theft and damage to his property and livestock from trespassing immigrants southwestern-new-mexico-border/2801165002/ El Paso Times 2019/11/04)Sunland Park [NM] Shooting border patrol agent involved https //www elpasotimes com/story/news/2019/11/04/sunland-park-shooting-border-patrol-agent-involved- nm/4155120002/ KOB (2019/01/27) New Mexico ranchers frustrated with situation along U.S.-Mexico border. By Chris Ramirez border/5220568/ KVIA 2019/04/15) Video: trial for man accused of kidnapping off duty border agent begins https //www kvia com/news/new-mexico/trial-for-man-accused-of-kidnapping-off-duty-border-agent- begins/1069171202 Law Officer dot com 2017/06/11) Border patrol agent kidnapped and tortured in New Mexico https //lawofficer com/news/border-patrol-agent-kidnapped-and-tortured-in-new-mexico/ LC Sun 2020/04/17 U.S. to temporarily close border crossing in New Mexico amid coronavirus https //www lcsun-news com/story/news/local/new-mexico/2020/04/17/amid-coronavirus-u-s-temporarily- closing-new-mexico-border-crossing/5155545002/ Police One 2017/06/21 2 arrested in off duty NM border agent attack: Agent Lorenzo Hernandez said the suspects, who asked for a ride, pulled out weapons and instructed Hernandez to follow their orders. By Carlos Andres Lopez. https //www policeone com/border-patrol/articles/374294006-2-arrested-in-off-duty-NM-border-agent- attack/ Washington Examiner 2019/07/23 US general cartels are using migrants to distract from drug smuggling at the border. By Russ Read. https //www washingtonexaminer com/policy/defense-national-security/us-general-cartels-are-using- migrants-to-distract-from-drug-smuggling-at-the-border Washington Times 2019/05/27 First-ever private border wall built in New Mexico Half-mile section to close 'gap' in Border Patrol's fence https //www washingtontimes com/news/2019/may/27/first-ever-private-border-wall-built-new-mexico El Paso Times dot com 2021/03/12 CBP arrests 22 fugitives El Paso West Texas New Mexico ports entry. By Aaron Martinez mexico-ports-entry/4673565001/ VOA News 2017 The US-Mexico Border: A Dangerous Place With or Without a Wall. By Ramon Taylor But while border-related crime is down in southern California, where large sections of the Bush-era fence are in place, Murphy says migration has only moved eastward into Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. And he doesn’t foresee any wall stopping criminals from entering. “They’re getting a little bit more creative. Now they’re using boats to get up the coast. They are trying to bring it in through 18-wheelers and tractor trailers,” Murphy said. Texas Forbes 2016/06/17 Mexican nationals are transforming San Antonio antonio/?sh=43a14dcdab6d Fox News 2021/03/15 Texas members of Congress demand lawsuit against Biden for border 'crisis'. By Marisa Schultz. Lawmakers want AG Ken Paxton to sue to ensure people caught crossing illegally during the pandemic are turned away https //www foxnews com/politics/texas-members-of-congress-demand-lawsuit-against-biden-for-border-crisis Texas Governor for Trump-Style Border Measures KLTV 2021/06/24 Texas governor leads GOP push for Trump-style border measures. By AP. Texas Ranchers Struggle with Illegal Immigrants Law Enforcement Today 2021/05/28 What’s really happening at the border: Texas ranchers struggle as encounters with illegal immigrants increase. By Scott A. Davis. illegal-immigrants-increase/ Texas and Arizona Governors ask for Police from other States Western Journal 2021/06/11 Texas and Arizona Governors Ask Other States to Send Police to Border as Crisis Rages. By Kipp Jones Families (Immigrants) Streaming into USA Fox News 2021/10/08 Fox News' Bill Melugin, crew capture cartel gunfire into US: 'This was remarkable'. Bill Melugin witnessed hundreds of family units being smuggled into America. By Amy Nelson Cartel Gunfire into USA Fox News 2021/10/08 Fox News' Bill Melugin, crew capture cartel gunfire into US: 'This was remarkable' Bill Melugin witnessed hundreds of family units being smuggled into America. Websites/Agencies Border Issues The Conversation 2019/05/05 Nixon and Reagan tried closing the border to pressure Mexico – here’s what happened. By Ailleen Teague what-happened-114956 Global Security dot org note from Police Factor: excellent overview, gets us right into a wide range of border issues fast Foreign relations US border Mexpro note from Police Factor: this is being added as an addition to our knowledge of NM borders in general (2017/08/21) Where to Cross the New Mexico/Mexican Border Posted August 21, 2017 by Roxanna Brock McDade & filed under Border Crossing. Excerpt: There are only three border crossings into Mexico from New Mexico, and all cross into the Mexico state of Chihuahua in the western half of the state. If it’s important to you to be able to get to the border quickly and get on your way to your Mexico destination, it may be worth your while to know what roads to take (both going north and south), what services are available and how busy the crossing. Save time by getting the low-down from Mexpro. https //www mexpro com/blog/cross-new-mexicomexican-border New Mexico Border Authority Excerpt: The New Mexico Border Authority is an executive branch state agency that provides leadership in the development of the state's international ports of entry as well as serving as the Governor's advisor and point of contact for those interested in opportunities at the ports of entry. This agency also facilitates new infrastructure, trade opportunities, job opportunities, job training capabilities and many other activities that contribute to development of a productive economy along the New Mexico border http //www nmborder com/ US Border Patrol dot com: private website, not associated with government also see New Mexico gangs section http //www usborderpatrol com/Border_Patrol90 htm BORDER AGENT INCIDENT Lorenzo Hernandez KVIA (2019/04/15) Video: trial for man accused of kidnapping off duty border agent begins https //www kvia com/news/new-mexico/trial-for-man-accused-of-kidnapping-off-duty-border-agent- begins/1069171202 Law Officer dot com (2017/06/11) Border patrol agent kidnapped and tortured in New Mexico https //lawofficer com/news/border-patrol-agent-kidnapped-and-tortured-in-new-mexico/ Police One (2017/06/21) 2 arrested in off duty NM border agent attack: Agent Lorenzo Hernandez said the suspects, who asked for a ride, pulled out weapons and instructed Hernandez to follow their orders. By Carlos Andres Lopez. https //www policeone com/border-patrol/articles/374294006-2-arrested-in-off-duty-NM-border-agent- attack/ MIGRANT DEATHS ALONG BORDER Southern Border dot org Deaths by border patrol https //www southernborder org/deaths_by_border_patrol Wikipedia Migrant deaths along the Mexico US border https //en wikipedia org/wiki/Migrant_deaths_along_the_Mexico–United_States_border BORDER AND NATIVE AMERICANS Tohono O'odham and Baboquivari Peak NPR 2017/02/23 Border Wall Would Cut Across Land Sacred To Native Tribe. By Laurel Morales Excerpt: The Tohono O'odham people believe their creator lives in the holiest of rocks, President Trump's wall would cut across this mountain range — as well as sacred burial ground. Jose says they're not asking the Trump administration to get out. The tribe is asking them to collaborate. https //www npr org/2017/02/23/516477313/border-wall-would-cut-across-land-sacred-to-native-tribe The Wall CBSN Originals explores the U.S.-Mexico border in "The Wall" A Native American tribe could be divided if the U.S. government builds a wall along the southern border. CBS News' Mireya Villarreal went to the border for her CBSN Originals documentary, "The Wall: A Nation Divided." https //tribalcollegejournal org/borderline-indigenous-communities-international-frontier GUNS PBS 2019/07/02 The flow of guns from the U.S. to Mexico is getting lost in the border debate. Gabriela Martinez https //www pbs org/newshour/politics/the-flow-of-guns-from-the-u-s-to-mexico-is-getting-lost-in-the- border-debate Once the guns are purchased, traffickers face the next challenge: smuggling them across the border without getting caught. But traffickers have ways to surmount this obstacle as well. MEXICAN TRICKS Mexicans Abusing American System, Avoiding Laws, Evading, etc. City Journal-2005/Autumn Mexico’s Undiplomatic Diplomats https //www city-journal org/html/mexico%E2%80%99s-undiplomatic-diplomats-12891 html DRONES Airspace mag dot com 2020/06 How Many Drones Are Smuggling Drugs Across the U.S. Southern Border? Answer: Nobody knows. By Tim Wright The Debrief Drone DJ 2020/05/05--https //dronedj com/2020/05/05/drones-try-to-smuggle-over-300k-in-drugs-across-us-border/ DARIEN GAP ‘PIPELINE’ CBN News https //www1 cbn com/cbnnews/us/2021/march/news-confronts-hostile-smugglers-at-dangerous-point-on- central-americas-human-pipeline CIS dot org https //cis org/Bensman/Congressman-and-Journalists-Report-Historic-Surge-ExtraContinental-Migrants- Now-Pouring News Max 2021/09/27 Rep. Tiffany to Newsmax: Criminal Activity Among Unvetted Afghans 'Predictable'. By Sandy Fitzgerald https //www newsmax com/politics/tom-tiffany-afghanistan-refugees-crime/2021/09/27/id/1038032/ Sara Carter 2021/06/11 GOP lawmaker visits Darien Gap ‘pipeline’ that pumps tens of thousands of migrants to southern border. By Jenny Goldsberry https //saraacarter com/gop-lawmaker-visits-darien-gap-pipeline-that-pumps-tens-of-thousands-of- migrants-to-southern-border/ Washingon Examiner 2021/06/15 Harris needs to visit horrifying Darien Gap to see true migrant pipeline, congressman says by Tori Richards, Investigative Reporter https //www washingtonexaminer com/news/harris-visit-darien-gap-migrant-pipeline SANCTUARY/ANTI-SANCTUARY CITIES Definition-See Borders/Terms Sanctuary Cities CIS 2021/03/22 Map: Sanctuary Cities, Counties, and States By Jessica M. Vaughan and Bryan Griffith Excerpt: The sanctuary jurisdictions are listed below. These cities, counties, and states have laws, ordinances, regulations, resolutions, policies, or other practices that obstruct immigration enforcement and shield criminals from ICE — either by refusing to or prohibiting agencies from complying with ICE detainers, imposing unreasonable conditions on detainer acceptance, denying ICE access to interview incarcerated aliens, or otherwise impeding communication or information exchanges between their personnel and federal immigration officers. A detainer is the primary tool used by ICE to gain custody of criminal aliens for deportation. It is a notice to another law enforcement agency that ICE intends to assume custody of an alien and includes information on the alien's previous criminal history, immigration violations, and potential threat to public safety or security. America’s Voice 2019 What is a Sanctuary City “Sanctuary cities” is actually a misnomer. While many Americans believe that it refers to a city that doesn’t prosecute immigrants, so-called “sanctuary cities” actually refer to something far more specific. There’s no single definition of what is a sanctuary city, but generally speaking, it’s a city (or a county, or a state) that limits its cooperation with federal immigration enforcement agents in order to protect low-priority immigrants from deportation, while still turning over those who have committed serious crimes. This is why we prefer the term “safe cities”. [Extracted from Internet 2021/10/19] FAIRUS 10 of the Largest Sanctuary Cities in the United States Excerpt: Although they have existed since the 1970s, the number of cities adopting “sanctuary policies” has risen dramatically over the last few decades. A sanctuary policy can encompass varying measures adopted by a city that to some degree limit participation in federal immigration enforcement efforts and interfere with federal agents’ fulfillment of their duties. These policies can range from prohibiting local police from inquiring about immigration status to refusing to honor requests (detainers) from federal immigration authorities to hold criminal aliens until those officials can assume custody. By refusing to cooperate with the arrest of criminal aliens, or those deemed to be deportable, these jurisdictions not only undermine federal law but potentially endanger the residents whom they are sworn to protect. There are approximately 600 sanctuary jurisdictions of differing sizes across the country. The list below identifies some of the largest sanctuary cities. Each has a population of over 700,000 according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates for 2019. [Extracted from Internet 2021/10/19] Anti-Sanctuary States Texas Texas Tribune 2017/05/08 Things to know about sanctuary cities law Montana FAIRUS Montana passes anti-sanctuary bill sanctuary-bill CHURCHES - CATHOLIC - HELPING ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, ALIENS The Spectrum 2018/04/04 Caravans, churches and criminal sanctuaries. Michelle Malkin https //www thespectrum com/story/opinion/2018/04/04/malkin-caravans-churches-and-criminal- sanctuaries/487800002/ Excerpt: But the parade of immigration lawlessness marches on -- with reckless aiding and abetting by churches across the U.S….When they're not serving as human traffickers masquerading as human rights activists, these travel agents for amnesty busy themselves constructing shelters along their illicit pathways that span the globe. Catholic groups have sponsored and subsidized such nation-sabotaging campaigns for decades. The Vatican itself donated at least $20,000 in 2009 to erect a shelter for Central American illegal aliens sneaking through Ixtepec, Mexico, where they hopped on freight trains into our country. Some groups mentioned in article: Pueblo Sin Fronteras The Vatican Catholic Extension Jesuit-affiliated St. Joseph Catholic Church of Seattle the Fourth Universalist Society of New York Springfield, Massachusetts, the South Congregational Church Las Vegas, the incoming Catholic Bishop George Leo Thomas choing the left-wing U.S. Conference on Catholic Bishops, Thomas pledged to support and advocate for the so-called illegal alien Dreamers and welcome them into the church. https //www thespectrum com/story/opinion/2018/04/04/malkin-caravans-churches-and-criminal- sanctuaries/487800002/ CARTEL HIGH TECH BRIDGES BORDERS, PUBLIC SAFETY NETS SofRep 2016 How Mexican Cartels are winning tech war GOP 10 POINT PLAN TO END BORDER CRISIS Fox News 2021/10/06 GOP governors unveil 10-point plan to end border crisis, urging Biden to act Texas Gov. Abbott says Biden 'has caused a humanitarian crisis and chaos on our border'. By Adam Shaw. https //www foxnews com/politics/gop-governors-10-point-plan-biden-end-border-crisis Layout of 10 Point Plan Washington Examiner 2021/10/06 Republican governors unveil 10-point plan for ending border crisis by Anna Giaritelli, Governors Involved - GOP 10 Point Plan to Secure Borders Abbott, Doug Ducey of Arizona, Brian Kemp of Georgia, Brad Little of Idaho, Kim Reynolds of Iowa, Greg Gianforte of Montana, Pete Ricketts of Nebraska, Mike DeWine of Ohio, Kevin Stitt of Oklahoma, and Mark Gordon of Wyoming — laid out a plan to reinstate many of former President Donald Trump’s immigration and border strategies. The policies would “restore security and end the crisis,” according to a copy of a document shared with the Washington Examiner before the press conference. Plan The governors' full Joint Policy Framework on the Border Crisis is copied below: Continue Title 42 public health restrictions: The Biden Administration should continue to invoke Title 42 to refuse entry to individuals coming into the country due to the COVID-19 public health risk, which was initially issued by the previous administration. Title 42 currently expels approximately 44% of apprehensions. In July, more than 18% of migrant families and 20% of unaccompanied minors tested positive for COVID-19 upon being released from Border Patrol custody. Reports estimate that the Biden Administration has placed approximately 40,000 COVID-19 positive migrants into American cities. Dedicate federal resources to eradicate human trafficking and drug trafficking: Due to the rapid increase of cartel activity, the Biden Administration should dedicate additional resources to eradicate the surge in human trafficking and drug trafficking, arrest offenders, support victims, and get dangerous drugs—like fentanyl and methamphetamine—off our streets. Resume the deportation of all criminals: The Biden Administration should enforce all deportation laws of criminally convicted illegal aliens. Upon taking office, President Biden issued an Executive Order ordering the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to prioritize only the deportation of aggravated felons, gang members, or terrorists, leaving other criminals to remain in the United States. Re-enter all agreements with our Northern Triangle partners and Mexico: President Biden should re-enter the prior administration’s agreement with the Northern Triangle countries (El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras) and Mexico. The countries agreed to enforce their respective borders, fix their asylum systems, and receive migrants seeking asylum before they journey north to the United States. Upon taking office, President Biden issued an Executive Order terminating the agreements. Provide notice and transparency to states on unaccompanied minors and migrants: The Biden Administration should instruct the Office of Refugee Resettlement to notify states when the federal government is transporting migrants who will be reliant upon their state’s social safety net. Currently, an unknown number of migrants, including unaccompanied minor children, are being secretly transported into states without notice to those who will ultimately have to provide resources to them, such as healthcare, education, benefits, and more. Send a clear message to potential migrants: President Biden, Vice President Harris, and Biden Administration officials at every level should state clearly and unequivocally that our country’s borders are not open and that migrants seeking economic opportunity should not attempt to abuse or misuse the asylum process. Prior to and after taking office, President Biden blatantly encouraged illegal immigrants to come to the United States. Deploy more federal law enforcement officers and National Guard troops: Due to overwhelming needs at the border, the Biden Administration should deploy more and provide greater resources to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. In line with the prior four presidents who deployed National Guard troops to the border, the Biden Administration should request additional military assistance and invoke Title X to reimburse states for their troops serving at the border. Due to a lack of federal resources, Arizona and Texas have had to initiate an Emergency Management Assistance Compact to request law enforcement resources directly from states, receiving offers from eight states, to arrest and detain illegal trespassers. End catch and release and clear the judicial backlog: The Biden Administration should end the Obama-era policy of catching and releasing apprehended migrants into U.S. cities along the South Texas border, leaving illegal immigrants paroled and able to travel anywhere in the country. In addition, the Biden Administration should dedicate additional judges and resources to our U.S. immigration courts to end the growing backlog and expedite court appearances for illegal migrants. Reports indicate backlogged cases total more than 1 million, the most ever. Upon taking office, President Biden issued an Executive Order reinstating catch and release policies that incentivize illegal immigration and make deportation laws difficult to enforce. Fully reinstate the Migrant Protection Protocols: The Biden Administration should comply with recent federal court rulings and fully reinstate the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) established by the prior administration, which require asylum seekers to return to Mexico to await their court hearing outside of the United States, serving as a deterrent to cross. Upon taking office, President Biden issued a directive to terminate the MPP, and although litigation may continue, the Biden Administration should halt any attempts to appeal and fully reinstate the policy Finish securing the border: The Biden Administration should reopen construction contracts to continue building the border wall and invest in infrastructure and technology, such as lights, sensors, or access roads, to complete the border security system. Upon taking office, President Biden terminated the national emergency at the border, stopped all border construction, and redirected funds to build the wall. Updates: 2021/12/2 updates in Start Here added Fox News CCP type of warfare, Fox News follow the money; 2021/10/19 editing; adding Texas border issue articles and adding links to topics in Texas section; 10 pt plan; sanctuary cities definition added, CIS map; 2021/10/18 added Sanctuary CIties; 2021/10/05 Darien Gap Pipeline added; 2021/06/26 added articles to Texas section; 2021/03/14 some editing; 2021/03/13 added misc links to be organized later; some other editing 2021/03/11 Editing, City Journal-2005 Autumn article added; 2020/10/29 corruption section added including articles from The Hill, Newsweek, Mother Jones and POGO. 2020/06/11 The Hill-2017/05/16-added; some editing technical; added see also tunnels- smuggling; 2020/03/25 Rolling Stone-2018/04/18 article added; 2019/12/18 El Paso Times-2019/11/04 added; 2019/09/20 articles added - KOB (2019/01/27); NPR (2017/02/23); Tucson (2019/08/24) 2019/09/06 two articles dated 9/5/19 on border wall added - Sfgate, Ariz Repub. 2019/09/05 US Border Patrol dot com added (non-govt listing); also added “In this section” index at top of page; Page started 2019/07/23
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