Author Archives: leemaril

Sentencing of Y-12 Breachers Postponed because of Snow

The three senior citizens convicted of breaching the Y-12 Security Complex at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, on July 28th, 2012, were fined $52,953 in federal district court this morning in Knoxville, Tennessee.  The three, including 83 year old Sister Megan Rice … Continue reading

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Another Drug Kingpin Hits the Dust

The Associated Press reported today in the New York Times that the brother of drug cartel leaders Miguel Angel and Oscar Omar Trevino Morales is headed for a 20 year prison sentence. Jose Trevino Morales was convicted in Texas of … Continue reading

Posted in Drug Cartels, Uncategorized

Upon the Senate Finally Passing Immigration Reform Last Thursday

Simply put, it’s filled with problems and issues but much better than nothing.  This bill is a place to start, where the House, also more than aware that the system is broken, can bring its best ideas to the bill. … Continue reading

Posted in Immigration, Uncategorized

The Unusual Border Deaths

On October 25th, 2012, two illegal immigrants from Guatemala, Jose Leonardo Coj Cumar and Marco Antonio Castro, died from shots fired by a Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper.  Trooper Miguel Avila also wounded a third immigrant. What is “unusual” … Continue reading

Posted in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Fundamentals about Immigration We Should Never Forget

There will undoubtedly be colorful debate in the Senate next month as the Judiciary Committee voted yesterday to approve the new immigration policy proposed by the Gang of Eight. The 13 to 5 bipartisan vote was no small political achievement … Continue reading

Posted in Immigration

Seguridad en la Frontera: ¿Habrá sido real la balacera que mato a 40 en la Frontera de México?

Por Lee Maril (Traducido por Juan F. López) Parece ser que solamente en la imaginación de los políticos en Washington es donde la violencia por el tráfico de drogas termina en la frontera de México. Un ejemplo: reporteros mexicanos, por … Continue reading

Posted in Drug Cartels, En Espanol (Spanish Translations)

Mexican Border Deaths are a National Disgrace

The Border Patrol reported last week that 477 immigrants died attempting to gain illegal entry along our Mexican border.  According to the Border Patrol, this is a 27% increase over the preceding year. Although fewer undocumented immigrants are seeking entry … Continue reading

Posted in Customs and Border Protection, Uncategorized

Was Reynosa Massacre Real?

According to the McAllen Monitor as reported by Ildefonso Ortiz on 3/11/13, “Fear and panic filled the streets of Reynosa on Sunday night as rival gunmen battled during a three-hour firefight that saw automatic weapons and grenades used.” According to … Continue reading

Posted in Drug Cartels

Massacre in Reynosa?

Last Sunday night several different South Texas sources reported that there was a massive gunfight in various parts of Reynosa, directly across from McAllen, Texas.  As many as 40 or more deaths were reported, according to the Brownsville Herald. If … Continue reading

Posted in Border Security

Lecciones Aprendidas: Cheech y Chong en la brecha de seguridad en Y-12

Por Lee Maril (Traducido por Juan F. López) El 28 de julio del 2012, una monja de de 82 años de edad y sus dos cómplices – ambos personas de la tercera edad – irrumpieron en el cacareado y supuestamente … Continue reading

Posted in En Espanol (Spanish Translations)