Author Archives: leemaril

Will the Five New Border Technologies Ever See the Light of Day?

The new Reorg at CBP provides some hope that this largest of all federal law enforcement agencies at last recognizes its crucial problems and intends to resolve them. However, what is always most difficult is to change in an organization … Continue reading

Posted in Customs and Border Protection

Cushing Oklahoma

  In the last week two new earthquakes hit the Cushing, Oklahoma area. Cushing, a small town of about 6,000 residents, is home to one of the largest tank farms in the country. This huge tank farm, which stores more … Continue reading

Posted in Cushing Oklahoma

What the New CBP Reorg Really Means

The new reorg at CBP includes two new departments.  Operations Support and Enterprise Services in theory are intended to make CBP more efficient and generally less prone to internal problems.  This new reorg is most probably another reaction to the … Continue reading

Posted in Customs and Border Protection

Major Reorg at CBP

As the result of an unprecedented scandal at CBP IA during the summer of 2014, CBP has finally announced a new and major reorganization. Two new offices have been created and two new CBP executive positions have been created to … Continue reading

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Borkowski’s Plan Is Not Working

In recent testimony to Congress, Mr. Mark Borkowski stated that, “…the plan…is admittedly behind schedule…”.  The plan he refers to is part of the newest version of SBI called the Southern Border and Approaches Campaign.  The plan refers to the … Continue reading

Posted in The Border Fence

Tomsheck’s SAREX

The SAREX program initiated by Mr. James Tomsheck in March 2011, and supervised by Janine Corrado and Jeffrey Matta at the Integrity Program Division, is another example of Customs and Border Patrol Internal Affairs breaking federal law and agency policy … Continue reading

Posted in CBP Internal Affairs

Customs and Border Protection Internal Affairs: Washington, D.C.

While our Border Patrol Agents and Customs Officers continue to risk their lives on a daily basis along the Mexican border, something has long been wrong with CBP IA in Washington. While Congress has poured hundreds of millions of dollars … Continue reading

Posted in CBP Internal Affairs, Customs and Border Protection

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