Author Archives: leemaril

Not Again: Is the New Border Sensor Program Also a Boondoggle?

Last week it was reported that the Department of Homeland Security stated that advanced border ground sensors would not be produced until “…the next six to nine months” (Robert Beckhusen, “Homeland Security Delays Plan to Place Sensors on U.S.-Mexico Border”, … Continue reading

Posted in Border Security

Napolitano Declares El Paso Border Is Safe

Yesterday Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano declared the border at El Paso safe.  She relied on the statistics provided to her by Customs and Border Patrol as well as a national survey ranking El Paso as the “safest … Continue reading

Posted in Border Security

Special House Group Revealed on Immigration Bill

The New York Times reported yesterday that there is a bipartisan group of House Congresspersons working on an immigration bill.  The special bipartisan group is composed of Representatives Gutierrez, Becerra, Lofgren, Yarmuth, Carter, Diaz-Balart, Johnson, and Labrador.  The group, which … Continue reading

Posted in Immigration

No culpen al guardia de seguridad en Y-12

Por: Robert Lee Maril y Rachael Lee Traducido por: Juan F. López Mientras parece que se le ha aplicado un torniquete a la cobertura corriente principal de la noticia de la violación de seguridad en el Complejo de Seguridad Nacional … Continue reading

Posted in En Espanol (Spanish Translations), Y-12

Bechtel at the Y-12 Security Breach

After Sister Megan Rice, age 82, and two confederates, both senior citizens, too — the three were armed with nothing but wire cutters and flashlights — broke into the Y-12 Nuclear Complex at Oakridge, Tennessee, in the predawn hours of … Continue reading

Posted in Y-12

The Obama Record on Immigration

The second inauguration of President Obama today is an event that will be long remembered.  But if our President really desires a meaningful historical legacy in the area of human rights, he will provide capable leadership on realistic immigration reform. … Continue reading

Posted in Immigration

NNSA and Contractors’ ‘Nuclear Safety Culture’ Spawns Y-12 Breach

It was the security guard who first arrested Sister Rice and her two accomplices who was immediately identified by name and fired after the Y-12 security breach.  This in spite of the fact that the Y-12 nuclear facility is described … Continue reading

Posted in Y-12

Y-12 Security Guard is Fall Guy for NNSA

Mainstream news regarding the breach of the nuclear facilities at Y-12 National Security Complex at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, has virtually ceased.  However, government documents-published only a few months prior to this monumental rupture on July 28th of the most highly … Continue reading

Posted in Y-12

Double Travesty of Justice from a Helicopter

Two issues among many immediately raise their ugly heads when I think of the senseless deaths of two illegal immigrants near La Joya, Texas.  The first is that the Texas Department of Public Safety thinks it knows more about stopping … Continue reading

Posted in Customs and Border Protection, Immigration

Tuesday’s Elections

Tuesday’s elections come at a momentous time, a time when the country is clearly divided by those who continue to grow in wealth and those who are stagnating or falling increasingly into poverty.  Although there are those who firmly believe … Continue reading

Posted in The ELECTION