Author Archives: leemaril

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)

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