Category Archives: Border Security

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

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

Shooting From a Helicopter?

Last Thursday a Texas state trooper fired at what he believed to be a truck smuggling illegal drugs across the border near La Joya, Texas.  The Texas state trooper fired at the truck’s tires in order to stop it as … Continue reading

Posted in Border Security

What If There Was A National Election And Immigration Reform Got Left Out?

Although it’s still a little early to interpret all the clues, it looks like major immigration reform is not going to be talked about much by either President Obama or Republican candidate Mitt Romney as the fall elections heat up. … Continue reading

Posted in Border Security, The ELECTION

DHS Does It AGAIN: Announces Contract for New Virtual Wall!

****According to Aliya Sternstein in “DHS Requests Bids for Second Try at Virtual Fence” in nextgov.com, the Department of Homeland Security has just released an open bid for a new virtual border wall. More later.***

Posted in Border Security

Are Border Drones the New Golden Security Fleece?

Now that the Obama administration has announced that almost all of the National Guard originally assigned to the Mexican border by President Bush will be reassigned, one wonders just exactly what the 300 National Guard left at the border will … Continue reading

Posted in Border Security, Department of Homeland Security

Was National Guard Deployment along Border Really Worth It?

Amid much fanfare in 2006 then President George W. Bush deployed several thousand National Guard in order to bring “operational control” to illegal immigration, drug smuggling, and international terrorists. Just as the Congressional elections were ramping up, both Republicans and … Continue reading

Posted in Border Security

El cuento de Bertha Gonzalez: A pesar de recién renuncias, las comunidades Americanas cerca de la frontera son lugares muy peligrosos

(Originally posted in English 8/14/11.  Translated into Spanish by Jessie Hollingsworth. NEW POST in English as usual every Monday morning.) No trata a decir a los seis hijos y más de veinte nietos de Bertha Gonzalez que los comunidades Americanos … Continue reading

Posted in Border Security, En Espanol (Spanish Translations)

Bertha Gonzalez’ Story: Despite Recent Outsider Disclaimers, American Border Communities Are Very Dangerous Places

Don’t try telling the six children and more than twenty grandchildren of Berta Gonzalez that American border communities are safe places in which to live.  Just days after articles in “USA Today” and the “New York Times” declared American border … Continue reading

Posted in Border Security