Author Archives: leemaril

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

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

Terrorists Beware: Americans Are Training on Resiliency Modules

On the same day that terrorists eleven years ago demolished the twin towers in New York, brought havoc to the Pentagon, and downed a passenger plane in the fields of Pennsylvania, I was still thinking about Sunday’s article in the … Continue reading

Posted in Department of Homeland Security

23 en un Camión

(A favor, comparte con amigos este blog sobre temas de la frontera, la immigracion, y eventos corrientes.  Translated by Jessie Hollingsworth originally posted 7/6/12.) Mientras el “Undocu-bus” pasó por Denver, Colorado el viernes pasado en camino a la convención democrático … Continue reading

Posted in En Espanol (Spanish Translations), The ELECTION

23 in One Pickup Truck

As the “Undocu-Bus” passed through Denver, Colorado, last Friday on its way to the Democratic Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, a reasonable person might ask what all this political theater is really about.  Can this group of avowed undocumented workers … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Abre los ojos: México no es el único país lisiado por soborno y corrupción.

(A favor, comparte con amigos este blog sobre temas de la frontera, la immigracion, y eventos corrientes.  Translated by Jessie Hollingsworth originally posted 5/20/12.) El artículo en el New York Times por Randal C. Archibold describiendo uno de los peores … Continue reading

Posted in En Espanol (Spanish Translations)

Let’s Get Real: Mexico is not the only country crippled by graft and corruption

Today’s article by Randal C. Archibold in the New York Times describing one of the worst cases of corruption in the Mexican army is, at best, extremely alarming.  This especially is the case because it is this same institution charged … Continue reading

Posted in Drug Cartels