Category Archives: Customs and Border Protection

How We Treat Our Returning Disabled Veterans Matters

When our military men and women enlist, they promise to uphold certain obligations that are expected of them. These obligations at a personal level are frequently extremely challenging for them to live up to. In return, our military institutions also … Continue reading

Posted in CBP Internal Affairs, Customs and Border Protection

Why is the Actual Amount of SBInet Important?

What difference does it make if SBInet cost $1 billion, or $1.2 billion, or the real amount, $1.389 billion? First and foremost, American taxpayers paid the SBInet contracts to Boeing. There is a big difference, exactly $389 million, between the … Continue reading

Posted in Customs and Border Protection

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

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

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

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

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

DHS Finally Investigates the Border Patrol or Does It?

The Associated Press reported last week that the Department of Homeland Security’s own Office of the Inspector General was investigating charges of excessive force by Border Patrol guards at the Mexican border.  According to the article that appeared in the … Continue reading

Posted in Anastasio Hernandez-Rojas, Customs and Border Protection

Tragedy at Naco

The news that one Border Patrol agent has been killed and another wounded near Naco, Arizona, is both tragic and alarming.  It is being reported that agents were on horseback and were ambushed by three to four gunmen.  If these … Continue reading

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