Thursday, July 10, 2014



Note: child molester sentenced to six years in prison in 2007, deported in 2012

Border Patrol agents have busy holiday weekend

Posted: Monday, July 7, 2014 8:37 pm
Posted on Jul 7, 2014by Amy Crawford

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized 467 pounds of marijuana, arrested eight smuggling suspects, a convicted sex offender, and rescued a man in distress during the 4th of July weekend.

On Sunday, agents patrolling near Andrade, Calif., received a citizen's report that a red Chevrolet Cavalier was being loaded with bundles of narcotics near the Imperial Sand Dunes. Agents located and pursued a vehicle matching the description.

After a records check on the vehicle's license plate came back as registered to a Cadillac sedan, agents performed a vehicle stop. When questioned, the driver admitted that his passenger was his wife and stated that their children were in the back of the car. A search of the vehicle revealed two children hiding under nine bundles of marijuana. The combined weight of the marijuana was 212 pounds, worth an estimated $106,000.

Other agents patrolling near the Imperial Sand Dunes in California located footprints of two individuals leading from the international boundary fence to where the Chevrolet Cavalier was loaded with marijuana. A short time later, Calexico Station agents arrested two men whose shoes matched the footprints.
The driver, his family and marijuana were transported to Yuma Station for further processing.

In a separate incident, agents arrested Jesus Aguilar-Garcia, a Mexican national, found near the Grey's Well exit on Interstate 8. Aguilar, a registered sex offender, was convicted of sexual assault in November 2007 in San Bernardino, Calif.,, for lewd or lascivious acts with a minor and sentenced to six years in prison. He was removed from the U.S. in November 2012. Aguilar will be processed in accordance with Yuma Sector guidelines.

In another incident, agents patrolling near San Luis were notified of a 911 call from a person in distress in the area. An Office of Air and Marine helicopter was dispatched to assist and found the subject, a male Mexican national, near County 21½ and the Colorado River.
The man was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center for treatment and then taken into custody.

On Friday, Wellton Station agents patrolling near Sentinel saw four men walking in the open desert carrying large rectangular backpacks. Agents caught up with the men and determined the backpacks contained a combined 255 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $127,500. The men and marijuana were transported to Wellton Station for further processing.


Note: he was a real bozo when Seattle PD chief. Do the math also.

Border chief Gil Kerlikowske: Central American illegals are 'not dangerous'

By Cheryl K. Chumley-The Washington Times Monday, July 7, 2014

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske says the PR campaign is necessary to help Central American parents understand that sending their children to the U.S. will not earn them "permisos," or free passes to remain in the U.S. (ASsociated PRess)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske says the PR campaign ... more >

Homeland Security Secretary vows to 'stem the tide' at the border

The commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, Gil Kerlikowske, said during a Sunday television interview that Americans shouldn't worry — the illegals who are flowing across the border from Central America aren't dangerous.

"These are family members," he said, during an ABC "This Week" broadcast. "These are not gang members. These are not dangerous individuals. I think that we all need to work through this problem together as Americans."

Mr. Kerlikowske also said that he was "confident that we have the resources" to deal with the border surge, The Hill reported. For instance, he said, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has recently sent 150 agents to the Rio Grande Valley and that's in addition to the 115 who were in process of settling in at the same site, he said, The Hill reported.

His apparent logic: The 265 are aptly able to care for the illegal crossers.

"These agents have gone well beyond the call of duty, taking care of these kids, treating them with true compassion, with true heartfelt sympathy," he said, the Hill reported.

His view comes as federal authorities predict anywhere between 60,000 and 90,000 illegal immigrants will cross into America from Central America before the end of the year.

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Note: those who have spent quality time in Central America, can expand on this one. Or, try a evening ride along W. Buckeye or Lower Buckeye Rd. in Phx.

Violent MS-13 Gang Members Leave Graffiti on Bathroom Walls of Nogales Border Patrol Processing Center
Katie Pavlich | Jul 08, 2014

An internal Border Patrol executive summary obtained by Townhall confirms that at least 16 unaccompanied illegal minors (those under the age of 18, according to U.S. government policy), are members of the brutal El Salvadorian street gang Mara Salvatrucha—or MS-13.

Gang members left graffiti on the walls of the Nogales Border Patrol processing center, which suggested they had ties to the organization.

"Border Patrol Agents (BPAs) and Customs and Border Protection Officers (CBPOs), assigned to The Nogales Placement Center (NPC), discovered that 16 unaccompanied alien children (13 El Salvadoran males, two Guatelmalan males and one Honduran male) currently being held at the NPC are members of Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13). The MS-13 gang members admitted to their gang associations following a discovery of graffiti at the NPC. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), and the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) were notified," the summary states. "Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), and the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) were notified."

The FBI describes MS-13 activity as "perpetuating violence—from assaults to homicides, using firearms, machetes, or blunt objects—to intimidate rival gangs, law enforcement, and the general public. They often target middle and high school students for recruitment. And they form tenuous alliances...and sometimes vicious rivalries...with other criminal groups, depending on their needs at the time."

It was reported earlier that these MS-13 gang members, some of whom have admitted to murder and torture in their home countries, are being held for placement inside the United States.

"But remember, this is a 'humanitarian crisis.' They are just kids," a source working in the Nogales processing center said in frustrated and sarcastic tone. "They are MS-13 gang members. They've done everything from torture to murder. They act as teenage 'enforcers.'"


Note: This has been going on for quite some time, but no protest against the cartel ops in the heavily used smuggling corridor.

Arizona town protests US border patrol presence
by Astrid Galvan, Associated Press
Posted on July 9, 2014 at 12:30 PM
Updated today at 12:32 PM

AMADO, Ariz. (AP) -- Some 20 miles north of where the U.S. and Mexico meet, near a small town in Arizona, a makeshift border patrol checkpoint that went up about 7 years ago and was supposed to be temporary continues to draw ire from residents who say their rights are being violated.

The residents of Arivaca, Arizona, have coalesced to not only protest the small checkpoint located on a two-lane road of the same name but also to monitor encounters border agents have when drivers pass through. The checkpoint has helped deter drug and human smugglers from the area, border agents say.

On Wednesday, half a dozen of them sat about 150 feet from where agents ask drivers to stop and divulge their citizenship status, the standard protocol for agents at all checkpoints and ports of entry. Under an unusually overcast sky, Patty Miller wrote down observations about the types of cars that were passing through, the people in them and their apparent interaction with the border patrol.

Standing behind her was Carlota Wray, a decades-long Arivaca resident and U.S. citizen who says she's been harassed by border agents on several occasions. She used binoculars to get a closer look at the agents, handing off descriptions to her fellow activist.

"We're just standing here for our rights as citizens," Wray said.

The goal, Wray said, was for the checkpoint to be removed.
"It has a bad impact on our little town. And it's a good town," she said.

About 600 people live in Arivaca, an unincorporated area a few miles southwest of the checkpoint.

Residents say they feel it's unnecessary and invasive when they have to stop at a checkpoint and declare their citizenship status every time they leave town, whether it be to get groceries at the Walmart in nearby Green Valley or to visit a doctor. Children are bused through the checkpoints daily because there are no schools in Arivaca.

"They're having a civics lesson, but I'm not sure it's the one we want them to have," Leesa Jacobson, another activist, said. "We are not a war zone."

But border patrol agents say the checkpoints are a crucial deterrent for drug and human smugglers. The agency is legally allowed to have in-land checkpoints within a 100-mile air radius of the actual border.

Tucson Sector border agents on June 27 encountered drug smugglers who averted the checkpoint near Arivaca and instead drove through a local ranch just south of it. After a short chase, the suspects fled the car but left behind more than 1,200 pounds of marijuana.

"Checkpoints play a vital role in the Tucson Sector. Smugglers often attempt to subvert checkpoint operations by attempting to traffic drugs and people through outlying areas. The disregard for public safety and private property in this smuggling attempt demonstrates the callousness of the smugglers," the Tucson sector wrote in a statement.


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