Category Archives: us customs and border protection

Is the effort to secure the border deliberately designed to fail?

There are a lot of people who live in the borderlands who are convinced that the federal government is deliberately trying to fail at securing our border. Sadly, that suspicion keeps being confirmed. For example, Ed Ashurst is a rancher … Continue reading

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Alice in Wonderland and border security

Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano defends the federal government’s actions to secure the border in the Arizona Republic. According to Napolitano “…. the facts are the facts. The numbers are the numbers. We have seen dramatic reductions in illegal-immigrant apprehensions, … Continue reading

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ICE Director explains why it is failing to round up undocumented aliens

There are drug cartel scouts perched on hills in the United States watching Border Patrol deployment to exploit gaps in coverage. There are still lots of illegal immigrants crossing the border every day in Arizona according to aid workers who … Continue reading

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Ranchers report smuggler scouts on the border area hilltops

One of the more interesting aspects of the battle to secure our borders is the tactics of the drug and people smugglers operating across the line. I have talked to many ranchers who run cattle near the border and on … Continue reading

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Life on the border — the residents of Nogales, Rio Rico and Tubac

The following is part of a series on life on the border. I have spent a lot of time in the area between Green Valley and the border in a zone from Patagonia over to Arivaca talking to border area … Continue reading

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Life on the border — the ranchers

The following is part of a series on life on the border. I have spent a lot of time in the area between Green Valley and the border in a zone from Patagonia over to Arivaca talking to border area … Continue reading

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Has the federal government abandoned land to the Mexican drug cartels?

Some interesting stuff floating around the web. Because various federal land managers have posted warnings about drug smuggling and illegal entry problems, the stories are claiming the federal land managers have abandoned these lands to the Mexican drug cartels. Wait a … Continue reading

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