Category Archives: US – Mexico border

Border Emergency? What Border Emergency?

Sometimes you wonder whether the New York Times’ editorial page ever reads its own newspaper’s reporting. A dedicated institutional foe of President Trump, the Times scoffs at the need for an executive order to address the dangerous chaos at the border. Then again, it makes a weird kind of sense: the worse things get at the Mexican border the better, because then they can demand even more services for the sick, the halt, the lame, the blind, the drug dealers, the rapists, the drunk drivers and all the other criminals — not just from Mexico but from Central America as well — who are invading our country.


366 Pounds of Meth, Fentanyl Seized at Arizona Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized approximately 320 pounds of methamphetamine, 32 pounds of marijuana along with heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine worth $1.3 million over the weekend during four vehicle inspections at the Arizona border. The alleged seizures resulted in the arrests of one U.S. citizen and three Mexican nationals.


Sixteen States Sue President Trump Following Emergency Declaration

According to Fox News, Attorneys General from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon and Virginia are seeking an injunction in California’s Ninth Circuit Court to prevent the President from reallocating funds without “explicit Congressional approval” to build the southern border wall.

We have just built this powerful Wall in New Mexico. Completed on January 30, 2019 – 47 days ahead of schedule! Many miles more now under construction! #FinishTheWall


EXCLUSIVE: Leaked Photos Show U.S. Border Facility Overwhelmed by Migrants

Leaked photos reveal the extent to which U.S. border facilities are being overwhelmed by the inflow of migrants from Central America and other nations. Breitbart exclusively obtained the photos that are reminiscent of the Obama-era border surge. The images depict a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) processing, detention, and transport facility at a U.S. port-of-entry in El Paso, Texas. According to the source of the images, the photos were taken on February 17, 2019.


Fentanyl deaths from ‘Mexican oxy’ pills hit Arizona hard

Arizona and other southwestern states bordering Mexico have become a hot spot in the nation’s fentanyl crisis.

Ocasio-Cortez, other progressive freshmen to oppose border bill

Freshmen Reps. Ilhan Omar (Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) and Ayanna Pressley (Mass.), who along with Ocasio-Cortez have electrified the progressive wing of the Democratic base, said they are opposed to giving more money to DHS agencies like Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).


Police seize $2 million in drugs after trucks tried to avoid border checkpoint in Arizona

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said on Wednesday night detectives saw two trucks avoid a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint near Gila Bend, about an hour southwest of Phoenix, and drive into the desert with their lights off. Spike strips were placed on the ground ahead of the trucks, which blew out its tires and forced it to a stop.


Trump, in Super Bowl Sunday interview, slams ‘very rigid’ Pelosi, reveals troops’ mission in Iraq

In a wide-ranging, three-part interview set to broadcast Sunday, President Trump revealed that U.S. troops will remain in Iraq to “watch Iran,” and charged that Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is “very bad for our country” and “doesn’t mind human trafficking” at the border, according to an advance transcript of his remarks.


Why Wasn’t Fence Stipulated In Secure Fence Act Of 2006 Built?

The primary goal of the Secure Fence Act of 2006 was to help secure America’s borders to decrease illegal entry, drug trafficking, and security threats by building 700 miles (1,100 km) of physical barriers along the Mexico-United States border. Later in the text of the bill, it specifies what was supposed to be built: a double-layered fence with barbed wire on top and room for a security vehicle to patrol between the layers. Not bad right?

h/t Mom