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Mar 25, 2011 2 Comments ›› Knottie

In a new development in the continuing scandal at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives--a division of the Department of Justice--CBS News is reporting today that Barack Obama is denying all knowledge of the illegal scheme but that an ATF whistleblower insists that someone in the highest levels of the Administration not only ...

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Mar 22, 2011 18 Comments ›› Knottie

Border Patrol agents recently arrested 13 illegal immigrants disguised as U.S. Marines and riding in a fake military van, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Tuesday. The illegal immigrants were clad in Marine uniforms when they were apprehended at the Campo Border Patrol Westbound I-8 checkpoint at 11 p.m. on March 14 near Pine Valley, Calif., ...

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Feb 16, 2011 3 Comments ›› Grizz

PHOENIX (AP) — Three illegal immigrants arrested near the scene of a shootout that left a Border Patrol agent dead have been cleared by federal authorities of involvement in the shooting. Robbie Sherwood, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Arizona, said two of the immigrants pleaded guilty to an immigration violation Tuesday and the third ...

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Feb 15, 2011 1 Comment ›› Grizz

NOGALES, Ariz. — Another tunnel likely being dug by drug smugglers has been found beneath the U.S.-Mexico border in Nogales, Ariz. U.S. Border Patrol agents discovered the tunnel under construction Friday. They say the tunnel entrance is located within the Grand Avenue Drainage System in Mexico and continues north into the United States below a parking lot. The ...

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Feb 15, 2011 Comments Off Grizz

Below the radar of public opinion, Mexico has started to assemble the type of biometric national identity database that could be used to document names for a North American Trusted Traveler border pass card, a plan already being developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for Mexican citizens. It apparently would be similar to the ...

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Feb 14, 2011 1 Comment ›› Grizz

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano's recent visit to the U.S.-Mexican border was less than admirable, according to many law enforcement commanders. She accused them and others of exaggerating the danger and violence within border states such as Arizona, California and New Mexico. However, in light of the recent news that three teenagers were shot ...

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Feb 13, 2011 7 Comments ›› Grizz

The family of slain Border Patrol agent Brian Terry "deserves better" than the information provided so far about the guns used to kill him in a border shootout, U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley said in a letter this week that. Grassley, R-Iowa, has been pursuing allegations that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allowed a ...

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Feb 13, 2011 10 Comments ›› Grizz

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and a group of state lawmakers plan to revoke the driver's licenses of illegal immigrants. During her campaing, Martinez promised to crackdown on illegal immigration. She is getting behind a bill that would prevent illegal immigrants from getting a driver's license. It would also revoke ones that have ...

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Feb 12, 2011 Comments Off Grizz

MEXICO CITY - On an especially deadly day in Mexico's most violent city, gunmen barged into a beer joint and killed eight people, six of them waitresses. Another 10 people were killed in other shootings in Ciudad Juarez during a 24-hour period ending early Friday. The city across from El Paso has long been plagued by ...

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Feb 11, 2011 3 Comments ›› Grizz

PHOENIX — Arizona is suing the U.S. government, claiming the feds have failed to secure the border and protect the state from "an invasion" of illegal immigrants. Gov. Jan Brewer said the intent of the lawsuit is to force the federal government to protect Arizonans. "The first and foremost issue we're facing right now is the security, ...

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Feb 10, 2011 1 Comment ›› Grizz

Immigration judges are letting more illegal migrants stay in the country. Government records show that the Obama Administration is focusing its deportation efforts on those who have been convicted of crimes. Most people who show up in front of an immigration judge still face deportation, but the Department of Homeland Security, and judges in Arizona, have ...

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Feb 7, 2011 2 Comments ›› Grizz

EAGLE PASS, Texas — Border agents have seized nearly $2 million worth of cocaine after discovering more than 60 pounds of the drug in the gas tank of a vehicle at an international crossing. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Tuesday the car driven by a 24-year-old Eagle Pass woman was stopped for further inspection at ...

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Feb 7, 2011 7 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. -- According to Pinal County officials, the border battle has been brewing in their area for years. But recently, they said, it's come to a head. "We're saying this has got to stop," said Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeau. * VIDEO: Pinal Sheriff Prepares To Battle ...

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Feb 7, 2011 3 Comments ›› Grizz

The female police chief of Guadalupe, Mexico, has not been seen or heard from since being abducted two days before Christmas. Erika Gandara was a former radio dispatcher for the police department in the town of 9,000, which is just across the U.S. border, one mile from Fabens, Texas. The previous police chief was murdered and ...

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Feb 7, 2011 1 Comment ›› Grizz

San Diego Approximately 40 miles north of the U.S./Mexican border officials nabbed 20 illegal aliens attempting to break into the country via panga boat. California Border Patrol agents greeted the illegals when they arrived on the sand at South Ponto Beach, Carlsbad. Among them were 16 males and four female illegal immigrants including a suspected MS-13 ...

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Feb 7, 2011 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

chron.com CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico Three teenage boys were shot to death in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, at least two of them U.S. citizens and high school students in Texas, officials said Monday. The boys were killed at 4:22 p.m. Saturday while looking at cars in a dealership in the city across the border from ...

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Feb 7, 2011 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Borderlandbeat.com Charles Bowden, writer and reporter specializing in the subject of narco-traffic and the author of the book “Murder City” interviewed a Mexican hitman over a five day period. These conversations were captured by the Italian director Gianfranco Rosi. The result is the documentary “El Sicario, Room 164” which has been shown in Europe ...

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Feb 3, 2011 9 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

MEXICO CITY (AFP) – Mexico's state electricity company on Wednesday started supplying electricity to the US state of Texas, where demand shot up amid unusually cold temperatures and caused power outages. Mexico's Federal Electricity Commission "was determined to support Texas with electrical energy faced with the problems the state is suffering due to climatological conditions," a ...

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Feb 1, 2011 Comments Off Pat Dollard

MEXICO CITY (AP) - A drug gunman shot to death a woman who distributed newspapers in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez because his gang thought she threatened their control over street vendors, federal police said Tuesday. Monday's killing revealed some of the grittier aspects of one of the world's most violent cities, where about ...

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Jan 30, 2011 Comments Off Pat Dollard

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) -- Both candidates for governor of the cartel-plagued state of Guerrero declared themselves winners Sunday evening as polls closed in an election shadowed by corruption scandals, political violence and the drug war. The vote in Guerrero, home to the resort city of Acapulco and a battleground for feuding drug cartels, is the first ...

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Jan 29, 2011 9 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

PHOENIX (AP) – The office of an Arizona sheriff known for his efforts against illegal immigrants has arrested 83 people during a two-day crime sweep targeting illegal immigrants. Of those arrested, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said Saturday that 68 were illegal immigrants. Those who were not illegal immigrants were arrested for crimes including drug ...

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Jan 27, 2011 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

DALLAS (AP) - A woman described by police as a U.S. missionary died at a South Texas hospital Wednesday after her husband brought her mortally wounded over a Rio Grande bridge from Mexico, where he said she had been shot in the head by gunmen in a pickup truck. Nancy Davis, 59, died in a McAllen ...

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Jan 9, 2011 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — The image of this beach mecca has taken a new hit from Mexico's drug violence, with 27 people killed in less than a day, including 14 men whose bodies were found with their heads chopped off at a shopping center. Acapulco has seen fierce turf wars between drug gangs, and the bloodshed ...

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Jan 8, 2011 22 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

JP, Me, and Charlie in the background, in the Valley of Death.

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Jan 1, 2011 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) – The embattled border city of Ciudad Juarez had its bloodiest year ever with 3,111 people killed in drug violence, an official said Saturday. The city across from El Paso, Texas, has seen its homicide rate soar to one of the highest in the world since vicious turf battles broke out ...

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