Invasion Without End
Is a revolution being orchestrated?

MEXICAN DRUG CARTELS and TERRORISTS
are now dictating U.S. Immigration Policy

31 May 2005 - Message from Barbara Coe www.CCIR.net: A high level and very reliable Mexican-American Border Patrol agent, has reported to AIC the reason WHY the Border Patrol does NOT patrol the fence at night in Arizona.

The drug cartels have told them that they OWN the border at night and IF any (U.S.) Border Patrol agents are seen patrolling the fence at the night, he or she WILL BE SHOT!

AIC was also told that the people coming across the border are NOT people coming here to work - they are people who hate America and are coming to here to cause as much damage as possible to this country.

In other words, MEXICAN DRUG CARTELS and TERRORISTS are now dictating U.S. Immigration Policy.


1 June 2005: Iranian smuggling ring busted near Mex border WorldNetDaily This has been going on for a long time and U.S. Government officials in the highest offices know it and do nothing to stop it. Ask yourself, why!

2 June 2005: Violence against Border Patrol increases Rammings up 188%, shootings up 122% in Tucson area illegal alien traffic in the Tucson, Arizona area with assaults on officers is up 50 percent over last year. See: WorldNetDaily.com

16 February 2004 - Al-Qaida south of the border
Rumsfeld: Human smuggling rings tied to bin Laden's terrorist network More: WND.com


Islamic extremists invade U.S., join sleeper cells
9 February 2004

Islamic radicals are being trained at terrorist camps in Pakistan and Kashmir as part of a conspiracy to send hundreds of operatives to "sleeper cells" in the United States, according to U.S. and foreign officials.

The intelligence and law-enforcement officials say dozens of Islamic extremists have already been routed through Europe to Muslim communities in the United States, based on secret intelligence data and information from terrorists and others detained by U.S. authorities.

Al Qaeda sleeper cells are believed to be operating in 40 states, according to the FBI and other federal authorities, awaiting orders and funding for new attacks in the United States.

9 February 2004 - The Washington Times
By, Jerry Seper - http://simg.zedo.com/undertone/tag/int171.html


BEHEADINGS CARRIED OUT BY LATINO GANGS
UPDATE: TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP - 21 Oct 2004) - There have been an estimated 20 terrorist-style beheadings in a little more than a year - about one a month. It's a U.S. Homeland Security Department nightmare, and Honduras' most outspoken Cabinet member says it's happening: Al-Qaida operatives recruiting Central American gang members to carry out regional attacks and slip terrorists into the United States. Yet U.S. and Central American officials say they have found no evidence supporting Honduran Security Minister Oscar Alvarez's allegations. And human rights groups accuse Alvarez of trumping terrorism reports to justify his crackdown on gangs, who in response have adopted terror-style tactics such as beheadings - 20 so far - and threatened the government. One note this spring read, "Idiots, the end of the world is approaching." And a message early this year said, "The next victims will be police and journalists." The decapitations began Aug. 20, 2003, 13 days after the zero-tolerance law took effect


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The People of Every Country...
Suffer From The Same Predatory Infection.

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20 February 2003

Cases of Leprosy on The Rise In U.S.

Comment: Due to "Political Correctness" there can be no mention of *Leprosy* infected illegals from Mexico and other foreign countries...

The disease is now officially endemic to the Northeastern United States for the first time ever. (Cases of leprosy transmission in the Southeast date as far back as the turn of the 19th century.) Leprosy experts think that even some foreign-born people with the infection may have acquired it in immigrant communities here (in the U.S.).

While there were some 900 recorded cases in the United States 40 years ago, today more than 7,000 people have leprosy, or Hansen’s disease, as it is now called. ‘‘And those are the ones we know about,’’ said Dr. William Levis, attending physician at Bellevue Hospital’s Hansen’s Disease Clinic. ‘‘There are probably many, many more.’’

Most of those infected in the United States are immigrants from global leprosy hot spots, places like Brazil, India, the Caribbean, Panama and other areas throughout Latin America.

The bacteria are thought to be passed through the respiratory droplets of an infected person Leprosy's symptoms - bumpy rashes, skin indentations and loss of feeling in hands and feet - are often misdiagnosed for a variety of disorders, including bug bites and lupus... MORE... (iht.com)

17 November 2002

Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever Outbreak on U.S.-Mexico Border


Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever Outbreak on U.S.-Mexico Border
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MONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) - Officials on the U.S.-Mexico border on Sunday stepped up efforts to contain a dengue outbreak in the Mexican city of Matamoros after health authorities confirmed 24 cases and suspected another 222. Matamoros Public Health Director Ernesto Chanes said six of the suspected cases of dengue were the potentially lethal hemorrhagic dengue strain. Although, he said to date no deaths had been reported. The outbreak is one of the most concentrated in Mexico this year (2002). The World Health Organization reported 3,766 cases of classic and hemorrhagic dengue in the first eight months of the year in Mexico as a whole. Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever Fact Sheet No 117 http://www.who.int/inf-fs/en/fact117.html



1 February 2003 U.S. State Department - Mexico Travel Advisory Issued. Mexican state bridles, after U.S. urges caution for visitors to Chiapas (SignOnSanDiego). The announcement did not specify what incidents triggered the advisory, but noted "there have recently been disturbing incidents involving violence and threats of violence against foreigners (Americans) and establishments catering to foreign tourists in remote areas."

2 January 2002 Ranks of Latinos Turning to Islam Are Increasing (NY Times) "The people who are most drawn to Islam tend to be minorities, African- Americans and Latinos, who feel they've been abandoned by the powers that be, by the government, by the Judeo-Christian heritage," Mr. Aidi added.

12 August 2002 Spanish Muslim mission grows in Mexico (Cox Washington Bureau - AccessAtlanta) [Comment: INTERESTING Coincidence? - - The Spanish Muslim missionaries first came into town (Chiapas) just after the 1994 armed uprising staged by Mexico's rebel group, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation. Is it possible that the Spanish Muslim missionaries in Mexico, particularly in the area of Chiapas, are actually Basque separatists (ETA terrorists) and or affiliated in some way?]

Note: AP - 19 July 2003: Mexico arrests 9 Basque separatists (ETA terrorists). Seven bank accounts were frozen and manuals on how to make chemical weapons were seized. Spanish officials say Mexico has been long been a refuge for the ETA. Six are Spanish citizens wanted in Spain on terrorism-related charges. Three others are Mexican. They are believed to be part of an active ETA cell operating in Mexico

22 June 2002 Islam taking root in southern Mexico(Houston Chronical)
Over the past few years, about 300 evangelical Christian Maya have converted to Islam in southernmost Chiapas state. The Spanish (ETA - Basque Seperatists?) Islamic missionaries arrived in 1995, amid turmoil caused by rebellion a year earlier by the mostly Maya Zapatista National Liberation Army.

17 June 2002 Mexico May Expel Islamic Missionaries. (Austin360.com) The missionaries--who include Basque converts to Islam from Spain--have converted a number of Chamula and Tzotzil Indians, but have never applied for status as a religious organization, said Javier Moctezuma Barragan, assistant secretary of the National Immigration Institute.


Mexico Angered by U.S. Travel Alert
27 January 2005
"U.S. citizens should be aware of the risk posed by the deteriorating security situation," the State Department advisory said, though it stopped short of urging Americans to avoid Mexico. U.S. State Department alert Wednesday expressed fear Mexico had lost control of drug-related violence in the north. The alert was accompanied by a letter from U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Tony Garza to Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez and Attorney General Rafael Macedo de la Concha, expressing concern that drug-related violence and kidnappings on the Mexican side of the border would have a "chilling" effect on trade and tourism between the neighbors. [AP - 27 Jan 2005]


Mexican Mafia show up in Nevada prisons
27 January 2005
By Cy Ryan
CARSON CITY -- A branch of the Mexican Mafia is filtering into Nevada from California and is ending up in prisons here. Jackie Crawford, director of the state Department of Corrections, said there are about 640 of the Hispanic gang members. "They love to decorate themselves," she said, displaying pictures of inmates with tattoos on their heads, back and chest. They favor the color blue. Figures presented to the committees show the cost per inmate of operating the system is $17,717 a year and that is expected to rise to $19,730 next fiscal year and $21,209 in fiscal-year 2007. Fritz Schlottman of the department said the current population is more than 11,000 inmates and it is expected to rise by 418 next fiscal year and 376 the following year. "We're out of beds," he told the committees. Some of the prisons are operating at emergency capacity. Gov. Kenny Guinn has proposed spending $20 million to reopen the mothballed prison at Jean [Nevada] and $58.6 million for three housing units at the High Desert State Prison for 600 inmates. The governor has also included $1.8 million in advance planning money for a 1,500-bed prison that would be opened in October 2010. Inmates from Wyoming and Washington that have been housed in Nevada will be returned to their states to make room for the Nevada prisoners. MORE: LasVegasSun.com


Immigration Seizes Arizona Oil Company funded by proceeds of a marijuana smuggling operation
25 January 2005
U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement agents seized Phoenix-based Shaboom Oil Inc. on Friday. The company, owned by Panama-based Shaboom Investments, also forfeited 43 operating oil wells in Pennsylvania and mineral rights to 1,100 acres in the Allegheny National Forest, authorities said. Authorities also said they seized $6.5 million in assets from trusts and bank accounts in Monaco, part of more than $70 million forfeited in the investigation dating to the early 1990s. [Arizona - AP]


Bush won't add 2,000 border agents
25 January 2005
Despite his signing a bill authorizing 2,000 new border agents, President Bush will not ask Congress for enough money to fund them. The number of illegal aliens in the U.S. grows daily with estimates ranging from 8 million to 20 million. [World Net Daily]


Criminals, jihadists threaten U.S. border Unholy alliance of terrorists, gangs, revolutionaries pose new security risk
17 January 2005
Police sources comprehend the immense national security implications of this trade - and the ability of these gangs to penetrate either side of the border with impunity. Central American gangs, G2 Bulletin sources say, are moving toward new channels of operation and are in the process of becoming organized in a military fashion. One observable fact is a mujahedeen drive motivated by the silent blessings of sympathizers to convert gang members to Islam. Given the fact that there is a virtual army of gang members operating in Central America - some 36,000 gang members in Honduras, 14,000 in Guatemala, 10,500 in El Salvador, 1,100 in Nicaragua and 2,600 in Costa Rica - the regional threat and the risk it poses to U.S. national security is high, say G2 Bulletin sources MORE: www.g2bulletin.com Comment: Of course there is no mention of the gangs operating in Mexico and the fact that Latino gangs through out Latin America are entering the U.S. illegally via the U.S. Southern Border with Mexico...

L.A. Port Authorities Find 32 Chinese Stowaways
16 January 2005
Thirty-two Chinese men were found inside two cargo containers on a ship arriving at the Port of Los Angeles from Hong Kong, authorities said. The suspected illegal immigrants were discovered Saturday night when a crane operator saw three men climb out of a container on the Panamanian-flagged NYK Athena, said Los Angeles Port Police Lt. Titus Smith. MORE: AP - www.LasVegasSun.com


Mexican Drug Gangs Target U.S. Citizens For Kidnap
17 December 2004
Marauding drug gangs in a violent Mexican border city have turned to kidnapping U.S. citizens for ransom as they seek to diversify their criminal activities, the U.S. government warned Friday. SignOnSanDiego.com


FBI Director Pays Surprise Visit to Mexico
(AP) 27 October 2004
In his first visit to Mexico as FBI director, Mueller (appointed FBI director on Sept. 4, 2001) discussed issues related to terrorism, drug trafficking, money laundering, kidnapping, environmental crimes, fugitives, contraband and auto theft, according to statements by the U.S. Embassy and the Mexico's Attorney General's Office. Also discussed was the FBI's advisory role in the Mexican federal government's investigation of 10-plus years of unsolved slayings of women in Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas, according to the statement. Mexico's top organized crime prosecutor, Jose Luis Santiago Vasconcelos, and the director of Mexico's Federal Agency of Investigation, Genaro Garcia Luna, also participated in meetings with Mueller, who arrived in Mexico City in the morning and left several hours later. U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Tony Garza also met with the FBI director, whose visit was not made public until after he had left.


Mexico Police Accused in Border Slaying
(AP) 26 October 2004
Some police may have been accomplices in a decade-long string of women's slayings in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, a federal official said, citing the case of an ex-officer who recruited young girls to a prostitution ring. Criminal investigations should be launched against 51 local law enforcement officials - in addition to 49 others previously targeted - for abuses and allegedly mishandling cases, according to a report presented Monday by Maria Lopez Urbina, top federal investigator in the case. Guadalupe Morfin, the special commissioner for the prevention of violence against women in Juarez, said; "This is one case that worries me extremely. According to the two under age girls' testimony, the officer "exploited them sexually and then offered them into a ring serving businessmen and powerful local figures." But the new prosecutor faces some serious challenges: In one recent case, Mexican state police told relatives of a victim they had found the girl's skeletal remains when apparently they had switched her skull for that of another corpse to fit the police theory on the cause of death. "It is worrisome that this kind of complicity could have come from within the state justice department itself," Morfin said, noting other state police have been accused of kidnapping and protecting drug gangs in recent cases.


Mexican Robbers Kill Two U.S. Citizens in Mexico
(AP) ACAPULCO, Mexico - 23 October 2004 Four gunmen abducted three U.S. citizens on a rural highway in southern Mexico, shot and killed two of them and left the third - a pregnant woman - Vanessa Burgos, 22, bound and gagged and dumped her on the side of a road from a moving car. The abductors tried to sexually assault the two women, then shot and killed Valdez and Diniger at close range. Burgos' testimony led to arrests on Friday of Isidro Diaz Pineda, Reynaldo Hernandez Ramirez, Francisco Velazquez Paredes and David Gaona Mondragon, all of Tierra Caliente, the state investigator said

6 Killed in Arizona As SUV Flees Deputies
17 October 2004
A stolen sport utility vehicle that had been chased by deputies rolled over at a busy intersection near a Army post Saturday, causing an 11-car crash that killed six people and injured 15, sheriff's officials said. Deputies believed the SUV was carrying illegal immigrants in Cochise County, in southeastern Arizona. www.guardian.co.uk


Feds Try to Cut Off Illegal Immigration
12 October 2004
By JACQUES BILLEAUD - Phoenix, Arizona - AP
Law enforcement officials in the Phoenix area are using new tactics to cut off illegal immigration: They are going after used-car salesmen who sell vehicles to smugglers, and arresting operators of safe houses where immigrants stay after crossing the border. For years, many smugglers stole cars to carry migrants from the border to the Phoenix area. But recently, used-car salesmen began selling cars to smugglers with fake liens and names on the titles, so if the car is seized near the border, it reverts to the dealer. The dealers then resell the car back to the smugglers, a practice that has allowed many to increase their revenue fivefold, said Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard. Police said they were tipped off to the scheme by a tow-truck operator. Nearly two dozen used-car lot workers in the Phoenix area were recently indicted on charges of forgery and money laundering. Police also seized 11 car lots and 400 vehicles. Arizona agents registered nearly 600,000 undocumented immigrant apprehensions, the second highest number on record. Phoenix police: http://phoenix.gov/POLICE/ - Immigration and Customs Enforcement: http://www.ice.gov


N.M. illegal border traffic hits 3-year high - - Arizona crackdown affects its neighbor
7 October 2004
By Leslie Hoffman, Associated Press There were 61,374 apprehensions in the year just ended in New Mexico compared with 48,637 in fiscal 2003; sectorwide, there were 104,228 compared with 88,961 in 2003. The last time apprehensions increased in New Mexico was during the 2001 fiscal year, which ended just after the terrorist attacks. Apprehensions that year hit 66,973 over the 2000 total of 65,260 but declined in 2002 and 2003. www.RockyMountainNews.com


U.S. Examines Chance of Mexico Terror Link
7 October 2004
Terrorists might try to use existing criminal networks on the border to slip operatives into the United States, but so far there is no evidence any have tried to do so, a high-ranking U.S. official told The Associated Press. "I personally don't know ... (of an) al-Qaida known terrorist trying to come through Mexico into the United States," Garcia said. "What I do know is that obviously there are smuggling organizations very active along the border, and they present a risk."


LA (Los Angeles, California) 'on the road to Falluja'?
By Anita Rice BBC News and Current Affairs http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/this_world/3771411.stm.
[Comments: The entire U.S. has a serious gang problem, illegal alien problem and it is growing by the hour. As long as there is no moratorium on immigration, as long as the borders are wide open and the U.S. judicial system remains corrupt - - over turning the will of THE PEOPLE - - the violent destruction of the U.S. will continue.]


Two U.S. Border Agents Found Dead
June 11, 2004
By Luke Turf, City Desk: lturf@tucsoncitizen.com.
Two off-duty Border Patrol agents were found dead on the Tohono O'odham Nation early Friday morning. Tohono O'odham Police officers found the bodies of the man and woman at 2:30 a.m., in what officers initially believed was an abandoned vehicle, according to U.S. Border Patrol spokeswoman Andrea Zortman. The vehicle was in the San Xavier District of the Nation, just southwest of Tucson, she said. She did not know what kind of vehicle it was. [Tucson Citizen, P.O. Box 26767, Tucson, Arizona 85726-6767, Telephone: 520-573-4561, Fax: 520-573-4569, http://www.tucsoncitizen.com ]


Idaho County Sends Mexico Bill for $2M BOISE, Idaho (AP) 22 April 2004 - A county commissioner in Idaho has billed the Mexican government more than $2 million for services provided to illegal immigrants. Robert Vasquez mailed the bill to the closest Mexican consulate, in Salt Lake City. He claims Canyon County is owed more than $1.4 million for the costs of jailing illegal immigrants over past two years, and more than $575,000 for providing medical care during that time. "By federal law, we're required to provide them services," Vasquez said Wednesday. "So I thought ... then perhaps we ought to bill the nation of origin."

Yuma, Arizona Sector - - U.S. Border Patrol Agent James Epling dies rescuing a Chinese (illegal alien) female from the Colorado River. He had been chasing four illegals before he disappeared in the river. Agent Epling, 24 years old, was a father of three children, and his wife is expecting another child early next year. His family is in need of our support. For information on what you can do to help James Epling's family contact the Yuma, Arizona sector public affairs office at 928-341-6500

Muslim terror groups stepping up activities in Latin America
Muslim terror groups, including Hamas and Hezbollah, have recently stepped up their efforts to consolidate their power in distant areas of Latin America, particularly in the triangle of borders of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, say Israeli and American security sources. The sources in Israel confirmed information provided last week by the deputy chairman of the U.S. joint chiefs of staff, Gen. Peter Pace, who told the Armed Forces Committee in the House of Representatives that the area is a center for trade in drugs, weapons, money laundering, forgery, and activity that supports Islamic terror in Latin America. Haaretz.com 10 February 2004

Border Patrol: Did Bush send you here? Surveying illegals to find out whether prompted by immigration plan
Agents have been instructed to ask one out of every five illegal aliens they catch if they were aware of Bush's proposed guest worker program and if it motivated them to come, the Tucson Citizen newspaper reported. The daily said a citizen border watchdog group, Civil Homeland Defense, believes it already has seen an effect from the announcement. The group caught 85 people entering the country illegally last weekend, said founder Chris Simcox. "They were, like, 'What's the problem? President Bush said it was OK,'" he told the Tucson paper. "That's the attitude out there, and [Border Patrol] agents are totally demoralized." (WorldNetDaily.com 24 January 2004)


U.S. Federal Agent Killed by Arizona Police
3 August 2003
Bureau of Indian Affairs Special Agent Marc Leber was assigned to the San Carlos Indian Reservation, where he investigated major crimes. For some reason Agent Leber raised his gun before two Globe (Arizona) officers and a Gila County sheriff's deputy shot and killed Agent Marc Leber. The official story is that, 40 year old, BIA Agent Marc Leber, married with children, was "bent on suicide." The question is - - what is really going on between the San Carlos Indian Reservation and Arizona law enforcement? What criminal activity was Agent Leber investigating that cost him his life? LasVegasSun.com

Ridge announces program targeting child predators
9 July 2003
In an initial week-long sweep ending June 30, some 89 foreigners were arrested. They had been convicted of sex offenses but had evaded law enforcement efforts to remove them from the country. In Chicago, 37 convicted alien sex offenders were arrested during the same week. ''The welcome mat to our nation has been pulled and they are on their way out,'' Ridge said. A new alliance with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Toll-free reporting number 1-866-DHS-BICE More... (Boston.com) 9 July 2003


Mexican Drug Cartels Linked to Mideast Terrorists
U.S. officials say there is evidence that the Mexican drug cartels, have financial ties to Middle Eastern smugglers linked to Hezbollah and other groups accused of terrorism. "We have a number of methamphetamine cases where we've made a direct connection between the Hezbollah and Mexican cartels," said Bill Ruzzamenti, director of the state's High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program for the Central Valley and a former DEA agent. Dennis Burnett, Park Service law enforcement administrator in Washington, said crime has been on a "constant march" into national parks. Almost 60% of the marijuana plants eradicated in California last year were found on state or federal land "We cannot keep up with the drug smuggling and smuggling of undocumented aliens that comes across the border through parks on a daily basis. We are aware of the connection with drug cartels. We had a ranger shot and killed last year — that was a drug thing. It's pretty outrageous," he said, referring to an incident in Arizona. More... (LA Times)

2 May 2003
Mexican prosecutors claim organ trafficking to blame for murders of 14 women near U.S. border
The federal announcement raised the possibility of an international ring targeting dozens of women who have disappeared in the city of 1.3 million, across the border from El Paso, Texas. At least one suspect in the case may be American (known only as "Williams"), and those familiar with the investigation said the implication was that the stolen organs were sold to wealthy U.S. citizens at border clinics or hospitals. In a statement, the Justice Department maintained that "several details support the idea that these women were killed to extract their organs and sell them." More... (SignOnSanDiego)

23 April 2003
Group Documents Mexico's Police Torture
Torture by police in Mexico remains routine, according to the people who have the closest access to detainees: state and federal forensic physicians. In a study published in the most recent edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association, 49 percent of federal physicians and 58 percent of state physicians in Mexico defined the problem as severe. The doctors reported receiving as many as 11,800 allegations of torture or mis-treatment in the 12-month survey period. They said they had documented evidence in as many as 2,440 cases, perhaps even more. More... (SignOnSanDiego)

12 March 2003
Mexican Army Invades U.S.
It’s the war nobody wants to talk about: well-armed Mexican soldiers storming across America’s southern border, sometimes with guns blazing. “We are in state of war,” Edward Nelson, chairman of U.S. Border Control, told Soldier of Fortune magazine. “And we are fighting enemies who have brought the battle to our shores. If ever there was a time for the United States to put troops on the border, it is now.” More... (NewsMax)

10 March 2003
Over 400 Ukrainians Entered The U.S. Illegally via Mexico
LONG BEACH, California: The 37-year-old ringleader of a group that smuggled hundreds of Ukrainian immigrants into the United States, selling some into prostitution, was sentenced Monday to 17 years and 6 months in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Robert M. Takasugi sentenced Serge L. Mezheritsky after finding the ring smuggled at least 400 Ukrainians into the United States through Mexico, concealing them in cars and aboard boats or sneaking them across un-fenced portions of the border. Most of the immigrants (illegal aliens) paid $7,000 in smuggling fees. More... (NBC4)

3 March 2003
Iraq decision forces Mexico's president to choose between United States and Mexico's voters who are against war. Mexico's new prominence on the world stage with its seat on the U.N. Security Council has left President Vincente Fox with a tough choice: oppose military intervention in Iraq and risk damaging U.S.-Mexican relations, or support the United States and face a backlash at home. More... (SignOnSanDiego)

3 March 2003
Border Patrol pressure leads to more violence
An estimated 3,000 ILLEGALS successfully cross the southern border daily.

Tensions along the U.S.-Mexico border appear to be escalating, with seven separate incidents involving violence against Border Patrol agents or immigrants in the past month.

"Incidents of violence are happening with more frequency," said Rob Daniels, a Border Patrol spokesman. "That's what happens when smugglers start experiencing more difficulty in being able to get from point A to point B.

"Alien smugglers and drug smugglers are having a harder time, and that's why they are taking extreme measures and arming themselves. That is one indicator that we are having more success." More... (Tucson Citizen)

28 February 2003
INS report shows few deportations. (The Washington Times) Mr. Fine described as "alarming" the 6 percent removal rate for illegal aliens in this country (U.S.) from the seven nations designated as sponsors of international terrorism — Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan and Syria.

6 February 2003
U.S., Mexican bishops: Migration a right
Catholic bishops from Tucson and Hermosillo, Sonora, said Wednesday that international migration is a right, and they called on the United States and Mexico to embrace it.

During a press conference outside St. Augustine Cathedral, Bishop Manuel Moreno of the Tucson Diocese said a January letter on migration approved by all the U.S. and Mexican bishops is "unprecedented."

"For the first time ever, the U.S. and Mexican bishops have come together to speak with one voice about migration," Moreno said. "As bishops, we assert very clearly in our letter that the current immigration system between our two nations is broken and must be reformed."

The Jan. 22 statement adopted by the bishops of Mexico and the United States calls for a broad program of legalizing immigrants living illegally in the United States. More (ArizonaStarNet)

6 February 2003
Illegal alien threatened water supply
Trooper shot during arrest of Mexican after informant's tip.
A Virgina state trooper was shot and an unidentified gunman killed when officers attempted to arrest an illegal alien from Mexico after receiving a tip that the alien had a plan to poison the state's water supplies, reports the Virginian-Pilot.

An informant had told authorities that Ipolito "Polo" Campos, who is now in custody, had said he was from an "Arabian" country and "if he did not poison the water someone would kill him," court records state. The FBI began investigating Campos after receiving the information on Jan. 18

Federal prosecutors say Campos had previously been kicked out of the U.S. and was facing charges of using phony immigration documents and a false Social Security number. Although the threat against the water supplies was not mentioned in a court session yesterday, the issue was referred to the region's Joint Terrorism Task Force, the paper's report indicated. More... (WorldNetDaily)

1 February 2003
U.S. State Department - Mexico travel advisory issued.
Mexican state bridles, after U.S. urges caution for visitors to Chiapas

The announcement did not specify what incidents triggered the advisory, but noted "there have recently been disturbing incidents involving violence and threats of violence against foreigners (Americans) and establishments catering to foreign tourists in remote areas."

Given the touchy nature of relations with the Zapatista rebels– who have "reclaimed" a large number of private properties in Chiapas, and are still theoretically in rebellion – Chiapas police have not tried to clear a roadblock set up the rebels in December on a road leading to the American's property, known as Rancho Esmeralda.

Rancho Esmeralda owners Glen Wersch and Ellen Jones, both of Boise, Idaho, said they were told to give up their 26-acre (10-hectare) ranch and all their possessions – or face an armed invasion. Guests at their ecotourism lodge left as a security precaution.

The State Department noted that "in many parts of Chiapas, there is no effective law enforcement or police protection." More... (SignOnSanDiego.com)

18 January 2003
Mexican Troops Stray Over The Border... Again
A detachment of Mexican soldiers wearing black ski masks and carrying automatic rifles was confronted by U.S. Border Patrol agents Thursday after the Mexicans strayed into U.S territory. More (UNION-TRIBUNE)

17 January 2003
Mexico anti-drug force to be scrapped
Agents within the 700-strong narcotics force, known as Feads, face investigation for criminal activities. The special anti-drugs unit in Mexico is being disbanded because of corruption within its ranks, Attorney General Rafael Macedo said on Friday. More (BBC)

11 January 2003
46 illegal aliens arrested in chase
A driver hauling 27 illegal aliens in a pickup ran a deputy's car off the road, sideswiped a Jeep and careened into a light pole Thursday night during a pursuit that stretched from the Imperial Sand Dunes to Highway 111 near Calexico, Yuma sector Border Patrol officials said. The truck — loaded down to where people were actually standing on each other — did not reach high speeds, said Michael McGlasson, Yuma, Arizona sector spokesman. More... (Yuma Sun)

23 December 2002
Militia gets 90% backing in StarNet poll
The border militia has won this battle, at least: A StarNet poll of online readers shows strong backing for the concept of a private militia to halt illegal border crossers in Arizona. More than 20,000 votes were cast in about three weeks of polling. Ninety percent of the votes cast backed Tombstone newspaper publisher Chris Simcox's call for a citizen militia, while 9 percent were opposed. More (ArizonaStarNet)

13 December 2002 U.S. officials seek end to cooperation: (SignOnSanDiego) Fearing that corrupt Mexican officials are undermining investigations into drug cartels, some U.S. law enforcement agents have asked the Bush administration to end a 1999 information-sharing agreement between the two countries.

29 November 2002
Number of illegal crossers in Arizona doubles
Twice as many illegal immigrants were apprehended in Arizona last month than in October 2001, according to the U.S. Border Patrol. Of the 25,050 immigrants nabbed by agents in Arizona during October 2002, 21,352 were in the Tucson sector. "This is the busiest sector in the nation," said Rob Daniels, Border Patrol spokesman in Tucson. And it's getting busier, with smugglers circumventing increased security in San Diego and El Paso, Texas. More (Tucson Citizen)

26 November 2002
Vincente Fox says Mexican Migrants Are No Threat to U.S.
In his remarks, Fox warned that additional Mexicans may be forced to flee for the (U.S.) border unless the two countries take steps to ease the impact on Mexico of the Jan. 1, 2003, elimination of tariffs on most farm products. That move was mandated under the North American Free Trade Agreement.

While the Bush administration has refrained from asserting that Mexicans represent a terrorist threat, the security measures it has adopted generally have not made distinctions between nationalities.

Neither Fox nor Bush mentioned Mexico's water debt to the United States. En route here, Powell said that unless Mexico moves quickly to cover the debt, much of the crop in parched areas of South Texas will be lost in the coming weeks. Vincente Fox says Mexican Migrants Are No Threat to U.S.
(LasVegas Sun)

17 November 2002
Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever Outbreak on U.S.-Mexico Border
Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever Outbreak on U.S.-Mexico Border
MONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) - Officials on the U.S.-Mexico border on Sunday stepped up efforts to contain a dengue outbreak in the Mexican city of Matamoros after health authorities confirmed 24 cases and suspected another 222. Matamoros Public Health Director Ernesto Chanes said six of the suspected cases of dengue were the potentially lethal hemorrhagic dengue strain. Although, he said to date no deaths had been reported. The outbreak is one of the most concentrated in Mexico this year (2002). The World Health Organization reported 3,766 cases of classic and hemorrhagic dengue in the first eight months of the year in Mexico as a whole. Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever Fact Sheet No 117 http://www.who.int/inf-fs/en/fact117.html

16 November 2002
Civil rights group briefed on border 'vigilante' activity
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights this week expressed concern about "vigilante" activity along the Southwest border in a San Diego hearing. Commissioners reacted to reports that armed citizen patrols in southern Arizona were detaining illegal border-crossers. Villarreal said the U.S. border strategy has been successful in deterring illegal immigration. Border Patrol arrests, which are used to measure the flow of illegal immigration, dropped from 1.2 million in 2001 to 929,000 last year, a 23 percent decrease. Comment: Obviously Villarreal does not live in the real world and may be smoking funny cigarettes...

15 November 2002
Tombstone paper calls for militia
Arizona - Cochise County "official newspaper" has issued a call to arms and is spearheading the formation of a local militia to combat illegal immigration... "This has nothing to do with the Mexican people per se. . . . It's about stopping uncontrolled immigration," he said. "We want local people, we don't want the Rambos, the mercenaries and soldiers of fortune that some of these groups seem to be made up of."

15 November 2002
The Mexican Drug Pipeline Is Infesting U.S. Cities.
Mexican drug traffickers exploit U.S. immigration, trade system

"We keep arresting people and seizing drugs, but they just keep coming," said Dalton Police Chief James Chadwick. "We're in a boat with a big hole. We can keep bailing, but the hole's still there." Dalton, Georgia is by no means alone. From Alaska to South Carolina, law enforcement officials said, Mexican traffickers have taken advantage of spreading (ILLEGAL) Mexican immigration and freer North American trade to establish themselves as the dominant wholesale suppliers of illegal drugs in the United States. "The southwest border isn't along the Rio Grande anymore," said W. Michael Furgason, a senior agent in the Drug Enforcement Administration's Atlanta office. "It's in Atlanta and North Carolina and Chicago and even Yonkers and New Rochelle." More

9 November 2002
Comment: Mexico plays a game of political extortion - Mexican ILLEGAL IMMIGRATIOM vs. siding with the U.S on Iraq. Mexican officials reveled in their role as players on the world stage after participating in a U.N. Security Council vote to demand weapons inspections of Iraq. Mexico allied itself with France's effort to prevent the resolution from giving the United States explicit permission to attack Iraq in the result of violations... Mexico is now ready for the U.S. to resume immigration talks...(NewsDay) More

8 November 2002
Mexico files human rights complaint against U.S. to the U.N.
At a meeting with the local representative of the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Thierry del Prado, senators accused the United States of arbitrarily detaining migrants, government news agency Notimex reported.

"We know there were arbitrary detentions because (suspects) were denied the right to have access to legal counsel," said Sen. Sadot Sanchez, president of the Senate Human Rights Committee.

He said many of the 53 Mexicans currently on death row in the United States had been deprived of their right to consular access.

Sanchez added U.S. authorities are justifying human rights violations of migrants with its policy of tightening border security in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

"We cannot accept, under the pretext of combating terrorism, human rights should be violated and the lives of Mexicans put in danger," Sanchez said. "We cannot allow migration to be associated with delinquency."
(The News Mexico) More

7 November 2002
U.S. to aid Mexico's hospitals
Arizona calls for help with costs of care for illegals
A September study by the U.S.-Mexico Border Counties Coalition estimated that U.S. border hospitals wrote off nearly $200 million in 2000, including almost $31 million in Arizona... (Arizona Republic) More

31 October 2002
Immigration Visa Loophole Being Tightened Up By INS
For more than 20 years, the Immigration and Naturalization Service has allowed foreigners to enter the United States without visas for humanitarian and medical reasons. INS headquarters in Washington, D.C., ordered inspectors to narrow their interpretation of the law, as part of an effort to close immigration loopholes. The policy already is being enforced at some border crossings in Texas and Arizona, but it is just beginning at San Diego's ports. The policy does not affect Canadians because they are not required to have visas to enter the United States... More

24 October 2002
Border Patrol issues new guidelines for humanitarian groups
The U.S. Border Patrol issued new guidelines warning that illegal immigrants should not be transported for medical assistance even if they are in distress.The guidelines could mean that humanitarian groups who provide such help would be subject to arrest. The guidelines state "transportation to local authorities or medical treatment should not be undertaken," even if an immigrant is in medical distress, the Tucson Citizen reported Thursday. Driving the immigrants to a hospital or another location can be viewed as "illegal and can result in prosecution." More

Commentary: Today's Law Enforcement in Mexico...
Allegedly a "good cop - bad cop" war is going on in Mexico. The corrupt law enforcement and military that have deeply rooted financial interests in protecting the drug dealing cartels and their shipments of illegal drugs are targeting, torturing and killing Mexican law enforcement officers who are trying to clean up Mexico. The drug bosses have a bounty on non-cooperative Mexican law enforcement officers and on U.S. agents. And, in some areas of Mexico American tourists and business men are targeted for kidnapping - - a subject the U.S. mainstream press refuse to expose.

A state police officer who worked on the outskirts of Mexicali was shot in the head last month (September 2002) in what authorities say may have been a revenge killing for his investigation of a drug trafficking organization.

TIJUANA - October 2002
The bodies of two missing state police officers were found in the trunk of an abandoned car and covered with hundreds of $1 bills. A third officer is still missing - Authorities are still searching for Carlos López Avalos, 22, a member of the state's sex crimes unit, who was with the others when they disappeared. Authorities think he may have been shot.



15 October 2002
Mexican Army 'Torturing' Soldiers
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/2328349.stm
More than 600 soldiers from the 65th Infantry Battalion have been detained at their barracks for the past 11 days and subjected to torture in an investigation into drug trafficking. Mexican authorities have been seriously criticised for their use of torture as a key tool in investigations. General Gerardo Vega Garcia confirmed that about 48 soldiers were under investigation for drug trafficking. He said the battalion was so corrupt it would probably have to be disbanded.

Border Patrol agent wounded at U.S. - Mexican border
http://www.borderlandnews.com/stories/borderland/20021013-31853.shtml
A woman Border Patrol agent from Fort Hancock was shot in the leg about 4:20 p.m. Saturday by someone on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande while agents were pursuing smugglers 27 miles southeast of the Ysleta Port of Entry, Border Patrol officials said. El Paso Border Patrol spokesman Doug Mosier said, "apparently a number of assailants were waiting on the Mexico side, and a sustained barrage of gunfire occurred."

28 September 2002
Murdered Police Officer - Assault-style weapons, including grenades and a shoulder-mounted rocket launcher discovered...
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/mexico/20020928-9999_6m28kidnap.html
As the public's attention is focused on the radical Muslim terrorists in the middle east there are serious security issues to be aware of in America's back yard. Over the past several years there have been news reports of assorted weapons that have disappeared from U.S. military bases located near the U.S. Mexican border. On 28 September 2002 a news story was released concerning the burned body of state police officer Federico Alvidrez Viramonte. His remains were found Monday buried on a ranch east of Mexicali, Mexico. He had been shot several times in the head. On the property where Alvidrez' body was found, investigators discovered the skeletal remains of an unidentified person. They also found a cache of assault-style weapons, including grenades and a shoulder-mounted rocket launcher.

26 September 2002
Raza (the Race) Hispanic rights activist files lawsuit accusing U.S. Border Patrol agents
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/mexico/20020926-9999_6m26rights.html
Activist has filed a lawsuit accusing U.S. Border Patrol agents of wrongfully arresting him and seizing his video camera after he taped them questioning Latinos at a San Diego trolley station. He is seeking up to $2 million in damages. Benjamin Prado, 26, coordinator of the Radical Hispanic Raza (Race) Rights Coalition, was arrested Feb. 25 on suspicion of assaulting an agent, but was released a day later without any charges

19 September 2002
Mexican officials investigate possible child trafficking in border city http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/mexico/20020919-1210-mexico-child trafficking.html
Mexican officials opened their investigation after U.S. state and federal agents this week arrested Maria Bondoc, 53, in Laredo, Texas, on charges of smuggling young, pregnant Mexican women into the United States and then selling their newborns in an illegal adoption scheme.

19 September 2002
FBI agents cause stir after crossing into Mexican territory to gather evidence http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/mexico/20020918-1604-mexico-us-fbi.html
The chief federal agent in Ciudad Juarez, Lorenzo Aquino, met with U.S. officials at the Mexican consulate in El Paso on Wednesday. Aquino told the Ciudad Juarez newspaper, El Diario, that the move was a "violation of the constitution and we're going to intervene."

13 September 2002
Mexican railroad bandits ambush FBI Agents.
U.S. FBI agents (Sergio Barrio, 39, and Samantha Mikeska, 38) were literally dragged across the U.S. border into Mexico. The U.S. FBI agents were brutally kicked, beaten and hit with rocks by their attackers. The agents have been hospitalized in critical condition with head injuries, hopefully they will recover, however it is reported they are comatose. According to local news reports it is alleged between 10 and 12 Mexican hostiles attacked two FBI agents and 16 Mexican hostiles have been arrested. The attack was carried out Thursday in the Sunland Park-Anapra area of New Mexico, just across the Texas line. Trains running along the border have been under-going attack and robbery by Mexican gangs from both sides of the border (U.S. and Mexico) for many years and no one has seen fit to put a STOP to it. Why?

Up-Date: 15th September - Barrio suffered an injury over his right eye and underwent surgery early Friday (13th Sept.) at Thomason to relieve pressure on his brain. Mikeska also suffered pressure on the brain. Saturday 14th , it is reported that both men are no longer in comas.

Commentary: How many U.S. agents have to be beaten, how many have to die before something is done about the border problem with Mexico? How long will Bush's "open border policy" be tolerated? Perhaps the U.S. should consider sending Mr. Vincente Fox a bill for the injured agents medical care, and another bill for all the welfare the U.S. tax payers have been forced to pay for the support of the flood of Mexicans illegally entering and residing in the U.S. As it is, Mr. Vincente Fox takes no responsibility for anything! Send Mexico a message... close the border.

Tijuana cops arrested in extortion, robbery case
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/mexico/20020913-9999_6m13cops.html
The agents, part of a multi-agency police team, went to a home Sept. 8 where they believed drugs were being sold but the three allegedly extorted from a married couple about $800 in cash and $2,000 worth of jewels. The agents also allegedly demanded that the residents give them $5,000 more at a future date. The residents instead filed a complaint with state police, and the arrests were made. Rogelio Delgado Neri, head of the state Attorney General's Office in Tijuana, said the three officers were apparently doing this on their own and not for organized crime or drug cartels.

11 September 2002
Mexico sees muted memorials of Sept. 11 attacks
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/mexico/20020911-1641-sept11-mexicomemorials.html
Mexico was the only member nation of the U.N. Security Council that did not send either its foreign minister or president to a special session of the council on Wednesday 11 September 2002.

10 September 2002
Mexico's timing on treaty pullout faulted - - Hostile message sent, critics say http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/mexico/20020910-9999_1n10mexico.html In a column yesterday in the Mexico City daily Reforma, Juan Enríquez Cabot said that by failing to understand the post-Sept. 11 preoccupations of the United States and by continuing to press its own agenda, "Mexico is committing a historic mistake." ... "It is anachronistic; I can't fault them on that," Grayson said. "But in international affairs, you have to decide what your objectives are. In Mexico, I think, the objective should be to maintain the best relationship possible with the U.S. and recognize that 9/11 has forced a setback in the whole immigration discussion. The Mexicans, I think, expected instant gratification from President Bush."

9 September 2002
Critics alarmed by Mexico treaty withdrawal
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/mexico/20020909-1739-n21848.html
Fox said late last month that he will renew efforts for an immigration deal after the U.S. elections in November. Calling Mexican immigrants necessary to the U.S, economy, he said, "What the United States needs to understand is that we are partners." ... "Mexico chose that precise date to send a message that can be translated as: "No, I don't promise to defend anyone. You're on your own."

9 September 2002
Mexican Illegals Tied To Arizona fires
http://www.azstarnet.com/border/20909PERILOUS-FIRES.html
Illegal border crossers are suspected of causing eight major wildfires in Southern Arizona this year, sticking taxpayers with $5.1 million in firefighting costs. Those eight fires charred 68,413 acres - nearly 108 square miles - near the border, according to an Arizona Daily Star review of public records and interviews with land managers. Only fires bigger than 100 acres were included in the analysis. Among wildfires thought to be caused by border crossers: The Ryan Fire, 38,000-acres burned; The Oversite Fire burned 2,189 acres; Both the Walker and Community fires, which burned 17,224 acres. Some fire managers worry that crews working in remote locations might surprise armed drug smugglers ready to defend their loads. "Do we need to put law enforcement up there? Do we need people to stay awake all night to act as a deterrent?" said Dean McAlister, the Coronado Forest's fire management officer.

7 September 2002
Mexico pulls out of pan-American mutual defense treaty
http://sg.news.yahoo.com/020906/1/32isg.html
Under the accord, also known as the Rio Treaty, an attack against a signatory state is considered an attack against all treaty members who can be treaty-bound to assist militarily. When the United States sided with Britain after its 1982 invasion of the Falklands (Malvinas) islands, leaders in many Latin American nations argued it was evidence the treaty would only be used to defend Washington's interests. And since the collapse of the Soviet bloc, many across the Americas -- with Fox's the loudest public voice -- have seen it as a Cold War-era relic, in need of either being redone or undone.

5 September 2002
INS aims to cut document waiting time
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/mexico/20020905-9999_7m5visas.html
Adele Fasano, the district director for the Immigration and Naturalization Service in San Diego, said yesterday that her agency will reduce the waiting time to six months by Dec. 2003. Fasano also vowed to lower the waiting time for other immigration services, including naturalization, to six months. Immigrants currently wait about eight months to become U.S. citizens. Fasano made the announcements at the dedication of a new immigration customer service center in Chula Vista yesterday. The agency, which also runs a center in downtown San Diego, expects more than 7,000 people a month to visit the Chula Vista office.

13 August 2002
Mexican Border killing: The Murder of U.S. Park Ranger Kris Eggle by contract killers from Mexico points up a security lack. Tancredo says loss of Arizona park ranger inevitable http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=28599 "I need the president of the United States to understand the severity of this problem, and to focus not just attention but resources on it — and not just some public show of support and effort on one area of the border," Tancredo said. "We have to put the military down here; we have to help these people."

10 August 2002
U.S. Park Ranger Killed...
contract killers from Mexico are crossing the border!

http://www.azstarnet.com/border/20810BORDERSHOOTING2fsrl.html The park ranger, a commissioned law enforcement officer, was armed and wearing body armor while pursuing two armed suspects along the U.S.- Mexican border. The weapon that killed the ranger was a rifle.

8 August 2002
Two Border Patrol agents charged in assault case
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/mexico/20020808-9999_2m8beat.html
Agents Robert Curtin, 26, and John Wallace, 38, pleaded not guilty in federal court to charges of violating the civil rights of Eric Mendoza Rubio of Mexico. They were released on $25,000 bail. If convicted, each could face up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

5 August 2002
Flow of Brazilians to U.S. a growing trend
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/mexico/20020805-9999_1n5brazil.html
Jose Ferreira Defreitas expected to be in Boston by now, after a long journey from Brazil that included sneaking across the U.S. border near San Diego and then traveling to Massachusetts, home to some 200,000 Brazilians. The Mexican smuggler carried Defreitas with another Brazilian and 31 other Mexicans (all illegals), drove the wrong way on Interstate 8 ending in a head-on collision. Six people died and dozens of others were injured. The June 24 crash highlighted an immigration trend that has been quietly building for a generation: A growing number of Brazilians are moving to the United States, and those who can't get here legally are entering the U.S. ILLEGALLY. The annual number of Brazilians detained by U.S. immigration agents jumped from 439 in 1997 to 3,485 in 2001, according to Immigration and Naturalization Service statistics.

1 August 2002
2nd border fence going up
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/mexico/20020801-9999_1m1fence.html
The $26 million project has been under construction by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and National Guard since 1997. Work along a seven-mile portion of a secondary fence from the Otay Mesa Port of Entry to San Ysidro is nearly finished. Environmentalists and some state and local officials oppose the plan, saying the westernmost part of the fence – about 5.5 miles – may harm the area's sensitive environment...

28 July 2003
Iridium-192 disappears just south of Mexican border
http://www.thenewsmexico.com/noticia.asp?id=31453
Mexican authorities confirmed Friday that an inch-long (2.5-centimeter- long) capsule of iridium-192 disappeared from a truck in Mexico earlier this week. It was unclear whether the equipment was stolen or fell off the truck. (See: 19 June Report Below: No More Gas Tank Searches at U.S. Mexican Border - smuggling made easy by California 9th circuit court)

Mexican official says Mexican soldiers shot at the truck carrying 22 people - wounding 6 in the June 14th border incident. http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/mexico/20020726-9999_7m26mexarmy.html
The illegals, most of them from El Salvador, were attacked as they headed for the United States across the desert west of Mexicali.

Five Mexican people indicted in prostitution ring using Mexican girls
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/mexico/20020719-0436-brf-prostitutionring.html
The girls, ages 14 to 18, were forced to perform up to six sex acts a day and to turn over the $35 they received from each customer to the ringleaders of a brothel in Plainfield, N.J., prosecutors said Thursday. The four Jimenez-Calderons are also charged with sex trafficking of children by force, and with fraud. They face up to five years in prison if convicted.

19 July 2002
National Guardsmen end border- crossing duties today
About 250 troops will be demobilized

The California National Guard is packing up and retreating from the state's six border crossings with Mexico today
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20020719-9999_7m19guard.html

19 July 2002
New Baja prison to be 'model'
El Hongo, first such facility in 19 years

Baja California's prison population is growing at about 15 percent per year. With 12,700 inmates currently sharing eight facilities designed to hold 4,400 people, the state's prisons are among Mexico's most crowded.
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/mexico/20020719-9999_6m19prison.html

18 July 2002
U.S. banks, cities accept Mexican illegals' ID
http://washingtontimes.com/business/20020718-72441916.htm

17 July 2002
Mexican immigrant office to be absorbed
Move seen as victory for foreign minister

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/mexico/20020717-9999_1n17office.html

12 July 2002
Beacon in the desert dedicated by Mexico
66-foot-high lighted tower in the Mexican desert

Flashing light designed to guide LAW BREAKING ILLEGAL Aliens to safety
http://www.uniontrib.com/news/mexico/20020712-9999_6m12tower.html

27 June 2002
Mexican army cited in attack
Six migrants were hurt during border shooting
An official state human rights agency here yesterday blamed the Mexican army for a June 14 assault that wounded at least six undocumented immigrants just yards from the U.S. border and heightened concerns about the militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border.

24 June 2002 A death vigil on the border
Many fear migrant toll may soar in the heat of summer

22 June 2002
Islam taking root in southern Mexico
Over the past few years, about 300 evangelical Christian Maya have converted to Islam in southernmost Chiapas state, which has been riven by spiritual struggles for centuries.

Most of the new Muslims once belonged to Chiapas' vibrant community of evangelical Christian Maya... The 300 Muslims in Chiapas join several hundred others sprinkled throughout this largely Catholic nation of 100 million, according to Omar Weston, director-general of the Muslim Center in Mexico City. That number pales in comparison to the estimated 1 million in Brazil and 300,000 in Argentina.

The Spanish (ETA - Basque Seperatists?) Islamic missionaries arrived in 1995, amid turmoil caused by rebellion a year earlier by the mostly Maya Zapatista National Liberation Army. More... (Houston Chronical)

21 June 2002 Hispanics flex new muscle in southern U.S. "Many people that are coming into this country are making less than $10,000 and have less than an 8th grade education and I think it is a very legitimate fear that we are fostering a growing underclass," says Phil Kent, president of the Southeastern Legal Foundation, a conservative Atlanta-based interest group. Kent, who describes U.S. immigration policy as "very generous," added that illegal workers were bleeding states of costly services and had become a culturally disruptive presence in some areas.


19 June 2002
No More Gas-tank searches at the U.S. Mexican Border
Officials fear ruling may spur gas-tank smuggling at border Authorities fear the decision by a three-judge panel in San Francisco could make it easier for smugglers to slip drugs, illegal immigrants or terror weapons into the United States. "Terrorists could employ a gas tank to smuggle biological weapons or explosives across the border, secure in the knowledge that Customs would not be able to inspect that area of their car unless inspectors could develop reasonable suspicion," Patrick O'Toole, the acting U.S. attorney in San Diego, said this month in court papers....

19 June 2002 Mexico to review shooting at border - Report names U.S. agencies in theory Preliminary reports from Mexico indicated that the shooting may have come from a Mexican military patrol. But a Mexican newspaper, citing confidential Mexican federal documents, reported an additional theory yesterday: that the shots could have come from the U.S. Border Patrol or the National Guard.

18 June 2002
Mexico's DIRTY WAR President Fox releases secret archives on anti-leftist crack-down Vicente Fox on Tuesday opened nearly 80 million previously secret files to public scrutiny, an act that could shed light on government dirty tricks, torture and murder of opponents in the past

16 June 2002 Shots Across the Border (update on 17 May Border Patrol shooting?) Are Mexican soldiers protecting drug routes into U.S.?

16 June 2002 Tribal lands at border turned into 'war zone' SELLS, Ariz. – Much of the human and narcotics contraband that used to flow north through San Diego, El Paso and Nogales, Ariz., now goes through the Tohono O'odham Reservation. The Indians, whose Connecticut-size reservation is home to about 23,000 people... "They're being overrun by illegal aliens. They're being overrun by drug smugglers. And they're caught in a war zone," said Judge Pogo Overmeyer of the Tohono Nation Courts. Homes burglarized by illegals, deadly car wrecks caused by reckless smugglers, drug runners brandishing weapons as they demand help from local people – this is daily fare on the reservation...

14 June 2002 Illegals shot crossing into Calif. Officials investigating claim attack came from Mexican military unit - A vehicle carrying 23 illegal immigrants across the Mexico-U.S. border was shot at Friday, injuring eight men inside, authorities said.

11 June 2002 Mexico's Arellano Felix drug gang goes on the attack in marijuana-rich western mountains Police say the Arellano Felix organization was behind a massacre in the mountain town of La Ajoya, where 23 men in ski masks and camouflage uniforms turned Kalashnikovs on a Mother's Day party, gunning down 12 people, including four police officers, a 70-year-old woman and a 6 year-old girl.

11 June 2002 Retired congressman files charges in 1971 Mexico massacre A retired congressman, a former student leader and a historian have filed criminal complaints against 14 former Mexican officials, including ex-President Luis Echeverria, for their alleged involvement in a 1971 student massacre.

9 June 2002
Mexico: Most of the deportees were Central or South Americans who had tried to traverse the republic to illegally enter the United States, said Javier Bolaños of the National Migration Institute (INM). Mexico deported more than 30,000 illegal workers in five months Where are they now?

4 December, 1999
Mass grave victims 'tortured'
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/549312.stm
The exhumation was the latest stage of a long-running investigation into the disappearance of up to 100 people, including several Americans, supposedly killed on the orders of the powerful Juarez drugs cartel. Police have also discovered abandoned cars riddled with bullet holes. The attorney-general of the state of Chihuahua has already conceded that state and federal police may have been involved in the killings. Mr Freeh, who rode in to the La Capana ranch in a convoy of cars, while a helicopter packed with snipers circled overhead, said the FBI was only providing technical and scientific assistance in the Mexican-led operation.

These frequencies are all in MHz (megahertz)
Night time stations: 5.050; 5.070; 5.745; 7.100; 7.415;
Day time stations:
9.900; 12.160; 12.172; 15.725; 17.495;
14 November 2002
Another reason they wanted to get rid of Trent Lott?
Trent Lott Calls for Troops on Border
Soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott says he now supports sending U.S. troops to help guard the nation's borders.

Lott, Mississippi Republican, said on "The O'Reilly Factor" news program on Fox News last week that troops could not only shut down traffic of illegal immigrants but also help stop drug trafficking and cross-border crime. "Most politicians run around worried about civil libertarians and being sued by the ACLU," Lott said on last Thursday's program. "This is not only a porous border in terms of illegal aliens, it's also a porous border with regard to crime and drugs." Immigration reform is mostly the domain of the Republican Party, but in the year since 9/11, neither Republicans nor Democrats have spent much time strengthening borders or immigration law. Lott's opinion is championed by Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., who as head of the House Immigration Reform Caucus has been an often and outspoken supporter of putting troops on the border. "I hope this strong stance by the Senate majority leader will garner a shift in the administration's approach to securing our borders," Tancredo said in a statement, excerpts of which were published by the Denver Post newspaper. Lott's office told the paper he has yet to draft legislation calling for troops on the border. A Zogby International poll in June showed 68 percent of Americans approve of putting troops on the border to stifle illegal immigration, head off drug smuggling and stop potential terrorist infiltration.


19 June 2002 Lawmakers Push Bush for Troops on Border
Some lawmakers said Ridge told them in private meetings last week that their were "historical and cultural" reasons why U.S. troops couldn't be placed on borders. "I want an explanation of these 'cultural and historical' reasons why we can't protect our nation's borders," said Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., head of the House immigration reform caucus. "It's time to authorize the deployment of troops on our borders." In April Tancredo so criticized Bush's "open door" immigration policy as a way to invite more terrorist attacks that top presidential advisor Karl Rove warned him not to "darken the door" of the White House. The Times said William King, a retired chief Border Patrol agent, estimated that it would take up to 20,000 troops to secure the borders adequately.

Congratulations To Tom Tancredo! May all U.S. legislators take notice. (InsideDenver) Tancredo's lesson: Right makes might



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