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President Barack Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano have recently said the Mexican border is more secure now than it has been in 20 years, but some along this border strongly disagree.
"To suggest the southwest border is secure is ridiculous," said Holland.
Some landowners also worry they’ll become kidnapping targets for smugglers seeking passage through the 18-foot-tall metal fence. Violence has surged in Tamaulipas, the Mexican state bordering this part of Texas, in the past two years. This week the State Department issued a new travel warning urging U.S. citizens again to avoid traveling there.
As Texas farmhands prepared this winter to burn stalks of sugarcane for harvest along the Rio Grande, four masked men on ATVs suddenly surrounded the crew members and ordered them to leave. Farmer Dale Murden has little doubt they were Mexican drug traffickers.
Originally posted by JBpage76
reply to post by Ameilia
Thank you for your post, and you hit the nail on the head.
The Texas National Guard has been deployed on the border for some time now, assisting Border Patrol in scouting and observation ops. Rick Perry also authorized and assembled several elite groups of Texas Rangers for covert border operations some time back.
The amount of border patrol officers has almost been doubled in the last few years and you are now seeing A LOT more involvement from various county sheriff’s Depts., many of whom now have some type of special response units to assist in military style operations.
Also, now you have a lot of citizens starting to ban together and form local militia groups to protect private lands and citizens.
I think that evey person who has any doubts about the legitimacy of the border issues should come do a ride along!
edit on 8-6-2012 by JBpage76 because: Spelling correction, sorry my brain types faster than my fingers
The AG just recently announced that local police agencies who inquire about the nationality status / residence status / immigration status of a hispanic is violating that persons civil rights, effectively doing an end run around the court decision for Arizona.
Originally posted by Sandalphon
Janet Napolitano is getting disinfoed. The border is not safer than it once was. There have just been less reports of problems as the cartels buy out law enforcement, one officer at a time.