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Mexican Official Criticizes US Comments on Illegal Drug Violence

Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa said remarks by a top U.S. Army official this week were "totally unacceptable" and do not reflect the cooperation both governments had been building during the past years.

Espinosa was referring to a statement made by U.S. Under Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal on Monday that compared Mexico’s drug war to an "insurgency" and suggested that the United States might send troops to Mexico to keep organized crime from taking over the government.

Remarks retracted

Army Official Calls Mexico Drug War "Insurgency"

Speaking at the Hinckley Institute of Politics on Monday, Undersecretary of the Army Joseph Westphal described the situation in Mexico as being an insurgency, echoing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's comments in September, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

Saying Mexico could face "potentially, a takeover of a government by individuals who are corrupt," Westphal described Mexico and Latin America as a "blind spot" in American foreign policy.

Legislation to Allow Arizona Governor to Call Up National Guard Pending

SB 1495, which would free up Governor Brewer to activate the Arizona State Guard, has been introduced in the Senate of the Arizona Legislature:

http://www.azleg.gov/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/legtext/50leg/1r/bills/sb...

If SB 1495 passes, then the Governor would have to do nothing more than to sign the order that would create, fund, and deploy the Arizona State Guard, as authorized under Title 32 of the USC.

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode32/usc_sec_32_00000109----0...

CBP Air and Marine Media Release

Video by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Public Affairs - Visual Communications Division

More on the Border Patrol BS

This comes from a former Border Patrol Supervisor:

Each and every Democratic administration I have worked under have authorized the hiring of extra BP Agents in order to show that they wanted to control the border. THEN each and every Democratic Administration I have worked under has instituted policies to assure that the agency is as ineffective as possible.

US Resumes Deportations of Haitians

U.S. immigration authorities have repatriated 27 Haitian nationals in the first such deportations since the devastating earthquake that struck their country in January of last year.

Officials announced Thursday that 26 of those deported previously had been convicted of crimes. The other person, Lyglenson Lemorin, had been acquitted in a 2007 terror plot to destroy the Sears Tower (now known as the Willis Tower) in Chicago. Officials have said he remained a national security threat.

Arizona Resident Takes on Illegal Immigrants

Video by Fox News Channel

Fox to teach Henhouse Security in Afghanistan?

According to media reports, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano recently visited Afghanistan, where DHS officials have been training Afghan border security agencies.

http://www.examiner.com/immigration-in-san-francisco/laughing-afghanistan

Article by Rick Oltman

What Happened Near Nogales?

Agents in Nogales are talking, off the record, about what really happened in Peck Canyon the night of the firefight between armed Mexican cartel members and the BORTAC team. The brass in Nogales, Tucson, and DC is very worried about the facts getting out to the public and have issued a gag order on all agents. They are threatening agents that they will be fired if they are caught talking about the facts of Terry's murder.

A lot of tips are coming in from agents now through back-channels. They want the truth about Terry's murder to be known.

Bean bag bullets vs AK-47s...AZ policy??

Dear Fellow Former and Present Agents

Please allow me to interject a bit of perspective on this subject in hopes of clarifying the situation.

US Senate to Vote on DREAM Act

The U.S. Senate is expected to vote Thursday on whether to consider legislation that would give young immigrants brought to the country illegally the chance to become citizens.

The House of Representatives approved the bill - known as the Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors, or the DREAM act - on Wednesday. The bill passed the House by a vote of 216 to 198. Observers, though, say it has little chance of passing in the Senate.

The “DREAM Act” Amnesty for Five Million Illegal Aliens

When Congress convenes for its lame duck session on November 29, it will be asked by Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Reid to vote on an amnesty bill deceptively called “the Dream Act” by its open borders supporters. If passed, it will be a nightmare for the rule of law and a death knell for genuine immigration reform.

Minuteman Report - Border Drug Bust

Video by Air National Guard Training and Education Center/Television Branch

America's Toughest Sheriff, Part I

Soldier of Fortune was at full force at the May 2009 NRA Convention in Phoenix, Arizona. We met with Sheriff Joe Arpaio for two afternoons to interview America’s most controversial hard-core sheriff, and particularly to discuss his hard-core illegal immigration policy. This is a guy SOF had to meet.

Obama Signs $600 Million Border Security Bill

U.S. President Barack Obama has signed a $600 million border security bill into law, addressing a issue that will be prominent in mid-term elections later this year.