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Is Arizona deporting the wrong kind of illegal?

May 20, 2011

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You’d think, from a common sense standpoint, that anyone caught being in the country illegally should be eligible for deportation, but it appears that isn’t the case: The Department of Homeland Security will conduct an internal review of a controversial federal immigration-enforcement program that has led to the deportation of thousands of immigrants in Arizona to […]

Just exactly how secure is our southern border? GAO study finally provides some numbers.

February 15, 2011

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For months, our Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security has been going on and on repeating the claim that the “border is more secure now” than it has ever been.  But exactly how secure is that?  Does it mean 50% of our border is fully secure, or maybe 75%?  Try 15%: (Reuters) – Less than half […]

Napolitano invites Congress to border

February 10, 2011

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This is an awesome idea: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has invited members of the House and Senate leadership to visit the U.S.-Mexico border and see the White House’s latest efforts to curtail drug and weapon smuggling and illegal immigration. Napolitano said the trip, proposed for some time this the spring, would allow the lawmakers […]

Border Patrol catches illegal immigrant gang member trying to cross back into Mexico

February 1, 2011

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Kudos to the Border Patrol for another job well done: DOUGLAS, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers have apprehended a dangerous gang member from Mexico who was attempting to flee the U.S. On Jan. 19, a 25-year-old Mexican national was at a border checkpoint walking south towards Mexico. Officers thought he was acting suspiciously […]

Janet Napolitano in Afghanistan helping with their border smuggling problem

January 5, 2011

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Just reading the headline makes me shake my head in disbelief. Our Secretary of the Department of HOMELAND Security, Janet Napolitano,  made a trip to Afghanistan and met with President Karzai in an effort to help them deal with THEIR border smuggling problem.   Janet Napolitano, the United States homeland security secretary, said Saturday that her […]

$643 million we’ll never get back

January 4, 2011

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Although FEMA says it’s dedicated to collecting the $643 million in improper payments due to “fraud, FEMA errors, and other mistakes,” does anyone really think we’ll see this money returned to the federal coffers after three years has already gone by and there’s no one willing to sign on the dotted line to make it happen? […]

For Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu, it’s come to this.

December 21, 2010

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Pinal County Sheriff, Paul Babeu  is fed up with the weak response the Department of Homeland Security has shown when it comes to enforcing our border security.  Last summer one of his deputies was shot by suspected smugglers, and the Sheriff can recount endless stories involving both drug and illegal immigrant smugglers in his county.  But in the wake […]