• Mark Fazlollah: On the US-Mexico border, a meeting place for two nations divided

    TIJUANA, Mexico _ In the mid-1980s, the border between Tijuana and Southern California was a showcase of America’s failed immigration enforcement. On a busy night, thousands of people slipped into the United States illegally. It was so easy to cross that gangs of Mexican thieves waited each night on Southern California hillsides,... Read More
  • Niagara Gazette, Niagara Falls, N.Y., Don Glynn column

    July 20–A former Buffalo police chief now has the formidable task of reviewing cases where border agents have used deadly force. R. Gil Kerlikowske, who has 40 years of law enforcement experience, assumed his new duties as commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection in March. The federal agency has been in the cross-hairs... Read More
  • Albuquerque Journal, N.M., Upfront column

    July 20–Every day in southern New Mexico, the United States Border Patrol sets up at permanent stations along Interstates 25 and 10, and other highways, and diverts traffic off the roadway into checkpoints. The purpose is to intercept people who are in the United States illegally or to find drugs or other contraband being smuggled... Read More

    July 20–WASHINGTON — As thousands of Central American children stream northward toward the U.S. border, lawmakers in Washington — including New Mexico’s congressional delegation — are grappling with how to respond. In Journal interviews last week, all five members of New Mexico’s congressional... Read More
  • Advocates for immigrants worry government is overreacting to immigrant crisis

    July 20–While the Obama administration is attacked for poorly enforcing immigration laws, advocates for immigrants are concerned the government is overreacting by moving too quickly to deport people who may have had good reason to flee violence in their home countries. Last week, the U.S. began deporting families from Honduras,... Read More
  • City is site of immigration protest

    July 20–Erin Quinlan unpacked posters and flags Saturday on the Cowan Boulevard bridge over Interstate 95 to protest the influx of illegal immigrants, many of them unaccompanied children. The Spotsylvania County man was taking part in the National Day of Protesting Against Immigration Reform Amnesty Border Surge. Quinlan waved... Read More
  • Migrant crisis expands north from border, into arid Texas wilderness

    July 20–REPORTING FROM FALFURRIAS, Texas — Daniel Zamarripa loaded his police dog into the back of his patrol car and set out to track his quarry — immigrants circumventing the local Border Patrol checkpoint. Zamarripa, 27, is one of 15 reserve deputies brought in to assist the Brooks County Sheriff’s Office, whose... Read More
  • Group gathers at Bijou overpass on I-25 to protest immigration, politicians

    July 20–Layne Dawn Washington is frustrated. Standing on the sidewalk of Bijou St. over Interstate-25, she is surrounded by fellow protestors clutching signs and American flags and waving at honking cars driving by. Washington is an organizer for the Overpasses for America Colorado chapter, and Saturday she and about four dozen... Read More
  • Las Cruces church provides cot, clothes, compassion to about 200 migrants

    July 19–LAS CRUCES — The mom and two teenage boys had already journeyed thousands of miles from El Salvador to the U.S.-Mexico border. They had been apprehended by Border Patrol agents, transported from detention center to detention center. Then, 10 days after they left San Salvador, they were brought here, to a small room in... Read More
  • Honduran girl’s border crossing brings her to Charlotte

    July 19–The most controversial person in Charlotte right now could be a 9-year-old who wears plastic flowers in her hair and refuses to leave the house without a teddy bear she calls Linda. Her name is Ligsdenis Ochoa, and she is the first child known to be in Charlotte as part of the government’s effort to deal with a flood... Read More
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Update on TSA Allowing Illegal Aliens to Fly with NTAs

It is our understanding that on July 11, 2014 at 11PM local time, TSA employees at the Laredo International Airport notified Border Patrol agents that they had received an email with instructions to no longer allow illegal aliens to fly commercially using an I-862 as their sole form of identification.  The TSA employees stated that illegal aliens would be allowed to fly using an I-862 accompanied by a foreign passport or foreign ID.

This malfeasance had been occuring for several weeks putting numerous commercial flights at risk.  Only after media attention was brought to bear did the federal government take action to correct it, after it was repeatedly denied by the TSA spokesperson.  As of this posting no one in the federal government has publicly admitted that this was occuring or that the situation has been remedied.

These types of incidents should never happen in the first place.  TSA exists because in 2001, 19 people exploited our immigration system and then brought terror to American cities via our commercial transportation system.  Those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it. 

NBPC Statement on TSA Allowing Illegal Aliens to Fly

The National Border Patrol Council was recently notified that as recently as July 9, 2014, illegal aliens, who had been processed by Border Patrol agents in the Laredo Sector, were released with an I-862, Notice to Appear, and used that document as identification to board commercial aircraft at Laredo International Airport.


Mexican law enforcement helicopter fires at US agents

WASHINGTON _ A Mexican law enforcement helicopter crossed over into U.S. airspace and fired two shots near U.S. Border Patrol agents, according to U.S. law enforcement officials.

The incident prompted a quick apology from Mexican authorities in what is the second incursion this year of Mexican forces into U.S. territory, officials said.


Swanton Sector Chief Ignores Safety Concerns

Chief Patrol Agent John Pfeifer is disregarding the exclusive representative of Swanton Sector agents and has let his managers run amuck.  His actions have revealed that there are two standards in Swanton Sector:  one for managers and another for Union members.  Union members are being held to higher standards of conduct and facing greater levels of discipline for violating those standards.

The Union has repeatedly brought their concerns to Chief Pfeifer only to have them ignored.  This failure of Chief Pfeifer to take the Union’s concerns seriously has given a green light to Patrol Agent In Charge (PAIC) Kuhn of the Beecher Falls Station to conduct operations in a dangerous manner. 


More Articles...

  1. NBPC Statement on Influx of Juveniles in RGV Sector
  2. Border Patrol Agent Killed in Rollover Accident
  3. BPA Reform Act Mark-Up Cancelled
  4. 5 Minute CBA Training: Article 1
  5. State of the Union Podcast - Episode 10
  6. NBPC Statement on American Immigration Council Study
  7. BP Pay Reform Scheduled for Markup in Senate Homeland Security and Gov Affairs Committee
  8. DHS officials broke hiring rules, watchdog alleges

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ODMP Notifications

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    Jul 19, 2014 | 18:26 pm

    Orange Police Department (CT) K9 Major was struck and killed by a commercial vehicle as his handler assisted a disabled motorist on Route 34, near Sodom Lane.Major had graduated from the Connecticut State Police...


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