There is a site which I frequent, which gives great information to us regarding current US/Mexico problems. It is run by Glen Spencer. He produces it for free (it almost shut down earlier this year), to keep issues the "Main Stream Media" would rather not deal with, issues on; Amnesty, Border Security, The "Fence" and a lot more Regional and National news.
Please support him if you are able to.
Back on June 23, 2010 Glen's headline story was very important, if we say we are securing the border, by what means are we measuring our success or failures? What is the yardstick used?
The ABP page has links to much of the content in the article (below is my text only copy from Glen) visit the site to see the hyper links.
Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol -- June 23
In a shameless attempt to convince its readers that we should not make border security a prerequisite for amnesty, the Arizona Republic did us a service last Sunday by raising the issue of what border security means.
Today the Associated Press takes up the issue in Spin Meter: Defining Border Security in which it lists what has been done to achieve border security, but makes no attempt to define border security, even though that's what the headline suggested it was about to do.
Failure to define border security and setting a specific goal has been at the heart of the border problem. There is a saying; if you can't measure it, you can't improve it. It is time that we define border security - and develop the means to measure it.
I have suggested that we consider the border to be secure when no more than 20,000 people illegally cross the U.S. -- Mexico border each year.
I have also proposed a plan to count the number of people who cross the border.
It is reported that the Obama administration wants to spend an additional $500 million to post the National Guard and buy more UAVs, among other things. Before spending any more money, Congress should insist that DHS define what it is that we are trying to accomplish and establish the means to show how well they are doing it.
The attached photo of the fencing along US Interstate 8 is a sight I've witnessed twice while driving at night. A bunch of people tossing bags into pulled over pickup trucks on the side of the highway, yes I called it in to BP and State Highway Patrol, no I did not stick around to watch, what happened next, not worth getting killed over to me.
Here is the ABP comment on the photo;
Don't Mess With America
These photos were taken yesterday by a "concerned citizen." They show the fence line along Interstate 8 in Arizona strewn with hemp twine and burlap used by drug smugglers to carry marijuana into the United States from Mexico. Each burlap bag carries about $1,000 worth of pot. A typical "drug mule" carries two 24-lb bundles.
The sign on I-8 says Gila Bend 21 miles -- San Diego 310 miles. This spot is 80 miles north of the border.Can you imagine a line of people walking that far in open country carrying large bags of dope without being seen by our Department of Homeland Security? Sure, with someone like Janet Napolitano in charge.
Texas has a motto for those who litter: Don't Mess With Texas. This concerned citizen has a suggestion for Janet Napolitano - Don't Mess With America.
Thank you for you time, and your comments.
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In: Citizen Journalism
Tags: Immigration, security, USA, Mexico, Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, California, Border, BP, ICE, sucess, measured, failure
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