Editorial: Border Patrol base should ...

Editorial: Border Patrol base should be closer to border

There are 10 comments on the The Deming Headlight story from Sep 28, 2010, titled Editorial: Border Patrol base should be closer to border. In it, The Deming Headlight reports that:

The Bootheel region of southwestern New Mexico and the adjoining desert of southeastern Arizona has been a weak link in the effort to secure our nation's southern border for some time.

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Fire Washington DC

Placitas, NM

#1 Sep 29, 2010
I'm thinking the "land deal" was brokered not for security, but for money.
Thank you Headlight! This is a reasonable request. Will the filth running our country listen? Doubtful. Americans are angry, but not enough yet to march in the streets by the millions. Only then will there be real change.

Build the GD thing ON the border LINE. The whole operation is a gross waste of money. They are only infintismally effective.

1.) Illegals by the hundreds are still crossing
2.) A person can buy ANY drug, in ANY amount since the War on Drugs began.

Why should we pay 50,000 grand to 90,000 grand a year for this?
home grown

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Sep 29, 2010
There is a project going on right now in the bootheel area to help protect those people in that area. The project is named ARRA Land Port of Entry
Rogue Hunter

Rio Rancho, NM

#3 Sep 29, 2010
"FIRE-BASES" should be built as close to the
border as possible.
The MILITARY should design them.
And more roads should be built criss-cross
to the border from the nearest main road.
Old Timer

United States

#4 Sep 29, 2010
Seems to me it would be better if closer to the border, 20 miles from the border seems too far to make much difference. They wouldn't use/need as much gas for their vehicles if they were closer either. Would this location have anything to do about who's property it is and about the need for utilities? Any electric needed I'll assume will be generator run. Just wondering.
FOB Ramsey

United States

#5 Sep 29, 2010
Camp Ramsey, on Hwy. 9 between Columbus and Hachita, has turned out to be a Crown Jewel for the C-BP.

The FOB Ramsey is right on the scene, fully staffed, and effective for intercepting illegl activity, so why did the BP officials choose a Bootheel location 20 miles from the border??

This Rancher's Petition should be a "Heads Up" for Government officials and our elected Congressional delegation.

The citizens live there and know what is needed to protect the Bootheel, so why are the bureaucrats not listening?

It is PAST time for the BSTF (Border Security Task Force) to meet, even though the Sun-News reports there was a meeting in Animas recently with Bootheel residents. It has been 5 months since the last meeting in Deming. WHY?

Where are you Senator Bingaman, Senator Udall, and Congressman Teague? Are you listening to the People....your constituents?
Deming Voter

United States

#6 Sep 29, 2010
One wonders how serious some are about keeping the illegals from crossing the border, maybe it's the drugs, more so than the illegals they are trying to keep out, perhaps not both. Seems to me it's not being taken all that serious, not as many officials as we'd like are really listening, and the more people in this country, perhaps eventually the more votes, who knows.
Dan

United States

#7 Sep 29, 2010
Deming Voter wrote:
One wonders how serious some are about keeping the illegals from crossing the border, maybe it's the drugs, more so than the illegals they are trying to keep out, perhaps not both. Seems to me it's not being taken all that serious, not as many officials as we'd like are really listening, and the more people in this country, perhaps eventually the more votes, who knows.
How many government jobs (Border Patrol, FBI, DEA, Judges, Proscecuters, Welfare Workers, Healthcare Providers, Teachers, Drug Councilors, Prison Gaurds, ect...) would be lost if we were to seal the border, deport illegals and stop the flow of drugs? I don't think the Government wants this to happen.

Since: Jul 08

Alamogordo, NM

#8 Sep 29, 2010
I am glad that this post is finally being built but why 20 miles from the border? It should be on the border. What is the response time for an emergency? Depending on location, I would assume 25 minutes to over an hour. The location is not logical but typical of the government.

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#9 Sep 29, 2010
Dan wrote:
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How many government jobs (Border Patrol, FBI, DEA, Judges, Proscecuters, Welfare Workers, Healthcare Providers, Teachers, Drug Councilors, Prison Gaurds, ect...) would be lost if we were to seal the border, deport illegals and stop the flow of drugs? I don't think the Government wants this to happen.
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Big

Santa Fe, NM

#10 Sep 29, 2010
Dan wrote:
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How many government jobs (Border Patrol, FBI, DEA, Judges, Proscecuters, Welfare Workers, Healthcare Providers, Teachers, Drug Councilors, Prison Gaurds, ect...) would be lost if we were to seal the border, deport illegals and stop the flow of drugs? I don't think the Government wants this to happen.
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