Border Patrol: Put base closer to border

Border Patrol: Put base closer to border

There are 5 comments on the El Paso Times story from Sep 28, 2010, titled Border Patrol: Put base closer to border. In it, El Paso Times 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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Finish the fence

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#1 Sep 29, 2010
Those living along the border ABSENT the fence sure wish the Border Patrol would be ON THE BORDER.

There might have been a time the rural regions had a population amused by the chase of thugs through their properties but THAT IS LONG GONE.

THE UNFINISHED FENCE IS FUNNELING THUGS THROUGHT OUR PROPERTY. The "ghost tracks" are still coming in spite of the claim "numbers are down".

OPEN YOUR EYES!!

THAT IS LIKELY WHY THE POLITICIANS FIGHT THE FENCE CLOSURE AS THEY DO.

THEY SEND DRONES AND WE NEED FENCE AND BOOTS.

Hoping and praying that upcoming change wipes out the drug thug sympathezing politians!
Old Rancher

United States

#2 Oct 4, 2010
First off, The 7 mile location being higher up on a plain makes no difference. The Agents are not going to be sitting on the front porch of the soon to be built F.O.B. looking south with binoculars for ILLEGAL immigrants and drug sumgglers. They are simply going to be sleeping in the building at the end of shift and be out patroling the areas via; ATVs, Horse back and by vehicle once on shift. The location of the new forward operating base being 20 miles from the border rather then 7 will make absolutly NO differance in the effectivness of the the patrols or mission. However geographical concearns such as flooding at the 7 mile site would hinder patrols if Agents are unable to gain access to and from the F.O.B. every time there is heavy rain in the area.
Jimi

United States

#3 Oct 7, 2010
Please remember people, the Border Patrol and all border defenses are designed to fail. What other reason is there to put a station so far away from the action?

Boeing's Sky net: designed to fail.
Border fence: designed to fail.
30 out of a promised 1500 National guard troops on the border: designed to fail.
Janet Napolitaco as head of DHS, designed to fail.

30 million unauthorized illegal entries into the US in the last 20 years: designed to succeed.

I think I get it now.

“THE RUMBLE WILL BECOME A ROAR”

Since: Dec 06

United States of America

#4 Oct 7, 2010
Finish the fence wrote:
Those living along the border ABSENT the fence sure wish the Border Patrol would be ON THE BORDER.
There might have been a time the rural regions had a population amused by the chase of thugs through their properties but THAT IS LONG GONE.
THE UNFINISHED FENCE IS FUNNELING THUGS THROUGHT OUR PROPERTY. The "ghost tracks" are still coming in spite of the claim "numbers are down".
OPEN YOUR EYES!!
THAT IS LIKELY WHY THE POLITICIANS FIGHT THE FENCE CLOSURE AS THEY DO.
THEY SEND DRONES AND WE NEED FENCE AND BOOTS.
Hoping and praying that upcoming change wipes out the drug thug sympathezing politians!
I believe the drones have their use, as in weeding out movement that the border patrol does not need to waste their time checking on, like wild animals crossing. If they know what is causing the movement and that it is not people, they can use the time to handle necessary calls rather than going out to check on something bogus.
I do agree that there needs to be more boots on the ground and our corrupt government also needs to stop hindering law enforcement with concerns that a bullfrog might be an endangered species and not allowing the border patrol into the areas they need to go without a ton of paperwork first.
The National Association of Retired Border Patrol Officers have written a proposal for immigration reform. I will post the link and any of you who are interested, please take a look at it. I have forwarded the link to my congressman and my senators and encouraged them to give it their consideration.

Click on the link, then click on NAFBPO Proposal to read it in PDF format.

http://www.elkhound.net/proposal.htm
AmberDru

Columbus, OH

#5 Oct 7, 2010
How about putting the U.S. military base on the border.

Shoot anyone trying to come illegally.

Iraq has certainly shown men,women and children can all be armed. No one should have to wait until they are shot at, stabbed or run over to prevent the illegals from entering.

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