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Posted: 2/5/2006 7:41:43 PM EDT
Like I said, the US gov WILL NOT shut down the border because it would disrupt the drug trade

Congressmen, Border Patrol butt heads over checkpoints
AMANDA LEE MYERS
Associated Press Writer
02/04/2006
www.azdailysun.com/non_sec/nav_includes/story.cfm?storyID=124387
PHOENIX -- Two U.S. congressmen who requested an investigation of the U.S. Border Patrol's Tucson Sector received a response they never expected.

They had hoped the investigation -- conducted by the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General -- would prove Tucson Sector officials were flouting a federal law prohibiting them from using permanent border checkpoints.

What the report concluded, however, is that the Tucson Sector has been hampered by the absence of such checkpoints.

Reps. Jim Kolbe, R-Ariz., and Harold Rogers, R-Kentucky, requested the investigation in a June letter addressed to Inspector General Richard L. Skinner.

The report, released Thursday, did find the Tucson Sector was sidestepping the federal law. Rather than relocating checkpoints every 14 days as the law stated, agents in the Tucson sector simply closed down a location for about eight hours every 14 days and then reopened it in the same place, the report said.

"This investigation proves the inability of the Customs and Border Protection to respect the will of Congress," Kolbe said in a statement Friday. "The intent of Congress was very clear: Checkpoints should not be permanent installations."

But the real issue, the report said, is the agency's ability to apprehend illegal immigrants and seize drugs being smuggled across the border.

The best way to do that would be to establish permanent checkpoints, said Michael Nicely, chief of the Tucson Sector, the only Border Patrol sector prohibited from having permanent checkpoints.

"A checkpoint is ineffective unless you can man it 24/7," Nicely said. "I don't believe for a moment we can have the success we want to have here in Arizona without the permanent checkpoints."

The Tucson Sector changed its procedures in October after the appropriations committee in the U.S. House of Representatives reworded the law, requiring the Tucson Sector to move its checkpoints every seven days, rather than 14.

Now, the sector opens one of its eight checkpoints for seven days at a time, and then closes it for the next seven. At any given time, an average of four checkpoints are up and running, Nicely said.

The policy is compromising border security, he added.

"The law says we can't set it up in the same place within seven days," Nicely said. "What do I do if I get specific intelligence that terrorists are entering into that corridor? If I follow the language of the law, I can't act on that.

"I don't know how that's good for border security. It's very dangerous."


The inspector general's report recommended that the federal law prohibiting the Tucson Sector from using permanent checkpoints be reconsidered.

"No one has identified a reason that could explain why permanent checkpoints, which Congress has funded elsewhere, cannot operate effectively in the Tucson Sector," the report said.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 7:43:31 PM EDT
What is up with all your anti Mexican tirades?
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 7:45:25 PM EDT
Jesus.....some of the stupid shit that is a law.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 7:47:41 PM EDT
where do you get anti-mexican from?

I am posting articles and stating my opinions about ILLEGALS

I speak spanish, I have had Mexican girlfriends, I am not anti-mexican

I think that illegals are a BIG PROBLEM for this country, so do the Cops, Teachers and Hospital Workers

So do the Citizens that have been their victims of identity theft, rape, dui-hit-and-run, ect, ect........
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 7:47:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CRC:
What is up with all your anti Mexican tirades?


I assume he is frustrated like alot of other people and I always find his posts intresting and informative
I was at the grocery store tonight i bet it was 50% non english speakers and im in fucking Nebraska
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 7:50:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By www-glock19-com:

Originally Posted By CRC:
What is up with all your anti Mexican tirades?


I assume he is frustrated like alot of other people and I always find his posts intresting and informative
I was at the grocery store tonight i bet it was 50% non english speakers and im in fucking Nebraska



You should see what Houston is like these days, it is a good thing I speak spanish, none of my black or white friends do
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 10:16:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By krpind:
Jesus.....some of the stupid shit that is a law.



Same stuff that happens anytime some administrator, or in this case makes decisions and techniques without having any experience in the subject. Why do you think that airport screeners sometimes have to do such stupid seeming stuff, or that even some federal buildings seem to have such stupid security. It's not always the guards, they are just workers and don't make the policies. Some asshat, sitting in his office, who is usually the one that is in charge of the building itself, and I mean the building as in maintainance, HVAC, snow removal, general facilities, is the one deciding how to keep his building safe.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 10:23:58 PM EDT

The policy is compromising border security, he added.


That is what they want, they want the drugs to be able to come in
and, if a terrorist or an illegal comes in too, so what?
......their actions speak MUCH louder than their words
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 11:13:17 PM EDT
Nicely is a sorry piece o' crap.......
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