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Another Brick in the Trump Wall

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Another Brick in the Trump Wall

by Rick Osmon

Much debate has arisen over President Trump’s decision / campaign promise to “build a wall” to deter illegal immigration across the Mexican border. A February 2016 Rasmussen poll found 70 percent of Republican voters – and 51 percent of voters overall – support Trump’s border wall plan.

A TrumpWall-2 (3)The “wall” will most likely be re-enforced precast concrete, vertical steel erected like highway noise barrier at 20′ high. Going rate (along our highways) about $1.5 million per mile. However, there is already some form of wall or barrier along some 650 miles of the border. But let’s say we wanted all the border to have nice new bight and shiny wall to make it pretty. Then the total construction would be around $2,899,000,000.00 ($2.9 Billion). Installed. Trump’s estimate was $8 to $10 Billion. And given the efficiency of government and government contractors, he’s probably not all that far off.

Of course, the wall by itself won’t be a 100% effective as a deterrent. Enforcement of existing and future policies and laws regarding immigration will be carried out by the US Border Patrol under the the management of Department of Homeland Security (another boondoggle factor, to be sure. So let’s say it costs $15 Billion.)

As to the number of Border Patrol agents required to cover 3 shifts, there are already 21,000 US Border Patrol Agents. Only about 2/3rds of those are along the Mexican border. Beginning about 2009 they have been hampered in enforcing the law by presidential decree. The agents are already trained, equipped, outfitted, and anxious to get back to doing their damn jobs. They are assisted by dogs, horses, drones, night vision cameras, night vision goggles, boats, airboats, hover craft, helicopters, planes and aerostats, thermal imagers, first rate communications arrays, ground sensors, and some of the best detection equipment the US can buy. The only thing they haven’t had in the past eight years is permission to do their damn jobs.


At the National Police Shooting Championships in 2012, Border Patrol agents placed first, second or third in each of the 29 shooting matches. Why is that important? 31 BP agents have been shot to death by illegal aliens during illegal crossings and arrests. 2 have been stabbed to death, 4 have been run over deliberately resulting in their deaths. Even the Mexican army has shot at BP agents and the Mexican army has invaded US territory at least twice in this century. 


Illegal workers send (by wire transfer) $21 to $24 Billion home to Mexico (and Guatamala, Honduras, Belize, China, Russia, other) via Wells Fargo and other wire transfer every year. That’s $21 Billion REMOVED from the USGDP every year. Worse, it’s removed from local areas with highest numbers of illegal aliens. And it doesn’t include the free schooling, free health care, food stamps, nor does it reflect the estimated $150 Billion in drug money that is sent via other, less traceable means. “The Remittance Status Verification Act, introduced by then-Senator David Vitter (R-La.) in 2014 but never passed into law, would have fined senders of international cash transfers seven percent of the transfer amount if they could not show “proof of status under U.S. immigration laws.” (Source)

‘Some 90 percent of all remittances sent worldwide are in cash, rather than by electronic or bank transfer, according to Alix Murphy, director of mobile partnerships at the remittances company WorldRemit, which operates in 47 states of the U.S.”

So that means that the $21 Billion just grew to more than $200 Billion.


In other words, a $3 Billion dollar wall coupled with a fee to send US dollars by illegal aliens will pay for the wall in about a month. But that won’t stem the tide of money leaving. It will, however, help stem the tide of illegal aliens.


Build the wall and enforce the law

You Won’t Believe This Border Patrol Checkpoint Refusal Video

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Featured Image: US-mexico border. SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons. (Public-Domain).

youtube by ReasonTV

Published on Apr 1, 2014

Arizona Sheriff: “SEN. RUBIO, YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT OUR BORDER”

Cochise County courthouse, Bisbee, Arizona. CREDIT Cornellrockey04 SOIURCE Wikipedia Commons Public Domain

Featured Image: Cochise County Courthouse — Bisbee, Arizona. CREDIT: Cornellrockey04 SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons (This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license).

From The Blaze Aug. 13, 2013 10:28am 

SIERRA VISTA, Arizona — Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels doesn’t mince words. He’s angry that local law enforcement and the citizens who call the Southwest border home have been left out of the decision making process when it comes to security and immigration reform.

Dannels has lived along the border since 1984. He remembers when the dangers from smugglers circumventing the rocky, mountainous terrain were few and far between. Now, he says, a different breed of narcotics traffickers has amassed weapons, technology and small armies of death; threatening not only the stability of Mexico but U.S. national security as well. He works closely with DEA, FBI, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement but the system is not perfect. . . . Read Complete Report

Rise of Drones Poses Dangers for US Homeland (w/Video)

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Photo: Predator Drone and Pilot at Airshow in Arizona on Luke Airforce Base. CREDIT  Brian Wendt SOURCE Publicdomainpiictures.net 

from yahoo News

Who watches the watchers circling overhead in U.S. skies? Acongressional hearing on the possible risks of domestic drones lamented the absence of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and its failure to step up to take responsibility.

Homeland Security officials told Congress that their duties don’t cover the domestic use of drones in the U.S., according to U.S. Rep.Michael McCaul, a Republican from Texas and chairman of the subcommittee hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security. But McCaul worried that the agency was “reverting back to a pre-9/11 mindset” with a “lack of imagination in identifying threats.”

“It should not take a 9/11 style attack by a terrorist organization such as Hezbollah or a lone wolf- inspired event to cause DHS (Department of Homeland Security) to develop guidance addressing the security implications of domestic drones,” McCaul said in his opening remarks on July 19.

Today’s usage of drones in the U.S. remains limited to the law enforcement, border patrol, firefighting and weather or scientific research. But the Federal Aviation Administration plans to allow non-government drones to fly nationwide by 2015, starting with the selection of six test sites this year. . . . Read complete Report

from youtube

VIDEO REPORT: Congress: Domestic drones pose potential threats

Thu, Jul 19, 2012 – AP 3:00

The House Homeland Security Subcommittee held a hearing Thursday about the domestic use of drones. Rep. Michael McCaul expressed concern that drones not only could be hijacked and flown against a target, but also pose other safety issues. (July 19)

Obama Gives Part of Arizona to Mexico (video) – How the Border Patrol uses tech to combat smugglers

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Photo: Rio Grande River Crossing between Brownsville Texas and Matamoros Mexico CREDIT Dennis Crenshaw (Public Domain)

from CNET News

Every day, hundreds of people cross the border illegally into the Arizona desert. In Tucson, the Border Patrol uses a wide mesh of technology to try to stop them. CNET Road Trip checks it out.

TUCSON, Ariz.–It’s summer in the Southwest, and there may not be a hotter border anywhere in the United States. For one thing, the mercury is easily over a hundred every day. And then there’s the steady flow of organized smugglers trying to sneak themselves and their substantial cargo — of migrants and/or drugs — across Mexico’s long desert frontier with Arizona.

There are nine U.S. Border Patrol sectors stretching across America’s southwestern frontier. And back in 2000, the agency was snagging more than 2,000 people a day for crossing illegally into its Tucson sector — which is responsible for 262 linear miles of border and about 90,000 square miles of territory — making it one of the busiest.

But these days, that number has plummeted to between 300 and 350 a day, and the Border Patrol’s adoption of a broad set of new technology aimed at combating smugglers — a complex network of cameras and sensors in the ground, on towers, on the back of mobile trucks, or mobile agents, and airborne — has played a large part in the reduction. After all, if a smuggler knows that he and a group of migrants he’s shepherding are likely to be spotted thanks to the technology, he’s more likely to try another area. . . . Read Complete Story w/ photos

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Obama Gives Part of Arizona to Mexico

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Ongoing: Justice unseals indictment charging 5 in Brian Terry’s death, offers $1M reward for leads on fugitives

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This is great news and too long in coming. What I’ll be watching for is for the Controllers to use their MSM to play Brian Terry’s murder case up to the hilt and at the same time move the Fast and Furious investigation back into the shadows.

Hey Congress! It’s two different investigations…. one is murder… the other is SUPPLYING the murder weapons. We want solid answers to both questions. . . EDITOR

from Fox News

Published July 09, 2012

The Justice Department on Monday unsealed an indictment charging five individuals allegedly involved in Border Patrol agent Brian Terry’s death, and announced a reward of up to $1 million for information leading to the arrest of those suspects still at large.

For the first time, federal officials also revealed that Terry and an elite squad of federal agents initially fired bean bags — not bullets — at a heavily armed drug cartel crew in the mountains south of Tucson in December 2011. During the exchange, Terry was shot and killed. . . . Read Complete Report

Border Patrol Being Taught To Run, Hide & Throw Things, Not Shoot (w/video)

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from Freedom Post

It appears that the Obama administration is not only getting in the face of the American people with their immigration policies, but they are also running a little private campaign of their own when it comes to the border patrol. Instead of the border patrol doing their job in an aggressive case in public, they are now being taught to run away and hide and only as a last resort are they to open fire. Wait! No! They can’t do that. They are supposed to become “aggressive” and “throw things.”

You heard that right. Local 2544 posted a brief statement in regards to the new “training tactics” they are being taught. Welcome to the new world of Barack “The Golfer” Obama and Janet “Can I have another doughnut” Napolitano. . . . Read Complete Post
Border Patrol “Meet the Challenge” Video

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Are you ready to meet the challenge of becoming a Border Patrol Agent?
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FAA Releases List of Registered Domestic Drone Operators

CBP_unmanned_aerial_vehicle_control SOURCE Wikipedia Public Domain

Photo CBP Air and Marine officers control and watch images taken by Unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) of the CBP. This surveillance provides information concerning illegal activities taking place in remote areas to Border Patrol agents. SOURCE Wikipedia Public Domain

from U.S. News

By Greg Otto April 24, 2012

A wide range of public organizations—from the military to local law enforcement—are allowed to fly drones in American skies.

A broad array of organizations are authorized to fly drones within U.S. borders, ranging from defense contractors, to universities, and even a Midwest town with a population of less than 2,500 people.

The Federal Aviation Administration released a list of 63 authorized launch sites last week after a Freedom of Information Act request was filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Using the information gathered from the FAA, the EFF put together a map that shows where authorized domestic unmanned aerial vehicles are being launched from. . . . Read Complete Report