Homeland security and ICE
This is a video of some excerpts from a conference with Senator Sessions (TX):
Top Immigration Officials Describe Border Chaos Resulting From Admin's Amnesty Policy - YouTube
ICE agent Chris Crane is President of the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council, the union representing America's more than 7,000 ICE agents and personnel. Border Patrol agent George McCubbin, III is President of the National Border Patrol Council, the union representing America's more than 17,000 border agents and personnel.
I am posting this as a comment on HS and personal security matters, and as a reminder for all of us to be particularly careful in our daily activities. Illustrates the argument that AZ may have a better idea with their law, and maybe some border states should follow suit?
Do NOT turn this into a political thread, or I'll be passing out prizes.
I feel sorry for those living near the borders....
The land owners are being murdered and family members raped frequently, those especially whose land is acting as the invasion highways. If they try to defend themselves they are frequently harassed by the feds (rarely by the local leo's though who understand the real issues) and they're badly outgunned anyway by the cartels. Their cattle are slaughtered for food and the pollution of the land by the human refuse and by products of illegal entry ranging from tainted groundwater to hypodermic needles used by the addicts either in the trafficker ranks or those they're smuggling can carry AIDS or other diseases. What a risk to the women and children who call these ranches home! I mean, how exactly could you as a land owner of some substantial piece of land (say a thousand acres or more) hope to secure your land and therefore prevent your own family from being victimized by an invading force? :blackeye: Forget the politics, that part's obvious. What about the security issues? Do you train your kids to handle a gun in self defense? How young, if so? Do you prep them to take a human life? How do you do that without the potential for everlasting trauma? How does the wife feel about that? Do you ever let them ( young kids) out of your sight? How could you, even in the yard next to the home? What about the older kids, teenagers able to drive? What if you have daughters? What kind of passive measures can you take? A dog is great but easily neutralized. It's enough to drive anybody nuts!
Okay assuming that it's next January and a regime has been replaced, how does the incoming administration act to help these folks out? My suggestions would be to do the following:
1. Issue all landowners military radios and show them how to use them. Have them act as the forward observers for the military forces stationed all along the border. Have Quick Reaction forces with helicopter support stationed within an easy flight from a series of ranches and include both troop carriers and gunships. Issue appropriate ROE that allows for standard law enforcement operations to be carried out but also allows for deadly force if it's offered on US soil by any foreign national.
2. Begin aggressive patrolling operations along the entire border until a substantial border obstacle can be built. Fence, wall or combination of the two with a clear no-man's land in the middle covered by both electronics and dogs -- I'll draw the line at mines, for now. Pull the troops out of Europe to handle these duties. NATO countries can take care of themselves on their own soil. We need to get out of Europe, so they can stop spitting on us while raking in our dollars. Give the troops that have been fighting the wars a break for awhile and let the former USAEUR do some time doing exactly what the US Constitution says is their job: Defense of our borders. Eventually something will need to be done that is similar along the northern border as well, but the more pressing issue is the Mexican border.
3. Warn the Mexican Government that any incursion by Mexican soldiers onto US soil operating in support of either drug or human trafficking will be considered hostile action and the troops will be taken under fire. This has happened over 200 times in the last ten years. 200 times actual Mexican soldiers have invaded US soil and the ROE for federal law enforcement has to been literally "run and hide!" It was true for the Bush administration, too!