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This is a discussion on Playing hardball within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by older gunner ... I have read, many years ago that the Border Patrol in the SW was always a tough bunch working ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by older gunner View Post
    I have read, many years ago that the Border Patrol in the SW was always a tough bunch working in a dangerous place. Too bad the rules of engagement for the Feds is lacking in teeth.
    Both of these observations are very true.

    Regarding the second one, the "rules of engagement" - as far as the Border Patrol is concerned - are written not by federal statute but by fat-bottomed, bow-tied, bug-eyed bureaucrats in D.C. . They are called "administrative regulations".
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    The day this happens is the day I'll believe the resolve is there. Not until then.
    Well said and right on. Case in point is the fence that was supposed to be completed a couple of years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    They certainly talk the talk, but can they walk the walk?

    Tell us a thousands time about what you're going to do.

    Show us once and then we'll believe you...
    I think they can, and will, walk the walk.

    Quote Originally Posted by bandit383 View Post
    As the economy and illegal climate changes, so does the number of dollars going to Mexico from illegals. Tensions rise...especially on the Mexico side (why does one not see the same on the Canadian side?). The Mexico economy is drying up faster than a grape in Texas heat. Things will only get worse and expect tensions to boil.
    I have no quotable facts to back it up, but I believe that the illegals have been, over the past few months, been heading back across the border. State and local laws here in Arizona, and elsewhere, have been getting stronger making it harder for them to find work and get undeserved "benefits". Here in Maricopa County, Sheriff Arpaio has stepped up his arrests of illegals operating contrary to the new laws here.

    There have been a number of incidents with the Mexican military and paramilitary here in the Phoenix area that seems to have awakened a new "concern" by the average citizen that this is a problem that needs to be solved. If the Feds won't do it, I think the State and local jurisdictions will. It would be great if the Feds would be unrestrained so that they could do their job, but if not, the other agencies will

    All of this has an effect on the Mexican economy. As that grape dries up, violence will worsen in the border states. They may be surprised by the reaction when we the giant wakes up....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Divebum47 View Post
    ... the fence that was supposed to be completed a couple of years ago.
    What fence?
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