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The rain has slacked off and the crossings are back up to their normal consistent and outrageous levels. After a few weeks of fewer encounters and just when we thought Border Patrol might actually have firm control of the border, volunteers were right in the middle of over 100 assists in just three days of patrols helping out with homeland security.
Friday night, CHD witnessed the return of the Mexican military on maneuvers, right on the line. Why they were there is anyone's guess. Saturday night, shortly after deploying a ground patrol, CHD volunteers spotted a group of twelve potential terrorists descending from a ridge and onto a well traveled trail. A call to Border Patrol resulted in a quick response and after tracking the group for about 30 minutes they were caught by agents.
A scope truck, known as a Charlie, came in to the area, and just as
agents loaded up the first group, the scope operator called in a second, larger group of 19 illegal border crossers who were quickly apprehended.
While loading the second group, CHD volunteers spotted another group of 5 suspicious characters about half a mile away. Border Patrol agents by this time were overwhelmed and called in for help from Foxtrot -a Border Patrol helicopter, that hovered over the group of five, pinning them down until enough agents could be brought in to deal with them.
Just as the excitement seemed to be over and the agents were leaving the area - another group of 15 were spotted a half mile to the west. Agents descended on the criminals and after a short foot chase, they apprehended the entire group. I must say - a job well done!
51 illegal aliens caught in the span of 2 hours by some of the hardest working Naco sector agents we have protecting our vulnerable border.  Of course no thanks to President Bush, who refuses to protect Americans from this invasion and continues to ignore the serious problem of our undermanned borders.
And  Asa Hutchinson?  What about the Americans who have trouble sleeping at night because you continue to pander to criminals? Most of whom have an I.Q. at least 20 points higher than the undersecretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

Sunday night started off quiet, and just at the point when CHD volunteers were about to pack it up for the evening -all hell broke loose.
A group of 21 to the west. A few minutes later, a group of 15 to the east. With a call for assistance, CHD blocked the middle lane of passage while Border Patrol descended upon the two groups with a lighting  fast response that resulted in the first two groups being tracked down like the criminals they are in just a few short minutes. Border field agents are the best!
Just as the first two groups drew most of the manpower in the area, a Charlie unit spotted another group of approximately 20 illegal aliens, who thought they would slip by an overwhelmed Border Patrol unit. They attempted to slip into a deep wash, then laid up to play possum, thinking the agents would miss them. Thanks to their impatience and the keen eye of the Charlie unit - the eye in the sky spotted the group and guided agents on the ground to their location for another perfectly orchestrated bust of the potential gang-bangers who think they can take advantage of a nation weakened by political correctness. They attempted to split up and ran in circles for awhile only to finally be apprehended by our men in green.
EMT’s from the Fry Fire District load up an illegal alien in distress. The man along with his companion pictured below, had been traveling for three days without food. They told CHD volunteers they had run out of water on their first day, had found an empty plastic gallon jug and had filled it with water from cow troughs they had located while walking the 50 miles after illegally crossing the border near Douglas.
We discovered the men in the grass just off Moson Road early Monday morning. The were initially belligerent and told us since we were not “Migra” we could not stop them and said they were going to continue into Sierra Vista where they stated they had a ride waiting to take them to Phoenix.
We agreed with them that we couldn’t stop them, but told them we had called Border Patrol who were on their way. We told them they could leave but we would follow them and they would not get away.
By Chris Strohm
Although the 9/11 commission cited the need for increased border security, the majority of the nation’s customs and border officials say they are ill-equipped to prevent another terrorist attack, according to a survey planned for release on Monday.
“The vast majority of America’s front-line border protection personnel do not believe that they have been given the proper tools, training and support to be effective in stopping potential terrorists from entering the country,” a nationwide survey of U.S. Border Patrol agents and Customs and Border Protection officers concludes.
The survey was sponsored by the National Border Patrol Council of the American Federation of Government Employees, which represents about 10,000 non-supervisory Border Patrol employees.
“What the survey is going to reflect are some very specific concerns that the union and the membership has,” said Charles Showalter, president of AFGE’s National Homeland Security Council. “These are realistic, honest and heart-felt concerns that our membership believes needs to be addressed.”
He declined to discuss specific details until the survey is released. The office of Border Patrol became part of the bureau of Customs and Border Protection when the Homeland Security Department was created in 2003.
The 9/11 commission said terrorist travel played a significant role in the Sept. 11 plot, and holes in U.S. immigration and border security contributed to the attacks.
“The challenge for national security in an age of terrorism is to prevent the very few people who may pose overwhelming risks from entering or remaining in the United States undetected,” the commission said in its final report. “While commercial aviation remains a possible target, terrorists may turn their attention to other modes. Opportunities to do harm are as great, or greater, in maritime or surface transportation.”
During rare congressional hearings this month, members of the 9/11 commission said the government should consider border and immigration issues an integral part of national security, and strengthen border security efforts.
“As a nation we have not fully absorbed the lessons of 9/11 with respect to border security,” former Indiana Rep. Lee Hamilton, vice chairman of the commission, told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. “The need to travel makes terrorists vulnerable. They must leave safe havens, travel clandestinely and use evasive techniques, from alerted travel documents to lies and cover stories.”
Hamilton has previously said that terrorists are most vulnerable when they are on the move.
A new Arizona law, effective August 25, 2004, has resulted in an update of the Arizona Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) driver license identification requirements list.
SB 1232, passed during the 2004 Legislative session, provides, under A.R.S. § 28-3153 that MVD shall no longer accept as a primary proof of identification, a driver license from a state that does not require proof of lawful presence in the United States under federal law for issuing a driver license.
The new law will have an impact on some new residents to the state who apply for either an Arizona driver license or non-operating identification card, and who wish to use a driver license from certain states as a primary proof of identification.
According to the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA), the international association of driver licensing agencies, there are nineteen states that do not currently have a lawful presence requirement.
Those states are: Alaska, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.
Thursday,July 15, 2004
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CHD volunteers offered them water and  provided them with some government issued packaged food to help them with their hunger. It was obvious they were delusional and in distress. The man in the red shirt fell unconscious and the younger man in the black was complaining of severe stomach cramps.
During the initial call to Border Patrol, we were told an agent would arrive in 15 minutes - after almost 30 minutes a second call revealed that during shift change the dispatcher had never sent an agent -that’s when we decided to call 911.
The man in the red shirt had regained consciousness and was complaining of chest pains. It was clear at that point that emergency care would be needed in this situation.
EMT’s arrived in 10 minutes and went to work. They transported both men to the Sierra Vista emergency center. We hope they survived. No human should die because our president and Department of Homeland Security are so inept they cannot insure these men ever entered our country illegally.
And what about Vicente Fox? He is systematically insuring that thousands of his countrymen die in our backyards because he refuses to provide for their needs because of racism against his own people who have brown skin.
Who has the courage to stop the madness?