Insurgency Combat Stirs Panic In Mexican Border Cities
[...] The U.S. Consulate in Nuevo Laredo warned American citizens to stay indoors. The statement said there were reports of drug gangs blocking at least one intersection near the consulate in the city across from Laredo, Texas.
The local city government and witnesses reported several more blockades — a new tactic that has emerged in northeastern Mexico, where violence has soared this year amid a split between the Gulf and Zetas drug gangs. [...]
No invasion yet. Right Yankee?
U.S. Government Does Not Have 'Effective Control' Of 1,081 Miles Of The U.S.-Mexico Border, DHS Says
[...] "Border miles under effective control" is a metric DHS uses in its annual performance reports to measure the performance of the Border Patrol.
As defined by DHS, a mile of the border is under the "effective control" of the U.S. government "when the appropriate mix of personnel, equipment, technology and tactical infrastructure has been deployed to reasonably ensure that when an attempted illegal entry is detected, the Border Patrol has the ability to identify, classify and respond to bring the attempted illegal entry to a satisfactory law enforcement resolution."
Simply put, a border mile under “effective control” is a place on the border where the U.S. government can be reasonably expected to intercept an illegal crosser. [...]
And when those areas are "covered", the enemy goes elsewhere. Right? Right.
Mexico's Largest Pot Bust Likely Hit Sinaloa Gang
[...] The bust occurred after Tijuana municipal police on patrol came under fire from gunmen in a convoy of vehicles, Duarte said. One police officer and one suspect were injured.
The Sinaloa cartel has long eyed Tijuana’s lucrative land and sea routes leading into California. [...]
Border Patrol Arrests Fall 17% in 2010. Must Be The Fence
[...] Napolitano said the weak economy helps explain why fewer people are getting caught crossing the border illegally, and she also credited enforcement against employers. But she said a big reason is enforcement under President Barack Obama – including bringing the Border Patrol to an all-time high of 20,500 agents and dispatching 1,200 National Guard troops.
“The manpower, the technology, the infrastructure all has enabled us to be able to really slow that flow of illegal immigrant traffic,” she said at a news conference at the San Ysidro border crossing with Tijuana, Mexico.
Napolitano also said more drugs, weapons and illicit cash were being seized along the Mexican border. [...]
But, we haven't been invaded what so ever. Right? Right.
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