DailyBulletin.com - News: "Reps want probe
Dreier, Hunter ask for investigation of border incursions
By Sara A. Carter, Staff Writer
Two California congressmen have formally asked for an investigation into reports that Mexican military have crossed into the United States more than 200 times in the past 10 years.
Citing a story first reported Sunday by the Daily Bulletin, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-San Diego, and Rep. David Dreier, R-Glendora, on Thursday asked the House Judiciary Committee, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, the House Homeland Security Committee and the House International Relations Committee to investigate the incursions, which came to light in a President's Office of National Drug Control Policy map and document given to the newspaper.
Requests by Dreier, chairman of the House Rules Committee, and Hunter were made in jointly signed letters.
'There are reports that Mexican military personnel, or those posing as Mexican military personnel, are illegally crossing the southern border into the United States,' said Dreier and Hunter in a letter to Chertoff.
'Given the critical importance of border and national security, we respectfully request that you provide the documents reported by the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, explain how these incidents occur, and outline DHS' current policies to address these illegal crossings and your strategy for preventing similar acts in the future,' the letter stated. On Sunday, the Daily Bulletin first reported the details of a Department of Homeland Security, Customs and U.S. Border Protection document that showed 216 incursions since 1996 and a 2001 map detailing the incursions along the southern border.
On Wednesday, Chertoff played down the reports that outlined hundreds of border incursions by the Mexican military. He suggested many of the incursions could have been mistakes, blaming bad navigation of military personnel or criminals dressed as military personnel.
Mexican officials denied Wednesday any incursions made by their military.
But border agents interviewed over the past year have discussed confrontations with persons they believe to be Mexican military personnel. ..."
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Mexican Soldiers, Police Square Off in Texas.
By Sara A. Carter and Kenneth Todd Ruiz, Staff Writers
Mexican soldiers and civilian smugglers had an armed standoff with nearly 30 U.S. law enforcement officials on the Rio Grande in Texas Monday afternoon, according to Texas police and the FBI.
Mexican military Humvees were towing what appeared to be thousands of pounds of marijuana across the border into the United States, said Chief Deputy Mike Doyal of the Hudspeth County Sheriff's Department.
Mexican Army troops had several mounted machine guns on the ground more than 200 yards inside the U.S. border -- near Neely's Crossing, about 50 miles east of El Paso -- when Border Patrol agents called for backup. Hudspeth County deputies and Texas Highway patrol officers arrived shortly afterward, Doyal said.
"It's been so bred into everyone not to start an international incident with Mexico that it's been going on for years,'' Doyal said. "When you're up against mounted machine guns, what can you do? Who wants to pull the trigger first? Certainly not us.''
An FBI spokeswoman confirmed the incident happened at 2:15 p.m. Pacific time.
"Bad guys in three vehicles ended up on the border,'' said Andrea Simmons, a spokeswoman with the FBI's El Paso office. "People with Humvees, who appeared to be with the Mexican Army, were involved with the three vehicles in getting them back across.''
Simmons said the FBI was not involved and referred inquiries to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
ICE did not return calls seeking comment. ..."
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President Bush has to tell Mexico's President Fox in no uncertain terms to put a stop to this. If he denies this is happening, which he most surely will, then we must capture some of these pigs for evidence. Dead or alive!
Put some special forces types down there to work with the border patrol and set a trap for these Mexican "Soldiers".
They can get the job done.