White House closing border patrol stations in four states

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Glenn took some time this morning to talk about disturbing news from the U.S./Mexico border: the White House plans to shut down several Border Patrol stations in four different states. With violence on the border on the rise, Glenn saw this as a huge mistake.

Fox News reported:

The Obama administration is moving to shut down nine Border Patrol stations across four states, triggering a backlash from local law enforcement, members of Congress and Border Patrol agents themselves.

Critics of the move warn the closures will undercut efforts to intercept drug and human traffickers in well-traveled corridors north of the U.S.-Mexico border. Though the affected stations are scattered throughout northern and central Texas, and three other states, the coverage areas still see plenty of illegal immigrant activity — one soon-to-be-shuttered station in Amarillo, Texas, is right in the middle of the I-40 corridor; another in Riverside, Calif., is outside Los Angeles.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it’s closing the stations in order to reassign agents to high-priority areas closer to the border.

In response to the news, Glenn pulled out his new book Cowards which has a whole section dedicated to the violence on the border.

Glenn focused specifically on “spillover violence” (p.113), and how people cannot agree on how much violence is actually happening because it is a battle between statistics and anecdotal evidence. Glenn pointed out that there isn’t even a universal definition for spillover violence, and the one used by Homeland Security ignores any crimes in the U.S. that fall under the category of trafficker-on-trafficker violence. This means criminal on criminal border crime is ignored. Glenn used the example that if one cartel member beheads another cartel member in Seattle, they won’t count that as spillover crime from the border.

“Napolitano has manipulated statistics to say that the overall crime is down 30% at the border. That’s only true if you look at big city border,” Glenn said. “Napolitano and the Department of Homeland Security are cowards because they hide behind the dire numbers instead of acknowledging how dire the numbers are.”

Glenn cautioned that he was not anti-immigration, but that he was only anti-illegal immigration.

“Einstein was an immigrant. It’s good. It’s all good. It’s good for them. It’s good for us. And that’s how we should frame this topic from here on out,” Glenn said.

“Yes we want immigrants to legally immigrate. That’s our stance,” he added. “We are for legal immigration. They make us better. That’s the winning target. Stop letting them paint you in a corner. They’re a joke. They’re over. The left has been exposed. The progressive movement has been exposed.”

  • Anonymous

    Maybe we should use the “National” Guard for Border Duties since they would only be used in States that require Border “Security”. If Obama wants us to be more like EU, Middle East, then he should use an armed Border Security Force like other “Socialist” Countries do.

  • Anonymous

    Look at the positive, Americans now have more opportunity to escape.

  • w. Parker

    Liberal “racism” requires that you be averse to your own. The only semblance of race honoring liberals proffer is when the liberal uses a particular race, such as the the non-white illegal immigrant, as a victim of racism. 

  • http://twitter.com/paoligarcy Paolina Garcia

    “all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer,
    while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the
    forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and
    usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to
    reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their
    duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their
    future security.” – Declaration of Independence.

    Time to stop suffering! Time for our states to declare independence!
    There is no other solution.
    Let the liberals have their atheist socialist utopia.
    We’ll form a christian, capitalist nation. Win-win.

  • Anonymous

    We lived in Horizon City,Texas (El Paso County) for 2 years (2008-2010). A man was kidnapped from our neighborhood and found murdered a week later. His death was not counted as spillover violence, because he was a illegal. El Paso is supposedly the safest city with a population of over 500,000 (2010). It’s a joke. They do not count a crime if it involves a illegal.

  • http://www.facebook.com/renee.t.taylor Renee Tiffany Taylor

    No problem with this—They did restate the right to shoot if you feel threatened, RIGHT? This will open up more class warfare than they can imagine and give the Feds an opportunity to confiscate guns to protect the poor drug smugglers.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7J3WEXIS7P7OMYFIHF66P74ZDU Barry

    We need more voters!

  • http://twitter.com/RemyVTR15 ToddReece

    While each of the listed areas are off the border, they are along major traffic
    corridors…

    Lubbock: I27, US82, US84
    Amarillo: I27, I40, US287, US60
    (nearby)
    Dallas: I20, I35, I45, US175, US67, US69, US377
    San Angelo: US67,
    us277, US87
    Abliene: I20, US83
    San Antonio:I35, I37, I10

    From what
    I can surmise, there are a couple of perfect corridors now from Nuevo Laredo
    thru San Antonio, avoids Austin, and goes up through San Angelo where they can
    choose 2 routes, one through Dallas and the other through Lubbock and
    Amarillo.

    I10 from Ciudad Juarez to I20 and through both areas mentioned
    before gives the smugglers added advantage w/o BP coverage…. Admittedly the
    strength of force of the removed BP officers is unknown and probably minimal….
    but it is still pulling people off the front lines which is never
    advised.

    Why were thhhhese places chosen? How many BP are being
    re-assigned? 2 in Amarillo are all that are mentioned… 2 is woeful enough…
    but now 0 in 26 counties?

  • Anonymous

    Closing down border stations. Cutting back on nuke defense sites. Cutting military spending. Leaving wars unfinished. The writing is on the wall America. (Beware of Marshal Law)

  • Anonymous

    Ole’ Barry was educated by Saul Alinsky “the ends justify the means.”  And divide and conquer is another usable tactic BO uses.  He certainly wants class warfare, and racism and anything to keep from his horrible record.  Out, we NEED him OUT!    

  • greywolfrs

    WOW! Obamao is proving he is a complete moron, again. I live very close to the border patrol station in Riverside, CA and it is needed there. That place is ALWAYS busy. Obamao is so beyond dumb, what does that say about the people who would vote for him.

  • w. Parker

    …Out-sourcing billions of NASA dollars to Russia for “our” space travel, conspiring with the UN for gun control, demolishing our economy, class warfare, sharing military secrets with the chinese, and wringing out every minority vote like a wet rag (even illegal immigrants and dead peoples names from their tomb stones) etc etc  Wow, what a “leader”! 

  • Anonymous

    Open the door for an invasion and our sorry cowardly leaders that do nothing, then we can declare marshall law, the rest of the story you know.  Obumer for life.  All you liberty loving terrorist to the FEMA camps.   Need I say more.   One thing is for sure once the sht hits the fan it works both ways.  But no matter how it works one thing is for sure.  The end of America and hello UN.

  • Anonymous

    A common speck of space dust has more brains than the ‘moslem brotherhood-in-chief’ presently in the out house in Washington.  He’s proving every second that he’s an anti-non-American moslem hell bent on doing his islamic bastard/boss’s will.

  • Anonymous

    It has been said that the Obama administration has sent back many illegals during his 3 1/2

    years.   If so, do they think their job is done?   Is this the work of the DOJ?   There were no

    arrests after the voters intimidation by the Black Panthers in ’08.   Do they think by letting more

    illegal activity to occur, in the areas mentioned, they will gain more Hispanic votes?

  • http://twitter.com/Snuffy_Joe Joe Snuffy

    “Border Stations” were not closed. Certain facilities belonging to the Border Patrol are being closed.  Some of these stations do not have the traffic or activity needed to warrant their remaining open.
    Think of it another way; If you owned a buniness and a certain aspect of your business was costing more than it was worth, would you continue along that same line?  Probably not. 
    Closing these facilities is directly related to the operating budget. No money; no honey. 

  • Anonymous

    Check out all the new and renewed contracts, for intel. What caught my eye was the contract with the Army for trailers and containers, in NM. Missles station?  This is just from yesterday!
    http://www.defense.gov/contracts/contract.aspx?contractid=4831

  • http://www.msswim.com BadWolf

    “What effect will that have?”

    More bodies to vote for Obama as payment for making their jobs easier.

  • Anonymous

    Hi

  • Anonymous

    Is everyone in the White House insane??? We have to get the lunatic in chief out of there and get started on bringing this great nation of ours back to its glorious roots of judeo-Christian values
    God Bless America!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rememberthe-Alamo/100001503950645 Rememberthe Alamo

    Last Novemer the Kenyan god-king announced that the National Guard would be removed from the US-Mex Borders: but KNOW this prior to his national or international annoucement UNIVISION, AZTECA, TELEMUNDO Propaganda machines had attorney-telethones informing ALL THe Race=66=LaRaza ills, aka llegals, Illegitimates, illiterates they didn’t have to return anywhere-just come and fill out a form: we will help you.  WE pave over a landmass the size of Delaware annually to accommodate all.  I  Where is the benefit?  Ho pays?  How about ZOO ANIMALS sterilized?How many trees cut?  How many more on our highways?  We know who sits in our ER all i87 from the same ILLEGAL CLAN.  Commuters be damned… Pollution.  This Pres already has his Cap N Trade Bank via the former executives of Fannie and Freddie!
       Keep arresting our youth and sending them to grandmothers off to e systematically sacrificed on foreign soil each generation as US Military: while you scum TRAITORS WITHIN not only welcome our INVADERS but give them stolen everything!
       HELL awaits all of you as Coward TRAITORS WITHIN and scum ILLEGALS!
      This nation has taken in 7-8 milion annually to become the cess pool of the worlds criminals, overpopulation while we wipe out our own ancestry fruits of their labor and ours–anyone whom has contribted YOU ARE A   S L A V E   of this and other prior administrations coward giveaways of the nation your heritage worked and lived and died for.  Dial#2 for Spansih “come one come all rape, rob, home invade, bring you and yours with AIDs, HIV, etc our taxpayers have to take care of you and your heathen breeders via sperm donor exponentials from womb to tomb…as diminishing US Citizens txapyers greying–ou are their replacements under my KINGDOM…against One Nation Under GOD.
       REMEMBER the ALAMO and Remembe Goliad: because it is at everyone’s doorstep now..along wih JIHADISTs, Cmmunist Chinese, Somolians, etc.  especially 2/3′s USA pop increase from Mexico including GANGs next door to you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rememberthe-Alamo/100001503950645 Rememberthe Alamo

    UN SMALL ARMS TREATY look it up–Clintonistas and the Kenyan’s PLAN along with controlling the internet—NOT GANGS, Nor the Mexican Mafiso, MS13′s etc training JIHADIST with Los Zetas.  And everyone should know about the most recent Exec Orders to control our basic everything..we are losing each day this Anti-Christ with his 102 Un Cons tittional Socialists CZARs controls it all to giveaway for his Kingdom…of EVIL vs One Nation Under GOD

  • Anonymous

    Hey Big Chief Oscrewus
    Thank’s alot it’s great that I have to explain to my son why he & his mother were hit head on by your special guest’s from mexiObama I’m sure if it was one of your daughter’s it would be just like that poor young man who got shot right !
    MY son would like to say thanx for the justice and sence he has a DAD  he’s glad it isn’t YOU !

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rememberthe-Alamo/100001503950645 Rememberthe Alamo

    Who is stating that?  Ever since he entered office He and his former illegal Holder have told the courts: you cannot deport…et real  READ…  His declaration for the ILLEGITIMATES has them lined up at th Mex Borders and coming in like never before…they know we will be shot trying to defend ourselves against them.  SPLC and ACLU have taken century old farms and border ranches from those who dare detain our invaders…  Why should ACLU or SPLC be non profits labeling us who live by the US & States Constitutions: an have a conscience under the TEN COMMANDMENS…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rememberthe-Alamo/100001503950645 Rememberthe Alamo

    FEMA Camps theformer US Military Bases=Closure dates back to Gorbachev at the Presidio in l986…where I was with a Reagan Press Sec Barclay.  Another fool media asked him how it felt to be away from Gov?  His response took our breath ways!  I am not, I am downsing your miitary!”
       They know we have coward TRAITORS in GOVERNMENT  APPEASWHORES.just like we have VENTWHORES on-line spewing their glory bowing to the DEVIL EVIL Anti Christ in the White House…
      At least those of us who lives by Gods laws and mans will not have to serve the DEVIL in Hell with the deceptive TRAITWHORES WITHIN.

  • Victoria Blackwell

    I think the state of Texas, where I live, should secede! We need border security!

  • Anonymous

    ”Alamo”, who is stating what?   About the administration sending illegals back

    across the border?   Why, it’s from the administration, of course.  And they will

    even supply the figures.  Which may be as accurate as: This will not be a tax.

  • w. Parker

    How long has it been since you dropped the “brainwash” pill?  The present administration is throwing billions away each day.  How could it be that a few border stations mean that much?  The strategy, convenient at election time is to obtain the mexican vote

  • Anonymous

    Condolizza Rice had it correct when she said ” It is time for all of us, in any way we can, to mobilize, get our act together, and storm Washington D.C.” 

     ”Taxation without Representation is Tyranny” became the basic Patriot position of the first American Revoloution.. Now once again it must be our position!

  • http://twitter.com/paoligarcy Paolina Garcia

    If only it were that easy. To “storm” DC would just be ignored, and if you do it violently it would end badly. The solution is NOT to be found in DC. If your abusive husband keeps cheating and beating you consistently, divorce is the only option. Not to ask that he beat you more softly. Changing DC would require VIOLENCE.

    Whereas we can PEACEFULLY secede, like what happened to the USSR (Texas has a nuclear arsenal so there’d be no civil war). The colonists seceded from Britain over taxes that were only 1% of their GDP. Today we suffer with almost half of our GDP being government spending. The colonists had it good compared to the stuff we put up with (can’t image how the founders would react to mandatory genital groping by the TSA or naked scanners).

  • Anonymous

    NEWS ALERT !

    The Obama Administration 

    has chosen to use a foreign 

    company in Spain to count 

    the votes of November’s 

    Presidential election results.

    There has been a news black-out of an unprecedented action taken by the President to export the voting ballots to a foreign country to be counted there during November’s Presidential elections. The news of this directive is being concealed and minimized by the entire news media cabal, barring the American people from realizing the dangerous and unlawful implications of this Administration’s actions. This sort of disregard for the Rule of Law will corrupt the United States electoral process by handing it over to a foreign national entity that has no loyalty to the Constitution, the Rule of Law or the American people.Need we be reminded of one in history who held no loyalties to the the law or the people?  
    “Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything” Joseph Stalin