Category Archives: Border Security

EXCLUSIVE: Cartel Violence Spills into Texas as Gunmen Storm Past U.S. Border Security

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila — Two cartel gunmen fleeing from a raging gun battle with Mexican authorities ran through U.S. border security measures twice as they crossed into Texas and back; using their vehicle to ram barriers. 

The cartel gunmen were able to cross into Eagle Pass through International Bridge #2 by running the security checkpoints. Shortly after they crossed back through a second bridge that was closed at the time. The gunmen used their vehicle to ram security barriers and later ditched it escape on foot. 

The violence began overnight near the rural community of Nava, Coahuila, when authorities received information about two gunmen riding in a late model white Toyota Tundra, information provided to Breitbart Texas by Coahuila law enforcement revealed. 

State police officers with a special investigative unit spotted the vehicle along Boulevard Carranza near the intersection with Airport Boulevard in the border city of Piedras Negras. Officers tried to pull over the gunmen but were met with gunfire as they sped off–setting off a high-speed chase. 

The gunmen were able to reach the main plaza in Piedras Negras, Plaza de Las Culturas, where they once again engaged law enforcement in a short firefight. As they made their way to the International Bridge #2, gunmen rammed their way through other vehicles and barriers as they used the inbound lanes through Mexican Customs to reach the U.S. side of the bridge.

Coahuila state police officers contacted their counterparts in Texas. Before American authorities were able to apprehend the shooters, they made their way to another international bridge, locally known as Bridge 1. While the crossing was closed at the time, the gunmen were able to ram through the security barriers and make their way back into Mexico. 

The Mexican Army, Fuerza Coahuila, and local police officers had been combing the area however, they were able to make their way to a nearby neighborhood called Mundo Nuevo where they abonded the vehicle and fled on foot.  Authorities were able to locate the white SUV that had multiple bullet holes and extensive body damage. 

During the initial gun battle and chase, two Coahuila police officers from the investigative unit and six officers with Fuerza Coahuila were injured. The six officers with Fuerza Coahuila appear to have been injured in a crash during the high-speed chase. Authorities have not revealed how the two other officers were injured. 

CBP provided the following to Breitbart Texas regarding the episode:

Shortly after 11 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, a white Toyota Tundra that had avoided inspection in Piedras Negras, Mexico was observed at Camino Real International Bridge. CBP officers temporarily stopped traffic as a precaution. As CBP officers approached the vehicle, it accelerated at a high rate of speed and fled north through the outbound lanes and shortly thereafter fled south at Eagle Pass Bridge I, which had closed for the evening at 11 p.m., crashing through a locked gate.  Mexican military authorities in Piedras Negras stopped the vehicle and arrested the occupants. CBP would defer to Government of Mexico authorities regarding any inquiries regarding the subjects and the investigation.

Editor’s Note 1: This article has been updated to reflect CBP’s comment.

Editor’s Note 2: Breitbart Texas traveled to the Mexican States of Tamaulipas, Coahuila, and Nuevo León to recruit citizen journalists willing to risk their lives and expose the cartels silencing their communities.  The writers would face certain death at the hands of the various cartels that operate in those areas including the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas if a pseudonym were not used. Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles are published in both English and in their original Spanish. This article was written by Coahuila’s “J.M. Martinez” and Breitbart Texas’ Ildefonso Ortiz.

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September 7, 2014 Fundraiser for Texas Border Volunteers with Congressman Louie Gohmert!

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July 22, 2014: A RESOLUTION OF THE COUNTY OF BRAZORIA, TEXAS TO PROTECT THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND SECURITY OF OUR CITIZENS AND COMMUNITY

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“A RESOLUTION OF THE COUNTY OF BRAZORIA, TEXAS TO PROTECT THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND SECURITY OF OUR CITIZENS AND COMMUNITY

WHEREAS, the Commissioners’ Court of Brazoria County, Texas recognize their duty as elected officials who took an oath of office, to preserve, protect and defend the constitution and laws of the United States and of this State; and

WHEREAS, the federal government is failing to protect the borders of our country in accordance with Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution; and

WHEREAS, the federal government is operating in a manner that is not in the best interest of American citizens by permitting and encouraging the entry of large numbers of illegal immigrants into the State of Texas; and

WHEREAS, WHEREAS it is estimated that more than 90,000 illegal alien minors will arrive in the United States during 2014 and an additional 145,000 illegal alien minors during 2015, with many expected to remain in Texas cities and communities ; and

WHEREAS, the inaction of the federal government is contributing to the flow of this population by not returning the unaccompanied juveniles to their countries of origin; and

WHEREAS, incentivizing minors to enter the United States illegally puts those minors at risk of physical danger, including violence and sexual abuse, which has resulted in injury and death to multiple unaccompanied minors; and

WHEREAS, the federal government is transporting and placing illegal alien minors into Texas towns and counties, including Brazoria County, to accommodate the unprecedented overflow of illegal aliens and unaccompanied minors; and

WHEREAS, the influx of school-age illegal minors will have an adverse effect on local school district educational funding, resources, campus security, public health, and safety; and

WHEREAS, the increasing volume of illegal aliens could cripple some cities and counties in the State of Texas by overwhelming the local medical, educational, law enforcement, and judicial systems; and

WHEREAS, members of dangerous transnational criminal organizations and terrorist groups continue to exploit the situation to infiltrate the State of Texas for the purpose of establishing criminal and terrorist activities; and

WHEREAS, without a secure border, Texas cities and communities cannot protect the health and safety of their citizens; and

WHEREAS, the Commissioners’ Court of Brazoria County, Texas are rightly concerned about the impact of the ongoing, massive influx of illegal aliens on our community; and

WHEREAS, the State of Texas has the right and obligation to protect its citizens in accordance with Article 1, Section 1 of the Texas Constitution; and

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Commissioners’ Court of Brazoria County, Texas hereby finds that the housing of illegal alien minors in Brazoria County, Texas is not in the best interest of the public;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Commissioners’ Court of Brazoria  County, Texas hereby urges our state and federal legislators and elected officials to take prompt action to end the influx of illegal aliens across our national border and cease relocation of illegal aliens into communities across the State of Texas and other states

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Commissioners’ Court of Brazoria County, Texas hereby encourages the federal government to provide additional resources for new and/or existing Border Patrol checkpoints and employ a contiguous physical barrier where strategically prudent

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Commissioners’ Court of Brazoria County, Texas hereby encourages the Texas State Legislature to strictly enforce state smuggling and human trafficking laws and provide civil and criminal liability protections for Texas land owners against criminal trespassers

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that copies of this Resolution be entered into the minutes of this Court and provided to Brazoria County’s state and federal elected legislative representatives

Approved this 22ND day of July, 2014
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County Judge E.J. King
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Commissioner, Precinct 1 Commissioner, Precinct 2
Donald “Dude” Payne L.M. “Matt” Sebesta, Jr.
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Commissioner, Precinct 3 Commissioner, Precinct 4
Stacy L. Adams Larry Stanley”

 

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Councilwoman Heidi Thiess discusses illegal immigration on Fox & Friends July 11, 2014

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Alvin TEA Party Presents: Texas Border Volunteers!!! April 24, 2014

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Heidi Thiess & Rep. Olson after PTP Meeting

Sometimes, you must demand accountability. Heidi Thiess, Councilwoman for League City, TX wanted REAL answers from Congressman Olson in lieu of the canned answers he gave during the Pearland Tea Party meeting.  Thank you Tanya Robertson for the video!

Sen. Ted Cruz Speaks in Support of his Border Security Amendment to the Immigration Bill

Four things we confirmed about the Senate immigration bill this week

By Jeremy Beck, April 24, 2013 Originally Published in NumbersUSA

The Senate Judiciary Committee has already held two hearings this week. The first was a nearly 8-hour long marathon with a parade of witnesses from Big Business to Big Labor to Special Interest groups. And there were a few that testified about the need for more interior enforcement, better border security, and the huge fiscal drain that an amnesty would have on the nation’s future. Yesterday, the Committee brought in DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano who was first scheduled to appear before the Committee last week. Here’s what we learned from the past few days . . . Continue reading