Friday, July 9, 2010

Memo Reveals Refuge Officers' Struggle to Secure Lands Along Southwest Border

So 500 tons of trash a year is o.k. ,
having an unspecified amount of land on the border with Mexico , Considered a no man's land ( Unless your an Illegal Alien ) that's o.k. too !
Paying excessive taxes to Cover the costs of wiping the ASS'S of Millions of Illegal Aliens also , also o.k. !

My head may explode from all this insanity , it's a little early , But I'm going to start drinking anyway !

As the threat of violence stemming from illegal immigration hangs over federal lands in southern Arizona, an internal memo from 2007 reveals that refuge officers have been spending most of their time struggling to deal with border-related activities instead of protecting wildlife habitat.

The memo is three years old, but it is unlikely that much has changed, since parts of five federal lands -- including two designated national monuments -- continue to post travel warnings or be outright closed to the public because of the dangers of "human and drug trafficking" along the Mexican border.

According to the memo, which was obtained by, the Department of Interior warns that refuge officers are spending 100 percent of their time at Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife preserve and between 90 to 95 percent of their time in Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge and Leslie Canyon dealing with border-related activities. It also notes that the Cabeza Prieta preserve is spending 60 to 70 percent of its budget on border-related activities.

This includes everything from apprehending illegal immigrants until Border Patrol can arrive, to cleaning up the mountains of trash -- about 500 tons a year -- that they leave behind. More than 1,300 miles of illegal trails had been created on the refuge by illegal border-crossers, the memo says.

In 2006, more than 95,000 illegal immigrants were apprehended on or near refuge lands, the memo says.

The number of border-crossers has declined significantly since an 18-foot-tall pedestrian fence was completed in 2007, replacing the porous vehicle barriers and barbed-wire fences that had stood there before.

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