Past Features

September 5, 2016

Imperial Valley News   
Convicted Child Molester Arrested by U.S. Border Patrol
    Previously convicted of child molestation after he illegally crossed the border in East County on Monday afternoon.
    At about 4 p.m., a Border Patrol agent witnessed three people climb over the border fence near Jacumba Hot Springs. Agents responded and encountered the three Mexican nationals hiding in thick brush.
     Agents arrested the three men for illegally entering the country and transported them to a nearby Border Patrol station for processing. A records check revealed that one man in the group had been previously deported after serving a six-year prison sentence for “Lewd and Lascivious Acts with a Child under 14.”

Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol
Saving Mexico --- Sacrificing America?
    The Department of Homeland Security failed to install proper fencing near Jacumba, California, and a convicted child molester jumped over the old fence. Fortunately he was caught. This example of gross negligence is repeated all along the border.
    There are many theories for this negligence - here is one.
    Our government leaves the border open --- not just because of cheap labor, and votes – we leave the border open to try to save Mexico
    As we began building the border fence in earnest in 2007, it became clear to me --- and to our government --- that we had set off he Mexican Drug war.
    Fearing an even greater civil war in Mexico, the design of the fence was quickly changed --- making it less effective, and allowing people - and drugs --- and money --- to cross.
    The border has long been described as Mexico's safety valve. It apparently continues so today.
    Is America is being sacrificed to try to save Mexico? Do Americans approve of this?
Note: In the 2013 Google Earth image there appears to be US Border Patrol vehicles in the same location as one shown in the 2009 photo taken by American Border Patrol. If so, it is likely they are there to watch the low spot in fencing, implying that ineffective fencing requires more manpower to look for fence jumpers.