March 9, 2017
Trust but verify
With your help, ABP will continue its mission
View of Integrated Fixed Tower T2 from Montezuma Canyon Rd.
See Google view of deep washes
(See for yourself on Google Earth: 31 deg 21.762 min N - 110 deg 18.150 sec W )
Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol -- March 9, 2017
Operation BEEF -- 2
Our recent report on the installation of eight new Customs and Border Patrol cameras in and near the Coronado National Monument and Forest was the first of many missions to come under Operation BEEF 2. BEEF stands for Border Enforcement Evaluation First. It was started eleven years ago to track the progress made under the Secure Fence Act of 2006.
At the time ABP was skeptical that the job would be done. Sure enough the government lied to us.
Operation BEEF-2 was launched to follow the progress of President Trump's border wall. As we reported yesterday, the results of our first BEEF-2 mission were disappointing. ABP looked at four of the eight camera towers being constructed under the Trump administration, costing $148 million, and found it unlikely they will contribute much to establishing operational control of the border, as required by President Trump's executive order of Jan. 25, 2017.
Operation BEEF-2 will continue, including a follow-on effort to test the viability of these eight cameras once they are operational.
We will report the results of these tests in the coming months.
ABP is a non-governmental organization. Donations are tax-deductible. If you think we should continue the work of Operation BEEF-2, send your contribution to:
American Border Patrol
2160 E. Fry Blvd. -- Ste. 426
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Or go online (we will make this page easier soon).
Or call 520-803-7703.