The Circus is back in town – Comments open on new Cross Border Trucking Program

From E-Trucker The Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee is having two public sessions to discuss guidance for implementing a new cross-border trucking program between the United States and Mexico. President Obama has asked the Department of Transportation to work with the U.S. Trade Representative, the Department of State, Congressional and Mexican officials to propose legislation creating a new trucking project that will meet Congressional concerns…

Jose Compean Resentenced in Federal Court in El Paso

A US District Judge today resentenced Former Border Patrol Agent Jose Alonso Compean to 10 years for his conviction of using a weapon in the commission of a felony, plus two years for assault and other charges. Compean and former agent Ignacio Ramos were convicted in 2006 of shooting admitted drug smuggler Osvaldo Aldrete Davila and trying to cover it up. The 5th U.S. Circuit…

Sherman Texas Bus Crash – Angel Tours Bus should not have been in operation

The violations discovered in the bus belonging to Angel Tours that crashed in Sherman Texas Friday morning points to the stupidty and ignorance of a small percentage of people obsessed with ending the Cross Border Pilot Program, which has operated safely for the past 11 months, while ignoring American common carriers who flaunt and ignore the laws and rules thinking it does not apply to…

Thank you Americans For Legal Immigration (ALIPAC) for supporting those you seek to oppress!

How ironic is it that one of the anti immigrant groups, Americans for Legal Immigration, whose agenda, despite their seemingly innocent name, is to force upon the American public their protectionist, racist and nativist agenda, have allegedly been doing the very thing, they wrongly accuse illegal immigrants of doing, EVADING TAXES! And the trolls that ALIPAC sends forth to spew their hatred around the internet…

FDA destroying business on both sides of border

And no closer to a cause for the Salmonella SaintPaul outbreak McALLEN — The Food and Drug Administration’s attempt to target a source for the nationwide salmonella outbreak has effectively shut down Texas border tomato traffic — and that of cilantro, jalapeños, other peppers and other produce — even as tainted ones have yet to be found in Mexico. Industry losses, estimated at $250 million…

Texas to revoke truckers CDL for smuggling violationsb

AUSTIN — Truckers who smuggle drugs or people into the U.S. are now risking not only prison time but also the loss of their commercial driver’s licenses as Texas uses a longstanding law in a new border crime crackdown. “Up until today, when those lawbreakers had their trucks apprehended, they were convicted in federal court, they typically paid a small fine or served a brief…

Go south for cheap gas?

There has been much talk lately in the news and on the radio and TV shows about Americans heading to Mexico to partake of the cheaper fuels available there. This quote from The Sanctuary gave me a chuckle and went on to explain why the fuels are so much cheaper in Mexico. As nativists continue to falsely claim that “illegal aliens are stealing from U.S.…

The Great Texas TV Truck Race

A day after a fatal highway drag racing crash, a pair of local television live trucks were caught on video in their own race at a local drag strip. The El Paso stations, KDBC-TV and KVIA-TV, were at the legal drag racing strip Friday night when a crowd of onlookers apparently convinced a pair of photographers and a part-time anchorman to race. Charlie Bernal, a…

Wall of Shame

Local landowners and politicians say they are being ignored by officials in Washington with regards to the proposed construction of a border fence – again.Tuesday, the White House announced President Bush was threatening to veto a House homeland security bill that mandated considering local input on the construction of the proposed fence along the U.S.-Mexico border. According to the Associated Press, the administration said the…