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    Southern Nevada park rangers dispatched to Mexico border

    Southern Nevada park rangers dispatched to Mexico border

    A fence separating Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, right, and Sonyota, Mexico, is seen running through Lukeville, Ariz., in 2006. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    By Henry Brean Las Vegas Review-Journal
    May 18, 2019 - 6:05 pm


    Several park rangers who normally patrol public land near Las Vegas have been dispatched to the U.S.-Mexico border in recent months under a surge program adopted by the Trump administration last year.

    At least six rangers from Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Death Valley National Park and Desert National Wildlife Refuge have served three-week deployments at parks along the international boundary as part of the Department of Interior’s Border Support Surge.


    Local officials from the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service confirmed the temporary assignments but declined to specify how many officers were sent or exactly where and when the deployments occurred.


    “I am unable to provide details on ongoing law enforcement operations but can confirm that law enforcement rangers from Lake Mead National Recreation Area have been deployed to support border security operations,” said Lake Mead spokeswoman Chelsea Kennedy in an email.


    Death Valley spokeswoman Abby Wines said rangers from the park 100 miles west of Las Vegas were sent to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona and other park service sites along the border. “It’s happened a few times in the past year, one ranger at a time,” Wines said by email.

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    No local law enforcement officers from the Bureau of Land Management have been deployed to the border, according to John Asselin, the bureau’s spokesman in Southern Nevada.



    The pilot program was launched in May 2018 by then-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who ordered the deployments as part of stepped-up enforcement with the U.S. Border Patrol.

    According to the department, this marks the first time the Interior’s roughly 4,000 law enforcement officers have been used for border security.


    During the first six months of the surge, Interior officials said its officers apprehended more than 4,000 border crossers and seized 2,356 pounds of drugs.


    But critics of the program have dismissed it as political theater and argued that rangers should be patrolling their understaffed parks, not handling immigration duties that are outside of their mission and their training.


    “Nevada cannot afford to lose critical law enforcement officers, who are being taken away from their duties to fill immigration enforcement roles they are not trained to perform,” said Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., who serves on the House National Resources Committee. “The Department of the Interior must focus on the many challenges public lands face in Nevada and continue its work to protect wildlife and habitat across the West – especially since this is what American taxpayers pay the agency to do.”

    ‘Dangerous understaffing’


    The U.S. Park Police Fraternal Order of Police declined to comment for this story, but the organization’s website includes repeated references to “dangerous understaffing” in the law enforcement ranks at the nation’s parks.


    The Fish and Wildlife Service has two full-time law enforcement officers to patrol the entire Desert National Wildlife Refuge complex, which includes four refuges and 1.6 million acres of public land scattered across a 180-mile swath of Southern Nevada. Dan Balduini, spokesman for the refuge complex, said both of those officers have been deployed to Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in southwestern Arizona as part of the surge.


    “Obviously, they didn’t go at the same time. We had to maintain some coverage,” Balduini said.


    He declined to identify the officers or make them available for interviews. He said they probably wouldn’t have much to say anyway because the officers are not supposed to discuss the “tactical or operational details” from their time at the border.

    “They said there wasn’t much happening. That’s about all the detail I can give you,” Balduini said.

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    Southern Nevada park rangers dispatched to Mexico border

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    Troops with guns would stop this really quick. Word would spread down south, and those invaders would turn around fast. And that's why this is such a scam. Politicians are making this problem out to be really complicated and difficult. It is not at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truther View Post
    Troops with guns would stop this really quick. Word would spread down south, and those invaders would turn around fast. And that's why this is such a scam. Politicians are making this problem out to be really complicated and difficult. It is not at all.


    Absolutely!

    We don't even have troops there to say STOP it is illegal to cross. Why anyone would be against putting troops on the border, I can not understand. They are already getting paid and they already have equipment, so the only expense would be in moving them there.

    Instead some want to allow invaders in, build millions of tent cities, pay all their expenses, and go through eternity listening to lawsuits about the food wasn't hot enough.

    You are correct the problem is not complicated, it seems our nation has become addicted to drama, and they prefer drama over solving a problem.
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    The reason is interdepartmental rivalry. Under the regulations, DHS has to request assistance from the military, but they do so in a way and manner that doesn't threaten their budget, jobs and front-line mission. That's why they insist on putting the military 100 miles inland, off the front lines, doing menial tasks, instead of surrendering and letting the military take over operational control of the border. Once the military is on the front lines, there would be no need for US Border Patrol, except doing paperwork and processing back in the office. The US military could actually secure the border quicker, better and cheaper than US Border Patrol.

    Who controls the US Southern Border and how they control it, controls the switch on hundreds of billions of dollars of illegal criminal enterprise revenue every year.

    Every President as far back as I can remember has sent "troops to the border" to stop this nonsense, yet they never achieve that. It took awhile for me to figure out why and then in research I saw that they weren't even on the border, but by request of Border Patrol, CBP and DHS, they were positioned 100 miles inland and never on the actual border.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judy View Post
    The reason is interdepartmental rivalry. Under the regulations, DHS has to request assistance from the military, but they do so in a way and manner that doesn't threaten their budget, jobs and front-line mission. That's why they insist on putting the military 100 miles inland, off the front lines, doing menial tasks, instead of surrendering and letting the military take over operational control of the border. Once the military is on the front lines, there would be no need for US Border Patrol, except doing paperwork and processing back in the office. The US military could actually secure the border quicker, better and cheaper than US Border Patrol.

    Who controls the US Southern Border and how they control it, controls the switch on hundreds of billions of dollars of illegal criminal enterprise revenue every year.

    Every President as far back as I can remember has sent "troops to the border" to stop this nonsense, yet they never achieve that. It took awhile for me to figure out why and then in research I saw that they weren't even on the border, but by request of Border Patrol, CBP and DHS, they were positioned 100 miles inland and never on the actual border.


    and who is in charge of this interdepartmental rivalry? and who is CIC of our military?

    Donald J. Trump

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoptheinvaders View Post
    and who is in charge of this interdepartmental rivalry? and who is CIC of our military?

    Donald J. Trump

    President Trump like all the other Presidents are in charge of the military only subject to law and funding.

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