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2007



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American Border Patrol -- December 15, 2007   Includes Video Link
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Screen grab from San Diego TV Station video of fire bomb being thrown at Border Patrol agents. (Fire bomb bounced off of top of fence.) The video showed blatant attacks on the United States by Mexicans.

American Border Patrol -- December 6, 2007
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Photo taken Nov. 20 shows the Tecate Port of Entry. Note that the only building one block west of the Port of Entry may be the terminus point for the drug tunnel. The question is, how on earth could the Mexicans get away with digging the tunnel and moving people and drugs so close to a federal government installation...

American Border Patrol -- November 26, 2007
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Top photo taken this morning just west of the San Pedro River shows how drug runners drop border fence to drive through. Wes Fleming of American Border Patrol dropped the "gate" in less than thirty seconds...

American Border Patrol -- November 24, 2007
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Aerial photos of Simcox fence on Hodges ranch taken November 20, 2007, show little change since November 11, 2006.

American Border Patrol -- November 19, 2007
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Grijalva group tramples San Pedro Riparian area. Photo taken today. Rep. Raul Grijalva seen leaving San Pedro River. He had arrived with a group that violated the law and drove their vehicles onto the San Pedro River Riparian area including Channel 4 News out of Tucson...

American Border Patrol -- November 16, 2007
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Photo taken by American Border Patrol during survey of border. Location is west of Columbus, New Mexico. Humvee can be seen under cover ­ probably National Guard. Personnel can be seen looking at ABP's Border Hawk M as it passed over - and talking on telephone ­ probably reporting overflight...

American Border Patrol -- November 15, 2007
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Top photo shows culvert under New Mexico County Road 9 that is less than a half-mile from the Mexican border. Lower photo shows wash leading to culvert. It was enhanced to bring out the many tire tracks leading to the culvert...

American Border Patrol -- November 14, 2007
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Photo taken November 13 on the border east of the San Pedro River. Construction work involves excavation and equipment/ supplies not normally associated with border fence construction. It should be interesting to watch what develops.AP Internal Use Only

American Border Patrol -- November 13, 2007
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Photo taken this morning of work on the Simcox fence on the Hodges Ranch. Work appears to be focused on repairing damage to poles planted in plain dirt about a year ago - no concrete footings. No significant changes since ABP surveyed the fence last year...

American Border Patrol -- November 7, 2007
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Screen grab from video taken by a private citizen northeast of Douglas, Arizona, last Friday evening, November 2. Image shows four drug "mules" carrying illicit cargo. Six people were in the group. Four were apprehended by the Border Patrol, after being guided in by the private citizen...

American Border Patrol -- November 3, 2007
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Truck with man in it guards the entrance to the San Pedro River Riparian Area where Granite Construction is erecting a border fence. San Pedro River is to the right, Mexico is at the top of the photo. -- This morning Glenn Spencer of American Border Patrol heard construction sounds coming from this area...

American Border Patrol -- November 1, 2007
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Mark Levy, Sierra Vista Herald photojournalist, interviews archaeologist in trench being prepared for border fence at south end of the San Pedro Riparian area. Glenn Spencer of American Border Patrol escorted Levy to the site.

American Border Patrol -- October 31, 2007
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One of Star's pups, Hilda, grabs a nice spot to sleep after Glenn arose at 3:30 a.m. to work on the American Patrol Web page. All seven German Shepherds are doing great and enjoy the new 100-acre border ranch playground.

American Border Patrol -- October 30, 2007
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Aerial photo of section of new fence near Sasabe, Arizona. According to a recent GAO report, this fencing costs $4.8 million per mile to construct. "I certainly hope this isn't all they are building," said Glenn Spencer of American Border Patrol, "because at nearly five million dollars a mile, if this is all there is, this contract would have to be mostly profit."

American Border Patrol -- October 23, 2007
Special photo of the day
SUV belonging to Telemundo of Tucson is stuck in the middle of the San Pedro River in Southeastern Arizona. Driver ignored posted signs that prohibited motorized vehicles from entering the San Pedro Riparian area. Glenn Spencer of American Border Patrol took this photo. Details tomorrow.

American Border Patrol -- October 23, 2007
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CNN videographer shoots footage of San Pedro Riparian area. Later, Glenn Spencer of ABP flew a CNN reporter and the videographer along the border near Naco, Arizona. CNN is preparing a story about border fencing...

American Border Patrol -- October 22, 2007
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Danny Smith leads line of American Freedom Riders into the Palominas Trading Post on Sunday, October 21, 2007. Group rode from Benson to Palominas, Arizona, to show support for the United States Border Patrol. Glenn Spencer of American Border Patrol was one of the speakers.

American Border Patrol -- October 13, 2007
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Makeshift ladder apparently designed to scale pedestrian barrier on the border east of Yuma.

American Border Patrol -- September 13, 2007
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"Deport the Border Patrol." - sign on south side of wall between Nogales, Sonora, Mexico and Nogales, Arizona.

American Border Patrol -- August 28, 2007
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What's so funny? Group of illegal aliens apprehended on the Ladd Ranch in Southeastern Arizona show many smiles.

American Border Patrol -- August 28, 2007
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Bush's latest recruit for the Iraq war.

American Border Patrol -- August 9, 2007
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More photos of Mexican military operating just south of the border west of Naco, Arizona. ABP estimates there could have been as many as thirty heavily armed soldiers in this convoy. One photo shows soldier with a weapon at the ready...

American Border Patrol -- August 8, 2007
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This Mexican Army Humvee was spotted just west of Naco, Arizona - just south of the border. The railroad tie vehicle barrier is in the U.S. A number of Mexican military vehicles were spotted. ABP will make a more complete report later.

American Border Patrol -- August 6, 2007
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Star and five of her six pups cool off after run on American Border Patrol's border ranch. (Note: ABP's Border Hawk M had to go back into the shop for corrective maintenance. Aerial surveys should resume next week.)

American Patrol -- July 2, 2007
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No explanation required.

American Border Patrol -- June 15, 2007
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American Border Patrol took this photo during a survey of the New Mexico border on June 1, 2007. It shows a road leading into the U.S. The gate is not locked...

American Border Patrol  -- June 1, 2007 
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Illegal aliens flee from Border Patrol agent on Ladd Ranch this morning. ABP's Border Hawk M helped flush the illegals out from their hiding place in a deep wash. Group crossed into the U.S. over the Simcox barbed wire fence.

American Border Patrol -- May 29, 2007
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This photo was taken on May 22 by American Border Patrol's Border Hawk M. ABP's Mike King spotted the group and took a quick shot. By the time the Border Hawk M got turned around they had move to better cover and could not be found...

American Border Patrol -- May 24, 2007
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Two groups of people hide under bushes a few feet south of the border in Southeastern Arizona. -- These people are probably already across the border and are somewhere on Roger Barnett's ranch.

American Border Patrol -- March 30, 2007
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Photo taken March 22 by Border Hawk M shows tire tracks leading out of Mexico onto the Goldwater Bombing Range east of Yuma, Arizona. The post is part of what was a border fence. ABP spotted hundreds of such tracks...

American Border Patrol -- March 21, 2007
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While flying to Yuma Arizona as part of Operation B.E.E.F., ABP's Mike King spotted a group of people hiding in the brush just north of the border in the Coronado National Monument. According to pilot Glenn Spencer, it is very unusual to run across illegal aliens while flying as the sound of the airplane usually scares them into hiding.

American Border Patrol -- March 16, 2007
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Hank Reichert , Jr. flies his P-51 Mustang in formation with Glenn Spencer flying the Border Hawk M. Robin Brekhus, whose family is sponsoring the Border to Border Air Show, flies in the rear seat. You can see this Mustang at the air show tomorrow...

American Border Patrol -- March 9, 2007
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Local Police and ICE agents move in on construction job site in Sierra Vista, Arizona. More later.

American Border Patrol -- March 7, 2007
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"Black Helicopter" flies low over American Border Patrol ranch in Southeastern Arizona on Tuesday. Logo on tail, visible only because of the use of a very powerful camera, shows the chopper is attached to the Arizona Air National Guard . "I can understand why people report seeing "Black Helicopters"...

American Border Patrol -- March 2, 2007
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Army helicopter from White Missile Range has been seen patrolling the border for the past few days.

American Border Patrol -- February 17, 2007
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This photo was take by ABP personnel as they were on the way to fly a mission. The group of illegal aliens had been stopped at the San Pedro River and Arizona State Route 92. This is a well-known smuggling route.

American Border Patrol -- February 11, 2007
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A little levity. -- Sign showing boundary of Bisbee Municipal Airport. -- Not only did they misspell the word, Mike Christie of ABP was the first to notice it.

American Border Patrol -- February 10, 2007
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Photo taken by ABP personnel en route to fly a mission. Location is corner of Smith Ave. and Arizona SR 92. Seven aliens were detained after what appeared to be a traffic stop by USBP. ABP is seeing more and more aliens apprehended this way...

American Border Patrol -- February 9, 2007
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U.S. Border Patrol Agent raises his radio for better reception as he apprehends two human traffickers on the Ladd Ranch in Southeastern Arizona. ABP's Border Hawk M led the agent to the smugglers by circling them as they ran toward the Mexican border...AP Internal Use Only

American Border Patrol -- February 8, 2007
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A group of suspected border intruders runs south toward border ahead of pursuing Border Patrol agents. Location is Ladd Ranch in Southeastern Arizona. Guides broke off and tried to evade BP by running into a wash. ABP's Border Hawk M followed them and guided the agents for a successful apprehension...

American Border Patrol -- January 30, 2007
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Border Patrol gathers up six illegal aliens after stopping a vehicle on Arizona SR 92 just east of Naco. ABP just happened to be driving by on the way to the airport to fly a mission in the Border Hawk M. Photo taken at 12:46 p.m. MST on Jan. 29.

American Border Patrol -- January 22, 2007
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Heidi, one of Stars pups, puzzles over snow on ABP's ranch in Southeastern Arizona. Photo was taken Monday morning, January 22. Heavy snowfall all but stopped illegal border crossers.

American Border Patrol -- January 21, 2007
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This is a screen grab from American Border Patrol's Border Cam in Southeastern Arizona. The video was taken Wednesday evening, January 17, 2007. Twenty three illegal aliens are being escorted to be picked up by a Border Patrol transport vehicle. ABP tracked the group from inside Mexico...

American Border Patrol -- January 9, 2007
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This photo was taken from the Border Hawk M on January 6, 2007 at 12:23 p.m. MST. It shows a "fence" on the border just east of Sasabe, Arizona. Indentations in stream bed are no doubt footprints of people heading north...

American Border Patrol -- January 8, 2007
Photo of the Day
This photo was taken by the Border Hawk M on January 6., 2007 at 11:32 am MST. It shows the Simcox fence under construction on the Hodges ranch in Southeastern Arizona. There appears to be little change from the photo taken of the same fence project on November 17, 2006.

American Border Patrol -- January 6, 2007
Photo of the Day
Group of Minutemen gather near vehicles just west of Sasabe, Arizona. ABP spotted about sixteen vehicles that appeared to be part of the same group. More photos of this group later. [Related story from the Arizona Daily Star]

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