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Obama Creates Restful Sanctuary for Mexican Drug Smugglers

by Keith Koffler on May 22, 2014, 12:35 pm

It’s not easy shipping cocaine into the United States. Lots of law enforcement, seedy flats in run-down parts of town, long drives on ugly highways.

But now there’s a better way.

President Obama Wednesday declared as a “national monument” 500,000 acres of New Mexico scenery that police officials say will serve as a gorgeous new haven for dangerous Mexican criminals.

“This is about opposing so many thousands of acres that is going to create nothing more than a pathway for criminals to get into this country to do their criminal acts,” local sheriff Todd Garrison told The Washington Times.

From the Times piece:

Sheriff Garrison said that will shut down roads that his department uses to patrol the land, though he said the cartels are unlikely to stop using it just because it is declared wilderness.

“My fear is these areas will be used more than they are now because they’ll have access to it that will be private and closed off to every law-abiding citizen,” he said. “I believe this monument will hamper law enforcement’s ability to effectively patrol the area we need to patrol.” . . .

Rep. Rob Bishop, a Utah Republican who has studied the issue, argues that the environmental restrictions have indeed hurt the Border Patrol’s ability to do its job.

Hours before news of the designation broke Monday, Mr. Bishop, chairman of the Natural Resources Committee’s public lands subcommittee, sent a letter to Mr. Obama asking him to hold off until the border can be controlled.

The local congressman whose district includes the land, Republican Rep. Stevan Pearce, has written legislation that seeking a monument about a tenth the size of Obama’s. So much for what the locals the want.

But this could come back to haunt Obama. House Speaker Boehner suggested Wednesday that the move could help dash Obama’s immigration reform legislation hopes, stoking fears Obama will enforce the law only to the extent of his liking.

Boehner said:

The president’s announcement today intensifies those concerns, demonstrating a level of audacity that is remarkable even for this administration.

Once again, the president has chosen to bypass the legislative branch — and, in this case, do so in a manner that adds yet another challenge in our ongoing efforts to secure our southern border.

Of course, the monument will help Obama continue to gobble up loads of enviro-cash from overpaid Hollywood and Silicon Valley Democrats while he waits to nix the Keystone pipeline, which he doesn’t want to do before the election because it could hurt red-state Dems.

And soon he’ll accuse Republicans of playing politics on immigration and hating Hispanics.

BECAUSE THAT’S THE WAY OUR PRESIDENT ROLLS.

Meanwhile, to our Mafioso friends from South of the Border, enjoy the view! And the awesome hiding places.

Organ Mountain monument

H/T to one of our readers, Sadie, who alerted me to this issue.

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Star May 22, 2014 at 1:12 pm

I would need more info on this one. By bro was a park ranger in St Louis County (not federal). A lot of his work was breaking up drug deals in the parks. He wore a vest at all times and wasn’t just shooing dopey tourists away from pawing buffalo (yes, they had those). Would this designation keep the border patrol out–would rangers have to approach these groups at nite etc?

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Sadie May 22, 2014 at 1:52 pm

(not federal) – You provided the answer.

Obama declares 500,000 acres federal, therefore expect nothing in the arena of enforcement.

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Star May 22, 2014 at 2:10 pm

This is a park–I think they get rangers…

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DeniseVB May 22, 2014 at 2:37 pm

A difference between federal land and park is the BLM ? I’ve seen both used in this news story in other places.

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Julie Brueckheimer May 22, 2014 at 3:13 pm

Whatever, it’s another Western land grab by the feds aside from the serious potential law and order problems. Ditto, Sadie, hats off.

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Star May 22, 2014 at 3:32 pm

So now we’re sure Sadie’s correct–there will be no officers at peril in there?

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DoneLurking May 22, 2014 at 5:45 pm

The BLM and the National Park Service are both part of the Department of the Interior.

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JBH May 22, 2014 at 5:07 pm

I read there are issues with restricted access to motorized vehicles which creates a problem. Just like guns and gun free zones, I don’t think the drug runners will stop and walk there goods across the sensitive areas.

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Artcat May 22, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Enjoy the view while it is pristine. Meanwhile, your neighbors in Arizona deal with this:

“Each year illegal immigrants leave behind an estimated 2,000 tons of trash—including soiled diapers, plastic bottles and abandoned vehicles—in public Arizona lands along the border…and it’s becoming tougher to clean up the huge mess.”

And that was a couple of years ago. It’s probably worse now.

http://usopenborders.com/2012/02/illegal-immigrants-trash-border-lands-with-tons-of-waste/

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ImNoDhimmi May 23, 2014 at 7:31 am

The pictures of the trash left behind by illegals are so disgusting. But hey, why should they bother to take anything with them into the USA? They are given pretty much everything they need, by the kind and generous taxpayers.

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AFVet May 22, 2014 at 1:20 pm

Isn’t it about time that Boehner grow a pair and start impeachment proceedings on this president ?
Yes, I know that the present senate would never convict him, but it sure would throw a wrench in his schedule.

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Langley Spook May 22, 2014 at 2:38 pm

Boehner = useless, a##-hole RINO.

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DeniseVB May 22, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Didn’t Ted Cruz list the 76 laws Obama has broken since he became preezy? Just one of them would be a good start :)

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Julie Brueckheimer May 22, 2014 at 3:14 pm

But why settle for just one? Hit him up with all of them.

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Danceswithtruth May 22, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Oh that our citizens in Benghazi would have had such a clear-cut path of escape as those who wish to enter our country illegally in order to carry out further crimes.

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Artcat May 22, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Or Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, currently held in Mexican jail after making a wrong turn.

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drk May 22, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Will O close the park if sequester again shuts down the government?

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Star May 22, 2014 at 3:33 pm

What’s to shut down–those other commenters seem to think there will be no rangers or cops…

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Sadie May 22, 2014 at 4:10 pm

I am one of those commenters. My point, in case it was missed – there will be no enforcement. How many rangers would it take to police almost 800 square miles?

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Otis Driftwood May 22, 2014 at 1:56 pm

I’m surprised he hasn’t done away with the US Border Patrol. With all the walls and hands off policy he has place on them and ICE, why do we need them on the border?? Why do we need checkpoints? Unbelievable.

Once the cartels get entrenched in the foothills and mountain ranges, it will take the Army to get them out. We already have issues like this in other border states areas, lets just create a new opening miles long. So much for listen to the citizens and your own field people in the trenches. Well done BO.

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Don May 22, 2014 at 1:58 pm

Will there be any voter registration booths installed?

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Sadie May 22, 2014 at 2:40 pm
csinnm May 22, 2014 at 2:09 pm

I grew up with these beautiful mountains; my grandparents’ sheep ranch was on the east face of them. this is a horrible idea. but lapdogs Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich were for this land grab, and of course, they have more pull than that lonely Republican in the NM delegation.

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Langley Spook May 22, 2014 at 2:37 pm

…Boehner is a useless a##-hole RINO…

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Nina Murphy May 22, 2014 at 2:37 pm

I honestly thought Keith was kidding. I read your comments and see that he wasn’t.

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srdem65 May 22, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Let me be the first here to shed a faux tear for all the put-upon Dems in NewMexico who gave MrObama a huge vote last election. Oh, boo hoo, it sucks to be New Mexico, the land of enchantment and illegal alien criminals.
Embrace your new “citizens” and all the newly formed businesses and jobs that the drug cartels will bring to your state, enjoy!

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Langley Spook May 22, 2014 at 2:45 pm

…at this rate one of My Daily Prayers…

~Is that 99.99% of everyone in the Congress/ ‘US House’ and ‘US Senate’ go to H#ll…

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Artcat May 22, 2014 at 2:49 pm

Curious as to who the 00.01% is…would have to be a very very tiny person.
:o)

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Lee May 22, 2014 at 3:27 pm

Here is another situation where a grade schooler could figure out that this will help out the criminals.
My computer crashed. Missed reading Drudge. I have several days of Drudge to read, and get caught up.

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Girly1 May 22, 2014 at 3:46 pm

I was beginning to worry about you, Lee. Good to see you’re back and the computer is working.

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Lee May 22, 2014 at 5:54 pm

I was lost without The Drudge. The MSM we all know is very behind.

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AFVet May 22, 2014 at 10:01 pm

Try this site Lee.
http://www.onenewsnow.com
Christian, Patriotic, Conservative, and works better than Drudge.

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Lee May 23, 2014 at 9:42 am

Thanks AFVet I meant to type; I was lost without White House Dossier.
I will check out the site you mentioned.

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Girly1 May 22, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Looks like an idylic spot for the cartels to also start planting pot farms/plantations. The choomer-in-chief must be an expert on the subject!
Here in SoCal, the national and state parks have been inundated with cartel ‘farm’ operations. Hikers now face problems worse than bears on the hiking trails – illegal aliens with weapons who are guarding the farms. My daughter was one of those hikers a few years ago.
These are NOT mom and pot operations. One farm, uprooted by Sheriff’s deputies recently, had a street value of $965M.
I suppose these pot farms could be classified as ‘shovel-ready’ jobs with their irrigations systems and all.

By the time Obama leaves office (if he lasts that long), we will be a nation of potheads, coke addicts, and illegal aliens.

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CiscoKid May 22, 2014 at 4:06 pm

All part of his ” fundamental change of America “.

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Sadie May 22, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Cisco: The first two letters in fundamental sums up what he had in mind for America.

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Matthew May 22, 2014 at 8:54 pm

So is Big Bend National Park a “sanctuary for drug smugglers?”

This is so stupid. Republicans really dropped the ball by not embracing environmentalism. Teddy is cursing this article.

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gracepmc May 23, 2014 at 12:28 am

Nice of Boehner to notice.

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