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U.S. Border Fence “Panel 1936 Hole” Defending Our Border

April 29, 2009
Dave Bertrand

The U.S. Border Patrol agent in a Chevy Tahoe patrol truck arrived to our location on the border to confirm, the word had been put-out over his radio that Minutemen and Border Patrol Auxiliary (BPAUX) personnel were in position along the California stretch, a breeding ground for drug smugglers and illegal aliens waiting to cross. Each mission requires Border Patrol Auxiliary communications section to contact the U.S. Border Patrol (Sector) with vehicle description and proposed locations for the border watch. Often enough, Border Patrol agents provide intel to help serve the overall mission.

“Keep your eye on panel 1936” the agent instructed us, an opening in the old metal fence that separates the United States from Mexico. “I just had a group pass through there this morning and more are expected,” he said. I wanted to shake his hand, as I have often done in the past, but with the potential flu pandemic scare and knowing that these brave agents are hands-on with illegal aliens, I elected to just say “thanks for your service.”

Each fence panel has a number, and “1936” was just east of our position. From our location, we had a perfect view of the hill. The only physical recognition that divides the U.S. from Mexico (at the top of the hill) is a U.S. flag on a pole.

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  1. April 29, 2009 8:53 pm

    From the founding of our nation until about 1965, the average annual number of immigrants and refugees to the United States was about 200,000 people. Since 1990, this number has been running at about one million people each year – and that does not include the annual population gain from illegal aliens. – Unbelievable But True Immigration Stories Imigration Quotes 4/6/09 2:25 am
    California is going to be a Hispanic State and anyone who doesn’t like it should leave. – Mario Obledo, president of the Californian Coalition of Hispanic Organisations

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