Border Patrol is comprised of volunteers that monitor the activity along
the International border between Arizona and México. The American Border
Patrol‘s administration office is located in Sherman Oaks, California, and
they have a local office in Sierra Vista, Arizona.
The American Border Patrol is an organization that supports immigration
reform. They are strongly in favor of placing the military on the
international border between Arizona
and México to prevent illegal immigrants from entering the United States
without following the proper channels. They proceed on their own missions
by air in an aircraft named “Border Hawk II” and on ground at night using
IR 250 infrared cameras. ABP spotted three groups of illegals and one lone
crosser totaling 64 illegals crossing the night of 3/24/04. They state
that they immediately contacted the U.S. Border Patrol to report the
activity. They are led by a retired law enforcement officer.
The American Border Patrol monitors several press releases such as
the “Arnold Watch” which is monitoring the activities of Governor
Schwarzenegger and his policy making in California. The link to the
Federation for American Immigration Reform offers an Immigration Issues
Center featuring articles on National Security, Labor and Economics,
Environment and Immigration and Society. They also feature pictures
showing their own missions and pictures of illegal immigrants from the
The agency is definitely against immigration. They also appear to
be anti-Bush, since most pictures they have of President Bush show him
with a Mexican Sombrero.