Response promised soon on Border Patrol agent’s claims about ‘black hole,’ misuse of federal funds

Border Patrol cuts ribbon for new $11.9 million facility in Port Angeles

“Jones asked a Peninsula Daily News reporter to interview only Border Patrol personnel selected by the agency and to confine interviews of selected personnel to topics concerning the station’s opening.”

Signs cheer, jeer opening of new Port Angeles Border Patrol station


Update: Ceremony to mark new Border Patrol complex

Grand opening of the $9.8 million, 50 agent US Border Patrol station at Port Angeles- access restricted “only to media with credentials and invited guests

This local story has been developing for years now. There has been plenty of time for people with the advantage of a press credential to schedule appointments, do interviews & ask questions.

Unfortunately- local reporters are not in the habit of doing so.


The new facility is ready.

“The Border Patrol is in the process of moving from its current, cramped headquarters at the Richard B. Anderson Federal Building in downtown Port Angeles to its new $9.8 million headquarters at the former Eagles’ site, Mike Milne, spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which oversees the Border Patrol, said Friday.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for Sept. 14, Milne said.”


Still no justification provided by elected officials or the US Border Patrol for an upgrade in staff requiring the 50 agent facility.

Ask yourself- why doesn’t the local car dealership have 42 sales people on staff?

Why doesn’t the local real estate office expand to a 50 agent facility?



The US Border Patrol at Port Angeles has stopped 2 people from illegally crossing into the US. That incident took place more than 2 years ago:

May 31st, 2010-

Two amphibious Canadian marijuana smugglers are captured on a remote Olympic Peninsula beach by the US Border Patrol.

Two total arrests out of the Port Angeles US Border Patrol station that are connected in any way to the US/Canada border?

Two total arrests of people crossing the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Two total arrests involving cross-border traffic for the land and sea based Homeland Security forces stationed at Port Angeles.

“… their main interaction with the boating public: Boarding boats and checking for ID, getting a “vibe,” as Jeff P. called it, for what’s up.”


More than a year has passed:

Port Angeles Border Patrol whistleblower- Investigation status unknown-

Read about it here


Secret arrest statistics and the denied FOIA request-

Read about it here

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Secret arrest statistics are un-American


Suspicionless checkpoints away from border crossings and ports of entry-

Where else in the US has the Border Patrol staged checkpoints- then later abandoned the idea?

The Olympic Peninsula and the Anacortes ferry terminal are two examples.


Suspicionless checkpoints ended on the Olympic Peninsula in 2008. Suspicionless bus boardings ended in November, 2011.

If Olympic Peninsula USBP operations are being downsized, why have local USBP personnel numbers been upsized?


‘Uptick’ in heroin use seen on North Olympic Peninsula– any connection to the US/Canada border?

Post details: Illegal Border Patrol Traffic Stops Get The Attenion of the ACLU

DHS massing agents at Port Angeles- Surge results in 2 cross-border arrests


Possibly of interest:

The Garage Sale Incident



Photo- Lake Crescent