The Narcosphere has been one of the leading blogs developing original news coverage of ICE and Border Patrol scandals, including an incredible multi-year expose on the House of Death in Juarez.
Now at The Narcosphere Brenda Norrell has revealed the Border Patrol’s plan to invite itself onto sovereign Tohono O’odham territory and build a large facility there, apparently without the consent of the Tohono O’odham, who in recent years have suffered considerably at the hand of the Border Patrol:
SELLS, Ariz. (Sept. 18, 2012) — Ignoring human rights appeals and outrage over the abuse of Tohono O’odham by US Border Patrol agents, Homeland Security plans to construct a new massive US Border Patrol complex on sovereign Tohono O’odham land in Pisinemo District.
It would house 32 Border Patrol agents, with a helicopter launch pad, horses, dogs, and spy tower, according to federal documents just discovered late today.
As usual, a Finding of No Significant Impact was declared in August, even though the saguaro in the region are home to the federally protected species of the lesser long-nosed bat. Although the plan has been intentionally concealed, the public comment period ends today, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012.