Mid Arizona Border, Part 1
The center of the Arizona's border with Mexico
is approximately at the town of Nogales, Arizona. This is the
busiest Port of Entry in the state.
Nogales, Arizona has a population of about 20,000
while Nogales, Sonora, Mexico -- shown in the photo -- has a population
of about 250,000.
Nogales, Arizona, USA has few tourist visitations, Nogales, Sonora,
Mexico has hundreds of thousands of Gringos visiting each year.
Of course they are "virtual visitations" because California,
USA's Orange County Superior
Court sends all its traffic
tickets to Nogales, Sonora, Mexico for processing. In this
celebration of "diversity" residents of California experience
months of delays and monstrous errors in the traffic tickets,
with language barriers causing havoc. While the data is sent electronically
from California and is encrypted, when it arrives in Nogales all
of Mexico knows the "ticketee's" inner secrets. Since
US Border Patrol uniforms are made by the lowest bidder (in Mexico)
and even the new US
border fence components are made in Mexico (and
even in Red China), this all is just an expansion of the true
diversity we all will soon embrace.
Pancho Villa set the tone for U.S. / Mexico relations
in 1916 by invading the USA and burning the American town of Columbus
to the ground. President Wilson called out the entire U.S. Army
and the entire U.S. National Guard who quickly arrayed themselves
along our border with Mexico. Our forces had no intention of allowing
any other town to suffer such indignity -- or the loss of another
16 civilians including an unborn child.
Thanks to Pancho Villa forcing President Wilson
to get serious about border security, Nogales, Arizona, is on
record as having the last pitched battle between American Indians
and the U.S Cavalry. A band of Yaqui Indians fought the U.S. Army
here in 1917 -- six months after the Pancho Villa border invasion
with his 1,000 man army. The U.S. soldiers in this"Last Battle"
were the famous "Buffalo Soldiers" -- the 10th
Nogales, Arizona's official Port of Entry is
literally the southernmost tip of Arizona's Highway 19. Northward
from the Port of Entry in Nogales, the highway links the border
city with Tucson and then Phoenix far to the north.
Nogales Port of Entry into the United States.
The Nogales area is a major smuggling center
for illegals and drugs. While a Primary barrier has been constructed
between the two towns, it is far from sufficient to stop the illegal