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Re: Washington Times on the use of agents to construct fence Tuesday, August 14, 2007 2:36:59 PM

Sorry the 7 SDC. Trying to handle a couple of fires! ----- Original Message ----From: (b) (6) To: (b) (6) Sent: Tue Aug 14 14:36:14 2007 Subject: RE: Washington Times on the use of agents to construct fence

(b) (6) Are who still needed? Are you talking about the 14 from ELC, the 7 from SDC or specific skill sets?
-----Original Message----From: (b) (6) Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2007 2:34 PM To: (b) (6) ; COLBURN, RONALD S; (b) (6) Subject: Re: Washington Times on the use of agents to construct fence Is Yuma requesting them (are they still needed)? I haven't heard from them on this. ----- Original Message ----From: (b) (6) To: (b) (6) ; COLBURN, RONALD S; (b) (6) Sent: Tue Aug 14 14:32:27 2007 Subject: RE: Washington Times on the use of agents to construct fence

(b) (6) No, the 14 ELC will be sending are part of their original commitment. I believe they are volunteers that will replace those that were mandated that requested to return to their duty station.
The only difficulty with replacing the SDC 7 will be matching their skill sets. ELC and Yuma don't have any other heavy equipment operators or welders. We can detail folks in from the Texas Sectors if needed.

(b) (6) -----Original Message----From: (b) (6) Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2007 2:27 PM To: COLBURN, RONALD S; (b) (6) Subject: Re: Washington Times on the use of agents to construct fence (b) (6) I just spoke to (b) (6) and he said he was sending 14 more to Yuma. Is that the difference? (b) (6) ----- Original Message ----From: COLBURN, RONALD S To: (b) (6) Sent: Tue Aug 14 14:25:27 2007 Subject: FW: Washington Times on the use of agents to construct fence

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One question: Can we find replacements for the 7 crew members from SDC? That is probably the only potential issue…..

Ron

________________________________ From: (b) (6) Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2007 2:05 PM To: COLBURN, RONALD S; (b) (6) Cc: ADAMS, ROWDY D Subject: RE: Washington Times on the use of agents to construct fence

Chief-

This document has a breakdown of who was going where; as far as I know this is still basically valid but (b) and (b) can confirm. (6) (6)

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Deputy Division Chief Southwest Border Operations Office of Border Patrol Customs and Border Protection

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________________________________ From: COLBURN, RONALD S Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2007 1:59 PM To: (b) (6) Cc: ADAMS, ROWDY D Subject: FW: Washington Times on the use of agents to construct fence Importance: High

Staff,

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See below ref. to “outside of their sectors.” I believe we actually do have some TDY from outside sectors, albeit all SWB sectors. Can you give me a quick breakdown of source and destination stations, so that we can give an accurate picture to the Deputy Commissioner (below).

Thanks!

Ron Colburn

________________________________ From: AHERN, JAYSON P Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2007 1:53 PM To: COLBURN, RONALD S Subject: RE: Washington Times on the use of agents to construct fence

The one question I have is although this went to NB Chiefs, we have not sent any BPAs from outside of their Sectors for these projects. This is what we have consistently said, just want to be certain.

Thx

________________________________ From: COLBURN, RONALD S Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2007 1:49 PM To: AHERN, JAYSON P Subject: RE: Washington Times on the use of agents to construct fence

10-4, sir. I will stand by to address questions that may arise.

FOX News just called and wants to do a story on the BPAs building T.I. subject (they mentioned (b) (6) ). They said they want the “rest of the story” after their scheduled interview with NBPC leadership ((b) (6) and/or (b) (6) ).

Best Regards,

Ron Colburn

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________________________________ From: AHERN, JAYSON P Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2007 12:34 PM To: COLBURN, RONALD S Subject: RE: Washington Times on the use of agents to construct fence

Thanks Ron…S2 has also asked for a copy…we will handle.

thx

________________________________ From: COLBURN, RONALD S Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2007 10:19 AM To: AHERN, JAYSON P; AGUILAR, DAVID V; AGUILAR, DAVID V; (b) (6) Subject: FW: Washington Times on the use of agents to construct fence

FYI

________________________________ From: (b) (6) Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2007 9:16 AM To: COLBURN, RONALD S Cc: (b) (6) Subject: Washington Times on the use of agents to construct fence

Chief,

I got a call from the DHS Deputy Press Secretary, (b) (6) this morning requesting a copy of the email referenced in the Washington Times story this morning. I reluctantly provided, but just wanted to give you a heads up that the Department has the email.

Respectfully,

(b) (6)
Director

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Border Security Media Division Office of Public Affairs U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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