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  • Border Protection says NYC mayor crossed border illegally

    07/11/2018 8:06:34 AM PDT · by BBell · 24 replies
    https://www.rochesterfirst.com ^ | 7/11/18 | COLLEEN LONG
    WASHINGTON (AP) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his security detail violated both Mexican and U.S. immigration laws by crossing the border on foot during a visit near El Paso, Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection alleges in a letter obtained by The Associated Press. The mayor's office flatly denied the allegation.-snip-According to the letter, a uniformed Border Patrol agent noticed a group on the Rio Grande River flood plain south of the Tornillo, Texas, Port of Entry, taking photos of the holding facility. The agent asked if anyone from Border Patrol or public affairs was there...
  • Border Patrol Agents Are Stopping People On New England Highways (Tr)

    07/10/2018 6:11:13 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 34 replies
    https://boston.cbslocal.com ^ | By Ray Sanchez, CNN June 25, 2018 at 9:19 am
    <p>On Interstate 95 near the remote northern Maine town of Lincoln last week, the Border Patrol said it made nine drug seizures and two arrests for immigration violations during an 11-hour checkpoint operation in which agents asked motorists about their place of birth and citizenship status.</p>
  • ICE gets new chief amid calls to abolish immigration agency

    06/30/2018 3:55:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 30, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    A former top Border Patrol official was tapped Saturday to be the acting chief of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Ronald D. Vitiello takes over from Thomas D. Homan, who had been the acting chief since the start of the Trump administration. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced the move, calling Mr. Vitiello a “well-respected career law enforcement officer” and promised he would be a good advocate for agents and officers.
  • Arizona Border Patrol Agents Rescue 57 Illegal Immigrants in Record Heat

    06/26/2018 8:17:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/26/2018 | Debra Heine
    Border Patrol agents rescued a large number of distressed Central American migrants abandoned by smugglers in 108 degree heat on Friday near the Mexican border in Arizona.The group of 57 illegal aliens hailed from Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, and included a teenaged pregnant female as well as a one-year-old child: UPDATED pictures of #USBP Ajo agents render aid to 57 men, women, and children as young as 1 year old found Friday.Record heat may have sealed their fate had it not been for @CBP agents #SavingLives https://t.co/Qx9qLCacmZ pic.twitter.com/94iYPWkj0v— CBP Arizona (@CBPArizona) June 23, 2018 Someone from within the group...
  • At hub for border crossings, families spread throughout US

    06/24/2018 2:43:32 PM PDT · by blueplum · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 24 Jun 2018 | WILL WEISSERT and ELLIOT SPAGAT
    (with Colleen Long contributing) MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Manuel Martinez, who fled Honduras because gangs were trying to recruit his 12-year-old son, was prepared to be separated from his child after paying a smuggler to cross the Rio Grande by boat and getting arrested by the U.S. Border Patrol. His worst fears never came true...while he wasn’t kept under the same roof as his son, they were held in the same compound. They were reunited on Saturday, after five days apart, and were released into the U.S., a tracking device on Martinez’s ankle, while he pursues asylum. {snip} About 70...
  • Border patrol agents arrest 1 at I-95 checkpoint about citizenship

    06/21/2018 4:52:37 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 23 replies
    https://bangordailynews.com ^ | Updated: June 21, 2018 5:49 pm | By Alex Acquisto and Callie Ferguson
    A checkpoint set up by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents Wednesday on Interstate 95 led to the arrest of a fugitive Haitian immigrant who previously was ordered to be deported. The random checkpoint, which was in place for 11 hours, stopped traffic in the southbound lanes between the Penobscot County towns of Howland and Lincoln. Several agents set up cones blocking the highway, and then asked vehicle occupants questions about their citizenship before letting them proceed. Southbound drivers could not avoid the roadblock.
  • Enforce Immigration Law or Change It (Attractive Nuisance)

    06/21/2018 10:10:48 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/21/2018 | KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON
    The United States maintains a policy of separating children from their parents in the case of illegal border crossings in the same sense that the United States has a policy of separating parents from their children when those parents are sent to prison for murder or tax evasion or are jailed for unpaid speeding tickets --SNIP-- The more illegals there were in the United States, the easier it was for more to come. It’s the public-policy version of what the tort lawyers call an “attractive nuisance.”
  • Retired Border Agent: Here's How to Scare Off Illegal Immigrants

    06/19/2018 12:48:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 19, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Tea Party Patriots Action Co-founder Jenny Beth Martin traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border to chat one-on-one with some border patrol agents who are fed up with the federal government and are taking matters into their own hands. Martin shared footage of her walk and talk along the border with Zach Taylor, a retired border patrol officer and current chairman of Chairman of National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers. Zach Taylor Interview - Send them Back Martin and Taylor walked along the Bryan Terry Border Patrol Station in Bisbee, Arizona, named after the border patrol agent who lost his...
  • SOURCES: ILLEGALS INCREASINGLY USE OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN TO CLAIM ASYLUM

    06/18/2018 8:25:40 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/18/2018 | Saagar Enjeti
    Illegal immigrants are increasingly posing with children who are not their own in order to try to gain expedited entry to the U.S., multiple sources tell The Daily Caller. A law enforcement source directly involved in apprehension told The Daily Caller officers are increasingly encountering “family units” of adult males with children of various ages. When law enforcement attempts to debrief the adult males with children, they often cannot answer even the most basic questions about their supposed children. The children also rarely appear to know details of their apparent “fathers.” The law enforcement source cast doubt on the asylum...
  • UPDATE: Cattleman says Border Patrol agent shot on Arizona ranch

    06/12/2018 12:21:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    ABC - WBAY ^ | June 12, 2018 | AP
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in southern Arizona (all times local): 11:40 a.m. An Arizona cattle rancher says that the shooting of a U.S. Border Patrol agent near the boundary with Mexico happened in a remote part of his ranch that is frequently used by drug and migrant smugglers. Jim Chilton tells The Associated Press in an interview that a Border Patrol official sent him an email Tuesday morning informing him the agent was alone when he was wounded on his ranch, and was struck in the leg and the...
  • Arizona Border Ranchers Live in Fear as Illegal Immigration Crisis Worsens

    05/17/2018 11:13:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 17, 2018
    More than half a million illegal immigrants of several dozen nationalities have been apprehended on John Ladd’s sprawling cattle ranch in southeastern Arizona. Ladd has also found 14 dead bodies on his 16,500-acre farm, which has been in his family for well over a century and sits between the Mexican border and historic State Route 92. The property shares a 10 ½-mile border with Mexico, making it a popular route for human and drug smugglers evading a meager force of Border Patrol agents in the mountainous region. “As big as that number sounds, many more got away,” said National Border...
  • Gillibrand pushes to require record-keeping by immigration agents

    05/11/2018 10:40:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | may 11, 2018 | Josh Delk
    Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) announced Friday new legislation aimed at holding border patrol and customs enforcement agents accountable for questioning the immigration status of train and bus passengers. The Department of Homeland Security Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA), would mandate that officers with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) formally maintain records of each time they question a passenger. “Keeping our country safe cannot come at a cost to basic human rights. When border patrol agents stop and question people in New York and in many places across the country, they aren’t keeping data...
  • Rise in Migrants from ISIS-Infested Muslim Country Trying to Enter U.S. Via Mexico

    05/01/2018 10:01:54 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 1, 2018
    An alarming number of migrants from a south Asian Islamic country that’s well known as a terrorism hotbed are trying to enter the United States through the Mexican border in Texas, according to government figures obtained by Judicial Watch. For the second consecutive year U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) stats show that the Laredo Border Patrol Sector is the favorite crossing point into the U.S. for illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, a recruiting ground for terrorist groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and Al-Qaeda Indian Subcontinent (AQIS). The Laredo Sector continues to a have the...
  • Chelsea Manning unveils Senate platform: ‘Abolish’ Border Patrol, ICE

    04/26/2018 1:11:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 83 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 26, 2018 | Andrew Blake
    Maryland Democrat also calls for national single-payer health care systemSenate hopeful Chelsea Manning said she’ll work to abolish federal immigrations and customs agencies if successful in her bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, Maryland Democrat. Ms. Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst convicted of leaking classified documents to the WikiLeaks website, listed eliminating both the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) as top priorities on her platform unveiled Thursday. “We believe the solution to the so called ‘immigration’ issue, which amounts to nothing more than justification for ethnic cleansing in America, is not...
  • Border Patrol Captured 3 Mexican Teens Smuggling Lethal Substances

    04/06/2018 7:53:40 PM PDT · by MMNTrumpTrain · 12 replies
    Monday Monday Network ^ | 04/06/2018 | Missy Jackson
    Since President Trump took office, and especially so this week, he’s often spoke of the illegal drugs flowing over the U.S.-Mexico border. Last week three teenagers, all Mexico natives, were captured by Customs and Border Patrol as they attempted to traffic lethal drugs. What they had strapped to their bodies could’ve killed thousands of Americans, if not more.
  • Border Patrol says viral video shows agents nabbing smuggling ‘organizer’

    03/08/2018 5:30:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 8, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Facebook videos showing Border Patrol agents arresting a woman in San Diego went viral Thursday, with immigrant-rights activists saying they show a woman being torn from her children — but the agency said she was actually an “organizer” for a major smuggling operation. Activists seized on the videos as evidence of overbearing enforcement. But the Border Patrol said the woman was a justified target, given her involvement with a smuggling operation and her unauthorized status here in the U.S. ~snip~ The videos, both just less than two minutes long,...
  • Texas Rancher Sues Feds, State After Finding Surveillance Camera on His Property

    03/01/2018 11:13:15 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | Jason Buch and Joana Santillana
    Local By Jason Buch and Joana SantillanaFebruary 12, 2018 Updated: February 12, 2018 7:57pm 7 A long-running feud between a South Texas rancher and the Border Patrol has escalated into a civil lawsuit after the rancher confiscated a surveillance camera he found on his property. The suit filed by Ricardo D. Palacios, a lawyer who lives on a ranch near Encinal, north of Laredo, against federal agents and a Texas Ranger raises questions about how much leeway law enforcement officials have to enter private property near the border. Get the latest news, sports and food features sent directly to your...
  • FBI says no evidence of attack on dead Border Patrol agent

    02/08/2018 10:26:32 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 8, 2018 | Ray Bogan
    The mysterious death last year of a U.S. Border Patrol agent – which has turned into a political football reaching the White House – did not appear to result from an attack or fight, the FBI announced Wednesday. Agent Rogelio Martinez died in November 2017 outside Van Horn, Texas, about 110 miles southeast of El Paso. According to an autopsy report from the El Paso County Office of the Medical Examiner, the cause of Martinez’s death is blunt force injuries of the head, but the manner of death is still undetermined.
  • Border Patrol agents find tunnel in El Paso that connects city to storied past

    02/01/2018 7:09:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    FOX News ^ | January 30, 2018 | Ray Bogan
    Border Patrol agents in El Paso, Texas found a 75-foot tunnel along the U.S. bank of the Rio Grande river – and one former Border Patrol chief believes its origins could go back 100 years. The tunnel was found when Texas Department of Transportation employees were building near downtown and notified Border Patrol agents of a cave in. The Border Patrol’s Confined Space Entry Team went inside to take a look and found it goes further into the U.S. but not into Mexico. “Remediation efforts are already under way, which include filling the tunnel with concrete. At this time we...
  • Border Patrol arrests third ‘DREAMer’ for smuggling illegal aliens

    01/31/2018 4:53:25 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    GOP USA.com ^ | 1/31/2018
    The Border Patrol announced its third arrest of an illegal immigrant “Dreamer” on smuggling charges this week, saying agents nabbed a 26-year-old man who had picked up four illegal immigrants who just snuck into the U.S. from Mexico. Agents said they spotted the four men’s footprints and radioed to other agents who spotted the four getting into a pickup truck in a nearby citrus grove. After stopping the truck, they discovered the driver was in the U.S. under protection of the Obama-era DACA deportation amnesty. On Monday, the Border Patrol announced arrests of two other Dreamers in California for separate...