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  • CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION OFFER MOTHER’S DAY TIPS

    05/09/2014 5:14:09 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 9,2014 | Caroline May
    With Mother’s Day fast approaching, U.S. Customs and Border Protection in South Texas is keeping an eye on flowers and plants crossing the border. Why? The agency wants to ensure that any foliage brought into the country for the Hallmark holiday is pesticide and disease-free.
  • During polygraphs, border agency applicants admit to rape, kidnapping

    04/09/2013 4:52:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    One admitted to kidnapping and ransoming hostages in the Ivory Coast. Others said they had molested children or committed rape. And one, as he prepared for survival in a post-apocalyptic world, contemplated assassinating President Barack Obama. These are among the thousands of applicants who have sought sensitive law enforcement jobs in recent years with the U.S. Border Patrol and its parent agency, Customs and Border Protection. In many cases, these people made it all the way through the hiring process until one of the last steps – a polygraph exam. Once sitting with a polygraph examiner, they admitted to a...
  • Barack Obama To Shut Down Southern Air Defense Systems

    01/28/2013 8:17:09 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 126 replies
    Market Daily News ^ | January 23rd, 2013 | Mack Slavo
    As the U.S. government continues to expand surveillance and monitoring systems to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars within the borders of the United States, a recent announcement regarding the country’s southern air defense systems is raising eyebrows. Our southern border is, in part, protected by the Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS), which utilizes moored balloons hovering at about 15,000 feet to identify low flying aircraft and missiles that may penetrate the border and cross into U.S. airspace. The system is utilized by the U.S. Air Force, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), and U.S. Customs and Border...
  • Homeland Security Secretary to Visit Valley(South Texas)

    02/16/2012 3:09:07 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies · 3+ views
    KRGV ^ | Feb. 16, 2012
    MCALLEN - The secretary of Homeland Security is heading to the Valley. Janet Napolitano will be in McAllen on Monday and Tuesday. She'll be meeting Customs and Border Protection acting Commissioner David Aguilar. Napolitano will also spend time with state and local law enforcement officials. They're set to discuss border security, travel and trade. No other details on her trip have been released.
  • Lockheed delivers upgraded P-3

    07/15/2010 2:33:28 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 11 replies · 1+ views
    UPI ^ | 7/14/2010 | UPI
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection has received from Lockheed Martin its first mid-life upgrade P-3 Orion patrol aircraft, the company announced. The upgrade replaced the patrol craft's outer wings, center wing lower surface and horizontal stabilizer with new production components. "We are excited about our partnership with Customs and Border Protection," said Ray Burick, Lockheed Martin P-3 Programs vice president, "and we are committed to providing them with modernization enhancements to sustain the P-3 for decades to come. The MLU integrates well with our 10-year site and depot P-3 Fleet Maintenance Program, now under way with CBP." Lockheed Martin said...
  • Mexico Border Open Again After Shootout With Suspected Illegal Immigrants

    09/23/2009 9:51:00 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 10 replies · 622+ views
    Fox News Channel ^ | September 23, 2009
    The busiest border crossing in the country was open again Wednesday morning after closing for hours during a shootout between federal agents and vans suspected of smuggling illegal immigrants into California from Mexico. Four were injured and traffic was stopped for four hours Tuesday near San Diego after the border patrol agents fired shots at the vehicles across nine lanes of highway. The 74 people crowded into the three vans were taken into federal custody. San Diego police spokesman Lt. Kevin Rooney said Tuesday the drivers tried to storm past inspectors at the San Ysidro port of entry — which...
  • Punish Immmigration Official? Take This Poll.

    12/06/2008 6:41:54 AM PST · by joeu01 · 33 replies · 1,154+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | Dec. 06, 2008 | Jonathan Saltzman
    Poll is here: http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/12_06_08_henderson/
  • 48 hours of freedom left for 2 border patrol agents: Lady Justice weeps while illegal aliens laugh

    01/15/2007 10:42:39 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 59 replies · 1,464+ views
    canada free press ^ | January 15, 2007 | Douglas J. Hagmann
    "If it can happen to them, it can happen to any one of us. It has definitely had an adverse affect on agents involved in border security." -Mark Parsons, President, Fraternal Order of Police in El Paso, Texas, Customs and Border Protection agent By now, everyone in North America, and especially certain Mexicans are familiar with the case of two former Border Patrol agents convicted of causing serious bodily injury, assault with a deadly weapon, discharge of a firearm and violating the civil rights of a drug smuggler and illegal alien at the U.S. - Mexican border. Absent of a...
  • PM forced to dump migration law

    08/14/2006 6:30:08 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 1 replies · 283+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 14 August 2006
    PRIME Minister John Howard was forced to back down in his attempt to bring in tough new immigration laws today after one of his own senators refused to support him. The Government announced this afternoon that it was withdrawing the Bill from Parliament. "It was made very clear to me this morning that a government senator would cross the floor and vote against the legislation," Mr Howard said. "The intention of that government senator was communicated directly to me in a one-on-one discussion that we had." Mr Howard said another government senator had proposed an amendment to the legislation that...
  • My letters to my Senators and the President regarding immigration legislation

    03/26/2006 7:30:42 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 174 replies · 1,988+ views
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | 27 March 2006 | Jeff Head
    I have sent the following two letters, one to my senators, and the other to the President regrding illegal immigration and the critical need to face up to it directly, stop the politics, and address the issue from a standpoint of American national security. I urge everyone to letters of their own: TO MY SENATORS: Senators Mike Crapo and Larry Craig Washington, DC RE: Immigration legislation Dear Senators Crapo and Craig, I'm writing to ask you to oppose any immigration bill that includes any form of guest worker, or any other amnesty-like provision that rewards those who have broken our...
  • Grijalva criticizes governor's approach to illegal immigration (Raol sez: "I am NOT a racist!")

    01/30/2006 11:25:12 AM PST · by FlyVet · 28 replies · 656+ views
    AP via KVOA.com ^ | Jan 30, 2006, 07:14 AM | Unknown
    Democratic U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona has criticized Gov. Janet Napolitano's steps to crack down on illegal immigration, saying her border plans are an insult to Mexican-Americans. The governor has taken steps for state authorities to confront Arizona's immigration problems and has proposed a $100 million plan that includes new state police squads focused on border security and millions of dollars for communities to tackle border-related woes. The governor also is asking the military to pay for stationing an unspecified number of National Guard troops at Arizona-Mexico border. The state already has about 170 National Guard troops stationed at...
  • Serious Penalties for Overstaying Visa, One Million Asian-Pacific People Affected

    12/22/2005 7:52:57 PM PST · by joeu · 7 replies · 845+ views
    World Journal ^ | Dec. 21, 2005 | Lin Baoqing
    Serious Penalties for Overstaying Visa, One Million Asian-Pacific People Affected Asian Pacific Justice Center Vigorously Denounces New Bill passed by US House of Representatives (World Journal Reporter Lin Baoqing, Washington, DC) If the immigration bill passed by the House of Representatives becomes law some one million people of Asian Pacific descent may be labeled illegal immigrants and face federal penalties of a year in prison. In addition, if the Department of Homeland Security is not notified of a permanent address within ten days of a residential address change the holders of uncorrected student residency F1 visas and those with temporary...
  • Tancredo wins round 1 to build Mexico fence

    12/17/2005 2:21:08 PM PST · by arnoldpalmerfan · 70 replies · 1,453+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 17, 2005 | WorldNetDaily
    INVASION USA Tancredo wins round 1 to build Mexico fence House passes new border controls, with eye on deportations next year -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: December 17, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com Rep. Tom Tancredo WASHINGTON – It was a victory the once-obscure Colorado congressman savored yesterday. When the House of Representatives passed a tough new border control bill last night, Republican Rep. Tom Tancredo was all smiles. He led an often-lonely and sometimes seemingly hopeless fight not only against Democratic opponents but against his own party and his own president. "Today, the House of Representatives passed a bill which...
  • Protecting the Borders -- But Not Ours

    02/18/2005 10:38:54 PM PST · by TBP · 7 replies · 190+ views
    Freedom News ^ | February 18, 2005 | Tim Phares
    Yesterday's Washington Times reported that "U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), part of the Department of Homeland Security, recently deployed a second team of agents to Iraq and the surrounding region to help secure Iraq's borders. 'Border security is critical to defeating terrorists ' whether at U.S. borders or the borders of Iraq,' says CBP Commissioner Robert C. Bonner." This is all well and good except that those agents are needed at home to protect our own borders. It's not as if we have a surplus of border agents. Indeed, our borders can fairly be described as porous. Last year,...
  • Immigration bill could settle dispute over border fence

    02/08/2005 1:00:55 PM PST · by JesseJane · 4 replies · 651+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 02/07/2005 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A ragged fence and a canyon called Smugglers Gulch mark the westernmost stretch of the California-Mexico border, a favorite crossing point for illegal immigrants and drug runners.
  • Feds launch border air patrols from northern NY

    10/08/2004 12:50:13 PM PDT · by Bald Eagle777 · 21 replies · 366+ views
    Newsday.com ^ | Friday, October 8 | MICHAEL HILL
    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. -- Beefed up air patrols designed to intercept terrorists, drug smugglers and illegal aliens along the nation's vast northeastern border will be launched from a base commissioned Friday. The new Air and Marine Operations facility at a former Air Force base in the northeast corner of New York is one of five that will be responsible for tightening surveillance along the U.S.-Canadian border. ...... National security is a main concern. But Department of Homeland Security helicopter pilot Dennis Del Grosso said agents on patrol are looking for anything from low-flying planes trying to skirt radar to illegal aliens...