Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $70,524
Woo hoo!! And after accruing the balance of the expected monthlies, we're now over 80%!! Less than $17.5k to go!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: cbp

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Federal officers arrested for hazing victims using 'rape table': Officials

    09/13/2017 7:18:08 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 43 replies ^ | 9-13-2017 | AARON KATERSKY
    Three Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to a specialized screening team at Newark Airport were arrested Wednesday for assaulting fellow officers, allegedly pinning the victims to what was known as a “rape table,” according to court records. Tito Catota, Parmenio Perez and Michael Papagni are charged with forcibly assaulting, impeding, intimidating, and interfering with two men identified in court documents as “Victim One” and “Victim Two” while the victims were on duty as CBP officers.(Snip) According to court records, the officers locked the victims in a secure room in Newark’s Terminal C and pinned them to a conference table...
  • Hundreds of DHS badges, guns, cell phones lost or stolen since 2012

    01/27/2016 4:40:34 PM PST · by wtd · 9 replies ^ | January 27, 2016 | By Adam Shaw
    ,a href="">Hundreds of DHS badges, guns, cell phones lost or stolen since 2012Hundreds of badges, credentials, cell phones and guns belonging to Department of Homeland Security employees have been lost or stolen in recent years -- raising serious security concerns about the potential damage these missing items could do in the wrong hands. Inventory reports, obtained by the news site Complete Colorado and shared with, show that over 1,300 badges, 165 firearms and 589 cell phones were lost or stolen over the span of 31 months between 2012 and 2015. The majority of the credentials belonged to employees...
  • 'Mock improvised explosive device' causes hours-long flight delay at Pearson [UA547,Toronto-Chicago]

    04/06/2017 12:20:08 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 11 replies
    CBC News ^ | Apr 06, 2017 | Andrew Lupton
    A U.S.-based traveller is facing a mischief charge after trying to board a flight with a "mock improvised explosive device" at Toronto's Pearson airport this morning, in an incident that caused an hours-long delay for passengers. United Airlines Flight 547 was set to depart at 7 a.m. ET for O'Hare International Airport, but during security clearance, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found a device in a passenger's suitcase that caused them concern. According to a statement, CBP notified Canadian Air Transport Security Authority officials who "swabbed the mock IED for explosives with a negative result."
  • Does border drop mean Trump's tough talk is working?

    03/09/2017 6:20:22 AM PST · by mandaladon · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | 9 Mar 2017 | Tal Kopan
    Washington (CNN)Illegal Southwest border crossings were down 40% last month, according to just released Customs and Border Protection numbers -- a sign that President Donald Trump's hardline rhetoric and policies on immigration may be having a deterrent effect. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly himself announced the month-to-month numbers, statistics that CBP usually quietly posts on its website without fanfare. According to CBP data, the 40% drop in illegal Southwest border crossings from January to February is far outside normal seasonal trends. Typically, the January to February change is actually an increase of 10% to 20%. The drop breaks a...
  • Report: Border Security Programs Riddled With Mismanagement

    03/04/2017 3:26:31 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 3 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 4, 2017 | By Elizabeth Harrington
    The government does not effectively measure its border security programs well and does not know whether costly programs work, according to a new audit. A review of a more than two-decades-old comprehensive report for how to secure the southwestern border of the United States found that the Department of Homeland Security is still facing challenges in this area. An audit by the inspector general released this week analyzed a 1993 study by the Sandia National Laboratories, which is operated by the Sandia Corporation, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin that contracts with the Department of Energy. The report found that while...
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kerlikowski Resigns? (Vanity for Verification ...)

    01/26/2017 10:11:43 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 10 replies
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection ^ | 1/26/2017 | Uncle Miltie
    Commissioner's Blog for Kerlikowski: Leadership page, NO KERLIKOWSKI, but an Acting Commissioner: Did Kerlikowski just resign or get canned? Please verify...
  • Judicial Watch: U.S. Customs, Homeland Security Records Reveal Somalis Given Security Briefings,...

    12/15/2016 10:35:10 AM PST · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 15, 2016
    Full title: Judicial Watch: U.S. Customs, Homeland Security Records Reveal Somalis Given Security Briefings, ‘Community Engagement Tours’ in Secured Areas at Major U.S. Airports Somalis Given Access to Sensitive Information (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released 31 pages of records from U.S. Customs and Border Protection revealing that the Department of Homeland Security has given Somalis “community engagement tours,” including security briefings, in secured areas at least three major U.S. airports – Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Columbus, Ohio. The records came in response to a May 2016 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, which sought records, documents and communications...
  • Border Patrol's website offers advice on eluding ... Border Patrol

    08/02/2016 9:02:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 2, 2016
    Immigrants who want to enter the U.S. illegally can learn how and where to avoid the Border Patrol from an advisory on the agency's own website, which critics say is evidence of the Obama administration's "schizophrenic" approach to enforcement. Safety and sanctuary can generally be found at schools, churches, hospitals and protests, where Customs and Border Protection agents are barred under a "sensitive locations policy" from carrying out their duty of enforcing border security. In fact, the agency’s website states that actions at such locations can only be undertaken in an emergency or with a supervisor’s approval. “The policies are...
  • US Government Pays $475,000 For Illegally Searching Woman's Vagina

    07/28/2016 8:15:05 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 43 replies ^ | July 28, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Have you lost that loving feeling? If so, the United States federal government might just be able to help. Before you swipe right on Tinder or update that eHarmony account, consider instead taking a quick trip out of the country. Because on your way back home into the Land of the Free, US Customs and Border Protection will have agents standing by ready with heaps of government stimulus. It happened to a Jane Doe (the name has been withheld to protect what little remains of her dignity), a 54-year old US citizen who had recently been on a trip to...
  • CBP: 135 Unaccompanied Children Caught At U.S. Border Per Day in July

    08/17/2015 9:53:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 17, 2015 | 10:00 AM EDT | Brittany M. Hughes
    About 135 unaccompanied children, on average, were caught illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border each day in July, according to the latest data released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). That is a monthly record for unaccompanied children (UC) apprehensions so far in Fiscal Year 2015. […] previously reported that 26,685 unaccompanied children had been apprehended as of June 30, as CBP data showed at the time. This means another 4,177 were caught during the month of July alone, making it the month with the highest number of UC apprehensions so far in FY 2015. …
  • JFK Airport officials filter fecal matter in search for drugs

    02/23/2015 6:52:49 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 22, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The federal government is looking for doctors to help monitor suspected smugglers’ bowel movements at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, in a solicitation that sounds like it could be something out of the Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs” program. In reality it’s all a very sanitary process and even includes a special high-tech toilet to recover the drugs or other contraband from the other waste passing from the suspected smuggler’s system. But the details, described in a new solicitation for doctors to assist U.S. Customs and Border Protection, underscore the efforts smugglers will go to in trying to...
  • AP Exclusive: Drones patrol half of Mexico border

    11/13/2014 8:57:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 13, 2014 9:00 AM EST | Elliot Spagat and Brian Skoloff
    The U.S. government now patrols nearly half the Mexican border by drones alone in a largely unheralded shift to control desolate stretches where there are no agents, camera towers, ground sensors or fences, and it plans to expand the strategy to the Canadian border. It represents a significant departure from a decades-old approach that emphasizes boots on the ground and fences. Since 2000, the number of Border Patrol agents on the 1,954-mile border more than doubled to surpass 18,000 and fencing multiplied nine times to 700 miles. […] The government has operated about 10,000 drone flights under the strategy, known...
  • DOD staff on military flight delayed for hours by US Customs

    02/04/2014 10:31:21 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 32 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | February 3, 2014 | Nok-Noi Ricker
    What was expected to be a routine stopover at Bangor International Airport for a plane filled with returning U.S. troops and defense contractors Sunday night instead became a frustrating ordeal for many of those aboard. For the 102 U.S. troops returning from Afghanistan and Kuwait on Delta flight 8964, getting off the plane was fairly routine and featured a hero’s welcome from the Maine Troop Greeters in attendance. It was a different story for the 112 Department of Defense contractors — those hired to fly drones, do intelligence analysis, fix computers and other jobs — some of whom were kept...
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Harassed By The DHS

    09/13/2013 11:42:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies ^ | 9/13/13 | Nachum Marks
    Members of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) are reporting that they are being "stopped, questioned, and searched" without cause by armed agents from the Department of Homeland Security's Customs and Border Protection agency and "other law enforcement agencies". An email went out to members detailing the searches and a request for donations. The letter does not address the legality of such serarches or the expansion of intrusion into Americans lives. Below is the text of the letter Dear _________, Over the past few months, AOPA has received more and more reports of pilots like you being stopped, questioned,...
  • ICE, CBP Officials Indicted In Immigration Fraud Scheme

    05/08/2013 9:00:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies ^ | May 8, 2013 3:29 PM | Claudia Peschiutta
    LOS ANGELES ( — An agent with the Department of Homeland Security and a former immigration officer surrendered to federal authorities Wednesday after a grand jury indictment named them, as well as three others, as participants in a long-running immigration fraud scheme. The conspiracy was allegedly orchestrated by a Los Angeles attorney who paid bribes as high as $10,000 to officials with several agencies in the Department of Homeland Security to help secure immigration benefits for aliens he was representing, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. KNX 1070′s Claudia Peschiutta reports an 18-count indictment returned Tuesday outlines a wide-ranging bribery...
  • So-called "Training" Courses Waste Agents' Time

    12/10/2011 9:53:59 AM PST · by Ajnin · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Border Patrol Union Local 2544 ^ | Nov. 24, 2011 | Tuscon Border Patrol Union
    11-24-11 While Border Patrol agents spend hours and hours taking sensitivity training and being made into mini-environmentalists, illegal aliens continue to burn thousands of acres and trash huge swaths of public and private lands. Border Patrol agents have known this for many years. We know this is shocking, but they don't care about our land, our environment, our "cultural" preservation, or our laws. And why should they? While the Obama Administration and some Republican candidates like Newt Gingrich pander to them and encourage them to keep violating our immigration laws with promises of amnesty, why should they respect any of...
  • U.S. Border Patrol Weekly Blotter September 29 - October 5

    10/07/2011 9:01:39 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    CBP ^ | (10/05/2011) | CBP
    10/05/2011)Border Patrol agents seized more than 34,829 pounds of marijuana and 107 pounds of cocaine. Agents arrested 21 criminal aliens and 15 gang members. There were three rocking incidents. *This overview is compiled from incidents reported to U.S. Border Patrol Headquarters and is not intended to reflect all Border Patrol enforcement actions. Most arrests and seizures fail to meet the requirements for mandatory reporting to Headquarters. Reported on September 29, 2011 Laredo Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Guatemala near Hebbronville, Texas. During processing, the subject was identified as a member of the Sureño 13 gang....
  • [South Texas:]Border Patrol Agents Fire on Rock Throwing Drug Smugglers

    08/27/2011 12:05:52 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 15 replies
    KRIS ^ | Aug 26, 2011
    HAVANA, Texas - Officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection say agents were forced to open fire on a group of people who threw rocks during a failed drug smuggling attempt across the Rio Grande River last night. The assault occurred when agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station spotted several boats returning to Mexico laden with bundles. Agents from the McAllen Boat Patrol unit were called in to assist in thwarting the smuggling attempt. While agents attempted to seize the narcotics, several people on the Mexican riverbank began pelting the agents with rocks, striking one agent in the...
  • [South Texas]Finding the Lost: Thousands of immigrants trek through Brooks County; not all survive

    08/21/2011 9:31:35 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 20 replies
    The Monitor ^ | 08/20/2011 | Naxiely Lopez
    FALFURRIAS — Sergio Gaspar died a slow death in an area known as the desert of McAllen. Workers at Cage Ranch found the partially-decomposed body of the Ecuadorian immigrant Monday — a day before his 35th birthday. Half naked and already beginning to bloat, Gaspar was the 32nd victim of the violent heat and tough terrain in Brooks County this year. Deputies have counted at least 35 bodies found on the ranchlands this year. The ranchlands, which cover 60 to 70 percent of the nearly 950-square-mile county, are known to many illegal immigrants as the desert of McAllen — even...
  • [South Texas]Border Partrol agent attacked

    08/10/2011 3:16:24 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies
    The Laredo Sun ^ | August 10, 2011
    An illegal alien from Guatemala was charged with attacking a Border Patrol agent when the agent found him walking through the bush. LAREDO, TX .- Edgar Acevedo , a native of Barrio Villalobos in Guatemala, was placed under arrest after an investigation by members of the FBI because it involved an attack on a federal agent. According to the report of the case , two agents were on surveillance on northwest of Laredo, in the area of ​​Rancho La Mesa, near the Colombia Bridge Road in the area of ​​Mines road. The officers saw signs of at least 12 people...