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  • Hundreds of Toddlers Said to Be Taken Into Custody at the Border

    06/20/2014 2:25:38 PM PDT · by kristinn · 41 replies
    Fusion ^ | Friday, June 20, 2014 | Ted Hesson and Jordan Fabian
    Hundreds of infants and toddlers ages 2 years or younger have allegedly been apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol while crossing the border illegally without a parent or guardian in the past year. From October 1, 2013 to June 11, Border Patrol detained 378 unaccompanied children ages two or younger, according to data obtained by Fusion from the office of a high-ranking Democratic senator. Of those children, 95 were infants under 1 year old. Fusion tried multiple times by phone and in writing to confirm the reports with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Department of Homeland Security, but no...
  • Border agent shot to death near Naco, partner wounded

    10/02/2012 7:26:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | October 2, 2012
    A truck drives on the Mexican-side of the border fence between Naco and the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation area in this 2007 file photo. Two agents assigned to the Border Patrol's Naco station were shot Tuesday morning. One agent died. A U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed and another wounded early today in a shooting near the U.S.-Mexico border. The agents were on duty near Bisbee when the shooting occurred about 2 a.m., according to various wire reports. The wounded agent was airlifted to a hospital. He was reportedly shot in the ankle and buttocks, the Associated Press reported....
  • Jailed U.S. Border Agent; Scary Inside Look at Drug Cartels

    09/24/2011 2:26:50 PM PDT · by Gritty · 38 replies
    ABC News via Borderland Beat ^ | Andrea Canning and Christina NG
    A corrupt U.S. border agent sitting in a federal prison cell is offering a chilling view of the Mexican drug cartels whose drug shipments he protected for years in return for hefty bribes. He is so terrified of the cartel's famous vicious streak that he fears for his own life -- and the lives of his family -- if he is identified as speaking to ABC News. He depicts a dangerously paranoid crime organization that has spies throughout U.S. law enforcement. To illustrate the cartel's pervasive reach, he said he got his introduction to them through an American cop. From...
  • Well-known Douglas-area rancher is found slain (possibly related to illegal immigrants)

    03/29/2010 5:54:04 AM PDT · by opentalk · 13 replies · 885+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 3/29/2010 | Megan Neighbor and Andrea Rivera
    A longtime rancher was killed on his Douglas-area property over the weekend, and neighbors worried that his homicide was connected to increasing border-related crime in the area. The Cochise County Sheriff's Office offered little information into the late-Saturday shooting death of 58-year-old Robert Krentz, whose family began the Krentz Ranch more than 100 years ago. Krentz's body was found on his land, which is about 35 miles northeast of Douglas, just before midnight Saturday, said Carol Capas, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office, aided by the U.S. Border Patrol, had no suspects Sunday and continued to follow...
  • San Diego Border Patrol Agent Dies In Line Of Duty

    07/27/2007 10:28:00 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 38 replies · 1,849+ views
    NBC ^ | July 27, 2007
    SAN DIEGO -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said a Border Patrol agent died in the line of duty. According to a news release, 31-year-old Eric Cabral died on Thursday. Cabral died at a local hospital after he was extracted from Jacumba, Calif. Cabral was conducting patrol duties on foot near the De Anza Springs Resort when the incident occurred.
  • Mexican president protests Naco-area fatal shooting by U.S. Border Patrol

    01/15/2007 9:09:08 AM PST · by SandRat · 31 replies · 1,386+ views
    BISBEE — Mexican President Felipe Calderon yesterday voiced his “most energetic protest” against the shooting death of a young illegal Mexican immigrant by a Naco-based Border Patrol agent on Friday and expressed frustration with a lack of information in the case. Speaking at a press conference at the Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City, Calderon opened his remarks by expressing condolences over the death of 22-year-old Francisco Javier Dominguez-Rivera, a native of the south-central state of Puebla. Dominguez-Rivera was shot and killed as he and six others were being detained after an illegal border crossing between Naco and Douglas...
  • Officials disclaim Bulletin 'tipping' report (Sara Carter's follow-up report)

    05/10/2006 1:48:26 AM PDT · by M. Thatcher · 118 replies · 2,261+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 5/10/2006 | Sara A. Carter
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection is refuting a Daily Bulletin report that the U.S. Border Patrol provided information to the Mexican government about the whereabouts of civilian border watch groups. Read the disputed article: U.S. tipping Mexico to Minuteman patrols See the Mexican Government Web page: www.sre.gob.mx/eventos/minuteman/reporte3 "Today's report by the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, `U.S. tipping Mexico to Minuteman patrols,' is inaccurate," read the statement issued Tuesday evening. "Border Patrol does not report activity by civilian, non-law enforcement groups to the government of Mexico." Kristi Clemens, a spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection,...
  • U.S. to use air patrols along Montana border

    02/04/2006 1:26:24 PM PST · by BigSkyFreeper · 40 replies · 1,031+ views
    Regina (Saskatchewan) Leader-Post ^ | February 3, 2006 | Julia Necheff, Canadian Press
    EDMONTON -- The United States will be using Blackhawk helicopters and planes along the Montana border with Alberta and Saskatchewan to watch for terrorists, drug-runners and illegal immigrants. The aircraft will be equipped with cutting-edge photographic surveillance and monitoring equipment to watch for any suspicious activity, a spokesman for Montana Republican Senator Conrad Burns said Friday. Matt Mackowiak said the beefed-up border security comes in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the U.S. "(Sept. 11) taught us a lot, and the northern border requires greater security and greater surveillance," Mackowiak said from Washington, D.C. "I think...
  • OPERATION WETBACK

    06/01/2005 8:05:42 AM PDT · by TERMINATTOR · 71 replies · 5,950+ views
    Operation Wetback was a repatriation project of the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service to remove illegal Mexican immigrants ("wetbacks") from the Southwest. During the first decades of the twentieth century, the majority of migrant workers who crossed the border illegally did not have adequate protection against exploitation by American farmers. As a result of the Good Neighbor Policy, Mexico and the United States began negotiating an accord to protect the rights of Mexican agricultural workers. Continuing discussions and modifications of the agreement were so successful that the Congress chose to formalize the "temporary" program into the Bracero program,qv authorized...
  • French Pilot Detained at Maine Airport by Border Patrol

    05/29/2004 5:34:41 AM PDT · by bogeybob · 15 replies · 277+ views
    Lewiston (ME) Sun Journal ^ | May 29, 2004 | Unknown
    A French pilot was detained after landing a private airplane at Eastern Slope Regional Airport Thursday night. U.S. Border Patrol requested law enforcement authorities detain the man until a Border Patrol officer could respond from Rangeley. According to the police incident report, Border Patrol alerted them to the presence of an airplane that did not have clearance to be in the United States. Fryeburg police Sgt. Michael McAllister found the airplane on the ramp at the airport when he arrived at 7:15 p.m. The pilot was found in the airport lounge using a pay phone. The man and his French...
  • Border Patrol adding drones

    05/10/2004 6:21:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 28 replies · 206+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 5/10/04 | Ignacio Ibarra
    When the U.S. Border Patrol launches its two new remote-controlled, camera-equipped aerial vehicles later this month to help in the search for illegal border crossers, it won't be the first border watch group to do so in the state. American Border Patrol, a private group based in Cochise County, recently marked a year of unmanned aerial vehicle patrols ....
  • Illegals follow visit by director; Nearly 100 immigrants apprehended Friday: (INVADERS)

    04/20/2004 6:28:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 180+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | April 20, 2004 | Bill Hess
    CORONADO NATIONAL MEMORIAL - The same day that the National Park Service director visited this border memorial nearly 100 illegal immigrants were apprehended within hours after Fran Mainella left. According to U.S. Border Patrol and memorial officials two National Park Service rangers and a Border Patrol agent were patrolling near the vehicle barrier along the border when they came upon a large group of illegal immigrants. Border Patrol Tucson Sector spokesman Andy Adame said it was around 8:30 p.m. Friday when the agent and rangers came upon the group causing the illegal immigrants to scatter. An agency helicopter was called...
  • Illegals caught after vehicle hits horse (potential DARWIN awardees)

    02/03/2004 4:19:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 122+ views
    DOUBLE ADOBE - A collision between a horse and a vehicle on Sunday led to the animal's death and the rescue of three illegal immigrants from the trunk of the car. While traffic was being slowed because of the accident, another van with illegal immigrants was stopped. Around 7 p.m. Sunday, a Cochise County sheriff's deputy was trying round up some horses that were on Frontier Road near Highway 80 when a 1995 Dodge suddenly hit one of the animals, Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Carol Capas said Monday afternoon. The impact caused major damage to the front of the car and...
  • County remains sector's hot spot for illegal immigrant apprehensions

    02/03/2004 4:14:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 119+ views
    COCHISE COUNTY - This border county continues to be a major point for illegal immigrants entering the United States. Nearly half of the 34,342 illegal immigrants apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol's Tucson Sector in January happened in Cochise County. In Cochise County, 16,579 were apprehended, said Andy Adame, a Border Patrol spokesman. The number of apprehensions for the sector are up by 28 percent when compared to January 2003, when 26,823 illegal immigrants were taken into custody, he said Monday. Last month, Naco Station agents saw a 19 percent increase of apprehensions in contrast to January 2003, 7,061 versus...
  • Help would be welcome: (Protecting the Border - Maybe?)

    01/28/2004 4:36:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 187+ views
    On Friday, Mario Villarreal, a spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, announced that the agency plans a major operation to add manpower and equipment to the busiest parts of the Arizona-Mexico border. While the announcement didn't say where the equipment would go, we assume that Cochise County would be at the top of that list. The county has continually been the state's and nation's hotspot for illegal immigration. And the numbers since last October show that this year border apprehensions have increased, some in part to the agency's increased operations in this area. October is when...
  • Citizens group vows to patrol border

    08/18/2003 6:14:36 AM PDT · by AZ GRAMMY · 6 replies · 124+ views
    yuma sun ^ | By Louie Villalobos
    Citizens group vows to patrol border By Louie Villalobos Aug 17, 2003 By the first of October, Yuma County's border with Mexico will be the scene of armed, organized citizen patrols whose goal will be to assist U.S. Border Patrol agents in apprehending illegal immigrants, the leader of a Tombstone-based patrol group told The Sun on Friday. Chris Simcox, president of the Civil Homeland Defense, said he plans to be in Yuma sometime in the next two weeks to meet with a group of approximately 12 Yuma County residents who have expressed interest in being a part of a citizens...