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Rich Mitchell is the editor-in-chief of Conservative Daily News. His posts may contain opinions that are his own and are not necessarily shared by Anomalous Media, CDN, staff or .. much of anyone else. Find him on twitter, facebook and

Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Identifies more Criminal Aliens

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested a criminal alien and gang member in two separate incidents. On Wednesday morning, Harlingen agents encountered a group of eight illegal aliens near the Progreso Port of Entry. During processing, agents identified a Guatemalan national with a prior arrest and conviction in St. Mary County, Maryland, for ...

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Border Patrol Seizes nearly $1.5M worth of Marijuana in the Rio Grande Valley

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector disrupted five narcotic smuggling attempts in three days. On Tuesday morning, agents working near Rio Grande City, Texas, observed multiple subjects carrying bundles of marijuana. As responding agents encountered the group, the smugglers abandoned the narcotics and attempted to return to Mexico. Agents arrested a Mexican national ...

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Cross Border Smuggling Attempt Ends With 3 Dead

SAN DIEGO — Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 around 4:10 pm, Border Patrol Agents discovered tire tracks for multiple vehicles originating near U.S./Mexico International Boundary and continuing north into the United States, typical signs of a drive-through smuggling event.  A piece of one of the vehicles was found near the suspected drive-through.   Around 4:20 pm, agents nearby spotted a pickup ...

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Fentanyl, other Narcotics and Firearm Seized at Checkpoint

SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested an 18-year-old-male and 17-year-old juvenile male in possession of various types illegal narcotics and a rifle Wednesday evening.   The incident occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m., when two males in a Volkswagen Jetta approached the Highway 86 checkpoint.   A Border Patrol canine ...

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CBP to Conduct Large-Scale Operational Readiness Exercise at Otay Mesa Port of Entry

Travelers Should Expect Minimal Processing Delays   SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is advising the traveling public of a scheduled large-scale operational readiness exercise that may result in minimal processing delays at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry. The exercise is planned to begin at 6 a.m. Saturday and last approximately 10 minutes. During the exercise, the traveling ...

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HSI Boston, IPR Center, partners rack up major league results against counterfeit dealers in 2018 World Series enforcement effort

BOSTON — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Boston and the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) announced the successful results from the Boston segment of this year’s “Operation: Ground Rules” an aggressive counterfeit-combatting enforcement multi-partner operation held during and immediately following Major League Baseball’s 2018 World Series. The multi-partner enforcement operation was coordinated ...

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Oklahoma pork producer agrees to $1 million civil settlement in Illegal alien hiring case

OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma-based agri-business on Thursday agreed to a $1 million civil settlement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the State of Oklahoma’s Office of the Attorney General. This case was investigated by special agents with ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Investigations. Seaboard Corporation, which operates ...

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Twice removed Dominican national sentenced to 45 months in federal custody

NEW YORK — A twice-removed Dominican national was sentenced Oct. 31 to 45 months in federal custody. The sentencing of Daniel Antonio Peralta, 49, follows a 2017 indictment for illegal re-entry, a charge initiated after his arrest by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) for immigration violations. “Peralta was not only removed from this country ...

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Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan Delivers Remarks at Practising Law Institute Event

Remarks as prepared for delivery Thank you, Brackett, for the generous introduction, and thanks to the Practicing Law Institute for inviting me to speak this afternoon.  It is an honor to be here representing the Department of Justice. I have had the privilege of serving in the Department for almost my entire professional career.  After spending most of that time ...

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Owner of Michigan Trucking Business Sentenced for $2.9 Million Theft and Failure to File Tax Returns

The owner of a Michigan trucking business was sentenced today in federal court in Detroit, Michigan, to 33 months in prison for wire fraud and willfully failing to file a tax return, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division, and Matthew J. Schneider, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. According ...

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Colorado man sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for producing child pornography

DENVER — A Colorado man was sentenced Thursday to serve 20 years in federal prison, followed by 20 years on supervised release, for producing child pornography. This sentence was announced by U.S. Attorney Jason R. Dunn, District of Colorado, and Special Agent in Charge Steven Cagen, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Denver. Alexander Isaiah Perez, ...

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Identity Documents Trafficker Arraigned on Identification Fraud and Conspiracy Charges

A seller of identity documents was arraigned today, after being extradited from El Salvador, on a superseding indictment charging one count of conspiracy to possess and transfer identity documents, one count of conspiracy to commit human smuggling for financial gain, and 40 counts of aggravated identity theft, in relation to a scheme to traffic the identities of Puerto Rican U.S. ...

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Mexican national released from local custody facing murder charges

NEWARK, NJ — A 23-year-old Mexican national who is illegally present in the United States is facing murder charges in Missouri. He was released from the custody of the Middlesex County Jail earlier this year after a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) detainer was declined. Luis Rodrigo Perez was being held at Middlesex County ...

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Department of Justice Begins Third Distribution of Funds Recovered Through Asset Forfeiture to Compensate Victims of Bernard Madoff Fraud Scheme | OPA

The Department of Justice today announced that on Nov. 29, the Madoff Victim Fund (MVF) began its third distribution of $695.4 million in funds forfeited to the U.S. Government in connection with the Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS) fraud scheme, bringing the total distributed to nearly $2 billion.  These funds will be sent to over 27,000 victims across ...

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Colorado man sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for distributing and possessing methamphetamine, possessing firearms in furtherance drug trafficking

DENVER — A Colorado man was sentenced Tuesday to serve 10 years in federal prison for distributing and possessing methamphetamine, and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense. This sentence was announced by U.S. Attorney Jason R. Dunn, District of Colorado, and Special Agent in Charge Steven W. Cagen, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security ...

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