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Mexico Deports Over 2,000 Caravan Migrants Back To Honduras

The Mexican government announced it has so far deported more than 2,000 members of the latest migrant caravan, demonstrating the immensity of the country’s newfound enforcement of illegal immigration. Mexico deported roughly 2,303 Honduran migrants between January 18 and 27, the National Migration Institute — the department in Mexico that manages immigration — reported on Monday. The Center for Immigration Studies, ...

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Buyer Beware: Super Bowl team gear could be counterfeit

SAN FRANCISCO – As the excitement of football builds in the Bay Area, sports fans around the city, state and nation, seek out team adorned gear to show support as the Super Bowl nears. Another group paying close attention to sports-related items, is the men and women of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), San Francisco, and ...

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Supreme Court Allows Trump To Enforce Rule Barring Green Cards For Migrants Using Social Services

The Supreme Court Monday allowed the Trump administration to enforce a new rule that will deny green cards to foreign nationals who use taxpayer-funded social services, lifting lower court injunctions that blocked the change. The 5-4 vote followed familiar ideological lines, with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan in dissent. The Immigration and Nationality Act ...

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Calexico CBP Officers Discover 222 Pounds of Liquid Meth

CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Calexico East port of entry discovered 222 pounds of liquid methamphetamine worth $266,000. On Tuesday, Jan. 21, at about 11 p.m., a 36-year-old male U.S. citizen driving a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado applied for entry.  A CBP Officer referred the man and vehicle for a more in-depth inspection. A ...

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Agents Rope in more than 165 Pounds of Meth

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in Nogales arrested two men attempting to smuggle more than 165 pounds of suspected methamphetamine through a legitimate underground drainage tunnel on January 17. Shortly after 8:30 p.m., agents responded to a smuggling attempt inside of a large drainage tunnel underneath the streets of Nogales. Two Mexican nationals, both adult men, were ...

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2 immigrants, a pastor, and a US Army sergeant convicted for marriage/immigration scheme

DENVER – Four defendants were found guilty, Jan. 17, after a nine-day jury trial for conspiracy to commit marriage fraud and making false statements regarding that fraud to the government. Rajesh Ramcharan, 45, Diann Ramcharan, 37, Sergeant Galima Murry, 31, and Pastor Ken Harvell, 60, were the four defendants in the case. The purpose of the conspiracy was to obtain ...

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Yuma Sector Seizes $345K in Meth at Checkpoint

YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint thwarted two methamphetamine smuggling attempts valued at more than $345K in two separate events over the weekend.   In the first event at approximately 9:52 a.m. Saturday, a Border Patrol canine working at the primary lane of the checkpoint alerted to an odor it was ...

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President Trump To Crack Down On ‘Birth Tourism’: Report

Donald Trump signs tax reform into law 12-22-17

The Trump administration is reportedly preparing to crack down on foreign nationals who visit the United States with the explicit intention to give birth, taking advantage of the country’s birthright citizen laws. President Donald Trump is expected to roll out changes to visa requirements in the coming days in order to stifle the “birth tourism” industry, in which many pregnant ...

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