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Rio Grande Valley Stash House take down leads to Sex Offender Arrest

SAN JUAN, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents along with the Hidalgo County Constables Office disrupt active stash house operation and discover sex offender among those arrested. Thursday, agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Special Operations Detachment, along with the Hidalgo County Constables Office Precinct 4, identified a stash house operating out of a residence in San Juan, Texas. ...

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Laredo Port of Entry CBP Officers Intercept Another Significant Load of Narcotics; Latest Find Worth Over $1.3 Million

LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted a significant amount of hard narcotics with an estimated street value of more than $1.3 million in one enforcement action at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge. “Our frontline CBP continue to maintain their vigilance and utilize their inspections skills and experience as pre-Christmas traffic starts ...

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Brownsville Port of Entry CBP Officers Seize Over $700K in Marijuana at Veterans International Bridge Cargo Import Lot

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to the Brownsville Port of Entry seized 3,919 pounds of marijuana concealed within a commercial shipment of plastic scrap at the Veterans International Bridge Cargo Import Lot. “This significant interception of narcotics in the cargo environment reiterates the commitment, diligence, and expertise of our CBP officers in keeping harmful ...

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Homeland Security ‘Begging Parents’ To Not Put ‘Their Children At Risk’ After 7-Year-Old Guatemalan Girl Dies Of Dehydration

A 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died hours after being taken into custody by Border Patrol officers in New Mexico for illegally crossing the border from Mexico with her father, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday. The girl and her father were part of a larger group of 163 migrants who turned themselves in to Border Patrol agents on Dec. 6, according ...

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Chuck Schumer Doubles Down On His Refusal To Add Funding For The Border Wall

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer doubled down on his commitment not to provide additional funding for the border wall while he spoke on the Senate floor on Thursday. “I want to be crystal clear — there will be no additional appropriations to pay for the border wall,” Schumer said. “It’s done.” Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi got into ...

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Former Judges Demand ICE No Longer Make Immigration Arrests In Courthouses

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A group of former judges is asking U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to limit the scope of where they can arrest suspected illegal aliens, requesting they add courthouses to their list of “sensitive locations.” “We know firsthand that for courts to effectively do justice, ensure public safety, and serve their communities, the public must be able to access courthouses safely and ...

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CBP Officers Seize $793K Worth of Meth and Heroin at Port of Lukeville

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested a U.S. citizen from Tucson for attempting to smuggle methamphetamine and heroin Monday. Officers referred a 26-year-old man for secondary inspection of his Chevy truck as he applied to enter the United States from Mexico Monday night, where CBP canine alerted to an odor it ...

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ICE removes Taiwanese exchange student who threatened to shoot up school

PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers removed a citizen of Taiwan who was sentenced after pleading guilty to one count of being an alien in possession of ammunition, following a Homeland Security Investigations Philadelphia, investigation with the assistance of the Upper Darby Police Department and the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office. “Returning ...

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MS-13 gang members charged with conspiring to commit murder, burglary and other crimes

NEW YORK—Twelve alleged members of the La Mara Salvatrucha, MS-13, street gang were indicted by a Queens County grand jury Tuesday on various charges including attempted murder and conspiracy, in addition to drug and weapons charges.  This following an investigation by ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York and the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) Queens South Gang Squad ...

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Over 80lbs of Marijuana Seized at Blue Water Bridge

PORT HURON, Mich. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron seized more than 80 pounds of marijuana during commercial vehicle inspections over the weekend. The seizures began on December 6th, when Officers referred bulk mail shipments labeled as books for secondary inspection as part of our border security ...

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House GOP Considering $5 Billion Bill For Border Wall To Defend Trump

Republicans in the House of Representatives are considering a $5 billion dollar bill which would fund the border wall President Donald Trump has promised. The legislation comes as Trump met with House minority leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer Tuesday morning to discuss the possibility of a government shutdown and to see if they could work on ...

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11 Illegal Aliens Arrested, Stash House Dismantled in Rio Grande Valley

MCALLEN, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents, along with local law enforcement agencies, arrested 11 illegal aliens and dismantled an active stash house. Thursday, December 6, Rio Grande Valley Sector agents received information of a home operating as a stash house in McAllen, Texas. Agents, along with the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office and McAllen Police Department, responded. Upon arrival, they ...

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