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Multiple criminals arrested crossing into the United States from Mexico

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested multiple criminal aliens over the Easter holiday weekend. On Friday, McAllen agents working near Mission, Texas, arrested a Mexican national whose record checks revealed an arrest by the Gwinnett County Police Department in Lewisville, Georgia. The police arrested the man and charged him with possession of a firearm during a commission of ...

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Trump Has a Plan to End Immigrant Visa Overstays

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President Trump has issued orders to his administration to end visa overstays which accounted for more than 415,000 illegal aliens being in the U.S. in 2019. “We have laws that need to be followed to keep Americans safe and to protect the integrity of a system where, right now, there are millions of people who are waiting in line to ...

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FBI Arrested Head Of Armed Militia Group That Patrolled The Border, Apprehended Illegals

The FBI arrested the leader of an armed militia group that has become infamous for patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border and apprehending illegal migrants until Border Patrol officers arrive. Larry Mitchell Hopkins was arrested on Saturday in Sunland Park, New Mexico, according to the FBI Albuquerque office. The 69-year-old, who is set to appear Monday in U.S. District Court, was charged ...

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Teenage Smuggler Arrested After Using Mom’s Credit Card To Order Lyft Ride For Illegal Migrants

A 17-year-old Texas man was arrested for smuggling two illegal immigrants, with the help of his mother’s credit card and sister’s Lyft app. Jose Vigil was going to be paid $250 per person to smuggle two illegal migrants past Border Patrol and local law enforcement on April 5, according to local reports. However, the Mission, Texas resident did not have ...

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UPDATE: Guatemalan Child Thought to Have Measles

YUMA, Ariz. – Following additional medical care, a Guatemalan national in the custody of Yuma Sector Border Patrol previously diagnosed with the measles underwent further testing and received corrected diagnoses of strep throat Thursday. The 8-year-old child and her father were part of a group of 39 subjects who illegally crossed the Colorado River together at County 9th Street near ...

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CBP Advises Traveling Public on Easter Egg Regulations

LAREDO, Texas – With the Easter festivities right around the corner,  CBP is reminding the traveling public that cascarones (confetti-filled eggshells) are restricted to quantities of 12 per passenger and the shells may be decorated, etched, or painted but they must be clean, dry, and free of any egg residue.  They may contain confetti or other unregulated items. Cascarones are ...

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Sanctuary Neighborhood Prepares to Repel Invaders

Arlandria is a sanctuary neighborhood in a sanctuary city next to a sanctuary county in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Residents there are worried about a caravan of Prius–driving invaders that threaten to change the culture of the neighborhood. This concern requires some clarification. Arlandrians aren’t opposed to semi–literate identity thieves sneaking across the border to depress US wages, burden the ...

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Conservative Activist Speaks Out After Illegal Alien Uses False Accusation to Apply for Visa

Codias Brown was arrested for allegedly stalking a woman, but his phone location data later proved he was nowhere near the area of the alleged crime.  Brown’s legal team believes the woman’s attempts to obtain a U-visa are related to her making the now-dismissed accusation against him.  Brown, a longtime political activist and operative, is calling on the Trump administration ...

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Otero County Declares State of Emergency, Demands National Guard Man Border Checkpoints

New Mexico’s Otero County declared a state of emergency Wednesday, demanding that the governor deploy the National Guard to man currently unstaffed Customs and Border Patrol checkpoints. The resolution was passed unanimously and emphasized the need for checkpoints, which were closed in March, to stop the passage of drugs and to halt illegal crossings at the border according to the ...

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Border Patrol Agents Seize more than $1M in Narcotics at Checkpoint

SALTON CITY, Calif. –El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling fentanyl and methamphetamine valued at more than $1 million on Wednesday afternoon. The incident occurred at approximately 5:35 p.m. when a 24-year-old Mexican man who had a valid Border Crossing Card approached the checkpoint driving a grey Nissan ...

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Border Patrol Identifies Thousands of ‘Fraudulent Family’ Asylum Cases

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More than 3,000 fraudulent family cases have been identified by U.S. Border Patrol in the past six months, demonstrating the lengths illegal migrants will take to abuse U.S. laws. “It’s very clear that the cartel and smugglers know the weaknesses in our laws. They know that family units and unaccompanied children will be released with no consequences for their illegal ...

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Border Apprehensions In 2019 Have Already Surpassed Last Year’s Total

Border Patrol agents, halfway through fiscal year 2019, have already apprehended more migrants nationwide than all of fiscal year 2018. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) announced that 418,000 nationwide apprehensions have occurred this fiscal year to date. A total of 404,142 nationwide apprehensions took place in the entirety of fiscal year 2018, a CBP spokeswoman told The Daily Caller News ...

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Rashida Tlaib Suggests Americans Launch A Hunger Strike To ‘Shut Down’ ICE

Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib suggested that Americans engage in a hunger strike to “shut down” the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) rather than abolishing the agency through congressional approval. “I want you not to only share things on social media, but pick up the phone because many of your Michigan delegation members need to also be loud and ...

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Former Head Of DEA Says America’s Southern Border Is ‘Collapsing’

Former head of the Drug Enforcement Agency, Karen Tandy, said Thursday the southern border of the U.S. is “collapsing” from the immigration crisis. “Our border is collapsing, plain and simple,” she said on “Fox & Friends.” “What’s happened is principally Central American families, which consist primarily of one adult and a child, are being encouraged by drug traffickers and smuggling ...

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