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  • Undocumented Immigrants Assault CBP Officers On Pharr International Bridge Attempting to enter U.S.

    07/19/2019 6:28:02 PM PDT · by gaijin · 25 replies ^ | July 19th, 2019 | Staff
    The Pharr International Bridge was temporarily closed Friday morning after a group of undocumented immigrants attempted to rush the bridge to enter the United States, according to a release from Customs and Border Protection. “At about 4 a.m. today[Friday], a group of 47 undocumented individuals attempted to illegally enter the United States in three waves via the Pharr International Bridge. Ignoring commands to stop, the group suddenly rushed the temporary barricades, bent metal poles and disabled the concertina wire affixed to the barrier,” states the release. (more at link)
  • Large Group of Migrants Rush International Bridge, Assault CBP Officers

    07/19/2019 3:29:28 PM PDT · by blueyon · 47 replies ^ | 07/19/19 | ldefonso Ortiz and Brandon Darby
    MCALLEN, Texas – A group of 47 migrants violently rushed an international port of entry near McAllen, Texas, and assaulted officers in an attempt to illegally enter the country. The violent incident took place on Friday shortly after 4 a.m. at the Pharr International Bridge when a group of approximately 47 undocumented migrants tried to rush the border, information released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection revealed. The bridge connects the Mexican border city of Reynosa with Pharr and McAllen. The local TV station KGBT first reported on the violent rush at the port of entry. The migrants ignored the...
  • CBP Completes 50 Miles of New Border, 50 More Underway

    07/11/2019 6:33:51 PM PDT · by bitt · 27 replies
    epoch times ^ | 7/11/2019 | BOWEN XIAO
    About 50 miles of brand new wall has been completed by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) along the United States’ southwest border, with more expected to be constructed, according to acting Commissioner Mark Morgan. “Fifty miles of new border wall on the Southwest border and construction continues every day,” Morgan announced in a July 10 Twitter post. “Construction is underway for more than 50 additional miles and more contract awards are anticipated by the end of the year.” Accompanying Morgan’s Twitter post were a few photos, some showing the construction process—others depicting the finished product. It didn’t say exactly where...
  • WATCH: Tlaib Gets Combative When She's Called Out For Her Voting Record

    07/07/2019 11:00:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 58 replies ^ | July 7, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    Video at link. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) appeared on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday to discuss the immigration crisis plaguing America's southern border. Host Martha Raddatz pressed Tlaib on the fact that she voted against funding a $4.6 billion emergency border bill, something Customs and Border Patrol officials have said are desperately needed. Tlaib defended her position and even became defensive about her vote. "Do you know what the CBP [Customs and Border Patrol] agents on the ground said, Martha? Martha, do you know what they said?" Tlaib asked. "What did they say on the ground? Ask a CBP agent....
  • Awkward: Schumer Calls For CBP Commissioner Morgan's Resignation...But He Hasn't Started Yet

    07/03/2019 4:50:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies ^ | July 3, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Wednesday called for Customs and Border Patrol Commissioner Mark Morgan to resign. "The Inspector General's report and details of a secret border patrol workers' Facebook group paint a picture of a toxic culture at U.S. Border Patrol and Protection that can only begin to be changed by immediately firing and replacing top leadership at the agency with law enforcement professionals who have training and expertise in working with vulnerable populations," Schumer said in a statement. "Internal investigations aren't enough because the leadership at CBP, particularly Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan, are too callous about...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Says Border Agents Have Been ‘Sexually Threatening Towards Me’

    07/01/2019 2:15:46 PM PDT · by detective · 75 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 1, 2019 | Joseph Curl
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez never met a camera she didn’t like. And she doesn’t bother spending any time in her district, helping her constituents, either. So, of course, on Monday, AOC — seeing a chance to cash in politically with a crisis — headed to the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, to view a housing center for foreigners who have tried to sneak into America or have claimed political asylum. She wanted everyone to know, so she took to social media to make a slew of claims, none of them substantiated, including one against agents with the U.S. Customs and...
  • Rogers Reveals Democrat Plot To Turn Border Processing Centers Over To The UN

    06/28/2019 12:39:02 PM PDT · by Windflier · 56 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Jun 26, 2019 | Patrick Howley
    Republican congressman Mike Rogers revealed the Democrat plan to hand the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) processing centers at the border over to the United Nations. Rogers pointed out a barely-noticed provision in a recent Democrat bill that makes it abundantly clear how the Democrats plan to globalize our country once and for all. “Another provision they have in their bill offers a two-year pilot program to let the UN take over our CBP processing centers instead of us doing it,” Rep. Mike Rogers stated.
  • DHS to redeploy up to 2,000 officers to border crisis

    04/01/2019 11:29:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 1, 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security will transfer up to 2,000 officers away from the ports of entry to assist the Border Patrol, Homeland Security Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Monday, escalating the all-hands approach to trying to stop the massive illegal immigration surge. Ms. Nielsen also ordered Customs and Border Protection to speed up its plans to make migrants wait in Mexico while they demand asylum in the U.S. She said the moves were stopgaps, and the real solutions must come from Capitol Hill. But they do offer a chance to dent the surge of migrants that is reaching unprecedented levels of children...
  • America’s border wars: What the Border Patrol doesn’t want you to know

    02/02/2019 5:38:13 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/02/19 | Patrick G. Eddington
    For years, federal Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials have claimed that internal “immigration inspection” checkpoints located in Texas and elsewhere in the American Southwest are vital tools in stopping illegal immigration. They further claim that operations at these checkpoints are blessed by Supreme Court rulings. As with most claims by CBP officials, neither stands up to genuine scrutiny. In November 2017, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that some 40 percent of the stops and seizures at internal CBP checkpoints involved “1 ounce or less of marijuana from U.S. citizens.” GAO also found that between 2012-2016 along the southwest...
  • Migrant caravan member arrested for throwing rocks at border wall contractors

    12/10/2018 7:03:35 PM PST · by conservative98 · 9 replies
    ABC 10 News San Diego ^ | Posted: 5:04 PM, Dec 10, 2018 Updated: 1 hour ago | By: Allison Horn
    When the man threw another rock across the border, agents alerted Tijuana Police to arrest him. CBP said the man was a 27-year-old Honduran national. Mexican officials said he would be turned over to immigration authorities for deportation.
  • Indians arrested for illegally entering U.S. nearly triples

    09/28/2018 5:11:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 28, 2018 5:45 PM | Andrew Hay
    The number of Indians arrested for illegally entering the United States has nearly tripled so far in 2018, making them one of the largest groups of illegal aliens apprehended, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said on Friday. Paying smuggling rings between $25,000-$50,000 per person, a growing number of Indians are illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and claiming asylum for persecution, CBP spokesman Salvador Zamora said. Many present viable claims, but a large number are economic migrants with fraudulent petitions that swamp the system and can cause legitimate cases to be “washed out” in the high volume of fraud, Zamora...
  • Democratic Congresswoman Compares CBP Practices to Auschwitz, But Uses Obama-Era Photos

    06/23/2018 10:27:21 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies ^ | June 22, 2018 | Lauretta Brown
    Thursday evening, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) compared U.S. Customs and Border Protection confiscating items from detained immigrants crossing the border to images from Auschwitz. The pictures in the story Speier cited were from an artist’s exhibit using items confiscated from 2007 to 2014, mostly under the Obama administration. “CBP takes away rosaries, shoes, wallets and toothbrushes from detained immigrants; what they call “non-essential” personal property,” Speier tweeted. “The images in these photos shockingly resemble the shoes collected from Auschwitz – and it’s revolting and chilling.”
  • Chelsea Manning unveils Senate platform: ‘Abolish’ Border Patrol, ICE

    04/26/2018 1:11:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 83 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 26, 2018 | Andrew Blake
    Maryland Democrat also calls for national single-payer health care systemSenate hopeful Chelsea Manning said she’ll work to abolish federal immigrations and customs agencies if successful in her bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, Maryland Democrat. Ms. Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst convicted of leaking classified documents to the WikiLeaks website, listed eliminating both the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) as top priorities on her platform unveiled Thursday. “We believe the solution to the so called ‘immigration’ issue, which amounts to nothing more than justification for ethnic cleansing in America, is not...
  • Trump threatens aid cut if countries won't take deportees

    02/03/2018 9:35:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 2, 2018 7:28 PM EST | Jill Colvin
    President Donald Trump threatened Friday to cut off aid and slap sanctions on countries that refuse to accept nationals the U.S. tries to deport. Trump said during a briefing with Department of Homeland Security officials at the Customs and Border Protection National Targeting Center in Virginia that he knows how to change the trend. “If they don’t take ’em back, we’ll put sanctions on the countries, we’ll put tariffs on the countries,” Trump said. He added: “They’ll take ’em back so fast your head would spin.” He’s also threatened to cut off aid to the countries, which include China and...
  • Outcry after Florida Border Patrol conducts checks, detains woman on Greyhound bus

    01/24/2018 9:56:47 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 47 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 24 Jan 2018 | NBCU News Group
    MIAMI — A widely circulated video that allegedly shows agents from Customs and Border Patrol detaining a woman on a Greyhound bus, after demanding from people on board proof of citizenship, has sparked indignation by many. The bus stopped at a station in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., during its route from Orlando to Miami on Friday afternoon. The driver announced there would be a "routine" security checkpoint and that is when two uniformed agents boarded the bus and announced they were from Border Patrol, according to Florida Immigrant Coalition, a Miami-based advocacy group.
  • Woman on flight...profiled as a human-trafficking victim [TR]

    11/28/2017 1:29:37 PM PST · by South Hawthorne · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 November 2017 | ASHLEY COLLMAN
    *Stephanie Ung, 26, and a friend were returning from a birthday trip to Cancun on Thursday when they were detained by immigration agents at the Atlanta airport *Delta officials said they alerted authorities because other passengers thought the two girls might be human-trafficking victims *The two girls were detained for more than an hour, causing Ung to miss Thanksgiving dinner *Ung says she believes she and her friend, who are Asian American, were racially profiled as human trafficking victims *She said in this case, the passengers' suspicions were wrong and they should have just minded their 'own business' Read more:...
  • Federal officers arrested for hazing victims using 'rape table': Officials

    09/13/2017 7:18:08 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 43 replies ^ | 9-13-2017 | AARON KATERSKY
    Three Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to a specialized screening team at Newark Airport were arrested Wednesday for assaulting fellow officers, allegedly pinning the victims to what was known as a “rape table,” according to court records. Tito Catota, Parmenio Perez and Michael Papagni are charged with forcibly assaulting, impeding, intimidating, and interfering with two men identified in court documents as “Victim One” and “Victim Two” while the victims were on duty as CBP officers.(Snip) According to court records, the officers locked the victims in a secure room in Newark’s Terminal C and pinned them to a conference table...
  • Hundreds of DHS badges, guns, cell phones lost or stolen since 2012

    01/27/2016 4:40:34 PM PST · by wtd · 9 replies ^ | January 27, 2016 | By Adam Shaw
    ,a href="">Hundreds of DHS badges, guns, cell phones lost or stolen since 2012Hundreds of badges, credentials, cell phones and guns belonging to Department of Homeland Security employees have been lost or stolen in recent years -- raising serious security concerns about the potential damage these missing items could do in the wrong hands. Inventory reports, obtained by the news site Complete Colorado and shared with, show that over 1,300 badges, 165 firearms and 589 cell phones were lost or stolen over the span of 31 months between 2012 and 2015. The majority of the credentials belonged to employees...
  • 'Mock improvised explosive device' causes hours-long flight delay at Pearson [UA547,Toronto-Chicago]

    04/06/2017 12:20:08 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 11 replies
    CBC News ^ | Apr 06, 2017 | Andrew Lupton
    A U.S.-based traveller is facing a mischief charge after trying to board a flight with a "mock improvised explosive device" at Toronto's Pearson airport this morning, in an incident that caused an hours-long delay for passengers. United Airlines Flight 547 was set to depart at 7 a.m. ET for O'Hare International Airport, but during security clearance, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found a device in a passenger's suitcase that caused them concern. According to a statement, CBP notified Canadian Air Transport Security Authority officials who "swabbed the mock IED for explosives with a negative result."
  • Does border drop mean Trump's tough talk is working?

    03/09/2017 6:20:22 AM PST · by mandaladon · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | 9 Mar 2017 | Tal Kopan
    Washington (CNN)Illegal Southwest border crossings were down 40% last month, according to just released Customs and Border Protection numbers -- a sign that President Donald Trump's hardline rhetoric and policies on immigration may be having a deterrent effect. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly himself announced the month-to-month numbers, statistics that CBP usually quietly posts on its website without fanfare. According to CBP data, the 40% drop in illegal Southwest border crossings from January to February is far outside normal seasonal trends. Typically, the January to February change is actually an increase of 10% to 20%. The drop breaks a...