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  • Smart Phone Smuggling: Mexican Cartels Use Apps to Sneak Immigrants into U.S.

    01/04/2024 11:38:39 AM PST · by MikelTackNailer · 3 replies
    The Tennessee Star ^ | January 1, 2024 | Charlotte Hazard
    As migrants pour into the U.S. illegally, Mexican cartels are using smartphones to facilitate their smuggling, making payments to drivers and manipulating the Customs and Border Protection app to get more people in. The CBP One app allows entrants to the United States to schedule appointments to appear at U.S. ports of entry. Ostensibly, its users must be in northern Mexico to schedule an appointment, though reporting from the Washington Examiner suggested that users have turned to virtual private networks (VPN) to evade the geographic requirements. House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Mark E. Green, R-Tenn., confirmed to the outlet...
  • Cheetos Checks its Factories for Child Workers... Loses Half its Workforce Overnight

    03/02/2023 11:24:39 AM PST · by EBH · 41 replies
    In a follow-up tweet, Dreier reported that Hearthside, the parent company of Cheetos, Nature Valley, Lucky Charms, had lost a significant percentage of its workforce after checking for child laborers. (Yikes) Most of these children are not illegal immigrants, but rather kids who arrived legally through the help of a sponsor. In the past, these children were protected by the Department of Health and Human Services, but as numbers grow, old systems began breaking down. According to the NYT, instability in Central and South America, along with the pandemic, has significantly exacerbated the United States child labor problem. "The number...
  • Smugglers ‘started to throw kids’ into sea as boat sank off Italy: reports

    02/27/2023 10:00:41 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 27, 2023 | Lee Brown
    Callous human traffickers threw young migrants into the sea to try to lighten the boat that sank off the Italian coast, according to a report Monday — as officials fear the death toll could top 100. “The traffickers started to throw kids out,” one of the 81 survivors told La Stampa of the overcrowded 65-foot wooden boat that smashed into rocky reefs before dawn Sunday. “They grabbed them by the arm and threw them in the sea.” The mayor of the Italian town of Crotone, Vincenzo Voce, shared similar stories as he arrived with flowers to where dozens of coffins...
  • Border Patrol agent shot, uninjured in southern New Mexico

    01/06/2023 3:24:58 PM PST · by girlangler · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 26, 2023 | Associated Press
    HACHITA, N.M. — A Border Patrol agent wearing body armor was struck by gunfire but avoided serious injury Thursday while confronting the occupants of a vehicle suspected of migrant smuggling in New Mexico, federal authorities said. Six people were taken into custody after the vehicle later crashed, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection said. The agency added that the agent was shot in the chest multiple times and was released after a medical examination.
  • Human Smuggling Crash Leaves Three Migrants Dead in Texas near Border

    10/02/2022 11:14:25 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Oct 2022 | RANDY CLARK
    A single-vehicle crash in Kinney County, Texas, claimed the lives of three migrants (illegal aliens.) A passing motorist discovered the grisly scene near Brackettville on Sunday and immediately notified authorities. According to Kinney County Sheriff Brad Coe, the accident did not involve a law enforcement pursuit. Coe told Breitbart Texas he suspects the vehicle was exclusively occupied by migrants. Deputies identified a surviving passenger, one of five occupants in the vehicle, as the brother of the person driving the vehicle. The crash killed the driver (also a migrant) and two other migrants in the vehicle after the driver lost control...
  • Joe Biden is the king of the cartels

    04/25/2022 10:58:13 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 14 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/25/22 | Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene
    Joe Biden is the king of the cartels. https://t.co/shs9azGwg5— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) April 25, 2022Before todays congressional delegation at the border, I was able to speak with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) briefly about the passing of National Guard Spc. Bishop Evans, who’s body was recovered today.He died trying to save drowning migrants crossing into U.S. pic.twitter.com/zGzyQ6CXKx— Anthony Cabassa (@AnthonyCabassa_) April 25, 2022
  • Midnight runs: Biden secretly flying underage migrants into NY in dead of night

    10/18/2021 6:42:59 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 42 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | 10/18.21 | Miranda Devine
    Midnight runs: Biden secretly flying underage migrants into NY in dead of night Planeloads of underage migrants are being flown secretly into suburban New York in an effort by President Biden’s administration to quietly resettle them across the region, The Post has learned. The charter flights originate in Texas, where the ongoing border crisis has overwhelmed local immigration officials, and have been underway since at least August, according to sources familiar with the matter. Last week, The Post saw two planes land at the Westchester County Airport, where most of the passengers who got off appeared to be children and...
  • Senator Collins: I Toured the Border. Cartel Members Taunted Us.

    03/26/2021 10:03:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 66 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 3/26/2021 1115 hrs edt | Katie Pavlich
    Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins toured the U.S.-Mexico border overnight with a delegation led by Texas Republican Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn. The trip continues through Mission, Texas today with a boat tour, but they've already seen the crisis first hand. At $6000 per person with 3000 crossings in a 24 hour period, cartels are making approximately 18 million a day. Townhall's Julio Rosas has been reporting from the border for weeks and has watched human smugglers bring illegal immigrants across the Rio Grande in rafts.
  • Louie Gohmert: Biden is 'complicit in helping fund drug cartels and human traffickers' (VIDEO)

    03/11/2021 11:57:52 AM PST · by RandFan · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 11 | Rep. Louie Gohmert
    @replouiegohmert President Biden, or whoever is pulling his strings, is complicit in helping fund drug cartels and human traffickers. It’s time to end the #BidenBorderCrisis. Secure the border. Video...
  • 911 Call Details Dire Situation of Those Who Say They're Being Smuggled Inside Tanker (80 souls)

    02/10/2021 11:57:45 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 53 replies
    Wave3 News ^ | 02/10/21 | KABB Staff
    State and federal authorities are searching for a tractor-trailer in Texas that may be smuggling about 80 undocumented immigrants, and some of them may already be dead. It’s a desperate search for alleged victims of a human trafficking operation, trapped in the back of a tanker truck. The 911 call is difficult to listen to, one of several from someone alleging to be in the tanker with other immigrants. The caller said they were out of oxygen. The comments are translated from Spanish: Operator: “Do you see anything?” Caller: “No, no we can’t see anything, God, we don’t have oxygen.”...
  • If You Don’t Know That ‘Coyotes’ Are Human Smugglers, Shut Up About The Border

    10/23/2020 8:00:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 23, 2020 | John Daniel Davidson
    The government hasn’t “lost track” of migrant children's parents. The fact is, some parents don’t want their children back in their country of origin. On Thursday night when Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden angrily accused President Trump of a “criminal” family separation policy that had “lost track” of more than 500 migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border, he was repeating an inaccurate and misleading news report that had circulated earlier this week. “What happened? Their kids were ripped from their arms and separated and now they cannot find over 500 sets of those parents and those kids are alone,” Biden...
  • Bangladeshi National Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Bring Aliens to the United States

    03/06/2020 10:21:42 AM PST · by ransomnote · 2 replies
    justice.gov ^ | March 6, 2020 | DOJ
    A Bangladeshi national formally residing in Tapachula, Mexico, pleaded guilty for his role in a scheme to smuggle aliens from Mexico into the United States.Mohamad Milon Hossain, 39, admitted that from March 2017 to June 2019, he conspired to bring, and brought, Bangladeshi nationals to the United States at the Texas border in exchange for payment.  Hossain operated out of Tapachula, Mexico, where he maintained a hotel that housed aliens on their way to the United States.  Hossain provided plane tickets and other assistance for the aliens to travel from Tapachula to Monterrey, Mexico where co-conspirator Moktar Hossain assisted...
  • Migrants Stuffed in Trunk During Failed Arizona Human Smuggling Effort.......

    02/18/2020 8:27:29 AM PST · by caww · 5 replies
    .breitbart ^ | 2/18/2020 | Bob Price
    Border Patrol agents apprehended five migrants and an alleged American citizen human smuggler during an attempt to move the men into the U.S. interior. The bust occurred on the 'outskirts' of Tucson, Arizona. Agents conducted a traffic stop at the Tucson city limits .... As the agent approached the vehicle, he observed a person lying on the floor of the rear seats. The agent determined that person to be an illegal immigrant, according to Tucson Sector officials. The agent carried out a search of the vehicle and found four additional migrants packed inside the trunk. The agent arrested the driver,...
  • His Sister Was Sex-Trafficked for 6 Years. Here’s How He’s Devoted His Life to Fighting It.

    01/10/2020 5:25:03 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 10, 2020 | Rachel del Guidice
    Ilonka Deaton was trafficked into sex slavery at the age of 12. She suffered for six years before finally getting free. Now, her brother, Jaco Booyens, runs a film company that brings the darkness of sex trafficking into the light. He’s out with a film called “8 Days.” Read the lightly edited interview, posted below, or listen on the podcast: . . . Rachel del Guidice: We are joined today on The Daily Signal Podcast by Jaco Booyens. He’s the president and CEO of the film company After Eden Pictures. He is also the founder of SHAREtogether, a nonprofit organization...
  • Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen resigns amidst human smuggling accusations

    01/09/2020 9:14:50 AM PST · by bgill · 12 replies
    FOX10 ^ | Jan. 8, 2020 | Nicole Garcia
    Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen, who is accused of running a human smuggling operation that paid pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to give up their babies in the U.S., has resigned from his position... Thousands of files related to his adoption business were discovered on his government laptop, cementing the board's push to remove him. Content recovered on the laptop included text messages of pregnant women being threatened when they changed their minds about giving up their newborns. Prosecutors say for several years, Petersen was paying women to come to the United States to give birth and give their...
  • Mexico Reports 250% Spike in Africans Trying to Enter U.S. Through Border

    10/30/2019 7:54:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 29, 2019 | Judicial Watch
    Mexico has seen an astounding 250% increase in Africans trying to enter the United States through the southern border, according to the latest figures released by the Mexican government’s immigration agency, known as Unidad de Política Migratoria. The stats include the first eight months of 2019 and reveal that, during the same period last year, 1,507 Africans were apprehended in the country compared to 5,286 this year. During the same period 4,783 migrants from India and Bangladesh were also detained in Mexico, according to the data made public this month. The information is alarming considering Africa and Bangladesh are hotbeds...
  • Elected Arizona official accused of selling babies suspended

    10/29/2019 9:24:28 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    ABC AP ^ | Oct. 29, 2019 | Staff
    An elected official in Arizona was suspended Monday after he was charged with running a human smuggling scheme that brought pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to the U.S. to give birth and then paid them to give up their children for adoption. Leaders in Arizona's most populous county suspended Assessor Paul Petersen without pay for 120 days. The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors doesn't have the power to permanently remove him from his office, which determines the value of properties for tax purposes in Phoenix and its suburbs. Petersen, who is in federal custody, has so far refused to...
  • Police Identify 39 U.K. Truck Victims as Chinese Nationals

    10/24/2019 8:26:19 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    ktla ^ | 10/24/2019
    British police have said that all 39 people who were found dead in a truck in a UK industrial park on Wednesday were Chinese nationals. Their cause of death has yet to be established, the police added, as they “must undergo a full coroner’s process … before we move on to attempting to identify each individual within the trailer. This will be a substantial operation and, at this stage, we cannot estimate how long these procedures will take.” On Wednesday, 25-year-old Northern Irish truck driver, Morris Robinson, was arrested on suspicion of murder after a truck, originating from Northern Ireland,...
  • Driver arrested after 39 bodies found in lorry container in Essex

    10/23/2019 6:21:28 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 23 replies
    Guardian ^ | October 23, 2019 | Staff
    A murder investigation has been launched after 39 bodies were found inside a lorry from Bulgaria on an industrial estate in Essex. A 25-year-old driver, from Northern Ireland, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. The victims, found at the Waterglade industrial park in Grays, were all adults apart from one teenager, Essex police said. The force said the lorry was believed to be from Bulgaria but entered the country in Holyhead, the Welsh port town that serves Ireland. The home secretary, Priti Patel, said Home Office immigration officials were working closely with the police to establish what happened, while...
  • 13 Marines charged in case related to human smuggling operations

    09/21/2019 9:33:27 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 8 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 9/21/19 | Caroline Kelly
    CNN)Thirteen Marines have been formally charged with involvement in human smuggling operations, the US Marine Corps announced Friday. The Marines will face military court proceedings for alleged violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, including failure to obey an order, drunkenness, larceny, perjury and transporting and/or conspiring to transport undocumented immigrants.   "Two of the Marines, Lance Cpl. Byron D. Law and Lance Cpl. David J. Salazar-Quintero, both members of 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division ... were arrested by border patrol personnel on July 3, 2019 for allegedly transporting and conspiring to transport undocumented immigrants," the...