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President Donald Trump’s administration is pushing back on a media report that claimed no new walls had been built along the southern border with Mexico. The Daily Mail published a story on Thursday that said the Trump has built “ZERO new walls despite claiming otherwise for months,” citing a statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection
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Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul said there will be 10 Republican Senators who vote against the resolution to terminate President Donald Trump’s national emergency for border wall funding Monday afternoon. Paul told a group of reporters on Capitol Hill that he thinks there will be 10 Senators who vote against Texas Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro’s resolution, which
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President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban of mostly Muslim-majority countries led to over 37,000 visa applications getting denied in 2018. The “2017 Executive Order on Immigration” was cited as the reason for the denial of 15,384 immigrant visa applications and another 21,645 non-immigrant visa applications in 2018. The State Department confirmed that the 2017 Executive
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Posted by: R. Mitchell in Customs, Border and Immigration News, Syndicated Posts February 20, 2019 EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents seized nearly $3M worth of cocaine at the immigration checkpoints. On Saturday, Kingsville agents working at the Sarita Checkpoint arrested a United States citizen after locating 33 bundles of cocaine concealed inside
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SAN DIEGO – Special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations executed a federal warrant during a worksite enforcement operation at a San Diego market today. During the operation, 26 individuals working at the market were determined to be in the United States without authorization. They were temporarily taken into custody
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Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) is at it again. Democrats’ poster-child for insanity believes that everybody should take to the streets to protest Trump’s “fake emergency,” but that’s not going to keep the president from building the border wall. “And so it’s time for everybody to stand up. All hands on deck to refuse this
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LOS ANGELES—A joint collaborative effort between U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations, resulted in the seizure of 221.7 pounds (100.6 kilograms) of Cocaine concealed in produce cargo vessels arriving to Port Hueneme from Ecuador and Guatemala. The narcotics were concealed
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The border compromise includes $1.375 billion in funds to build 55 miles of new bollard fencing along the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.  The compromise is a fraction of what the Trump administration originally demanded, earning criticism from GOP and immigration hardliners.  However, the deal still allocates an unprecedented amount of funding for pedestrian fencing
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President Trump announced Tuesday evening that while the “agreement in principle” on border funding only includes about $1.4 billion for barriers, there is much more coming from “other sources.” “Was just presented the concept and parameters of the Border Security Deal by hard working Senator Richard Shelby,” the president posted on Twitter. “Looking over
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Congressional Democrats and Republicans have reached an “agreement in principle” on proposed border security funding just days ahead of another potential shutdown. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) told reporters that he believes Trump will approve the compromise. “We think it’s going to work,” he said. “We had some hard negotiations.” The two major points of contention
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If Congressional Democrats had suffered the way the family of Dan Ferguson, an angel dad, has, funding for a border wall would have been approved months ago, Ferguson told Fox and Friends hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade Monday morning. Ferguson’s daughter Amanda was killed in a hit-and-run accident in November. Joel Velazquez,
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A select committee tasked with reaching a compromise on border security has broken down, increasing the chances that the federal government will enter another shutdown. Heading into the weekend, it appeared as if a special bipartisan committee of U.S. representatives and senators would reach a comprehensive deal on immigration — including funding for a wall
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Posted by: R. Mitchell in Customs, Border and Immigration News, Syndicated Posts February 8, 2019 PORT HURON, Mich – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Blue Water Bridge seize nearly 600 grams of Fentanyl during special operations. Fentanyl found in shipment at Blue Water BridgeIn the month of
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Lawmakers met in a bicameral committee conference Wednesday to hash out Homeland Security appropriations for fiscal year 2019, coming out even more assured that a strong law enforcement presence is necessary to prevent illegal immigration and drug trafficking after speaking with border patrol experts. Border patrol professionals spoke to committee members about challenges they face
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Activists are using lawsuits to push for private prisons with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) contracts to pay detainees minimum wage if they perform work. But they haven’t clarified how taxation and other issues would work under such plans. Incarcerated U.S. citizens in facilities like state prisons could be forced to work for as little
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21 Savage, a famous Atlanta-based rapper, was arrested Sunday after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials discovered he is actually a British national and had been living in the country illegally for years, shocking fans who assumed he was born in the U.S. “U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested unlawfully present United Kingdom national
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A Chicago-area man was sentenced Friday to seven years in state prison for unlawfully possessing numerous guns and ammunition he had stashed in a storage locker. “This joint investigation demonstrates that law enforcement can combat emerging and existing transnational criminal organizations by employing the full range of federal, state and local law enforcement authorities
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HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry remained vigilant during the temporary lapse in appropriations and seized $3,118,000 in cocaine and methamphetamine and seized $1,153,135 undeclared U.S. currency in separate, unrelated incidents. Stacks of bills totaling more than $1 million in unreported currency were seized
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