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Border Patrol Chief Abruptly Retires in Troubled Border Surge Sector

The chief of the U.S. Border Patrol Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector announced his retirement this week without any advance notice. The chief is stepping down from the top post in the same area that last year saw a humanitarian crisis as thousands of illegal immigrants and unaccompanied minors flooded across the border.

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EXCLUSIVE: 11,500 US Visas Stolen in Mexico

The gunmen who recently hijacked a cargo truck carrying visas and documents bound for the U.S. consulates in Monterrey and Guadalajara were able to steal 11,500 border crossing cards that had just left this border city.

Byron "Dutch" Piper

Former Texas Border Police Chief Found Dead

A former police chief targeted by a federal investigation into the theft of federal border security grant money has been found dead. While details have not been released, authorities in Rio Grande City found the body of Byron “Dutch” Piper Tuesday morning, in what authorities believe to be a suicide.


Cartel Weekend Violence Kills 22 in Northern Mexico

Blood continues to flow in the streets in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon. Suspected cartel gunmen killed at least 22 people over the weekend, in what some government officials describe as disputes between rival cartel members.

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Leaked Letter Shows DHS Agent Info Hacked Months Ago

As the nation continues to demand answers over the OPM data breach which potentially compromised the personal information of millions of government employees, federal agents and officers are barely being notified of a separate – but apparently related – attack at a government contractor that took place about nine months ago.


More Questions Than Answers Remain in Case of 43 Kidnapped Mexican Students

Almost nine months have passed since a group of 43 education students form the rural Mexican town of Aytozinapa were shot at and kidnapped by local police, Mexican drug cartels, and possibly the Mexican federal government. As time has passed since the fateful events of September 26, 2014, parents of those missing students have gotten more questions than answers, and developed a deeper mistrust of the Mexican government.

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