Tag: Customs and Border Protection

President Donald Trump hinted during a cabinet meeting that he might be visiting the wall prototypes on the southern border.

AP: Border Wall Models Thwart U.S. Commandos in Tests

Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico indicate their imposing heights should stop border crossers, a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the rigorous assessment told The Associated Press.

Obama Let in Admitted MS-13 Members, Whistleblower Says

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said that a whistleblower turned over documents that showed more than a dozen apprehended illegal alien teenagers–who admitted to being MS-13 members–were released by the Obama Administration to homes throughout the United States.

Woman Straps $45K in Heroin to Buttocks at Mexican Border

Officers noticed something suspicious about a 47-year-old woman from Nogales, Arizona, as she attempted to enter the U.S. through the pedestrian border lines. Upon further inspection, officers discovered nearly 3 pounds of heroin strapped to her buttocks, worth an estimated $45,000.

Deportations Hit 10-Year Low as Obama Prepares Exit

Deportation of illegal immigrants hit a 10-year low during President Obama’s last full fiscal year in office. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security also appeared to be cutting back on information provided about all three of its law enforcement agencies.

Judicial Watch: Feds Gave Investigated Somalis Tours of Secure Areas at Three Airports

Judicial Watch, the Washington-based government watchdog, released documents with many details redacted that describe “community engagement tours,” including security briefings, in secured areas of at least three major U.S. airports – Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Columbus, Ohio — given to members of the Somali community, including individuals who were the subject of federal investigations, by Homeland Security Officials.

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Homeland Security Not Screening New Arrivals for Zika Virus

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which includes the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency, has announced that the United States will not screen arriving travelers for the mosquito-borne Zika virus that is primarily afflicting Latin America and the Caribbean.

Customs and Border Protection Announces Spanish-Language Service

The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency is now offering a Spanish-language information service, in what the agency says is a “first step” toward providing Spanish-speakers a more effective means of communicating with agents responsible for protecting the nation’s borders.

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Pro-Syrian Refugee Protest Draws Hundreds to Texas Capital

Hundreds of pro-Syrian refugee activists took to the streets of Austin, Texas, this weekend to protest Governor Greg Abbott’s order to refuse the resettlement of Syrian refugees into Texas. One week ago, the Texas governor ordered state agencies not to participate in any federal resettlement programs. He also urged the White House to stop its program of bringing un-vetted Syrian refugees into America. Abbott partnered with at least thirty other governors in refusing the refugees from Syria.

Armored Blackhawks Arrive at Texas Border

Armored Blackhawk helicopters have arrived at the Texas border with Mexico in response to the recent attack on a U.S. helicopter from Mexican soil. As Breitbart Texas first reported, a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) helicopter was participating in stopping a well-organized drug trafficking effort that involved individuals on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Shots were fired from the Mexican side on the CBP helicopter and it was forced down after sustaining damage.

Congressional Leaders Arrive in Laredo over Downed Chopper

Two members of the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee arrived in Laredo on Sunday for a briefing about a Customs and Border Protection helicopter that made an emergency landing after taking fire from the Mexican side of the border. They will be meeting on Sunday and Monday with officials from the Air Branch and Marine Branch Sector Headquarters.

Molester of Little Girl Avoids Prison in New Jersey, Gets Deported and Illegally Re-Enters US

Border Patrol Agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector of the Texas/Mexico border captured a criminal illegal alien child molester who was attempting to cross back into the United States after being deported. The Guatemalan man was captured near Rio Grande City in Starr County. He was initially transported to the McAllen Border Patrol Station for processing where his prior criminal record was discovered.