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This photo show a concept illustration of a U.S.-Mexico border enforcement zone during a news conference where U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Deputy Commissioner Ronald Vitiello, announced Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 in Washington, the selected vendors for construction of the concrete wall prototypes for the border wall. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Border Wall Prototype Construction Begins

The construction of President Donald Trump’s promised prototype border wall began on Tuesday. Six companies that won the competitive bidding process will begin testing various types of walls.

Despite Intense Aug. Heat — Alien Families, Minors Cross Border in Dramatic Numbers

Despite the intense summer heat, thousands of illegal alien minors and families risked their lives to illegally cross the U.S. border with Mexico in August. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials reported this week that the apprehension of Family Unit Aliens (FMUA) and Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) rose by 37 and 20 percent respectively. These numbers represent the fourth straight month of dramatic increases for these two categories of illegal immigration.

Border Apprehensions Increase for 4th Straight Month

The apprehension of illegal aliens crossing the U.S. southwestern border with Mexico increased for the fourth straight month. Total apprehensions doubled from an April low and increased nearly 25 percent over July — nearly reaching August 2012 levels.

Feds Seize Almost $8M in Drugs over Two Days on Texas Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and Border Patrol agents teamed up to seize almost $8 million in drugs at and near the Texas-Mexico Border in Laredo this week. Laredo is on the north bank of the Rio Grande River opposite Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

25 Border Patrol Agents Assaulted in June

Criminal aliens assaulted Border Patrol agents 25 times in the month of June, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials reported. Since the beginning of this fiscal year, 583 have faced violence.

OLDENBURG, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 11: (EDITOR'S NOTE: IMAGE WAS PIXELATED AT SOURCE) Nikolai H., suspected criminal, is seen with handcuffs at his trial at the regional court Oldenburg on November 11, 2008 in Oldenburg, Germany. Nikolai H. is accused of dropping a wooden block down a highway bridge which killed a woman traveling with her family in a car. (Photo by Getty Images/GettyImages)

Feds Indict 33 ‘Thief-in-Law’ Members of Russian Syndicate

Thirty-three defendants associated with a Russian “thief-in-law” syndicate were arrested for a host of crimes. The arrests for alleged racketeering, extortion, murder-for-hire, robbery, fraud, conspiracy, narcotics, and firearms spanned from Brighton Beach to Las Vegas, NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill said.

$3.7 Million in Meth Seized by Feds at Border

Federal customs officers stopped a shipment of nearly 200 pounds of liquid methamphetamine hidden in the fuel tank of pickup truck crossing the border from Mexico into south Texas. The value of the drugs is estimated by law enforcement officials to be worth nearly $4 million.

Feds Seize $7.2 Million in Drugs at Border in Day

Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized drugs worth more than $7,200,000 on one day at the Port of Nogales in Nogales, Arizona. Nogales shares a border with Sonora, Mexico, and is Arizona’s largest border city.

Mexican Border Apprehensions Hit 17-year Low

The arrests of illegal immigrants crossing the southwest border by Border Patrol agents decreased again in April. This is the fifth straight month of decline. The total apprehensions of illegal border crossers hit a 17-year low.

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