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Waves of Cubans Crossing U.S. Border — From Mexico

When most Americans think of large numbers of Cuban migrants leaving the island nation, they picture rafts and boats headed towards the Florida Keys. However, this new exodus finds hundreds of Cubans heading to Central America and joining those following the same migration routes heading towards the U.S.-Mexico border.

Eric Gay/AP

Texas DPS Director: People from Countries with ‘Known Terrorism Presence’ Cross Border

“Individuals that come across the Texas-Mexican border from a countries with a known terrorism presence and the answer to that is yes. We have individuals that we’ve needed to debrief in Pashto/Dari. Not a lot of Pashto and Dari speakers around. But you can’t think about the last attack; you have to think of the next attack and where our vulnerabilities are. So, we’re concerned about that.”

The Associated Press

Border Patrol Agent: 60 Percent of Illegal US-Mexican Border Crossers Succeed

WASHINGTON, DC — A Border Patrol agent, while testifying before a Senate panel today, indicated that nearly 6 out of every 10 aliens who attempt to infiltrate the United States through the U.S.-Mexico border are not apprehended. The agent accused the Obama administration of misleading the American people by manipulating illegal cross-border activity statistics.

US Border Patrol Patch