Wednesday, August 21, 2019

MixedTimes - Bob Price

WATCH: Migrants Fail to Scale New Border Wall Section

WATCH: Migrants Fail to Scale New Border Wall Section

Border Patrol security video captures a failed attempt by a pair of migrants to cross a new border wall section near San Diego, California. The migrants attempted to scale the new bollard wall section but could not reach the top.

200 Migrants Apprehended After Crossing New Mexico Border

200 Migrants Apprehended After Crossing New Mexico Border

El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended nearly 200 mostly Central American migrants in a remote area of the New Mexico desert. They crossed illegally near the Antelope Wells Port of Entry.

Mexican Man Extradited to U.S. for Alleged Child Sex Trafficking

Mexican Man Extradited to U.S. for Alleged Child Sex Trafficking

Mexican law enforcement officials extradited a man to the U.S. where he faces multiple felony charges connected to sex trafficking of minors and other women. An 18-count indictment connects six men to the trafficking, human smuggling, and money laundering conspiracy.

Child Rapist, Homicide Fugitive Arrested by Border Patrol

Child Rapist, Homicide Fugitive Arrested by Border Patrol

Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported Mexican child rapist who illegally re-entered the U.S. in Arizona. In a separate incident, Border Patrol agents in Texas arrested a French citizen wanted in his home country for murder.

Four Migrants' Bodies Found in Texas near Border

Four Migrants' Bodies Found in Texas near Border

Officials in Texas report that four more migrants died recently after being abandoned by human smugglers on ranches near the Mexican border. At least 155 migrants have been found dead while or shortly after crossing the border from Mexico into Texas in 2019.

Four More Migrants Fall Victim to Summer Heat in Texas near Border

Four More Migrants Fall Victim to Summer Heat in Texas near Border

Officials in Texas report that three more migrants died recently after being abandoned by human smugglers on ranches near the Mexican border. At least 155 migrants have been found dead while or shortly after crossing the border from Mexico into Texas in 2019.

Shootings at Two Texas ICE Facilities Were 'Targeted' Attacks, Says FBI

Shootings at Two Texas ICE Facilities Were 'Targeted' Attacks, Says FBI

Officials from the FBI and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) say that Tuesday's shootings at two federal facilities were each a "targeted attack." A shooter fired multiple rounds at two ICE facilities in San Antonio, Texas, early on Tuesday morning.

Eagle Scout Charged in Utah Opioid Distribution Scheme

Eagle Scout Charged in Utah Opioid Distribution Scheme

The trial for a former Eagle Scout accused of making millions of dollars in an online opioid distribution scheme faced a Utah jury on Monday. He is accused of importing fentanyl from China and then making knockoff oxycodone and Xanax pills.

Contract Awarded for New 11-Mile Border Wall in South Texas

Contract Awarded for New 11-Mile Border Wall in South Texas

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials awarded an $80 million contract last week for the construction of 11 miles of new border wall. The project, scheduled to start in September 2019, will build new barriers and security roads in the Rio Grande Valley Sector where none exists today.

EXCLUSIVE: 3-Time Deported Migrant Arrested in Houston Homicide

EXCLUSIVE: 3-Time Deported Migrant Arrested in Houston Homicide

Police in Navasota, Texas, reportedly arrested a previously deported illegal immigrant on charges connected to a Houston homicide. Immigration officials deported the Mexican national on at least three separate occasions.

More Funds, Fewer Crossings Re-Open Inland Border Stops near El Paso

More Funds, Fewer Crossings Re-Open Inland Border Stops near El Paso

El Paso Sector Border Patrol officials re-opened all six of its inland security checkpoints following a decrease in illegal crossings and more Congressional funding. The checkpoints provide a substantial backstop to reduce human smuggling and the flow of drugs further into the continental U.S.

El Paso Sheriff 'Outraged' After 'Anglo Man Came Here to Kill Hispanics'

El Paso Sheriff 'Outraged' After 'Anglo Man Came Here to Kill Hispanics'

El Paso County Sheriff Richard Wiles says he is "outraged" after "this Anglo man came here to kill Hispanics." His comment came in a Facebook post after a man from Allen, Texas, traveled nearly nine hours to El Paso where he is now accused of killing 20 people and wounding 26 more.

Deported Sex Offender Caught Crossing California Border

Deported Sex Offender Caught Crossing California Border

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported sex offender after he illegally re-entered the U.S. near Calexico, California. The Mexican national has a conviction from Utah on charges of Sexual Abuse of a Child.

Texas House Speaker Flatly Denies Unsubstantiated Bribery Accusation

Texas House Speaker Flatly Denies Unsubstantiated Bribery Accusation

The Texas Speaker of the House flatly denied an unsubstantiated allegation of bribery made by a political blogger last week. The accuser quickly responded and doubled down on his allegations of misconduct by the speaker and the chairman of the House Republican Caucus but offered no proof.

Dead Migrant Found on Texas Ranch 80 Miles from Border

Dead Migrant Found on Texas Ranch 80 Miles from Border

Officials in Brooks County, Texas, recovered the body of a migrant who appears to have died while attempting to circumvent the immigration checkpoint located about 80 miles from the U.S.

Trump Raises Bar for Asylum Seekers at Southern Border

Trump Raises Bar for Asylum Seekers at Southern Border

The Trump administration announced changes in asylum regulations Monday morning that will "add a new bar to eligibility for asylum" for those migrants who appear at, or illegally cross the U.S.

Feds Probing Complaints of Sex Abuse, Retaliation in AZ Migrant Center

Feds Probing Complaints of Sex Abuse, Retaliation in AZ Migrant Center

Department of Homeland Security officials are investigating an allegation of sexual assault against an underage migrant girl in a Yuma Sector processing center. NBC News also alleges acts of retaliation against migrants by Border Patrol agents following complaints about food and crowded conditions.

AP: Mexican Majority Supports Crackdown on Migrant Caravans

AP: Mexican Majority Supports Crackdown on Migrant Caravans

The Associated Press reports that Mexican citizens are expressing support for President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's crackdown on Central American migrants. The report indicates that Mexican grew weary of the repeated migrant caravans moving through their towns in 2018 and 2019.

168 Migrants Apprehended in Single Texas Border Crossing

168 Migrants Apprehended in Single Texas Border Crossing

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a single group of 168 migrants from Central America, Venezuela, and Cuba on Sunday. This sector is currently averaging more than 1,000 migrant apprehensions per day -- mostly family units and unaccompanied minors.

U.S. Marine Accused of Smuggling Migrants for $1K

U.S. Marine Accused of Smuggling Migrants for $1K

Federal prosecutors in California charged an active duty U.S. Marine for allegedly transporting illegal immigrants for financial gain. Smugglers allegedly offered the Marine a fee of $1,000 to transport the migrants.

Seven Bodies Found in Four Days Along Texas, New Mexico Border Canals

Seven Bodies Found in Four Days Along Texas, New Mexico Border Canals

Officials in El Paso, Texas, recovered the bodies of seven people who apparently drowned in canals and irrigation tunnels along the Mexican border. The most recent recovery occurred on Tuesday night when officials found a man and a girl on a bank.

Bodies of Two Drowned Migrants Found in Rio Grande

Bodies of Two Drowned Migrants Found in Rio Grande

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents found the bodies of two migrants floating in the Rio Grande border river that separates Texas and Mexico. The agents found the bodies within a few hours and less than a mile apart on June 7.

350 Congolese Migrants Arrive in San Antonio

350 Congolese Migrants Arrive in San Antonio

San Antonio officials scrambled this week to find French-speaking volunteers to help with hundreds of Congolese migrants arriving in the Alamo City.

Migrant Apprehensions at Border Hit 144K in May, Says CBP

Migrant Apprehensions at Border Hit 144K in May, Says CBP

The apprehension of migrants along the southwest border with Mexico jumped to more than 144,000 in May. Between ports of entry, Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 132,000 migrants who illegally crossed the border illegally between ports of entry.

Half Ton of Methamphetamine Seized at Texas Border Bridge

Half Ton of Methamphetamine Seized at Texas Border Bridge

Rio Grande Valley Sector Customs and Border Protection officers seized nearly a half-ton of methamphetamine at a port of entry in Pharr, Texas. Officials reported the value of the drugs at nearly $19 million.

Deported Criminal Alien Assaulted Border Patrol Agent, Say Feds

Deported Criminal Alien Assaulted Border Patrol Agent, Say Feds

A previously deported criminal alien from Mexico assaulted a Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agent during an arrest. The Mexican national with an extensive criminal history was traveling with a large group of migrants near the immigration checkpoint on Highway 57 in South Texas.

Large Group of 231 Migrants Apprehended at Arizona Border

Large Group of 231 Migrants Apprehended at Arizona Border

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a large group of mostly Central American migrants early Tuesday morning. The agents took 231 into custody in the remote area west of the Lukeville Port of Entry.

424 Migrants Apprehended at NM Border - Largest Single Group, Says BP

424 Migrants Apprehended at NM Border - Largest Single Group, Says BP

El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended what they are calling the "largest group of 424 illegal aliens" at the New Mexico border on Tuesday morning. A few hours later, agents patrolling near Antelope Wells, New Mexico, apprehended another 230.

424 Migrants Apprehended at Border - 'Largest Group,' Says CBP

424 Migrants Apprehended at Border - 'Largest Group,' Says CBP

El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended what they are calling the "largest group of 424 illegal aliens" at the New Mexico border on Tuesday morning. A few hours later, agents patrolling near Antelope Wells, New Mexico, apprehended another 230.

Another Migrant Drowns in Texas Border River

Another Migrant Drowns in Texas Border River

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents recovered yet another body of a migrant who appears to have drowned while illegally crossing the Rio Grande border river. This is the fifth such drowning in this sector this fiscal year.

Border Patrol Arrests 26 Migrants, 2 Smugglers Trying to Elude Capture

Border Patrol Arrests 26 Migrants, 2 Smugglers Trying to Elude Capture

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents arrested 15 migrants and an illegal alien smuggler after they attempted to sneak across the border and avoid apprehension. Laredo Sector agents apprehended another 11 as they attempted to circumvent a Border Patrol immigration checkpoint.

Mexican Cartel 'Coyotes' Threaten Texans 80 Miles Past Border, Says Victim

Mexican Cartel 'Coyotes' Threaten Texans 80 Miles Past Border, Says Victim

A resident of a Texas community located about 80 miles from the Mexican border says cartel-connected human smugglers threaten people who live around their paths. The "coyotes" utilize this area to force migrants on dangerous marches around the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint.

Mexican Migrants Arrested near Canadian Border

Mexican Migrants Arrested near Canadian Border

HoultonSector Border Patrol agents arrested two Mexican nationals after they illegally crossed the Canadian border into Maine. One of the migrants had previously been deported.

Border Crisis Forces Massive Catch and Release Policy

Border Crisis Forces Massive Catch and Release Policy

The ongoing border crisis forced Border Patrol officials to implement a massive catch and release program where most migrants illegally crossing the border are released shortly after being processed.

400 Migrants Apprehended in Arizona Desert in Two Days

400 Migrants Apprehended in Arizona Desert in Two Days

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended nearly 400 Central American migrant families after they illegally crossed the border in the Arizona desert over the weekend. The strategy of cartel-connected human smugglers continues to tie up Border Patrol resources.

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