Monday, February 17, 2020

MixedTimes - Bob Price

Another Armed Human Smuggler Arrested in Texas near Border

Another Armed Human Smuggler Arrested in Texas near Border

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended an allegedly armed human smuggler during a human smuggling attempt. Del Rio Sector agents have observed an increasing trend in armed human smugglers.

Two Convicted Sex Offenders Arrested Crossing Border into California

Two Convicted Sex Offenders Arrested Crossing Border into California

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended two previously deported sex offenders as they attempted to make their way into California over the weekend. The arrests happened in separate incidents east and west of the Calexico West Downtown Port of Entry.

Chief Brian Hastings Takes Command of Nation's Busiest Border Sector

Chief Brian Hastings Takes Command of Nation's Busiest Border Sector

Border Patrol officials announced this week that Chief Patrol Agent Brian Hastings will serve as the chief patrol agent of the nation's busiest sector. Hastings is completing a tour as chief of the Law Enforcement Operations Directorate at Border Patrol headquarters in Washington, D.C.

CBP Air and Marine Operations Drones Lead to Apprehension of 13 Migrants in Texas

CBP Air and Marine Operations Drones Lead to Apprehension of 13 Migrants in Texas

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended 13 migrants with the assistance of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) late last week. The apprehensions, utilizing drones operated by Air and Marine Operations agents from over 100 miles away, led to the apprehension of the migrants in two separate incidents.

31 Migrants Rescued from Texas Border Town Stash House

31 Migrants Rescued from Texas Border Town Stash House

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents teamed up with other federal and local law enforcement agencies to disrupt an active human smuggling stash house operation. The raid resulted in the rescue of 31 migrants.

'Longest' Tunnel Found Under California-Mexico Border, Say Feds

'Longest' Tunnel Found Under California-Mexico Border, Say Feds

Drug Enforcement Administration officials announced the discovery of what they are calling the "longest cross-border tunnel" under the California-Mexico boundary. The structure stretches more than three-quarters of a mile near Otay Mesa, California.

CHINA: Coronavirus Could Spread Two Weeks Before Symptoms Show

CHINA: Coronavirus Could Spread Two Weeks Before Symptoms Show

A Chinese health official reports the Wuhan novel coronavirus could be contagious for up to two weeks before a patient becomes symptomatic. This means people who are not yet showing symptoms of coronavirus-related illness could be spreading the virus to other contacts.

CORONAVIRUS: U.S. Orders Wuhan Consulate Staff to Leave City

CORONAVIRUS: U.S. Orders Wuhan Consulate Staff to Leave City

The U.S. Department of State ordered employees of the Consulate in Wuhan, China, to evacuate from the city in wake of the spreading novel coronavirus. The order comes as Chinese authorities expand containment responses designed to slow or stop the rapidly spreading virus that has so far killed at least 41 people.

China Closes Great Wall, Forbidden City to Contain Coronavirus

China Closes Great Wall, Forbidden City to Contain Coronavirus

Chinese officials closed the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Shanghai Disney, and other tourist venues to contain the novel coronavirus. The move comes at the approach of the Chinese Lunar New Year -- one of the nation's biggest holidays.

Texas Health Officials Investigating Possible Coronavirus Patient

Texas Health Officials Investigating Possible Coronavirus Patient

Physicians in Brazos County, Texas, are investigating the possibility that a patient who recently returned from Wuhan, China, may be infected with the novel coronavirus. If the patient tests positive, they would be the second confirmed case in the United States.

Six-Time Deportee Charged in Hit-and-Run Death of Elderly Texan

Six-Time Deportee Charged in Hit-and-Run Death of Elderly Texan

SUGARLAND, Texas -- Fort Bend County Sheriff's deputies arrested a six-time deported Honduran criminal alien on charges connected to the hit-and-run death of an 81-year-old woman. Immigration officials confirmed the illegal alien's immigration history and the placement of a detainer to prevent his possible release.

Unresponsive Migrant Rescued from Texas Ranch near Border

Unresponsive Migrant Rescued from Texas Ranch near Border

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a migrant who became unresponsive due to dehydration and drug intoxication. The agents found the man with four other migrants on a remote ranch north of the U.S.

Migrant Apprehensions at Border Drop for Seventh Straight Month

Migrant Apprehensions at Border Drop for Seventh Straight Month

The apprehension of migrants crossing the southwest border from Mexico fell in December. A CBP report issued on Thursday shows a drop in apprehensions for the seventh straight month following the implementation of new asylum and border enforcement policies by the Trump administration.

Three Charged in Alleged Assault on Border Patrol Agents

Three Charged in Alleged Assault on Border Patrol Agents

Federal prosecutors filed criminal charges against three illegal aliens for allegedly assaulting Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents on New Year's Eve. Two agents sustained injuries in the attack requiring treatment at a local hospital.

WATCH: CBP Air and Marine Crew Stops Boat Loaded with Nearly 2 Tons of Cocaine

WATCH: CBP Air and Marine Crew Stops Boat Loaded with Nearly 2 Tons of Cocaine

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) aircrew interdicted a drug-smuggling boat loaded with more than 3,600 pounds of cocaine. Agents on board the aircraft tracked the boat for two days before moving Coast Guard vessels into the area to stop the boat.

Migrant Woman Dies on Texas Ranch 80 Miles from Mexican Border

Migrant Woman Dies on Texas Ranch 80 Miles from Mexican Border

First responders in Brooks County, Texas, attempted to revive a Mexican migrant woman who apparently suffered a heart attack after being abandoned by cartel-connected human smugglers. The woman did not respond to CPR or other techniques and died at the scene.

CBP Air and Marine Flies Santa to Texas Border Towns

CBP Air and Marine Flies Santa to Texas Border Towns

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations teamed up with U.S. Border Patrol agents and the Salvation Army to bring Santa Claus and gifts to children throughout the Rio Grande Valley.

3-Time Deportee Gets 46 Months in Prison for Illegal Re-Entry

3-Time Deportee Gets 46 Months in Prison for Illegal Re-Entry

A federal court in New York sentenced a three-time deported Mexican national to 46 months in prison following his second conviction for felony re-entry after removal. The man, who has an extensive history of drunken driving, also received a 36-month supervised release and deportation order following his November plea agreement.

Deported Criminal Migrant Arrests Continue Along Southwest Border

Deported Criminal Migrant Arrests Continue Along Southwest Border

Border Patrol agents continue to arrest previously deported criminal aliens as they attempt to illegally re-enter the United States. Many of those arrested include violent criminals and sex offenders -- including child sex offenders.

Texas Cops Outraged over Accused Cop-Killer's Bond Setting

Texas Cops Outraged over Accused Cop-Killer's Bond Setting

HOUSTON, Texas -- Law enforcement officials and police union leaders across the Lone Star State joined forces to express outrage over a Harris County magistrate judge's decision to set a bond of $150,000 for a man accused of killing a Nassau Bay police officer.

Texas Cops Rescue Woman, Girl from Alleged Human Trafficker

Texas Cops Rescue Woman, Girl from Alleged Human Trafficker

HOUSTON, Texas -- Two Texas law enforcement agencies teamed up to rescue a younger woman and a 16-year-old girl from an alleged human trafficker. The woman reports she was kidnapped, sexually assaulted, and faced forced prostitution.

Migrant Family Apprehensions at Border Fall 90 Percent in Six Months

Migrant Family Apprehensions at Border Fall 90 Percent in Six Months

The apprehension of migrant families illegally crossing the border from Mexico in November fell by nearly 90 percent from the peak in May. Border Patrol officials cited closed loopholes in immigration and asylum laws as having a direct impact on the reduction of illegal border crossings by migrant families.

Air and Marine Operations Interdicts $81.5 Million in Cocaine

Air and Marine Operations Interdicts $81.5 Million in Cocaine

An Air and Marine Operations (AMO) aircrew intercepted two drug-smuggling boats resulting in the seizure of nearly $82 million in cocaine. One incident happened in the eastern Pacific Ocean while the second took place in the westernCaribbean Sea.

22 Migrants Rescued in California Wilderness near Border

22 Migrants Rescued in California Wilderness near Border

San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents rescued 22 migrants from California wilderness areas during a 24-hour period ending on Friday. The rescues followed the onset of bad weather in the area.

43 Migrants Rescued from Texas Border Stash House

43 Migrants Rescued from Texas Border Stash House

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents teamed up with ICE Homeland Security Investigations agents and local law enforcement to rescue a large group of migrants from a stash house near the Texas border with Mexico.

Sanctuary California Gives Mexican Gang Member to ICE for Deportation

Sanctuary California Gives Mexican Gang Member to ICE for Deportation

The State of California honored an immigration detainer placed on a previously deported violent Mexican national. The criminal alien returned to the U.S. after being deported in 1999 and received a conviction for voluntary manslaughter in 2003.

Agents Rescue Migrant from Drowning in Texas Border River

Agents Rescue Migrant from Drowning in Texas Border River

Laredo Sector Border Patrol riverine agents rescued a migrant from possibly drowning in a creek near the Rio Grande. The migrant struggled to stay afloat after illegally entering the river to cross into the U.S.