Tag: American

‘I Had to Get Caught Sometime’; Human Trafficker Busted

McAllen (KFXV) — “You got me.” “I had to get caught sometime.” that’s what one blurted out to Border Patrol agents arrested him for human trafficking. According to authorities, on Tuesday of last week, agents conducted a traffic stop after surveillance cameras caught several subjects crossing the Rio Grande in a raft into the United States, and jump into a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Diego Armando Perez and American citizen, had six undocumented people in the backseat of his pick-up truck “stacked on top of each other.” all of the occupants of the vehicle were...

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Trump picks Florida Panthers owner as Army secretary

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Panthers owner Vincent Viola has been nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as Army secretary. Viola was introduced as the nominee Monday. Trump says Viola, a 1977 West Point graduate, is "living proof of the American dream." Viola bought the Panthers in 2013 for about $250 million. If Viola is approved for the civilian post, ownership of the NHL club would remain in his family. Viola would step down from his roles as chairman and governor of the team, and Doug Cifu would assume those duties. Cifu is currently the vice chairman and...

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Some military vets tweet support for Kaepernick’s protest

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Colin Kaepernick’s protest of the national anthem is apparently winning support from some military veterans on Twitter. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback sparked controversy during the NFL’s preseason by sitting instead of standing during the “Star-Spangled Banner.” Kaepernick says he’s protesting what he describes as oppression of minorities in the United States. Some who have criticized the protest said it was insulting to veterans. But some people who identify themselves as veterans have tweeted pictures of themselves in uniform and messages of support under the hashtag VeteransForKaepernick . One says he served to protect...

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Texas Senator John Cornyn Visits Border, says No Need for ‘Border Wall’

Texas Senator John Cornyn and Louisiana Senator Dr. Bill Cassidy paying a visit to the Rio Grande Valley today. Border patrol officials tell us that with more than a hundred trips each year, these types of VIP visits are common. Hannah Mackenzie reports: The pair toured the area by land air and water to get a first-hand glimpse at how authorities secure our border. “What we need is a virtual border” —  Senator John Cornyn Following his tour of the Rio Grande Valley, Texas Senator John cornyn said a wall is not the answer to securing our border. “It’s more...

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13,500 Central American Children Deported over Past Two Years

In just the last two years around 13500 minors from Central America have been deported back to their home countries notifications not showing up The first lady from Honduras sends a message to their citizens in the United States with open immigration cases for their children not to miss their day in court as this can cause them deportation. “(Translated) Life in Honduras is very hard. We came here so we can have a chance to keep going”  —  Jose Aguilar Jose Aguilar came from the country of Honduras 8 years ago and even though he said it was...

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