Tag: United States

Trump demands Congress terminate diversity immigration lottery

Photo: White House 01 NOV 17 14:02 ET By Dan Merica and Tal Kopan, CNN (CNN) —┬áPresident Donald Trump, during a White House Cabinet meeting Wednesday, said he wants to terminate the Diversity Visa Lottery, a program that distributes around 50,000 visas to countries where there is a low rate of immigration to the US. “I am, today, starting the process of terminating the diversity lottery program,” Trump said, seated next to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. “I am going to ask Congress to immediately initiate work to get rid of this program, diversity...

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Two Co-defendants Found Guilty of Murdering an ICE Agent

Brownsville (KFXV) — After six and a half years since the murder of Ice Special Agent Jaime Zapata, a federal jury has found two co-defendants guilty. Court documents indicate Jose Emmanuel Garcia-Sota and Jesus Ivan Quezada-Pina — both Mexican citizens — are guilty of the February 2011 death of the federal agent after the pair took part in a shooting near San Luis Potosi, Mexico that took Zapata’s life. Zapata — a Brownsville native — worked for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency as a special agent. Special Agent Victor Avila also received serious injuries during the 2011 shooting....

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Customs Agents Make Cocaine Bust

Brownsville (KFXV) — Officials at the Gateway International Bridge seized more than $150,000 in cocaine. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, their agents stopped a 41-year-old Mexican citizen — residing in Matamoros — as he attempted to cross into the United States. Inside his vehicle, they found eight packages hidden, containing more than 20 pounds of cocaine. The man, along with his vehicle and the narcotics were handed over to Homeland Security for further...

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Man Arrested for Outstanding Warrant Crossing Into U.S.

Progreso (KFXV) — In Progreso, Customs and Border Protection agents arrested one man who had an outstanding warrant for sexually assaulting a child. According to CBP, the Pharr police department had a warrant out for 36-year-old, Iram Ignacio Gomez, and apprehended him when he attempted to cross into the United States. As of now, CBP handed Gomez over to Pharr police to begin criminal...

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Police Warned about Overdose Risks in Fighting Drugs

BY SADIE GURMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Tuesday warned of a new problem presented by the nation’s drug abuse epidemic: the threat of law enforcement officers accidentally overdosing. Officers and paramedics are increasingly coming in contact with potent synthetic opioids that can be dangerous and deadly, a troubling side effect of the United States’ opioid crisis. Even very small amounts of drugs such as carfentanil and fentanyl, which investigators are finding in powder form or laced into other drugs, can be lethal. Although DEA does not keep data quantifying the problem, first responders handling...

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