Tag: United States

Convicted Murderer Caught Attempting to Enter U.S. Illegally

A convicted murderer is back behind bars after being caught, attempting to illegally enter into the United States. On Sunday, Weslaco border patrol agents discovered the male, along with six other individuals also trying to gain entry into the U.S. illegally. The subject, whose identity has not been released, was found to have a prior murder conviction in Hidalgo County. He is now in police...

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Undocumented Immigrants Found Hiding inside Speaker Box

One individual is now in custody after attempting to smuggle two undocumented immigrants into the United States. Border patrol agents working at the Falfurrias checkpoint encountered a black Chevrolet Avalanche attempting to enter the country at 6:45 AM today. After being referred to a secondary inspection, agents discovered two undocumented individuals concealed within a speaker box located in the bed of the truck. According to border patrol, all subjects will be processed accordingly, and the case has been referred to homeland security investigations for prosecution....

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FBI Warns Against Scammers Taking Advantage Of The Humanitarian Crisis

U.S. officials say, scammers are attempting to prey on the families of some of the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children crossing the border from Central America. The FBI tells Fox 2 news, the scheme is an active investigation. “We have an active investigation right now we have been working really hard on this investigation. We learned about these fraud schemes Friday and we have agents who are working to identify other victims and subjects possibly,” Michelle Lee, FBI spokesperson. Scammers are seeking money for phony travel costs. The FBI says they have uncovered two similar fraud schemes targeting...

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HIV Diagnosis Rate Fell by Third in US Over Decade

NEW YORK (AP) — The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S. “It’s encouraging,” said Patrick Sullivan, an Emory University AIDS researcher who was not involved in the study. The reasons for the drop aren’t clear. It might mean fewer new infections are occurring. Or that most infected people already have been diagnosed so more testing won’t necessarily find many more cases. “It could be we are approaching something...

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Campaign addresses “Dangers Of Crossing The Border”

  As the humanitarian crisis continues strong in our region, U.S. customs and border protection commissioner Gil Kerlikowske announced today a new international media campaign aimed at slowing down illegal immigration. The conference highlighting the dangers awareness campaign, held at the Anzaldua’s Park, addressed the hundreds of deaths of immigrants while crossing the border since last October. “Our first priority was of course to deal with this unprecedented number of people in a safe humane way,” explains commissioner Gil Kerlikowske, U.S. Customs and border protection. The Spanish language campaign is an urgent call to action to community groups, parents,...

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