Tag: border

Border Safety Initiative To Reduce Deaths

The number of undocumented immigrants being smuggled into the U.S. remains high, Customs and Border Protection continue their search and rescue efforts. CBP along with state and local agencies held their annual Border Safety Initiative or BSI, to discuss the ongoing efforts related to the prevention of immigrant deaths.The BSI was put into effect in June 1998 as a measure to educate and draw awareness to the dangers encountered by thousands of immigrants crossing the border illegally. Agent Raul Ortiz, Deputy Chief Patrol of the RGV sector, tells Fox News that it’s been nearly 20 years and they still...

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Hidalgo Welcomes National Guard To Border

Two hundred fifty National Guard soldiers are now in our border, just like president Donald Trump ordered. Rudy Espinoza. Hidalgo chief of police says it is a great benefit to the community knowing there will be more security to combat illegal smuggling, especially in cities like Hidalgo that are so close to the border. “I think we’re in a special position, we’ve got not only the assistance of border patrol to assist but we got state, we got the game warden, and now to have military personnel to augment that security. I think it should give people a piece of...

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Trump Signs Proclamation To Send National Guard To Southern Border

President Trump’s signing comes after the Department of Homeland Security announced earlier today that the National Guard would be sent to the southern border. The proclamation indicates the National Guard will set foot on the border in order to collaborate with border patrol officials. The announcement comes after President Trump considered the flow of illegal immigration, criminal activity, and drug trafficking as unacceptable. The national guard will be limited in terms of action they’re allowed to take once stationed on the border, but military experts tell Fox News, the rules have to be set clear first. Local activists tell...

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Immigrants Accused of Being Terrorists

The frigid temperatures negatively impacting local businesses as sales drastically dropped this week. Due to cold temperatures, shoppers are staying in and waiting for the weather to change. We spoke to several business owners downtown who say people are not stopping by and the few that do are running in and out the stores without really purchasing much. Merchants are hoping the cold temperatures don’t linger, they do expect sales to go back to normal once the cold is...

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Two and A Half Tons of Marijuana Seized

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seize more than two and a half tons of marijuana at World Trade Bridge.  According to the reports, CBP officers referred a 2009 Freightliner tractor hauling a 1999 Stoughton trailer with a shipment of drywall for a secondary examination. Agents 459 bundles containing 5,164 pounds of alleged marijuana with an estimated street value of $1,032,635.  CBP officers seized the narcotics and the case was turned over to homeland security for further...

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