Tag: border

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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TAMIU’s One Border Meeting discusses NAFTA

Texas A & M International University hosted the ‘One border’ meeting giving way to the pathways for trade logistics and manufacturing symposium. In an effort to increase understanding, of the U.S. – Mexico Border, officials are hosting a two-day session organized by the one border coalition. Their main goal is to bring together organizations and communities from both the United States and Mexico to strengthen their shared goals of security and prosperity, and deepen bonds of friendships. Officials from Laredo and Nuevo Laredo attended, such as Enrique Rivas, mayor of Nuevo Laredo, mayor Pete Saenz, border economic development representatives,...

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