Rio Grande Valley: Deported killer captured by border patrol

Texas 09/30/21, 06:47

Border Patrol officials in Texas have caught a convicted murderer who had tried to illegally enter the U.S. after being deported for his crime, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in a news release. The man, an identified Honduran national, was convicted of homicide in Miami, Florida, and sentenced ...

Photographer says Border Patrol agents on horses did not whip anyone

Texas 09/25/21, 20:18

In an exclusive interview with KTSM, photographer Paul Ratje said he never observed any whipping incident, and neither did his colleagues. “I’ve never seen them whip anyone,” Ratje said. “He was swinging it, but it can be misconstrued when you’re looking at the picture.” In the photos and some footage, the agents ...

US to investigate case of border agents dispersing Haitians with whips

Texas 09/21/21, 01:19

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, on Monday, Sept. 20, promised that it would launch an internal probe into allegations of border agents using whips to round up Haitian refugees.  "The Department of Homeland Security does not tolerate the abuse of migrants in our custody and we take these allegations very ...

Attorney General pushes open borders policy, calls limiting transit through Texas illegal

Texas 07/31/21, 18:32

After Texas Governor Greg Abbott prevented illegal immigrants from transiting through his territory, Attorney General Merrick Garland called the provision "dangerous and illegal."  Garland addressed a letter urging Abbott to rescind the Executive Order that prohibits local, state, and federal law enforcement agents from transporting undocumented aliens entering the country across ...

Over 170,000 fake N95 masks from China seized in Houston

U.S. 04/17/21, 22:39

The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported on Thursday, April 15, it had intercepted a package of over 170,000 fake N95 masks from China, with an approximate retail value of nearly $350,000. The shipment of counterfeit 'made in China' masks was on its way to White Plains, New York, before being seized by ...

Fake family groups caught by Border Patrol Agents attempting to enter US

Politics 04/15/21, 19:50

Warning: This story contains a graphic video that may disturb some viewers. Discretion is advised. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials announced on Tuesday, April 13, they discovered groups of individuals identified as "fraudulent family units" illegally entering the United States through Yuma, Arizona, over the weekend.  CBP said they found ...

DHS removes news release on potential terrorists encountered at border

U.S. 04/07/21, 18:54

On Monday, April 5, the press release uploaded by the Department of Homeland Security, detailing two Yemeni illegal immigrants' detention on the FBI's Terrorism Watch List, disappeared from the website the following day. The deleted press announced that the two suspects arrested by agents assigned to the El Centro sector were ...

Another President Trump record: 50 million in slave labor goods seized

U.S. 12/30/20, 18:42

So far in 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection authorities have seized $50 million in goods made with slave labor, mainly from China and Malaysia, the Washington Examiner reported. Federal law prohibits importing goods extracted, manufactured, or produced, in part or in whole, by convict labor, forced child labor, and bonded ...

Customs confiscates fake Chinese coronavirus test kits at Los Angeles Airport

U.S. 03/16/20, 11:35

On Thursday, March 12, officials from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), managed to intercept a package containing fake test kits of the Chinese coronavirus at Los Angeles International Airport. During a routine compliance check, officials found six plastic bags containing the test kits in a shipment from the United Kingdom ...

Package of dead birds from China seized at Virginia airport

U.S. 02/11/20, 19:12

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents seized a package at Dulles International Airport in Virginia that was filled with small dead birds, WTHR reported on Monday, Feb. 10. The package belonged to a passenger who arrived on a flight from Beijing, China, on Jan. 27, 2020. The traveler's final ...

US border detentions down, drug arrests up

U.S. 11/14/19, 18:45

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) stated during a White House press briefing on Thursday, Nov. 14 that while border detentions had fallen significantly, the number of drug seizures and arrests had rocketed. Acting U.S. CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan spoke about the latest southwest border enforcement statistics. He began by reminding reporters ...

CBP: 74 miles of border wall completed, 450 miles scheduled by the end of 2020

U.S. 10/26/19, 20:38

Construction crews under U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a report on Friday, Oct. 25, indicating completion of 74 miles of border wall replacement systems, 158 miles of additional walls are currently under construction and 276 miles are in a "pre-construction phase," along the southwestern border with Mexico. Border Patrol ...

Tom Homan blasts Google employees who signed Anti-ICE, CBP petition

Politics 08/18/19, 04:39

Former ICE Director Tom Homan and National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd blasted Google employees who signed a petition refusing to work with CBP, ICE, or ORR. More than 600 Google employees signed a petition on Wednesday, Aug. 14, dubbed "Google must stand against human rights abuses," saying they "refuse" ...

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