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    LAREDO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Three armed “Federales” approached an off-duty Border Patrol agent who was fishing with his family on the Rio Grande River near Laredo. (credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) It happened on June 22 on the river near the Lago del Rio off Mines Road. The men brandished their weapons at the agent and his family as...
    SAN DIEGO (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Some asylum-seekers will soon have another chance at receiving US humanitarian protection. Those whose claims were dismissed or denied under a Trump administration policy that forced them to wait in Mexico for court hearings will be allowed to return. The move could benefit tens of thousands of hopefuls. READ MORE: TxDOT Unveils 5 Proposals For Interstate...
    More than 47,000 counterfeit Cialis pills and 10,117 fake pieces of designer clothing and footwear – with an estimated value of $12.7 million-plus – were seized at the Los Angeles-Long Beach ports area, officials announced Monday, June 21. The clothing items bore Christian Dior, Versace, Gucci, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Nike Air and Swoosh designs and was part of a...
    The current and worsening immigration crisis at the southern border and the Biden administration’s hand in all of it is frightening for Americans, Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, R, stated on Monday's "Your World." "I think the alarming thing for me, as an American, is to see how quickly things have changed at the border," he said. "In just a...
    Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts said he will send a group of state troopers to Texas later this month to assist local authorities with border security amid an ongoing immigration crisis. Ricketts said his decision was a response to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s recent public call for state governors to provide law enforcement resources. Like other prominent Republicans, the Nebraska governor...
    Congress cannot reform immigration policy in the United States until the crisis at the border is broadly addressed and contained, "Sunday Night in America" host Trey Gowdy said. "There is a broad consensus, and where there is consensus there should be a solution," Gowdy said during his opening monologue Sunday. "And yet, nothing happens because the will of the people never translates into legislative action. It...
    The status quo of illegal immigration under the Biden administration “is as bad as it’s ever been,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said on Friday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow, author of Breaking the News: Exposing the Establishment Media’s Hidden Deals and Secret Corruption. Federal law enforcement officers dealing with border security and migration are told by...
    Arrests of illegal immigrants by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in May remained low for yet another month -- amid an ongoing controversy over narrowed enforcement rules implemented by the Biden administration. There were 2,837 arrests in May, just slightly lower than the 2,847 arrested in April, and higher than the 2,343 arrested in March and 1,985 arrested in February,...
    On Saturday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) stated that South Dakota would like to help the state of Texas with border security and that the state is evaluating helping out and is “working through that process to see if that’s something that we could make possible.” Noem said, “Well, securing...
    Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C. and Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich joined "Hannity" on Friday to discuss the Biden administration's continued avoidance of the southern border. MADISON CAWTHORN: The closest thing [Kamala Harris] has come to the southern border is the Texas Roadhouse in Washington, D.C. We have a real crisis going on and It’s not that we're xenophobic and we don’t want people immigrating...
    DENVER — Former acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said Vice President Kamala Harris’s handling of migration policy shows that she and President Joe Biden are not taking the border crisis seriously. “They still don't really say it's a crisis, but I think they've acknowledged inside the White House and elsewhere that they have a significant hurdle to overcome,”...
    A Republican congressman from South Carolina wasn’t standing for it on Capitol Hill on Thursday when Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tried to defend Vice President Kamala Harris regarding her absence from the U.S.-Mexico border region. Mayorkas insisted that Harris has faced "quite unfair" criticism for not visiting the border region in nearly three months as President Biden’s point person...
    Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas lashed out during a testy exchange with Republican South Carolina Rep. Ralph Norman who pressed him on the issue of border security and the recent surge of migrants coming to the United States. Mayorkas faced questions from lawmakers on the House Homeland Security committee Thursday morning during which he was repeatedly asked about the situation...
    The New York Times whined Thursday that Republicans are finally on message, focusing on the crises which President Joe Biden has manufactured. “There is an economic crisis… with rising prices and overly generous unemployment benefits; a national security crisis; a border security crisis, with its attendant homeland security crisis, humanitarian crisis, and public health crisis; and a separate energy crisis,” the Times...
    Republicans and Democrats pressed Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Thursday over the agency's lack of plans for hiring more Border Patrol agents. Border Patrol agents on the U.S.-Mexico border are overwhelmed responding to the highest levels of illegal immigration in more than two decades, but the Biden administration has no plans to hire more federal agents to bolster their presence....
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agents at the Laredo Sector in Texas intercepted a U-Haul truck carrying 27 illegal immigrants in a suspected smuggling operation. The agents apprehended the truck on I-35, north of Laredo Sector’s immigration checkpoint Sunday afternoon, CBP said in a statement.  Officials said the temperature inside was 106 degrees Fahrenheit.  (U.S. Customers and Border...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisDeSantis signs law mandating daily moment of silence in Florida schools Sunday shows preview: Biden foreign policy in focus as Dem tensions boil up back home Demings raises million after announcing Senate bid against Rubio MORE (R) announced on Wednesday that law enforcement officers from his state will be deployed to Texas and Arizona to address...
    The crisis at the border continues to haunt President Joe Biden’s young administration — with no end or improvement in sight. Illegal border crossing attempts hit another high in May, exploding to more than 180,000, making it the biggest migration surge in two decades. The total for the fiscal year, beginning last October, is nearing 1 million. Vice President Kamala...
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Thursday announced plans to build a wall on the Southern border while at a summit to discuss border security in Del Rio, Texas. “I will announce next week the plan for the state of Texas to begin building the border wall,” Abbott said, according to KTVT. Abbott also announced other border security measures, including...
    Del Rio, Texas (CNN)Texas will begin building its own border wall and next week will begin arresting migrants who trespass on private property, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday."Change is needed to fix the border crisis," Abbott said.The order was one of several new initiatives announced by Abbott during the Border Security Summit, including appropriating $1 billion for border security,...
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    DEL RIO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – During a summit on Thursday, Gov. Greg Abbott said he will announce plans next week for Texas to begin building a wall along the southern border. “I will announce next week the plan for the state of Texas to begin building the border wall in the state of Texas,” Abbott said. Details such as costs...
    DEL RIO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and other law enforcement agencies on Thursday are taking part in a summit on security along the southern border. According to the governor, the summit in Del Rio will involve Texas sheriffs, police chiefs, county judges, mayors and landowners hearing from state officials on efforts to address the border crisis. READ...
    Biden administration officials defended another month of extremely high numbers of unauthorized crossings at the southern border in May, blaming the statistics for overstating and misrepresenting the situation. Federal law enforcement at the U.S.-Mexico boundary encountered 180,034 people who tried to enter the country illegally in May, the highest number in more than two decades. The May total was up...
    (CNN)US border authorities have been deployed to assist Mexican immigration officials in spotting travelers arriving in Cancun, Mexico, with the intention of continuing to the US southern border, according to two Department of Homeland Security officials. The effort is part of a multi-pronged approach to stem the flow of migration to the US-Mexico border following consecutive months of increasing arrests....
    Mick McGuire is adding his name to the growing list of Arizona Republicans vying to challenge Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly in the midterm elections. McGuire, former adjutant general of the Arizona National Guard, was to announce his candidacy on Tuesday. He joins wealthy businessman Jim Lamon in a Republican primary that is expected to expand by at least one in...
    The Biden administration is painting an extremely blurred picture of the crisis at the southern border, former acting DHS secretary Chad Wolf argued Monday on "Your World." WOLF: The problem is, is there their messaging does not reflect reality and the policies that are going on. So if you're a minor or if you're a family member, the odds of...
    U.S. Representative Tony Gonzalez (R-TX) told Breitbart Texas that open-border rhetoric during the last presidential campaign transformed into the open-border policies of this president’s administration. The Texas congressman said these policies led to the current flood of migrants illegally entering the United States. Congressman Gonzales just completed a bi-cameral, bi-partisan visit to the border in the Texas Rio Grande Valley....
    Republican Missouri Rep. Jason Smith said Sunday that President Joe Biden’s $6 trillion budget offers a “zero percent increase” in funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) despite a growing border crisis. “This budget that President Biden released a week ago Friday … provides $69 trillion of spending over 10 years, $6 trillion of spending just this year, but...
    Republican House members are urging Senate leaders to reject three of President Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) nominees, warning in a letter Thursday the nominees are “anti-border security” and will promote policies that allow the illegal migration surge to continue. The letter, spearheaded by Border Security Caucus chairs Reps. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) and Brian Babin (R-TX) and signed by 29...
    Republican co-chairs of the House Border Security Caucus are urging the Senate to reject President Joe Biden's 'dangerous anti-border security' nominees for three key Homeland Security positions because of their 'history of dangerous policy making.' Reps. Andy Biggs and Brian Babin claim Biden has 'unleashed the worst border crisis in two decades' on a letter sent to Senate Majority Leader...
    Former acting ICE director Tom Homan harshly criticized President Biden's border policies, saying the administration handed control of the border to criminal cartels. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration in response to the number of illegal border crossings.  REP. JOHN KATO: BIDEN'S BORDER CRISIS – EVERY STATE IS NOW A BORDER STATE TOM HOMAN: The men and women...
    As the crisis at the southwest border rapidly intensifies, every state has now become a border state, and every community is affected by this administration’s destructive policies. As Border Patrol resources are shifted from the northern and coastal borders to aid overwhelmed and overextended law enforcement at the southwest border, we expose ourselves to serious national security threats.  What is worse...
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    Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL) has introduced two border security bills, Kate’s Law — the House version of Sen. Ted Cruz’s Senate bill — and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, in an effort to “help stem the illegal alien tsunami.” “The Biden-Harris Administration has brazenly aided and abetted the flow of illegal aliens into America. Record breaking border crossings demonstrate...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is in Fort Worth Thursday to give an update on border security efforts and the fight against drug smuggling. The governor will be holding a new conference with Colonel Steve McCraw, who is the director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, and Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn. The news conference is...
    EAGLE PASS, Texas — The influx of large groups of migrants has resulted in severe facilities overcrowding in one of the west Texas sectors of the Border Patrol. The Del Rio Sector now leads the nation in the detention of migrants as it deals with the daily arrivals of large groups of Venezuelans. Detention capacities at temporary holding facilities are...
    Brady Duke, a Christian minister and former Navy SEAL sniper, announced as a Republican to challenge Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) on Tuesday as the Democrat tries to retain her seat after backtracking on her Senate primary bid against Rep. Val Demings (D-FL). Duke is a native of central Florida who served the United States as a Navy SEAL after completing the rigorous BUD/S program...
    By Mariano Valladolid and Ahmed Eljechtimi | Reuters CEUTA, Spain – Hundreds of migrants tried to force their way past tightened security into Ceuta on Wednesday, as Spain pressed on with the expulsion of thousands who had swum or climbed into its North African enclave over the past two days. Around two-thirds of the roughly 8,000 migrants who made it...
    EXCLUSIVE: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was briefed Tuesday on a classified memo regarding his request last month for information about suspected terrorists apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border, and told Fox News he's "even more concerned for America’s security" than he was before. McCarthy, R-Calif., was not able to share details about the memo due to its classified status, but told Fox...
    On Tuesday, Zavala County Sheriff’s deputies and Border Patrol arrested two U.S. citizens for suspicion of human trafficking near La Pryor, Texas. Six passengers were determined to be migrants illegally present in the country. Two of those were Pakistani nationals. The arrest of human smugglers on border highways is becoming common due to the surge in migrant crossings. Encountering Pakistani...
    House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) said the Republican conference is united to take back the House during the midterms and took aim, during her first press conference as the number three in leadership, at the “far-left radical socialist policies” hurting Americans. In her new post, Stefanik has already targeted the “far-left radical socialist policies” under House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and President...
    U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris told Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador during a recent virtual meeting on border security that the U.S. would send surplus coronavirus vaccines to Mexico once health officials approve them for use. Harris “told us they are very willing to deliver to countries that don’t have vaccines what they’ve accumulated from the AstraZeneca vaccine,” the...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Like some Texas conservatives, Don Huffines has criticized Gov. Greg Abbott, so he’s decided to run against him. “I, like most Texans, we’re tired of being lied to. We’re tired of broken and empty promises.” When asked why he believes Republican voters would favor his nomination over the governor, Huffines said, “I can tell you this. I’d...
    The Biden administration is promising a comprehensive response to youth migration now that the immediate crisis of unaccompanied minors overwhelming U.S. Customs and Border Protection stations appears to be under control. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told U.S. lawmakers Thursday that the Biden administration has reduced the number of unaccompanied minors held at border stations from the thousands to the...
    Washington — Top Department of Homeland Security officials on Thursday brushed aside Republican criticism of the Biden administration's immigration agenda, defending decisions to process unaccompanied migrant children at the southern border and curtail immigration arrests in the interior of the country. Republican senators wielding poster boards with apprehension numbers pressed Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on the Biden administration's refusal...
    A government helicopter that was being flown by two pilots from a federal border agency crashed in Oklahoma City on Wednesday afternoon, according to local and federal officials. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter went down near the 1700 block of North Cimarron Road in a fiery blaze that first responders struggled to contain. The two pilots on board...
    With Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-NY – the favorite to replace Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., as House GOP Conference chair – groups calling for stricter immigration policies are concerned by what they see as a voting record that is not in line with their priorities. While Cheney was a regular Trump antagonist, her voting record was praised by those calling for...
    The Biden White House's new deputy director for political strategy and outreach encouraged people to "look up your nearest ICE office and shut-it-down" and said ICE "doesn't have to exist" in 2018 tweets. "If you’re looking for a way to help - look up your nearest ICE office and shut-it-down," Natalie Montelongo wrote on Twitter on June 21, 2018, in...
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