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Tag Results for "Border Security"

Only 30% of Americans think the U.S.-Mexico Border is Secure

President Obama on Tuesday encouraged Congress to move forward on immigration reform, saying his administration has “strengthened border security beyond what many believed was possible.” But most voters don’t share the president’s view. continue reading »

McCain and Kyl Introduce Plan for Increased Border Security

Last week, U.S. Senators John McCain and Jon Kyl introduced a new border security plan. They hope new legislation will help combat drug and immigrant smuggling, undocumented immigration, and stop violence at the U.S.-Mexico border. continue reading »

Officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge Seize Close to $1 Million in Cocaine

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Hidalgo/Reynosa International Bridge seized approximately 29.7 pounds of cocaine with an estimated street value of close to $1 million. continue reading »

Chicago Police Lieutenant Osvaldo Valdez Selected for Border Intelligence Fellowship

The Chicago Police Department is proud to announce that one of its members, Lt. Osvaldo Valdez, has been chosen to serve in a fellowship program with the Border Intelligence Fusion Section (BIFS) at the El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC). continue reading »

“Creating Panic Where Only Vigilance is Warranted Helps Nobody” AZ Border Mayors to Sheriff

As mayors of border communities from Arizona, we would appreciate it if you would not cultivate a culture of fear in our state and to start being accurate about border securitys. continue reading »

Homeland Sec.Submits $800 million in Budget Cuts, Funds 33,400 detention beds for Illegal Aliens

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today unveiled the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) $57.0 billion fiscal year 2012 budget request – prioritizing efforts to protect the Nation from terrorism continue reading »

Most Voters Continue to Believe Government Encourages Illegal Immigration

Most voters continue to believe that the policies of the federal government encourage illegal immigration, but voters are now almost evenly divided over whether it's better to let the federal government or individual states enforce immigration laws. continue reading »

Janet Napolitano on Border Security: Our Approach is Working

Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, spoke at the University of Texas at El Paso speaking on the state of affairs on border security and the verdict is “Our Approach is Working.” continue reading »

The White House Blog: Immigration & Winning the Future

In his State of the Union address, President Obama laid out his vision for winning our future. Part of accomplishing this important goal means fixing our nation’s broken immigration system. continue reading »

Bogus Barbie Apprehended at Border- No Word on Ken

Two truckloads of Bogus Barbie Dolls have been confiscated at the El Paso Border. The US Customs officials have contacted Mattel and indeed the dolls are counterfeit. "The importers paid more than $30,000 for these items. However, the domestic value of this shipment could easily be eight to 10 times that total," said Ana Hinojosa, local director of field operations for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. continue reading »

Secretary Napolitano Presents Homeland Security’s Immigration & Border Accomplishments

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano highlighted the Department's 2010 accomplishments in an address to employees. continue reading »

US and Canada Meet to Discuss Cross-Border Crime, Border Security

Attorney General Eric Holder, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano, Canadian Minister of Justice and Attorney General Rob Nicholson and Canada's Minister of Public Safety Vic continue reading »

Government Agencies Join Forces to Stop Smugglers

Quietly, and for the last seven weeks, the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Border Patrol have carried out and anti-smuggling campaign in areas with reportedly high numbers of drug runners and unauthorized immigrants. continue reading »

Border Patrol Testing Iris Scanners

The Border Patrol Station in McAllen Texas will be testing iris scan technology for the next two weeks. The Dept. of Homeland Sec (DHS) will be testing machines than can be used from 3 to 4 feet away including one that simply works as people walk by. The test will help the department determine how useful these scanners might be in the future on a broader basis. continue reading »

New Legal challenge to ICE Searches at Border

The Obama administration has continued a Bush administration policy which permits officers at U.S. borders to detain travelers' laptop computers and examine their contents even without suspecting the traveler of wrongdoing -- continue reading »

Border-Wide Drone Aircraft Set to Deploy Providing Surveillance to Entire Southwest Region

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano announced today that Predator Unmanned Aerial System flights, also known as drones, will begin out of Corpus Christi, Texas, beginning on Wednesday, Sept.1. With the deployment of drones in Texas, DHS unmanned aerial capabilities will now cover the Southwest Border—from the El Centro Sector in California continue reading »

Unauthorized Vigilantes Patrolling AZ Border, Legally

Unauthorized Vigilantes Patrolling AZ Border, Legally Jason “J.T.” Ready is a different type of civilian border watcher. He and his group are carrying assault weapons, wearing army fatigues, body armor and gas masks. "We're not going to sit around and wait for the government anymore," Ready continue reading »

Robot Armies Could be the Next Border Defense Agents

Tomorrow the House Homeland Security Committee will meet to discuss the use of robot aircraft to patrol America's borders. continue reading »