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Tag Results for "U.s. Mexico Border"

Creating North American Development Bank Seen as Good Economic Opportunity for Border Economy

Action to bring economic development to the US Mexico border is making its way through Congress by the expansion and enhancement of the NADBank. The North American Development Bank (NADBank) was created out of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1993 to address environmental concerns that the members of Congress had and ensure precautions and measures were taken to have environmentally sound region in the U.S.-Mexico border. continue reading »

USA Today Study: Border Cities Safer Than Most U.S. Cities, Crime Rates Declining (VIDEO)

Apparently, crime along the border has been declining for quit some time and that the border is ‘statistically safer on average’ than most other U.S. cities. These findings of course have been proven by other studies it’s just the political rhetoric that is not reflecting these facts. continue reading »

Troubled U.S.-Mexico Border Becoming Newest Tourist Destination for Arizona Tourists

If you haven’t made summer travel plans or are looking for a travel bargain how about Gray Lines $89 “Border Crisis: Fact or Fiction” that takes up close and personal to the troubled U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona. continue reading »

Obama’s New Border Strategy:  Information Sharing

Yesterday the White House and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano unveiled an updated border strategy that wholelly consists of increased coordination and resource sharing between all enforcement agencies at the federal, state and local levels. continue reading »

Border Patrol Agents Seize Nearly $15 Million Worth of Marijuana

Nearly $15 million worth of marijuana was confiscated by U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector in multiple seizures over the past four days. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  Mexican Woman Convicted of Smuggling Cash-Stuffed Teddy Bears

A Mexican woman was convicted on Thursday of bulk-cash smuggling after stuffing more than $270,000 inside teddy bears and pillows, and trying to enter Mexico by bus. continue reading »

ICE Testimony Before Senate on ‘Illegal Tunnels’ at U.S.-Mexico Border

The following is the testimony of Executive Associate Director James A. Dinkins, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, before the Senate Caucus on international narcotics control and "illegal tunnels on the southwest border". continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  Seizure of Illegal Iguana Meat at U.S.-Mexico Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa passenger port of entry last week found 159 pounds of concealed iguana meat hidden in coolers underneath fish. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  16-Yr Old Texan Boy Captured Driving Truck into U.S. with 126 Pounds of Pot

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized 126 pounds of marijuana Sunday afternoon. The drugs were hidden in a van being driven by a 16-year-old El Paso boy. continue reading »

Mexico Insists Travel to Country Safe, Wants Texas to Tone Down Negative Rhetoric

Mexico’s Tourism Minister, who does not have an enviable job lately, is asking Texas to tone down its travel alerts to Mexico. continue reading »

Immigrant Advocates Ask For More Officer Training At Border Following Taser Deaths

Immigrant advocates have grown increasingly worried over the number of Taser and shooting deaths involving federal border officers at the U.S.-Mexico border. continue reading »

1,300 Square Foot Drop House Nets 108 Illegal Immigrants Inside (VIDEO)

Arizona police and immigration officials believe they have netted a record number of illegal immigrants in a Phoenix drop house. Neighbors grew suspicious of the home at 91st and Encanto Boulevard with many vehicles coming and leaving the 1,300 square foot, four-bedroom home. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Modified Hang Gliders Becoming Increasingly Popular for Drug Smuggling

We’ve seen makeshift ramps used to help drug-carrying trucks over the U.S.-Mexico border wall/fence, submersibles full of drugs, women sticking drugs in their *ahem* lady parts, tunnels dug right under the border, continue reading »

Major Mexican Drug Smuggling Operation Working Out of Indian Reservation Dismantled

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Arizona’s Attorney General Tom Horne, and Tohono O’Odham Nation Police Chief Joseph Delgado today announced the arrests of 27 of 46 suspected continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: 385 Pounds of Mexican Bologna Seized at Border, Setting a Record

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Santa Teresa port of entry seized 35 rolls of Mexican bologna Friday. The contraband meat weighed a total of 385 pounds. continue reading »

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 »

Mexican Gunfight Leaves 13 Dead at Falcon Lake

The Mexican military engaged in a gun battle with a Zeta camp site on the U.S.-Mexico border at Falcon Lake. Falcon Lake, located 45 miles from McAllen, Texas, came to American infamy last year with the shooting of a jet skiing American couple, the Hartley’s that left the husband dead. continue reading »

Extreme Trafficking:  High-Tech Drug Tunnel Found Under Arizona and Mexico

A 15-foot underground high-tech tunnel has been discovered under the cities of Nogales, Mexico and Nogales, Arizona. It is the eighth such tunnel that has been discovered in the area over the last seven months. continue reading »

San Ysidro Border Crossing to Expand Under Presidential Permit, Is Busiest in U.S.

In order to help develop a modernized U.S.-Mexico border that promotes both economic competitiveness and enhanced security, the Department of State has issued a Presidential permit for the expansion and continue reading »

Brutal Mexican Drug Gangs Here in U.S. Experts Say

According to various experts on border security and gang violence Mexico’s violent drug gangs have expanded their operations across the border and into states like New York and California. continue reading »