Tag Archives: Border Patrol

Border Patrol Union Deletes Anti-Wall Webpage

Politico reports: A union that represents Border Patrol agents recently deleted a webpage that said building walls and fences along the border to stop illegal immigration would be “wasting taxpayer money.” The deleted webpage, posted in 2012, argued that border barriers don’t tackle the root causes of migration — and could potentially encourage more migrants to enter the U.S. fraudulently …

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Trump Blames Dems For Deaths Of Migrant Children

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump on Saturday attempted to blame Democrats for the two deaths of immigrant children being held by his Border Patrol and Customs enforcement officers. “Any deaths of children or others at the Border are strictly the fault of the Democrats and their pathetic immigration policies that allow people to make the long trek thinking they …

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Medical Checks Ordered After 2nd Migrant Child Dies

The Associated Press reports: U.S. Customs and Border Protection has ordered medical checks on every child in its custody after an 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died, marking the second death of an immigrant child in the agency’s care this month. The death came during an ongoing dispute over border security and with a partial government shutdown underway over President Donald …

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Homeland Security Head Blames Family After Migrant Child Dies Of Dehydration In Border Patrol Custody

Talking Points Memo reports: While addressing a question about the death of a 7-year-old migrant girl — who died of shock and dehydration while in Border Patrol custody — Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen harped on the “dangers of this journey.” She called the death “heart-wrenching,” but said it was “a very sad example” of what can happen …

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Video Captures Start Of 47,000 Acre Wildfire Sparked By Border Patrol Agent’s “Gender Reveal” Explosion

The Arizona Daily Star reports: The Sawmill Fire is shown erupting from an exploding target — with blue smoke curling off the fire’s fringes — in a video just obtained by the Arizona Daily Star. The 49-second video clearly shows the fire starting in yellow grassland near a stand of mesquite trees from the exploding target on state land in …

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Former Border Patrol Official Defends Pepper Spray Use: It’s So Natural You Can Put It On Your Nachos [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Former U.S. Border Patrol deputy chief Ron Colburn early Monday defended the use of pepper spray to deter migrants attempting to enter the U.S. at the Mexican border, saying it is “natural” and “you could actually put it on your nachos and eat it.” “Fox & Friends” host Steve Doocy asked Colburn, who is now president of …

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US Border Patrol Fires Tear Gas On Migrants [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Migrants approaching the U.S. border from Mexico have been enveloped with tear gas after a few tried to breach the fence separating the two countries. U.S. agents shot the gas, according to an Associated Press reporter on the scene. Children were screaming and coughing in the mayhem. U.S. Border Patrol helicopters flew low overhead, while U.S. …

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TEXAS: Border Patrol Forced To Scrap Election Day Drill After Civil Rights Groups Decry It As Voter Intimidation

Buzzfeed News reports: US Border Patrol agents on Tuesday canceled a “crowd control exercise” they had planned in El Paso, Texas, after civil rights groups and lawmakers slammed it as a voter intimidation tactic. The location, near the Hispanic neighborhood of Chihuahuita, and the timing on Election Day raised suspicions, said Terri Burke, the executive director of the ACLU of …

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Border Patrol Agent Pleads Guilty To Sparking 47K Acre Wildfire With Fireworks At Gender Reveal Party [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: A Border Patrol agent pleaded guilty to starting an Arizona wildfire by shooting a rifle at a target intended to reveal the gender of his baby. Dennis Dickey, 37, of Tucson, Arizona, pleaded guilty Friday to causing the Sawmill Fire, which torched swaths of Coronado National Forest, federal land administered by the U.S. Forest Service, and caused …

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US Border Official: Canadians Who Work In Legal Pot Industry Will Be Banned From US As Drug Traffickers

Politico reports: Canadians who work in the marijuana industry — and those who invest in the booming pot sector — risk a lifetime ban on travel to the U.S., according to a senior official overseeing U.S border operations. As Canada prepares to become the world’s only major industrialized nation to legalize retail marijuana sales starting Oct. 17, the Canadian cannabis …

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Trump Invites Hispanic Border Patrol Agent To White House Event Podium: “Speaks Perfect English!” [VIDEO]

At a White House ceremony to honor border agents, our totally not racist Glorious Leader invited a Hispanic officer to the podium, saying, “Come here, you’re not nervous, right? Speaks perfect English!” Earlier in the presentation, Trump claimed that ICE is “liberating” Long Island town from MS-13. “We’re going to do very well in the midterms, and this is one …

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Feds Accuse Bill De Blasio Of Illegal Border Crossing

The Associated Press reports: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his security detail violated both Mexican and U.S. immigration laws by crossing the border on foot during a visit near El Paso, Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection alleges in a letter obtained by The Associated Press. The mayor’s office flatly denied the allegation. De Blasio, a fierce …

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Homocon Candidate To Head Customs And Border Patrol Under FBI Investigation For Misuse Of RICO Funds

Vocativ reports: One of three candidates reportedly being vetted by President Donald Trump to head the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency — which oversees the U.S. Border Patrol — is being investigated by federal authorities over his former agency’s use of RICO funds, or money and assets seized during criminal investigations. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg …

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Donald Trump: The Obama Administration Is Letting Illegals “Pour Into The Country So They Can Vote”

The Washington Post reports: Donald Trump claimed Friday that the United States is allowing illegal immigrants to enter “so they can go and vote” in the election. But undocumented immigrants are not allowed to vote in U.S. elections. Only U.S. citizens can vote. To apply for citizenship, an individual must be a legal resident for at least three to five …

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