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The old adage, "Nothing much happens in small towns," doesn't always hold true for Penitas, Texas, which boasts a population of 8,000. Penitas police Chief Roel Bermea said his small department, with about a dozen officers that covers 438 square miles, is often the first to encounter illegal activity coming across the Rio Grande west of Mission. Just in terms of undocumented immigrants being held for U.S. Border Patrol, Bermea said, "We went from 84 (in April) to 168 in May." He said the increase has subsided since then, with 95 in June. Bermea said he doesn't know if... [Read More]
A Texas man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for heroin and methamphetamine trafficking in New Mexico. Prosecutors say 39-year-old Jesus Gerardo Prieto Jr. of El Paso was sentenced Monday in federal court in Las Cruces. Prieto was arrested last October at the Border Patrol checkpoint in Las... [Read More]
About 400 migrants aboard two border patrol ships disembarked in a Sicilian port Monday after a half-dozen European countries promised to take some of them in rather than leave Italy alone to process their asylum claims. Italy's hard-line, anti-immigrant government had kept the two military ships from docking at Pozzallo for two days until other countries stepped up in the latest standoff forced by Italy over migrant rescues. ... [Read More]
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Hundreds of migrants aboard two border patrol ships were allowed to disembark in the Sicilian port of Pozzallo early Monday after a half dozen European countries promised to take in some of them, rather than have Italy process their asylum claims alone. After two days at sea and a very long night, the 450 migrants aboard the Italian ship Monte Sperone and the British naval vessel Protector finally disembarked at dawn. They had been picked up from an overcrowded boat that left Libya on Friday. Among them were 128 unaccompanied minors. The ships, one... [Read More]
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The protest is part of ongoing movements targeting corporations... [Read More]
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Border Patrol supervisor Rene Quintanilla followed a trail of kids' clothing and empty water bottles down a makeshift trail to the edge of the Rio Grande, then squinted into the morning sun as he took a long look around.

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Migrants aboard two border patrol ships have disembarked in a Sicilian port after a half-dozen European countries promised to take some of them in rather than have Italy process their asylum claims alone. [Read More]
About 400 migrants aboard two border patrol ships disembarked in a Sicilian port Monday after a half-dozen European countries promised to take some of them in rather than leave Italy alone to process their asylum claims. [Read More]
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Anti-immigrant rhetoric, along with policy moves by the Trump administration, have revived fears over immigration raids and mass deportations in the United States. Recently, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) …... [Read More]
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Border Patrol agents arrested nine adults found aboard a boat at Dana Basin in Mission Bay Saturday afternoon. [Read More]
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Border Patrol agents arrested nine people found aboard a boat who are believed to have been trying to enter the United States illegally, an agent said Sunday. [Read More]
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Two border patrol ships carrying 451 migrants neared Sicily on Saturday but the migrants' fate remained uncertain after Italy's hard-line interior minister insisted they should be sent to Malta or Libya instead. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte's office said three ideas were being considered: Redistributing the migrants among European countries, contacting Libyan authorities to arrange for their return, or keeping them on board the ships to screen them for asylum. Interior Minister... [Read More]
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Border Patrol agents stopped a pickup along Interstate 15 on Thursday and found about 45 pounds of methamphetamine, worth more than $800,000, federal officials said. The driver, a 41-year-old United States citizen, was arrested on suspicion of drug smuggling, according to a U.S. Customs and Border... [Read More]
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Two border patrol ships carrying 451 migrants neared Sicily on Saturday but the migrants' fate remained uncertain after Italy's hard-line interior minister insisted they should be sent to Malta or …... [Read More]
Italy has transferred 451 migrants from a big fishing boat onto two border patrol vessels in the Mediterranean, but says they should be sent to Malta or Libya _ not Italy. [Read More]
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A federal jury has convicted a southwest Texas man for attempting to smuggle 30 people through a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint near Falfurrias,... [Read More]
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A former Border Patrol agent pleaded guilty this week in San Diego federal court to a conspiracy charge stemming from his role in a drug-trafficking ring. Cesar Daleo, 47, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, according to the U.S. [Read More]
Italy transferred 451 migrants from a large fishing boat onto two border patrol vessels Saturday in the Mediterranean Sea, but the migrants' ultimate destination remained uncertain after Italy's hard-line interior minister insisted they should be sent to Malta or Libya. Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who has forced migration to the top of Europe's agenda by refusing to let rescue boats dock at Italian ports, vowed to remain firm Saturday as he created yet another standoff with hundreds of migrants stranded at sea. [Read More]
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Associated Press/David J. Phillips Migrant children in detention centers are held to strict rules, including not being allowed to touch each other or write letters, according to a report from The New York Times. Children in some facilities are reportedly woken up early to clean bathrooms before several hours of schooling. Children who have acted up have been physically handled or injected with sedatives by employees, according to those who were in the facilities. Leticia wanted to comfort her younger brother after they were separated from their mother at the US border but she... [Read More]
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U.S. Border Patrol agents stopped an MS13 gang member with a long criminal history in Denver from re-entering the United States. [Read More]
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