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The U.S. southern border is being protected by a small band of deputies and police who are the front line of defense for every community in the nation
The interdictions of this dynamic duo to date include 153 pounds of cocaine, 122 pounds of heroin and an astounding 943 pounds of fentanyl
The resolutions address concerns that the city of Lancaster’s “Welcome City” ordinance will lead to immigration issues spilling into local communities
Gov. Brian Kemp signed House Bill 1105, which will punish sheriffs who don’t notify immigration agents once they have identified that someone may be in the country illegally
Governor Ron DeSantis stated that he is deploying more than 250 state officers and soldiers as well helicopters, aircraft, drones and boats to enhance border security
The three killed in the crash were: N.Y. National Guard Officers Casey Frankoski, 28, and John Grassia, 30, who was also a state trooper, and Border Patrol Agent Chris Luna, 49
The law would allow state officers to arrest people suspected of entering the country illegally; people who are arrested could then agree to a Texas judge’s order to leave the country or face a misdemeanor charge
The Texas law, known as Senate Bill 4, was set to take effect March 5; the state is expected to appeal the ruling
Missouri troopers will join the state of Texas, which is conducting a separate border security operation from the U.S. Border Patrol
Known as SB 4, the Texas state law makes it a misdemeanor to cross the international border without authorization and authorizes police officers to carry out immigration enforcement
“This is borne out of the recognition that we have a lot of vexing problems on our southern border — fentanyl scourge, transnational criminal organizations that might have a footprint into the U.S. and increasingly toward our city, and the migrant crisis,” a NYPD leader stated
“Our K-9 teams are an invaluable component of our counter-narcotics operations, providing a reliable and unequalled mobile detection capability,” said the Otay Mesa Port director
Gov. Greg Abbott predicted the number of people crossing illegally into Texas would drop by “well over 50%, maybe 75%"
New recruits who are not U.S. citizens are prohibited from gun ownership; the department is working to adjust policies to accommodate them
Officer Freddy Ortiz was 44 years old and had served the U.S. Border Patrol for 13 years
House Bill 4 would make entering the country illegally a misdemeanor and give state and local law enforcement the power to jail or deport violators
“We have not turned them away,” Larry Snelling said. “But what we need are other people to step up in these situations because the burden has been on the police department to house people”
“Just this week alone, I’ve had a patrol car damaged, I’ve had two officers, deputies, that were trying to be run over by smuggler drivers. This is every day down here,” Sheriff Mark Dannels said
Yoda, a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois, bit convicted murderer Danelo Cavalcante on the head as he tried to evade tactical units
“It is incredible the amount of drugs being seized at the border.”
Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay criticized the federal response to the uptick in migrant arrivals, saying they were stretching local resources
We take a look back at rescues of the most vulnerable among us, and appreciate our better angels
Fellow agents found the man unresponsive, began lifesaving efforts and called for an ambulance
Chris Magnus submitted his resignation to President Biden, saying it had been “a privilege and honor” to be part of the administration
“I think it’s a good thing. He was just working on policies that were just going to incentivize more criminal activity,” said Border Patrol union president Brandon Judd
Agent Jorge Arias was shot in the chest during a role-playing scenario by another officer who mistook his training pistol for his handgun
The officer was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center where he succumbed to his injuries