• US sets a refugee cap of 18,000 for next year — a new historic low

    The Trump administration will only admit up to 18,000 refugees in the next fiscal year, the State Department announced Thursday, marking a historic low and threatening to further erode the nation’s refugee resettlement program. Under President Donald Trump, the administration has slowly chipped away at the refugee cap, which dictates how many refugees may be […]

  • Border Patrol Arrests Convicted Sex Offender

    U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a previously removed sex offender Saturday night. The incident occurred at around 8:20 p.m., when agents assigned to the Calexico Station encountered a man suspected of illegally entering the United States approximately .5 miles east of the Calexico West Downtown Port of Entry. Agents […]

  • Drama over border wall forces leaders to look toward a short-term spending bill

    Disagreements over the President’s campaign promise of a border wall are threatening to derail spending negotiations on Capitol Hill, all but assuring Congress will need to pass a short-term continuing resolution in order to avert a government shutdown at the end of the month. While the Senate Appropriations Committee voted to pass a Defense spending bill and the Energy […]

  • Supreme Court clears the way for new asylum restrictions to take effect

    The Supreme Court cleared the way for the Trump administration’s rule that dramatically limits the ability of Central American migrants to claim asylum to go into effect nationwide while the appeals process plays out. Wednesday’s order is a victory for the Trump administration, which argued the rule was necessary to screen out “asylum seekers who declined to […]

  • Man Suspected of Smuggling Almost 150 Pounds of Meth into County

    A 55-year-old man allegedly caught hauling close to 150 pounds of methamphetamine in his pickup truck near Temecula was being held Tuesday in lieu of $1 million bail. Robert Park Walker was arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents after he was stopped along northbound Interstate 15, leaving San Diego County and just entering Riverside County. […]

  • Troops who deployed to US-Mexico border will receive medals

    Thousands of American troops sent to the US-Mexico border as part of the Trump administration’s effort to handle the rising number of migrants crossing into the US since April 2018 will be awarded the Armed Forces Service Medal, the Pentagon confirmed Tuesday. The medal honors service members who participate in a “military operation that is deemed […]

  • Nearly 4 tons of weed discovered inside a shipment of jalapeños

    A shipment of jalapeños from Mexico to the US proved to be carrying more than just a spicy kick when Border Patrol agents found nearly 4 tons of marijuana hidden in the cargo. The discovery was made Thursday when a truck driver was flagged for a secondary inspection at the Otay Mesa border crossing in […]

  • Appeals court says soap, toothbrushes can be required for detained children

    A federal appeals court on Thursday dismissed a Trump administration argument that “safe and sanitary” conditions do not specifically require access to items such as soap and toothbrushes, as well as adequate sleep for children in custody at Border Patrol stations. A three-judge panel for the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a lower court […]

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