• Appeals court allows use of $3.6 billion in military funds for border wall

    A federal appeals court allowed the administration to use a certain set of Defense Department funds for the construction of the border wall after a lower court blocked the administration from dipping into them last month. The ruling marks a victory for President Donald Trump, who has sought to shore up funds for his signature border […]

  • ICE arrests dropped in the past year amid southern border crisis

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests dropped this year as resources and attention were diverted to the surge of migrants arriving at the southern border, according to newly released data. ICE made around 143,000 arrests in fiscal year 2019, down around 10% from nearly 159,000 arrests the previous fiscal year, which starts on October 1 and runs through […]

  • Border Patrol Arrests Convicted Sex Offender

    U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a previously deported sex offender Saturday morning. The incident occurred at around 12:15 a.m., when agents assigned to the Calexico Station encountered a man suspected of illegally entering the United States approximately three miles east of the Calexico Downtown Port of Entry. Agents arrested […]

  • Border Patrol Agents Rescue 3 Men in Distress Near Ocotillo

    U.S. Border Patrol agents from El Centro Sector rescued three men that were in distress in the Jacumba Mountain Wilderness area south of Ocotillo Sunday morning. At around 5:35 a.m., agents received information from El Centro Sectors Radio Communications that three individuals were in need of assistance from possible dehydration. Agents were able to speak […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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