U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which belongs to the Department of Homeland Security, manages ports of entry along U.S. land borders. The U.S. Border Patrol is the component of CBP responsible for securing the border between ports of entry.
The exit for a tunnel containing $30 million of illegal drugs was discovered 300 yards from the CBP port of entry in Otay Mesa, San Diego. A man was placed under arrest and has admitted to participating in tunnel construction, control and smuggling activities.
CBP Air and Marine Operations intercepted a vessel with 35 migrants from Haiti and the Dominican Republic attempting to reach Puerto Rico. They were crossing the treacherous Mona Passage in a small, single-engine yola.
In a phone press conference, U.S. Customs and Border Protection in San Diego stated that all illegal immigrants will immediately be returned to their native countries. This is in fulfillment of new agreements with Mexico and Canada to limit the spread of coronavirus.
Two unnamed Customs and Border Protection officials say Mexico will begin taking back migrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, as part of a rapid-deportation agreement with the U.S. that went into effect at midnight.
The Green Light Law impairs homeland security by blocking Department of Homeland Security access to NY Department of Motor Vehicles data. The four U.S. Attorneys in New York have issued a statement explaining how DHS regularly uses DMV data.
A new Trump administration tactic expedites the legal processing of asylum claims by illegal immigrants at the southwestern border. Migrants requesting asylum are quickly interviewed to determine the validity of their claims of credible fear of returning to their countries of origin.
"Asylum seekers" recently tried to rush ports of entry at Nogales, Arizona. Customs and Border Protection responded with measures causing long delays for travelers. A CBP Director of Field Operations explains how his officers were diverted from their primary responsibilities.
A new report from the San Diego County Methamphetamine Strike Force shows how methamphetamine abuse has been growing in that region. This development is not surprising, in light of the fact that San Diego is a primary methamphetamine distribution hub for Mexican drug cartels.
An ABC News report features an advocacy group for doctors, which is campaigning for provision of free influenza vaccinations for migrants detained at the border. The doctors characteristically show no evidence of concern for or awareness of homeland security issues.
At a recent hearing held by the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the role played by Mexican drug cartels in the fentanyl crisis was described by U.S. law enforcement officials.