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He Built a Privately Funded Border Wall. It’s Already at Risk of Falling Down if Not Fixed.

This story first appeared at ProPublica and was co-published with the Texas Tribune. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Tommy Fisher billed his new privately funded border wall as the future of deterrence, a quick-to-build steel fortress that spans 3 miles in one of the busiest Border Patrol sectors. Unlike a generation of wall builders before him, he said he figured out how to buil...
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Trump administration pays Peter Thiel-backed startup hundreds of millions of dollars to build a virtual border wall

Silicon Valley military contracting startup Anduril has been awarded a contract with US Customs and Border Protection to build a "virtual" wall as a means to monitor crossings in the US. As first reported by the Washington Post, the system will use surveillance towers to detect movement and artificial intelligence to distinguish between humans and other objects, like animals. A price was not disclosed, but Anduril execs told the Post that the deal was worth several hundred million dollars. The...
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The Trump administration has hired a military contracting firm backed by Trump adviser Peter Thiel to build a virtual border wall

Silicon Valley military contracting startup Anduril has been awarded a contract with US Customs and Border Protection to build a "virtual" wall as a means to monitor illegal crossings in the US. As first reported by the Washington Post, the system will use surveillance towers to detect movement and artificial intelligence to distinguish between humans and other objects, like animals. A price was not disclosed, but Anduril execs told the Post that the deal was worth several hundred million doll...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Washington Post, US, Trends, Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley, Customs, Border Patrol, Lotr, Tolkien, Palmer Luckey, Trump, Border Protection, J R R Tolkien, US Customs


CBP postpones PreCheck, Global Entry enrollment centers reopening until Aug. 10

Customs and Border Protection has postponed reopening its trusted traveler enrollment centers through at least Aug. 10, the agency said Wednesday.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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US seizes items thought to be made from hair of Muslims in Chinese labor camps

Border officials say shipment contained 13 tons of weaves and other hair products worth $800,000US federal authorities have seized a shipment of products made from human hair believed to have been taken from Muslims in labor camps in China’s western Xinjiang province.Customs and Border Protection officials said that 13 tons (11.8 metric tonnes) of weaves and other hair products worth an estimated $800,000 were in the shipment. Continue reading...
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CBP postpones Trusted Traveler enrollment centers reopening until Aug. 10

Customs and Border Protection has postponed reopening its trusted traveler enrollment centers through at least Aug. 10, the agency said Wednesday.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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What You Need to Know About Global Entry Enrollment Right Now

As both domestic and international travel begin to fully reopen, travelers will see more travel operations follow suit. The first to begin phasing back in were passport services. Now, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has announced that Global Entry enrollment will return on July 6th.Read more...
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Enrollment in LAX Global Entry for bypassing customs is starting up again

LOS ANGELES — U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced plans Friday to reopen the Los Angeles International Airport Global Entry Enrollment Center early next month, but only for conditionally approve applicants. Beginning July 6, conditionally approved Global Entry applicants will be able to complete in-person interviews, and applicants must schedule enrollment center interviews in advance via the applicant’s Trusted Traveler Programs account. The Global Entry program allows expedited cleara...
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US to reopen Global Entry enrollment centers after coronavirus closures

Customs and Border Protection plans to reopen its Global Entry enrollment centers in July, as the federal government moves to restore programs shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Google employees demand company stop selling tech to police

A growing group of more than 1,666 Google employees is demanding Google stop selling its technology to police departments, TechCrunch has learned. “We’re disappointed to know that Google is still selling to police forces, and advertises its connection with police forces as somehow progressive, and seeks more expansive sales rather than severing ties with police and joining the millions who want to defang and defund these institutions,” employees wrote in a letter to Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai...
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Protests against racial injustice, police brutality continue across Southern California on Saturday

Dozens of protests unfolded throughout the Southland on Saturday, June 20, capping off the fourth week of demonstrations against police brutality and racial injustice. The movement began after George Floyd, a Black man in Minnesota, died on Memorial Day after a white police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes. Million Mothers Rally supporter Yvonne Trice, from Pomona, holds a picture of her late son Monte Russell who lost his life to gun violence during a rally in Pomona Saturday...
Tags: News, Protest, Minnesota, La, Police, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Black Lives Matter, Ana, Southern California, Pomona, U S Customs, Border Protection


Federal agents seize nearly 20,000 pounds at illegal meat at Ports of LA, Long Beach

Federal agents seized nearly 20,000 pounds of illegal meat arriving at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex from China over the previous two months, officials said Friday, June 19. Officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection intercepted 19,555 pounds of prohibited pork, chicken, beef and duck products arriving from China — the largest trading partner the U.S. has — at the Ports of LA And Long Beach. Most of the animal products were mixed in boxes of headphones, door locks, kitchenware, ...
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Overcrowding, substandard care for migrants at US Border Patrol facilities in 2019 surge, watchdog report says

A federal watchdog office's report shows the struggles Customs and Border Protection had in providing care to migrants that arrived en masse in 2019.         [Author: Arizona Republic]
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Trump administration continues to expel most migrants at southern border, May data shows

Customs and Border Protection continued to quickly remove migrants arriving at the southern border in May, following the Trump administration's new rapid expulsion policy implemented in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
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U.S. border agency misused congressional funds meant for migrant care, watchdog says

A congressional audit concluded that U.S. Customs and Border Protection violated the law by misspending money earmarked for migrant care.         [Author: Arizona Republic]
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Tech companies like Amazon, Microsoft, and Salesforce are taking a stand against systemic racism, but their work with law enforcement could contradict their stances

Tech companies have made public statements condemning systemic racism as protests seek racial justice and an end to police brutality.  But some of those same companies, including Amazon and Microsoft, provide technology to police departments, which disproportionately target Black and brown communities. "People are looking to companies for more than pretty words," one expert said. "People are looking for action at a company level. Companies need to rethink their contracts and hiring practices a...
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Force Against Protesters Was Necessary Because Of… Drug Traffickers, Feds Assert

The supposed presence of “drug trafficking organizations” at protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death justified the use of “escalated force” at the demonstrations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection claimed in a memo revealed Wednesday. There’s not any evidence to back up that claim in the memo, a copy of which was obtained by Yahoo News. Nonetheless, at the top of an incident report dated Tuesday, the Homeland Security agency said that “due to nefarious actors and drug trafficking organi...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Homeland Security, CBP, DEA, Customs, Justice Department, Border Protection, Floyd, BuzzFeed News, Drug Enforcement Administration, John Harrington, Walz, Tim Walz, Matt Shuham


Border Patrol Flies Anti-Terrorism Drone Over Minneapolis Protestors

U.S. Customs and Border Protection flew a drone over Minneapolis to keep a careful eye on the unfolding unrest following the death of George Floyd, a local black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck during an arrest. Ars Technica reports: The drone, using the tracking signal CBP104, took off from Grand Forks Airforce Base at 9:08 am Central Daylight Time and shortly afterward headed directly to Minneapolis, this feed from live flight tracking service FlightAware showed. Th...
Tags: Minneapolis, Tech, Ars Technica, Customs, Air Force, Border Patrol, Border Protection, CPB, George Floyd, Grand Forks Airforce Base


Customs and Border Protection flies Predator drone over Minneapolis

Protests have roiled the city over the death of a black man at the hands of police
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Trends, Drones, Customs, Border Protection


More than $250k in counterfeit US bills seized in Cincinnati

In Cincinnati, Ohio, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection intercepted more than $250,000 in counterfeit US bills on its way from Shenzhen, China to Guthrie, Oklahoma. From Fox19: The money, which was not washed or bleached, was printed from a high-end printer on regular paper. Officers say the currency number was the same for every bill, and on the back of the bill there was foreign writing in the location where one of the security features would exist. Translated, the "fore...
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Certain Foreign Professional Athletes Allowed Entry Into The USA

Homeland Security Press Release on Friday, May 22nd. In support of the Trump Administration’s reopening of the economy, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf signed an order that exempts certain foreign professional athletes who compete in professional sporting events organized by certain leagues, including their essential staff and their dependents, from proclamations barring their entry into the U.S. “Professional sporting events provide much needed economic benefits, but eq...
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Official: Strict US border policy may remain as virus eases

The U.S, policy of quickly expelling migrants apprehended along the Mexican border may have to stay in place even after coronavirus quarantine restrictions ease around the country, a Trump administration official said Thursday. Immigration advocates say the policy has deprived some people of the right to seek asylum. It is set to expire May 20, but the acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Mark Morgan, said it may need to be extended to protect public health.
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US northern border illegal crossings rise; many are Mexicans

The number of people apprehended for illegally crossing from Canada into the United States along its northern border has nearly tripled over the past three years, and a growing portion are Mexican citizens, according to federal data. One Mexican man who crossed illegally to work on a Vermont dairy farm said it was easier than trying the southern border. U.S. Customs and Border Protection statistics obtained by The Associated Press after a public records request provide new detail on what was a...
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CBP front-line officers frustrated over continued travel and lack of agency guidance

Weeks after coronavirus restrictions took effect on US borders, Customs and Border Protection officers say that although travel has greatly decreased, exposure from continued border crossings poses a threat to their workforce and the public.
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EXCLUSIVE: The Long Strange Trip Of One Shipment Of Millions Of KN95 Masks

As a shipment of millions of KN95 protective masks were on their way to New Jersey from China in early April, federal agents were hatching a plan. The government deemed the mask shipment to be “critical supplies,” necessary for treating the COVID-19 crisis that was rapidly approaching its peak. HHS officials worked to get a Defense Production Act order which would give the government the authority to take possession of the materials. But this story didn’t turn out to be one in which the ...
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United States: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact on Business Aviation

United States Latest updates: On April 20, 2020, the United States announced that, “In close collaboration, the US, Mexico, and Canada have each agreed to extend restrictions on non-essential travel across their shared borders for 30 additional days. As President Trump stated last week, border control, travel restrictions and other limitations remain critical to slowing the spread and allowing the phased opening of the country.” You can read the official statement here. https://www.dhs.gov/...
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United States: COVID-19: US Government Provides Further Guidance On Export Restrictions On PPE - WilmerHale

On April 9, 2020, US Customs and Border Protection issued a Memorandum to its field operators providing guidance on the implementation of the US Federal Emergency Management Agency's Temporary Final Rule ...
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US using coronavirus pandemic to unlawfully expel asylum seekers, says UN

CDC recently issued order encouraging immediate deportation of non-citizens without valid documents, citing obscure quarantine law * Coronavirus – latest US updates * Coronavirus – latest global updates * See all our coronavirus coverageAn unprecedented US policy authorizing the summary expulsion of migrants and asylum seekers because of the coronavirus pandemic violates international law, the United Nations has warned.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a sweeping ord...
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US expels more than 6,000 migrants using new pandemic rules

More than 6,000 migrants have been turned away at the US-Mexico border since new coronavirus border restrictions took effect, according to the latest US Customs and Border Protection data.
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FEMA Issues New Rule Clamping Down On The Export of PPE During COVID Crisis

As health care workers around the country grapple with shortages in personal protective equipment during the COVID pandemic, the Federal Emergency Management Agency moved Friday to curtail the export of PPE abroad. In a new temporary rule issued Friday and effective retroactively to April 7, FEMA is blocking the export of various classes of PPE – including N95 masks and surgical masks “without explicit approval by FEMA.” The new rule also provides that FEMA has the authority to redistribute s...
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