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Report: DHS Wants to Build Trump's Dumb Border Wall Right Through SpaceX's Texas Launch Facility

The 50-acre Boca Chica, Texas facility where Elon Musk’s SpaceX is testing the prototype version of its Starship rocket—recently in the news for tipping over in high wind—could be split in twain by Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the Mexican border, Bloomberg reported on Friday.Read more...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Bloomberg, Dhs, Rockets, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Customs And Border Protection, Starship, Border Wall, Boca Chica Texas, Texas Launch Facility


Prosecutors: Border Protection Agent Illegally Sold Dozens of Guns In Private Deals

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent in California is accused of illegally selling guns since at least 2014, according to recently unsealed federal court records. Read more...
Tags: Science, Guns, California, Immigration, Customs, Gun Sales, Border Patrol, Firearms, Customs And Border Protection, Border Protection, AR 15, Off Roster Guns


Prosecutors: Border Patrol Agent Illegally Sold Dozens of Guns In Private Deals

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent in California is accused of illegally selling guns since at least 2014, according to recently unsealed federal court records. Read more...
Tags: Science, Guns, California, Immigration, Customs, Gun Sales, Border Patrol, Firearms, Customs And Border Protection, Border Protection, AR 15, Off Roster Guns


There's Never Been a Better Time to Bribe TSA and CBP Officers Than During President Trump's Shutdown

It’s day 34 of President Trump’s government shutdown with no end in sight. And while most of the media’s attention has been focused on the long lines at airport security and food that’s going uninspected, there’s another topic that isn’t getting much coverage: the potential for rampant corruption.Read more...
Tags: Science, Tsa, CBP, Donald Trump, Government Shutdown, Transportation Security Administration, Trump, Customs And Border Protection, Rand Corporation, President Trump, Better Time to Bribe TSA


Border Agents Fail to Delete Personal Data of Travelers After Electronic Searches, Watchdog Says

Last year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) searched through the electronic devices of more than 29,000 travelers coming into the country. CBP officers sometimes upload personal data from those devices to Homeland Security servers by first transferring that data onto USB drives—drives that are supposed to be…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dhs, Homeland Security, CBP, Department Of Homeland Security, Customs And Border Protection, U S Customs, Border Protection CBP, US Customs And Border Protection, American Stasi


U.S. Customs Fails to Delete Personal Data After Electronic Searches at Border, Watchdog Says

Last year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) searched through the electronic devices of more than 29,000 travelers coming into the country. CBP officers sometimes upload personal data from those devices to Homeland Security servers by first transferring that data onto USB drives—drives that are supposed to be…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dhs, Homeland Security, CBP, Department Of Homeland Security, Customs And Border Protection, U S Customs, Border Protection CBP, US Customs And Border Protection, American Stasi, U S Customs Fails, Border Watchdog Says


Southern border family arrests maintain record-high streak in November

Apprehensions of migrant family members who illegally crossed the southern border into the US broke another record in November, according to monthly Customs and Border Protection statistics released Thursday.
Tags: US, Cnn, Customs And Border Protection


Large Groups Of Abandoned Migrants In AZ Desert Alarm Border Patrol Officials

PHOENIX (AP) — Smugglers in recent weeks have been abandoning large groups of Guatemalan and other Central American migrants in Arizona’s harsh cactus-studded Sonoran Desert near the border with Mexico, alarming Border Patrol officials who say the trend is putting hundreds of children at risk. Collectively, more than 1,400 migrants have been left by smugglers in the broiling desert — or in one case in a drenching thunderstorm — in remote areas by the border since Aug. 20. One group was as larg...
Tags: News, Washington, Mexico, Senate, Ap, Arizona, El Salvador, Nielsen, Honduras, Guatemala, Border Patrol, Trump, Phoenix, Customs And Border Protection, Oakland California, Tucson


Large Groups Of Abandoned Migrants In AZ Desert Alarms Border Patrol Officials

PHOENIX (AP) — Smugglers in recent weeks have been abandoning large groups of Guatemalan and other Central American migrants in Arizona’s harsh cactus-studded Sonoran Desert near the border with Mexico, alarming Border Patrol officials who say the trend is putting hundreds of children at risk. Collectively, more than 1,400 migrants have been left by smugglers in the broiling desert — or in one case in a drenching thunderstorm — in remote areas by the border since Aug. 20. One group was as larg...
Tags: News, Washington, Mexico, Senate, Ap, Arizona, El Salvador, Nielsen, Honduras, Guatemala, Border Patrol, Trump, Phoenix, Customs And Border Protection, Oakland California, Tucson


US Customs & Border Protection Chooses Leupold Mark 5HD Riflescope

Leupold Mark 5 HD 5-25×56 BEAVERTON, Ore. —-(Ammoland.com)- United States Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has identified and cleared the new-for-2108 Leupold Mark 5HD riflescope for future use by U.S. Border Patrol officers.The award-winning Mark 5HD from Leupold & Stevens, Inc., launched in early 2018 and combines elite optical performance, rugged reliability, and user-friendly features in a package that could only be produced by leveraging the 70 years of optics manufacturing Leupold posse...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Oregon, US, United States, Gear, CBP, Customs, Border Patrol, Customs And Border Protection, Beaverton, Facebook Facebook, U S Border Patrol, Shooting Industry News, Leupold, Riflescopes


Carla Provost is named Border Patrol’s first female chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol has its first female chief in its 94-year history. Carla Provost had been acting chief since April 2017, so her appointment Thursday by Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan was no surprise. The position is not subject to Senate confirmation. Only about 5 percent of the Border […]
Tags: News, Washington, Senate, Ap, Border Patrol, Customs And Border Protection, U S Border Patrol, Nation & World Politics, Kevin McAleenan, Carla Provost


Salesforce Faces Boycott Threat as RAICES Rejects $250,000 Donation Over CBP Contract

Embroiled cloud computing company Salesforce tried to sanitize its image through a hefty donation to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services—one of the highest-profile organizations resisting our draconian immigration policy. RAICES said no thanks—and at least five other high-profile…Read more...
Tags: Science, Salesforce, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Refugee, Customs And Border Protection, RAICES, Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, Thanks But No Thanks, Techwontbuildit, Salesforce Faces Boycott Threat


Trump Administration Misses Deadline to Reunite Kids With Their Families, But Gets an Extension

On Monday, the administration completely blew its deadline on reuniting parents with their toddlers that the government unnecessarily ripped away from them at the border. Luckily for the administration, the federal judge who gave the order has given them an extension.Read more...
Tags: Science, Immigration, Ice, CBP, Donald Trump, Border Patrol, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Customs And Border Protection, Lee Gelernt, Dana Sabraw, Family Separation At The Border, Sarah Fabian, Trump Administration Misses Deadline


Will Canadians’ Cell Phones Now Be Searched at the U.S. Border?

In late June 2018, a web site resurrected months-old news about potential cellphone searches by U.S. border officials.
Tags: News, Canada, Customs And Border Protection


Are Canadian Citizens Now Subject to a Search of their Phones at the United States Border?

In late June 2018, a web site resurrected half-year-old news about rare, but real, phone searches at the Canadian border.
Tags: News, Immigration, Canada, United States, Border Patrol, Customs And Border Protection, US Customs, Narcity, Citizens Now Subject


Sessions Defends Trump Lie That Only Congress Can End Border Crisis

RENO, Nevada (AP) — While hundreds of protesters rallied outside, Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended the Trump administration’s immigration policies Monday, calling on Congress to act and asserting that many children were brought to the border by violent gang members. Speaking at a school-safety conference in Nevada, Sessions said the crisis at the border is a “difficult and frustrating situation” that requires Congress to act. “Children have indeed borne much of the burden of our broken im...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Defense, Nevada, Customs, Guatemala, Defense Department, Reno, Justice Department, Trump, Customs And Border Protection, Customs Enforcement, West Texas, Department of Health and Human Services, Jeff Sessions


Know before going through customs

“The name in your passport is wrong,” sighed the border protection agent at SFO, barely glancing at me with his bored eyes. The blood drained from my face, the feeling went out of my legs, and pure panic replaced the exhaustion I had just been feeling after sitting for ten hours on a trans-Pacific flight. “This is it,” I thought. “I’m going to die in airport jail because of a typo.” Just as I was about to sink to the floor and let them drag me off to a dark cell, the agent brightened up and ex...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Singapore, Immigration, Sfo, Customs, Pacific, Bogota, All, Customs And Border Protection, Don, Wunderman, Border Control


US Border Patrol Releases Propaganda Video Praising President Trump's Proposed Wall

Today, President Trump heads to the US-Mexico border near San Diego—his first trip to California as president. Trump will examine the eight prototypes for his infamous border wall and meet with agents of US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), an agency that recently released a propaganda video titled, “Walls Work.”…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, US, San Diego, Department Of Homeland Security, Trump, Customs And Border Protection, US Department of Homeland Security, US Customs, Border Protection CBP, Border Wall, US Customs And Border Protection


Man Sues Feds After Finding Spy Camera on His Property and Refusing to Give It Back

A Texas rancher has found himself playing a game of federal hot potato to keep a spying device he found on his property out of the hands of border patrol officials.Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Immigration, Surveillance, Ice, Customs And Border Protection


Did Customs Agents Board a Bus in Florida Asking for Proof of Citizenship?

An encounter captured on video in January 2018 depicts a longstanding practice by immigration officials.
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Immigration, Fact Check, Customs And Border Protection, Greyhound, Customs Agents Board


US Homeland Security Wants Facial Recognition to Identify People in Moving Cars

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) wants to develop technology that scans the faces of travelers as they enter and leave the US. The difficult part? The agency wants to do it without anyone needing to get out of their cars.Read more...
Tags: Science, US, Dhs, CBP, Department Of Homeland Security, Border Patrol, Customs And Border Protection, US Department of Homeland Security, US Department of Homeland Security DHS, US Customs And Border Protection, US Homeland Security Wants Facial Recognition


Applicants for the Customs and Border Protection agency keep admitting to ghastly crimes during polygraph tests

Back in April, experts warned that Trump's plan to hire 5,000 new Customs and Border Patrol officers was unlikely to succeed: the agency already loses 1,000 employees per year and a significant number of applicants are disqualified on the grounds of past bad actions, from theft to rape to drug smuggling. (more…)
Tags: Post, News, Labor, Law Enforcement, Pseudoscience, CBP, Customs, Borders, Border Patrol, Trumpism, Trump, Customs And Border Protection, Xenophobia, Praetorian Guard, Knuckleheads, Polygraphs


9 More Horror Stories From People Who Had Their Electronic Devices Searched at the Border

On Monday, we looked at some of the complaints filed with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) about the treatment of travelers at the US border. People regularly have their electronic devices searched, often for no good reason at all, leading to an invasive and violating experience. And today we have more horror…Read more...
Tags: Science, US, CBP, Department Of Homeland Security, Customs And Border Protection, US Department of Homeland Security, US Customs, Border Protection CBP, US Customs And Border Protection, American Stasi


Trump administration sued over warrantless smartphone searches at US borders

 With the border wall fight looming large in Congress, another kind of battle at the border is heating up. On Wednesday, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit with the Department of Homeland Security over warrantless border searches. In the case, Alasaad v. Duke, two organizations will represent 11 individuals who had U.S.… Read More
Tags: TC, Privacy, Congress, Government, US, Tech, Dhs, Policy, Aclu, Eff, Department Of Homeland Security, Duke, Trump, Customs And Border Protection, Electronic Frontier Foundation EFF, American Civil Liberties Union ACLU


Trump administration sued over warrantless smartphone searches at U.S. borders

 With the border wall fight looming large in Congress, another kind of battle at the border is heating up. On Wednesday, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit with the Department of Homeland Security over warrantless border searches. In the case, Alasaad v. Duke, two organizations will represent 11 individuals who had U.S.… Read More
Tags: TC, Privacy, Congress, Government, Tech, Dhs, Policy, Aclu, Eff, Department Of Homeland Security, Duke, Trump, Customs And Border Protection, Electronic Frontier Foundation EFF, American Civil Liberties Union ACLU, Alasaad


American Arrested For Using Drone to Smuggle 13 Pounds of Meth From Mexico

President Trump’s proposed wall along the US-Mexico border is stupid for many reasons. But one of the most obvious reasons is that it’s really easy to get over the wall using modern technology. That’s precisely what an American man did recently when he tried to smuggle 13 pounds of meth from Mexico using a hobby drone.Read more...
Tags: Science, Drugs, Mexico, US, The Wall, Drones, Dji, Donald Trump, Border Patrol, Trump, Customs And Border Protection, President Trump, US Customs And Border Protection, US Mexico border, DJI Matrice


Video Shows Border Protection Agents Coercing 16-Year Old Cruz Valazquez Acevedo to Drink Liquid Meth

ABC news uploaded a video Friday showing how 16-year old Cruz Valazquez Acevedo was encouraged to take a drink of a deadly drug by U.S. Border Protection agents. The teenage boy had just crossed into the United States from Tijuana, Mexico, when he was stopped at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. Somewhere, on the The post Video Shows Border Protection Agents Coercing 16-Year Old Cruz Valazquez Acevedo to Drink Liquid Meth appeared first on Legal Reader.
Tags: Lawsuit, Abc, Mexico, Police Misconduct, United States, San Diego, Methamphetamine, Teenager, Settlement, Litigation, Wrongful Death, Tijuana, News & Politics, Lawsuits & Litigation, Verdicts & Settlements, Customs And Border Protection


Border agents can’t lawfully search data stored in the cloud

 Storing dating in the cloud isn’t always the safest means of locking it down, but avoiding local storage could benefit anyone concerned for their privacy while crossing U.S. borders. In a letter addressed to Senator Ron Wyden, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency clarified that its policy allowing warrantless border searches is restricted to locally stored data only. Read More
Tags: TC, Cloud, Privacy, Government, Immigration, Tech, Customs, Department Of Homeland Security, Cloud Security, Ron Wyden, Customs And Border Protection, Border Protection


Former Leader of Anti-Immigration Group Reportedly Appointed as USCIS Ombudsman

Julie Kirchner was the executive director of the Federation for American Immigration Reform before joining the Trump administration.
Tags: News, Immigration, Trump, Customs And Border Protection, Federation for American Immigration Reform, Political News, Julie Kirchner, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Anti Immigration Group, USCIS Ombudsman


Judicial Watch Obtains Copies of 204 ICE Illegal Alien ‘Detainer Requests’

Illegal Alien Judicial Watch Washington, DC –-(Ammoland.com)- Judicial Watch today announced that it obtained 204 illegal alien Detainer Requests denied to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) by the Travis County, Texas, Sheriff’s Office. The illegal aliens protected by the Sheriff’s Office were charged or convicted of 31 acts of violence, 14 thefts or burglaries, and three acts or threats of terrorism. Forty-four of the denied requests were for inmates originally detained by Ho...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Austin, Ice, Homeland Security, Gun Rights, Greg Abbott, Illegal Immigration, Customs And Border Protection, U S Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Hernandez, Judicial Watch, Austin American Statesman, Customs Enforcement ICE, Travis County Sheriff s Office, Travis County