Border Patrol officers seize more than $218K in meth; sex offender arrested in separate incident

Border Patrol officers seize more than $218K in meth; sex offender arrested in separate incident

By SoAzNewsX Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a male U.S. citizen early Saturday after finding nearly 73 pounds of methamphetamine in his vehicle during a secondary inspection at Arizona’s Port of San Luis. Officers located multiple bricks of meth, exceeding $218,000 in street value, after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the trunk of […]

ICYMI: Illegals commit crimes at double the rate of native-born: Study

ICYMI: Illegals commit crimes at double the rate of native-born: Study

The crime rate among illegal immigrants in Arizona is twice that of other residents, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday, citing a new report based on conviction data. The report, from the Crime Prevention Research Center, used a previously untapped set of data from Arizona that detailed criminal convictions and found that illegal immigrants between […]

Border Patrol agents thwart two drug smuggling attempts; arrest 10

Border Patrol agents thwart two drug smuggling attempts; arrest 10

By SoAzNewsX Border Patrol agents from Wellton Station’s Target Enforcement Unit arrested two groups of illegal aliens, and seized nearly 350 pounds of marijuana in two separate incidents on Friday and Saturday, according to a news release. In the first incident on Friday, agents tracked a group of five individuals to a location southwest of […]

Powerful Republican committee wants vote on Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s conservative DACA bill

Powerful Republican committee wants vote on Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s conservative DACA bill

An influential caucus of conservative Republicans is pushing House Speaker Paul Ryan to hold a vote on an immigration reform bill that has emerged as a White House favorite. The 150-member Republican Study Committee announced Tuesday that it endorses the Securing America’s Future Act, which gives legal status to certain younger illegal immigrants in exchange […]

Illegal immigration up again in December; back to Obama levels

Illegal immigration up again in December; back to Obama levels

From The Westerner Blog Illegal immigration at the southwest border ticked up again in December, according to the latest numbers released Tuesday that showed an increasing flow of people showing up at the ports of entry demanding to be admitted. Actual arrests by the Border Patrol dropped slightly in December, but the number of people […]

Crackdown: 200 illegal immigrants to be prosecuted for crossing the border

Crackdown: 200 illegal immigrants to be prosecuted for crossing the border

In another sign there’s new sheriff in town, President Donald Trump’s administration handed over more than 200 first-time border crossers caught in a single area of Arizona for criminal prosecution, according to Customs and Border Protection figures. A significant increase in prosecutions of first-time offenders would represent a dramatic break from recent policy, which essentially […]

Ohio city’s illegal alien defense fund gives $17,500 to terrorist front group

Ohio city’s illegal alien defense fund gives $17,500 to terrorist front group

From Judicial Watch Ohio’s capital city has launched a defense fund for illegal immigrants facing deportation and thousands of taxpayer dollars will go to the local chapter of a terrorist front group that promotes itself as a Muslim civil rights organization. The pot of cash is known as Columbus Families Together Fund and the Council on American […]

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents respond to weekend rescues

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents respond to weekend rescues

By SoAzNewsX Border Patrol agents from Tucson Sector responded to four 9-1-1 calls and two rescue beacon activations over the weekend in different locations of the west desert, resulting in the rescue of seven undocumented aliens, according to a news release from the Tucson Sector. On Friday night, agents assigned to the Ajo Station, responded […]

ICE director says ‘no population is off the table’ for immigration arrests

ICE director says ‘no population is off the table’ for immigration arrests

By Megan Janetsky / Cronkite News WASHINGTON – The acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement told a House committee Tuesday that while the agency is targeting criminal immigrants as it ramps up enforcement efforts, “no population is off the table” for immigration arrests. Thomas Homan’s comments to a House Appropriations subcommittee come as ICE […]

Report finds thousands of non-citizens on voter rolls in Virginia

Report finds thousands of non-citizens on voter rolls in Virginia

By Rachel del Guidice / The Daily Signal Virginia election officials removed thousands of voters from voter rolls between 2011 and May 2017, according to a conservative legal organization. In a report released Tuesday, the Public Interest Legal Foundation, a conservative legal group, found 5,556 voters were removed because they were noncitizens and that one-third of those removed […]

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