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Border Security Update: 113 Cubans Being Flown to Border

 Wow. Now we are flying pregnant foreign aliens into this country? It’s sad, but I am not surprised anymore.-SF

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A group of Cubans, said to be vulnerable, have reportedly been flown from Costa Rica to northern Mexico where they are expected to cross the border into the United States. They will then apply for an immigration status adjustment as Cuban refugees.

113 Cuban immigrants, including pregnant women and children, were flown by the government of Costa Rica to Nuevo Laredo on Tuesdday, the BBC reported.

Breitbart Texas’ Lana Shadwick reported on Sunday that a surge of Cuban illegal immigrants were crossing the border from Mexico into Texas after a long journey from Ecuador. “These Cubans use Ecuador as a gateway to travel to the United States,” Shadwick reported. “It is the only country in Latin America that allows Cubans to enter without a Visa.”

This new group of Cubans were stranded in Costa Rica after Nicaragua sealed its border and refused to allow them passage on their journey to Mexico.

It appears the new surge of Cubans attempting to cross the Texas border with Mexico is a direct result of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States by President Barack Obama late last year. The new policy sparked fears that the long established policy of automatic status adjustment from illegal immigrant to permanent resident might be dropped, the BBC reported.

It appears this is the latest of several flights from Costa Rica to northern Mexico. Faced with a growing number of Cuban refugees being stranded in Costa Rica, the government and other Central American countries reached an agreement to help move the migrants northward to the U.S. border. The program from Costa Rica began in January, the BBC said.

Shadwick reported that Ecuador is no longer allowing Cubans to fly from their home country to Ecuador. They are asking the U.S. to reconsider its automatic asylum laws. Cubans must now get permission from Ecuador to travel to that country.

There are now approximately 7,000 Cubans trapped in a bottleneck trying to get to the U.S., Professor Arturo Lopez Levy from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley told local reporters. He expects the number to slow down by April or May.

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Border Security Update: Keeping the Pedophiles Out

As if the United States does not have enough problems with fighting the plague of Child Sexual Predators, now we have to worry about Mexico’s predators coming over here? I think Mexico is doing what Castro did in the 80’s: Dumping the dregs of  their jails on the United States. Sorry, but the safety of our children is too important to risk these POS coming back into the U.S. and we don’t need to spend taxpayer dollars to jail them either. All of them need to have unfortunate accidents at some time or another..they are a waste of oxygen and space.-SF

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HARLINGEN, Texas — Federal, state and local law enforcement officials kicked off a new joint task force in the Rio Grande Valley aimed at fighting the rising threat against children from sexual predators. Arrests of sex offenders, including previously deported illegal alien sex offenders has been on the increase across this border region.

Representatives from the various agencies gathered at the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) offices to announce the Rio Grande Valley Child Exploitation Investigations Task Force. The various agencies will join forces under HSI to address online as well as other crimes where children are victimized.

“Predators in our community should know that the next time they attempt to entice our children online they may be speaking instead to a member of our task force; and we will find you,” said Shane Folden, Special Agent In Charge in San Antonio for Homeland Security Investigations.

Teaming up the investigative and prosecutorial capabilities of the various agencies gives task force officers the ability to target predators wherever they may be. Task force officers will be able to prosecute the cases in federal or state court depending on the case. While online predators play a big role, authorities will also target other forms of child exploitation including human trafficking.

The location of the predators could place an obstacle to some agencies if the predator is in another country. By pooling resources, the task force officers have more opportunities to hunt them down. 

“Homeland Security Investigations has an international presence and we are ready to leverage whatever assets we need to bring these individuals to justice,” said HSI   Assistant Special Agent in Charge Kevin Benson.

In 2015, HSI agents in South Texas worked about 100 cases that led to 53 arrests, Benson said.

In the past, a parent gathered his children in the evening, locked the doors and could feel safe, that has now changed with the advancement of technology, said Cameron County District Attorney Luis Saenz.

Holding up a smart phone, Saenz said, “Nowadays with this, you could have a sexual predator right in your living room or in your child’s bedroom and not know about it.” 

Of particular concern to Saenz is the fact that predatory behavior tends to escalate. Depending on the individuals, an offender that starts with child porn, over time could end up escalating matters to kidnapping, rape and murder.

“We have too many,” Saenz said when asked about the more than 200 cases that his office is prosecuting.

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Border Security Update: Mexican National Attacks Border Patrol Agent with Rock

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A U.S. Border Patrol agent has been attacked with a football-sized rock by a Mexican national running narcotics in the Tucson Sector–an area controlled by Mexico’s Sinaloa Federation (cartel). The agent is recovering and was able to arrest the criminal despite being injured.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP):

TUCSON, Ariz. –A suspected narcotics trafficker assaulted a Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent with a large rock near Nogales, Ariz., early Jan. 25.    

At approximately 2 a.m., agents responded to a report of five individuals carrying large backpacks in a remote, mountainous area near Nogales. 

An Air and Marine Operations helicopter crew, in conjunction with ground-based detection and surveillance technology, helped guide agents to the suspects. As agents approached, however, the group scattered in multiple directions.      

One agent reported that, when he got within 10 feet of one of the suspects, the suspect threw a football-sized rock at him.  Although injured, the agent was able to arrest the individual without further incident. 

In all, agents apprehended three suspects and seized an estimated 150 pounds of marijuana valued at $75,000.

The suspected traffickers, all Mexican nationals, are now being held pending prosecution. The injured agent is recovering.

Breitbart Texas has spent considerable time on assignment in the region. The remote area referred to by CBP is either east of Nogales in the Patagonia Mountains, likely west of Mt. Washington, or west of Nogales in the canyon system that leads to where Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was murdered.

Another Border Patrol agent was forced to use deadly force in the Tucson Sector recently, as Breitbart Texas previously reported. In that matter, Bob Price wrote:

A U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona shot a suspect during a struggle that occurred after several suspects fled from a vehicle loaded with drugs. The suspect was wounded and transported to hospital via a life flight medivac helicopter.

The shooting occurred on Monday morning at about 10:45 a.m. MST. The incident happened in a remote area located to the east of Apache, Arizona.

Rock attacks on Border Patrol agents are very common and often media represent the attacks as insignificant. However, as Breitbart Texas previously reported, the rock attacks are often life-threatening and very severe.

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