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Ft. Bliss to implement enhanced security measures Monday

Ft. Bliss to implement enhanced security measures Monday

by Pilar Arias video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player EL PASO, Texas – A Fort Bliss spokesman says the enhanced security measures going into effect Monday, Sept. 8, are to protect both soldiers and civilians. Cassidy gate is one of seven that civilians can use to enter post. The other six include: Buffalo Soldier gate, Chaffee…

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CHANNEL 5 NEWS Speaks with Man That Was Shot At By Border Patrol

CHANNEL 5 NEWS Speaks with Man That Was Shot At By Border Patrol

CAMERON COUNTY – CHANNEL 5 crews have located the man that was shot at by a U.S. Border Patrol agent Friday afternoon. He says he was very surprised to be shot at since they are there to support the Border Patrol. Because of the sensitivity of what he does, he asked CHANNEL 5 NEWS to…

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Militia Leader Defends Patrols

Militia Leader Defends Patrols

BROWNSVILLE – The leader of a militia spoke about an incident in which a Border Patrol agent opened fire on one of his members. The militia member involved in the incident was not injured. “We’re private citizens, so we don’t answer to the federal government,” K.C. Massey said. Still, Massey said his group remains in…

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Latinos furious at Obama on immigration delay, vow more pressure

Latinos furious at Obama on immigration delay, vow more pressure

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hispanic lawmakers and immigration advocates harshly criticized President Barack Obama’s decision to delay executive action on immigration and vowed to keep pressuring him to make bold changes. Democratic Representatives Luis Gutierrez and Tony Cardenas on Sunday accused Obama of playing politics the day after the president said he would…

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Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy dead at 93

Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy dead at 93

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Immigrant commits suicide in Border Patrol custody

Immigrant commits suicide in Border Patrol custody

By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Border Patrol officials say a 54-year-old Mexican man apparently hanged himself at a Border Patrol station in South Texas. A statement issued said agents found the man unresponsive at the McAllen station shortly before noon Friday. Officials said agents immediately began administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation and contacted emergency medical services for further assistance.…

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Authorities: Seven immigrants hurt in crash

Authorities: Seven immigrants hurt in crash

By LAURA B. MARTINEZ Seven undocumented immigrants are in federal custody after being injured in a one-vehicle accident Friday morning, authorities said. The crash involving a Chrysler sedan happened around 10 a.m. Friday at West 4th and West Jefferson streets, shutting down access to the streets for about an hour. U.S. Border Patrol spokesman Joe…

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Border Patrol: Leave law enforcement to the pros

Border Patrol: Leave law enforcement to the pros

Not long ago, the U.S. Border Patrol was the only law enforcement agency monitoring the mesquite thickets and sugarcane fields along the Rio Grande, and an agent’s challenge was to distinguish between an exhausted immigrant and a threat. Now the thick brush is teeming with hundreds of state troopers, National Guardsmen and civilian militia members,…

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‘Nobody is allowed to cry alone’

‘Nobody is allowed to cry alone’

by JACOB FISCHLER A group of Honduran immigrants who had crossed into the United States illegally frantically waved down a deputy constable’s Chevy Tahoe as it approached them on a dirt road a couple hundred yards from the Rio Grande one early August night. The deputy parked the SUV a few dozen feet from the…

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La Joya police to get new weapons to fight cartel violence

La Joya police to get new weapons to fight cartel violence

by LORENZO ZAZUETA-CASTRO Citing an “infestation” of drug cartels in the city and Hidalgo County, La Joya Police Chief Geovani Hernandez announced that his officers will be testing new weapons over the next few weeks. The police chief said the late July shootout was an example that his officers need to be better prepared for…

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