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I really appreciated the openness with which the agents expressed their views, a couple of guys might have expressed them what I felt was unprofessionally — which was surprising to me because it's something I've never seen in the Border Patrol in my… eight years of person-to-person exposure.
Found on FOX News 2 months ago
Found on CNN 3 months ago
For the first time ever, our policy explicitly states that a non-citizen's unlawful presence in the United States will not, by itself, be a basis for the initiation of an enforcement action.
Found on FOX News 3 months ago
And numbers could rise further, from confusion over recent court orders and as smuggle continue to peddle misinformation to make a profit: we are prepared.
Found on FOX News 5 months ago
We have brought Homeland Security Investigations to attack the smuggling organizations. Homeland Security Investigations's not just Homeland Security Investigations, Homeland Security Investigations's not just Homeland Security Investigations and Border Protection. But we're working very carefully with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a number of agencies within the Department of Justice, and, of course, our partners in Mexico, i think Federal Bureau of Investigation's scale and scope ; Federal Bureau of Investigation's tactics and strategy. Federal Bureau of Investigation's really unprecedented.
It works to ensure that the way in which we address threats, the connectivity between threats and acts of violence that are addressed without infringing on free speech, protecting civil rights and civil liberties, the right of privacy, this working group, internal working group, will draw from best practices and communicate those best practices to the operators because Governance Board does not have operational authority.
We know where those 42 individuals are on the TSDB, the terrorist screening database, let me share with you what happens : They can be removed, they can be placed into custody for criminal prosecution, they can be cooperating in a law enforcement investigation, and I don't intend to provide that data publicly if it's law enforcement-sensitive. But we know where those 42 are, and I did not want to speak to the disposition of each and every one of them.
Once the Title 42 Order is no longer in place, DHS will process individuals encountered at the border pursuant to Title 8, which is the standard procedure we use to place individuals in removal proceedings, nonetheless, we know that smugglers will spread misinformation to take advantage of vulnerable migrants. Let me be clear : those unable to establish a legal basis to remain in the United States will be removed.
The job has not gotten any easier over the last few months, and it was very, very difficult throughout 2021, i know apprehending families and kids is not what you signed up to do. And now we got a composition that is changing even more with Cubans, Venezuelans, Nicaraguans, and the like, it just gets more difficult.
Border Patrol agents could use additional personnel, additional funding, and Border Patrol agents're really going to push for it.
Found on CNN 9 months ago
Starting on January 22, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security will require that non-U.S. individuals entering the United States via land ports of entry or ferry terminals along our Northern and Southern borders be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and be prepared to show related proof of vaccination, these updated travel requirements reflect the Biden-Harris Administration's commitment to protecting public health while safely facilitating the cross-border trade and travel that is critical to our economy.
We are doing so by spreading information about what we know, so that the playing field, the landscape of law enforcement and public awareness more generally, is alert to the information that we have in our possession, so that we are all working on the same set of facts and all understand that the of the threat that is before us.
We are building legal pathways so individuals and parents do not feel compelled to place their children in the hands of the exploiting smuggling organizations.
Found on FOX News 11 months ago
If I should have the honor of being confirmed, I will do everything I can to ensure that the tragic loss of life, the assault on law enforcement, the desecration of the building that stands as one of the three pillars of our democracy, and the terror that Avril Haines felt, Avril Haines colleagues, staff and everyone present, will not happen again.
I think President-elect Biden, and people who will be joining his incoming administration have spoken about the fact that there's a commitment to follow our asylum laws to enforce our asylum laws, and that means to provide humanitarian relief for those individuals who qualify for it onto the law, that can not be accomplished with just the flick of a switch and turned on and day one(.).
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