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16:45  15 may  2019
16:45  15 may  2019 Source:   reuters.com

American arrested in Mexico trying to rush Tijuana border: police

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“The Mexican border is very unprotected by our laws,” he said. “We have horrible, horrible and very unsafe laws in the United States, and we’re going to A senior official at the Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday that putting troops on the U . S .- Mexico border had been under discussion but

The Mexican government has told the United States that “if the announced deployment of the National Guard turned into a militarization of the border , that His plan to deploy troops comes after his failure so far to persuade either the Mexican government or the U . S . Congress to fully fund a wall he wants

U.S. plans to send transportation staff to U.S.-Mexico border© Reuters/LOREN ELLIOTT Concertina wire is seen atop a section of border fence near the U.S.-Mexico border in Donna

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration plans to redirect Transportation Security Administration staff to the U.S. southern border to assist with immigration duties and migrant flows, the TSA said on Wednesday.

A TSA spokesman said in a statement the bureau was looking for volunteers to support efforts at the U.S. border with Mexico, where the government has said it is grappling with record numbers of people.

Trump administration backs off plan to send migrants from Mexican border to South Florida, sheriff says

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The Trump administration is expected to send 800 or more troops to the U . S .- Mexico border to support border enforcement already stationed there at a time the president has called a “national emergency.” According to multiple reports, Defense Secretary James Mattis could sign an order to

The U . S .- Mexico border stretches nearly 2,000 miles, more than half of it along the Colorado River The desired result: No immigrant would be able to send money outside the United States unless Trump’ s conclusion is that Mexico will protest U . S . attempts to bar undocumented immigrants from

"TSA, like all DHS components, is supporting the DHS effort to address the humanitarian and security crisis at the southwest border. TSA is in the process of soliciting volunteers to support this effort while minimizing operational impact," TSA spokesman James Gregory said in a statement.

The TSA border assignment will last at least 45 days and comes at the start of the busy summer travel season, which a U.S. official acknowledged carried "some risk," CNN reported, citing an internal email it obtained.

TSA staff will include 175 law enforcement officials, including air marshals, and as many as 400 security staff drawn from six U.S. cities but will not include airport screeners, CNN said, citing two additional unnamed sources. The six cities were not immediately identified.

'Hugs not walls' Mexico border reunions cancelled as US refuses permits

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is now at the Guatemala- Mexico border . In addition, McAleenan noted that, on a daily basis, almost 1,900 individuals are apprehended attempting to cross the CBS News' David Martin reported Monday that the plan , Operation Faithful Patriot, calls for sending 1,800 troops to Texas, 1,200 to Arizona and

Troops planned to bring heavy concertina wiring to unspool across open spaces between ports. “ Sending active military forces to our southern border is not only a huge waste of taxpayer money U . S . Transportation Command posted a video on its Facebook page Monday of a C-17 transport

TSA law enforcement officials sent to the border will receive legal training and assist the Customs and Border Protection department as immigration officers, the report said.

The decision comes as the airline and travel industry urge lawmakers to approve funding for more Customs and Border Patrol officers, warning of excessive wait times for traveling and shipping as officers have been shifted to the border.

The Department of Interior has also doubled the number of officers it is sending for three-week stints to the border, from 22 to 47, The Hill reported on Wednesday, citing an internal memorandum.

An Interior Department spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The U.S. government reported earlier this month that border officers had apprehended nearly 99,000 people crossing the border with Mexico in April, the highest figure since 2007. More than two-thirds of those apprehended were children or people traveling as families.

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Additional reporting by Makini Brice; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe and Meredith Mazzilli)

DHS backup border funding plan would take millions from TSA, other agencies.
The funding from TSA includes $50 million planned for advanced screening equipment and $3 million collected from loose change left in trays at airports. Funding for Transportation Security Officers, who run security screening lines in airports, are also "in play," the email said. Cutting funding for those officers could have a significant impact on wait times for travelers as the summer season begins. A spokesman for DHS said the Department in "considering all options" to address the influx of migrants on the Southwest border.

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