Border Security


RGV Border Patrol to Host a Border Security Event

The 2021 Border Safety Event (BSE) will focus on the United States Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) efforts to save lives.

DHS Releases Plan for Use of Border Barrier Funds

DHS Releases Plan for Use of Border Barrier Funds

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the agency’s plan for funds the previous administration was planning to use for construction of a border wall at the Southwest border of the United States.

Smugglers Endangers Mother, Two Children by Lowering them down 30-Foot Border Wall

Smugglers Endangers Mother, Two Children by Lowering them down 30-Foot Border Wall

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents, in Calexico, CA, apprehended a group of three adults with a two-year-old and a six-year-old after human smugglers lowered them by rope down a 30-foot section of the border wall early Thursday morning.

House Minority Leader Seeks FBI, CIA Briefing after Two Men on Terror Watchlist Stopped at Border

House Minority Leader Seeks FBI, CIA Briefing after Two Men on Terror Watchlist Stopped at Border

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) would like to have an FBI and CIA classified briefing, as well as other lawmakers, following reports that two people on the on the FBI's terror watchlist were apprehended after crossing the southern border.

U.S. Marshals Shot in Confrontation with Suspect in State Trooper Shooting

Two U.S. Marshals have been shot while assisting the locations and arrest of a suspect involved in the shooting of a Massachusetts state trooper. The suspect was shot and killed after a confrontation in the Bronx Friday morning.

Houlton Border Patrol Explorers Collect 1,820 pounds of Food Donations

Houlton Station Border Patrol Agents and Border Patrol Explorer Post 1820 towed their Reconcraft 21’ RSDV boat down to Andy’s IGA in Houlton for the 2nd annual “Sink the Boat, Flood the Food Pantry” food drive on Oct. 31.

DHS Launches New Center for Countering Human Trafficking

DHS Launches New Center for Countering Human Trafficking

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad Wolf recently announced the opening of the DHS Center for Countering Human Trafficking

DHS Announces ICE Enforcement Actions on Criminal Aliens Released Due To California Sanctuary Policies

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced the conclusion to a week-long targeted enforcement operation that resulted in the apprehension of more than 125 at-large aliens



Shifting Strategies

The onslaught of COVID-19 has elevated security measures in every border control operation within the Department of Homeland Security.

Laredo Port Authorities Seize Narcotics Worth $10.1 Million

Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Laredo Port of Entry seized hard narcotics valued at $10.1 million in four separate, unrelated enforcement actions at the World Trade Bridge.

CES Goes Virtual, No In-Person Event Scheduled for 2021

CES Goes Virtual, No In-Person Event Scheduled for 2021

Organizers of the Consumer Electronics Show announced the 2021 event will be online-only.

USBP Foils Elaborate Human Smuggling Plot

USBP Foils Elaborate Human Smuggling Plot

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 8 checkpoint near Pine Valley, CA, arrested 12 undocumented migrants who were being smuggled within a hay-stack on a tractor-trailer.

DHS Measures on the Border to Limit the Further Spread of Coronavirus

DHS Measures on the Border to Limit the Further Spread of Coronavirus

The United States has reached agreements with Canadian and Mexican officials to limit all non-essential cross border traffic in order to deter further spread of coronavirus. The Department of Homeland Security has been part of the North American team to work collaboratively with all government entities to stop the spread of COVID-19

COVID-19 Spread Doesn’t Slow Down Human Smugglers

COVID-19 Spread Doesn’t Slow Down Human Smugglers

Human smugglers continue to plague law enforcement and society at large, despite the COVID-19 pandemic and without regards to several Customs and Border Protection policies and travel restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of the disease. Smugglers continue to place migrants in harm’s way.

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Border Patrol Thwarts Human Smuggling Attempt at Checkpoint

The agents searched a trailer on May 9 and discovered 25 individuals attempting to enter the U.S.

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Drug Trade Struggling at the Border During COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic led U.S. officials to close the Mexico border to nonessential travel, adding another hurdle for the cartels but possibly helping law enforcement.

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Employee Safety Stressed by CBP New Orleans

The agency has taken a vigorous approach to protect border patrol and customs officers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Department of Homeland Security Plans to Use Facial Recognition to Track Transnational Gang Activity

The request for proposals for a “gang intelligence application” reflect the agency’s growing ambitions in using facial recognition and other new tech to identify and arrest criminals.

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Customs and Border Protection Plans to Expand Use of Facial Recognition in Global Entry Program

The agency says that the privacy risks to travelers will actually be lower with the facial scans, since they will no longer have to offer fingerprint data in order to enter the U.S.

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Airports, Ports of Entry on High Alert After Iranian Missile Attack on U.S. Troops

Airlines are also suspending flights to and from Iraq, Iran and other countries due to threats of missile attacks, one of which is suspected to have downed a Ukrainian passenger plane.

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    In this episode of SecurPod, Ralph C. Jensen and Leo Levit talk about the organization’s addition of GitHub and the milestone of more than 20,000 conformant products, as well as two Release Candidates. We also talk about the challenges ONVIF faced during this COVID-19 year and the biggest challenges they have faced.

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