Thursday, October 22, 2020

First caravan related violence reported in US as rocks thrown at Border Patrol

The Border Patrol reported the first major instance of migrant caravan-related violence Saturday, saying a Honduran man threw rocks at agents to try to keep from being arrested Friday in Arizona. (Washington Times)

US southern border closed as migrants clash with Border Patrol

SAN DIEGO - The U.S.-Mexico border at the San Ysidro Port of Entry was closed in both directions for more than five hours on Sunday after hundreds of migrants rushed the area, prompting federal authorities to launch tear gas in an apparent attempt to get the group to disperse. (San Diego Union Tribune)

Canadian border officials forced to check their guns at Canadian airports while US officials are fully armed

In 2006, after years of fighting the bureaucracy, frontline officers of the Canadian Border Services Agency finally got authorization to carry sidearms on duty after training and demonstrating their competence with the weapons. (True North News)

Four Mexican migrants arrested in Vermont after crossing illegally from Canada

SWANTON, VT. - Agents assigned to the Swanton Sector’s Tactical Communications Center (TCC) notified agents about a possible illegal border crossing near Highgate, Vermont. Agents deployed to the area with a K-9 team to track down the group of migrants, according to information obtained from Border Patrol officials.(Breitbart)

CBSA officers hit with hundreds of allegations

One border services officer was accused of bragging about making clients touch themselves during private searches. Another was accused of soliciting bribes at the border. And thousands of dollars and a handful of luxury items — including a Rolex watch — went missing from a border services safe. (CBC)

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