President Donald Trump proposed a record $4.7 trillion federal budget for 2020 on Monday, relying on optimistic 3.1 percent economic growth projections alongside accounting shuffles and steep domestic cuts to bring future spending into promised balance in 15 years.
It proved to be a very busy Wednesday for U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at several ports of entry in Arizona, as they stopped several drug smuggling attempts. Drugs seized were worth $1.7 million.
Because it’s a political decision, the committee needed the approval of 75 percent of its members and “we got exactly 75 percent of the executive committee to approve,” said Joel Fineman, the Second Vice Chair of the Party.
It was a busy day on Saturday, Feb. 23 for U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales, after they seized more than 349 pounds of hard drugs - heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, and suspected fentanyl, in three separate incidents.
Efforts to the build parts of the border wall with private money are gaining momentum. A group called “We Build the Wall” has already raised $20 million through GoFundMe and held a town hall meeting Friday night in Green Valley.
According to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection news release, at 7 p.m. Thursday, a team of CBP officers were conducting outbound (heading into Mexico) vehicle inspections when they were alerted to an older model truck.
Trump managed to accuse immigrants in the country illegally of stealing jobs from American workers, while declaring that the country needs more immigrants because of its economic boom. This argument rested on a series of false stereotypes.
CBP officers made the bust on Saturday when a tractor-trailer carrying produce from Mexico entered the Nogales port of entry. Agents found almost 650 pounds of fentanyl and 395 pounds of methamphetamine worth about $8.1 million combined.
Federal immigration officials are force-feeding six immigrants through plastic nasal tubes during a hunger strike that's gone on for a month inside a Texas detention facility, The Associated Press has learned.
According to a CBP release a man from Mexico and a woman from Phoenix are in custody after they attempted to smuggle nearly 90 pounds of methamphetamine across the border into the U.S. at the Port of San Luis, near Yuma.
During records checks, agents learned the man was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in 1984 in Fresno, California, and had been sentenced to 11 years in prison. He also admitted to being a member of the Border Brothers street gang.
Nine volunteers with No More Deaths face charges for humanitarian-aid work on the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge. The charges include misdemeanors for leaving caches of food and water in the desert.
CBP said in the statement that it needs the help of other government agencies to provide health care. The agency “is considering options for surge medical assistance” from the Coast Guard and may request help from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Defense, and the F
President Donald Trump’s demand for border wall funds hurled the federal government closer to a shutdown as the Republican-led House approved a package Thursday with his $5.7 billion request that is almost certain to be rejected by the Senate.