Latest Borders of the United States Stories

2014-05-01 16:21:15

Inaugural Session at USBP HQ June 10-12, 2014 with Chief Michael Fisher and Staff WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Washington Homeland Security Roundtable (WHSR) today announced the creation of the USBP/CBP/WHSR Industry Academy 2015. The Industry Academy is a one year program designed to strengthen industry collaboration and knowledge of the Border Security mission. CBP Commissioner Gil Kerlikowski and USBP Chief Michael Fisher will address the initial...

2014-04-04 23:29:03

Real Life Paddle to the Sea Tribute Lil Tug of Minneapolis St. Paul to travel the Mississippi River 2,340 Miles to the Gulf of Mexico via Kickstarter. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Lil Tug, a true tribute to the children’s book Paddle to the Sea, is about to embark on his greatest journey yet. Think Thomas the Train, but in real life. His trek begins near the Twin Cities at the Mississippi River (the fourth longest river in the world), equip with waterproof camera and GPS...

2014-03-31 23:03:46

With recent legislation and studies indicating more attention and resources need to be paid at the Southern Border, HGH Infrared Systems offers an innovative solution for securing the vulnerable access points at the Border Security Expo. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 This 8th edition of the Border Security Expo took place March 18-19th in Phoenix. The world’s leading conference and expo dedicated to international border security saw over one hundred companies from 37 states and 14...

2014-03-12 08:21:44

New kiosks speed customs entry process for international travellers VANCOUVER, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR) today announced the sale of 74 Automated Passport Control (APC) BorderXpress kiosks to the world's busiest airport - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). This innovative kiosk technology will greatly expedite the customs entry process for eligible passengers at ATL. BorderXpress APC kiosks typically reduce the U.S....

2006-06-19 08:05:00

By Bernd Debusmann, Special Correspondent BUFFALO, New York -- At first glance, the arithmetic looks alarming. The U.S.-Canada border runs for 4,000 miles across some of the most remote and rugged territory on the planet. Some 1,000 border patrol agents must secure it. They work in shifts, around-the-clock. That means that at any one time, on an average day, fewer than 300 agents are on duty on the world's longest border between two neighboring countries. If they were spaced out evenly, there...

2006-02-21 16:47:36

OTAY MESA, California (Reuters) - A U.S. lawmaker proposed a bill on Tuesday making tunneling under the U.S. border a federal crime, in a bid to crack down on a surge in the activity by drug and human smugglers from Mexico. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) proposed a legislative package making the financing or construction of a tunnel beneath an international border into the United States a criminal act, punishable by up to 20 years in jail. Border police have found 40 tunnels...

2005-09-21 12:33:11

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican authorities have demolished dozens of abandoned homes in a village on the U.S. border that was one of the major hubs for smugglers hauling drugs and for illegal migrants sneaking into the United States. After pressure from New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, bulldozers flattened 34 adobe and stone built houses in Las Chepas, a semi-abandoned village just south of the border with New Mexico, "The houses were all abandoned buildings used by smugglers and...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'