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2010-10-25 07:00:00

BLUE BELL, Pa., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), an agency within the Department of Homeland Security, has awarded a contract to Unisys (NYSE: UIS) to build an advanced system to better identify people and vehicles entering and exiting the U.S. via its land borders with Mexico and Canada. The Land Border Integration (LBI) contract has one firm fixed-price base period and four one-year options, which are exercisable at the sole discretion of the government....

2010-08-24 07:15:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- (http://www.myprgenie.com) -- If protecting the American borders from terrorists and instruments of terror sounds like a job for you, you're in luck. The job is not only open, it's part of an active recruitment program by the Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) that is accepting applicants for U.S. Border Patrol Agents for the Southwest Border, specifically South Texas, West Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. The CBP, under which the...

2010-06-03 06:50:00

NEW RIVER, Ariz., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- "It's nice to be a prophet," chuckled author James Frayne. Although he completed his new novel long before the controversy over Arizona's immigration law, The Strain Ten Corollary (https://www.createspace.com/3412445) deals with fallout from frustration with the system's inability to protect Arizona's borders from illegal immigrants. In The Strain Ten Corollary (CreateSpace, April 2010, $15.99), the antagonist Abel Townsend is a millionaire biotech...

2009-09-14 06:00:00

MCALLEN, Texas ,Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- In a region heavily dependant on cross-border trade comes the Anzalduas International Bridge, the nation's newest crossing into the industrial border cities in Mexico. There are over one million people working at some 4,000 maquiladoras concentrated along the U.S./Mexico border. Maquiladoras are manufacturing or export assembly plants operated in Mexico under preferential tariff programs established by the U.S. and Mexican governments. The...

2009-07-16 05:00:00

Hidden Cameras on the Arizona Border WASHINGTON, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wildlife populations are increasingly threatened by illegal immigration and the alien smugglers who are cutting paths through federally protected lands. While environmental groups put out study after study detailing potential negative effects of a border fence on the environment, the story of the negative effects of not stopping illegal immigration across the Mexican border is a story that has remained...

2009-05-06 15:07:55

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said agents in Laredo, Texas, seized $302,875 hidden in detergent boxes at a border crossing, officials said. The agency said a 28-year-old Mexican man driving a Chevrolet Suburban across the Lincoln-Juarez international bridge was pulled over by agents Saturday and a Border Patrol dog prompted a search of the man's grocery bags, the San Antonio Express-News reported Wednesday. Officers said the $302,875 in undeclared U.S. currency was found hidden in three...

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2009-03-26 14:29:22

Plans by US Customs and Border Protection to poison a stretch of land along the Rio Grande has been halted due to complaints from locals stating that the poison could have long-term impacts on public health. The $2.1 million plan called for CPB officials to spray herbicides along the 1.1-mile stretch of land on the US side of the Rio Grande in order to rid the area of Carrizo cane, which provides cover for illegal immigrants who are trying to cross the US-Mexico Border. "Someone can be in...

2009-02-22 23:48:33

One-third of El Paso, Texas, residents cross the Texas-Mexico border to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, for medication and healthcare services, researchers said. Researchers at The University of Texas School of Public Health El Paso Regional campus found cross-border medication shopping and medical attention can present health dangers -- including medications laced with toxic substances that are banned in the U.S. market; incorrect medications or dosage prescribed by unqualified personnel; and...

2008-07-31 03:00:43

By Erica Molina Johnson, El Paso Times, Texas Jul. 31--EL PASO -- Local officials received assurances from federal agencies Wednesday that there is no coordination between the United States and Mexican governments to transfer patients wounded in Mexico's drug wars to Thomason Hospital. Thomason CEO Jim Valenti, the hospital's Board of Managers Chairman Ron Acton and County Commissioner Veronica Escobar traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, and...

2008-07-16 12:00:50

By Diana Washington Valdez, El Paso Times, Texas Jul. 16--The legal showdown between opponents and advocates of the U.S. border fence will take place in El Paso's federal courthouse and not in Washington, D.C., El Paso County Commissioner Veronica Escobar said Tuesday. "A court date has not been set yet, but the decision has been made to hear the case in El Paso in U.S. District Judge Frank Montalvo's court," said Escobar, a panel member who spoke at a UTEP forum on the effects of the...


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Gulf of Mexico
2013-04-18 13:40:55

The Gulf of Mexico is an ocean basin that is largely surrounded by the continent North America and the island of Cuba. It’s bordered on the northeast, north, and northwest by the Gulf Coast of the United States, towards the southwest and south by Mexico, and towards the southeast by Cuba. It’s often referred to as the “Third Coast” in Texas and Louisiana, in comparison with the U.S. Pacific and Atlantic Coasts. The shape of its basin is more or less, an oval and is about 1,500...

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