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2011-03-08 06:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Immigration Studies has produced its first web-based film that looks in depth at what it is like to live as an Arizona rancher amongst the isolation and dangers posed by illegal immigration. "A Day in the Life of an Arizona Rancher: Border Fences, Illegal Aliens, and One Man's Watchtower", released one year after the March 2010 tragic murder of rancher Robert Krentz, unravels the mindset of a rancher trying to balance the...

2010-10-27 12:10:00

New Report Presents Case Studies, Other Examples of Successful Agency Efforts WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new research report released today documents how interagency cooperation along the U.S.-Mexico border has improved both border security and the protection of wilderness areas and wildlife refuges adjacent to the border. "Interagency Cooperation on U.S.-Mexico Border Wilderness Issues," authored by Dr. Kirk Emerson, environmental mediator and research associate at...

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...

2009-08-05 11:31:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rene Soliz of Alice, Texas, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Corpus Christi, Texas, to serve three years of supervised probation, 250 hours of community service and pay a $1,500 fine for violating the Lacey Act by attempting to receive 15 Tanzanian leopard tortoises that were transported into the United States, the Justice Department announced. Prior to his sentencing and as part of a plea agreement with the government, Soliz...

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...

2009-07-08 14:52:27

A 700-mile security wall under construction along the United States' border with Mexico could significantly alter the movement and "connectivity" of wildlife, biologists say, and the animals' potential isolation is a threat to populations of some species.However, technology and alterations to the design could dramatically improve the potential for animals to move more freely between the two countries, the scientists added.Results of their study are being published in the journal Conservation...

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2009-06-29 14:25:00

Criminals of all kinds are digging tunnels along the U.S. border at a fast and furious pace. Of every tunnel ever discovered by U.S. border patrol agents, 60 percent have been found in the last three years. Agents spot a new one every month."All of them have been found by accident or human intelligence," said Ed Turner, a project manager with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T). "None by technology."To battle these secret burrows in the...

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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...

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...

2008-06-24 02:29:44

DALLAS _ The Supreme Court gave the Bush administration a victory Monday when it declined to step into the controversy over the waiver of environmental laws to speed up construction of a 670-mile border security fence. But with a number of legal and legislative challenges still in play, it is not the end to efforts by border residents to halt the construction of the fence, fence opponents said. The court refused without comment the challenge by the Sierra Club and Friends of Wildlife,...


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