U.S. Customs and Border Protection plans to build the 30,000-square-foot facility on an undeveloped 10-acre parcel of vacant land in the southwest portion of the Pembina County community of 675. The city beat out two other finalists: Joliette, N.D., and Hallock, Minn.
The U.S. Border Patrol is moving to halt a revolving-door policy of sending migrants back to Mexico without any punishment. The new plan divides border crossers into seven categories, ranging from first-time offenders to people with criminal records. The common thread: simply turning people around after taking their fingerprints is the choice of last resort.
High-level surveillance first U.S. case of civilian arrest via Predator
The use of a Border Patrol high-flying drone in the arrest last summer of members of the Rodney Brossart family at their Nelson County farm is a first such use of a well-known military unmanned aerial vehicle to apprehend a civilian, according to a news report.
More than 30 environmental laws would be waived and the Department of Homeland Security would be allowed to build roads, erect fences, set up monitoring equipment and use vehicles to patrol public lands within 100 miles of the Mexican and Canadian borders, according to proposed legislation in the House. No current plans exist to build such infrastructure, but a border-long environmental assessment is being completed to expedite such plans if needed in the future.
The U.S. Border Patrol has quietly stopped its controversial practice of routinely searching buses, trains and airports for illegal immigrants at transportation hubs along the northern border and in the nation's interior, preventing agents from using what had long been an effective tool for tracking down people here illegally, The Associated Press has learned.
On Sept. 29, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Federal Enforcement Section and the Canadian Border Services Agency intercepted a cache of 190 counterfeit Jets jerseys destined for various locations in Winnipeg, according to a release by the RCMP.
VIDEO: Watch at bottom of article A Fargo man wanted in a domestic violence case was apprehended in a cornfield north of here after an 11-hour manhunt Wednesday. He's accused of firing a handgun inside a vehicle with a woman passenger from Grand Forks.
Mike Nowatzki and Wendy Reuer
, September 28, 2011
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