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Border Agents May Soon Collect Social Media Information

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Foreign travelers attempting to enter the US may soon be required to provide their social media accounts to US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) as part of the screening process.

Border Patrol Chief Steps Down Following Trump Border Wall Plans

CBP Mark Morgan

Six months in to the job and one day after President Trump announced his intentions of boosting immigration enforcement and building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, the head of the U.S. Border Patrol resigned.

CBP Seizes $5.6 Million in Triple Meth Busts

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A trifecta of meth busts at the Mexico broder resulted in the confiscation of nearly $5.6 million worth of methamphetamine last week.

 

Hernandez v. Mesa Heard by Supreme Court

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Recently, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Hernandez v. Mesa to address issues arising out of the actions of U.S. Border Patrol agent Jesus Mesa when he fired a shot from United States soil that killed 15-year old Mexican boy Sergio Hernandez on Mexican soil.  

The Cartel Murder That Exposed a Rogue U.S. Border Patrol Agent

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When a headless body washed up in the calm waters of the Texas gulf coast, investigators began to unravel a crime that led first to a drug cartel assassin, then to a locked safe containing​ more than a kilo of cocaine, methamphetamine, a gold-plated pistol— and U.S. Border Patrol agent Joel Luna’s badge. 

Trump Inspects Prototypes for Proposed Border Wall

President Donald Trump traveled yesterday to San Diego, where he was given a tour of multiple prototype versions of what he hopes will ultimately be a physical wall stretching along hundreds of miles of the United States’ southern border with Mexico.

Watch: A Soldier Never Stops Serving

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In this video, see what a day in the life is like for Miguel Villa, Operator in the Special Response Team (SRT) of the Office of Field Operations (OFO) at U.S. Customs and Border Protection and a U.S. Army combat veteran.

This Week on FEDtalk

Long Term Planning and Supplemental Insurance Options for Feds

Weighing the pros and cons of various insurance options can be difficult.  Tune into FEDtalk this Friday for a clear explanation of the long term planning and supplemental insurance options available to federal employees.

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FLEOA Highlights Important Policy, People During Police Week

The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) is continually committed to serving our members and the federal law enforcement community. This Police Week, FLEOA has dedicated special time and attention to pushing policy that helps the law enforcement community protect and serve their community. From events highlighting the importance of police to meetings on the Hill, FLEOA is excited to engage the public and policy makers on law enforcement issues during this time of heightened awareness.

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