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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

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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

Sorting Through Cybersecurity

Tune in to FEDtalk this week for a discussion on the importance of cybersecurity within the federal government. As the federal government becomes increasingly digital, it also becomes increasingly at risk for cyberattacks. Experts in the cybersecurity community will discuss what these threats look like and how the federal workforce can prepare for them.

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FLEOA Encourages Passage of EAGLES Act Following Wave of Mass Public Violence

Nathan Catura, President of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA), the nation’s largest non-partisan, not-for-profit professional association representing more than 27,000 federal law enforcement officers and agents across 65 federal agencies, today issued the following statement in support of the EAGLES Act.

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