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One Dead And Eight Hospitalized After Reported Smuggling Attempt Off California Coast

One Dead And Eight Hospitalized After Reported Smuggling Attempt Off California Coast

KAYLEE GREENLEE Reporter One person died and eight others were injured in a suspected smuggling attempt off the coast of San Diego, California, officials said Thursday morning. Border officials attempted to intercept a panga-style boat carrying at least 15 people near La Jolla, California, KUSI News reported. Agents notified San Diego Fire-Rescue lifeguards of several people […]

Police Recruiting Plummets While Crime Surges In Major US Cities

Police Recruiting Plummets While Crime Surges In Major US Cities

KAYLEE GREENLEE Reporter Some police departments are having a hard time recruiting potential officers as others gear up for what could be another summer of civil unrest. Demonstrations criticizing officer’s use of force and demanding general police reform last year hurt departments’ recruitment efforts leading to widespread strain, Axios reported Wednesday. Other departments in urban areas are […]

Border Officials Seized More Fentanyl In The First Four Months Of 2021 Than During The Same Period In 2020

Border Officials Seized More Fentanyl In The First Four Months Of 2021 Than During The Same Period In 2020

KAYLEE GREENLEE Reporter Border officials seized nearly 2,400 more pounds of fentanyl from January to April 2021 than during the same period in 2020, according to Customs and Border Protection. Officials seized nearly 3,290 pounds of fentanyl in the first four months of 2021 compared to around 920 pounds in the same timeframe of 2020, according to […]

Biden Admin Won’t Say Whether They Track Migrant Kids Released Into US: Report

Biden Admin Won’t Say Whether They Track Migrant Kids Released Into US: Report

KAYLEE GREENLEE Reporter Officials tasked with keeping track of unaccompanied migrant minors after they’re released from federal custody would not comment on efforts to monitor the children, Axios reported Friday. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is required to check in with migrant minors 30 days after their release from federal facilities, according to Axios. Tens of […]

Biden Admin Scrambling To Figure Out How Migrant Children Were Left On Buses Overnight Outside Federal Facility

Biden Admin Scrambling To Figure Out How Migrant Children Were Left On Buses Overnight Outside Federal Facility

KAYLEE GREENLEE Reporter Biden administration officials are investigating reports of unaccompanied migrant minors spending nights on buses outside a federal holding facility in Dallas, Texas, NBC News reported Thursday. Migrant children are sleeping, eating and using the restroom on buses outside the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, sometimes for days, according to NBC News. “This is completely […]

Tens Of Thousands Of Migrant Children Remain In Federal Custody Across The US

Tens Of Thousands Of Migrant Children Remain In Federal Custody Across The US

KAYLEE GREENLEE Reporter Tens of thousands of unaccompanied migrant children in federal custody are housed in somewhere around 200 federal facilities across two dozen states, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. Nearly 21,000 unaccompanied migrant minors were in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sunday, according to the agency. Five of those shelters house more […]

Number Of Migrant Children Detained In HHS Facilities Nearly Doubled In April

Number Of Migrant Children Detained In HHS Facilities Nearly Doubled In April

KAYLEE GREENLEE Reporter The number of unaccompanied migrant minors detained at Department of Health and Human Services facilities increased 89.9% in one month, according to the agency. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reported over 22,500 unaccompanied migrant minors were in custody on April 29 compared to nearly 11,900 children on March 29. Since more migrant […]

Officials Say Human Smugglers Bringing Migrants Into The US Illegally By The Hundreds

Officials Say Human Smugglers Bringing Migrants Into The US Illegally By The Hundreds

KAYLEE GREENLEE Reporter Human smugglers have been transporting migrants into the U.S. illegally in groups of over 100 people, mostly comprised of families and unaccompanied minors, border officials said Thursday. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials encountered three large groups totaling 320 illegal migrants near Edinburg, Texas, over a two-day span, according to the agency. Officials apprehended […]

Biden Picks Top Immigration Officials As Migrants Continue To Arrive At Southern Border

Biden Picks Top Immigration Officials As Migrants Continue To Arrive At Southern Border

KAYLEE GREENLEE Reporter   President Joe Biden announced two key immigration official nominations Monday as migrants continue to arrive at the southern border in record numbers. Police Chief Chris Magnus of Tucson, Arizona, will be nominated to head Customs and Border Protection and immigrant rights advocate Ur Jaddou will be tapped to lead U.S. Citizenship […]

Around 1,000 Illegal Migrants Evading Overwhelmed Border Officials Daily

Around 1,000 Illegal Migrants Evading Overwhelmed Border Officials Daily

KAYLEE GREENLEE Reporter   Around 1,000 illegal migrants are entering the interior of the U.S. daily without overwhelmed border officials able to gather identifying information or take them into custody, The Washington Post reported Friday. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officials are occupied processing unaccompanied migrant minors and family units while attempting to control the […]