Border Patrol agents have broken the protocol and pointed to American Iranians at the northern border

After the assassination of an Iranian high general, Qasem Soleimani, reports began last month that Iranian Americans were being detained at the Blaine crossing in Washington state. The CBP confirmed that there was an increase in waiting times, but the agency denied that they were specifically signaling people of Iranian descent to stop and interrogate. Washington's Democratic representatives met Monday with Adele Fasano, director of field operations at CBP in Seattle, which oversees operations at 67 ports of entry from the Pacific coast to Minnesota, admitting the agency made mistakes. Lawmakers did not provide additional details about the content of the meeting with CBP officials, but issued statements in response to the information they had received. But if it ...

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French citizen dies in custody of ICE

Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) made a statement on Wednesday, that a detainee in their custody had passed away on Sunday while he was in their custody. No specific information the persons has been made public, but he or she was a 40-year-old native of Angola with a French citizenship. The person had been in custody of ICE since mid-November, and was being held at the Otero County Processing Center until mid-December, when ICE transferred the person to Torrance County Detention Facility, only to be sent to the hospital later by staff. ICE statement of the occurred is as follows: A 40-year-old native of Angola and citizen of France in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE ...

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The Customs and Border Patrol of the United States received a negative reaction to a Santa Claus tweet

The Customs and Border Patrol of the United States has received a strong negative reaction after posting a tweet on Christmas Eve, where Santa is seen with a visa or green card, which states that he was already been "authorized to enter" the country. Shortly after the publication was made, Twitter users flooded the responses and photos of migrant children detained in immigration centers. The image of Santa was published with the caption of: "Santa, his reindeer and all the gifts have been authorized by the CBP to enter the United States!", Thus read the tweet with the photo that was published by the US government. The reaction of Internet users was so rapid that the rain of comments towards ...

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CBP confirms that plasma “donations” could cost you your travel visa

Customs and Border Protection confirmed that they have the authority to withdraw visas if they believe that travelers do not follow the rules. Immigration lawyers are talking and warning travelers, and showing their concerns about these cases that are occurring more than normal. Previously, mentions had been made of these cases in the month of June, but due to the stricter handling at the borders and constant revisions at the crossing times, there has been an increase in travel or tourist visa losses for those who are accused of working in the United States. According to authorities at the crossing points they have found used bandages in the trash cans of people suspected of being plasma "donors", in the bathrooms ...

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Secret group of the CBP are detaining travelers at airports.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is deploying secret teams that target, detain, and interrogate innocent travelers. In November 2018, three CBP officers detained a traveler, at the San Francisco International Airport after he landed from a business trip to Sweden. The traveler who was a former chief technology officer at Mozilla Corporation and current Apple employee, was given no reason as to why he was detained asides from a ticket with the letters TTRT on it. What the traveler didn’t know is that he was being stopped a secret group that forms part of the CBP, and the ticket he had received with the initials means Tactical Terrorism Response Teams. The CBP has deployed agents to at least ...

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Preclearance agreement changes at Canada – U.S. border cause worries

Recent changes to the Canada-U.S. preclearance agreement have resulted in a concerning lack of clarity, according to some legal experts. Since mid-summer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Canadian Border Services Agency have been sharing biographic data, travel documents and other personal data collected at land border points of entry. Up until now if we were uncomfortable with a line of questioning, we could opt to return to Canada, but that option is no longer available under the terms of the preclearance agreement. Many expressed concerns over the changes that were being experienced at the border, and many questioned the rights to their privacy as phones and laptop inspections, were occurring more and more. But with recent ...

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Naval base shooting in Pensacola, Florida, leaves four dead

Authorities report at least one-armed attacker at a Navy air station in Pensacola, Florida. SEE more here: Gunfight at Florida military facilities The incident occurred on the morning of this Friday, the facilities remain closed and the identity of the attacker is unknown, which, according to preliminary reports, died at the scene. A shooting at the Naval Air Station (NAS) in Pensacola, Florida, kept the base closed and left four dead, including the attacker, and at least 11 people injured, who were taken to hospitals in the area. "The shooter and three victims died and many more were injured and were treated in local hospitals. NAS Pensacola remains in blockade," the US Navy said. Pensacola police confirmed that police responded ...

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Five Christmas dessert from around the world

Beyond religious traditions, Christmas has become the most widespread celebration in the western world, a holiday that is inevitably associated with food. For sweet lovers, it is also an exciting time, especially since there are some desserts that are exclusive to this time of year. Let’s take a small tour through some of these traditional desserts seen during this season. Panettone - Italy Panettone is a sweet bun originally from Milan, which consists of a brioche dough with raisins and candied fruits, although there are many other flavors, such as chocolate. Its popularity has crossed borders and in addition to being very consumed in Spain, in some Latin American countries it is especially essential during the Christmas holidays. The best ...

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The origin of Black Friday in the United States

The beginning of this particular start for the holiday season has become a day that helps retailers attract shoppers to their stores, offering what they claim to be the best sales of the year, and preparing many for their Christmas shopping. It is almost a tradition in the United States, but despite the name given to the day, it has nothing to do with the colors on the buyer's bank account balance. It all began in Philadelphia in the 1950s. Dozens of shoppers would arrive in the city during the days after Thanksgiving, all this was due to that the city promoted great offers and decorations, before the football match between the Army and the Navy, which took place ...

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Metro Vancouver residents brace for planned transit strike Wednesday

Residents in Metro Vancouver are getting ready for the potential impact of a bus shutdown this week in the area, leaving many in a difficult situation as they depend on this form of transportation for their everyday commute, going from students all the way to caregivers and more. Both sides in the Metro Vancouver transit strike resumed talks on Tuesday in the hopes of avoiding a system-wide bus strike. If a new deal isn’t reached by Tuesday night, there will be no bus or SeaBus service from Wednesday to Friday. But Unifor national president Jerry Dias was on hand for Tuesday’s negotiations, and says that there is a possible sign that a deal could be within reach. Schools ...

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