October 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
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. Continue Reading
January 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
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.
January 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Car and truck traffic moved smoothly through the U.S.-Canada border on a mid-day this past week at the Pembina Port of Entry. Continue Reading
December 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
The Border Patrol says arrests of illegal immigrants along the U.S. border with Mexico are at the lowest level since the Nixon administration. Continue Reading
November 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
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.
October 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
Current and former Border Patrol agents tell The Associated Press that field offices around the country began receiving the order last month. It came soon after the Obama administration announced it would focus immigration efforts on deporting criminals. Continue Reading
February 14, 2011 in WDAZ
This is the United States’ forgotten border, where federal agents and police play cat-and-mouse with smugglers and illegal immigrants along 4,000 miles of a mostly unmarked and unfortified frontier with Canada Continue Reading
February 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
Throughout parts of the United States’ forgotten border, federal agents and police play cat-and-mouse with smugglers and illegal immigrants along 4,000 miles of a mostly unmarked and unfortified frontier with Canada. Continue Reading