Stories tagged: customs and border protection
UPDATED: Wed., July 29, 2020
Weeks after it was criticized by President Donald Trump as “done to make me look bad,” a private border wall built by his supporters in South Texas has suffered new …
UPDATED: Fri., July 17, 2020
The Border Patrol’s parent agency said Friday that it fired four employees and suspended 38 were without pay for inappropriate social media activity following revelations of a secret Facebook group …
UPDATED: Tue., April 14, 2020
By allowing warrantless “immigration sweeps” at Spokane’s Intermodal Center, Greyhound is violating state laws that protect consumers and prevent discrimination, a lawsuit filed Tuesday contends.
UPDATED: Thu., April 9, 2020
U.S. authorities say they’ve sent nearly 10,000 Mexican and Central American border crossers back to Mexico under new rules designed to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020
Greyhound, the nation’s largest bus company, said Friday it will stop allowing Border Patrol agents without a warrant to board its buses to conduct routine immigration checks. The bus sweeps …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020
A student’s immigration or citizenship status would be protected and law enforcement officers couldn’t get it without a valid judicial warrant under a bill being considered by a Senate panel.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019
International travelers in Spokane will soon have an opportunity to sign up for the Global Entry program at the Spokane International Airport.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019
The agency said it hasn’t been “putting any new emphasis” on unearthing shipments bound for licensed businesses, but industry groups are saying multiple companies are waiting on shipments of thousands …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019
Border Patrol accuses American of smuggling attempt near Oroville, arrests Yemeni immigrant in Spokane
The U.S. Border Patrol says agents arrested two Mexican citizens and an American smuggler who attempted to transport the pair across the Canadian border near Oroville, Washington, last weekend. Agents …
Fri., July 12, 2019
“I don’t have either party’s name on my sign,” said Bill Compher, a 69-year-old musician and grandfather who has been demonstrating on downtown street corners. “It’s a moral question, not …
UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is clarifying that airline passengers aren’t required to submit to identification checks when getting off planes if there’s no law enforcement-related reason.
Tue., July 2, 2019
The head of the U.S. Border Patrol slammed as “completely inappropriate” sexually explicit posts about U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and comments questioning the authenticity of a photo of a drowned …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019
After questioning of Portland comedian, Spokane Mayor David Condon says city can’t stop Border Patrol agents
Spokane Mayor David Condon weighed in Tuesday on the detainment of a Portland comedian at the Spokane Intermodal Center, again insisting city leaders don’t have the authority to prevent federal …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018
If Spokane truly is the “City of Choice,” let’s choose to do the right thing and adopt “Protecting Passenger Rights for a Safer Spokane.”
Thu., June 21, 2018
A faulty assumption has continually been employed to justify the current anti-immigrant zealotry, and it goes like this: We are being flooded with illegal immigrants. They are coming in an …
Sat., March 18, 2017
The Trump administration wants to build a 30-foot-high border wall that looks good from the north side and is difficult to climb or cut through, according to a pair of …