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Wednesday, February 21st, 2024


Bill to stop fentanyl from crossing the border introduced

On Tuesday, U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA), Bob Casey and Mark Kelly (both D-AZ) introduced legislation to address the fentanyl crisis by stopping it at the southern border. The legislation, the Stop Fentanyl at the Border Act, would increase staffing capacity, as well as add technology to... Read More »

DHS to add nearly 65,000 H-2B visas in 2024

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced Friday it would make nearly 65,000 H-2B visas available in Fiscal Year 2024. The temporary nonagricultural worker visas will add to the 66,000 H-2B visas mandated by Congress each year. According to DHS, the additional visas represent the... Read More »

Coast Guard details recent Cutter Steadfast assignment

Coast Guard officials have detailed Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast's 70-day counternarcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific. The crew crew recently returned to its homeport in Astoria, Ore., after disrupting the flow of illegal narcotics on three separate occasions during the patrol, preventing a... Read More »

CBP details northern border surge operation

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has detailed a northern border surge operation resulting in the apprehension of 124 people. CBP said its Air and Marine Operations (AMO) Plattsburgh Air Unit collaborated with federal, state and local partners to execute Operation Jagdakommando in response to... Read More »

CBP thwarts narcotics smuggling attempt in California

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials have detailed the interception of nearly 900,000 fentanyl pills concealed inside porcelain sinks at the Otay Mesa port of entry’s facility in California. “Narcotics traffickers will try new and innovative ways to smuggle dangerous drugs across... Read More »