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Report: New Border Patrol Initiative Is Not Keeping Migrants from Re-Entering the U.S.

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

A strategy to send migrants back to Mexico in areas far from where they entered isn’t working as initially planned, according to a new study that monitored the agency’s efforts, the Associated Press reports.

Lateral repatriations, as the strategy is called, are used to make it tough for migrants to reconnect with smugglers.

But an assessment of the plan has shown that migrants caught crossing the border often get captured again, the AP reported.

The most effective deterrents are criminal prosecutions and formal deportation procedures, the report found.

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FBI Takes Over Hunt for Family That Has Been Missing for Three Years

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, which has been unable to solve the mystery of family missing from Fallbrook for three years, is handing the case over to the FBI, the LA Times reports

Sheriff’s officials say they have exhausted “hundreds of tips” about what happened to Joseph and Summer McStay and their young boys Gianni and Joseph Jr.

Authorities believe the family crossed the border into Mexico, where their car was found.

“Due to the fact that the family is believed to be out of the country, and because minor children are involved, the primary investigative responsibility for the case is being transferred to the FBI,” Lt. Glenn Giannantonio, of the Sheriff’s Department homicide detail, said in a statement to the LA Times.

Driver Who Rammed Border Patrol Cars in Texas Pleads Guilty to Smuggling, Assault

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

An undocumented immigrant from Mexico pleaded guilty Thursday to assaulting a Border Patrol agent with a Ford F-250 truck and smuggling illegal immigrants, Border Scope reports.

Jose Alberto Izquierdo-Gonzalez , 26, is to remain in custody pending sentencing, which has not yet been set, according to Border Scope.

Izquierdo-Gonzalez is accused of ramming Border Patrol vehicles with his truck after they say they spotted him loading illegal immigrants into his truck.

One agent was injured, and some of the immigrants suffered minor injuries.

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Border Patrol to Shift Focus from Arizona to Texas to Stop Mexican Gangs

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Border Patrol is shifting much of its attention from Arizona to Texas as increasing numbers of Mexican gangs smuggle people and drugs into the country, The Guardian reports.

Authorities believe the agency’s success in tightening the borders in Arizona has prompted gangs and other lawbreakers to gain access in remote areas of Texas, according to The Guardian.

The government plans to buy mobile surveillance systems to help keep an eye on the Texas border.

Trouble is, there is less money to buy the equipment because of the sequestration, The Guardian reported.

CPB Issues Furlough Notices to Employees to Offset Cuts from the Sequester

 

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Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

CPB employees will be furloughed for up to 14 days each because of the spending cuts known as the sequester, the Washington Post reports.

Employees will be issued official notices beginning Thursday, the Post wrote.

Union leaders of warned a serious impact.

“The smuggling organizations are keenly aware of what our operational capabilities are,” said Shawn Moran, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council, representing 17,000 non-supervisory agents, the Standard Examiner reported. “Once they see that we don’t have the manpower we had out on the border previously, they will take advantage.”Federal agencies are required to give 30-day notices before given unpaid leave.

CBP Deputy Protection Director David V. Aguilar said the agency would implement “only the absolute minimum number of furlough days required.”

CBP also plans to reduce overtime and halt hiring, the Post reported.

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Al Capone an “Amateur” Compared to the FBI’s New “Public Enemy Number One”

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The head of a criminal enterprise in Chicago is far more violent and dangerous than mob boss Al Capone ever was, according to the FBI.

To capture the elusive, vicious Joaquin Guzman Loera, the FBI said it has joined forces with the Chicago Police Department, naming Joaquin Guzman Loera “Public Enemy Number One.”

“Not since the Chicago Crime Commission’s first “Public Enemy Number One” has any criminal deserved this title more than Joaquin Guzman Loera,” said J.R. Davis, President and Chairman of the Chicago Crime Commission. “Compared to Guzman, Al Capone looks like an amateur. Guzman is currently heading the largest and most powerful crime organization in Mexico.”

Davis said Lorea’s group – the Sinaloa cartel in Mexico – is the major supplier of narcotics in Chicago.

“His agents are working in the Chicago area importing vast quantities of drugs for sale throughout the Chicago region and collecting and sending to Mexico tens of millions of dollars in drug money,” Davis said.

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Report: Border Patrol Shot, Killed Mexican Teen from Behind

The Border Patrol has maintained its agent opened fire on a 16-year-old because he was throwing rocks at authorities from the Mexican border to Arizona.   

But the USA Today is reporting that ten of the 11 bullets that struck Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez in October hit him from behind, according to a report by medical examiners for the Sonora attorney general’s office. 

Border Patrol and the FBI, which is investigating the case, declined to comment.

“The only way I can fathom that report is that he was lying on his face when he was hit,” said Luis Parra, an attorney representing the Elena Rodriguez family.

Since January 2010, Border Patrol has killed 19 people – all but two along the U.S. -Mexican border.

David J. Johnson Heads A Bit More to the West to Lead FBI’s San Francisco Division


David Johnson

By Allan Lengel
tickelthewire.com

David J. Johnson, who headed the FBI’s Salt Lake City division, is shifting gears a bit to the west and taking over the San Francisco office.

Johnson began his career with the FBI in 1991, and was first posted a Violent Crime Squad in the San Jose Resident Agency.

In 1994, he was assigned to the High Technology Squad, and worked on a case that became the first to be prosecuted under the economic espionage classification.

In 1997, Johnson was assigned to a Mexican Drug Trafficking Organization Squad. Two years later, he became a supervisory special agent of the Asian Organized Crime Squad in the San Jose Resident Agency. He led two multi-agency task forces that targeted human trafficking and police corruption and racketeering cases, the FBI said.

As the chief of the Crimes against Children Unit, he developed the Innocence Lost National Initiative, which identifies and rescues minors involved in prostitution and investigates the pimps involved in these crimes.

He was promoted to the assistant special agent in charge of the San Francisco Division, and in 2008 he led the task force created by the attorney general to conduct a criminal investigation into the destruction of interrogation videotapes by the CIA.

In 2009, he became chief of the Violent Crimes Section in the Criminal Investigative Division, responsible for managing programs that involve federal violations such as bank robberies, kidnappings, extortions, crimes against children, Indian country matters, fugitives, major theft, transportation crimes, and special jurisdiction matters.

In 2011, he was reassigned to be the chief of the newly created Latin America/Southwest Border Threat Section.

Johnson has a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

Loren Cannon has replaced Johnson as the acting head of the Utah FBI.