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Texas Congressman Witnesses Overcrowding of Illegal Immigrants – Mostly Children – at Border Patrol Station

Rep. Henry Cuellar

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A Texas congressman refused to be kept out of the McAllen Border Patrol station where about 1,000 illegal immigrants, primarily children, in squalid, cramped conditions, the Blaze reports.

Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Democrat, said the immigrants are squeezed into the facility, and many have infectious diseases like tuberculosis, chickenpox and scabies.

“I’ve been saying, ‘Use the nonprofits, use the churches don’t just use the taxpayers’ dollars to take care of these young kids,’” Cuellar said. “[President Barack Obama] still has a long way to go to improve this. Don’t just listen to the words of the bureaucrats up there in Washington, listen to the men and women that work here. The men and women of the Border Patrol know what’s going on here.”

Cuellar said he talked to some of the children in the holding area and blamed failed immigration laws on the problem.

Border Patrol Shifts Resources Because of Sharp Increase of Immigrant Smugglers in Texas

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The never-ending battle to crack down on immigrant smugglers has shifted to southernmost Texas where federal agents are seeing an alarming influx of activity, Fox News reports.

Border Patrol leaders are shifting resources from western states after a marked increase of arrests from Oct. 1 to May 17, when more than 148,000 people were arrested. At that pace, the arrests would reach the last year’s number in just eight months.

“I don’t think we have anywhere near the resources that we would require to even make a dent in what we’ve got going on here,” said Chris Cabrera, a Border Patrol agent in McAllen and local vice president of the agents’ union. “I think it’s common knowledge that we don’t have the resources, that’s why they’re coming in droves like they are. They’re exploiting a weakness that they’ve found and quite frankly they’re doing a good job of it.”

Second Shooting Spree at Fort Hood Raises Question: Should Military Leaders Carry Guns at Bases?

Ford Hood Darnall HospitalSteve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

After two deadly shooting rampages at Ford Hood in Texas, some congressional members said military leaders should be permitted to carry firearms on the base, the New York Post reports.

Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mike McCaul called it “a common sense idea.”

“That would be a deterrent, No. 1 — and No. 2, a way to have a quick response to any shooter that comes on these bases,” McCaul said on “Fox News Sunday.”

But both the White House and Pentagon are opposed to changing bans on service members carrying personal firearms on bases.

 

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Grown Man Robs Bank While Riding Child-Sized Bike into Texas Building

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

They call him the BMX Bandit.

The FBI is looking for a man who robbed a Missouri City, Texas, bank after riding a child-sized bike into the building, Click2Houston.com reports.

The robbery happened at Amegy Bank.

The man pulled out a gun and demanded money.

 

FBI Investigates Texas Sheriff’s Department After Teen Severely Injured by Deputy’s Stun Gun

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI is investigating a Texas sheriff’s department after a deputy used a stun gun and severely injured a 17-year-old, the Houston Chronicle reports.

The investigation involves two Bastrop County Sheriff’s deputies, one of whom is accused of using the stun gun and the other is accused of misusing power.

“The FBI has reviewed the material, and we are opening an official investigation,” FBI spokeswoman Michelle Lee said.

After being shocked in November, the teen hit his head on the floor at Cedar Creek High School and was in a medically induced coma for nearly two months.

More than 250,000 Arrests Makes Texas-Mexico Border the Busiest in Country

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Texas is ground zero for Border Patrol arrests, the Associated Press reports.

Of the 420,789 apprehensions during the Border Patrol’s fiscal year that ended in September, 235,567 of the arrests were made in Texas.

Arizona, which often is the busiest border, saw 125,942 arrests.

Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher said the increase in Texas arrests is largely due to an influx of immigrants from Central America.

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UTEP Kicks Off 3 Players Following for Betting Following FBI Investigation

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The University of Texas at El Paso’s basketball team said Tuesday it has removed three players following allegations they bet on at least one sporting event, the Huffington Post reports.

The removal comes after university officials in December received tips that the players were betting on games.

The three players are Justin Crosgile, McKenzie Moore and Jalen Ragland.

The students won’t return to classes or the team, university officials said.

“I’m crushed personally that this is happened,” Floyd said.

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Border Patrol Agent Is Accused of Killing Texas Man In Jealous Rage

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A Border Patrol agent is accused of shooting to death a Central Texas man in a fit of jealousy, the Associated Press reports.

Authorities said Agent Adam Garibay bound his wife in duct tape and demanded she reveal the name of the man she was dating.

“He was able to get from her by threat the address of the man,” Medina County Sheriff Randy Brown said.

Garibay is accused of driving 160 miles to the town of Hondo to shoot 35-year-old Keith Martin, the AP wrote.

Police said the agent fled the scene and led police on an 18-mile chase before he was arrested.