PUBLISHED: 18:48 14 December 2018 Sarah Chambers Suffolk Chief Constable Gareth Wilson addresses a rural crime meeting in Lavenham, with Tim Passmore and James Cartlidge beside him Picture: SARAH CHAMBERS Archant Policing along the Suffolk/Essex border has come under fire at a farmers’ meeting in Lavenham. Sgt Brian Calver of the Rural and Wildlfe Crime Team in Suffol at the rural crime meeting in Lavenham Picture: SARAH CHAMBERSAround 100 farmers and landowners from around the picturesque tourist area, many of whom have been hit by crimes ranging from machinery theft and fly-tipping to hare coursing, put their concerns to Suffolk Chief Constable Gareth Wilson, local MP James Cartlidge, Suffolk police and crime commissioner Tim Passmore and representatives of rural crime teams in Suffolk and Essex.They pointed to long response times, and issues with crime detection and cross-border policing, as well as a more threatening tone to some hare coursing … [Read more...] about Farmers demand action over ‘high’ crime levels on Suffolk-Essex border
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday that the death of a seven-year-old migrant girl in Border Patrol custody was “a very sad example of the dangers of this journey.” The Department of Homeland Security also released a statement calling on migrant parents to not “put themselves or their children at risk attempting to enter illegally.” The Trump administration’s response to the girl’s death drew backlash on Friday from critics who said Nielsen and her department were wrongly blaming the girl’s death on her family, rather than the conditions in Border Patrol facilities. A Trump official conceded earlier this week that the Border Patrol facilities were not built to house families and children. The Department of Homeland Security and its secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, are drawing backlash after appearing to blame the death of a seven-year-old migrant girl in Border Patrol custody on the family members who brought her … [Read more...] about After a 7-year-old migrant girl died in Border Patrol custody, Kirstjen Nielsen said ‘this family chose to cross illegally’, and critics are outraged she’s blaming the death on the family
Associated Press Published 12:03 PM EST Dec 14, 2018 Las Cruces, N.M. – A 7-year-old girl picked up with her father and dozens of other migrants along a remote stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border suffered seizures and spiked a high fever in immigration custody and later died, federal officials said. An autopsy was scheduled to try to determine what killed the girl, who appeared to be dehydrated and suffering from shock and apparently had not had anything to eat or drink in days, they said. The girl was found Dec. 6 near Lordsburg, New Mexico, by U.S. Border Patrol agents. She was in custody for about eight hours before she began having seizures, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officials said. Emergency medical technicians discovered the girl’s fever was 105.7 degrees, and she was airlifted to an El Paso, Texas, hospital, where she later died. The results of the autopsy could take weeks, officials said. The Guatemalan girl’s death comes as increasing numbers of … [Read more...] about Migrant girl, 7, held at US border dies in custody
Donald Trump’s big, beautiful wall on the U.S.-Mexico border is at risk of crumbling before it’s even built. For over three years, Trump has promised to construct a massive wall spanning thousands of miles of the southern border, and he’s insisted that the government of Mexico would pay for it. That promise was at the heart of his victorious 2016 campaign, but in the past two years, the Trump administration has failed to secure funding from Mexico — and also Congress — to pay for the border wall. Now, Democrats are weeks away from taking control of the U.S. House of Representatives, and the new majority will almost certainly not approve any wall funding. The December 21 deadline to pass legislation funding the federal government, then, represents Trump and the GOP’s last, best shot at the wall — and the president is threatening to shut down the government if Congress does not send him a spending bill that appropriates $5 billion for the border … [Read more...] about No one knows what Trump’s wall would cost or if it would make any difference on border crossings. It may shut down the government, though.
The event was co-chaired by Lieut. Gen. Hoang Xuan Chien, Commander of the Vietnamese Border Guard, and Kirth Chantharith, Director-General of the Cambodian General Immigration Department. At the conference, the two sides reviewed the results of cooperation in 2018 and discussed orientations in 2019. They reached consensus that the two sides well exchanged information on illegal immigration, smuggling and activities of transnational criminals, among others, thus contributing to security-order maintenance in border and border gate areas. In 2019, the two sides agreed to continue the implementation of signed agreements and create favourable conditions for trade activities through border gates, contributing to the socio-economic development, as well as solidarity, friendship and mutual understanding between Vietnam’s Border Guard High Command and Cambodia’s General Immigration Department and the two countries’ people in general. They also consented to bolster … [Read more...] about Vietnam, Cambodia enhance cooperation in border management