Belarus escorts 1,000 migrants towards Polish border

Column of up to 500 people including children led by border guards in escalation of deadly crisis Belarusian authorities have escorted an estimated 1,000 people, most of whom are from the Middle East, to the Polish border in an escalation of a deadly crisis that has already left people desperate to reach the EU trappedContinue reading “Belarus escorts 1,000 migrants towards Polish border”

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EU leaders debate migration amid Belarus ‘state-sponsored smuggling’ – DW News

European Union leaders have spent the last two days tackling a list of mounting challenges. An uptick in migrants crossing into the EU from non-member Belarus has sparked heated debate. Some leaders want to build more walls to control migration. Others are hoping for diplomatic solutions. The situation is serious, Poland has ramped up borderContinue reading “EU leaders debate migration amid Belarus ‘state-sponsored smuggling’ – DW News”

Customs & Border Protection ordered to disclose social media surveillance rules

Department of Homeland Security agencies argued that disclosing information on their social media surveillance policies will help criminals circumvent the law. U.S. Customs and Border Protection cannot withhold information on its rules for authorizing agents to use fake identities and nongovernment accounts to spy on social media users, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. Government lawyersContinue reading “Customs & Border Protection ordered to disclose social media surveillance rules”

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Texas Republican congressman says the Border Patrol agents filmed whipping at Haitian migrants are ‘doing God’s work’

Rep. Tony Gonzalez defended US Border Patrol agents who were filmed whipping at Haitian migrants.  The Texas Republican said the agents were “doing God’s work fighting everything they can.”  The Department of Homeland Security has opened an investigation into the treatment of the migrants.  Rep. Tony Gonzalez, a Texas Republican, defended US Border Patrol agentsContinue reading “Texas Republican congressman says the Border Patrol agents filmed whipping at Haitian migrants are ‘doing God’s work’”

Federal officer arrested at Capitol rally won’t be charged

A federal law enforcement officer was arrested carrying a gun at Saturday’s rally at the U.S. Capitol billed to support the suspects charged in January’s insurrection but will not be prosecuted. The 27-year-old New Jersey man is an officer with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. He was arrested by Capitol Police for illegally possessing a gun onContinue reading “Federal officer arrested at Capitol rally won’t be charged”

Border Patrol Agent on Horseback Filmed Whipping Haitian Asylum Seekers

A video showing Border Patrol officers on horseback using ropes to whip at Haitian migrants attempting to cross the Rio Grande has garnered a strong reaction from the Biden administration and other politicians. Asked about the disturbing footage, which also shows agents charging and grabbing at asylum seekers, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki called theContinue reading “Border Patrol Agent on Horseback Filmed Whipping Haitian Asylum Seekers”

U.S. Plans To Deport Massive Number Of Haitians From Del Rio, Texas, An Official Says

A U.S. official says the Biden administration is planning “massive movements” of Haitian migrants in a small Texas border town on flights to Haiti starting Sunday. Plans have yet to be finalized, but officials are considering five to eight flights a day. San Antonio, the nearest major city, may be one of the departure cities. The official was notContinue reading “U.S. Plans To Deport Massive Number Of Haitians From Del Rio, Texas, An Official Says”

Poland declares state of emergency on Belarus border

Poland’s president has declared a state of emergency in parts of two regions bordering Belarus, his spokesman said on Thursday, an unprecedented move in the country’s post-communist history that follows a surge in illegal migration. The European Union has accused Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko of using migrants from countries like Iraq and Afghanistan as partContinue reading “Poland declares state of emergency on Belarus border”

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