Tag: Laredo

July 22, 2020

July 22, 2020
Photo source: Tweet from CBP South Texas @CBPSouthTexas

Caption: “Over the course of a busy 24 hours, #USBP agents apprehended a huge number of individuals inside a tractor trailer at the Interstate 35 (I-35) Border Patrol checkpoint and at a stash house in south #Laredo.”

Tags: Apprehensions, Laredo

June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020
  • Chief patrol agent in the Big Bend sector Matthew Hudak becomes chief in the Laredo sector upon the retirement of Chief Patrol Agent Felix Chavez. The Laredo, Texas, sector is characterized by constant apprehensions and rescues of migrants traversing the expansive mountainous areas in the region. 

Tags: Apprehensions, Laredo, Migration, Nuevo Laredo, Organizational Culture

June 4, 2020

June 4, 2020
  • Dennis Nixon, CEO of the International Bank of Commerce in Laredo, Texas, releases a statement criticizing the Trump administration’s plan to build 69 miles of wall through Laredo’s historic downtown. Nixon states that while a majority of Texans support the president’s border security efforts, they do not necessarily support a wall, and especially not one that damages Texan cities, cuts citizens off from the Rio Grande, and divides them from their neighbors in Mexico. 

Tags: Border and Migration Politics, Fencing, Laredo

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020
  • According to a CBP spokesman, about half of the 250 landowners in the path of the 69-mile project planned for Laredo, Texas have signed rights of entry to allow the government to survey for the wall. There has not been much construction in Texas due to private property disputes. The administration has sued landowners throughout the year and progressed into the second round of lawsuits in some regions.

Tags: Fencing, Laredo

May 25, 2020

May 25, 2020
  • The Trump administration’s 69-mile border construction plans in Laredo, Texas, would cut right through the city’s historic downtown. The Laredo City Council leads the charge against the wall, as the federal government recently sued the city for refusing access to 1,000 acres of city-owned riverfront. The issue is currently pending before a local federal judge. 

Tags: Fencing, Laredo

May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020
Photo source: Tweet from CBP @CBP

Caption: “A brazen human smuggler led multiple agencies on a lengthy pursuit on May 15, when agents tried to conduct a vehicle stop on a pickup truck. @CBPAMO kept visual contact by air. 6 people were arrested, and 7 absconded into Mexico.”

Tags: Apprehensions, Laredo, Smuggling

May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020
  • CBP awards the Alabama-based Caddell Construction Company a $275 million contract to construct approximately 14 miles of contiguous border wall system in Webb County, Texas. The project is funded by CBP’s Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations and construction is set to begin in January 2021 “pending availability of real estate.” 

Tags: Fencing, Laredo

May 6, 2020

May 6, 2020
  • Exercising eminent domain powers, the Trump administration sues an orphanage to obtain temporary access to the property to plan for border construction. In the easement, the federal government offers the Sacred Heart Children’s Home of Laredo, Texas, $100 as “just compensation,” for year-long grant of access to the 68-acre property.

Tags: Fencing, Laredo

April 14, 2020

April 14, 2020
  • CBP reports that a traffic stop performed by the Laredo North Border Patrol in Texas resulted in the apprehension of 28 individuals smuggled in a tractor-trailer. The individuals were from Mexico, Guatemala, and Ecuador. 

Tags: Apprehensions, Laredo, Migration, Smuggling

April 7, 2020

April 7, 2020
  • CBP reports the seizure of approximately 3,350 pounds of marijuana within a commercial shipment at the Laredo port of entry in Texas. The narcotics have an estimated street value of $651,856. 

Tags: Drug Seizures, Laredo, Narcotrafficking