(PORTSMOUTH, Va.) USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane returned home to their homeport in Portsmouth, after a 72-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea, Sunday having interdict $16-million in cocaine #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.28: Throughout the patrol, the crew of the Harriet Lane worked in conjunction with a diverse array of US and foreign military assets to conduct vital training and perform its assigned law enforcement mission, which included interdicting one go-fast vessel carrying approximately 882 pounds of suspected cocaine with an estimated street value of $16 million.

#AceDailyNews reports that Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane crewmembers interdict $16 million worth of illicit drugs, performed counter-drug and migrant interdiction operations in support of the Coast Guard 7th District and Joint Interagency Task Force-South returning home following 72-day Caribbean Sea patrol…

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Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane crewmembers interdict $16 million worth of illicit drugs, return home following 72-day Caribbean Sea patrol

The interdiction was conducted jointly with USS Wichita (LCS 13). Harriet Lane’s crew assumed tactical control of Wichita’s helicopter, which employed airborne use of force executed by a trained Coast Guard crew member. The helicopter disabled the vessel and vectored in Harriet Lane’s small boat with embarked boarding team. Harriet Lane crews also conducted multiple at sea transfers of suspected illegal narcotics and drug-smugglers with the Dutch Navy aboard HNLMS Holland and facilitated the at-sea interdiction of a suspected drug smuggling vessel by the French frigate Ventôse. 

In addition to operations, the Harriet Lane crew conducted a towing exercise with the USS Wichita, taking the 378-foot littoral combat ship in tow. During the evolution both vessels exchanged crew members of various rates and rank to provide exposure and promote professional development. This exercise provided invaluable training for both crews and strengthened the special relationships amongst the seagoing services. The crew of Harriet Lane hosted Consul General Allen Greenberg, the U.S. Consul General for Curacao and U.S. Chief of Mission for the former Dutch Antilles. Amidst, operations, joint military training, and acts of diplomacy, the cutter crew also completed aviation, damage control, seamanship, and navigation training to maintain operational readiness and prepare for future multi-mission patrols.

“I am tremendously humbled to have completed my first patrol aboard Harriet Lane with this fine crew of maritime professionals,” said Cmdr. Ben Goff, commanding officer of the Harriet Lane “Throughout, we showcased a diversity of talent unique to the world’s best Coast Guard. I am extremely proud of the crew for their unwavering flexibility and selfless service amidst a variety of scheduling changes and mission challenges. Likewise, it was a true privilege to conduct operations and training with our US, Dutch, and French navy partners.”  

Harriet Lane is a 270-foot medium endurance cutter responsible for a variety of Coast Guard missions, including search and rescue, enforcement of laws and treaties, maritime defense, and protection of the marine environment.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: July.28: 2021:

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(PARIS) #MigrantCrisis French authorities said on Friday they had rescued a boatload of 42 migrants in the English channel after their boat got into difficulty #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.26: The emergency services were alerted by the migrants, and a rescue vessel picked them up in the sea off the Pas-de-Calais area, according to a French police statement.

#AceDailyNews says that U.K. reportedly paid France £54-million to search for illegals leaving their country and they say they have rescued a boatload of 42 migrants in the English Channel and they were taken to the nearby port of Boulogne-sur-Mer, and all are in good health, the statement said.

July. 23, 20217:32 PM BSTLast Updated 14 hours ago

Thousands of migrants each year attempt the dangerous sea crossing from France to the coast of Britain, often paying human smugglers to help them through one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes in overloaded rubber dinghies: Britain has repeatedly pressed French President Emmanuel Macron’s government to do more to prevent the migrants leaving France.

When Europe turns a blind eye: Life and death in the Mediterranean – Reporters

In the Mediterranean, the years go by and almost nothing changes. In 2021, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), 955 people have already died trying to reach Europe by sea – twice as many as during the same period last year. NGOs believe these figures are no doubt an underestimate.

23/07/2021 – 19:00

REPORTERS
REPORTERS © FRANCE 24

According to the 1974 International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), coastal states have a legal obligation to organise and assist searches in the event of a distress signal. However, since 2016, civil society groups have been plugging the gap.

On April 21, the Ocean Viking began a race against time to try to rescue a dinghy in distress amid a storm, with nearly 130 people on board. But without assistance from the competent authorities, the vessel arrived too late at the scene of a fatal shipwreck. 

A few days later, 236 survivors, including 119 minors, were rescued from two other inflatable boats on which they were adrift, before being transported to a port on the European continent. Among them were men, women and children fleeing the hell for migrants that is Libya

In this documentary, FRANCE 24 brings you an in-depth look at the reality for migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean in search of a better life.

FRANCE 24’s Emmanuelle Chaze tells us more about filming her report:

Ocean Viking: Life and death in the Mediterranean
Ocean Viking: Life and death in the Mediterranean  © FRANCE 24

Reporting by Christian Lowe; Editing by Giles Elgood

#AceNewsDesk report …….Published: July.26: 2021:

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(AUSTIN, Tx.) #MigrantCrisis Report: Rep.Gov.Gregg Abbot: Actions have arrested 10-illegals on ‘Trepassing Charges’ on the ‘Mexico Border’ and more are on the way according to officials #AceNewsDesk report

#AceDailyNews says that Texas begins arresting illegal-migrants on trespassing charges along US-Mexico border and has jailed 10 so far after he announced his plan in June when he also said that the state would continue building former President Donald Trump’s border wall and called on other governors to deploy law enforcement and National Guard members to the southern border.

The detainees are being held at what had been an empty state prison in Dilley, Texas, about 100 miles (160.93 kilometers) north of the border city of Laredo, said Robert Hurst, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He said the converted facility will be able to hold more than 950 people.

All of those arrested so far have been single adult men, according to Val Verde County Attorney David Martinez, who said he was advised last week that the number of migrant arrests could increase to as many as 100 or 200 per day. Such large numbers, he said, “would overwhelm not only my office, but our entire system pretty quickly.”

Most land along the southern Texas border is private, but Martinez said his understanding was that state troopers would not arrest family units. Last week, U.S. officials reported that they had encountered 55,805 members of families with children in June, which was up 25% from the previous month. That figure still remains far below the high of 88,587 in May 2019.

“If John Doe is caught on my property and he has his wife and his children with him, chances are he’s not going to be arrested,” Martinez said. “That’s what’s been represented to me.”

A spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety did not immediately return a message Thursday.

Val Verde County, which has around 50,000 residents, has become the backdrop of Abbott’s criticism of President Joe Biden over the border as the two-term governor, who is up for reelection in 2022, has sought to take Trump’s mantle on immigration. He returned to the county last weekend along with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and other officials, including Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, who tweeted this week that she had tested positive for COVID-19.

“The state jail commission has worked out a way to jail far more people that are currently being jailed,” Abbott said during his visit on Saturday.

But the largest Texas counties along the southern border, where crossings are typically the highest, have rejected Abbott’s offer to heighten enforcement and accept disaster declarations, which governors typically only grant during events like hurricanes or wildfire.

Migrants arrested by state troopers for trespassing first began showing up to the former prison on Tuesday. Prison officials said in a statement said that preparations for the facility included temporary air conditioning – which many Texas prisons don’t have in living areas – and training and licensing jailers.

Since first announcing earlier this summer that Texas would begin charging migrants with state crimes, Abbott has said law enforcement would not be involved in “catch and release” and said those arrested would spend time behind bars. But Martinez said he would handle the cases same as usually does, which typically means offering time served.

“My office is working really hard to try to minimize the amount of time that they have to sit in that jail,” he said.

ABC7, Reuters, US Media,

#AceNewsDesk report ……..Published: July.24: 2021:

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(ATHENS) NCA Project Invigor Report: Eight arrested in Greece targets major international people smuggling network intercepted on July.14: 2021: #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.23: The operation saw a speedboat intercepted off the island of Lefkada on 14 July as it headed towards Italy, carrying 14 migrants: The vessel attempted to out-run Greek authorities, but was eventually stopped after coastguards fired warning shots. The pilot was arrested after throwing himself into the sea in an attempt to escape, leaving the migrants adrift…

#AceDailyNews reports that officers from Project Invigor, the National Crime Agency-led taskforce targeting organised immigration crime, have taken part in an operation which has seen eight members of a major people smuggling network arrested in Greece in July…

speedboat

Shortly afterwards another seven people were arrested as Greek police raided a number of properties in Athens, seizing cash, mobile phones, forged travel documents and another boat: Those arrested included three Iraqi nationals, two Greek nationals, two Ukrainian nationals and one Turkish national. They will all now face charges: The organised crime group is alleged to have charged migrants between five and seven thousand euros to transport them through Greece and then onwards towards Italy: Many would then move up into northern Europe, with some ending up trying to reach the UK: NCA officers, working as part of Project Invigor, played a crucial role in the operation, helping the Hellenic Police identify and locate the OCG’s leaders and providing support to the overall investigation.

Dave Hucker, Regional Head for NCA International, said: Through Project Invigor we are seeking to attack the people smuggling OCGs impacting upon the UK at every step of the route, in source countries, in transit countries like Greece, as well as at the UK border: This operation, which saw us work in partnership with the Greek police, is an example of that in action: There is no doubt that some of the migrants smuggled from Turkey, through Greece and onwards by this OCG would have ended up attempting to enter the UK illegally as well: Those involved in organised immigration crime are ruthless and happy to treat people as a commodity to be profited from. We are determined to do all we can to stop them: Project Invigor is the UK’s organised immigration crime taskforce set up to target the criminal networks behind people smuggling impacting on the UK: Led by the NCA, it also includes Border Force, Immigration Enforcement and the Crown Prosecution Service. Officers work in the UK and internationally.

19 July 2021

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: July.23: 2021:

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(LAREDO, Tx.) Court Report: A Houston man was sentenced to federal prison on July.08, for conspiracy to transport noncitizens inside a trailer across the U.S. border #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.22: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Laredo Border Patrol Sector investigated this case…….

#AceDailyNews reports that a Houston man Brodrick Keith Rhodes, 32, was sentenced July 8 in federal court to 50 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. During sentencing, the judge noted that had transported an exceptionally high number of illegals totalling 119 in his trailer. Rhodes pleaded guilty April.07:2021

ICE/HSI INVESTIGATION REPORT

According to court documents, on Jan. 12, Rhodes arrived at the Freer Border Patrol checkpoint driving a semi-truck and refrigerated trailer. He claimed he was hauling lettuce, but authorities noticed discrepancies with his bill of lading. They also noted he appeared nervous and that the trailer was set to 30 degrees but with an internal temperature of 68. At secondary inspection, Border Patrol ultimately found 119 noncitizens in the trailer’s cargo area.

Rhodes claimed he worked for a business in La Porte, but the bill of lading indicated he was transporting lettuce from a Laredo produce company to a location in Sugar Land. The business indicated Rhodes had never been employed with them nor do they even transport outside the Houston area. The other two companies confirmed they had no record of the shipment.

The noncitizens told authorities they had been taken to a truck and told to get in the trailer. It soon departed and did not stop until it reached the checkpoint.

Rhodes was permitted to remain on bond and voluntarily surrender to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul A. Harrison, Southern District of Texas, prosecuted the case.

#AceNewsDesk report …….Published: July.22: 2021:

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(LA GRULLA, Tx.) CBP REPORT: Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station (RGC) agents apprehended 736 migrants in three large groups on Friday morning #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.22: The next morning, RGC agents working near La Grulla, Texas, encountered a large group of migrants walking north on a ranch road after illegally entering the United States. The group of 298 migrants included 60 unaccompanied children. This has been the largest group of migrants encountered by RGV agents this fiscal year. Within this group, a subject exhibiting COVID-19 related symptoms was transported to the hospital. At the hospital, the migrant tested positive for #COVID19 …..

#AceDailyNews reports that on Friday morning, RGC agents working in La Grulla, Texas, observed a large group of migrants make landfall in the United States. The group totaled 235 migrants consisting of 187 family members, 27 unaccompanied children, and 21 single adult migrants. More than half of the migrants are citizens of Guatemala. The remainder of the migrants are citizens of Honduras, El Salvador, Venezuela, and Nicaragua……

Sunday afternoon, RGC agents encountered another large group of migrants walking north on the same ranch road as the day prior. Of the 203 migrants, 127 are citizens of Honduras. The group consisted of 158 family members, 29 unaccompanied children, and 16 single adults.

Border Patrol processed the subjects accordingly.

Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation.  The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: July.22: 2021:

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(LONDON) #ImmigrationCrisis Report: France will double the number of police patrolling its beaches as part of a deal with the UK to stem the number of migrants crossing the English Channel #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.21: The BBC’s Jon Donnison spoke to some of the migrants trying to make the dangerous journey: The UK will pay more than £54m as part of the deal, which will also improve intelligence sharing…..

#AceDailyNews says that UK & France agrees deal to tackle rise in Channel crossings after the number of people crossing the Channel this year has now overtaken 2020’s total but Calais MP Pierre-Henri Dumont suggested it would not have an impact as the French coastline is too big…..after a group of migrants was seen arriving at Dover on Wednesday morning, bringing the total number this year to more than the 8,461 who made the crossing in 2020 following Tuesday we published that 430 migrants cross Channel in single day After the ‘Immigration & Borders Bill’ being passed on Tuesday evening…

He told the Today programme: “The fact is, we’ve seen it before. Having more money, having more police officers, having more controls, will not prevent people to succeed in these crossing attempts: ‘We have too many kilometres of shore to monitor.”….The funding will also be used for better technology to target those who organise the crossings, the Home Office said.

On Monday at least 430 migrants crossed the Channel – a record for one day. The previous daily high of 416 was set in September last year

The Home Office said on Tuesday 287 people had landed in the UK.

‘Step too far’

UK Home Secretary Priti Patel and French interior minister Gerald Darmanin have agreed to “strengthen co-operation” over the crossings.

The Home Office said UK support last year helped France double the number of officers deployed daily on the beaches of its northern coast.

It said this resulted in France preventing twice as many crossings so far this year compared with the same period in 2020.

However, it said the people who facilitated the crossings had now changed their tactics and had moved further up the French coast, “forcing migrants to take even longer, riskier journeys”.

Mr Dumont added that the French are not supposed to intervene at sea – yet former Border Force chief Tony Smith has called for joint patrols. 

Mr Smith said: “That seems to be a step too far for the French at the moment. The French position is they are not prepared to intervene on the high seas, only on land.”

PA MediaA group of people thought to be migrants are escorted by Border Patrol in Dungeness on Tuesday

The new support announced by the UK would enable France “to respond by posting more security forces further up the coast, installing and utilising the latest surveillance equipment throughout northern France”, the Home Office said.

Home Office minister Victoria Atkins insisted that a £28m deal between the UK and France last November, to double police patrols on French beaches, had made a difference, saying it had prevented some 7,500 people crossing the Channel.

Ms Atkins told Today it was an “incredibly complicated” situation and that the UK was trying to work with other countries to make sure “when people arrive in a safe country, they remain there and do not try to make that hazardous journey”. She said the government wanted “safe routes for legal migrants” and to crack down on the gangs bringing people over……..’No quick and easy fix’

Analysis by Simon Jones, BBC reporter, in DoverFrom the famous White Cliffs of Dover, we watched this morning as another group of migrants was brought to shore by the Border Force, having been picked up in the Channel. Conditions at sea are once again incredibly calm and the sun is shining, so these are unlikely to be the only arrivals today. Almost 1,000 people have reached the UK by boat in the past three days, putting pressure on the home secretary to act. Priti Patel is now pledging more money to the French authorities to try to prevent the crossings. But the deal struck last night is very similar to one agreed between Britain and France last November – which has failed to stem the numbers arriving, though the Home Office points out the number of crossings being prevented by the French authorities has doubled.The government here accepts there is no quick and easy fix to problems with the asylum system, but there’s no doubt the home secretary will want to see swift results in return for the increased investment in northern France.Ms Patel has previously pledged to make Channel crossings “unviable”, with new legislation that will make it a crime to knowingly arrive in the UK without permission.The Nationality and Borders Bill, which is currently being considered by MPs, will mean migrants entering without permission could face up to four years in prison.The government hopes the overhaul of asylum rules will deter migrants from making the crossing.But the plans have been criticised by charities including Refugee Action, which has called them “extreme and nasty”. PA MediaA dinghy’s arrival being watched over by the crew of an RNLI lifeboatDan O’Mahoney, Clandestine Channel Threat Commander for the Home Office, said: “There is an unacceptable rise in dangerous small boat crossings across the Channel because of a surge in illegal migration across Europe.”People should claim asylum in the first safe country they reach and not risk their lives making these dangerous crossings. We are continuing to pursue the criminals behind these illegal crossings.”He added that the Nationality and Borders Bill would “protect lives and break this cycle of illegal crossings” and the government was continuing to return those with no legal right to remain in the UK. But Amnesty International’s Steve Valdez-Symonds told the BBC the new legislation was an “extremely reckless and dangerous response” to the issue and would not tackle the problem of people smugglers. Instead, he said it was likely to drive desperate people to avoid the authorities, leaving them vulnerable to further exploitation and slavery. Labour shadow home secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds said the Home Office announcement was “yet more empty words from the Conservatives about agreeing a deal with France to address trafficking gangs”.He said ministers promised a plan with France in August 2020, “yet almost a year later they are still making empty promises, letting down victims, and allowing criminals to continue their evil trade”.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: July.21: 2021:

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(DOVER, KENT, U.K.) JUST IN: At least 430 migrants crossed the English Channel to the UK on Monday – a new record for a single day – the Home Office has said #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.21: Sky News cameras have filmed a dinghy carrying 13 suspected migrants arriving on a beach in Kent: Helicopter footage shows the group coming ashore in Dungeness, with several men sitting on the sand after disembarking: It appears that several other groups have also managed to come ashore after making the dangerous journey across the English Channel.

#AceDailyNews reports that a record 430-illegal-migrants cross English Channel in single day: BBC’s Jon Donnison spoke to some of the migrants trying to make the dangerous journey as France has taken the option not to provide asylum and allowing many to attempt that extremely journey

BBC News: The migrants are believed to have sailed from Northern France or Belgium Dan Johnson Getty Images:

The department said it was taking “substantial steps to tackle the unacceptable problem of illegal migration”.

According to the PA news agency, at least 430 migrants sailed across the Channel on Monday, surpassing the previous record of 416 that was set in September 2020.

High numbers of crossings are being attempted due to the warm weather

Footage shows several suspected migrants arriving on Kent coast as Channel crossings rise

High numbers of crossings are being attempted due to the warm weather.

According to the PA news agency, at least 430 migrants sailed across the Channel on Monday, surpassing the previous record of 416 that was set in September 2020.

Sky’s correspondent Ashna Hurynag, who is in Dover, said: “We have seen the UK paying France a lot of money to up surveillance – but we are talking about miles and miles of coastline that need patrolling.

“Once the police crack down on one of the beaches, you find that suspected migrants pop up elsewhere and again, the routine starts once more.

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“It’s a bit of a cat-and-mouse situation for authorities in France, but also for the authorities here too.”

According to the PA news agency, at least 430 migrants sailed across the Channel on Monday

Women and children – some of whom were too young to walk – were among those who arrived yesterday. Some needed to be supported as they set foot on the beach.

Also on Monday, parliament debated plans to introduce sweeping reforms of the asylum system, with former prime minister Theresa May sounding warnings over the prospect of the UK sending asylum seekers to offshore processing centres – not dissimilar from the ones used by Australia.

Bella Sankey, director of charity Detention Action, said: “The Home Office’s anti-refugee bill is political theatre that doesn’t even pretend to deal with the issue or make our system, safe, fair or efficient.

“We need a mechanism allowing refugees arriving at the UK border in France to be given safe passage, and until we have it, all else is noise and distraction.”

More than 1,850 people have reached Britain on small boats in July so far, according to PA analysis.

That is more than the 2019 total.

Around 50 people were seen landing on the beach at Dungeness in Kent after crossing in one dinghy.

The group included women and young children. 

It comes after eight boats carrying 241 migrants reached the UK on Sunday. 

So far this year, nearly 8,000 people have reached the UK in about 345 boats.

The previous daily high of 416 was set in September 2020

PA MediaThe dinghy’s arrival was watched over by the crew of an RNLI lifeboat

Home Secretary Priti Patel has pledged to make Channel crossing “unviable”. 

Dan O’Mahoney, clandestine channel threat commander, said: “There is an unacceptable rise in dangerous small boat crossings across the channel because of a surge in illegal migration across Europe.

“People should claim asylum in the first safe country they reach and not risk their lives making these dangerous crossings. We are continuing to pursue the criminals behind these illegal crossings.”

He added that the Nationality and Borders Bill would “protect lives and break this cycle of illegal crossings” and the government was continuing to return those with no legal right to remain in the UK. 

Under the bill, which is currently being considered by MPs, it would become a criminal offence to knowingly arrive in the UK illegally.

Migrants entering without permission could face up to four years in prison.

But the plans have been criticised by charities including Refugee Action, which has called them “extreme and nasty”.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: July.20: 2021:

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(EDINBURG,Tx.) CBP REPORT: Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) agents encountered 233-illegal-migrants in two large groups entering the United States through Hildago #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.09: Yesterday evening, MCS agents working near Mission, Texas, observed a large group of migrants illegally enter the United States. Agents apprehended 115 migrants and identified 68 as family members, 40 as unaccompanied children, and 7 as single adults. The migrants are citizens of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Ecuador.

#AceDailyNews reports that on Sunday morning, McAllen Border Patrol Station (MCS) agents encountered 90 migrants after they illegally entered the United States through Hidalgo, Texas. Within minutes, 28 more subjects entered behind them. The group of 118 migrants consisted of 75 family members, 15 unaccompanied children, and 28 single adults. The migrants are from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Border Patrol processed the subjects accordingly.

Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation: The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: July.09: 2021:

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(WASHINGTON) #MigrantCrisis The surge of illegals at the U.S southern border has undoubtedly been a challenge for the Biden administration in its first few months in office as many are now coming in through Panama #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.05: Vice President Kamala Harris’s recent trip to Central America—her first official mission abroad—is emblematic of the weight the White House has placed on the issue of migration. Unfortunately, however, Panama was left off the itinerary of her two-day trip, which included stops in Guatemala and Mexico. This despite the unprecedented number of migrants attempting to cross our border through a treacherous area of jungle known as the Darién Gap.

WASHINGTON: Panama’s minister of foreign affairs: Terrorists are entering Panama and making their way to the US The (Literal) Gap in U.S. Migration Policy,” by Erika Mouynes, Foreign Policy, June 24, 2021: Erika Mouynes is Panama’s minister of foreign affairs.

The problem of uncontrolled migration is not isolated to Texas, California, New Mexico, or Arizona. Farther south, on the Panamanian border, a parallel crisis is unfolding as unprecedented numbers of migrants from Haiti, Cuba, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East attempt to cross the Darién Gap en route to Canada and the United States. The situation here is not a uniquely North American or Panamanian problem. It is an international humanitarian crisis that knows no borders and requires immediate collaboration. Panama, for our part, looks forward to working closely with the Biden administration to formulate an effective policy response….

The devastation of the #COVID19 #pandemic, coupled with severe weather caused by climate change and escalating violence, is doubtlessly driving migrants to leave their countries of origin—some of which are as far-flung as India, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uzbekistan, and Senegal—to pursue a better life elsewhere….

First among them is strengthening visa requirements and background checks throughout Latin America. A vast number of migrants crossing the Darién started their journey in South America, arriving through ports of entry in countries where visa requirements are less strict. As a result, members of terrorist organizations and sanctioned parties have found their way into Panama, where they are not permitted to enter in the first place. Panama’s biometric identification measures have recognized and detained individuals linked to extremist groups attempting to pass through the country with migrants….

#AceNewsDesk report …….Published: July.05: 2021:

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(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico.) USCG REPORT: The crew of CG Cutter Joseph Tezanos repatriated 38 migrants to the Dominican Republic Friday, following the interdiction of an illegal voyage Thursday in Mona Passage waters near Desecheo Island #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.27: The aircrew of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection maritime patrol aircraft detected the illegal voyage Friday morning, approximately 15 nautical miles northwest of Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico. The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos responded to the sighting and interdicted the 35-foot vessel with the assistance of the cutter’s small boat. The cutter’s crew safely embarked the migrants from the makeshift vessel that was grossly overloaded vessel and taking on water. A Puerto Rico Police Joint Forces of Rapid Action marine unit also responded and arrived on scene to assist.

USCG: Coast Guard repatriates 38 migrants to the Dominican Republic, following interdiction of illegal voyage near Puerto Rico that is the result of ongoing efforts by Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) partner agencies to combat illegal migrant smuggling.

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 06/25/2021 06:12 PM EDTNews Release 

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An illegal voyage is interdicted by the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos near Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico June 24, 2021. The cutter Joseph Tezanos crew repatriated 38 migrants from this case to the Dominican Republic June 25, 2021. The interdiction is the result of ongoing efforts by Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) partner agencies in Puerto Rico to combat illegal migrant smuggling. (U.S. Coast Guard photo).

Coast Guard repatriates 38 migrants to the Dominican Republic, following interdiction of illegal voyage near Puerto Rico

A migrant vessel representing conditions aboard illegal voyages in the Mona Passage lays empty shortly after being interdicted by the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos near Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico June 24, 2021. The cutter Joseph Tezanos repatriated 38 migrants from this case to the Dominican Republic June 25, 2021. The interdiction is the result of ongoing efforts by Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) partner agencies in Puerto Rico to combat illegal migrant smuggling. (U.S. Coast Guard photo).

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Prior to embarking cutter Joseph Tezanos, the crew provided the migrants with lifejackets.  Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, the migrants receive food, water and basic medical attention.

“The strong partnerships, collaboration and efficient coordination between the Coast Guard and our CBIG and Dominican Republic navy partners helped save the lives of all the migrants in this case and ensured their safe return to the Dominican Republic,” said Capt. Gregory H. Magee, Commander of Coast Guard Sector San Juan.   “To anyone considering taking part in an illegal voyage, don’t take to the sea!  These voyages are extremely dangerous, the vessels are unseaworthy and most often grossly overloaded. Additionally, they have no lifesaving equipment and the conditions onboard are inhumane.” 

Cutter Joseph Tezanos later rendezvoused with a Dominican Republic Navy vessel just off Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, where the crew transferred and completed the repatriation of the migrants to Dominican Republic Navy authorities.

Cutter Joseph Tezanos is a 154-foot fast response cutter homeported in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

CBIG was formally created to unify efforts of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico and Puerto Rico Police Joint Forces of Rapid Action, in their common goal of securing the borders of Puerto Rico against illegal migrant and drug smuggling.

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Jun.27: 2021:

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(EDINBURG, Tx.) CBP REPORT: Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) Border Patrol agents disrupted two human smuggling events resulting in the arrest of 13 migrants #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.04: Authorities responded to the location and encountered six adult subjects and one unaccompanied juvenile, who were determined to be in the United States illegally. The migrants were nationals of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras.

CBP Agents have arrested 13 – migrants in ‘Two Failed Smuggling Attempts in South Texas’ Yesterday afternoon, RGV Border Patrol agents received information of a motel in Pharr, Texas, being utilized to harbor illegal migrants: RGV agents requested assistance from the Pharr Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Last night, agents assigned to the McAllen Border Patrol Station responded to a call for assistance from the La Joya Police Department (LJPD) on a vehicle stop in La Joya, Texas.  Upon arriving on scene, agents interviewed the driver and passengers, and determined six individuals were illegally present in the United States.  LJPD took custody of the driver and vehicle.  Agents transported the six noncitizens to a Border Patrol facility for processing.  

All subjects were taken into Border Patrol custody and will be processed accordingly.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Jun.04: 2021:

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(EDINBURG, Tx.) CBP REPORT: Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a female 18th Street gang member, and two migrants previously convicted of sexual crimes involving children #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.29: Yesterday morning, McAllen Border Patrol Station (MCS) agents working near Hidalgo, Texas arrested several subjects to include a Salvadoran adult female shortly after illegally entering the United States. During processing, the female admitted to being a member of the 18th Street gang:

Border Patrol Agents Arrest a Gang Member and Two Child Sexual Predators: Yesterday, Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station agents apprehended a group of 10 migrants in Roma, Texas. During processing, agents discovered one noncitizen, identified as Edwin Francisco Mejia-Iglesias, a national of El Salvador, had been previously arrested by the Tomball, Texas, Police Department in 2018, for online solicitation of a minor sexual conduct. He was convicted and sentenced to six years probation.

Yesterday afternoon, MCS agents apprehended a group of 10 migrants near Havana, Texas.  The subjects were taken into custody and transported to the station.  At the station, agents discovered one of the subjects, a Mexican national, had been previously arrested by the Phoenix, Arizona, Police Department in 2016, for sexual conduct with a minor. He was convicted and sentenced to five years incarceration.

Border Patrol processed the subjects accordingly.

Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation.  The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: May.29: 2021:

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(EDINBURG, Tx.) CBP REPORT: Agents and local authorities disrupt three human smuggling attempts and arrest over 300-illegal migrants in two separate incidents together with discovery of a marijuana tunnel #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.25: Three Human Smuggling Attempts Yield 56 Migrant Arrests in the RGV: Early this morning, Penitas Police Department requested assistance from McAllen Border Patrol Station agents when a Ford Expedition failed to yield.

CBP Agents on Sunday morning, RGV agents received information of a hotel in Alamo, Texas, being used to harbor migrants. Border Patrol, in coordination with the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, responded to the location and encountered 17 migrants illegally present in the United States within four rooms in the hotel. The subjects were taken into Border Patrol custody for processing & RGV Border Patrol Agents Find Marijuana in Tunnel:

HIDALGO, Texas– Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents discover $100K worth of marijuana inside a tunnel in Hidalgo, Texas: Last night, McAllen Border Patrol Station agents in Hidalgo, Texas, discovered a man-made tunnel leading to a water drainage system. A search of the area revealed 30 bundles of marijuana tied together for the purpose of being pulled through the tunnel. Inside the drainage system, agents discovered two Mexican nationals illegally present in the United States.

The bundles of marijuana weighed approximately 135 pounds and are worth over $100K. The marijuana was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration. Border Patrol processed the subjects accordingly.

The vehicle eventually pulled over near Tom Gil Road and the driver fled on foot into the nearby neighborhood. Border Patrol agents arrived at the location and discovered nine subjects, including a 13 year old child, inside the vehicle. Agents on scene were able to determine that the nine subjects were illegally present in the United States and from the countries of Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador. The migrants were transported to a Border Patrol facility and processed accordingly. The driver was not located.

Additionally, Border Patrol agents discovered 30 migrants being harbored in a Rio Grande City, Texas, residence suspected of operating as a human smuggling stash house.  

Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation. The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.

HIDALGO, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol Agents encounter two large groups totaling 278 migrants in Hidalgo, Texas.

Yesterday afternoon, Weslaco Border Patrol Station agents responded to a large group of migrants entering illegally into the United States through Hidalgo, Texas. Agents arrived and took 115 migrants into custody. Ninety-seven migrants crossed with their families and 18 were unaccompanied children. The migrants are citizens of Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala.

Later that day, Weslaco agents returned to the same location in Hidalgo, Texas, and encountered 163 migrants that entered illegally into the United States. One hundred fifteen migrants were identified as families, 35 as unaccompanied children, and 13 single adults. The migrants encountered are from the countries of Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Ecuador.

All migrants were found to be in good health and transported to a border patrol facility for processing. 

Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation.  The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: May.25: 2021:

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(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico.) USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley crew repatriated 66 migrants to the Dominican Republic Tuesday, following the interdiction of two illegal voyages in Mona Passage waters #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.20: The interdictions are the result of ongoing efforts by Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) partner agencies to combat illegal migrant smuggling:

Coast Guard repatriates 66 migrants to the Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of 2 illegal voyages in the Mona Passage: The interdicted migrants consisted of 55 men and 11 women claiming to be Dominican Republic nationals.

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 05/19/2021 10:12 AM EDTNews Release 

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Coast Guard repatriates 66 migrants to the Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of 2 illegal voyages in the Mona Passage

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley repatriates 66 migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy patrol boat just off Punta Cana, Dominican Republic May 18, 2021, following the interdiction of two illegal voyages in Mona Passage waters off Puerto Rico. The interdictions are the result of ongoing efforts by Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) partner agencies in their common goal of securing the borders of Puerto Rico against illegal migrant and drug smuggling. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

The aircrew of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection maritime patrol aircraft detected the first illegal voyage Monday morning, approximately 47 nautical miles northwest of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley repatriates 66 migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy patrol boat just off Punta Cana, Dominican Republic May 18, 2021, following the interdiction of two illegal voyages in Mona Passage waters off Puerto Rico. The interdictions are the result of ongoing efforts by Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) partner agencies in their common goal of securing the borders of Puerto Rico against illegal migrant and drug smuggling. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

The Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley responded to the sighting and interdicted the suspect vessel with the assistance of the cutter’s small boat: The cutter’s crew safely embarked the migrants, 44 men and 10 women, from a grossly overloaded 28-foot makeshift vessel that was riding low and taking on water.

The Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley interdicted 54 migrants from this makeshift boat in Mona Passage waters off Puerto Rico May 17, 2021. The cutter Donald Horsley crew repatriated the migrants, along with 12 others from a separate interdiction, to a Dominican Republic Navy patrol boat just off Punta Cana, Dominican Republic May 18, 2021. The interdictions are the result of ongoing efforts by Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) partner agencies in their common goal of securing the borders of Puerto Rico against illegal migrant and drug smuggling. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

 

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The crew of a Puerto Rico Police Joint Force of Rapid Action marine unit interdicted the second illegal voyage Tuesday morning, approximately three nautical miles off the coast of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.  The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser arrived on scene shortly thereafter and embarked the migrants, 11 men and a woman, from the 20-foot makeshift vessel.  The migrant group later embarked aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley for their repatriation.

Prior to embarking, the Coast Guard crews provided the migrants with lifejackets.  Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, they receive food, water and basic medical attention.

“Illegal migrant voyages in the Mona Passage are incredibly dangerous,” said Lt. Christopher Martin, cutter Donald Horsley commanding officer. “The vessels utilized in these ventures are often unseaworthy, lack basic safety equipment, and are grossly overloaded putting each person on the voyage at risk. We are fortunate we were able to locate these vessels before the situation worsened, safely removing all 66 persons and repatriating them to the Dominican Republic.”

The cutter Donald Horsley rendezvoused with a Dominican Republic Navy vessel just off Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, where the crew transferred and completed the repatriation of the migrants to Dominican Republic Navy authorities.

Cutters Donald Horsley and Winslow Griesser are 154-foot fast response cutters homeported in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

CBIG was formally created to unify efforts of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico and Puerto Rico Police Joint Forces of Rapid Action, in their common goal of securing the borders of Puerto Rico against illegal migrant and drug smuggling.

#AceNewsDesk report …….Published: May.20: 2021:

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(WASHINGTON,D.C) JW REPORT: Local law enforcement agencies nationwide are overwhelmed with criminal activity linked to a huge increase in illegal immigration and families are being exposed to violence associated with drug trafficking and transnational gangs, according to hundreds of sheriffs across the USA #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsRepot – May.20: “ In a myriad of ways, you and your administration are encouraging and sanctioning lawlessness and the victimization of the people of the United States of America, all in the name of mass illegal immigration,” the sheriffs write. “What is most troubling to America’s Sheriffs is that you and your administration were well aware that this crisis would happen when you ceased construction of the border wall and changed border security policies.” The law enforcement officials continue: “Sheriffs were talking with the Obama/Biden administration about these same concerns that we were experiencing at the time based on the lax policies then being implemented. In fact, America’s Sheriffs attended meetings in Washington with then-Undersecretary of Homeland Security (DHS) Alejandro Mayorkas, who is now your Secretary of Homeland Security. You and he are fully aware of what illegal immigration does to our citizens, legal residents and our communities.”

WASHINGTON: Spike in Illegal Immigration Overwhelms Sheriffs; Families Exposed to Gang, Drug Violence: In a letter to President Joe Biden, the law enforcement officials in more than two dozen states blast the administration’s “reckless and irresponsible” open border policies that are exposing innocent citizens to illegal alien violence. Titled, “Help America’s Sheriffs Keep Our Neighborhoods and Communities Safe by Halting Illegal Immigration,” the document asserts that the crisis began when Biden was vice President’

JW REPORT:

Among the letter’s signatories are sheriffs in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, and Texas to name a few. Even sheriffs, who are typically elected to head county law enforcement agencies, in states that broadly offer illegal immigrants sanctuary signed the letter. They include several in California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Oregon, New Jersey, Illinois, Oregon, and Vermont. “You may imagine how violated America’s Sheriffs feel that you unleashed a predictable crisis upon our nation that puts those we promised to protect at risk of grave danger,” the cops write to the commander-in-chief. “America’s Sheriffs will not defy our oaths. We will not join with those who suggest that we ignore existing laws in collusion with those elected officials who arbitrarily feel that they should be excused from being accountable and required to follow our laws. To do so would violate the promise of America’s Sheriffs to those who bestowed upon us the honor and privilege to represent their safety and security concerns.”

The officials continue by writing that Americans expect them to uphold and enforce the rule of law and assure that they will uphold the oath to do so. “In the interests of ending the undermining of our laws and the increased risks to the safety and security of the people of the United States of America, we respectfully request that you immediately reverse course on your pro-illegal immigration policies, resume the border wall construction, and embrace the common-sense, public-safety-supporting border policies of the previous administration.” The Obama and Trump administrations “recognized the threats and dangers presented by illegal immigration,” the law enforcement officials write, adding that it is “critically important” that Biden see it as well.

The sheriff who wrote the letter, Thomas M. Hodgson in Bristol County, Massachusetts, sent it to his counterparts throughout the U.S. and 275 sheriffs in 39 states quickly signed it. Hodgson authored it after government figures revealed a record number of illegal immigrant minors entered the country from Mexico. Around the same time, the U.S. Border Patrol disclosed that it arrested more than twice as many criminal migrants in the first six months of fiscal year 2021 than it did in all of 2020. In the first half of this fiscal year, the Border Patrol apprehended 5,018 “criminal aliens” compared to 2,438 in all of fiscal year 2020. The agency defines criminal aliens as individuals who have been convicted of one or more crimes, whether in the U.S. or abroad, prior to interdiction by federal agents.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: May.20: 2021:

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(MOROCCO) #MigrantCrisis Report: The Spanish military has intercepted illegals as thousands of people – including children – swum into the enclave of Ceuta on the north African coast after taking advantage of relaxed border controls #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.19: By Tuesday morning, around 6,000 people had crossed the border by sea into the Spanish city since the first arrivals began early on Monday. Of those, 1,500 are thought to be teenagers:

CEUTA: Military intercept migrants as 6,000 including children swim from Morocco to Spanish enclave as Spain’s government has deployed troops to the region – with patrols of the north African enclave starting “immediately”.

Footage showed the armed forces arriving on beaches and detaining some of those trying to cross.

Thousands of migrants swam into Ceuta. Pic: Reduan Ben Zakouor/El Faro de Ceuta via Reuters
Thousands of migrants swam into Ceuta. Pic: Reduan Ben Zakouor/El Faro de Ceuta via Reuters

Spain returns 1,500 of 6,000 migrants to Morocco after Ceuta entry

18 May ,2021: 01:33 PM GST

Spain returned to Morocco 1,500 of some 6,000 migrants who entered its Ceuta enclave as hundreds more tried to reach its other north African enclave Tuesday, prompting the premier to cancel a Paris trip. 

The massive influx, which was a record number for a single day, had steadily made their way into Ceuta throughout the day on Monday, prompting a crisis in the tiny territory which is home to some 84,000 people.

By Tuesday lunchtime some 2,700 migrants had been returned.

Spain’s Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, has said that every person who entered Ceuta illegally will be expelled.

“We are going to restore order to the city and its borders,” he said.

He added that the sudden increase in migrants is a serious crisis for Spain and Europe, and that he will be travelling to the region soon.

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Spain had previously announced that troops would be deployed to the region, with border patrols starting “immediately”.

Around 200 extra police officers have been sent to Ceuta, with 1,200 constables already in the region.

Soaked migrants, either swimming or paddling in inflatable boats, were still arriving on Tuesday although in smaller numbers due to the heightened police and military response on the Spanish side of the border.

A spokesperson for the Spanish authorities said one person died during the migration.

Adults were being transferred to a football stadium before being returned to Morocco, while minors were being sent to an industrial building.

Ceuta, with a population of 80,000, is located across the Mediterranean from Gibraltar, and shares a land border with Morocco.

Thousands of migrants swim to Spain enclave
Spanish civil guards met the migrants. Pic: Reduan Ben Zakouor/El Faro de Ceuta via Reuters
Spanish civil guards met the migrants. Pic: Reduan Ben Zakouor/El Faro de Ceuta via Reuters

Film showed the crowds traversing the waters on Monday, with many people shown running or giving thumbs up as they entered the Spanish territory.

Ceuta and Melilla – which is 150 miles further east – commonly attract African migrants looking to get to Europe.

Spanish television has reported that about 85 people had scaled the border fence to get into Melilla.

Foreign minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya told national radio that people who crossed the border illegally are already being returned to Morocco.

She added that Spain will “keep a cool head”.

Tensions between Spain and Morocco are on the rise following the hospitalisation of Brahim Ghali.

Mr Ghali is the leader of the Algerian-backed Polisario Front, which contests Morocco’s claim on the Western Sahara region.

Morocco has been angered by Spain admitting the 71-year-old to the country – with the north African state saying this was done under a false name and without informing them.

Reuters also reports that Mr Ghali is being treated in a Spanish hospital.

Foreign minister Gonzalez Laya added that she believed the migrant influx was not in retaliation for Mr Ghali’s treatment.

Brahim Ghali is reportedly in hospital in Spain
Brahim Ghali is reportedly in hospital in Spain

She said: “I cannot speak for Morocco but what they have told us a few hours ago, this afternoon, is that this is not due to the disagreement (over Ghali).

“Spain has been very clear and detailed about the case. It’s simply a humanitarian issue.”

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: May.19: 2021:

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(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico.) USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser crew repatriated 13 of 14 migrants to the Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of a migrant vessel just off the coast of Rincon #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.14: One of the interdicted migrants remains in Puerto Rico to face possible federal prosecution on charges of attempted illegal re-entry into the United States:

USCG Report: ‘Coast Guard repatriates 13 of 14 migrants to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: The migrant group consisting of 13 males, including a 16-year-old minor, and a pregnant woman, claimed being Dominican Republic nationals’

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 05/12/2021 01:15 PM EDTNews Release 

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Coast Guard repatriates 13 of 14 migrants to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser repatriates 13 of 14 migrants to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic May 11, 2021. A Puerto Rico Police marine unit interdicted the migrant group aboard a makeshift vessel May 9, 2021, just off the coast of Rincon, Puerto Rico. The interdiction is the result of ongoing efforts by Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) partner agencies to combat illegal migrant smuggling. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

The interdiction is the result of ongoing efforts by Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) partner agencies to combat illegal migrant smuggling.

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser repatriates 13 of 14 migrants to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic May 11, 2021. A Puerto Rico Police marine unit interdicted the migrant group aboard a makeshift vessel May 9, 2021, just off the coast of Rincon, Puerto Rico. The interdiction is the result of ongoing efforts by Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) partner agencies to combat illegal migrant smuggling. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)



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Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector San Juan received a call from a U.S. Border Patrol agent at 3:39 a.m. Sunday reporting a Puerto Rico Police Joint Forces of Rapid Action marine unit had intercepted a migrant vessel, approximately three nautical miles off the island’s west coast. During the interdiction, two of the migrants jumped into the water and attempted to swim to shore.

A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Borinquen launched to search for the two migrants in the water.  Once on scene, the Coast Guard aircrew spotted the two men struggling to stay afloat, and vectored in the Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser’s cutter boat to their position.  The Coast Guard boat crew safely recovered the two men, who were embarked, along with the other migrants, aboard the cutter Winslow Griesser.

Prior to embarking, the Winslow Griesser crew provided the migrants with lifejackets.  Once aboard the cutter, they received food, water and basic medical attention.

“I commend the responding units in this case,” said Cmdr. Beau Powers, Sector San Juan chief of response.  “Their efforts helped save two lives from drowning and ensured the safe return of 13 of the migrants to the Dominican Republic.  We call out to anyone considering taking part in an illegal voyage across the Mona Passage that you not take to the sea. The perils are quite real, and your life and the lives of everyone else in the voyage will be in great danger.”

The crew of the cutter Winslow Griesser transferred 12 adult migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Monday, and repatriated the minor to Dominican Republic authorities in Santo Domingo Tuesday morning.

Cutter Winslow Griesser is a 154-foot fast response cutter homeported in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

CBIG was formally created to unify efforts of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico and Puerto Rico Police Joint Forces of Rapid Action, in their common goal of securing the borders of Puerto Rico against illegal migrant and drug smuggling.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: May.14: 2021:

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(SAN DIEGO, Calif.) JUST IN: A packed boat being used in a suspected human smuggling operation capsized Sunday and broke apart in powerful surf along the rocky San Diego coast, killing three people and injuring more than two dozen others, authorities said #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.03: The original call was for a handful of people overboard but as rescuers arrived in boats and jet skis they quickly realized “it was going to be a bigger situation with more people,” said San Diego Lifeguard Services Lt. Rick Romero.

Associated Press: San Diego: at least three killed and 27-hospitalised after boat capsizes & Lifeguards, the U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies responded around 10:30 a.m. following reports of an overturned vessel in the waves near the rugged peninsula of Point Loma, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

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“There are people in the water, drowning, getting sucked out the rip current there,” he said.

Seven people were pulled from the waves, including three who drowned, said Romero. One person was rescued from a cliff and 22 others managed to make it to shore on their own, he said.

“Once we arrived on scene, the boat had basically been broken apart,” Romero said. “Conditions were pretty rough: 5 to 6 feet of surf, windy, cold.”

A total of 27 people were transported to hospitals with “a wide variety of injuries” including hypothermia, Romero said. Most of the victims were able to walk themselves to ambulances, he said.

Officials said the group was overcrowded on a 40-foot (12-meter) cabin cruiser that is larger than the typical open-top wooden panga-style boats often used by smugglers to bring people illegally into the U.S. from Mexico.

“Every indication from our perspective was this was a smuggling vessel. We haven’t confirmed their nationality,” said Jeff Stephenson, a supervising agent with U.S. Border Patrol.

Under a pandemic-related order in effect since March 2020, migrants from Mexico and people from Central American countries of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras picked up at the border are immediately expelled to Mexico without an opportunity to seek asylum. President Joe Biden has exempted unaccompanied children from expulsions but the vast majority of adults are quickly sent back without facing any consequences.

Border Patrol agents went to hospitals to interview survivors of the capsizing, including the boat’s captain who Stephenson described as a “suspected smuggler.” Smugglers typically face federal charges and those being smuggled are usually deported.

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokesman Jose Ysea said when he arrived on scene near the Cabrillo National Monument there was a “large debris field” of splintered wood and other items in the choppy waters.

“In that area of Point Loma it’s very rocky. It’s likely the waves just kept pounding the boat, breaking it apart,” he said.

There were life preservers on board, but it wasn’t known how many or whether any passengers were wearing them, officials said.

Among the rescuers was an unnamed Navy sailor who was in the area with his family and jumped in the water to assist someone in an effort described by Romero as a “huge help.”

Officials believed everyone on board was accounted for right away, but crews in boats and aircraft continued to search the area for several hours for other possible survivors, Ysea said.

On Thursday, border officials intercepted a panga-type vessel traveling without navigation lights 11 miles (18 kilometers) off the coast of Point Loma with 21 people on board. The crew took all 15 men and six women into custody. Agents determined all were Mexican citizens with no legal status to enter the U.S., according to a statement released by Customs and Border Protection. Two of the people on the boat, the suspected smugglers, will face charges, it said.

Border Patrol on Friday said law enforcement officials would be ramping up operations to disrupt maritime smuggling off the coast of San Diego this weekend.

As warmer weather comes to San Diego, there is a misperception that it will make illegal crossings safer or easier, the agency said in a statement.

In early March, an SUV packed with migrants collided with a tractor-trailer in the farming community of Holtville, California, about 125 miles (200 kilometers) east of San Diego. The crash killed 13 of 25 people inside 1997 Ford Expedition, including the driver, in one of the deadliest border-related crashes in U.S. history.

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Weber reported from Los Angeles.

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: May.04: 2021:

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(SPAIN) JUST IN: #MigrantCrisis Groups of 20 to 30 people departed all day Sunday to reach the Spanish enclave. Three people were hospitalized for hypothermia #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.03: More than seven kilometers separated them from their destination. Around 100 migrants swam from northern Morocco on Sunday to reach the Spanish enclave of Ceuta on the North African coast, the Spanish Civil Guard reported on Monday (April 26th)

Spain: 100 more illegal Muslim migrants swim to Ceuta, three hospitalized for hypothermia: From Morocco, a hundred migrants reach Ceuta by swimming,” translated from “Partis du Maroc, une centaine de migrants atteignent Ceuta à la nage,” FranceInfo, April 26, 2021:

They left the Moroccan beaches near Fnideq (also called Castillejos), south of Ceuta, “some arrived as far as the beach [of Ceuta] by their own means,” detailed a spokesperson for the Civil Guard, while the majority had to be rescued and get on “our boats” to reach the Spanish enclave. “It’s not usual, there may be groups of three, four or five, but as many, no.”

Minors among migrants

No death or injury has been recorded on the Spanish side among this “hundred” migrants, including minors, who went swimming “all day long” in “groups of 20 or 30,” along the coast in the distance. On the other hand, three people were hospitalized for hypothermia. Five other people swam into Ceuta on Monday, the civil guard said.

Migrants from Morocco regularly try to reach Ceuta by sea; it is separated from Morocco by a huge security barrier. Ceuta and Melilla, the other Spanish enclave located on the Moroccan coast, constitute the only land borders of the European Union with Africa, and are regularly the scene of attempts at forcible entry by migrants.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: May.03: 2021:

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