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Operation Dark Night

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Otay Mesa Drug Tunnel One

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Immigration Enforcement Top Crime Priority for US

A new report casts immigration enforcement as the U.S. government's top anti-crime priority, marked by a two-decade shift in funding that has put more staff, equipment and screening capabilities to work protecting the country's borders.

The report by the non-partisan Migration Policy Institute, based in Washington, comes amid recent reforms by the White House easing policies for some illegal immigrants and criticism by Republican lawmakers who want a greater focus on enforcement efforts.

Operation BEAR

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Coast Guard nabs $1 million in cocaine off Galveston

Coast Guard personnel were joined by other federal agencies Christmas Eve to remove more than 85 pounds of cocaine from a ship off the Galveston coast.

The crew of the 900-foot oil tanker Godavari Spirit notified Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston that they located a suspicious package hidden aboard their ship and suspected it to contain narcotics.

Coast Guard finds 5 miles of illegal gill net filled with shark

A Coast Guard crew found an illegal gill net with hundreds of dead sharks Monday, four miles off the Texas coast.

The crew of a Coast Guard Station South Padre Island response boat spotted the gill net approximately 17 miles north of the U.S – Mexican maritime border. The gill net was five miles long and was loaded with 345 dead sharks.

The species of shark seized included 225 black tip, 109 bonnet, and 11 bull sharks.

Loss of BMC Terrell Horne III

The below message is from Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Bob Papp’s All Hands e-mail sent out on Dec. 2, 2012:

To the men and women of the United States Coast Guard:

It is with deep regret and sadness that I report the loss of Chief Boatswain’s Mate Terrell Horne, the Executive Petty Officer of CGC HALIBUT, who died early this morning from injuries sustained while conducting maritime law enforcement operations off the California coast.

Immigration Reform Finds New Enthusiasm in US Congress

After an election in which Hispanic voters overwhelmingly supported President Barack Obama and Democratic candidates, Republican and Democratic lawmakers are presenting new proposals on reforming U.S. immigration laws.

Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, a group of Democratic, Hispanic lawmakers from the Senate and House of Representatives, held a news conference Wednesday to lay out their fundamental principles for comprehensive immigration reform.