Border Patrol

Rep. Delgado, Delegation Visit U.S. Border Facilities

Jul 19, 2019
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A New York congressman from the Hudson Valley is part of a delegation that is visiting facilities at the U.S. border Friday.

At this moment of rhetoric and fury around the U.S. - Mexico border, writer and former U.S. Border Patrol agent Francisco Cantú has written the new book - "The Line Becomes a River." The book is Cantú’s personal exploration of the border - its politics, gatekeepers, and victims on both sides of the line.

Cantú is the Mexican-American grandson of border-crossers, raised in Arizona by his mother, a park ranger and the daughter of a Mexican immigrant. Haunted by the landscape of his youth, Cantú joined the Border Patrol. He and his partners learned to track other humans under blistering sun and through frigid nights.

Cantú never imagined the number of bodies he would have to collect of people who died trying to cross the desert in the middle of the scorching summer. And he hadn’t expected the relentless teeth-gnashing nightmares that would plague him for years, nightmares so terrifying that they forced him to quit the Patrol.

8/7/14 Panel

Aug 7, 2014

  Today's panelists are Political Activist Libby Post, Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman, Ira Fusfeld, and associate editor of the Times-Union, Mike Spain.

Topics include:
Border Patrol
High Speed Rail
Smoker's Happiness
Hot Car Death
Nixon Resignation Anniversary

Federal prosecutors say two men from Montreal and another from the Dominican Republic are being held on charges one of the men allegedly helped the other two cross into the country from Quebec in the Derby, Vt., area without permission.

Prosecutors say 26-year-old Jonas Paul-Emile of Montreal, entered the United States alone in New York on Oct. 28,

The next day Border Patrol agents saw Paul-Emile drive to an area close to the border and stop briefly before leaving the area and getting onto Interstate