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Padilla: We’re Prepared For Immigration Surge

The head of Border Patrol operations in the Rio Grande Valley is saying his officers are better prepared to handle increasing numbers of illegal immigrants. Sector Chief Manuel Padilla is acknowledging the Border Patrol did not have the infrastructure in place to deal with the surge in child immigrants two years ago. But Padilla says […]

NATIONAL

Congressional GOP Beginning To Accept Trump As Nominee

(AP) – Congressional Republicans are beginning to accept, and even embrace, an outcome that was once unthinkable: Donald Trump as the GOP presidential nominee. In the wake of the businessman’s commanding wins in five Eastern states this week, a growing number of lawmakers say that Trump is taking on an air of inevitability. Some argue […]

WORLD

Iranian Refugee Dies After Setting Himself On Fire

(AP) – An Iranian refugee staying at an Australian immigration detention camp on the Pacific island of Nauru has died two days after setting himself on fire. The 23-year-old man apparently was protesting Australia’s strict asylum seeker policies. Australia refuses to accept asylum seekers who try to reach its shores by boat and pays Nauru […]