BORDER

Canada U.S border restrictions extended to at least Sept.

Many Canadians fear a reopening.

TORONTO (AP) — The Canada-U.S. border will remain closed to non-essential travel for at least another month. Friday’s statement by Canada’s Public Safety Minister Bill Blair came a day after Mexico announced a similar measure for its border with the United States. The land border restrictions aimed at controlling the coronavirus pandemic were first announced in March and have been…

Rep. Collin Peterson: Asylum Issue “Out of Control”

Peterson says we need to find out who is financing the caravans

FARGO, ND — Congressman Collin Peterson says the asylum issue involving refugees on the U.S.-Mexico border is growing out of control. During an interview on KFGO’s “News & Views,” the Minnesota Democrat called for a closer examination of a growing number of refugees traveling in caravans heading to the southern border. Peterson says we need to find out who is financing…

Counterfeit Electronics Seized At Border Crossing In International Falls

Field officers found the fake merchandise in rail containers during an inspection

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN — Customs and Border Protection agents seize over $700,000 worth of counterfeit electronics at the border in International Falls, Minnesota. Amplifiers, earbuds and other electronics were confiscated. Field officers found the fake merchandise in rail containers during an inspection. In a similar operation at the same location, agents intercepted nearly 5,500 fake Barbie dolls in a rail car…

President Donald Trump Vetoes Congress’ Rebuke of Border Emergency Declaration

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump has issued the first veto of his presidency, overruling Congress to protect his emergency declaration for border wall funding. Flanked by law enforcement officials as well as the parents of children killed by people in the country illegally, Trump says “our immigration system is stretched beyond the breaking point” and calls the congressional action…

Republican-controlled Senate Votes to Terminate President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration on Border

WASHINGTON (AP) – In a stunning rebuke, the Republican-controlled Senate has voted to terminate President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border. North Dakota Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer voted against ending the national emergency declaration. Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith voted in favor of it. The Senate voted 59-41 for a resolution…

MN AG Keith Ellison Joins Lawsuit Against President Trump’s Border Emergency Declaration

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has joined a 16 state lawsuit led by California to fight President Trump’s emergency declaration to fund his border wall. “President Trump, who has been unable to persuade Congress and the American people that a wall is necessary, is harming the people of Minnesota by forcing this constitutional crisis. I have…

UPDATE: House Passes Border Bill, Sends to President’s Desk

WASHINGTON (AP) – Hard-fought legislation that gives President Donald Trump 55 additional miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border – well short of what he requested – is on the way to his desk after a bipartisan House vote. The House voted 300-128 with Republican North Dakota Rep. Kelly Armstrong and Democratic Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson both voting in favor…

Decision To Close Some Northern Border Ports Early Is Reversed

Crossings had earlier been open until midnight, Now Close At 8 p.m. in Roseau and Lancaster

UPDATE:   Northbound Gates No Longer Locked Early Following calls from the office of Congressman Collin C. Peterson (D-Minn.) and Roseau Mayor Jeff Pelowski, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that northbound gates will remain open at Roseau and Pinecreek during Canada Border Security Agency service hours. “I’m glad this situation was worked out, but we still have the underlying issue…

Fake Dolls Worth $600,000 Seized At Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the International Falls Port of Entry targeted a rail container

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. — Thousands of dolls have been confiscated at the northern border. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the International Falls Port of Entry targeted a rail container and found the counterfeit merchandise. They confiscated more than 60,000 of these mermaid and fashion dolls. According to the port director, the counterfeit dolls have a street value…

Remembering Christopher Bacon: U.S. Army Specialist U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Officer

A family man, the guy who always wanted to take people under his wing

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — After a fatal car crash on June 7th, U.S. Army Specialist U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Officer, Christopher Bacon lost his life. Family, friends and community members are honoring Bacon at a ceremony at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. I spoke to dozens who came out to honor Chris and support his family and although…