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Border Patrol Agent Injured by Concrete Block Hurled Across the Border

border patrol 3By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A Border Patrol agent was injured when someone hurled a concrete block at him while he tried to apprehend an illegal immigrant.

The agent spotted a man on surveillance video unlawfully crossing the border. When he pursued the suspect, someone across the border struck the agent on the shoulder with a concrete block.

“While in the process of apprehending the man, the agent was struck on the shoulder by a block of concrete, approximately four inches in diameter, that was thrown over the border fence by an unknown assailant in Mexico,” CBP said in a press release. “The agent suffered soft tissue contusions, but was not seriously injured and declined medical treatment.”

Since Oct. 1, seven border patrol agents were assaulted while working for the El Centro Sector.

Border Patrol Agent Taken to Hospital After Head Slammed into Tree By Illegal Immigrant

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A 39-year-old Guatemalan suspected of entering the country illegally is behind bars after slamming a Border Patrol agent’s head into a tree branch in Texas early Sunday morning.

The agent, who was identified only as J.C., was taken to a hospital for lacerations on his face, but the injuries are not life-threatening, The Monitor reports.

The suspect, Cresencio Perez, was ordered to jail without bond.

The struggle ensued after the agent began to chase Perez.

Doctor Gets 1 Year in Prison For Altering Fingerprints of Illegal Immigrants

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

They say fingerprints never lie — that is unless they’re altered.

Enter Dr. Jose Elias Zaiter-Pou, 62, a Dominican doctor.

Zaiter-Pou was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Boston to one year and one day in prison for conspiring to conceal illegal immigrants from detection by altering their fingerprints, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston said. He will also be deported after serving his sentence.

Authorities say that Zaiter-Pou met a government informant at a hotel in Woburn, Mass., 11 miles north of Boston, and agreed to alter fingerprints for $4,500.

The doctor brought with him surgical equipment, antibiotics and pain medication.

Authorities said during the meeting, which was audio and video recorded by law enforcement, Zaiter-Pou described how he would remove part of the fingertip, then suture the tip back together to make a new, unrecognizable fingerprint.

ICE System Failed to Catch Illegal Immigrant in Va. Before Rape of 8-Year-Old Girl

Loudoun County Jail

By Tom Jackman
Washington Post Staff Writer

Salvador Portillo-Saravia, a member of the MS-13 street gang, was charged with raping an 8-year-old girl at her Fairfax County (Va.) home last month. But he never should have been in Fairfax in the first place.

Federal officials deported Portillo-Saravia, of Sterling, to El Salvador in 2003, and he sneaked back in illegally. Now, officials are wondering why a much-touted federal program didn’t catch him before the rape.

Four weeks before the crime, Portillo-Saravia was in the Loudoun County jail for public intoxication. That’s when the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) program, called Secure Communities, should have identified him as an illegal immigrant and he should have been taken into custody.

Loudoun authorities ran Portillo-Saravia’s fingerprints through a federal database, but despite the 2003 deportation, nothing was found. He was released after 12 hours behind bars.

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Ex-Homeland Security Official Convicted in Boston in Illegal Immigration Case

boston-map-istockBy Allan Lengel
tickletheiwire.com

A Boston federal jury on Monday convicted a former high ranking Homeland Security official in New England of encouraging her illegal immigrant housekeeper to stay in the country, the Boston Globe reported.

Lorraine Henderson, 52, Boston’s port director for Customs and Border Protection, who testified last week that she had done nothing wrong, was surprised by the verdict, the Globe reported.

“I’m stunned,” she said, according to the paper. Her attorney, Francis J. DiMento, added: “I’m sick.”

Henderson had earned $140,000 a year at her government job.

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