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Border Patrol Supervisor Pleads Guilty to Stealing Late Grandmother’s Social Security Benefits

courtroomBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A Border Patrol supervisor in South Texas pleaded guilty Tuesday to theft of government property after stealing his late grandmother’s Social Security benefits, Click 2 Houston reports. 

James J. Doran faces up to 10 years in prison.

Doran was accused of failing to report his grandmother’s death so that he could collect her and her widow’s Social Security benefits.

Prosecutors said the money was deposited into an account that Doran shared with his grandmother.

Nearly $109,000 was collected since her death.

FBI Director James Comey Plays Down Terrorism Threats at Southern Border

Director James B. Comey

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

For the first time as director of the FBI, James Comey visited the agency’s field office in South Texas and tried to ease concerns about terrorists using the southern border.

“I do not see any indication of terrorists using the southwest border to cross with the assistance of the cartels or otherwise,” Comey said, KSAT.com wrote.

Comey also said there’s no evidence of terrorist training camps, as reported by some members of the media.

“That’s just false,” Comey said.

Still, Comey emphasized, the bureau and its Mexican counterparts are monitoring the border closely.

US Sees Fewer Undocumented Central American Children Crossing Border

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The number of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S. border in South Texas has declined over the past 10 days, authorities said.

That’s good news for an agency that has become overwhelmed by a surge of children entering the country without their parents, Fox New reports.

Since October, federal authorities have arrested more than 57,000 undocumented children.

Border Patrol also converted a 55,000-square-foot warehouse to temporarily house up to 1,000 children.

“We arrested 80 juveniles yesterday, so within the last 10 days we’ve seen a decrease in the number of juveniles arrested,” Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley sector Chief Kevin Oaks

The Los Angeles Times toured the facility in McAllen, Texas, where squalid, cramped conditions were reported earlier in the month because of the immigration surge from Central America.

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Border Patrol Reports Alarming Number of Sex Offenders Apprehended in South Texas

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

An alarming number of immigrants who are sex offenders are captured in South Texas.

Since October 2013, Border Patrol has apprehended nearly 180 immigrants who have prior convictions for sex offenses, KZTV Action 10 reports.

A majority of the offenders sexually assaulted children in the U.S.

Just this weekend, Border Patrol arrested three people with warrants related to sex crimes in Forth Worth, Virginia and Austin.

They are awaiting extradition.

Border Patrol Flies Immigrants to El Paso Because of Influx Causing Long Delays And Bus Drives

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

So many immigrants crossed into South Texas illegally recently that Border Patrol flew many of them across the state for processing in El Paso Wednesday, the Associated Press reports.

More than 100 detainees were flown from Brownsville in an effort to speed up processing following an average of 1,000 arrests a day in the Rio Grande Valley sector.

Immigrants were facing long wait times and often were forced to take hour-long bus rides to the Laredo and Del Rio for processing, the AP wrote.

“We’re utilizing all of the resources that we have available,” said Border Patrol spokesman Daniel Tirado. “We’re going to take advantage of that and farm out some of those detainees.”

Whether the flights become routine is unclear.

The goal of Border Patrol is to process immigrants and get the out of holding areas within 72 hours, Tirado said.

Border Patrol Experiences Spike in Immigrant Deaths and Rescues in South Texas

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

 Border Patrol agents have rescued 14 undocumented immigrants and found the bodies of seven more in South Texas during a hot past week, the Associated Press reports.

The AP said the immigrants were dehydrated and exposed to harsh weather.

The Border Patrol’s Rio Grand Valley Sector is reporting a spike in immigrant deaths and rescues.

Temperatures were expected to remain in the upper 80s for the rest of the week in South Texas, with temperatures reaching the 90s during the weekend.