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Hero border agent’s cap shows how close he was to being killed by Salvador Ramos

The off-duty Customs and Border Protection agent who killed Texas gunman Salvador Ramos was a hair’s breadth away from getting shot in the head – as is evident in a photo of the hero’s bullet-ripped cap. The agent — a member of the CBP’s elite Border Patrol Tactical Unit, or BORTAC – was wearing the cap when he rushed into Robb Elementary School amid the rampage, Fox News reported. The photo obtained by Fox News shows a long gash along the mesh section atop the black-and-white cap he was wearing as the bullet grazed his head. The officer had exchanged rounds with Ramos,...
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CBP Advises Travelers to ‘Know Before You Go’ During Memorial Day Holiday Weekend

DETROIT - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations reminds travelers planning trips across the Detroit, Port Huron and Sault Ste. Marie border crossings to have all required documents and to anticipate possible delays during the Memorial Day weekend. Travelers should familiarize themselves with the “Know Before You...
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Nevada GOP gubernatorial hopefuls debate gun violence, southern border

Five of Nevada’s Republican gubernatorial candidates came face-to-face on the debate stage in Las Vegas on Wednesday touching on issues ranging from this week’s school shooting in Texas to migrants crossing the southern border. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, former Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nevada), North Las Vegas Mayor...
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Here's What You Need to Know About Traveling to Mexico Over the Memorial Day Weekend

LAREDO — As Memorial Day weekend approaches and the public begins to embark on summer travel, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) at Laredo Field Office is recommending that travelers apply for tourist permits online and consult Border Wait Times on www.cbp.gov to minimize trip delays. “Good preparation is key to a successful summer travel plan and applying for I-94 tourist permits online using the CBP One mobile app and consulting border wait times on www.cbp.gov  to pick the international bridge with the least amount of wait time makes perfect sense,”…
LAREDO, TX

Border agent’s bullet-ridden hat reveals officer narrowly avoided becoming victim of Texas shooting massacre

The hat belonging to the US Details about the exact timeline of events surrounding the shooting are unclear, although eye witnesses have told reporters that local police officers stationed themselves outside the school building.Ramos allegedly shot his grandmother in the face at home before arriving at the school in Uvalde, where he shot the security officer and remained in the school for up to an hour.Tacticial officers from the CBP, who are reportedly trained in a similar way to US special forces to deal with terror related incidents, arrrived and stormed the elementary school.Some locals and parents have complained...
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After the Uvalde Shooting, We Need Gun Control — Not More Border Security

Less than two weeks after the mass shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, which targeted Black patrons, another senseless massacre in Texas claimed the lives of 19 children and two teachers on Tuesday. All of the victims were in the same fourth-grade classroom at Robb Elementary, a school in the Latinx-concentrated city of Uvalde just 54 miles from the United States-Mexico border. The tragic bloodshed marks the deadliest school shooting since the one at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012, yet many of the arguments as to why this happened that concern race, immigration status, or mental health have failed to actually address the issue of gun violence.
UVALDE, TX
GovExec.com

Why Federal Agents Were the First on the Scene to Kill the School Shooter in Texas

When a gunman who had murdered 21 people, including 19 children, at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas was shot and killed, it was not local police but federal officers who put an end to the carnage. Their involvement was not unusual, according to former and current federal law enforcement officials familiar with crisis operations, as Border Patrol agents often deploy to emergencies in towns such as Uvalde that are only a few miles from the U.S.-Mexico border.
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