U.S. Border Patrol Agents Rescue Injured Man and Seize more than $1.5 Million of Narcotics

IMPERIAL, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the El Centro Sector recently rescued a distressed man in the desert and seized more than $1.5 million in narcotics.

Standing up Against the Cartel and Gangs

IMPERIAL VALLEY – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced  the addition of four Department of Justice special agents to a multi-agency task force in Imperial County that targets the activities of transnational gangs, from street level crime to major international conspiracies.

“Violent gangs don’t respect borders any more than they respect the law,” Attorney General Harris said, “but the collaborative efforts of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies have already made great strides in combating gang-related crimes along the border. My office is committed to doing whatever it takes to protect the citizens of California from gang violence and drug-running.”

Calexico SCHOOL COUNSELOR CUTS-Immediate and Later Costs

Counselors in the Calexico Unified School District received walking papers (pink slips) this past week. Of the eleven district funded counselors, seven are slated to be terminated at the end of the school year. This will have immediate and long range effects on students, families, teachers, school administration and district income.

Imperial County Looses More Funding

By Mario Conde

The County Board of Supervisors welcomed Congressman Bob Filner this past Tuesday where he gave a report on the status of the budget and the port of entry.

U.S. Rep. Bob Filner, D-Chula Vista, announced last week in a press release that the Senate voted 87-13 to approve a bill that cuts $84 million in funding for Calexico Land Port-of-Entry improvements. The legislation was signed by the President.