Imperial Valley

Border Patrol Arrests Two Dangerous Illegal Immigrants Attempting to Abscond into Local Neighborhoods

Brawley, California - Border Patrol agents apprehended two dangerous men, a felon gang member and a convicted rapist, during separate incidents.  Both men were illegally present in the United States.

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Congressman Vargas Fights to Keep Imperial County Airport Operating

Imperial, California - Today, the Department of Transportation announced that the Imperial County Airport is on a list of airports potentially losing federal support under the Essential Air Service (EAS) program.  In 2012, President Obama signed the “Federal Aviation Administration Modernization and Reform Act,” which requires subsidized communities to maintain an average of ten passenger enplanements per service day in order to remain in the EAS program. 

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Congressman Vargas Unites Stakeholders Behind Calexico Port of Entry Funding

Washington, DC - Yesterday, Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) met with more than 30 Calexico and Imperial County leaders and stakeholders to develop a plan that would most effectively position the Calexico West Land Port of Entry (LPOE) to receive funding from the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government for its reconfiguration and expansion project. 

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Congressman Vargas Announces Brawley High’s Janet Gutierrez as “2015 Congressional Art Competition Winner”

Brawley, California - Yesterday, Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) hosted a reception for students, parents and Imperial Valley community leaders and members to announce the winner of the 51st Congressional District’s Annual Congressional Art Competition.

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Congressman Juan Vargas Unveils 2014 Congressional Art Competition Winner

Brawley, California - Today, Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) will unveil the winner of the 2014 Congressional Art Competition on today at 6PM at the Hidalgo Hall located at 410 South Cesar Chavez Avenue in Brawley.  The artwork of students from the 51st Congressional District will be on display in the hall and the winner’s artwork will be displayed in the Capitol for one year. 

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Imperial County Sheriff's Deputies involved in officer involved fatal shooting

Salton City, California - Yesterday, at approximately 5:50pm, Imperial County Sheriff’s Deputies were involved in an officer involved shooting during a traffic stop on Highway 86 in the Salton City area of the County.

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Andrade CBP Officers Discover More than 2,200 Xanax Pills Concealed Inside Man’s Underwear

Imperial Valley, California - Customs and Border Protection officers at the Andrade port of entry Monday detained a man after discovering 2,284 prescription Xanax pills stashed inside his underwear.

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The Imperial County Sheriff's Coroner Office needs help identifying a John Doe found near Calexico

Calexico, California - The Imperial County Coroner's Office needs help identifying a person who drowned near the city of Calexico, California. This person appears to be in his mid-teens to early-20's. He was found in a canal near the US-Mexico border and likely drowned after crossing the border illegally.

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