Imperial Valley News Center
Calexico, California - U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that David Salazar, a career federal law enforcement officer with more than 20 years’ experience involving international travelers and trade along the California-Mexico border, has been formally selected as the Area Port Director for the Calexico ports of entry.
Baltimore, Maryland - A federal jury convicted three defendants today of multiple charges related to a racketeering enterprise known as La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13.
United States Files Lawsuit Alleging That Guild Mortgage Improperly Originated and Underwrote FHA-Insured Mortgage Loans
San Diego, California - The United States has filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Guild Mortgage Company (Guild) under the False Claims Act for improperly originating and underwriting mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the Justice Department announced Thursday. Guild is a mortgage lender headquartered in San Diego, California.
Washington, DC - ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations Executive Associate Director (EAD) Thomas Homan testified Thursday, before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, along with U.S. Customs and Border Protection U.S. Border Patrol Acting Chief Ronald D. Vitiello, at a hearing focusing on the removal of aliens from the United States in recent years.
Washington, DC - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack released a statement on the Organic Trade Association's report that the organic sector posted its largest-ever dollar gain in 2015, with total organic product sales growing by $4.2 billion, reaching $43.3 billion.
Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the availability of $21 million to support the development of regional systems in sustainable bioenergy and biobased products, as well as education and training for the next generation of scientists that will expand availability of renewable, sustainable goods and energy. This funding is available through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill and administered by USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).