Imperial Valley News
San Diego, California - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting security operations at California's ports of entry with Mexico performed more than 68 million inspections of travelers, seized more than 76 tons of illegal narcotics and apprehended more than 33,000 immigration violators during federal fiscal year 2014.
Former CIA Officer Convicted For Unauthorized Disclosure of National Defense Information and Obstruction of Justice
Alexandria, Virginia - A former CIA officer was convicted today by a federal jury in Alexandria, Virginia, of illegally disclosing national defense information and obstructing justice.
Mexican National Sentenced to 15 Years for Participating in a Brutal Family Run Sex Trafficking Organization
Washington, DC - The Department of Justice today announced a sentencing and guilty plea for two members of a family run sex trafficking organization based in southern Florida. Rafael Alberto Cadena-Sosa was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Joes E. Martinez to serve 15 years in prison and Carmen Cadena pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Jose Martinez for participating in a brutal family run sex trafficking organization.
Washington, DC - Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) received multiple "A" grades on the 2014 Federal Plain Language Report Card, for the use of plain language and compliance to the Plain Writing Act of 2010. The Center for Plain Language annually rates agencies on their ability to communicate efficiently and effectively with the American public.
Secretary Vilsack on Efforts by Agricultural Producers to Urge the Renewal of Trade Promotion Authority
Washington, DC - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the following statement regarding efforts by the National Pork Producers Council, National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and the National Cattlemen's Beef Association to urge the renewal of Trade Promotion Authority:
Washington, DC - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Monday announced that applications are being accepted for up to $20 million in grants to facilitate the creation of new, innovative markets for carbon credits, providing additional revenue sources for producers to use to address natural resource conservation challenges. These grants are part of the Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) program, authorized through the 2014 Farm Bill.