Imperial Valley News Center
- Written by State Department
Washington, DC - The Secretary called Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov this morning to discuss Syria, including U.S. concerns about reports suggesting an imminent enhanced Russian military build-up there. The Secretary made clear that if such reports were accurate, these actions could further escalate the conflict, lead to greater loss of innocent life, increase refugee flows and risk confrontation with the anti-ISIL Coalition operating in Syria.
- Written by White House
Washington, DC - In this week's address, the President recognized Labor Day by highlighting the economic progress our country has made, and underlining what needs to be done to continue that growth. Our businesses have created 13.1 million new jobs over the past five and a half years, the unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in seven years, and seventeen states across the country have raised the minimum wage.
- Written by Border Scope
Salton City, California - El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested two suspected drug smugglers at the Highway 86 checkpoint after discovering packages of candy laced with methamphetamine in their vehicle on Wednesday.
- Written by Justice Department
Washington, DC - Genzyme Corporation, a wholly-owned biotechnology subsidiary of French pharmaceutical company Sanofi, agreed today to resolve criminal charges that it violated the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) with regard to the unlawful distribution of Seprafilm, a surgical device it markets and promotes, the Justice Department announced.
- Written by IVN
Washington, DC - The Justice Department today announced a new policy for its use of cell-site simulators that will enhance transparency and accountability, improve training and supervision, establish a higher and more consistent legal standard and increase privacy protections in relation to law enforcement’s use of this critical technology.
- Written by ICE
San Juan, Puerto Rican - A former pastor and two other men received a collective sentence of 68 years Wednesday for transporting minors with the intent to engage them in criminal sexual conduct. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), working jointly with the Puerto Rico Crimes Against Children Task Force (PRCACTF), conducted the investigation.
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