Alleged Impostor Is Accused of Using Stolen ID to Stay in the U.S.

U.S. customs officials apprehended a man accused of living illegally in the United States for more than three decades under an assumed identity, authorities said Thursday.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency announced that officials arrested the man as he and his wife were trying to cross back into the United States in Texas at the Anzalduas-Reynosa International Bridge.

Officials did not name the man — and did not immediately respond to inquiries from LifeZette. (Shown above are two customs inspectors.)

“This interception of someone claiming to be a U.S. citizen and reaping benefits not entitled to them is a prime example of CBP’s intelligence-gathering capabilities and inspections experience,” Andres Guerra, port director, said in a statement.

“People need to realize that committing immigration violations do carry serious consequences and will be punished to the fullest extent of the law.”

CBP officials offered few details to explain why inspectors suspected the man of fraud.

They said an inspection officer referred the 57-year-old man for a secondary check. He showed a Texas driver’s license and claimed to be a U.S. citizen, and his wife presented a green card.

Officials said inspectors used biometric verification through CBP databases to confirm the woman’s identity — and then discovered the man to be a Mexican citizen. His U.S. birth certificate and Social Security card did not belong to him, according to the agency.

Authorities said further investigation determined that the ID belonged to another man — and that the suspect has used it to assume U.S. citizenship for more than 30 years.

It is unclear how many illegal immigrants may be living as American citizens under the cover of stolen documents.

Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), said the number could be in the millions. She based that on an estimate by the Treasury Department …read more

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Public Is Divided Over Kavanaugh Allegation, New Poll Shows

If the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh comes down to public opinion, a survey released Thursday suggests he may weather the exual assault allegations.

The Morning Consult/Politico poll, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points, traces a partisan divide that existed long before California professor Christine Blasey Ford accused Kavanaugh of trying to take off her clothes at a high school party in the 1980s when they were both teenagers.

Overall, 38 percent of respondents said they found the allegation credible, while 42 percent found them not credible. Among Democrats, 65 percent found the allegation credible, while only 13 percent of Republicans agree.

There is a gender gap — but only a small one. By a margin of 45 percent to 37 percent, men find the allegation not credible. The margin among women was 40 percent to 38 percent.

The controversy and hyperbolic attacks by Democratic senators even before Ford’s allegation became public do seem to have taken a toll, however. Voters favored confirmation by a single percentage point — 34 percent to 33 percent. That is the smallest margin since Morning Consult started asking the question after President Donald Trump announced the nomination on July 9.

Support among Republican voters has dropped 7 points since mid-July, while opposition among Democrats has grown by 8 points. At the same time, independents now are split 31 percent to 25 percent agains confirmation — a 16-point shift against him.

“It will be valuable to see both sides tell their stories on Monday.”

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) announced Friday that she had received information of a possible crime involving Kavanaugh to the FBI but did not divulge details. A Morning Consult poll that already was in the field at the time showed a 4-point margin in favor of Kavanaugh. That was down …read more

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Watch Live: Trump’s MAGA Rally in Las Vegas, Nevada

President Donald Trump is hosting a campaign-style rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Thursday night.

He is supporting incumbent Republican Sen. Dean Heller, who is facing a challenge from Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen.

Heller is fighting to keep his Senate seat in the 2018 midterm elections this November.

Trump also backing Danny Tarkanian, who is running for an open congressional seat.

The event is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. EST.

Watch the livestream here:

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Dog the Bounty Hunter Joining Manhunt for Man Who Allegedly Threatened Trump’s Life

Duane Chapman, aka Dog the Bounty Hunter, has joined the manhunt for a suspect who allegedly threatened the life of President Donald Trump.

Chapman told the Mansfield News Journal he is joining in on the search for Shawn Richard Christy, 26, who allegedly said he wanted to “put a bullet” in Trump’s head.

Christy, a Pennsylvania native, has been on the run since June 19 when he allegedly threatened the lives of both the president and John M. Morganelli, the district attorney of Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

“Keep it up Morganelli, I promise I’ll put a bullet in your head as soon as I put one in the head of President Donald J. Trump,” Christy allegedly wrote in the now deleted Facebook post.

A federal warrant for Christy’s arrest was issued following the post. He is also wanted for burglary, probation violation and failure to appear in court for an aggravated assault case.

Chapman claims to have a “very hot lead” on the whereabouts of Christy.

“I have delivered messages to him,” he said. “My goal is not to shoot him but get him to surrender.”

The manhunt for Christy has spanned across state lines. The FBI, Secret Service and U.S. Marshals Service are involved. The search is now focused on Ohio where Christy may have abandoned a stolen truck. Chapman will arrive in Mansfield, Ohio on September 27.

There is a $20,000 reward being offered for any information that leads to the arrest of Christy. According to authorities, he is to be considered armed and dangerous.

Chapman’s exploits as a bounty hunter were shown on the popular reality television series “Dog the Bounty Hunter.” The show ran for eight seasons on A&E from 2004 to 2012. A spinoff series later aired on CMT. A two hour special chronicling Chapman’s wife’s battle with cancer aired on A&E last year. …read more

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