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Bulk Of Stolen Border Crossing Passes Recovered In Mexico

The recent theft of 12,000+ border crossing passes could have turned into a big immigration and national security headache for the United States.

Fortunately, Mexican authorities have recovered 10,000 of the missing 12,600 immigration border crossing passes that were stolen last month from a semi-trailer in the northern part of Mexico.

According to Univision, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico put out an electronic alert to keep the credit card-looking passes from being used, and reported the theft to Interpol.

The  move by embassy officials must have worked, as the thieves were probably alerted that  the passes were compromised, and decided to deposit the stolen cards into garbage dumpster and leave the rest behind in an abandoned pick-up truck.

There are still 2000 passes missing, so expect U.S. Border Patrol officers to be on the look-out.

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As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, Politico, The Hill, NBC, Wall Street Journal, and other state and national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous TV and radio shows, including being the one of NewsmaxTV's regular commentators. Javier is also a political consultant, and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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