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Border Patrol detains Pakistanis, Afghan, two smugglers

Note: Twitchy incorrectly relied on news alerts that described Pakistan and Afghanistan as Middle Eastern. We apologize sincerely for the error and have edited our headline to avoid confusion.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appeared to confirm via a tweetthis morning that eight Syrianillegal aliens attempted to enter Texas from Mexico in the Laredo Sector on Tuesday. The Department of Homeland Security later provided a detail-free update, confirming that “members of two Syrian families, two men, two women and four children, presented themselves at a port of entry in Laredo. They were taken into custody by CBP and turned over to ICE for further processing.”

As if to prove the point that America’s southern border is not exclusiveto Mexican illegals, the U.S. Border Patrol confirmed today that fivemen from Pakistan and one from Afghanistan were detained along the Arizona border today.

Reporter Navideh Forghani says that all six menare members ofwhat the Border Patrol calls “special interest groups”: Five of the men arePakistani,and one isfrom Afghanistan.

FBI spokesman Kurt Remis told ABC 15 that the six men were being smuggled into the country by“some Mexican Nationals.” Two smugglers were arrested and the six men taken into federal custody.

Twitchy will update this post as details become available.

An Observant Traffic Worker Saved This Street-Crossing Pooch’s Life

If you live in Arizona and use State Route 51 on your commute, you know how busy this road can be. As you can imagine, this area is no place for a little puppy to be wandering around, but one unlucky dog recently found herself on the crowded highway.

Someone at the Department of Transportation’s Traffic Control Center was monitoring the highway’s cameras when he spotted the pooch. That’s when he decided to take action.

No one knows where the dog came from, but she was seen attempting to cross State Route 51 In Pheonix.


Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) employee Gil Estrada was monitoring the cameras that day when he noticed the terrified dog. When he picked her up in his car, she was curled up on the median.


The dog was given to the Arizona Equine Rescue Organization (AERO), and they offered to help find her a home.

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Last night, Jan. 25th, 2016 an employee who monitors ADOT cameras noticed a dog on the freeway median of SR51. The…

Posted by Arizona Equine Rescue Organization on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

So far, the owners of the pooch haven’t come forward, and AERO plans to put her up for adoption. They have named her ADOT in honor of the employee who saved her life.

New Kids’ Jonathan Knight: ‘Chik-fil-A stores in Arizona are in their glory’


Jonathan Knight of boy band New Kids on the Block is among those keeping a close eye on Arizona this week, as Gov. Jan Brewer decides whether to sign or veto Senate Bill 1062. The bill expands Arizona’s definition of “exercise of religion” to protect businesses, corporations and individuals from lawsuits after denying services based on a sincere religious belief.


Despite COO Dan Cathy’s religious views, we don’t think Chick-fil-A was ever in the habit of turning away gays, and we doubt the chain would start now. (One store even had employees deliver water to the protesters outside.)