Border Patrol discovers 30 illegal aliens locked in semitrailer

U.S. 10/30/19, 09:52

Border Patrol officers at Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint near Amado apprehended two U.S. citizens smuggling 30 illegal aliens by semitrailer on Saturday night, Oct. 26. At about 10 p.m., agents from the Tucson Sector referred a semi-trailer for secondary inspection after a Border Patrol canine alerted officials about the the vehicle. ...

Border Patrol agents revived a drowned immigrant teen

U.S. 06/30/19, 10:33

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the marine unit of the Eagle Pass South Station saved the life of an illegal teenager after he and his family, all from Honduras, tried to cross the Rio Grande river on Tuesday afternoon, June 25. “Words cannot express my gratitude nor convey the sense ...

5th migrant child dies after detention by Border Patrol

U.S. 05/20/19, 11:53

The U.S. government says a 16-year-old Guatemalan died Monday at a Border Patrol station in South Texas, the fifth death of a migrant child apprehended by border agents since December. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that Border Patrol apprehended the teenager in South Texas' Rio Grande Valley ...

Trump denies plans to fly migrants from border to Florida

U.S. 05/19/19, 16:48

President Donald Trump on Sunday denied reports that hundreds of migrants would be flown from the Mexican border to Florida and other areas in the U.S. interior to lessen the workload at crowded Border Patrol facilities. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan, also on Sunday, acknowledged that federal officials did initially ...

4th death of migrant child since December raises new alarms

U.S. 05/16/19, 17:09

Advocates raised new alarms Thursday about the U.S. government's treatment of migrant families after a 2½-year-old Guatemalan child became the fourth minor known to have died after being detained by border agents since December. "The death of a single child in custody of our government is a horrific tragedy," said Jess ...

Shanahan says military won’t leave until border is secure

U.S. 05/11/19, 14:27

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan visited a border city in Texas on Saturday and said he intends to accelerate planning to secure the border and bolster the administration's ability to accomplish that without the Pentagon's continuous help. He also offered assurances to perhaps two dozen Border Patrol agents and other officials ...

Update: Shanahan says troops aim to help secure border

U.S. 05/11/19, 14:11

The Latest on acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan's visit to the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local):1:45 p.m.Acting Defense Secretary has offered assurances to perhaps two dozen Border Patrol agents and other officials at the McAllen Border Patrol Station in Texas that the Pentagon won't withdraw its military support prematurely.He says ...

US asylum limits spawn mishmash wait systems in Mexico

U.S. 05/09/19, 11:45

For thousands of asylum seekers, there are many ways to wait — and wait, and wait — at the threshold of the United States. Parents and children sleep in tents next to bridges leading to Texas for weeks on end, desperately hoping their names and numbers are called so they can ...

US will train dozens of border agents to screen for asylum

U.S. 05/08/19, 18:21

Immigration officials will train dozens of U.S. border patrol agents to start screening immigrants arriving on the southwest border for asylum amid a surge in the number of families seeking the protection, a government official said Wednesday. L. Francis Cissna, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said his agency will ...

Migrants at Southern border top 100K for 2nd month in a row

Politics 05/08/19, 16:04

The number of migrants apprehended at the Southern border topped 100,000 for the second month in a row as the Trump administration manages an ever-increasing number of Central American families streaming to the U.S. that hardline policies have failed to stem. Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost told senators Wednesday that apprehension ...

Trump taps ex-Obama border patrol chief as ICE Director

Politics 05/05/19, 11:01

President Donald Trump is tapping a former border patrol chief who served in the Obama administration to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Trump tweeted Sunday that Mark Morgan "will be joining the Trump Administration as the head of our hard working men and women of ICE." He added: "Mark is a ...

Government to house more immigrants in tents at the border

U.S. 05/02/19, 15:32

About 50 asylum seekers stood this week in a circle near a bridge between the U.S. and Mexico to hear an American attorney explain what would happen to them when they entered U.S. custody.The attorney, Jodi Goodwin, told them they would probably end up at one of the Border Patrol's ...

Largest single group of 424 migrants apprehended at New Mexico border

U.S. 04/30/19, 21:04

On Tuesday morning, El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents arrested what they called "the biggest group of 424 illegal aliens" in the New Mexico border. A few hours later, patrol agents near Antelope Wells, New Mexico, captured another 230. Patrolling agents close to Sunland Park, soon after midnight on Tuesday morning, found ...

Border Patrol expands fingerprinting of migrant children

U.S. 04/26/19, 14:36

U.S. border authorities say they've started to increase the biometric data they take from children 13 years old and younger, including fingerprints, despite privacy concerns and government policy intended to restrict what can be collected from migrant youths. A Border Patrol official said this week that the agency had begun a ...

Authorities keep distance, yet work with armed border group

U.S. 04/24/19, 18:39

Authorities have distanced themselves from an armed civilian group that detains asylum-seeking families at the U.S.-Mexico border, but the United Constitutional Patriots have never been shy about saying they work with Border Patrol agents.After its activities drew widespread criticism, the group was thrown out of its camp this week for ...

Agents find 3-year-old migrant boy alone near Texas border

U.S. 04/24/19, 13:00

U.S. Border Patrol agents found a 3-year-old boy alone in a field in Texas after likely being abandoned by smugglers at the southern border, authorities said.U.S. Customs and Border Protection said late Tuesday that the boy's name and a phone number were written on his shoes when agents found him ...

Armed Mexican soldiers confronted US soldiers on US soil

U.S. 04/23/19, 17:07

Two U.S. soldiers in a remote area of Texas were confronted by Mexican soldiers who thought the Americans had crossed into Mexico, U.S. officials said Tuesday. The Mexican troops reportedly removed a weapon from the American soldier who was armed. U.S. Northern Command, which manages military support for Customs and Border ...

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