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

Texas 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

Texas 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 ...

Case dismissed for 3 students who protested border agents

U.S. 04/22/19, 16:13

Charges were dismissed against three students involved in a protest of U.S. Border Patrol agents at the University of Arizona that was captured on video.The case was dismissed Friday at the request of prosecutors after they after learned the university will conduct an administrative investigation into the March 19 protest ...

Mexican soldiers disarm, question U.S. soldiers on the Texas border

Texas 04/20/19, 17:35

On the U.S. side of the Texas border with Mexico, a group of armed Mexican soldiers detained and disarmed a pair of U.S. soldiers. Eventually the U.S. soldiers were released and their weapons came back. A group of five to six Mexican soldiers on April 13 approached two U.S. soldiers along ...

Video: A group of 360 migrants crosses into US

Texas 04/17/19, 22:39

U.S. Border Patrol officials say 360 migrants — mostly families from Central America — have surrendered to agents in Arizona. Border Patrol camera operators spotted the group Tuesday after buses arrived south of the border about 14 miles west of the Port of Lukeville. Agents watched as the group left the buses ...

Yuma declares state of emergency over migrant families

U.S. 04/17/19, 18:08

The mayor of Yuma, Arizona, has declared a symbolic "state of emergency" to deal with the number of families being released from Border Patrol custody into the city. Douglas Nicholls said Tuesday that he hoped not to get to this point but that organizations helping immigrant families just don't have capacity ...

Trump administration says no lawsuits over border killings

Politics 04/11/19, 16:12

The Trump administration says families of Mexican teenagers who were shot to death by American border agents should not be allowed to sue for damages in U.S. courts. The administration is telling the Supreme Court in a brief filed Thursday that the justices should take up and resolve the issue in ...

Border walls do work: Illegal entries drop 75 percent

California 04/06/19, 16:35

Gloria Chavez, a chief member of the U.S. Border Patrol indicated the efficiencies of border walls, mentioning a dramatic decrease in illegal entries, and thanking President Donald Trump, who made a border tour to California on Friday, April 5. At the roundtable discussions with the Border Protection agents as a part ...

New Mexico officials: Border with Mexico has fallen quiet

Texas 04/04/19, 20:22

The flow of migrants arriving at the state's border with Mexico appears to have tapered off in March following a surge of several large groups being apprehended near the ports of entry over the previous months, New Mexico's chief of homeland security said Thursday.Homeland Security and Emergency Management Secretary Jackie ...

US Customs and Border Protection: ‘We are beyond the breaking point’

Politics 03/30/19, 06:08

During an interview with CNN, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Deputy Commissioner Robert Perez confirmed that there is a crisis on the border saying “we are beyond the breaking point.” President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to close the nation’s southern border, or large sections of it, next week if Mexico ...

Border Patrol orders quick releases of families

Texas 03/29/19, 09:57

The number of migrant families and children entering the U.S. from Mexico is so high that Border Patrol is immediately releasing them instead of transferring them to the agency responsible for their release, forcing local governments to help coordinate their housing, meals and travel. "We need to work toward a clean ...

Hundreds of border agents reassigned as illegal crossings reach record highs

U.S. 03/28/19, 11:46

The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) announced on Wednesday that it is reassigning more than 700 officers to assist the Border Patrol as it faces an “unprecedented” security crisis. CBP’s Office of Field Operations will temporarily reassign up to 750 of its officers to Border Patrol sectors along the country’s southwest border, ...

US shuts interior checkpoints to focus on Mexico border

Texas 03/26/19, 23:33

U.S. immigration authorities have temporarily closed highway checkpoints in New Mexico and much of West Texas, as they reassign agents and use the outposts to help process the growing numbers of Central Americans arriving at the Mexican border. The checkpoints, located up to 100 miles (160 kilometers) from the border, are ...

Massive Central American groups becoming daily occurrence for busy border area

U.S. 03/26/19, 09:48

TUCSON, Ariz. – Agents assigned to the Ajo Station encountered several large groups totaling nearly 400 persons and Central American families after they illegally entered the country west of Lukeville over the weekend. The first group, totaling 216 illegal aliens, was encountered early Saturday morning, after they illegally entered the country. Agents ...

Trump administration is reverting to ‘Catch and Release.’ Congress is to blame.

Opinion 03/21/19, 18:31

Recent reports have surfaced, citing government officials, that border officials will no longer refer detained immigrant families to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Instead, due to constrained resources, they will “begin releasing hundreds of families caught each day in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas.” As a result, tens of thousands will join the ranks ...

CBP: 300 percent increase of family units arrested against 2018

Politics 03/21/19, 09:53

Tuesday, March 5, U.S. Customs and Border Protection released statistics on Southwest Border apprehensions for fiscal year 2019 which demonstrate a new and growing challenge on the Southwest Border.  Family Unit Aliens (FMUA) are crossing our borders in record numbers. This fiscal year to date, CBP has seen a more than ...

Trump administration turns on catch and release

Politics 03/21/19, 09:02

The Trump administration announced Tuesday it would no longer detain select migrant families who illegally cross the border in the Texas Rio Grande Valley. The change is a result of crowded detention facilities, according to The Wall Street Journal, and represents a reversal of the administration’s previouscommitment to end “catch-and-release” practices, calling for “catch-and-detain” ...

Border patrol agents in El Paso arrest over 400 in just 5 minutes

U.S. 03/21/19, 04:08

U.S. Border Patrol agents working in El Paso apprehended two large groups of illegal immigrants consisting of over 400 people within five minutes. These groups, like many others before, are comprised primarily of Central American families and unaccompanied juveniles. Agents working farther west encountered a second group of 252 people who crossed ...

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