New US-Mexico border barrier charts tricky course near homes

U.S. 02/07/19, 01:07

For all practical purposes, the purple-and-white stucco shrine that Jose Arias built to celebrate his recovery from a heart attack and honor his family lies in Mexico. The only way in and out of his plywood shack is through one of Tijuana's oldest neighborhoods, a patchwork of dirt and paved roads ...

Migrant with flesh-eating bacteria detained at US border

U.S. 01/26/19, 16:06

A man among a group of migrants detained in a desolate part of New Mexico near the border with Mexico has been diagnosed as infected with flesh-eating bacteria, the U.S. Border Patrol said Friday. The man was taken to a hospital in recent days after telling a federal agent that he ...

30 unaccompanied children were among 376 migrants arrested in Arizona desert

U.S. 01/19/19, 11:25

Around 30 unaccompanied minors were smuggled into the U.S. after tunneling beneath the border wall near San Luis, Arizona on Monday, reported by Fox News. They went together with a group of over 300 Central American migrants who then surrendered themselves to the Border Patrol. The group dug under a steel barrier ...

Border Patrol arrests 376 who dug under barrier in Arizona

U.S. 01/18/19, 17:54

A group of 376 Central Americans was arrested in southwest Arizona, the vast majority of them families who dug short, shallow holes under a barrier to cross the border, authorities said Friday.The group dug under a steel barrier in seven spots about 10 miles (16 kilometers) east of a border ...

Border Patrol arrests group of 376 in Arizona desert

U.S. 01/18/19, 17:33

A group of 376 Central Americans was arrested in southwest Arizona, the vast majority of them families who used short, shallow holes dug under a barrier to cross the border, authorities said Friday. The group dug under a steel barrier in seven spots about 10 miles (16 kilometers) east of a ...

US Border Patrol Museum opens a world on the evolving agency

Texas 01/09/19, 11:27

A museum dedicated to the U.S. Border Patrol seeks to piece together the history of an agency that has evolved as the nation's views on immigration have changed.The U.S. Border Patrol Museum in El Paso, Texas, explores the story from the agency's formation to fight Chinese immigration and Prohibition, to ...

Border clash was at least 2nd use of tear gas since November

U.S. 01/02/19, 19:42

Just after people raised their glasses to ring in the New Year, about 150 migrants gathered at a section of the border wall in Tijuana to try to cross into the United States, many of them asylum seekers fed up with the long wait to have their claims processed. On the ...

Lawmakers call for probe into Guatemalan child’s death

U.S. 12/18/18, 20:04

Lawmakers visiting the Border Patrol station where a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl was taken hours before her death demanded an independent investigation Tuesday into the response by federal agents."There are things that we need to learn," said U.S. Rep. Raul Ruiz, a California Democrat who was part of the delegation visiting ...

Girl who died fled intensely poor Guatemalan village

Texas 12/15/18, 18:07

Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin received her first pair of shoes several weeks ago, when her father said they would set out together for the United States, thousands of miles from this small indigenous community in Guatemala where she spent her days plodding through mud and surrounded by coconut trees.The ...

US says 7-year-old who died in custody had not appeared ill

Politics 12/14/18, 14:18

U.S. immigration officials on Friday defended their actions in the detention of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died two days after she and her father were taken into custody along a remote stretch of the U.S. border. The girl, identified by a Guatemalan official as Jackeline Caal, had gone days without ...

7-year-old immigrant girl dies after Border Patrol arrest

U.S. 12/13/18, 22:24

A 7-year-old girl who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border with her father last week died after being taken into the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol, federal immigration authorities confirmed Thursday. The Washington Post reports the girl died of dehydration and shock more than eight hours after she was arrested by agents ...

Top border security official defends use of tear gas

Politics 12/11/18, 16:28

The head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection is defending the use of tear gas during a chaotic clash at the border with a group of migrants that included children. Kevin McAleenan testified Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee. He said agitators threw rocks at U.S. Border Patrol agents as hundreds ...

Border Patrol arrests 32 at San Diego demonstration

U.S. 12/10/18, 18:22

U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested 32 people at a demonstration Monday that was organized by a Quaker group on the border with Mexico, authorities said. Demonstrators were calling for an end to detaining and deporting immigrants and showing support for migrants in a caravan of Central American asylum seekers. A photographer ...

US starts to withdraw troops from Trump border mission

Politics 12/10/18, 14:31

The U.S. this week will begin withdrawing many of the active duty troops sent to the border with Mexico by President Donald Trump in response to a caravan of Central American migrants, U.S. officials said Monday. About 2,200 of the active duty troops will be pulled out before the holidays, the ...

November border arrests jump to highest in Trump presidency

U.S. 12/06/18, 21:56

Border Patrol arrests in November jumped 78 percent from a year earlier to the highest level in Donald Trump's presidency, with families and children accounting for a majority for a third straight month. The numbers are the latest sign that people who cross the border illegally are increasingly families and children ...

Feds won’t pursue third trial against Border Patrol agent

U.S. 12/06/18, 17:47

Federal prosecutors on Thursday said they would not pursue another trial against a Border Patrol agent who fatally shot a Mexican teenager across a border fence but who was twice acquitted.A filing in court shows prosecutors say they will no longer pursue the case against Lonnie Swartz, the agent who ...

Border Patrol agent charged with capital murder in Texas

U.S. 12/05/18, 16:29

A U.S. Border Patrol agent who confessed to shooting four women in the head and leaving their bodies on rural Texas roadsides has been indicted on a capital murder charge, a prosecutor said Wednesday.A grand jury decided to upgrade the charge against Juan David Ortiz , Webb County District Attorney ...

Border patrol: More families cross illegally to San Diego

California 12/04/18, 19:33

The woman crawled under first, squeezing face down through a gap dug under the border fence. The space is only a few inches high, and her feet kicked dust into the air as she wiggled. Next was her 3-year-old daughter, dressed in a pink sweat suit, pushed through to the ...

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