Trump administration vows to prosecute migrants in future

Politics 11/30/18, 17:07

Trump administration officials are vowing to address some of issues that forced them to decide against criminally prosecuting any of the 42 members of a Central American migrant caravan arrested last weekend. The migrants had crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally during a chaotic clash with Border Patrol agents near Tijuana Mexico. ...

Border agents face split-second decisions on use of force

Texas 11/29/18, 00:03

U.S. Border Patrol agents near Tijuana, Mexico, faced a choice as they looked out over the chaos at a crowd of migrants that included rock-throwing men as well as barefoot children: Do they respond with force — and, if so, what kind? The circumstances at the San Ysidro border crossing Sunday ...

Clash with migrants spotlights force at the border

Texas 11/28/18, 16:14

U.S. Border Patrol agents faced a choice as they looked out over the chaos at a crowd of migrants that included rock-throwing men as well as barefoot children: Do they respond with force — and, if so, what kind? The circumstances at the San Ysidro border crossing Sunday were exceptional, but ...

Debunking 3 myths about Trump border enforcement

Politics 11/28/18, 04:06

The mainstream media and Democrats have criticized the Trump administration’s response to the migrant caravans storming the nation’s southern border. However, many of the critiques either don’t provide full context or are factually incorrect, based on information released Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security. Here are three narratives that the Department ...

Border Patrol agent acquitted in Mexican teen’s 2012 death

U.S. 11/21/18, 16:00

An Arizona jury on Wednesday acquitted a U.S. Border Patrol agent of manslaughter in the shooting of a Mexican teen through a border fence, another loss for federal prosecutors in the second trial over the 2012 killing. Jurors in Tucson found Lonnie Swartz not guilty of involuntary manslaughter but didn't come ...

Mattis says he has extra authority to use military on border

Politics 11/21/18, 14:18

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the White House has given him authority to use military troops to protect Customs and Border Protection personnel at the southwest border. This could, under certain circumstances, mean directing troops to temporarily detain migrants in the event of disorder or violence against border patrol agents. Mattis said ...

Migrants won’t see armed soldiers on border

California 11/16/18, 16:39

As thousands of migrants in a caravan of Central American asylum-seekers converge on the doorstep of the United States, what they won't find are armed American soldiers standing guard.Instead they will see cranes installing towering panels of metal bars and troops wrapping concertina wire around barriers while military helicopters fly ...

Update: Nielsen tours fence at border in California

California 10/26/18, 18:25

The Latest on the Trump administrations plan to send troops to the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local):3:16 p.m.Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said that "everything is on the table" with border security as she toured a border fence in California.President Donald Trump acknowledges Defense Secretary Jim Mattis during a reception ...

Border Patrol agent’s new trial in teen’s killing to start

U.S. 10/22/18, 20:18

Federal prosecutors will once again try a U.S. Border Patrol agent who killed a 16-year-old boy in a cross-border shooting but who was earlier this year acquitted of murder.The second trial against Lonnie Swartz begins Tuesday morning, six months after he was acquitted on a second-degree murder charge and five ...

Questions and answers about state of the US-Mexico border

U.S. 10/20/18, 11:58

Immigration has again become a hot political issue as President Donald Trump portrays the Mexico border in a state of crisis, underscored by dramatic images of a caravan of Central American migrants moving toward the U.S. and dozens of people climbing the border fence in Arizona.The Border Patrol released video ...

Border Patrol’s first female chief hopes to inspire women

U.S. 09/26/18, 00:44

U.S. Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost says she hopes she can inspire other women to sign up with the agency, which has just one female agent for every 20 men."If you're a woman in law enforcement, I don't care where you're at, you're a minority," Provost told The Associated Press ...

Border Patrol agents find 193 immigrants in southern Arizona

U.S. 09/19/18, 22:19

For the third time in a month, Border Patrol agents have found a large group of immigrants in a remote desert area of southern Arizona.Authorities said Wednesday that Ajo Station agents patrolling several miles west of the Lukeville Port last Sunday found 102 immigrants from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador ...

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