Articles Tagged 'border patrol'

Border Patrol agents fall prey to illnesses plaguing migrant holding centers

EAGLE PASS, Texas — Some Border Patrol agents in Texas are concerned about exposure to Ebola by a migrant fleeing the Democratic Republic of the… READ MORE

ICE to start administering 90-minute DNA tests on immigrant families at border

Federal immigration officers working on the U.S.-Mexico border will start “as early as next week” carrying out rapid DNA tests on immigrants in custody who… READ MORE

More than half of all illegal immigrants arrested at the US-Canada border are Mexican

by Anna Giaritelli
March 14, 2019
More than half of the illegal immigrants arrested last year as they traveled from Canada to the U.S. were Mexican citizens, according to newly… READ MORE

Border agents pick up final paycheck as shutdown effects set in

The end of 2018 marks the beginning of work without pay for the approximately 54,000 federal border agents and customs officers who received their last paycheck over the weekend. Of an estimated 60,000 personnel at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 90 percent were deemed essential and have been working since Department of Homeland Security funding lapsed Dec. 21, according to… READ MORE

Border Patrol: California sanctuary laws obstruct public safety, law enforcement

The Border Patrol says it’s been forced to release a drunk driver back onto the streets, and nearly missed out on nabbing a fake UPS… READ MORE

More access sought for Border Patrol on federal land near border

Congressional Republicans, as part of broader immigration legislation, are considering granting Border Patrol nearly unlimited access to federal land along the U.S.-Mexico border by waiving… READ MORE

Border arrests of illegal immigrants hits lowest level since 1971

by Anna Giaritelli
December 5, 2017
Apprehensions of illegal immigrants at the U.S. border dropped 24 percent from fiscal 2016 to fiscal 2017 and represent the lowest level since 1971, the… READ MORE

Border Patrol union chief praises ‘miraculous’ drop in illegal immigration under Trump

The significant downturn in the number of illegal border crossers between the U.S. and Mexico is “nothing short of miraculous,” National Border Patrol Council President… READ MORE

Border Patrol union urges Trump to cut Obama’s red tape holding back agents


The Homeland Security Department has been reluctant to send helicopters on nighttime missions to aid the Border Patrol, leaving agents to face drug smugglers and… READ MORE

“Professional Child Care Providers”: Meet You U.S. Border Patrol Under Obama

Border Patrol agents have been reduced to “professional child care providers” for illegal immigrants, warming burritos and babysitting the families and unaccompanied children who are… READ MORE

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