Articles Tagged 'border patrol'
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…
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…
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…
Border arrests of illegal immigrants hits lowest level since 1971
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…
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…
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…
“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…
WikiLeaks Reveals Obama Supporting Border Fence
A leaked internal memo from Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign says that fencing at the US-Mexico border could help cut down on illegal immigration.
Illegal immigrant border crossings reach highest number in two years
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Thursday said agents are seeing a renewed surge of people attempting to sneak into the U.S. through the southwestern…
Spike In Immigrants Illegally Crossing Into US Ahead Of Election
MCALLEN, Texas (CBSNewYork/AP) — There has been a surge of immigrants illegally crossing into the United States leading up to next month’s presidential election.