Articles Tagged 'border patrol'
African Migrant Apprehensions at Texas Border on Rise
Del Rio Sector Border Patrol officials report a recent increase in the number of migrants from Africa being apprehended after illegally crossing from Mexico.
“During… READ MORE
Senate Judiciary Republicans introduce resolution honoring Customs and Border Protection staff
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham and the other Republican members of the committee introduced a resolution this week commending Customs and Border Protection, or… READ MORE
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 MexicanM
ore 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
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