Border Patrol

Border Patrol agents seize over 400 pounds of marijuana

During a response to a suspicious activity call, Border Patrol agents in Laredo seized more than 400 pounds of marijuana.<p>Six abandoned bundles of the …

Immigration

Oceanside immigrant in Colorado detention caught in court tug-of-war

An attorney and Immigration and Customs Enforcement are arguing in court over whether an Oceanside man should have his immigration hearing in San …

Immigration

You Have a Right to Your Data at the Border

Nowadays, citizens and noncitizens alike have the pleasure of possibly having their personal devices searched and even retained for weeks on end by …

Surveillance

Immigrant Father Says The Border Patrol Took His Infant Son And Won't Tell Him Where He Is

Salvadoran Jose Demar Fuentes said he expected to be sent to a family detention center with his son when he requested asylum at the US border. That's not what happened.<p>An immigrant father from Central America seeking asylum in the United States has accused Border Patrol agents of lying and …

Immigration

A disabled immigrant whose prosthetic leg was mocked by Trump officials wins bond, loses DACA status

A 20-year old disabled immigrant detained for more than a month without being charged was to be freed Friday, but he has been stripped of his …

Immigration

Border Patrol agent injured after Mexican national blasts through checkpoint

A Border Patrol agent was injured when a Mexican national sped through a check point near Pine Valley, prompting a pursuit that, at times, reached …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Trump wants more border agents. But we simply don’t need them

<i>This article first appeared on the Cato Institute site.</i><p>The main argument against President Trump’s plan to hire more Border Patrol agents is that the …

Immigration

The Border Patrol Doesn’t Know What To Do With The Thousands Of Agents Trump Wants To Hire

<i>As Trump tweets, government acts. Welcome to Meanwhile, our recurring look at what federal agencies are up to and how their work affects people’s</i> …

Immigration

Brickbat: From the Farmhouse to the Outhouse

Drug-Shooting 'Bazooka' Seized In Mexico As Smugglers Aim Skyward

As Mexican authorities continue to crack down on drug smugglers, criminals continue to aim high in a bid to evade them. Last week, Mexican authorities seized a jury-rigged bazooka and nearly one ton of marijuana in the border town of Agua Prieta in Sonora state, the Mexican Attorney General said in …

World News

The Republican tax bill could force billions of dollars in cuts to programs like Medicare

• <b>Republicans' Tax Cuts and Jobs Act would add $1.5 trillion to the federal deficit over 10 years.</b>• <b><br>According to the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act, or Paygo, the new debt must be offset or the Paygo requirement must be waived.</b>• <b><br>If Paygo is not waived it would trigger automatic cuts to programs like</b> …

U.S. Politics

Federal law enforcement has a woman problem

Police agencies are the most male-dominated part of the federal government — and that undermines their mission.<p>Despite expanding rapidly over the past two decades, federal law enforcement agencies remain almost as male-dominated as they were during the Clinton administration, according to a new …

Politics

The reluctant pioneer: Border Patrol’s first female chief

To Carla Provost, there is ‘no difference between female agents, male agents – we’re all Border Patrol agents.’<p><i>Subscribe to Women Rule on Apple Podcasts here. | Subscribe via Stitcher here.</i><p>As Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost tells it, there is “no difference between female agents, male agents — …

Politics

The border as a ‘weaponized’ landscape

The <i>tacos dorados</i>, Francisco Cantú tells me as we push through the turnstiles into Nogales, Mexico, are some of the best he’s ever had. So we beeline …

Immigration

Border Patrol losing agents faster than it can hire new ones

Two new reports from government watchdog agencies say the Border Patrol is losing agents faster than it can hire new ones, and that border and immigration enforcement agencies face “significant challenges” in hiring and training new personnel.<p>The reports from the inspector general for the …

Immigration

How Immigration Crackdowns Screw Up Americans' Lives

On the eve of his release after serving a five-year sentence in El Paso, Texas, for assault, Lorenzo Palma got some bad news. Just as the 40-year-old …

Immigration

Two People Flee Police During Chula Vista Traffic Stop

Several police cars descended on a cul-de-sac in Chula Vista Friday morning after two people fled from an officer during a traffic stop.<p>There was a …

Crime

'Dreamer' Kicked Out of US Is Back After Climbing Over Border Wall and Now He's in Real Trouble

A man who alleges to be the first DACA recipient “deported” under the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program …

Immigration

Deported Man Gets Arrested For Trying to Enter the US Illegally

A man who was believed to be the first person deported under <b>President Trump's</b> rescindment of DACA was arrested, Monday, after trying to enter the United States illegally.<p>MORE: Boxer Mike Tyson Denied Entry Into Chile<p><b>Juan Manuel Montes</b>, 23, was arrested, for a second time, near Calexico, California …

Immigration

Border Patrol seizes $900K in marijuana

RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas – More than half a ton of marijuana was discovered at a Starr County home, Customs and Border Protection said.<p>Agents responded …

Immigration

Border Patrol agents in Arizona arrest an MS-13 gang member

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - Border Patrol agents in southwestern Arizona say they've arrested a member of a violent gang, who remains in federal custody.<p>Yuma …

Immigration

DACA Recipient Caught Illegally Reentering U.S.

On Monday, a Mexican man who was caught jumping over the border wall last February, sued the Department of Homeland Security for deporting him before …

Immigration

Feds: Ex 'dreamer' at center of lawsuit caught illegally crossing the border

A young man who made national headlines earlier this year for his lawsuit against the U.S. government — a suit that he recently dropped as it neared …

Immigration

Former DACA Recipient Arrested by Border Patrol Agents

A participant in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program--or DACA--who was previously deported under the Trump Administration, was …

Immigration

Key detail changes in saga of 10-year-old girl detained by immigration officials after surgery

A new key detail about the night 10-year-old Rosa Maria Hernandez was stopped and ultimately detained by Customs and Border Protection agents, …

Immigration

Felon arrested at the border in Imperial Beach area

A man convicted of a sex crime with a minor was arrested Monday in the Imperial Beach area, accused of crossing illegally into the United States from …

Crime

Two women stabbed in 2 locations in East County; investigators looking for suspect

Law enforcement officers are looking for a man who they believe stabbed two women at separate locations in East County early Tuesday and then …

Crime

10-Year-Old Immigrant Who Was Detained After Surgery Is Released

A 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy has been released from immigration custody in Texas, her lawyers said Friday, 11 days after the Border Patrol stopped the ambulance she was riding in on her way to emergency gallbladder surgery.<p>The girl, Rosa Maria Hernandez, had been held in a facility for …

Immigration

10-year-old Border Patrol detainee released to family

SAN ANTONIO -<p>The undocumented 10-year-old girl who was placed in Border Patrol custody after undergoing surgery in Corpus Christi has been released …

Immigration

Immigrant girl with cerebral palsy freed from US detention

CHICAGO: A 10-year-old undocumented immigrant with cerebral palsy detained by US border patrol agents after undergoing surgery at a Texas hospital …

Immigration