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  • Donald Trump Jan 14

    Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost, 1st Woman to Lead Agency, to Step Down

    Carla Provost, one of the longer-serving members of President Donald Trump’s administration, is stepping down as chief of U.S. Border Patrol, a spokesperson for the agency said Tuesday. There was no immediate indication who will replace Provost, a 25-year veteran who is the first woman to lead the agency, officials said. Her departure was first reported by the Washington Examiner....

  • border patrol Jan 10

    US Border Arrests Drop as Trump Administration Turns Focus to Mexicans

    Authorities say the number of people arrested or stopped entering the United States along the Mexico border fell for a seventh straight month in December, with Mexicans outpacing Central Americans among the detainees. U.S. authorities said they made 40,620 arrests or detentions of people on the Mexico border in December, down 5% from 42,651 in November and down 72% from...

  • border patrol Jan 8

    $24,000 Worth of Pot Found in Abandoned Boat on Malibu Shore

    A report of a boat beached on the Southern California coast led to discovery of more than 60 pounds of marijuana last weekend. The report came in Sunday and agents found a 40-foot panga boat on the shore near Point Mugu State Park in Malibu, the U.S. Border Patrol said. In addition to the marijuana, investigators found containers filled with…

  • murrieta Dec 14, 2019

    Woman Accused of Hauling $82,000 Worth of Meth While Her Kids Rode in SUV

    A 31-year-old woman suspected of hauling more than 40 pounds of methamphetamine in her SUV — with her two young children riding in the vehicle — was arrested Friday by U.S. Border Patrol agents in Murrieta. Ledi Vanessa Murillo was booked into the Byrd Detention Center on suspicion of transportation of controlled substances for sale and possession of illegal drugs….

  • Dec 6, 2019

    Report: Teen Who Died in US Custody Unresponsive for Hours

    A flu-ridden 16-year-old from Guatemala writhed in agony inside a U.S. Border Patrol cell and collapsed on the floor where he lay for several hours before he was found dead, according to video released Thursday that further calls into question the Trump administration’s treatment of immigrant families....

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    The footage published by ProPublica shows the last hours of Carlos Hernandez Vasquez, who...

  • Nov 5, 2019

    CBP Arrests 30 People in 3 Maritime Smuggling Attempts Within a 24 Hour Period

    Customs and Border Protection arrested 30 people in total between three smuggling attempts, all within 24 hours of each other.

  • Oct 5, 2019

    13 People Detained in Suspected Human Smuggling Attempt by Sea in Coronado

    Multiple sources reported at least 10 to 15 people were handcuffed near Ferry Landing in Coronado.

  • Jul 18, 2019

    Immigration Police Detain, Free 3 Children at O’Hare Airport

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport have released three detained children who are U.S. citizens and traveling with an adult deemed “inadmissible.”

  • Jul 15, 2019

    62 Border Employees Under Internal Investigation for Posts

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Monday that 62 current and eight former Border Patrol employees are under internal investigation following revelations of a secret Facebook group that mocked lawmakers and migrants. Most are under investigation for posts that surfaced in a secret group called “I’m 10-15,” where messages questioned the authenticity of images of a migrant father and...

  • Apr 8, 2019

    U.S. Border Patrol Gives NBC 7 Tour of a Hot Spot of Illegal Immigration Near Otay Mesa

    U.S. Border Patrol gave NBC 7 a tour of one of the hot spots for illegal immigration in San Diego, deep within the mountains of Otay Mesa.

  • Apr 5, 2019

    Trump to Tour New Southern Border Fence in California

    President Donald Trump is visiting the border on Friday to tour a recently built portion of fence that he is holding up as the answer to stop a surge of migrant families coming to the U.S. in recent months.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    California National Guard to Leave Border, Help Stop Fires

    California is calling in the National Guard for the first time next month to help protect communities from devastating fires like the one that largely destroyed the city of Paradise last fall.

  • Feb 8, 2019

    US Officer at Border Shoots Driver Going to Mexico

    A Customs and Border Protection officer shot and wounded a driver who was trying to enter Mexico at a crossing in Arizona, the agency said Friday. The mayor of Nogales, Arizona, told a newspaper Thursday night that the man was killed, but CBP spokeswoman Teresa Small told The Associated Press Friday the man had not died. A CBP statement said...

  • Jan 29, 2019

    Comedian Ordered Off Bus, Detained by Immigration Agents

    Mohanad Elshieky, a 27-year-old comedian traveling home to Oregon after a performance in Washington state, was ordered off a Greyhound bus by immigration agents and detained — even though he is in the country legally. After removing him from the bus, the officers asked for his identification, Elshieky recalled. He said he told them he had a driver’s license from...

  • Dec 23, 2018

    Body of Girl Who Died at US Border Returns to Guatemala

    The body of a 7-year-old girl who died while in custody of the U.S. Border Patrol arrived in her native Guatemala on Sunday and was being driven hours into the countryside to be handed over to family members for a last goodbye. A white coffin containing Jakelin Caal was received in the afternoon at Guatemala City’s international airport by representatives...

  • Dec 17, 2018

    Girl’s Death Shows Communication Issues on US-Mexico Border

    Shortly before a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died in U.S. custody, her father signed a form stating that his daughter was in good health. But it’s unclear how much the man understood on the form, which was written in English and read to him in Spanish by Border Patrol agents. The death of Jakelin Caal highlights the communication challenges along the...

  • Nov 29, 2018

    Border Agents Face Split-Second Decisions on Use of Force

    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?

  • Oct 29, 2018

    Pentagon Sending 5,200 Troops to Border Week Before Midterms

    The Pentagon said Monday it is sending 5,200 troops to the Southwest border in an extraordinary military operation ordered up just a week before midterm elections in which President Donald Trump has put a sharp focus on Central American migrants moving north in slow-moving caravans that are still hundreds of miles from the U.S. The number of troops being deployed...

  • Oct 24, 2018

    Agencies Were Blindsided by Trump’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policy, Report Says

    Federal immigration and health officials were blindsided by President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy on migrants crossing the southwest border, triggering a cascade of problems as agencies struggled with the fallout from family separations, congressional investigators said in a critical report issued Wednesday. The investigation by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office dissects the consequences of launching a major policy change...

  • Oct 2, 2018

    Watchdog: US Unprepared for Consequences of ‘Zero Tolerance’

    Immigration officials were not prepared this summer to manage the consequences of a “zero tolerance” policy at the Southwest border, which resulted in the separation of nearly 3,000 children from their parents, Homeland Security’s watchdog said in a report made public on Tuesday. The resulting confusion along the border led to misinformation among separated parents who did not know why...

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