Border Security

July 23, 2019 - 2:37 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A U.S.-born 18-year-old was released from immigration custody Tuesday after wrongfully being detained for more than three weeks. Francisco Erwin Galicia left a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Pearsall, Texas, on Tuesday. His lawyer, Claudia Galan,...
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Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan is sworn in to testify before a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 18, 2019 - 4:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Trump administration official said Thursday the number of family separations at the border has fallen since last summer's zero tolerance policy, and they are done only for compelling reasons. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said fewer than 1,000 children...
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Aids set up posters as Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan, right, speaks at a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 18, 2019 - 4:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local): 7:45 p.m. The acting head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the Trump administration's new policy banning most asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border is being rolled out as a pilot program. Mark...
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U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, talks about what she saw on her tour of area border facilities Monday, July 1, at the Border Patrol station in Clint. Ocasio-Cortez was attempting to talk over the protesters. (Briana Sanchez / El Paso Times via AP)
July 15, 2019 - 1:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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...
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Demonstrators hold placards as Rey Wences, organizer at Organized Communities Against Deportations (OCAD) addresses reporters during a new conference outside the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services offices in Chicago, Thursday, July 11, 2019. A nationwide immigration enforcement operation targeting people who are in the United States illegally is expected to begin this weekend. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky)
July 11, 2019 - 5:26 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Trump administration is moving forward with a nationwide immigration enforcement operation targeting migrant families, despite loud opposition from Democrats and questions over whether it's the best use of resources given the crisis at the border. The operation could happen as...
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FILE - In this April 20, 2010 file photo, Delta Air Lines jets are parked at John F. Kennedy International Airport, in New York. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will issue a new policy directive under a settlement agreement that states airline passengers are not required to consent to document checks. The settlement comes in a lawsuit filed by passengers aboard a Delta flight from San Francisco to New York’s Kennedy Airport in February 2017 who were met by CBP officers and forced to hand over identification as they deplaned. It was just a few weeks after President Donald Trump’s first travel ban. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
July 11, 2019 - 7:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection is clarifying that airline passengers aren't required to submit to suspicion-less document checks as a result of a settlement in a lawsuit. The settlement documents were obtained Thursday by The Associated Press. The settlement comes in a lawsuit...
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A group of asylum seekers cross the border between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, Thursday, July 4, 2019. (Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times via AP)
July 09, 2019 - 3:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security says there was a 28% drop in the number of migrants encountered by Customs and Border Protection at the U.S.-Mexico border last month. There were 104,344 people encountered in June, down from 144,278 the month before. May saw a record high number of families...
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U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, is escorted back to her vehicle after she speaks at the Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas, about what she saw at area border facilities Monday, July 1, 2019. (Briana Sanchez/El Paso Times via AP)
July 03, 2019 - 10:07 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Before the rise of social media, Border Patrol agents gathered in parking lots at the end of their shifts for what was known as "choir practice" — a chance to share what they saw that day and anything else on their minds. T.J. Bonner, who led the National Border Patrol Council...
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July 03, 2019 - 5:11 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Officials say U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport thwarted a man's attempt to import several pounds of African rat meat. Customs spokesman Steve Bansbach said Tuesday that the man declared the 32 pounds of meat on June 26 when his...
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Rep. Joaquin Castro speaks alongside members of the Hispanic Caucus after touring inside of the Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas, Monday, July 1, 2019. Castro's identical twin, presidential candidate Julian Castro, held a rally outside the building over the weekend. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)
July 02, 2019 - 8:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The intensity of President Donald Trump's hardline approach to immigration hasn't just pushed the Republican Party rightward — it's also moving Democrats in ways that are profoundly transforming the immigration debate. Gone are hopes for a big, bipartisan immigration overhaul once...
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