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Migrant surge forces border patrol to deploy more agents

Due to a surge in undocumented immigrants, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials announced on Saturday the temporary deployment of about 150 border patrol agents to the Rio Grande Valley Sector in South Texas.

United States border patrol agents unlikely to wear body cameras

San Diego - The associated press has reported that the United States border patrol will likely reject the use of personal body cameras on agents after an internal review by the nation's biggest law enforcement agency.

Op-Ed: Mexican drug cartels, vigilantes and me Special

Sasabe - For four weeks in the summer of 2012, I was “embedded” with a volunteer group of men who patrol the desert between Phoenix and the Mexican border.

Mexican teen shot dead at US border

Nogales - A Mexican teenager was reportedly shot dead late Wednesday night by a member of the US Border Patrol as agents investigated suspected drug smuggling activity in Nogales, Arizona.

Border Patrol agent kills mother of five

Chula Vista - In Chula Vista, California, a US Customs and Border Protection agent has shot and killed a 32-year-old mother of five after her car allegedly bumped into the man.

U.S. marijuana policy pits law-makers against law-enforcement

Last week, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration led a crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries in San Diego, and two U.S. governors petitioned for the reclassification of of the drug and law enforcement officers who got fired.

Border Patrol recovers $1.6 million of marijuana in two seizures

Edinburg - US Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector have seized more than a ton of marijuana in two separate seizures this past week, with a value estimated at $1.6 million.

Border Patrol seizes assault rifles, hand grenades in south Texas

Rio Grande City - A cache of deadly weapons, including assault rifles, hand grenades, 30-round magazines and two-way radios have been discovered by US Border Patrol Agents working an area along the Rio Grande River in south Texas.

San Diego to Tijuana drug tunnel had rail system and tons of pot

San Diego - Authorities seized more than 20 tons of marijuana in connection with a cross-border tunnel equipped with a rail car, fluorescent lighting and a ventilation system — the second discovery of a major underground drug passage in San Diego this month.

Willie Nelson arrested for marijuana possession

Sierra Blanca - Country music legend Willie Nelson, 77, was arrested Friday morning in Sierra Blanca, Texas at a Border Patrol checkpoint for allegedly possessing six ounces of marijuana.

Border patrol opens fire at Mexico

Border patrol seizure of 1,000 pounds of marijuana results in border shoot out. No border patrol officers were hurt during the exchange.

Predator drone to patrol Texas-Mexico border beginning Wednesday

A new predator drone will begin flying over the Texas-Mexico border beginning on Wednesday, “providing critical aerial assistance to personnel on the ground,” the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on Monday.

Newly released video fuels more rage over Mexico border shooting

A television station aired video footage that it claims shows a US border patrol agent shooting a 15-year-old Mexican boy dead earlier this week.

Border patrol accused of breaking up wedding party

A Vermont couple say border patrol agents disrupted their wedding reception, checking IDs and questioning guests about their immigration status. The agency says nothing like that happened.

Vermont a Hotspot for Haitians Sneaking into US

The U.S. Border Patrol is reporting a record of number of Haitians have been detained for illegally crossing from Canada into the United States since the January earthquake struck their homeland.

Smuggling Surfer Nabbed In California

An enterprising Mexican national attempted to smuggle in 24 pounds of marijuana using a surfboard and a duffel bag. The Border Patrol had to get wet in order to arrest him.

Winnipeg researcher charged with smuggling Ebola material into US

A Canadian scientist has been arrested on charges of trying to smuggle 22 vials of genetic material from the Ebola virus into the United States. The vials were stolen from the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

U.S. Border Patrol Corruption Cases on the Rise

As security tightens along the porous US border with Mexico, authorities are seeing an alarming increase of corruption and bribery cases among US Border Patrol agents.

Border Patrol Agent Fires Shots At Suspects At US-Canada Border

According to the U.S. Border Patrol, an agent was assaulted and fired shots at three suspects along the Canadian border in Vermont.

Border Patrol Agent Arrested For Smuggling Illegal Aliens Into The United States

Since 2005, Border Patrol agent Jesus Huizar has headed the illegal alien smuggling ring of over 100 illegals into the United States. In May of 2008, he was arrested for his alleged role in the crime but it does create some issues of trust.

Op-Ed: What part of 'illegal' is so hard to understand?

There is no denying the influence of Spanish and Mexican culture in the United States. The issue we have to face today in the face of such high numbers of illegal immigrants is how to make sure that our laws are enforced and our borders secured.
 

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The DHS memo proposes lowering standards for new hires in order to hurry up the process.
The DHS memo proposes lowering standards for new hires in order to hurry up the process.
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A CBP Border Patrol agent monitors the Canada–United States border near Sweet Grass  Montana.
A CBP Border Patrol agent monitors the Canada–United States border near Sweet Grass, Montana.
Gerald L. Nino, CBP, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
Border Patrol agent reads the Miranda rights to a Mexican national arrested for transporting drugs.
Border Patrol agent reads the Miranda rights to a Mexican national arrested for transporting drugs.
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File photo: A U.S. Border Patrol agent checks the identification of a motorist at a checkpoint at Un...
File photo: A U.S. Border Patrol agent checks the identification of a motorist at a checkpoint at United States and Mexican border
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As undocumented immigrants move across the Rio Grande  Border Patrol agents had to take cover as 50-...
As undocumented immigrants move across the Rio Grande, Border Patrol agents had to take cover as 50-caliber gunfire protected the boats.
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NYC Police on patrol
NYC Police on patrol
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CBP  Border Patrol agents from the McAllen station horse patrol unit on patrol on horseback in South...
CBP, Border Patrol agents from the McAllen station horse patrol unit on patrol on horseback in South Texas.
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The Canadian Border patrol station several kilometres south of w:Grasmere  British Columbia at the s...
The Canadian Border patrol station several kilometres south of w:Grasmere, British Columbia at the southern terminus of British Columbia Highway 93.
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