Tag Archives: Customs and Border Protection

Risk of terrorists crossing U.S. border into Texas is real — but low

The number of illegal border crossers from far flung places— including countries deemed sponsors of terrorism — has been increasing, but they remain a small fraction of total border apprehensions. In border enforcement parlance, they’re known as “exotics:” distinct from the … Continue reading

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Supreme Court To Consider How Long Immigrants May Be Detained Without Bond Hearing

The legal issue before the court tests whether people who are detained for more than six months have a right to a bond hearing. This involves permanent U.S. residents or people seeking asylum.

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U.S. Customs Settles With American Citizen Over Body Cavity Search

A woman who sued U.S. Customs and Border Protection after being subjected to a series of body cavity searches has reached a settlement with the agency worth nearly half a million dollars. The American Civil Liberties Union announced the settlement … Continue reading

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Texas Border Protection Officer Accused Of Smuggling Immigrants Into US

A U.S. customs officer on trial this week in El Paso is accused of smuggling people into the country illegally, including immigrants who had been deported. On Tuesday, witnesses said Lawrence Madrid, a supervisory officer with U.S. Customs and Border … Continue reading

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Border Patrol Union Endorses Trump for President

For the first time in its history, the national union representing Border Patrol agents has endorsed a presidential candidate during primary season. On Wednesday, the union endorsed Republican Donald Trump. “We think this is an unprecedented time and we wanted … Continue reading

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Mexican Man Dies from Apparent Seizure in Border Patrol Custody

A 50-year-old Mexican man died earlier this month while in Border Patrol custody in Marfa, after suffering what Customs and Border Protection (CBP) described as an apparent seizure. According to CBP the man, identified in Presidio County documents as Maros … Continue reading

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DHS Employees Prepare For Possible Shut Down

PHOENIX – The president’s plan to use executive action to help an additional 4 million or so unauthorized immigrants get work permits has its share of opponents. Among its critics is the union representing some 18,000 Border Patrol agents, the … Continue reading

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Border Agents Would Work through a Homeland Security Shutdown

As the showdown in Washington over funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) gets closer to a Friday deadline, two lawmakers in Virginia are pushing a last-minute bill that would guarantee that border agents and other homeland security employees receive … Continue reading

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