Tag Archives: Border Patrol

Border Patrol Makes Large Pot Bust South of Alpine

Border Patrol agents made a 1,146 lb. marijuana bust at the Border Patrol’s checkpoint south of Alpine on Highway 118 on Monday. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said the bust happened around 5 PM Monday. According to CBP, a man … Continue reading

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Dissenting Border Patrol Agents’ Push to Disavow Union’s Trump Endorsement Defeated in Narrow Vote

This story has been updated after a Tuesday (April 12) meeting of the National Border Patrol Council’s El Paso chapter, Local 1929. A group of dissenting Border Patrol agents in El Paso, Texas – across the border from Juárez, Mexico – … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Scheduled To Consider Hearing Border Patrol Shooting Lawsuit

The United States Supreme Court is scheduled to decide Friday whether it will hear a case about a Border Patrol shooting in which an agent killed a teenaged boy who was standing in Mexico. The high court will decide whether … 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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Federal Suit Against Border Patrol Detention Practices Moves Forward

A lawsuit alleging inhumane treatment of detainees at U.S. Border Patrol stations in Arizona will move forward thanks to a ruling on Monday by a federal judge in Tucson. People detained by the Border Patrol in Arizona nicknamed the holding … Continue reading

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Federal Employee Union Endorses Clinton, Border Patrol Union Not On Board

The national Border Patrol union says the decision of its parent union to endorse Democrat Hillary Clinton for president could make some Border Patrol agents unhappy. The union is calling for tougher, more focused talk on border security in the … Continue reading

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With More Central American Migrants Coming to U.S., Concerns About Another Surge

New numbers from the U.S. Border Patrol show that the number of families illegally crossing the southern border has more than doubled since the same time period last fall. That’s causing concern that there could be a new surge of … Continue reading

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Cuellar: New Border Crossing Stats Don’t Tell Whole Story

MATAMOROS, Mexico — The number of unaccompanied children who were apprehended or surrendered to law enforcement on the southwest border dropped by more than 40 percent in the fiscal 2015 year, according to updated federal statistics. But one border lawmaker says … Continue reading

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In A First, Border Agent Indicted For Killing Mexican Teen Across Fence

Diego Roman Elena Rodriguez’s brother was unarmed, walking on a sidewalk in Nogales, when Lonnie Swartz shot him. The agent says he felt threatened by rock-throwers; he’s expected to plead not guilty.

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New Standards Issued For Treatment Of Detainees Along The U.S. Border

The new rules announced by U.S. Customs and Border Protection include how to care for an immigrant’s personal belongings, and proper use of restraints.

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