Tag Archives: Border Patrol

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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At ‘Checkpoint Of The Stars,’ Texas Sheriff Takes A Pass On Pot Cases

The lawman says local taxpayers should not pay to house prisoners arrested for pot possession at the Sierra Blanca border checkpoint. “I’m not gonna do the federal government’s job,” he says.

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Greater U.S. Security Threat: Mexico Border Or Canada Border ?

MONTREAL, Canada — The U.S. has fortified the border with Mexico since the terrorist attacks of Sept 11, 2001 largely in the name of thwarting terrorism. However some analysts believe there’s a greater potential threat of terrorists entering the U.S. … Continue reading

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House Sends Border Security Bill to Governor

After a months-long staring contest between the House and the Senate, the lower chamber gave a sweeping border security bill a final blessing Thursday. State Rep. Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, agreed to accept changes the Senate made to his House Bill … Continue reading

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Border Security Bill Passes Senate

This story has been updated to reflect the bill’s final passage on third reading. An expansive border security bill declared a priority by Gov. Greg Abbott was passed Tuesday by the Texas Senate. The vote marked the end of a months-long disagreement between … Continue reading

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Texas Research Advancing Study Of Human Decomposition To Identify Deceased Migrants

This a two-part series from Fronteras Desk Correspondent Lorne Matalon. Click “continue reading” to find the radio story for part two. SAN MARCOS, Texas — Brooks County, Texas — 70 miles north of the U.S.- Mexico border — has seen … Continue reading

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Border Patrol Tries A New Outreach Effort In An Unexpected Place

PHOENIX – It’s mid-morning at the Mexican consulate in Phoenix. Close to 200 people are seated in rows of metal chairs. They’re waiting for their names to be called for passports or consular IDs. On this day, there’s a guest … Continue reading

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