Border Patrol

A U.S. Border Patrol patrol searches for undocumented immigrants and drug smugglers on Feb. 26, 2013 near Sonoita, Ariz. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Border Patrol to Test Body Cameras

The U.S. Border Patrol purchased body cameras and will begin testing them this year at its training academy, as new leadership moves to blunt criticism about agents’ use of force.

09/18/2014

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Report: Border Patrol Homes Cost Nearly $700,000 Each

The federal government wasted millions of dollars in building a housing project for Border Patrol agents in Arizona near the Mexican border, spending nearly $700,000 per house in a small town where the average home costs less than $90,000, a watchdog report found.

09/12/2014

Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., said on Tuesday that she “felt ashamed” of the U.S. for the way the country is handling an ongoing influx of unaccompanied immigrant children illegally crossing the Mexican border into America.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Ousted Border Patrol Official: Agency Covered Up ‘Highly Suspect’ Deaths

A Border Patrol official who was removed from his position in June is accusing the agency of covering up “highly suspect” deaths in clashes along the southern border.

08/18/2014

U.S. Border Patrol agents detain undocumented immigrants in dense brushland some 60 miles north of the U.S. Mexico border in Brooks County on July 23, 2014 near Falfurrias, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Border Patrol Agent: Federal Government Releasing Murderers Into U.S.

A Border Patrol agent claims that the federal government is allowing murderers from Central America to be released into the U.S.

08/07/2014

Seventy percent of Americans, including 86 percent of Republican voters, say undocumented immigrants are threatening the U.S. economy, and the country’s traditional customs, values and beliefs.   (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Health Department: More Than 30,000 Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Released to Sponsors In 2014

States with established Central American immigrant communities have received the most children released to sponsors this year after being arrested unaccompanied at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to federal data released Thursday.

07/25/2014

U.S. Border Patrol agents escort a group of undocumented immigrants into custody with helicopter support from the U.S. Office of Air and Marine on May 20, 2013 near the U.S.-Mexico border in Havana, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Legislation Would Allow Agents To Turn Many Immigrant Children Around Quickly At Border

Two Texas lawmakers are teaming up on a bill to speed removals of the unaccompanied Central American kids who’ve been arriving by the tens of thousands at the U.S.-Mexico border.

07/14/2014

Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Craig Fugate testifies during a hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on July 9, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

FEMA Administrator: ‘We Have Not Been What I Would Say Successful Yet’ In Processing Immigrant Children

Top Obama administration officials told senators Wednesday they’re struggling to keep up with the surge of immigrants at the Southern border, acknowledging they’ve been overwhelmed as children show up by the tens of thousands from violence-torn Central America.

07/09/2014

Sen. John McCain ridiculed the top U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officials at a hearing Wednesday, with McCain blasting rules preventing lawmakers from taking pictures or talking to staff and detainees at border facilities.  (credit: Allison Shelley/Getty Images)

McCain On Detention Facility Restrictions: ‘I Want It Fixed, And I Want It Fixed Immediately’

Sen. John McCain ridiculed the top U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officials at a hearing Wednesday, with McCain blasting rules preventing lawmakers from taking pictures or talking to staff and detainees at border facilities.

07/09/2014

President Barack Obama (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama Seeks $3.7 Billion to Confront Immigrant Kids at Border

The Associated Press has learned that President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $3.7 billion to confront the influx of minors from Central America.

07/08/2014

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks during a news conference June 12, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Pelosi: ‘We Have A Moral Responsibility To Address This In A Dignified Way’

President Barack Obama will seek more than $2 billion to respond to the flood of immigrants illegally entering the U.S. through the Rio Grande Valley area of Texas and ask for new powers to deal with returning immigrant children apprehended while traveling without their parents, a White House official said Saturday.

06/30/2014

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