U.S. Border Patrol
Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., says that at least ten fighters for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have been apprehended while attempting to enter the southern U.S. border.
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.
Homeland Secretary: Parents Give Immigrant Children Birth Control ‘In Case They’re Raped Along The Way’
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warns that some parents of Central American children attempting to cross the U.S. border illegally already know of the risks, noting that some girls are given birth control “in case they’re raped along the way.”
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., reportedly made a comparison between “boatloads of Jewish immigrants” turned away from the U.S. as they attempted escape from Nazi Germany and the current influx of illegal immigrants coming across the border today.
Texas Rep. Lamar Smith says that President Obama’s request for $3.7 billion in emergency border security funding should be rejected altogether until the Obama administration can enforce border security using current resources.
The Department of Homeland Security says a U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed and another wounded in a shooting near the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona.