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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

The spokesman of the National Border Patrol Council Local 1613 says that “backdoor amnesty” of illegal aliens coming through the southern border is controlled from the highest officials at the Department of Homeland Security.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Customs Contracting Worker Admits Taking Kickbacks

A federal worker with U.S. Customs and Border Protection has pleaded guilty to taking more than $350,000 in kickbacks to help a private company win a $24 million technology contract.

06/17/2014

A Zakouma National Park anti-poaching team patrol on Feb. 25, 2014. (credit: MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)

US Official: ‘Poaching In Africa Is Funding Terrorist Groups’

The U.S. government is stepping up its crackdown on the illegal trafficking of wild animal products across the nation’s borders, saying some may be linked to terrorists, federal officials said Monday.

06/17/2014

A coalition of advocacy groups says it has documented more than 100 allegations of mistreatment of unaccompanied immigrant children arrested by U.S. border authorities.  (credit: ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

Immigrant Rights Groups: 13-Year-Old Boy Claims He Was Sexually Molested By Border Official While In Custody

A coalition of advocacy groups says it has documented more than 100 allegations of mistreatment of unaccompanied immigrant children arrested by U.S. border authorities.

06/11/2014

President Obama set aside about a half-million acres for the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in southern New Mexico. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images)

New National Monument Sparks Border Concerns

Western lawmakers fear illegal immigrant and drug smugglers will be able to elude local law enforcement through the half-million acres of rugged terrain along the U.S.-Mexican border.

05/21/2014

File photo of a service dog. (credit: MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Dog Sniffs Out $25,000 At Dulles Airport

Officials say a detection dog at Washington Dulles International Airport alerted them to a large amount of undeclared cash a traveler was carrying.

04/24/2014

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Currency Detection K9 “Nicky” looks over the $24,789 CBP officers seized subsequent to her alerting to the hidden cash in an international traveler’s luggage on April 21. (Photo credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Dulles K9 Sniffs Out Hidden Cash

An American man was busted by a K9 at Dulles international airport when he tried to sneak in over $24,000 in his luggage after declaring several times that he had much less.

04/23/2014

In this handout provided by the U.S. Department of Justice, a collection of fireworks that was found inside a backpack that belonged to Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev taken on an unspecified date and place. (credit: DOJ via Getty Images)

Official: Student Arrested In Boston Bombing Case Allowed To Return To US Despite Not Having Valid Student Visa

One of three college students arrested Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombings case was allowed to return to the United States from Kazakhstan in January despite not having a valid student visa, a federal law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

05/02/2013

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High School Dance Invitation Uses Gov. Helicopter, Draws Federal Investigation

An over-the-top invitation to a high school dance that used a government helicopter as a prop has prompted a review by officials at U.S. Customs and Border Protection and led to the reassignment of an agency pilot.

09/18/2012

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