Latest Border security News

Border bill fails Senate test vote as Democrats seek to underscore Republican resistance

May. 23, 2024 16:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans again blocked a bill meant to clamp down on the number of migrants allowed to claim asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer sought Thursday to underscore GOP resistance to the proposal. The legislation,...

Australia's deputy prime minister pledges support to Solomon Islands during visit to Honiara

May. 21, 2024 03:12 AM EDT

NEWCASTLE, Australia (AP) — Australia's deputy prime minister pledged support to the Solomon Islands during a visit to the archipelago nation on Tuesday, as Canberra intensifies efforts to counter China's growing influence in the South Pacific. Richard Marles’ trip to the...

Botanists are scouring the US-Mexico border to document a forgotten ecosystem split by a giant wall

May. 19, 2024 01:45 AM EDT

JACUMÉ, México (AP) — Near the towering border wall flanked by a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle, botanist Sula Vanderplank heard a quail in the scrub yelp “chi-ca-go,” a sound the birds use to signal they are separated from a mate or group. Then silence. A quail on...

The latest hot spot for illegal border crossings is San Diego. But routes change quickly

May. 17, 2024 00:20 AM EDT

JACUMBA HOT SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — On many nights, hundreds of migrants squeeze through poles in a border wall or climb over on metal ladders. They gather in a buffer zone between two walls with views of the night lights of Tijuana, Mexico, waiting hours for Border Patrol agents while volunteers...

Drones smuggled drugs across Niagara River from Canada, 3 suspects caught in NY

May. 16, 2024 13:22 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A smuggling operation used drones to fly drugs across the Niagara River from Canada into upstate New York, using a newly purchased $630,000 house along the river as a drop point, according to a criminal complaint unsealed this week. One person has pleaded...

The UK's opposition Labour Party unveils its pledges to voters in hopes of winning the next election

May. 16, 2024 07:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's still-undeclared election campaign stepped up a gear on Thursday when opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starme r announced the key pledges that he hopes will make him the U.K.’s next prime minister later this year. The center-left party is focusing on...

US border arrests fall in April, bucking usual spring increase as Mexico steps up enforcement

May. 15, 2024 18:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arrests for illegally crossing the U.S. border from Mexico fell more than 6% in April to the fourth lowest month of the Biden administration, authorities said Wednesday, bucking the usual spring increase. U.S. officials have largely attributed the decline to more...

Future of Texas' migrant-blocking buoys may hinge on whether the Rio Grande is 'navigable'

May. 15, 2024 12:57 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The future of a barrier of giant buoys that Texas Gov. Greg Abbot placed in the Rio Grande last year to deter migrant traffic may turn on whether a rocky, shallow stretch of the border river can be considered “navigable” and whether immigration sometimes constitutes a...

Poland's prime minister vows to strengthen security at EU border with Belarus

May. 11, 2024 08:03 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk on Saturday traveled to the country's border with Belarus, which is also the European Union's external border with the autocratic state, and pledged to do more to strengthen security along its entire eastern frontier. Tusk...

Biden administration will seek partial end to special court oversight of child migrants

May. 09, 2024 15:54 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration will seek to partially end the 27-year-old court supervision of how the federal government cares for child migrants traveling alone, shortly after producing its own list of safeguards against mistreatment, an attorney involved in the case says. ...