Latest Border security News

Judge halts some military spending on border wall

Dec. 10, 2019 10:12 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the Trump administration from spending some Defense Department money to build a border wall with Mexico, the latest twist in a long-running legal battle over one of the president's signature domestic issues and campaign priorities. The ruling by...

Pentagon to probe legality of using troops on US border

Dec. 10, 2019 2:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon's independent investigations office says it will evaluate the legality of the Trump administration's use of the military at the U.S. southwestern border. Glenn Fine, the acting inspector general, announced Tuesday that his probe will assess several aspects of the military's...

Chinese migrants found hiding in appliances at US crossing

Dec. 10, 2019 1:14 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Eleven Chinese migrants were discovered hiding in furniture and appliances inside a truck stopped by agents as it entered the U.S. from Mexico at a Southern California border crossing, federal officials said. At least one person was crammed inside a washing machine and another was curled...

Asylum-seekers who crossed in Arizona returned to Mexico

Dec. 6, 2019 3:23 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. government said Friday it had sent nine Venezuelans — including two families — back to Mexico after they tried to make an asylum claim by driving up to a customs officer instead of lingering south of the border on a list waiting to be called up under a Trump...

Report: Teen who died in US custody unresponsive for hours

Dec. 5, 2019 11:15 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A flu-ridden 16-year-old from Guatemala writhed in agony inside a U.S. Border Patrol cell and collapsed on the floor where he lay for several hours before he was found dead, according to video released Thursday that further calls into question the Trump administration's treatment of...

Board finds border agents broke rules in shooting at cars

Dec. 5, 2019 10:25 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four Border Patrol agents didn't follow department rules when they opened fire in two separate incidents along the U.S.-Mexico Border, both involving agents shooting at drivers who were trying to speed away, a review board has found. The two cases were among seven shooting incidents...

DHS may require US citizens be photographed at airports

Dec. 3, 2019 7:41 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Federal officials are considering requiring that all travelers — including American citizens — be photographed as they enter or leave the country as part of an identification system using facial-recognition technology. The Department of Homeland Security says it expects to...

Asylum seekers jam US border crossings to evade Trump policy

Dec. 3, 2019 7:04 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — For months, asylum seekers have been prohibited from filing their claims at U.S. border crossings under a much-criticized Trump administration policy. Now some are sprinting down vehicle lanes or renting cars to try to make it inside the U.S. The migrants’ efforts are causing traffic...

Border agents seize 154 pounds of bologna at Texas crossing

Nov. 24, 2019 11:56 AM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — No baloney: U.S. border agents seized more than 150 pounds of bologna from a driver entering the country from Mexico. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection says in a news release that the driver told agents Thursday at the El Paso crossing that he had rolls of frozen turkey ham in...

Colombians fill streets hoping to channel wave of discontent

Nov. 21, 2019 10:54 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombians angry with conservative President Iván Duque and hoping to channel Latin America’s wave of discontent took the streets by the tens of thousands Thursday in one of the biggest protests in the nation’s recent history. Students, teachers and labor union...