Latest Border patrols News

450 miles of border wall by next year? In Arizona, it starts

Sep. 15, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — On a dirt road past rows of date trees, just feet from a dry section of Colorado River, a small construction crew is putting up a towering border wall that the government hopes will reduce — for good — the flow of immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally....

US border agent wounded, suspect killed during traffic stop

Sep. 14, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

BRACKETTVILLE, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a U.S. Border Patrol agent was shot and wounded during a traffic stop near the Texas border city of Del Rio and that another agent shot and killed the gunman. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that the two agents pulled over a vehicle Friday...

450 miles of border wall by next year? In Arizona, it starts

Sep. 12, 2019 4:32 AM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — On a dirt road past rows of date trees, just feet from a dry section of Colorado River, a small construction crew is putting up a towering border wall that the government hopes will reduce — for good — the flow of immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally....

Number of border crossers drops amid Mexican crackdown

Sep. 9, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Trump administration said Monday it saw a 30% drop in the number of people apprehended at the southern U.S. border from July to August, amid an aggressive crackdown by the Mexican government on migrants traveling north. Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan said...

Germany to resume training border police in Saudi Arabia

Sep. 9, 2019 7:57 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany says it will resume training border police in Saudi Arabia, after suspending the practice following the killing last year of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. A spokesman for Germany's Interior Ministry on Monday confirmed reports that the government has decided in principle to resume the...

US tells migrant woman 8 months pregnant to wait in Mexico

Sep. 6, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Eight-and-a-half-months pregnant and experiencing contractions, a Salvadoran woman who had crossed the Rio Grande and was apprehended by the Border Patrol was forced to go back to Mexico. Agents took her to the hospital, where doctors gave her medication to stop the contractions....

Border Patrol agents rescue 2 Venezuelans from Rio Grande

Sep. 3, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Border Patrol agents have rescued two migrants struggling to cross the Rio Grande into the U.S. The two Venezuelan nationals were brought Sunday to the U.S. side of the river and taken to the Eagle Pass border station near Del Rio, Texas. They were not injured. Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol...

US: 6-month-old migrant girl recovering in hospital

Aug. 29, 2019 9:40 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say a 6-month-old migrant girl who was hospitalized after being taken across the U.S.-Mexico border illegally has improved to stable condition. The baby was airlifted Saturday to a hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, and listed in critical condition. U.S. Customs and Border...

US, Mexico widen asylum crackdown to push back all migrants

Aug. 28, 2019 11:11 PM EDT

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — A Trump administration program forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico has evolved into a sweeping rejection of all forms of migrants, with both countries quietly working to keep people out of the U.S. despite threats to the migrants' safety. The results serve the goals of both...

Shelter data pinpoints US destinations of asylum seekers

Aug. 28, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A detailed snapshot of the recent surge of asylum-seeking families crossing into the U.S. from Mexico gives a sense of how they were treated after entering and where they settled. Houston was the destination for 432 of 7,358 families briefly housed in a San Diego shelter from late October...