Latest Border security News

Pakistan decries cross-border fire as Kashmir security eases

Aug. 19, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Pakistan said Indian troops fired across the Line of Control in the disputed Kashmir region, killing two civilians and wounding another, as some security restrictions were lifted Monday in the main city of Srinagar. Pakistan and Indian often exchange fire in the Himalayan region, but...

Officials seize marijuana mixed with jalapeño peppers

Aug. 18, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Officials say they seized $2.3 million worth of marijuana mixed in with a shipment of jalapeño peppers at a Southern California port. A Customs and Border Protection K-9 unit alerted officers to a shipment of peppers Thursday at the Otay Mesa cargo facility in San Diego. A CBP news...

Customs and Border Protection outage snarls major airports

Aug. 16, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Travelers flying into the United States on Friday ran into long lines at major airports nationwide because of a temporary computer outage that affected the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency. Airports warned travelers — both Americans returning home and foreign visitors —...

Google employees call for pledge not to work with ICE

Aug. 16, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of Google employees are calling on the company to pledge it won't work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection or Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It's the latest in a year full of political and social pushback from the tech giant's workforce. A group of employees called...

Reports: Stowaway found on flight from Havana to Miami

Aug. 16, 2019 9:32 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say a stowaway was found hiding in the cargo section of an airplane that arrived from Havana to Miami International Airport. Video shared on Twitter early Friday showed crew members surrounding the man on the ground after the Swift Air private charter landed in Miami shortly after...

Google employees call for pledge not to work with ICE

Aug. 15, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of Google employees are calling on the company to pledge it won't work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection or Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It's the latest in a year full of political and social pushback from the tech giant's workforce. A group of employees called...

The Latest: Trump defends Israel move to bar 2 congresswomen

Aug. 15, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israel's decision to bar two U.S. Democratic congresswomen from visiting (all times local): 12:45 a.m. President Donald Trump is defending Israel's decision to bar two Democratic members of Congress from visiting the country, even as he claims he didn't "encourage or...

Italy's PM: Salvini 'obsessed' with blocking migrants at sea

Aug. 15, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A humanitarian boat carrying 147 migrants rescued at sea was eventually allowed to let nine persons disembark Thursday night on a tiny Italian island, but the others were stuck aboard for a 15th night, as the drama was swept up in Italy's rapidly worsening government crisis. With a political...

Coast Guard finds 43 bales of pot floating off California

Aug. 15, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

AVALON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have found 1,300 pounds (590 kilograms) of plastic-wrapped marijuana floating in the ocean near Santa Catalina Island off the Southern California coast. The Daily News reports Wednesday that the U.S. Coast Guard acting on a tip discovered 43 bales of pot worth about $1...

US sued over legal access, better conditions for migrants

Aug. 13, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Lawyers are asking a federal judge to order U.S. Customs and Border Protection to provide legal access to detainees and improve conditions in detention cells where reports of fetid conditions have sparked outrage. The request for a preliminary injunction was filed Monday in...