Latest Border patrols News

Carla Provost is named Border Patrol's first female chief

Aug. 9, 2018 1:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol has its first female chief in its 94-year history. Carla Provost had been acting chief since April 2017, so her appointment Thursday by Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan was no surprise. The position is not subject to Senate confirmation....

Despite crackdown, immigrants flowing through Arizona border

Aug. 7, 2018 6:33 PM EDT

SAN LUIS, Ariz. (AP) — The 3-year-old boy with a bowl haircut and striped shirt silently clung to his father in the back of a U.S. Border Patrol truck. Their shoes still muddy from crossing the border, the father and son had just been apprehended at a canal near a border fence in Arizona on a muggy night...

Arizona clergy call activists to support migrants on border

Aug. 3, 2018 6:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona clergy are calling activists to gather this weekend at the state's border with Mexico and leave large jugs of water on remote trails for migrants who continue to cross the desert during the dangerously hot summer. The Sunday gathering organized by faith leaders and local groups such...

Extradited suspect pleads not guilty in border agent slaying

Aug. 3, 2018 10:21 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A man extradited to the U.S. from Mexico this week has pleaded not guilty to charges of pulling the trigger in the slaying of a Border Patrol agent in Arizona eight years ago. Court records show Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes entered his plea during a Wednesday afternoon arraignment in U.S....

Mexico extradites suspect in Border Patrol agent's slaying

Jul. 31, 2018 9:59 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice says a man accused of participating in the killing of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry has been extradited to the U.S. to face murder charges. Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes was sent Tuesday to Tucson, Arizona, where he will be charged with first degree...

Official says agency warned family separation bad for kids

Jul. 31, 2018 6:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Department of Health and Human Services official told senators Tuesday that his agency had warned the Trump administration that separating families would be dangerous for children. But some of the government's top immigration officials used a Senate hearing to largely defend how the...

With focus on Mexico, apprehensions grow at Canadian border

Jul. 24, 2018 4:15 PM EDT

DERBY LINE, Vt. (AP) — While the Trump administration fortifies the southern border, there's growing concern over the number of foreigners entering the country illegally across the porous northern border with Canada. People crossing the border between Vermont and Quebec have paid smugglers up to $4,000,...

Family, home still unfamiliar to Honduran baby

Jul. 21, 2018 6:03 PM EDT

LA LIBERTAD, Honduras (AP) — Baby Johan spent his first day home chasing his family's kitten, bouncing to music and playing like any 15-month-old boy. But his mom said Saturday he also seemed lost in his own home — not recognizing his favorite aunt and only able to sleep with the lights on after...

At least 10 Iranian troops killed in attack near Iraq border

Jul. 21, 2018 8:34 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — At least 10 Iranian border guards were killed in an overnight attack by unidentified gunmen near the Iraqi border, Iranian media reported Saturday. The attack took place near the town of Marivan, in a Kurdish area of Iran some 620 kilometers (385 miles) west of the capital Tehran,...

'Suffering' ends with Honduran baby back in parents' arms

Jul. 21, 2018 12:59 AM EDT

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — For months, a Honduran couple watched their only son grow up in videos while he was kept in U.S. government custody. That's where he took his first steps and spoke his first words. The parents got to embrace the 15-month-old boy again Friday, five months after U.S....