Latest Border patrols News

Detained Mexican migrant dies in Texas hospital

Feb. 18, 2019 10:42 PM EST

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — A Mexican man detained by Border Patrol for illegal re-entry died Monday at a hospital in Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Andrew Meehan says the 45-year-old man was initially apprehended Feb. 2 and requested medical attention. He was taken to a medical center and...

Border wall a complex issue for 2020 prospect Beto O'Rourke

Feb. 18, 2019 3:23 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — When President Donald Trump visited Beto O'Rourke's hometown to argue that walling off the southern border would make the U.S. safer, the former Democratic congressman and possible 2020 presidential hopeful was ready. As the president filled an El Paso arena with supporters, O'Rourke...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump spins fiction about diversity visas

Feb. 18, 2019 12:38 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is going after the "horror show" known as the diversity visa lottery program. His description of it is pure fiction. The president offered a multitude of fabrications and partial truths over the past week on the subject of immigration — both the legal and...

Thousands in Iran attend funeral for slain Guard members

Feb. 16, 2019 9:44 AM EST

ISFAHAN, Iran (AP) — Dozens of comrades circled caskets on the back of trucks on Saturday as thousands of mourners attended a mass funeral for 27 elite Revolutionary Guard soldiers killed in a suicide car bombing this week in Iran's Sistan and Baluchistan province. Men rhythmically struck their chests, a...

Immigration spending pact has more than a border wall

Feb. 14, 2019 9:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A compromise on border and immigration enforcement cleared Congress on Thursday, giving President Donald Trump just a sliver of the money he wanted for his border wall. The White House said Trump would sign the bill and then declare a national emergency to try to shift money to...

Trump administration sued over shift in asylum policy

Feb. 14, 2019 9:09 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration's policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico while their cases wind through immigration courts violates U.S. law by putting the migrants in danger and depriving them of the ability to prepare their cases, a lawsuit filed Thursday by civil liberties groups...

Women detained by border agent after speaking Spanish sue

Feb. 14, 2019 6:19 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Two Montana women questioned by a U.S. border agent who overheard them speaking Spanish in a convenience store sued U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Thursday, saying the agent illegally detained them without reason. The agent held Ana Suda and Martha Hernandez for 40 minutes in a...

Suicide bomber targeting Iran's Revolutionary Guard kills 27

Feb. 13, 2019 2:51 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A suicide car bomber claimed by an al-Qaida-linked group attacked a bus carrying members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard paramilitary force Wednesday, killing at least 27 people and wounding 13 others, state media reported. Tehran immediately linked the attack in Iran's restive...

Man convicted of 1st-degree murder in border agent's death

Feb. 12, 2019 10:25 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A man accused of pulling the trigger in the 2010 shooting death of a Border Patrol agent in the southern Arizona desert was convicted of first-degree murder and other charges Tuesday. Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes also was found guilty by a U.S. District Court jury after brief...

El Paso bristles at Trump's claim that wall made city safe

Feb. 10, 2019 9:49 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — People walking over the Paso del Norte Bridge linking this West Texas border city to Mexico can watch President Donald Trump's border wall getting bigger in real time. Workers in fluorescent smocks can be seen digging trenches, pouring concrete and erecting rust-colored slabs of...