Latest Border security News

US border inspector is accused of choking a traveler

Aug. 15, 2018 8:57 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. border inspector has been indicted on charges of choking a traveler. The U.S. attorney's office in San Diego says 70-year-old Customs and Border Protection Officer Harvey Booker is accused of strangling the traveler July 8 at the San Ysidro border crossing, the nation's busiest....

US appeals court revives suit over border crossing photos

Aug. 14, 2018 6:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit that accuses U.S. Customs and Border Protection of illegally barring photography at border crossings. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday rejected a judge's conclusion that restrictions on photography were justified by the need...

Woman, 81, busted with $870K of heroin at US-Mexico border

Aug. 10, 2018 11:08 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities seized 92 pounds (42 kilograms) of heroin valued at more than $870,000 from an 81-year-old woman attempting to smuggle the drugs across the U.S.-Mexico border. KABC-TV reports a U.S. Customs and Border Protection detector dog Wednesday at the Tecate border crossing alerted...

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....

Germany concludes deal with Spain to return migrants

Aug. 8, 2018 7:47 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany says it has reached an agreement with Spain for that country to take back previously registered migrants who show up at the German border, a first step toward implementing a deal to defuse a domestic political dispute over migration. Interior Ministry spokeswoman Eleonore Petermann...

ACLU lawsuit accuses US of wrongfully denying asylum

Aug. 7, 2018 11:13 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union sued the U.S. government Tuesday over its efforts to prevent immigrants from seeking asylum due to domestic and gang violence in their home countries. The ACLU's lawsuit asks a judge to invalidate Attorney General Jeff Sessions' June 11 decision to restrict...

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...

More than 700,000 foreigners overstayed visas last year

Aug. 7, 2018 5:47 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — More than 700,000 foreigners who were supposed to leave the United States during a recent 12-month period overstayed their visas, the Homeland Security Department said Tuesday. President Donald Trump has focused border security efforts on erecting a multibillion-dollar wall with Mexico....

California's border wall challenge hinges on jurisdiction

Aug. 7, 2018 5:12 PM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A legal challenge to the Trump administration's planned border wall Tuesday hinged on whether the state of California and environmental groups can even fight such a project in lower courts. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struggled with a law that gave...

BA chief criticizes border control delays at Heathrow

Aug. 6, 2018 1:12 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The head of British Airways is urging the British government to tackle the long delays faced by non-European passengers at Europe's busiest airport — London's Heathrow — or risk discouraging them from coming to its shores. In a letter Monday to the Times of London, CEO Alex Cruz...