Latest Border security News

Irish border dispute looms large over the UK-EU Brexit talks

Oct. 15, 2018 2:57 PM EDT

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The moods in Britain and the European Union swung between hope and gloom on Monday over an intractable dispute about the Irish border — shifts that came only two days ahead of a summit once seen as the last moment to reach a deal on Britain's divorce from the bloc. After a flurry...

Congress heads toward postelection fight over border wall

Oct. 13, 2018 6:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is heading toward a postelection showdown over President Donald Trump's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, as GOP leaders signal they're willing to engage in hardball tactics that could spark a partial government shutdown and the president revs up midterm crowds for the wall, a...

Border Patrol misconduct stats point to Texas

Oct. 12, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Border Patrol sector in Laredo, Texas — where two agents were accused this year of multiple murders in separate cases — disciplined employees more on average over two years than any other major sector, according to data released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection on...

UN urges action on marking disputed Sudan-South Sudan border

Oct. 11, 2018 4:18 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to extend the U.N. peacekeeping force in the disputed Abyei region on the Sudan-South Sudan border for the last time unless both countries demonstrate "measurable progress" on marking their border. A resolution adopted by the U.N.'s most...

Homeland Security issues another Texas border wall waiver

Oct. 10, 2018 2:28 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security has issued another waiver of environmental laws to build new border barriers in South Texas, this time for roughly 17 miles (27 kilometers) cutting through the National Butterfly Center and other sensitive areas. DHS posted a waiver Wednesday that lists...

Homeland Security to waive laws for South Texas border gates

Oct. 9, 2018 6:09 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday that it will waive environmental laws so it can build gates between sections of border barriers in South Texas' Rio Grande Valley. The waiver posted online lists 11 locations where the government plans to install gates in existing...

Ryan says 'big fight' coming over border wall after election

Oct. 8, 2018 6:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday promised a "big fight" over border wall funding after midterm elections as part of a commitment he made to President Donald Trump. Ryan said he and others in Congress did not think a funding fight made sense ahead of the midterms. Trump wants three times...

2 California newcomers differ in bids to upend House races

Oct. 7, 2018 6:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two women in their 30s from different political parties are new arrivals on the California political scene, each trying to engineer a remarkable achievement on Election Day — defeating an established congressman. Democrat Katie Hill is promising to end politics as usual in a...

27 Cuban migrants jump from boat and run to Florida shore

Oct. 7, 2018 5:46 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says more than two dozen Cuban migrants jumped from a boat and swam to shore in South Florida. The Miami Herald reports that once the 27 migrants made it to land on Sunday, they ran and hid. Officers with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, aided by Miami police...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Kavanaugh accuser, drug prices, vets

Oct. 6, 2018 9:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump misrepresented the testimony of his Supreme Court nominee's chief accuser in a mocking turn on a rally stage over the past week as campaign politics and the pitched struggle over Brett Kavanaugh's fate provided fertile ground for distortion. A look at some of his...