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Trump administration pays NGOs who helped migrants

Oct. 11, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Federal officials began Friday to reimburse organizations that fed, sheltered and transported migrants released this year in American towns near the U.S.-Mexico border, according to Democratic lawmakers and some organizations receiving the funds. The Federal Emergency Management...

Border Patrol agent accused of 'textbook racial profiling'

Oct. 7, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol's suspicions about a family were aroused because they appeared to be of "Central-American origin" and because they spoke Spanish while shopping at a store in Maine, an advocacy group complained Monday. An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine...

US: Human smuggling leader at Canadian border in custody

Oct. 7, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A man federal prosecutors say led a human smuggling organization on the U.S.-Canadian border for five years was ordered held Monday until he goes to trial. Godofredo Rivas-Melendez, 60, a Canadian citizen who was born in El Salvador, was deported from Canada and taken into custody by...

Vermont man gets 3 months for role in human smuggling case

Oct. 1, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man was sentenced to three months in jail Tuesday for trying to help five Mexican citizens who had entered the country illegally from Canada on a known smuggling route. Matthew Prue was taken into custody to begin serving the sentence for the misdemeanor conviction at the...

Women leave Montana town over border agency lawsuit backlash

Sep. 20, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A woman who is suing the U.S. Customs and Border Protection after an agent questioned her and a friend for speaking Spanish in a convenience store said Friday the backlash to their lawsuit has forced them to move away from their small Montana city. Ana Suda and her family have been...

450 miles of border wall by next year? In Arizona, it starts

Sep. 15, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — On a dirt road past rows of date trees, just feet from a dry section of Colorado River, a small construction crew is putting up a towering border wall that the government hopes will reduce — for good — the flow of immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally....

US border agent wounded, suspect killed during traffic stop

Sep. 14, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

BRACKETTVILLE, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a U.S. Border Patrol agent was shot and wounded during a traffic stop near the Texas border city of Del Rio and that another agent shot and killed the gunman. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that the two agents pulled over a vehicle Friday...

450 miles of border wall by next year? In Arizona, it starts

Sep. 12, 2019 4:32 AM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — On a dirt road past rows of date trees, just feet from a dry section of Colorado River, a small construction crew is putting up a towering border wall that the government hopes will reduce — for good — the flow of immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally....

Number of border crossers drops amid Mexican crackdown

Sep. 9, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Trump administration said Monday it saw a 30% drop in the number of people apprehended at the southern U.S. border from July to August, amid an aggressive crackdown by the Mexican government on migrants traveling north. Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan said...

Germany to resume training border police in Saudi Arabia

Sep. 9, 2019 7:57 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany says it will resume training border police in Saudi Arabia, after suspending the practice following the killing last year of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. A spokesman for Germany's Interior Ministry on Monday confirmed reports that the government has decided in principle to resume the...