Latest Border security News

Serbian troops on alert on Kosovo border as tensions mount

Sep. 23, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has raised its troops' combat readiness on the border with Kosovo amid increasing tensions with its breakaway former province, the Serbian defense minister said Thursday. Ethnic Serbs in Kosovo were blocking the border for a fourth...

Immigrant rights activist targeted for deportation can stay

Sep. 21, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Northwest immigrant rights activist who had been facing deportation said Tuesday she can now remain in the U.S., after the Department of Homeland Security agreed to drop her case. Maru Mora Villalpando, a Mexico City native, has been in the U.S. since...

UN agencies want access to asylum-seekers stuck at EU border

Sep. 21, 2021 13:55 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two United Nations agencies requested access Tuesday to asylum-seekers stranded at Belarus's border with Poland and Lithuania, after four migrants were found dead in the area. The International Organization for Migration and the U.N. Refugee Agency...

Federal officer arrested at Capitol rally won't be charged

Sep. 20, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal law enforcement officer was arrested carrying a gun at Saturday’s rally at the U.S. Capitol billed to support the suspects charged in January’s insurrection but will not be prosecuted. The 27-year-old New Jersey man is an officer with...

Poland sending 500 more troops to protect Belarus border

Sep. 20, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland is sending 500 additional army troops and special vehicles to its border with Belarus to strengthen it against increasing migrant pressures which the government says is orchestrated by Belarus and Russia to destabilize the European Union. ...

Syrian, Jordanian defense officials discuss border security

Sep. 20, 2021 01:36 AM EDT

AMMAN (AP) — Syria’s defense minister met on Sunday with Jordan's army chief in Amman, the Jordanian capital, after Syrian troops captured several rebel-held areas near Jordan’s border, state media reported. The Hala Akhbar news site, which is linked to Jordan’s...

Poland's, Lithuania's PMs discuss higher security, migration

Sep. 17, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The prime ministers of Poland and Lithuania said Friday that tighter security at their borders with Belarus was the best way to ease pressure from migrant inflows there, as they expect what they called a “hybrid attack” from Belarus to continue. ...

Court halts use of health order to expel migrant families

Sep. 16, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge ruled Thursday that the U.S. government must stop using a Trump-era public health order to quickly expel migrants with children who are apprehended along the U.S.-Mexico border. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan gave the government...

Measles cases halt US-bound flights of Afghan evacuees

Sep. 10, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

The U.S. on Friday halted U.S.-bound flights of Afghan evacuees, pulling some off planes, after discovering a few cases of measles among new arrivals in the United States. A U.S. government document viewed by The Associated Press warned the development would have a severe...

Coast Guard rescues 4 Mexican fishermen off Key West

Sep. 08, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Coast Guard crews rescued four men after their fishing boat became disabled off of Key West. The fishermen told rescue crews they left from Cancun, Mexico, on Aug. 29 in a boat named Aqua Limo II. It broke down off of Key West and they were...