Latest Border security News

Jurors don't have a verdict yet in an Arizona rancher's trial for fatally shooting a migrant

Apr. 19, 2024 20:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A jury in southern Arizona is still deliberating in the trial of a rancher charged with fatally shooting an unarmed migrant on his property near the U.S.-Mexico border. Judge Thomas Fink sent jurors home for the weekend after they failed to reach a verdict Friday....

Cannabis seizures at checkpoints by US-Mexico border frustrate state-authorized pot industry

Apr. 19, 2024 15:34 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol is asserting its authority to seize cannabis shipments — including commercial, state-authorized supplies — as licensed cannabis providers file complaints that more than $300,000 worth of marijuana has been confiscated in recent months at highway...

European Union official von der Leyen visits the Finland-Russia border to assess security situation

Apr. 19, 2024 09:32 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The head of the European Union's executive branch said Friday that Finland's decision to close its border crossings with Russia over a surge in migrants is a security matter for the whole 27-member bloc to consider. European Commission President Ursula...

US deports about 50 Haitians to nation hit with gang violence, ending monthslong pause in flights

Apr. 18, 2024 21:13 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Biden administration sent about 50 Haitians back to their country on Thursday, authorities said, marking the first deportation flight in several months to the Caribbean nation struggling with surging gang violence. The Homeland Security Department said in a...

Trial of a southern Arizona rancher charged in fatal shooting of unarmed migrant goes to the jury

Apr. 18, 2024 20:27 PM EDT

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — The trial of a southern Arizona rancher charged with fatally shooting an unarmed migrant on his property near the U.S.-Mexico border went to the jury Thursday. Jurors did not immediately reach a verdict and will resume deliberations Friday morning. ...

Senate rejects impeachment articles against Mayorkas, ending trial against Cabinet secretary

Apr. 17, 2024 23:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate dismissed all impeachment charges against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Wednesday, ending the House Republican push to remove the Cabinet secretary from office over his handling of the U.S.-Mexico border and shutting down his trial before arguments...

US border arrests fall in March, bucking seasonal trends amid increased enforcement in Mexico

Apr. 12, 2024 19:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arrests for crossing the U.S. border illegally fell slightly in March, authorities said Friday, bucking a usual spring increase amid increased immigration enforcement in Mexico. The Border Patrol made 137,480 arrests of people entering from Mexico, down 2.3% from...

Many say Biden and Trump did more harm than good, but for different reasons, AP-NORC poll shows

Apr. 12, 2024 17:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a reason why President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are spending so much time attacking each other — people don't think either man has much to brag about when it comes to his own record. Americans generally think that while they were in the White...

The trial of an Arizona border rancher charged with killing a migrant has reached the halfway point

Apr. 08, 2024 16:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Jurors in the case of an Arizona rancher charged with fatally shooting a migrant on his property will be allowed to visit the ranch near the border with Mexico as early as this week as the trial enters its second half. Judge Thomas Fink of the Santa Cruz County...

Democrats lean into border security as it shapes contest for control of Congress

Apr. 06, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With immigration shaping the elections that will decide control of Congress, Democrats are trying to outflank Republicans and convince voters they can address problems at the U.S. border with Mexico, embracing an issue that has traditionally been used against them. ...