Latest Border security News

2 border agents are fired for offensive Facebook posts

Oct. 25, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

Two Border Patrol agents were fired from among 60 found to have committed misconduct for participating in a private Facebook group that mocked migrants and lawmakers, investigators said Monday in the most detailed public account yet of an episode that tarnished the agency's reputation. ...

2 Polish troops hurt as migrants try forcing Belarus border

Oct. 25, 2021 07:39 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Officials in Poland said Monday that two soldiers were lightly hurt when a group of some 60 migrants tried to force their way across the border from Belarus. The Border Guards office said the troops — who have been deployed to help protect the...

Schmitt's campaign to pay for Texas trip to announce lawsuit

Oct. 24, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Attorney General Eric Schmitt's office now says his campaign paid for a trip to Texas last week to announce a lawsuit seeking to force the restart of construction of a southern border wall, and taxpayers paid only for his spokesman to make the trip. ...

US blocks tomato imports from Mexican farm over labor abuses

Oct. 21, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States ordered a halt Thursday to imports of tomatoes from a Mexican farming company and its subsidiaries for what officials said was abusive treatment of workers that amounts to forced labor. Customs and Border Protection issued an order...

US bars disposable gloves from Malaysia over forced labor

Oct. 20, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government ordered a halt Wednesday to imports of disposable gloves from a Malaysian company and its subsidiaries after determining they rely on forced labor. Customs and Border Protection issued an order to stop any inbound shipments from...

New Zealand hits virus high, pushes vaccination as way out

Oct. 19, 2021 01:21 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand counted its most new coronavirus cases of the pandemic Tuesday as an outbreak in its largest city grew and officials urged vaccinations as a way out of Auckland's two-month lockdown. Health officials found 94 new local...

Kosovo police clash with ethnic Serbs during smuggling raids

Oct. 13, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Tensions between Kosovo and Serbia resumed Wednesday after Kosovo police clashed with ethnic Serbs during an anti-smuggling operation. At least 11 people were injured. The episode prompted an angry response from Serbia which demanded from the...

Federal immigration agents to end practice of worksite raids

Oct. 12, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal immigration agents will end mass workplace arrests of immigrant employees suspected of living in the U.S. without legal permission, according to a memo issued Tuesday by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Instead, the focus will shift...

G20 demands humanitarian access to Afghans, EU pledges cash

Oct. 12, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The European Union pledged 1 billion euros ($1.15 billion) in support for the Afghan people, and the Group of 20 countries vowed to accelerate aid Tuesday amid concerns that an already precarious humanitarian and financial situation will grow catastrophic over the winter. ...

Deputies: 32 migrants found in boat after traffic stop

Oct. 11, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — More than 30 Cuban migrants were found hiding in a go-fast boat during a traffic stop Monday morning in the Florida Keys, officials said. A Monroe County deputy pulled over a rental truck towing a trailer with a large vessel traveling slower than...