Latest Border security News

El Paso man sentenced to 19 years for shooting at border patrol agent

Jul. 19, 2024 19:38 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced an El Paso man to 19 years in prison for shooting at a U.S. Border Patrol agent, the U.S. District Attorney of New Mexico announced Friday. Robert Esquivel was convicted of attempted murder of an officer, aggravated assault of an...

Panama’s border police say migration through the Darien Gap is down since President José Raúl Mulino took office July 1

Jul. 17, 2024 14:42 PM EDT
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama’s border police say migration through the Darien Gap is down since President José Raúl Mulino took office July 1.

Italian authorities seek truck driver who was filmed striking migrants near French border

Jul. 17, 2024 14:03 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian border police are looking for a truck driver who is shown on a widely circulated video striking female migrants after he found them in the back of his vehicle near the French border, officials said Wednesday. Smugglers loaded the 12 Eritrean women on the truck...

Unity at the RNC, knocks on Trump's prosecutions and Senate politics: Takeaways from day 2

Jul. 16, 2024 22:32 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Republican National Convention marched into its second day Tuesday, showcasing classic GOP themes like border security and public safety that have become the centerpieces of former President Donald Trump's campaign. With Trump's primary rivals speaking, it was...

A popular tour guide's death leads to more scrutiny of border issues

Jul. 13, 2024 13:12 PM EDT

Kristie Thibodeaux's gunfire death made headlines first because it happened in the French Quarter — New Orleans' oldest neighborhood and a place where residents of historic homes and owners of tourist-dependent restaurants and clubs have long worried about recurring violent crime. ...

Migrants pause in the Amazon because getting to the US is harder. Most have no idea what lies ahead

Jul. 03, 2024 21:00 PM EDT

ASSIS BRASIL, Brazil (AP) — Dozens of migrants sleep in a mosquito-infested six-bedroom wooden shelter in the Brazilian Amazon, their dreams of a better life in the U.S. on hold because of President Joe Biden’shalt on asylum. Johany “Flaca” Rodríguez, 48, was ready to leave...

Leaders of Poland, Germany meet to mend strained ties and discuss Europe's security

Jul. 02, 2024 14:03 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Government leaders of Poland and Germany held consultations Tuesday aimed at giving a new impulse to bilateral relations that sagged under Poland’s previous government and to jointly declare responsibility for Europe’s security in turbulent times. German...

Chinese woman facing charge of trying to smuggle turtles across Vermont lake to Canada

Jul. 01, 2024 16:02 PM EDT

A woman from China has been arrested at a Vermont lake bordering Quebec for trying to smuggle 29 eastern box turtles, a protected species, into Canada by kayak, according to Border Patrol agents. Wan Yee Ng was arrested on the morning of June 28 at an Airbnb in Canaan as she was...

Judge partially ends court oversight of migrant children, chipping away at 27-year arrangement

Jun. 28, 2024 22:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Friday approved the Biden administration’s request to partially end a nearly three-decade-old agreement to provide court oversight of how the government cares for migrant children in its custody. U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee ruled that...

Scorching heat in the US Southwest kills three migrants in the desert near the Arizona-Mexico border

Jun. 28, 2024 15:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Three Mexican migrants have died in the Sonoran Desert in Arizona near the U.S.-Mexico border as high temperatures soar well into the triple digits across parts of the Southwest. The U.S. Border Patrol reported Friday that the bodies of two men, ages 44 and 18, and...