Latest Border security News

Governor seeks reimbursement from US for migrant aid

May. 21, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Financial and logistical support for border communities coping with an influx of asylum-seeking migrants are on the agenda as the governor of New Mexico travels Tuesday to Washington to meet with federal officials. The two-day visit announced by Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham...

The Latest: New Mexico offers grants for immigrant aid

May. 21, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on immigration and border-related concerns in New Mexico (all times local): 4:20 p.m. New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham says the state is creating a grant program to reimburse local government agencies that provide humanitarian aid to migrants seeking asylum in the...

Congress joins debate over sending TSA employees to border

May. 21, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers clashed Tuesday over the Trump administration's move to send hundreds of Transportation Security Administration employees to the U.S.-Mexico border, and one airport official warned it could lead to long checkpoint lines this summer. The TSA is asking federal air marshals,...

Alaska ferry service may have to pay armed Canadian police

May. 20, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska will pay armed Canadian police to provide protection to U.S. personnel at a ferry terminal in British Columbia, state transportation officials said. The Alaska Marine Highway System was notified in March that unarmed U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents checking ferries...

Senators say tariffs wrong way to handle China trade issues

May. 17, 2019 10:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally agreed Friday that China's trade actions are a big problem but tariffs imposed by the Trump administration are hurting Arizona businesses and are the wrong way to address issues between the two nations. Sinema and McSally spoke separately to a...

Court hears 2 cases against Trump's plan for border wall

May. 17, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump is moving fast to build a wall on the Mexico border with billions of dollars secured under his declaration of a national emergency, but he first must get past the courts. On Friday, a federal judge in Oakland heard arguments in two lawsuits seeking to block the...

Trump plan would shift immigration focus to 'merit'

May. 17, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unveiling a new immigration plan, President Donald Trump said he wanted to provide a sharp contrast with Democrats, and he did — aiming to upend decades of family-based immigration policy with a new approach that favors younger, "totally brilliant," high-skilled workers he says...

Morocco says it's cutting illegal migrant crossings to Spain

May. 17, 2019 5:36 AM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — The North African kingdom of Morocco is using new tactics to cut into the surge of migrants seeking to use it as a springboard to get to Europe, stopping about 25,000 attempts to reach Spain so far this year, mainly via the Strait of Gibraltar. Border security chief Khalid Zerouali...

The Latest: New immigration plan to change focus from family

May. 17, 2019 12:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's immigration plan (all times local): 7:55 p.m. The immigration plan unveiled by President Donald Trump includes a proposal to allow public donations to pay for his long-promised southern border wall. A fact sheet release by the White House on Thursday...

4th death of migrant child since December raises new alarms

May. 16, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Advocates raised new alarms Thursday about the U.S. government's treatment of migrant families after a 2½-year-old Guatemalan child became the fourth minor known to have died after being detained by border agents since December. "The death of a single child in custody of our government...