Latest Border security News

This undated identification photo released Wednesday, May 27, 2020, by the Vermont State Police shows Evan Labonte, of Fairfax, Vt., wanted as a suspect in a Wednesday morning shooting in Underhill, Vt. (Vermont State Police via AP)

Police: Shooting suspect found, kills self

May. 27, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — Police in Vermont tracked down a man near Interstate 89 who allegedly shot another man multiple times, but when they tried to speak with him, he killed himself, authorities said Wednesday. The suspect, Evan Labonte, 24, fled the scene of the shooting in Underhill, which was...

India, China in tense standoff at Himalayan frontier

May. 27, 2020 7:52 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian and Chinese soldiers are in a bitter standoff in the remote and picturesque Ladakh region, with the two countries amassing soldiers and machinery near the tense frontier, Indian officials said. The standoff began in early May when large contingents of Chinese soldiers entered...

FILE - In this Thursday, April 6, 2017 file photo a Hungarian police officer patrols the enlarged transit zone set up for migrants at the Hungary's southern border with Serbia near Tompa, 169 kms southeast of Budapest, Hungary. Hungary's government says it is shutting down the transit zones on its southern border with Serbia where asylum-seekers are being kept while their asylum requests are decided. (Sandor Ujvari/MTI via AP, file)

Hungary closing border transit zones for asylum-seekers

May. 21, 2020 7:48 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s government said Thursday that it is shutting down the transit zones on its southern border with Serbia where asylum-seekers have been held while their asylum requests are decided. Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s chief of staff said that, as a result, some 280...

US starts flights to take deported migrants to Mexico City

May. 20, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. government has resumed an old practice of flying deported migrants back to Mexico City, though it apparently did not promise to test them for coronavirus before sending them home. The first flight landed Tuesday, and video showed migrants sitting on a packed airplane, and...

A woman wearing a face mask walks past a window display at Chanel on Rodeo Drive Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

May. 19, 2020 9:30 PM EDT

A Trump administration policy of quickly expelling most migrants stopped along the border because of the COVID-19 pandemic was indefinitely extended Tuesday, with a top U.S. health official arguing that what had been a short-term order was still needed to protect the country from the coronavirus. The order issued...

President Donald Trump lets acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf move to the podium to speak about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

US extends heightened border enforcement during coronavirus

May. 19, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Trump administration policy of quickly expelling most migrants stopped along the border because of the COVID-19 pandemic was indefinitely extended Tuesday, with a top U.S. health official arguing that what had been a short-term order was still needed to protect the country from the...

McConnell ad portrays McGrath as too liberal for Kentucky

May. 19, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Looking to cement an image of his well-funded Democratic challenger in the minds of voters, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell unleashed a TV ad portraying Amy McGrath as too liberal for Kentucky on abortion and border security and playing up her support for the impeachment of...

Serbian soldiers patrol around the center for refugees in Sid, about 100 km west from Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, May 16, 2020. Serbia has sent its army to a town near the border with Croatia where hundreds of migrants remain stranded in hopes of reaching the European Union. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Serbia deploys army near border to protect against migrants

May. 16, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has sent its army to a town near the border with Croatia where hundreds of migrants remain stranded in hopes of reaching the European Union. The Defense Ministry said on Saturday that President Aleksandar Vucic ordered the troop deployment to “secure” three...

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2011 file photo, a marker in Richford, Vt., indicates the official border between the United States and Canada. Five Mexican citizens apprehended May 12, 2020, after illegally entering the U.S. in remote northern Maine were returned to Canada within hours under a rule put into place as part of the U.S. government response to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

Virus rules tighten illegal immigration on northern border

May. 16, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

Five Mexican citizens apprehended this week after illegally entering the United States in remote northern Maine were returned to Canada within hours under a rule put into place as part of the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A similar policy by the Canadian government allows the return to the...

The Latest: China’s foreign minister lashes out

May. 15, 2020 2:01 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — China’s foreign minister lashes out and says...