Latest Border security News

Ducey signs bill directing $335M to build border fence

Jun. 30, 2022 19:35 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation Thursday that directs $335 million in state cash to construct virtual or physical fencing along the border with Mexico, part of a $564 million border security funding package that is the most ever spent by the state. The...

Poland completes Belarus border wall to keep migrants out

Jun. 30, 2022 05:43 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A year after migrants started crossing into the European Union from Belarus to Poland, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and top security officials visited the border area on Thursday to mark the completion of a new steel wall. On Friday, Polish...

African Union urges calm in Ethiopia-Sudan border dispute

Jun. 29, 2022 08:18 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The African Union says it is deeply concerned by “the escalating military tension” between Ethiopia and Sudan after seven Sudanese soldiers and a civilian were killed in a border dispute. The statement Wednesday by the chairman of the continent-wide...

As COVID fears ebb, Japan readies for tourists from abroad

Jun. 28, 2022 04:39 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The rickshaw men in Tokyo are adding English-speaking staff, a sure sign Japan is bracing for a return of tourists from abroad. Japan’s border controls to curb the spread of coronavirus infections began gradually loosening earlier this month. That's...

Ethiopia kills 7 Sudanese soldiers, civilian in border area

Jun. 27, 2022 12:03 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Ethiopia killed seven Sudanese soldiers and a civilian in a border area in the latest sign of deteriorating ties between the east African nations. A Sudanese military statement late Sunday described the killings as a “cowardly act” and said Khartoum would...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jun. 20, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

Dallas Morning News. June 18, 2022. Editorial: Texas must protect its mountain lions and ban footholds “There’s a mountain lion somewhere right now stuck in a trap.” A group of landowners and biologists is lobbying the Texas Parks and Wildlife...

2 dead after commercial raft flips on Washington river

Jun. 16, 2022 19:44 PM EDT

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Two people have died after a commercially-operated raft flipped on the North Fork of the Nooksack River in northwestern Washington. Four customers and a guide were on the raft Tuesday afternoon when it flipped in rapids near the town of Glacier, the...

Homeland Security tightens scrutiny of internal misconduct

Jun. 16, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Employees accused of misconduct at the Department of Homeland Security could face more stringent penalties under an overhaul announced Thursday that follows complaints about the handling of internal discipline in the third largest U.S. government agency. DHS said...

Migrant crossings at US border rise for 4th straight month

Jun. 15, 2022 22:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. border authorities stopped migrants more often on the southern border for a fourth straight month in May, apparently unaffected by expectations that pandemic-era limits on asylum may be lifted. Migrants were stopped 239,416 times in May, up 2% from 235,478 in...

Lebanon extends licensing deadline for gas exploration

Jun. 15, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s caretaker energy minister on Wednesday extended the licensing deadline for oil and gas companies to explore in the country’s territorial waters until mid-December, to give more firms the chance to bid, state-run news agency reported. The decision by the...