Latest Border security News

Tucson police withdraws from federal border-security grant

Jan. 18, 2020 1:01 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Tucson Police Department is withdrawing from the Operation Stonegarden border security grant program after claims the program does not align with their mission, police department leaders said. The state Department of Homeland Security was notified of the decision in a December...

U.S. Border Patrol agent injured in Maine snowmobile crash

Jan. 18, 2020 8:31 AM EST

JACKMAN, Maine (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent was injured in a snowmobile crash in remote northern Maine, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. In a Friday news release datelined Jackman, Maine, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the agent was “patrolling his area of...

Homeland Security asks Pentagon to use counter-narcotics funds to pay for 270 miles of border wall

Jan. 16, 2020 4:40 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security asks Pentagon to use counter-narcotics funds to pay for 270 miles of border wall.
Libyan Gen. Khalifa Hifter, center, shakes hands with the Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, left, as they surrounded by security in Athens, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2019. Greece will block any European peace deal on Libya unless an agreement between the internationally-recognized government in Tripoli and Turkey on maritime borders is scrapped, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis warned Thursday. (AP Photo/Michael Varaklas)

Greece threatens to block Libya deal over sea border dispute

Jan. 16, 2020 3:03 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will block any European peace deal on Libya unless an agreement between the internationally-recognized government in Tripoli and Turkey on maritime borders is scrapped, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis warned Thursday. Mitsotakis' comments during a TV interview came a...

Enrique Balcazar of Migrant Justice speaks at a press conference in the Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. The group announced a settlement of a lawsuit against the Department of Motor Vehicles, accusing the department of sharing information about immigrants with the federal government, leading to deportations. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

Vermont settles suit alleging it sent immigrant info to feds

Jan. 15, 2020 5:28 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles has agreed to change some procedures, and undergo monitoring and training for workers to settle a lawsuit accusing it of giving information about immigrant farm workers to federal authorities, leading to arrests and deportations, an immigrant...

US sending Mexican migrants 1,000 miles from border

Jan. 14, 2020 8:43 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday it will start deporting about 250 Mexicans a week on flights from Tucson, Arizona, to Guadalajara, over 1,000 miles (1,640 kilometers) from the border. The move reflects how Mexicans have become a higher priority in border enforcement as fewer Central...

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump tours a section of the southern border wall in Otay Mesa, Calif. The Trump administration is weighing whether to shift billions more in military funding for the border wall after moving more than $6 billion, prompting a fresh round of criticism from lawmakers (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Trump admin weighs shifting billions more for border wall

Jan. 14, 2020 7:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is weighing whether to shift billions more in military funding to build the border wall after already moving more than $6 billion, prompting a fresh round of criticism from lawmakers. But senior administration officials cautioned that no final decisions have been...

Republican Georgia physician runs for open U.S. House seat

Jan. 14, 2020 3:37 PM EST

ROME, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia physician is running for a U.S House seat being vacated by retiring Republican Tom Graves. Dr. John Cowan of Rome announced Tuesday that he would run as a Republican in northwest Georgia's 14th district. Cowan cites his heath care and business experience as reasons people should...

Black Hawks to start border flights in New Mexico

Jan. 14, 2020 11:03 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Black Hawk helicopters will start flights over a stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border including New Mexico and Texas for border enforcement and search and rescue operations, federal border agency officials said. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations...

In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, photo people seeking asylum in the United States wait at the border crossing bridge in Tijuana, Mexico, just across the border from San Diego. The number of people arrested or stopped entering the U.S. along the Mexico border fell for a seventh straight month in December, with Mexicans making up a larger than usual part of the mix, authorities said Thursday. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)

US border arrests drop as focus turns to Mexicans

Jan. 9, 2020 10:30 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The number of people arrested or stopped entering the United States on the Mexico border fell for a seventh straight month in December, with Mexicans outpacing Central Americans among the detainees, authorities said Thursday. The tally helps explain why the U.S. has turned more attention...