Latest Border security News

Customs intercepts over $12M in meth at border crossing

Feb. 20, 2019 6:44 AM EST

PHARR, Texas (AP) — Customs and Border Protection agents intercepted nearly $13 million worth of methamphetamine inside a truck carrying frozen strawberries that crossed into the U.S. from Mexico. The agency on Tuesday said officers working at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility in Texas...

Trump says he has 'absolute right' to declare emergency

Feb. 19, 2019 9:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Tuesday that he would prevail over a multistate lawsuit challenging his emergency declaration to pay for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said he expected to do "very well" against the suit, adding that he had an...

Work begins to replace layer of border wall in San Diego

Feb. 19, 2019 8:58 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Construction has begun on the fifth border wall project of Donald Trump's presidency, replacing up to 14 miles (22 kilometers) of barrier in San Diego, authorities said Tuesday. The first panels are in place to replace a steel-mesh fence with 30-foot- (9-meter-) high steel bollards,...

The Latest: Another lawsuit filed against Trump border wall

Feb. 19, 2019 7:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on lawsuits against the Trump administration over a border wall (all times local): 4:45 p.m. The Trump administration is facing another lawsuit over the president's emergency declaration to build a border wall. The American Civil Liberties Union said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday...

Latest: California sues Trump over emergency declaration

Feb. 19, 2019 4:45 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration (all times local): 5:15 p.m. California's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Xavier Becerra released a...

Detained Mexican migrant dies in Texas hospital

Feb. 18, 2019 10:42 PM EST

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — A Mexican man detained by Border Patrol for illegal re-entry died Monday at a hospital in Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Andrew Meehan says the 45-year-old man was initially apprehended Feb. 2 and requested medical attention. He was taken to a medical center and...

NY joins lawsuit challenging Trump's border wall declaration

Feb. 18, 2019 9:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York is joining California and 14 other states in a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration. New York Attorney General Letitia James said in the lawsuit Monday that Trump is threatening public safety with his move to divert funding from military...

White House indicates Trump to veto disapproval of emergency

Feb. 18, 2019 2:18 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border, a top White House adviser said on Sunday. White House senior adviser Stephen Miller told "Fox News...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump spins fiction about diversity visas

Feb. 18, 2019 12:38 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is going after the "horror show" known as the diversity visa lottery program. His description of it is pure fiction. The president offered a multitude of fabrications and partial truths over the past week on the subject of immigration — both the legal and...

Shanahan says he hasn't determined amount for border wall

Feb. 16, 2019 6:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting secretary of defense said Saturday he has not yet determined how much money he will redirect to President Donald Trump's border wall project. Pat Shanahan, who has been leading the Pentagon since Jim Mattis stepped down Dec. 31, made the comment in an interview with reporters...