Latest Border security News

US authorities issue warning after group stops migrants

Apr. 19, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — U.S. authorities on Friday warned private groups to avoid policing the border after a string of videos on social media showed armed civilians detaining large groups of Central American families in New Mexico. The videos posted over the last several days show members of United...

President who cried wolf? Real border alarms now seem hollow

Apr. 17, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump insisted last year that America's southern border was in crisis, his warnings landed with a thud. Making unverified claims about "unknown Middle Easterners" and prayer rugs found by ranchers, Trump drew eye rolls from Democrats and many others, who derided his...

US wants to build more tents at border to detain migrants

Apr. 16, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Trump administration wants to open two new tent facilities to temporarily detain up to 1,000 parents and children near the southern border, as advocates sharply criticize the conditions inside the tents already used to hold migrants. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a notice to...

The Latest: DHs denies Trump urged 'anything illegal'

Apr. 13, 2019 6:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local): 9:20 p.m. The Department of Homeland Security denies that President Donald Trump "indicated, asked, directed or pressured" Kevin McAleenan to do anything illegal. Last week Trump urged his soon-to-be acting homeland...

Trump talks of releasing migrants in Dem cities

Apr. 13, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he is strongly considering releasing "Illegal Immigrants" into Democratic strongholds to punish congressional foes for inaction on the border— just hours after White House and Homeland Security officials insisted the idea had been rejected as fast as it...

Senate leader McConnell wants bipartisan immigration talks

Apr. 11, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday called for bipartisan talks aimed at bolstering asylum laws and addressing border security, issuing a bid for negotiations amid a surge of migrants crossing the southwestern U.S. border and daily outcries by President Donald Trump about...

Kushner vs. Miller: Power players at odds over immigration

Apr. 11, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump rails against an influx of migrants at the border , two of his most influential White House power players are at odds over the future of his immigration policy. Fresh off orchestrating a shake-up at the Department of Homeland Security , an ascendant Stephen...

Sudanese defense minister: Army taking over for next 2 years, suspending constitution, closing borders and airspace

Apr. 11, 2019 7:58 AM EDT
CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese defense minister: Army taking over for next 2 years, suspending constitution, closing borders and airspace.

Ribbon cutting a last act for ousted Trump DHS officials

Apr. 10, 2019 11:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kirstjen Nielsen and other longtime civil servants stood outside the Department of Homeland Security's new headquarters Wednesday in the breezy sunshine — a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a building they'd never work in. Nielsen, homeland security secretary for a few more hours, stood...

Arkansas governor to sign anti-'sanctuary cities' bill

Apr. 10, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday he'll sign legislation cutting off funding to "sanctuary cities" that don't cooperate with federal immigration authorities despite the Republican's objections that the measure could open the door to racial profiling. The governor...