Latest Border security News

Senate convenes the Mayorkas impeachment trial as Democrats seek a quick dismissal

Apr. 17, 2024 15:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer quickly moved Wednesday to end the impeachment trial of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over his handling of the U.S.-Mexico border, calling for separate votes to dismiss two articles of impeachment soon after the proceedings...

US border arrests fall in March, bucking seasonal trends amid increased enforcement in Mexico

Apr. 12, 2024 19:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arrests for crossing the U.S. border illegally fell slightly in March, authorities said Friday, bucking a usual spring increase amid increased immigration enforcement in Mexico. The Border Patrol made 137,480 arrests of people entering from Mexico, down 2.3% from...

Many say Biden and Trump did more harm than good, but for different reasons, AP-NORC poll shows

Apr. 12, 2024 17:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a reason why President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are spending so much time attacking each other — people don't think either man has much to brag about when it comes to his own record. Americans generally think that while they were in the White...

The trial of an Arizona border rancher charged with killing a migrant has reached the halfway point

Apr. 08, 2024 16:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Jurors in the case of an Arizona rancher charged with fatally shooting a migrant on his property will be allowed to visit the ranch near the border with Mexico as early as this week as the trial enters its second half. Judge Thomas Fink of the Santa Cruz County...

Democrats lean into border security as it shapes contest for control of Congress

Apr. 06, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With immigration shaping the elections that will decide control of Congress, Democrats are trying to outflank Republicans and convince voters they can address problems at the U.S. border with Mexico, embracing an issue that has traditionally been used against them. ...

Border Patrol must care for migrant children who wait in camps for processing, a judge says

Apr. 04, 2024 19:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Migrant children who wait in makeshift camps along the U.S.-Mexico border for the Border Patrol to process them are in the agency's custody and are subject to a long-standing court-supervised agreement that set standards for their treatment, a judge ruled. The...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Apr. 04, 2024 07:15 AM EDT

Brunswick News. April 2, 2024. Editorial: Senators’ plans for immigration reform won’t solve the problem U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., and 19 other U.S. senators, all Democrats but one, Bernie Sanders, an independent, are wrong. Contrary to what they believe,...

GOP lawmakers are using the budget to pressure Kansas' governor on DEI and immigration

Apr. 03, 2024 17:37 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans are likely to approve a proposed state budget for Kansas with provisions aimed at forcing the state's Democratic governor to restrict diversity initiatives on college campuses and help Texas in its fight with the Biden administration over border security. ...

Judge questions Border Patrol stand that it's not required to care for children at migrant camps

Mar. 29, 2024 18:19 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Friday sharply questioned the Biden administration's position that it bears no responsibility for housing and feeding migrant children while they wait in makeshift camps along the U.S-Mexico border. The Border Patrol does not dispute the...

Many Americans say immigrants contribute to economy but there's worry over risks, AP-NORC poll finds

Mar. 29, 2024 15:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are more worried about legal immigrants committing crimes in the U.S. than they were a few years ago, a change driven largely by increased concern among Republicans, while Democrats continue to see a broad range of benefits from immigration, a new poll shows. ...