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Armed border group's leader said to have assassination plans

Apr. 22, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The leader of an armed group that has been detaining asylum-seeking families from Central America near the Mexican border said two years ago that he was training supporters to assassinate Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and billionaire Democratic supporter George Soros, according to a...

Armed civilian border group member arrested in New Mexico

Apr. 20, 2019 10:43 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man belonging to an armed group that has detained Central American families near the U.S.-Mexico border was arrested Saturday in a border community on a criminal complaint accusing him of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, authorities said. The FBI...

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...

O'Rourke says he gave more to charity than tax returns show

Apr. 17, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Facing questions about his relatively meager charitable giving, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said Wednesday that he and his family had donated more than reported on past tax returns because they weren't interested in taking deductions. Speaking to reporters...

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...

After force-feeding, ICE releases 2 immigrant detainees

Apr. 12, 2019 12:30 AM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Two Indian men who were force-fed during a hunger strike inside a Texas immigration detention center are out of government custody. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Leticia Zamarripa confirmed Thursday that Jasvir Singh and Rajandeep Singh were released on bond...

Border chaos forces truckers to wait hours, sometimes days

Apr. 9, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — To deal with a surge of migrating Central American families, the Trump administration has reassigned so many inspectors from U.S.-Mexico border crossings that truckers are waiting in line for hours and sometimes days to get shipments to the United States. Truckers have been...

University closes in Mexico border city after student slain

Apr. 9, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The weekend killing of a female university student has sparked protests and a four-day shutdown at the University of Ciudad Juarez. During the 1990s, it took dozens of slayings of women before outrage spread in Juarez, a city across the border from El Paso, Texas. But the weekend killing...

Warrants issued for alleged vandals of Border Patrol museum

Apr. 5, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — More than a dozen people from eight states are facing arrest in connection with the vandalism of a West Texas museum that celebrates the work of U.S. Border Patrol agents. Activists peppered the institution with stickers and left explicit messages in the guestbook in February in...

Autopsy: Migrant boy who died in US had flu infection

Apr. 4, 2019 12:42 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An autopsy report confirmed that an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died while in custody of the U.S. Border Patrol on Christmas Eve succumbed to a flu infection — one of two deaths of Central American children in December that raised concerns about the government's ability to...