Latest Border security News

EU to aid Lithuania as migrants pour in from Belarus

Aug. 02, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — European Union officials on Monday pledged millions of euros to help Lithuania tackle a migrant crisis that it blames on the government of neighboring Belarus and its authoritarian president, Alexander Lukashenko. Ylva Johansson, the EU...

With turmoil at home, more Nicaraguans flee to the U.S.

Jul. 29, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Alan Reyes Picado fled Nicaragua by bus in the middle of the night, haunted by memories of government officials harassing him, throwing him in jail and then leaving him half naked in a dumpster. After crossing the Mexican-U.S. border in February and being...

EU calls for action to beef up Lithuania's Belarus border

Jul. 29, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top migration official is urging member countries to help Lithuania beef up surveillance on its border with Belarus and not to give in to political pressure from Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. Lithuania’s border guard...

U.S. Customs agents seize more than a ton of pot in Detroit

Jul. 27, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — More than a ton of marijuana has been seized by federal agents in Detroit. About 2,583 pounds (1,171 kilograms) of pot was found Wednesday packed among pallets during an inspection of a tractor trailer at the Fort Street Cargo Facility southwest of...

Pakistani army: Afghan soldiers flee attack, cross border

Jul. 27, 2021 00:32 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Dozens of Afghan soldiers slipped across the border into northwestern Pakistan, the Pakistani army said Monday. The Afghan troops were fleeing after their border post was overrun, apparently by the Taliban. The statement said 46 members of the Afghan...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jul. 26, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

San Antonio Express-News. July 22, 2021. Editorial: State leaders join bullying of trans kids When considering who should be off-limits from harm done by lawmakers, children should rise to the top of the list, yet Gov. Greg Abbott and the GOP’s...

Ship hunts foreign ships doing work reserved for US crews

Jul. 25, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Offshore energy service companies are out to find foreign-flagged ships hauling pipeline parts and other energy-related equipment from U.S. ports and delivering or installing them in U.S. waters. The Offshore Marine Service Association has launched a...

Republican John Kovacs launches bid for Nevada House seat

Jul. 23, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican John Kovacs on Friday announced plans to run for southern Nevada battleground congressional district in 2022. The Henderson construction company owner joins a growing field of challengers who hope to unseat Democratic Rep. Susie Lee,...

France: Thousands protest against vaccination, COVID passes

Jul. 17, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Over 100,000 people protested across France on Saturday against the government’s latest measures to push people to get vaccinated and curb rising infections by the delta variant of the coronavirus. In Paris, separate protest marches by the far-right and...

US border encounters of migrant families rise despite heat

Jul. 16, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. officials say the number of migrant families they encountered at the border in June increased by 25% from the previous month even as summer temperatures rise in the deserts and mountain terrain of the southwestern borderlands. According to new...