Latest Border security News

As COVID fears ebb, Japan readies for tourists from abroad

Jun. 28, 2022 04:39 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The rickshaw men in Tokyo are adding English-speaking staff, a sure sign Japan is bracing for a return of tourists from abroad. Japan’s border controls to curb the spread of coronavirus infections began gradually loosening earlier this month. That's...

Ethiopia kills 7 Sudanese soldiers, civilian in border area

Jun. 27, 2022 12:03 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Ethiopia killed seven Sudanese soldiers and a civilian in a border area in the latest sign of deteriorating ties between the east African nations. A Sudanese military statement late Sunday described the killings as a “cowardly act” and said Khartoum would...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jun. 20, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

Dallas Morning News. June 18, 2022. Editorial: Texas must protect its mountain lions and ban footholds “There’s a mountain lion somewhere right now stuck in a trap.” A group of landowners and biologists is lobbying the Texas Parks and Wildlife...

2 dead after commercial raft flips on Washington river

Jun. 16, 2022 19:44 PM EDT

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Two people have died after a commercially-operated raft flipped on the North Fork of the Nooksack River in northwestern Washington. Four customers and a guide were on the raft Tuesday afternoon when it flipped in rapids near the town of Glacier, the...

Homeland Security tightens scrutiny of internal misconduct

Jun. 16, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Employees accused of misconduct at the Department of Homeland Security could face more stringent penalties under an overhaul announced Thursday that follows complaints about the handling of internal discipline in the third largest U.S. government agency. DHS said...

Migrant crossings at US border rise for 4th straight month

Jun. 15, 2022 22:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. border authorities stopped migrants more often on the southern border for a fourth straight month in May, apparently unaffected by expectations that pandemic-era limits on asylum may be lifted. Migrants were stopped 239,416 times in May, up 2% from 235,478 in...

Lebanon extends licensing deadline for gas exploration

Jun. 15, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s caretaker energy minister on Wednesday extended the licensing deadline for oil and gas companies to explore in the country’s territorial waters until mid-December, to give more firms the chance to bid, state-run news agency reported. The decision by the...

Officials: Fraud suspect caught heading to Cuba on Jet Ski

Jun. 14, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

A Cuban man charged in a $4.2 million Medicare fraud scheme is being held as a flight risk after officials said he tried to flee the U.S. on a Jet Ski. A federal judge in Miami ordered Ernesto Cruz Graveran, 54, of Hialeah, to be detained pending trial Monday, according to court...

Pence touts Trump-era border policies in Arizona speech

Jun. 13, 2022 20:07 PM EDT

Former Vice President Mike Pence called for an enforcement-first strategy in confronting problems at the United States-Mexico border and touted the Trump-Pence’s administration approach to immigration in a speech in Arizona on border security. Pence toured a section of border in...

Boat with U.S.-bound Haitian migrants disappeared at sea

Jun. 12, 2022 03:15 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — They were told to dress totally in black and to leave cellphones and all identifying documents, including passports, behind. The group of about two dozen Haitians, maybe more, departed on a small motor boat from the coast of the Dominican Republic headed to Puerto...