Latest Border security News

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...

230 migrants detained near New Mexico's Mount Cristo Rey

Apr. 15, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — Federal border authorities say more migrants have been arrested after illegally crossing into the United States through New Mexico. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection said 230 migrants were taken into custody late Friday at the base of Mount Cristo Rey in Sunland Park....

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...

Senators: defense memo appears to protect shipyard

Apr. 12, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Senators from Maine and New Hampshire say they are encouraged by a new Defense Department memo that appears to maintain funding for projects at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Members of the congressional delegation have been working to prevent the construction projects from being...

Man gets prison for attacking customs officer at airport

Apr. 12, 2019 5:06 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to seven years and three months in prison for attacking a customs officer at a Florida airport. Court records show that 67-year-old John Craig Myrick was sentenced Thursday in Orlando federal court. He was convicted in January of assaulting a federal...

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.