Latest Border security News

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...

Greek PM stresses border protection, including at sea

Jul. 15, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece is “committed to protecting its borders,” including by intercepting people at sea if they are attempting to enter the country illegally, the country's prime minister said Thursday after a meeting with his Lithuanian counterpart, whose country has faced an...

US agents failed to share questioning of rail yard shooter

Jul. 14, 2021 22:07 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A gunman who killed nine co-workers at a California rail yard in May harbored “dark thoughts about harming” two specific people, according to a report by customs agents who questioned him upon his return to California from a trip to the Philippines in 2016. ...

Democrats eye immigration action in budget, but outlook hazy

Jul. 13, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats and immigration advocates are staring at their best chance in years to overcome Republican opposition and give millions of people in the U.S. without legal authorization a way to become citizens. Their goal is to stuff the...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jul. 12, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. July 8, 2021. Editorial: Forget, for a moment, the Alamo. Remember the First Amendment Silencing journalists and scholars, chasing dissent from the public square, distorting history to serve an ideological narrative —...

The Latest: Largest Navajo Nation casino is set to reopen

Jul. 10, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The largest of the Navajo Nation casinos is preparing to reopen for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began. The Twin Arrows Resort Casino east of Flagstaff has been closed since March 2020. Officials have planned a job fair Saturday ahead...

Eye-popping 6,000 false lashes seized at New Orleans airport

Jul. 09, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Three thousand pairs of false eyelashes have been seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents after officials determined they were illegally imported from China to New Orleans. The four boxes of long lashes seized Tuesday at Louis Armstrong...

Lee to visit southern border, meet with Tennessee troops

Jul. 09, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee will visit the United States border with Mexico this weekend to meet with Tennessee National Guard troops. Lee's office said Thursday that the Republican will also “evaluate needs in securing the border” during the trip. Lee...