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President Donald Trump lets acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf move to the podium to speak about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

US extends heightened border enforcement during coronavirus

May. 19, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Trump administration policy of quickly expelling most migrants stopped along the border because of the COVID-19 pandemic was indefinitely extended Tuesday, with a top U.S. health official arguing that what had been a short-term order was still needed to protect the country from the...

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2011 file photo, a marker in Richford, Vt., indicates the official border between the United States and Canada. Five Mexican citizens apprehended May 12, 2020, after illegally entering the U.S. in remote northern Maine were returned to Canada within hours under a rule put into place as part of the U.S. government response to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

Virus rules tighten illegal immigration on northern border

May. 16, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

Five Mexican citizens apprehended this week after illegally entering the United States in remote northern Maine were returned to Canada within hours under a rule put into place as part of the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A similar policy by the Canadian government allows the return to the...

FILE - In this May 4, 2020, file photo, Guatemalans deported from the U.S., wave from a bus after arriving at La Aurora airport in Guatemala City. U.S. border agencies quickly expelled about 600 child migrants in April after federal agencies began prohibiting asylum claims at the southern border, citing the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)

Trump ramps up expulsions of migrant youth, citing virus

May. 13, 2020 2:21 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The young migrants and asylum seekers swim across the Rio Grande and clamber into the dense brush of Texas. Many are teens who left Central America on their own; others were sent along by parents from refugee camps in Mexico. They are as young as 10. Under U.S. law they would normally be...

An Indian woman works at a brick kiln as her child sleeps under a cot during lockdown to curb the spread of new coronavirus on the outskirts of Jammu, India, Sunday, May 10, 2020. India's lockdown entered a sixth week on Sunday, though some restrictions have been eased for self-employed people unable to access government support to return to work. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

The Latest: India’s trains get ready to roll again

May. 11, 2020 2:12 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India’s trains get ready to roll again amid steep...

In this Monday Feb. 10, 2020, PHOTO, Robert Garcia, the chief of the U.S. Border Patrol's Swanton sector, poses at sector headquarters in Swanton, Vt. Statistics show that the 295-mile Swanton Sector of upstate New York, Vermont and New Hampshire, sees the most illegal border crossing of any sector along the 4,000-mile U.S.-Canadian border. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)

US northern border illegal crossings rise; many are Mexicans

May. 7, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

SWANTON, Vt. (AP) — The number of people apprehended for illegally crossing from Canada into the United States along its northern border has nearly tripled over the past three years, and a growing portion are Mexican citizens, according to federal data. One Mexican man who crossed illegally to work on a...

FILE - In this March 24, 2020 file photo, a new section of 30-foot-high

Despite critics' outcry, border wall construction goes on

Apr. 24, 2020 6:46 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The federal government is proceeding with plans for a border wall even as communities where construction is ongoing protest the presence of workers, according to court documents. In the Yuma, Arizona, area, the government modified a contract on March 24 to add 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) of...

In this April 4, 2019 photo, provided by the U.S. Army, a mobile surveillance camera system manned by soldiers monitors a sector near the Presidio Border Patrol Station at Presidio, Texas. The Trump administration has been quietly adding military surveillance cameras at the U.S.-Mexico border in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic despite the fact fewer people appear to be crossing illegally. Documents obtained by The Associated Press show the Department of Defense at the request of the Department of Homeland Security sent 60 mobile surveillance cameras in addition to 540 more troops to the southwest border this month. (Sgt. Brandon Banzhaf/U.S. Army via AP)

US adds cameras at Mexico border despite drop in crossings

Apr. 23, 2020 2:37 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration has been quietly adding mobile surveillance cameras at the U.S.-Mexico border in response to the coronavirus pandemic, though fewer people appear to be crossing illegally. It's the latest move as operations at the U.S.-Mexico border have become increasingly...

FILE - In this Thursday Aug. 9, 2012, file photo, persons are detained for being in the country illegally and are moved out of the holding area after being processed at the Tucson Sector of the U.S. Border Patrol's headquarters in Tucson, Ariz. The federal government is appealing an order by a U.S. District Court judge requiring the Border Patrol to provide beds, blankets, showers and medical evaluations to migrants held in its Tucson Sector facilities for over 48 hours. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

US appeals order to give detained migrants beds in Arizona

Apr. 20, 2020 8:52 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday appealed a federal court order requiring the U.S. Border Patrol to provide beds, blankets, showers, quality food and medical evaluations to migrants held in many Arizona facilities longer than 48 hours. In February, U.S. District Judge David C. Bury ruled...

Border agent arrested in fatal shooting of Texas firefighter

Apr. 17, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — An off-duty U.S. border agent has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a firefighter in the Texas border city of Laredo, authorities said. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Ernesto Gillen, 43, was charged with murder in Wednesday's death of of Guadalupe David...

US border agent arrested on suspicion of child sex crimes

Apr. 10, 2020 10:08 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent, who police say barricaded himself in a church for four hours, is facing charges on suspicion of sexually abusing multiple children over several years. Police in Sierra Vista said Friday that authorities arrested Dana Thornhill Thursday night following an...