Latest Border patrols News

Doctors end protest to demand flu vaccines for migrants

Dec. 12, 2019 12:56 AM EST

San Diego (AP) — A group of doctors on Wednesday ended a three-day protest against the U.S. government's refusal to allow the flu vaccine be administered to migrants, following the arrests of six demonstrators outside a Border Patrol regional headquarters in San Diego. Dr. Bonnie Arzuaga said Customs and...

Report: Teen who died in US custody unresponsive for hours

Dec. 5, 2019 11:15 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A flu-ridden 16-year-old from Guatemala writhed in agony inside a U.S. Border Patrol cell and collapsed on the floor where he lay for several hours before he was found dead, according to video released Thursday that further calls into question the Trump administration's treatment of...

Board finds border agents broke rules in shooting at cars

Dec. 5, 2019 10:25 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four Border Patrol agents didn't follow department rules when they opened fire in two separate incidents along the U.S.-Mexico Border, both involving agents shooting at drivers who were trying to speed away, a review board has found. The two cases were among seven shooting incidents...

Report: US lacked technology to track separated families

Nov. 27, 2019 5:40 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. government separated thousands of families despite knowing it lacked the technology to document and track their whereabouts, according to a report released Wednesday by an internal government watchdog. The problem resulted in some parents languishing in custody for weeks without...

3 former top Czech communist face misuse of power charges

Nov. 26, 2019 11:38 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech police are investigating three former Communist leaders who face charges of misuse of power. Police say the three are former secretary general of the Communist Party Milous Jakes, former Prime Minister Lubomir Strougal and former Prime Minister Vratislav Vajnar. Police say they are...

Border agents seize 154 pounds of bologna at Texas crossing

Nov. 24, 2019 11:56 AM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — No baloney: U.S. border agents seized more than 150 pounds of bologna from a driver entering the country from Mexico. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection says in a news release that the driver told agents Thursday at the El Paso crossing that he had rolls of frozen turkey ham in...

Former border agent sentenced for striking migrant with car

Nov. 21, 2019 1:45 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A former Border Patrol agent who called migrants “savages” and “subhuman” in text messages less than a month before he used his vehicle to knock over a fleeing Guatemalan migrant has been sentenced to three years’ probation. Matthew Bowen pleaded...

Border activist says he’d never hide migrants from US agents

Nov. 19, 2019 7:46 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A member of a humanitarian aid group whose criminal case has garnered international attention testified Tuesday that neutrality guides his work near the U.S.-Mexico border, denying that he has ever helped migrants hide or told them how to avoid authorities. That’s what U.S....

Ruling threatens smuggling cases against Marines

Nov. 19, 2019 5:55 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marine Corps prosecutors were scrambling Tuesday to save numerous cases tied to a human smuggling investigation after a military judge ruled it was illegal for the military to arrest the Marines during a morning battalion formation and accuse them in front of their peers. Maj. Kendra Motz...

Migrants stuck in lawless limbo within sight of America

Nov. 17, 2019 5:19 PM EST

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — The gangsters trawling Nuevo Laredo know just what they’re looking for: men and women missing their shoelaces. Those are migrants who made it to the United States to ask for asylum, only to be taken into custody and stripped of their laces — to keep them from...