Latest Border patrols News

US border center scrutinized after teen found with preemie

Jun. 15, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

A U.S. Border Patrol facility in Texas came under new scrutiny Saturday after a teenage mother was found there with a premature baby. Immigrant advocates expected the facility in the U.S.-Mexico border city of McAllen to allow doctors inside to conduct health assessments, but it was not immediately clear whether...

Migrants complain of poor conditions at US holding centers

Jun. 15, 2019 6:48 AM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Trump administration is facing growing complaints from migrants about severe overcrowding, meager food and other hardships at border holding centers, with some people at an encampment in El Paso being forced to sleep on the bare ground during dust storms. The Border Network for...

Doctors will conduct health checks at facility with preemie

Jun. 15, 2019 3:51 AM EDT

The teenage girl with pigtail braids was hunched over in a wheelchair and holding a bunched sweatshirt when an immigrant advocate met her at a crowded Border Patrol facility in Texas. She opened the sweatshirt and the advocate gasped. It was a tiny baby, born premature and held in detention instead of where the...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jun. 14, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Video shows Joe Biden making a "shocking admission." Biden's speech...

Border Patrol locates missing mother, daughter from India

Jun. 14, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say the U.S. Border Patrol has located a mother and 8-year-old daughter from India who had been with a 7-year-old daughter whose body was found in the Arizona desert near the U.S.-Mexico border. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday in a statement that the missing...

Trump taps former immigration official as his border czar

Jun. 14, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday said he was bringing a longtime lawman and enthusiastic supporter out of retirement to serve as "border czar" as his administration struggles with a worsening crisis that his hard-line immigration policies have failed to stem. Thomas Homan most recently...

Correction: Border Activist-Trial story

Jun. 13, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — In a story May 19 about the trial of a border activist, The Associated Press, relying on government court records, erroneously reported that the two migrant men aided by a member of a humanitarian aid group being tried on criminal charges were Mexican. They were from El Salvador and...

Thousands pour into Colombia as Venezuela reopens border

Jun. 8, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

CÚCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Thousands of people crossed into Colombia on Saturday to buy food and medicine after Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro reopened a border between the countries that had been shut down for the past four months. Long lines of Venezuelans stood at two international bridges...

The Latest: Jury wraps deliberations for day in border trial

Jun. 7, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on closing arguments at the trial of an Arizona border activist accused of harboring immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Jurors have wrapped up deliberations for the day in the trial of a border activist in Arizona accused of harboring...

US and Mexico: More talks, no deal yet to avert tariffs

Jun. 6, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ending a second day of tense negotiations, U.S. and Mexican officials failed Thursday to reach a deal to avert import tariffs that President Donald Trump is threatening to impose as he tries to strong-arm Mexico into stemming the flow of Central American migrants across America's southern...