Latest Border security News

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...

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...

NOT REAL NEWS: Reports of Ebola cases in Texas unfounded

Jun. 11, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials said Tuesday there are no "suspected or confirmed cases" of Ebola in the state as social media posts have falsely suggested in the wake of immigrants arriving from Africa, including Congo, where an outbreak in has surpassed 2,000 cases. The false claims, ranging...

Customs says hack exposed traveler, license plate images

Jun. 10, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

Customs and Border Protection said Monday that photos of travelers and license plates collected at a single U.S. border point have been exposed in a malicious cyberattack in what a leading congressman called a "major privacy breach." The federal agency did not name the subcontractor whose computer network was...

Mexico denies Trump's claim of secret concessions in deal

Jun. 10, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three days after U.S. President Donald Trump announced a deal with Mexico to stem the flow of migrants at the southern border, the two countries appear unable to agree on exactly what's in it. Stung by criticism that the agreement mostly ramps up border protection efforts already...

AP FACT CHECK: No sign of Trump-Mexico deal on farm goods

Jun. 10, 2019 12:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is bragging about a new deal with Mexico that provides for "large" sales of U.S. farm goods, but it doesn't appear to exist. In weekend tweets, he announced in all capital letters that he had won the agreement to benefit America's "great patriot farmers," and that...

Trump says tariffs on Mexico suspended indefinitely

Jun. 8, 2019 6:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced late Friday that he had suspended plans to impose tariffs on Mexico, tweeting that the country "has agreed to take strong measures" to stem the flow of Central American migrants into the United States. But the deal the two neighbors agreed to falls short...

Free traders no more? GOP warms up to Trump's use of tariffs

Jun. 7, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even with President Donald Trump backing off his threat to slap tariffs on goods from Mexico, his transformation of Republican Party trade policy is nearly complete. Republican lawmakers usually don't like tariffs. They're viewed as a tax on consumers and unwanted government intervention...