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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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  • On the Texas border, patrol chief sees younger faces

    On the Texas border, patrol chief sees younger faces
    He is the Border Patrol division chief responsible for the latest immigration hot spot, and has seen it before. The faces change, he says, and so do the reasons migrants cross into the U.S. “Historically, these are not high-water-mark numbers...
  • Overcrowded, unsanitary conditions seen at immigrant detention centers

    Overcrowded, unsanitary conditions seen at immigrant detention centers
    Immigrant youths covered the dirty concrete floors of the Border Patrol holding cells here, sprawled shoulder to shoulder and draped in grubby Red Cross blankets, enveloped in a haze of sweat and body odor. Groups of girls and boys stared out the...
  • Obama administration acts to ease immigration legal crunch at border

    Obama administration acts to ease immigration legal crunch at border
    Facing pressure to address a widening crisis on the Southwest border, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to detain, process and ultimately deport the growing numbers of Central American children and families who already are...
  • Ex-WGA President Patric Verrone Outpaced in State Senate Race

    Patric Verrone's three-month campaign for a California State Senate seat has come to an end after gaining meager support among voters in West Los Angeles, West Hollywood and Santa Monica. With 18% of ballots counted in Tuesday's primary, the TV writer...
  • Father, son plead guilty in Boston Blackie's check-cashing scheme

    Father, son plead guilty in Boston Blackie's check-cashing scheme
    The former owners of the Boston Blackie’s burger restaurants have pleaded guilty to a check-cashing scheme that bilked about $1.7 million from two banks, according to prosecutors. Chris Giannis, 41, was sentenced to four years in prison Thursday by...
  • Customs agents find condom-wrapped cocaine in women at Midway

    Customs agents find condom-wrapped cocaine in women at Midway
    After a trip to Jamaica, a pair of local women landed at Midway International Airport on Friday with about $36,000 worth of cocaine wrapped in condoms and stored in body cavities, authorities said. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection canine alerted...
  • Hundreds more youths surge across border, overwhelming U.S. officials

    Hundreds more youths surge across border, overwhelming U.S. officials
    At least 1,000 unaccompanied children who crossed illegally into the United States through Texas are being taken to a makeshift emergency shelter in Arizona over the weekend, the latest effort by authorities scrambling to handle what has been described as...
  • Border agency ousts head of internal affairs, will investigate unit

    Border agency ousts head of internal affairs, will investigate unit
    The head of internal affairs for U.S. Customs and Border Protection was removed from his post Monday amid criticism that he failed to investigate hundreds of allegations of abuse and use of force by armed border agents, officials said. James F....
  • White House to request $2 billion to handle border influx of children

    White House to request $2 billion to handle border influx of children
    A rush of young children crossing alone and illegally into the United States from Texas is so large and unexpected that senior officials with the Obama administration said Monday the White House is asking Congress for about $2 billion to grapple with what...
  • Feds look to Baltimore to shelter immigrant children

    Feds look to Baltimore to shelter immigrant children
    Federal officials are eying a large, vacant office building near Lexington Market on Baltimore's west side as a potential shelter for children caught entering the country illegally, an idea that met with resistance from several Maryland lawmakers on...
  • Passport-control computer failure traps hundreds in line at MIA

    It was a bad night at Miami International Airport. First, a computer failure in the passport-control system at Miami International Airport forced hundreds of international travelers to wait much longer than usual, and caused lines that snaked back far...