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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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  • Customs under fire for sweeping scans of employees' personal data

    WASHINGTON A troubled division of Customs and Border Protection whose leader was recently ousted by the Obama administration is now accused of improperly scrutinizing the personal information of the agency's 60,000 employees for evidence of potential...
  • Deportation data won't dispel rumors drawing migrant minors to U.S.

    Deportation data won't dispel rumors drawing migrant minors to U.S.
    President Obama and his aides have repeatedly sought to dispel the rumors driving thousands of children and teens from Central America to cross the U.S. border each month with the expectation they will be given a permiso and allowed to stay. But under...
  • Texas governor calls for sending migrant children back quickly

    Texas governor calls for sending migrant children back quickly
    Gov. Rick Perry told U.S. House committee members meeting in this border town Thursday that the most humanitarian response to tens of thousands of children from Central America surging across the border was to send them back as quickly as possible....
  • Solving the youth immigrant crisis

    Solving the youth immigrant crisis
    The desire of parents to give their children a safer, better life is leading mothers and fathers in the violence-wracked Central American countries of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras to take terrible risks. By the thousands, they are turning over...
  • 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...
  • Texas-Palm Beach County cocaine route busted; 8 facing federal charges

    Texas-Palm Beach County cocaine route busted; 8 facing federal charges
    The American stretch of this particular cocaine pipeline begins in a Texas border city and ends in a Palm Beach County truck yard. For members of the drug-trafficking organization, the money is lucrative and the compensation reflects that. But it's...
  • Is it worth $100 to skip airport security lines?

    (Reuters) - (The author is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.) Benet Wilson is one of the 2.5 million Americans who have paid a yearly fee to skip security lines at airports and thinks it's worth every penny she paid for a five-...
  • Homeland Security chief defends agency's handling of youth at border

    WASHINGTON The nation's top homeland security official on Tuesday defended his department's handling of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S. border from Mexico, turning aside Republican demands for a National Guard presence there even as officials...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Border agency removes its own chief of internal affairs

    The head of internal affairs for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the federal government's largest law enforcement workforce, was removed from his post Monday amid criticism that he failed to investigate hundreds of allegations of inappropriate use...