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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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  • Assaults on Border Patrol agents drop again; nearly all cases occur on Southwest border

    Assaults against U.S. Border Patrol agents dropped again even as apprehensions of immigrants illegally crossing the border increased. Figures from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Border Patrol's parent agency, indicate that there were 373...
  • Newspaper report: Meth seizures soar at US-Mexico border in fiscal year 2014

    Seizures of methamphetamine soared at the US-Mexico border during fiscal year 2014, accelerating a trend that began several years ago as new laws that limited access to the drug's chemical ingredients made it harder to manufacture it in the U.S. Meth...
  • Lone Star State dominance returns to Capitol Hill

    For the 114th Congress, convening Tuesday, Kentucky is the home state of the Senate majority leader; the speaker of the House is from Ohio, and the Senate and House minority leaders hail from Nevada and California, respectively. Yet, a look at key...
  • Border drones are ineffective, badly managed, too expensive, official says

    Drones patrolling the U.S. border are poorly managed and ineffective at stopping illegal immigration, and the government should abandon a $400-million plan to expand their use, according to an internal watchdog report released Tuesday. The 8-year-old...
  • FBI identifies former VA clinic clerk as gunman who killed psychologist

    FBI officials on Wednesday identified a former clerk at a West Texas veterans’ clinic as the gunman who fatally shot a psychologist before turning the weapon on himself. The suspect, Jerry Serrato, 48, was a former soldier in the Army. His...
  • Weston Marine returns home after being jailed in Mexico 214 days

    Weston Marine returns home after being jailed in Mexico 214 days
    A Weston Marine sergeant who spent seven grueling months jailed in Mexico on gun charges is "living in the moment" and grateful for everyone who pushed for his release, his family says. A Mexican judge ordered Andrew Tahmooressi's immediate release...
  • Gil Kerlikowske: U.S. Customs on the lookout for Ebola cases

    Gil Kerlikowske: U.S. Customs on the lookout for Ebola cases
    Gil Kerlikowske, 64, was sworn in seven months ago as the commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Kerlikowske has spent four decades in law enforcement, starting out his career as a police officer in St. Petersburg. He was a police chief in...
  • ID sought for man from Haiti during smuggling operation

    ID sought for man from Haiti during smuggling operation
    Investigators are trying to learn the identity of a man from Haiti who drowned while coming ashore with a group of other people in what federal authorities called a smuggling operation. Fort Lauderdale police on Thursday released a sketch of the man...
  • Off-duty Border Patrol agent arrested after east Hemet fatal shooting

    Off-duty Border Patrol agent arrested after east Hemet fatal shooting
    An off-duty Border Patrol agent has been arrested on suspicion of fatally shooting a 27-year-old man in southwestern Riverside County, authorities said. John Demery, 40, was arrested in connection with the shooting death of Adam Thomas about 12:45 a.m....
  • Border crossings by children decline as immigration debate intensifies

    Border crossings by children decline as immigration debate intensifies
    The number of unaccompanied children apprehended by federal agents last month at the nation’s Southwest border was down by 40% compared with last October, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The announcement comes as the nation prepares...
  • S. Florida drug smuggler sentenced to 10 years in prison

    S. Florida drug smuggler sentenced to 10 years in prison
    Floating in the Atlantic Ocean in 1982, a dehydrated and hungry Mark Marchand was found clinging to nearly 600 pounds of marijuana. His rescue at sea came after a botched drug run, a crime for which he received a five-year prison sentence. And in...