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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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Top U.S. Customs and Border Protection Articles

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Arizona residents begin monitoring immigration checkpoint

    AMADO, Ariz. — Border-area residents, upset with what they called an increased militarized presence in their community, began an effort Wednesday to monitor Border Patrol actions at a federal immigration checkpoint about 25 miles north of the U.S.-...
  • Spanish-language media pick up on Border Patrol use-of-force report

    Spanish-language media pick up on Border Patrol use-of-force report
    TUCSON — Spanish-language media — particularly in Mexico — are abuzz following a Tribune Washington Bureau report on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency’s use of deadly force while patrolling the nation’s border...
  • It's the U.S.-Mexico border, not the Wild West

     It's the U.S.-Mexico border, not the Wild West
    Now we have an idea why the U.S. Customs and Border Protection service was keeping secret an independent report of its encounters at the Mexican border. Because it has something to hide. As The Times' Brian Bennett reported last week, an independent...
  • U.S. border agency under pressure to reform use-of-force policies

    WASHINGTON — Lawmakers and watchdog groups called Friday for tougher restrictions on the use of deadly force by U.S. border agents and more transparency in the investigation of killings, including the release of an independent audit that recommended...
  • Oscar Protest: Visual Effects Protestors Take to Streets

    Midday drizzle provided some relief from California's parching drought but it was the Golden State's withering visual effects industry in focus as visual effects artists took to the streets of Hollywood Sunday. It was the second consecutive year the...
  • Border agent fatally shoots suspect who hit him with a rock

    SAN DIEGO — A U.S. Border Patrol agent patrolling a smuggling trail in the mountains east of San Diego shot and killed a suspect Tuesday morning after being struck in the head during a rock attack, federal and San Diego County authorities said....
  • City considering bringing back K-9 unit

    City considering bringing back K-9 unit
    A majority of the Laguna Beach City Council have expressed support for restoring police-dog services to help sniff out drugs and locate suspects. During a January council meeting, a police detective said recent crime trends warrant bringing back the K-9...
  • Sushi chefs plead guilty in whale meat case

    Sushi chefs plead guilty in whale meat case
    During dinner service at a Santa Monica restaurant a few years ago, a sushi chef known to customers as Yama disappeared out the back, car keys in hand. A few moments later, he reemerged clutching a package tightly wrapped in plastic. The chef...