| Feb 5, 2015
| 3:05 PM
WASHINGTON Michael Botticelli is not like drug czars of the past.
He's not a cop, a military general or a governor. His specialty is treatment; he rose to prominence as the head of the Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Abuse Services.
| Jan 14, 2015
| 1:49 PM
House Republicans voted Wednesday to block President Obama's immigration plans and end an existing program that has deferred deportation for 500,000 young immigrants called "dreamers," attaching the restrictions to a must-pass funding bill for the...
| Nov 3, 2014
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...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 10:52 PM
A U.S. Border Patrol agent surrendered Thursday to face felony charges of assaulting a 14-year-old boy at the Nogales Border Patrol station for having a cellphone while in detention.
Aldo Francisco Arteaga of Tucson was fingerprinted and photographed at...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 12:00 PM
It was a family barbecue in a park on the Rio Grande, a belated birthday party for Guillermo Arevalo Pedraza's wife, Nora, and their two daughters, Mariana and Priscila, ages 9 and 10.
Arevalo and his buddy, Josue Gonzalez, were lighting the coals and...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 6:45 AM
Maryland saw an influx of unaccompanied children from Central America this summer. Today, we have more than 3,000 of these kids. I'm glad Maryland is harboring, them but each has a sword of Damocles over his or her head ("Montgomery Co. is latest to limit...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 4:33 PM
Medical teams at New York's JFK airport, armed with Ebola questionnaires and temperature guns, began screening travelers from three West African countries on Saturday as U.S. health authorities stepped up efforts to stop the spread of the virus.
| Sep 18, 2014
| 7:05 PM
In an effort to speed up inquiries into Border Patrol agents, the agency overseeing them will criminally investigate officers suspected of excessive use of force and other abuses, its leader said Thursday as he announced changes to the agency's response...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 7:09 PM
Robert Taylor Jr., and Camille Haviland thought they were being safe — within the bounds of their dangerous heroin habit, that is.
Having bought from a new dealer, Taylor tried just one capsule instead of his usual three or four. Haviland left...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 8:52 PM
WASHINGTON — Two heavily armed, camouflaged Mexican soldiers crossed 50 yards inside Arizona in January and drew their guns against U.S. Border Patrol agents who confronted them in a tense standoff, according to documents obtained by The Times/...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 4:41 PM
WASHINGTON – The Senate confirmed Gil Kerlikowske on Thursday to be the head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, allowing the White House "drug czar" to take on his new post overseeing the Border Patrol.
Kerlikowske came to the White House as...