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U.S. Border Patrol

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  • The uncertain future of undocumented children

    On a warm day last spring, 16-year-old Hugo Pascual Tomás and his older brother Francisco left their home in Guatemala and set off on a 2,700-mile quest to find their mother. The boys had been left in the care of their elderly grandparents in 2001,...
  • Seventh man indicted in slaying of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry

    Seventh man indicted in slaying of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry
    A Mexican man accused of assembling the crew of drug robbers who killed a U.S. Border Patrol agent in a 2010 shootout in Arizona was indicted this week, the seventh person to be charged in the case. Rosario Rafael Burboa-Alvarez, 30, faces federal...
  • Child migrants overwhelm U.S immigration policy [Letter]

    Just when I thought there'd be a solution to illegal immigration, there's a horror story like the one about the U.S. holding thousands of children who crossed the border illegally for deportation ("Feds look to Baltimore to shelter immigrant children,"...
  • Texas starts National Guard deployment at border with Mexico

    Texas starts National Guard deployment at border with Mexico
    Texas has started deploying up to 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Mexican border, with the aim of combating crime in a region flooded by illegal immigration, law enforcement officials said on Thursday. Border sheriff's have been informed about...
  • Border Patrol agent shoots at armed militia member in Texas

    Border Patrol agent shoots at armed militia member in Texas
    A U.S. Border Patrol agent fired several rounds toward an armed militia member in Texas, reigniting concerns among law enforcement officials about conflicts with untrained and unregulated volunteers who have arrived at the Mexican border in the wake of...
  • FBI says Coachella man tried to run over Border Patrol agent

    FBI says Coachella man tried to run over Border Patrol agent
    A Coachella man has been indicted for trying to run over a U.S. Border Patrol agent during a high-speed police pursuit, the FBI announced Monday. Ivan Nieves, 20, was charged Friday with one count of forcibly assaulting the agent with his Ford Mustang...
  • Border agent charged with sexual exploitation of girl, 13

    A U.S. Border Patrol agent based in Arizona has been charged with multiple felonies for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl in Riverside County, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Tuesday. Alejandro Dominguez,...
  • Texas to draw down guard troops on border in early 2015: official

    Texas to draw down guard troops on border in early 2015: official
    Texas plans to begin winding down its deployment of state National Guard troops to the border with Mexico around March or April of next year, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst told reporters on Wednesday. State leaders on Tuesday requested $86.1 million in...
  • Border authorities fear immigration action might spark second 'surge'

    Border authorities fear immigration action might spark second 'surge'
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warned would-be migrants Friday that President Obama’s action to defer deportations was not an endorsement of illegal immigration, and he pledged to beef up already tight security on the U.S.-Mexico border....
  • Birthright citizenship: a reward for breaking immigration law

    To the editor: The Times fails to point out the fundamental reason for the 14th Amendment's birthright citizenship provision, which was to allow the children of slaves born in America to become citizens. It has nothing to do with illegal immigrants. ("The...
  • Border Patrol investigating death of drug suspect at Texas checkpoint

    Border Patrol investigating death of drug suspect at Texas checkpoint
    U.S. Border Patrol agents are investigating the death of a 36-year-old man who was in federal custody at a Texas facility on Friday morning. Roger Maier, a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, told the Los Angeles Times that agents...