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U.S. Border Patrol

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  • Mexico confirms confrontation with Border Patrol agents

    Mexico confirms confrontation with Border Patrol agents
    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/...
  • Border Patrol ordered to stop shooting at vehicles, rock throwers

    Border Patrol ordered to stop shooting at vehicles, rock throwers
    WASHINGTON -- The head of the U.S. Border Patrol announced new rules Friday to limit agents from shooting at moving vehicles or people throwing rocks or other objects at agents, reversing a controversial policy that has led to at least 19 deaths. Border...
  • In the battle between rocks and bullets, Border Patrol does the right thing

    It looks like the U.S. Border Patrol has opted for a policy of common sense. As The Times editorial page wrote last week, and the news pages documented earlier, federal agents patrolling the Mexican border have been involved in dozens of...
  • Border Patrol restricts agents' use of force

    Border Patrol restricts agents' use of force
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Border Patrol has restricted border agents' authority to shoot at moving vehicles or at people throwing rocks, changing a controversial policy that has contributed to at least 19 deaths since 2010. In a memo released Friday,...
  • Humanitarian crisis at border defies right's platitudes about immigration

    Nine months ago, in the Wall Street Journal, a former Bush administration official described the sorry plight of children now streaming northward across the U.S.-Mexico border. Hundreds of children, mostly from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, are...
  • Immigration Platitudes Ignore The Crisis

    Nine months ago, in The Wall Street Journal, a former Bush administration official described the sorry plight of children now streaming northward across the U.S.-Mexico border. Hundreds of children, mostly from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, are...
  • Enforcement alone can't stop surge in child migrants, congressman says

    Enforcement alone can't stop surge in child migrants, congressman says
    The surge in Central American children illegally entering the United States in recent weeks can’t be solved through enforcement alone, and it is striking pain in the hearts of Border Patrol agents, says a Democratic congressman. U.S. Rep. Henry...
  • Suspect extradited from Mexico to U.S. in border agent's slaying

    Suspect extradited from Mexico to U.S. in border agent's slaying
    A man charged in the murder of Brian A. Terry, a U.S. Border Patrol agent whose death was at the center of the Operation Fast and Furious investigation, has been returned to the United States and is scheduled to appear in federal court on Wednesday,...
  • 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...
  • Suspect in border agent Brian Terry's death extradited from Mexico

    It was a bloody confrontation more than three years ago in the desert brush of Arizona about 11 miles from the border with Mexico. When it was over, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry was dead and two weapons found at the scene would shine a light on...
  • 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...