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  • Racial profiling provision of immigration bill scrutinized

    Racial profiling provision of immigration bill scrutinized
    A coalition of civil liberties and immigrant-rights advocates led by Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland wants to strengthen a provision in the Senate's sweeping immigration bill that would prohibit law enforcement agencies from racial profiling. The 867-page,...
  • Hannah Anderson, DiMaggio seen on highway 20 hours before house fire

    Nearly 20 hours before James DiMaggio's house caught fire, the 40-year-old was already on the road with San Diego County teenager Hannah Anderson, as evidenced by a photograph taken at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint, officials said Tuesday. San Diego...
  • Border Patrol seizes 9 tons of pot at San Clemente checkpoint

    Border Patrol seizes 9 tons of pot at San Clemente checkpoint
    U.S. Border Patrol agents seized marijuana valued at more than $14 million at a San Clemente checkpoint, authorities said. The stash was discovered at 12:50 p.m. Thursday after agents stopped a 43-year-old man at the Interstate 5 checkpoint, authorities...
  • Detroit convict's bloody escape ends with pile of new charges

    Abraham Pearson made it out of jail, but he never made it out of Detroit. Pearson, 25, who was awaiting sentencing for carjacking, robbery and weapons convictions, is facing a new stack of felony charges after his jail escape spurred a 14-hour search...
  • Ab Taylor dies at 88; famed tracker who worked to help children

    Ab Taylor dies at 88; famed tracker who worked to help children
    Ab Taylor, a plain-spoken Texan who became a legend in the arcane art of man-tracking during three decades with the U.S. Border Patrol and later taught children how to survive if they became lost in the wild, has died. He was 88. Taylor, who had...
  • Border Patrol struggles to measure what it can't see

    Border Patrol struggles to measure what it can't see
    SAN DIEGO — Kathy Gomez estimates that U.S. Border Patrol agents catch 75% of the migrants who try to run through the strawberry fields at her farm near the border with Tijuana. Farther east, Miguel Diaz thinks the number hits 90% at his junkyard...
  • In Arizona, border crossings down, but migrant deaths on rise

    In Arizona, border crossings down, but migrant deaths on rise
    TUCSON — The numbers of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally into this country are at historical lows, but a report released Wednesday shows that the death rates among these migrants are at an all-time high in the southern Arizona...
  • Police chief killed with rifle lost in ATF gun-tracking program

    WASHINGTON—A high-powered rifle lost in the ATF’s Fast and Furious controversy was used to kill a Mexican police chief in the state of Jalisco earlier this year, according to internal Department of Justice records, suggesting that weapons from...
  • Democrats are tougher than Republicans on border security

    Democrats are tougher than Republicans on border security
    In an otherwise unexceptional column on immigration reform, commentator Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. just can't restrain himself from reinforcing a totally false canard about Democrats and border security ("Immigration reform in sight," July 7). Mr. Ehrlich...
  • Drug suspect dies while in custody of Border Patrol

    SAN DIEGO — An American citizen died while in custody of the U.S. Border Patrol after being arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana, authorities said. The death occurred early on Christmas Day at the Border Patrol's Campo Station in...
  • Ex-wife allegedly kidnapped, forced to undergo exorcism in Stockton

    Ex-wife allegedly kidnapped, forced to undergo exorcism in Stockton
    A man and his son have been arrested after allegedly kidnapping his ex-wife and forcing her to undergo an exorcism in Stockton. Jose Magana-Farias, 42 and his son, Victor Farias, 20, arranged to meet with his ex-wife and mother of the son at a Wal-...