HOUSTON (AP) — A 16-year-old Guatemala migrant who died Monday in U.S. custody had been held by immigration authorities for six days — twice as long as federal law generally permits — then...
HOUSTON (AP) — Advocates raised new alarms Thursday about the U.S. government's treatment of migrant families after a 2½-year-old Guatemalan child became the fourth minor known to have died after...
NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A new app is expected to make it easier for boaters who wish to cross the U.S.-Canadian border on Lake Memphremagog in northern Vermont and southern Quebec.
DERBY LINE, Vt. (AP) — Hundreds of border agents from across the U.S. are being temporarily transferred south ahead of the busy summer tourism season, worrying those along the northern border who...
DERBY LINE, Vt. (AP) — U.S. officials marked the completion of a new U.S.-Canada border crossing facility that is designed to smooth the flow of people and trade between the two countries while...
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. government searches of travelers' cellphones and laptops at airports and border crossings nearly quadrupled since 2015 and were being done for reasons beyond customs and...
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol agents found a 3-year-old boy alone in a field in Texas after likely being abandoned by smugglers at the southern border, authorities said.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Trump administration wants to open two new tent facilities to temporarily detain up to 1,000 parents and children near the southern border, as advocates sharply criticize the...
Border patrol announces 4th migrant death since December
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Immigration officials say a Mexican migrant died Monday after his arrest near an urban border crossing.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the death Tuesday,...
Border agency watchdog looking into caravan database
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. government kept a database on journalists, activists, organizers and "instigators" during an investigation into last year's migrant caravan, infuriating civil liberties...
Woman in immigration custody gives birth to stillborn baby
HIDALGO, Texas (AP) — Immigration officials say a 24-year-old woman delivered a stillborn baby while in custody last week.
They say the Honduran woman was about six months pregnant when she...
Border agents install razor wire at El Paso bridges
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it's installing coils of razor wire at Texas ports of entry across from Juarez, Mexico, where large groups of migrants wait to seek...
Judge considers expanding child separation case
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Months after the Trump administration announced an end to its widescale separation of migrant parents and children, the policy remains a heated issue in the courts and at the...
ACLU of Massachusetts sues for border wall contract records
BOSTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts has filed a lawsuit demanding information about a contract for a section of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border that President Donald Trump said his administration awarded.
The Republican tweeted in December that he "just gave out a 115 mile long contract for another large section of the Wall in Texas."
Women detained by border agent after speaking Spanish sue
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Two Montana women questioned by a U.S. border agent who overheard them speaking Spanish in a convenience store sued U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Thursday, saying the agent illegally detained them without reason.
The agent held Ana Suda and Martha Hernandez for 40 minutes in a parking lot in the city of Havre in May 2018 without reasonable suspicion or probable cause, according to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Great Falls.
Butterfly Center asks judge to stop Texas border wall
HOUSTON (AP) — The nonprofit National Butterfly Center has asked a federal judge to stop border wall activity on its property as the Trump administration gears up to build new walls and fencing in South Texas and may soon win funding for more.
330 migrants apprehended at remote US border post
ANTELOPE WELLS, N.M. (AP) — Another large group of migrants are in custody after showing up at a remote border crossing in southwestern New Mexico.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the 330 Central Americans were apprehended early Monday at the Antelope Wells port of entry, 122 miles (197 kilometers) west of El Paso, Texas.
This marks the second large group to be arrested near the port in less than a week. On Friday, agents arrested 290 Central Americans who entered the country illegally.
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US border agency: Man shot by officer in critical condition
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a 21-year-old U.S. citizen shot and wounded by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer at a port of entry is in critical condition in an Arizona hospital.
A CBP statement released Saturday said the man was shot Thursday night in Nogales, Arizona as he accelerated the pickup he was driving toward Mexico. The man was being questioned by CBP agents who had determined that the vehicle had a license plate for a different vehicle.
US officer at border shoots driver going to Mexico
NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer shot and wounded a driver who was trying to enter Mexico at a crossing in Arizona, the agency said Friday.
The mayor of Nogales, Arizona, told a newspaper Thursday night that the man was killed, but CBP spokeswoman Teresa Small told The Associated Press Friday the man had not died.
A CBP statement said he was wounded and taken to a hospital in Mexico. His condition and further details on the incident were not provided.
The Latest: Officials say man shot at border is alive
NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a border shooting (all times local):
A U.S.-Mexico border crossing in Arizona has reopened following a shooting in which U.S. Customs and Border Protection says a CBP officer shot the driver of a vehicle attempting to cross into Mexico.
The mayor of Nogales, Arizona, had told a newspaper Thursday night that the wounded man was killed but CBP spokeswoman Teresa Small told The Associated Press on Friday he wasn't dead.
Arizona city officials want border wall’s razor wire removed
NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — Officials in a small Arizona border city passed a resolution Wednesday night condemning the installation of new razor wire that now covers the entirety of a tall border wall through downtown.
The City Council in Nogales, which sits on the border with Nogales, Mexico, wants the federal government to remove all concertina wire installed within the city limits.
Otherwise, Nogales Mayor Arturo Garino said the city will sue.
Latest: Border officials explain added wire to Nogales wall
NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on Nogales City Council condemning used of new razor wire on border wall (all times local):
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say the new horizontal layers of razor wire were added to the border wall in Nogales, Arizona at a request for additional support. They did not say who made the request.
In a statement Wednesday night, the CBP says the request was for "high-risk urban areas commonly exploited by criminal smuggling organizations."
US prepares to start building portion of Texas border wall
HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government is preparing to begin construction of more border walls and fencing in South Texas' Rio Grande Valley, likely on federally owned land set aside as wildlife refuge property.
US border agency says it’s made biggest-ever fentanyl bust
PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced Thursday their biggest fentanyl bust ever, saying they captured nearly 254 pounds (114 kilograms) of the synthetic drug that is fueling a national epidemic of fatal opioid overdoses from a secret compartment inside a load of Mexican produce heading into Arizona.
US makes largest fentanyl seizure at Mexican border
The Latest: Border officials report biggest fentanyl bust
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a record fentanyl seizure at the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona (all times local):
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say they have made their biggest fentanyl bust ever, capturing nearly 254 pounds (114 kilograms) of the deadly synthetic opioid in Arizona.
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Man deported after serving murder sentence caught at border
DOUGLAS, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a man deported to Mexico after serving 15 years in prison in Arizona on a second-degree murder conviction is accused of trying to illegally re-enter the United States.
A federal criminal complaint filed Monday against 36-year-old Moises Cisneros-Llamas accuses him of attempted illegal re-entry by a removed alien.
Border clash was at least 2nd use of tear gas since November
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Just after people raised their glasses to ring in the New Year, about 150 migrants gathered at a section of border wall in Tijuana to try to cross into the United States, many of them asylum seekers fed up with the long wait to have their claims processed.
US conducts medical checks on children after 2 deaths
HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities said Wednesday that they have done new medical checks on nearly every child in Border Patrol custody after the death of a second youngster in the agency's care in the span of less than three weeks.
Authorities did not disclose the results of the examinations.
The Latest: CBP to do health check on all minors after death
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of an 8-year-old boy from Guatemala who U.S. officials say has died in government custody (all times local):
U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it is conducting new medical checks on every child in its custody after the second reported death of a minor this month.
CBP said in a statement late Tuesday that it is focusing its checks on children under the age of 10.
Second Guatemalan child dies in US custody
CBP orders medical checks after second child’s death
HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection ordered medical checks on every child in its custody Tuesday after an 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died, marking the second death of an immigrant child in the agency's care this month.
The death came during an ongoing dispute over border security and with a partial government shutdown underway over President Donald Trump's request for border wall funding.
Border impasse ends as US lets 6 Hondurans apply for asylum
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The asylum claims of six Hondurans were accepted for processing Tuesday, ending a 17-hour standoff involving U.S. authorities, the migrants and two U.S. lawmakers supporting them on a tiny piece of American soil at the country's border with Mexico.
Agency: Fear of returning home spikes at US-Mexico border
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The number of people expressing fear of returning to their home countries when stopped at the U.S. border with Mexico has spiked, according to figures released Monday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
US awards second border wall contract in Texas
HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government has awarded a $167 million contract to build 8 miles (13 kilometers) of border wall in south Texas.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the contract Wednesday. Construction will begin in February. CBP already announced a $145 million award for another 6 miles (10 kilometers) in South Texas' Rio Grande Valley.
Galveston, Texas-based construction firm SLSCO won both contracts.
The total number of migrants arrested at the US-Mexico border is near its lowest level in decades. In September, the Border Patrol arrested more people traveling as families or unaccompanied children, than as single adults. The numbers for the entire FY year, to date, shows an increase in families...
Agents at Texas port of entry seize $2M in packaged cocaine
LAREDO, Texas (AP) — Agents inspecting a truck at a South Texas border entry point have seized more than $2 million worth of cocaine wrapped in about 100 packages.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials on Wednesday announced the drug bust at the World Trade Bridge in Laredo.
An agency statement says the driver of the stake bed truck was arrested when the cocaine was discovered Monday. A drug-sniffing dog helped locate the 240 pounds (108.86 kilograms) of cocaine.
US border officials seize $1 million in heroin in Arizona
DOUGLAS, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in Arizona say they have frustrated an attempt to smuggle more than 37 pounds (16 kilograms) of heroin worth more than $1 million into the United States.
The agency says the bust took place Friday at the Douglas crossing on the border with Mexico.
CBP officers said Wednesday that they also arrested a 36-year-old Mexican man after they were being alerted by a drug-sniffing police dog about something hidden in the trunk of his sedan.
Official: It remains illegal to bring marijuana into US
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. officials are reminding travelers that it remains illegal to bring marijuana into the United States at border crossings despite the legalization of the drug in Canada.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection representative Christopher Perry says the implementation of the new Canadian law on Wednesday thus far has had little effect on the flow of traffic along the border.
Doggy bag: Beagle intercepts roast pig at Atlanta airport
ATLANTA (AP) — A passenger traveling from Ecuador was relieved of leftovers when an intrepid beagle found a roasted pig's head in baggage at the world's busiest airport.
Border Patrol misconduct stats point to Texas
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Border Patrol sector in Laredo, Texas — where two agents were accused this year of multiple murders in separate cases — disciplined employees more on average over two years than any other major sector, according to data released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Friday.
Officers: Cocaine found stuffed inside liquor bottles
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. customs agents say a man travelling from Jamaica attempted to smuggle in $115,000 worth of cocaine stuffed inside liquor bottles.
Dulles facial recognition tech nabs 3 impostors in 40 days
STERLING, Va. (AP) — New facial recognition technology has identified three impostors at Washington Dulles International Airport.
The Latest: Prosecutor: Ortiz charged with murder of 4 women
LAREDO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent suspected of killing several women (all times local):
A Texas prosecutor says a U.S. Border Patrol supervisor has been charged with four counts of murder following a two-week killing spree of female sex workers.
Neighbors on border-straddling street irked by changes
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Some of the residents of a residential Vermont street that is split lengthwise by the Canadian border are irked by what they feel is the latest indignity imposed on them by U.S. border officials who they feel continue to make it harder for them to reach their homes.
Texas National Guardsman accused of stealing meth from CBP
LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A Texas National Guard soldier part of the state's border protection buildup has been accused of stealing from U.S. Customs and Border Protection methamphetamine that federal agents had seized.
Pvt. Edwin Baez had been deployed to Laredo to help CBP agents with their workk at the World Trade Bridge from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. A federal affidavit says the 30-year-old Houston-area man stole 1.5 kilograms (3.31 pounds) of meth from a CBP stash on Aug. 1.
2 injured in crash of Customs and Border Protection airplane
BURNHAM, Maine (AP) — Officials say a U.S. Customs and Border Protection airplane crashed close to an airport in Maine, injuring both crew members.
The single-engine Cessna 206 crashed late Wednesday while making an emergency landing near the Pittsfield Municipal Airport.
The Latest: Trump notes border agent’s ‘perfect English’
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's tribute to federal immigration officials (all times local):
President Donald Trump invited a U.S. Border Patrol agent to the podium during a White House event to pay tribute to federal immigration officials and joked that the agent could speak "perfect English."
Trump asked the agent, Adrian Anzaldua, to discuss his apprehension of a smuggler accused of locking 78 migrants inside a truck near Laredo, Texas, about a week ago.