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The Border Patrol topic provides current news and information about ongoing border protection issues and challenges. The Border Patrol, along with hundreds of local agencies under whose jurisdiction that border falls, are responsible for protecting 8,000 miles of U.S. border, not including many thousands of miles of shoreline.
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Border agents testing body cameras

Cameras are being worn on a volunteer basis during a 90-day test period at locations in New Mexico, Texas, Florida, Michigan and Washington state - Full Story

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Texas National Guard wants 'predictability' on border surge

Texas National Guard wants 'predictability' on border surge

About 200 guard members still on the border — down from the 1,000 ordered there in June by then-Gov. Rick Perry - Full Story

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Off-duty Border Patrol agent takes hostages, shoots man in standoff

Off-duty Border Patrol agent takes hostages, shoots man in standoff

Agent, who was previously arrested for a domestic violence incident, is accused of shooting a man in the head and attempting to shoot his wife Tuesday - Full Story

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Border-watch member sentenced for pointing rifle at deputy

Border-watch member sentenced for pointing rifle at deputy

Sentenced Friday to six months in jail for pointing a rifle at a sheriff's deputy he mistook for a drug smuggler - Full Story

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Border Protection lends a hand for Super Bowl security

Border Protection lends a hand for Super Bowl security

Black Hawk helicopters and truck-sized X-ray machines that are typically deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border have been brought to the Super Bowl - Full Story

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Meth-laden drone crashes near US-Mexico border

Six packets of the drug, weighing more than six pounds, were taped to the six-propeller remote-controlled aircraft - Full Story

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Border Patrol shoots, kills suspected drug smuggler along Texas border

Sheriff's officials say agents had apprehended four drug smugglers and were searching for another when shots were exchanged between the fifth suspect and an agent - Full Story

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GPS used to track some immigrants caught at border

GPS used to track some immigrants caught at border

The Homeland Security Department is experimenting with a new way to track immigrant families caught crossing the border illegally - Full Story

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Man shot with stun gun dies at Calif. border crossing

Man shot with stun gun dies at Calif. border crossing

40-year-old U.S. citizen died after a border inspector shot him with a stun gun at the nation's busiest crossing - Full Story

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Tucson police to stop some immigration checks

Said Wednesday they will no longer fully enforce state's law that requires local police to check the immigration status of people they encounter - Full Story



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