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December 12, 2014

Smuggler's US lawsuit alleges border K-9 injured him

After serving time in prison, man is suing the government over what he says are permanent injuries caused by the dog - Full Story
December 08, 2014

Border Patrol recruitment push seeks women

After previous recruitment attempts had limited success, agency is stepping up its efforts to increase the share of women who work as agents - Full Story
December 02, 2014

Texas OKs extra $86M for border security surge

A panel of state lawmakers on Monday unanimously authorized spending another $86M on the state's law enforcement surge at the Mexico border - Full Story
November 22, 2014
Texas to extend border plan without National Guard

Texas to extend border plan without National Guard

As government downsizes its presence on Texas border, officials are proposing that when 1K Guard troops go home, they will be replaced with state troopers - Full Story
November 21, 2014
Ariz. sheriff sues Obama over immigration moves

Ariz. sheriff sues Obama over immigration moves

Sheriff who has often clashed with the government over immigration enforcement has filed a lawsuit to stop new policies announced by Obama - Full Story
November 13, 2014
U.S. drones patrol half of Mexico border

U.S. drones patrol half of Mexico border

Move represents a significant departure from a decades-old approach that emphasizes boots on the ground and fences - Full Story
November 11, 2014

Officers help US mother deliver baby at border crossing

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers have helped deliver a baby boy after his mother arrived in labor at a Texas port of entry - Full Story
November 01, 2014

Mexico orders immediate release of Marine veteran

Tahmooressi has said he took a wrong turn on a California freeway that funneled him into a Tijuana port of entry with no way to turn back - Full Story
October 26, 2014
Suspect in killing of deputies was twice deported

Suspect in killing of deputies was twice deported

A man suspected of killing two deputies during a shooting rampage in Northern California was deported twice to Mexico and had a drug conviction - Full Story
October 23, 2014

Border militia leader arrested on federal weapons charges

An outspoken member of the American Patriots, a group of armed citizens patrolling the U.S.-Texas border near Brownsville, was arrested Monday - Full Story



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