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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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August 22, 2012

'Show me your papers' upheld by Ga. court

Federal appeals court allows Ga. to enforce key part of immigration law - Full Story
August 18, 2012
Ex-Border Patrol union head denies fraud

Ex-Border Patrol union head denies fraud

Federal prosecutors say leader diverted funds for personal use - Full Story
August 09, 2012

Border Patrol to test surveillance balloons

Large, tethered devices called aerostats will take flight to see if they help with border monitoring - Full Story
August 02, 2012

Immigrants prove big business for prison firms

In 2011, nearly half the beds in the nation's civil detention system were in private facilities, up from just 10 percent a decade ago - Full Story
August 01, 2012

Study tracks arrests of illegal immigrants

A report by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service studied the cases of 46,734 illegal immigrants. - Full Story
July 21, 2012

Drop in apprehensions for immigration violations

At the same time, the number of suspects booked by the U.S. Marshals Service for criminal immigration offenses has gone up dramatically - Full Story
July 20, 2012
Border Patrol agent killed while rendering aid

Border Patrol agent killed while rendering aid

Agent had stopped to help a motorist with a flat tire - Full Story
July 18, 2012

Ohio LE targets worst immigration offenders

Arrests related to illegal immigrants on the rise in state; enforcement targeting fugitives, repeat offenders - Full Story
July 17, 2012

Texas sheriff slams Border Patrol plan

Wichita County Sheriff: 'Federal government is failing miserably in that by not beefing up security on the border' - Full Story
July 12, 2012
New border drug tunnel discovered under bathroom sink

New border drug tunnel discovered under bathroom sink

A 220-yard tunnel with lighting and ventilation is the second such underground passage discovered in less than a week along the U.S.-Mexico border - Full Story

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