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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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January 26, 2015
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
January 23, 2015

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
January 21, 2015

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
December 26, 2014
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
December 26, 2014
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
December 19, 2014

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
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



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