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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 13, 2014
2 found dead in car trunk at San Diego border crossing

2 found dead in car trunk at San Diego border crossing

U.S. authorities on Wednesday filed smuggling charges against the driver of a car carrying two Mexican men found dead inside the trunk - Full Story
August 07, 2014

7th suspect charged in border agent's slaying

Slaying is at the center of a scandal over a botched U.S. gun-smuggling probe known as Operation Fast and Furious - Full Story
August 06, 2014

Guard troops to take Spanish lessons in controversial border deployment

The Guard troops will be armed for self-defense and trained to avoid confrontation with border crossers as they help back up federal border agents - Full Story
August 01, 2014

Suspect in 'Fast and Furious' border agent's death extradited to US

A suspect in the 2010 killing of agent Brian Terry, the slaying at the center of the scandal over the botched gun-smuggling probe known as Operation Fast and Furious, was extradited to the U.S. Thursday - Full Story
July 29, 2014

Mother of Mexican teen slain in cross-border shooting sues

Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, 16, was in Nogales, Sonora, near the tall, steel fence that divides the United States and Mexico when a Border Patrol agent shot him from Nogales, Arizona in 2012 - Full Story
July 29, 2014
Storms knock down US-Mexico fence in Ariz.

Storms knock down US-Mexico fence in Ariz.

An unusual amount of rain knocked down 60 feet of the rebar-reinforced steel fence that divides the U.S. and Mexico - Full Story
July 29, 2014

Calif. governor takes dig at Texas guard plan

Gov. Jerry Brown took a dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying that "wiser minds will prevail" - Full Story
July 25, 2014
Deterrence a goal and challenge at Texas border

Deterrence a goal and challenge at Texas border

Since mid-June, Texas already has been paying an additional $1.3M per week to put more troopers and game wardens in South Texas - Full Story
July 25, 2014

Md. sheriff describes U.S.-Mexico border as 'combat zone'

Sheriff Chuck Jenkins said a "full deployment of military resources" to the U.S.-Mexico border is needed to address the illegal-immigration issues he witnessed - Full Story
July 21, 2014
Sheriffs question move to send National Guard to border

Sheriffs question move to send National Guard to border

Sheriffs said they have not been consulted and question the wisdom of sending military personnel who are not authorized to stop, question or arrest anyone - Full Story



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