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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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June 29, 2014
Border Patrol sees staffing imbalance

Border Patrol sees staffing imbalance

Border Patrol does not have the staff to process all the immigrants crossing in the Rio Grande Valley, but faraway colleagues have time to spare - Full Story
June 27, 2014

Mexican police chopper fires at Ariz. border agents

The FBI is investigating Thursday's incident - Full Story
June 19, 2014

Man accused in border agent killing is extradited

Jesus Leonel Sanchez-Meza, also known as Lionel Portillo-Meza, was arraigned in federal court in Tucson on Wednesday - Full Story
May 29, 2014
Border Patrol agent killed in crash, second injured

Border Patrol agent killed in crash, second injured

Agent Alexander Giannini died and a second agent was injured in a rollover accident Wednesday - Full Story
April 30, 2014

Border Patrol to roll out rescue beacons for illegal immigrants

If immigrants find themselves in a dangerous predicament, they can press a button on the tower that alerts authorities of their location - Full Story
April 30, 2014

Some Colo. sheriffs ending immigrant detainers

Several sheriffs will no longer honor requests from federal immigration authorities to continue to detain someone once they are eligible to be released - Full Story
April 18, 2014

Police arrest 80 immigrants at Texas camp

They were camped under tents and huts camouflaged with mesquite branches and cacti. Some told authorities they had been there sleeping on pieces of cardboard with little food or water for at least a week - Full Story
April 05, 2014

Police find drug smuggling tunnels under Calif.-Mexico border

U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy said the discoveries foiled cartel plans to sneak large quantities of drugs across the border - Full Story
April 02, 2014

Documents confirm standoff between Border Patrol, Mexican soldiers

Two heavily armed, camouflaged Mexican soldiers crossed 50 yards inside Arizona in January and drew their guns against U.S. Border Patrol agents - Full Story
March 20, 2014
Police: Over 100 people found in suspected Texas stash house

Police: Over 100 people found in suspected Texas stash house

A house overflowing with more than 100 people presumed to be in the U.S. illegally was uncovered just outside Houston on Wednesday - Full Story



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