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September 12, 2014
Report: Border Patrol homes cost $680K each

Report: Border Patrol homes cost $680K each

Government wasted millions building housing project for agents, spending nearly $700K per house in a town where average home costs less than $90K - Full Story
September 07, 2014
Border Patrol: Leave law enforcement to the pros

Border Patrol: Leave law enforcement to the pros

Coordination is challenging among the law enforcement entities alone. Armed civilian militias further complicate the effort - Full Story
August 30, 2014

Border Patrol agent fires at armed militia member

The man dropped his gun and identified himself as a militia member and was not arrested - Full Story
August 27, 2014

Border Patrol revamps practices to settle lawsuit

U.S. immigration authorities must revamp their practices to ensure Mexicans accused of living in the country illegally are properly informed of their right to a hearing before an immigration judge - Full Story
August 18, 2014
Armed militias complicate situation on Texas border

Armed militias complicate situation on Texas border

Presence of armed militia members working on their own has added one more variable to an already complex situation - Full Story
August 14, 2014
Perry: Guard at border protecting US, not playing politics

Perry: Guard at border protecting US, not playing politics

Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday that sending troops to the border will defend not just his home state but the entire nation from "narco-terrorists" - Full Story
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



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