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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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November 11, 2014

Officers help US mother deliver baby at border crossing

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers have helped deliver a baby boy after his mother arrived in labor at a Texas port of entry - Full Story
November 01, 2014

Mexico orders immediate release of Marine veteran

Tahmooressi has said he took a wrong turn on a California freeway that funneled him into a Tijuana port of entry with no way to turn back - Full Story
October 26, 2014
Suspect in killing of deputies was twice deported

Suspect in killing of deputies was twice deported

A man suspected of killing two deputies during a shooting rampage in Northern California was deported twice to Mexico and had a drug conviction - Full Story
October 23, 2014

Border militia leader arrested on federal weapons charges

An outspoken member of the American Patriots, a group of armed citizens patrolling the U.S.-Texas border near Brownsville, was arrested Monday - Full Story
October 19, 2014

Man dies in Border Patrol custody in Texas

36-year-old man was found unresponsive Friday in a holding cell at a Border Patrol checkpoint between Carlsbad, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas - Full Story
October 04, 2014

US Border Patrol targets cartel look-outs

The scouts use solar panels, encrypted radios and cellphones to warn smugglers when police or agents get close - Full Story
September 18, 2014
Border Patrol to test wearing cameras

Border Patrol to test wearing cameras

The U.S. Border Patrol will begin wearing cameras this year at its training academy, a test to see if the technology should be used in the field - Full Story
September 14, 2014
Texas border agent dies in crash

Texas border agent dies in crash

A Border Patrol agent involved in a Friday morning car wreck while on duty died from his injuries - Full Story
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

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