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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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February 22, 2013
Texas tightens rules on troopers' aerial shooting

Texas tightens rules on troopers' aerial shooting

State officials said Thursday that troopers are now forbidden from aerial shooting unless they're under fire - Full Story
January 26, 2013

Teen could be tried as adult in Texas agent's shooting

District judge said, "We're dealing with a sophisticated, mature individual" - Full Story
December 15, 2012
Family of slain border patrol agent sues officials

Family of slain border patrol agent sues officials

Federal authorities conducting "Fast and Furious" have faced tough criticism for allowing suspected straw gun buyers to walk away - Full Story
December 15, 2012

2 dozen charged in Mexico-US meth smuggling scheme

The San Diego County district attorney says 16 people were arrested this week and 12 are at large - Full Story
December 12, 2012

Spain arrests woman with cocaine breast implants

Border police noticed fresh scars and blood-stained gauze on her chest as well as pale patches beneath her skin - Full Story
December 12, 2012

Border Patrol: Cannon used to shoot drugs into US

Authorities believe cans of marijuana were launched about 500 feet into the U.S. using a pneumatic-powered cannon - Full Story
November 14, 2012
Border Patrol under scrutiny for deadly force

Border Patrol under scrutiny for deadly force

Shooting prompted renewed outcry over use-of-force policies - Full Story
November 03, 2012

Border agents in fatal shooting had radio contact

Sheriff's report claims agents were in contact before they opened fire, killing 1 - Full Story
October 26, 2012
2 dead after flying trooper fires at vehicle

2 dead after flying trooper fires at vehicle

An aircraft was helping a state game warden in a high-speed pursuit when the officer on the aircraft opened fire - Full Story
October 17, 2012

Canadian border guard shot in neck at US crossing

The female Canada Border Services Agency officer was seriously injured while she was in her booth - Full Story



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