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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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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
March 19, 2014
DHS official talks transparency at Border Security Expo

DHS official talks transparency at Border Security Expo

"Criticism drives a more responsible and better government," Alejandro Mayorkas said - Full Story
March 15, 2014

Autopsy: In-custody border patrol death was meth overdose

Steven Brian Keith, 58, died about 7 hours after he was stopped at a Border Patrol checkpoint, EMTs assumed he was faking a seizure - Full Story
March 13, 2014

Border agent found dead in Texas, 3 women hurt

FBI believes a Border Patrol agent found dead in his Texas home is responsible for the kidnapping and assault of three women who were in the country illegally - Full Story
March 08, 2014

Border Patrol restricts agents' use of force

Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher directed border agents not to step in front of moving vehicles, nor to use their bodies to block them, in order to open fire at drivers - Full Story
March 05, 2014

Ariz. border patrol face difficulty with deportation calls

Less than half the people Arizona Department of Public Safety officers suspect are in the country illegally are picked up by immigration authorities or booked into jail - Full Story
March 02, 2014
Homeland Security reviewing border use of force

Homeland Security reviewing border use of force

Secretary Jeh Johnson has been reviewing the rules about when border agents can use their guns since he took office in December - Full Story
February 20, 2014

Border Agent attacked with rocks, kills suspect

Agent said he was hit in the head with a rock and fired at least twice in fear for his life - Full Story



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