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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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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
February 12, 2014

Ex-Border Patrol union chief claims vendetta in defraud case

Federal prosecutors on Tuesday dropped nine counts of conspiracy and fraud against the 60-year-old former president of the National Border Patrol Council - Full Story
February 10, 2014

Sentencing set for suspect who killed border agent

A man will be sentenced in federal court Monday in the killing of a border agent in a police sting in which agents lost track of hundreds of guns sold to criminals - Full Story
February 04, 2014

Prosecutors give account of fatal 'Fast and Furious' shooting

The account marks the most complete publicly available summary by prosecutors of the Dec. 14, 2010, firefight - Full Story
January 30, 2014
Calif. bill restricts use of drones

Calif. bill restricts use of drones

AB1327 would require law enforcement agencies to obtain warrants except in certain emergencies - Full Story
January 19, 2014

Border Patrol arrests increased in 2013

Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher said much of the increase was due to an influx of would-be immigrants from Central America - Full Story

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