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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 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
January 15, 2014
Border Patrol unveils robots sent into smuggler tunnels

Border Patrol unveils robots sent into smuggler tunnels

The 12-pound robots let agents navigate an underground labyrinth in a fraction of the time it would take an agent to explore the tunnel - Full Story
January 03, 2014

Border Patrol agent accused in fatal shooting

Adam Garibay fatally shot Keith Martin, then led police on an 18-mile pursuit before he was forced off the road - Full Story

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