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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 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
December 30, 2013
Customs and Border Protection officer dies on duty

Customs and Border Protection officer dies on duty

Darrell Jean Windhaus , 71, was pronounced dead at the port after suddenly collapsing - Full Story
December 18, 2013

More border agents assisting local police

Despite beliefs that they aren't adequately trained to do so, they've been assisting with serving warrants and other duties - Full Story
November 05, 2013
Border Patrol rejects curbs on use of force

Border Patrol rejects curbs on use of force

The Police Executive Research Forum recommended that the Border Patrol stop the use of deadly force against rock throwers - Full Story
October 19, 2013

High-speed pursuit closes US-Mexico border crossing

The driver, who died at the scene, had led California Highway Patrol officers on a nearly 100-mile chase - Full Story

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