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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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September 17, 2013
Report: DHS must better track excessive force

Report: DHS must better track excessive force

The Inspector General couldn't come up with a tally of excessive force allegations against Border Patrol agents and customs officers because the agency's databases do not allow them to be categorized that way - Full Story
September 11, 2013

Texas trooper cleared in fatal shooting from helicopter

The trooper opened fire to disable the vehicle because it was barreling toward a school zone - Full Story
July 18, 2013

Police rescue 81 kidnapped migrants on Texas border

Authorities say an anonymous call led police to the two-story house, no arrests were made - Full Story
July 17, 2013

Ariz. sheriff: Man arrested was deported 11 times

Daniel Jupa-Fino, 21, has been arrested for illegally crossing the Mexico border 11 times in 3 years - Full Story
July 16, 2013
Leader of Mexico's Zetas drug cartel captured

Leader of Mexico's Zetas drug cartel captured

Experts cautioned that taking down the group's command structure is unlikely to diminish violence in the border states where it dominates through terror - Full Story
July 15, 2013

Video: 50 immigrants flee truck pursued by police

Deputies caught 31 of the immigrants, and estimate that at least another 15 got away - Full Story
June 22, 2013

Ex-Border Patrol agents get 30 years for smuggling illegals

2 former agents will serve time for running a ring that smuggled more than 500 illegal immigrants into the U.S. - Full Story
June 15, 2013
Fuel-saving measures hamper Border Patrol

Fuel-saving measures hamper Border Patrol

With the agency introducing fuel conservation measures in the Rio Grande Valley, agents have been patrolling on foot and doubling up in vehicles - Full Story
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

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