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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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Border militia leader arrested on federal weapons charges

An outspoken member of the American Patriots, a group of armed citizens patrolling the U.S.-Texas border near Brownsville, was arrested Monday - Full Story

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Man dies in Border Patrol custody in Texas

36-year-old man was found unresponsive Friday in a holding cell at a Border Patrol checkpoint between Carlsbad, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas - Full Story

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US Border Patrol targets cartel look-outs

The scouts use solar panels, encrypted radios and cellphones to warn smugglers when police or agents get close - Full Story

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Border Patrol to test wearing cameras

Border Patrol to test wearing cameras

The U.S. Border Patrol will begin wearing cameras this year at its training academy, a test to see if the technology should be used in the field - Full Story

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Texas border agent dies in crash

Texas border agent dies in crash

A Border Patrol agent involved in a Friday morning car wreck while on duty died from his injuries - Full Story

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Report: Border Patrol homes cost $680K each

Report: Border Patrol homes cost $680K each

Government wasted millions building housing project for agents, spending nearly $700K per house in a town where average home costs less than $90K - Full Story

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Border Patrol: Leave law enforcement to the pros

Border Patrol: Leave law enforcement to the pros

Coordination is challenging among the law enforcement entities alone. Armed civilian militias further complicate the effort - Full Story

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Border Patrol agent fires at armed militia member

The man dropped his gun and identified himself as a militia member and was not arrested - Full Story

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Border Patrol revamps practices to settle lawsuit

U.S. immigration authorities must revamp their practices to ensure Mexicans accused of living in the country illegally are properly informed of their right to a hearing before an immigration judge - Full Story

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Armed militias complicate situation on Texas border

Armed militias complicate situation on Texas border

Presence of armed militia members working on their own has added one more variable to an already complex situation - Full Story



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