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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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Suspect in 'Fast and Furious' border agent's death extradited to US

A suspect in the 2010 killing of agent Brian Terry, the slaying at the center of the scandal over the botched gun-smuggling probe known as Operation Fast and Furious, was extradited to the U.S. Thursday - Full Story

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Mother of Mexican teen slain in cross-border shooting sues

Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, 16, was in Nogales, Sonora, near the tall, steel fence that divides the United States and Mexico when a Border Patrol agent shot him from Nogales, Arizona in 2012 - Full Story

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Storms knock down US-Mexico fence in Ariz.

Storms knock down US-Mexico fence in Ariz.

An unusual amount of rain knocked down 60 feet of the rebar-reinforced steel fence that divides the U.S. and Mexico - Full Story

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Calif. governor takes dig at Texas guard plan

Gov. Jerry Brown took a dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying that "wiser minds will prevail" - Full Story

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Deterrence a goal and challenge at Texas border

Deterrence a goal and challenge at Texas border

Since mid-June, Texas already has been paying an additional $1.3M per week to put more troopers and game wardens in South Texas - Full Story

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Md. sheriff describes U.S.-Mexico border as 'combat zone'

Sheriff Chuck Jenkins said a "full deployment of military resources" to the U.S.-Mexico border is needed to address the illegal-immigration issues he witnessed - Full Story

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Sheriffs question move to send National Guard to border

Sheriffs question move to send National Guard to border

Sheriffs said they have not been consulted and question the wisdom of sending military personnel who are not authorized to stop, question or arrest anyone - Full Story

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Hospital settles with NM woman over cavity search

A Texas hospital and its emergency room physicians have reached a $1.1M settlement with a New Mexico woman who sued them and U.S. customs officials - Full Story

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Court: Teen in Mexico shot by US agent had rights

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a Mexican teenager killed by a Border Patrol agent was protected by the U.S. Constitution, even though he was on Mexican soil - Full Story

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Border Patrol sees staffing imbalance

Border Patrol sees staffing imbalance

Border Patrol does not have the staff to process all the immigrants crossing in the Rio Grande Valley, but faraway colleagues have time to spare - Full Story



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