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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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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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Man accused in border agent killing is extradited

Jesus Leonel Sanchez-Meza, also known as Lionel Portillo-Meza, was arraigned in federal court in Tucson on Wednesday - Full Story

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Border Patrol agent killed in crash, second injured

Border Patrol agent killed in crash, second injured

Agent Alexander Giannini died and a second agent was injured in a rollover accident Wednesday - Full Story

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Border Patrol to roll out rescue beacons for illegal immigrants

If immigrants find themselves in a dangerous predicament, they can press a button on the tower that alerts authorities of their location - Full Story

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Some Colo. sheriffs ending immigrant detainers

Several sheriffs will no longer honor requests from federal immigration authorities to continue to detain someone once they are eligible to be released - Full Story

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Police arrest 80 immigrants at Texas camp

They were camped under tents and huts camouflaged with mesquite branches and cacti. Some told authorities they had been there sleeping on pieces of cardboard with little food or water for at least a week - Full Story



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