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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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'Rocking' the cops: Assault by any other name is still assault Thane Gallagher - Patrolling the Border

'Rocking' the cops: Assault by any other name is still assault

Police professionals know about the consequences of even small head wounds — none of which are pleasant — but Border Patrol agents may know best about a rock’s impact with the head - Full Story


Border agent found dead in Texas, 3 women hurt

FBI believes a Border Patrol agent found dead in his Texas home is responsible for the kidnapping and assault of three women who were in the country illegally - Full Story


Border Patrol restricts agents' use of force

Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher directed border agents not to step in front of moving vehicles, nor to use their bodies to block them, in order to open fire at drivers - Full Story


Ariz. border patrol face difficulty with deportation calls

Less than half the people Arizona Department of Public Safety officers suspect are in the country illegally are picked up by immigration authorities or booked into jail - Full Story


Homeland Security reviewing border use of force

Homeland Security reviewing border use of force

Secretary Jeh Johnson has been reviewing the rules about when border agents can use their guns since he took office in December - Full Story


Border Agent attacked with rocks, kills suspect

Agent said he was hit in the head with a rock and fired at least twice in fear for his life - Full Story


Ex-Border Patrol union chief claims vendetta in defraud case

Federal prosecutors on Tuesday dropped nine counts of conspiracy and fraud against the 60-year-old former president of the National Border Patrol Council - Full Story


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


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


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

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