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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Family of slain border patrol agent sues officials

Family of slain border patrol agent sues officials

Federal authorities conducting "Fast and Furious" have faced tough criticism for allowing suspected straw gun buyers to walk away - Full Story

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2 dozen charged in Mexico-US meth smuggling scheme

The San Diego County district attorney says 16 people were arrested this week and 12 are at large - Full Story

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Spain arrests woman with cocaine breast implants

Border police noticed fresh scars and blood-stained gauze on her chest as well as pale patches beneath her skin - Full Story

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Border Patrol: Cannon used to shoot drugs into US

Authorities believe cans of marijuana were launched about 500 feet into the U.S. using a pneumatic-powered cannon - Full Story

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Throwing another agency under the bus

Throwing another agency under the bus

It cuts a uniquely sharp path when the head of another agency publicly criticizes the actions of other law enforcement officers and does so to members of the press, who are well known for inaccurate and biased reporting. - Full Story



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