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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 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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Throwing another agency under the bus Thane Gallagher - Patrolling the Border

Throwing another agency under the bus

When we turn on our own, the most common outcome is a fracture in the thin blue line - Full Story

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Border agents in fatal shooting had radio contact

Sheriff's report claims agents were in contact before they opened fire, killing 1 - Full Story

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2 dead after flying trooper fires at vehicle

2 dead after flying trooper fires at vehicle

An aircraft was helping a state game warden in a high-speed pursuit when the officer on the aircraft opened fire - Full Story

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Canadian border guard shot in neck at US crossing

The female Canada Border Services Agency officer was seriously injured while she was in her booth - Full Story

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Drug lord's daughter arrested illegally entering US

Drug lord's daughter arrested illegally entering US

Attempted to cross border on someone else's passport, father is one of most sought-after drug lords in the world - Full Story

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Family files claim in Border shooting on car hood

Authorities say suspect deliberately ran into the agent, who shot her after being forced to ride on a car hood for several hundred yards - Full Story

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Report: 16-year-old killed by Border Patrol agent

Agents were responding to reports of two suspected drug smugglers; people on Mexican side of border reportedly pelted them with rocks - Full Story



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