Border Patrol

Former Texas Border Patrol Officer Gets Prison In Drug ConspiracyFormer Customs and Border Protection Officer Jose Luis Zavala of Brownsville entered his guilty plea Thursday.
Border Patrol Agent Indicted In 2012 Fatal ShootingA Border Patrol agent charged with second-degree murder in the death of a Mexican teen is one of only three agents to face murder charges in more than 20 years.
Border Patrol Arrests Soar 52 PercentThe U.S. Border Patrol arrested nearly 10,000 unaccompanied immigrant children and families caught illegally crossing the border with Mexico in August, a 52 percent jump from August 2014.
Trump Visits Mexico Border, Says Hispanics Love Him"There's great danger with the illegals," the Republican presidential contender told reporters. But he claimed a "great relationship" with Hispanics, even as Latino leaders have come at him with blistering criticism for his painting Mexican immigrants as criminals.
Border Patrol Union In Texas Backs Out Of Meeting With Donald TrumpA border patrol union has backed out of a meeting with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, but the billionaire businessman is charging ahead with plans to visit the U.S. Mexico border Thursday.
Is Texas Creating Its Own Border Patrol?Gov. Greg Abbott this month approved $800 million for border security over the next two years -- more than double any similar period during Rick Perry's 14 years in office.
Border Patrol Helicopter Comes Under Fire Over LaredoToday U.S. and Mexican authorities are searching for suspects after a U.S. Border Patrol helicopter came under fire near the Mexican border. Authorities say the shots were fired from the Mexican side of the border.
Texas Guard Troops Staying On Border, But Some Question MissionStill unclear is how many guard troops will remain, serving in their strictly surveillance role. They are armed, but they do not have arrest authority and must call another agency at the first sign of trouble.
Homeland Security Chief On Texas Border After Immigration OrderHomeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has told Border Patrol agents in Texas that enforcement priorities are realigning after President Barack Obama's executive orders on immigration.
Texas Officials Seek $86M To Extend Border SecurityTexas Gov. Rick Perry wants to spend more than $86 million to extend extra security patrols along the border with Mexico to next August.
Border Patrol Agent Fires At Armed Militia MemberA Border Patrol agent pursuing a group of immigrants in a wooded area near the Texas-Mexico border on Friday fired several shots at an armed man who later identified himself as a militia member.
GOP Weighs New Border Bill To Break LogjamHouse Republicans expressed optimism that a revised $694 million bill addressing the surge of immigrants at the border would win over reluctant conservatives.
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