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Parked next to a section of the border fence, a Border Patrol agent watches an area of the U.S.-Mexico border along the Rio Grande River May 26, 2010, near Hidalgo. (credit: Getty Images/Scott Olson)

Homeland Security Official Visiting Texas Border

Less than a month after the U.S. Homeland Security secretary visited the busiest sector on the Southwest border, his second-in-command will do the same.

02/19/2014

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Homeland Security Chief Visiting Texas Border

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is to tour the Texas-Mexico border on Tuesday and receive a briefing on border security operations in South Texas.

01/21/2014

(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

$3.7 Million Worth Of Marijuana Seized In South Texas

U.S. Border Patrol agents in South Texas have seized more than $3.7 million worth of marijuana over a four-day period.

12/25/2013

U.S. Border Patrol patch.  (Associated Press photo)

About 420,000 Border Patrol Arrests Last Year

The head of the Border Patrol said that his agents made about 420,000 arrests in the budget year that ended in September, a 15 percent increase from the previous year.

11/01/2013

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Border Volunteers Patrolling Private Ranches In South Texas

Not content with the way the federal government is securing the border or with sitting by and doing nothing about it, a team of volunteers are patrolling private ranches in South Texas looking for people coming into the country illegally.

09/09/2013

Parked next to a section of the border fence, a Border Patrol agent watches an area of the U.S.-Mexico border along the Rio Grande River May 26, 2010, near Hidalgo. (credit: Getty Images/Scott Olson)

U.S. House Panel Tours Texas-Mexico Border

A U.S. House delegation touring the U.S.-Mexico border this week is starting its study in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.

08/06/2013

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Game Wardens Seize Nearly $4 Million Worth of Marijuana

A total of 409 bundles of marijuana weighing 4,719 pounds were recovered.

04/05/2013

A private jet. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Man Sentenced For Human Smuggling Via Plane To Texas

A Mexican man has been sentenced to prison for trying to smuggle illegal immigrants onto a charter flight bound for a major Texas city.

11/29/2012

U.S. Border Patrol Agent Accused Of Killing Mexican Citizen

A U.S. Border Patrol spokesman says federal officials are investigating after the Mexican government said a Mexican citizen was killed when an agent patrolling the Rio Grande fired his weapon across the border.

09/06/2012

A U.S. Border Patrol agent looks for footprints from illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. (credit: Getty Images/John Moore)

Agency To Explain Border Fence Construction

Officials from a U.S. agency that monitors the U.S.-Mexico border are to explain why they’re allowing construction of border fence segments in the Rio Grande flood plain.

08/29/2012

U.S. Border Patrol patch.  (Associated Press photo)

Border Balloons Show Surveillance Potential

High-tech balloons equipped with cameras, tethered far above the Texas-Mexico border, have already assisted Border Patrol agents less than two weeks into their testing.

08/23/2012

Parked next to a section of the border fence, a Border Patrol agent watches an area of the U.S.-Mexico border along the Rio Grande River May 26, 2010, near Hidalgo. (credit: Getty Images/Scott Olson)

Government Settles Texas Border Fence Land Case

The U.S. government has paid almost $1 million for part of a South Texas nature preserve taken for the border fence, drawing to a close nearly four years of litigation in one of the project’s highest-profile condemnation cases.

08/06/2012

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