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

Border Patrol Gets First New Strategy In 8 Years

The U.S. Border Patrol unveiled its first national strategy in eight years. The new approach took more than two years to develop, and is more targeted at constantly evolving threats.


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

State Lawmaker Says Mexican Border Isn’t War Zone

A Texas state senator took issue with a top agricultural official’s characterization of the entire Mexican border as a war zone run by drug smugglers.


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

Napolitano Reviews Texas Border Operations

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will spend a second day reviewing border protection operations in the Rio Grande Valley.


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

Border Patrol Aims To Stop Revolving-Door Policy

The U.S. Border Patrol is moving to halt a revolving-door policy of sending migrants back to Mexico without any punishment.


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

National Guard Presence At Border To Be Reduced

When the number of National Guard troops stationed at the Mexican border is reduced next year, their duties are expected to shift from being on the border to flying above it.


A long boa constrictor rests in its enclosure. (credit: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Border Agent Finds 6-Foot Boa Constrictor

A Border Patrol agent in Texas captured a 6-foot boa constrictor that officials believe someone had as a pet, but dumped when it got so big.


New Border-Patrolling Drone Arrives In Corpus Christi

The second unmanned aircraft to patrol the Texas-Mexico border has arrived at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi.


A remote-controlled surveillance camera overlooks the Rio Grande River between the United States and Mexico near Laredo, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

State Adds New Camera Tool To Border Security

The Texas Department of Public Safety is ready to ramp up deployment of motion-triggered cameras in what it hopes is another tool to monitor the state’s 1,254-mile border with Mexico.


A special agent from Immigration and Customs Enforcement searches a vehicle heading into Mexico at the Hidalgo border crossing on May 28, 2010 in Hidalgo, Texas. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Huge Mexico-Bound Ammo Cache Stopped In Brownsville

Members of a task force made up of federal and local authorities found about 50,000 rounds of ammunition beneath the bed of a pickup that was awaiting export to Mexico from Brownsville.


An assortment of seized assault rifles, shotguns, pistols and ammunition. (credit: Getty Images/Norberto Duarte/AFP)

ATF To Require Gun Buyer Information On Mexican Border

In an effort to stem the illicit flow of weapons into Mexico, the Justice Department announced Monday that all gun shops in four Southwest border states will be required to alert the federal government to frequent buyers of high-powered rifles.


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)

New Border Technology Slow To Be Deployed

Technology to replace a now defunct virtual fence project at the Mexican border likely won’t be fully in place for at least another decade, maybe longer, according to the Government Accountability Office.


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

Border Patrol Agent Allegedly Shoots Unarmed Drug Suspect

Federal authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old Eagle Pass drug suspect, allegedly by a U.S. Border Patrol agent.