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California's Brown Agrees to Send Guard to Border, Slams Trump Policies

April 11, 2018
But Brown suggested a very limited role for the 400 additional California troops, writing to Nielsen and Mattis that support operations would be focused on “targeting transnational criminal gangs, human traffickers and illegal firearm and drug smugglers along the border, the coast and throughout the state.”

3 Border States to Send 1,600 Troops to U.S. Border

April 10, 2018
Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas pledged on Monday to send about 1,600 National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border, responding to President Donald Trump's plan to use the military to help fight illegal immigration and drug trafficking.

Murder Trial of Border Patrol Agent Accused of Shooting Across Border and Killing Mexican Teen Begins in Tucson

March 20, 2018
Swartz's lawyers have said Elena Rodriguez threw rocks just before he was shot in an attempt to create a distraction for drug smugglers and that the officer was justified in using lethal force. They have requested that jurors visit the site at night to experience the area after dark.

FBI: No Evidence of Homicide in 2017 Death of Border Patrol Agent

February 8, 2018
“To date, this investigation has not conclusively determined how Agent Rogelio Martinez and his partner ended up at the bottom of the culvert, and no suspects have been linked to this incident,” the FBI said in a written statement Wednesday. “To date none of the more than 650 interviews completed, locations searched, or evidence collected and analyzed have produced evidence that would support the existence of a scuffle, altercation, or attack.”

FBI Questions 2 Brothers Over Death of Border Patrol Agent

December 8, 2017
An informant told an agent with U.S. Customs and Border Protection he knew of a “coyote” that had recently smuggled a group of people across the U.S. Mexico border. Two of the people in that group identified as brothers spoke about assaulting Agent Martinez and his partner with rocks, according to the court document.

America's Biggest Crime Scene

December 7, 2017

The U.S.-Mexico border is one of the most dangerous patrol areas in the country, and the Border Patrol agents who work its most remote areas are often many miles away from help.

Border Patrol Agent was Found Dead in Culvert

November 21, 2017
FBI spokeswoman Jeanette Harper said in a statement Monday that both agents were found late Saturday night in a culvert near Van Horn and that both had traumatic head injuries. Harper said Rogelio Martinez died early Sunday. The FBI is leading the investigation and results of his autopsy are pending.

Border Patrol Agent Killed in Texas, Partner Seriously Injured in Attack

November 20, 2017
Authorities are searching southwest Texas for suspects or witnesses after a U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed and his partner seriously injured Sunday while on patrol in the state’s Big Bend area, officials said.

Authorities Make Final Arrest in Border Agent's Killing

October 17, 2017
The U.S. Attorney's Office says authorities in Mexico have arrested the final of several defendants accused in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent whose death exposed the Fast and Furious federal gun operation.

Smugglers Use Drone to Fly Meth Over Mexican Border Into San Diego

August 21, 2017
Ten minutes later, federal authorities had busted what they say is their first confirmed case of drug smuggling by drone in San Diego County.

Gunman Attacks AZ Border Patrol Checkpoint

May 18, 2017
A man began firing at Border Patrol officers at an immigration checkpoint north of Tombstone, AZ, on Wednesday, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

40% Fewer Undocumented Immigrants Caught at Mexican Border Under Trump

March 9, 2017
"The early results show that enforcement matters, deterrence matters and that comprehensive immigration enforcement can make an impact," Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said, citing it as "encouraging news."

Trump Removes Border Patrol Chief Day After Wall Order

January 26, 2017
The Border Patrol chief has been removed from office, a day after President Trump signed an executive order to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and hire 5,000 more agents, sources confirmed to Fox News Thursday.

Trump Signs Directive to Start Border Wall With Mexico, Ramp Up Immigration Enforcement

January 25, 2017
President Trump signed a pair of executive actions Wednesday to begin ramping up immigration enforcement, including a new border wall with Mexico, vowing that construction on his chief campaign pledge would begin in months.

Border Patrol Recovers $2 Million Worth of Meth at Texas-Mexico Border

January 17, 2017
U.S. Border Patrol officers found a record-breaking $2 million worth of methamphetamine between Wednesday and Thursday at the border in Presidio, TX.

Trump Taps Retired Marine General to Run DHS

December 7, 2016
His blunt manner led to conflicts within the Obama administration, where he served more than three years as Southern Command chief — overseeing military operations across Central and South America — and as senior military adviser to defense secretaries Robert M. Gates and Leon E. Panetta. More Here.

Video: Trump Taps Retired Marine General to Run DHS

December 7, 2016
His blunt manner led to conflicts within the Obama administration, where he served more than three years as Southern Command chief — overseeing military operations across Central and South America — and as senior military adviser to defense secretaries Robert M. Gates and Leon E. Panetta.

DHS Secretary Releases Statement on Southwest Border Security

November 10, 2016
Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, released the following statement regarding southwest border security.

Major Drug Tunnel Found on US-Mexico Border in California

October 22, 2015
Mexican authorities said Thursday they seized about 10 tons of marijuana in an elaborate tunnel with a rail car system that extended well into San Diego and was designed to smuggle drugs into the U.S. from Tijuana.

Cross-border Tunnels: What Lies Beneath

October 8, 2015

The Nogales Tunnel Task Force, headed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations, was established in 2011 and is made up of personnel from CBP, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and state and local agencies.

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