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Border Patrol Revamps Practices to Settle Lawsuit

August 28, 2014
U.S. immigration authorities must revamp their practices to ensure Mexicans accused of living in the country illegally are properly informed of their right to a hearing before an immigration judge, according to a lawsuit settlement made public Wednesday.

Suspect Wanted for "Fast and Furious" Murder of Border Patrol Agent Extradited from Mexico

August 1, 2014
Ivan Soto-Barraza was caught in Mexico in September 2013. He is charged with first degree murder, second degree murder, assault on a federal officer, and other crimes.

Mexican Police Chopper Fires on Border Patrol Agents

June 27, 2014
A helicopter controlled by Mexican officials traveled across the border Thursday and fired on U.S. Border Patrol agents, a U.S. official said. Mexico apologized and no one was hurt in the incident, which is under investigation.

ACLU Sues Border Enforcement Agencies

May 23, 2014
he American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in San Diego federal court Thursday against CBP and DHS, arguing that the agencies did not produce a PERF report that the ACLU requested under the Freedom of Information Act.

Border Patrol Tightens Use-Of-Force Rules

March 11, 2014
New use-of-force rules that limit when weapons can be fired were issued Friday for Border Patrol agents, who have been under increasing criticism for their roles in more than 40 deaths since 2005.

More Border-Patrol Drones Being Borrowed by Other Agencies

January 16, 2014
Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies are increasingly borrowing border-patrol drones for domestic surveillance operations, a harbinger of what is expected to become the commonplace use of unmanned aircraft by police.

CBP Officer Dies at Texas Port

January 2, 2014
A Customs and Border Protection officer died Sunday while on the job at a Texas port.

Whistleblowers Say Overtime Fraud Rampant in Border Patrol, DHS

November 7, 2013
The letter details the overtime abuse as an ongoing and pervasive problem at Border Patrol, Customs and Border Protection and other agencies in the giant Department of Homeland Security.

Former Customs Agent Gets 9 Years for Bribery, Smuggling

July 18, 2013
A federal judge sentenced former U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer, his girlfriend, his nephew, and two of their associates Thursday for a bribery and illegal alien smuggling scheme spanning two years, the FBI announced.

Border Patrol Agent Retrieves Two Children from Submerged Vehicle

May 1, 2013

Agent Travis Creteau was able to retrieve two little girls from a fully submerged vehicle after it crashed into a San Diego-area reservoir. Unfortunately, the children did not survive. For his efforts, agent Creteau has been named the May 2013 NLEOMF Officer of the Month.

Border Patrol Suspends Sequestration Furloughs

April 2, 2013
Deputy Commissioner Thomas Winkowski told workers Monday morning that the agency for now is postponing planned furloughs of up to 14 days and a ban on overtime.

$1M Marijuana Load Hidden Under Bell Peppers

March 15, 2013
U.S. border agents seized $1 million in marijuana in southern Arizona Tuesday that was concealed in a shipment of bell peppers, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced.

Lawsuit Filed In Ambush of ICE Agents In Mexico

February 13, 2013
The family of a U.S. Customs Enforcement agent killed in a 2011 ambush on a Mexican highway and another agent who survived filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to hold the government and nearly two-dozen other defendants accountable in the attack.

Officers Save Baby's Life at U.S.-Mexico Border

November 28, 2012
At about 6:30 a.m., a 24-year-old woman carrying an infant walked through a vehicle lane and requested help from an officer. The one-month-old baby appeared to be choking, was pale, and wasn't breathing.

Mexican Drug Lord's Daughter Arrested Crossing the Border

October 16, 2012
Alejandrina Gisselle Guzman Salazar, a Mexican national, told customs officials at the San Ysidro border crossing on Friday that she was traveling to Los Angeles to give birth.

Police Product Test: Benchmade Interdiction Kits

August 23, 2012

The Benchmade Interdiction Kit is one outstanding tool in the fight to stem the flow of drugs in the United States. By using the included aluminum probes, interdiction officers can safely inspect suspicious packages, stacked cargo, seat upholstery, and suspicious areas within vehicles and structures.

Border Patrol Seizes 'Cloned' UPS Vehicle Carrying 13 Illegals

May 25, 2012
Border Patrol agents arrested a 21-year old man who was attempting to smuggle illegal aliens into the U.S. using a vehicle that resembled a UPS van on May 18 in El Centro, Calif.

CBP Recovers 20 Stolen High-End Vehicles In Los Angeles

April 4, 2012
Federal customs agents uncovered 20 high-end stolen vehicles bound for Asia inside shipping containers at Los Angeles' port that were listed as "used fitness equipment."

Border Agents Find Woman in Van Wall

March 7, 2012
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers uncovered a female illegal immigrant stuffed inside the wall of a van during a weekend that also netted the agency nearly $5.9 million in narcotics seizures.

Nogales Border Agents Seize Cocaine from Truck's Fuel Tank

November 16, 2011
U.S. customs agents seized more than $500,000 in cocaine from a false compartment of the fuel tank of a Ford F150 truck at a border checkpoint in Nogales, Ariz.
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