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Video: Border Patrol Agent Killed in Southern Arizona Motorcycle Crash

August 12, 2016
U.S. Border Patrol Agent Manuel Alvarez was killed Thursday in a motorcycle accident south of Sells, AZ, on the Tohono O'odham reservation.

Border Patrol Agent Killed in Southern Arizona Motorcycle Crash

August 12, 2016
U.S. Border Patrol Agent Manuel Alvarez was killed Thursnday in a motorcycle accident south of Sells, AZ, on the Tohono O'odham reservation. More Here.

Border Patrol Catches Smuggler Using Fake Agency Vehicle

December 15, 2015
An investigation is underway after agents caught an alleged human trafficker driving what appeared to be a Border Patrol Tahoe in Laredo, TX.

CBP Announces Way Forward on the Use of Body-Worn Cameras

November 13, 2015
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske announced his decision Thursday to expand CBP's camera review, including the integration of new body-worn camera testing into law enforcement operations such as checkpoints.

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.

The Guardians of the Border

September 30, 2015

United States Border Patrol agents regularly deal with conflicting or nonsensical information regarding policies and procedures, but they soldier on because they believe in the mission.

AS&E Receives Contract from Customs and Border Protection for Mobile Scanners

September 24, 2015
The AS&E Medium Energy Mobile Scanner will leverage the Company's detection technology on a new mobile platform and will be used by CBP to perform non-intrusive inspection of incoming conveyances at U.S. ports of entry beginning in 2016.

Bills to Strengthen Immigration Enforcement Introduced in House

March 3, 2015
Four bills that would strengthen interior enforcement of immigration laws; remove the ability of the President to unilaterally shut down immigration enforcement; ensure jobs are preserved for legal workers; reform the United States’ asylum laws and make sure unaccompanied alien minors who make the dangerous trek to the United States are safely returned home have been introduced in the House.

Border Patrol Recruitment Push Seeks Women

December 8, 2014
The Border Patrol is hiring, and women are especially encouraged to apply.

Border Patrol May Be Stripping Agents of Their Rifles

November 11, 2014
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Offices of Border Patrol and Training and Development say it is inspecting the quality of agents' M4 carbines throughout Border Patrol sectors nationwide, and that's why agents have been required to turn in the weapons. But agents say some of these M4s have not been replaced. And agents are required to share rifles.

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.

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