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Customs Agents Use New Facial Recognition Technology to Nab Impostor at Airport

August 31, 2018
It was just the third day of operation for a new facial comparison biometric system now being used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at Washington Dulles International Airport when a man presenting a French passport was discovered to in fact be from Republic of Congo.

Video: Trump Honors Immigration Officers at White House Event

August 21, 2018
“We love you, we support you, we will always have your back,” Trump said. He added: “For America to be a strong nation, we must have strong borders.”

Border Patrol Names Carla Provost to Lead the Agency

August 13, 2018
Carla Provost — who has been serving as acting chief of the Border Patrol — will take over as leader of the agency on a permanent basis, Customs and Border Protection announced on Thursday. Provost will become the first woman to lead the Border Patrol in its 94-year history.

Matching Night Vision Gear to Your Mission

August 8, 2018

The experience of law enforcement agencies proves the benefits of having different night vision tools in the field.

Extradited Suspect Pleads Not Guilty in Agent Brian Terry's Slaying

August 3, 2018
A man extradited to the United States from Mexico this week has pleaded not guilty to charges of pulling the trigger in the slaying of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in Arizona eight years ago.

Man Accused of Striking Border Patrol Agent with Rock, Stealing ATV

July 30, 2018
A man is accused of hitting a Border Patrol agent with a rock and stealing his ATV before he was shot by agents and arrested near the Tijuana River estuary early Sunday.

CPB Agent Booked on Child Porn Charges

July 5, 2018
Operating under the alias "Capt Hook" on the mobile messaging application Kik, 54-year-old Keith Hook allegedly distributed child pornography via a computer address associated with his work at the Border Patrol in Oswego.

48 Chiefs Send Open Letter Opposing Trump’s Immigration Policy

June 28, 2018
Four dozen current and retired law enforcement officials recently wrote in an open letter in opposition to the Trump administration’s policy of detaining immigrant families.

SUV Fleeing Border Patrol Crashes, Killing 5

June 18, 2018
An SUV “packed with undocumented immigrants” crashed Sunday during a high-speed chase about 100 miles southwest of San Antonio, Texas.

ICE Arrests 91 in New Jersey Operation Targeting Criminal Aliens

June 14, 2018
Of those arrested during the operation—which was spearheaded by ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO)—77 percent were convicted criminals and 70 percent of them had prior felony convictions, ICE said.

Border Patrol Agent Shot, Saved by Vest in Arizona

June 13, 2018
The agent was struck several times and apparently returned fire. The agent, a 21-year veteran of the Border Patrol and a trained paramedic, called for help through his car radio and bandaged himself until medical support could reach him, officials said.

Border Patrol Agent Shot, Wounded in Arizona

June 12, 2018
The agent, who has not been identified, was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment with a non-life-threatening injury.

Border Agent Acquitted of Murder in Fatal Shooting of Teen

April 24, 2018
An Arizona jury acquitted a U.S. Border Patrol agent of a second-degree murder charge in the death of a teen from Mexico but deadlocked on lesser counts of manslaughter.

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.”

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.

Trump Threatens to Pull Federal Immigration Agents from California

February 22, 2018
President Trump on Thursday lambasted California officials for how they are dealing with gangs and threatened to pull immigration and border agents out of the state to show just how bad things would be without federal help.

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.”

Family Meets With Border Patrol Agent Whose CPR Saved Toddler

January 31, 2018
The family of a toddler who was given life-saving medical aid on the side of the road met with the Border Patrol agent who administered CPR to the child.

CA Gas Station Denies Cutting Off Service to Border Patrol Agents

January 15, 2018
Alla Alagha, the station’s assistant manager, said, "There’s definitely no policy against law enforcement. We are a very friendly gas station. We have no problems with anyone. Business is business.”

Border Patrol Agent, 2 Others Killed in Crash After Collision with Wild Hog

December 28, 2017
The accident happened late Monday on a rural road near Uvalde, about 110 miles southwest of San Antonio. Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Sgt. Conrad Hein said Tuesday that a preliminary investigation indicates a Ford Expedition collided with the hog, which caused the vehicle to swerve into oncoming traffic and hit a Mercedes SUV head-on.
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