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Border Patrol's Campaign to Recruit Female Officers Fell Way Short of Goal

October 9, 2015
The Border Patrol, whose ranks have long been dominated by men, embarked on its first-ever female recruitment spree, getting rare dispensation from the government to target only women.

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.

Border Patrol: Family, Kid Arrests at Border Soar 52 Percent

September 22, 2015
The U.S. Border Patrol arrested nearly 10,000 unaccompanied immigrant children and families caught illegally crossing the border with Mexico in August, a 52% jump from August 2014, according to statistics published by the agency Monday afternoon.

Video: Florida Deputy Catches $12M Worth of Cocaine While Fishing

August 11, 2015
A Charlotte County, Fla., deputy was fishing off duty when he caught 50 pounds of cocaine worth millions in the Gulf of Mexico.

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 Agent Killed in Head-on Collision in Texas

September 15, 2014
A two-vehicle collision near Carrizo Springs, Texas, early Friday claimed a Border Patrol agent's life.

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.

Texas Bolsters Border Patrol With Own Officers, Equipment

August 7, 2014
Along the Rio Grande, Texas game wardens and Texas Rangers patrol the border in their state with help from cameras and aircraft -- all of the manpower and equipment are provided by the state, not the federal government.

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.

Border Patrol Agents Take Heavy Caliber Fire from Mexico

July 22, 2014
Sources said they believe the gunfire came from members of Mexican drug cartels, which include former military members trained in shooting that type of weaponry.

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.

Mexican Troops Cross Border, Face Off with U.S. Agents

April 3, 2014
Two heavily armed, camouflaged Mexican soldiers crossed 50 yards inside Arizona in January and drew their guns against U.S. Border Patrol agents who confronted them in a tense standoff.

Border Patrol Agent Hurt, 2 Suspects Shot in Ariz.

April 1, 2014
A U.S. Border Patrol agent working on the Tohono O'odham Indian Nation in Arizona opened fire Sunday after a U.S. citizen tried to ram him with a truck, officials said, Monday.

Border Patrol Finds $650,000 of Drugs in Truck Tires

March 17, 2014
Yesterday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a suspected narcotics smuggler and seized more than 57 pounds of black tar heroin and 11 pounds of methamphetamine. The narcotics were concealed in all four tires of a truck.

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.
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