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Trump Agrees to Temporarily Reopen Federal Government

The stop-gap agreement with congressional leaders will last three weeks, until Feb. 15, and would allow talks to continue over security on the southern border. The agreement announced by Trump includes no money for his border wall.

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Agents Seize Nearly $7M in Illegal Drugs at US-Mexico Border

Border agents at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility reportedly seized nearly $7 million worth of illegal narcotics, including 320 pounds of methamphetamine and 40 pounds of cocaine.

Border Patrol Agent Reportedly Assaulted by "Caravan" Member

The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol released a statement over the weekend that indicated a man who had thrown rocks at a Yuma Sector Border Patrol agent and a CBP pilot claimed to have been part of the migrant caravans approaching the southern border.

Trump Administration Gives Some Police Power to Troops Deployed at Southern Border

The Trump administration quietly issued a memo—signed by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly—allowing military troops deployed to the southern border to engage in some limited law enforcement capacity "that the Secretary of Defense determines are reasonably necessary."

Border Patrol Agent Acquitted in 2012 Shooting of Mexican Teen

A Border Patrol agent charged with manslaughter in the 2012 shooting of a Mexican teenager has been acquitted by a jury in Arizona.

Retrial Begins for Border Agent Who Fatally Shot Rock-Throwing Mexican Teen

The retrial of Border Patrol Agent Lonnie Swartz—who in 2012 shot and killed 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodríguez—has begun in Tucson's federal court.

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

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

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.

Texas Deputies Barred from Moonlighting at Immigrant Children’s Detention Facilities

El Paso (TX) County Sheriff Richard Wiles has prohibited his deputies from working off-duty at a temporary shelter housing immigrant children who “were forcibly separated from their families.”

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

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.”