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Texas State Officers Line the Border in Small Town to Stop Caravan of Immigrants

With the impending arrival of about 50 buses filled with immigrants form Central America, Texas Governor Greg Abbott reportedly sent about 500 Texas DPS officers to the small town of Eagle Pass, where the caravan was expected to cross the border.

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Federal Agents at Mexico Border Make Largest Fentanyl Seizure Ever

Customs officers stationed at the commercial border crossing in Nogales made the largest fentanyl seizure ever recorded at any port of entry after a K-9 alerted others at the post that a haul of illegal narcotics was somewhere inside a vehicle at the checkpoint.

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.

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.

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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.