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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.”

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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.”

3 Border States to Send 1,600 Troops to U.S. Border

Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas pledged on Monday to send about 1,600 National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border, responding to President Donald Trump's plan to use the military to help fight illegal immigration and drug trafficking.

Murder Trial of Border Patrol Agent Accused of Shooting Across Border and Killing Mexican Teen Begins in Tucson

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.

FBI: No Evidence of Homicide in 2017 Death of Border Patrol Agent

“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.”

FBI Questions 2 Brothers Over Death of Border Patrol Agent

An informant told an agent with U.S. Customs and Border Protection he knew of a “coyote” that had recently smuggled a group of people across the U.S. Mexico border. Two of the people in that group identified as brothers spoke about assaulting Agent Martinez and his partner with rocks, according to the court document.

America's Biggest Crime Scene

The U.S.-Mexico border is one of the most dangerous patrol areas in the country, and the Border Patrol agents who work its most remote areas are often many miles away from help.

Border Patrol Agent was Found Dead in Culvert

FBI spokeswoman Jeanette Harper said in a statement Monday that both agents were found late Saturday night in a culvert near Van Horn and that both had traumatic head injuries. Harper said Rogelio Martinez died early Sunday. The FBI is leading the investigation and results of his autopsy are pending.

Border Patrol Agent Killed in Texas, Partner Seriously Injured in Attack

Authorities are searching southwest Texas for suspects or witnesses after a U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed and his partner seriously injured Sunday while on patrol in the state’s Big Bend area, officials said.

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Authorities Make Final Arrest in Border Agent's Killing

The U.S. Attorney's Office says authorities in Mexico have arrested the final of several defendants accused in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent whose death exposed the Fast and Furious federal gun operation.