• Border Patrol chief Feb 3, 2020

    San Diego Border Patrol Chief Reflects on Tenure Before Leaving to Lead National Agency

    San Diego’s longtime chief of Border Patrol just cleared out his desk. Come Monday, his new desk will be in Washington D.C. Chief Rodney Scott will now oversee the entire U.S. Border Patrol agency. Scott says his heart belongs in the field, not behind a desk. But this is one desk job he couldn’t turn down. While leaving San...

  • San Diego Feb 1, 2020

    Border Patrol Head Dismisses Claims Surrounding Surveillance List

    U.S. Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott told NBC 7’s Alexis Rivas there was never any secret list.

  • DONALD TRUMP Jul 3, 2019

    Acting DHS Head Directs Investigation Into Offensive Border Agent Facebook Posts

    The acting director for the Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday he has directed an “immediate investigation” following ProPublica’s report into a secret Facebook group for agents that included sexually explicit posts about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and questioned the authenticity of a recent photo of a father and daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande. Kevin McAleenan tweeted that such...

  • CONGRESS May 14, 2019

    Planes, Buses Moving Migrants From Crowded Border Shelters

    U.S. authorities have begun using aircraft to move migrants to less-crowded areas for processing, while asylum-seeking families were being bused north to Colorado to alleviate the strain on overwhelmed shelters along the border in Texas and New Mexico. Several dozen migrants arrived by bus early Monday in Denver as part of the effort to help crowded shelters in El Paso...

  • San Diego Jan 6, 2019

    Wall Debate Obscures Other Struggles at the Border

    In Washington, it’s all about the wall. At the border, it’s only part of the story. Border authorities are struggling with outdated facilities ill-equipped to handle the growing increase in family migrants, resulting in immigrants being released onto the streets every day

  • DONALD TRUMP Jan 5, 2019

    Wall Debate Obscures Other Struggles at the Border

    In Washington, it’s all about the wall. At the border, it’s only part of the story. Border authorities are struggling with outdated facilities ill-equipped to handle the growing increase in family migrants, resulting in immigrants being released onto the streets every day. The immigration court system is so clogged that some wait years for their cases to be resolved, and...

  • San Diego Nov 10, 2018

    DoD Insists Troops at Border Are There Only to Support CBP

    The U.S. Military insists that thousands of troops currently stationed along our southern border are there simply to help Customs and Border Protection and nothing else.

  • Attorney Oct 15, 2018

    Immigrants Face Hurdles to Prove Abuse by US Agents

    Within hours of being booked at a Border Patrol station in far West Texas, two teenage sisters from Guatemala came forward to allege that an agent conducted an improper strip search. The agent in question denied the allegations, including the sisters’ claims that he touched their genitals. He insisted he had only fingerprinted the sisters before taking them back to...

  • Arizona Apr 6, 2018

    Guard's Last Border Deployments Offer Clues to the Future

    The U.S. National Guard faces a vastly different environment than it did on its last two deployments to the border with Mexico, with far fewer illegal crossings and more Central Americans than Mexicans coming. Still, its role is shaping up much the same: moving more Border Patrol agents from behind-the-scenes jobs to the front lines. From 2006 to 2008, the...

  • DONALD TRUMP Apr 19, 2017

    Kelly Says Critics Should Change Immigration Laws or Shut Up

    Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Tuesday bluntly challenged members of Congress critical of the Trump administration’s aggressive approach to immigration enforcement to either change the laws or “shut up.” In a wide-ranging speech, Kelly also promised a border crackdown on marijuana, which is illegal under federal law but legal under state law in eight states and the District of...

  • DONALD TRUMP Mar 23, 2017

    Border Patrol Union Takes Center Stage Under Trump

    Once a week, union leaders representing U.S. Border Patrol agents host a radio show from a sleepy office park near San Diego, where studio walls are covered with an 8-by-12-foot American flag and portraits of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. For about an hour, the agents mix discussions about border security with shoptalk and freewheeling news commentary...

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