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Emergency border funds get final OK, after some odd political turns

The final vote included support from 129 Democrats and 176 Republicans, in what one expert called an “overwhelmingly bipartisan” vote to send emergency funding to the departments of Homeland Security, Health and Human Services and others.... Read more»

Inside the secret BP Facebook group where agents joke about migrant deaths

The three-year-old group, which has roughly 9,500 members, shared derogatory comments about Latina lawmakers who plan to visit a controversial Texas detention facility on Monday, calling them “scum buckets” and “hoes.”... Read more»2

Retrial looms for Scott Warren as prosecutors consider launching new case

Three weeks after a jury declared they were unable to reach a decision in the case against No More Deaths volunteer Scott Warren, federal prosecutors will announce Tuesday whether they will again pursue criminal charges. ... Read more»

Border Patrol builds tent complex in Yuma to hold families crossing border

Homeland Security officials will begin placing families seeking asylum in a new "temporary facility" at the Border Patrol station in Yuma on Friday night, as the agency struggles to manage an increasing number of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.... Read more»1

Border Patrol finds three children, one woman dead at South Texas border

U.S. Border Patrol agents found four bodies Sunday near the Rio Grande in South Texas, including three children and a young woman.... Read more»

Denounced as 'broken' years ago, CBP discipline system still not fixed

An expert panel’s pleas for swifter, more consistent, more transparent punishment of rogue agents languish.... Read more»

Most states legalizing pot growing have yet to grapple with power demand

States legalizing cannabis so far have done little to limit or even track the huge amounts of energy needed to grow it indoors. ... Read more»

Continuing shakeup at DHS sends ICE leader to CBP, deputy floats back to top

The Trump administration continues to reshuffle leaders at Homeland Security, sending current ICE director Mark Morgan over to Customs and Border Protection, and bringing the agency's deputy director back on deck. ... Read more»

FactChecking Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax plan

In her campaign speeches, Sen. Elizabeth Warren likes to say, “I’ve got a plan for that.” She has lots of plans, but there is one on which many of the others hinge: her plan for an “Ultra-Millionaire Tax,” an annual wealth tax on all assets over $50 million.... Read more»

Chemical retardant used to fight wildfires could pose harm, group says

Fire-retardent slurry has been a key tool in fighting forest fires, including the Woodbury Fire east of Mesa, but some former U.S. Forest Service employees call it unsafe and counter productive. ... Read more»

U.S. House passes $4.5B border aid bill amid mounting concern for detained migrant children

As reports of migrant children being held in squalid conditions at federal facilities near the border continue to draw outrage, Democrats successfully pushed a $4.5 billion humanitarian aid package through the U.S. House late Tuesday evening with a vote of 230 to 195.... Read more»

Migrant kids returned to West Texas facility despite reports of squalid conditions

The Border Patrol facility in Clint has been under intense scrutiny after reports surfaced last week alleging children were held without adequate water, food and proper sanitation.... Read more»

Widely circulated photo shows bodies of a man & toddler daughter who drowned trying to seek asylum in the U.S.

A photo of the bodies of an El Salvadoran man and his toddler daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande after reportedly being unable to request asylum on U.S. soil was published by a Mexican newspaper and has since been widely circulated through social media.... Read more»

White House again reshuffles leadership at border agencies as CBP head resigns

While Border Patrol agents deal with an influx of asylum seekers, mostly families from Central America and Mexico, the White House is again rearranging the leadership of the Department of Homeland Security. ... Read more»

Ex-Tucsonan Grisham named press secretary for President Trump

Stephanie Grisham, a former Tucsonan who has been spokeswoman for first lady Melania Trump, was named President Trump's press secretary and communications director on Monday.... Read more»2

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