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Border communities deal with onslaught of fentanyl overdoses

Despite record seizures of fentanyl at U.S. border crossings, a rise in overdoses is forcing law enforcement officials to change tactics, emphasizing information and public engagement, as well as drugs to reverse opioid overdoses.... Read more»

Pentagon more than doubles active-duty troops deployed to border

The Defense Department said it will send an additional 3,750 active-duty troops to the southern border to support Customs and Border Protection officers by stringing razor wire, helping operate mobile surveillance equipment and other support activities.... Read more»

Families divided

Mexico agrees to accept some asylum seekers while migrant advocates worry for their safety

The Mexican government has agreed to take 10,000 migrants seeking U.S. asylum, despite protests that the move threatens legal representation and exposes asylum seekers to violence.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Imagine: Today a wall, tomorrow dragons required to protect America from Latino 'invasion'

There are 25,772,342 reasons why nothing — not even a "big, beautiful" wall — will ever be enough for the borderphobes. It's time for backers of a path to citizenship to stop being scared of being called "soft on the border."... Read more»

FactCheck: Trump wrong about wall effect in El Paso

President Donald Trump falsely claimed that El Paso, Texas went from “one of the most dangerous cities in the country to one of the safest cities in the country overnight” after “a wall was put up” along the Mexico border.... Read more»

FactCheck: Trump claims Mexico is paying for border wall through trade deal

Experts say U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement neither contains wall payment provisions nor will generate the tax revenue to pay for the wall.... Read more»

'Time we get serious’: Az ranchers support Trump’s move to militarize border

By God, it’s time we get serious. And if it takes the military, then do it.” John Ladd did not mince words as he stood at the fence separating Arizona and Mexico, his face shaded by the brim of his straw cowboy hat.... Read more»1

Homeland Security may not have capacity to hire 15,000 border officers Trump promised

The Homeland Security Department may not have the resources needed to hire the thousands of new agents President Trump has ordered, and even if it could it might not know how to best deploy them.... Read more»

Defense bill could include $1.6 billion to start border wall

Democrats are blasting a GOP plan to allocate $1.57 billion to begin construction of a border wall with Mexico, by slipping that language into a critical defense funding bill. But there appears to be little else they can do to stop the funding language.... Read more»

Suspected shooter in 2010 Border Patrol slaying arrested in Mexico

It’s been more than six years since Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in a shootout with drug smugglers near Rio Rico, and his family was beginning to lose hope that the suspects would be caught.... Read more»

Scientists: Trump's border wall would devastate wildlife habitat

At the U.S.-Mexico border, scientists say existing fencing is hurting wildlife and warn that a continuous wall could devastate many species. The barriers in place have made it harder for animals to find food, water and mates. Many, like jaguars, gray wolves and ocelots, are already endangered.... Read more»

Homeland Security: Fewer Central American kids crossing border

Homeland Security officials said Tuesday that they have cut the time it takes to deport Central American adults and seen a sharp drop in the number of children trying to cross the border. Secretary Johnson said officials had reduced the time it takes to repatriate adults to Central America, from about 33 days to about four days now.... Read more»

Photos: A look at CBP's Brownsville detention center

CPB provided media tours Wednesday of two centers, in Nogales and in Brownsville, Texas, that have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1. Here is a look at the conditions in the Brownsville center.... Read more»

Man gets 33 months for illegal re-entry

A 23-year-old Honduran man was sentenced to 33 months in prison for illegal re-entry of a felon.... Read more»

Illegal alien tips Border Patrol to drug-dealing operation

An illegal immigrant's apprehension in the west desert Wednesday led to the arrest of suspected drug smugglers and the location of an alleged stash house in the Phoenix area, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.... Read more»1

CBP chief touts teamwork in securing border

The chief of federal border enforcement hailed an 18-month old program of teamwork between local, state, tribal, federal and Mexican authorities for making the border safer. Law enforcement is "prepared to deal" with the threat of increased violence by drug cartels, said Commissioner Alan Bersin.... Read more»