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With border wall as backdrop, Mike Pence launches GOP push to gain congressional seats in 2022

With all the hallmarks of an early campaign event, former Vice President Mike Pence held a press conference near Montezuma Pass just north from a section of Southern Arizona border wall left unfinished by the Biden administration. ... Read more»

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Trump-era Border Patrol chief pushed out by Biden admin

The Biden administration has pushed out the chief of the Border Patrol, Rodney Scott, telling a long-term proponent of the border wall, and one of a few remaining Trump-era appointees, to leave the agency. ... Read more»

Watchdog: 83 border agents made racist, sexist Facebook posts; CBP leaders didn't act to prevent incidents

Facing racist, sexist, or otherwise offensive social media activity from their employees, senior leaders with U.S. Customs and Border Protection took no action on their own to prevent further misconduct, according to a report published Monday by a federal watchdog.... Read more»

Trump visits Texas as administration rushes to award more border wall contracts

The trip comes in the midst of planned impeachment proceedings following a violent week at the U.S. Capitol and a week after Department of Homeland Security officials touted the “historic” completion of 450 miles of border fencing during the Trump administration.... Read more»

Wolf quits as Homeland Security chief after judge's order over asylum claims

Recent court rulings over the validity of Chad Wolf's tenure as the head of Homeland Security, including a series of policies designed to clamp down on asylum along the U.S.-Mexico border, have forced the acting secretary to resign. ... Read more»

ICE is expelling migrant kids to 'prevent the spread' of COVID-19 after they've tested negative

Since March, the Trump administration has pushed thousands of migrant children back to their home countries without legal screenings or protection, citing the risk that they could be carrying COVID-19 into the United States.... Read more»

Tucson police will enforce curfew; anti-racism protests continued over weekend

Tucson police will begin enforcing a curfew as part of a statewide order, issued by Gov. Ducey on Sunday, as protests over the death of George Floyd while in the hands of police continued across the country, including confrontations in Arizona. ... Read more»

Migrant from India is first case of COVID-19 reported in CBP custody

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said that a 31-year-old man from India is the first person to test positive for COVID-19 in the agency's custody after he crossed into the U.S. near Calexico, Calif. last week. ... Read more»

6 children died in Border Patrol care, Dems in Congress want to know why

Video contradicted the Border Patrol’s account of 16-year-old Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez’s death. Now, House Democrats are pressuring the agency to explain why six migrant children died under its care in less than a year.... Read more»

Feds waived environment, other regs on 90 miles of Arizona border in 2019

The Trump administration waived environmental and other regulations on nearly one-quarter of Arizona’s border with Mexico last year to ease the way for border wall construction, a review of government documents shows.... Read more»1

Mexican border cities: too dangerous for Americans but safe enough for migrants, U.S. government says

The State Department has issued warnings advising against travel to Mexican border states and the president has considered labeling cartels as terrorist organizations. But Trump officials continue to downplay the violence in cities where "remain in Mexico" is in place. ... Read more»

Family apprehensions at border fell below adults apprehended in October

For the first time in at least a year, more adult immigrants were apprehended at the southern border than families, according to October apprehension numbers released Thursday by Customs and Border Protection.... Read more»

Feds detained nearly 1 million at Mexico border in past year

New statistics reported Tuesday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection show that roughly 1 million migrants have been detained at the southern border in the last year, the most in over a decade.... Read more»

Border Patrol agent dies after being found unresponsive south of Tucson

A Border Patrol agent died Sunday after being found unresponsive in Southern Arizona, officials said. Authorities said they have ruled out foul play in the death of Agent Robert Hotten, 44.... Read more»

Border apprehensions fell sharply, but still at highest level in years

Border apprehensions have been cut by half, but those numbers are still the highest for may in five years.... Read more»

Senate hears problems, differs on answers to border detention crisis

With border apprehensions at their highest level in a decade, all sides at a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing Tuesday agreed that the situation at immigrant detention facilities has reached crisis levels.... Read more»

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