More Border Security Articles

  • Senate, House on collision course on border money

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to any money. The developments pointed to a hardening...

  • A call for calm on the border crisis: Incredible increase in apprehension of children versus teens

    Thousands of unaccompanied minors have in recent months swarmed the U.S.-Mexico border, overwhelming U.S. border agents and raising many serious questions about national security interests.

  • Big issues loom for Congress as Aug. recess nears

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure is on Congress to act in the next two weeks on several problems, from keeping highway projects on track and easing wait time for veterans seeking health care to the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. "Pass a bill or don't come back from recess," William...

  • Despite crush of children, illegal immigration low

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Border Patrol agents stationed in South Texas are the busiest in the country, arresting tens of thousands of children illegally crossing the border without their parents and thousands more families with children. Here's a look at some numbers on the immigration situation....

  • And here's the most useless thing that has been said so far about the border crisis

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced this week that he will soon deploy approximately 1,000 National Guard troops to help secure the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • 2008 law unexpectedly at center of border debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein recalls turning on her television and seeing a young Chinese girl crying before a judge, without even an interpreter to help her after surviving a harrowing journey to the U.S. That was the genesis of a law six years ago that is now at the center of an...

  • Has Texas Gov. Rick Perry thrown down the gauntlet to Obama on immigration?

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is sending up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Lone Star State's border with Mexico in an attempt to contain the flood of illegal immigrants entering the U.S.

  • Congress faces gridlock on Veterans Affairs and border spending bills

    With just days left for Congress to legislate before adjourning for the summer, House and Senate leaders remain at odds over major border legislation and a bill to overhaul the troubled Veterans Affairs department.

  • Migration spotlights Mexican 'coyote' smugglers

    TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — The man-in-the-know nursed a late-morning beer at a bar near the Suchiate River that separates Guatemala from Mexico, and answered a question about his human smuggling business with a question: "Do you think a coyote is going to say he's a coyote?" Dressed as a...

  • White House reports drop in minors crossing border

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border is dropping significantly. White House press secretary Josh Earnest says about 150 children daily — on average — were apprehended along the Rio Grande border in the first two weeks of July. He...

  • Mexico declares group home owner mentally unfit

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The owner of a group home raided last week is mentally unfit to face allegations that she frequently hit children living in the shelter, Mexico's top federal prosecutor said Monday. Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam said the woman who founded the shelter where about 600...

  • Anti-illegal immigration demonstration meets face-to-face with counter protest --- you won't believe what happened next (but you probably will)

    Illegal immigration in the U.S. has in recent years been the topic of very, very heated debate, one side arguing that the rule of law must be observed while the other argues that the rules should be eased for those who are already here illegally.

  • Immigration crisis is bordering on madness

    In a recent confrontation between protesters against the illegal flood of unaccompanied children into the United States and counter-protests by some Hispanic group, one man from the latter group said angrily, "We are as good as you are!"

  • Migrant smuggler costs for crossing Mexico to US

    Migration experts and smugglers who charge from $4,000 to $10,000 to move Central Americans to the U.S. say these are some of the payments that must be made to get their human cargo to its destination: — Guide who makes the trip: $500-$600. — Boatmen at Mexico's southern border: $1.50 to...

  • Immigration debate upended by a flood of children

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The sudden rise in the number of families and unaccompanied minors from Central America crossing the U.S. border has dramatically redefined the yearlong debate on immigration. President Barack Obama had demanded action on a broad change in the law that would have given...

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