customs and border patrol

border, immigration, Nicaragua, Venezuela, immigration, migrants, Covid
Jan 21, 2023

Illegal border crossings surge to highest of Biden’s term

A surge in Cuban and Nicaraguan arrivals at the U.S. border with Mexico in December led to the highest number of illegal border crossings recorded during any month of Joe Biden's presidency, authorities said Friday.

Feb 19, 2020

Court: Border Patrol violating rights of detainees

A federal judge has concluded that Customs and Border Protection is detaining people in a way that violates their rights.

Oct 27, 2017

Sierra Vista man in long fight with border crossers, U.S. government

Spencer’s enemies are elusive, wily, and to him, alien. They are Latino border crossers, and whether children fleeing conflict, families seeking a better life, or suspected drug smugglers makes no difference. Spencer believes they constitute a threat large enough to warrant years of his life struggling to combat it.

Jan 30, 2017

Ducey, not Brnovich, is fighting case on immigrants’ driver licenses

Gov. Doug Ducey’s repeated assertions that he is not the one fighting to keep “deferred action” recipients from getting licenses to drive are not true, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Mark Brnovich said Friday.

Dec 7, 2016

Customs and Border chief: Migrant surge not letting up

The surge of Central American families seeking asylum at U.S. borders is not letting up, Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske said Wednesday

A Border Patrol agent on patrol along the Southwest border near Nogales. (Photo courtesy Josh Denmark/CBP)
Oct 14, 2015

US reports sharp drop in use of force by border agents

U.S. Border Patrol agents and border inspectors used physical force far less frequently in the last year compared with previous years, even as the number of assaults on authorities rose, according to figures released Tuesday.

Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher defended his agency to a House subcommittee, testifying that the border is more secure because of more agents on the ground and better technology in the field. (Cronkite News Service photo by Emilie Eaton)
Jun 28, 2013

House lawmakers grill Border Patrol, as Senate passes immigration bill

A House subcommittee grilled Customs and Border Patrol agents Thursday over Southwest border security, charging that agents cannot identify which areas of the border are most dangerous.

Dec 15, 2010

Border Patrol agent killed in Southern Arizona

A U.S. Border Patrol agent was shot and killed north of the Arizona-Mexico border while trying to catch bandits who target illegal immigrants, the leader of a union representing agents said Wednesday.