Border security

An self-styled Patriot stands a quarter mile from a barrier that marks the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in Sunland Park, N.M., hours before being removed from his group's campsite by police. Members of the United Constitutional Patriots gained national attention after filming themselves detaining immigrants who cross the border to the east where the wall ends. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)
April 24, 2019 - 9:54 pm
SUNLAND PARK, New Mexico (AP) — Authorities on the U.S.-Mexico border have distanced themselves from an armed civilian group that detains asylum-seeking families, but the United Constitutional Patriots have never been shy about saying they work with Border Patrol agents. After its activities drew...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo, outgoing Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen speaks at the dedication ceremony at the Homeland Security headquarters Center Building at the old St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington. Nielsen was told by President Donald Trump’s chief of staff not to bring up election security in meetings with the president, but she continued to push the issue with administration and international leaders despite the lack of White House coordination. That’s according to people familiar with the matter. Nielsen, who resigned in April, had made cybersecurity a focus of her tenure there. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
April 24, 2019 - 4:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House official told Kirstjen Nielsen, then Homeland Security secretary, not to bring up election security with President Donald Trump, steering her away from discussing a critical national security threat with a president who bristles at suggestions that Russian...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks about the deployment of 5G technology in the United States during an event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Friday, April 12, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 24, 2019 - 2:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump renewed his threat Wednesday to send more troops to the U.S.-Mexico border following an incident in which Mexican soldiers confronted U.S. personnel. Mexico blamed the incident on confusion, and said it was not looking for confrontation with the U.S. In...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2018, file photo, a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle sits above the Rio Grande River at the U.S. - Mexico border in Brownsville, Texas. U.S. Border Patrol agents found a 3-year-old boy alone in a field after likely being abandoned by smugglers at the southern border, authorities said. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said late Tuesday, April 23, 2019, that the boy's name and phone numbers were written on his shoes when agents found him that morning. The agency said it is trying to reach the boy's family. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
April 24, 2019 - 2:00 pm
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol agents found a 3-year-old boy alone in a field in Texas after likely being abandoned by smugglers at the southern border, authorities said. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said late Tuesday that the boy's name and a phone number were written on his shoes...
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April 23, 2019 - 5:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say two American soldiers in a remote area of Texas were confronted by Mexican soldiers who thought they had crossed into Mexico. The Mexican troops reportedly took the weapon from the American soldier who was armed. U.S. defense officials say the Americans were in...
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April 19, 2019 - 1:42 pm
SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — U.S. authorities are warning citizens not to take the law into their own hands after a group patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border stopped hundreds of migrants when they crossed into southern New Mexico this week. U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued the warning through...
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FILE--In this Nov. 3, 2018, file photo, members of the U.S. Army build a razor wire fence around area for tents near the U.S.-Mexico International bridge, in Donna, Texas. The U.S. government is working to open two new large tent facilities to temporarily detain up to 1,000 migrant parents and children near the southern border. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a notice to potential contractors that it's seeking to build large tents in El Paso, Texas, and in South Texas that could house 500 people at a time. The notice says families would sleep on mats inside each tent. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
April 16, 2019 - 7:59 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Trump administration wants to open two new tent facilities to temporarily detain up to 1,000 parents and children near the southern border, as advocates sharply criticize the conditions inside the tents already used to hold migrants. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a...
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April 11, 2019 - 7:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday called for bipartisan talks aimed at bolstering asylum laws and addressing border security, issuing a bid for negotiations amid a surge of migrants crossing the southwestern U.S. border and daily outcries by President Donald Trump...
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Outgoing Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, front center left, cuts a ribbon accompanied by outgoing acting deputy secretary Claire Grady, front center right, Incoming Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan, front left, and Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration David Pekoske, front right at the dedication ceremony at the Homeland Security headquarters Center Building at the old St. Elizabeths Hospital, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 10, 2019 - 10:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kirstjen Nielsen and other longtime civil servants stood outside the Department of Homeland Security's new headquarters Wednesday in the breezy sunshine — a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a building they'd never work in. Nielsen, homeland security secretary for a few more hours,...
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In this April 5, 2019, photo, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner listens as President Donald Trump participates in a roundtable on immigration and border security at the U.S. Border Patrol Calexico Station in Calexico, Calif. As Trump rails against an influx of migrants at the border, two of the most influential White House power players are finding themselves at odds over immigration policy. Fresh off orchestrating a shake-up at the Department of Homeland Security, an ascendant Stephen Miller is making a renewed push to bring about tougher policies at the border. Meanwhile, Kushner has been quietly working on his own broader immigration reform plan. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
April 10, 2019 - 7:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump rails against an influx of migrants at the border, two of his most influential White House power players are at odds over the future of his immigration policy. Fresh off orchestrating a shake-up at the Department of Homeland Security, an ascendant Stephen...
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