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Customs and Border Protection has given $13.6 million to the private firm Accenture to hire thousands more Border Patrol agents. Just two agents have been hired so far, according to a watchdog report. The Office of the Inspector General said the company is "nowhere near" its goal of hiring 7,500 people in the next five years, as the firm had laid out in its $297 million contract. The report said CBP "risks wasting millions of taxpayer dollars." CPB disputes the conclusion but agreed to investigate whether Accenture should reimburse the money. The Trump administration paid $13.6 million... [Read More]
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A 2-year-old child who was traveling with the migrant caravan was found without her parents in California after crossing the border into the United States. Customs and Border Protection said that Border Patrol agents found the girl strapped to the chest of a 17-year-old male on Nov. 27, along with five other illegal aliens. The... [Read More]
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San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents found a two-year-old girl near Campo, California, without a parent. [Read More]
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President Trump tweets Tuesday that immigration and border patrol agents and the military have done a "FANTASTIC" job securing the border with Mexico. But Trump says "A Great Wall" would be a "far easier & less expensive solution." [Read More]
President Donald Trump on Tuesday made a meandering plea for border wall funding just hours in advance of a high-stakes meeting with Democratic congressional leaders as a deadline approaches next week to reach a budget deal and avert a partial government shutdown. Across five morning tweets, Trump touted the efforts of his administration to deter illegal border crossings, praising Border Patrol officers and the military for doing a "FANTASTIC job" and claiming "Our Southern Border is now Secure and will remain that way. [Read More]
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Agents assigned to the Ajo Border Patrol Station encountered several large groups of Central Americans, totaling more than 240 people in the last 48 hours, according to US Customs and Border.... Get the latest Yuma and Imperial Valley news, sports and weather from KYMA, KSWT, KECY and KESE. [Read More]
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Border Patrol agents seized $250,000 worth of meth during a vehicle inspection over the weekend. [Read More]
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After the recent melee involving Central American asylum seekers, Mexican police, and the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, an uneasy calm has returned to the crossing between Tijuana and San Diego. It's unlikely to last. If President Trump doesn't change his policies, expect more tear gas, volleys of rocks, and howls of pain and outrage on both sides of the border.This turmoil is avoidable. Mainly, the U.S. needs to mend its broken asylum system _ and the solutions are more straightforward than... [Read More]
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All persons within the groups were found to be in good health and were transported to the Ajo Border Patrol Station for processing. [Read More]
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A vehicle fleeing a Border Patrol checkpoint north of Las Cruces rolled over near the Garfield/Salem exit from I-25 Monday morning. [Read More]
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There have been roughly 5,400 active duty troops along the border in recent weeks installing razor wire barriers and protecting border patrol agents in southern border states like Arizona. [Read More]
U.S. authorities arrested 32 people at a migrants-rights protest on Monday organized by a Quaker group at a U.S. border fence in San Diego, California, the U.S. Border Patrol said. [Read More]
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More than 20 people, mostly faith leaders, were arrested Monday as part of a peaceful demonstration in which some participants purposefully resisted officials' orders to move away from the U.S.-Mexico border barrier near Tijuana. Between 300 and 400 people, many faith and community leaders from... [Read More]
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Two teenage girls sustained injuries while jumping over the Yuma fence last week. Border Patrol said they've seen an increase in the number of injuries. [Read More]
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The Border Patrol said Monday that a mother linked to the migrant caravans in Mexico abandoned her young child late last month, leaving the 2-year-old girl with an unrelated 17-year-old boy. The teen said the toddler's mother had grown tired during the journey and asked if anyone else in the ... [Read More]
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After the recent melee involving Central American asylum seekers, Mexican police, and the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, an uneasy calm has returned to the crossing between Tijuana and San Diego. It's unlikely to last. If President Donald Trump... [Read More]
A two-year-old girl found strapped to the chest of an immigrant teenager is in the custody of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials, the U.S. Border Patrol said Monday. [Read More]
U.S. Border Patrol agents have handcuffed about a dozen people participating in a demonstration organized by a Quaker group at the U.S.-Mexico border, calling for the end of the detention and deportation of immigrants and the militarization of the border. A photographer for The Associated Press saw about a dozen people being handcuffed Monday after they were told by agents to move back away from a wall. US Customs and Border Protection spokesman Theo Francisco says he had no immediate information about any arrests. About 300 people participated in the demonstration... [Read More]
The Latest on a demonstration at San Diego's border with Tijuana, Mexico (all times local): 3:10 p.m. U.S. authorities have 32 people at a demonstration organized by a Quaker group at the border separating San Diego from Tijuana, Mexico. Border Patrol spokesman Eduardo Olmos said 31 people were arrested for trespassing by the Federal Protective Service at Monday's demonstration and one was arrested by the Border Patrol for assaulting an agent. A photographer for The Associated Press saw about a dozen people being handcuffed after agents warned them to back away from the... [Read More]
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Border Patrol said 31 people were arrested for trespassing and one was arrested for assaulting an officer... [Read More]
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