Border patrols

In this July 31, 2018 photo, Customs and Border Protection U.S. Border Patrol Acting Chief, Carla Provost, makes an opening statement as the Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the Trump administration's policies on immigration enforcement and family reunification efforts, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Provost was named the U.S. Border Patrol’s first female chief in its 94-year-history. She had been acting chief since April 2017, so her appointment by Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan was no surprise. Only about 5 percent of the Border Patrol’s nearly 20,000 agents are women. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
August 09, 2018 - 1:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol has its first female chief in its 94-year history. Carla Provost had been acting chief since April 2017, so her appointment Thursday by Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan was no surprise. The position is not subject to Senate...
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A father and his 3-year-old son are detained in the back of a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol vehicle Wednesday, July 18, 2018 in San Luis, Ariz. The boy, his father and two siblings were arrested by a U.S. Border Patrol agent who spotted them crossing a canal along the the international border. (AP Photo/Matt York)
August 07, 2018 - 2:49 pm
SAN LUIS, Ariz. (AP) — The 3-year-old boy with a bowl haircut and striped shirt silently clung to his father in the back of a U.S. Border Patrol truck. Their shoes still muddy from crossing the border, the father and son had just been apprehended at a canal near a border fence in Arizona on a muggy...
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FILE - In this Thursday Aug. 5, 2010 file photo, No More Deaths volunteer Katie Maloney checks water jugs at the group's camp before heading out to supply water stations for illegal immigrants near Arivaca, Ariz., about 13 miles north of Mexico. Arizona clergy are calling activists to gather this weekend at the state's border with Mexico and leave large bottles of water on remote trails for migrants who continue to cross the desert during the dangerously hot summer. (AP Photo/Amanda Lee Myers,File)
August 03, 2018 - 2:54 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona clergy are calling activists to gather this weekend at the state's border with Mexico and leave large jugs of water on remote trails for migrants who continue to cross the desert during the dangerously hot summer. The Sunday gathering organized by faith leaders and local...
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Adalicia Montecinos holds her year-old son Johan, who became a poster child for the U.S. policy of separating immigrants and their children, at a restaurant in Yojoa, Honduras, Friday, 20, 2018. Johan arrived in San Pedro Sula and was reunited with his parents on a government bus. Captured by Border Patrol agents in March, Johan's father was deported and the then 10-month-old remained at an Arizona shelter. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
July 21, 2018 - 6:03 pm
LA LIBERTAD, Honduras (AP) — Baby Johan spent his first day home chasing his family's kitten, bouncing to music and playing like any 15-month-old boy. But his mom said Saturday he also seemed lost in his own home — not recognizing his favorite aunt and only able to sleep with the lights on after...
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Adalicia Montecino holds her year-old son Johan Bueso Montecinos, who became a poster child for the U.S. policy of separating immigrants and their children, as Johan touches his father Rolando Bueso Castillo's face, in San Pedro de Sula, Honduras, Friday, 20, 2018. Johan Bueso Montecinos arrived in San Pedro Sula and was reunited with his parents on a government bus. Captured by Border Patrol agents in March, Johan’s father was deported and the then 10-month-old remained at an Arizona shelter. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
July 21, 2018 - 12:58 am
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — For months, a Honduran couple watched their only son grow up in videos while he was kept in U.S. government custody. That's where he took his first steps and spoke his first words. The parents got to embrace the 15-month-old boy again Friday, five months after U.S...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 21, 2018, file photo, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks alongside a group of other U.S. mayors during a news conference outside a holding facility for immigrant children in Tornillo, Texas, near the Mexico border. U.S. Customs and Border Protection is alleging that de Blasio illegally crossed from Mexico into the U.S. while visiting the El Paso, Texas, area in June, an accusation the mayor’s office flatly denies. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton, File)
July 11, 2018 - 5:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his security detail violated both Mexican and U.S. immigration laws by crossing the border on foot during a visit near El Paso, Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection alleges in a letter obtained by The Associated Press. The mayor's office...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018 file photo, an Italian Coast Guard boat approaches the French NGO "SOS Mediterranee" Aquarius ship as migrants are being transferred, in the Mediterranean Sea. As NATO allies convene, one issue not on their formal agenda but never far from their thoughts is immigration, even though illegal border crossings are decreasing on both sides of the Atlantic. The separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border and Italy’s refusal to let shipwrecked migrants disembark in its ports illustrate the hardening positions on border control in Washington and European capitals. (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli, File)
July 09, 2018 - 3:11 am
ROME (AP) — As NATO allies convene, one issue not on their formal agenda but never far from their thoughts is immigration — even though illegal border crossings are decreasing on both sides of the Atlantic. The separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border and Italy's refusal to let shipwrecked...
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July 05, 2018 - 6:36 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Canadian government said Thursday it's investigating a series of encounters in which U.S. border patrols have approached Canadian fishing vessels in a disputed island area off the East Coast. The area in question is around Machias Seal Island, a 20-acre (8-hectare) rock...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2017 file photo a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent escorts an immigrant suspected of crossing into the United States illegally along the Rio Grande near Granjeno, Texas. A U.S. official tells The Associated Press that Border Patrol arrests fell sharply in June 2018 to the lowest level since February, ending a streak of four straight monthly increases. The drop may reflect seasonal trends or it could signal that President Donald Trump's "zero-tolerance" policy to criminally prosecute every adult who enters the country illegally is having a deterrent effect. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the numbers are not yet intended for public release. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
July 02, 2018 - 7:09 am
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Border Patrol arrests fell sharply in June to the lowest level since February, according to a U.S. official, ending a streak of four straight monthly increases. The drop may reflect seasonal trends or it could signal that President Donald Trump's "zero-tolerance" policy to...
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Brenda Villa, left, comforts her 11-year-old daughter, Kathryn, after speaking during an immigration rally and protest in Civic Center Park Saturday, June 30, 2018, in downtown Denver. The protest was one of hundreds staged nationwide that has brought liberal activists, parents and first-time protesters--motivated by accounts of children separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border--to press President Donald Trump to reunite families quickly. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
July 01, 2018 - 6:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on nationwide protests over a Trump administration immigration policy (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Police in Portland, Oregon, have ordered participants in a march by Patriot Prayer to disperse after officers saw assaults and projectiles being thrown. Police said Saturday...
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