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1 year 10 months ago

Border security hearing will be held today

This morning the Senate Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing on border security as it relates to the "Gang of Eight's" potential immigration bill. The committee hopes to examine provisions in the bill known as the "border security, economic opportunity, and immigration modernization act." Witnesses testifying include commissioners...

3 years 10 months ago

President says border is more secure

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Describing the border with Mexico as more secure than ever, President Barack Obama says Republicans who insisted on tougher enforcement should now be ready to move on and deal with comprehensive immigration reform. But instead, he says they're still demanding more. In a speech...

4 years 5 months ago

Nogales mayor arrested

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona attorney general says Nogales Mayor Octavio Garcia Von Borstel has been arrested on multiple charges including bribery, theft, fraud and money laundering. The 29-year-old mayor was arrested Tuesday morning at his office at the Nogales City Hall. Search warrants were executed at his home,...

4 years 7 months ago

BC police: Bears surrounded pot fields

Police who uncovered two marijuana fields near the U.S.-Canada border had to tread carefully: 13 black bears were wandering around the crops. The fields of about 2,300 plants were found near Christina Lake, just a few miles from the border. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says...

4 years 7 months ago

Border Patrol sees spike in suicides

U.S. Border Patrol agents are killing themselves in greater numbers, after nearly four years without one suicide. Records obtained by The Associated Press show that at least 15 agents have taken their own lives since February 2008. It's the largest spike in suicides the agency has seen in at...

4 years 7 months ago

Colorado Army deserter arrested at border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in Montana say they have arrested a 28-year-old Colorado man accused of deserting the U.S. Army. Officials say Eric Wagner of Lakewood, was taken into custody Wednesday at the Chief Mountain port of entry into Glacier National Park. Customs spokeswoman Lynn Shozoda...

4 years 7 months ago

Arizona to Washington: Give us the money

More agents and more drones along the Mexican border are just what states like Arizona are demanding from Washington. And Arizona Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick wants the in-recess Senate to act quickly to make it happen. A spokesman for Majority Leader Harry Reid says they're hoping for passage by the...

4 years 8 months ago

President talks immigration reform

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says America's borders are "just too vast" for the immigration problem to be solved with fences and border patrols alone. He said that a comprehensive solution is needed, instead, urging one that holds everyone accountable, from illegal immigrants to the businesses that hire...

4 years 10 months ago

Democrats want border security before legalization

Democratic senators writing an immigration bill are circulating details about their emerging proposal that would secure the border before illegal immigrants could become legal U.S. residents. The plan would increase the number of border and immigration enforcement agents, and lays out security benchmarks. The Associated Press obtained a copy of...

5 years 3 months ago

Iran to try 3 Americans who crossed border

Iran has said they were spying. Now the foreign minister says the three Americans jailed since July will be tried, though he's not saying on what charges. Relatives and the U.S. government say the three were innocently hiking in northern Iraq and accidentally crossed into Iran. The foreign minister's comments...

5 years 6 months ago

Texas governor sends Rangers to Mexico border

Special teams of Texas Rangers will be deployed to the Texas-Mexico border to deal with increasing violence because the federal government has failed to address growing problems there, Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday. "It is an expansive effort with the Rangers playing a more high-profile role than they've ever...

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