Border patrols

FILE - In this March 14, 2019, file photo, Jose Fermin Gonzalez Cruz holds his son, William Josue Gonzales Garcia, 2, as they wait with other families who crossed the nearby U.S.-Mexico border near McAllen, Texas, for Border Patrol agents to check names and documents. A surge in family arrivals, largely from Guatemala and Honduras, has led Border Patrol agents to shift attention from preparing criminal cases to caring for children. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
April 04, 2019 - 5:14 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — As the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy hits its anniversary, the promise to criminally prosecute everyone who crosses the Mexico border illegally has been forced to evolve. Today the reality is families come first. A surge in family arrivals, largely from Guatemala...
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Pastor Gavin Rogers, second from left, prays with an immigrant from Central America seeking asylum who had requested communion while at Travis Park Church which is serving as a make-shift shelter, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in downtown San Antonio. The surge of migrants arriving at the southern border has led the Trump administration to dramatically expand a practice it has long mocked as "catch and release." (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
April 03, 2019 - 1:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump eased up on his threats to close the southern border as officials across his administration explored half-measures that might satisfy the president's urge for action, like stopping only foot traffic at certain crossings. Facing a surge of Central American...
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Vehicles from Mexico and the U.S. approach a border crossing in El Paso, Texas, Monday, April 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)
April 02, 2019 - 1:08 am
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the southern border raised fears Monday of dire economic consequences in the U.S. and an upheaval of daily life in a stretch of the country that relies on the international flow of not just goods and services but also students,...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk along the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, March 31, 2019, as they return from Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 01, 2019 - 10:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As he threatens to shut down the southern border, President Donald Trump is considering bringing on a "border" or "immigration czar" to coordinate immigration policy across various federal agencies, according to four people familiar with the discussions. Trump is weighing at least...
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Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls speaks to the media and audience during a news conference inside Yuma City Council Chambers about the current humanitarian crisis in the border region due to high volumes of illegal migrant crossings Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Yuma, Ariz. Nicholls said the city is working with various non-governmental organizations to make sure the families have temporary housing, food, medical care and help with travel to their intended destinations. (Randy Hoeft/The Yuma Sun via AP)
March 29, 2019 - 1:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of migrant families and children entering the U.S. from Mexico is so high that Border Patrol is immediately releasing them instead of transferring them to the agency responsible for their release, forcing local governments to help coordinate their housing, meals and...
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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2018 file photo, a group of migrants moves through a forest in the Pljesevica Mountain in a attempt to illegally cross the border into Croatia. Amnesty International released a report on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, that accuses European Union nations of complacency in the "systematic, unlawful and frequently violent pushbacks" by Croatian border guards of thousands of asylum-seekers to squalid and unsafe refugee camps in Bosnia. (AP Photo/Amel Emric, File)
March 13, 2019 - 7:42 am
BIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A leading rights group has accused European Union states of complacency in the "systematic, unlawful and frequently violent pushbacks" by Croatian border guards of thousands of asylum-seekers to squalid and unsafe refugee camps in Bosnia. Amnesty International said...
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March 12, 2019 - 2:02 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — New statistics from U.S. Customs and Border Protection show the number of people apprehended along the U.S. border with Canada is continuing to climb. Statistics show 4,316 people were apprehended along the border last year, up from 3,027 in 2017 and 2,283 in 2016. Of the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2019, file photo, migrants who are awaiting their chance to request asylum in the U.S. pass the time inside a shelter in Bachilleres gymnasium in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The Trump administration's effort to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico explicitly targets Spanish-speakers and people from Latin America, according to internal guidelines of a highly touted strategy to address the burgeoning number of Central Americans arriving at U.S. borders. (AP Photo/Christian Torres, File)
March 07, 2019 - 10:22 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Border agents have been told to explicitly target Spanish speakers and migrants from Latin America in carrying out a Trump administration program requiring asylum seekers wait in Mexico, according to memos obtained by The Associated Press that reveal some inner workings of a top...
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 6, 2019, before the House Homeland Security Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 06, 2019 - 12:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen insisted Wednesday the crisis at the southern border is not manufactured, as she faced questions from Democrats for the first time since they took control of the House. "We face a crisis — a real, serious and sustained crisis at our...
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With surveillance footage in the background, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Commissioner Kevin McAleenan speaks during a news conference in Washington, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 05, 2019 - 4:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of migrant families crossing the southwest border is again breaking records, and the crush is overwhelming border agents and straining facilities, officials said Tuesday. More than 76,000 migrants crossed the U.S.-Mexico border last month, more than double the number...
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