Tag: Border Patrol (US)

Abbott Threatens to Declare an ‘Invasion’ as Migrant Numbers Climb

EAGLE PASS, Texas — From a camouflage Humvee at the edge of the Rio Grande, a Texas National Guard soldier on the front lines of Gov. Greg Abbott’s campaign to secure America’s southern border was watching a man with a crutch crossing the river from Mexico. “Señor! Are you there?” the soldier called out as […]

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Texas Governor Targets Migrants in Anticipation of Influx at Border

HOUSTON — Gov. Greg Abbott said on Wednesday that Texas would set up checkpoints to stop commercial vehicles coming from Mexico and would charter buses to bring migrants released by federal agents north to Washington, ushering in a new phase in an increasingly pitched political clash over immigration policy. The tug of war over border […]

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Texas Governor Targets Migrants in Anticipation of Influx at Border

HOUSTON — Gov. Greg Abbott said on Wednesday that Texas would set up checkpoints to stop commercial vehicles coming from Mexico and would charter buses to bring migrants released by federal agents north to Washington, ushering in a new phase in an increasingly pitched political clash over immigration policy. The tug of war over border […]

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C.D.C. Confirms It Will Lift Public Health Order Restricting Immigration

WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Friday that it would lift an emergency public health order that had restricted immigration at U.S. land borders since the beginning of the pandemic, citing “current public health conditions and an increased availability of tools to fight Covid-19.” Federal officials expect the policy change, […]

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C.D.C. to Lift Order Restricting Immigration During the Pandemic

While Mr. Biden won most of the Texas border in 2020, some towns there saw a shiftto the political right. The region has been particularly hard-hit with the influx of migrants being released into local communities. Nonprofit organizations along the southwest border provide a significant amount of assistance, but the spike at times has been […]

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An India Family’s Fatal Crossing on the U.S. Border

PEMBINA, N.D. — The air temperature was pushing 20 below zero and howling winds were whipping up blinding snow one morning in January when U.S. Border Patrol agents in North Dakota spotted five human forms moving through the barren borderland where America and Canada meet. They were migrants from India: listless, disoriented and determined to […]

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Some Texas Hispanics Drawn to Republicans Share Immigration Grievances

The gulf between the undocumented Central American migrants crossing the border and the Latino residents of the Valley is deep and wide. Many residents are Mexican Americans who have lived in the region for four or five generations, or proudly proclaim their parents and grandparents came to the United States legally. They know both Border […]

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Democrats Ask Biden to Review Treatment of Black Migrants

The incident became a flash point in Mr. Biden’s struggle to address the record number of migrants crossing the southwest border illegally over the last year. Many said the administration’s response was rooted in racial bias, an allegation Alejandro N. Mayorkas, the homeland security secretary, has rejected. The administration did allow more than 8,900 Haitians […]

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Man Admits He Tried to Smuggle 2 Men Into US Into a Coffin

A Texas man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to attempting to smuggle two men from Mexico into the country in a flag-draped coffin, a crime that federal prosecutors said had been uncovered by a couple of U.S. Border Patrol employees who happened to be military veterans and sensed that something was amiss. The man, Zachary Taylor […]

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Democrats in Congress Seek Review of Teams Within the Border Patrol

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats on Monday called for a review of secretive teams within the U.S. Border Patrol that have multiple roles, including protecting agents against potential civil liability. Ten committee and subcommittee chairs in the House and Senate requested that the Government Accountability Office look into the teams, after recent questions from lawmakers to […]

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4 Dead in Brutal Cold at U.S. Border Are Believed to Be Human Smuggling Victims

The bodies were found on Wednesday in barren, snow-covered terrain just feet from the U.S. border in Manitoba, Canada: a man, a woman, a teenager and an infant who appeared to have frozen to death while trying to cross into the United States, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. All four have been tentatively […]

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