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United States Border Patrol: US federal law enforcement agency
The United States Border Patrol (USBP) is the United States Customs and Border Protection's federal law enforcement arm within the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The USBP is the armed and uniformed federal police that secure the borders of the United States by detecting and preventing illegal aliens, terrorists and terrorist weapons from entering the United States, and prevent illegal trafficking of people and contraband.

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Migrant rescues in Arizona desert exceed 2019 total despite COVID-19 pandemic

The number of migrants rescued by Border Patrol agents in the Arizona desert so far this year has already surpassed the total for fiscal year 2019.
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7 Killed in Crash in El Paso After Border Patrol Tried to Stop Car

The vehicle, which was carrying 10 people, had been pursued before it crashed into a semitrailer on private property, the authorities said.
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Seven die, three hurt in car while fleeing from U.S. Border Patrol in Texas

El Paso police say seven people died and three were injured in a crash early Thursday morning in Downtown.
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Overcrowding, substandard care for migrants at US Border Patrol facilities in 2019 surge, watchdog report says

A federal watchdog office's report shows the struggles Customs and Border Protection had in providing care to migrants that arrived en masse in 2019.
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U.S. Supreme Court blocks another cross-border shooting claim

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court's ruling that had let the family of a slain 16-year-old Mexican boy pursue a civil rights lawsuit against a U.S. Border Patrol agent who shot..
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Mother of Mexican teen shot at border fears for others after U.S. ruling

A Mexican mother whose teenage son, Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca, was shot dead by a U.S. Border Patrol agent from the other side of the border 10 years ago fears a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on..
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Mexico worried U.S. ruling sets precedent in cross-border shooting of teen

The Mexican government on Tuesday said it was worried a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of a Mexican boy shot dead by a U.S. Border Patrol agent from the other side of the border would set..
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Greyhound to Stop Allowing Border Patrol Agents on Its Buses Without Warrants

The bus company announced the policy change only days after a leaked memo revealed that agents could not board without consent.
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U.S. Border Patrol to send Tactical Unit officers to 'sanctuary cities'

The Trump administration is deploying highly trained officers to boost arrests of unauthorized immigrants in a number of cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago and New York, the latest move in a battle..
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Smugglers are using camouflage ladders to climb border wall, feds say

U.S. Border Patrol says the hook-and-ladders are made of rebar and blend in so well with the border wall that they can be hard to detect.
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U.S. citizen suspected of smuggling dies in Border Patrol custody in Texas

James Paul Markowitz as identified as a suspect in an alien smuggling case prior to his arrest, U.S. Customs and Border Protection says.  
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Here are the Guests for the State of the Union

The president is bringing the deputy chief of the Border Patrol, while one of Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers will be the guest of Representative Jackie Speier, Democrat of California.
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State of the Union Guests: Who Are President Trump and Members of Congress Bringing?

Mr. Trump is bringing the deputy chief of the Border Patrol, while one of Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers will be the guest of Representative Jackie Speier, Democrat of California.
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ICE has flown more than 450 migrants to the interior of Mexico since December

The U.S. is again flying migrants caught by the Border Patrol to Mexico. Since December, several hundred migrants have been flown to central Mexico.  
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4,309-foot-long tunnel in San Diego is longest ever discovered along Southwest border

The 4,309-foot tunnel starts in Tijuana, in an industrial area and ends in a warehouse district in San Diego, according to the Border Patrol.
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Professional Bull Riders get millions from Border Patrol for patriotism and plugs

The Professional Bull Riders have received more than $5 million from the U.S. Border Patrol to help recruit new employees to the growing agency.
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Man sentenced to life in 2010 border agent killing

A man convicted of shooting a U.S. Border Patrol agent nine years ago in a case that exposed a botched federal gun operation known as "Fast and Furious" was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison. (Jan...
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Man convicted in 'Fast and Furious' murder of U.S. border agent sentenced to life

The man convicted of murder as the "triggerman" in the fatal 2010 shooting of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in a case that exposed the ill-fated federal gun-running sting operation dubbed "Fast and..
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Should Border Patrol Offer Flu Shots to Migrants? It Says No.

Several doctors were arrested during a protest this week after they were refused permission to administer free flu vaccines to migrants.
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U.S. border arrests dropped again in November amid Trump crackdown on migrant crossers

The Border Patrol arrested about 34,000 migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border in November, a 75 percent drop from a recent high point in May, according to statistics released on Monday by U.S. Customs and..
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Viral video shows border wall being scaled at Mexicali. Border Patrol says system 'worked exactly as designed'

The viral video shows two men scaling the border wall. Immigration officials said they apprehended the individual who made it to the U.S.
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Trump sent park rangers to the border, national parks official says he wasn't informed

National Park Service acting director David Vela said he has "not been briefed" on the park rangers Border Patrol surge taking place.
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Border Patrol Agent Who Hit Migrant With Truck Is Sentenced to Probation

In a text message to another agent, Matthew Bowen had referred to immigrants as “subhuman” and “murdering savages,” court documents showed.
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New pictures released from inside overcrowded Border Patrol facilities

Politico White House reporter Nancy Cook, CBS News Capitol Hill producer Rebecca Kaplan, and CBS News chief justice and homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues join CBSN's "Red & Blue" to discuss..
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Mexican migrant in Border Patrol custody dies at Arizona hospital

Customs and Border Protection said agents apprehended a 49-year-old Mexican migrant on Sunday. He had a preexisting heart condition and died Monday.  
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Senior Border Patrol Agent Faces Charges of Sexually Assaulting Colleague

The assault accusation is at the center of a #MeToo moment for the nation’s border-security force.
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Local governments spend millions caring for migrants dumped by Trump's Border Patrol

Migrants arrive exhausted, out of money, even sick from time in Border Patrol custody. Local governments spend millions for their care.
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3-year-old migrant boy barely recognized his dad when they were reunited after months apart

A Congressional hearing painted a bleak picture for children separated from families at the border, saying they can suffer extreme trauma. In our Eye On America "Separated and Counting" series, we are..
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Border Patrol agents struggle with morale amid criticism for treatment of migrants

Under President Trump, the Border Patrol has been put on the front lines of an unprecedented crackdown on illegal immigration. The backlash to the administration's policies is affecting agents and..
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‘People Actively Hate Us’: Inside the Border Patrol’s Morale Crisis

Overwhelmed by desperate migrants and criticized for mistreating the people in their care, many agents have grown defensive, insular and bitter.
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One suspect dead after Border Patrol agent shot at traffic stop

Two agents pulled over a vehicle Friday evening near Brackettville when a person inside the vehicle fired on them, officials said
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Doctors in Congress urge officials to offer migrants flu shots

Three physicians serving in Congress called the current policy of not providing flu shots to migrant families and children in Border Patrol custody "dangerous" and "shortsighted"
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Border Patrol building 30-foot wall in Arizona

The US Border Patrol has begun construction of five miles of a 30-foot border wall along the Colorado River near Yuma, Arizona. The wall is replacing an older barrier that was designed to stop vehciles..
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Border Patrol Agent Pleads Guilty to Hitting Man in Face

The agent, Jason McGilvray, resigned. He is the second Border Patrol agent to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge this month.
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Migrant Children Are Entitled to Toothbrushes and Soap, Federal Court Rules

A federal appeals court panel rejected the government’s definition of “safe and sanitary” conditions for children in Border Patrol facilities.
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Border agent who called migrants 'subhuman' pleads guilty to intentionally running over migrant

U.S. Border Patrol Agent Matthew Bowen pleaded guilty to running over a Guatemalan migrant with his patrol vehicle in December 2017.
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It's not just Donald Trump. Immigration agencies and officials also use language of hate.

From the academy to the stations, Border Patrol agents are flooded with racist, misleading and false information fed to them by anti-immigrant groups.
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Migrant man dies at New Mexico Border Patrol station

The 32-year-old migrant man from El Salvador went "medical distress" while being processed at the Border Patrol Station in Lordsburg, New Mexico.  
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Trump Assails Congressional Critic, Calling His Majority-Black District a ‘Disgusting’ Rat-Infested ‘Mess’

President Trump lashed out at Representative Elijah Cummings, accusing him of being “a brutal bully” to Border Patrol agents.
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Embattled Border Patrol chief in El Paso transferred to Detroit

Facing criticism over treatment of migrants, the top Border Patrol leader in El Paso is transferred to Detroit, raising concerns.
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Lawmaker describes 'unacceptable' border detention conditions, meets with US citizen in Border Patrol custody

A U.S. lawmaker described 'unacceptable' border detention facilities while meeting with a U.S. citizen in Border Patrol custody.
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