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.
Supreme Court justices appeared divided on whether to let foreigners bring civil rights lawsuits in U.S. courts as they considered a bid by a slain Mexican teenager's family to revive a lawsuit against.. Reuters - Published
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.. CBS News - Published
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.. CBS News - Published
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.. CBS News - Published
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.. USATODAY.com - Published
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questioned Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan about the whereabouts of Border Patrol agents who threatened her in a secret Facebook group.
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Customs and Border Protection confirms it is investigating allegations of sexual assault on a 15-year-old migrant girl by a border officer. The alleged assault, first reported by NBC News, took place.. CBS News - Published
The Department of Homeland Security is investigating an allegation of sexual assault at a Border Patrol facility for migrant children in Yuma, Arizona. The Customs and Border Protection said in a.. CBS News - Published
House Democrats are calling for hearings to investigate conditions inside migrant detention facilities after a new report from The New York Times and the El Paso Times that described a facility that is.. CBS News - Published
Customs and Border Patrol agents are pushing back against criticism after a government watchdog report showed how detention facilities along the southern border are in turmoil. President Trump tweeted.. CBS News - Published
Democrats sharpened their attacks on the Trump administration's handling of the migrant crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday, saying human rights were being neglected and demanding the firing.. Reuters - Published
The acting head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has ordered an investigation into reports that Border Patrol agents have been posting offensive anti-immigrant comments and threats against.. Reuters - Published