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2 tunnels found under California-Mexico border

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two drug-smuggling tunnels with rail systems stretching hundreds of yards across the U.S.-Mexico border were discovered by law enforcement officials, and a 73-year-old woman was charged with helping run one operation, federal authori ...

Obama Admin Plays Catch and Release with 68K Criminal Illegal Aliens

Immigration agents tried to deport only about a fourth of the cases they encountered in 2013, said a report being released Monday from the Center for Immigration Studies that shows just how much President Obama's policies have cut down on potential e ...

Aliens seek to enter US in San Diego protest

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dozens of young migrants trying to cross from Mexico presented themselves to U.S. border inspectors without legal documents Monday, expressing frustration with the pace of efforts to overhaul U.S. immigration laws and protesting a gr ...

Fight ignites over section of border fence

Seven years after Congress demanded it, the federal government issued a notice Wednesday that it will begin construction to fill the last remaining gap in the 652-mile border fence between the U.S. and Mexico. But, like much of the rest of the fence, ...

Border Patrol rejects curbs on force

SAN DIEGO[caption id="attachment_2874" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption] - Border Patrol agents may continue using deadly force against rock-throwers, the chief of the agency said, despite the recommendation of a government-commi ...

Major drug railway tunnel found on US-Mexico border

SAN DIEGO - A sophisticated border tunnel was discovered connecting San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico, U.S. authorities said Wednesday, the latest find by investigators who have encountered a number of secret passages in recent years used for drug smuggl ...

Illegal immigration on the upswing

The U.S. illegal immigrant population has begun to tick back up with the improving economy, rising to 11.7 million last year, according to the latest estimates Monday from the Pew Hispanic Center. Those numbers would appear to contradict claims that ...

Does anyone care what border sheriffs think?

It's monsoon season in southern Arizona, so Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels has to drive slowly along the hilly, rocky, muddy terrain that covers the 83-mile border his county shares with Mexico. He scans the horizon to see whether any immigrants ...

Homeland Security loses track of 1 million aliens

The Homeland Security Department has lost track of more than 1 million people who it knows arrived in the U.S. but who it cannot prove left the country, according to an audit Tuesday that also found the department probably won't meet its own goals fo ...

On the border

[caption id="attachment_2874" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption] PENITAS-- As Joey Cantu described the cat-and-mouse game of illegal immigration that unfolds daily in this town near the Rio Grande, the floor of his home suddenly b ...


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