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Meet Elvis: The virtual border official who knows if you're lyingupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 06:54:00

A lie-detecting virtual border official nicknamed "Elvis" is the latest high-tech approach to securing borders in the United States.

Nine Border Patrol stations to close; 41 agents to move to posts closer to bordersupdated: Mon Jul 09 2012 21:36:00

Nine Border Patrol stations will be closed within the next six months to move 41 agents closer to the southern and northern borders, according to a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Mexico accuses U.S. agent in border shootingupdated: Mon Jul 09 2012 14:30:00

Mexico's foreign ministry has accused a U.S. border patrol agent of fatally shooting a Mexican citizen over the weekend.

Official: Hong Kong drug operation hauls $98 million worth of cocaine updated: Sat Jul 07 2012 21:09:00

A joint drug investigation in Hong Kong hauled a record cocaine shipment worth an estimated street value of U.S. $98 million, customs officials said.

Midwife birth certificates tied to immigration problems along Texas borderupdated: Tue Jun 05 2012 20:32:00

The women's lives have taken different paths since the days they were born.

Border Patrol: Alleged Mexican hit man lived for decade in Ohioupdated: Tue Apr 24 2012 22:09:00

An alleged hit man for the most powerful Mexican drug cartel lived in the small town of Sandusky, Ohio, for 10 years before being arrested earlier this year, the U.S Border Patrol told CNN on Tuesday.

'Blind mules' unknowingly ferry drugs across the U.S.-Mexico borderupdated: Tue Jan 24 2012 20:36:00

Every weekday, Juan Andres drives across the U.S.-Mexico border from his home in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, to the University of Texas at El Paso.

Head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection resignsupdated: Thu Dec 22 2011 15:57:00

Alan D. Bersin, commissioner of the 57,000-employee U.S. Customs and Border Protection, will resign effective December 30, he said Thursday.

Feds: Illegal immigrant arrests decreaseupdated: Tue Dec 20 2011 19:19:00

The number of arrests made by U.S. Border Patrol agents decreased in the last three years, according to government.

Feds: Arrests of illegal immigrants decrease dramaticallyupdated: Mon Dec 12 2011 18:14:00

The number of arrests made by U.S. Border Patrol agents decreased dramatically in the last three years, according to new statistics released Monday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Shots fired at California border checkpoint updated: Thu Sep 22 2011 22:09:00

A Customs and Border Protection officer was involved in a shooting at the San Ysidro port of entry, in the area used to process pedestrians crossing the Mexican border into the United States, an official with the agency said Thursday.

Company offers border-crossing toursupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 16:29:00

CNN's Rafael Romo reports on an Arizona tour that takes you to Mexican migrant border-crossing areas.

Border agent says there's nothing to do, says money is being wastedupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 11:26:00

On Washington state's remote and wooded Olympic Peninsula, major commotion is usually limited to a log tumbling off an overloaded lumber truck.

Police: Border Patrol agent fatally shoots rock-throwing migrantupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 21:34:00

San Diego police and FBI officials are investigating the fatal shooting of a Mexican man by a U.S. Border Patrol agent during a rock-throwing altercation at the border fence, authorities said Wednesday.

Report: Cartels bribe US agents with sexupdated: Fri Jun 10 2011 11:42:00

An investigation has found Mexican drug cartels used cash and sex as tools to corrupt U.S. border and customs agents.

Official: Mexican cartels use money, sex to bribe U.S. border agentsupdated: Fri Jun 10 2011 11:42:00

Mexican drug cartels have used cash and sexual favors as tools to corrupt U.S. border and customs agents, an inspector general investigation has found.

Take a ride with the border patrolupdated: Thu May 12 2011 05:50:00

Ride along with border patrol agents in Arizona and discover the many challenges they face.

Border arrests of undocumented immigrants down 58% in 5 yearsupdated: Thu May 12 2011 05:50:00

By at least one measure, illegal immigration is not the problem that it used to be for the United States -- the number of arrests of people trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally has decreased sharply in the last five years, according to federal statistics.

Why was 4-year-old American girl deported?updated: Wed Mar 23 2011 17:24:00

Under our system, two things are crystal clear: Law enforcement agencies are required to treat children with more care than adults, and U.S. citizens have certain rights that are not to be abridged -- including the right to due process.

Democrats, GOP switch places on border securityupdated: Thu Mar 03 2011 11:34:00

What if, as Americans, everything we thought we knew about the politics of border security were wrong?

Expo highlights latest technology in border securityupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 09:47:00

Law enforcement and border security officials from all over the world swarmed an Arizona expo highlighting the latest technology in the battle against smugglers and drug cartels.

Report: U.S.-Canada border security lackingupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 15:11:00

America's 4,000-mile border with Canada is poorly monitored and riddled with serious security vulnerabilities, according to a federal report released Tuesday.

Authorities: Woman carried 91 heroin pellets in bodyupdated: Thu Jan 06 2011 14:25:00

In the biggest bust of its kind in recent memory, Customs and Border Protection authorities at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport arrested a woman allegedly carrying 91 pellets of heroin inside her body.

Report: Lenient passport law enforcement heightens risk along borderupdated: Tue Dec 21 2010 09:35:00

Lenient enforcement of a law requiring U.S. citizens to have passports when re-entering the country at land border crossings has heightened the risk that an imposter might get in, according to a government report released Monday.

Border agent shot by bandits who target immigrants, union chief saysupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 17:48:00

The U.S. Border Patrol agent killed Tuesday night in Arizona was shot after he confronted a group of bandits believed to be preying on illegal immigrants in the desert north of the border, the head of the Border Patrol union said Wednesday.

3 suspects accused of trying to smuggle drugs through airportsupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 17:35:00

In a pair of unrelated incidents, three suspects were apprehended at New York-area airports within days of each other for attempting to smuggle $1.4 million worth of cocaine and heroin through customs, federal officials said Friday.

Heroin worth $12.7 million seized at Texas border crossingupdated: Tue Oct 26 2010 00:28:00

Custom officials have seized $12.7 million in heroin at the border crossing in Laredo, Texas -- the largest such seizure in the history of the port, they said.

Napolitano to attend Mexican customs officials' graduationupdated: Fri Oct 22 2010 00:26:00

The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is scheduled to attend a graduation ceremony for Mexican customs officials Friday.

National Guard heads for the borderupdated: Tue Aug 31 2010 04:47:00

President Obama's push to increase border security has National Guard troops heading to the Mexican border.

Additional Guard troops deployed to Arizona borderupdated: Tue Aug 31 2010 04:47:00

Additional National Guard troops assigned to the Mexican border under President Barack Obama's border security initiative have started reporting to their posts, officials said Monday.

Video shows border shooting sceneupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 22:25:00

Video casts doubt on claims by a U.S. Border Patrol agent that he fatally shot a teen while he was being threatened.

Border officer involved in death of teen is back on duty, patrol saysupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 22:25:00

A U.S. Border Patrol officer involved in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old Mexican youth on the El Paso, Texas, border in June is back at work, a Border Patrol spokesman said Monday.

Border post losing its Canadian partner; stimulus millions on holdupdated: Wed Aug 11 2010 21:55:00

An $8.5 million stimulus spending project to rebuild a little-used Montana border station is on hold because the station could become an outpost on a one-way street.

Officials: National Guard troops headed to border next monthupdated: Mon Jul 19 2010 20:27:00

U.S. National Guard forces will begin deploying along the U.S. border with Mexico in August and will be fully trained and deployed by the end of the month, government officials announced Monday.

More troops headed to Mexican borderupdated: Mon Jul 19 2010 20:27:00

Government officials discuss the increase of National Guard troops along the U.S. - Mexico border in August.

Obama asks Congress to approve spending for border security stepsupdated: Tue Jun 22 2010 20:11:00

President Barack Obama asked Congress on Tuesday to approve $600 million in emergency spending for steps to increase security along the border with Mexico, a key issue in the immigration reform debate.

Youth fatally shot by border agent had smuggling ties, official saysupdated: Thu Jun 10 2010 17:52:00

The 15-year-old Mexican youth who was shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent had a history of involvement with human smuggling and was on a list of repeat juvenile offenders, U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Mark Qualia told CNN Thursday.

Mexico asks for probe into teen's shooting death by U.S. border agentupdated: Wed Jun 09 2010 22:10:00

The Mexican government is requesting a quick and transparent investigation into the fatal shooting by a U.S. Border Patrol agent of a Mexican teen in Ciudad Juarez on Monday night, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

Police in California investigate Mexican border detainee's deathupdated: Tue Jun 01 2010 18:59:00

Homicide police in San Diego, California, are investigating Monday's death of a Mexican man who was beaten and tasered by U.S. border agents three days earlier, officials said.

McCain: 1,200 more troops 'not enough'updated: Tue May 25 2010 19:21:00

Sen. John McCain says Pres. Obama's choice to deploy 1,200 more National Guard troops to the Mexican border isn't enough.

Obama to send more troops to Southwest border regionupdated: Tue May 25 2010 19:21:00

President Barack Obama will deploy up to 1,200 more National Guard troops to the U.S. border with Mexico, an administration official told CNN on Tuesday.

Incident raises questions about no-fly listupdated: Wed May 05 2010 16:43:00

The no-fly list is supposed to help keep terrorists off planes, so when the Times Square car bombing suspect was able to board a flight anyway, it put the process under immense scrutiny. The government has already made changes to the system.

Senators urge stepped-up Mexico border securityupdated: Mon Apr 19 2010 12:48:00

Sens. Jon Kyl and John McCain, both Republicans from Arizona, called Monday for the immediate deployment of 3,000 National Guard troops to the border with Mexico and other steps to increase security.

Drones patrol the borderupdated: Fri Mar 12 2010 19:30:00

CNN's Ed Lavandera reports on the use of drones by the Border Patrol in Arizona and suggestions that more be deployed.

Drones silently patrol U.S. bordersupdated: Fri Mar 12 2010 19:30:00

It's a frigid, dark night in the mountainous border region of southeast Arizona. A group of 31 suspected illegal immigrants are walking up and down rocky ridges toward Tucson, Arizona. They're wearing small backpacks and stop to rest every few minutes.

Key Homeland Security posts go unfilledupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 12:21:00

The war on terror is being fought without some key generals.

Report: Officers lose 243 Homeland Security gunsupdated: Thu Feb 18 2010 10:05:00

Nearly 180 Department of Homeland Security weapons were lost -- some falling into the hands of criminals -- after officers left them in restrooms, vehicles and other public places, according to an inspector general report.

Stolen 1965 Volkswagen van recovered after 35 yearsupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 14:35:00

A 1965 Volkswagen van stolen 35 years ago in Spokane, Washington, was found by customs agents in a shipping container in the Los Angeles port last month, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection official said.

Mexican smugglers use Pacific as new routeupdated: Wed Sep 23 2009 20:50:00

Mexican smugglers trying to find new routes into the United States are turning increasingly to the Pacific Ocean for a short sail to the California coast, where they drop off illegal immigrants and marijuana, U.S. officials say.

$$ for lonely border crossingsupdated: Fri Sep 18 2009 10:26:00

Millions in stimulus dollars are going to two little-used borders crossings. CNN's Drew Griffin reports.

Border rules revised on search, seizure of electronics, digital filesupdated: Fri Aug 28 2009 17:25:00

A new policy sets guidelines for how long U.S. border officials can hold computers and downloaded information seized at checkpoints, and with whom they can share that information.

New U.S. border czar tours domainupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 14:27:00

The Black Hawk helicopter swoops across the hot, windblown Arizona desert and settles onto a cement pad.

U.S. may help train Mexican customs agents under pactupdated: Mon Jun 15 2009 15:07:00

An agreement signed Monday by U.S. and Mexican officials some day may mean travelers headed into Mexico will see Mexican customs officials -- trained and equipped with the help of the U.S. government.

New U.S. border rules take effect for land and sea entryupdated: Mon Jun 01 2009 13:00:00

Headed to Canada, Mexico, Bermuda or the Caribbean? Here's a tip: Take your passport to avoid a headache coming home.

Name your poison: 'Snake wine' seized at airportupdated: Thu May 07 2009 16:26:00

Everyone has heard of the worm at the bottom of the bottle, but what customs officials in Miami found kicked that up a few notches.

Feds' plan to poison banks of Rio Grande stalledupdated: Wed Mar 25 2009 15:57:00

Federal officials postponed poisoning a mile-long stretch of the Rio Grande's banks this week after residents complained that doing so posed health and environmental risks on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Border cops claim bird-brain stuffed live pigeons in tightsupdated: Wed Feb 04 2009 07:10:00

Customs officials in Australia have cried fowl after searching a airline traveler -- and allegedly finding two live pigeons stuffed in his tights.

Flight crew arrested in British drug bustupdated: Wed Jan 21 2009 06:59:00

Fifteen crew members of a South African Airways flight spent the night in jail after customs officials found marijuana and cocaine worth nearly half a million dollars hidden aboard a long-distance flight to London, British customs officials said Wednesday.

Mexican troops caught in U.S.updated: Sat Nov 01 2008 17:05:00

Border Patrol agents arrest six suspected Mexican military personnel on the U.S. side of the border. Casey Wian reports.

U.S. border agents detain Mexican troopsupdated: Sat Nov 01 2008 17:05:00

Seven members of the Mexican military were found inside the United States on Friday, telling border agents they had become disoriented while on patrol and accidentally crossed into the country, the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol said.

High-tech portals to aid border screeningsupdated: Thu Oct 16 2008 15:02:00

A controversial technology is being adapted to help ferret out people and drugs crossing the U.S. border illegally.

Port security gapsupdated: Tue May 27 2008 23:12:00

CNN's Lisa Sylvester reports on a new report by the GAO pointing to security gaps at U.S. ports. Investigators Find Gaps in Port Securityupdated: Tue May 27 2008 13:00:00

A Department of Homeland Security program to strengthen port security has gaps that terrorists could exploit to smuggle weapons of mass destruction in cargo containers, congressional investigators have found

Officials: Wire could have decapitated Border Patrol agentsupdated: Wed Feb 13 2008 19:34:00

U.S. border officers found a wire between two fences along the U.S.-Mexican border that, when stretched taut, could have seriously harmed or even decapitated Border Patrol agents, Congress was told Wednesday.

Suit: Airport searches of laptops, other devices intrusiveupdated: Mon Feb 11 2008 11:50:00

Amir Khan says he becomes frustrated and humiliated every time he enters the United States and federal agents search his computers. Khan, a Pakistani-born U.S. citizen, says it has happened five times since 2003.

Cyber searches at airportsupdated: Mon Feb 11 2008 11:50:00

Have you ever had your laptop seized when you arrive in the U.S.? CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports.

New border rules: Critics fear chill on U.S. northupdated: Thu Jan 31 2008 15:52:00

Beginning Thursday, U.S. and Canadian citizens who want to enter the United States from Canada must provide border agents with two documents: proof of citizenship such as a birth certificate and a government-issued photo identification such as a driver's license.

Border showdownupdated: Fri Jan 18 2008 14:26:00

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff talks with CNN's Jeanne Meserve about the showdown over the border fence along Mexico.

Border fence dispute brings Texas showdownupdated: Fri Jan 18 2008 14:26:00

Eloisa Tamez said she isn't scared anymore, just determined. "I am not backing down," she said.

Deadline nears for proof of citizenship at land bordersupdated: Tue Jan 15 2008 15:32:00

For U.S. and Canadian citizens, the jig is up.

Government touts 'border cards' as passport alternativeupdated: Tue Jan 15 2008 15:17:00

While U.S. citizens will be required to show proof of identification and citizenship at land and sea borders beginning January 31, the truly big changes will occur in June of 2009 when more stringent requirements take effect.

Thousands mistakenly allowed past U.S. border, source saysupdated: Tue Nov 06 2007 09:06:00

Government watchdogs have found that thousands of people who shouldn't have been admitted to the United States were mistakenly allowed in last year because of security lapses at legal border crossings.

Border security weaknessesupdated: Fri Sep 28 2007 08:41:00

Video from the GAO shows a man with a gym bag easily crossing into the U.S. from Canada.

Report: Security on U.S.-Canada border fails terror testupdated: Fri Sep 28 2007 08:41:00

A terrorist wanting to smuggle radioactive material from Canada into the United States probably would find it easy to do, a new report from congressional investigators said.

Tonight's factsupdated: Thu Jul 19 2007 06:55:00

Here are some facts from tonight's broadcast that you might find interesting. Wildfires • Nearly 1,500 new U.S. wildfires since Monday • Wildfires in 17 states this month Source: National Interagency Fire Center 60% of continental US in drought Source: U.S. Drought Monitor Employee Verification Defense Department non-work Social Security numbers (pdf file) Immigration Congress granted local police immigration authority under section 287(g) of the immigration law of 1996 Florida was the first to take advantage of the program in 2001 Now 24 law enforcement agencies in 11 states with 416 officers are trained in 287(g) There are at least 75 law enforcement agencies with requests pending with Immigration and Customs Enforcement which runs the program Source: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Representative David Price of North Carolina is proposing a bill that would mandate 287(g) use in all local and state prisons Report: Deportation Killing Familiesupdated: Wed Jul 18 2007 14:25:00

An estimated 1.6 million children and spouses have been separated from family members forced to leave the country under toughened 1996 immigration laws

Commentary: Border security talk a bluff for bill's criticsupdated: Fri Jun 22 2007 09:04:00

It's baaaack. Comprehensive immigration reform isn't dead after all, and thank goodness for that.

Implementation of border security rules delayedupdated: Wed Jun 20 2007 13:58:00

Travelers now have more time to gather the secure travel documents they will need at U.S. land and sea entry points when a new identification requirement plan is fully implemented, the Department of Homeland Security and the State Department said in a joint statement issued Wednesday.

Tonight's factsupdated: Fri Jun 08 2007 23:34:00

These are some of the facts from tonight's broadcast that you might find interesting.

TB patient insists he was never banned from travelupdated: Thu Jun 07 2007 07:13:00

The tuberculosis patient who set off an international health scare by flying to Europe then Canada before driving back to the U.S. told lawmakers Wednesday that doctors told him he was not contagious.

TB scare limits border officers' authority on entry rulesupdated: Tue Jun 05 2007 17:16:00

Border officers will no longer have the discretion to ignore directives barring someone from entering the country after a man crossed the border with a rare form of tuberculosis last month, a Department of Homeland Security official said Tuesday. Is Border Security Bad for Nature?updated: Wed May 30 2007 08:15:00

Some say strict measures endanger ecosystems, but others say those concerns are excuses for pro-immigrant sentiment

Unmanned plane finds child sex abuse suspectupdated: Thu Mar 22 2007 18:57:00

An unmanned plane helped border agents net a man wanted on child sex abuse charges in Washington state, federal officials said Thursday.

Bush OKs 700-mile border fenceupdated: Thu Oct 26 2006 10:25:00

President Bush signed a bill Thursday authorizing the construction of a fence along one-third of the 2,100-mile (3,360-kilometer) U.S. border with Mexico, but missing from the legislation is a means to pay for it.

Dobbs: Border fence will leave Texas-size hole updated: Tue Oct 24 2006 18:35:00

President Bush will sign the Secure Fence Act into law Thursday at a public ceremony in the White House Roosevelt Room, reversing his earlier decision to withhold the pomp and circumstance.

7 'undocumented immigrants' pulled out of storm drainupdated: Tue Oct 10 2006 13:56:00

Seven "undocumented immigrants" were pulled out of a storm drain Tuesday after border patrol officials saw them trying to use it to enter the United States, San Diego Police spokeswoman Monica Munoz said.

Report: Border guards failed to detect fake IDsupdated: Wed Aug 02 2006 09:17:00

They carried fake IDs and used phony names. But the ne'er-do-wells -- actually plain-clothed government investigators -- were able to get into the United States anyway.

First Guard troops set to work at Mexican borderupdated: Mon Jun 05 2006 03:31:00

The first of about 6,000 National Guard troops ordered to bolster patrols along the U.S.-Mexico border started work Monday as a 55-member detachment from Utah began working on projects in southern Arizona, a Guard spokesman said.

Bush pushes immigration plan on border visitupdated: Thu May 18 2006 18:16:00

President George W. Bush visited the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday to try to build support for his plan to stem the tide of illegal immigrants into the United States.

Dobbs: Bush speech satisfies nobody updated: Wed May 17 2006 09:39:00

President Bush's address from the Oval Office on border security and illegal immigration failed to satisfy either advocates of amnesty or those demanding that the government secure our borders and ports. Whether by design or not, however, the president did manage to advance public awareness of both crises.

Bush: U.S. 'a lawful society and a welcoming society'updated: Mon May 15 2006 19:42:00

In an address to the nation Monday evening, President Bush called for Congress to pass comprehensive immigration that strengthens border security, enforces immigration laws and includes a guest-worker program.

Dobbs to president: Do you take us for fools? updated: Wed May 10 2006 12:12:00

Reports this week that the Border Patrol is notifying the Mexican government of the locations of Minutemen volunteers are being denied by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. True or not, the Bush administration continues to follow absurd policies on both issues of border security and illegal immigration.

Hundreds seized in immigration raidsupdated: Wed Apr 19 2006 21:28:00

Federal immigration authorities rounded up more than 1,000 illegal immigrants at dozens of sites and charged nine individuals of the firm that employed them, federal law enforcement officials announced Wednesday.

Two charged in plot to sell arms to Indonesiaupdated: Wed Apr 12 2006 21:41:00

Charges have been filed against two men accused of attempting to purchase more than $500,000 worth of military weapons and equipment, including Sidewinder missiles, and export them to Indonesia, U.S. customs officials said Wednesday.

Feds find weapons cache near Mexican borderupdated: Fri Feb 03 2006 14:05:00

A federal task force seized arsenals of illegal weapons and homemade bombs in Laredo, Texas, in connection with a Mexican drug trafficking battle, authorities said Friday.

Feds smoke out largest drug tunnel yetupdated: Thu Jan 26 2006 10:35:00

Authorities have found what they call the largest and most sophisticated tunnel running into the United States along the Mexican border.

U.S. finds California-Mexico tunnelupdated: Wed Jan 11 2006 13:50:00

U.S. border patrol agents investigating a caved-in road discovered a tunnel linking the United States and Mexico, the third such passage found in three years near the San Ysidro, California, crossing, authorities said Wednesday.

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