In January 2017, President Trump signed an executive order to hire 5,000 additional border patrol agents. Two years later, only 118 have joined the agency. USA Today reporter Alan Gomez talks with Hari Sreenivasan about how changing schedules, remote locations…
An autopsy has found that a 7-year-old girl from Guatemala died of a bacterial infection while detained by the U.S. Border Patrol, in a case that drew worldwide attention to the plight of migrant families detained at the southern U.S.
By Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press
Donald Trump heard words from a judge that the judge didn’t speak, as the president reached to denounce the Russia investigation as a hoax and celebrate an exoneration he wasn’t given. Democrats persisted in assailing the Trump administration for putting…
By Calvin Woodward, Hope Yen, Associated Press
Migrants seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border are a money-making enterprise for smugglers and powerful cartels. It's the subject of “Border Hustle”, an investigation and short documentary from The Texas Tribune and Time magazine. Reporter Jay Root joins Hari Sreenivasan…
By PBS NewsHour
By Richard Lardner, Associated Press
Brandon Judd, president of the union that represents thousands of border patrol agents, and his proximity to President Donald Trump has elevated the union leader's profile while burnishing the image of the U.S. Border Patrol.
After a second immigrant child died in U.S. custody, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced that Coast Guard medical personnel would be deployed to screen people crossing the Mexico border. Yamiche Alcindor speaks with Dr. Colleen Kraft, president of the American…
By Elliot Spagat, Colleen Long, Associated Press
Large numbers of Guatemalan families and unaccompanied children are surrendering to U.S. immigration agents in an extremely remote and dangerous stretch of New Mexico desert.
By Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press
Juan David Ortiz, 35, an intel supervisor for the Border Patrol, was charged with four counts of murder and aggravated assault and unlawful restraint.
On a recent morning, the U.S.-Mexico border seemed to blur briefly as hundreds of people lined up for the chance to see their loved ones on the other side. The Hugs Not Walls event, organized by the Border Network for…
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