Border Security

Federal Government Awards Three Contracts for 65 New Miles of Border Fencing in South Texas

The cost of the new fencing will range between $385 million and $800 million. Construction is set to begin in early 2020.

Hundreds of CBP Officers Returned to Port Duty after Assisting U.S. Border Patrol

In late March, more than 700 officers from ports of entry in El Paso; Laredo; Tucson, Arizona; and San Diego were reassigned amid the growing number of migrants arriving at the country’s southern border.

Another Budget Fight Looms This Month in Congress Centering on Border Wall Funding

As lawmakers in Washington prepare a budget for the next fiscal year, funding for the border wall is taking center stage — again.

Federal Officials Credit Trump's Crackdown after Border Apprehensions Dropped in August

The monthly total is the lowest since January — and less than half of this year's peak in May.

Viewpoint: Trump’s Unpardonable Admission About His Border Wall

The president wants to spend billions of taxpayer dollars for a project that he acknowledges is largely symbolic—even if it breaks the law.

Americans’ Support For Immigration Is At Record Highs – But The Government Is Out Of Sync With Their Views

Americans have never felt warmer toward immigrants, nor have they ever been more supportive of immigration.

Analysis: Can Anyone Stop Trump’s Border Wall?

The Supreme Court temporarily allowed the administration to begin construction. That doesn’t mean victory for the president is certain.

Mother Blames ICE for Toddler's Death in Emotional Congressional Testimony

Asylum seeker says federal agents treated her cruelly and provided inhumane conditions.

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Immigration Officials Use Secretive Gang Databases to Deny Migrant Asylum Claims

Legal experts and human rights advocates say they were not told about the databases and question their reliability.

Lawmaker Calls for Outside Investigation of Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group

The Homeland Security Department has condemned derogatory comments posted within the group and promised a review of its own.

'Nothing Prepares You for the Inhumanity of It:' House Democrats Visit Texas Border Patrol Facilities

At a visit this week, the freshman congresswoman Madeleine Dean of Pennsylvania met weeping women and exchanged notes with detained children.

IG Issues Alert for 'Dangerous' Conditions at Detention Facilities That Require 'Immediate Attention'

Migrants have been denied showers, hot food and forced into standing room only conditions for long periods of time.

Investigation of Secret Border Patrol Group Launched as New Degrading Facebook Posts Surface

A ProPublica story revealing demeaning posts directed at Latina lawmakers prompted widespread revulsion.

Inside the Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths and Post Sexist Memes

The three-year-old group, which has roughly 9,500 members, shared derogatory comments about Latina lawmakers who plan to visit a controversial Texas detention facility on Monday, calling them “scum buckets” and “hoes.”