U.S. Border Patrol

Border Patrol Chief: Sexist Facebook posts 'inappropriate'
Cedar Attanasio/AP Photo
July 01, 2019 - 6:04 pm
CLINT, Texas (AP) — Sexually explicit posts about U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and comments mocking migrant deaths in a secret Facebook group for agents and employees are "completely inappropriate," the head of the U.S. Border Patrol said Monday. The sexist posts published by ProPublica came...
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Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo
February 23, 2019 - 5:20 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Top defense officials toured sections of the U.S.-Mexico border Saturday to see how the military could reinforce efforts to block drug smuggling and other illegal activity, as the Pentagon weighs diverting billions of dollars for President Donald Trump's border wall. Acting...
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Jerry Lara/The San Antonio Express-News via AP
February 08, 2019 - 8:37 pm
EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol says its agents rescued five Honduran migrants — including a 1-year-old and a 3-year-old — trying to illegally cross the river separating Mexico from Texas. The rescue occurred at about 8 a.m. Friday in the Rio Grande, between Eagle Pass, Texas, and...
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Family members pay their final respects to 7-year-old Jakelin Caal Maquin during a memorial service in her grandparent's home in San Antonio Secortez, Guatemala, Monday, Dec. 24, 2018.
Oliver de Ros/AP Photo
December 24, 2018 - 1:31 pm
UPDATED: 9:20 p.m. ___ SAN ANTONIO SECORTEZ, Guatemala (AP) — The tiny white coffin carrying the body of the 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died while in U.S. custody ended its somber journey home in the pre-dawn hours Monday in a dusty hamlet 220 miles north of the capital. Villagers wept and...
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Annunciation House director Ruben Garcia answers questions from the media after reading a statement from the family of Jakelin Caal Maquin, pictured at left, during a press briefing at Casa Vides, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in downtown El Paso, Texas.
Rudy Gutierrez/The El Paso Times via AP
December 17, 2018 - 10:05 am
By Julie Watson, Associated Press (AP) -- Shortly before a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died in U.S. custody, her father signed a form stating that his daughter was in good health. But it's unclear how much the man understood on the form, which was written in English and read to him in Spanish by...
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Roberto E. Rosales/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, File
December 16, 2018 - 9:45 am
(The Associated Press ) The family of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died in U.S. Border Patrol custody is disputing an account from U.S. officials who said she had not been given food or water for days. In a statement released by lawyers, the parents of Jakelin Caal said the girl had been given...
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AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File
December 14, 2018 - 8:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. immigration officials on Friday defended their actions in the detention of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died two days after she and her father were taken into custody along a remote stretch of the U.S. border. The girl, identified by a Guatemalan official as Jackeline...
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AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File
December 13, 2018 - 11:00 pm
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A 7-year-old girl who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border with her father last week died after being taken into the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol, federal immigration authorities confirmed Thursday. The Washington Post reports the girl died of dehydration and shock more than...
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Central American migrants traveling with a caravan to the U.S. make their way to Pijijiapan, Mexico, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018.
AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd
October 26, 2018 - 4:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Friday approved a request for additional troops at the southern border, likely to total several hundred to help the U.S. Border Patrol as President Donald Trump seeks to transform fears about immigration and a caravan of Central American migrants into electoral...
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(Webb County Sheriff's Office via AP)
September 16, 2018 - 8:43 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor was jailed Sunday on $2.5 million bond in Texas, accused of killing at least four women and injuring a fifth who managed to escape. Juan David Ortiz, 35, was in custody in Laredo on four counts of murder along with charges of aggravated assault with a...
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