Border security

November 14, 2018 - 12:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is defending the use of active duty troops on the U.S.-Mexican border, saying that in some ways it provides good training for war. Mattis spoke on his way to visit U.S. troops along the border in south Texas. The Pentagon chief said that within a week...
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November 14, 2018 - 9:41 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government has awarded a $167 million contract to build 8 miles (13 kilometers) of border wall in south Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the contract Wednesday. Construction will begin in February. CBP already announced a $145 million award for another 6...
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Central American migrants travel as a caravan toward the U.S. border on the highway that connects Guadalajara with Tepic, Mexico, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Many migrants say they are fleeing rampant poverty, gang violence and political instability primarily in the Central American countries of Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
November 13, 2018 - 5:07 pm
GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) — The U.S. government said it was starting work Tuesday to "harden" the border crossing from Tijuana, Mexico, to prepare for the arrival of a migrant caravan leapfrogging its way across western Mexico. Customs and Border Protection announced it was closing four lanes at the...
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People seeking asylum in the United States are seen through a fence at the San Ysidro Port of Entry Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in San Diego. The military is expected to have the vast majority of the more than 7,000 troops planned for the mission along the border deployed by Monday, and that number could grow. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
November 09, 2018 - 9:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump issued a proclamation Friday to deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, tightening the border as caravans of Central Americans slowly approach the United States. The plan was immediately challenged in court. Trump invoked the same powers he...
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Pedestrians pass members of the U.S. military working to place razor wire along the U.S.-Mexico border on the McAllen-Hidalgo International Bridge, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
November 02, 2018 - 11:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump ordered troops to the border in response to a caravan of migrants slowly making its way through Mexico toward the United States and still about 900 miles away, with many dropping out. Here's what we know so far about the military's mission: WHAT TROOPS ARE...
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November 02, 2018 - 7:34 pm
JUCHITAN, Mexico (AP) — In a story Oct. 31 about Central American migrants traveling in a caravan through southern Mexico, The Associated Press erroneously reported that a woman who gave birth had been 28 months pregnant. She was 38 months pregnant. A corrected version of the story is below: No...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, background right, take part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw, Poland, Friday Nov. 2, 2018.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
November 02, 2018 - 12:38 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland is very likely to stay out of a United Nations pact promoting an international approach to safe and orderly migration, the country's prime minister said Friday. Mateusz Morawiecki said during a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Warsaw that national...
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In this photo provided by the U.S. Air Force, soldiers from the the 89th Military Police Brigade, and 41st Engineering Company, 19th Engineering Battalion, Fort Riley, Kan., arrive at Valley International Airport, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, in Harlingen, Texas, to conduct the first missions along the southern border in support of Operation Faithful Patriot. The soldiers will provide a range of support including planning assistance, engineering support, equipment and resources to assist the Department of Homeland Security along the Southwest border. (Alexandra Minor/U.S. Air Force via AP)
November 02, 2018 - 6:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he plans to sign an order next week that could lead to the large-scale detention of migrants crossing the southern border and bar anyone caught crossing illegally from claiming asylum — two legally dubious proposals that mark his latest election-season...
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President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media before leaving the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, to attend a campaign rally in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 31, 2018 - 8:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's stance on immigration issues (all times local): 9:20 p.m. President Donald Trump says the number of military troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexican border could reach 15,000 — roughly double the number the Pentagon said it currently plans for a...
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President Donald Trump talks to reporters about wanting to change the Fourteenth Amendment, before walking to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House for a short flight to Andrews Air Force Base then on to Fort Myers, Fla., for a campaign rally ahead of the midterm elections, in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 31, 2018 - 6:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the number of military troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexican border could reach 15,000 — roughly double the number the Pentagon said it currently plans for a mission whose dimensions are shifting daily. The Pentagon said "more than 7,000"...
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