Border security

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2018, file photo, a group of Central American migrants bound for the U.S. border wade together across the Suchiate River, which connects Guatemala and Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala. Border Patrol arrests in November jumped 78 percent from a year earlier to the highest level in Donald Trump's presidency, with families and children accounting for a majority for a third straight month. (AP Photo/Santiago Billy, File)
December 06, 2018 - 9:34 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol arrests on the Mexican border jumped 78 percent in November from a year earlier to the highest level in Donald Trump's presidency, with families and children accounting for a majority for a third straight month. The numbers are the latest sign that people who...
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In this Nov. 30, 2018 photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is joined by Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md., at a news conference to discuss their priorities when they assume the majority in the 116th Congress in January, at the Capitol in Washington. While tea party Republicans swept to power to stop things -- repeal Obamacare, roll back environmental regulations and decrease the size and scope of government -- Democrats are marching into the majority to build things back up. And after spending eight downcast years in the minority, they can’t wait to get started. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 06, 2018 - 9:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday rejected the idea of paying for President Donald Trump's border wall in exchange for helping hundreds of thousands of young immigrants avoid deportation. Funding for the wall — a top Trump priority — and legal protections for so-...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 file photo, Central American migrants gather at a temporary shelter, near barriers that separate Mexico and the United States, in Tijuana, Mexico. A Honduran woman affiliated with a caravan of Central American migrants gave birth on U.S. soil shortly after entering the country illegally amid growing frustration about a bottleneck to claim asylum at official border crossings. Border Patrol agents arrested the woman Nov. 26 after she entered the country illegally near Imperial Beach, Calif., across the border from Tijuana, Mexico, Customs and Border Protection said Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)
December 06, 2018 - 12:42 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Honduran woman affiliated with a caravan of Central American migrants gave birth on U.S. soil shortly after entering the country illegally amid growing frustration about a bottleneck to claim asylum at official border crossings. Border Patrol agents arrested the woman Nov. 26...
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A U.S. Border Patrol detains Honduran migrants after they walked onto U.S territory from Tijuana, Mexico, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Thousands of migrants who traveled via a caravan members want to seek asylum in the U.S. but may have to wait months because the U.S. government only processes about 100 of those cases a day at the San Ysidro border crossing in San Diego. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
November 30, 2018 - 4:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. plans to cut the number of active-duty troops along the border with Mexico but extend the unusual deployment for another 45 days, U.S. officials said Friday. Overall troop levels assigned to assist the Department of Homeland Security with border enforcement will drop from...
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Migrants run from tear gas launched by U.S. agents, amid photojournalists covering the Mexico-U.S. border, after a group of migrants got past Mexican police at the Chaparral crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. The mayor of Tijuana has declared a humanitarian crisis in his border city and says that he has asked the United Nations for aid to deal with the approximately 5,000 Central American migrants who have arrived in the city. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
November 29, 2018 - 6:58 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — No criminal charges will be filed against any of the 42 people associated with a caravan of Central American migrants who were arrested in a clash that ended with U.S. authorities firing tear gas into Mexico to counter rock throwers, The Associated Press has learned. The decision...
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Migrants from Central America yell through a border wall at a U.S. Border Patrol agent after he pulled down a banner Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in San Diego. Migrants approaching the U.S. border from Mexico were enveloped with tear gas Sunday after a few tried to breach the fence separating the two countries. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
November 28, 2018 - 3:48 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol agents near Tijuana, Mexico, faced a choice as they looked out over the chaos at a crowd of migrants that included rock-throwing men as well as barefoot children: Do they respond with force — and, if so, what kind? The circumstances at the San Ysidro border...
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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks to reporters after returning to Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, following a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 28, 2018 - 12:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a partial government shutdown possible in just 10 days, President Donald Trump met with Republican leaders to hash out a spending plan that includes funding for Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico. Trump is seeking $5 billion for the wall, a centerpiece of his 2016...
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Migrants run from tear gas launched by U.S. agents, amid photojournalists covering the Mexico-U.S. border, after a group of migrants got past Mexican police at the Chaparral crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. The mayor of Tijuana has declared a humanitarian crisis in his border city and says that he has asked the United Nations for aid to deal with the approximately 5,000 Central American migrants who have arrived in the city. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
November 27, 2018 - 8:04 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Donald Trump is strongly defending the U.S. use of tear gas at the Mexico border to repel a crowd of migrants that included angry rock-throwers and barefoot, crying children. On Tuesday, U.S. authorities lowered the number of arrests during the confrontation to 42 from 69...
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Migrants run from tear gas launched by U.S. agents, amid photojournalists covering the Mexico-U.S. border, after a group of migrants got past Mexican police at the Chaparral crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. The mayor of Tijuana has declared a humanitarian crisis in his border city and says that he has asked the United Nations for aid to deal with the approximately 5,000 Central American migrants who have arrived in the city. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
November 26, 2018 - 10:00 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Donald Trump is strongly defending the U.S. use of tear gas at the Mexican border to repel a crowd of migrants that included angry rock-throwers but also barefoot, crying children. Critics denounced the border agents' action as overkill, but Trump kept to a hard line. "...
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Migrants gather at the Mexico-U.S. border after getting past a line of Mexican police at the Chaparral crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, as they try to reach the U.S. The mayor of Tijuana has declared a humanitarian crisis in his border city and says that he has asked the United Nations for aid to deal with the approximately 5,000 Central American migrants who have arrived in the city. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
November 26, 2018 - 8:06 pm
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — A chaotic border clash with choking tear gas fired by U.S. agents left Central American migrants sullen and dejected, with some opting Monday to leave and others worrying the incident may have spoiled their chances at asylum. Mexican security forces stepped up their presence...
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