US-Mexico Border

Detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection,  processing facility in Brownsville,Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool, File)

Backlogged immigration courts face new deluge

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adolescent girls in braids and pigtails and teenage boys wearing jeans and sneakers sat alongside their parents in the courtroom of Immigration Judge Frank Travieso to hear how long they might […]

07/12/2014

This Jan. 25, 2006 file photo shows a Mexican federal police officer reaching down to assist a Mexican army soldier after climbing up a ladder from a sophisticated clandestine tunnel that passes under the US-Mexico border in Tijuana, Mexico. T(AP Photo/David Maung,File)

How tunnels are built, used along US-Mexico border

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — As border security has tightened, drug cartels have turned to tunneling beneath the ground to avoid detection. Nearly 170 tunnels have been found nationwide since 1990, most along the Arizona and […]

01/14/2014

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Under pressure, Border Patrol now counts getaways

CAMPO, Calif. (AP) — As federal lawmakers demand border security measures, and assurances that massive spending increases have yielded results, an old enforcement technique is getting fresh attention.

04/21/2013

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