A former Border Patrol agent who worked in the San Diego area pleaded guilty Thursday to bribery and drug charges, admitting he used his position to help smuggle methamphetamine and undocumented immigrants across the border from Mexico.
In a victory for federal law enforcement, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday narrowly decided to allow Border Patrol agents to remove razor wire that the state of Texas had strung up along the Rio Grande to curtail migrant crossings.
Faced with a shortage of Border Patrol agents, CBP is offering incentives of up to $30,000 for newly appointed applicants.
Texas’ attorney general defied the Biden administration’s demands to stop blocking Border Patrol agents from accessing a public park along the southern border, setting up a legal standoff over the country’s immigration policies.
A woman and two children had already drowned in the Rio Grande when Border Patrol agents sought access to the river but were denied by Texas National Guardsman last week, the Justice Department acknowledged in a recent court filing.
The Department of Homeland Security is demanding that Texas authorities stop preventing Border Patrol agents from accessing sections of the U.S. border with Mexico.
A woman and two children drowned in the Rio Grande in Texas on Friday after state officials denied Border Patrol agents access to the river, the Biden administration said, calling the state’s actions “cruel, inhumane, and dangerous.”
Just days before the U.S. House begins impeachment hearings against Alejandro Mayorkas, the Homeland Security secretary met with Border Patrol agents in Texas and defended his record.