Tag Archives: Border Patrol

Two Suspects Emerge in the Death of Border Patrol Agent

According to federal documents, the FBI is closing in on two suspects they believe may have been involved in the death of Border Patrol agent Rogelio Martinez last month in Van Horn, Texas. It is still unclear exactly what happened, but … Continue reading

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BP Agent Death Still Unresolved, and Politicians’ Rush To Judgement May Be Part of the Reason

More than two weeks later, there are still more questions than answers in the death of Border Patrol agent Rogelio Martinez. He died after he and a fellow agent were seriously injured while on patrol around Van Horn in West … Continue reading

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Border Patrol Agent Dies While on Patrol in Van Horn

A U.S. Border Patrol Agent has died and another remains hospitalized after sustaining multiple injuries while on patrol in the Van Horn area this weekend.

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Border Patrol says Texas checkpoints to remain open during Hurricane Harvey

As Texans in the Rio Grande Valley prepare for Hurricane Harvey, the U.S. Border Patrol said its checkpoints north of the border will remain open, via Texas Tribune.

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Trans-Pecos Pipeline Crews Team Up with Border Patrol

Drug smugglers and people who’ve entered the country illegally regularly travel North from Mexico through the desert of Presidio County. In the last year, that same desert has been the site of a massive construction project: The Trans-Pecos Pipeline, which … Continue reading

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Greater U.S. Security Threat: Mexico Border Or Canada Border ?

MONTREAL, Canada — The U.S. has fortified the border with Mexico since the terrorist attacks of Sept 11, 2001 largely in the name of thwarting terrorism. However some analysts believe there’s a greater potential threat of terrorists entering the U.S. … Continue reading

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Skirting The Law To Survive On The Rio Grande

CANDELARIA, Texas — The United States and Mexico are pouring money into a showcase experiment to rescue damaged economies on the Texas-Mexico border. But that experiment only involves two towns, Boquillas in Mexico and the community of visitors and National … Continue reading

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Lines in the Land: Unique Border Security Challenges in Far West Texas

This week, we’ve been taking a look at the lines – visible and invisible – that define life here in West Texas. We’ve looked at everything from generational, physical and geo-political lines, to fence lines. To close out our series, we turn to … Continue reading

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A Border Patrol veihicle drives past vehicle barriers near Deming, NM. (Jim Greenhill via Flickr/Creative Commons)

DHS Employees Prepare For Possible Shut Down

PHOENIX – The president’s plan to use executive action to help an additional 4 million or so unauthorized immigrants get work permits has its share of opponents. Among its critics is the union representing some 18,000 Border Patrol agents, the … Continue reading

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Border Agents Would Work through a Homeland Security Shutdown

As the showdown in Washington over funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) gets closer to a Friday deadline, two lawmakers in Virginia are pushing a last-minute bill that would guarantee that border agents and other homeland security employees receive … Continue reading

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