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U.S. border chief quits amid outcry over child detainees

Jun 26, 2019 - 8:56 AM

John Sanders, appointed to the post just two months ago, says in a letter obtained by several US media outlets that he planned to step down as acting US Customs and Border Protection commissioner on July 5

Migrant children from different Latin American wait to receive food at the Casa del Refugiado, or The House of Refugee, a new centre opened by the Annunciation House to help the large flow of migrants being released by the United States Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement in El Paso, Texas on April 24, 2019. The 125,000 foot space will accomodate about 500 migrants, with plans to expand for up to 1,500. While this is larger then other centres in the El Paso area, Father Ruben Garcia the director of Annunciation house says that they will still rely on churches around the community for help housing migrants. According to the CBP, border patrol agents apprehended 92,607 people along the southwest border in March, up from 66,884 in February. US President Donald Trump, who has made immigration the core of his message to his conservative base, said on Twitter that "a very big Caravan of over 20,000 people" is making its way through Mexico toward the United States. Paul Ratje / AFP

U.S. judge deals blow to Trump's border wall plans

May 25, 2019 - 4:26 PM

A US federal judge issues a temporary injunction against using Defense Department funds to pay for barriers on the border between the US and Mexico

(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 5, 2019 US Customs and Border Patrol cars are seen near the border wall between the United States and Mexico in Calexico, California. - The resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, announced by US President Donald Trump on April 7, 2019, underscored the failure of President Trump to halt uncontrolled immigration, one of the key promises of his presidency. More than two years after he took office, tens of thousands of mostly Central Americans flood across the southern US border each month, requesting asylum so that they cannot immediately be sent back home. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)

Mexico demands U.S. probe on use of force against migrants

Jan 04, 2019 - 9:56 AM

Around 100 migrants are involved in the New Year's border crossing attempt

PROBE. Central American migrants run away from tear gas thrown by the US border patrol, after they tried to cross from Tijuana to San Diego in the US, as seen from Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico on January 1, 2019. File photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

Mexico deports scores of Central American migrants

Nov 26, 2018 - 11:09 PM

(UPDATED) US Border Patrol agents say 'numerous' migrants – mainly men – have made it across and 42 of them have been arrested

OVER THE WALL. A group of Central American migrants – mostly Hondurans – climb the border fence between Mexico and the United States, near El Chaparral border crossing, in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, on November 25, 2018. Photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

U.S. attorney general cites Bible to defend family separations

Jun 15, 2018 - 7:55 PM

President Donald Trump's administration backs separating immigrant children from their parents, but some Republican lawmakers are growing uneasy about such border security rules implemented to deter other migrants

INHUMAN. A Mission Police Dept. officer (left), and a U.S. Border Patrol agent watch over a group of Central American asylum seekers before taking them into custody on June 12, 2018 near McAllen, Texas. Photo by John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

Misuari says MNLF joining PH-Indonesia border security patrol

Mar 19, 2018 - 9:20 PM

Nur Misuari, founding chair of the Moro National Liberation Front, tells his supporters their organization will deploy naval boats along the Philippines and Indonesian territorial waters

JOINT PATROL.  Nur Misuari, founding chaiman of the Moro National Liberation Front, shown in the file photo President  Rodrigo Duterte. Presidential Photo

India steps up China border patrols, vows to handle 'assertiveness'

Jan 12, 2018 - 9:25 PM

'We understand China is a powerful country but we are not a weak nation,' Indian army chief General Bipin Rawat tells a press conference when asked about the border dispute

BIPIN RAWAT. Indian Army Chief Lieutenant General Bipin Rawat, (L), Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba (C) and Air Force Chief Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa pay homage at Rajghat, the memorial of India's founding father Mahatma Gandhi, on Martyrs' Day in New Delhi on January 30, 2017. File photo by Prakash Singh/AFP

Mexicans form 'human wall' along U.S. border to protest Trump

Feb 18, 2017 - 11:37 AM

Under the watchful eye of US Border Patrol officers protestors form a human barrier of nearly 1 5 kilometers

PROTEST. People from Ciudad Juarez carrying flowers protest against the politics of US President Donald Trump along the Rio Bravo, in the border between Ciudad Juarez and El Paso, Texas, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico on February 17, 2017. Photo by Herika Martinez/AFP

Trump accuses Obama of speeding citizenship process for votes

Oct 08, 2016 - 3:55 PM

Neither Trump nor a union official has offered evidence to support their allegation that the Obama administration sped up the naturalization of immigrants so they can vote in the election

TRUMP. US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a town hall event on October 6, 2016 in Sandown, New Hampshire. File photo by Mary Schwalm/AFP

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House passes border crisis bill; Obama vows to act alone

Aug 02, 2014 - 10:40 AM

UPDATED The measure passed by a vote of 223 to 189 in the Republican dominated chamber would provide 694 million to deal with the influx of minors into the United States from Mexico

BORDER CONTROL. The US Border Patrol sign is seen on a fence at the border area in Nogales city in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA, 10 June 2014. Jose Munoz/EPA

Texas governor to send 1,000 troops to Mexico border

Jul 22, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Governor Rick Perry has taken a hard line against immigrant children seeking to enter the United States from Central America

Governor of Texas Rick Perry in National Harbor, Maryland, USA, 07 March 2014. Shawn Thew/EPA

Xbox Kinect sensor guards Korean border

Feb 06, 2014 - 2:46 PM

The special Kinect software differentiates between humans and animals allowing for better detection of border breachers

THE KINECT REPLACEMENT? Microsoft's Kinect Sensor and some special software is helping South Korea patrol the border of Korea's demilitarized zone. Photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP