Latest United States Border Patrol Stories

2006-06-15 16:59:37

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The first 800 U.S. National Guard troops are taking up positions along the U.S-Mexico border, but will only support existing border patrol units, U.S. Defense Department officials said on Thursday.

2006-06-08 15:24:52

By Tim Gaynor EL PASO, Texas (Reuters) - While the first U.S. National Guard troops are finding their feet in a new role on the Mexico border this week, one discreet military unit has aided police there and on the Canadian frontier for years. Last month President George W.

2006-06-07 14:33:02

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A group of stranded illegal immigrants facing death in the parched Arizona desert saved themselves by using a cell phone to call rescue services, the U.S. Border Patrol said.

2006-06-06 18:00:00

Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano vetoed a $160 million legislative package on Tuesday that would have made illegal immigration a state crime, saying it was unconstitutional and "offers no constructive new ideas."

2006-06-06 15:10:14

By Matt Spetalnick and Steve Holland ARTESIA, New Mexico (Reuters) - President George W. Bush, hoping to sway conservatives skeptical of his proposed U.S. immigration overhaul, stressed his commitment to tougher border controls on Tuesday in a swing through New Mexico and Texas.

2006-05-23 14:36:17

By Frank Jack Daniel TUCSON, Arizona (Reuters) - So many illegal immigrants die of desert heat on the U.S.-Mexico border that an Arizona morgue has had to buy a refrigerated trailer to store its bodies, and it is building room for more.

2006-05-21 12:14:19

By Tim Gaynor NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (Reuters) - Non-Mexican Hispanics entering the United States illegally are studying up on Mexican history and geography, even learning to whistle the national anthem, to beat U.S. plans to fly them home.

2006-05-15 19:05:44

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush unveiled plans on Monday to deploy up to 6,000 National Guard troops on the U.S.-Mexico border to bolster efforts to stem the flow of illegal immigrants.

2006-04-06 14:02:41

By Jason Szep ESTCOURT, Maine (Reuters) - Edmond Levesque has a simple way of crossing the U.S.-Canada border -- he leans over his kitchen table and picks up a butter dish.

2006-04-04 18:07:03

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico said on Tuesday it had extended a joint crackdown with the United States on immigrant traffickers, in keeping with a pledge on security made at a North American summit last week.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.