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2005-11-29 16:23:35

By Patricia Wilson EL PASO, Texas (Reuters) - President George W. Bush promised the use of unmanned flying drones on Tuesday to help patrol the porous U.S.-Mexican border as Democrats charged he had not done enough to provide border security. Wrapping up a two-day swing to promote his plans to overhaul U.S. immigration laws, Bush rode in a black sport utility vehicle along a bumpy dirt road on the American bank of the Rio Grande. On one side he could see over the dry riverbed to...

2005-11-23 10:55:12

By Bernd Debusmann LAREDO, Texas (Reuters) - The United States is closing a legal loophole which has allowed tens of thousands of illegal immigrants to slip into the country and join the estimated 11 million undocumented foreigners already here. Under long-standing procedure along the U.S. border with Mexico, illegal crossers of nationalities other than Mexican -- dubbed OTMs by the Border Patrol -- have been entitled to a hearing before an immigration judge before they could be...

2005-11-23 09:35:00

By Bernd Debusmann LAREDO, Texas -- The United States is closing a legal loophole which has allowed tens of thousands of illegal immigrants to slip into the country and join the estimated 11 million undocumented foreigners already here. Under long-standing procedure along the U.S. border with Mexico, illegal crossers of nationalities other than Mexican -- dubbed OTMs by the Border Patrol -- have been entitled to a hearing before an immigration judge before they could be deported. Because...

2005-11-23 09:10:00

By Bernd Debusmann LAREDO, Texas (Reuters) - The United States is closing a legal loophole which has allowed tens of thousands of illegal immigrants to slip into the country and join the estimated 11 million undocumented foreigners already here. Under long-standing procedure along the U.S. border with Mexico, illegal crossers of nationalities other than Mexican -- dubbed OTMs by the Border Patrol -- have been entitled to a hearing before an immigration judge before they could be deported....

2005-11-23 08:07:51

By Bernd Debusmann LAREDO, Texas (Reuters) - Heat-sensing cameras. Motion detectors. X-ray systems. Drones. Night-vision goggles. Helicopters. More than 11,000 border patrol officers, and more to be recruited. The United States is fielding an array of high-tech equipment and a small army of highly trained agents along its border with Mexico to stop people from entering the United States illegally and to throttle the flow of drugs into the world's richest market. Yet they keep...

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2005-11-23 07:30:00

LAREDO, Texas -- Heat-sensing cameras. Motion detectors. X-ray systems. Drones. Night-vision goggles. Helicopters. More than 11,000 border patrol officers, and more to be recruited. The United States is fielding an array of high-tech equipment and a small army of highly trained agents along its border with Mexico to stop people from entering the United States illegally and to throttle the flow of drugs into the world's richest market. Yet they keep coming, and Laredo, divided from its...

2005-11-10 18:49:03

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The immigration and customs operations of the recently created Department of Homeland Security are inefficient and should be merged, the department's inspector general said on Thursday. The inspector general said in a report that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) -- created in early 2003 when 22 agencies were combined into the mammoth Homeland Security Department -- were incapable of coordinating their efforts in...

2005-10-19 07:11:52

By Tim Gaynor SASABE, Mexico (Reuters) - For decades, residents of this Mexican desert village on the border with the United States baked bricks and ranched cattle to make a meager living. Sasabe was barren and isolated then. Now it is a boomtown studded with bars, flophouses and taco stands as that isolation has made it a popular and thriving hub for smugglers hauling undocumented migrants north into America, authorities say. The U.S. Border Patrol said more than 165,000 illegal...

2005-10-01 01:58:59

By Tim Gaynor BROWNSVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. militia group will launch a month-long sweep for illegal immigrants along the border with Mexico this weekend, stepping up a campaign that has raised fears of violence. Volunteers plan to gather at seven sites between San Diego, California, and Brownsville, Texas, throughout October to scour the deserts for illegal immigrants and report them to the U.S. Border Patrol so they can be arrested. The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps began...

2005-09-08 08:06:35

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 8 - California voters are concerned about illegal immigration but are divided over whether the state should declare an emergency along its border with Mexico, according to a Field Poll released on Thursday. And most of those who responded to the survey said they opposed citizen patrols of the border. New Mexico and Arizona declared states of emergency along their borders last month, citing increased crime and illegal immigration. The declarations gave local...


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