Border security

In this Oct. 9, 2019 photo, traffic enters Canada from the United States at the Peace Arch Border Crossing, in Blaine, Wash. The Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations says more than 60 Iranians and Iranian-Americans were detained and questioned at the border crossing over the weekend. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman, however, said no Iranian-Americans were detained or refused entry because of their country of origin. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
January 06, 2020 - 1:45 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Civil rights groups and lawmakers were demanding information from federal officials following reports that dozens of Iranian-Americans were held up and questioned at the border as they returned to the United States from Canada over the weekend. In a statement Sunday, the Washington...
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January 06, 2020 - 11:28 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is pressing federal officials for information following reports that Iranian-Americans trying to return to the United States from Canada were detained at the border for hours over the weekend. In a statement Sunday, the Washington state chapter of the...
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December 31, 2019 - 4:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Tuesday formalized a medical plan formed in the wake of a massive surge of migrant families to the U.S.-Mexico border and a series of deaths in immigration custody. The goal was to increase medical care and efficiency. According to the...
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File-In this Friday, March 15, 2019, file photo, families hoping to seek asylum in the United States wait on the bridge connecting Reynosa, Mexico, to Hidalgo, Texas. U.S. border officers who were charged with turning away asylum seekers coming from Mexico accused their leadership of misleading the public and disregarding concerns for their own safety, according to newly released documents obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
December 20, 2019 - 12:05 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. border officers charged with turning away asylum seekers under Trump administration policy accused their leadership of misleading the public and disregarding concerns for their own safety, according to documents released to The Associated Press. A March 2019 letter sent to the...
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In this Nov. 26, 2019 photo, a federal police officer assigned to the National Guard and a migration agent help a woman off the cargo hold of a truck packed with migrants being smuggled, at an immigration checkpoint where the truck was stopped in Medellín de Bravo, Veracruz state, Mexico. The final tally of people being smuggled in the truck was 74. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
December 19, 2019 - 1:03 pm
HERMOSILLO, Mexico (AP) — The heavy-set man swept through a curtain into the reserved area of a nightclub as his bodyguard stood nearby. In the darkness, he agreed to talk about his business: handling the income from smuggling migrants across a 375-mile stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border. “We...
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In this Nov. 26, 2019 photo, a federal police officer assigned to the National Guard and a migration agent help a woman off the cargo hold of a truck packed with migrants being smuggled, at an immigration checkpoint where the truck was stopped in Medellín de Bravo, Veracruz state, Mexico. The final tally of people being smuggled in the truck was 74. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
December 19, 2019 - 11:48 am
HERMOSILLO, Mexico (AP) — The heavy-set man swept through a curtain into the reserved area of a nightclub as his bodyguard stood nearby. In the darkness, he agreed to talk about his business: handling the income from smuggling migrants across a 375-mile stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border. “We...
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In this Nov. 21, 2019 photo, the sun sets over Coatzacoalcos, where migrants ride northern bound freight trains through Veracruz state, Mexico. Coatzacoalcos is a people-smuggling bottleneck in southern Mexico where authorities have focused enforcement efforts. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
December 19, 2019 - 11:03 am
HERMOSILLO, Mexico (AP) — The heavy-set man swept through a curtain into the reserved area of a nightclub as his bodyguard stood nearby. In the darkness, he agreed to talk about his business: handling the income from smuggling migrants across a 375-mile stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border. “We...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
December 17, 2019 - 3:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump thanked Guatemala's president Tuesday for becoming a more active partner in helping stem a tide of migrants seeking to gain asylum in the United States. Trump praised President Jimmy Morales during the leader's visit to the White House, an invitation that...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
December 17, 2019 - 3:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump thanked Guatemala's president Monday for becoming a more active partner in helping stem a tide of migrants seeking to gain asylum in the United States. Trump praised President Jimmy Morales during the leader's visit to the White House, an invitation that...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
December 12, 2019 - 4:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior lawmakers announced a tentative agreement Thursday on an almost $1.4 trillion government-wide spending bill that would stave off a federal shutdown next weekend and split the differences on a number of contentious issues. The handshake agreement was announced by the...
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