U.S. Mexico Border

Next Leader Of U.S. Border Patrol Is An Arizonan

Jan 24, 2020

The Trump administration has named a new head of the U.S. Border Patrol. Rodney Scott will take over for Carla Provost, who's retiring.  That's according to an announcement obtained Friday by The Associated Press from Mark Morgan, acting head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.


The trial for a years-old lawsuit challenging detention conditions in Border Patrol stations is set to begin Monday.


Authorities say the number of people arrested or stopped entering the United States along the Mexico border decreased for a seventh straight month in December.


The federal government on Monday launched a pilot program to collect DNA from people in immigration custody and submit it to the FBI, with plans to expand across its entire borders with Canada and Mexico.

US Starts Sending Asylum Seekers Across Arizona Border

Jan 3, 2020
(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

The federal government says it has started sending asylum-seekers back to Nogales, Mexico, to await court hearings. The hearings will be scheduled roughly 350 miles away in Juarez, Mexico.