Border Patrol

Air Force team heads to Guam to offer post-typhoon assistance

In today’s Federal Newscast: Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz will end his 30-year career in 30 days. An Air Force disaster recovery response team is on…

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United States Border Patrol agents mounted on horseback ride near the border with Tijuana, Mexico, before a visit by Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, in San Diego. Nielsen said Tuesday an appeal will be filed on the decision by a judge to bar the Trump administration from refusing asylum to migrants who cross the southern border illegally. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Whatever happened to those horseback mounted Border Patrol agents?

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Border Patrol agent Justin Castrejon looks toward where the border wall makes its way over a mountain Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, near Tecate, Calif. President Donald Trump’s reshaping of U.S. immigration policy may be most felt in his undoing of asylum. Castrejon says migrants pay $8,000 to $10,000 to be guided through the mountains and picked up by a driver once they reach a road. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

CBP creates new position to handle administrative load at Mexico border

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AP/Joshua ReplogleU.S. Customs and Border Protection agents attend a briefing in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Joshua Replogle)

Another DHS subcomponent faces partial funding shortfall, union warns

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4 of 7 border patrol agents recommended for firing after Facebook posts still on the job

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Despite hiring improvements, CBP still understaffed

Rebecca Gambler, director of Homeland Security and Justice issues at the Government Accountability Office, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for some…

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CBP sees some glimmers of progress but still can’t meet recruitment, staffing goals

Despite persistent hiring challenges at Customs and Border Protection, Accenture Federal Services said the recruiting and customer service centers it built…

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FILE - In this June 28, 2018, file photo, a Guatemalan father and son, who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, are apprehended by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in San Diego. Children torn from their parents, refugees turned away, tear gas fired on asylum-seekers, and a swath of the globe derided by the president in crude language. In a breathless 2018, they were just a handful of headlines on immigration, one of the year’s most dominant issues. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Asking border patrol agents could help policy talks go smoother

If you want to know the best way to secure the border, why not ask the people who do the securing day-to-day? That’s the suggestion from Tom Kochan, a management professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

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