Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 07:23
When the Texas House and Senate leaders unveiled starting point budgets in January, one of the most striking differences was how far apart the 2016-17 spending plans were on border security with the lower chamber allocating less than half the $815 million the Senate had proposed for an ongoing and evolving enforcement effort at the Mexico border.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 07:12
Moored on the U.S. side of the international boundary, the balloon is an unmanned, high-altitude sentinel carrying cameras that let U.S. Customs and Border Protection peer deep into Mexico and spot a human from 12 miles (20 kilometers) away in the dark. “This is putting long-range eyeballs at 500 to 5,000 feet that did not exist before,” said Tobin Ruff, who runs the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s program for tactical aerostats, as the blimps are formally known.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 07:01
More than 24,000 women were deported from Mexico in 2014 – double the number sent home in 2013. The upsurge in child detentions was even sharper – climbing 230% to just over 23,000, Mexican interior ministry figures reveal.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 06:52
Authorities have gathered evidence of a militant build-up on the Afghan border with Uzbekistan, analysts said. Other reasons for beefing up border security include a big opium harvest in Afghanistan and the Uzbek presidential election in March. Yet another reason is ISIL's influence in the Middle East, Khamdamov said.
Friday, January 30, 2015 - 07:14
A new study suggests the number of guns trafficked from the United States to Mexico is higher than previously believed, underscoring the uncertainty that surrounds the cross-border weapons trade, as well as its impact on violence in Mexico.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 06:46
The bill from Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) was approved last week by the House Committee on Homeland Security, which he chairs. It would require that the department attain full operational control of highly trafficked areas of the U.S.-Mexico border within two years, and the rest of the southwest border within five years.
Monday, January 26, 2015 - 07:32
The presence of Islamic State (IS) fighters has been reported in the Almar district of Afghanistan’s Faryab province along the border with Turkmenistan. Earlier this month it was reported that the national security services of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have taken preventive measures to strengthen their border with Afghanistan amid reports on concentration of fighters on the Afghan side of the border.
Monday, January 12, 2015 - 07:25
Heroin and meth are far easier to transport and conceal than marijuana. Especially worrisome to U.S. officials is a growing trend of more border-crossing pedestrians carrying the drugs strapped under their clothing or hidden in body cavities.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 08:59
On his final day serving in the U.S. Senate, Senator Tom Coburn released an oversight report, A Review of the Department of Homeland Security’s Missions and Performance, which finds the Department of Homeland Security is not successfully executing any of its five main missions.
Friday, December 12, 2014 - 09:46
The upper command of the respective border agencies of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan are set to meet on December 12 in the Kyrgyz city of Osh, a news release from the Kyrgyz State Border Service has announced, according to Akipress.