‘We Can’t Just Pull Out Our Gun’: Border Patrol Alters Training

By RON NIXON August 18, 2017 ARTESIA, N.M. — In a classroom on the campus of the Border Patrol Academy here at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Andrew Andrade, an instructor, is guiding a group of future Border Patrol agents through an...

Big Rigs, a Human Smuggling Mainstay, Often Become Rolling Traps

By MANNY FERNANDEZ, NICHOLAS KULISH and SUSAN ANASAGASTI July 30, 2017 SAN ANTONIO — In one truck, the migrants crouched in the dark in a three-foot crevice between the trailer’s ceiling and the top of medical-supply boxes. In...

Engineers Begin Preparatory Work for Border Wall Construction

By RON NIXON July 18, 2017 WASHINGTON — The United States Army Corps of Engineers has begun preliminary preparations for the construction of segments of a wall in several places along the border with Mexico, the Department of Homeland Security said on...