U.S. Moves to Build Prototypes for Mexican Border Wall

The Department of Homeland Security awarded contracts to four companies for concrete wall prototypes to be built in the San Diego area.

‘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...

Border Agents Test Facial Scans to Track Those Overstaying Visas

By RON NIXON August 1, 2017 WASHINGTON — On a recent morning, passengers boarding Emirates flight 232 from Washington Dulles airport to Dubai confronted an unfamiliar sight: a uniformed Customs and Border Protection officer at the gate. Before...

Homeland Security to Bypass Environmental Laws in Border Wall Work

The department said it would invoke waivers to environmental laws when it begins construction of border wall prototypes near San Diego.