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Border Patrol expands fingerprinting of migrant children

U.S. border authorities say they’ve started to increase the biometric data they take from children 13 years old and younger, including fingerprints, despite privacy concerns and government policy intended to …


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 6:57 p.m.

Portland comedian sues U.S. Customs and Border Protection for unlawful detainment at Spokane Intermodal Center

A Portland comedian who ignited a viral tweet storm earlier this year after being stopped by immigration authorities at Spokane’s Intermodal Center is now suing U.S. Customs and Border Protection …


Border Patrol agents find 3-year-old migrant boy alone near Texas border

U.S. Border Patrol agents found a 3-year-old boy alone in a field in Texas after likely being abandoned by smugglers at the southern border, authorities said.


US authorities issue warning after group stops migrants

U.S. authorities are warning citizens not to take the law into their own hands after a group patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border stopped hundreds of migrants when they crossed into southern …


Pentagon chief getting firsthand look at U.S.-Mexico border

Top defense officials toured sections of the U.S.-Mexico border Saturday to see how the military could reinforce efforts to block drug smuggling and other illegal activity, as the Pentagon weighs …


Two U.S. citizens claim in lawsuit that feds detained them for speaking Spanish

Two U.S. citizens who say Customs and Border Protection officials detained them for speaking Spanish while they waited in a convenience store line in Havre, Montana, have filed a federal …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 7:09 p.m.

Border Patrol arrests kept secret

Even when the Border Patrol books suspects into a county jail and eventually into the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, immigration officials generally refuse to disclose the names of those …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 8:20 p.m.

After questioning of Portland comedian, Spokane Mayor David Condon says city can’t stop Border Patrol agents

Spokane Mayor David Condon weighed in Tuesday on the detainment of a Portland comedian at the Spokane Intermodal Center, again insisting city leaders don’t have the authority to prevent federal …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 7:37 p.m.

Border Patrol agents arrest former Mexican cop in Othello

According to a news release, the man entered the United States legally in 2013, but shortly afterward authorities learned he had been arrested in Mexico in 2008 and 2009 on …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 3:01 p.m.

Portland comedian Mohanad Elshieky says he was accosted by Border Patrol agents at Spokane bus station

“They walked around before they asked me and few others to step outside and took my documents and interrogated me for around 20 mins then claimed my papers were fake …


Keeping watch on the ‘invisible wall’: On the trail with the agents of the northern border

The United States’ northern border is monitored by what is sometimes referred to as an “invisible wall” of patrolling agents and high-tech sensors, a virtual net bisecting the continent between …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 2:29 p.m.

Trump blames Democrats for migrant child deaths at U.S. border

President Donald Trump deflected any blame from his administration for the deaths of two Guatemalan children this month in U.S. government custody as his Homeland Security chief visited Border Patrol …


Girl who died fled intensely poor Guatemalan village

Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin received her first pair of shoes several weeks ago, when her father said they would set out together for the United States, thousands of miles …


7-year-old migrant girl held at U.S. border dies in custody following seizures

A 7-year-old girl picked up with her father and dozens of other migrants along a remote stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border suffered seizures and spiked a high fever in immigration …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 10:25 p.m.

U.S. Border Patrol arrests former student from Kenya at Spokane Intermodal Center

Despite a city ordinance that bars federal immigration agents from accessing nonpublic city property without a criminal warrant, U.S. Border Patrol arrested a former student from Kenya at the Spokane …


U.S. to keep about 4,000 troops at border through January

The number of U.S. active duty troops at the southern border will drop from 5,600 to about 4,000, and their deployment will be extended through the end of January, under …


Pentagon says troops at U.S. border to cost about $210 million

Using thousands of military troops to help secure the Southwest border will cost an estimated $210 million under current plans, the Pentagon told Congress on Tuesday, even as questions arose …


Immigration officials continue to operate at Spokane Greyhound bus station despite city ordinance

More than 200 people have been apprehended by border patrol around the Spokane Greyhound bus station since 2013, 30 of which were arrested last fiscal year.


Militia groups say they will help stop caravan at the border

Militia groups and far-right activists are raising money and announcing plans to head to the Mexican border to help stop the caravan of Central Americans, often echoing President Donald Trump’s …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 4:16 p.m.

U.S.: ‘Everything on table’ to block migrants at border

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday that “everything is on the table” as the administration considered new measures to stifle immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border and send a message …


Migrants set out on arduous 60-mile journey to next stop

Increasingly sick and facing a punishing 60-mile trek, members of the migrant caravan began leaving the southern Mexico city of Pijijiapan on Friday and walking in the pre-dawn darkness to …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 11:24 a.m.

Spokane Mayor David Condon says federal rules trump new city law restricting bus searches by Border Patrol at Intermodal Center

Spokane’s Mayor David Condon said a new law City Council passed Monday restricting Border Patrol from searching buses in the Spokane Intermodal Center may not change the agency’s actions.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 7:23 a.m.

Spokane council approves rules restricting Border Patrol searches at bus station

After hearing testimony from a crowd of medical students, immigrants, lawyers, pastors and activists, the Spokane City Council approved an ordinance restricting the U.S. Border Patrol’s search of buses and …


Spokane City Council considering restricting Border Patrol access to Spokane Intermodal Center

The Spokane City Council is expected to vote soon on an ordinance that bars immigration enforcement from accessing city property without a criminal warrant unless officers obtain the mayor’s permission.


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 3:01 p.m.

In less than six years, Border Patrol made nearly 200 arrests at the Spokane Intermodal Center

U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested three people at the Spokane Intermodal Center in the past week and made nearly 200 apprehensions at the downtown bus depot since the start …


UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018, 4:55 p.m.

Border Patrol arrests Canadian man at Spokane Intermodal Center, but refuses to identify him

U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a Canadian man last week at the Spokane Intermodal Center, though an agency spokesman said he was not authorized to identify the man “for privacy …


Los Angeles approves $10M to help separated children

Los Angeles on Tuesday approved using a $10 million fund to provide legal help to children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.


Border Patrol arrests drop sharply in June

Border Patrol arrests fell sharply in June to the lowest level since February, according to a U.S. official, ending a streak of four straight monthly increases.


UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 10:45 p.m.

Sen. Patty Murray introduces bill to limit warrantless searches along U.S./Canadian border, including Spokane

A proposed law would prevent Border Patrol agents from conducting warrantless interviews at the intermodal center in downtown Spokane, where people have been reporting being questioned by agents during bus …


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 11 p.m.

Detained on bus ride that went through Spokane intermodal center, Mexican national files $75,000 claim against Border Protection

Andres Sosa Segura is being represented by attorneys with the American Civil Liberties Union and Northwest Immigration Rights Project. He alleges he was illegally detained during a sweep by Border …