Latest "U.S. Mexico border" stories
Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson, the commander of U.S. Army North, explained to reporters that the additional 540 U.S. troops would help Border Patrol with newly granted authorities. Those new authorities allow Border Patrol agents to apprehend and immediately return migrants potentially infected with COVID-19.
By Shawn Snow
The mission is separate from President Donald Trump’s campaign to build a border wall, officials say.
By Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has cited Villa's 1916 raid of Columbus as an example of why President Donald Trump was deploying active-duty troops along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The number of U.S. active-duty troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border has “pretty much peaked” at the current total of 5,800, the Pentagon’s No. 2 official said Thursday.
By Robert Burns, The Associated Press
President Donald Trump has soured on Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and she is expected to leave her job, perhaps as soon as this week, according to two people with knowledge of the issue.
By Zeke Miller, The Associated Press