Border crossings on the rise despite increased federal investment

Mar 6, 2019
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services reports more than 76,000 people came over the southern border last month without documents. That’s more than double from the same time last year. A look at how the budget for border security isn’t meeting the realities on the ground. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
Brian Hastings, chief of operations for the US Border Patrol, briefs the media on the 2019 migration statistics, on March 5, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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Companies help foot the bill to keep goods moving across the border

Nov 28, 2016
This year computer maker Dell will pay at least $200,000 to staff a southbound cargo lane four extra hours a day.
A U.S. customs officer waves a cargo truck through the port of entry in Santa Teresa, New Mexico. Dell is financing extended hours at this border crossing through an agreement with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
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Private companies pay to improve border crossings

Oct 25, 2016
A program hosted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection allows private companies and local governments to reimburse the federal government for additional services.
A truck travels northbound from Mexico into the United States at the Santa Teresa port of entry in New Mexico.
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Obama's last ride as part of the Three Amigos

Jun 29, 2016
It's not a film remake. It's the annual summit of the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
U.S. President Barack Obama leaves with then-Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (R) and then-Mexican President Felipe Calderon after a joint news conference in the White House following the North American Leaders Summit (NALS) back in 2012.