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  • FILE - In this Oct. 2, 1012 file photo, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and other law enforcement jurisdictions drive the roads near near Bisbee, Ariz. New Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is reviewing the department’s use of force policies, a Homeland Security official said Friday. The official said Johnson has been reviewing the rules about when agents along the border can use their guns since he took office in December. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)

    Border Patrol Chief: Agents can still shoot at rock throwers

    U.S. Border Patrol agents can still use deadly force to respond to rock-throwing attacks along the border, even though they must take care in assessing whether their lives are in danger, Border Patrol Chief Michael J. Fisher said in a new directive Friday.


  • Border Patrol policy still permits agents to shoot at rock-throwers

    U.S. Border Patrol agents can still use deadly force in response to rock-throwing attacks along the border, even though they must take care in assessing whether their lives are in danger, Border Patrol Chief Michael J. Fisher said in a new directive Friday.


  • ** FILE ** A Customs and Border Protection agent patrols by car along the U.S.-Mexico border in Nogales, Ariz., in April 2010. (Associated Press)

    Border Patrol: Rules hinder effort to oust drug spotters

    The chief of the U.S. Border Patrol said Tuesday that his agents have a tough time ousting armed drug cartel spotters from the tops of U.S. mountains because the rules of engagement constrain them.


  • **FILE** Illegal immigrants prepare to enter a bus after being processed at the U.S. Border Patrol's Tucson Sector headquarters on Aug. 9, 2012, in Tucson, Ariz. (Associated Press)

    Illegal border crossings leap ahead of immigration bill

    Apprehensions of illegal immigrants are up 13 percent this year, the chief of the U.S. Border Patrol testified to Congress on Wednesday as lawmakers continued to bash the Obama administration for failing to have a way of measuring how secure the borders are.


  • Investigators look over a vehicle that crashed and rolled following a pursuit by U.S. Border Patrol agents early on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, in Casa Grande, Ariz. (AP Photo/Casa Grande Dispatch, Steven King)

    Border Patrol gets first new strategy in 8 years

    The U.S. Border Patrol on Tuesday unveiled its first national strategy in eight years, a period in which the number of agents more than doubled and apprehensions of people entering illegally from Mexico dropped to a 40-year low.


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