David Koenig, Ap Airlines Writer Updated 6:25 pm CDT, Friday, August 16, 2019 In this photo provided by Twitter user Brenna but in Leo Season, travelers stand in long lines to clear customs at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in New York, due to a temporary computer outage that affected U.S. Customs and Border Protection. (Brenna but in Leo Season via AP) less In this photo provided by Twitter user Brenna but in Leo Season, travelers stand in long lines to clear customs at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in New York, due to a temporary ... more Photo: Brenna But In Leo Season, AP Photo: Brenna But In Leo Season, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 In this photo provided by Twitter user Brenna but in Leo Season, … [Read more...] about Customs and Border Protection outage snarls major airports
Travelers entering the U.S. are experiencing delays because of a technology outage affecting Customs and Border Protection stations at several major airports. CBP said Friday that it was experiencing a temporary outage with its processing systems and was working to fix the problem. Airports tweeted that CBP officers were manually processing travelers — Americans as well as foreign visitors. Some travelers tweeted photos and videos of huge lines. CBP said its officers are processing travelers as quickly as possible while maintaining security. … [Read more...] about Customs and Border Protection outage snarls traffic into US
By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: January 7, 2019 at 11:11 am | UPDATED: January 8, 2019 at 5:20 am By Felicia Sonmez and Josh Dawsey | Washington Post WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is ramping up his efforts to make a public case for his border wall as the partial government shutdown is now in its third week, planning a prime-time address Tuesday night and a visit to the border Thursday. Trump announced the news of his presidential address in a Monday tweet. “I am pleased to inform you that I will Address the Nation on the Humanitarian and National Security crisis on our Southern Border,” he said. “Tuesday night at 9:00 P.M. Eastern.” Earlier Monday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced that Trump will travel to the U.S. border with Mexico on Thursday. “President @realDonaldTrump will travel to the Southern border on Thursday to meet with those on the frontlines of the national security and humanitarian crisis,” she … [Read more...] about Trump plans prime-time address, visit to southern border
Colleen Long, Associated Press Updated 9:07 pm PST, Monday, January 7, 2019 Children play with balloons in front of Federal Police outside an empty warehouse used as a shelter set up for migrants in downtown Tijuana, Mexico, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. Authorities ordered the shelter to be closed due to sanitary conditions. Discouraged by the long wait to apply for asylum through official ports of entry, many migrants from recent caravans are choosing to cross the U.S. border wall and hand themselves in to border patrol agents. less Children play with balloons in front of Federal Police outside an empty warehouse used as a shelter set up for migrants in downtown Tijuana, Mexico, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. Authorities ordered the shelter to be ... more Photo: Daniel Ochoa De Olza, AP Photo: Daniel Ochoa … [Read more...] about The reality on the border: How much will a wall really help?
Colleen Long and Elliot Spagat Associated Press Published 11:26 AM EST Jan 5, 2019 San Diego – In Washington, it’s all about the wall. At the border, it’s only part of the story. Border authorities are struggling with outdated facilities ill-equipped to handle the growing increase in family migrants, resulting in immigrants being released onto the streets every day. The immigration court system is so clogged that some wait years for their cases to be resolved, and lacks funding to pay for basic things like in-person translators. An increase in sick children arriving at the border is putting a strain on medical resources. But the Washington debate has focused almost exclusively on the $5 billion in wall spending that President Donald Trump wants. Other proposals being discussed keep the rest of the Homeland Security department funding at existing levels. “The wall is a tool. Unfortunately even if it’s implemented across the border it isn’t a … [Read more...] about Wall debate obscures other struggles at US-Mexico border