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  • Southwest joins TSA pre-check program, opens new security lane at BWI

    Southwest joins TSA pre-check program, opens new security lane at BWI
    Southwest Airlines has joined the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck program, giving trusted fliers access to a quicker and less invasive path through security at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. The airline, which is BWI's largest carrier,...
  • Baltimore businessman imprisoned for undervaluing Chinese imports

    A Chinese national selling plastic bags, restaurant supplies and other merchandise from China out of a warehouse in Baltimore was sentenced to 16 months in prison Wednesday for dodging customs duties on the imported products, according to the Maryland U....
  • Getting high on the high seas?

    Getting high on the high seas?
    For the few who want to get high on the high seas, watch out for customs. U.S. Customs officers said they've had a busy week at the South Baltimore terminal -- issuing what it called seven $500 "zero-tolerance" citations to passengers trying to board a...
  • Armed citizen groups seek recruits to secure U.S. border

    Armed citizen groups seek recruits to secure U.S. border
    Citizen groups in border states are seeking armed volunteers to patrol the U.S.-Mexico frontier alongside law enforcement officers who are struggling to deal with a surge of undocumented migrants from Central America. Southwestern states have seen a big...
  • Q&A: Unaccompanied children crossing US border

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is urging Congress to approve $3.7 billion in emergency funds to help government agencies handle an influx of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. The president's proposal would speed up...
  • Border Patrol suspends transfer of undocumented migrants to San Diego

    Border Patrol suspends transfer of undocumented migrants to San Diego
    SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - The federal government has suspended its plan to send the San Diego area hundreds of the Central American migrants who have been flooding into Texas illegally from Mexico, U.S. Border Patrol officials said on Thursday. San Diego's...
  • Obama administration warns money low to deal with migrant crisis

    Obama administration warns money low to deal with migrant crisis
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration warned lawmakers on Thursday that U.S. border control agencies would run out of money and migrant children would run out of beds if Congress did not approve $3.7 billion in funds to address an influx of...
  • U.S. border crisis is draining the immigration budget

    U.S. border crisis is draining the immigration budget
    Immigration officials and Border Patrol agents will run out of money if Congress doesn't approve emergency fundsĀ  to deal with the flood of young migrants at the southwest border, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told senators...
  • One woman's journey to and across the US border

    FORT WORTH, Texas Edilsa Cano was fleeing sexual assault, kidnapping and death threats all from her own family when she left her village in Guatemala at 16. Now 21, she sees her own desperation in the tens of thousands of Central American children,...
  • Obama to visit Texas, meet with Gov. Perry amid border crisis

    President Obama is expected to visit here Wednesday for the first time since the immigration crisis has intensified along the Rio Grande Valley, meeting with Gov. Rick Perry, and local and religious leaders who are seeking speedy aid to deal with an...
  • Factbox: Obama administration struggles with child migrant crisis

    WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Obama administration is grappling with a surge in child migrants at the southwestern U.S. border, some accompanied by parents and some traveling alone. Seeking to escape poverty and drug and gang violence in...
  • Elite Honduran unit works to stop flow of child emigrants to U.S.

    Elite Honduran unit works to stop flow of child emigrants to U.S.
    Empty energy drinks and rusted baby formula cans litter the moss-covered banks of the Lempa River near this country's northern border, marking the trails where, until recently, migrants — some of them children — made their way into Guatemala...