Defense Department documents obtained by Newsweek show U.S. Northern Command sent an urgent request for additional U.S. forces.
The acting Department of Homeland Security secretary attempted to clarify confusion surrounding the relocation of migrants
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is struggling to manage the wave of migrants arriving and being detained at the border with Mexico.
Defense Department documents obtained by Newsweek show a troop surge at the southwest border, a request made by the White House amid President Donald Trump's renewed push to stem the flow of undocumented immigrants.
"A transparent and independent investigation into the conditions at CBP detention facilities and its medical care practices is needed immediately," the ACLU Border Rights Center's director said.
The president's 2020 budget proposal "threatens the safety of immigrant families being terrorized in communities every day, without appropriate checks and balance," the Center for Law and Social Policy said.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen took issue with the use of the word "cages" to describe the detention facilities used for children.
Almost 350 pounds of heroin, methaphetamine, cocaine and a substance suspected to be fentanyl were confiscated in three seizures.
After a physical inspection by CBP officers, 450 packages of what was later determined to be cocaine was confiscated.
"The reason I asked you for your ID is because I came in here and I saw that you guys are speaking Spanish," the agent says in footage of the incident.
"I love President Trump. And he's doing a great job. Absolutely. But I must say it's still up to the American people," the CBP agent told BlazeTV host Eric Bolling.
"It's been more than a decade that we've had a child pass away anywhere in a CBP process so this is just devastating for us," Customs and Border Patrol commissioner Kevin McAleenan told "CBS This Morning" on Wednesday.
The child, whose name has not yet been released, died just after midnight on December 25, Christmas Day, at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center in Alamogordo, New Mexico.
"The Privacy Commissioner of Canada has advised Canadians to be especially cautious with their personal information when it comes to purchasing marijuana."
"I cite as an example the use of 'catch of the day,' which is appropriate for fish, or substances interdicted, but not in reference to people."
The toddler has been treated and detained along with family members, Customs and Border Protection said.
Using a canine team, the officers located five packages of cocaine attached to the women's bodies.
Customs and Border Protection (CPB) officers at Montana's Sweetgrass Area Port have detained at least two Americans returning from Canada since the U.S. neighbor officially legalized recreational cannabis on October 17.
Julio Cesar Ovalle was reportedly deported to Mexico without coming before a judge, being allowed to make a phone call, speak with an attorney or prove he was a U.S. citizen.
"Even people that might have smoked it 20, 30 years ago, they're being asked, 'Have you ever smoked cannabis?'" Estevan Mayor Roy Ludwig said.
David Dratch, 23, could face up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted.
Reports shows how the wall designs will need to undergo significant improvements before any construction plans can be implemented.
Despite the federal prohibition on cannabis, the majority of Americans—both Democrats and Republicans—support recreational legalization.
The man was trying to deliver money from Canada to a relative whose health is declining and has medical bills to pay.