Customs and Border Protection officer Elizabeth Landeros allegedly used her position with the government agency to search law enforcement databases in an attempt to find information to help her pressure her son's rape accuser into recanting their allegation.
Some Laredo residents believe the wire is meant to mark future construction areas for the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
Mordan is the second border agent from the El Paso sector to die while on duty this year.
"The decision is certainly consistent with what my understanding of the [law] is," one legal expert told Newsweek.
A radio tower used by Customs and Border Protection in Kingsville, Texas, has become home to a group of hundreds of vultures who have coated the structure in urine and feces.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection joined several government agencies in marking Christmas Day, but their Santa Claus immigration reference angered many who responded that hundreds of migrant families remain separated at the border.
"You're saying that because we're white, somehow there's an issue there," U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan said.
"Our condolences are with his family," the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said.
"When we collect the DNA, we know that there's a lot of people that come and go into the United States. And there are thousands of crimes that are committed that are unsolved on a regular—on a yearly basis. DNA will help us solve those crimes," Brandon Judd claimed.
The CBP officer's "questions had nothing to do with re-entry into the United States," journalist Ben Watson told Newsweek.
"It seems like you guys are turning a blind eye to this crime being committed by the president's own companies," Jake Tapper told Mark Morgan, acting commissioner for Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
"If you actually take the time to study, and to look at the steps, and to see how government transforms under authoritarian regimes, and look at the political decisions and patterns of this president, the answer is yes," she said.
When they sit there and say, 'We're not going to tolerate this they are, I'm just going to say it, lying."
Invoking language historically used to stigmatize immigrant populations, Ingraham likened letting migrants enter the U.S. to playing Russian Roulette.
"It's outrageous that another child has died in government custody and that the Trump administration didn't tell anybody," said Democratic Congressman Joaquin Castro of Texas.
The agency has struggled to meet new hire demands as discontented agents continue to quit.
"As a country, we have to acknowledge that this is how people are being treated here and decide that we are better and we must do better," Representative Ilhan Omar tweeted on Thursday.
The additional troops will hike the total number of forces at the border to about 4,350, according to the Department of Defense.
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.
Despite the federal prohibition on cannabis, the majority of Americans—both Democrats and Republicans—support recreational legalization.
Canada may have legalized marijuana, but the sale, possession and distribution of the drug all remain illegal under U.S. federal law, Customs and Border Protection officials said.
The man was trying to deliver money from Canada to a relative whose health is declining and has medical bills to pay.
The agents detained the jogger and sent her to the DHS-operated Tacoma Northwest Detention Center more than 124 miles away
"The mom and dad now have once weekly Skype calls with their [now] 8-month-old baby," the Texas Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services said.
The U.S. government has reportedly paid out more than $60 million in settlements between 2005 and 2017 over deaths, injuries and wrongful detentions involving border patrol agents.