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Third migrant dies in Border Patrol custody in as many months

Third migrant dies in Border Patrol custody in as many monthsA migrant man died in Border Patrol custody on Monday, following the deaths of two Guatemalan children in the agency's custody in December.



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Border Patrol overwhelmed by large groups of migrant families

Border Patrol overwhelmed by large groups of migrant familiesU.S. Border Patrol said on Friday its resources were being stretched thin by larger and larger groups of Central American families left by smugglers in remote locations along the U.S. Mexico border. Until recently, most people caught crossing the border illegally were men from Mexico, but now Central American families and unaccompanied minors make up some 60 percent of those apprehended, data from the agency show. Many of the migrants who may seek passage with smugglers in their journey through Mexico cross the border and turn themselves into U.S. authorities to seek asylum in the United States, a drawn-out court process that can take months or years to resolve.



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The Latest: Highway Patrol to investigate officer shooting

The Latest: Highway Patrol to investigate officer shootingST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on fatal shooting of an off-duty St. Louis police officer (all times local):



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Rampant migrant illnesses force U.S. Border Patrol to seek help, change procedures

Rampant migrant illnesses force U.S. Border Patrol to seek help, change proceduresMore than 450 arrived ill in a week through Sunday and 17 are hospitalized



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Police criticised for asking public to choose which village to patrol via Twitter poll

Police criticised for asking public to choose which village to patrol via Twitter pollA local police force has been criticised for asking the public to vote on which village they should patrol by using a poll on Twitter. Wiltshire Police force has been accused of signposting where criminals should target after announcing on social media that it would send officers to patrol one of three villages. It posted: "Which village would you like us to patrol later today?", giving the options of Aldbourne, Great Bedwyn and Worton. The village Great Bedwyn was picked as the winner. The force wrote: "Great Bedwyn got the vote! Quick pit stop to refuel and we’ll head there!" The Twitter account posted pictures from the village, writing:  "As promised, a foot patrol of Great Bedwyn! Had a chat to some residents and bumped into Daisy the dog." Followers of the account were quick to criticise, with Steve Johnson incredulously writing: "Wow a poll to see where to patrol ? What next a lucky dip to see who to arrest!" Which village would you like us to patrol later today?— Wiltshire Police (@wiltshirepolice) December 29, 2018 Another, Matty, wrote: "So the criminals will be hitting Worton and Aldbourne later then." Follower Gary Lawrence asked:"Is this a joke? If it is it’s not very funny @wiltshirepolice If it’s serious you need to think about the message it sends out. What next, a poll on what crimes to investigate or suspects to charge?" The force replied: "Not meant as a joke. We continually patrol rural areas. We are promoting our work and engaging with the communities." Mr Lawrence said in response: "It's commendable but how do people who don't use social media get a say? Who decides which areas go on the poll? What happens in the places that don't win the vote?" Chief constable Kier Pritchard said: "We patrol areas based on intelligence, likely risk and threat and where we can do our level best to reassure the public and prevent crime. This tweet was just part of raising awareness that we have to make choices and involve the public, we can’t be everywhere." Many pointed to budget cuts as a reason for police having to ask the public where to patrol. Cuts to police budgets that have led to a reduction of 20,000 officers since 2010. Dave Thompson, the National Police Chiefs’ Council Lead for Finance and Resources, said earlier this year that “budget cuts and a hands-off Government approach to aspects of policing” mean the public’s experience is of a “less visible, less responsive and less proactive” force.



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Two migrant children recently died in Border Patrol custody. There were documented warning signs

Two migrant children recently died in Border Patrol custody. There were documented warning signsFederal officials launched new health-care efforts after two migrant children died in December. But kids' health warnings had been filed months earlier.



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Children in Border Patrol Custody Are Still at Risk Despite New Guidelines, Pediatricians Say

Children in Border Patrol Custody Are Still at Risk Despite New Guidelines, Pediatricians Say'No amount of time in detention is safe for a child'



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Shutdown over Trump’s wall will hurt border security, U.S. border patrol agent says

Shutdown over Trump’s wall will hurt border security, U.S. border patrol agent saysAs President Trump threatens a government shutdown over funding for his border wall, one U.S. Border Patrol agent offered some insight on the immediate impact that would have.



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Congressional delegation will visit Border Patrol site after death of 7-year-old girl in US custody

Congressional delegation will visit Border Patrol site after death of 7-year-old girl in US custodyA congressional delegation will visit the New Mexico border station where a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl was detained before dying at a nearby hospital – amid calls by her father for a “transparent” investigation into the circumstances that led to her death. The child, Jakelin Caal Maquin, was with her father were in a group of 163 migrants that was detained by US Border Patrol on 6 December in a remote area of the New Mexico desert. Officials say that she began vomiting and stopped breathing while in Border Patrol custody, and then suffered from cardiac arrest after being transferred to a Texas hospital.



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Father of 7-Year-Old Who Died in Border Patrol Custody Calls for 'Thorough Investigation' of Her Death

Father of 7-Year-Old Who Died in Border Patrol Custody Calls for 'Thorough Investigation' of Her Death“He’s been very clear, very consistent that his daughter was healthy"



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