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Brian Bennett

Brian Bennett previously covered the White House, national security and immigration in the Los Angeles Times Washington bureau, where he worked from 2010-18. While there, he documented a pattern of excessive force by U.S. Border Patrol agents and revealed the first arrest on U.S. soil using a Predator drone. He reported for Time magazine starting in Hong Kong in 2000, from Pakistan and Afghanistan after the Sept. 11 attacks and was its Baghdad bureau chief in 2003 and 2004. A native of Riverside, Calif., he misses being able to pick avocados and oranges in the backyard.
Illegal border crossing arrests surged in March, administration says

Arrests of people illegally crossing into the U.S. from Mexico surged in March, the administration announced Thursday, the day after President Trump asked governors to station National Guard troops along the border.

White House makes hasty plan to send National Guard to border, leaving mission and duration unclear

The Trump administration, saying that illegal border crossings are on the rise, has asked border-state governors to send National Guard units to the southwestern border. At the same time, officials renewed calls for Congress to reduce legal protections for people claiming asylum in the U.S.

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