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Last day: Surveillance and service dogs

Last day: Surveillance and service dogs

This was the last week of the Nogales Station Border Patrol community ambassadors program and since we had missed a class when heavy rains were projected due to Hurricane Odile last month, the instructors had to cram a lot into it -- but it w…

October 11, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Border Patrol dogs

Border Patrol dogs

Ice, with Agent Chris Dudding, and Laura, with Agent Bill Akins, show off some detection techniques.

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Photos: Toxic contamination of Sonoran rivers

Photos: Toxic contamination of Sonoran rivers

On Aug. 7, a leaching pond in the Buenavista copper mine in Sonora spilled 10 million gallons of water contaminated with sulfuric acid, iron, cadmium and copper into the Bacanuchi River and Sonora River.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Day 3: Border Patrol and use of force

Day 3: Border Patrol and use of force

Reporter Perla Trevizo participates in the Nogales Station Border Patrol Ambassador classes.

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Representatives want answers from CBP on Ajo housing project

Representatives want answers from CBP on Ajo housing project

They want to know who is responsible and hold them accountable.

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Day 2: Learning about Border Patrol checkpoints

Day 2: Learning about Border Patrol checkpoints

The Nogales Station Border Patrol Ambassador classes started last week, unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend the initial session because I was in New Mexico visiting the detention center in Artesia. During the first class, attendees learned …

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Border Patrol Ambassador Classes

Border Patrol Ambassador Classes

Border Patrol stations throughout the country hold citizens academies.

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Obama pushes for Dream Act in state of the union for 2nd straight year

Obama pushes for Dream Act in state of the union for 2nd straight year

Highlighting a downturn in illegal border crossings, President Obama said in his state of the union address last night that the time has come for comprehensive immigration reform.

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Most deported illegal immigrants from 4 Latin American countries

Most deported illegal immigrants from 4 Latin American countries

Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador account for more than four-fifths of the deportees yearly; Traffic offenses on the rise among deported "criminal" illegal immigrants.  

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Child migrant turned inspirational leader has always made an impression

Child migrant turned inspirational leader has always made an impression

Leo Guardado — the young man I profiled in this Saturday story — has a way of making a profound impact on nearly everyone he meets.

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Terrorism-related deportations dropped in last decade, report finds

Terrorism-related deportations dropped in last decade, report finds

Deportations based on terrorism or national security grounds became even rarer in the decade after Sept. 11, 2001, shows a new report from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University.

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DHS still has no way to track visa overstays, GAO reports

Homeland Security still doesn’t have a mechanism in place to track when, and if, legal foreign visitors leave the country, a recent Government Accountability Office report found.

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Sen. McCain calls for 'Fast and Furious' hearing

Sen. McCain calls for 'Fast and Furious' hearing

Sen. John McCain has requested a Congressional hearing on the much-maligned gun trafficking investigation led by the ATF.

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Customs and Border Protection takes anti-corruption measure

Customs and Border Protection takes anti-corruption measure

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is going to send its own internal affairs investigators to work with the Homeland Security's Inspector General under a new agreement designed to streamline efforts to detect and stop corruption within the ranks.

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Border Boletín: Crossing more dangerous than ever for migrants?

Border Boletín: Crossing more dangerous than ever for migrants?

As I wrote about earlier this week, the border death tally is down slightly this year compared to past years. But, considering the precipitous drop in illegal entries from Mexico into the U.S. through Arizona, the argument can be made that t…

August 04, 2011 7:30 am Related

Border Boletín: Mexican illegal immigrants not returning home en masse, report finds

Border Boletín: Mexican illegal immigrants not returning home en masse, report finds

A study recently released by the RAND Corporation shows that fewer Mexican immigrants returned home from the United States during 2008 and 2009 than in the two years prior to the start of the recession. It's an interesting finding that sugges…

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Naco Station would be named for Agent Terry

Naco Station would be named for Agent Terry

Federal legislators have introduced a bill to name the Border Patrol's Naco Station after slain agent Brian Terry, who was killed last December in a shootout near Rio Rico.

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$24.4M for Arizona fence repairs

$24.4M for Arizona fence repairs

Border fences, roads and lighting are not only expensive to build, they are costly to repair and maintain.

July 28, 2011 7:30 am Related Loading…

Border Boletín: Five of 31 ‘solved’ Coronado fires started by illegal immigrants since 2002

Border Boletín: Five of 31 ‘solved’ Coronado fires started by illegal immigrants since 2002

Illegal border crossers have been responsible for five of 31 fires that investigators have solved from 2002-2011 in the Southwest Border area of the Coronado National Forest.

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Border Boletín: More evidence that fewer Mexicans coming illegally

Border Boletín: More evidence that fewer Mexicans coming illegally

The Pew Hispanic Center's latest report – The Mexican-American Boom: Births Overtake Immigration — is the latest report to conclude that illegal immigration from Mexico into the U.S. has slowed.

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Border Boletín: Poll shows lukewarm support for more border walls

Border Boletín: Poll shows lukewarm support for more border walls

Poll results released today by the Tucson-based Sky Island Alliance show more people prefer spending money on strengthening border ports of entry rather than building more border fencing.

July 14, 2011 11:45 am Related Loading…

Border Boletín: Sheriff Dever says illegal immigrants likely started Monument Fire

Border Boletín: Sheriff Dever says illegal immigrants likely started Monument Fire

As I wrote about last week, the Monument Fire is the third major Southern Arizona fire this summer that started in rugged, mountainous corridors frequently used by people and drug smugglers. That's led to speculation that some, or all, of th…

June 21, 2011 3:30 pm Related Loading…

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