The Connected Walls project involves four filmmakers, each working on their side of their respective borders — in this case Mexico/U.S. and Spain/Morocco — producing a short documentary film every 10 days.
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…
Ice, with Agent Chris Dudding, and Laura, with Agent Bill Akins, show off some detection techniques.
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.
Reporter Perla Trevizo participates in the Nogales Station Border Patrol Ambassador classes.
They want to know who is responsible and hold them accountable.
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 …
Border Patrol stations throughout the country hold citizens academies.
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.
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.
Leo Guardado — the young man I profiled in this
Saturday story — has a way of making a profound impact on
nearly everyone he meets.
Deportations based on terrorism or national security grounds
became even rarer in the decade after Sept. 11, 2001, shows a
report from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at
Homeland Security still doesn’t have a mechanism in place to
track when, and if, legal foreign visitors leave the country, a
Accountability Office report found.
Sen. John McCain has requested a Congressional hearing on the
much-maligned gun trafficking investigation led by the ATF.
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 pace of fund-raising has slowed for the state's border fence
since the brisk first few days.
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…
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…
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.
Border fences, roads and lighting are not only expensive to
build, they are costly to repair and maintain.
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.
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
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.
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…