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Feds mum on program meant to lessen crossers

Feds mum on program meant to lessen crossers

Sens. McCain, Flake seeking information on zero-tolerance program.

September 19, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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US investigators visit site where agent killed Sonora teen

US investigators visit site where agent killed Sonora teen

Border Patrol says it was responding to rock throwers. FBI probe is still open.

August 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Border agents at shooting scene 'angry' with investigators

Border agents at shooting scene 'angry' with investigators

Agents were routinely questioned by sheriff's investigators after fatal shooting.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am
Border agents: Mexican law-enforcement helicopter fires in Arizona

Border agents: Mexican law-enforcement helicopter fires in Arizona

Mexican officials deny the allegation.

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Border agents: Shots fired into Arizona from Mexican helicopter

Border agents: Shots fired into Arizona from Mexican helicopter

The shooting occurred on the Tohono O'odham Indian Nation

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CBP: Meth found hidden in accordion

CBP: Meth found hidden in accordion

Mexican national arrested at the Port of Nogales.

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Rights groups: Probe "systemic abuse" of immigrant kids

PHOENIX — Claiming "systemic abuse" of children who arrive in this country alone, immigrant rights groups demand this morning the Department of Homeland Security conduct an immediate investigation.

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Complaint against Homeland Security alleges abuse of immigrant children

Complaint against Homeland Security alleges abuse of immigrant children

Five organizations today filed a complaint to the Department of Homeland Security on behalf of 116 unaccompanied immigrant children.

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Arizona's fifth trusted-traveler enrollment center opens

The Tucson International Airport is the latest addition to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection enrollment centers for low-risk international travelers.

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Man killed in Border Patrol chase shot in head

Man killed in Border Patrol chase shot in head

The Border Patrol agent who killed a man during a foot chase last week fired nine times, striking him once in the head, officials said Monday.

June 03, 2014 12:00 am
Border crosser surge in Texas crowds Tucson bus station

Border crosser surge in Texas crowds Tucson bus station

The Department of Homeland Security dropped off close to 200 immigrants — mostly women and children — at the Tucson Greyhound station this week, leaving them to find their own way to cities across the country to report to immigration offices there.

May 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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1 Border Patrol agent killed, 1 injured in crash east of Tucson

One border patrol agent was killed and a second injured in a single-vehicle rollover near Benson Wednesday morning.

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Humanitarian group prohibits Border Patrol search of Arivaca camp

Volunteers with a local humanitarian aid group stopped Border Patrol agents from entering their camp outside of Arivaca to search for people whose footprints they said they followed there.

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2 Arizona men face charges in drug smuggling attempts

2 Arizona men face charges in drug smuggling attempts

Two Arizona men were arrested in separate drug smuggling incidents Monday on the border, federal officials said.

May 06, 2014 5:02 pm Photos

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ACLU sues to get Border Patrol documents

PHOENIX — Claiming a pattern of civil-rights abuse, the American Civil Liberties Union filed suit Monday to find out exactly how the Border Patrol enforces immigration law far from Mexico.

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Gary Meinert: Use of force

Gary Meinert: Use of force

Almost daily I read comments regarding the Border Patrol by those who profess knowledge but  whose inaccuracies are taken as truths by readers.

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Nogales port officers seize 4 tons of pot

Nogales port officers seize 4 tons of pot

A Mexican man was arrested Wednesday at the Port of Nogales for attempting to smuggle more than 8,000 pounds of marijuana into the United States.

April 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Border Patrol chief: Agents unfairly criticized

Border Patrol chief: Agents unfairly criticized

PHOENIX — The chief of the U.S. Border Patrol defended his agency Wednesday against criticism that agents are too aggressive in using deadly force, telling the audience at a conference that he takes the issue very seriously.

March 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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More must be done to stop unneeded killings at border

Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher’s directive clarifying existing guidelines on use of force is yet another step in the agency’s slow march in the right direction. Unfortunately, this deliberate approach to policy change falls far short of the needed action to halt unnecessary killings by agents.

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Nearly $4M in pot found in shipment of tomatoes at Nogales port

Nearly $4M in pot found in shipment of tomatoes at Nogales port

Nearly $4 million worth of marijuana was seized in a shipment of tomatoes on Wednesday at the Nogales commercial port of entry, officials said.

January 23, 2014 12:16 pm Photos

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