Sens. McCain, Flake seeking information on zero-tolerance program.
Border Patrol says it was responding to rock throwers. FBI probe is still open.
Agents were routinely questioned by sheriff's investigators after fatal shooting.
Mexican officials deny the allegation.
The shooting occurred on the Tohono O'odham Indian Nation
Mexican national arrested at the Port of Nogales.
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.
Five organizations today filed a complaint to the Department of Homeland Security on behalf of 116 unaccompanied immigrant children.
The Tucson International Airport is the latest addition to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection enrollment centers for low-risk international travelers.
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.
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.
One border patrol agent was killed and a second injured in a single-vehicle rollover near Benson Wednesday morning.
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.
Two Arizona men were arrested in separate drug smuggling incidents Monday on the border, federal officials said.
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.
Almost daily I read comments regarding the Border Patrol by those who profess knowledge but whose inaccuracies are taken as truths by readers.
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.
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.
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.
Nearly $4 million worth of marijuana was seized in a shipment of tomatoes on Wednesday at the Nogales commercial port of entry, officials said.