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9 migrants found in moving truck near Tucson

9 migrants found in moving truck near Tucson

The driver faces people-trafficking charges.

October 15, 2014 10:40 am Related Loading…
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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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

June 27, 2014 10:04 amLoading…
Tucson shelter for immigrant kids is accepting applications

Tucson shelter for immigrant kids is accepting applications

Southwest Key has openings for 200-plus workers there.

June 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Senate panel gives $2B for child immigrants

WASHINGTON — A Senate appropriations panel has approved giving the Obama administration $2 billion it requested to handle the influx of immigrant children caught trying to cross the Mexico border alone. The Obama administration last month asked the Senate panel to give the Health and Human …

June 10, 2014 12:55 pmLoading…
Underwater sensing device confirms Colorado River met the sea

Underwater sensing device confirms Colorado River met the sea

It wasn’t only a conservationist who recorded this week’s meeting of the Colorado River with the Gulf of California’s high tides.

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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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Neto's Tucson: Migrants crossing our desert form a modern exodus

Monday, I attended a special seder. About 200 Tucsonans, not all Jews, recalled during a Passover dinner the history of the exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt.

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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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GAO report raises doubts about successor to ‘virtual fence’ in Arizona

Some members of Congress are skeptical of a new border surveillance system being rolled out in Arizona, citing a lack of specific measurements for its success and the $1 billion already spent on the failed program it replaces.

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660 pounds of marijuana seized from RV at U.S.-Mexico border

A 51-year-old man was arrested Sunday after officers found more than 660 pounds of marijuana in the RV he was driving at the Port of Lukeville.

March 03, 2014 5:21 pm Related
Homeland Security chief says border security is a priority

Homeland Security chief says border security is a priority

The new secretary of homeland security stressed alertness along the U.S.-Mexico border, but during his first official visit to Southern Arizona he did not address recent cartel-related violence in Sonora.

January 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Border officers find drug tunnel in Nogales

Border officers find drug tunnel in Nogales

A completed drug tunnel was found Tuesday night in the backyard shed of a Nogales house, border officials say.

December 20, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Border officers in Nogales seize record-setting load of pot

Border officers in Nogales seize record-setting load of pot

A tractor-trailer rig carrying a load of squash from Hermosillo, Sonora, was also carrying the largest load of marijuana seized on Arizona’s border with Mexico, officials said Tuesday.

November 20, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Arizona border shootings

Border Patrol agents shot three people in Southern Arizona between October and December last year.

September 26, 2013 12:00 am

Arpaio: Armed militias beware or be shot

PHOENIX — Tough-talking Sheriff Joe Arpaio is warning civilians who embark on armed patrols in remote desert terrain that they could end up “seeing 30 rounds fired” into them

August 20, 2013 7:30 pmLoading…
Mexico objects to lack of charges in Arizona border shooting

Mexico objects to lack of charges in Arizona border shooting

The Mexican government objects to the Justice Department’s decision to not charge the Border Patrol agent who shot and killed Ramsés Barrón Torres at the border with Nogales, Sonora in 2011, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says in a written statement.

August 15, 2013 11:24 am
Feds: No charges for Border Patrol agents in Arizona shootings

Feds: No charges for Border Patrol agents in Arizona shootings

PHOENIX — No criminal charges will be pursued against U.S. Border Patrol agents involved in separate 2011 fatal shootings in southern Arizona, federal authorities say.

August 09, 2013 5:28 pm Photos

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Teen migrant dies in desert near Sells

A young man from Mexico is dead after a group of border crossers got lost in the Arizona desert, the U.S. Border Patrol says.

July 22, 2013 11:11 am

Border drug-smuggling tunnel shut down in Nogales

A cross-border drug-smuggling tunnel that was under construction was discovered Tuesday during a routine, bi-national inspection of the main storm drain system in Nogales and was shut down by authorities on both sides of the border, according to a news release.

June 27, 2013 3:44 pm

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