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$1-billion-a-year border bill unneeded, critics say

$1-billion-a-year border bill unneeded, critics say

Proposal adds fencing and roads, waives environmental laws far from international line.

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Immigrant families still coming, but in smaller numbers

Immigrant families still coming, but in smaller numbers

Volunteers continue to welcome Central Americans released here by immigration officials.

January 18, 2015 9:00 am Photos

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Galen Hunt

Galen Hunt

Galen Hunt, Americorps VISTA in-house volunteer Tucson home owned by Catholic Community Services to help with families dropped off by immigration officials.

January 16, 2015 5:41 pm
Home for immigrants

Home for immigrants

Greetings from Iowa school children sent to Mexican and Latino immigrants staying in Tucson home owned by Catholic Community Services to help with families dropped off by immigration officials.

January 16, 2015 5:41 pm
Sarah Michelson

Sarah Michelson

Volunteer Sarah Michelson talks to immigrants at a Tucson home owned by Catholic Community Services.

January 16, 2015 5:42 pm
Lauren McCullough

Lauren McCullough

Lauren McCullough volunteers at a Tucson home owned by Catholic Community Services, helping provide shelter, food and clothing for families dropped off by immigration officials.

January 16, 2015 5:40 pm
Parents of US citizens often deported, report says

Parents of US citizens often deported, report says

Human Rights Watch asks that family unity be considered.

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Fate of migrants seeking sanctuary can seem arbitrary

Fate of migrants seeking sanctuary can seem arbitrary

Four people still seeking sanctuary, one of them at a Tucson church.

January 04, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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UA visiting scholar urges skepticism about government surveillance

UA visiting scholar urges skepticism about government surveillance

He's giving a talk about how technology reformulates borders.

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200 freed from immigration custody in Arizona

200 freed from immigration custody in Arizona

Nationwide, more than 600 people have been released under new enforcement priorities.

December 30, 2014 9:00 pmLoading…
Women volunteers work for a better Mexico

Women volunteers work for a better Mexico

Grassroots organization in Nogales, Sonora seeks to empower local community.

December 13, 2014 11:45 pm Photos

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Report: Migrants often deported without personal belongings

Report: Migrants often deported without personal belongings

Organization highlights impact of being deported without money, identification and other items.

December 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Fidel Diaz

Fidel Diaz

Fidel Diaz, 33, picks out clothes at the Aid Center for Deported Migrants in Nogales, Sonora. He was deported Dec. 8 after serving a one-year sentence for smuggling. He arrived in Nogales without identification cards and other documents he had with him when he was arrested at a Border Patrol…

December 09, 2014 5:13 pm
Sara Camarillos

Sara Camarillos

Sara Camarillos, 41, picks out clothes at the Aid Center for Deported Migrants in Nogales, Sonora. She was deported more than a week ago after being caught by the Tucson sector Border Patrol. Camarillos arrived at the center without her backpack which had her official Mexican identification …

December 09, 2014 5:12 pm

Immigration forums filled despite expected fight Obama's action

President Barack Obama recently announced he was expanding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

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Councilman: Tucson should honor Obama's immigration priorities

Councilman: Tucson should honor Obama's immigration priorities

Police shouldn't call in most long-term undocumented residents, Steve Kozachik says.

December 08, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Border Patrol recruitment push seeks women

Border Patrol recruitment push seeks women

Only 5 percent of nearly 21,000 agents are female.

December 07, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Judge orders border activist to pay fine

Judge orders border activist to pay fine

Man refused to leave Nogales port of entry last May.

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Border Patrol goes after lookouts for cartels

Border Patrol goes after lookouts for cartels

With more agents, fewer crossers, agency ramps up efforts to catch scouts.

November 29, 2014 7:00 pm Video Loading…
Organ Pipe fully open again

Organ Pipe fully open again

Drug and human smuggling had forced closures for more than a decade.

November 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Status of crossers in 2014 influx isn't clear

Status of crossers in 2014 influx isn't clear

Government now considers recent entrants the second-highest priority for deportations.

November 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Binational border ministry celebrates 30th year

Binational border ministry celebrates 30th year

Frontera de Cristo, a Presbyterian group in Douglas-Agua Prieta, serves immigrants.

November 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Frontera de Cristo

Frontera de Cristo

Delons Knapp and Carol Olson, from Oro Valley, try to answer a game quiz about Frontera de Cristo during the binational ministry’s 30th anniversary celebration Saturday in Agua Prieta.

November 22, 2014 5:35 pm
Binational border ministry celebrates 30th year

Binational border ministry celebrates 30th year

Children carried a clothes line with homemade banners with encouraging messages about love and peace during a church service Saturday celebrating the 30th anniversary of Frontera de Cristo, a binational ministry in Douglas and Agua Prieta.

November 22, 2014 5:23 pm
Frontera de Cristo

Frontera de Cristo

Delons Knapp and Carol Olson, from Oro Valley, try to answer a game quiz about Frontera de Cristo during the binational ministry's 30th anniversary celebration in Agua Prieta.

November 22, 2014 5:25 pm
Frontera de Cristo

Frontera de Cristo

Miriam Maldonado, with Frontera de Cristo, helps children hold banners containing messages of love and peace that adorn a church service celebrating the 30th anniversary of the binational ministry in Douglas and Agua Prieta.

November 22, 2014 5:19 pm
Tucsonans protest Mexico's handling of missing-students case

Tucsonans protest Mexico's handling of missing-students case

More than 150 protesters gathered in front of the Tucson Mexican Consulate.

November 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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2 in Tucson sanctuary now face different fates

2 in Tucson sanctuary now face different fates

The difference: One is the parent of U.S.-born children.

November 20, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Name of border agent in fatal shooting released

Name of border agent in fatal shooting released

Judge says agent's concern for his safety outweighed by public's right to know.

November 14, 2014 12:00 am
Federal judge orders public ID of border agent in deadly shooting

Federal judge orders public ID of border agent in deadly shooting

José Antonio Elena Rodríguez, 16, was fatally shot in 2012, in Nogales, Son.

November 13, 2014 2:49 pmLoading…
Family asking that Border Patrol shooter be identified

Family asking that Border Patrol shooter be identified

U.S. District Judge Raner Collins will hear arguments Thursday.

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Ajo checkpoint closed last week, lacking agents

Ajo checkpoint closed last week, lacking agents

Issue was allocating resources where needed, not understaffing, Border Patrol says. 

November 08, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Man killed in Border Patrol shooting was Mexican

Man killed in Border Patrol shooting was Mexican

Edgar Amaro López was shot in the head.

October 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Man killed by Border Patrol agent near Tucson ID'd

Man killed by Border Patrol agent near Tucson ID'd

Edgar Amaro López was shot in the head.

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Border agent shoots, kills man southwest of Tucson

Border agent shoots, kills man southwest of Tucson

Man shot was armed with gun, said attorney for agent. 

October 25, 2014 10:30 am
Agent-involved shooting by Border Patrol

Agent-involved shooting by Border Patrol

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at the scene of a agent-involved shooting Friday south of West Valencia Road near Arizona 86.

October 24, 2014 10:00 pm
Officer-involved shooting

Officer-involved shooting

U.S. Customs and Border Protection units and Drexel Heights Fire District at the scene of a shooting involving a Border Patrol agent on Friday south of Ryan Airfield west of Tucson.

October 24, 2014 12:57 pm
1 killed in Border Patrol-involved shooting near Tucson

1 killed in Border Patrol-involved shooting near Tucson

A search continues for additional suspects, federal officials say.

October 24, 2014 11:22 am Video
Group finds racial profiling at Amado border checkpoint

Group finds racial profiling at Amado border checkpoint

Latinos more likely to face long stops and ID checks, report says.

October 19, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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More kids caught at border unaccompanied by adult

More kids caught at border unaccompanied by adult

In stark contrast, most kids five years ago traveled with a parent.

October 18, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Mexican authorities pinpoint cause of mine spill

Mexican authorities pinpoint cause of mine spill

Official with Mexican environmental agency explains why authorities couldn't stop spill and how they'll hold the company accountable.

October 11, 2014 5:10 pm Photos

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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 was all very interesting.

October 11, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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BPcam

BPcam

Border Patrol Agent Henry Lopez shows the truck-mounted camera with long-range thermal imaging sensor systems.

October 10, 2014 9:56 am
BPK9

BPK9

Agent Chris Dudding leans over Ice as Agent Bill Akins watches during the service dog demonstration.

October 10, 2014 9:52 am
March planned on anniversary of Nogales teen's shooting

March planned on anniversary of Nogales teen's shooting

It’s been nearly two years since José Antonio Elena Rodríguez was shot by a Border Patrol agent.

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Mexico's toxic spill leaves fear, anger in wake

Mexico's toxic spill leaves fear, anger in wake

Bacanuchi residents worry they've been forgotten in recovery plan.

October 05, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Donated water helps those affected by mine spill

Donated water helps those affected by mine spill

More than 60 tons of water delivered in month.

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Livelihoods washed away by toxic spill in Sonora

Livelihoods washed away by toxic spill in Sonora

Crops, cattle, jobs all at risk after mining accident in northern Mexico.

October 04, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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In reversal, death rate of border crossers down

In reversal, death rate of border crossers down

But Pima County medical examiner is still busy trying to identify remains.

September 27, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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More border crossers fled in 2013 compared with 2012

More border crossers fled in 2013 compared with 2012

The Border Patrol recorded that more people got away or turned back in fiscal year 2013 than in 2012.

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