Collection: Immigration-related police reports

Nogales report: Hernandez

Nogales report: Hernandez

Monica Hernandez was stopped last August because the red lights on the back of her pickup weren't illuminated. She was cited for driving without a license and referred to Border Patrol.

Cochise County report: Quiroz-Quijada

Cochise County report: Quiroz-Quijada

Marco Quiroz-Quijada was referred to Border Patrol after his dog got loose.

Tucson police Oct. 8 incident report

Tucson police Oct. 8 incident report

On Oct. 8, more than 100 activists encircled a Border Patrol vehicle holding a driver and passenger Tucson police had stopped because of an improperly lighted license plate.

South Tucson report: Valenzuela

South Tucson report: Valenzuela

The ACLU argues Alejandro Valenzuela was detained for no other reason than to check his immigration status and to transport him to federal authorities.

Tucson report: Garcia

Tucson report: Garcia

Tucson police stopped Alberto Garcia because a records check showed a mandatory insurance suspension on the vehicle he was driving.

Cochise report: Loya

Cochise report: Loya

Cristina Loya was stopped for speeding in Douglas and was referred to Border Patrol after she couldn't provide a driver's license and valid visa.

Oro Valley report: Felix

Oro Valley report: Felix

Martin Diaz Felix was walking along North Oracle Road when an officer stopped him for walking in the same direction as traffic.

Cochise report: Longhorn Tavern

Cochise report: Longhorn Tavern

In 2010, a Cochise County deputy stopped a man walking in front of Longhorn Tavern because he suspected he was in the country illegally.

Cochise report: produce wagon

Cochise report: produce wagon

In 2010, a Cochise County deputy approached a man seated on a bench he thought was illegally in the country.

Sahuarita report: air freshener example

Sahuarita report: air freshener example

A man was referred to Border Patrol after an officer saw that the air fresheners hung low and obstructed the windshield.

Douglas report: Herrera

Douglas report: Herrera

In 2012, a Douglas police officer approached Efrain Calvo Herrera while he sat on a bench outside Oasis Bar, near a food pantry.

About this series

As part of an investigation into the effects of SB 1070, the Arizona Daily Star collected thousands of records documenting local law enforcement calls to Border Patrol to check a person’s immigration status. Although the intention of the legislation was to standardize local immigration enforcement, the end result was a patchwork of policies and interpretations that engrained philosophical differences across jurisdictions.

This series examines in depth the practices of 13 Southern Arizona law-enforcement agencies and the economic and legislative impacts of the law.

Some data was made available by The Center for Investigative Reporting.

The Arizona Daily Star Team

Editor: Jill Jorden Spitz

Reporters: Perla Trevizo and Carli Brosseau

Photographers: Kelly Presnell, Mamta Popat, Mike Christy and Ron Medvescek

Contributors: Amer Taleb, Becky Pallack, Britain Eakin, Darren DaRonco and Samantha Munsey

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