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Guatemalan migrant dies after being apprehended at the Texas-Mexico border

The Guatemalan teenager, who hasn’t been identified, was found unresponsive Monday morning at the Border Patrol station in Weslaco.... Read more»

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Judge rejects motion to dismiss migrant harboring case vs. No More Deaths volunteer

The case against Scott Warren, a No More Deaths volunteer who faces harboring charges after he was arrested by Border Patrol, will move forward after a federal judge rejected a motion to dismiss the case that argued his arrest in Ajo "arose from selective enforcement." ... Read more»

BP agent, facing assault charge, called people on border 'savages' and 'subhuman'

A Nogales Border Patrol agent — accused of running down a Guatemalan man and then lying about it — called people apprehended by agents "disgusting subhuman sh*t," and repeatedly used a racial epithet for border crossers in text messages, court documents say. ... Read more»

Border Patrol erects more tents in the Rio Grande Valley to house asylum seekers as surge continues

The agency said Friday that the Rio Grande Valley sector is holding an average of 8,000 migrants each day.... Read more»

Border Patrol, aid groups differ over desert rescue beacons

Border Patrol argues that existing rescue beacons help save lives and negate the need for humanitarian efforts by volunteer groups, such as No More Deaths.... Read more»

A different border crisis: It’s not security or immigration, it’s sewage

The aging network of pipes that run from Mexico to wastewater treatment plants in the U.S. When heavy rains fall, the pipes often break and spill raw sewage on both sides of the border, causing not only a putrid odor but public health and environmental concerns.... Read more»

As No More Deaths trial wraps up, aid group searches for missing man & finds remains in desert

As the trial of a No More Deaths volunteer drew to a close Wednesday, members of the group continued to search for a man missing since last week in the remote Cabeza Prieta refuge, and discovered human remains. ... Read more»

Immigrant song: Venezuelan HIV/AIDS victims provide insight into life in a collapsing economy

Venezuelan HIV/AIDS victims find life-saving treatment in Peru, relying on nonprofits to connect them to options.... Read more»

Immigrant song: Venezuelans in Peru worry that media’s focus on crime spurs lies, hatred

Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Instagram and even some traditional news sites are crowded with posts unified by an underlying assertion: Venezuelan migrants are a threat to Peruvians.... Read more»

Pima County OKs Stonegarden border funding on 3-2 vote

After hours of public comment and debate, the Pima County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 for Operation Stonegarden, accepting — with conditions — $1.8 million in federal grants for border-enforcement patrols by the Sheriff's Department.... Read more»

Immigrant song: Schools in Peru are under added pressure from wave of Venezuelan migrants

Schools in Peru — and the capital of Lima in particular — are struggling to deal with 700,000 Venezuelan refugees fleeing economic collapse in their home country.... Read more»

Immigrant song: With Venezuela in turmoil, migrants and refugees turn to Peru

The crisis in Venezuela has crated the largest refugee migration in the history of the western hemisphere and they aren't coming to America.... Read more»

BP plans 63 miles of new border wall, up to 30 ft. high, in 3 protected Az wilderness areas

The Border Patrol is seeking to construct nearly 63 miles of new border walls, rising up to 30 feet tall, along three protected wilderness areas in Southern Arizona. ... Read more»

No More Deaths volunteer testifes leaving water for migrants is a 'sacred act'

The land where migrants have suffered and died, often alone under “excruciating” circumstances is “sacred” and leaving water there is an act of faith, No More Deaths activist Scott Warren testified as his federal trial began Monday. ... Read more»

Indian national dies in ICE custody after posting bond with La Paz County Sheriff

An Indian man being held by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at a county jail, died at a hospital in Parker, Ariz., on Friday morning. ... Read more»

Border Patrol agents, Pinal County deputies rescue men near Ajo

Border Patrol agents rescued four men from the western section of Pima County during two separate incidents Thursday, including one man who was airlifted to a local hospital by a helicopter crew from the Pinal County Sheriff's Office. ... Read more»

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