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Mexican man arrested for attempting to smuggle 7K rounds of ammo into Mexico

A federal investigation led to the arrest of a Mexican man in Nogales, Arizona, for allegedly attempting to smuggle 7,000 rounds of ammunition into Mexico on Saturday. ... Read more»

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Advocates, DHS officials caution that DACA future still up in the air

Buried in a Homeland Security memo last week twas a single line saying the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program “will remain in effect,” raising hope among the 800,000 recipients. But DHS officials said this week that eliminating DACA is still a very real possibility. ... Read more»

America’s Dairyland and Trump in the rearview mirror as workers return to Mexico

Some undocumented immigrants who work on Wisconsin dairy farms are returning to their homelands, citing fears of deportation and rhetoric from the Trump administration. Farmers worry whether they'll have enough workers to milk the cows.... Read more»1

Swartz trial

Video reconstruction shows BP agent firing, reloading in fatal cross-border shooting

Prosecutors and defense lawyers wrangled over videos recorded by two Border Patrol cameras that show the 2012 shooting of 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, as well as an expert's video reconstruction that shows BP Agent Lonnie Swartz fire bullets into the boy's prone body. ... Read more»

Rural jails are eager allies in immigration crackdown

In the federal immigration crackdown, small and rural county jails have become an eager and dependable ally. Renting out jail beds has become such a good source of revenue that many counties are expanding their facilities. But such contracts also are one of the main driving forces behind mass incarceration.... Read more»

Border Patrol raids No More Deaths camp, arrest migrants seeking medical care

Border Patrol agents raided a No More Deaths camp in the desert south of Arivaca on Thursday and arrested four Mexican men suspected of entering the country without authorization, violating a tenuous agreement between the agency and the humanitarian aid group. ... Read more»

Border Patrol’s watchdog returns, but does he have new tricks?

The former top internal watchdog at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the nation's largest law enforcement agency, has returned to his former post six months after resigning to take a private security job. ... Read more»

Ducey touts value of Mexico trade, hopes to be in any negotiations

Gov. Doug Ducey told a U.S.-Mexico diplomacy conference Wednesday that maintaining good trade between the countries is important, and he expects the state to have a “seat at the table” in any upcoming trade negotiations.... Read more»

ICE director says ‘no population is off the table’ for immigration arrests

The acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement told a House committee Tuesday that while the agency is targeting criminal immigrants as it ramps up enforcement efforts, “no population is off the table” for immigration arrests.... Read more»

9th Circuit refuses to revive Trump travel ban

President Donald Trump suffered another legal setback on Monday as a second federal appeals court refused to revive his travel ban on people entering the United States from six Muslim-majority nations in a dispute headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.... Read more»

Border Patrol agents find body hanging from tree on Tohono O'odham Nation

Tohono O'odham police are investigating a dead body spotted hanging from a tree Wednesday evening by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents near the village of Santa Cruz, about 81 miles southwest of Tucson, authorities said. ... Read more»

House OKs McSally bill to waive lie detectors for some Border Patrol applicants

The House overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to waive polygraph tests for veterans applying for Border Patrol jobs, despite concerns that it could open the door to problem hires. Rep. Martha McSally's bill comes as Customs and Border Protection grapples with President Trump’s plan to hire an additional 5,000 agents.... Read more»1

6 years later, slain Border Patrol agent’s family still seeks answers

Six years later, Josephine Terry still has trouble talking about the murder of her son, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who was killed in a Rio Rico shootout where guns were later traced to a botched government investigation.... Read more»

Rosemont Mine one step closer as Forest Service OKs permit

The controversial Rosemont Copper Mine is one step closer to development after the Forest Service signed off on one of two federal permits needed to begin operating the open-pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains about 30 miles southeast of Tucson. ... Read more»1

Pima supes, Tucson City Council oppose border wall construction

The Tucson City Council and the Pima County Board of Supervisors approved separate resolutions Tuesday opposing the construction of a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Tucson declared a policy of divesting from companies that work on the border barrier. ... Read more»

Salvadoran migrants rescued from desert by Border Patrol, volunteers in Mexico

Three men from El Salvador attempted to cross the U.S.-Mexico border near Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument about 125 miles southwest of Tucson and ran out of water in the remote desert on Sunday. One man was unconscious, and another was vomiting when they made a cell phone call for help.... Read more»

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