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Interpol warrant leads to arrest by Border Patrol agents

A man who had escaped from prison in Mexico was arrested on Wednesday by Border Patrol agents when he attempted to cross into the United States. ... Read more»

Ducey: Az leaders will solve conflict between driver's licenses, REAL ID law

Unless something changes, come next year Arizonans will have to present a passport to catch flights and enter secure federal buildings. That’s because Arizona driver’s licenses don’t comply with the REAL ID Act of 2005.... Read more»

Factchecking Ted Cruz

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz became the first major Republican candidate to declare himself officially in the 2016 presidential race. In announcing his presidential ambition, Cruz repeated a number of dubious claims we have heard before, and a few we haven’t.... Read more»

Cochise sheriff asks Senate to work with local lawmen to secure border

Local law enforcement must be involved in securing “the rural parts of the Southwest border,” which is still dangerously insecure, Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels told a Senate panel Tuesday.... Read more»1

Judge quashes most charges in Operation Streamline trial

Most of the charges lodged against 12 immigration activists for their role in an October 2013 protest against Operation Streamline were dropped by a Tucson judge on Tuesday. ... Read more»2

3 arrested for human smuggling at I-19 checkpoint

Border Patrol agents at the I-19 checkpoint arrested three people for human smuggling after discovering Mexican nationals in their car's trunks during three separate incidents last week. ... Read more»

New border tunnel found in Nogales

Border patrol agents in the Nogales area discovered another attempt to burrow beneath the U.S.-Mexico border on Friday after they noticed fresh mortar and cinder blocks in a drainage tunnel. ... Read more»

Immigration activists on trial for 2013 Streamline protest

Twelve immigration activists are on trial for their role in an October 2013 protest that stopped two buses carrying immigrants bound for a federal court for prosecution through a fast-track process, Operation Streamline, that some say is "assembly-line justice." They're using their case to again voice their reasons for protesting.... Read more»

Video: Chuck Bowden's Southwest

Sunday at the Tucson Festival of Books, three colleagues of the late Chuck Bowden spoke on a panel, remembering the Southwestern journalist and author who died last year. Watch a video of the discussion by authors Luis Alberto Urea and Jim Harrison, and editor Clara Jeffrey.... Read more»

'Migrahack' coding event to focus on immigration

Arizona Migrahack, to be held this weekend at the UA, is a free training session and “hackathon” for community members interested in using data to tell stories about immigration.... Read more»

Ted Cruz: Heavy on border rhetoric, light on visits

As he feels out a possible presidential bid, Ted Cruz has made border security and immigration his calling cards. But Texas' first Hispanic U.S. senator has only made three trips to border in the last two years. By comparison, his colleague John Cornyn has made 13.... Read more»1

Nogales officers make 3rd-largest pot seizure in Az history

Customs and Border Protection officers in Nogales made the third-largest seizure in Arizona history when they found 12,397 pounds of marijuana worth nearly $6.2 million hidden among mechanical components in the back of a tractor-trailer Wednesday. ... Read more»

Feds ask appeals court to let immigration plan proceed

The Obama administration Thursday asked a federal appeals court to do what a Texas-based judge didn’t: allow a controversial immigration program to move forward while the issue plays out in the courts.... Read more»

Texas: Far-reaching border security bill clears first hurdle

As a Texas House committee endorsed a broad border security bill Wednesday, its members sought to reassure critics who worried the bill would allow for someone to be prosecuted for human smuggling for driving his or her undocumented grandmother home. ... Read more»

Stuffed peppers: $1.2M marijuana load sniffed out in Nogales

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the commercial port in Nogales found 2,476 pounds of marijuana in a tractor-trailer Tuesday. Worth more than $1.2 million, the marijuana was hidden in a load of green peppers. ... Read more»

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