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Healthcare delays, isolation factors in deaths of detained immigrants

Two independent health experts have reviewed the circumstances surrounding the deaths of 18 immigrants held in detention by U.S. immigration authorities, and found that "subpar care" contributed to at least seven deaths, said Human Rights Watch. ... Read more»

CBP: 12,000 rounds of ammo, 2 AR-15s intercepted in Nogales

In less than a week, Nogales-area CBP officers intercepted 12,000 rounds of ammunition and two AR-15 rifles in two separate smuggling attempts last week, arresting two Nogales residents. ... Read more»

Bordering on insecurity

Headless body leads to arrest of Texas Border Patrol agent

When Franky Palacios Paz was found naked and decapitated floating off South Padre Island, the local sheriff thought the murder would lead investigators back to Mexican drug cartel violence. He didn’t expect a U.S. Border Patrol agent to be among those arrested.... Read more»

New citizens celebrate Independence Day at Saguaro National Park

For most, Independence Day is a time to gather with friends, grill hot dogs and watch fireworks blast through the sky. Monday at the Saguaro National Park, 20 new citizens celebrated not with firecrackers, but with hands proudly raised and an oath of allegiance to the United States.... Read more»1

CBP review clears Border Patrol in 4 deadly force incidents

Customs and Border Protection cleared four agents of wrongdoing in use-of-force incidents, including one near Nogales, two in Texas and the fourth off the coast of California. In two instances, people were killed, but CBP said that agents acted "in compliance" when they used deadly force.... Read more»

Judge unseals photos, docs of immigration detention centers

A federal judge in Tucson unsealed hundreds of pages of documents and photos this week as part of a class-action lawsuit over the treatment of detainees held by Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector.... Read more»

ACLU: Border Patrol wrongfully detained U.S. citizens, seized vehicles & property

The ACLU has filed complaints from 10 people who say they were wrongfully detained by BP agents and held in frigid, dirty and overcrowded cells before being released without charges. They also say that the agency routinely seized vehicles and belongings, and required them to sign "hold harmless" agreements to get their property back. ... Read more»

9th Circuit dismisses Terry family's lawsuit over BP agent's death

The family of slain Border Patrol agent Brian Terry may not sue the federal government over claims that officials acted irresponsibly in the botched "Fast and Furious" investigation, which lost track of hundreds of firearms when they were trafficked into Mexico, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday. ... Read more»

Human remains found at Cochise County power plant

Human remains were discovered inside part of a coal delivery system at the power plant near Cochise, Ariz. on Monday morning, authorities said. ... Read more»

Family missing on Mt. Lemmon hike found safe

Officials used the cellphone of a missing hiker to find a family of four, who went missing on Sunday night while hiking a Mt. Lemmon trail, authorities said. ... Read more»

Mexico’s top diplomat talks Trump's wall, Brexit & Az trade relations

At the annual conference of the Arizona-Mexico Commission, Claudia Ruiz Massieu, the Mexico Secretary of Foreign Affairs discussed how she feels about Gov. Doug Ducey, the impact of a proposed wall along the Mexico border and whether the Brexit vote in England to leave the European Union affects Mexico’s economic fortunes.... Read more»

3 men who refused to mule drugs tied to Nogales-area fence 'like piñatas'

Three men were found Friday morning "tied up like piñatas" to a border fence just inside Arizona, said Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada. The men said they were left there as a reprisal for refusing to carry drugs into the United States. ... Read more»

Deadlocked court leaves thousands of immigrants in limbo

A 4-4 tie by the U.S. Supreme Court justices leaves two programs created to protect thousands of immigrants from deportation remain on hold. ... Read more»2

Missing 15-year-old hiker near Bisbee found safe

A 15-year-old boy, who went missing during a hike in the Mule Mountains near Bisbee Wednesday morning, was found by officials later that afternoon near Highway 80. ... Read more»

Cedar Creek community prepares as wildfire burns another 10k acres

Low humidity and high temperatures continued through Tuesday, enabling the Cedar Fire consume another 10,000 acres, southwest of Pinetop-Lakeside in Arizona's white mountains. Officials said they were reviewing how to protect buildings in Cedar Creek, and staging supplies in case the fire succeeded in burning further south. ... Read more»

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