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Judge 'inclined' to make Maricopa County pay Arpaio's racial profiling victims

A federal judge on Tuesday said he was inclined to order an Arizona county to pay restitution to hundreds of Latino drivers who were illegally stopped and detained by deputies working for Phoenix area Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Earlier this month, Judge Snow declared Arpaio to be in civil contempt of his order to stop profiling drivers.... Read more»

Mexican man given 15 months for assaulting BP agent

A Mexican man accused of assaulting a U.S. Border Patrol agent during an altercation in February was sentenced to 15 months in prison by a federal judge in Tucson on Friday. ... Read more»

Bashing Trump not enough for Democrats to win Latino vote, advocates warn

Latino groups have criticized the Democratic Party for relying too heavily on Republican Donald Trump's inflammatory comments on illegal immigration to drive Hispanic voters to the polls, calling instead for the party to do more to address Latino concerns, according to meeting notes seen by Reuters. ... Read more»

3 detained immigrants escape transport bus near Casa Grande

Border Patrol agents and other authorities continue to search for two men who escaped custody on Tuesday night by crawling through the ceiling hatch of transport bus while it was stopped at a red light in Casa Grande, authorities said. ... Read more»1

Meth camouflaged as burritos intercepted by Nogales CBP

A 23-year-old woman was arrested Friday by CBP officers after she tried to cross through the Morley pedestrian crossing with nearly a pound of methamphetamine disguised as burritos. ... Read more»

Sheriff Babeu warns of cartel assassins in Pinal County

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu has warned Memorial Day travelers of possible groups of Mexican drug cartel assassins in Arizona's western desert. Other Southern Arizona sheriffs said that they didn't see any reason to issue specific warnings in their counties. ... Read more»2

Border Patrol agent indicted in sweeping Texas drug probe

A U.S. Border Patrol agent was indicted this week on drug trafficking charges as part of a wide-ranging probe of dope dealers who allegedly corrupted U.S. lawmen to help them steal cocaine in Houston and deep South Texas, court records show.... Read more»

Borderland wildfire near Nogales now 80% contained

A wildfire burning along the U.S.-Mexico border west of Nogales has consumed about 4,900 acres, but did not spread much this weekend despite the wind and dry conditions, said officials with the Coronado National Forest.... Read more»

Jail inmate takes walk from county animal shelter crew

A Pima County jail inmate escaped by walking away from a work crew the Animal Care Center on Saturday morning, authorities said. Cathleen Stein, 49, was due to be released in mid-June after having served time for a probation violation.... Read more»

Mexico approves extradition of drug boss 'El Chapo' Guzman to U.S.

Mexico has approved the extradition of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States and has received guarantees the death penalty will not be sought against him, the foreign ministry said on Friday. ... Read more»

Federal judge orders ethics classes for Justice Dep't attorneys

The Brownsville-based judge who halted President Obama’s 2014 executive action on immigration has decided that ethics classes are in order for the attorneys who defended the policy.... Read more»

Push to provide lawyers for immigrant children loses steam

When thousands of Central American children began flooding across the Texas border in 2014, the state’s legal community said it was ready to pitch in and help minors seeking asylum in the United States navigate a system that doesn’t guarantee a right to counsel.... Read more»

CBP: 12,000 rounds of ammo seized at Nogales border crossing

A slipshod attempt to smuggle 12,000 rounds of rifle ammunition into Mexico resulted in the arrest of a Southern California man Tuesday by Nogales-area Customs and Border Protection officers. ... Read more»

Federal border officials in El Paso accused of coercion, abuse

Federal officials stationed on the Texas-Mexico border called legal border crossers “whores” and criminals and subjected them to unwarranted searches and coercion, according to a complaint a civil liberties group submitted to the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general Tuesday.... Read more»

Judge: BP agent's shooting of fleeing teen justifiable

A federal judge rejected a civil lawsuit by the family of a teenager killed by a Border Patrol agent during an incident in Douglas along the U.S-Mexico fence. Carlos LaMadrid died after he was shot by Agent Lucas Tidwell, who said he hit the teen accidentally while shooting at men who were throwing rocks at the agent. ... Read more»

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