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Arizona & Mexico officials work to make road to Rocky Point safer

The 63-mile stretch of highway between the Arizona border town of Lukeville and the Mexican beaches of what Americans call Rocky Point is mostly bland and barren, except for an occasional wooden cross and a roadside shrine in the middle of nowhere.... Read more»

Who polices the immigration police?

Claims of unjust arrests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and cops often disappear into an overwhelmed immigration court system.... Read more»1

FactCheck

Has the border wall begun?

A deeper look at what the omnibus bill does and does not fund for barriers along the border with Mexico and into what Trump promised.... Read more»

Sentinel journalist Paul Ingram wins national photo award

Paul Ingram, senior reporter and photographer for TucsonSentinel.com, was among the journalists recognized Tuesday by the Institute for Nonprofit News.... Read more»

Texas and 6 other states sue to end DACA

The office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing to fight an Obama-era immigration measure that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants nationwide from deportation.... Read more»

Vigil in Nogales marks acquittal of Border Patrol agent

Following the acquittal Monday of Lonnie Swartz, the BP agent accused of murdering 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, a small group held a vigil in Nogales, Sonora, on Tuesday evening.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Tucson bishop: Not-guilty verdict 'deeply troubling' in border shooting death

Edward Weisenburger, Bishop of Tucson: "Yesterday's deeply troubling jury decision related to the Border Patrol agent stationed in the Nogales area, who fired multiple shots across our border with Mexico, killing a 16-year-old boy on October 10, 2012, raises serious issues of justice and accountability."... Read more»

Swartz trial: Jury finds BP agent not guilty of 2nd-degree murder

A jury found Border Patrol Agent Lonnie Ray Swartz not guilty on Monday of second-degree murder in the 2012 cross-border shooting of a Mexican teenager in Nogales, Sonora. The jury hung on lesser charges. ... Read more»2

How Border Patrol faked statistics showing a 73% rise in assaults against agents

While Border Patrol claimed that assaults on agents spiked 73 percent in 2017, almost the entire increase — 271 purported assaults — was said to have occurred in one sector in South Texas, with 126 attributed to one incident on a single day, which involved just 7 agents and 6 subjects.... Read more»

Court OKs special prosecutor to fight Arpaio’s push to clear his record

A federal appeals court this week approved the hiring of a special prosecutor to challenge former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s claim that his criminal contempt of court conviction should be vacated after his presidential pardon.... Read more»

Supreme Court voids law allowing deportation in ‘crimes of violence’

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a federal law allowing deportation of immigrants who commit “crimes of violence” was unconstitutionally vague, a decision hailed by Arizona immigration lawyers as a “promising step forward.”... Read more»

ACLU wants Greyhound to end Customs and Border Protection raids

Greyhound bus passengers of color, who speak with accents or simply are “not white,” routinely are questioned and sometimes detained by Customs and Border Protection agents, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.... Read more»

Swartz trial: Judge sends deadlocked jury back into deliberations

Jurors in the trial of Lonnie Swartz, the Border Patrol agent accused of second-degree murder, told a judge Friday that they were unable to reach a unanimous verdict after nearly three days of reviewing the case. The judge gave them an "Allen charge" and instructed them to return to their deliberations.... Read more»

BP uncovers cache of weapons near Ajo, 3 men arrested

Three men and a cache of semi-automatic rifles were intercepted by Border Patrol agents on Saturday afternoon southwest of Ajo, Ariz. ... Read more»

TOPD intercepts man using pack horses to smuggle meth, pot

A Tohono O'odham Police officer arrested a man Wednesday afternoon near the village of Santa Rosa, about 63 miles northwest of Tucson, when he discovered him leading two horses carrying burlap sacks stuffed with narcotics worth more than $123,000.... Read more»

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