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High court urged not to intervene on bail for immigrant felony suspects

The ACLU said Maricopa County had not shown harm if a lower court ruling, overturning the state’s ban on bail for felony suspects who are here illegally, was allowed to take effect. But county officials argued that the ruling could release “potentially dangerous criminals.”... Read more»1

Border Patrol agents rescue two men over the weekend

Agents rescued two men in separate incidents over the weekend, including a 75-year old hiker who called 911, and a man suspected of illegal immigration who activated a beacon in the desert near Three Points.... Read more»

Video: What it was like for Germans when the Berlin Wall fell in 1989

On Nov. 9, 1989 — 25 years ago — the Berlin Wall fell. That moment is etched into the memories of many people around the world, and it’s difficult to imagine how it felt to be in Berlin on that day. But this video comes pretty close.... Read more»

CBP seizes nearly $3M in marijuana in Nogales

Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa cargo facility in Nogales seized nearly 6,000 pounds of marijuana, worth $2.96 million inside a tractor-trailer on Wednesday.... Read more»

BP arrests 7 serious criminals IDed by digital fingerprint system

Digital fingerprint system turns up seven men with serious criminal histories, including sex crimes, robbery, and homicide in Border Patrol custody.... Read more»1

Retired DEA agent dishes on his years infiltrating Mexican cartels

GlobalPost interviews Mike Vigil, who spent longer than any other U.S. anti-drug agent in Mexico and has a new book all about his time in the drug war.... Read more»

43 haunting portraits of Mexico's missing students

These are the faces of the disappeared.... Read more»

Border agents intercept drug load dropped by ultralight aircraft

Border Patrol agents intercepted more than $92,000 worth of marijuana dropped from an ultralight aircraft and arrested two Mexican nationals suspected of being connected with the smuggling attempt early Tuesday morning.... Read more»

Critics blast election-eve release of 64k pages in ‘Fast and Furious’ probe

The Justice Department released 64,280 pages of documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious on Monday night, more than two years after a House committee originally demanded records from the botched “gun-walking” probe.... Read more»1

BP seizes 1,100 lbs of pot, arrests 17 for smuggling near Yuma

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested 17 smugglers and seized more than 1,100 pounds of marijuana worth nearly $571,200 in multiple incidents over the last few days.... Read more»

Halloween seizures scare up $565K in drugs across Arizona

Customs and Border Protection officers seized about $565,000 in drugs and arrested six in separate smuggling incidents across Arizona’s ports of entry this weekend.... Read more»

Weather Service warns of freezing temps overnight Monday

It’s not just your imagination — the weather has finally cooled off. How much cooler? The National Weather Service is warning of freezing temperatures across a swath of Southern Arizona east of Tucson in the early-morning hours of Tuesday. Residents of Sierra Vista, Benson and Willcox should cover sensitive plants and make sure their pipes are wrapped or drained.... Read more»

Residents of forgotten Mexican town flee to Texas

As officials in El Paso and Ciudad Juárez celebrate a drop in crime in the Mexican border city, residents in nearby Guadalupe, Chihuahua continue fleeing to Texas in droves amid continuing violence and corruption.... Read more»

More cities, counties defying feds on deportation holds

More jurisdictions — including almost 300 cities and counties plus the states of California, Colorado and Connecticut — are refusing to cooperate with federal immigration authorities when they are asked to detain noncitizen prisoners for possible deportation.... Read more»2

Brewer: Lower flags for fallen Chandler cop

Gov. Jan Brewer asked that all state flags be lowered to half-staff on Friday, to honor David Payne, a Chandler police officer who died overnight in a motorcycle collision.... Read more»1

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