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Border Patrol offers raises to keep agents as staffing falls below goals

Some Border Patrol agents will receive a "retention incentive" worth up to 5 percent of their salaries, as the agency strains to increase the number of staffers to meet tough recruitment demands set by a 2017 executive order. ... Read more»

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Comic: Gov. Brewer

Headless body in Mexican desert

We can all agree that being beheaded can ruin your day. Are you in imminent danger? Depends on where you live and what you do for a living.... Read more»1

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Feds sue Arpaio over documents

The U.S. Justice Department is suing Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for his 15-month refusal to turn over documents in a civil rights investigation. Read the suit & watch a video of Arpaio responding to it.... Read more»2

Mexico: Tales from an armed city

In San Juan Copala, paramilitaries from nearby towns violently rebuff would-be visitors. A blockade of large rocks prevents anyone from crossing into town. Residents speak in strained voices about conditions under the blockade. They describe kidnappings, the constant threat of violence and rape and the vacuum of life in their town.... Read more»

Exiled Mexican reporter seeks asylum for doing his job

Reporter Emilio Gutiérrez says he knew the script the Mexican general wanted him to follow. But the reporter kept writing about soldiers robbing citizens. He believes it almost cost him his life. Two years after seeking asylum in the U.S., Gutiérrez still waits for an immigration judge to rule.... Read more»

Number of illegal immigrants falls 21% in Az

The number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. has declined considerably since 2000-2005, according to a new study by the Pew Hispanic Center, dropping for the first time since 1990.... Read more»

Surfers flock to Mexican village in search of perfect wave

Once a sleepy fishing village, Puerto Escondido is known for one thing in the international surf community: perfect — if bone-crushing — barreling waves. Nicknamed "The Mexican Pipeline" as a tribute to Oahu's infamous pipeline-style wave, it's one of the most powerful in the world.... Read more»

'La Barbie'

Alleged cartel leader Edgar Valdez Villarreal captured

Authorities in Mexico have detained the alleged Texas-born cartel leader Edgar Valdez Villarreal, also known as "La Barbie." He is the former "right-hand" of Alturo Beltran Leyva, the leader of the Beltran Leyva cartel ,who was gunned down last year by Mexican authorities.... Read more»

Families face wrenching decisions when immigrant parents deported

Deportations happen to families in Arizona every day. But the issue becomes more complex when the deportees' families are of mixed-status—some with citizenship, some with visas and some here illegally.... Read more»

National Guard begin border deployment

The first of 532 National Guard troops are set to deploy to the Arizona-Mexico border Monday. "It’s about time," said Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.... Read more»1

Faced with backlog, feds not deporting non-criminal immigrants

About a month ago, Homeland Security began reviewing and moving to dismiss deportation cases against suspected illegal immigrants without serious criminal records, according to The Houston Chronicle.... Read more»

State Dep't extends Mexico travel warning

Children of U.S. government employees must leave Monterrey, Mexico, the State Department said Friday as it extended its warning of travel dangers in that country.... Read more»

Sheriff: Tucson woman may have been kidnapped in Nogales

Pima County Sheriff's deputies are looking for a Tucson woman who may have been kidnapped in Nogales, Son.... Read more»

Chile: Voices from the underground

SANTIAGO, Chile — In his first conversation with the trapped miners through a remote phone device on Monday, Chile Mining Minister Laurence Golborne learned what the miners wanted most: Food, toothbrushes and beer. They also wanted to sing the national anthem.... Read more»1

Mexican tourist gunned down in Rocky Point

A tourist from Mexico was shot and killed Sunday by a group of gunmen while vacationing in Rocky Point, reports say.... Read more»

U.S. motorist killed at Mexican military checkpoint

A U.S. citizen was killed Sunday in a checkpoint confrontation with the Mexican military, officials say. Joseph Steven Proctor, 32, may have fired at the Mexican troops at a checkpoint near Acapulco in Guerrero state, reports say.... Read more»2

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