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CBP chief: Southwest border focus immigrant kids, not ISIS

The head of Customs and Border Protection said there is no evidence of ISIS attempts to infiltrate the Southwest border and his agency is more focused on trying to prevent more unaccompanied minor immigrants.... Read more»

Yuma Sector stopping Op. Streamline cases for some illegal immigrants

Federal immigration officials are scaling back a program meant to fast-track prosecution and imprisonment of immigrants crossing into the United States illegally, according to the Yuma County sheriff.... Read more»

How Mexico’s cartel crackdown smashed its iron industry

A government offensive against the Knights Templar cartel has had the side effect of leaving thousands of miners out of work.... Read more»1

Texas rep: Debate on immigration surge set to re-emerge

The congressional debate about how to address the influx of unaccompanied Central American minors crossing illegally into Texas is likely to re-emerge later this year when lawmakers debate an omnibus budget bill, according to a Texas lawmaker.... Read more»

Border Patrol nabs convicted sex offenders

In the last two weeks, Border Patrol agents arrested seven men for being in the country illegally after they were previously deported from the United States for sex crimes.... Read more»

Uruguay's drug czar defends legal marijuana experiment

Drug czar Julio Calzada tried to set the record straight on Uruguay’s bold but mysterious marijuana experiment in an interview with GlobalPost.... Read more»

No border agents discplined for deadly force incidents since 2004

The new head of Customs and Border Protection’s Internal Affairs says agents have not been disciplined for the use of deadly force since 2004, and that authorities will continue to investigate some incidents, including one deadly force incident.... Read more»1

Border Patrol rescue man near Sonoita

A Mexican man lost in the desert was rescued by Border Patrol agents near Sonoita after he called 911 for help.... Read more»

Texas lt. gov criticizes Mexico's response to Guard deployment

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst issued a harsh rebuke of the Mexican government on Thursday for issuing what he called an “offensive” statement on the border surge that coincided with the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.... Read more»

Mexico's president hopes for a galactic legacy with this airport

Plans for a six-runway airport with a space-age design could leave Mexico’s president with a major legacy — or a major headache.... Read more»

Advocates on both sides take dim view of Obama’s immigration stance

As Congress returned from its August recess, advocates and Arizona lawmakers from both parties had harsh reactions to President Barack Obama’s recent announcement that he would not take action on immigration reform by the end of summer as he had previously vowed.... Read more»

Mexican drug cartels are expanding their reach in Peru

Mexican drug cartels are expanding their reach in Peru and they may be boosting their cocaine trade with Europe in the process.... Read more»

Why gun control groups have moved away from an assault weapons ban

A decade after the ban expired, gun control groups say that focusing on other policies will save more American lives.... Read more»

ACLU sues to reveal name of agent responsible for Nogales shooting

Civil rights lawyers working for the family of a Mexican teenager killed in a 2012 cross-border shooting in Nogales have filed a motion to keep the government from permanently sealing the name of the agent who fired the fatal shots.... Read more»

DHS secretary asks for $1.2 billion to pay for border 'surge'

Homeland Security Jeh Johnson is pushing for $1.2 billion in increased funding to pay for this summer’s border “surge” along the Rio Grande Valley — a response to the sudden influx of thousands of unaccompanied minors and adults with children.... Read more»2

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