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Border Patrol finds three children, one woman dead at South Texas border

U.S. Border Patrol agents found four bodies Sunday near the Rio Grande in South Texas, including three children and a young woman.... Read more»

Denounced as 'broken' years ago, CBP discipline system still not fixed

An expert panel’s pleas for swifter, more consistent, more transparent punishment of rogue agents languish.... Read more»

Most states legalizing pot growing have yet to grapple with power demand

States legalizing cannabis so far have done little to limit or even track the huge amounts of energy needed to grow it indoors. ... Read more»

Continuing shakeup at DHS sends ICE leader to CBP, deputy floats back to top

The Trump administration continues to reshuffle leaders at Homeland Security, sending current ICE director Mark Morgan over to Customs and Border Protection, and bringing the agency's deputy director back on deck. ... Read more»

FactChecking Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax plan

In her campaign speeches, Sen. Elizabeth Warren likes to say, “I’ve got a plan for that.” She has lots of plans, but there is one on which many of the others hinge: her plan for an “Ultra-Millionaire Tax,” an annual wealth tax on all assets over $50 million.... Read more»

Chemical retardant used to fight wildfires could pose harm, group says

Fire-retardent slurry has been a key tool in fighting forest fires, including the Woodbury Fire east of Mesa, but some former U.S. Forest Service employees call it unsafe and counter productive. ... Read more»

U.S. House passes $4.5B border aid bill amid mounting concern for detained migrant children

As reports of migrant children being held in squalid conditions at federal facilities near the border continue to draw outrage, Democrats successfully pushed a $4.5 billion humanitarian aid package through the U.S. House late Tuesday evening with a vote of 230 to 195.... Read more»

Migrant kids returned to West Texas facility despite reports of squalid conditions

The Border Patrol facility in Clint has been under intense scrutiny after reports surfaced last week alleging children were held without adequate water, food and proper sanitation.... Read more»

Widely circulated photo shows bodies of a man & toddler daughter who drowned trying to seek asylum in the U.S.

A photo of the bodies of an El Salvadoran man and his toddler daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande after reportedly being unable to request asylum on U.S. soil was published by a Mexican newspaper and has since been widely circulated through social media.... Read more»

White House again reshuffles leadership at border agencies as CBP head resigns

While Border Patrol agents deal with an influx of asylum seekers, mostly families from Central America and Mexico, the White House is again rearranging the leadership of the Department of Homeland Security. ... Read more»

Ex-Tucsonan Grisham named press secretary for President Trump

Stephanie Grisham, a former Tucsonan who has been spokeswoman for first lady Melania Trump, was named President Trump's press secretary and communications director on Monday.... Read more»2

Army IDs 2nd soldier on border deployment found dead in Arizona

Another military service member deployed to assist with border enforcement has been found dead in Southern Arizona. Pfc. Kevin J. Christian, 21, was found Sunday near Ajo, west of Tucson.... Read more»

Arizona’s average age still below U.S., but it’s catching up fast

Arizona continues to be relatively young compared to the rest of the U.S., but it saw one of the nation’s biggest jumps in average age from 2010 to 2018, according to new data from the Census Bureau. ... Read more»

Texas: Migrant children moved from Border Patrol facility after reports of unsafe conditions

Hundreds of children have been moved from the facility in Clint to another Border Patrol facility in El Paso.... Read more»

Lawyer: Inside an immigrant detention center in South Texas, 'basic hygiene just doesn't exist'

The attorney said running water is so bad that mothers save any bottled water they can to mix baby formula. The stories she heard from people in the shelter echo tales at other facilities, where people say conditions are substandard.... Read more»

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