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Judge permanently blocks Trump move to withhold funds from 'sanctuary cities'

A federal judge has ruled that the Trump administration's order forcing cities to comply with immigration officials or lose funding is “unconstitutional on its face” and blocked the White House from enforcing the policy nationwide. ... Read more»0

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CBP: Dirt thrown in agent's face during arrest near Sasabe

A 22-year-old Mexican man will face charges for assaulting a Border Patrol agent after he threw dirt in the agent's face during an arrest near Highway 286, about 58 miles southwest of Tucson, on Friday morning. ... Read more»0

BP agents, DPS helicopter rescue woman man from mountaintop

A helicopter crew with the Arizona Department of Public Safety rescued a woman Wednesday from a mountaintop in the Baboquivari wilderness about 45 miles southwest of Tucson, authorities said. ... Read more»0

Mexican officials seize van with drug-lobbing air cannon in Agua Prieta

Mexican officials have again seized a cargo van containing an air cannon designed to launch bundles of marijuana over the fence separating Douglas, Ariz., and its sister city of Agua Prieta, Mexico.... Read more»0

BORSTAR agents, DPS helicopter rescue injured man from mountains

A helicopter crew from the Arizona Department of Public Safety airlifted an injured Guatemalan man after he was apprehended by Border Patrol agents on Tuesday. ... Read more»0

CBP: U.S. citizen arrested for attempting to smuggle 5 assault rifles, pistols, ammo into Mexico

Nogales-area customs officers arrested a U.S. citizen Tuesday after they found a small arsenal stashed in his vehicle, including five semi-automatic rifles, two handguns, and more than 800 rounds of ammunition. ... Read more»0

BP agents arrest 20 men for smuggling marijuana near Gila Bend

Border Patrol agents arrested 20 men, dressed in camouflage and carrying backpacks loaded with marijuana, in the desert west of Gila Bend on Tuesday night. The men were carrying a combined 300 pounds of marijuana, worth around $150,000, officials said. ... Read more»0

DPS seizes nearly $1M in marijuana near Nogales

An Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper inadvertently seized more than 2,600 pounds of marijuana Tuesday after he stopped a van on Interstate 19 north of Nogales. ... Read more»0

Women with $119K in marijuana arrested at Douglas crossing

A Mexican woman was arrested Friday after Douglas-area U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered more than 235 pounds of marijuana, worth around $119,000, stashed throughout her truck. ... Read more»0

Tucson Border Patrol agents return from Puerto Rico

Two dozen specially trained Border Patrol agents returned to Tucson on Tuesday after working in Puerto Rico as part of the federal government's response to Hurricane Maria. ... Read more»0

Armed drug scout sentenced to 8 years in prison

A Mexican man was sentenced to more than 8 years in prison Wednesday by a federal judge in Tucson, after he admitted he was working as armed lookout for drug smugglers.... Read more»0

Remaining member of 'rip crew' linked to slaying of Brian Terry arrested

Jesus Rosario Favela-Astorga, 37, was arrested in Mexico and faces extradition to the United States to face first-degree murder charges for the his role in the shooting death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who was killed during a nighttime firefight in rugged terrain near Rio Rico in 2010. ... Read more»0

Border Patrol agent arrested for lewd conduct with minor

Pima County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Border Patrol agent at the Ajo Station two weeks ago based on a fugitive warrant issued by officials in California for charges of lewd and lascivious acts with a minor in 2013.... Read more»0

After 5 years, family of teen killed by Border Patrol agent frustrated by delays

Five years after the cross-border shooting death of 16-year old Jose Antonio Rodriguez, his family is tired and frustrated after delays that have kept the trial of Border Patrol Agent Lonnie Swartz from beginning until at least March 2018. ... Read more»0

New Tucson Sector BP chief wants to shift agents to border, add more technology

After six weeks on the job, the new chief of the Border Patrol's Tucson Sector said he wants to shift agents closer to the border, and work closely with Mexican officials to keep illegal traffic, including drugs and people, from reaching the U.S.-Mexico border. ... Read more»0

BP agent found guilty of stealing gun parts from federal armory

A Border Patrol agent was found guilty of stealing more than $100,000 in gun parts from a federal armory in West Virginia, including a device that modified a Glock pistol into a fully automatic weapon, and mailing them to Arizona. ... Read more»1

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