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Border roundup: Politicians tour Nogales, mayors travel south

McCain and other 'Gang of Eight' members toured the border, Rothschild took Arizona mayors to Sonora, Brewer defended policy banning driver's licenses for young immigrants and Napolitano said officials will review solitary confinement policy for immigration detainees... Read more»0

CBP: Get I-94s early for Easter travel

U.S. Customs and Border Protection updates travelers to the U.S. on spring conditions including holidays and online options.... Read more»0

Border Roundup: Feds debate border security, voter rights while border deaths rise

The Supreme Court heard arguments on one Arizona voter law while more are proposed at the Capitol, protestors weigh in on state laws, Homeland Security tries to define border security and updates on border crossers during a busy week for law enforcement.... Read more»1

Yuma border agents fight fires, smugglers in busy week

Border Patrol agents spotted and helped fight a house fire near Yuma early Sunday morning, part of a busy week that included apprehending multiple groups of drug smuggling suspects and large seizures of marijuana and methamphetamine. ... Read more»0

Border roundup

Supreme Court looks at Az as injured men, explosives found in desert

Border roundup: Arizona proposition becomes a test case for voter registration laws, family green cards face restrictions, injured men and explosives are found in the desert and Mexican towns and newspapers respond to cartel violence.... Read more»0

Border & immigration news roundup

Chavez dies, Mexican journalist killed, Brewer loses in court

Border roundup: The world reacts to the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and Mexican journalist Jaime Guadalupe Gonzalez Dominguez, Gov. Brewer loses in court, Arizona Republicans propose voting restrictions and the border economy continues to cross international lines... Read more»0

Border Roundup: Border crossings up in Texas

Illegal immigrants may be crossing the border more in Texas than in Arizona; the GOP's shifting stance on immigration; and news from south of the border.... Read more»0

Border Roundup: Immigration bill published amidst protests

Humanitarians along the border protested Operation Streamline; law enforcement reports meth (and chicken) seizures are up; rumors swirl around President Obama's immigration bill and the possible shooting death of Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán... Read more»0

Man arrested while digging Nogales drug tunnel

U.S. and Mexican authorities discovered an incomplete drug tunnel west of Nogales' DeConcini Port of Entry early Friday, arresting a man who was digging the smuggling route. The tunnel extended under the border, but did not open into the United States.... Read more»0

Border Roundup: BP abuse allegations; agency email denies interviews

Lawmakers debate border security, Border Patrol faces scrutiny, reporters discuss immigration reporting and a glimpse into policies on deportation, driver's licences and trade... Read more»0

Border roundup: Obama's immigration policy goals, Peña Nieto takes on cartels

A look at migrant experiences along the border, responses to immigration policy announced by President Obama and lawmakers, threats to Border Patrol from cartels and corruption, and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto faces down cartels and gas explosions.... Read more»0

Second Phx shooting victim dies, police recover guns

A second victim in Wednesday's shooting in Phoenix, attorney Mark Hummels, died Thursday night. Police said the handguns used to fatally shoot two and wound another were found in suspect Arthur Harmon's vehicle.... Read more»0

Border Patrol activity: Woman caught with 1.9 lbs of meth at checkpoint

A weekend vehicle inspection led to the arrest of a young U.S. citizen who was charged with narcotics smuggling for methamphetamine possession on Monday, while other agents seized meth, marijuana and firearms in additional operations.... Read more»0

Phoenix shooter kills self, second victim 'will not survive'

The death toll in Wednesday's fatal shooting in Phoenix is expected to rise, as a second victim is not expected to survive. The suspect in the shooting, 70-year-old Arthur Harmon, was found dead of apparent self-inflicted gun shot wounds Thursday morning in Mesa. A third victim is recovering.... Read more»0

Border Roundup: Border life examined, presidential plan to be unveiled

A close look at daily life and measuring success along the border, a presidential plan's unveiling is announced, and regional reactions to immigration, labor and gun control issues.... Read more»0

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