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Ajo BP agents apprehend 240 people in 48 hours

Customs and Border Protection will begin building five miles of fence along the southern border of the Organ Pipe Refuge, as people from Central America continue to cross the border and turn themselves in to seek asylum. ... Read more»

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More than 260 migrants found in Arizona desert by Border Patrol

Large groups of immigrant families and unaccompanied minors from Central America continue to enter the United States through remote often hostile wilderness areas in southwest Arizona. ... Read more»1

121 immigrants surrender to Border Patrol agents near Lukeville

A group of 121 immigrants turned themselves in to Border Patrol agents on Saturday in a remote part of the Organ Pipe Cactus wildlife refuge, one of five large groups, totaling 600 people, found in Arizona's western desert since July 28 by federal officials. ... Read more»

Numbers of families, unaccompanied kids crossing border doubles in Yuma Sector

In the last two days, Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents said that they have encountered 188 people attempting to cross into the United States, including 155 people traveling as families. ... Read more»

Yuma-area BP apprehends 170 people, including 25 U.S. citizens, near Imperial Sand Dunes

Border Patrol agents arrested 170 people, including 25 U.S. citizens, during a three-week operation in the Imperial Sand Dunes west of Yuma during April and May, authorities said. ... Read more»

BP uncovers cache of weapons near Ajo, 3 men arrested

Three men and a cache of semi-automatic rifles were intercepted by Border Patrol agents on Saturday afternoon southwest of Ajo, Ariz. ... Read more»

Border Patrol agents rescue 3 hikers near Sells

Border Patrol agents rescued three hikers in the rugged Baboquivari Mountains on Wednesday after a 911 call for help on Tuesday, authorities said. ... Read more»

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»

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»

Salvadoran migrants rescued from desert by Border Patrol, volunteers in Mexico

Three men from El Salvador attempted to cross the U.S.-Mexico border near Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument about 125 miles southwest of Tucson and ran out of water in the remote desert on Sunday. One man was unconscious, and another was vomiting when they made a cell phone call for help.... Read more»

Wounded man rescued by Border Patrol near Sells

Suffering from a gunshot wound to his left leg, a Honduran man was airlifted to a Tucson hospital after Border Patrol agents found him near the U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday morning southwest of Sells, authorities said. ... Read more»

Border Patrol agents rescue 15 men from open-pit mine

Agents with the Border Patrol's search and rescue team used ropes to help extricate 15 men from an open-pit mine near Green Valley on Tuesday, authorities said. ... Read more»

BP agents rescue man from rugged Az mountains

Agents with the Tucson Sector's elite Border Patrol rescue team hiked two miles into rugged terrain to rescue a stranded Mexican man in the Baboquivari Mountains late Tuesday night. ... Read more»

Border Patrol team working missing migrant cases

A small group of agents has worked for the last nine months at Tucson BP headquarters to coordinate reports of migrants lost in the Arizona desert, and either launch rescue efforts to save those lost in the desert, or help recover and repatriate remains of those who had died.... Read more»1

Lost migrants rescued by Predator drone crew

Pilots flying a Predator drone out of Sierra Vista for Customs and Border Protection are credited with rescuing three migrants lost in the desert earlier this month, authorities said. ... Read more»

BP agents rescue three over weekend

Border Patrol agents rescued three men from the Arizona desert in three separate incidents over the weekend, authorities said. ... Read more»

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