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Phoenix woman arrested trying to smuggle rifles into Mexico

A Phoenix-area woman was arrested at a Nogales border crossing Monday after Customs officers discovered a dozen rifles and four handguns hidden in her truck, authorities said.... Read more»

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Mother of man killed by Border Patrol files lawsuit

Arguing that the May 2014 shooting of José Luis Arambula, a Tucson-area resident and U.S. citizen, was an unnecessary use of deadly force, lawyers representing Elisa Beckel filed suit against the federal government.... Read more»

Nogales agents seize nearly $600K in hard drugs

Customs officers arrested three Mexican men and seized 55 pounds of methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine worth more than $598,000 at the ports of entry in Nogales early this week, authorities said. ... Read more»

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»

U.S. ads target illegal immigration from Central America

The head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection launched an advertising campaign on Tuesday aimed at dissuading Central Americans from trying to enter the United States illegally and avoid the influx of the tens of thousands who tried to come last year.... Read more»

Construction closes lanes near Nogales border crossing

Work on a new pedestrian underpass at the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales will mean lane closures near the crossing until early October.... Read more»

Rip-crew recruiter pleads guilty to role in Brian Terry killing

The recruiter for the rip-crew that allegedly killed Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry pleaded guilty to first degree murder as part of a plea agreement that will allow him to escape the death penalty. ... Read more»

Tucson woman marks one year in sanctuary

One year after entering a Tucson church to avoid being deported, an immigrant woman and the community that supports her marked the anniversary. In a small room at a South Tucson church, Rosa Robles Loreto counts the things she's missed: The birthdays of her two sons. Their baseball games, too numerous to count. Her anniversary with her husband.... Read more»

12 Operation Streamline protesters sentenced to time served

Twelve immigration activists were sentenced Monday to time served for their role in a 2013 Tucson protest that stopped two buses carrying migrants destined for federal prosecution under the fast-track Operation Streamline. ... Read more»1

Study: Illegal immigration from Mexico still declining

Changing migration patterns and shifts in border enforcement mean the population of unauthorized Mexican immigrants continues to decline in the United States. While net migration of Mexican immigrants reached zero in 2010, since then more Mexicans have left the U.S. than have arrived.... Read more»

Judge OKs suit by family of Mexican teen fatally shot by border agent

A federal judge in Tucson ruled Thursday that a Mexican teen, killed in a 2012 cross-border shooting, should have been protected under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The ruling means a civil rights suit filed the family of 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez will continue to trial. ... Read more»

CBP officers in Nogales seize $3.2M in marijuana

Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa commercial border crossing in Nogales seized more than three tons of marijuana worth more than $3.2 million Wednesday. The pot was hidden in the back of a tractor-trailer, authorities said. ... Read more»

$3M in marijuana seized by ICE, BP agents

Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs and Border Patrol seized more than 3.5 tons of marijuana worth an estimated $3 million in a series of seizures in southeastern Arizona last week, authorities said. ... Read more»

Report: Border Patrol should double investigators, limit use of deadly force

A federal oversight panel charged with reviewing how Customs and Border Protection handles deadly force cases recommends the agency more than double the number of investigators to review abuses and corruption. ... Read more»

Grijalva: Family detention must stop

Following a visit to two detention centers for immigrant families in south Texas early this week, U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva said the practice of holding women and children in detention while they seek asylum must "stop without exception." ... Read more»2

BP agents find five immigrants in hot car trunks in five hours Wednesday

Border Patrol agents found five Mexican nationals in the hot trunks of cars over five hours in three separate alleged smuggling incidents Wednesday at southern Arizona checkpoints, the agency said. ... Read more»

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