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Judge: No 'emergency' to license detention centers

A district judge has ruled that the state of Texas can't claim an emergency to quickly grant licenses for two private detention centers holding undocumented immigrant families for the federal government.... Read more»

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Border Patrol agent charged with trafficking 110 lbs of cocaine

A U.S. Border Patrol agent has been arrested by state police in Southern Arizona on charges of carrying 110 pounds of cocaine in a rented vehicle that he planned to drive to Chicago, officials said Monday. ... Read more»

Border agents apprehend 5 from Pakistan, 1 Afghan near Patagonia

Border Patrol agents detained five Pakistani men suspected of being in the country illegally and another from Afghanistan on Monday near Patagonia. While Gov. Ducey jumped to comment, Homeland Security data shows that unauthorized immigrants from Afghanistan and Pakistan, not to mention Iraq and Syria, have been coming into the U.S. for a decade. ... Read more»

More Mexican immigrants leaving U.S than entering

More Mexican immigrants are leaving the United States than coming into the country, according to a new report. Data from the U.S. and Mexico show that from 2009 to 2014, an estimated 870,000 Mexican nationals left that country for the United States, outnumbered by the one million who returned to Mexico. ... Read more»1

Douglas, Nogales border officers seize $3.2 M in pot

Over the weekend, Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than $3.2 million in marijuana and arrested five in multiple incidents of drug smuggling, authorities said. ... Read more»

BP agents arrest 19 drug mules, seize nearly 1,500 lbs. of pot

Border Patrol agents arrested 19 men and seized 1,483 pounds of marijuana worth nearly $742,000 during two incidents over the weekend, authorities said.... Read more»

Incomplete drug tunnel found in Nogales

Mexican authorities discovered an incomplete tunnel in Nogales, Sonora on Thursday, the fourth found along the Arizona-Mexico border this year. ... Read more»

Rosa Robles Loreto leaves sanctuary of Tucson church after 461 days

Surrounded by a packed house of supporters and reporters in a Tucson chapel, Rosa Imelda Robles Loreto thanked her family, her lawyer and advocates for helping her endure 461 days of sanctuary as she avoided deportation at Southside Presbyterian Church.... Read more»2

Judge seals videos in Border Patrol agent's murder trial

Federal prosecutors asked to seal evidence collected in the murder trial of a Border Patrol agent in the 2012 cross-border shooting that killed a Mexican teenager in Nogales. The government confirmed that two videos of the incident exist and will be used as evidence against Agent Lonnie Swartz. ... Read more»

Douglas rancher gets prison for slapping Border Patrol agent

A Douglas-area rancher was sentenced to eight months in prison by a federal judge in Tucson on Thursday for slapping a Border Patrol agent during a 2014 altercation.... Read more»3

Immigrant jumps from moving truck fleeing I-19 checkpoint

A man suffered scrapes and bruises after smugglers ordered him to jump from a moving vehicle as they attempted to flee Border Patrol agents at the I-19 checkpoint last week, authorities said. ... Read more»

$4M in pot seized near Douglas

Federal officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement seized more than four tons of marijuana worth more than $4 million near Douglas on Monday and arrested four men. ... Read more»

Sonora police ID 4 of 7 tortured & killed on ranch near Az-Mexico border

Mexican authorities have identified four of the seven men found tortured and killed in a desert wash on a Sonoran ranch near the Arizona-Mexico border. Two were reportedly drug mules, while another was a coyote who guided migrants on illegal border crossings, officials said.... Read more»

7 men found dead, tortured on Sonora ranch near Az-Mexico border

The bodies of seven men, including one who was decapitated, were found Thursday just inside Sonora on the Arizona-Mexico border. The bodies were found near a ranch known as a staging ground for human smuggling, and officials told a Mexican reporter that the bodies showed signs of torture. One of the men was IDed by his family.... Read more»

Rip-crew recruiter sentenced to 27 years in Brian Terry murder

The recruiter who put together the rip-crew responsible for the 2010 murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was sentenced on Monday to 27 years in prison. In August, Rosario Rafael Burboa-Alvarez, 31, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder for his role in the shooting death of Terry, who was killed during a nighttime firefight in rugged terrain north of Nogales.... Read more»

McSally's 'Border Jobs for Vets' signed into law

A bill sponsored by freshman Rep. Martha McSally has become one of a handful to pass through a stalemated Congress and be signed into law. The "Border Jobs for Veterans Act" received President Obama's signature on Friday.... Read more»

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