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Ducey supports plan to close border, but Trump announces year delay

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey gave conditional support Wednesday to a “short as possible” border shutdown, then shifted the blame to Congress. But President Trump announced Thursday that he'll put off closing crossing on the U.S.-Mexico border.... Read more»

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What the Devil won't tell you

Ducey too smart to be so stupid as to support Trump's latest border sucker-punch

Arizona Gov. Ducey says he supports President Trump’s threat to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border because he apparently is cool with losing a quarter-billion dollars per day in trade. He should be smarter than that.... Read more»

Marine surveillance leads BP to arrest 10 carrying pot near Yuma

Yuma-area border agents arrested 10 men carrying bundles of marijuana through the desert near Dateland, Ariz., after the men were spotted by U.S. Marines on Tuesday night. ... Read more»

At Nogales border crossings, CBP uses tech & instincts to detect drugs

CBP officers in late January seized a record 245 pounds of fentanyl at the busy commercial crossing in Nogales. Officials say technology and alert officers at the port of entry were key to the bust.... Read more»

As fentanyl seizures rise, so do safety concerns around the deadly drug

Fentanyl can kill in tiny doses and is difficult to detect, making it hard for medical professionals and law enforcement to get a handle on the crisis.... Read more»

Border communities deal with onslaught of fentanyl overdoses

Despite record seizures of fentanyl at U.S. border crossings, a rise in overdoses is forcing law enforcement officials to change tactics, emphasizing information and public engagement, as well as drugs to reverse opioid overdoses.... Read more»

CBP nabs $2.5M in meth & marijuana from semis in Nogales

Nogales-area border officers seized nearly 3,300 pounds of marijuana and methamphetamine worth nearly $2.5 million from two semi-tractor trailers since Tuesday. ... Read more»

350 lbs of 'hard drugs' nabbed in Nogales, worth $4.4 million

Nogales-area border officers seized nearly 350 pounds of "hard drugs" — including heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and "suspected" fentanyl — worth $4.4 million during three separate incidents on Saturday. ... Read more»

'Rip crew' member found guilty of 1st-degree murder in killing of BP's Brian Terry

After just a few hours of deliberation Tuesday, a jury found Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes guilty of first-degree murder, one of nine charges stemming from his role in the 2010 gunfight that killed Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.... Read more»

Nogales leaders demand removal of 'inhumane' razor wire, consider lawsuit

The city of Nogales may pursue a lawsuit against the federal government over the addition of extra layers of concertina wire along the border. City leaders unanimously approved a resolution condemning the "inhumane" wire and demanding it be taken down. ... Read more»

Nogales CBP officers seize record-breaking 250-lb load of fentanyl

Nogales-area Customs and Border Protection officers seized 254 lbs. of fentanyl Saturday — worth $3.5 million, it was the largest single seizure of the drug in CBP history. The haul was discovered at a border crossing, along with nearly 400 lbs. of meth.... Read more»1

Santa Cruz sheriff: Border wall alone is not the best way to stem drug trafficking

Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada said a border wall would do “very little” to stop the flow of drugs, most of which come in to the U.S. through ports of entry.... Read more»

Analysis

FactCheck: Mulvaney's border arrests claims take statistics out of context

Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney's claim about 17,000 arrests of criminals at the southern border proves to be misleading, in part because those numbers include all ports of entry. ... Read more»

Arizona DPS chief, after White House event, says wall needed for border ‘crisis’

Arizona Department of Public Safety Director Frank Milstead attended a White House meeting and said the wall isn't about "elitism," "separatism" or "racism" but is about a border crisis. ... Read more»

FactCheck: Trump's claims about border wall fall flat

President Trump repeated false claims during while discussing the border wall to be built with Mexican money that was a signature campaign promise.... Read more»

The most important border stories of 2018

15 stories of major issues along the border in 2018: the trial of Lonnie Swartz, family separations under the Trump administration, the treatment of detainees in border facilities, and an exclusive memo that showed CBP downplaying the exodus of migrants from Central America.... Read more»

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