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Court hears appeals on 1st Amendment case over Arivaca checkpoint

The 9th Circuit heard arguments Tuesday in a suit that accuses Border Patrol agents of violating the First Amendment rights of a group attempting to observe one of the agency's checkpoints in Southern Arizona.... Read more»

DHS: Border apprehensions down as interior enforcement ramps up

Calling the results “historic,” Trump administration officials touted that the number of arrests at the border has dropped to the lowest level in 46 years, following a trend that began in 2000.... Read more»

Injured Guatemalan man airlifted by Arizona DPS helicopter

A helicopter crew with Arizona DPS airlifted an injured Guatemalan man from a remote mountainside near Arivaca after he was treated by Border Patrol agents, authorities said. ... Read more»

BP: Agent kicked in head during arrest in Nogales

A Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent was repeatedly kicked in the head Sunday when he apprehended a man scaling the border wall near Nogales, authorities said. ... Read more»

Photos: Nogales students train as border agents in Explorer Program

Border Patrol work is a complicated affair for Mexican American families, bringing with it questions of allegiance and identity. In BP's Explorer Program, teenagers get a taste of training in border enforcement.... Read more»

FBI using billboards to seek info on death of Texas BP agent

The FBI announced Friday that it was expanding its search for information related to the death of Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez in Texas two weeks ago. ... Read more»

BP agent shot, killed man as he wrestled for fellow agent's pistol

A Border Patrol agent shot and killed a man, who fought another agent and attempted to "gain control" of the agent's sidearm, during an incident in the remote Baboquivari Mountains, said Rodolfo Karisch, the chief of the Border Patrol's Tucson Sector. ... Read more»

Tucson-area BP agents rescue man after Mexico shooting

A Mexican man who had been shot in the arm before he crossed into the U.S. was treated by Tucson-area Border Patrol agents Wednesday morning in a remote area of the Tohono O'odham Nation. ... Read more»

Border Patrol agent shoots, kills man in Baboquivari wilderness

A Border Patrol agent shot and killed a man in the remote wilderness of the Baboquivari Mountains, about 44 miles southwest of Tucson, just before noon on Wednesday, authorities said. ... Read more»

Judge permanently blocks Trump move to withhold funds from 'sanctuary cities'

A federal judge has ruled that the Trump administration's order forcing cities to comply with immigration officials or lose funding is “unconstitutional on its face” and blocked the White House from enforcing the policy nationwide. ... Read more»

Illegal immigrant paralyzed in Arivaca shooting looks to uncertain future

An illegal immigrant who was shot outside a home near Arivaca on July 31 said he knew immediately that he was paralyzed, and that today he's trying to figure out how to provide for his family going forward.... Read more»

CBP: Dirt thrown in agent's face during arrest near Sasabe

A 22-year-old Mexican man will face charges for assaulting a Border Patrol agent after he threw dirt in the agent's face during an arrest near Highway 286, about 58 miles southwest of Tucson, on Friday morning. ... Read more»

Inside a private prison’s $150M deal to detain immigrants in New Mexico

Despite the cancellation of private prison giant CoreCivic's contract with the Bureau of Prisons after inmate deaths at a New Mexico, the facility was repurposed as an immigration detention center under a new federal contract.... Read more»

Bannon: Killing of BP Agent Brian Terry helped elect Trump

The 2010 murder of a Border Patrol agent in Arizona helped solidify support for Donald Trump's presidential campaign in the Upper Midwest, political strategist Steve Bannon told a Tucson audience. "Is anything more dramatic than the death of Brian Terry in that canyon?," he said, speaking at a benefit for a foundation set up by the slain BP agent's family.... Read more»1

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»

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