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Border Patrol raids No More Deaths camp, arrest migrants seeking medical care

Border Patrol agents raided a No More Deaths camp in the desert south of Arivaca on Thursday and arrested four Mexican men suspected of entering the country without authorization, violating a tenuous agreement between the agency and the humanitarian aid group. ... Read more»

Tucson Border Patrol gets new chief

Paul A. Beeson is the new chief patrol agent in the Tucson Sector, replacing Manuel Padilla Jr., who left in November to take over the position in the Rio Grande Valley. ... Read more»

Tucson Border Patrol chief leaving for Texas

The head of the Border Patrol in the Tucson Sector, Chief Patrol Agent Manuel Padilla, will take on the role of head BP agent in the Rio Grande Valley Sector, officials said Monday. ... Read more»

Class-action suit claims Border Patrol violates immigrants' civil rights

During a six-month period in 2013, people detained by the Border Patrol near Tucson were regularly held more than 24 hours in temporary facilities, breaking the agency's own policies and subjecting immigrants to freezing, overcrowded cells without access to food, water, medical care and legal council, according to a new federal class-action lawsuit. ... Read more»

Activists continue protests against BP checkpoint

Vowing to stage a "sit-in" to highlight their frustration with a Border Patrol checkpoint on Arivaca Road, more than 100 protesters surged toward the site Wednesday, and were turned away by a waiting phalanx of nearly two dozen Border Patrol agents. After a few tense moments, including a shoving match with agents, the protest ended peacefully and no one was arrested.... Read more»4

Arivaca residents demand BP stop interfering with checkpoint monitors

The ACLU has sent a letter to the Border Patrol demanding that agents halt what the group alleges is interference and harassment of monitors and protestors at the checkpoint on Arivaca Road.... Read more»

Observers tracking Border Patrol stops at Arivaca checkpoint

Arivaca residents, frustrated with a border checkpoint they say is intimidating and intrusive, have launched a new program that will track stops by U.S. border agents near the town. "It was supposed to be temporary, and years later, it’s still here and every year, they add something to make it ever more permanent," an observer said.... Read more»3

Border residents demand end to Arivaca checkpoint

Citing rights violations and economic fallout from an I-19 checkpoint operated by the Border Patrol, residents of Arivaca marched to Tucson Sector HQ to announce a community program to watch border agents. ... Read more»1