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Border Patrol agent charged with punching detained teen

A U.S. Border Patrol agent has been charged with aggravated assault after allegedly punching a Mexican teenager in the stomach while he was in detainment in Nogales, Ariz., in January.... Read more»

ACLU sues to reveal name of agent responsible for Nogales shooting

Civil rights lawyers working for the family of a Mexican teenager killed in a 2012 cross-border shooting in Nogales have filed a motion to keep the government from permanently sealing the name of the agent who fired the fatal shots.... Read more»

U.S. prosecutors investigating 2012 cross-border shooting in Nogales

A team of U.S. investigators worked Tuesday to reconstruct the scene of an Oct. 2012 cross-border shooting that killed a Mexican teenager. A pair of assistant U.S. attorneys and Homeland Security personnel met with Mexican police in Nogales, Son., to examine the scene of the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez.... Read more»

One arrested in incomplete smuggling tunnel beneath Nogales

Border Patrol agents discovered a new tunnel beneath Nogales, arresting one man as he allegedly used the tunnel to smuggle nearly 235 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $117,000, into the United States.... Read more»

Few unaccompanied minors staying in Arizona

More than 5,000 unaccompanied immigrant children were sent to Arizona for processing by Customs and Border Protection this summer, but fewer than 200 of them ended up staying in the state. That’s less than 1 percent of the 30,340 children who were processed and placed with sponsors.... Read more»

Activists continue to demand names of officers involved in May arrests

Three border activists were offered the chance to pay a court fee and have their charges dropped after an incident in May when they were arrested at the Nogales Port of Entry. During a press conference Wednesday, the federal officer who cited one of the activists demanded the activists disperse.... Read more»

Border Patrol agents seize $321K in drugs, detain 15 suspects

Border Patrol agents seized four vehicles, a firearm, more than $321,000 in narcotics, and detained 15 people in connection with criminal cases since late-June, authorities said.... Read more»

Fatal 2010 Border Patrol shooting comes under renewed scrutiny

After a Border Patrol agent in 2010 fatally shot a fleeing teenage drug smuggler twice in the back, a review deemed the shooting death justified. But now that conclusion has been called into question by law enforcement officials, some of whom suspect that the agent was coached on his version of events by an internal affairs investigator.... Read more»

Family of Mexican boy slain in cross-border BP shooting files suit

The family of Jose Antonio Elena Rodiguez, the Mexican teen killed in Nogales Sonora, by U.S. Border Patrol agents when they fired through the fence into Mexico in 2012, filed a civil rights lawsuit Tuesday. “I’m asking the people who killed my grandson to have the courage to show their faces,” the 16-year-old’s grandmother said.... Read more»

No kids picked up in Texas remain in Nogales shelter

The number of undocumented children sheltered at the Nogales Border Patrol station has dwindled to a handful, owing to a dramatic decrease in apprehensions and a new facility in Texas. “Just a few” picked up in Arizona remain, and there are none who crossed in Texas still at the center.... Read more»

Homeland Security: Fewer Central American kids crossing border

Homeland Security officials said Tuesday that they have cut the time it takes to deport Central American adults and seen a sharp drop in the number of children trying to cross the border. Secretary Johnson said officials had reduced the time it takes to repatriate adults to Central America, from about 33 days to about four days now.... Read more»

County health chief: Migrant kids face greater health risk than public

The unaccompanied minors staying in Tucson continue to pose a “very low health risk to county residents,” according to an assessment released out by the Pima County Health Department. Rather, the health of the children at the end of a long and perilous journey is a concern, said health chief Dr. Francisco Garcia.... Read more»

County: Migrant kids, families no threat to public health

Questioned about the potential impact of the children and families brought to Tucson by immigration authorities, the director of the Pima County Health Department said they “do not constitute a public health threat.”... Read more»

Brewer, Johnson tour Nogales migrant kids shelter

Wednesday morning, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Gov. Jan Brewer toured the Nogales Border Patrol station where around 900 unaccompanied minors from Central America are detained after crossing into the United States through the Rio Grande Valley.... Read more»

Homeland Security secretary details response to wave of immigrant kids

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson acknowledged Tuesday that Arizona officials should have been notified before hundreds of immigrant children and families were shipped to Nogales for processing – instead of learning about it in news reports.... Read more»1

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