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CBP: U.S. citizen arrested for attempting to smuggle 5 assault rifles, pistols, ammo into Mexico

Nogales-area customs officers arrested a U.S. citizen Tuesday after they found a small arsenal stashed in his vehicle, including five semi-automatic rifles, two handguns, and more than 800 rounds of ammunition. ... Read more»

The fate of thousands of unaccompanied children is decided in immigration court

More than 5,400 juvenile immigration deportation cases were heard in Arizona between 2005 and July 2017, according to data from the Executive Office of Immigration Review. ... Read more»

DPS seizes nearly $1M in marijuana near Nogales

An Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper inadvertently seized more than 2,600 pounds of marijuana Tuesday after he stopped a van on Interstate 19 north of Nogales. ... Read more»

After 5 years, family of teen killed by Border Patrol agent frustrated by delays

Five years after the cross-border shooting death of 16-year old Jose Antonio Rodriguez, his family is tired and frustrated after delays that have kept the trial of Border Patrol Agent Lonnie Swartz from beginning until at least March 2018. ... Read more»

ADOT trains truckers from Mexico to pass safety inspections

Sixty truck drivers scribbled notes in a Mexican warehouse last month as they listened to a United States border inspection officer describe the types of things officers examine during border inspections: Flat tires. Broken headlights. Cargo that’s not secured.... Read more»

BP agent's murder trial in cross-border shooting delayed until March 2018

The trial of Border Patrol Agent Lonnie Swartz, accused of unlawfully killing a Mexican teenager during a 2012 cross-border shooting, has been rescheduled as attorneys wrestle over the handling of the autopsy and notes that describe how the 16-year-old died. ... Read more»

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Decorated Marine vet may be deported, despite likely U.S. citizenship

A Marine veteran who served in the Gulf War was transferred to an immigration facility in Eloy last week, where he faces deportation to Mexico despite a ruling that he is a U.S. citizen. George Ybarra has criminal convictions, but his family says he needs treatment, not banishment.... Read more»

Judge rejects motion to dismiss murder case against BP agent

The case against Border Patrol Agent Lonnie Swartz, accused of unlawfully killing a Mexican teenager during a 2012 cross-border shooting, will move forward after a federal judge rejected a motion from the defense arguing that the case should be dismissed. ... Read more»

Gov. Ducey declares emergency over sewer line break in Nogales

Arizona Gov. Ducey declared a state of emergency, calling for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide assistance to staunch a breach in a pipeline that carries sewage from Sonora, Mexico, to a wastewater treatment plant north of Nogales, Arizona.... Read more»

Rights groups sue CBP for 'systematic' violations of U.S. asylum law

Immigration advocates filed a class-action suit against Customs and Border Protection, arguing that CBP officers at crossings along the Mexican border have systemically violated U.S. law and international human rights agreements by refusing to allow people to seek asylum. ... Read more»

Nogales Fire Dep't rescues Mexican woman dangling from border fence

Members of the Nogales Fire Department rescued a Mexican woman on Saturday night after smugglers left her "precariously dangling" from the border fence in Nogales, authorities said. ... Read more»

CBP: Border 'wall' will mix walls, tech & 130 miles of 'natural barriers'

President Trump’s promised wall along the Mexican border will be more like a “border wall system” of walls, fencing, technology, law enforcement, patrol roads – and 130 miles with nothing but “natural barriers,” a border official said Tuesday.... Read more»

Court gives family of slain Mexican teen new chance to sue BP agent

The Supreme Court has ordered a lower court to reconsider its decision to throw out a lawsuit that a Mexican family filed against the Border Patrol agent who fatally shot their son across the border. The Texas case may still have a long way to go in the courts, but the outcome could affect a similar 2012 case in Nogales.... Read more»

Supreme Court decision on Texas cross-border shooting could stall suit vs. BP agent in Az

On Monday, the Supreme Court may decide the fate of Hernández v. Mesa, a lawsuit launched by the parents of a 15-year-old boy who was shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent in El Paso in 2010. The ruling will have a bearing on the fate of a civil suit filed against a different BP agent in the 2012 cross-border shooting death of a Mexican teenager in Nogales.... Read more»

Mexican man arrested for attempting to smuggle 7K rounds of ammo into Mexico

A federal investigation led to the arrest of a Mexican man in Nogales, Arizona, for allegedly attempting to smuggle 7,000 rounds of ammunition into Mexico on Saturday. ... Read more»

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