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Yuma BP agents rescue 5 from canal

Five men were rescued by Border Patrol agents on Tuesday after they jumped into a canal in an attempt to avoid apprehension near San Luis, Arizona. ... Read more»

BP: Agents intercept drone-dropped drugs for first time

Yuma Station border agents intercepted drugs delivered across the border by a drone near San Luis in what officials said was the first such incident resulting in a seizure. ... Read more»

CBP intercepts more ammo at San Luis border crossing

Within a week, Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Luis Port of Entry near Yuma arrested two Mexican women for attempting to smuggle thousands of rounds of ammunition into Mexico, authorities said.... Read more»

CBP officers arrest five, seize more $500K in hard drugs

Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than $500,000 in heroin and methamphetamine and arrested five at two Arizona ports last week. ... Read more»1

Border officers seize $100K in meth, save baby

In the past week, Customs and Border Protection officers seized just over $100,000 of meth in three separate incidents, and saved a newborn baby.... Read more»1

Az leads nation in clean-energy job growth

Arizona businesses announced plans earlier this year to hire more than 3,000 workers in clean-energy industries, letting the state claim the nation's biggest growth in renewable-energy jobs for the second quarter. The bulk of the jobs would be at a Solar Wind Tower in San Luis.... Read more»

CBP: Get I-94s early for Easter travel

U.S. Customs and Border Protection updates travelers to the U.S. on spring conditions including holidays and online options.... Read more»

DREAM Act

Forums to detail new immigration policies

In the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling on Arizona's SB 1070 and the Obama administration's announcement that it won't deport many young illegal immigrants, U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva will hold a series of meetings to detail the new immigration enforcement policies.... Read more»1

San Luis teen pleads guilty to heroin smuggling

An 18-year-old San Luis man pleaded guilty Tuesday to smuggling heroin into the United States from Mexico.... Read more»

State lawmaker dropping illegal-immigration alert bill

Leaders of border communities have persuaded a lawmaker to withdraw legislation that would have required the state to alert the public to dangers caused by illegal immigration.... Read more»1

Calif. man gets 9 years in prison for smuggling heroin

A California man who used his children to avoid detection while smuggling heroin was sentenced to nine years in prison Wednesday... Read more»1

8 Az locations among potential sites to honor Cesar Chavez

Nearly 40 years after the César Chavéz went on a hunger protest at the Santa Rita Center in Phoenix, it is among eight sites that could receive national historic recognition based on their connection to Chávez and the United Farm Workers movement he helped found. ... Read more»

For Mexican workers, journey to Arizona fields an epic one

The sun won't come up for another few hours, but Miguel Gonzalez's day began not long after midnight, when he made his lunch and then made his way to the port of entry. More than 1,500 farm workers cross the border near Yuma every morning during the winter growing season.... Read more»1

Failed virtual border fence has politicians pointing to Yuma success

As national concern mounts over Arizona’s porous border, the Yuma Sector, its fence and its techniques have received considerable attention from politicians who point to the Border Patrol’s success in securing the region. (with video)... Read more»1

Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection

Feds work to speed San Luis border crossing with SENTRI program

The SENTRI program is designed to cut wait times by running extensive background checks once, in advance – and then letting qualified travelers use a dedicated entry lane with a processing time of about 10 seconds.... Read more»