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Border communities deal with onslaught of fentanyl overdoses

Despite record seizures of fentanyl at U.S. border crossings, a rise in overdoses is forcing law enforcement officials to change tactics, emphasizing information and public engagement, as well as drugs to reverse opioid overdoses.... Read more»

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Ajo BP agents detain 325 people as part of long-term trend in remote Arizona wilderness

Ajo-area Border Patrol agents encountered 325 Central Americans — including 150 children — who entered the U.S. and surrendered to agents west of Lukeville, Ariz., on Thursday morning. ... Read more»

242 people, including families & children, cross into U.S. near Lukeville

In the last week, more than 400 people from Central America have turned themselves over to Border Patrol agents in Arizona after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, part of a dramatic shift that began last fall and has continued throughout the fight over new border barriers in Washington. ... Read more»

376 people, including families & children, detained crossing border near Yuma

While the federal government remains shutdown over border security spending, a group of 376 people, almost all families or unaccompanied children from Central America, crossed the border barrier near Yuma on Monday morning. ... Read more»

CBP: In 48 hours, 449 Central Americans crossed into U.S. near Yuma

In a 48-hour period, 449 people from Central America, many of them in family groups, surrendered to Yuma-area Border Patrol agents this week. After their apprehensions, the families asked for asylum, and will be handed over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ... Read more»

900-foot smuggling tunnel found in San Luis

Federal officials are investigating a cross-border tunnel in San Luis, Ariz., after it was discovered last week by Customs and Border Protection. ... Read more»

Border towns struggle with students crossing border from Mexico

Along the border, living in one country and going to school in the other has been part of everyday life for decades. In San Luis, Ariz., parents and teachers are debating whether children who live in Mexico should have a right to public education in the United States, even if they’re U.S. citizens.... Read more»

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»

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