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Water pools in a streambed blocked by the container wall built by Arizona Gov Doug Ducey in November.

Federal officials are closing access to a section of the Coronado National Forest where Arizona officials installed hundreds of cargo containers in a failed attempt to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Read more»

Kate Scott, the founder of the Madrean Archipelago Wildlife Center, removes a sign on the container wall along the Coronado National Forest in Cochise County.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said the state will halt placing shipping containers along the Arizona-Mexico border, and begin removing hundreds of the 8,000-lb. steel boxes from federal lands by Jan. 4, according to a court document filed late Wednesday. Read more»

A young boy sits on her dad's shoulders during a protest against Title 42 in Nogales, Sonora, in March 2022.

The looming end of Title 42 has set immigrant aid groups, local governments and federal agencies on the border rushing to prepare for an expected influx of people. Read more»

Personal effects at a storage container at the Tucson Sector station in December 2014

A federal watchdog will review how the Border Patrol handles personal property following reports that agents along the Arizona-Mexico border are confiscating and throwing away the turbans of Sikh men, as well as migrants' personal documents and other items. Read more»

A salinity canal leads to the 'double-layer' border wall near San Luis, Ariz. in 2016.

Border Patrol agents shot and killed an armed man during a confrontation just south of the border fence near San Luis, Ariz., more than three weeks ago, authorities said. Read more»

Chris Magnus at a 2016 Tucson Police Department press conference.

Chris Magnus, head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Tucson's former top cop, submitted his resignation to President Joe Biden on Saturday, after being told earlier in the week to quit or be fired. Read more»

Shipping containers fill several gaps in the border fence near Yuma on Sept. 8, 2022. The bureau says Arizona’s placement of the containers there constitutes trespassing on federal land.

Using old shipping containers isn’t a permanent or effective solution to secure the southern border, as state and Yuma officials know - and now, the political stunt by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is embroiled in a legal battle with the federal government. Read more»

In the days leading up to the 2022 election, Republican Congressman Paul Gosar made an extraordinary claim about what the his party’s Arizona gubernatorial nominee, Kari Lake, might do in the name of stopping undocumented immigration if she wins office. Read more»

The border wall at Sunland Park, N.M.

Seizing on some uncertainty that won his client a mistrial four months earlier, the defense for a Colorado businessman indicted for his role in the We Build the Wall scheme told a new jury of New Yorkers that the case doesn't belong here. Read more»

Arizona officials began installing cargo containers in the Coronado National Forest on Monday as part of an effort to build a 10-mile-long barrier, ignoring federal officials and igniting a legal challenge from environmentalists. Read more»

Migrants head back to Mexico after being encountered by Border Patrol agents near Sasabe in March 2020, shortly after the start of Title 42.

Migrant and asylum seeker flows have become increasingly hemispheric in nature and as a result, U.S. enforcement policies long directed toward arrivals from Mexico and Northern Central America are misaligned—underscoring the need for new regional approaches. Read more»

A K-9 unit sits outside the Hudspeth County Sheriff’s Office in 2010. Two men are accused of manslaughter after two migrants were shot in Hudspeth County this week.

Two men shot two migrants, killing one and injuring another, earlier this week while the two victims stood along a West Texas road getting water, authorities said. One of the alleged shooters is reportedly a warden for a privately run immigration detention center. Read more»

A Border Patrol vehicle speeds down a highway near Kitt Peak in 2014.

U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva, joined by other members of Congress, pressed U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials to publish new guidelines for vehicle pursuits by agents following a year of deadly crashes. Read more»

A Border Patrol vehicle drives along the U.S.-Mexico border near Naco, Arizona.

Martin Trinidad-Solano, 25, was sentenced to 14 months in prison, followed by one year of probation, after he pleaded guilty to causing agent "considerable pain" as two struggled near Douglas, Ariz., in 2021. Read more»

Migrants were detained in U.S. Border Patrol custody longer than allowed in October 2021, according to a new report by the DHS Office of Inspector General. But the El Paso Central Processing Center was not overcrowded and had sufficient cell space, the report states.

Hundreds of migrants at Border Patrol detention facilities in El Paso last fall were held in custody beyond the three-day limit – and for more than a month in some cases - with some being transported to Yuma, the Rio Grande Valley or the Big Bend area. Read more»

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