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Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos speaking at press conference on Tuesday to announce the new Pima Regional Critical Incident Team

Police shootings, deaths of people in custody and other "critical incidents" involving local law enforcement officers will be investigated by a new multi-agency team, Tucson and Pima County officials announced. Read more»

Adolfo Hernandez, a pilot with Air and Marine Operations, a part of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Adolfo Hernandez, a pilot for Air and Marine Operations, a part of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, has spent the last 18 years searching for people from the air. Read more»

A young boy seeking asylum in Nogales, Ariz. in November 2021.

Over the last few months, Pima County spent around $1.3 million per month to shelter migrants released by Homeland Security officials, and the county faces a funding crunch as federal grants that helped cover theses expenses are held up in Congress. Read more»

Border wall construction near Guadalupe Canyon, just along the U.S.-Mexico border in June 2021.

A Border Patrol agent fired his weapon an "unknown number of times" when he shot and killed a 32-year-old man last Saturday in a remote part of Southeastern Arizona. The migrant threatened the agent with a rock, officials said. Read more»

Construction on what the federal government says is a levee improvement project near Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park in Mission on Jan. 12, 2022. Local immigrant advocates and environmentalists say the project is actually a border wall.

Two recently announced border wall projects amidst what the federal governments says are repairs to old earthen levees have deepened concerns that President Biden has abandoned his promise that “there will not be another foot of [border] wall constructed” during his administration. Read more»

A Border Patrol agent leads reporters through a central processing center in Tucson, Ariz. one of a few facilities setup in 2021 as the Biden administration attempted to manage an influx of migrants coming to the U.S.-Mexico border.

A migrant died from respiratory distress caused by pneumonia and COVID-19 at the Yuma Regional Medical Center several days after he was taken into custody by a Border Patrol agent. Federal officials are investigating his treatment. Read more»

The border wall on the U.S.-Mexico border along the Geronimo Trail east of Douglas, Ariz.

A Mexican man killed by a Border Patrol agent in a remote part of Cochise County during an incident Saturday night was shot multiple times, said the Pima County Medical Examiner's Office. Read more»

Border wall construction near Guadalupe Canyon, just along the U.S.-Mexico border in June 2021.

A Mexican man was killed during an incident involving a Border Patrol agent on Saturday night in rugged terrain about 30 miles northeast of Douglas, Ariz., authorities said. Read more»

Private contractors patrol the border wall east of Sasabe, Ariz. in Sept. 2020.

A Tucson-area man was sentenced to 30 months in prison last week after he pleaded guilty in federal court to transporting people illegally and placing their life in jeopardy during an incident last summer. Read more»

A welder worked last November on a new section of border wall near Eagle Pass.

1,700 unused panels — declared surplus property by the federal government — have been shipped from California to help build Gov. Greg Abbott’s state-funded wall, after the Biden administration halted the construction of former President Donald Trump’s border wall. Read more»

It’s impossible to overstate just how lawless and dangerous Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich showed himself to be when he issued a flagrantly political legal opinion that all but dares Gov. Doug Ducey to declare a literal war and send troops to the border. Read more»

A clip from an ad for Senate candidate Jim Lamon who shows himself shooting at Democratic figures, including Sen. Mark Kelly, whose wife Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head during an assassination attempt 11 years ago. The ad is slated to run during the Super Bowl, Lamon claimed.

Behind in polls in the Republican Senate primary in Arizona, candidate Jim Lamon is seeking attention with a Western-themed campaign ad in which he is depicted firing a gun at U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Joe Biden. Read more» 2

A boy runs from Border Patrol agents in Nogales, Arizona in January 2017.

A 24-year-old man pleaded guilty in a Tucson federal court Friday for his role in coordinating smuggling efforts in Nogales, part of a years-long investigation launched by federal officials to clamp down on the movement of people across the Arizona-Mexico border. Read more»

Cover photo: Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas met with El Paso Border Patrol special operations agents on Thursday.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas visited El Paso Thursday as part of a three-day tour of the U.S.-Mexico border to discuss personnel challenges - a day after Arizona Gov. Ducey called for Mayorkas’ resignation following the secretary’s visit to Yuma. Read more»

Amber Ortega outside the federal courthouse in Tucson on Wednesday afternoon

Amber Ortega, a Southern Arizona border activist facing two federal charges for protesting the construction of the border wall near Quitobaquito Springs, was found not guilty by a judge on Wednesday. Read more»

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