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TPD Chief Magnus' confirmation for top Customs & Border Protection post to finally move ahead

Five months after Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus was tapped to lead U.S. Customs and Border Protection, his nomination will move forward after the head of the Senate committee responsible for the process resolved a months-long dispute over questions about the actions of federal officers during unrest in Portland, Oregon last year.... Read more»

Border agents seeing large groups of migrants—mostly children—in Arizona

Since the beginning of September, Border Patrol agents have encountered more than 432 people traveling in large groups of people on the Tohono O'odham Nation southwest of Tucson. ... Read more»

Oregon senator delays confirmation of TPD's Magnus as CBP head

Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, is holding up the confirmation process for Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus, who was tapped by the Biden administration in April to lead U.S. Customs and Border Protection. ... Read more»

More than 30 arrested as Border Patrol executes federal warrant at No More Deaths camp

In a sunset raid Friday, dozens of Border Patrol agents used a helicopter and armored personnel carrier as they raided a No More Deaths camp near Arivaca, Ariz., arresting more than three dozen people who were receiving medical care, food, water and shelter. ... Read more»

Border Patrol raids No More Deaths camp

Border Patrol agents have once again raided the No More Deaths camp, detaining at least person Thursday at the group's permanent desert aid camp south of Arivaca. The humanitarian aid group called the raid an "escalation" from the agency after the release of documents surrounding a similar raid more than three years ago.... Read more»

Last 'rip-crew' member charged with murdering BP Agent Brian Terry

The last man to face charges for the 2010 gunfight that killed Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry near Nogales, Ariz., was arraigned in federal court on Monday, and faces a first-degree murder trial.... Read more»

'Rip crew' member gets life sentence for role in murder of BP Agent Brian Terry

One of the men involved in the 2010 gunfight that killed Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry near Nogales was sentenced to life in prison by a federal judge Wednesday. ... Read more»

'Rip crew' member found guilty of 1st-degree murder in killing of BP's Brian Terry

After just a few hours of deliberation Tuesday, a jury found Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes guilty of first-degree murder, one of nine charges stemming from his role in the 2010 gunfight that killed Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.... Read more»

'Rip crew' member charged in murder of BP Agt. Brian Terry

One of the members of the five-man "rip crew" allegedly responsible for the 2010 murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was charged in federal court in Tucson on Wednesday.... Read more»

Member of 'rip crew' linked to Brian Terry slaying extradited to Arizona

One of the members of the five-man "rip crew" allegedly responsible for the 2010 murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was extradited to the United States on Monday, federal officials announced Tuesday. ... Read more»

Yuma-area BP apprehends 170 people, including 25 U.S. citizens, near Imperial Sand Dunes

Border Patrol agents arrested 170 people, including 25 U.S. citizens, during a three-week operation in the Imperial Sand Dunes west of Yuma during April and May, authorities said. ... Read more»

Armed drug scout sentenced to 8 years in prison

A Mexican man was sentenced to more than 8 years in prison Wednesday by a federal judge in Tucson, after he admitted he was working as armed lookout for drug smugglers.... Read more»

Remaining member of 'rip crew' linked to slaying of Brian Terry arrested

Jesus Rosario Favela-Astorga, 37, was arrested in Mexico and faces extradition to the United States to face first-degree murder charges for the his role in the shooting death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who was killed during a nighttime firefight in rugged terrain near Rio Rico in 2010. ... Read more»

Rip-crew recruiter sentenced to 27 years in Brian Terry murder

The recruiter who put together the rip-crew responsible for the 2010 murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was sentenced on Monday to 27 years in prison. In August, Rosario Rafael Burboa-Alvarez, 31, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder for his role in the shooting death of Terry, who was killed during a nighttime firefight in rugged terrain north of Nogales.... Read more»

Rip-crew recruiter pleads guilty to role in Brian Terry killing

The recruiter for the rip-crew that allegedly killed Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry pleaded guilty to first degree murder as part of a plea agreement that will allow him to escape the death penalty. ... Read more»

Family blasts feds on anniversary of Brian Terry's death

One year after the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, his family blasted the federal government’s Fast and Furious operation, which has been under scrutiny since Terry’s murder.... Read more»2