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Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas

Tohono O'odham Chairman Ned Norris Jr. and Pascua Yaqui Chairman Peter Yucupicio were appointed by President Biden to the first Department of Homeland Security advisory council meant to protect tribal lands and citizens. 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»

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»

Travelers wait at the Morley Pedestrian crossing in Nogales, Sonora for entrance into the U.S. in November 2021.

The head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection faces sharp questions following revelations over the summer that the agency is building a massive database from electronic devices seized at the nation's airports and border crossings—adding text messages, call logs, photos and other sensitive data from as many as 10,000 devices per year. 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»

Former TPD Officer Ryan Remington

A civil rights suit was filed Monday by the family of a 61-year-old man fatally shot in the back by a Tucson police officer last November. Read more»

Government social media accounts generally are run by agency employees in communications and community roles.

The El Paso region of U.S. Customs and Border Protection is deactiving its Twitter account after it was used Saturday to promote political and homophobic content - though the agency did not identify which employee was using the Twitter account at the time of the retweets and likes. Read more»

Ryan Remington

Flanked by his attorneys, former Tucson Police officer Ryan Remington pleaded not guilty to manslaughter in the Nov. 2021 killing of Richard Lee Richards, during a hearing Thursday afternoon. Read more»

Cargo containers were added to the U.S.-Mexico border Friday to block asylum seekers from entering the U.S. miles from the Morelos Dam near Yuma, Ariz.

Arizona began setting up its own border barrier Friday, filling gaps in the wall near Yuma with shipping containers topped with "razor wire," Gov. Doug Ducey announced. Read more»

A bus transporting migrants from Texas arrives at Washington, D.C.’s Union Station on April 21, 2022.

Warning that her city’s services have been overwhelmed, the mayor of Washington, D.C., has asked the Biden administration for the National Guard’s help in assisting migrants being bused to the nation’s capital by Texas and Arizona. Read more»

New numbers from Customs and Border Protection show that agents encountered 207,416 migrants at the southwest border in June, setting a one-year record of 1.74 million, with three months left to go in fiscal 2022.

More than 1.74 million migrants had been stopped at the southwest border through June, breaking the record set through all of the last fiscal year and with three months still to go in this fiscal year. Read more»

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

Border officials in Arizona are referring more migrants to prosecutors this year, marking a significant change since the beginning of the COVID pandemic. This April, 30% more cases were sent to prosecutors. Read more»

A Border Patrol agent stabbed a Mexican man twice in the chest during a fatal incident in Douglas, Ariz., about three weeks ago, according to a just-released autopsy report. Read more»

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