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A border marker near the Slaughter Ranch, east of Douglas, Ariz.

The family of a Mexican migrant shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent in rugged terrain near Douglas wants an independent investigation of the violent February incident and will likely pursue a lawsuit against the agency. Read more»

Following two deadly incidents in Southern Arizona involving U.S. Border Patrol agents — including a fatal shooting, and a pursuit that ended in a crash that killed two — U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva called for "comprehensive" investigations from a federal watchdog. Read more»

Magnus at a TPD press conference in 2016.

Chris Magnus, Tucson's former chief of police and now Biden’s new CBP commissioner, should seek out civil society experts for help to make border policies humane. Humanitarian groups, academics, human rights groups, telecommunication companies, and local governments have much to offer. Read more»

Magnus at a June 2020 press conference about the in-custody death of Carlos Ingram-Lopez.

President Joe Biden is nominating the head of Tucson's Police Department, Chris Magnus, to head the parent agency of the U.S. Border Patrol. Magnus was an outspoken critic of Trump administration border policies. Read more»

The temporary processing facilities in Donna, Texas, February 25, 2021, constructed to safely process family units and unaccompanied alien children (UACs) encountered and in the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol. The facility will provide processing capacity in the RGV while the permanent Centralized Processing Center in McAllen is renovated.

Democrats and Republicans are pointing fingers over an increase in illegal immigration at the southern border, and notably an increase in children traveling alone. While Democrats argue the surge began before President Joe Biden took office, Republicans argue Biden’s welcoming policies are to blame. A rise in border apprehensions did begin prior to the election under then-President Donald Trump. But the increase in unaccompanied children has spiked significantly in the first full month of the Biden administration. Read more»

A mobile surveillance camera system manned by soldiers monitors a sector near the Presidio Border Patrol Station, April 4, at Presidio, Texas.

Two soldiers who were found dead this month in Southern Arizona each died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds, officials determined. Both were among the active-duty troops deployed as border enforcement. Read more»

A mobile surveillance camera system manned by soldiers monitors a sector near the Presidio Border Patrol Station, April 4, at Presidio, Texas.

Another military service member deployed to assist with border enforcement has been found dead in Southern Arizona. Pfc. Kevin J. Christian, 21, was found Sunday near Ajo, west of Tucson. Read more»

House Speaker Nancy Pelsoi, flanked by other Democratic leaders and backed by DACA recipients, rallied for a Dream Act bill that passed along party lines Tuesday.

The House voted mostly on party lines Tuesday to approve a bill that would protect "Dreamers" from deportation and give them a pathway to citizenship, a bill Republicans charged would only lead to more illegal immigration. Read more»

PFC Steven Hodges

A U.S. Army solidier deployed to the Mexican border in Arizona was found dead Saturday near Nogales. Foul play was not suspected in the death of PFC Steven Hodges, officials said, but few details were released. Read more»

Narcan nasal spray is used by first-responders to treat opioid 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»

Sgt. Fabian Barreto, 104th Engineer Construction Company, surveys the border wall along the Arizona-Mexico border in November as part of the Pentagon’s support of border-security operations. The Defense Department said it is sending 3,750 more troops to the border in the effort.

The Defense Department said it will send an additional 3,750 active-duty troops to the southern border to support Customs and Border Protection officers by stringing razor wire, helping operate mobile surveillance equipment and other support activities. Read more»

Families from Guatemala and Honduras wait for their opportunity to apply for asylum at an international bridge at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The Mexican government has agreed to take 10,000 migrants seeking U.S. asylum, despite protests that the move threatens legal representation and exposes asylum seekers to violence. Read more»

Customs and Border Protection constructed a small-scale mockup of the 'bollard wall' for a photo op in New Mexico in the spring.

There are 25,772,342 reasons why nothing — not even a "big, beautiful" wall — will ever be enough for the borderphobes. It's time for backers of a path to citizenship to stop being scared of being called "soft on the border." Read more»

President Donald Trump's assertion that a wall made El Paso safe fails scrutiny of facts

President Donald Trump falsely claimed that El Paso, Texas went from “one of the most dangerous cities in the country to one of the safest cities in the country overnight” after “a wall was put up” along the Mexico border. Read more»

President Donald Trump meets last month with governors-elect in West Wing Cabinet Room.

Experts say U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement neither contains wall payment provisions nor will generate the tax revenue to pay for the wall. Read more»

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