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Cochise County: No charges vs. Border Patrol agent who shot & killed migrant

The Cochise County Attorney's Office will not pursue charges against the Border Patrol agent who shot and killed a Mexican man during a violent incident in rugged terrain near the Arizona-New Mexico border in February. ... Read more»

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Air Force extends comment period on plan for faster, lower flights over Az training grounds

Southern Arizona residents will have more time to comment on the U.S. Air Force's plan to break the sound barrier at lower altitudes, and fly more training missions at night over 10 military aerial training ranges, after officials decided to extend the comment period to June 3. ... Read more»

CBP officer in Douglas charged with kidnapping, sexually assaulting 15-year-old girl

A Douglas-area U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer was arrested Tuesday, and faces more than a dozen charges after he allegedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl, authorities said. ... Read more»

Mexican woman dies while 'ensnared' for hours in attempt to climb border wall

A 32-year-old Mexican woman died after becoming ensnared on the border wall near Douglas on Monday night, ending up trapped for hours, authorities said. ... Read more»

Family of man killed by BP agent near Douglas demands probe, may pursue lawsuit

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»

Grijalva pushes watchdog to investigate fatal incidents involving Border Patrol agents

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»

Autopsy: BP agent shot migrant 4 times during deadly incident in rugged Az mountains

A Mexican migrant was shot four times by a Border Patrol agent—twice in the face and twice more in the chest—during a fatal incident nearly two weeks ago in remote part of Southeastern Arizona, according to a just-released autopsy report. ... Read more»

Arizona ports of entry get at least $315 million for upgrades, expansion

Arizona is set to receive at least $315 million for improvements to three ports of entry along the Mexican border, money that officials say is badly needed to ease cross-border trade while improving border security. ... Read more»

BP agent says he shot Mexican man 'unknown number of times' during fatal struggle

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»

Mexican man dead after incident involving Border Patrol in rugged terrain near Douglas

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»

Air Force shoots for lower supersonic flights, more night training across Southern Arizona

The Air Force is seeking to break the sound barrier as low as 5,000 feet and fly more training missions at night over 10 aerial ranges that stretch across large parts of Southern Arizona and western New Mexico. ... Read more»

DHS tightens vaccination requirements for travelers at border crossings

The Department of Homeland Security began requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination over the weekend for essential as well as nonessential travel across the U.S.-Mexico border - a requirement expected since last fall, but one that raises concerns among officials in border towns.... Read more»

Arizona border communities face another month of 'nonessential' travel limits

The ban on nonessential travel on land crossings between the U.S. and Mexico will be extended another month, a “disheartening” development for border towns and businesses that have already had to cope with the travel limitation for 18 months. ... Read more»

Monsoon floods damage border wall near Douglas

Several metal gates in the U.S.-Mexico border wall along the San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge in Southern Arizona were damaged during monsoon flooding this week. ... Read more»

DHS secretary ends 'Remain in Mexico' border policy

Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas announced the end of the Trump-era "Migrant Protection Protocols," which forced thousands of asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico while their claims wind through the immigration court system. ... Read more»

3 years after 'metering' instituted by Trump, 3,800 asylum-seekers still wait along Arizona border

Three years after the Trump administration placed an ad-hoc block to keep asylum-seekers from crossing the border to legally make their cases, nearly 3,800 people remain in legal limbo in three cities along the Arizona-Mexico border.... Read more»

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