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Class-action suit claims Border Patrol violates immigrants' civil rights

During a six-month period in 2013, people detained by the Border Patrol near Tucson were regularly held more than 24 hours in temporary facilities, breaking the agency's own policies and subjecting immigrants to freezing, overcrowded cells without access to food, water, medical care and legal council, according to a new federal class-action lawsuit. ... Read more»

Sister of CBP Az head pleads guilty to human smuggling

The sister of the top-ranking U.S. Customs and Border Protection official in Arizona pleaded guilty Thursday to smuggling an immigrant through a Border Patrol checkpoint near Tucson in the car she was driving, her defense attorney said.... Read more»

Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie killed, another wounded near Naco

A U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed and another wounded in a shooting Tuesday morning near Naco, the agency said. Nicholas Ivie, 30, was killed after he and two other agents responded to a sensor hit near SR 80.... Read more»3