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Morley Avenue en Nogales, que normalmente sería bulliciosa en esta época del año, es una fila de tiendas cerradas y escaparates vacíos la primera semana de noviembre.

​​Después de 19 meses, Nogales, Arizona, una ciudad fronteriza, reabrió el lunes 8 de noviembre para los viajeros no esenciales de México, dando esperanzas a sus 20,000 residentes y los negocios podrán regresar a la pre pandemia normal. Read more»

The Nogales Port of Entry on Morley Avenue has been closed to nonessential travel for 19 months. That changes Monday for visitors who are vaccinated.

After 19 months, Nogales reopened Monday to fully vaccinated, nonessential travelers from Mexico, giving its 20,000 residents hope that business – and life – may return to pre-pandemic normal and just in time for the holidays, normally a booming time of year for merchants. Read more»

En enero de 2019 los oficiales de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza en Nogales, Arizona incautaron casi $ 4.6 millones en fentanilo y metanfetamina valorada en casi 650 libras. Los cárteles están contrabandeando cada vez más fentanilo mortal a través de la frontera.

Aunque la marihuana ha sido la fuente de ingresos más rentable para los cárteles mexicanos, la legalización del cannabis en los estados de EE. UU., a provocado un cambio de rumbo: el fentanilo es más rentable, con un gramo que cuesta entre $150 y $200 en la calle, en comparación con aproximadamente $15 por gramo de marihuana. Read more»

The border wall, seen here in Nogales, does little to stop drug smugglers. In fiscal year 2020, agents seized more than 42,645 pounds of cocaine, 5,222 pounds of heroin, 324,973 pounds of marijuana, 156,901 pounds of methamphetamine and 3,967 pounds of fentanyl.

Although marijuana has been one of the most profitable cash cows for Mexican cartels, legalization of cannabis in the U.S. has prompted a change - fentanyl is more profitable, with a gram going for $150 to $200 on the street, compared with about $15 for a gram of weed. Read more»

Dozens of people wait to enter the U.S. at the Dennis DeConcini border crossing in Nogales, Sonora in September.

Pandemic restrictions at the Mexican and Canadian borders will be lifted in November for travelers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, allowing travel by tourists and separated family members who've been unable to cross since March 2020. Read more»

A family requested asylum at the Dennis DeConcini port of entry in Nogales Saturday, but were rebuffed by federal officials who argued that Title 42 kept them from accepting people seeking protection in the U.S.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials will be able to continue using Title 42 to expel migrant families from the U.S. after a three-judge panel in Washington D.C. granted a request from the Biden administration to block a lower court's decision over the CDC policy. Read more»

Asylum seekers attempt to ask for protection at the Nogales port of entry on Saturday.

Hundreds of people gathered in Nogales to push the Biden administration to change a Trump-era policy that cites the COVID-19 pandemic and allow people to legally seek asylum at U.S. border crossings. Read more»

The Hilltop Gallery in Nogales, Az is hosting 'Donde Mueren los Sueños' or 'Where Dreams Die' until Oct. 14. The show features artists from both Mexico and Arizona whose art is critical of policies at the border, but the curator emphasized the theme of spirituality in the exhibit's artwork.

The Hilltop Gallery in Nogales, Arizona is showing an exhibit, "Donde Mueren los Sueños" or "Where Dreams Die," focused on immigration and border policy at the U.S. Southwest border, and It's curator, Michele Maggiora, said the exhibit's artists are doing so by first arousing a sense of spirituality and love of nature in its audience. Read more»

A U.S. CBP officer at the Nogales Port of Entry in Jan. 2019.

A driver for the U.S. consulate in Nogales, Sonora, was sentenced Monday to nearly four years in prison for attempting to smuggle more than a dozen firearms into Mexico last year, including a .50-caliber sniper rifle. Read more»

A sign warns drivers of their last opportunity to turn around before crossing the border into Nogales, Sonora, from Nogales, Ariz. For the past 17 months, “nonessential” border crossings have been prohibited as a COVID-19 protection, but officials say the loss of customers from Mexico has hammered local businesses. (File photo by

Nogales Mayor Arturo Garino said he is “fed up” with the federal government’s COVID-19 ban on nonessential border crossings, which has been extended for another month, further crippling local businesses that rely on cross-border customers. Read more»

Principal Tim Colgate said Nogales High School does not have an official relationship with the Apache people but that he has not encountered any pushback about the team’s nickname.

Indigenous iconography plays a role in Arizona scholastic sports, and there isn't a willingness to have difficult conversations about such topics as Native American mascots in the Legislature - and not all Native Americans agree the names and logos are racist. Read more»

A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District contractor removes construction debris at the Yuma 10/27 former wall construction site near Yuma, Arizona, July 19. The District began safety work on July 15 at the Yuma 2 and Yuma 10/27 former wall construction sites in the U.S. Border Patrol’s Yuma sector.

The Army Corps of Engineers has continued remediation work along two sections of the border wall near Yuma, cleaning up the remnants of construction left by contractors during the last days of the Trump administration's rush to complete the boundary barrier. Read more»

A tunnel was found when agents with Homeland Security Investigations agents, a part U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, executed a search warrant in a home in Nogales, Arizona.

A Nogales-area man was sentenced in federal court to 41 months in prison for his role in the construction and use of a drug-smuggling tunnel to move narcotics through a cross-border sewer system. Read more»

Communities like Nogales saw border traffic plummet when in March 2020 a non-essential ban was imposed on crossings.

Extending a 15-month-old ban on nonessential border crossings will keep harming business and communities harm, critics say. Read more»

A Border Patrol truck in Nogales, Arizona in June 2017.

A U.S. Border Patrol shot and wounded a Mexican woman Wednesday evening at an intersection in Nogales, Ariz., authorities said. Read more»

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