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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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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»

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»

Migrant killed by Border Patrol agent died from 'multiple gunshot wounds'

A Mexican man killed by a Border Patrol agent in a remote part of Cochise County during an incident Saturday night was shot multiple times, said the Pima County Medical Examiner's Office. ... Read more»

Border agents seeing large groups of migrants—mostly children—in Arizona

Since the beginning of September, Border Patrol agents have encountered more than 432 people traveling in large groups of people on the Tohono O'odham Nation southwest of Tucson. ... Read more»

DHS head: CBP facing 'unprecendented number' of migrants

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Thursday that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are facing an "unprecedented number" of migrants across the southwestern border, but that 27 percent of those intercepted had previously crossed the U.S.-Mexico border at least once in the past 12 months. ... Read more»

Border encounters surge, as migrants make repeated crossing attempts

The number of migrants stopped at Southern border for the month of June increased to the highest level in 20 years, but official say those border "encounters" are inflated because they don't represent the number of unique individuals trying to cross but the how many encounters Customs and Border Protection reported. ... Read more»

Migrant 'encounters' top 1 million in past year, but 1/3 are repeat crossers of U.S.-Mx border

Driven by multiple attempts to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, the overall number of "encounters" with migrants tracked by Customs and Border Protection has risen to more than 1.1 million this fiscal year, even as the number of individual people crossing has declined from 2019. ... Read more»

Analysis

Rosenblum: Not a border 'crisis' — cruel needless tragedy

Across the world, people who fear for their lives or can’t feed their families spend their last savings in desperate flight. America’s “border crisis” is a small part of an inexorable human tide. Because of conflict, despotic regimes and climate collapse, it is rising by the year. ... Read more»

Pima County to store overflow dead bodies as funeral backlog grows

With coronavirus restrictions causing a slowdown in funeral services, Pima County is stepping in to help local mortuaries and hospitals with storing human remains.... Read more»5

Update

Feds drop case against No More Deaths volunteer Scott Warren

Prosecutors dropped the only remaining charge against Scott Warren, ending the misdemeanor case against the No More Deaths volunteer just months after the government's attempt to charge him with two felonies case collapsed in November. ... Read more»

Az death sentence overturned; defense lawyers 'dropped ball' in 1994 trial

A federal appeals court overturned an Arizona death row inmate’s conviction for the 1994 sexual assault and murder of a 4-year-old Tucson girl, saying attorneys in his case “dropped the ball” by failing to challenge the state’s evidence.... Read more»

Warren trial

Scott Warren found not guilty by jury in No More Deaths case

The second federal felony trial of Scott Warren, a No More Deaths volunteer accused of harboring illegal immigrants in Arizona's western desert in 2018, continued Wednesday with closing arguments as both prosecutors and defense attorneys worked to convince the jury before they began their deliberations. ... Read more»

No More Deaths trial

Scott Warren tells jury he's part of neutral effort to 'alleviate suffering' in desert

Update: Scott Warren, a No More Deaths volunteer accused of harboring illegal immigrants in Arizona's western desert, testified in his own defense Tuesday, telling a federal jury he was working to "alleviate suffering" during a "humanitarian crisis."... Read more»

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