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BP backs off 'visible surveillance' at No More Deaths aid site

Border Patrol agents have stopped "visible surveillance" at No More Death's humanitarian aid station south of Tucson, days after agents surrounded the camp and told volunteers the agency was seeking a warrant to raid the property, the group said. ... Read more»

Agentes fronterizos a caballo rodean el campo No Más Muertes justo antes de Navidad

Justo antes de Navidad, agentes con la Patrulla Fronteriza rodearona la estación de ayuda humanitaria de No Más Muertes y dijeron que estaban buscando una orden judicial para una redada, dicen los trabajadores humanitario. ... Read more»

Border agents on horseback surround No More Deaths camp just before Christmas

Just before Christmas Eve, Border Patrol agents on horseback surrounded No More Death's humanitarian aid station south of Tucson and told volunteers they were pursuing a warrant to raid the camp, the group said. ... Read more»

New details emerge in border wall lawsuit brought by Cochise ranch

Officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers called the claims contained in a lawsuit over border wall construction near a ranch in Cochise County "fantastic," and defended the Trump administration's efforts to build a 4.7-mile section of the wall through remote terrain at a cost of $42.2 million per mile. ... Read more»

Border Patrol again raids Arizona border humanitarian camp, arrests 19

Border Patrol agents arrested 19 people at a No More Deaths camp near Arivaca, Ariz., on Monday evening as they served a search warrant on the humanitarian aid base, officials said.... Read more»

Tohono O'odham police officer killed near S. Az casino

Officer Bryan Brown of the Tohono O'odham Police Department died after he was shot during an altercation Thursday morning near a casino 100 miles west of Tucson, officials said. ... Read more»

BP agent dragged 15 feet by car during stop at checkpoint

A man, arrested for allegedly attempting to smuggle people past a Border Patrol checkpoint Tuesday afternoon, also faces assault charges after he dragged a Border Patrol agent more than 15 feet during the stop. ... Read more»

Off-duty BP agent shoots man in hand during confrontation in Pinal County

An off-duty Border Patrol agent shot a man in the hand during a confrontation near a Pinal County subdivision Tuesday evening, authorities said. ... Read more»

Border Patrol agent dies after being found unresponsive south of Tucson

A Border Patrol agent died Sunday after being found unresponsive in Southern Arizona, officials said. Authorities said they have ruled out foul play in the death of Agent Robert Hotten, 44.... Read more»

Indian woman, 8-year-old daughter located after 6-year-old migrant found dead in Arizona desert

Border Patrol agents found a migrant mother and her 8-year-old daughter late Thursday night in a remote stretch of desert following a day-long search launched after agents found the remains of her 6-year-old daughter.... Read more»

19 arrested, poppy field near border destroyed in joint U.S.-Mexico operation vs. drug scouts

Mexican officials destroyed a poppy field, seized more than 250 pounds of narcotics, and arrested 19 people over the weekend west of Nogales during a joint operation aided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, authorities said. ... Read more»

Border Patrol agents detain 231 Central Americans in Arizona's SW desert

Two weeks after a group of nearly 400 Central Americans crossed into the U.S. near Lukeville, Ariz., Border Patrol agents encountered 231 people in the area, including families and children traveling alone, authorities said.... Read more»

Border Patrol finds nearly 400 Central Americans in Arizona desert Tuesday morning

Border Patrol agents patrolling about 14 miles west of Lukeville, Ariz., encountered the largest group of Central American migrants yet, after 360 people crossed into the United States from Mexico. ... Read more»

Leaked documents show DHS seeking 'volunteers' to help manage influx of Central American families

DHS employees, including law enforcement personnel and civilians, are being asked to join a "volunteer" force and help frontline agencies, including Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, documents leaked to TucsonSentinel.com show.... Read more»

Tucson Border Patrol bypassing ICE in releasing migrant families

Border Patrol released a small group of Central American families in Tucson this week, bypassing Immigration and Customs Enforcement because the agency increasingly cannot manage the large numbers of arriving families and unaccompanied children.... Read more»

Border Patrol's Tucson Sector gets a new chief

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents have a new chief, after officials announced Monday that Roy Villareal would take the helm. ... Read more»