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Green Valley Judge Ray Carroll plans to have a permanent night court once his justice precinct grows at the beginning of next year. Read more»

Private contractors patrol the border wall east of Sasabe, Ariz. in Sept. 2020.

A Tucson-area man was sentenced to 30 months in prison last week after he pleaded guilty in federal court to transporting people illegally and placing their life in jeopardy during an incident last summer. Read more»

The border wall east of Sasabe, Arizona in September 2020.

A U.S. citizen is facing multiple charges of human smuggling after he attempted to sneak 26 people into the United States inside a rented water truck near Sasabe, southwest of Tucson, in mid-June. Read more»

A U.S. Border Patrol agent fingerprints a man near Sasabe, Ariz. in March, as the agency moved to begin rapidly expelling people under Title 42.

This year Border Patrol agents have used a CDC public health order to rapidly expel thousands of migrants into Mexican border towns such as Sasabe, Sonora, which has little resources and infrastructure for migrants. Read more»

A Border Patrol truck in Nogales, Arizona.

Authorities have released the names of two Mexican men who were killed when a driver crashed while being pursued by Border Patrol agents earlier this week near Arivaca, Ariz. Read more»

Around 200 people, traveling in several groups, crossed into the United States near Sasabe, Arizona on Saturday night.

More than 200 people, including families traveling with children, surrendered to Border Patrol agents Saturday night in five separate groups near Sasabe, Ariz. Read more»

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on horseback during a tour of the U.S.-Mexico border near Sasabe, Arizona.

"Clearly, we're going to build a wall," Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said in Arizona during his first tour along the U.S.-Mexico border, but he said he will listen to experts to "mitigate" the effects of border barriers. Read more»

A 22-year-old Mexican man will face charges for assaulting a Border Patrol agent after he threw dirt in the agent's face during an arrest near Highway 286, about 58 miles southwest of Tucson, on Friday morning. Read more»

Members of the group People Helping People write down observations about the Border Patrol checkpoint on Arizona 286 as part of an effort to monitor how agents interact with drivers coming north from the Buenos Aires wildlife refuge.

A group of Arivaca residents have expanded their monitoring of Border Patrol checkpoints to SR 286, just north of the Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge. Activists set up just north of the checkpoint with binoculars, video cameras and clipboards to record the interactions between agents and people driving north. Read more»

A pedestrian crossing east of The Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection updates travelers to the U.S. on spring conditions including holidays and online options. Read more»

A Border Patrol agent shot and killed a suspected illegal immigrant northwest of the Sasabe port of entry early Sunday afternoon, authorities said. The shooting happened after a physical altercation, BP officials said Tuesday following media inquiries, but few details were released on the incident. Read more»

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a Guatemalan man found face-down and unconscious in the desert north of Sasabe on Saturday. Read more» 1

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a man from El Salvador on Tuesday who has affiliations to the Mara Salvatrucha street gang. Read more»

Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue agents find three people stranded in the desert and Tucson agents rescue a man after a fall near Presumido Canyon on Wednesday. Read more»

A summary of Border Patrol activities in the Tucson Sector over the past few days. Read more»

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