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Luis Contreras Sanchez shows posteres on the side of his Nogales home above the spot where Rodriguez died.

Dr. Luis Contreras Sanchez was browsing social media when he heard a rapid burst of gunfire just outside his home. It was a night he would not soon forget. Outside his building in Nogales, Mexico, 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez was dead on the sidewalk. He had been shot as many as ten times, the majority of the bullets hitting him on the back of his body. The shooter allegedly was Border Patrol Agent Lonnie Swartz. Read more»

Unaccompanied minors board a chartered airliner on the tarmac at Tucson International Airport last Wednesday, part of the federal effort to detain and process more than 52,000 children who have crossed into the United States through the Rio Grande Valley this year.

Questioned about the potential impact of the children and families brought to Tucson by immigration authorities, the director of the Pima County Health Department said they "do not constitute a public health threat." Read more»

The U.S. Border Patrol’s union says that an appellate court ruling allowing a foreign national’s family to sue BP agents could seriously endanger officers, who in the future might hesitate to use deadly force when necessary. Read more» 1

A Border Patrol agent patrols along the Southwest border near Nogales.

Reforming the Border Patrol pay system could save taxpayers $1 billion over the next decade, while giving peace of mind to agents whose pay has been threatened by sequestration, said supporters of a bill introduced by Sens. John McCain and Jon Tester on Wednesday. Read more»

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»

A Border Patrol agent on patrol near Nogales.

The government shutdown is no shutdown for Border Patrol agents, whose law enforcement and life-saving duties do not take a hiatus – even though their pay might. Read more»

Cochise County Attorney Edward Rheinheimer, who's practiced here for 20 years, has seen more than half a dozen cases involving Border Patrol agents fatally shooting people. He's taken only one of them to trial. Twice it ended in a hung jury. Read more»