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A Border Patrol vehicle drives along the border near Naco, Arizona.

A Border Patrol agent shot and killed a man Monday night, after he was stabbed "multiple times" during a struggle in the hills east of Nogales, Ariz. Read more»

Two Army Corps of Engineers officers look down the U.S.-Mexico border near Lukeville. President Donald Trump said Thursday, during a visit to the wall in Yuma that the 300th mile of wall would be completed soon.

President Donald Trump was in Yuma Tuesday for the second time in as many months to inspect construction of the border wall that he said has “closed up the border,” reducing the flow of drugs and migrants. Read more»

Vice President Mike Pence speaks to supporters during a 'Cops for Trump' event at the Westin La Paloma Tuesday morning.

Vice President Pence claimed former VP Joe Biden will "defund the police" as the incumbent was endorsed by the Arizona Police Association during a brief stop in Tucson — a city where Democrats just substantially bolstered the police budget. Read more»

Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels, speaking during a Senate hearing in 2015.

Despite recent protests across the nation and state over "stay at home" orders, law enforcement officials in Southern Arizona say they have found little need to enforce COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions. Read more»

A federal judge ruled last month that Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s policy of issuing 'detainers' – requests for local police agencies to hold people on suspicion of immigration violations – based solely on information from a federal database was unconstitutional.

Two weeks after a federal court halted some detainer requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Arizona law enforcement agencies say they are still doing business with the agency as usual. Read more»

The Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales, Ariz.

When Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada became a Nogales, Arizona, police patrolman in 1966, about 80% of the people in the county jail on any given day were Mexican. Read more»

Critics of what they call the militarization of the border say it sends the wrong message and divides communities.

An analysis of four years of violent crime data for the border counties as a whole showed they were usually slightly above the national average, following no obvious trend. Read more»

Narcan nasal spray is used by first-responders to treat opioid overdoses.

Despite record seizures of fentanyl at U.S. border crossings, a rise in overdoses is forcing law enforcement officials to change tactics, emphasizing information and public engagement, as well as drugs to reverse opioid overdoses. Read more»

Sgt. Fabian Barreto, 104th Engineer Construction Company, surveys the border wall along the Arizona-Mexico border in November as part of the Pentagon’s support of border-security operations. The Defense Department said it is sending 3,750 more troops to the border in the effort.

The Defense Department said it will send an additional 3,750 active-duty troops to the southern border to support Customs and Border Protection officers by stringing razor wire, helping operate mobile surveillance equipment and other support activities. Read more»

Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada in his office in Nogales, Ariz., in 2013.

Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada said a border wall would do “very little” to stop the flow of drugs, most of which come in to the U.S. through ports of entry. Read more»

A car pulls through the non-invasive inspection station, basically a drive-through X-ray machine, at the border crossing in San Ysidro, Calif. Customs officials said this week they would like to expand the use of a similar device at Nogales.

Officials are planning to expand the use of X-ray machines to scan all cars and trucks passing through the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales. Read more»

Army National Guard soldiers, members of an entry identification team, watch the U.S.-Mexico border near Nogales, January 2007.

The Arizona National Guard will send more than double the number of guardsmen to assist with border enforcement than Gov. Ducey announced last week, Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier said Monday. Read more»

Army Maj. Gen. Peter Aylward talks to Arizona Army National Guardsmen in this photo from 2010, when they were deployed to the border near Nogales to provide support services for Customs and Border Patrol agents.

President Trump’s announcement that he plans to send U.S. troops to patrol the border left Southern Arizona sheriffs looking for details before committing to the president’s “big step.” Read more»

A teenaged boy runs from the border wall that separates the U.S. and Mexico in Nogales just after illegally climbing over with a ladder.

For what it's worth, we have a wall on the border now. Fence … wall … it's all semantics. Don't think "Rent-a-Fence" It's big, vertical and and there are almost 400 miles of it. Rebrand it, extend it if we must to fix up the "Dreamers," get some kids to the doctor and go back to work. Read more»

The U.S.-Mexico border fence through the Altar Valley near the Baboquivari Mountains.

Arizona law enforcement mostly say they won’t participate in widespread immigration raids that target long-term undocumented immigrants no matter what President Trump’s new executive order says. Phoenix, Tucson and Nogales police, and Yuma, Santa Cruz and Maricopa sheriffs say officers will not target those who have no violent felony offenses. Read more»

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