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New guidelines issued for care for pregnant women, mothers with babies born in Border Patrol stations

Customs and Border Protection released new guidelines for the treatment of pregnant woman and infants in custody at Border Patrol stations, following a critical report from a federal watchdog and pressure from 11 Democratic senators. ... Read more»

TPD Chief Magnus' confirmation for top Customs & Border Protection post to finally move ahead

Five months after Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus was tapped to lead U.S. Customs and Border Protection, his nomination will move forward after the head of the Senate committee responsible for the process resolved a months-long dispute over questions about the actions of federal officers during unrest in Portland, Oregon last year.... 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 Patrol agents getting body-worn cameras

U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Wednesday that it will outfit its agents and officer with body-worn cameras, part of an ongoing shift in the agency's culture toward cameras and transparency. ... Read more»

Oregon senator delays confirmation of TPD's Magnus as CBP head

Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, is holding up the confirmation process for Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus, who was tapped by the Biden administration in April to lead U.S. Customs and Border Protection. ... 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»

Texas sheriffs sue President Biden for limiting deportations

Four Texas sheriffs and an association of Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers sued the Biden administration, claiming its policy limiting ICE from taking most arrested immigrants into custody for deportation is allowing “extremely dangerous illegal aliens” to be released onto the streets. ... Read more»