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Tohono O’odham led drug task force seizes more than 40,000 fentanyl pills from traffickers

The Tohono O'odham Police Department (TOPD) led the NATIVE High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force in a multi-pronged sting operation that culminated in the seizure of the fentanyl and other drugs being smuggled into the U.S.

CBP officers arrest meth smugglers at Port of San Luis

  The changing face of immigration is 'overwhelming’ agents at the border

  UPDATE: Family arrested by Border Patrol now in ICE custody

Border Patrol announces 4th migrant death since December

AZ military projects could lose money as budgets are shifted for national emergency declaration

Fence breach leads to human smuggling case

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US drug czar says border wall will reduce influx of drugs

BP agents near Yuma nab drug smugglers with a little help from the Marines

Hard drug smugglers intercepted by CBP officers at Port of San Luis

UPDATE: Five migrants rescued in Madera Canyon

Douglas CBP officers intercept marijuana load

Yuma sector border patrol apprehends nearly 750 immigrants over weekend

  Trump reviving his border wall fight with $8.6 billion budget request

President Donald Trump proposed a record $4.7 trillion federal budget for 2020 on Monday, relying on optimistic 3.1 percent economic growth projections alongside accounting shuffles and steep domestic cuts to bring future spending into promised balance in 15 years.

Human smuggling attempt in a shipment of eggplants, stopped at I-19 checkpoint

Border Patrol agents out of Nogales stopped the man at an Interstate 19 checkpoint on Thursday night, March 7 after a CBP canine alerted to his truck.

Busy midweek as CBP officers, canines stopped several drug smuggling attempts

It proved to be a very busy Wednesday for U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at several ports of entry in Arizona, as they stopped several drug smuggling attempts. Drugs seized were worth $1.7 million.

  New program for truck drivers keeps port moving quicker

Along with the technology is a free, two-day course called the International Border Inspection Qualification Program. It started in July and August 2017, and took off from there.

  ONLY ON KOLD: Migrants take advantage of border vulnerabilities near Lukeville

1,000 migrants were detained crossing border in Texas in one day, authorities say

  Pima Co. Democratic Party passes resolution in support of sanctuary initiative

Migrant shelter inside Tucson landmark staying busy

  No More Deaths volunteers receive fines, probation

4 senators push resolution to halt Trump’s border emergency

CBP Officers seize nearly $4.3 million in hard drugs

It was a busy day on Saturday, Feb. 23 for U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales, after they seized more than 349 pounds of hard drugs - heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, and suspected fentanyl, in three separate incidents.

  UPDATE: Community members turn in signatures asking for recall of Douglas mayor

Douglas residents say the border city is broken and Mayor Robert Uribe is to blame.

Operation Stonegarden flight leads to group arrest

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office helicopter crew assisted Border Patrol Agents from the Tucson Sector with the arrest of a group of men from Guatemala on Wednesday, Feb. 20, southeast of Ajo.

  KOLD INVESTIGATES: Is MS-13 a problem in southern Arizona?

MS-13 has been called a threat to the U.S., but just how much of a problem is the gang here in southern Arizona?

  Nogales reacts to national emergency declaration by President Trump

Even though the emergency declaration was not yet a topic of conversation, border issues in general usually are and it’s likely to be going forward.

Jeep becomes stuck on border barrier, 11 people flee into Mexico

No smuggling suspects or drugs were found

  Yuma area inundated with migrants crossing border illegally, legally

Groups of more than 300 people have been crossing the U.S. / Mexican border seeking asylum and surrendering to border patrol agents.

KOLD INVESTIGATES: Amber Alerts in southern Arizona

In the last five years, there have been three abductions in southern Arizona that prompted Amber Alerts. KOLD Investigates found out several issues with two of the three cases.

6th defendant convicted in murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry

A federal jury on Tuesday, Feb. 12, convicted Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes of participating in the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry during a firefight on Dec. 14, 2010.

  Trump says he’s not thrilled with GOP-backed border deal

Sen. Richard Shelby was asked if barrier funding was included, and he said, “We got an agreement on all of it.”

  VIDEO: President Trump hosts rally in El Paso

President Donald Trump hosted a rally in El Paso, Texas, Monday night.

  Trump and O’Rourke go head-to-head over border wall in El Paso, TX

Standing in a packed stadium under a giant American flag and banners saying "FINISH THE WALL," Trump vowed to fulfill his 2016 campaign promise regardless of what happens in Congress.

  Nogales residents talk razor wire ahead of president’s rally in El Paso

All the images and news of additional concertina wire is dangerous for business, according to Greater Nogales Santa Cruz County Port Authority Chairman Guillermo Valencia.

  What happens if Trump declares a national emergency to build a wall?

Believe it or not, the country is actually already under 31 states of declared emergency, according to a review of documents from the Congressional Research Service and the Federal Register.

San Luis CBP Officers stop meth smuggling attempts

Two people were arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

  Rare wild ocelot spotted near U.S.-Mexico border

The Sonoran ocelot is known to be endangered in the U.S.

  “We’re going to get it done”: Group raising money to build border wall themselves

Efforts to the build parts of the border wall with private money are gaining momentum. A group called “We Build the Wall” has already raised $20 million through GoFundMe and held a town hall meeting Friday night in Green Valley.

CBP Officer involved shooting at Nogales port of entry

According to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection news release, at 7 p.m. Thursday, a team of CBP officers were conducting outbound (heading into Mexico) vehicle inspections when they were alerted to an older model truck.

Group of 325 Central Americans surrendered to BP agents west of Lukeville

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations helicopter, investigating a possible campfire spotted by a surveillance camera, discovered the group amid freezing temperatures.

  UPDATE: Tucson man shot, CBP officer hurt in Nogales incident

A Tucson man is in critical condition after getting shot by a federal agent at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump plays on immigration myths

Trump managed to accuse immigrants in the country illegally of stealing jobs from American workers, while declaring that the country needs more immigrants because of its economic boom. This argument rested on a series of false stereotypes.

UPDATE: Tucson police say missing woman has returned home

49-year-old Guillermina Valdez returned home and is safe

  UPDATE: Nogales City Council approves resolution condemning razor wire

Razor wire was added to the fence this week, resolution calls on federal government to remove it immediately.

  Trump touts economy, warns of border danger in State of the Union; Abrams says ‘we owe more’ to working class in Dem. response

Pres. Donald Trump presented an optimistic vision of the nation, saying "our country is vibrant and our economy is thriving like never before."

Migrant caravan approaches Texas borderlands as asylum policies stiffen

An advance group from the caravan, numbering about 1,400 people, arrived on Sunday in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila.

Nogales mayor disapproves of razor wire along border fence

He's now putting plans in motion to write to Congress to let them know he feels the razor wire casts negativity on their border community.

Former youth care worker receives 19 years in sexual abuse case

According to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Arizona, the sentence was handed down on Jan. 14 by U.S. District Judge Steven P. Logan.

  CBP seizes record-breaking amount of fentanyl

CBP officers made the bust on Saturday when a tractor-trailer carrying produce from Mexico entered the Nogales port of entry. Agents found almost 650 pounds of fentanyl and 395 pounds of methamphetamine worth about $8.1 million combined.

ICE force-feeding detainees on hunger strike

Federal immigration officials are force-feeding six immigrants through plastic nasal tubes during a hunger strike that's gone on for a month inside a Texas detention facility, The Associated Press has learned.

  Pelosi takes hard line against wall money in funding bill

Her remarks came after Democrats had signaled at least some flexibility in the talks on border security funding that began only Wednesday.

Score: CBP K9s - 2, attempted drug smugglings - 0

According to a CBP release a man from Mexico and a woman from Phoenix are in custody after they attempted to smuggle nearly 90 pounds of methamphetamine across the border into the U.S. at the Port of San Luis, near Yuma.

  Plans to expand business across the border on hold for Tucson brewery during shutdown

The shutdown is causing one Tucson brewery to hold off on business plans to export across the border.

  Sen. Martha McSally visits Border Patrol agents in Nogales

The purpose for her visit was to thank the CBP agents for their service during the partial shutdown.

Yuma Sector BP agents arrest convicted felon, gang member

During records checks, agents learned the man was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in 1984 in Fresno, California, and had been sentenced to 11 years in prison. He also admitted to being a member of the Border Brothers street gang.

  Trump plans big announcement on Saturday on shutdown, border

President Donald Trump says he'll make a "major announcement" on the government shutdown and the southern border on Saturday afternoon as the standstill over his border wall continues.

Border Patrol: Large group of immigrants dug under border fence to cross in US

The group “inundated” agents after crossing

Border sheriffs say wall alone won’t increase security

A coalition of border sheriffs said in a letter last week that a border wall is but a soundbite and "not a cogent" public policy position that's needed to secure the border

Tucson advised against latest effort to become sanctuary

Proposed initiative would illegally ban certain collaborations between city and federal agencies

Yuma Border Patrol arrests child sex offender who crossed with Central American families

23 other people were also found to have illegally crossed

  No More Deaths rally in support of volunteers facing trial

Nine volunteers with No More Deaths face charges for humanitarian-aid work on the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge. The charges include misdemeanors for leaving caches of food and water in the desert.

  UPDATE: GoFundMe refunding border wall donations after former Tucson man changes plans

The GoFundMe campaign to pay for a border wall is over after the man behind it changed his plans about how to use the money, according to BuzzFeed News.

Sheriff’s coalition releases statement about border security, immigration

The Southwestern Border Sheriff’s Coalition released a statement about border security and immigration.

  Trump may declare national emergency at southern border. What does it mean?

The declaration of a national emergency gives the president special powers that he wouldn’t normally have.

Man fights deportation by claiming sanctuary in church

He has been fighting deportation proceedings since 2013 and is unable to file the newest paperwork he needs because of the government shutdown.

Routine food inspections halted by US government shutdown

Meat and poultry inspections are conducted by another agency, however right now, cheese, infant formula and produce aren't being inspected.

  Ahead of POTUS speech, locals describe border community in Arizona

While the nation prepares for an address from President Donald Trump on Tuesday night, folks living in Nogales, Arizona hope more people will consider seeing their border community for themselves.

Trump planning border visit

Wants to meet those on the “frontlines of the national security and humanitarian crisis”

GRAPHIC: Migrant kids pushed, dragged by staff at shelter

It shows incidents that happened to at least three migrant children where staffers are seen dragging and pushing them.

  Church opens doors for asylum-seeking migrants in the cold

As the temperatures dropped on Thursday night, one local church stepped up for migrants seeking asylum dropped off in Tucson with almost nowhere to go.

  Deaths of children spur Border Patrol policy change

Following the deaths of two children in Border Patrol custody, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen announced a policy change to provide more medical professional staff at its facilities.

Medical checks ordered after 2nd child immigrant dies

CBP said in the statement that it needs the help of other government agencies to provide health care. The agency “is considering options for surge medical assistance” from the Coast Guard and may request help from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Defense, and the F

  Trump: ‘Nothing new’ on shutdown

A stalemate over the wall led parts of the government to shut down Saturday after funding for numerous departments and agencies expired.

Border officer pleads guilty to lying about citizenship

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer in southern Arizona has pleaded guilty to lying about his citizenship on a passport application

BP: Mexican teen assaulted agent with rock

The agent was taken to a local hospital for treatment and has since been released.

MS-13 gang member and sex offender arrested by Border Patrol Agents

Both subjects are considered felons previously removed from the country and now face federal criminal immigration charges.

US active duty troops at Mexican border decline to 2,600

The U.S. military says the number of active duty troops deployed at the border with Mexico is down to about 2,600

GoFundMe for Pres. Trump’s wall raises almost $11 million in 4 days

Veteran believes that if every person who voted for Trump pledges $80, the wall can be built

  House passes spending bill with Trump’s wall funds, raising chance of shutdown

President Donald Trump’s demand for border wall funds hurled the federal government closer to a shutdown as the Republican-led House approved a package Thursday with his $5.7 billion request that is almost certain to be rejected by the Senate.