Border & Immigration

Southern Arizona Border Patrol agents seize narcotics, arrest two

Two people were arrested in Southern Arizona for allegedly carrying drugs in their vehicles.

Phoenix home raided in human smuggling investigation

Arizona Border Patrol arrests child sex offender near border

CBP officers seize $1.5 million of cocaine from the Dominican Republic

CBP officers find illegal drugs hidden in floor tiles

Nogales CBP Officers find narcotics hidden in boxes of floor tile

U.S. Border Patrol arrests Romanian nationals for illegal entry at Canadian border

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Border Patrol rescues dozens amid Labor Day weekend heat wave

CBP reopens Trusted Traveler enrollment centers at Arizona ports

Yuma Sector Border Patrol arrests California homicide suspects

Travel restrictions across border still in effect through Labor Day weekend

CBP Officers seize 6,000 rounds of ammunition, over $14,000 in undeclared currency at Port of Nogales

CBP officers seize $1 million in drugs from Nogales port of entry

Border agents seize over $1 million in narcotics in checkpoint stops over the weekend

Both cases were turned over to Drug Enforcement Administration for federal prosecution.

Yuma CBP arrests three on possession of drugs, weapon and currency

Wellton Station agents operating at the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint arrested three U.S. citizens on Tuesday, after finding methamphetamines, cash currency, fentanyl and a firearm in their vehicle.

US detaining more migrant children in hotels despite outcry

The Trump administration has sharply increased its use of hotels to detain immigrant children before expelling them from the United States during the coronavirus pandemic.

CBP officers arrest two men for drug smuggling at Port of Nogales

CBP officers say they seized 70 pounds of narcotics at the Port of Nogales.

CBP officers confiscate ‘date-rape’ pills at port of entry

Border agents arrest convicted sex offender trying to re-enter into U.S.

Man wanted for rape arrested at Arizona border

Nine taken into custody after boat discovered off coast of Carlsbad

  Steve Bannon, Brian Kolfage, and others charged with fraud in border wall fundraising campaign

Extreme heat leads to dozens of distress calls in Arizona desert

CBP officers seize 563 pounds of meth at Port of Nogales

The estimated street value is $563,000.

New border wall near unique wetlands endangered water supply

A Fish and Wildlife Service report shows millions of gallons of water were taken from a well close to the refuge, resulting in lower water levels and some empty ponds.

Rights group demands Arizona schools not ask citizenship

The Supreme Court in 1982 ruled that citizenship should not be a factor in ensuring all children get an education.

CBP officers seize more than 62 pounds of fentanyl at Port of Nogales

Officers arrested the driver of the vehicle and turned her over to

Border agents rescue one migrant with broken ankle, another from drowning in two separate events over weekend

Border agents were able to rescue both men in two separate incidents over the weekend.

BP: Man arrested, fined for cutting border wall

The man who vandalized the border wall is the first charged violator.

Border Patrol agent assigned to Tucson Sector accused of drug trafficking

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Border Corruption Task Force arrested him Aug. 9

Homeland Security Investigations discovers cross-border tunnel in Yuma

The US portion of the tunnel reaches from the 1300 block of Los Olivos neighborhood in San Luis stretching past the Mexican border and under the fence extending over 1300 feet to Calle 10 and Ave. Capitan Carlos G. Calles.

  Protesters take to the southern border, calling for immigration policy change

Protesters at the border call for immigration change.

Protesters gather at border in Nogales in support of right to asylum

People turn out for protest on both sides of border

Border Patrol detains more than 30 in raid at humanitarian aid camp

Border Patrol previously raided Byrd camp in 2017, which predates Dr. Scott Warren’s arrest for providing humanitarian aid to two individuals.

‘We are no less American’: Deaths pile up on Texas border

For nearly a month, this borderland of 2 million people in South Texas pleaded for a field hospital, but not until Tuesday was one ready and accepting patients.

CBP arrests 34 immigrants in failed smuggling attempt

U.S. Border Patrol agents performing immigration related inspections stopped two vehicles near Douglas, AZ., leading to the arrest of 34 immigrants.

AP Exclusive: Migrant kids held in US hotels, then expelled

A private contractor for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is taking children to three Hampton Inn & Suites hotels in Arizona and at the Texas-Mexico border, where they are typically detained for several days.

Trump’s new immigration fight: how to redraw House districts

President Donald Trump signed a memorandum Tuesday that seeks to bar people in the U.S. illegally from being counted in congressional reapportionment, a move that drew immediate criticism from Democratic officials.

CBP: Arizona man tried to smuggle migrants in vehicle with corpse

Federal authorities said an Arizona man tried to smuggle six migrants into the United States while transporting human remains to a mortuary.

  Border Patrol: Smuggling in summer heat can quickly turn deadly

People can start to "cook" as they lose fluids and their cores heat up.

More than 200 schools back lawsuit over foreign student rule

More than 200 universities are backing a legal challenge to the Trump administration’s new restrictions on international students, arguing that the policy jeopardizes students’ safety and forces schools to reconsider fall plans they have spent months preparing.

Yuma Border Patrol tracks down group of three, finds two deceased

Yuma Border Patrol agents track down three immigrants, find two deceased, near Wellton Station on Interstate 8.

‘A slap in the face:’ Goya faces boycott over Trump praise

Robert Unanue, Goya CEO, spoke at a Rose Garden event announcing a "Hispanic Prosperity Initiative" on Thursday.

Harvard, MIT sue to block ICE rule on international students

The lawsuit, filed in Boston's federal court, seeks to prevent federal immigration authorities from enforcing the rule.

Mexico president heads to Washington for meeting with Trump

For his first foreign trip as president, Mexico’s Andrés Manuel López Obrador is travelling to Washington to meet with President Donald Trump, a leader who has repeatedly used Mexico as a piñata to rally his base.

Sonora to restrict non-essential travel starting Saturday

Mexican authorities plan to set up revision points at the Sonora’s northern border starting this weekend to stop “non-essential” travel by United States citizens.

Santa Cruz pipeline restoration plans in motion

Settlement agreement between local and state officials will rehabilitate the Santa Cruz pipeline.

Border Patrol: More than 20 migrants found in utility truck

Large group of illegal aliens traveling in a utility vehicle apprehended by Border Patrol in Yuma.

Border Patrol: 980 rescues surpasses FY19 totals

Last weekend saw seven separate rescues of 10 people

Judge: US must free migrant children from family detention

U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee's order applies to children held for more than 20 days at three family detention centers in Texas and Pennsylvania operated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Appeals court: Trump administration wrongly diverted $2.5B for border wall

The ruling was the latest twist in the legal battle that has largely gone Trump’s way.

Justices boost Trump administration’s power in asylum cases

The high court's 7-2 ruling applies to people who are picked up at or near the border and who fail their initial asylum screenings, making them eligible for quick deportation, or expedited removal.

Trump credits new border wall with stopping migrants, virus

Trump’s rally in Tulsa was meant to be a sign of the nation’s reopening and a show of political force but instead generated thousands of empty seats and swirling questions about the president’s campaign.

President Trump to visit border construction in Yuma

Arizona trip also includes Phoenix visit.

Court says young immigrants can stay, rejecting Trump order

The outcome seems certain to elevate the issue in Trump's campaign, given the anti-immigrant rhetoric of his first presidential run in 2016 and immigration restrictions his administration has imposed since then.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection seize 111 pounds of fentanyl at Port of San Luis

This seizure is one of the largest seizures of fentanyl in Arizona.

  GRAPHIC CONTENT: Video shows chaotic scene as police officer set on fire by protester

A police office in the Guadalajara was set on fire during a protest on Thursday, June 5.

Yuma border agents arrest juvenile retrieving meth dropped by drone

The subject was arrested for drug possession, while the narcotics and vehicle were seized.

Immigrants anxious as they await Supreme Court DACA decision

Many immigrants are feeling anxious as they wait to hear whether the U.S. Supreme Court will allow President Donald Trump to end the program that shields them from deportation.

  Border restrictions affect Nogales businesses trying to recover from stay-at-home order

Businesses in Nogales, Ariz., cut off from costumers across U.S. – Mexico border

Critics in southern Arizona call new border wall contract wasteful, unnecessary

Critics said the area between Nogales and Sasabe is so remote and rugged, the cost to build and damage done by a border wall far outweigh any benefit.

Largest yet: $1.3 billion contract for border wall awarded

A North Dakota construction company favored by President Donald Trump has received the largest contract to date to build a section of Trump’s signature wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

  Homeland Security Secretary visits Arizona, addresses COVID-19 safety at the border

In a press conference, Wolf emphasized safety on several fronts.

KOLD honored with two regional Murrow Awards

Controversial arrest coverage, Crisis on the Border series recognized for excellence

Agency finds private border wall violates Rio Grande treaty

The International Boundary and Water Commission found that Fisher Industries' 3-mile (4.8 kilometer) fence of steel posts just 35 feet (10 meters) from the Rio Grande could worsen flooding and called on the company to make changes to the project.

Trump bars new immigration green cards, not temporary visas

Returning to a divisive issue at a time of national crisis, President Donald Trump says he will sign an executive order “to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States” because of the coronavirus.

Protesters in Arizona demand release of detained migrants during COVID-19 outbreak

Several groups protested outside of detention centers in Eloy to demand the release of all migrants.

Border Patrol agent arrested in Arizona on child sex charges

The arrest was part of an investigation in child abuse with Homeland Security and Sierra Vista police.

US finds major cross-border tunnel used to smuggle drugs

Authorities seized more than two tons of a variety of drugs, a departure from earlier discoveries that consisted largely of marijuana.

  Nogales restaurant owner braces for border travel restrictions

Gomez said business at her restaurant has decreased 90% since the outbreak began.

U.S., Mexico suspend non-essential travel across border

Treating both northern, southern borders equally

CBP: Arizona ports of entry fully operational

Rumors regarding closure to curb spread of COVID-19 are false

CBP officers make record methamphetamine seizure

The seizure is the largest methamphetamine load in Arizona ports history.

Justices allow ‘Remain in Mexico’ asylum policy to continue

The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to continue enforcing a policy that makes asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for U.S. court hearings, despite lower court rulings that the policy probably is illegal.

Contractor injured while working on border wall in Arizona

It's unclear where or how the accident happened.

  Rocky Point residents at odds with city officials

Residents aren't willing to fork over $250,000 the city is asking for.

Court halts Trump’s policy to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico for hearings

The policy required migrants seeking asylum to wait in Mexico until their court dates in the U.S.

Charge against border activist Scott Warren dropped

Was due to be sentenced for misdemeanor conviction

Border agents find smuggling tunnel in Nogales

Discovery is 126th in Tucson Sector since 1990

  Border wall construction blasts through to make room

This detonation one of many, and the fifth near Lukeville, as construction continues on the wall, stretching into what Tohono O’odham Nation leaders call a sacred space.

Court sides with Trump in ‘sanctuary cities’ grant fight

A federal appeals court in New York says the Trump administration can withhold law enforcement grants to force states and cities to cooperate with U.S. immigration enforcement.