Border & Immigration

  US Border Patrol agents perform hoist rescue mission

The Black Hawk crew lowered an AMO Aviation Enforcement Agent 50 feet to the injured individual below. After ascertaining the medical status of the individual, the Black Hawk crew returned and hoisted the individual to a BORSTAR team in the aircraft.

  Biden halts border wall building after Trump’s final surge

Border agents seize over $90,000 marijuana in Rio Grande Valley

Rep. Grijalva introduces bill to Congress to aid border businesses impacted by pandemic

Former border officer sentenced to prison in bribery case

Biden’s path to citizenship for immigrants could face an uphill battle

  Historic inauguration of President Joe Biden brings sigh of relief to Dreamers

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  Biden immigration plan opposed by GOP, conservative groups

Border Patrol agents arrest 28 people near Douglas

Feds failed to manage border policy that led to family separations, IG report says

Yuma agents arrest man climbing border wall with machete

Yuma Border Patrol agents arrest a sex offender

Border agents aid baby in need of medical attention

US Border Patrol arrests fugitive wanted in Mexico

During records checks, agents learned the man is wanted in Mexico for two counts of kidnapping and the sexual assault of two girls in Chiapas.

Arizona border deaths hit 10-year high after record heat

The previous annual high mapped by the Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office in Tucson and the nonprofit Humane Borders was 224 migrant deaths in 2010.

Border agents seize tape-wrapped kettlebell containing methamphetamine

El Centro Sector turned over the narcotic package to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

U.S. border agents rescue man stuck on wall

Emergency medical services were on standby and transported the man to a nearby hospital for hypothermia and knee pain.

January in Arizona is ‘Human Trafficking Prevention Month’

Trump extends visa ban; court clears health insurance rule

Border agents in Yuma aid man suffering from narcotic overdose

U. S. Customs and Border Protection arrests man after allegedly finding cocaine inside tomato paste container

Border agents seize 25 pounds of meth at checkpoint near Yuma on Christmas Day

Rio Grande Sector border agents seize over 800 pounds of marijuana

After four years of tumult, businesses hopeful for Biden trade policy

President Donald Trump entered office pledging to blow up trade deals, and he later imposed tariffs on trading partners around the world – but the biggest threat to Arizona-Mexico trade over the past four years appears to have been COVID-19.

Biden’s work cut out for him in plan to undo Trump immigration policy

President Donald Trump has touched virtually every part of the immigration issue.

Border agents seize $3 million in narcotics near Lukeville

The suspect and narcotics were turned over to special agents with Homeland Security Investigations.

CBP officers seize $1.6 million worth of alleged crystal methamphetamine

The seized methamphetamine has an estimated street value of $1,630,522.

Cochise County authorities arrest suspect who fled scene at immigration checkpoint

On Monday, Dec. 14th at approximately 8:40 p.m., deputies with the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office were advised of a vehicle fleeing from the State Highway 90 Border Patrol checkpoint, heading north bound.

U.S. Border Patrol Agents arrest smuggler with 3 in trunk

According to a news release, border patrol agents stopped the car near Sells, AZ for an immigration inspection on federal Route 20. During the stop, agents discovered the immigrants inside the trunk of the rental car.

Border Patrol agents discover immigrant stash house in Douglas

On Tuesday, Dec. 15, U.S. Border Patrol agents collaborated with the Douglas Police Department in the investigation of an immigrant stash-house in Douglas, AZ.

Border agents seize $1,944 worth cocaine pills near downtown Calexico

El Centro Sector turned over the narcotics to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

CBP officers intercept 2,570 pounds of methamphetamine found in lighting fixtures

CBP officers discovered 190 bundles of methamphetamine wrapped in cellophane inside lighting fixture boxes.

CBP Air and Marine Operations seize 888 pounds of cocaine in two separate incidents near Cabo Rojo

The estimated value of the seized narcotics is $10.8 million.

CBP Agents arrest illegal immigrant convicted of manslaughter

Tucson sector interim chief patrol agent John Modlin says Castro-Perez was previous convicted of manslaughter-reckless and aggravated assault in Arizona.

Immigration advocates hail DACA reinstatement; DHS promises appeal

The decision could affect 1.3 million people in the U.S.

CBP field operations seizes over $3 million in narcotics at Progreso Port of Entry

The narcotics are valued at $3,752,240.

Border Patrol K-9 helps detect fentanyl pills at Arizona checkpoint

On Tuesday, Dec. 2, U.S. Border Patrol agents discovered fentanyl in a sedan’s air conditioning unit at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint near Amado, AZ.

Biden is facing high hopes, tough choices on border wall

Biden faces immediate pressure when he enters the White House in January to fulfill a pledge to stop border wall construction. But he also will confront tough choices left behind by President Donald Trump as well as skepticism about his own record on border walls.

Search persists for parents of 628 kids separated at border

The joint filing by attorneys for the Justice Department and families offers the latest snapshot of efforts to reunite families under a “zero tolerance” policy on illegal border crossings that resulted in thousands of separations when parents were criminally prosecuted.

Border, air and marine crews rescued 25 people in Arizona over the weekend

U.S. Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona successfully responded to 10 separate calls for help over the weekend, rescuing a total of 25 men, women and children from desert and mountainous areas all across southern Arizona.

US Border Patrol rescues 25 people over holiday weekend

According to a press release, agents successfully responded to 10 separate calls for help in the southern Arizona region.

CBP field operations seize $25 million in alleged liquid methamphetamine found inside a trailer

Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations are continuing the investigation.

  Changes to U.S. Citizenship tests to challenge future applicants

Immigrants seeking to become a U.S. citizen will soon be required to answer more questions about American history and politics as part of a revised civic test.

Tucson Border Patrol agents arrest man convicted of homicide in Indiana

He now faces federal immigration charges.

Judge orders US to stop expelling children who cross border

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan issued a preliminary injunction sought by legal groups suing on behalf of children whom the government sought to expel before they could request asylum or other protections under federal law.

Border agents seize fentanyl pills worth over $18,000 at Yuma Sector

Agents arrested the two vehicle occupants and seized the narcotics along with the vehicle.

  2020 on track to be among the top three deadliest years for undocumented migrants crossing the Arizona-Mexico border

The year 2020 is on track to be among the top three deadliest years for undocumented migrants crossing the Arizona-Mexico border.

El Centro border agents seize over $200,000 in narcotics

Agents arrested the driver and held him for further processing.

CBP: Teen arrested after meth found hidden in shoes

The bundles contained 2.25 pounds of methamphetamine.

Border Agents rescue three men in distress near Ocotillo

The men denied medical attention and were transported to the El Centro Sector immigration center.

Yuma Border Patrol agents discover over 40 pounds of meth inside spare tire

Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested two U.S. citizens Tuesday night after finding 41 pound of methamphetamine hidden in a spare tire inside their vehicle at the Highway 95 imiigration chceckpoint.

  Santa Cruz County’s long-time sheriff retires

After more than 50 years in law enforcement, Santa Cruz County’s longest serving sheriff, Tony Estrada, is retiring.

Two U.S. citizen drug mules arrested in Arizona

Border Patrol agents working at an immigration checkpoint near Amado, AZ. arrested two U.S. citizens on Oct. 28 who attempted to smuggle drugs inside their bodies.

Arizona Border Patrol agents discover 31 pounds of meth in vehicle gas tank

In the early morning of Tuesday, Oct. 27, Arizona Border Patrol agents discovered 31 pounds of suspected meth inside the gas tank of a sedan at the immigration checkpoint near Amado, AZ.

Border Patrol agents seize remote control toy car used to smuggle meth in Nogales

On Tuesday, Oct. 27, border patrol agents operating in Nogales seized a remote control toy car that was allegedly being used to smuggle methamphetamine across the border in downtown Nogales, AZ.

AZ Border Patrol agents arrest sex offender after illegal group entry

Tucson Sector agents patrolling remote trails on the Tohono O’odham Nation detected, tracked and arrested a group of 13 illegal aliens that entered the United States illegally through the desert.

Parents of 545 children separated at border can’t be found

The families were separated between July 2017 and June 2018 under a “zero-tolerance” policy to criminally prosecute every adult who entered the country illegally from Mexico.

UPDATE: Tunnel discovered near Nogales border

This is the 127th tunnel discovered in the Tucson Sector since 1990 and the first discovered this fiscal year.

Supreme Court to review Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

The Supreme Court is agreeing to review a Trump administration policy that makes asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for U.S. court hearings.

High court to review two cases involving Trump border policy

The case will not be argued before the winter and it’s unclear how the outcome of the presidential election would affect the case, if Democrat Joe Biden wins the White House.

  CBP Commissioner: Increasing illegal activity at southern border

Several lawsuits have been filed to halt construction.

COVID-19, faltering economy cited as border numbers plummet for 2020

Aapprehensions through the first 11 months of the fiscal year are less than half the total for fiscal 2019.

Tohono O’odham Nation gives statement on protester arrests near SR 85 border checkpoint

Protester arrests were captured on video.

  O’odham supporters stand in solidarity outside Pima County Jail

DPS did not immediately release details as to why the people were arrested or what led to the alleged use of force.

UPDATE: DPS arrests 12 protesters at Border Patrol checkpoint on SR-85

The group was protesting border wall construction and Border Patrol activities on Tohono O'odham land as part of an action day for Indigenous Peoples Day.

CBP officer indicted for alleged interference with an investigation

Elizabeth Landeros is accused of conspiring to pressure victim in case involving her son to recant allegations against him.

Border Patrol agents arrest 19 near Casa Grande

The 19 people were found to be in the country illegally.

CBP agents make record meth seizure in Arizona

Officers discovered meth in the back of a tractor trailer

Border patrol agents detain 12 people receiving humanitarian aid

On Monday, Oct. 5, U.S. Border Patrol agents entered a humanitarian aid station- where human right volunteers were held for 3 hours and 12 people receiving food, medical treatment and refuge from high temperaturs were detained.

Border Patrol arrests one for attempted drug smuggling

A woman was arrested near Tubac, Arizona.

More than 100 discovered in large smuggling operation in Texas

More than 100 immigrants taken into custody after large smuggling attempt in Texas.

Multi-agency operation nets fugitive in Yuma hotel

The U.S. Marshals Service, the Border Patrol, the Department of Public Safety and Yuma Police Department were involved in the arrest.

Border Patrol arrests two sex offenders entering US in Three Points

U.S. Border Patrol agents in Southern Arizona apprehended two previously removed sex offenders in separate incidents Wednesday.

Border patrol agents rescue two migrants locked inside trunk, Three Points

Arizona Border Patrol agents discovered two people locked inside the trunk of a vehicle on Monday, Sep. 28 at the immigration checkpoint near Three Points.

Judge halts fee hike that would have nearly doubled cost of citizenship

Says proper procedures were not followed and acting leaders did not have the authority to approve the increases.

Ski resorts struggle to hire amid Trump’s student visa ban

Foreign guest workers make up between 5% and 10% of the workforce at U.S. ski resorts.

Feds cite safety for Quitobaquito closing; critics see other motives

The National Park Service cited public safety concerns for its decision to prohibit access to the sacred Tohono O’odham site.

Border agents arrest previously convicted sex offender attempting to enter U.S.

Agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested 38-year-old Rigoberto Ortiz-Martinez.

Border Patrol agents arrest one for attempted drug smuggling near Yuma

Agents took multiple packages of drugs with an estimated street value of more than $75,000

Border agents free 11 individuals locked inside travel trailer

The individuals were taken into custody by agents and CBPOs pending further investigation.

CBP Officers seize over $36,000 in undeclared currency at Port of San Luis

The cash was found packaged with juice.