Border & Immigration

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.

Judge orders US to stop expelling children who cross border

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

  2020 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

CBP: Teen arrested after meth found hidden in shoes

Border Agents rescue three men in distress near Ocotillo

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

  Santa Cruz County’s long-time sheriff retires

Two U.S. citizen drug mules arrested in Arizona

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

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

AZ Border Patrol agents arrest sex offender after illegal group entry

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

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

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

  O’odham supporters stand in solidarity outside Pima County Jail

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

CBP officer indicted for alleged interference with an investigation

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.

Border agents arrest three, seize 170 pounds of meth after several hours of tracking

Air and Marine Operations aircraft assisted in the bust east of Lukeville in the Mesquite Mountains.

Sinema pushes Wolf on damage from border wall; Wolf cites security

Wall just one of several immigration issues touched on during hearing.

Two men arrested for human smuggling near Yuma

The two men are being prosecuted for human smuggling

CBP: Border Patrol agent fatally shoots suspect after being stabbed near Nogales

The agent was flown to a Tucson hospital.

CBP: Man dies in Tucson hospital after being found dehydrated

The man was taken into custody by Border Patrol and medics noticed he was dehydrated.

CBP officials seize over $193,000 worth of counterfeit designer goods, emphasize legal consequences for buyers and sellers

The items were estimated at more than $193,000.

Border Patrol seizes 17 pounds of fentanyl during checkpoint inspection

The pills have an approximate street value of $188,000.

CBP officers seize nearly $340,000 in unreported currency

The currency seizures totaled $339,699.

Southern Arizona Border Patrol agents seize narcotics, arrest two

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

Nearly 20 pounds of Fentanyl seized at checkpoint

U.S. citizen arrested after attempting to smuggle drugs.

CBP arrests convicted sex offender illegally entering U.S. in Calexico

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a man on Monday, previously convicted of a sexual offense, for illegally entering the United States.

Phoenix home raided in human smuggling investigation

Several arrests were made at the scene

Arizona Border Patrol arrests child sex offender near border

Melendez remains in custody, pending federal prosecution for reentry of a previously deported felon.

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

Officers say they found 52 brick shaped objects with white powdery substance that field-tested positive to the properties of cocaine.

CBP officers find illegal drugs hidden in floor tiles

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers stopped a load of fentanyl pills, heroin and cocaine.

Nogales CBP Officers find narcotics hidden in boxes of floor tile

The narcotics have an estimated street value of more than $1.4 million.

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

Both individuals were sentenced to jail time and removed from the United States.

Border Patrol rescues dozens amid Labor Day weekend heat wave

All persons encountered were found to be illegally present in the United States.

CBP reopens Trusted Traveler enrollment centers at Arizona ports

Global Entry, SENTRI and FAST applicants will be able to schedule and complete in-person interviews at enrollment centers in Arizona

Yuma Sector Border Patrol arrests California homicide suspects

Three men were wanted for a double homicide out of Montclair, California.

Travel restrictions across border still in effect through Labor Day weekend

CBP reminds the public that essential travel restrictions are still in order through the Labor Day holiday.

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

Officials say the ammunition was discovered inside the speakers of a vehicle.

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

At least eight people were arrested for attempted drug smuggling.

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.

Two men arrested 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

CBP seized an average of 3,707 pounds of dangerous drugs every day across the United States last year.

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

As a convicted felon, he faces a charges after attempting to re-enter.

Man wanted for rape arrested at Arizona border

The man was extradited to Georgia on an open arrest warrant.

Nine taken into custody after boat discovered off coast of Carlsbad

Nine individuals were taken into custody after the boat failed to yield, officials say.

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

The men are charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Extreme heat leads to dozens of distress calls in Arizona desert

Extreme temperatures are making the dangerous trek through the southern Arizona desert even more dangerous for illegal immigrants.

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