The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Arizona says Fuentes in 2018 agreed while working as a CBP officer at the Nogales port of entry to allow a person not authorized to enter the United States to cross the border in exchange for a $6,000 bribe.
The report from the inspector general for the Justice Department found that leadership failed to prepare to implement the policy or manage the fallout, which resulted in more than 3,000 family separations and caused lasting emotional damage to children who were taken from their parents.
Officials say port-security made contact with the man and ordered him to drop the machete, which he did. Agents identified the man, determined he was from Mexico and discovered he had an active warrant from the U.S. Marshals for a supervised release violation.
The arrest happened around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday after the trio illegally crossed the border through the desert southeast of Yuma. Record checks revealed one of them had been arrested and prosecuted in California for having sex with a minor. He was previously removed from the U.S. following the com
President Donald Trump on Thursday extended pandemic-related bans on green cards and work visas to large groups of applicants through March 31, while a federal appeals court sided with him on a rule that requires new immigrants to have their own health insurance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.