Border & Immigration

Tucson police, Homeland Security agents arrest local UPS workers in connection to drug trafficking

  Trump administration’s 'Remain in Mexico’ program to bus migrants from Tucson to El Paso

Ruling backs asylum seekers at border prior to policy shift

CBP officers seize $1.6 million in drugs over weekend

More than 200 foreign nationals surrender to border agents near Sasabe

Grijalva, House Democrats demand probe of troops deployed to border

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Border Patrol agent shoots Russian who was allegedly trying to sneak into U.S.

  Split Supreme Court appears ready to allow Trump to end DACA

Arizonans have hand in, eyes on this week’s Supreme Court DACA hearing

Border-state voters poll shows dim view of border policy, Border Patrol

Border Patrol arrests 2 Arizona women, 5 migrants in smuggling case

  GRAPHIC: Mexico farm town buries 3 of 9 Americans slain

  GRAPHIC: Deadly ambush shows Mexico lost control of area

When drug cartel gunmen opened fire on American women and children in northern Mexico, the Mexican Army, the National Guard and Sonora state police were not there to protect them. It took them about eight hours just to arrive.

Police: Suspect arrested in massacre of U.S. citizens in Mexico

Mexican authorities arrest at least one suspect in massacre of American family, according to release obtained by CNN

  Ambush in north Mexico rattles Douglas residents

Residents in Douglas, Arizona react to the ambush in Mexico that killed a U.S. family.

GRAPHIC: Officials say 9 US citizens killed in northern Mexico attack

The chilling attack targeted U.S. citizens who live in a community founded as part of an offshoot of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Family says at least 5 US citizens killed in Mexico

DEA warns about counterfeit fentanyl pills from Mexico

CBP: Trusted traveler lane approach improved in Douglas

Border Patrol arrests registered sex offender illegally present in country

Douglas police caution against travel across border

Smugglers in Mexico cutting through border wall’s new sections with saws, report says

Yuma Border Patrol halts more than $126K in meth headed for Phoenix

Agents discovered that the meth was on its way to Phoenix, where it would have put 100,000 doses of illicit drugs into the community.

Mass grave near Rocky Point yields 42 bodies

Two bodies still had decomposing flesh on them

Report: CBP apprehends record number of migrants

U.S. Customs and Border Protection apprehended nearly 1 million migrants in 2019 fiscal year.

Leader of Phoenix-area activists group accused of ID theft

The leader of a group of activists against illegal immigration is facing an identity theft charge

CBP: Woman from Mexico dies in Arizona hospital

33-year-old was found near Tubac

Illicit cross-border tunnel discovered in Nogales

The 29-foot-long tunnel was found during a routine bi-national tunnel sweep of the drainage system that serves both sides of the border.

Medical examiner rules border agent died of natural causes

Robert Hotten was found by fellow agents on Oct. 6

Phoenix woman arrested for smuggling migrants near Gila Bend

The U.S. citizen adult was arrested and faces prosecution for human smuggling violations.

CBP: Detainee from Mexico dies in southern Arizona hospital

Medical officials found that the man had a pre-existing heart condition.

  AMO team in Sierra Vista helps secure border

Predator drone also an important asset in other missions

  32 immigrants found inside refrigerated truck at I-19 border checkpoint

Two arrested, charged with felony human smuggling violations

Democrats, GOP support nixing English immersion in Arizona

Two decades after it was approved by Arizona voters, a law mandating an English-only education for non-native speakers may get repealed in 2020

Federal judge rules against use of emergency funds to build border wall

Back in February, President Trump declared the situation at the U.S. border with Mexico a national emergency, which allowed him to bypass Congress and use money allotted for military construction to build a wall along the border.

Douglas CBP officers capture murder suspect

A records check found that Francisco Moreno-Francies is wanted on an outstanding warrant for murder out of Pima County.

Gov. Ducey orders flags at half-staff to honor border agent

Robert Hotten died while on patrol south of Patagonia

  Border agent dies after being found unresponsive in southern Arizona

Agents found Robert Hotten near Mount Washington

Former Border Patrol agent accused of sexual assault by fellow agent

Gus Zamora, 51, has been accused of sexually assaulting a fellow Border Patrol agent.

WATCH: Beto O’Rourke hosts town hall near the University of Arizona

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke hosted a town hall in Tucson on Sunday.

  Tucson woman uses migrant clothing to protest border wall

Adler’s efforts are to protest the border wall in behalf of migrants, wildlife and the environment.

  CRISIS ON THE BORDER: Crews begin wall construction in Yuma

More than 60 miles of fencing being built

  Vice President Mike Pence talks campaign, Ukraine, politics and border security

Vice President Mike Pence was Arizona Wednesday and Thursday and promised more visits in the coming months.

CBP tracks ultralight across border, arrests pilot

This is the second ultralight seized by CBP in the last year.

Trump admin shifting to privatize migrant child detention

Sheltering migrant children has become a growing business for one contractor, as the number of minors in government custody has swollen to record levels in the past two years.

Man accused of sexually assaulting migrant in desert near Ajo

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department said Antonio Cruz-Morales, 33, is being held on two counts of sexual assault.

Judge blocks Trump rules for detained migrant kids

A U.S. judge on Friday blocked new Trump administration rules that would enable the government to keep immigrant children in detention facilities with their parents indefinitely.

Nogales CBP officers seize $1.9 million in drugs

CBP seized nearly $2 million in drugs at the Port of Nogales this weekend.

Some members of anti-immigrant group settle lawsuit

Some members of an Arizona anti-immigrant group have agreed to stop harassing Phoenix-area churches as part of a lawsuit settlement

  Experts: Human trafficking is hidden tragedy of broken immigration system

Many are hoping to find a better life in the United States, but even once they make it across the border, many may find themselves in a world they could not have possibly imagined.

GRAPHIC: Photos reveal harsh conditions migrants face at hands of smugglers

The harsh conditions smugglers expose them to often lead to severe injury or death, says the chief.

Off-duty CBP agent disarms gunman who fires shots in El Paso restaurant

No one was harmed.

Border Patrol arrests man wanted for rape, murder

All three subjects will be processed for immigration violations.

Yuma Border Patrol seize bulk cash and nearly $90K in meth at checkpoint

You can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling 1-877-872-7435 toll free.

Trump administration puts tough new asylum rule into effect

The Trump administration put the policy into effect the day after the Supreme Court cleared it to do so while legal challenges move forward.

Border Patrol arrests repeat sex offender

Records checks revealed Castro-Garcia was convicted of sex with a minor in 2013 and again in 2014 in California.

Supreme Court allows broad enforcement of asylum limits

The Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American immigrants from seeking asylum in the United States.

Tent courts set to open on border for US asylum seekers

The court, or "soft-sided" facility as U.S. officials call it, is scheduled to begin operations Monday in Laredo, Texas. Another is expected to open soon in Brownsville in the Rio Grande Valley, the busiest corridor for illegal crossings.

  Tucson Border Patrol still stopping more migrant families

Agents coordinate with their Mexican counterparts to limit any possible surprises along the border.

Border Patrol rescues pregnant woman, two men claiming to be children, and 10 others

Both subjects were processed for immigration violations.

McSally: Arizona base project on funding diversion list

Arizona Republican Sen. Martha McSally says a construction project at an Army base in Sierra Vista is the only Arizona project affected by the use of military funding to build part of President Donald Trump's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border

Military base projects, including schools and target ranges, to be cut to fund border wall

The Pentagon will cut funding from military projects like schools, target ranges and maintenance facilities to pay for the construction of 175 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border, diverting a total $3.6 billion to President Donald Trump's long-promised barrier.

US watchdog: Separated migrant children suffered trauma

The children, many already distressed in their home countries or by their journey, showed more fear, feelings of abandonment and post-traumatic stress symptoms than children who were not separated, according to a report.

Pentagon approves military construction cash to build border wall

Defense Secretary Mark Esper has approved the use of $3.6 billion in funding from military construction projects to build 175 miles of President Donald Trump's wall along the Mexican border.

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KOLD keeps you up to date on who's getting busted at the U.S.-Mexico border

  US moves FEMA, Coast Guard money to fund border programs

The news comes as hurricane season is ramping up and Tropical Storm Dorian is heading toward Puerto Rico. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the move "stunningly reckless."

Work on more border wall starts in Arizona, New Mexico

Work crews in Arizona and New Mexico forged ahead Friday with construction of taller border fencing funded through a national emergency declaration by President Donald Trump.

CBP seizes over 820 pounds of marijuana from 11 illegal aliens near Arivaca

Agents snatched up backpackers Wednesday in a remote, mountainous canyon

Nogales BP stops Fentanyl smuggler

CBP officers seized the drugs and arrested a 22-year old woman from Mexico, who was then turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Yuma Sector Border Patrol rescues pregnant woman lost in desert

The woman was treated and released from the hospital Saturday.

Arizona extends tuition rate for students in US illegally

Arizona universities are moving to expand access to a tuition rate paid by immigrants living in the country illegally

Yuma Border Patrol arrests 16 in human smuggling attempts

U.S. Border Patrol agents in Southwest Arizona have had a busy week thwarting human smuggling and drug runs into the United States.

New options considered after truckers oppose redundant inspection facilities in Nogales

Trucking companies are saying if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.

Southwest Key could reopen shelters for immigrant kids in Arizona

A provider of shelters for immigrant children is looking to reopen two facilities that the state of Arizona forced it to shutter last year because of issues with employee background checks and allegations of abuse

Claims: Migrant children molested in US-funded foster care

The foster care programs are aimed at providing migrant children with care while authorities work to connect them with parents, relatives or other sponsors. But instead the boy told a counselor he was repeatedly sexually molested by other boys in the foster home.

Nogales CBP officers seize $142K of methamphetamine

The packages had more than 158 pounds of meth, worth more than $142,000.

  Government delays some border wall construction in Arizona

Tucson's Center for Biological Diversity calls the decision a small, but temporary win.

Authorities investigating fake ICE fliers posted in SC

The North Charleston police department, the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are investigating a posted fake ICE flyer.

Arizona border volunteers opening office to help migrants

A humanitarian organization that provides aid to border crossers says it is opening an office to welcome visitors for a few hours on Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings in the southern Arizona desert community of Ajo

CBP Officers seize $275K of heroin, meth at Port of San Luis

Officers seized the drugs and vehicles, while all three subjects were arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.