Border & Immigration

CBP arrests cocaine smuggler

The drugs have an estimated street value of nearly $500,000.

Trump moves to end asylum protections for Central Americans

  Trump administration official says ICE raids underway; minimal activity reported

UPDATE: Tire fire in Naco under control, smoke no longer visible in Cochise County

  Artwork on display in Ward 6 office tells story of migrant children

Judge orders records in border activist Scott Warren’s arrest unsealed

CBP seizes nearly 50 lbs. of methamphetamine

Continued Coverage

  Watch: Coast Guard seizes 40,000 pounds of drugs on high seas

  ICE raids expected in major cities starting Sunday

  US poised to begin immigration enforcement operation

  Woman who took refuge from ICE in church faces huge fine

  Tucson doctor responds to Border Patrol comments about care for migrants

  Migrants may be housed in Pima County’s juvenile justice facility

  Homeland Security official defends conditions at Border Patrol stations

The Homeland Security Department's internal watchdog provided new details about the overcrowding in Texas' Rio Grande Valley, saying that children were being held for more than two weeks and had no access to showers.

CBP arrests fentanyl body carrier

Officers discovered one drug package hidden in his groin area. The package was later identified as fentanyl with a street value of more than $10,000.

  A different way to celebrate the Fourth of July at the Benedictine Monastery

A quiet place, no fireworks, no tanks, just a celebration of what Independence Day means to them.

  WATCH: Tucson Sector Border Patrol Chief gives tour of processing center

Tucson Sector Border Patrol Chief Roy Villareal tweeted out a video tour of a processing center in southern Arizona.

Border Patrol: 33 migrants found locked inside hot trailer in southern Arizona

  Tucson group to turn in enough signatures to put sanctuary city measure on ballot

  Pima County narrowly passes resolution condemning ICE raids

  2020 Census being printed without citizenship question

Federal government to retry case against border activist Scott Warren Nov. 12

Six-year-old dies after being run over in Nogales

CBP investigating alleged employee involvement in ‘disturbing’ social media activity

Private 'I'm 10-15' Facebook group hosts discussions about work with Border Patrol.

GRAPHIC: Photos of migrant father and daughter spark global anguish

The photos show the bodies of the man and his 23-month-old daughter lying face down near the river bank. Her arm was draped around his neck, suggesting she clung to her father in their final moments.

  House passes emergency funding bill for migrant care crisis

Democrats have whisked a $4.5 billion bill through the House aimed at improving conditions for thousands of families and other migrants whose sheer numbers have overwhelmed federal immigration authorities.

  ‘I can’t recall anything,’ says man who went missing in Mexico for days

Jessy Pacheco said he’s grateful to be back home in the U.S. His friend, Carlos Alejandro Delgadillo Romero, was found beaten, shot and killed near the bar where the two were last seen, The incident is under investigation.

Government moves migrant kids after poor conditions exposed

The U.S. government has removed most of the children from a remote Border Patrol station in Texas following reports that more than 300 children were detained there, caring for each other with inadequate food, water and sanitation.

Yuma Sector Border Patrol arrests previously deported convicted child molester

The man has been charged with re-entry as a previously deported aggravated felon.

Military service member found dead in southern Arizona

Authorities say the service member with the Southwest Border Support Mission was found dead Sunday near Ajo.

Tucson World Refugee Day hosts big crowd for recourse, help and friends

The event was a one-stop shop for refugees and volunteers looking for information, community resources or simply a place to make a new friend.

Trump delaying massive ICE immigration raids for 2 weeks

Raids targeting immigrant families were to be carried out as soon as this weekend but President Donald Trump has delayed them for two weeks at the request of the Democrats.

Border Patrol finds runaway juvenile near Yuma

An Arizona runaway juvenile was found with an adult while trying to travel through an immigration checkpoint.

  Migrant children describe neglect at Texas border facility

The bleak portrait emerged Thursday after a legal team interviewed 60 children at the facility near El Paso that has become the latest place where attorneys say young migrants are describing neglect and mistreatment at the hands of the U.S. government.

Border agents rescue 17 migrants lost in bombing range

The individuals were processed for immigration violations.

  Students from across America dedicate summer at Benedictine Monastery to help asylum seekers

Four students from across the country are spending the long, hot summer in Tucson interning at the Benedictine Monastery, which is a way station of sorts for asylum seekers.

UPDATE: At least six killed in cartel violence in border towns

Friday's shootings happened at about 10 a.m.

UPDATE: Woman, child located after young girl found dead west of Lukeville

According to the National Weather Service, the high temperature in the area yesterday was approximately 108 degrees.

Nogales CBP Officers seize $1.2M of cocaine, arrest 1 in smuggling attempt

A search turned up nearly two dozen packages that were concealed within the vehicle’s rocker panels. The packages held nearly 51 pounds of cocaine, with an estimated value of in excess of $1.2 million.

Nogales CBP Officers seize $360K of methamphetamine, arrest Phoenix woman

CBP officers seized both the drugs and the vehicle, while the woman was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

  VIDEO: Agencies monitor region after drug cartel violence just across Mexico border

DPS dedicates more assets, support to region following deadly shootings.

  Border Patrol: Teen drug trafficking, migrant numbers down in Douglas area

Other areas now turning to Douglas to try and replicate the success had here.

  UPDATE: Hung jury in trial of Arizona border activist

Federal government must now decide whether to retry case or dismiss charges.

  Gang violence in Mexico has some border residents on edge

According to the CCSO, 6 were killed in Agua Prieta, while another 4 were killed in Naco, Mexico.

Sheriff: At least 10 dead in cartel fighting in Mexico

The violence is happening in the towns of Agua Prieta, Naco Sonora, and Nogales Sonora.

  PREVIEW: On the border in Douglas

While many border areas are seeing increases in border crossings, Douglas has seen a significant decrease.

Yuma agents rescue seven migrants in 24-hours

Yuma Sector continues to allocate the resources necessary to make rescues.

Human smugglers arrested after vehicle pursuit

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested three Phoenix men, five undocumented immigrants, and seized a firearm in Sierra Vista.

  CBP airlifts unconscious man after traveling the desert

Human smugglers push a group of migrants dangerously through mountain range.

  White House says tariffs ‘going forward’ as talks continue

The initial 5% tax on all Mexican goods, which would increase every month up to 25%, would have enormous economic implications for both countries.

  Impact of funding cuts on Southwest Key

The non-profit issued a statement to its employees announcing the cuts.

CBP officers seize more than 100 pounds of methamphetamine and fentanyl

The drugs weighed more than 108 pounds, with an estimated value of more than $324,000.

CBP Officers seize $324K in hard drugs, arrest 2 in smuggling attempt

Two people were arrested and over $324,000 in fentanyl and methamphetamine was seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales on Wednesday, June 5, according to a news release.

CNN: Homeland Security watchdog found ‘unsanitary conditions’ at multiple ICE facilities in 2018, according to report

Authorities found improperly packaged meat and overflowing toilets, among other things. DHS said they have made corrections. One facility in New Jersey was so bad that a kitchen manager was replaced during the surprise inspection.

Guatemalan woman in her 40s found dead in the desert

Left behind by her group after becoming too sick to move.

Leader of marijuana trafficking organization sentenced to prison

Carlos Correa, of Hereford, AZ was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

  HHS cuts services to migrant children

According to the Trump Administration, money for those services has run out even though they are contractually and legally mandated.

  Border apprehensions hit 13-year high

Nearly 134,000 apprehensions happened along the southwest border in May.

65-year-old Mexican national arrested for drug smuggling at the Port of Lukeville

The narcotics are estimated to be worth over $24,000

Kardashian West keeping up with Tucson court case

Sends crying emoji about Scott Warren case to her 60.8M followers.

Trump hitting Mexico with 5% tariff in response to migrants

The tariff is effective June 10. The president says the percentage will gradually increase "until the Illegal Immigration problem is remedied."

Agents discover border tunnel under parking lot in Nogales

Federal agents from the U.S. and Mexico discovered an incomplete border tunnel under a parking lot in Nogales on Wednesday, May 29.

Arizona leaders respond to Trump’s tariff tweet

According to an Associated Press report, the tariff's percentage will gradually increase 'until the illegal immigration problem is remedied' and when that occurs the tariff will be removed.

CBP officers intercept teen body carrier

After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to a scent it was trained to detect, a search led to the discovery of two packages of meth taped to her stomach that weighed almost three pounds and worth nearly $8,000.

Arizona AG: Proposed Motel 6 settlement needs revising

Arizona's attorney general wants a settlement in a class-action lawsuit filed by Motel 6 guests to be renegotiated, saying it doesn't directly benefit those whose private information was shared with immigration officials

CBP officers seize $152K worth of methamphetamine

The packages were identified as nearly 51 pounds of meth, with an estimated value of more than $152,000.

  'Nobody could ever separate us’: High school graduate celebrates by hugging father at U.S.-Mexico border

The special moment between Sarai Ruiz and her father has been viewed millions of times.

Phoenix woman arrested for smuggling nearly 100 pounds of meth

The woman was arrested for drug trafficking.

CBP Officers seize $334K of meth at Port of San Luis

More than 111 pounds of meth was discovered inside the vehicle.

Phoenix woman arrested at Port of Naco for attempting to smuggle over 40 pounds of marijuana

Officers seized the drugs and vehicle.

U.S. Border Patrol creates new job position to support agents

Border Patrol is developing training and hiring plans for this new position and plans to begin hiring new coordinators early in fiscal year 2020.

No More Death volunteer faces trial on felony charges

Warren assisted the migrants with water, food and shelter in the desert, just outside Ajo.

Drug smuggling attempt via ultralight aircraft stopped by BP agents

Agents with Air and Marine Operations with surveillance equipment detected an unknown aircraft entering the U.S. at 11 p.m Thursday, May 23.

Authorities: Couple steals RV, tries to make break for Mexico

Robert Sutton, 40, and Lindsy Petschauer, 29, were booked into the Cochise County Jail with several charges including vehicle theft and possession of drugs.

Amado driver upset about checkpoint search, blames marijuana grow operation

Richard Blake believes something from medical marijuana grow operation somehow got on his car.

Binational operation leads to seizure of over 250 pounds of narcotics

Nineteen smugglers were arrested in the joint Mexican/U.S. operation.

  Border Patrol agent accused of sexually assaulting women

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Steven Charles Holmes has been with the department for seven years.

Officials: Border agent suspended without pay in June 2018

The Border Patrol says an agent in Arizona accused of using his truck to knock over a migrant trying to flee has been indefinitely suspended since June 2018 after his indictment

  KOLD News 13: Crisis On The Border

A broken border and growing humanitarian crisis have federal agencies and local shelters stretched to the breaking point.

  Crisis On The Border: Exclusive interview with new Tucson Chief Patrol Agent Roy Villareal Excerpt

Reporter Angelica Carrillo got an exclusive interview with the new Border Patrol Chief.

  Trump launches new immigration overhaul push

The latest immigration effort by the president focuses on beefing up border security and rethinking the green card system so that it would favor people with high-level skills, degrees and job offers instead of relatives of those already in the country.