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  • Border Patrol Agents arrest convicted child sex offender

    Border Patrol Agents arrest convicted child sex offender

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 5:59 PM EST2018-02-20 22:59:46 GMT
    Ismael Morales-Hernandez (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)Ismael Morales-Hernandez (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

    Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents encountered 42-year-old Ismael Morales-Hernandez, a Mexican national, shortly after he illegally crossed into the U.S. near Sierra Vista on Friday. 

    Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents encountered 42-year-old Ismael Morales-Hernandez, a Mexican national, shortly after he illegally crossed into the U.S. near Sierra Vista on Friday. 

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    Pima Board of Supervisors votes to accept $1.4 million grant

    Pima Board of Supervisors votes to accept $1.4 million grant

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 4:54 PM EST2018-02-20 21:54:12 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted to accept a $1.4 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday, Feb. 20.

    The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted to accept a $1.4 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday, Feb. 20.

  • Temporary construction on Nogales northbound lanes

    Temporary construction on Nogales northbound lanes

    Friday, February 16 2018 11:26 PM EST2018-02-17 04:26:18 GMT

    The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations is advising travelers that the Port of Nogales, DeConcini crossing, will undergo canopy construction Monday, Feb. 19 through Thursday, Feb. 22.  

    The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations is advising travelers that the Port of Nogales, DeConcini crossing, will undergo canopy construction Monday, Feb. 19 through Thursday, Feb. 22.  

  • California ICE agents arrest more than 200 immigrants in one week

    ICE arrests more than 200 immigrants in one week

    Friday, February 16 2018 9:11 PM EST2018-02-17 02:11:51 GMT
    Friday, February 16 2018 9:18 PM EST2018-02-17 02:18:43 GMT
    A massive crackdown this week by ICE agents netted more than 200 arrests in southern California. (Source: KCBS/KCAL/CNN)A massive crackdown this week by ICE agents netted more than 200 arrests in southern California. (Source: KCBS/KCAL/CNN)

    A massive crackdown this week by ICE agents netted more than 200 arrests in southern California.

    A massive crackdown this week by ICE agents netted more than 200 arrests in southern California.

  • Senior ICE official admits to stealing immigrants' IDs

    Senior ICE official admits to stealing immigrants' IDs

    Friday, February 16 2018 7:38 AM EST2018-02-16 12:38:08 GMT
    Friday, February 16 2018 7:44 AM EST2018-02-16 12:44:34 GMT

    According to court documents, Raphael Sanchez was charged with stealing the personal information of seven people who were involved in immigration proceedings.

    According to court documents, Raphael Sanchez was charged with stealing the personal information of seven people who were involved in immigration proceedings.

  • 'Dreamers' left in limbo as Senate rejects immigration bills

    'Dreamers' left in limbo as Senate rejects immigration bills

    Thursday, February 15 2018 12:56 AM EST2018-02-15 05:56:07 GMT
    Friday, February 16 2018 1:29 AM EST2018-02-16 06:29:44 GMT

    The proposal would grant a 10- to 12-year route to citizenship for 1.8 million Dreamers and provide $25 billion over a decade for a wall and other border security measures.

    The proposal would grant a 10- to 12-year route to citizenship for 1.8 million Dreamers and provide $25 billion over a decade for a wall and other border security measures.

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    Border Patrol agent saves child's life in Tucson

    Border Patrol agent saves child's life in Tucson

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 7:23 PM EST2018-02-15 00:23:03 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    For the second time in less than a month, a Border Patrol agent saved a young child's life in southern Arizona.

    For the second time in less than a month, a Border Patrol agent saved a young child's life in southern Arizona.

  • Twins dream of serving in U.S. military despite DACA status

    Twins dream of serving in U.S. military despite DACA status

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 3:34 PM EST2018-02-13 20:34:36 GMT
    Tuesday, February 13 2018 6:57 PM EST2018-02-13 23:57:48 GMT
    Twin brothers John and James, Dreamers who are under contract with the U.S. Army, are waiting to see if the government will deploy or deport them. (Source: CNN/Family photos)Twin brothers John and James, Dreamers who are under contract with the U.S. Army, are waiting to see if the government will deploy or deport them. (Source: CNN/Family photos)

    Twin brothers, who are DACA recipients and under contract with the U.S. Army, are waiting to see if the government will deploy or deport them.

    Twin brothers, who are DACA recipients and under contract with the U.S. Army, are waiting to see if the government will deploy or deport them.

  • Father of child with cancer facing deportation granted 1-year stay

    Father of child with cancer facing deportation granted 1-year stay

    Monday, February 12 2018 9:37 AM EST2018-02-12 14:37:23 GMT
    Tuesday, February 13 2018 11:51 AM EST2018-02-13 16:51:34 GMT
    Jesus Berrones is now living inside the Shadow Rock United Church of Christ in Phoenix while fighting deportation. His five-year-old son, Jayden, is battling leukemia. (Source: CBS News)Jesus Berrones is now living inside the Shadow Rock United Church of Christ in Phoenix while fighting deportation. His five-year-old son, Jayden, is battling leukemia. (Source: CBS News)

    The father of a 5-year-old boy battling cancer who had been facing deportation has been allowed to stay in the U.S. for at least another year, ICE said on Monday.

    The father of a 5-year-old boy battling cancer who had been facing deportation has been allowed to stay in the U.S. for at least another year, ICE said on Monday.

  • Border agents arrest previously removed convicted rapist

    Border agents arrest previously removed convicted rapist

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 7:52 AM EST2018-02-13 12:52:37 GMT
    Wilmer Avila-Gamez (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)Wilmer Avila-Gamez (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

    During processing, Border Patrol agents conducted a records check on Wilmer Avila-Gamez and discovered a April 2001 felony conviction in Santa Ana, CA, for "rape by force."

    During processing, Border Patrol agents conducted a records check on Wilmer Avila-Gamez and discovered a April 2001 felony conviction in Santa Ana, CA, for "rape by force."

  • Man who called 911 about suspected burglary detained by ICE

    Man who called 911 about suspected burglary detained by ICE

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 6:57 AM EST2018-02-13 11:57:38 GMT
    Tuesday, February 13 2018 6:57 AM EST2018-02-13 11:57:38 GMT

    Police arrested the man after finding a 2004 warrant for a missed court date that they thought was criminal.

    Police arrested the man after finding a 2004 warrant for a missed court date that they thought was criminal.

  • Judge leans toward asserting right to rule on border wall

    Judge leans toward asserting right to rule on border wall

    Friday, February 9 2018 2:22 AM EST2018-02-09 07:22:22 GMT
    Saturday, February 10 2018 11:19 AM EST2018-02-10 16:19:21 GMT
    An Indiana-born federal judge, whose Mexican heritage Donald Trump used to paint him as biased against him in a 2016 court case because of his immigration stance, will hear arguments in a lawsuit that could block...
    An Indiana-born federal judge, whose Mexican heritage Donald Trump used to paint him as biased against him in a 2016 court case because of his immigration stance, will hear arguments in a lawsuit that could block construction of a border wall with Mexico.
  • CBP announces new hours of operation for the Port of Sasabe

    CBP announces new hours of operation for the Port of Sasabe

    Thursday, February 8 2018 6:09 PM EST2018-02-08 23:09:34 GMT

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in conjunction with Mexican Border Service Agencies, announce new hours of operation for the Port of Sasabe starting February 26, 2018. 

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in conjunction with Mexican Border Service Agencies, announce new hours of operation for the Port of Sasabe starting February 26, 2018. 

  • Fugitive wanted for child molestation arrested near Ajo

    Fugitive wanted for child molestation arrested near Ajo

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 6:38 PM EST2018-02-07 23:38:44 GMT
    Rey Guzman-Vidals (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)Rey Guzman-Vidals (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

    Border Patrol agents arrested 44-year-old Rey Guzman-Vidals near Ajo, Arizona for illegally entering the United States. 

    Border Patrol agents arrested 44-year-old Rey Guzman-Vidals near Ajo, Arizona for illegally entering the United States. 

  • Trump continues to cast some immigrants as criminals

    Trump continues to cast some immigrants as criminals

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 12:42 AM EST2018-02-07 05:42:49 GMT
    Wednesday, February 7 2018 11:54 AM EST2018-02-07 16:54:39 GMT
    Trump continues to paint immigrants as criminals, part of a pressure campaign by the president to try to get Democrats to sign onto his immigration overhaul plan.
    Trump continues to paint immigrants as criminals, part of a pressure campaign by the president to try to get Democrats to sign onto his immigration overhaul plan.
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