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  • Guatemalan officials to work with Pima County medical examiner to identify migrant remains

    Guatemalan officials to work with Pima County medical examiner to identify migrant remains

    Guatemalan officials to work with Pima County medical examiner to identify migrant remains

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:01 AM EDT2014-08-01 04:01:35 GMT
    When someone goes missing, most of us would call the local police department., unless the person who is missing is an illegal immigrant.  Many families of missing border crossers are turning to the medical examiners for help.
    When someone goes missing, most of us would call the local police department., unless the person who is missing is an illegal immigrant.  Many families of missing border crossers are turning to the medical examiners for help.

  • Report breaks down smugglers' $6.6 billion business

    Report breaks down smugglers' $6.6 billion business

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:35 AM EDT2014-07-31 04:35:05 GMT
    The report from the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Border Security Operations Center, a Texas state agency, says drug cartels charge anywhere from $250 to $1,500 to smuggle in the migrant, depending on whether they’re from Mexico, Central America, Europe or Asia.
    The report from the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Border Security Operations Center, a Texas state agency, says drug cartels charge anywhere from $250 to $1,500 to smuggle in the migrant, depending on whether they’re from Mexico, Central America, Europe or Asia.
  • Border patrol works around washed out road

    Border patrol works around washed out road

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:17:18 GMT
    Recent monsoon storms washed out South Paloma Trail, south of State Route 92, officials confirmed on Wednesday.
    Recent monsoon storms washed out South Paloma Trail, south of State Route 92, officials confirmed on Wednesday.
  • AZ judge approves sale of TEP parent

    AZ judge approves sale of TEP parent

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:12:06 GMT
    An state administrative law judge has just recommended approval of the proposed sale of TEP parent UNS Energy to Canadian energy company Fortis.
    An state administrative law judge has just recommended approval of the proposed sale of TEP parent UNS Energy to Canadian energy company Fortis.
  • Border Patrol route washed out by monsoon storms

    Border Patrol route washed out by monsoon storms

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:42:03 GMT
    Border Patrol officials are offering their assistance to help fix a road near Hereford, washed out by the monsoon, though they do not own it or are required to maintain it, this is according to a recent statement from the agency. 
    Border Patrol officials are offering their assistance to help fix a road near Hereford, washed out by the monsoon, though they do not own it or are required to maintain it, this is according to a recent statement from the agency. 
  • ONLY ON KOLD: Crossing the line

    ONLY ON KOLD: Crossing the line

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:19 AM EDT2014-07-30 05:19:04 GMT
    This has exploded into what's arguably the biggest immigration story in the world today and Tucson is right in the middle of it. Som Lisaius reports.
    This has exploded into what's arguably the biggest immigration story in the world today and Tucson is right in the middle of it. Som Lisaius reports.
  • Nogales teenager's mother sues Border Patrol agents in his 2012 death

    Nogales teenager's mother sues Border Patrol agents in his 2012 death

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:01 AM EDT2014-07-30 04:01:22 GMT
    The mother of a Mexican teenager is is suing Border Patrol agents and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers after one or more of them shot and killed the 16-year-old. 
    The mother of a Mexican teenager is is suing Border Patrol agents and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers after one or more of them shot and killed the 16-year-old. 
  • House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

    House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

    House Republicans are heading toward a vote Thursday on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to...
    House Republicans are heading toward a vote Thursday on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to Central...
  • Smuggling attempts at Nogales crossing stopped by drug sniffing dogs

    Smuggling attempts at Nogales crossing stopped by drug sniffing dogs

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:03:48 GMT
    Two men were arrested in separate incidents over the weekend for attempting to smuggle drugs across the border into the U.S., according to a release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The incidents happened at the DeConcini crossing, said CBP officials, at nearly the same time. 
    Two men were arrested in separate incidents over the weekend for attempting to smuggle drugs across the border into the U.S., according to a release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The incidents happened at the DeConcini crossing, said CBP officials, at nearly the same time. 
  • Cleaning up in Nogales after flooding near the border

    Cleaning up in Nogales after flooding near the border

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:12:50 GMT
    With the strong wind and rains it knocked over section of the U.S.-Mexico border fence. The hole is about 60 feet wide and is near the Mariposa Port of Entry. 
    With the strong wind and rains it knocked over section of the U.S.-Mexico border fence. The hole is about 60 feet wide and is near the Mariposa Port of Entry. 
  • Nogales border fence knocked down by storm

    Nogales border fence knocked down by storm

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:57 AM EDT2014-07-28 11:57:01 GMT
    Border Patrol officials in Nogales say operations are back to normal after a section of the border wall was knocked down.
    Border Patrol officials in Nogales say operations are back to normal after a section of the border wall was knocked down.
  • ONLY ON KOLD: Cartel lookout homes revealed

    ONLY ON KOLD: Cartel lookout homes revealed

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:25:04 GMT
    The border crisis has all eyes on the surge of illegal immigrants pouring into Texas with transports coming to Southern Arizona.
    The border crisis has all eyes on the surge of illegal immigrants pouring into Texas with transports coming to Southern Arizona.
  • Sponsor requirements for unaccompanied immigrant children

    Sponsor requirements for unaccompanied immigrant children

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:33 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:33:19 GMT
    The office in charge of placing unaccompanied children, like the ones in Nogales, with sponsors in the United States released a report of a state by state breakdown of the number of kids taken in by each state.
    The office in charge of placing unaccompanied children, like the ones in Nogales, with sponsors in the United States released a report of a state by state breakdown of the number of kids taken in by each state.
  • Customs and Border Patrol drug sniffing dogs stop 2 smuggling attempts

    Customs and Border Patrol drug sniffing dogs stop 2 smuggling attempts

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:09:28 GMT
    Two men were recently arrested, in separate incidents at the DeConcini crossing, for attempting to smuggle drugs into the U.S., according to Customs and Border Protection officials.
    Two men were recently arrested, in separate incidents at the DeConcini crossing, for attempting to smuggle drugs into the U.S., according to Customs and Border Protection officials.
  • CBP is hiring

    CBP is hiring

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:23:32 GMT
    The agency confirmed it is looking to add about 2,000 additional officers over the next year to work at entry-level ports, like the ones in Nogales.
    The agency confirmed it is looking to add about 2,000 additional officers over the next year to work at entry-level ports, like the ones in Nogales.

  • CBP: No immigrant children remain at Nogales facility

    CBP: No immigrant children remain at Nogales facility

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:53:01 GMT
    Children at the Nogales facility in June.Children at the Nogales facility in June.
    Despite the fact no children are in the facility in Nogales, it is not closing.
    Despite the fact no children are in the facility in Nogales, it is not closing.
  • Only 4 undocumented minors remain at Nogales processing center

    Only 4 undocumented minors remain at Nogales processing center

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:30:06 GMT
    The Nogales Processing Center remains an operational resource for Tucson Sector and can be used to assist in processing individuals apprehended in other sectors as operational demands require. 
    The Nogales Processing Center remains an operational resource for Tucson Sector and can be used to assist in processing individuals apprehended in other sectors as operational demands require. 
  • Cost to smuggle people across the border

    Cost to smuggle people across the border

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:57 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:57:04 GMT
    With almost all the Central American children processed and out of the holding facility in Nogales, the public is gaining new insight into how much it costs to smuggle someone from Central America here to the U.S.
    With almost all the Central American children processed and out of the holding facility in Nogales, the public is gaining new insight into how much it costs to smuggle someone from Central America here to the U.S.
  • Union rep, attorney respond to statements from Border Patrol shooting investigation

    Union rep, attorney respond to statements from Border Patrol shooting investigation

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:41 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:41:20 GMT
    Border Patrol agents acted professionally at the scene of a deadly officer-involved shooting in Green Valley, according to the local union leader.Statements from investigators included in documents recently released by the Pima County Sheriff’s Department say that some agents questioned what detectives were doing and upset with their treatment.“There was some questioning on our part from the union and the attorneys stand point as to why these agents weren’t being allowed to talk to the attorn...
    Border Patrol agents acted professionally at the scene of a deadly officer-involved shooting in Green Valley, according to the local union leader.Statements from investigators included in documents recently released by the Pima County Sheriff’s Department say that some agents questioned what detectives were doing and upset with their treatment.“There was some questioning on our part from the union and the attorneys stand point as to why these agents weren’t being allowed to talk to the attorn...
  • New insight into investigation of Border Patrol shooting of suspected drug smuggler

    New insight into investigation of Border Patrol shooting of suspected drug smuggler

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:34:42 GMT
    Source: Pima County Sheriff's DepartmentSource: Pima County Sheriff's Department
    New documents released by the Pima County Sheriff’s Department show that Border Patrol agents questioned what detectives were doing as they handled the evidence from an agent-involved shooting that left a suspected drug smuggler dead in Green Valley. 
    New documents released by the Pima County Sheriff’s Department show that Border Patrol agents questioned what detectives were doing as they handled the evidence from an agent-involved shooting that left a suspected drug smuggler dead in Green Valley. 
  • ONLY ON KOLD: Eyes on the Line

    ONLY ON KOLD: Eyes on the Line

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:01 AM EDT2014-07-22 05:01:35 GMT
     Dozens of eyes are watching our nation’s border in Tucson tonight, and it is not just the trained eyes of border patrol agents. It is concerned citizens who are arming themselves, trekking into dangerous cartel territory, all to keep an eye on the line.
     Dozens of eyes are watching our nation’s border in Tucson tonight, and it is not just the trained eyes of border patrol agents. It is concerned citizens who are arming themselves, trekking into dangerous cartel territory, all to keep an eye on the line.
  • Perry sending National Guard troops to border

    Perry sending National Guard troops to border

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-07-22 00:11:30 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas to bolster security along the Mexico border, a local lawmaker confirmed Monday.
    Gov. Rick Perry is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border over the next month to combat what he said Monday were criminals exploiting a surge of children pouring into the U.S. illegally.
  • CBP seizes attempted smuggling suspect in large pot bust

    CBP seizes attempted smuggling suspect in large pot bust

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:41 PM EDT2014-07-21 23:41:58 GMT
    (Source: CBP)(Source: CBP)
    The drugs were estimated to be worth approximately $123,000.
    The drugs were estimated to be worth approximately $123,000.
  • Waiting game for migrant kids continues in Oracle

    Waiting game for migrant kids continues in Oracle

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:34 AM EDT2014-07-19 04:34:24 GMT
    Sources told Tucson News now the buses could arrive as early as Saturday morning and as late as Monday. Protesters have been laying low and hanging around in the area, waiting for buses or vans filled with migrant kids to arrive.
    Sources told Tucson News now the buses could arrive as early as Saturday morning and as late as Monday. Protesters have been laying low and hanging around in the area, waiting for buses or vans filled with migrant kids to arrive.
  • Border patrol seizes $1M in drugs, arrests 23 in smuggling busts

    Border patrol seizes $1M in drugs, arrests 23 in smuggling busts

    Friday, July 18 2014 8:50 PM EDT2014-07-19 00:50:53 GMT
    (Source: Tucson Sector Border Patrol)(Source: Tucson Sector Border Patrol)
    Border Patrol agents seized five vehicles, more than $1.1 million in narcotics and apprehended 23 suspects in separate incidents within a week.
    Border Patrol agents seized five vehicles, more than $1.1 million in narcotics and apprehended 23 suspects in separate incidents within a week.
  • Dozens protest in downtown Tucson over illegal immigration

    Dozens protest in downtown Tucson over illegal immigration

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-07-18 23:24:28 GMT
    With 150,000 illegal immigrants, most of them from Central America converging on the U.S. border over the last nine months, that's created a lot of tension and a lot of backlash across the United States.
    With 150,000 illegal immigrants, most of them from Central America converging on the U.S. border over the last nine months, that's created a lot of tension and a lot of backlash across the United States.
  • Sycamore Canyon Academy still expecting buses to arrive

    Sycamore Canyon Academy still expecting buses to arrive

    Friday, July 18 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-07-18 12:51:23 GMT
    Protesters are also expected to be at the intersection again today. Officials with Sycamore Canyon Academy are expected to take in about 45 boys, between the ages of 6 to 14.
    Protesters are also expected to be at the intersection again today. Officials with Sycamore Canyon Academy are expected to take in about 45 boys, between the ages of 6 to 14.
  • No migrants heading to Oracle, officials say

    No migrants heading to Oracle, officials say

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 1:26 AM EDT2014-07-16 05:26:57 GMT
     Most of the protesters left, though a few were still sleeping in the campgrounds by the Boy's Ranch.
     Most of the protesters left, though a few were still sleeping in the campgrounds by the Boy's Ranch.
  • Health Department: Surge of migrants not 'public health threat'

    Health Department: Surge of migrants not 'public health threat'

    Monday, July 14 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-07-14 20:44:37 GMT
    The surge of migrant families and unaccompanied children illegally crossing in the United States is not a “public health threat” for Pima County, according to the health department.The screening process at a Border Patrol facility in Nogales is working, according to a recent report by Health Department Director Dr Francisco Garcia.At the facility, children receive vaccinations for the following: MMR, flu, meningitis, pertrussis and diphtheria, according to Garcia’s report. The children are al...
    The surge of migrant families and unaccompanied children illegally crossing in the United States is not a “public health threat” for Pima County, according to the health department.The screening process at a Border Patrol facility in Nogales is working, according to a recent report by Health Department Director Dr Francisco Garcia.At the facility, children receive vaccinations for the following: MMR, flu, meningitis, pertrussis and diphtheria, according to Garcia’s report. The children are al...
  • Forced to close from flooding, Nogales port reopens

    Forced to close from flooding, Nogales port reopens

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 3:20 AM EDT2014-07-08 07:20:04 GMT
    Source: Craig Reck / Tucson News NowSource: Craig Reck / Tucson News Now
    Monsoon floods forced Customs and Border Protection to shut down the DeConcini port of entry Monday.Vehicles were rerouted to the Mariposa port of entry and pedestrians were directed to the nearby Morley gate to cross the border, according to the public affairs office for CBP.The other ports would remain accessible until CBP could reopen DeConcini to traffic, according to a spokesperson.Monday night just before 10, dozens of cars arrived at the downtown port of entry. Drivers said they were n...
    Monsoon floods forced Customs and Border Protection to shut down the DeConcini port of entry Monday.Vehicles were rerouted to the Mariposa port of entry and pedestrians were directed to the nearby Morley gate to cross the border, according to the public affairs office for CBP.The other ports would remain accessible until CBP could reopen DeConcini to traffic, according to a spokesperson.Monday night just before 10, dozens of cars arrived at the downtown port of entry. Drivers said they were n...
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