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  • Border patrol installs more rescue beacons

    Border patrol installs more rescue beacons

    The Border Patrol has installed 10 new rescue beacons in the southern Arizona desert.
    The Border Patrol has installed 10 new rescue beacons in the southern Arizona desert.
  • McCain on ISIS, immigration and water

    McCain on ISIS, immigration and water

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:17:04 GMT
    Arizona Senator John McCain spent the past two days in Southern Arizona, first at town hall at Raytheon in Tucson's Tech Park and then the friendly confines of Green Valley.
    Arizona Senator John McCain spent the past two days in Southern Arizona, first at town hall at Raytheon in Tucson's Tech Park and then the friendly confines of Green Valley.
  • CBP seizes more than $319k in drugs near Nogales

    CBP seizes more than $319k in drugs near Nogales

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:19:35 GMT
    Four people were detained in separate incidents, by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers over the weekend after they attempted to smuggle drugs across the border into the U.S., according to CBP officials. 
    Four people were detained in separate incidents, by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers over the weekend after they attempted to smuggle drugs across the border into the U.S., according to CBP officials. 
  • U-Haul used in unsuccessful smuggling attempt

    U-Haul used in unsuccessful smuggling attempt

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:25:53 GMT
    Border Patrol agents found seven people, including one juvenile locked inside the cargo hold of the moving truck, with no fresh air or means of escape in case of an accident.   
    Border Patrol agents found seven people, including one juvenile locked inside the cargo hold of the moving truck, with no fresh air or means of escape in case of an accident.   
  • Woman to remain in sanctuary in south side church

    Woman to remain in sanctuary in south side church

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:46:49 GMT
    A woman who sought sanctuary inside a Tucson church says she has not lost hope that she will be allowed to stay with her family. That's even though U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, has refused to issue a stay of removal that would protect her from deportation. 
    A woman who sought sanctuary inside a Tucson church says she has not lost hope that she will be allowed to stay with her family. That's even though U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, has refused to issue a stay of removal that would protect her from deportation. 
  • Man attempts to smuggle $400k into Mexico

    Man attempts to smuggle $400k into Mexico

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-08-19 17:26:32 GMT
    CBP officers pulled Victor Dariel Peralta-Cohen, aside for a secondary inspection, while he was heading outbound at the Port of Nogales. Agents found the unreported cash hidden beneath the rear seats and in the trunk of the car.
    CBP officers pulled Victor Dariel Peralta-Cohen, aside for a secondary inspection, while he was heading outbound at the Port of Nogales. Agents found the unreported cash hidden beneath the rear seats and in the trunk of the car.
  • Agents discover drug tunnel near Nogales border crossing

    Agents discover drug tunnel near Nogales border crossing

    Monday, August 18 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-08-19 00:44:19 GMT
    (Source: Tucson Sector Border Patrol)(Source: Tucson Sector Border Patrol)
    The public can anonymously report suspicious activity to the border patrol by calling (877) 872-7435, toll free.
    The public can anonymously report suspicious activity to the border patrol by calling (877) 872-7435, toll free.
  • Family of man taken by BP during traffic stop speaks out

    Family of man taken by BP during traffic stop speaks out

    Saturday, August 16 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-08-17 00:34:45 GMT
    Prado's girlfriend, Recce Mabel, who gave birth to Prado's baby girl the same day Tucson Police officers pulled him over and eventually arrested him.
    Prado's girlfriend, Recce Mabel, who gave birth to Prado's baby girl the same day Tucson Police officers pulled him over and eventually arrested him.
  • Report: More criminal illegal detainees released in AZ than any other state

    Report: More criminal illegal detainees released in AZ than any other state

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-08-14 03:50:36 GMT
    Each bed in the detention centers costs about $122 a day. At the time of these releases, ICE had too many detainees; they were spending over $4.1 million every day.
    Each bed in the detention centers costs about $122 a day. At the time of these releases, ICE had too many detainees; they were spending over $4.1 million every day.
  • Protection Network Coalition holds rally against Tucson Police

    Protection Network Coalition holds rally against Tucson Police

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-08-12 01:45:13 GMT
    People gathered Monday to rally and deliver a letter to Tucson Police Chief Robert Villasenor. They are demanding Tucson Police stop calling Border Patrol during traffic stops and stop racial profiling to enforce the controversial SB1070 immigration law. 
    People gathered Monday to rally and deliver a letter to Tucson Police Chief Robert Villasenor. They are demanding Tucson Police stop calling Border Patrol during traffic stops and stop racial profiling to enforce the controversial SB1070 immigration law. 
  • CBP announces launch of passport control app

    CBP announces launch of passport control app

    Monday, August 11 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-08-11 22:40:00 GMT
    (Source: CBP)(Source: CBP)
    For more information, visit CBP.gov or the Airside Mobile website.
    For more information, visit CBP.gov or the Airside Mobile website.

  • Second protest anticipated at Tucson Police Headquarters

    Second protest anticipated at Tucson Police Headquarters

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-08-11 13:51:52 GMT
    A protest broke out this weekend after a traffic stop on Tucson's south side, Tucson Police called in to Border Patrol to handle the situation.The initial protest happened Sunday afternoon, near 22nd Street and Columbus; a second protest is expected to take place on Monday out in front of Tucson Police Headquarters. 
    A protest broke out this weekend after a traffic stop on Tucson's south side, Tucson Police called in to Border Patrol to handle the situation.The initial protest happened Sunday afternoon, near 22nd Street and Columbus; a second protest is expected to take place on Monday out in front of Tucson Police Headquarters. 
  • Protesters meet Border Patrol at traffic stop on Tucson's south side

    Protesters meet Border Patrol at traffic stop on Tucson's south side

    Monday, August 11 2014 4:54 AM EDT2014-08-11 08:54:10 GMT
    Source: Tucson News NowSource: Tucson News Now
    Officers pulled over a driver near the intersection of 22nd and Columbus for an improper turn at 2:45 p.m., according to Sergeant Chris Widmer with the Tucson Police Department. He said the driver did not have a valid license, then admitted to officers that he is in the United States illegally.
    Officers pulled over a driver near the intersection of 22nd and Columbus for an improper turn at 2:45 p.m., according to Sergeant Chris Widmer with the Tucson Police Department. He said the driver did not have a valid license, then admitted to officers that he is in the United States illegally.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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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