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  • Tucson woman facing smuggling charges

    Tucson woman facing smuggling charges

    Saturday, July 22 2017 12:00 AM EDT2017-07-22 04:00:41 GMT
    (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)(Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

    A Tucson woman is facing smuggling charges after three men, who entered the country illegally, were found in the trunk of a car Thursday, July 20, during an immigration inspection north of Sonoita.

    A Tucson woman is facing smuggling charges after three men, who entered the country illegally, were found in the trunk of a car Thursday, July 20, during an immigration inspection north of Sonoita. 

  • Border security during monsoon storms

    Border security during monsoon storms

    Friday, July 21 2017 8:57 PM EDT2017-07-22 00:57:02 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    The past couple of days, the border city of Nogales has been hit pretty hard with monsoon storms. Causing heavy rain, strong winds and flooding.This adds another challenge to the U.S. Border Patrol, whose job is to secure the border. They told Tucson News Now, despite the bad weather, the agents are prepared to work.

    The past couple of days, the border city of Nogales has been hit pretty hard with monsoon storms. Causing heavy rain, strong winds and flooding.This adds another challenge to the U.S. Border Patrol, whose job is to secure the border. They told Tucson News Now, despite the bad weather, the agents are prepared to work.

  • Justices allow strict refugee ban but say grandparents OK

    Justices allow strict refugee ban but say grandparents OK

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 1:17 PM EDT2017-07-19 17:17:44 GMT
    Wednesday, July 19 2017 8:29 PM EDT2017-07-20 00:29:08 GMT

    The Supreme Court is granting the Trump administration's request to more strictly enforce its ban on refugees, at least until a federal appeals court weighs in.

    The Supreme Court is granting the Trump administration's request to more strictly enforce its ban on refugees, at least until a federal appeals court weighs in.

  • Shuttered Mexican-American studies program back in court

    Shuttered Mexican-American studies program back in court

    Monday, July 17 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-07-17 21:00:47 GMT
    Tuesday, July 18 2017 8:12 AM EDT2017-07-18 12:12:55 GMT
    (Source: The Associated Press)(Source: The Associated Press)

    A federal trial considering whether an Arizona law that shuttered a popular Mexican-American studies program in Tucson was enacted with discriminatory intent resumes this week and will include testimony from the man behind the effort to end the program.

    A federal trial considering whether an Arizona law that shuttered a popular Mexican-American studies program in Tucson was enacted with discriminatory intent resumes this week and will include testimony from the man behind the effort to end the program.

  • Obama's name still on welcome letters to new citizens

    Obama's name still on welcome letters to new citizens

    Monday, July 17 2017 3:40 PM EDT2017-07-17 19:40:58 GMT
    Monday, July 17 2017 3:45 PM EDT2017-07-17 19:45:09 GMT

    According to a spokesperson for Citizenship and Immigration quoted by "The Arizona Republic" said it's not uncommon for a new president to take a few months to get their own paperwork finalized, but generally during that time no letters are sent rather than one bearing the predecessor's name.

    According to a spokesperson for Citizenship and Immigration quoted by "The Arizona Republic" said it's not uncommon for a new president to take a few months to get their own paperwork finalized, but generally during that time no letters are sent rather than one bearing the predecessor's name.

  • Nogales Fire ready for monsoon

    Nogales Fire ready for monsoon

    Friday, July 14 2017 11:07 AM EDT2017-07-14 15:07:24 GMT
    Wash in Nogales (Source: Tucson News Now)Wash in Nogales (Source: Tucson News Now)

    The wash near Western Avenue in Nogales, AZ, can be a very active and dangerous place for first responders, but they are prepared for it. 

    The wash near Western Avenue in Nogales, AZ, can be a very active and dangerous place for first responders, but they are prepared for it. 

  • Report challenges border patrol on asylum seekers

    Report challenges border patrol on asylum seekers

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 11:44 AM EDT2017-07-12 15:44:35 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    The Kino Border Initiative says when a refugee or asylum seeker files a complaint, the Department of Homeland Security rarely investigates it beyond lower staff level.

    The Kino Border Initiative says when a refugee or asylum seeker files a complaint, the Department of Homeland Security rarely investigates it beyond lower staff level.

  • House panel unveils $1.6B plan for building US-Mexico wall

    House panel unveils $1.6B plan for building US-Mexico wall

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 5:38 PM EDT2017-07-11 21:38:37 GMT
    Tuesday, July 11 2017 7:20 PM EDT2017-07-11 23:20:03 GMT
    A House panel Monday unveiled legislation to begin building President Donald Trump's long-promised wall along the US-Mexico border.
    A House panel Monday unveiled legislation to begin building President Donald Trump's long-promised wall along the US-Mexico border.
  • CBP canines help seize more than $1.1 million in cocaine, methamphetamine

    CBP canines help seize more than $1.1 million in cocaine, methamphetamine

    Monday, July 10 2017 9:35 PM EDT2017-07-11 01:35:06 GMT
    Drugs found in vehicle at Nogales port of entry over the weekend. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)Drugs found in vehicle at Nogales port of entry over the weekend. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

    Over the weekend U.S. Customs and Border Protection drug sniffing dogs help agents seize more than $1.1 million in hard drugs in four different incidents. 

    Over the weekend U.S. Customs and Border Protection drug sniffing dogs help agents seize more than $1.1 million in hard drugs in four different incidents. 

  • Key US Latino group says new name will help fight vs. Trump

    Key US Latino group says new name will help fight vs. Trump

    Monday, July 10 2017 2:57 PM EDT2017-07-10 18:57:59 GMT
    Monday, July 10 2017 5:39 PM EDT2017-07-10 21:39:59 GMT
    The nation's largest Latino civil rights group is changing its name to make it more inclusive as it steps up its battle against what it calls anti-immigrant policies by the Trump administration.
    The nation's largest Latino civil rights group is changing its name to make it more inclusive as it steps up its battle against what it calls anti-immigrant policies by the Trump administration.
  • Border agents arrest previously-deported sex offender east of Naco, AZ

    Border agents arrest previously-deported sex offender east of Naco, AZ

    Thursday, July 6 2017 1:09 PM EDT2017-07-06 17:09:00 GMT
    Javier Mejia-Pedraza (Source: US Customs and Border Protection)Javier Mejia-Pedraza (Source: US Customs and Border Protection)

    51-year-old Javier Mejia-Pedraza has multiple felony convictions including lewd or lascivious acts with a minor in 2010 out of Los Angeles. His most recent deportation was in 2014.

    51-year-old Javier Mejia-Pedraza has multiple felony convictions including lewd or lascivious acts with a minor in 2010 out of Los Angeles. His most recent deportation was in 2014.

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  • Bush's Baked Beans announces voluntary recall

    Bush's Baked Beans announces voluntary recall

    Monday, July 24 2017 6:18 AM EDT2017-07-24 10:18:35 GMT

    Bush Brothers & Co.Saturday announced a voluntary recall of certain 28-ounce cans of three varieties of its baked beans.  

    Bush Brothers & Co.Saturday announced a voluntary recall of certain 28-ounce cans of three varieties of its baked beans.  

  • Suspect due in court Monday after 9 die in sweltering truck

    Suspect due in court Monday after 9 die in sweltering truck

    Monday, July 24 2017 1:11 AM EDT2017-07-24 05:11:22 GMT
    Monday, July 24 2017 6:46 AM EDT2017-07-24 10:46:54 GMT

    Officials say nearly 20 other people rescued from the back of the rig early Sunday were hospitalized in dire condition, many with extreme dehydration and heatstroke.

    Officials say nearly 20 other people rescued from the back of the rig early Sunday were hospitalized in dire condition, many with extreme dehydration and heatstroke.

  • Man sues after $5M lottery prize denied because son bought ticket

    Man sues after $5M lottery prize denied because son bought ticket

    Monday, July 24 2017 1:27 AM EDT2017-07-24 05:27:03 GMT
    Monday, July 24 2017 1:32 AM EDT2017-07-24 05:32:59 GMT

    The California Lottery Commission deemed the ticket invalid because the 16-year-old was not legally old enough to play the lottery.

    The California Lottery Commission deemed the ticket invalid because the 16-year-old was not legally old enough to play the lottery.

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