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  • Vietnamese man, 47, dies in ICE custody; 7th such death since October

    Vietnamese man, 47, dies in ICE custody; 7th such death since October

    Saturday, June 16 2018 9:10 PM EDT2018-06-17 01:10:21 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 9:10 PM EDT2018-06-17 01:10:21 GMT

    Huy Chi Tran died after a week of hospitalization since being found unresponsive at an ICE facility about an hour southeast of Phoenix.

    Huy Chi Tran died after a week of hospitalization since being found unresponsive at an ICE facility about an hour southeast of Phoenix.

  • White House: Trump supports GOP leaders' immigration bill

    White House: Trump supports GOP leaders' immigration bill

    Friday, June 15 2018 12:28 AM EDT2018-06-15 04:28:17 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 12:30 AM EDT2018-06-16 04:30:18 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders gestures while speaking to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Thursday, June 14, 2018.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders gestures while speaking to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Thursday, June 14, 2018.

    Congressional Republicans distance themselves from the Trump administration's aggressive policy of separating children from their parents at the border.

    Congressional Republicans distance themselves from the Trump administration's aggressive policy of separating children from their parents at the border.

  • DHS reports about 2,000 minors separated from families

    DHS reports about 2,000 minors separated from families

    Friday, June 15 2018 2:01 PM EDT2018-06-15 18:01:13 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 12:20 AM EDT2018-06-16 04:20:20 GMT
    The figures show that 1,995 minors were separated from 1,940 adults from April 19 through May 31. (Source: CNN)The figures show that 1,995 minors were separated from 1,940 adults from April 19 through May 31. (Source: CNN)

    According to Homeland Security figures obtained by the AP, nearly two thousand children have been separated from their families at the border since a new policy cracking down on illegal entry.

    According to Homeland Security figures obtained by the AP, nearly two thousand children have been separated from their families at the border since a new policy cracking down on illegal entry.

  • Border Patrol responds to video that appears to show man getting hit

    Border Patrol responds to video that appears to show man getting hit

    Friday, June 15 2018 6:11 PM EDT2018-06-15 22:11:39 GMT

    Federal officials have issued a news release about a video that appears to show a man getting hit by a Border Patrol vehicle.

    Federal officials have issued a news release about a video that appears to show a man getting hit by a Border Patrol vehicle.

  • Arpaio suggests blaming 'the adults' for kids being separated from parents at border

    Arpaio suggests blaming 'the adults' for kids being separated from parents at border

    Friday, June 15 2018 4:33 AM EDT2018-06-15 08:33:54 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 4:50 PM EDT2018-06-15 20:50:36 GMT
    File photo of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)File photo of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
    File photo of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)File photo of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio suggested on Thursday that parents who bring their children into the US illegally should be held responsible if their kids are separated from them at the border.

    Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio suggested on Thursday that parents who bring their children into the US illegally should be held responsible if their kids are separated from them at the border.

  • Protesters take to downtown Tucson against migrant family separation

    Protesters take to downtown Tucson against migrant family separation

    Friday, June 15 2018 12:31 AM EDT2018-06-15 04:31:49 GMT
    Protests downtown (Source: Tucson News Now)Protests downtown (Source: Tucson News Now)
    Protests downtown (Source: Tucson News Now)Protests downtown (Source: Tucson News Now)

    The government's zero tolerance policy illegal immigration policy that is separating children from their parents has sparked a national outrage, with protests like one in downtown Tucson. 

    The government's zero tolerance policy illegal immigration policy that is separating children from their parents has sparked a national outrage, with protests like one in downtown Tucson. 

  • GOP lawmakers decry family separations as WH defends policy

    GOP lawmakers decry family separations as WH defends policy

    Thursday, June 14 2018 1:27 PM EDT2018-06-14 17:27:58 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 12:31 AM EDT2018-06-15 04:31:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). In this June 7, 2018, photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., takes questions from reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ryan said Thursday he's not comfortable with a Trump administration policy that separates childr...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). In this June 7, 2018, photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., takes questions from reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ryan said Thursday he's not comfortable with a Trump administration policy that separates childr...
    House Speaker Paul Ryan says he's not comfortable with a Trump administration policy that separates children from their parents at the southern border.
    House Speaker Paul Ryan says he's not comfortable with a Trump administration policy that separates children from their parents at the southern border.
  • #freethechildren voice grows louder and more widespread

    #freethechildren voice grows louder and more widespread

    Thursday, June 14 2018 11:16 PM EDT2018-06-15 03:16:16 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    15 elected officials representing Tucson, Pima County, the Pascua Yaqui Nation and the state gathered in the lobby of the court administration building to voice their frustration with the immigration policy which allows children to be separated from their parents at the border.

    15 elected officials representing Tucson, Pima County, the Pascua Yaqui Nation and the state gathered in the lobby of the court administration building to voice their frustration with the immigration policy which allows children to be separated from their parents at the border.

  • Man scheduled for transplant granted deportation reprieve

    Man scheduled for transplant granted deportation reprieve

    Thursday, June 14 2018 1:47 PM EDT2018-06-14 17:47:54 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 6:11 PM EDT2018-06-14 22:11:52 GMT
    Nelson Rosales Santos, 49, was scheduled to be deported to Honduras on Monday. (Source: Immigration and Customs Enforcement)Nelson Rosales Santos, 49, was scheduled to be deported to Honduras on Monday. (Source: Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

    Supporters of immigrant scheduled for kidney transplant protest decision to deport him.

    Supporters of immigrant scheduled for kidney transplant protest decision to deport him.

  • 54 migrants found in San Antonio tractor trailer in good health

    54 migrants found in San Antonio tractor trailer in good health

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 7:47 PM EDT2018-06-13 23:47:41 GMT
    Wednesday, June 13 2018 7:47 PM EDT2018-06-13 23:47:41 GMT
    An agent with Homeland Security Investigations said the migrants came from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Brazil. (Source: HSI)An agent with Homeland Security Investigations said the migrants came from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Brazil. (Source: HSI)

    Federal officials on Wednesday said they expect Gerardo Javier Carreon, 36, of Laredo, TX, will be charged with federal human smuggling violations.

    Federal officials on Wednesday said they expect Gerardo Javier Carreon, 36, of Laredo, TX, will be charged with federal human smuggling violations.

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    UPDATE: Border Patrol agent injured in shooting, attack south of Tucson

    UPDATE: Border Patrol agent injured in shooting, attack south of Tucson

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 1:10 PM EDT2018-06-13 17:10:28 GMT
    (Source: Google Maps)(Source: Google Maps)

    The injured agent was taken to an area hospital for medical treatment and several suspects were taken into custody.

    The injured agent was taken to an area hospital for medical treatment and several suspects were taken into custody.

  • Save the children movement grows in Tucson

    Save the children movement grows in Tucson

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 9:45 PM EDT2018-06-13 01:45:13 GMT

    The #freethechildren coalition held a press conference this morning inside the Pima County Administration Building at 130 West Congress.  

    The #freethechildren coalition held a press conference this morning inside the Pima County Administration Building at 130 West Congress.  

  • Sessions excludes domestic, gang violence from asylum claims

    Sessions excludes domestic, gang violence from asylum claims

    Monday, June 11 2018 4:46 PM EDT2018-06-11 20:46:07 GMT
    Monday, June 11 2018 10:08 PM EDT2018-06-12 02:08:05 GMT
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced an overhaul of U.S. asylum law Monday. (Source: CNN/Pool)Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced an overhaul of U.S. asylum law Monday. (Source: CNN/Pool)

    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says domestic and gang violence will generally not be considered grounds for asylum.

    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says domestic and gang violence will generally not be considered grounds for asylum.

  • Judge blocks deportation of pizza delivery man

    Judge blocks deportation of pizza delivery man

    Monday, June 11 2018 3:22 PM EDT2018-06-11 19:22:02 GMT
    Monday, June 11 2018 3:43 PM EDT2018-06-11 19:43:44 GMT

    Villavicencio was detained and he was also nearly deported just a few days ago when his lawyers filed that emergency stay.

    Villavicencio was detained and he was also nearly deported just a few days ago when his lawyers filed that emergency stay.

  • Mexican groups seek ICC probe of drug war crimes by military

    Mexican groups seek ICC probe of drug war crimes by military

    Monday, June 11 2018 12:55 PM EDT2018-06-11 16:55:59 GMT
    Monday, June 11 2018 3:27 PM EDT2018-06-11 19:27:05 GMT
    Human rights organizations have asked International Criminal Court prosecutors to investigate atrocities allegedly committed by the Mexican military in the Chihuahua region during a crackdown on drug crime.
    Human rights organizations have asked International Criminal Court prosecutors to investigate atrocities allegedly committed by the Mexican military in the Chihuahua region during a crackdown on drug crime.
  • Woman who took sanctuary in church gets one-year reprieve

    Woman who took sanctuary in church gets one-year reprieve

    Monday, June 11 2018 2:43 PM EDT2018-06-11 18:43:52 GMT
    Monday, June 11 2018 2:45 PM EDT2018-06-11 18:45:18 GMT
    A woman who took sanctuary in a Massachusetts church to avoid deportation to her native Peru has been granted a one-year stay of removal by federal immigration officials.
    A woman who took sanctuary in a Massachusetts church to avoid deportation to her native Peru has been granted a one-year stay of removal by federal immigration officials.
  • Critics blast Trump for sending border detainees to prison

    Critics blast Trump for sending border detainees to prison

    Friday, June 8 2018 12:01 AM EDT2018-06-08 04:01:05 GMT
    Sunday, June 10 2018 7:53 AM EDT2018-06-10 11:53:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File). FILE - In this May 7, 2018, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions listens during a news conference in San Diego near the border with Tijuana, Mexico. A judge allowed a lawsuit challenging U.S. immigration authorities...(AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File). FILE - In this May 7, 2018, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions listens during a news conference in San Diego near the border with Tijuana, Mexico. A judge allowed a lawsuit challenging U.S. immigration authorities...
    U.S. immigration authorities say they are transferring more than 1,600 detainees arrested at the Southwest border, including parents they've separated from their children, to federal prisons, saying they're running...
    U.S. immigration authorities say they are transferring more than 1,600 detainees arrested at the Southwest border, including parents they've separated from their children, to federal prisons, saying they're running out of room at their own facilities.
  • Undeterred by Trump, asylum-seekers line up at the border

    Undeterred by Trump, asylum-seekers line up at the border

    Thursday, June 7 2018 10:01 AM EDT2018-06-07 14:01:03 GMT
    Friday, June 8 2018 10:46 AM EDT2018-06-08 14:46:33 GMT
    The backlogs that have developed over the past several weeks at crossings in California, Arizona and Texas are rare. (Source: AP Photo/Hans-Maximo Musielik, File)The backlogs that have developed over the past several weeks at crossings in California, Arizona and Texas are rare. (Source: AP Photo/Hans-Maximo Musielik, File)

    The Trump administration's fighting words for asylum seekers don't appear to be having much impact at U.S. border crossings with Mexico.

    The Trump administration's fighting words for asylum seekers don't appear to be having much impact at U.S. border crossings with Mexico.

  • Border agents, deputies arrest Tucson pair for alien smuggling

    Border agents, deputies arrest Tucson pair for alien smuggling

    Friday, June 8 2018 9:57 AM EDT2018-06-08 13:57:48 GMT
    (Source: Twitter/CBP)(Source: Twitter/CBP)
    (Source: Twitter/CBP)(Source: Twitter/CBP)

    Agents identified the Tucson residents as a 39-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man.

    Agents identified the Tucson residents as a 39-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man.

  • Number of immigrants caught at the border on the rise

    Number of immigrants caught at the border on the rise

    Thursday, June 7 2018 1:33 AM EDT2018-06-07 05:33:20 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Despite mobilizing National Guard troops, and a new "zero tolerance" prosecution policy, the Border Patrol says the number of illegal border crossings is on the rise. 

    Despite mobilizing National Guard troops, and a new "zero tolerance" prosecution policy, the Border Patrol says the number of illegal border crossings is on the rise. 

  • Pizza delivery man has ICE called on him at NY military base, now faces deportation

    Pizza delivery man has ICE called on him at NY military base, now faces deportation

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 6:01 PM EDT2018-06-06 22:01:43 GMT
    Wednesday, June 6 2018 6:01 PM EDT2018-06-06 22:01:43 GMT
    Villavicencio continues to be detained by ICE, pending deportation. (Source: AP Photo/LM Otero, File)Villavicencio continues to be detained by ICE, pending deportation. (Source: AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

    Pablo Villavicencio delivered a pizza to Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn on Friday night, as he had many times before. This time though, a demand for ID led to a call to ICE.

    Pablo Villavicencio delivered a pizza to Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn on Friday night, as he had many times before. This time though, a demand for ID led to a call to ICE.

  • TUCSON TALKS: Digging deeper into Pointless Checkpoints

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 6:07 PM EDT2018-06-05 22:07:00 GMT

    Tucson Talks with Craig Thomas offers an opportunity to go in-depth on topics that matter to our viewers. In our first podcast, we're talking about checkpoints in southern Arizona.

    Tucson Talks with Craig Thomas offers an opportunity to go in-depth on topics that matter to our viewers. In our first podcast, we're talking about checkpoints in southern Arizona.

  • High court rules in dispute over immigrant teen's abortion

    High court rules in dispute over immigrant teen's abortion

    Monday, June 4 2018 9:49 AM EDT2018-06-04 13:49:45 GMT
    Monday, June 4 2018 10:10 PM EDT2018-06-05 02:10:17 GMT
    The Supreme Court is siding with the Trump administration over the American Civil Liberties Union in the case of a pregnant immigrant teen who was able to obtain an abortion after filing a lawsuit. (Source: CNN)The Supreme Court is siding with the Trump administration over the American Civil Liberties Union in the case of a pregnant immigrant teen who was able to obtain an abortion after filing a lawsuit. (Source: CNN)

    The Supreme Court is siding with the Trump administration over the American Civil Liberties Union in the case of a pregnant immigrant teen who was able to obtain an abortion after filing a lawsuit.

    The Supreme Court is siding with the Trump administration over the American Civil Liberties Union in the case of a pregnant immigrant teen who was able to obtain an abortion after filing a lawsuit.

  • Veterans on Patrol discovers disturbing abandoned camp in Tucson

    Veterans on Patrol discovers disturbing abandoned camp in Tucson

    Monday, June 4 2018 9:05 PM EDT2018-06-05 01:05:32 GMT

    Veterans on Patrol is a group that looks for homeless veterans. They search washes and bridges looking for homeless vets that they can help get off the streets. But what this group found on Tuesday night was suspicious, a camp near I-19 and Valencia. In their eyes, it didn’t look like a typical homeless camp.

    Veterans on Patrol is a group that looks for homeless veterans. They search washes and bridges looking for homeless vets that they can help get off the streets. But what this group found on Tuesday night was suspicious, a camp near I-19 and Valencia. In their eyes, it didn’t look like a typical homeless camp.

  • Reaction of neighbor to discovery of a disturbing, abandoned camp in Tucson

    Reaction of neighbor to discovery of a disturbing, abandoned camp in Tucson

    Monday, June 4 2018 9:05 PM EDT2018-06-05 01:05:08 GMT

    Tucson News Now went back to the site of the abandoned camp looking for another one that was similar that we were told was close by. However, we never found that second camp site, instead we found something unusual beneath a large tree.

    Tucson News Now went back to the site of the abandoned camp looking for another one that was similar that we were told was close by. However, we never found that second camp site, instead we found something unusual beneath a large tree.

  • Group wants federal investigation into abandoned camp in Tucson

    Group wants federal investigation into abandoned camp in Tucson

    Monday, June 4 2018 9:04 PM EDT2018-06-05 01:04:32 GMT

    The same group that reported a disturbing camp on Tucson's south side is now calling for a federal investigation into what they discovered. Police in Tucson responded to the camp south of Valencia Road near Interstate 19.

    The same group that reported a disturbing camp on Tucson's south side is now calling for a federal investigation into what they discovered. Police in Tucson responded to the camp south of Valencia Road near Interstate 19.

  • Police: No indication of human trafficking at abandoned Tucson camp

    Police: No indication of human trafficking at abandoned Tucson camp

    Monday, June 4 2018 9:00 PM EDT2018-06-05 01:00:54 GMT
    The Tucson Police Department said it has investigated the abandoned camp in Tucson and said there is no evidence it was used for any criminal activity. (Source: Tucson News Now)The Tucson Police Department said it has investigated the abandoned camp in Tucson and said there is no evidence it was used for any criminal activity. (Source: Tucson News Now)
    The Tucson Police Department said it has investigated the abandoned camp in Tucson and said there is no evidence it was used for any criminal activity. (Source: Tucson News Now)The Tucson Police Department said it has investigated the abandoned camp in Tucson and said there is no evidence it was used for any criminal activity. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    The Tucson Police Department said it has investigated the abandoned camp in Tucson and said there is no evidence it was used for any criminal activity, including human trafficking.

    The Tucson Police Department said it has investigated the abandoned camp in Tucson and said there is no evidence it was used for any criminal activity, including human trafficking.

  • Immigration fight, tension on tariffs await Congress' return

    Immigration fight, tension on tariffs await Congress' return

    Monday, June 4 2018 12:59 AM EDT2018-06-04 04:59:08 GMT
    Monday, June 4 2018 1:02 PM EDT2018-06-04 17:02:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE- This March 30, 2017, file photo shows the Capitol Dome at dawn in Washington. Congress returns to work Monday, June 4, 2018, facing a showdown in the House over immigration while Senate Republicans are trying...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE- This March 30, 2017, file photo shows the Capitol Dome at dawn in Washington. Congress returns to work Monday, June 4, 2018, facing a showdown in the House over immigration while Senate Republicans are trying...

    Congress returns to work Monday to face a House showdown over immigration while Senate Republicans are trying to stop an all-out trade war after Trump's decision to impose import tariffs on close U.S. allies.

    Congress returns to work Monday to face a House showdown over immigration while Senate Republicans are trying to stop an all-out trade war after Trump's decision to impose import tariffs on close U.S. allies.

  • ONLY ON KOLD: The small yellow house with a secret

    ONLY ON KOLD: The small yellow house with a secret

    Thursday, May 31 2018 8:40 PM EDT2018-06-01 00:40:36 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Imagine renting a home only to realize it’s famous, but for all the wrong reasons. For one local woman, that became a reality.

    Imagine renting a home only to realize it’s famous, but for all the wrong reasons. For one local woman, that became a reality.

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    Armed man barricaded inside home as TPD swarms east side

    Armed man barricaded inside home as TPD swarms east side

    Monday, June 18 2018 12:41 AM EDT2018-06-18 04:41:58 GMT
    Source: Gloria OrozcoSource: Gloria Orozco

    A domestic violence situation turned into an armed standoff as authorities tried to get a man to get out of a home on Tucson's east side Sunday night.

    A domestic violence situation turned into an armed standoff as authorities tried to get a man to get out of a home on Tucson's east side Sunday night.

  • TPD: Driver likely impaired before deadly crash on south side

    TPD: Driver likely impaired before deadly crash on south side

    Sunday, June 17 2018 9:37 PM EDT2018-06-18 01:37:39 GMT
    (source: TPD)(source: TPD)

    Traffic Detectives with the Tucson Police Department are investigating a fatal vehicle collision near Alvernon and N. Ajo Way. Northbound traffic is shut down from the intersection of Alvernon & Ajo to Golflinks & Swan. There is no estimated time of reopening according to TPD. Copyright Tucson News Now 2018

    Traffic Detectives with the Tucson Police Department are investigating a fatal vehicle collision near Alvernon and N. Ajo Way. Northbound traffic is shut down from the intersection of Alvernon & Ajo to Golflinks & Swan. There is no estimated time of reopening according to TPD. Copyright Tucson News Now 2018

  • UPDATE: Police identify man stabbed to death in midtown

    UPDATE: Police identify man stabbed to death in midtown

    Sunday, June 17 2018 6:17 PM EDT2018-06-17 22:17:36 GMT
    Police investigate a homicide in midtown Tucson (Source: Jays Martinez)Police investigate a homicide in midtown Tucson (Source: Jays Martinez)

    Tucson Police are investigating after a man was found dead in midtown. Officers have been searching and working in the area of 200 W. Delano Street, near W. Fort Lowell Road and N. Stone Avenue, since late Saturday afternoon, June 16. A homicide investigation is being conducted. .@Tucson_Police Detectives are investigating a homicide in the 200 block of W. Delano St. More details will be released as they become available. pic.twitter.com/1InUe3gPBt — Sergeant Pete Dugan (@Sgt...

    Tucson Police are investigating after a man was found dead in midtown. Officers have been searching and working in the area of 200 W. Delano Street, near W. Fort Lowell Road and N. Stone Avenue, since late Saturday afternoon, June 16. A homicide investigation is being conducted. .@Tucson_Police Detectives are investigating a homicide in the 200 block of W. Delano St. More details will be released as they become available. pic.twitter.com/1InUe3gPBt — Sergeant Pete Dugan (@Sgt...

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