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Napier removes ICE agent from Pima County Jail

Sheriff Mark Napier has removed federal immigration agents from the Pima County Jail.

Big numbers of Central Americans arriving at Arizona border

Authorities say large groups of Central American migrants continue to surrender to Border Patrol agents in Arizona, with the arrival of one recent group numbering 108 captured in dramatic video images

Trump praises Montana congressman who body-slammed reporter

At a campaign rally in Missoula Thursday, Trump lauded Rep. Greg Gianforte, who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault for an attack on Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs. The attack came a day before Gianforte won a 2017 special election.

Caravan migrants break Guatemala border fence, rush Mexico

Central Americans traveling in a mass caravan have broken through a Guatemalan border fence and streamed by the thousands toward Mexican territory, defying authorities' entreaties for an orderly migration and warnings from U.S. President Donald Trump

CBP canine sniffs out, helps stop a $1 million drug smuggling attempt near Douglas

Thanks to help from a drug sniffing canine, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a smuggling attempt of more than $1 million in hard drugs on Friday, Oct. 12.

Vigil calls for justice ahead of manslaughter retrial for Border Patrol agent

Six years ago, a Mexican teen was shot and killed through the Nogales border wall. On Wednesday, family and friends of Juan Antonio Elena Rodriguez returned to the spot to remember the 16-year-old.

At ports of entry and elsewhere, ADOT helps combat human trafficking

At Arizona Department of Transportation commercial ports of entry near California and New Mexico, K-9 units are trained to identify not only evidence of illegal drugs but human cargo that can include victims of human trafficking.

Heavy police presence on the northwest side

Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers had pulled over a vehicle near I-10 and Twin Peaks, when several people jumped out and ran.

Child abuse by staff led to closure of Phoenix-area shelter

Federal officials say staff members at a Phoenix-area shelter for unaccompanied migrant children physically abused three children, leading to the closure of the shelter

Tucson church housing migrant families released by ICE

A Tucson church has quickly transformed to a makeshift shelter for more than one hundred people.

New surge of asylum seekers arrive at Nogales port

More asylum-seeking families have been arriving at the DeConcini Port of Entry in the recent weeks.

PCC sees drop in DACA students after tuition ruling

PCC said 88 students were enrolled for the first day of the current semester, compared to last fall when that number was 171.

WATCH: Pinal County authorities assist Border Patrol in week-long operation

The Pinal County Air unit assisted Tucson Sector Border Patrol in a week-long Border Interdiction Operation in the Ajo and Casa Grande area.

ADOT: Road to Rocky Point reopens after flood

Highway 86 between Sells and Why was closed because of flooding on Tuesday, Oct. 2, according to ADOT.

Border Patrol agent’s retrial will not be moved to Phoenix

A U.S. District Judge has rejected a lawyer's request to move a Border Patrol agent's manslaughter retrial from Tucson to Phoenix

Family separation policy at border had major problems, new report says

An internal report from the Department of Homeland Security says the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance family separation policy had major problems.

Canada-US reach free trade deal with Mexico

Canada and the United States reach a deal for Canada to stay in a free trade pact with the U.S. and Mexico

As immigrants flow across US border, American guns go south

Gun-control advocates and some experts say the very violence that immigrants are fleeing is carried out by American guns that are smuggled over the border

Off-duty Border Patrol agent facing huge fine for causing Sawmill Fire

The off-duty Border Patrol agent who caused the Sawmill Fire last year will face years of probation and a huge fine.

CBP: Man attempted to smuggle meth, heroin, fentanyl into US

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville on Thursday arrested a Mexican man after seizing a combination of methamphetamine, heroin and suspected fentanyl.

Border Patrol agent arrested on weapons charge

A former Border Patrol agent from Vail has been accused of weapons charges.

Border Patrol agents arrest convicted kidnapper

Casa Grande Station Border Patrol agents arrested a Mexican national late Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 25 near Interstate 8 in Casa Grande after he re-entered the U.S. illegally.

Trend continues as BP agents arrest 264 illegal immigrants in 24 hours

Ajo Station Border Patrol agents patrolling near the Lukeville Port of Entry, 148 miles southwest of Tucson, encountered two large groups totaling 264 adults and children within the last two days.

Ajo Border Patrol Agents arrest sex offender

Border Patrol agents with the Ajo Station stopped a man from Mexico on Tuesday evening, Sept. 25, who is a convicted sex offender and had previously been deported.

Cochise County sets ups hotline for residents impacted by raw sewage spill

Cochise County Health & Social Services has set up a bi-lingual telephone hotline to provide Naco residents with public health information related to the ongoing HAZMAT situation.

CBP to implement a facial comparison demonstration at the Port of San Luis for pedestrian travelers

CBP will deploy a facial comparison system comprised of a camera to test and evaluate taking photographs of pedestrians entering the United States and comparing those images to the photos associated with the travel documents the travelers present.

CBP officers, canines had a busy Tuesday stopping drug smuggling attempts at AZ ports of entry

Tuesday, Sept. 18 turned out to be a busy day for U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and their canines at both the Port of Nogales and the Port of San Luis. According to several recent news releases more than 78 pounds of drugs were seized, worth an estimated $669,500.

Resettled refugee numbers dropping in Tucson

Several social service agencies in Tucson who assimilate immigrants, say the number being resettled in Tucson has dropped nearly 80 percent.The Lutheran Social Services has resettled as many as 200 immigrants in one year. This year, it will barely top 50.

$2.5M bond for Border Patrol agent in killings of 4 in Texas

10-year veteran of US Border Patrol being held on $2.5 million bond, accused of killing at least four women and injuring a fifth who escaped

Border Patrol agents encounter another large group of immigrants in the desert

Ajo Station Border Patrol agents had 121 immigrants turn themselves in on Saturday, Sept. 8 near the Senita Basin north of Lukeville, about two hours southwest of Tucson.

Mexican prosecutors find 166 skulls in mass graves

Mexican investigators have found 166 skulls in clandestine burial pits in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, one of the biggest mass graves discovered so far in Mexico

Trump administration moves to detain migrant families longer

The Trump administration says it is withdrawing from a court settlement that governs how long and under what conditions immigrant children can be kept locked up

BP agents stop human smuggling attempt near Benson on Labor Day

A Sierra Vista woman is now facing human smuggling charges after six people were discovered in her vehicle.

Pima County Board of Supervisors rejects Stonegarden grant

The Pima County Board of Supervisors has rejected a $1.4 million federal grant, claiming it can't justify taking the money under current immigration policies.