Under a cloud of marker smoke, a Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue agent edges his way over a cliff to rescue a "victim" 60 feet below. It was a demonstration by the U.S. Border Patrol in Peña Blanca Canyon on Tuesday.
The remains of more than 2,000 border crossers have been found in the Border Patrol's Tucson Sector in the last decade.
An Oregon man is calling for the firing of a park ranger at Fort Bowie National Historic Site for what he calls an illegal search.
Border Patrol agents and Pinal County sheriff’s deputies rescued several men who had been walking in the desert for about six days with little food or water.
Arizona authorities describe a chaotic scene at a weekend crash involving an SUV packed with 20 immigrants from Mexico and Guatemala as it fled the Border Patrol and flipped over, killing five people and injuring 15.
The driver of an SUV that overturned while being followed by Border Patrol agents survived the weekend crash east of Tucson that killed five people, authorities say.
Five people were killed Saturday when an SUV being chased by Border Patrol agents crashed southeast of Tucson, officials said.
Over the years, the border fence in Nogales, Ariz., has been reinforced or rebuilt in a number of ways to deter people from crossing illegally.
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Five people were killed Saturday night when an SUV being pursued by U.S. Border Patrol agents crashed east of Tucson, officials said.
Two Border Patrol agents were convicted Friday in federal court in Tucson of violating the civil rights of four drug smugglers.
Senators introduced Tuesday night a long-awaited immigration bill that seeks to reform what many from both sides of the debate call a broken system.
Criminal accusations leveled against Border Patrol agents are not unheard of, but what makes a current case in Tucson federal court unusual is that it made it to trial at all.
WASHINGTON — Border Patrol agents would be willing to give up time-and-a-half overtime pay if it meant they would not have to be furloughed as part of mandated federal spending cuts, their union president testified Friday.
Whether two Border Patrol agents went from protectors to perpetrators, as prosecutors say, or were simply following orders will be determined by the jury in a trial that is expected to last a couple of weeks.
"As illegal immigration has dropped, agents and officers can focus on narco-traffickers and human smugglers," Homeland Security SecretaryJanet Napolitano said Friday at the end of a two-day visit to review border security in Texas and Arizona.
While a specific metric to measure border security is still lacking, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says it's important to take a broad view of the border to judge the effectiveness of the government's efforts.
Isidro Alvarado, 36, talks about what he saw on Oct. 10, 2012, when José Antonio Elena Rodríguez was killed, apparently by gunshots fired by Border Patrol agents from the U.S. side of the border at Nogales.