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Homeland Security chief says border security is a priority

Homeland Security chief says border security is a priority

The new secretary of homeland security stressed alertness along the U.S.-Mexico border, but during his first official visit to Southern Arizona he did not address recent cartel-related violence in Sonora.

January 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos



Keeping our wartime promise:

The following editorial appeared Thursday in the Los Angeles Times:

October 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Photos: 'Leave your grenades at home,' TSA advises fliers

Photos: 'Leave your grenades at home,' TSA advises fliers

The travel tip from the Transportation Security Administration to travelers in September is to leave grenades at home. You'd think this wouldn't be an issue, but take a look at how many grenades have been found this year alone along with some of the other armament that has been discovered in…

September 30, 2013 7:00 pm Photos


'Dreamers' seek US entry with humanitarian parole

'Dreamers' seek US entry with humanitarian parole

NOGALES, Sonora - A group of nine young adults who lived in the United States without legal status spent most of Monday inside the offices of the DeConcini Port of Entry after they tried to come back in, seeking humanitarian parole.

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Tucson agency looking for warm bodies to play dead, injured ones

The Pima County Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security is staging a training exercise from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the northwest side, and it needs volunteers willing to play victims, Caren Prather, volunteer coordinator, said.

April 12, 2013 12:00 am
Napolitano says security is 'trending in right direction'

Napolitano says security is 'trending in right direction'

"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.

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Napolitano says security is 'trending in right direction'

Napolitano says security is 'trending in right direction'

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.

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Releases aimed at Arizona, Brewer repeats; Governor contends immigrants set free as 'payback' for state

PHOENIX - Last week's release of illegal immigrants into Arizona is another example of federal targeting of the state for refusing to knuckle under on immigration policy, Gov. Jan Brewer charged Monday.

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White House: ‘Career officials at ICE’ released illegal immigrants from custody

WASHINGTON — The White House worked Wednesday to distance itself from the recent release of illegal immigrants from federal custody, a move officials at the Department of Homeland Security suggested was necessary given looming budget cuts.

February 27, 2013 9:03 pmLoading…

Brewer rejects US memo as OK'ing legal driving for deferred deportees

PHOENIX - A civil rights group is claiming a new memo from immigration officials proves Gov. Jan Brewer is legally wrong in denying driver's licenses to individuals in the president's "deferred action" program.

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Tucson man among 245 held in child-sex probe

Three Arizona men are among 245 adults arrested in an international investigation of child exploitation called "Operation Sunflower."

January 04, 2013 12:00 am

Homeland Security grants draw scrutiny

WASHINGTON — The Homeland Security Department paid for an underwater robot in a Midwest city with no major rivers or lakes nearby, a hog catcher in rural Texas and a fish tank in a small Texas town, according to a new congressional report highlighting what it described as wasteful spending o…

December 05, 2012 4:07 pmLoading…

Border agencies’ guidelines for use of force are under scrutiny

LOS ANGELES — The Department of Homeland Security is reviewing guidelines for use of force by border agencies amid a sharp increase in agent-involved killings along the U.S.-Mexico border.

October 18, 2012 4:04 pmLoading…

Mexico, US must remain united in anti-crime efforts, officials say

WASHINGTON - Despite ongoing violence south of the border, cooperation between Mexico and the United States has reached unprecedented levels.

September 18, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

ICE official charged with harassment takes leave

A discrimination lawsuit in Washington, D.C., has forced an Arizona native and UA grad out of her high-ranking position in the Department of Homeland Security.

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AZ House OKs warnings for travel north of Mexican line

AZ House OKs warnings for travel north of Mexican line

PHOENIX - Arizonans used to getting travel warnings about Rocky Point and Guaymas may soon be hearing advisories about Green Valley and Bisbee.

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Nogales border officers seize ammo stash

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say they’ve seized more than 1,900 rounds of ammunition at the Dennis DeConcini Port near Nogales.

January 06, 2012 5:30 pm


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