Almost daily I read comments regarding the Border Patrol by those who profess knowledge but whose inaccuracies are taken as truths by readers.
NOGALES, Ariz. — Typically when a priest gives his sermon, he stands at the pulpit before his congregation, with a depiction of Jesus on the cross behind him.
Some members of Congress are skeptical of a new border surveillance system being rolled out in Arizona, citing a lack of specific measurements for its success and the $1 billion already spent on the failed program it replaces.
Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher’s directive clarifying existing guidelines on use of force is yet another step in the agency’s slow march in the right direction. Unfortunately, this deliberate approach to policy change falls far short of the needed action to halt unnecessary killings by agents.
Three men were arrested and a 481-foot drug tunnel in Nogales, Ariz., was shut down by federal authorities Monday night.
A man was shot to death Thursday night during a struggle with a U.S. Border Patrol agent near the Arizona-Mexico border, officials said Friday.
Members of Congress want to meet with the chief of Customs and Border Protection to talk about the agency’s use-of-force policies after it chose not to implement key conduct reforms.
Two suspended Border Patrol agents have each been sentenced to 24 months in prison as a result of their convictions for civil rights offenses.
When Border Patrol agents shoot at rock throwers, some argue it’s an unnecessary, disproportionate response: Deadly force against a mild threat.
A serious civil-rights crisis is taking place in Tucson under the watch of Police Chief Robert Villaseñor. What will City Manager Richard Miranda, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and the Tucson City Council do to remedy this monumental civil-rights standoff?
The two men detained last week after a traffic stop escalated into an immigration-policy protest have been released from the custody of federal immigration authorities.
Up to 70 detainees who were on the buses blocked by a Tucson protest Friday have now been deported through Calexico, Calif., and Del Rio, Texas, said Margo Cowan, a Tucson attorney and activist.
Just more than a year after SB 1070’s divisive show-me-your papers provisions came into effect, Tucson marked the occasion with capsules of pepper spray.
The ACLU of Arizona was to file a complaint today to the Department of Homeland Security requesting an investigation of what it calls unlawful roving patrol stops by Border Patrol agents in Southern Arizona.
Customs and Border Protection’s recently proposed changes to training policies and its incident-tracking system are a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done to curtail reported abuses by the largest law-enforcement agency in the United States.
Border Patrol agents shot three people in Southern Arizona between October and December last year.
Mexican police, aided by American investigators, recently arrested one of the fugitives wanted in the slaying of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, but it may be years before he’s brought to the United States.
A Customs and Border Protection air crew helped find a missing family early Friday in a dry lakebed southwest of Willcox.
PHOENIX — Tough-talking Sheriff Joe Arpaio is warning civilians who embark on armed patrols in remote desert terrain that they could end up “seeing 30 rounds fired” into them
Five suspects have been arrested and a sixth is wanted in connection with a human-smuggling ring that left one illegal border crosser dead.