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GAO report raises doubts about successor to ‘virtual fence’ in Arizona

GAO report raises doubts about successor to ‘virtual fence’ in Arizona

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.

March 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
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

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Tucson man sentenced to 18 years for child pornography

A Tucson man, who was a convicted felon, was sentenced in federal court Tuesday to 18 years in prison for accessing child pornography.

September 17, 2013 4:00 pm
‘Dreamers’ cross Nogales border in test of federal policy

‘Dreamers’ cross Nogales border in test of federal policy

NOGALES — Nine “dreamers” from across the United States arrived at Morley Gate,the Pedestrian crossing in Nogales, Sonora, this morning wearing caps and gowns and looking for entry into the United States.

July 22, 2013 1:55 pm Photos

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How the immigration reform bill relates to Arizona

Senators introduced Tuesday night a long-awaited immigration bill that seeks to reform what many from both sides of the debate call a broken immigration system. The legislation invests billions of dollars in border security; mandates that all employers verify the legal status of their employ…

April 17, 2013 3:42 pmLoading…
US released more than 2,000 illegal immigrants, report says

US released more than 2,000 illegal immigrants, report says

WASHINGTON — The Associated Press has learned that the Homeland Security Department released more than 2,000 illegal immigrants facing deportation from immigration jails in recent weeks because of looming budget cuts. It also planned to release 3,000 more during March.

March 01, 2013 2:07 pmLoading…

New Border Patrol station to open in Why

WHY — U.S. Border Patrol officials are opening the doors to their newest station in southeastern Arizona.

November 27, 2012 10:00 amLoading…

29 people approved for delayed deportation

WASHINGTON — With less than two months to go before the Nov. 6 election, the Obama administration has approved applications from 29 illegal immigrants hoping to avoid deportation and get a work permit, the Department of Homeland Security said Friday.

September 14, 2012 3:11 pmLoading…
Customs helicopter rescues illegal immigrant off cliff in S. Arizona

Customs helicopter rescues illegal immigrant off cliff in S. Arizona

An illegal immigrant was rescued by a Customs and Border Protection helicopter from the Cerro Colorado Mountains near Arivaca on Tuesday after he was stuck on a near-vertical cliff, authorities said.

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Gay relationships to be weighed in deportation cases

SAN FRANCISCO — Amid pressure from Democratic lawmakers, Homeland Security officials reiterated Friday that a foreigner’s longstanding same-sex relationship with a U.S. citizen could help stave off the threat of deportation.

August 03, 2012 3:55 pmLoading…

Napolitano defends Obama's immigration policy

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is defending President Barack Obama's decision to stop deporting many illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and let them apply for work permits.

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Former federal agent in Nogales, Ariz., sentenced to prison

A federal prosecutor likened former Homeland Security Special Agent Jovana Deas to a “mini Aldrich Ames” today in Tucson’s U.S. District Court, but a federal judge still resisted his urging that Deas get 10 years in prison.

June 29, 2012 3:14 pm

Ariz. police agencies lose federal immigration arrest authority

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has stripped seven Arizona police agencies of their special powers to make federal immigration arrests.

June 25, 2012 5:35 pmLoading…

Feds' move weakens Arizona’s ability to enforce remaining SB 1070 provision

Homeland Security will not send its officers to pick up suspected illegal immigrants snared by local police in Arizona unless the person meets the agency’s priority criteria.

June 25, 2012 12:43 pmLoading…

More than 32K rounds of ammo seized in Nogales

More than 32,000 rounds of ammunition has been seized from a stash house at the southern Arizona border, federal authorities say.

June 11, 2012 3:03 pm

Arizona lawmaker kills bill on border-area warnings

A southern Arizona legislator says she’s scrapping her bill to have the state Department of Homeland Security to issue public safety warnings about border-area dangers related to illegal immigration.

March 13, 2012 1:02 pmLoading…

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