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Border Patrol

A U.S. Border Patrol agent and drug sniffing German Shepherd Jack-D prepare to search vehicles for drugs at a checkpoint near the U.S. Mexico border on Feb. 26, 2013 north of Nogales, Ariz. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Arizona Residents Monitoring Border Patrol Checkpoint

Some residents of the southern Arizona town of Arivaca are monitoring one checkpoint to see how many arrests and drug seizures the U.S. Border Patrol actually makes.


Undocumented Mexican immigrants walk after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border border into Arizona. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Mexican Teen Dies In Desert After Group Of Immigrants Abandoned By Smuggler

The U.S. Border Patrol says a young man from Mexico is dead after a group of immigrants got lost in the Arizona desert.


File photo of a courtroom. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Court Rules Arizona Sheriff Must Return Marijuana Seized From Woman

Yuma County authorities are expected to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review an Arizona ruling that the county’s sheriff must return marijuana seized from a woman with a California medical marijuana authorization honored by Arizona.


Sen. Dean Heller (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senate Adds Nevada To Immigration Panel

The Senate has agreed to give Nevada a place on a border security panel that will form if federal authorities can’t come up with a way to stop 90 percent of illegal border crossings.


File photo of the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Study: Deportation Doesn’t Deter Border Crossings

Arrests and deportation from the United States largely isn’t effective in keeping Mexican nationals from wanting to re-enter the country, particularly those who consider the United States their home, a study released Thursday by the University of Arizona found.


File photo of a border security expo. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Border Patrol Officials Cancel Speaking Engagements At Security Expo Due To Sequester Cuts

A border security expo set for Phoenix this week comes at a bad time for companies hoping to sell their high-tech wares to the federal government amid massive spending cuts that are affecting every agency, including the U.S. Border Patrol.


US Border Patrol agents (Photo credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Court Limits Border Searches Of Electronic Devices

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that Border Patrol agents must have reasonable suspicion of criminal activity before conducting comprehensive searches of laptops or other digital devices in what civil liberties activists are calling a significant victory for privacy rights.


U.S. Army National Guardsman Spc. Bernard Mendoza, 24, watches for illegal immigrants and drug smugglers crossing the U.S.-Mexico border on June 22, 2011 in Nogales, Ariz. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Border Patrol: Smugglers Use Cannon To Launch Cans Of Marijuana Into US

U.S. Border Patrol agents say smugglers have come up with yet another creative way to get drugs in the country — a cannon.


The U.S.- Mexico border wall is shown in Nogales, Arizona. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

Source: Mexican Teen Killed By US BP Agent

A U.S. Border Patrol agent opened fire on a group of people throwing rocks from across the Mexican border, killing a teenage boy and eliciting outrage from the Mexican government over the use of lethal force, authorities said Thursday.


A U.S. Border Patrol vehicle moves along the border fence with Mexico. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

N.M. State Police Finishing Joint Border Operation

New Mexico State Police and federal agents are wrapping up an aggressive effort to round up illegal weapons and stall narcotic trafficking in New Mexico’s Bootheel area.