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A Border Patrol agent drives his white and green vehicle, above, along the border fence as cars and people cross a road the runs alongside the international border in Tijuana, Mexico, Friday, June 22, 2012. Former Border Patrol agents Raul Villarreal and his older brother and fellow former agent, Fidel Villarreal, are charged with smuggling hundreds of Brazilians and Mexicans to the United States in Border Patrol vehicles. Federal prosecutors say the brothers were tipped they were under investigation in June 2006, prompting them to empty their retirement accounts and flee to Mexico. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
A sad day for not only Arizonans but for all Americans. Another heroic U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed in the line of duty. Words of condolence to the family of officer Brian Terry seem so inadequate at this time. The agents of the U.S. Border Patrol perform the front-line defense of America’s borders. Theirs is a thankless job. They are reviled and demeaned by the left-wing liberals as racist bigots. Yet I, as a Mexican-American, have only been treated with courtesy and respect whenever I have crossed back to the United States.
TUCSON - An illegal immigrant attempting to cross into the United States broke her leg and was rescued by Border Patrol agents using all-terrain vehicles.
WASHINGTON — A group of House Republicans say Border Patrol agents should be granted direct control over U.S. borders, even on federal lands managed by other agencies.
TUCSON -- Motorcycles, all terrain vehicles and other equipment has been presented to Mexican authorities by the U.S. Border Patrol.
Kent Terry, the brother of slain US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry will be the main speaker during the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Peace Officer’s Memorial Service on Thursday.
Gov. Janet Napolitano is escalating her war of words with federal officials over efforts to recruit Border Patrol officers to go to Iraq, accusing the Bush administration of putting that country’s national interests ahead of the United States’.
Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik is deputizing two U.S. Border Patrol officers without having to get either the permission of county supervisors or a state law that says he can ignore them.
NACO - Investigators were scouring the Naco, Arizona area Wednesday following the death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie.
NOGALES, Ariz. — A shootout between border patrol agents and bandits in the rugged canyons near Mexico's border left one officer dead and a suspect injured, a union official said Wednesday, the latest outburst of violence along the busiest smuggling corridor into the U.S.
SAN DIEGO - Border Patrol agents are firing tear gas and powerful pepper-spray weapons across the border into Mexico to repel what the agency says are an increasing number of attacks by assailants hurling rocks, bottles and bricks.
SIERRA VISTA — The funeral for slain U.S. Border Patrol agent Nicholas Ivie is set for Monday in Sierra Vista, Ariz.
BISBEE - An unidentified Mexican man has been shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent in the United States near Naco, authorities said.
NACO, AZ - Authorities say a U.S. Border Patrol agent died after a shooting near Naco, Ariz. early Tuesday morning.
TUCSON — The U.S. government has halted flights home for Mexicans caught entering the country illegally in the deadly summer heat of Arizona's deserts, a money-saving move that ends a seven-year experiment that cost taxpayers nearly $100 million.
TUCSON - The Pima County sheriff wants a U.S. Border Patrol agent assigned to a new border crimes unit and deputized to enforce local and state laws.
The U.S. Border Patrol agent killed last week in a shooting in southern Arizona apparently opened fire on two fellow agents thinking they were armed smugglers and was killed when they returned fire, the head of the Border Patrol agents' union said Sunday.
Customs officials are free to hold on to someone’s computer to search it for forbidden items — and even take it 170 miles away to Tucson — without violating the owner’s constitutional rights, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday.
PHOENIX — The shooting of two U.S. Border Patrol agents near the Arizona-Mexico border may have been a case of friendly fire, a union chief for border agents and law enforcement officials said Friday.
A House committee approved a bill Wednesday that would waive environmental regulations for Border Patrol activities within 100 miles of any U.S. border.
SAN LUIS - Military bulldozers, road graders and other heavy equipment rumbled along the Mexican border early Monday as more than 50 National Guardsmen from Utah became the first unit to get to work under President Bush's crackdown on illegal immigration.
PHOENIX – An elite team of Arizona Department of Public Safety officers made over 100 arrests last year of those smuggling drugs, people and currency or committing other major crimes, an official said Wednesday to a legislative panel on border issues.
What would Americans think if Mexican officials routinely fired pepper spray and tear gas into California neighborhoods as a way to root out, say, smugglers who were operating from the U.S. side of the border?
WASHINGTON – A bill that would grant the Department of Homeland Security unprecedented access to federal lands near the border was sharply criticized Friday for giving the department unchecked authority.