| Jun 30, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Finally, I am a card-carrying member of the Global Entry program. After months of procrastination, I may now be able to enter the country more quickly. But that wasn't my primary goal. So why bother?
I confessed in a Dec. 30 On the Spot column that I...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 3:12 PM
TUCSON — The numbers of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally into this country are at historical lows, but a report released Wednesday shows that the death rates among these migrants are at an all-time high in the southern Arizona...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 5:21 PM
NOGALES, Ariz. — Gun runners once were so nonchalant about driving into Mexico that one smuggler stashed a .50-caliber rifle on the top of the engine block of a sedan, the weapon visible to anyone who bothered to pop the hood.
It was 2010 and word...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 12:20 PM
In its current form, the so-called Gang of Eight immigration bill increases funding for border security by up to $6.5 billion. When it comes to technology and equipment, the Senate bill doesn't go into much detail on how the government should spend its...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 8:24 PM
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.
The scrutiny of U.S. Customs and Border Protection enforcement practices...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Three young immigrants who entered the United States illegally as children are in Mexico and will try to cross the border back into the U.S. as part of a campaign to reduce deportations.
At the border, the three will ask to be admitted legally, but they...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 12:55 PM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents intercepted a type of mealybug pest in an exotic fruit at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, federal officials said Monday.
The bug, formally known as Maconellicoccus multipori,...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 2:15 PM
An 11-year-old girl from Burbank who was allegedly abducted by her mother and taken to Mexico eight years ago has been found, police announced Friday.
In 2005, the mother – identified by police as Gabriela Barrett, 53 – took her then-3-year-...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 10:53 AM
A panga-style boat loaded with $4 million in marijuana has been seized off the coast of Laguna Beach and two men taken into custody, federal authorities reported.
The boat, carrying 119 packages of marijuana, was first spotted several miles off the...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Two men were taken into custody early Tuesday after federal officials seized their boat and found more than $4 million in marijuana, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.
Federal agents stopped a panga with two Mexican men and 119...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:41 PM
The Idaho wilderness where a group of horseback riders believe they encountered Amber Alert suspect James Lee DiMaggio and 16-year-old Hannah Anderson is “extremely rugged” and unforgiving, said one longtime wilderness guide.