Judge dismisses feds from lawsuit over agent death
A judge has dismissed federal employees from a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a slain Border Patrol agent over the botched "Fast and Furious" gun operation, noting congressionally-mandated remedies are already in place for when an agent dies in the line of duty.
Border Patrol pay reform would cut agents’ take-home, but add stability
Reforming the Border Patrol pay system could save taxpayers $1 billion over the next decade, while giving peace of mind to agents whose pay has been threatened by sequestration, said supporters of a bill introduced Wednesday.
Border Patrol rejects curbs on force
SAN DIEGO (AP) ai??i?? Border Patrol agents will be allowed to continue using deadly force against rock-throwers, the chief of the agency said, despite the recommendation of a government-commissioned review to end the practice.
With Napolitano out, Arizonans are wary of new Homeland Security chief
When former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano stepped down as the Department of Homeland Security secretary in August, the reaction from policymakers along Arizona’s border with Mexico was mixed.
House approves border security funding, in 13th ‘piecemeal’ budget bill
The House voted Thursday to fund Department of Homeland Security operations for fiscal 2014, the latest in a string of votes to reopen specific agencies in a strategy that Democrats deride as “cherry-picking” areas of the government.
Detention of men prompts immigration protest
Tucson's police chief says officers were following the law during a traffic stop of two immigrants that turned into a heated protest.
ACLU files complaint against Border Patrol in Arizona
The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking a federal government probe into allegations of constitutional rights violations by U.S. Border Patrol agents in Arizona.
Immigration advocates push to keep focus on comprehensive reform
For weeks, advocates have pushed to keep the issue of immigration reform in front of the public, during the debate over Syria, during the budget impasse, during the government shutdown.
Border Patrol mission continues during shutdown, even if pay does not
The government shutdown is no shutdown for border patrol agents, whose law enforcement and life-saving duties do not take a hiatus – even though their pay might.
Arizona sheriff: Armed militias beware or be shot
Tough-talking Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is warning civilians who embark on armed patrols in remote desert terrain that they could end up with "30 rounds fired into" them by one of his deputies.
Agent accused of smuggling pot jailed until trial
A U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of smuggling marijuana earlier this month while on duty in southwestern Arizona will remain in jail while he awaits trial.
Border Patrol agent arrested in smuggling probe
Authorities say a U.S. Border Patrol agent has been arrested on suspicion of smuggling drugs.