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Figure in Fast and Furious ring to be sentenced
Nov 19, 2013

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.

Nov 14, 2013

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.

Nov 6, 2013

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.

Oct 28, 2013

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.

Oct 11, 2013

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.

Oct 10, 2013

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.

Oct 9, 2013

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.

Oct 4, 2013

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.

Oct 3, 2013

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.

Aug 21, 2013

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
Dec 21, 2012

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.

Agent accused of smuggling pot jailed until trial
Dec 4, 2012

Border Patrol agent arrested in smuggling probe

Authorities say a U.S. Border Patrol agent has been arrested on suspicion of smuggling drugs.