Tucson Sector

Armed Human Smugglers Arrested in Arizona near Border

Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector arrested multiple armed human smugglers as they attempted to move their “cargo” into the U.S. interior this week. The agents also interdicted multiple dangerous smuggling attempts.

Agents in Arizona arrest two human smugglers with multiple weapons. (U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

UPDATE: Migrant Killed After Assaulting Agent, Says Arizona Sheriff

Information emerging from the investigation by an Arizona border sheriff into a Border Patrol agent-involved shooting of a migrant reveals the migrant assaulted the agent during an arrest. The migrant reportedly struck the agent multiple times before pickup up a rock to throw at the agent.

NOGALES, AZ - DECEMBER 09: Mounted U.S. Border Patrol agents ride near the U.S.-Mexico border on December 9, 2014 near Nogales, Arizona. With increased manpower and funding in recent years, the Border Patol has seen the number illegal crossings and apprehensions of undocumented immigrants decrease in the Tucson sector. Agents …

166 Migrants Apprehended in Group After Crossing AZ Border

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a large group of migrants abandoned in the Arizona desert over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The group of 166 migrants included more than 70 unaccompanied migrant children between the ages of eight and 17 years.

Three Points Station agents apprehend a group of 166 migrants near Sasabe, Arizona. (U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

Texas Migrant Bridge Camp Empty — Some Moved to Other U.S. Border Sectors

DEL RIO, Texas — Border Patrol officials cleared the last remaining migrants on Friday from the infamous camp under the Del Rio International Bridge. At one point earlier this week, the Biden administration detained as many as 15,000 mostly Haitian migrants in squalid conditions under the bridge. Since then, officials moved the migrants to other detention facilities, to Haiti on Title 42 repatriation flights, allowed some to self-deport to Mexico, or released some into the United States with notices to report to an immigration office for expedited removal hearings.

Workers cleared the grounds under the Del Rio International Bridge after the last remaining migrants were removed. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol)