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America's Biggest Crime Scene

America's Biggest Crime Scene

The U.S.-Mexico border is one of the most dangerous patrol areas in the country, and the Border Patrol agents who work its most remote areas are often many miles away from help.

December 7, 2017

Cross-border Tunnels: What Lies Beneath

Cross-border Tunnels: What Lies Beneath

The Nogales Tunnel Task Force, headed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations, was established in 2011 and is made up of personnel from CBP, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and state and local agencies.

October 8, 2015

The Guardians of the Border

The Guardians of the Border

United States Border Patrol agents regularly deal with conflicting or nonsensical information regarding policies and procedures, but they soldier on because they believe in the mission.

September 30, 2015

Dear Mr. President

Dear Mr. President

Whether they carry the title of agent, officer, or marshal, your federal officers are being sent into the teeth of a war without weapons and with rules of engagement written by fools. Worse, one of your agencies tasked with the job of keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous criminals has actually been supplying those criminals with weapons.

April 11, 2011

It's Time to Get Tough on Drugs, America
Combating Human Smuggling

Combating Human Smuggling

A storm-water channel connecting the higher-elevation Nogales, Sonora, brings runoff into Nogales, Ariz., and can also deliver illegal immigrants willing to risk drowning when the waters rise.

October 31, 2010

Patrolling the Broken Border

Patrolling the Broken Border

A metal fence divides Nogales, USA from another Nogales: Nogales, Sonora, a much poorer Nogales where law enforcement is under attack from drug trafficking cartels and the cartels are under attack from many rivals.

October 31, 2010

Finding a Cure for a Cancer

Drug money is so corrupting that the drug lords have bribed both police and soldiers at the highest levels of the Mexican government.

March 1, 2009

Grand Theft Arizona

Grand Theft Arizona

Indeed, when it comes to curbing vehicle theft in Tucson—a city with one of the highest per-capita auto theft rates in the nation—the battle is often waged on uncertain ground. Being located just 40 minutes from the notoriously permeable U.S.-Mexico border doesn’t help matters, either.

October 1, 2004

Paradox View

Cops are caught between a rock and a hard place on illegal immigration.

November 1, 2003

The Soft Underbelly

Terrorists seeking access to the "Great Satan" can just walk across the border.

February 1, 2003

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