U.S. Border Patrol

Maya Springhawk Robnett

President Donald Trump has vowed to build an impenetrable wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to keep people from coming into this country.   But there’s concern for the non-human traffic that traverses that line.  Maya Springhawk Robnett of the Arizona Science Desk reports.

Yuma-A U.S. Border Patrol agent shot a man near the U.S. Mexico Border in Arizona. Few details were released today at a press conference in Yuma.

Stephanie Sanchez

In May 2001-a group of 26 illegal immigrants from Mexico attempting to cross the U.S. Mexico Border were left to fend for themselves in the Arizona desert by the coyotes they’d hired to smuggle them into the United States.

With no food or water, 14 immigrants died of heat exhaustion.

The deaths sparked a debate over efforts to stem illegal immigration and humanitarian efforts to help immigrants who cross Arizona’s treacherous southern deserts.

Stephanie Sanchez

Yuma-U.S. Border Patrol Yuma Sector Agents acquired a new tool to deter drug and human smugglers along the Colorado River.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez has more on the Riverine Shallow Draft Vessel.

Arizona Edition - Born and raised in Tucson, Agent Linwood Estes is an Arizona native who began his career in the U.S. Border Patrol 4 ½  years ago.  The Yuma Sector agent wears many hats in the Border Patrol; he is an agent, an emergency medical technician, as well as a chaplain.  In this installment of Work Stories, Agent Estes tells us about a deadly week on patrol in the hot Arizona desert…