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Tag: Arizona-Mexico Border

Border Patrol Experiences Double-Digit Decline in Immigrant Deaths, Arrests on Arizona Border

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

If the Arizona-Mexico border is any indication, fewer immigrants are dying and getting arrested.

Fox News reports a 16% decline in arrests at the Arizona border and a 40% drop during the present fiscal year.

Between Oct. 1 and March 1, about 42,600 immigrants were detained, compared with 50,900 during this period last year.

“We notice that far fewer immigrants are crossing the border, particularly in the eastern desert region where we previously reported a large proportion of the deaths and rescues,” Adame said.

In the 2014 fiscal year, Border Patrol recoded 31 deaths, compared to 52 during the same period last year.

Ex-Border Patrol Agent Who Smuggled Drugs from Border to Be Sentenced Today

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

A former U.S. Border Patrol agent who smuggled bundles of marijuana from the Arizona-Mexico border is set to be sentenced  today, The Republic reports.

Anaya, who also pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm while committing a drug offense, was caught on surveillance loading bundles of pot into his patrol car between Yuma and Wellton.

Anaya said he accepts responsibility and is asking for the five-year minimum sentence.

Prosecutors agreed to the terms.

Mexican Man Pleads Guilty in Fatal Shooting of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry

Brian Terry

 
Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

 A Mexican man pleaded guilty Tuesday in Arizona in the killing of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry near the Arizona-Mexican border in 2010, the Associated Press reports.

Manuel Osorio-Arellanes said he and others snuck into the U.S. a week before the shootout to rob marijuana smugglers, stashing guns and food supplies north of the border.

It’s unclear which of the five suspects – three of whom remain at large – fired the fatal shot on Dec. 14, the AP reported.

Terry’s death broke open details of the botched gun-smuggling operation, “Fast and Furious,” because two weapons bought during the operation were found at the scene.

Osorio-Arellanes is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 11.

Prosecutors agreed not to seek the death penalty.