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Border Patrol agents to remain on duty despite government shutdown

Most CBP employees considered essential

The vast majority of U.S. customs officials are expected to remain on duty throughout the United States government shutdown. According ...

Group of 15 immigrants stranded at sea off the coast of Baja California rescued

Immigrants had paid to be taken to the U.S. by sea, but were left at sea for over 12 hours

A group of 15 immigrants were rescued by the Mexican navy after being left at sea for over 12 hours ...

Calexico border agents seize cash headed for Mexico, meth headed for U.S.

Agents seize 59 pounds of meth and $654,900 in separate busts

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico port of entry have been busy in recent days, making busts ...

Gael Garcia Bernal to star in immigration film shot in Baja California

Movie to depict immigrants and American citizen taking border patrolling into own hands

Gael Garcia Bernal, a widely popular Mexican actor and film director, is set to star in a film that will ...

Border agents make big seizure at Otay Mesa

Meth, cocaine, and heroin found inside vehicles gas tank

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials, agents at the Otay Mesa port of entry seized over 52 pounds ...

More than 8,000 ex-cons deported to Tijuana in 2013

Tijuana has received more deportees with criminal records than any other border city

Tijuana’s municipal police chief, Jesús Alberto Capella Ibarra, announced that the city has received more than 8,000 deported ex-convicts from ...

Baja Attorney General: Arellano Félix Cártel has not disappeared

Statements made after DEA declares organization extinct

Rommel Moreno Manjarrez, the Baja California Attorney General, announced that despite claims made by the DEA, the Arellano Félix Cártel ...

Eduardo Arellano Félix receives 15 year prison sentence

Arellano Félix drug cartel boss receives sentence after pleading guilty in May to multiple charges

Eduardo Arellano Félix, one of the former leaders of the Arellano Félix drug cartel, has been sentenced to a 15 ...

Baja California received more than 25% of deportations in 2012 from U.S.

400,000 deported to Mexico last year, 126,000 to Baja California

The Instituto Nacional de Migración (National Migration Institute or INM) of Mexico released its estimates on the number of Mexicans ...

Banners placed across Tijuana denounce abuse by state police

Messages ask governor to stop human rights violations

At least twelve handmade banners were placed across Tijuana and Rosarito with messages denouncing abuses by the state police, on ...

New northbound lanes at San Ysidro POE to open Friday

Five new traffic lanes hope to shorten wait times, pedestrian lane opened Tuesday

The San Ysidro port of entry plans to open up five new northbound traffic lanes on Friday, August 16. According ...

Majority of asylum seekers at Otay Mesa are from violent state of Michoacán

Some suggest the influx of applicants is due to a scam, while others note a change in policy

The Otay Mesa port of entry has seen a large influx of asylum seekers from Mexico in recent days, as ...

Marijuana plantation destroyed near U.S. border in Baja

Large plants discovered on farm east of Tecate

Authorities located a marijuana plantation near the U.S.-Mexico border in Baja California on Friday, August 9. State authorities said an ...

Panga boat carrying $4 million in marijuana nabbed on California coast, first spotted near La Jolla

Small boat finally stopped southwest of Laguna Beach, two suspects arrested

A panga boat, which originated in Mexico, was stopped 12 miles southwest of Laguna Beach with over $4 million worth ...

Suspect in murder of Ensenada priest apprehended in Tijuana

Man claims to have know priest for over 15 years before killing him

A suspect has been arrested in Tijuana for the murder of an Ensenada Catholic priest on July 21. Local authorities ...

Mexican authorities on alert for James DiMaggio, homicide and kidnapping suspect

Suspect alleged to have taken two children after killing two and burning home

Authorities in Mexico have been put on alert after a wanted San Diego County man may have fled across the ...

Cross border terminal from Tijuana airport to Otay Mesa could begin construction soon

Project leaders intend to finalize plans any day and begin 14 month construction

A cross border terminal, which would connect Otay Mesa, CA with the Tijuana International Airport, could possibly begin construction by ...

Activists protest against policies on border where 477 immigrants died in 2012

Human rights defenders protest on both sides of border by placing white crosses

Human rights activists participated in a demonstration by placing white crosses near the U.S.-Mexico border on Sunday, August 4. The ...

Large drug seizures on both sides of border

Meth, cocaine, heroin, and marijuana seized along the U.S.-Mexico border

A series of large drug seizures, by law enforcement departments on both sides of the border, have occurred over the ...

74 United States fugitives arrested in Baja California in 2013

Number 74 was a highly wanted fugitive from Los Angeles accused of multiple rapes

According to Baja California authorities, 74 United States fugitives have been arrested in Baja California so far in 2013. Alfredo ...

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