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IN THIS SECTION   Arizona     Articles-Arizona     New Mexico     Articles-New Mexico    Migrant Deaths Along Border     Trump     Border Agent Incident (Lorenzo Hernandez) (scroll down if links are not active) ARIZONA ARIZONA ARTICLES Arizona Central (2019/09/05) Arizona takes $30 million hit for Trump's border wall (Wasn't Mexico supposed to pay?  EJ Montini https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/ej-montini/2019/09/05/border-wall-takes-30-million-hit-out- arizona/2221527001/ NBC/US News 2014/06/21 - Border Insecurity: Arizona Ranchers Frustrated Over Smugglers, Crime https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/border-insecurity-arizona-ranchers-frustrated-over-smugglers-crime- n106711 Excerpt: SIERRA VISTA, ARIZONA—On a steep and rugged road along the U.S. border, Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels pointed to a well-worn foot trail leading from Mexico into Arizona. It's a path, he said, that is frequently used by smugglers to ferry immigrants and drugs into the United States.  Dannels noted that the international border fence there, which stands only a few feet tall, is clearly no deterrent to traffickers who in recent years, he said, have become more aggressive and dangerous to anyone standing in their way. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/border-insecurity-arizona-ranchers-frustrated-over-smugglers-crime- n106711 NPR (2017/02/23) Border Wall Would Cut Across Land Sacred To Native Tribe. By Laurel Morales https://www.npr.org/2017/02/23/516477313/border-wall-would-cut-across-land-sacred-to-native-tribe Excerpt:  The Tohono O'odham people believe their creator lives in the holiest of rocks, Baboquivari Peak; President Trump's wall would cut across this mountain range — as well as sacred burial ground. Jose says they're not asking the Trump administration to get out. The tribe is asking them to collaborate. https://www.npr.org/2017/02/23/516477313/border-wall-would-cut-across-land-sacred-to-native-tribe Code Switch The Environmental Consequences Of A Wall On The U.S.-Mexico Border "We're not your enemy. We're your ally. We want to work with you in protecting America," he says. Sfgate (2019/09/05) In Arizona, Pentagon-funded border fence already underway.  By Astrid Galvan. https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/In-Arizona-Pentagon-funded-border-fence-already-14416772.php Arizona Border Defenders:   Private, Not a government agency.  Put here for perspective, information. http://azborderdefenders.org/ NEW MEXICO Information Websites or Agencies Related to Border Issues Global Security dot org  note from Police Factor: excellent overview, gets us right into a wide range of border issues fast Foreign relations US border https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/mexico/foreign-relations-us-border.htm Mexpro  note from Police Factor:  this is being added as an addition to our knowledge of NM borders in general (2017/08/21) Where to Cross the New Mexico/Mexican Border Posted August 21, 2017 by Roxanna Brock McDade & filed under Border Crossing. https://www.mexpro.com/blog/cross-new-mexicomexican-border Excerpt: There are only three border crossings into Mexico from New Mexico, and all cross into the Mexico state of Chihuahua in the western half of the state. If it’s important to you to be able to get to the border quickly and get on your way to your Mexico destination, it may be worth your while to know what roads to take (both going north and south), what services are available and how busy the crossing. Save time by getting the low-down from Mexpro. New Mexico Border Authority http://www.nmborder.com/ Excerpt:  The New Mexico Border Authority is an executive branch state agency that provides leadership in the development of the state's international ports of entry as well as serving as the Governor's advisor and point of contact for those interested in opportunities at the ports of entry. This agency also facilitates new infrastructure, trade opportunities, job opportunities, job training capabilities and many other activities that contribute to development of a productive economy along the New Mexico border US Border Patrol dot com: private website, not associated with government also see New Mexico gangs section http://www.usborderpatrol.com/Border_Patrol90.htm ARTICLES - NEW MEXICO Albuq. Jrnl (2019/03/25) Border patrol closes highway checkpoints in New Mexico https://www.abqjournal.com/1296117/border-patrol-closes-highway-checkpoints-in-new-mexico.html Deming Headlight (2019/02/08) Area Rancher shares experience along SW NM border https://www.demingheadlight.com/story/news/2019/02/08/area-rancher-shares-experience-along-southwestern- new-mexico-border/2801165002/ Excerpt:  Russell Johnson, whose ranch borders Mexico, said he has dealt with break-ins, litter, theft and damage to his property and livestock from trespassing immigrants KOB (2019/01/27) New Mexico ranchers frustrated with situation along U.S.-Mexico border.  By Chris Ramirez https://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/new-mexico-ranchers-frustrated-with-situation-along-us-mexico- border/5220568/ KVIA (2019/04/15) Video: trial for man accused of kidnapping off duty border agent begins https://www.kvia.com/news/new-mexico/trial-for-man-accused-of-kidnapping-off-duty-border-agent- begins/1069171202 Law Officer dot com (2017/06/11) Border patrol agent kidnapped and tortured in New Mexico https://lawofficer.com/news/border-patrol-agent-kidnapped-and-tortured-in-new-mexico/ Police One (2017/06/21) 2 arrested in off duty NM border agent attack: Agent Lorenzo Hernandez said the suspects, who asked for a ride, pulled out weapons and instructed Hernandez to follow their orders. By Carlos Andres Lopez. https://www.policeone.com/border-patrol/articles/374294006-2-arrested-in-off-duty-NM-border-agent-attack/ Washington Examiner (2019/07/23) US general cartels are using migrants to distract from drug smuggling at the border. By Russ Read. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/us-general-cartels-are-using-migrants-to- distract-from-drug-smuggling-at-the-border Washington Times (2019/05/27) First-ever private border wall built in New Mexico Half-mile section to close 'gap' in Border Patrol's fence https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/27/first-ever-private-border-wall-built-new-mexico/ BORDER AGENT INCIDENT - LORENZO HERNANDEZ KVIA (2019/04/15) Video: trial for man accused of kidnapping off duty border agent begins https://www.kvia.com/news/new-mexico/trial-for-man-accused-of-kidnapping-off-duty-border-agent- begins/1069171202 Law Officer dot com (2017/06/11) Border patrol agent kidnapped and tortured in New Mexico https://lawofficer.com/news/border-patrol-agent-kidnapped-and-tortured-in-new-mexico/ Police One (2017/06/21) 2 arrested in off duty NM border agent attack: Agent Lorenzo Hernandez said the suspects, who asked for a ride, pulled out weapons and instructed Hernandez to follow their orders. By Carlos Andres Lopez. https://www.policeone.com/border-patrol/articles/374294006-2-arrested-in-off-duty-NM-border-agent-attack/ MIGRANT DEATHS ALONG BORDER Southern Border dot org Deaths by border patrol https://www.southernborder.org/deaths_by_border_patrol Wikipedia Migrant deaths along the Mexico US border https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Migrant_deaths_along_the_Mexico–United_States_border TRUMP Detroit News (2019/04/11) Trump admin lawsuits border killings https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/nation/2019/04/11/trump-administration-lawsuits-border- killings/39333343/ Fox News (2017/12/05) Dramatic spike in violent attacks against us border agents provokes outrage https://www.foxnews.com/us/dramatic-spike-in-violent-attacks-against-us-border-agents-provokes-outrage The Intercept (2018/04/23) How the border patrol faked statistics showing a 73 percent rise in assaults against agents. By Debbie Nathan https://theintercept.com/2018/04/23/border-patrol-agents-assaulted-cbp-fbi/ New York Times (2019/01/10) Trump along the border of Texas https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/10/us/politics/trump-wall-texas-border.html Tucson (2019/08/24) Work on Trump border wall starts in Arizona, New Mexico. By Cedar Attanasio and Astrid Galvan The Associated Press  https://tucson.com/news/state-and-regional/work-on-trump-border-wall-starts-in-arizona-new- mexico/article_0548c5f3-c165-5dac-9353-87f00a8fcea4.html USA Today (2019/05/11) Trump wants a border wall: The Pentagon announced $1.5B for border barriers Friday. What's the status of the wall? https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/05/10/trump-wants-border-wall-what-status-its- construction/1145825001/ Washington Post (2019/01/10)  Amid shutdown, Trump visits McAllen Texas in effort to boost argument for border wall https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-to-travel-to-texas-in-effort-to-boost-argument-for-border- wall/2019/01/10/88b39ed6-14e5-11e9-803c-4ef28312c8b9_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.1c3119387686 Updates:  2019/09/20 articles added - KOB (2019/01/27); NPR (2017/02/23); Tucson (2019/08/24)  2019/09/06 two articles dated 9/5/19 on border wall added - Sfgate, Ariz Repub.  2019/09/05 US Border Patrol dot com added (non-govt listing); also added “In this section” index at top of page; Page started 2019/07/23