As Arizona looks to defund border security, cartels move smuggling efforts west

(The Center Square) – Since Gov. Katie Hobbs was sworn into office in January, the number of foreign nationals illegally entering Arizona has incre...

March 22, 2023
4:26 AM

(The Center Square) – Since Gov. Katie Hobbs was sworn into office in January, the number of foreign nationals illegally entering Arizona has increased primarily in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Tucson Sector. And as several factors, including Texas expanding border security efforts, are resulting in illegal border crossings increasing further west, law enforcement officials say Arizona can expect greater numbers. Arizona's 378 miles of shared border with Mexico is patrolled by agents in two CBP sectors of Tucson and Yuma.

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