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  • MAP: Where Dennis Welch and Morgan Loew will be during their '24 Hours on the Border'

    MAP: Where Dennis Welch and Morgan Loew will be during their '24 Hours on the Border'

    (Source: Google maps)(Source: Google maps)

    Morgan Loew and Dennis Welch travel from Douglas on the east and Yuma on the west to show you exactly what's at stake and how President-elect Donald Trump's controversial campaign promises could alter the landscape on both sides of Arizona's border with Mexico. 

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    Morgan Loew and Dennis Welch travel from Douglas on the east and Yuma on the west to show you exactly what's at stake and how President-elect Donald Trump's controversial campaign promises could alter the landscape on both sides of Arizona's border with Mexico. 

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  • STATS: What did NOT come across the border?

    STATS: What did NOT come across the border?

    (Source: US Customs and Border Protection)(Source: US Customs and Border Protection)

    We often hear about what crosses the border into Arizona, but what about what does not? Drugs. Money. Weapons. People. Statistics tell the story. Here are the seizure and arrest numbers reported by CBP Office of Field Operations - Tucson Field Office.

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    We often hear about what crosses the border into Arizona, but what about what does not? Drugs. Money. Weapons. People. Statistics tell the story. Here are the seizure and arrest numbers reported by CBP Office of Field Operations - Tucson Field Office.

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  • AT A GLANCE: About the border

    AT A GLANCE: About the border

    Do you know how big the border between the U.S. and our neighbor to the south is? How much of the border is in Arizona? How much is fenced? Find out here!

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    Do you know how big the border between the U.S. and our neighbor to the south is? How much of the border is in Arizona? How much is fenced? Find out here!

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  • COMPARE: Border apprehensions in AZ, rest of country

    COMPARE: Border apprehensions in AZ, rest of country

    Tuesday, January 17 2017 11:26 AM EST2017-01-17 16:26:09 GMT

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported more than 13.2 million border apprehensions nationwide between 2000 and 2016. How many of those were in Arizona?

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    U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported more than 13.2 million border apprehensions nationwide between 2000 and 2016. How many of those were in Arizona?

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  • INFOGRAM: By the numbers

    INFOGRAM: By the numbers

    The number of border apprehensions hit an all-time high in 1986. This chart shows the breakdown of border apprehensions by year for both Arizona and the country as a whole from 2000 through 2016.

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    The number of border apprehensions hit an all-time high in 1986. This chart shows the breakdown of border apprehensions by year for both Arizona and the country as a whole from 2000 through 2016.

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Dennis WlechVeteran political reporter Dennis Welch is a well-respected political expert in Arizona.

Dennis Welch
Political Editor

Before making the move to television, Welch wrote and edited for the Arizona Guardian, a highly influential online news site dedicated to Arizona politics and government where he served as owner and editor. During his Guardian days, Welch was a frequent guest on “Politics Unplugged” and has been a regular fixture on the state political landscape since 2005 appearing on numerous radio and television talk shows. “I am thrilled to start working with such a talented and dedicated staff of journalists,” said Welch. “This is a great opportunity to broaden the reach of my political coverage and tell stories that affect Arizona voters and their families.” With more than 13 years of experience under his belt, Welch’s arrival only strengthens 3TV’s commitment to providing first-rate political and government coverage across all platforms. When not covering politics, Welch is an avid runner and fronts a punk rock band that plays frequently throughout the Southwest and California. Welch is a well-respected political expert in Arizona and his addition means 3TV will provide a stronger, more robust political presence in Arizona. He joins 3TV from the Arizona Guardian, a highly influential online news site dedicated to Arizona politics and government where he served as owner and editor. During his Guardian days, Welch was a frequent guest on “Politics Unplugged” and has been a regular fixture on the state political landscape since 2005 appearing on numerous radio and television talk shows. “I am thrilled to start working with such a talented and dedicated staff of journalists,” said Welch. “This is a great opportunity to broaden the reach of my political coverage and tell stories that affect Arizona voters and their families.” With more than 13 years of experience under his belt, Welch’s arrival only strengthens 3TV’s commitment to providing first-rate political and government coverage across all platforms. When not covering politics, Welch is an avid runner and fronts a punk rock band that plays frequently throughout the Southwest and California.

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  • 24 Hours on the Border: The storiesMore>>

  • Deported immigrants desperate and depressed in Nogales, Sonora

    Deported immigrants desperate and depressed in Nogales, Sonora

    Thursday, January 19 2017 11:55 PM EST2017-01-20 04:55:09 GMT
    (Source: 3TV /CBS 5)(Source: 3TV /CBS 5)

    Every day, often twice a day, white buses chartered by the Department of Homeland Security drop immigrants off at the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales. These are people who have been targeted for deportation due to prior convictions, non-citizens who just finished prison sentences, and recent border-crossers who were caught in the desert by Border Patrol agents. They are told to walk south, back across the border into Mexico.

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    Every day, often twice a day, white buses chartered by the Department of Homeland Security drop immigrants off at the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales. These are people who have been targeted for deportation due to prior convictions, non-citizens who just finished prison sentences, and recent border-crossers who were caught in the desert by Border Patrol agents. They are told to walk south, back across the border into Mexico.

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  • Trump, tariffs and a potential trade war

    Trump, tariffs and a potential trade war

    Thursday, January 19 2017 11:55 PM EST2017-01-20 04:55:09 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    If Donald Trump follows through on his campaign promises, Arizona could find itself on the front line of a trade war, and that has business owners along the border on edge.

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    If Donald Trump follows through on his campaign promises, Arizona could find itself on the front line of a trade war, and that has business owners along the border on edge.

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  • Trade war with Mexico threatens jobs and consumers

    Trade war with Mexico threatens jobs and consumers

    Thursday, January 19 2017 11:55 PM EST2017-01-20 04:55:09 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Should President-elect Donald trump follow through on promises to renegotiate, if not blow up, trade deals like the North American Trade Agreement, the incoming president not only threatens to hit the American consumer in the pocketbook, but more importantly jobs across the country and here in Arizona.

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    Should President-elect Donald trump follow through on promises to renegotiate, if not blow up, trade deals like the North American Trade Agreement, the incoming president not only threatens to hit the American consumer in the pocketbook, but more importantly jobs across the country and here in Arizona.

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