Senior Field Correspondent
Senior Field Correspondent Michel Marizco (Tucson) has reported along the Southwest border for the past decade, most of that in Arizona and Sonora. Before joining the Fronteras Desk, he produced stories in the field for CNN Madrid, the BBC, 60 Minutes Australia, and the CBC. His work now focuses on transnational trafficking syndicates, immigration, federal law enforcement and those weird, wild stories that make the U.S.-Mexico border such an inherently fascinating region. He is a contributing author on Shared Responsibility: U.S.-Mexico Policy Options for Confronting Organized Crime and an occasional writer at High Country News. In his spare time, he works with Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, assisting in the ongoing investigations of journalist killings in Mexico.
A curious compromise was reached Tuesday in the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on immigration reform. The 24/7 surveillance was deemed acceptable for most of the U.S.-Mexico border, except for California.
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Tuesday to keep drone planes limited to patrolling only within three miles of the border in California.
The bipartisan immigration proposal is making its way through the Senate Judiciary Committee. Here's what you need to know.
Arizona’s senators are warning that a raw sewage pipeline running across the border from Mexico is deteriorating and must be repaired. The question is, who is going to pay for it?
The Senate Judiciary Committee begins considering the bipartisan immigration bill on Thursday, along with 300 amendments that could destabilize the bill.
As authorities continue their investigation into the suicides of two immigrant detainees at a private prison in Arizona, questions are being raised about the government oversight of private detention facilities.
In Southern Arizona, medical examiners and federal immigration agents are preparing for another year of dozens of deaths in the desert as people try crossing the border illegally.
The father-in-law of "El Chapo" is one of the highest profile crime figures arrested since Peña Nieto took office.
Testing is underway for further evidence of salmonella in cucumbers imported to Arizona from a Sinaloa company.
With the recent dismissal of a trio of high-profile corruption cases in Mexico, the country’s new administration appears to be distancing itself from the last vestiges of former President Felipe Calderón’s war on drugs.