Authorities remain mum on the investigation into the shooting death Tuesday of US border patrol agent Nicholas Ivie. He and two other agents had responded to a tripped sensor in a known drug-running corridor in Arizona.
The shooting death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent has again brought Arizona into the spotlight in the national immigration debate. Arizona lawmakers called for additional efforts to secure the border between the U.S. and Mexico.
A 471-page report was released following a 19-month review by the U.S. Justice Department's inspector general into 'Operation Fast and Furious,' which allowed about 2,000 potentially illegal firearms to cross the border into Mexico.
A federal indictment, unsealed Monday, names four Mexican nationals wanted in the 2010 shooting of border agent Brian Terry. His death is linked to the notorious 'Fast and Furious' gun-smuggling operation.
Rep. Lamar Smith (R) of Texas wants a special counsel to investigate whether Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress the truth about Operation Fast and Furious, a now-discredited gun-tracking program aimed at Mexico's drug lords.