The immigration bust of five shuttle companies on charges of transporting illegal immigrants led the feds to an interesting concession... border crossers simply by-passed checkpoints on foot.
That certainly caught the attention of people in Tubac. Some of them have been saying the I-19 checkpoint near them has NOT stopped illegal immigrants it's just pushed desperate and dangerous people into their backyards.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) busted five van companies on charges of knowingly moving thousands of illegal immigrants. The fastest route would have taken them through the Border Patrol checkpoint near Tubac.
Border Patrol agents certainly do find and arrest plenty of smugglers and undocumented immigrants at a place like this but look at it from a smugglers perspective. If you try to make it through a checkpoint, you are up against agents and dogs and all sor
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