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  • Senate kills spending bill for border crisis

    Senate kills spending bill for border crisis

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-08-01 00:44:52 GMT
    A bill to address the crisis of unaccompanied migrant youths arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border has died in the Senate on a procedural vote.More >>
    A bill to address the crisis of unaccompanied migrant youths arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border has died in the Senate on a procedural vote.More >>
  • Immigration courts speed up children's cases

    Immigration courts speed up children's cases

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:24:15 GMT
    Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the country for...More >>
    Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the country for years...More >>
  • Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids

    Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:18 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:18:52 GMT
    A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds two-thirds of Americans now say illegal immigration is a serious problem for the country, a figure that's up 14 points since May.More >>
    For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in the United States, have tugged at heartstrings. Yet most Americans now say...More >>
  • Border militias eye Arizona

    Border militias eye Arizona

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:14 AM EDT2014-07-22 05:14:21 GMT
    Organizations that watch militia activity say the groups are again eyeing Arizona after several years of decreased activity.  More >>
    Organizations that watch militia activity say the groups are again eyeing Arizona after several years of decreased activity.More >>
  • Flow of child immigrants at border slowing for now

    Flow of child immigrants at border slowing for now

    Sunday, July 20 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-07-20 12:51:30 GMT
    The flow of children crossing the Mexican border illegally and without their parents is slowing down.More >>
    The flood of children crossing the Mexican border illegally and without their parents has slowed down in recent weeks, two senior Obama administration officials said Friday.More >>
  • Immigration reform opponents gather at AZ Capitol

    Immigration reform opponents gather at AZ Capitol

    Friday, July 18 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-07-18 13:52:24 GMT
    The Arizona Capitol is expected to be filled with protesters Friday morning as part of a national day of protest against immigration reform, amnesty and border surge.More >>
    The Arizona Capitol is expected to be filled with protesters Friday morning as part of a national day of protest against immigration reform, amnesty and border surge.More >>
  • Sycamore Canyon Academy still expecting buses to arrive

    Sycamore Canyon Academy still expecting buses to arrive

    Friday, July 18 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-07-18 12:51:23 GMT
    Protesters are also expected to be at the intersection again today. Officials with Sycamore Canyon Academy are expected to take in about 45 boys, between the ages of 6 to 14.More >>
    Protesters are also expected to be at the intersection again today. Officials with Sycamore Canyon Academy are expected to take in about 45 boys, between the ages of 6 to 14.More >>
  • Biden: US needs a 'rational' immigration policy

    Biden: US needs a 'rational' immigration policy

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-07-17 23:40:43 GMT
    Vice President Joe Biden is telling protesters he shares their concern about the deportations of immigrants who have entered the U.S. illegally.More >>
    Vice President Joe Biden told protesters Thursday he shared their concern about the deportations of immigrants who have entered the U.S. illegally.More >>
  • US rejects Pinal County proposal on jail payments

    US rejects Pinal County proposal on jail payments

    Thursday, July 17 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-07-17 19:24:32 GMT
    The federal government has rejected Pinal County's proposal that the county be paid more to house immigration detainees in the county jail.More >>
    The federal government has rejected Pinal County's proposal that the county be paid more to house immigration detainees in the county jail.More >>
  • UPDATE

    Court halts AZ denial of licenses for immigrants

    Court halts AZ denial of licenses for immigrants

    Monday, July 7 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-07-07 22:56:06 GMT
    An appeals court blocked Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's policy of denying driver's licenses to young immigrants who have gotten work permits and avoided deportation under an Obama administration policy.More >>
    An appeals court blocked Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's policy of denying driver's licenses to young immigrants who have gotten work permits and avoided deportation under an Obama administration policy.More >>
  • Tucson police to track immigration enforcement

    Tucson police to track immigration enforcement

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-06-04 19:51:41 GMT
    Tucson police have announced a new database tracking encounters in which officers enforce SB1070, the state's so-called "show me your papers" law.More >>
    Tucson police have announced a new database tracking encounters in which officers enforce SB1070, the state's so-called "show me your papers" law.More >>
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    Court: MSCO deputy may have been "shaking down" immigrants

    Court: MSCO deputy may have been "shaking down" immigrants

    Monday, May 19 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-05-20 01:15:34 GMT
    Newly released court records show an Arizona sheriff's deputy who killed himself may have been shaking down immigrants. The revelations in court documents released Friday tie the allegations of racialMore >>
    Newly released court records show an Arizona sheriff's deputy who killed himself may have been shaking down immigrants. The revelations in court documents tie the allegations of racial profiling against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his office to the investigation into former Deputy Ramon Charley Armendariz.More >>
  • AZ desert rescue beacons let immigrants call for help

    AZ desert rescue beacons let immigrants call for help

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 9:06 PM EDT2014-05-01 01:06:39 GMT
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    The U.S. Border Patrol has announced it is adding an additional 10 rescue beacons in the Arizona desert where many migrants cross. The 30-feet-tall towers are solar-powered and send out a call for rescueMore >>
    The U.S. Border Patrol has announced it is adding an additional 10 rescue beacons in the Arizona desert where many migrants cross.More >>
  • Boehner mocks GOP on immigration

    Boehner mocks GOP on immigration

    Friday, April 25 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-04-25 21:31:29 GMT
    House Speaker John Boehner. Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via FlickrHouse Speaker John Boehner. Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Flickr
    House Speaker John Boehner mocked his GOP colleagues on Thursday during a meeting at the Middletown Rotary Club.More >>
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has never been afraid to bring the tears, and he mockingly did just that on Thursday during a meeting at the Middletown Rotary Club when he talked about his House colleagues' attitude toward taking on the tough issue of immigration reform.More >>
  • UPDATE

    Protesters march in downtown Phoenix against SB 1070

    Protesters march in downtown Phoenix against SB 1070

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 2:00 PM EST2014-02-26 19:00:16 GMT
    Protesters plan to march on Monday in opposition to Arizona's landmark immigration bill, known as SB 1070. The law requires that police, while enforcing other laws, question the immigration status ofMore >>
    The Puente Movement is protesting, claiming SB 1070 has resulted in more racial profiling and deportations that have separated families.More >>
  • Arpaio to be interviewed in immigration case

    Arpaio to be interviewed in immigration case

    Thursday, February 20 2014 8:46 AM EST2014-02-20 13:46:31 GMT
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's deposition will become part of a lawsuit filed by civil rights groups against the sheriffs and top prosecutors in Arizona's 15 counties.More >>
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's deposition will become part of a lawsuit filed by civil rights groups against the sheriffs and top prosecutors in Arizona's 15 counties.More >>
  • UPDATE

    Civil rights case tests Arpaio's crime sweeps

    Civil rights case tests Arpaio's crime sweeps

    Thursday, February 13 2014 5:49 PM EST2014-02-13 22:49:14 GMT
    When the justices of the United States Supreme Court allowed Arizona to move forward with the portion of SB 1070 that allows police to demand proof of a suspect's citizenship, they did so with some caution. OnMore >>
    A federal court judge is tasked with deciding whether Sheriff Joe Arpaio's crime suppression sweeps are constitutional.More >>
  • Arpaio demands feds pay costs in profiling case

    Arpaio demands feds pay costs in profiling case

    Thursday, January 16 2014 8:04 PM EST2014-01-17 01:04:56 GMT
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe ArpaioMaricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
    An Arizona sheriff's office facing huge compliance costs from a court ruling that found the agency had racially profiled Latinos has demanded that the federal government fork over nearly $38 million. MaricopaMore >>
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says in a letter Thursday to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that Washington is to blame for providing some of his deputies with faulty immigration enforcement training.More >>
  • GOP lawmakers want to fight SB1070 subpoenas

    GOP lawmakers want to fight SB1070 subpoenas

    Tuesday, January 14 2014 8:32 PM EST2014-01-15 01:32:15 GMT
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    Republican leaders in the Arizona Legislature want taxpayers to pay for a legal fight against subpoenas seeking emails from nearly two dozen current and former lawmakers in a case stemming from a challengeMore >>
    Republican leaders in the Arizona Legislature want taxpayers to pay for a legal fight against subpoenas seeking emails from nearly two dozen current and former lawmakers in a case stemming from a challenge to Arizona's anti-immigration law, SB1070.More >>
  • Border Patrol to demonstrate new tunnel robots

    Border Patrol to demonstrate new tunnel robots

    Monday, January 13 2014 5:40 AM EST2014-01-13 10:40:23 GMT
    Border Patrol agents are using new robot technology to catch illegal activities inside tunnels at the Arizona-Mexico border. Agents in the Tucson sector will demonstrate on Tuesday how so-called "tunnelMore >>
    Border Patrol agents are using new robot technology to catch illegal activities inside tunnels at the Arizona-Mexico border. Agents in the Tucson sector will demonstrate on Tuesday how so-called "tunnelMore >>
  • AZ top 3 for immigration-related prosecutions

    AZ top 3 for immigration-related prosecutions

    Sunday, December 8 2013 9:23 AM EST2013-12-08 14:23:08 GMT
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    Arizona remains among the top three states in the nation for immigration-related prosecutions despite a drop in such prosecutions in the state. The Arizona Daily Star reports that half of all criminalMore >>
    half of all criminal defendants and 97 percent of petty-offense defendants in the state's federal courts are prosecuted for immigration violations.More >>
  • Arizona border fence plan stalled after 3 years

    Arizona border fence plan stalled after 3 years

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 10:09 PM EST2013-11-07 03:09:30 GMT
    A plan by Arizona lawmakers to build a mile of fencing along the border with Mexico using private money may be declared dead after more than three years.The Arizona Legislature's border security advisoryMore >>
    A plan by Arizona lawmakers to build a mile of fencing along the border with Mexico using private money remains stalled three years after it was sanctioned by the Legislature.More >>
  • Plaintiffs appealing AZ ruling on smuggling law

    Plaintiffs appealing AZ ruling on smuggling law

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 10:07 AM EST2013-11-06 15:07:53 GMT
    Both sides are now appealing a federal judge's ruling that Maricopa County's prosecution of people who arrange to be smuggled conflicts with federal law.The County Attorney's Office a week ago said itMore >>
    Both sides are now appealing a federal judge's ruling that Maricopa County's prosecution of people who arrange to be smuggled conflicts with federal law.More >>
  • UPDATE

    Arizona county appeals ruling on smuggling cases

    Arizona county appeals ruling on smuggling cases

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 8:35 AM EST2013-11-06 13:35:00 GMT
    The Maricopa County Attorney's Office is appealing a federal judge's ruling that it cannot charge immigrants with conspiracy if they arrange to be smuggled into the United States.A brief notice filed FridayMore >>
    The Maricopa County Attorney's Office is appealing a federal judge's ruling that it cannot charge immigrants with conspiracy if they arrange to be smuggled into the United States.More >>
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