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Ted Cruz & Beto O'Rourke clash over immigration, Trump, guns during intense debate

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Democratic challenger U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke held a feisty debate Friday evening at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. With video.... Read more»

4 of 8 killed in head-on collision IDed; 2 previously convicted for human smuggling

Officials have identified four of the people killed in a head-on crash Wednesday when a car crossed the yellow line and collided with a Chevy Suburban. The SUV's driver and a passenger, who were killed, had previously been convicted of assisting illegal immigrants. ... Read more»1

Head-on crash near Florence kills 8, including 4 migrants

Eight people, including four immigrants in the U.S. without authorization, were killed in a head-on crash on a rural stretch of State Route 79 north of Tucson late Wednesday night, authorities said. A Buick passenger car crossed the centerline, colliding with a Suburban carrying seven migrants and two U.S. citizens.... Read more»

Protesters walk out of hearing on rules for holding immigrant youth

Immigrant-rights advocates carrying signs and babies walked out of a Senate hearing this week to protest its review of a court ruling that limits the amount of time the government can hold immigrant children in detention.... Read more»

121 immigrants surrender to Border Patrol agents near Lukeville

A group of 121 immigrants turned themselves in to Border Patrol agents on Saturday in a remote part of the Organ Pipe Cactus wildlife refuge, one of five large groups, totaling 600 people, found in Arizona's western desert since July 28 by federal officials. ... Read more»

Report: Border wall hurts wildlife, people now; full wall would be worse

The existing partial border wall with Mexico has caused environmental damage, harmed border communities and failed to make the country safer, and a complete border wall would only make things worse, according to a report released Wednesday.... Read more»

Numbers of families, unaccompanied kids crossing border doubles in Yuma Sector

In the last two days, Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents said that they have encountered 188 people attempting to cross into the United States, including 155 people traveling as families. ... Read more»

Here's what happened to 99 immigrant children separated from their parents & sent to Chicago

Confidential records reveal details about struggles to find parents and traumatic experiences during the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance crackdown.... Read more»

Families rally for border enforcement, as Trump eases wall demands

One day after President Donald Trump stepped back from demands for border wall funding in the next budget, family members of people killed by undocumented immigrants rallied Friday to demand tougher enforcement of immigration laws.... Read more»

Pinal sheriff joins GOP lawmakers, White House meeting on border issues

Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb told a Washington audience Wednesday that sheriffs see the problems that come with illegal immigration firsthand and that, as a result, they “want to be part of the solution.”... Read more»

Guest opinion

Napier: Ending Stonegarden in Pima County will adversely impact public safety

The Board of Supervisors ending Operation Stonegarden "was a politically motivated vote that will adversely impact public safety in our county." — Sheriff Mark Napier... Read more»

A judge ordered immigrant children removed from troubled Texas facility. They’re still there.

Immigrant children still are being held at a troubled Texas facility nearly a month after a federal judge ruled they should be moved to other housing, court documents show.... Read more»

163 border-crossers detained by Border Patrol in often deadly Az desert

A group of 163 suspected illegal migrants was intercepted Saturday by Border Patrol agents in a remote stretch of Arizona desert west of Tucson — the third large group found in about a month in a wilderness where water is rare and crossings are frequently deadly. ... Read more»

Supervisors vote to refuse Operation Stonegarden border funds

Pima County Supervisors voted 3-1 to terminate Operation Stonegarden, rejecting a $1.4 million federal grant for border-enforcement patrols by the Sheriff's Department. Supervisor Ramón Valadez provided the swing vote.... Read more»1

Guest opinion

Bronson: Stonegarden collaboration with BP makes community feel less safe

I agree with Sheriff Napier's that his department should not be a proactive arm of border enforcement, and that's why our deputies should not participate in a federal program whose stated goal is to proactively engage them in enforcing federal immigration laws.... Read more»

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