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Arizonans join anti-wall protest at generally quiet GOP convention

For members of Puente Arizona , the border wall promised by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is disturbing enough that they were willing to drive from Arizona to Cleveland to be part of a protest against it.... Read more»

Poll: Latino Republicans not deterred by Trump’s Mexican immigrant remarks

Despite his previous attacks on Mexicans, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump still has a chance to “close the sale” with Hispanic voters as the general election approaches, the leader of a Latino organization said Wednesday.... Read more»

U.S. citizen receives settlement over body cavity search at border

A woman who was subjected to unwarranted body cavity searches after crossing a Texas-Mexico border in 2012 has been awarded nearly a half million dollars by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, her lawyers with the American Civil Liberties Union said Thursday. ... Read more»

Border Patrol agents rescue 15 men from open-pit mine

Agents with the Border Patrol's search and rescue team used ropes to help extricate 15 men from an open-pit mine near Green Valley on Tuesday, authorities said. ... Read more»

At GOP convention, little sympathy for border wall opponents

Sun City resident Barbara Wyllie believes Donald Trump’s proposal for a border wall is still the best solution for American safety, despite a new poll that shows the overwhelming number of people living along the border don’t want a wall built.... Read more»

Obama administration asks Supreme Court for new DACA hearing

The Obama administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to rehear a lawsuit between the federal government and 26 states, including Texas and Arizona, over two programs intended to protect thousands of immigrants from deportation. ... Read more»

Poll: Residents would like easier, faster border crossing

According to a poll of 1,427 border residents, 77 percent of U.S. border residents and 88 percent of Mexican border residents said they favor making it easier to cross back and forth for work.... Read more»

Economic concerns rise to the top in borderlands poll

Yuma has one of the highest unemployment rates along the U.S.-Mexico border — or anywhere in the county — and the top concerns of residents are jobs and the economy rather than a wall or illegal immigration, according to a Cronkite News-Univision News-Dallas Morning News poll.... Read more»

Poll: Border residents don’t want a wall built between cities

Despite heated political rhetoric about the U.S.-Mexico border, people who live in the region largely view themselves as one community and believe in making it easier to cross back and forth and do not favor building a new wall, according to a Cronkite News-Univision News-Dallas Morning News poll.... Read more»1

McCain, Flake concerned tunnel beneath Nogales port may collapse

Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake are urging federal officials to inspect a drainage tunnel that runs beneath the DeConcini port of entry in Nogales because it could potentially collapse. ... Read more»

Grijalva introduces bill to bring deported veterans back to U.S.

A new bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva would allow deported veterans to return to the United States as lawful permanent residents and reinstate lost benefits while canceling removal proceedings for others. ... Read more»

Operation Streamline

Advocates: Fast-track immigration courts costly, ineffective

Advocates said that the fast-rack immigration proceeding known as Operation Streamline has failed to deter illegal immigration into the U.S. while creating a "human rights" disaster that fuels a private-prison industry. ... Read more»

16 lbs of meth and 35 lbs of coke seized near Yuma

Border Patrol agents near Yuma, Arizona seized around $700,000 in drugs and arrested 10 people in two separate incidents this week. ... Read more»

ACLU: Lack of reporting allows abuses by Border Patrol agents

ACLU attorneys from Southwest border states said Tuesday that a lack of reporting on stops by Customs and Border Protection officers opens the door to police abuse and makes it difficult to hold officers accountable for their actions.... Read more»

Obama’s numbers: July 2016 update

FactCheck's quarterly update of statistical indicators on jobs, wages, debt, energy, illegal immigration, food stamps and more. ... Read more»

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