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Europe takes a harder line on migrants

The EU is moving away from saving lives, focusing instead on keeping newcomers out.... Read more»1

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Arizona Dreamers smiling for driver's license photos

It’s not every day someone looks forward to going to MVD, but Monday was different for many Arizonans. That’s because Arizona Dreamers qualifying under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for the first time could apply for an Arizona driver’s license at the Motor Vehicles Division.... Read more»2

'Dreamers' begin getting Az driver's licenses

For Erick Lizarraga, 18, getting a driver’s license means a little more freedom and a little less fear. Until last week, he was one of 22,000 “Dreamers” in Arizona, granted a work permit under President Obama’s 2012 decision to grant deferrals to young people, but unable to legally drive in the state.... Read more»

Texas border apprehensions spiked in 2014

Federal immigration agents apprehended nearly 97,000 more people trying to enter the U.S. illegally through Texas’ southern border during the 2014 fiscal year than they did in 2013, the Department of Homeland Security announced on Friday.... Read more»

Homeland Security: Apprehensions up, deportations down in 2014

Apprehensions by U.S. Border Patrol agents nationwide are up 15 percent compared to last year, mainly due to the influx of unaccompanied children and family units in south Texas this summer. However, the number of undocumented immigrants deported by Homeland Security dropped 5 percent.... Read more»

Pinal sheriff ordered to pay settlement over SB 1070 arrest

A federal judge has ordered the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office to pay $25,001 for improperly using the state’s controversial immigration law, SB 1070, to detain an Eloy woman and then transport her to Border Patrol custody.... Read more»10

Arizona must issue driver's licenses to Dreamers

A federal judge has ordered the state to begin issuing driver’s licenses to young immigrants, known as Dreamers, starting next Monday.... Read more»

Rare insect intercepted at Nogales border crossing

The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed Monday that a recent discovery of a pest in a commercial shipment of prickly pear pads at a Nogales crossing was the first-ever interception of the “Paromius dohrnii” insect at a United States port.... Read more»

FactCheck

Video: Factchecking immigration claims

This FlackCheck.org video highlights misleading claims about immigration from both Democrats and Republicans.... Read more»

Seven criminals arrested by BP face deportation

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested seven men previously convicted of serious crimes, including three men convicted of sex with a minor, and two members of a violent gang, authorities said.... Read more»

Nogales CPB seizes $1.3M in heroin and meth in four days

Customs and Border Protection officers in Nogales seized more than $1.3 million in heroin and methamphetamine in the last week, arresting five men in separate smuggling attempts.... Read more»

Border agents find nearly a ton of pot northwest of Tucson

Border Patrol agents found an abandoned truck Tuesday northwest of Tucson with almost 1,700 pounds of marijuana worth about $840,000, authorities said.... Read more»

El Paso still safe despite murders, lawmakers say

After four years running as the safest city of its size in the nation, El Paso will close out 2014 with an 80 percent increase in murders.... Read more»1

Supreme Court refuses to block driver's licenses for Dreamers

In a brief judgement, Justice Anthony Kennedy refused to block a stay by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that requires Arizona to give young immigrants driver’s licenses.... Read more»

CBP officers arrest five, seize more $500K in hard drugs

Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than $500,000 in heroin and methamphetamine and arrested five at two Arizona ports last week.... Read more»1

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