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Az DACA recipients claim win after SCOTUS denies appeal on driver’s licenses

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal brought by Arizona to deny DACA recipients from receiving and retaining driver’s licenses, prompting the executive director of the Arizona Dream Act Coalition to declare “justice was served.”... Read more»

Tucson firearms dealer gets 6.5 years for trafficking guns to Mexican cartels

A Tucson man was sentenced last week to 78 months in federal prison for his role in a gun-running operation that included a former Tucson police officer. Timothy Veninga, holder of a Federal Firearms License, worked to send at least 31 guns to Mexican drug cartels, officials said.... Read more»

Trump's Interior secretary in Arizona: 'Clearly, we're going to build a wall'

"Clearly, we're going to build a wall," Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said in Arizona during his first tour along the U.S.-Mexico border, but he said he will listen to experts to "mitigate" the effects of border barriers. ... Read more»

Interior Sec. Zinke to vist border, Arizona wildlife refuges

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will tour the U.S.-Mexico for the first time this weekend, coming to Arizona to conduct an "on-the-ground assessment" of Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refugee, about 54 miles southwest of Tucson, and meet with local officials. ... Read more»

Border Patrol agent cited in hit-and-run caught on film

An off-duty Border Patrol agent from Sahuarita was cited and released Thursday night, hours after police released a photo of him apparently leaving the scene of a minor hit-and-run accident.... Read more»1

Jury will hear evidence that Mexican teen may have climbed fence before being killed by BP agent

A federal judge will allow defense lawyers to present evidence that a Mexican teenager, shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent in 2012, may have climbed the bollard fence that separates the U.S. and Mexico, leaving rust stains on his shoes. ... Read more»

$25M TIGER grant will fund Nogales port improvements

A $25 million federal grant will pay for a "major reconfiguration" of the road leading to the Mariposa border crossing in Nogales, which Rep. Raul Grijalva said will "provide much-needed infrastructure repairs."... Read more»

Trump administration sues California over laws shielding immigrants

The Justice Department is suing California, alleging constitutional violations in that three state laws enacted this past year that limit cooperation with federal immigration officials to protect immigrants.... Read more»

Analysis

Economic history shows why Trump’s ‘America First’ tariff policy is so dangerous

President Donald Trump finally appears poised to make good on his promised threats to slam the door on free trade and erect walls around the country’s economy. But economic history should make Americans skeptical of this claim. ... Read more»

Az lawmaker & DACA recipient arrested at DC immigration protest

Arizona State Rep. Isela Blanc and DACA recipient Karen Ibarra were among dozens of marchers arrested Monday in Washington during a protest on what was supposed to be the last day of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. ... Read more»

Tucsonan Bauserman ousted from Trump admin for 'birther,' anti-Muslim posts

A series of conspiracy posts, along with reported anti-Muslim and anti-LGBT comments, have cost a Tucson political activist her job in the Trump administration. Christine Bauserman resigned from the Interior Department on Wednesday, with officials saying her posts were "inappropriate and unacceptable."... Read more»

Guest opinion

Hoover: Border Patrol's 'hot water' claims are all wet

Here we go again. The Border Patrol is retaliating against humanitarians working to save lives in the desert. Brandon Judd of the National Border Patrol Council recently said, "If that water heats up in the desert, it's actually a lot more dangerous to drink extremely heated water than what it is if you don't have that water at all." ... Read more»

Federal judge rejects enviro lawsuit over border wall

In a 101-page decision, a judge who was derided by Trump because of his Mexican heritage ruled that Homeland Security could waive environmental laws and continue construction of barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Kirkpatrick falters after CD2 debate with self-inflicted owie

The five Not-Ann's focused on showing their own chops rather than trying to chop down Kirkpatrick. So she won for having emerged unscuffed. Then she scuffed herself ex post facto.... Read more»1

Mexican man sentenced to 78 months for assaulting BP agent

Leopoldo Rubio-Quinonez was sentenced to prison for biting a Border Patrol agent's thumb during an arrest near Lukeville, Ariz., in December 2016. During the altercation, Rubio-Quinonez was tasered and punched by agents, and suffered a collapsed lung and fractured bones in his face, requiring hospitalization. ... Read more»

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