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Grijalva: Cuba visit showed trade opportunities for Arizona

"Visiting Cuba in person was an opportunity to see first-hand the many ways our nations can mutually benefit from open relations," U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva said Monday, after a trip to the island nation last week. "President Obama has taken significant actions to normalize relations with Cuba. Now Congress must act to fully end the decades-old trade and travel embargo."... Read more»

Missing migrant rescued by Pima County deputies

Members of the Pima County Sheriff's Department Search and Rescue Unit rescued a migrant lost in the desert near Three Points after he was reported missing by his brother. ... Read more»

DPS seizes 34 lbs. of meth during Tucson traffic stop

A Highway Patrol sergeant wound up arresting a Nogales, Son., man and seizing more than $200,000 worth of methamphetamine when he stopped an SUV in Tucson last week, authorities said.... Read more»

Activists continue protests against BP checkpoint

Vowing to stage a "sit-in" to highlight their frustration with a Border Patrol checkpoint on Arivaca Road, more than 100 protesters surged toward the site Wednesday, and were turned away by a waiting phalanx of nearly two dozen Border Patrol agents. After a few tense moments, including a shoving match with agents, the protest ended peacefully and no one was arrested.... Read more»4

FactCheck

The Santorum file (take two)

Rick Santorum, the second-place finisher in the 2012 Republican presidential primary, announced Wednesday that he will run again for the presidency.... Read more»

Fate of lawsuit over cross-border shooting death undecided

While the circumstances surrounding the 2012 cross-border shooting of a Nogales teen are "horrible and tragic," an attorney for Border Patrol Agent Lonnie Swartz said in federal court Tuesday that a judge must dismiss a lawsuit by the family of 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez. ... Read more»

Appeals court delays deferred action programs pending lawsuit

A federal appeals court rejected Tuesday the Obama administration's request to remove an injunction that has stalled two programs intended to offer protection for deportation as well as work permits to million of immigrants in the United States without authorization. ... Read more»

Far from home

A brief history of Central American immigration to the U.S.

Telling stories from among the tens of thousands of undocumented and unaccompanied minors who arrived in the U.S. last year.... Read more»4

Grijalva taking Cuba trip to discuss trade

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva is joining another congressman and two U.S. senators in traveling to Cuba this weekend. The delegation will meet with Cuban officials to discuss business opportunities in agriculture, telecommunications and eco-tourism.... Read more»

Mexican detainee dies in ICE detention center

A Mexican national died in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody at the Eloy Detention Center on Wednesday... Read more»

Border agents rescue migrants, seize drugs, arrest sex offender

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents responded to three different kinds of incidents last week, rescuing two men who crossed the border, seizing more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana and apprehending a Mexican national previously convicted of statutory rape and sexual battery, officials said.... Read more»

ACLU sues BP over 'roving patrols,' property damage

Citing problems with the use of "roving patrols" by the Border Patrol and repeated trespassing on private property, the ACLU has filed a formal complaint against the agency on behalf of a Southern Arizona woman. ... Read more»

Analysis

ATF should be merged with FBI

Liberal think tank joins conservative calls to roll the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives into the FBI: After two years of research into ATF's history, work, and challenges, CAP recommends merging to create a federal law enforcement agency with the leadership, resources, and political support necessary to help reform the gun industry and reduce gun violence.... Read more»

Lukeville CBP officers help deliver baby boy

Customs and Border Protection officers helped deliver the baby of a U.S. citizen on Sunday at the Lukeville Port of Entry, officials said.... Read more»

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Did Hillary Clinton say we should send migrant kids 'back to certain death?'

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, one of a few Democrats preparing to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, claimed that Clinton wanted to “return refugee children from Central America summarily back to death gangs and the drug gangs.”... Read more»

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