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ACLU sues to reveal name of agent responsible for Nogales shooting

Civil rights lawyers working for the family of a Mexican teenager killed in a 2012 cross-border shooting in Nogales have filed a motion to keep the government from permanently sealing the name of the agent who fired the fatal shots.... Read more»

DHS secretary asks for $1.2 billion to pay for border 'surge'

Homeland Security Jeh Johnson is pushing for $1.2 billion in increased funding to pay for this summer’s border “surge” along the Rio Grande Valley — a response to the sudden influx of thousands of unaccompanied minors and adults with children.... Read more»2

Woman stripped of citizenship for role in Az terror center breach

A Chinese immigrant and businesswoman, Xunmei Li, who played a role in a large-scale security lapse inside the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center, lost her U.S. citizenship last week and likely faces exile from the country.... Read more»

Immigrant lost in desert saved by Border Patrol

A Mexican woman, lost in the desert and suffering from dehydration and severe blisters used her cellphone to call for help and was rescued by Border Patrol agents in the desert near Douglas.... Read more»1

Border agents find nearly $1M in marijuana near Why

Border Patrol agents discovered an abandoned truck loaded with 1,700 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $879,000 near Why on Thursday.... Read more»

Mexico is trying to win its drug war with more torture

Mexico’s use of torture in the drug war is up 600 percent in last 10 years, reports Amnesty International.... Read more»

Deadline to file immigration documents with Obamacare

Friday is the deadline for some covered by the Affordable Care Act to clear up their immigration status by providing documents requested by federal officials.  Last month, some 6,600 Arizonans were informed that they will lose coverage this month if they don’t respond.... Read more»

Deferred action: Two years on, state responses vary

Life for those who have received deferred action in deportation cases varies dramatically depending on where they live. In Arizona they can’t get a driver’s license or in-state tuition at state colleges and universities.... Read more»

U.S. announces crackdown on shady puppy imports

The move comes two months after a GlobalPost investigation into the dark world of Korean puppy mills.... Read more»

Texas charities struggle to send aid across border

In McAllen,Texas, the parish at Sacred Heart Church has acted as a shelter for thousands of Central Americans crossing the border illegally. An effort to send some of its surplus donations into Mexico is facing hurdles.... Read more»

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No Mas Huppenthal/Horne burritos to swallow

The Republican primary election is over. The good news is that the Arizona Republican Party said “no mas” to Attorney General Tom Horne and Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal, the main opponents of Tucson’s Mexican American Studies program.... Read more»

Obituary

Border chronicler Charles Bowden dead at 69

Updated: Reporter and author Charles Bowden — he eschewed the term “journalist” — is dead at 69. The longtime Southern Arizonan recently moved to New Mexico and focused his work on the dangerous turmoil of Ciudad Juarez. Bowden was a dogged reporter and brilliant storyteller with a passion for the truth.... Read more»5

Tourists swarm Mexican beaches after security image facelift

Mexico is receiving record foreign visitors thanks to efforts to change its security image. But Mexico still has more murders than the U.S., which has a much bigger population. And last year, Mexico reported the highest number of kidnappings on record, with 1,698 abductions, according to the police.... Read more»

Texas border: Nat'l Guard troops struggling financially

Democrats say media reports that some National Guard troops on the border haven’t been paid and can’t afford basic necessities are infuriating. Republican Gov. Rick Perry’s office says the National Guard is fully equipped to help them.... Read more»1

Border Patrol agents seize $512,000 in marijuana, one dog near Douglas

Agents in southeastern Arizona seized $512,000 worth of marijuana in the last two weeks, as well as a Ford truck and a dog.... Read more»

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