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Southside Presbyterian set to offer sanctuary to Mexican woman

Updated: Unless her deportation order is delayed or canceled by immigration officials by Friday, a Tucson resident will take sanctuary at Southside Presbyterian Church. Rosa Imelda Robles Loreto is a Mexican national who has lived in the United States since 1999. She would be the second person the church has offered refuge this year.... Read more»1

Border Patrol agents seize $321K in drugs, detain 15 suspects

Border Patrol agents seized four vehicles, a firearm, more than $321,000 in narcotics, and detained 15 people in connection with criminal cases since late-June, authorities said.... Read more»

Comic: Bermudez Shorts

Andrew Thomas: A campaign fueled by hate

Only in Arizona can people run a TV ad using bigotry and homophobia as possible gubernatorial virtues.... Read more»1

Border violence prompts railroad to seek waiver

Union Pacific, one of the country’s largest freight railroads, is requesting permission from the federal government to adjust its operations in Texas because of violence on the Mexican side of the border, including the fatal shooting in May of a train yard worker in Ciudad Juárez.... Read more»

Fatal 2010 Border Patrol shooting comes under renewed scrutiny

After a Border Patrol agent in 2010 fatally shot a fleeing teenage drug smuggler twice in the back, a review deemed the shooting death justified. But now that conclusion has been called into question by law enforcement officials, some of whom suspect that the agent was coached on his version of events by an internal affairs investigator.... Read more»

Border crisis: Cities and states revisit anti-gang policies

Critics say the way cities and states dealt with gangs 20 or more years ago greatly contributed to the recent surge in Central American kids crossing the U.S.-Mexico border alone.... Read more»1

Analysis

Far from border, Central American kids find familiar faces

The number of unaccompanied Central American children crossing the Mexican border has skyrocketed since 2011, generating open hostility in many communities around the country. But children have gotten a warmer reception in places where Central Americans are the predominant immigrant group.... Read more»4

Second suspect charged in Brian Terry killing

A man allegedly involved in the 2010 killing of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry north of Nogales was charged in federal court in Tucson on Friday, after being extradited from Mexico the day before.... Read more»

Deputies: Traffic stop nets 16 lbs of narcotics worth $300k

Pima County Sheriff’s deputies seized nearly 16 pounds of meth, heroin and cocaine and arrested a man after a traffic stop Thursday, officials said.... Read more»

White House protest ends in arrests; Congress balks on border funds

A Phoenix minister was among a group of religious leaders and immigration advocates arrested Thursday at the White House, where hundreds turned out to demand a halt to deportations. At the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, the House canceled a vote on a bill to address the crisis of children illegally crossing the Southwest border.... Read more»1

Time runs out for Congress to address border crisis

Lawmakers spent hours earlier debating the merits of a border bill. But CSPAN reported that House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, failed to garner enough support from his GOP colleagues, who argued the measure was not strong enough.... Read more»

Weak tea: Last GOP governor debate before early voting a tepid affair

Five of six Republican candidates debated the cost of border enforcement and the use of National Guard troops to secure the border, and took shots at Doug Ducey for not attending the last two debates. While most of Arizona’s GOP gubernatorial hopefuls have worked to attract Tea Party support, the discussion was neither strong nor heated.... Read more»

Family of Mexican boy slain in cross-border BP shooting files suit

The family of Jose Antonio Elena Rodiguez, the Mexican teen killed in Nogales Sonora, by U.S. Border Patrol agents when they fired through the fence into Mexico in 2012, filed a civil rights lawsuit Tuesday. “I’m asking the people who killed my grandson to have the courage to show their faces,” the 16-year-old’s grandmother said.... Read more»

Analysis

Border crisis demands Central American intervention

The humanitarian situation on the U.S. southern border, created by a dramatic increase in children fleeing violence and poverty in their home countries, demands a range of sustainable interventions across northern Central America, as well as increased international assistance.... Read more»1

Arizonans urge White House to include immigrants in debate

The small but vocal protest outside the White House said immigrants who are in this country illegally have ideas that could help with the immigration debate - if only they could be heard. They urged the president to include undocumented immigrants in any future negotiations.... Read more»

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