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Swartz trial

Prosecutors: Frustrated by rocking, BP agent deliberately shot & killed Mexican teen

Frustrated by rocks thrown over the fence, Agent Lonnie Swartz abandoned his training and fired 16 shots in 34 seconds through the barrier that separates the U.S. and Mexico, hitting a 16-year-old boy 10 times in the head and back, prosecutors said during opening arguments.... Read more»2

What the Devil won't tell you

Alpha males must stop quaking at first sign of Latino 'caravans'

America has survived two world wars, a Civil War, and depressions but what waiters would call "three four-tops and an eight-top" poses a security risk to a city of a million? Get over it. If prostitution is the oldest profession, pimping fear is the oldest form of politics.... Read more»2

Feds arrest 2, seize semi-trucks as part of months-long Nogales investigation

Federal officials raided trucking companies in Nogales as part of lengthy investigation into drivers' visa violations. Authorities allege U.S. companies are illegally using Mexican drivers to move goods within this country.... Read more»

Swartz trial: BP agent faces new trial on manslaughter charges Tuesday

The retrial of Lonnie Swartz, the Border Patrol agent accused of unlawfully killing a Mexican teenager more than six years ago, will begin Tuesday at the federal courthouse Tucson.... Read more»

Photo exhibit reveals tension over who has right to tell migrant stories

An ASU photo exhibit features portraits of objects confiscated from migrants by U.S. law enforcement at the border. ... Read more»

Trump threat to use military to close the border met with skepticism

Before heading to Arizona for a political rally, President Donald Trump threatened to “seal the southern border” with troops if that’s what it takes to stop the latest caravan of Central American migrants heading to the U.S.... Read more»

Migrants seeking safe harbor in the U.S. must first survive shootouts and shakedowns in Mexico

It’s a cruel irony that Central American asylum-seekers flee the frying pan of violence and extortion in their home countries only to land in the fire that is Mexico, where robbery, shakedowns leave them desperate and broke by the time they reach the U.S. border. ... Read more»

Arizona ‘Dreamers’ find it hard to afford college after in-state tuition blocked

Dreamers struggle to adjust to higher tuition costs at public universities and community colleges as sticker shock takes affect. ... Read more»

No More Deaths volunteer moves dismissal of human smuggling charges

Lawyers for Scott Daniel Warren, the ASU professor charged with human smuggling for helping two Mexican men near Ajo, have moved to dismiss the case, arguing that his prosecution was retaliation for a report critical of the Border Patrol published the same day. ... Read more»

Kyl challenges DHS over releases of migrant familes

Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen had no answers for communities and overloaded non-profits helping families released from federal detention. ... Read more»

McSally, Sinema trade barbs, stress voting records during their only Senate debate

In a debate peppered with accusations of lying and treason, Senate candidates Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema took shots at each other in their only public debate of the 2018 election, each calling out the other’s voting record as proof that the other candidate is not a true representative of Arizona.... Read more»1

Sudden release of migrant families may spark new family separation program

The Trump administration appears to be building the case for a new family separation policy just days after immigration officials in Arizona suddenly released hundreds of immigrant families, forgoing coordination and travel plans, and forcing advocates to scramble for help.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Sinema plays it cool, McSally runs hot in Senate debate

McSally had the moxie to charge "treason" but Sinema put her on the defensive repeatedly during Monday's debate. You could tell by McSally’s exasperated denials, as the Democrat’s brainy posture seemed to piss the Republican candidate off to no end.... Read more»1

Asylum seekers finding law enforcement thwarting efforts on both sides of border

immigration lawyers say Mexican officials are increasingly assisting the shift in U.S. immigration strategies and have prevented some migrants from legally seeking asylum in the U.S.... Read more»

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CD2 debate decoded: Why have debates like this?

Put two candidates in a room and let them go at it. It would have made the Kirkpatrick-Peterson debate a lot more interesting and required less work from me to snarkily translate.... Read more»1

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