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McCain demands DHS deploy military drones to patrol border

U.S. Sen. John McCain wants military drones, flown during Air Force training missions in Arizona, to begin patrolling the border. In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, McCain demanded that DHS ask the Pentagon for support to "combat drug trafficking and secure the U.S.-Mexico border."... Read more»

El Paso doesn't want ID as 'sanctuary city'

An El Paso-based immigrant rights group could see its hopes for a municipal ID card dashed after leaders there determined that issuing the card might prompt immigration hardliners to label the town a "sanctuary city."... Read more»

Obama administration turns over Fast and Furious documents

The White House on Friday turned over documents to a House committee investigating the botched Operation Fast and Furious gun-trafficking probe, months after a federal court said executive privilege did not shield the records.... Read more»

CBP: 1/4 of border use-of-force cases in Tucson Sector

Since October, U.S. Border Patrol's Tucson Sector had the second-highest number of "use-of-force" incidents in the United States.... Read more»

Court: Arizona's 'dogged animus' against Dreamers behind denying licenses

Immigration advocates hailed a federal appeals court ruling that reaffirmed other courts’ findings that Arizona cannot deny driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants who qualify for deferred deportation.... Read more»

Trump would try to squeeze Mexico into funding border wall

Donald Trump proposed on Tuesday forcing Mexico to pay for his planned border wall by threatening to block remittances from illegal immigrants, which he said amounts to "welfare" for poor families in Mexico that their government does not provide. ... Read more»

Report: Migrant kids fleeing violence could find refuge in Mexico but fail

Thousands of migrant children fleeing gang violence in Central America could qualify for refugee status in Mexico, but only a tiny fraction actually seek that legal protection, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday. ... Read more»

Border Patrol union endorses Trump for president

The national union that represents more than 16,000 agents of the United States Border Patrol issued its first-ever endorsement of a presidential candidate on Wednesday by throwing its support behind Republican Donald Trump. ... Read more»

New cross-border tunnel found in Nogales

Mexican officials in Nogales, Son., discovered a new cross-border tunnel, which extends about 30 feet into the United States, running just beneath the border wall east of the Morley Port of Entry in Nogales, Ariz. ... Read more»

Court restores claim that Yuma rejected housing plan for racial reasons

A federal appeals court Friday reinstated a developer’s lawsuit that charged Yuma city officials with rejecting a housing plan because white neighbors feared it would attract Hispanic residents.... Read more»

Phx firm sued over alleged real estate scam targeting Spanish speakers

The Arizona Attorney General’s office has filed a consumer fraud and civil racketeering lawsuit alleging a ProSolutions, a Phoenix based company preyed on Spanish-speaking families who believed they were buying or refinancing a home.... Read more»

21 charged in alleged gun-smuggling plot

Federal prosecutors have charged 21 people over an alleged conspiracy to smuggle illegally purchased guns from Arizona across the border into Mexico. About 100 weapons and more than 80,000 round of ammunition were involved in the plot, authorities said.... Read more»

Ducey's 'Border Strike Force' statistics not adding up

DPS reports, released months after public records were requested, don't back up Gov. Doug Ducey’s claims that his Border Strike Force had the impact detailed in his State of the State address. A plan to spend $31 million on the force has been criticized by sheriffs in counties along the border.... Read more»

After Brussels attack, Cruz calls for patrolling 'Muslim neighborhoods'

As Americans learned about the latest terrorist attacks in Western Europe, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz called for law enforcement targeting of Muslim neighborhoods, while also taking swipes at both President Obama and his leading Republican rival, Donald Trump. ... Read more»

Cuban refugees flocking to Texas border

Even as President Obama moves to normalize relations, Cuban refugees continue pouring into Texas through Laredo in record numbers.... Read more»

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