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Texas suit alleging fraud in border wall construction comes apart

Hidalgo County’s claims of improper enrichment by a former employee and his family are either dismissed or withdrawn. Employee sees vindication; the county says it could appeal or head to federal court.... Read more»

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Border & immigration

State Dep't renews Mexico travel warning

The U.S. State Department has renewed its warning for Americans to avoid unnecessary travel to northern Mexico. The state of Sonora is not in the list of areas to avoid travel but Nogales, Son., is mentioned as a city where firefights have broken out.... Read more»2

Brewer asks court to let SB 1070 take effect

Gov. Jan Brewer asked a federal court Tuesday to allow Arizona's SB 1070 to take effect July 29.... Read more»

Onion: Arizona high schools to now teach Spanish entirely in English

From the satirical website the Onion comes a photo commentary on Arizona's move to ban teachers with accents from teaching English to students who aren't yet fluent in the language.... Read more»

Opponents of SB 1070 plan 'Day of Action'

Opponents of SB 1070 are planning a day of action July 28-29 under the slogan "Don't Work, Don't Buy, Don't Comply."... Read more»2

Border Roundup: Utah 'alien' letters a mystery, Guard deploying to Az

• The source of a list of accused illegal immigrants that was sent to news outlets in Utah is still unknown. • The show must go on as the Border Governors Conference is relocated to Santa Fe. • The National Guard is deploying to Arizona next month.... Read more»

Az law enforcement to get $10 million for border work

Arizona law enforcement agencies will share in $10 million in grants for border security work, Gov. Jan Brewer announced Monday.... Read more»

Nat'l Guard border deployments begin Aug. 1

Updated with details, reactions: 1200 National Guard troops will deploy to assist law enforcement along the U.S.-Mexican border beginning Aug. 1, the federal government announced Monday.... Read more»

Napolitano: Feds expanding Az border presence

The federal government will expand its border enforcement effort in Arizona, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said in the Arizona Republic on Monday.... Read more»

London's Guardian notes 'bitter' battle over SB 1070

The Guardian newspaper of London reported this weekend on the uncertainty surrounding SB 1070, especially in Latino-populated areas, which are experiencing an exodus of residents and businesses.... Read more»

Border Roundup: First court hearing on SB 1070; migrant deaths rise

The first court hearing on SB 1070 was held Thursday. The arguments presented will be supplemented by those to be heard on July 22. As the lawsuits begin, the effects of the new law are felt on the ground in Arizona. ... Read more»2

$13.8 million grant to Az police for border security

Arizona law enforcement agencies will receive $13.8 million in grants for border security work, the federal government said Thursday. Operation Stonegarden funds can be used to pay overtime, buy vehicles and equipment.... Read more»

Isolation, poverty keep tiny border towns safe - for now

Presidio and Ojinaga, sister outposts on the either side of the Rio Grande, have long shared the misery of their isolation in the desert. Together, they’ve watched jealously over the years as other border cities have prospered. But today, the factors that have held them back keep them safe.... Read more»

Illegal immigrant deaths in desert on record pace

Illegal immigrants are dying at a record rate in Arizona's desert during July. 38 bodies of border crossers have been handled by the Pima County Medical Examiner's Office since July 1.... Read more»

Valley of Death: Bolstering security as Mexican deaths continue

For decades, residents of impoverished Mexican border towns have toiled in the fields or in the giant factories of Juárez. Those seeking more than paupers’ wages worked for the cartels. Yet their communities remained peaceful until the horror of the drug war bled into the farmland.... Read more»

Comic: Immigration

This land is your land, this land is my land

There are two sides to every issue. Or are there three?... Read more»

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