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Judge permanently blocks Trump move to withhold funds from 'sanctuary cities'

A federal judge has ruled that the Trump administration's order forcing cities to comply with immigration officials or lose funding is “unconstitutional on its face” and blocked the White House from enforcing the policy nationwide. ... Read more»

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Activists push immigration reform

Immigration reformers have been itching for Congress to finish the health-care overhaul and finally begin the debate about fixing the nation's broken immigration system. "We have to end the suffering of all these individuals and families and allow equal access to health and education for millions."... Read more»

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'Dumping ground' for immigration detainees

Picture, if you will, a Twilight Zone episode in which foreigners are stripped of their mental capacities and thrust into a government-sanctioned delusional purgatory. But this is no Hollywood script. Every one of these stories is true.... Read more»

Border crime

Where's plan B for Mexico?

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the other top U.S. officials who stopped by Mexico this week had nice things to say about President Felipe Calderon.... Read more»

Arizona politics

Tucson Rep. Patterson bounced from committee

Tucson Rep. Daniel Patterson was removed from a House committee because of remarks he made to another legislator.... Read more»2

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U.S. announces broader approach in fight against drug trafficking

The big question for both the United States and Mexico is whether or not to continue with a heavily militarized approach in the fight against drug traffickers. With Secretary of State Clinton's announcement Tuesday, the Obama administration seems to be voting no.... Read more»

Border & immigration

U.S., Mexico launch new intelligence-sharing programs

Senior leaders from the United States and Mexico agreed the two countries will begin swapping intelligence on suspected terrorists and Mexican felons following discussions in Mexico City on Tuesday.... Read more»

Border & immigration

Who's in charge of Customs & Border Protection?

When high-ranking officials travel to Mexico on Tuesday to discuss that country's role in combating border violence, one key member of the team will be missing: the commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection... Read more»

Border crime

Mexico's drug war spills over border

Lawmakers from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border were in Mexico City last week discussing plans to combat growing border drug violence (Audio report).... Read more»

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Mexico not living up to water treaty

Steeped in the annals of America's symbiotic relationship with Mexico is the two countries’ long-standing and sometimes tense agreement over an issue more far-reaching than border security and immigration: water.... Read more»

59% say build 'virtual fence' on border

Despite this week's halt to funding for the project, 59% of Americans say the government should continue to build a "virtual fence" on the U.S.-Mexico border. 72% say the military should be stationed at the border.... Read more»1

Canada's veiled immigration problems

Naema Ahmed, a 29-year-old Egyptian, was attending a government-sponsored class in Montreal for immigrants who want to learn French. In the middle of writing an exam, she was pulled out of class by a provincial official, who gave her a stark choice — remove the veil or leave the class. Ahmed left.... Read more»

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Consulate killings could pull US deeper into Mexico's drug war

Ciudad Juarez is no stranger to bloodshed. But the recent killings of three people tied to the U.S. consulate — including a pregnant consulate employee and her husband — have raised a new question here in Mexico: How will the U.S. respond to an attack on its citizens?... Read more»

Terrorism

Despite warnings, Mexico continues using explosives scanner

The Mexican government will continue to use a hand-held device to uncover drugs and explosives, despite warnings it doesn't work.... Read more»

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State Dep't warns against travel to Mexico

Following the weekend killing in Juarez of three people with ties to the U.S. Consulate in Juarez, the U.S. Department of State has issued a strongly worded and startling warning for Americans to stay away from Mexico. ... Read more»

Protesters, supporters rally over immigration bills

Dozens of demonstrators rallied Monday at the State Capitol against bills that would make it trespassing to be in the country illegally and require local law enforcement to assist in enforcing federal immigration laws.... Read more»

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