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Listen to children just separated from their parents at the border

The desperate sobbing of 10 Central American children, separated from their parents last week by immigration authorities, makes for excruciating listening. Many of them sound like they’re crying so hard, they can barely breathe. They scream “Mami” and “Papá” over and over again, as if those are the only words they know.... Read more»

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Analysis

Massive border enforcement falls short

Opinion: "Enforcement only" is a failed strategy. Congress cannot restore law and order in the immigration system until it enacts broad reforms that also deal with the 11 million undocumented immigrants that reside in the United States today.... Read more»

Comic: Immigration

Cops figure out solution to SB 1070 racial profiling problem

Concerns that Arizona police will rely on racial profiling to enforce SB 1070 have been laid to rest thanks to a new strategy developed by a group of Arizona police chiefs.... Read more»

The need for comprehensive immigration reform

Opinion/analysis: The Center for American Progress believes that strong border enforcement and tough worksite enforcement on law-breaking employers are fundamental components of a rational immigration system. That does not mean, however, that we endorse all of the enforcement tactics that have been adopted over the past five years.... Read more»

Farmworkers to those worried about illegal workers: 'Take Our Jobs'

For those who grouse that undocumented immigrants are taking jobs from U.S. citizens and legal residents, the United Farm Workers of America has a challenge: Apply to be a farm worker.... Read more»

Guest opinion

SB 1070: Outraged artists should speak out in Arizona, not boycott

Guest Opinion: An open letter to artists boycotting Arizona: By not performing in Arizona, artists are harming the very people and places that foster free speech and the open exchange of ideas that serve to counter the closed-mindedness recently displayed by the new law.... Read more»4

Border crime

Cartel lookouts in U.S. to monitor Southern Az law enforcement

Mexican drug cartels have set up lookout points in Southern Arizona in an effort to monitor law enforcement along the border, Fox News Reports.... Read more»

Border Roundup: SB 1070 debate not cooling off

In the last few days the SB 1070 debate has continued to evolve, including a possible federal lawsuit against the controversial law. In addition, there were shootings on the Arizona/Sonora border and members of the Texas Legislature are proposing the use of microwave weaponry on the border.... Read more»

Mexican gov't asks U.S. court to throw out SB 1070

The Mexican government jumped into the fight against Arizona's SB 1070 on Monday, telling a federal court that the immigration law "threatens to poison the well" of U.S.-Mexican diplomacy and could lead to racial profiling of Mexican citizens.... Read more»12

5 things you didn’t know about Mexico’s drug war

Beyond the warring gangs and struggle for drug-trafficking routes, here are five things about Mexico’s drug war that may surprise you.... Read more»

Rocky Point police chief shot in ambush, hospitalized

The police chief of Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, and his bodyguard were shot Saturday night. Erick Landagaray Macias, and his bodyguard Luis Huerta Ibarra, were ambushed around 11 p.m. while patrolling the resort town, also known as Rocky Point.... Read more»

Immigration & SB 1070

Brewer's approval numbers climb for third consecutive month

Gov. Jan Brewer's support has gone up for the third month in a row, according to a new poll.... Read more»

Texas counties joining immigrant deportation program

Mention immigration and hardliners grouse about an "open door" policy that results in a porous border, welcoming freeloaders and criminals. But dozens of Texas counties participate in a program called Secure Communities, which aims to ferret out criminal aliens and expedite their removal.... Read more»

Truth, and rhetoric, on border crime

"Perception often trumps reality" says an analysis of the issue of illegal immigrants and crime in the New York Times.... Read more»

Comic: Border

C.S.I.: Ciudad Juarez

The boys and girls who work in C.S.I.: Ciudad Juarez are kept busy, but for the most part, their cases aren't too tough to solve.... Read more»

Goddard withdraws from SB 1070 cases

Saying he wants to avoid a costly court battle with Gov. Jan Brewer, state Attorney General Terry Goddard will withdraw as Arizona's legal counsel in suits over SB 1070 and HB 2162.... Read more»4

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