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Judge dismisses charges against man wounded in 2017 BP checkpoint shootout

A federal judge has dismissed charges filed against a Tombstone-area man, who was shot and wounded during an exchange of gunfire with Border Patrol agents at a checkpoint last summer.... Read more»

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Border Roundup: Obama weighs in on immigration reform

A date was set for a federal judge to hear arguments on SB 1070 and Pres. Obama gave a speech in favor of comprehensive immigration reform. In Arizona, a training video was released for police officers on how to enforce SB 1070. ... Read more»

Police training: Racial profiling not allowed under SB 1070

Police should not use race when deciding to ask about immigration status under SB 1070, training material released Thursday says. Tucson's police chief says the law will be a "drain on resources" and that he's "absolutely certain that we are going to be accused of racial profiling."... Read more»1

ACLU issues travel warning for Arizona

It's usually the State Department that issues travel advisories, warning Americans about traveling in dangerous foreign lands like Afghanistan or, say, Mexico. But Wednesday, the ACLU began issuing travel advisories warning about trips to Arizona, citing SB 1070.... Read more»4

70% support DREAM Act path for undocumented students

Support for the DREAM Act has increased nationally, even as tensions over immigration continue. The act would allow undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as young children a chance at permanent-residency status.... Read more»

Border Roundup: Immigration the 'story behind the story'

Immigration is often the story behind the story of international events. • The federal government and the state of Arizona seem headed for a showdown over border security and immigration reform. • Tension continues to rise over the shooting of a Mexican boy at the border in El Paso. ... Read more»

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»

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