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What the Devil won't tell you

Alpha males must stop quaking at first sign of Latino 'caravans'

America has survived two world wars, a Civil War, and depressions but what waiters would call "three four-tops and an eight-top" poses a security risk to a city of a million? Get over it. If prostitution is the oldest profession, pimping fear is the oldest form of politics.... Read more»

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Undercover feds easily obtain fraudulent e-Passports

A decade after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks brought to light the dangers of fake IDs, federal undercover agents are still able to easily obtain genuine U.S. e-Passports using clearly fraudulent information that should have raised red flags at the State Department.... Read more»

Checkpoint blues: More Border Patrol means crabbier locals

When Linda Walker drives north on Highway 118 from her West Texas home in Terlingua toward Alpine, she spots the U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint ahead and thinks to herself, "Do I have time today?" Does she have time, she asks, to get "belligerent" with the agents, in their now ubiquitous green fatigues, who will inevitably ask about her citizenship? And that's not all.... Read more»

Smart v. Stupid

The 'danged fence' is a big fib

Anyone who tells you the solution to illegal migration is more border enforcement is either a darn fool or a damned liar. In this election season, politicians are seemingly apoplectic about illegal immigration. People from south of us don’t come here for our way of life or to plop out progeny. They come here for the cash.... Read more»

Comic: Immigration

Arizona Mandela

Emotions are running high over the question of how, or whether, Arizona should defend itself against illegal immigration. Heroes, however, are thin on the ground.... Read more»

Texas border group urges Congress to rethink Guard deployment

Border activists are hurling a last-minute plea at Congress to rethink deployment of additional National Guard troops to the region. Two hundred fifty soldiers are scheduled to arrive on the Texas-Mexico border Sunday.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Goddard: Time to go on offense against Mexican cartels

I'm reminded of Jack Dempsey's adage, "the best defense is a good offense," as Arizona considers its next steps in the wake of Judge Bolton's ruling on SB 1070. We need to go on the offensive to fight border crime and solve the problem of illegal immigration now. ... Read more»

Obama may bypass Congress on immigration reform

The Obama administration, anticipating that Congress might not pass comprehensive immigration reform this year, is considering ways it could act without congressional approval to achieve many of the objectives of the initiative, including giving permanent resident status, or green cards, to large numbers of people in the country illegally.... Read more»

Immigrant prosecutions on rise under Obama

Immigration and Customs Enforcement referred 4,145 cases for prosecution in March and April, the highest number since 2005, when the agency was created.... Read more»

Opponents of SB 1070 pull all-nighter in protest

Although key sections of SB 1070 were blocked Wednesday, opponents of the law spent the night in protest of the anti-illegal immigration law.... Read more»2

Brewer files SB 1070 appeal

Gov. Jan Brewer filed an expedited appeal Thursday, seeking to reverse a federal judge's injunction against Arizona's SB 1070 immigration law.... Read more»1

El Paso sheriff on border violence, immigration & SB 1070

El Paso County Sheriff Richard Wiles is the top law enforcement official in one of America's safest big cities: El Paso has seen just one murder this year. Yet just across the city's and the nation's border, in Juárez, more than 6,000 people have been murdered since 2008.... Read more»

Study: Some disabled immigrants face deportation

U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents with mental disabilities have been mistakenly deported because they were unable to effectively defend themselves, according to a study released by the American Civil Liberties Union and the non-profit Human Rights Watch.... Read more»

Mexico celebrates ruling on Arizona's SB 1070

In the heart of the Mexican capital a crowd of 100 activists stood silently outside the imperious American Embassy on Wednesday waiting for a judicial decision 1,800 miles away in Phoenix. When news was announced that Judge Susan Bolton had blocked the Arizona law's most controversial provisions, the crowd burst into applause. ... Read more»

Downtown vigil opposes SB 1070

Opponents of SB 1070 gathered Wednesday night at the Arizona Regional Office Complex downtown to peacefully protest the immigration law during an overnight vigil.... Read more»

House votes for $701 million in border security funding

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to boost spending on border security by $701 million. The Senate stripped the border enforcement money from a war spending bill last Thursday.... Read more»

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