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121 immigrants surrender to Border Patrol agents near Lukeville

A group of 121 immigrants turned themselves in to Border Patrol agents on Saturday in a remote part of the Organ Pipe Cactus wildlife refuge, one of five large groups, totaling 600 people, found in Arizona's western desert since July 28 by federal officials. ... Read more»

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Feds sue Arizona over SB 1070

Updated with reactions & legal background: Saying SB 1070 "attempts to second guess federal policies," the Justice Department filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the constitutionality of Arizona's new anti-illegal immigration law. Read the brief.... Read more»4

Same as the old boss: Meet the new mayor of Juárez

Cuidad Juárez's mayoral election has Texas' economic leaders intrigued. For residents in the city plagued by cartel violence, little change is expected, and many brace for continued bloodshed.... Read more»

64% say no to birthright citizenship

64 percent of Arizona voters say that children born to illegal immigrants should not be automatically granted citizenship, according to a new Rasmussen Reports survey.... Read more»3

Mexicans not holding their breath for immigration reform

After battling through health care and finance reform, President Obama waded into one of the most contentious issues of all – immigration – advocating a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal migrants.... Read more»1

Guest opinion

Goddard: Sensible outline for immigration reform

Guest opinion: This week we heard two well-reasoned calls for reforming the nation's badly broken immigration system. Though the calls came from very different places, they propose similar reforms that I have long supported and deserve the immediate attention of Congress.... Read more»6

Historian talks violence on El Paso/Juarez border

Historian David Romo calls both El Paso and Juarez home. The day after a gunfight in Juarez sent a bullet across the border — into the wall of El Paso City Hall no less — he describes how violence has changed local business in both cities, and his own life.... Read more»

Obama's speech on immigration reform

Text and video of President Obama's speech on comprehensive immigration reform.... Read more»1

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»

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