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Federal watchdog will investigate 7-year-old's death BP custody in New Mexico

A federal watchdog will investigate the death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl, who died on Dec. 8, reportedly of dehydration and septic shock, after she was taken into Border Patrol custody along with her father and 160 others in a remote part of southern New Mexico. ... Read more»

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Number of illegal immigrants falls 21% in Az

The number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. has declined considerably since 2000-2005, according to a new study by the Pew Hispanic Center, dropping for the first time since 1990.... Read more»

'La Barbie'

Alleged cartel leader Edgar Valdez Villarreal captured

Authorities in Mexico have detained the alleged Texas-born cartel leader Edgar Valdez Villarreal, also known as "La Barbie." He is the former "right-hand" of Alturo Beltran Leyva, the leader of the Beltran Leyva cartel ,who was gunned down last year by Mexican authorities.... Read more»

Families face wrenching decisions when immigrant parents deported

Deportations happen to families in Arizona every day. But the issue becomes more complex when the deportees' families are of mixed-status—some with citizenship, some with visas and some here illegally.... Read more»

National Guard begin border deployment

The first of 532 National Guard troops are set to deploy to the Arizona-Mexico border Monday. "It’s about time," said Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.... Read more»1

Faced with backlog, feds not deporting non-criminal immigrants

About a month ago, Homeland Security began reviewing and moving to dismiss deportation cases against suspected illegal immigrants without serious criminal records, according to The Houston Chronicle.... Read more»

State Dep't extends Mexico travel warning

Children of U.S. government employees must leave Monterrey, Mexico, the State Department said Friday as it extended its warning of travel dangers in that country.... Read more»

Az E-Verify case could be immigration law roadmap

Lawmakers in other states looking for guidance on how to draft immigration laws that can withstand federal challenges may not have to wait for resolution of the Justice Department's lawsuit against Arizona over SB 1070. Another Arizona case may shed some light on the subject.... Read more»

Sheriff: Tucson woman may have been kidnapped in Nogales

Pima County Sheriff's deputies are looking for a Tucson woman who may have been kidnapped in Nogales, Son.... Read more»

Mexican tourist gunned down in Rocky Point

A tourist from Mexico was shot and killed Sunday by a group of gunmen while vacationing in Rocky Point, reports say.... Read more»

U.S. motorist killed at Mexican military checkpoint

A U.S. citizen was killed Sunday in a checkpoint confrontation with the Mexican military, officials say. Joseph Steven Proctor, 32, may have fired at the Mexican troops at a checkpoint near Acapulco in Guerrero state, reports say.... Read more»2

Ex-AG Gonzales: 'Don't tinker' with 14th Amendment

Alberto Gonzales isn't joining his Republican colleagues in calling for a review of the 14th Amendment's birthright citizenship provision.... Read more»

Jon Stewart has his fun with Louie Gohmert

When he warned of terror babies on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 last week, U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, told Cooper that he and comedian Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, could “have their fun” with him. So, Stewart did.... Read more»

Texas lawmakers on anchor babies: The mash-up

Can't get enough of Texas lawmakers and the "terror baby" threat? Neither can we.... Read more»

The optimist club

Mexico not a failed state, ambassadors say

Along the border, the beheadings and bombings carried out by drug cartels are drawing comparisons to murders by Muslim extremists — not surprising, given the war-like death toll of 8,100 so far this year in Mexico. Yet diplomats from both sides reject the notion that Mexico is a "failed state."... Read more»1

Anchors away

Repeal birthright citizenship - and then what?

Proposals to abolish the 14th Amendment’s birthright citizenship provision have ricocheted through the political noise machine. What would the removal of birthright citizenship mean for the country? Pierce the fog of rhetoric and you’ll quickly discover that nobody really knows.... Read more»

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