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Prosecutors: BP agent 'calmly & deliberately' shot at Mexican teenager

Federal prosecutors argued that Lonnie Ray Swartz, the agent on trial for murder in the death of a Mexican teenager during a 2012 cross-border shooting, "calmly and deliberately" walked up the fence and shot his pistol, firing 16 rounds in 34 seconds. ... Read more»

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Border & immigration: SB1070

Brewer signs controversial Az immigration measure

Gov. Jan Brewer, doing what she called "best for Arizona," signed SB1070 into law, strengthening the state's immigration laws. Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias said the law would "create a new Jim Crow" in Arizona.... Read more»2

Border & immigration

Gov. Brewer's statement on signing SB 1070

Text of Gov. Brewer's statement on signing the stringent immigration measure SB 1070.... Read more»


70% of Arizona voters like tough immigration law

A new survey finds that 70 percent of likely voters in Arizona approve of a tougher immigration law awaiting Gov. Jan Brewer's signature while 23 percent oppose it. ... Read more»1

Comic: Xenophobia

Obscure professional athletes for $200

How will the police be able to tell 'real' Americans from suspected illegal immigrants? They'll ask 'em stuff only 'real' Americans would know.... Read more»

Border & immigration

Grijalva calls for boycott of Az over immigration measure

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva says the rest of the country should boycott his home state of Arizona if a tough immigration law is signed by Gov. Jan Brewer. ... Read more»

Border & immigration

Texas border cameras costing $153,800 per arrest

Twenty-nine cameras have been installed on the 1,200-mile Texas-Mexico border, or one camera for every 41 miles. Internet viewers have helped police make a total of 26 arrests — that's about $153,800 per arrest. And some agencies are not even using the cameras.... Read more»

Comic: Pulling up the ladder

Keeping Arizona Safe

Draconian immigration laws are an odd thing in a country where everyone (with sincere apologies to our native American friends) is descended from immigrants.... Read more»

Border & immigration

McCain, Kyl announce border security plan

Arizona's Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl announced a 10-point border security plan Monday morning, saying their proposals will fight illegal immigration, drug and human smuggling and violence along the border.... Read more»

Election 2010

Glassman trails McCain, Hayworth in Az Senate poll

Former Tucson City Councilman Rodney Glassman wouldn't fare well in Arizona's U.S. Senate race if it were held today.... Read more»2

Border & immigration

Nearly half of border crossers are women

They struggled through the spiny desert and felt the harshness of cold winter nights, all before getting caught by Border Patrol agents. They are not the only women who try to cross the Sonoran Desert. The number of female border crossers jumped 37 percent from 1994 to 1998, according to a UA study.... Read more»

Tucson shuttle services raided in immigrant-smuggling sweep

Federal agents raided three shuttle companies in Tucson on Thursday in a massive investigation into illegal immigrant smuggling.... Read more»

Border & immigration

Demonstrators urge veto of immigration 'trespassing' bill

Urging that Gov. Brewer veto a stringent immigration enforcement bill, demonstrators said the measure would violate constitutional rights.... Read more»

Border violence

U.S. drug demand fuels chaos in Mexico, says Juárez mayor

Though he is hopeful conditions in his city will improve, Juarez's mayor said the drug trafficking at the root of Mexico's problems will continue as long as the U.S. maintains its insatiable appetite for narcotics.... Read more»

Papers please?

Az House passes immigration ID enforcement bill

Arizona police may soon be required to ask for immigration paperwork if they have a "reasonable suspicion" that a person is in the country illegally.... Read more»

Juarez mayor says local police still corrupted

Just days after the majority of military troops deployed to patrol the streets of the most violent city in the Americas withdrew, the city's mayor concedes his local police force is still infiltrated with elements of organized crime.... Read more»

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