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Asylum seekers finding law enforcement thwarting efforts on both sides of border

immigration lawyers say Mexican officials are increasingly assisting the shift in U.S. immigration strategies and have prevented some migrants from legally seeking asylum in the U.S.... Read more»

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Factcheck: SB 1070 allows for some racial profiling

Factcheck.org examines Arizona's SB 1070 and finds that it's not just a mirror image of federal law, and allows some profiling. But, in theory, no more than what the courts permit already.... Read more»4

SB 1070 supporters brave heat at Capitol rally

Supporters of Arizona's strict SB 1070 immigration law rallied at the State Capitol on Saturday, despite temperatures of 107 degrees.... Read more»3

Gimme shelter: Number of Mexican asylum seekers falling

Despite fears that Texas would open its doors to thousands of Mexicans escaping violence at home and seeking a safe haven here, government data shows the number of asylum-seekers from Mexico has actually decreased.... Read more»

Don't believe the hype: Brewer/Obama meeting 'cordial'

The media lead-up to Thursday's meeting between Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and President Obama would have you believe that some sort of ultimate showdown was about to occur. "Very cordial," was how Brewer described the meeting afterward.... Read more»1

Immigration & SB 1070

LA students will be taught that Arizona law is 'un-American'

The Los Angeles Unified School District school board wants all its students to be taught that Arizona's new immigration law is un-American.... Read more»35

Immigration & SB 1070

Border 'one of the safest parts of America'

Gov. Jan Brewer has said Arizona residents live in "terror" because of illegal immigration and border crime, but a new study finds the border is “one of the safest parts of America, and it’s getting safer.”... Read more»2

National Guard deployment raises concerns with border groups

The expected deployment of 1,200 National Guard troops to the border has angered border advocacy groups, which fear the militarization of their communities will damage the local economy and negatively impact their way of life.... Read more»1

51% nationally approve SB 1070, 76% oppose boycott of Az

Arizona's strict immigration law get the nod from 51 percent of voters nationwide in a new survey, while 48 percent would like a similar law in their own state.... Read more»9

Opinion

Do away with director of national intelligence

The United States is being targeted by more and more by terrorists these days, but does it really matter that there is no Director of National Intelligence in his post? Hollow layers of bureaucracy were never the answer to the problems the 9/11 Commission identified.... Read more»

Immigration & SB 1070

Tucson joins officer suing state over immigration law

Tucson has joined a civil lawsuit by a police officer that challenges Arizona's new immigration law.... Read more»2

Caribbean re-emerges as drug smuggling corridor

With the United States and Mexico working to tighten their border, which is the preferred drug trafficking route, the Caribbean is “re-emerging as a corridor” for South American drugs to get to the U.S... Read more»1

Tens of thousands protest SB 1070 at Phoenix march

Tens of thousands of protesters marched on Arizona's State Capitol in Phoenix Saturday as they demonstrated against the state's controversial immigration law, SB 1070. (Updated with video)... Read more»6

High court asked to toss out Az employer sanctions law

The Obama administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to toss out Arizona's law that punishes businesses that employ illegal immigrants.... Read more»

Immigration & SB 1070

Muscians form coalition to boycott Arizona over immigration law

Several musical acts have formed a coalition – The Sound Strike – to organize boycotts of Arizona in wake of the state's new immigration law.... Read more»2

SB 1070 raises tensions in rural Texas

In Hudspeth County, where immigration issues are the stuff of daily life rather than political rhetoric, about 3,000 residents live just across the border from one of the most murderous regions of Mexico. County commissioners here passed a resolution supporting Arizona's new law aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration.... Read more»

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