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Arizona sitting out rush of states filing suit over Trump’s border emergency

Arizona is not joining more than a other dozen states in suing to halt President Donald Trump's invocation of emergency powers to pay for part of his border wall.... Read more»

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Report weighs in on 'anchor baby' debate

About 1 in 15 children in the U.S. - 340,000 of the 4.3 million babies born in 2008 - has a parent who is an illegal immigrant, a new report says. But most of those babies were born to mothers living in the U.S. for more than one year.... Read more»

Ambassador: U.S. & Mexico seize only 3-5% of drug money

Despite their best efforts, the U.S. and Mexican governments are successful in seizing only 3 to 5 percent of the billions made annually by drug cartel operations that do business in both countries, said the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico.... Read more»

Report: U.S. lagging on crime-fighting aid for Mexico

A government report finds the U.S. has been too slow to aid Mexico and other crime-ridden countries at a time when drug-related violence is escalating. Efforts to combat alien smuggling have also fallen short, but Arizona earns praise for dismantling smuggling operations.... Read more»

Crossing while contagious: Detecting disease at the border

Illicit drugs, human trafficking, illegal immigration, terrorism and, yes, strep throat and H1N1: Customs and Border Protection officers are on the lookout for far more than criminals and contraband. They're responsible for stopping infectious disease at the border.... Read more»

Ex-immigration detention guard tells of rape, torture

The author and former security guard at the Port Isabel detention center for illegal immigrants talks about the torture, sexual abuse and drug smuggling he says he witnessed there.... Read more»

Comic: Border

Some 'crabby' locals resent Border Patrol presence

Over the past four years, the U.S. Border Patrol has grown by two-thirds, from 12,000 to 20,000 agents. Some rural border residents resent the intrusion into their lives.... Read more»

Police arrest anti-SB 1070 demonstrators Thursday

Tucson police officers arrested anti-SB 1070 demonstrators for disorderly conduct Thursday afternoon.... Read more»

Alien removals increase under Obama

Not only has the Department of Homeland Security referred more immigration-related cases for prosecution under President Obama than under his predecessor, it has also removed more aliens than the Bush Administration did, even in its busiest years.... Read more»

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»

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