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Tucson’s Benedictine Monastery is more than just a shelter for migrant families

The spacious sanctuary of the Benedictine Monastery in Tucson now holds more than pews: dozens of army green American Red Cross cots in clusters, strewn with stuffed animals, pop-up cribs and tattered children’s books in Spanish.... Read more»

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Border Roundup: SB 1070 has unexpected political fallout

• The number of lawsuits challenging SB 1070 continues to grow as racial profiling issue takes center stage. • Federal agents are scouring corporate records to find illegal workers. • 1070 has some unintended political consequences.... Read more»1

Analysis

'Danged fence' on border being built with rhetoric

Analysis: Public-policy debates can generate their own, almost irresistible momentum. In the heat of rhetorical battle, we can be so busy scrambling after new data and devising cleverer arguments that we leave older yet unresolved matters behind. Case in point: What McCain recently termed "the danged fence."... Read more»

Napolitano headed to Texas-Mexico border

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will visit Texas' border with Mexico on Thursday when she meets with customs and local law enforcement officials in Laredo.... Read more»

Killing with impunity in Juarez

On the rare days when there are no murders in this brutal border town, editors see it as worthy of the front page. Why can't Mexican police and soldiers stop the killing in Juarez?... Read more»

Juarez: Teenage assassins

How cartels have turned the city's youth into hit men and cannon fodder in the drug war.... Read more»

Mexico's murder capital: 7 circles of Juarez

If Dante had ever been to Juarez he would have placed it squarely in the seventh circle of hell, the one housing "violence" and "ringed by a river of boiling blood."... Read more»2

Interview: Charles Bowden on the violence plaguing Juárez

Probably more than any other author, Southern Arizonan Charles Bowden has revealed the intricacies of the violence haunting Ciudad Juárez. He's swatted at flies swarming fresh bloodstains and reported from a house where bodies were drenched in acid before burial. One wonders if he didn't lose a slice of his sanity with each movement of his hand. (with audio)... Read more»

Border Roundup: SB 1070 suit not on racial profiling

Racial profiling is not a major part of the federal lawsuit challenging SB 1070. Supporters of SB 1070 donated $500,000 to defend the law. Gov. Brewer canceled the Border Governors Conference. Hurricane Alex is causing floods along the Rio Grande. ... Read more»3

Daily Show: 'What the heck's going on in Arizona?'

Not to be outdone by the Colbert Report's take on the immigration situation, the Daily Show knocked out two clips on Arizona's interesting laws.... Read more»

'Take Our Jobs'

Farmworkers to Colbert: Immigration worries? Work in fields

To those who fear that illegal immigrants are taking jobs from U.S. citizens, the United Farm Workers of America says: Take a farmworker's job.... Read more»9

Goddard asks Grijalva to end boycott call

Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard is asking Rep. Raul Grijalva to end his call for a boycott of the state over SB 1070.... Read more»1

Opinion: Scaring up votes in Arizona

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has figured out at least this much: Mexican drug dealers are, to average folks, much scarier than Mexican dishwashers. So Brewer, who is running for election, has decided to make one the face of the other — all Mexicans being interchangeable, after all.... Read more»1

Border Roundup: Feds challenge SB 1070, shootout in Sonora

In national immigration news, the federal government filed a lawsuit against SB 1070, causing mixed reactions in Arizona. South of the border, the gunfight that left 21 people dead in northern Sonora was the result of a feud between drug gangs. ... Read more»3

Guest opinion

Arizona’s SB 1070 isn’t racist... is it?

Guest opinion: The marching song of the backers of Arizona’s new immigration law SB 1070 includes an oft-repeated verse that this law has nothing to do with race. ... Read more»8

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

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