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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 & 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»

Poll on Tea Party/minorities a 'hit piece,' Tucson organizer says

The Tea Party's strongest supporters have negative views on minorities, says a University of Washington survey. A local Tea Party organizer called the poll a "hit piece."... Read more»3

Border

Explaining the violence in Northern Mexico

An audio report from KUT in Texas breaks down the uptick in violent crime in Northern Mexico.... Read more»

Immigration debate roils Britain

Ahead of general election, a whistleblower and a hunger strike draw attention to asylum seekers.... Read more»

Justice Janet?

Napolitano again being mentioned for Supreme Court

Justice Janet? Former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano is once again a potential nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.... Read more»

Republican CD8 primary

Mantra of GOP candidate debate: Beat Giffords

All four candidates vying for the GOP CD8 nomination focused on beating Gabrielle Giffords in their debate Thursday night.... Read more»

Minuteman Civil Defense Corps

Minuteman border watch continues in Southern Arizona

The president of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps says that even though her national group has disbanded, local Minuteman groups can continue to operate, and she promises to continue her work in Cochise County to stop illegal immigration.... Read more»

Border & immigration

After border tour, Brewer urges federal troop deployment

Touring an area where a rancher was killed, a crime investigators suspect was committed by someone in the country illegally, Gov. Jan Brewer and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson called Wednesday for the Obama administration to do more to secure the border.... Read more»

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