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Trump threat to use military to close the border met with skepticism

Before heading to Arizona for a political rally, President Donald Trump threatened to “seal the southern border” with troops if that’s what it takes to stop the latest caravan of Central American migrants heading to the U.S.... Read more»

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Is your drive home less than smooth? Use our mapping tool from SeeClickFix to report everything from potholes and graffiti to broken streetlights and overgrown weeds and keep watch over your neighborhood... Read more»

Migrants seeking safe harbor in the U.S. must first survive shootouts and shakedowns in Mexico

It’s a cruel irony that Central American asylum-seekers flee the frying pan of violence and extortion in their home countries only to land in the fire that is Mexico, where robbery, shakedowns leave them desperate and broke by the time they reach the U.S. border. ... Read more»

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Segal: Justices of the peace are judges for the people

As a candidate for justice of the peace for three prior election cycles, the question that voters typically asked me was: “What is the job of the justice of the peace?” The answer is simple. It is a judicial role for a court of the people. ... Read more»

No More Deaths volunteer moves dismissal of human smuggling charges

Lawyers for Scott Daniel Warren, the ASU professor charged with human smuggling for helping two Mexican men near Ajo, have moved to dismiss the case, arguing that his prosecution was retaliation for a report critical of the Border Patrol published the same day. ... Read more»

Kyl challenges DHS over releases of migrant familes

Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen had no answers for communities and overloaded non-profits helping families released from federal detention. ... Read more»

McSally, Sinema trade barbs, stress voting records during their only Senate debate

In a debate peppered with accusations of lying and treason, Senate candidates Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema took shots at each other in their only public debate of the 2018 election, each calling out the other’s voting record as proof that the other candidate is not a true representative of Arizona.... Read more»1

Trump to visit Arizona for 1st time since contentious 2017 rally

When President Donald Trump touches down in Mesa on Friday to stump for Senate hopeful Martha McSally, the setting will be much different from 2017 rally in Phoenix that led to police firing tear gas at a crowd of protesters and a class-action lawsuit.... Read more»

Sudden release of migrant families may spark new family separation program

The Trump administration appears to be building the case for a new family separation policy just days after immigration officials in Arizona suddenly released hundreds of immigrant families, forgoing coordination and travel plans, and forcing advocates to scramble for help.... Read more»

Appeals court lets stand death sentence for 1988 murder

Concealing evidence of child abuse from jurors is not enough to overturn death sentence of Michael Apelt, convicted of murdering his wife one day after life insurance policy took effect. ... Read more»

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»

Factcheck: Trump's numbers, October 2018 update

Statistical measures of how things have changed since the president took office.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

CD2 debate decoded: Why have debates like this?

Put two candidates in a room and let them go at it. It would have made the Kirkpatrick-Peterson debate a lot more interesting and required less work from me to snarkily translate.... Read more»1

DHS was not prepared to enforce ‘zero tolerance’ border policy

Homeland Security's inspector general found agents did not foresee the need to hold children for extended periods in facilities intended for short-term use and struggles to “identify, track, and reunify families” separated under the policy at the border. ... Read more»

Judge rejects move to send BP agent's trial to Phoenix

Lonnie Swartz, the Border Patrol agent tried earlier this year in the killing of a Mexican teenager, will again face a Tucson jury after a federal judge denied a defense motion to move the case to Phoenix.... Read more»

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