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Pearce, Arpaio: ‘Critics and activists’ threatening All-Star Game over SB 1070

State Sen. Russell Pearce and other SB 1070 supporters are sending off 70,000 petition signatures urging Major League Baseball to ignore "critics and activists" they say are endangering plans to hold the 2011 All-Star Game in Phoenix.... Read more»1

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Feds sue Arpaio over documents

The U.S. Justice Department is suing Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for his 15-month refusal to turn over documents in a civil rights investigation. Read the suit & watch a video of Arpaio responding to it.... Read more»2

Mexico: Tales from an armed city

In San Juan Copala, paramilitaries from nearby towns violently rebuff would-be visitors. A blockade of large rocks prevents anyone from crossing into town. Residents speak in strained voices about conditions under the blockade. They describe kidnappings, the constant threat of violence and rape and the vacuum of life in their town.... Read more»

Exiled Mexican reporter seeks asylum for doing his job

Reporter Emilio Gutiérrez says he knew the script the Mexican general wanted him to follow. But the reporter kept writing about soldiers robbing citizens. He believes it almost cost him his life. Two years after seeking asylum in the U.S., Gutiérrez still waits for an immigration judge to rule.... Read more»

Majority of Az voters favor key provisions of SB 1070

Arizona voters overwhelmingly favor even the most controversial provisions within SB 1070, according to a poll released Wednesday.... Read more»1

'La Barbie'

Alleged cartel leader Edgar Valdez Villarreal captured

Authorities in Mexico have detained the alleged Texas-born cartel leader Edgar Valdez Villarreal, also known as "La Barbie." He is the former "right-hand" of Alturo Beltran Leyva, the leader of the Beltran Leyva cartel ,who was gunned down last year by Mexican authorities.... Read more»

National Guard begin border deployment

The first of 532 National Guard troops are set to deploy to the Arizona-Mexico border Monday. "It’s about time," said Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.... Read more»1

Smart v. Stupid

Mosque as metaphor

A feeling of insecurity is the underlying motive behind the silly rhetoric about the Park 51 Muslim community center in New York City. Opponents are expressing the despair of the defeated.... Read more»

Faced with backlog, feds not deporting non-criminal immigrants

About a month ago, Homeland Security began reviewing and moving to dismiss deportation cases against suspected illegal immigrants without serious criminal records, according to The Houston Chronicle.... Read more»

State Dep't extends Mexico travel warning

Children of U.S. government employees must leave Monterrey, Mexico, the State Department said Friday as it extended its warning of travel dangers in that country.... Read more»

South Africa: Press freedom under threat

In the old South Africa, journalists were censored, arrested and sometimes forced into exile when they tried to cover the anti-apartheid movement. Now media watchdogs are sounding an alarm about a possible return to repression.... Read more»

Az E-Verify case could be immigration law roadmap

Lawmakers in other states looking for guidance on how to draft immigration laws that can withstand federal challenges may not have to wait for resolution of the Justice Department's lawsuit against Arizona over SB 1070. Another Arizona case may shed some light on the subject.... Read more»

Ireland: Priest's role in deadly bombing revealed

A British Cabinet Minister and a Cardinal were certain that a Roman Catholic priest was responsible for one of the worst IRA atrocities of the Northern Ireland Troubles, but they colluded to allow him to continue his ministry preaching the Gospel.... Read more»

After Katrina, New Orleans cops told to shoot looters

After Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans police officers circulated orders authorizing them to shoot looters and "take back the city," but it remains unclear who issued them.... Read more»

Sheriff: Tucson woman may have been kidnapped in Nogales

Pima County Sheriff's deputies are looking for a Tucson woman who may have been kidnapped in Nogales, Son.... Read more»

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