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Listen to children just separated from their parents at the border

The desperate sobbing of 10 Central American children, separated from their parents last week by immigration authorities, makes for excruciating listening. Many of them sound like they’re crying so hard, they can barely breathe. They scream “Mami” and “Papá” over and over again, as if those are the only words they know.... Read more»

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Nearly 2,000 kids separated from parents in six-week period

Trump administration officials have separated 1,995 minors from parents or guardians in a six week period, a Department of Homeland Security official said Friday. ... Read more»

More than 400 Tucsonans protest separation of families at U.S.-Mexico border

As fury over the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their parents accelerates, more than 400 people in protested in Downtown Tucson, one of dozens of rallies planned nationwide. ... Read more»

30 parents & their kids protest family separation at McSally's office

About 30 parents and their children held a "play-date" at Rep. Martha McSally's office in Tucson to protest the separation of thousands of migrant children from their parents as part of a new "zero tolerance" policy along the U.S.-Mexico border. ... Read more»

ICE chief defends arrests as ‘focused on criminals,’ advocates disagree

The acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement defended his agency against charges of racism, saying that 89 percent of those arrested last year by ICE have a criminal history.... Read more»

Obama Foundation launches community organizing initiative in Phoenix

The Obama Foundation launched its first Community Leadership Corps in Phoenix over the weekend, a six-month program designed to help young people bring about change in their communities.... Read more»

Sessions limits asylum claims for victims of domestic, gang violence

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday said that immigrant victims of gang violence or domestic abuse will no longer be able to claim asylum in the U.S., saying the law was not designed to “alleviate all problems.”... Read more»

Tucson activists denounce separation of migrant families at border

Free the Children Coalition, a new group targeting immigration issues, on Tuesday called the Trump administration’s separation of immigrant families at the border an attack on children that exposes them to illness and trauma.... Read more»

Arizona soldier killed in Somalia

A U.S. Army soldier from Chandler was killed Friday in an attack in Somalia. Flags throughout the state will fly at half-staff through Monday evening to honor Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Conrad, 26.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Rothschild: Separating kids from families at border 'morally reprehensible'

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild joined the leaders of L.A., Houston and Albuquerque on Thursday in calling on the Trump administration to halt separating children from parents who are illegal immigrants and migrants seeking asylum. The mayors called the policy "flawed ... cruel" and "morally reprehensible."... Read more»

Reports of STDs up 19% in Arizona

Sexually transmitted diseases reported in Arizona from January through April have increased 19 percent over the same period last year, possibly because of increased awareness and improved treatment, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.... Read more»

Our Fallen: Tucsonans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan wars

In more than a decade of war, dozens from Tucson and Southern Arizona have died in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and elsewhere. Here is our brief tribute to them.... Read more»3

Guest opinion

McSally: Asylum seekers 'enrich cartels'; vulnerable to MS-13 recruitment

Citing the same U.S. gang repeatedly referred to by the Trump administration, Rep. Martha McSally said Tuesday that "loopholes" in vetting asylum seekers must be ended, as the "daily border caravan" of migrants "enriches the cartel."... Read more»

ACLU: Migrant kids accused Border Patrol of 'shocking' physical, sexual & mental abuse

Thousands of documents show unaccompanied minors reported physical, mental and sexual abuse while they were detained by Customs and Border Protection, yet there's little evidence that officials meaningfully investigated such claims, civil rights advocates say. ... Read more»

Missing woman with Alzheimer's found dead on West Side

An elderly woman who walked away from her West Side home was found dead only a short distance away a day later, authorities said. There were no signs of foul play in the death of 83-year-old Mary Migatulski.... Read more»

'Lovely' the dog dies after being doused with gas, burned

A Tucson dog named "Lovely" died Sunday morning after being treated by vets here and in Scottsdale. She was doused with gasoline and set on fire by a woman who also burned part of her family home earlier this month, authorities said.... Read more»

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