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Border Patrol union: Shooting suit ruling could harm agents

The U.S. Border Patrol’s union says that an appellate court ruling allowing a foreign national’s family to sue BP agents could seriously endanger officers, who in the future might hesitate to use deadly force when necessary.... Read more»1

Hobby Lobby decision may not be last word on birth control coverage

State laws and an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruling may come into play.... Read more»

Analysis

What the president can do on immigration if Congress fails to act

The president has broad—although not absolute—executive authority to set enforcement priorities, defer deportations of unauthorized immigrants, and mitigate some of the harshest effects of our broken immigration system.... Read more»

Comic: Bermudez Shorts

John Huppenthal gets schooled

Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal decided he was going to be a not-so smartass under the cover of Internet pseudonymity. The Arizona schools chief made some pretty deplorable comments about minorities and low income people on Arizona political blogs.... Read more»

Supreme Court sides with Hobby Lobby on birth control

A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that at least some for-profit corporations may not be required to provide contraceptives if doing so violates the owners’ religious beliefs. ... Read more»

No warrant, no problem: How the gov't can get your digital data

The government isn't allowed to wiretap American citizens without a warrant from a judge. But there are plenty of legal ways for law enforcement, from the local sheriff to the FBI to the Internal Revenue Service, to snoop on the digital trails you create every day.... Read more»

A year later, Yarnell continues putting community back together

Not all the houses have been rebuilt. Not all the people have moved back home and not all the damage has been repaired. But one year after the town of Yarnell was hit by what would become the deadliest wildfire in Arizona history, residents say the town is steadily pulling itself back together. ... Read more»

Factcheck

Misassigning blame for immigration crisis

A TV ad falsely claims Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander is “responsible” for a surge of “illegal aliens” who are “overrunning our border” because he voted for “amnesty.” ... Read more»

Immigrant surge fueled by rumors, misinformation

The undocumented immigrants flooding into Texas from Central America don’t often know terms like “deferred action” or “prosecutorial discretion,” White House policies that grant relief from deportation and a possible work permit. But some are still basing their decisions to leave their home countries on misinformation — a rumor that they'll be allowed to live here legally.... Read more»

Volunteers provide care, shelter to incoming immigrants in Texas

President Barack Obama, calling the recent surge of immigrants into Texas a humanitarian crisis, has ordered FAME to coordinate an effort to maintain detention centers for unaccompanied minors and help reunite them with relatives in this country. His administration is also moving to send more assistance to Central America. ... Read more»

Guatemalan data show fewer children returned from U.S.

The White House and DHS have mounted a campaign in recent days to tell children who cross the border they will not be eligible for deferred action and will be sent home. But data from Guatemala indicate that, in recent years, fewer and fewer children have been sent home to that country.... Read more»

As more imported foods reach dinner tables, holes remain in FDA safety net

In April 2012, a team of inspectors from the FDA investigated a seafood company in India that had been exporting tons of frozen yellow fin tuna to the U.S. What they found was not appetizing: water tanks rife with contamination, rusty carving knives, peeling paint above the work area, unsanitary bathrooms and an ice machine covered with insects and “apparent bird feces.”... Read more»

Officials: Investors often overlook opportunities on tribal lands

A Mesa executive told a Senate panel Wednesday that there is plenty of opportunity for economic development in Indian Country, but not enough investment to make it happen.... Read more»

Brewer, Johnson tour Nogales migrant kids shelter

Wednesday morning, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Gov. Jan Brewer toured the Nogales Border Patrol station where around 900 unaccompanied minors from Central America are detained after crossing into the United States through the Rio Grande Valley.... Read more»

Homeland Security secretary details response to wave of immigrant kids

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson acknowledged Tuesday that Arizona officials should have been notified before hundreds of immigrant children and families were shipped to Nogales for processing – instead of learning about it in news reports.... Read more»1

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