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Border tear gas incident renews wall debate, but little change expected

Arizona Republicans on Monday backed President Donald Trump’s renewed demands for border wall funding after migrants were tear gassed as they tried to rush the border at San Ysidro, California, Sunday.... Read more»

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Immigration & SB 1070

'Day without Mexicans' could be affecting Nogales business

A "Day Without Mexicans" boycott of Arizona by Mexican consumers seems to be having an impact at the Nogales border crossing, which has had almost no traffic Friday, according to a Sonoran newspaper.... Read more»6

Immigration & SB 1070

Fans protest at Wrigley, ask Cubs to move spring training from Arizona

Dozens of immigrant-rights supporters gathered outside Wrigley Field on Friday, calling on the Chicago Cubs to no longer hold spring training in Arizona. ... Read more»1

Border & immigration

Study: Border plan 'Streamline' a 'waste' of money

Border security plan Operation Streamline is a "waste of taxpayer dollars," according to a study by the Warren Institute.... Read more»

Border crime

Giffords again asks for National Guard to 'secure' border

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on Wednesday again asked President Obama to deploy the National Guard to secure the Mexican border.... Read more»

Comic: Immigration

Brown in Green

Environmental group Greenopia named Arizona the 13th greenest state, meaning 12 states are greener. Does less brown mean more green?... Read more»

Immigration SB1070

Arizona's SB 1070 could violate international law

U.N. human rights experts say Arizona's new immigration law may lead to racial profiling, which is against international law.... Read more»

Cashing in on the Colombian accent

Dubbing movies is big business in Bogota. So are call centers. All because it's easy to understand Colombian Spanish.... Read more»1

Border & immigration

Many immigrants overstay visas after entering legally

While the term illegal immigrant often evokes images of people eluding authorities at the border, a large share of undocumented workers in the U.S. arrived with visas and stayed.... Read more»

Border crime

Analysis: Italian mafia brokering Mexican drug trade

Rather than distribute the drugs in the U.S. itself, as the Italian mafia of yore once did, the ‘ndrangheta has ceded these operations to Mexican cartels while focusing its efforts on shipping drugs from Latin America to West Africa.... Read more»

Immigration SB1070

Crime argument used on both sides of immigration debate

Supporters of Arizona's new immigration law say it's designed to reduce crime in the state, but opponents say just the opposite will occur.... Read more»

SB 1070

Calls for boycott not affecting Az border businesses

A call to boycott Arizona in the wake of its new immigration policy might not be practical, say border-area residents. But a travel advisory issued by the Mexican government might be slowing sales at Nogales businesses.... Read more»1

SB 1070

Text of Mexican travel alert issued for Az

Text of the travel alert issued by Mexico's Foriegn Ministry for Mexican nationals in Arizona.... Read more»

Comic: Racial profiling

'Papers, please'

Gov. Jan Brewer assures Arizonans that enforcement of immigration law will not involve racial profiling. Uh-huh.... Read more»

Opinion

Arizona alienates world as 'hate state'

It is eerie and ugly, coming home to a state of the union that now incites cops to roust fourth-generation Americans on the simple evidence of a suntan. That smacks of what evil empires do. Arizona is not yet Azerbaijan but neither is it, any longer, the big-hearted Mexican-accented place I loved to say I was from.... Read more»

'Virtual kidnappings' call for Mexican cell phone registry

Experts say that since the practice began nine years ago, as many as 20 million Mexicans have fallen victim to "virtual kidnappings" — an effective extortion technique in a country where real kidnappings are a common occurrence. ... Read more»

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