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Sinema pushes for streamlined reviews for asylum seekers

Sen. Krysten Sinema joined eight other senators in pressing immigration officials to spin up a pilot program that would streamline the asylum review process, and allow the Trump administration to deport migrant families within 15 days. ... Read more»

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Ex-immigration detention guard tells of rape, torture

The author and former security guard at the Port Isabel detention center for illegal immigrants talks about the torture, sexual abuse and drug smuggling he says he witnessed there.... Read more»

From fine art to rubbish: Stashes of drug traffickers

Under a thick layer of dust in a Bogota warehouse lie goods confiscated from drug traffickers that range from fine art to just plain crap, from elephant tusks to dented bicycles.... Read more»

Comic: Border

Some 'crabby' locals resent Border Patrol presence

Over the past four years, the U.S. Border Patrol has grown by two-thirds, from 12,000 to 20,000 agents. Some rural border residents resent the intrusion into their lives.... Read more»

Alien removals increase under Obama

Not only has the Department of Homeland Security referred more immigration-related cases for prosecution under President Obama than under his predecessor, it has also removed more aliens than the Bush Administration did, even in its busiest years.... Read more»

Colombia: Welcome to a drug lord's playground

When he wasn't smuggling cocaine or ordering hit men to gun down his enemies, Pablo Escobar liked to relax at his 7,000-acre ranch, Hacienda Napoles, a personal playground and petting zoo. Now it's a tourist attraction.... Read more»

Checkpoint blues: More Border Patrol means crabbier locals

When Linda Walker drives north on Highway 118 from her West Texas home in Terlingua toward Alpine, she spots the U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint ahead and thinks to herself, "Do I have time today?" Does she have time, she asks, to get "belligerent" with the agents, in their now ubiquitous green fatigues, who will inevitably ask about her citizenship? And that's not all.... Read more»

Smart v. Stupid

The 'danged fence' is a big fib

Anyone who tells you the solution to illegal migration is more border enforcement is either a darn fool or a damned liar. In this election season, politicians are seemingly apoplectic about illegal immigration. People from south of us don’t come here for our way of life or to plop out progeny. They come here for the cash.... Read more»

Comic: Immigration

Arizona Mandela

Emotions are running high over the question of how, or whether, Arizona should defend itself against illegal immigration. Heroes, however, are thin on the ground.... Read more»

Texas border group urges Congress to rethink Guard deployment

Border activists are hurling a last-minute plea at Congress to rethink deployment of additional National Guard troops to the region. Two hundred fifty soldiers are scheduled to arrive on the Texas-Mexico border Sunday.... Read more»

Obama may bypass Congress on immigration reform

The Obama administration, anticipating that Congress might not pass comprehensive immigration reform this year, is considering ways it could act without congressional approval to achieve many of the objectives of the initiative, including giving permanent resident status, or green cards, to large numbers of people in the country illegally.... Read more»

Immigrant prosecutions on rise under Obama

Immigration and Customs Enforcement referred 4,145 cases for prosecution in March and April, the highest number since 2005, when the agency was created.... Read more»

El Paso sheriff on border violence, immigration & SB 1070

El Paso County Sheriff Richard Wiles is the top law enforcement official in one of America's safest big cities: El Paso has seen just one murder this year. Yet just across the city's and the nation's border, in Juárez, more than 6,000 people have been murdered since 2008.... Read more»

Mexico celebrates ruling on Arizona's SB 1070

In the heart of the Mexican capital a crowd of 100 activists stood silently outside the imperious American Embassy on Wednesday waiting for a judicial decision 1,800 miles away in Phoenix. When news was announced that Judge Susan Bolton had blocked the Arizona law's most controversial provisions, the crowd burst into applause. ... Read more»

Updated: Judge blocks SB 1070 enforcement

SB 1070 will not take effect Thursday after a federal judge blocked the new law • Rep. Raúl Grijalva backed off calls for a boycott of Arizona • Police say decision doesn't change immigration enforcement much... Read more»1

Border Roundup: SB 1070 ruling; drug violence pushing some north

Controversial SB 1070 provisions blocked by judge • Drug violence is pushing some Sonorans to move across the border • Climate change may increase immigration... Read more»

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