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Judge OKs suit by family of Mexican teen fatally shot by border agent

A federal judge in Tucson ruled Thursday that a Mexican teen, killed in a 2012 cross-border shooting, should have been protected under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The ruling means a civil rights suit filed the family of 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez will continue to trial. ... Read more»

Factcheck: Clinton spins on immigration, emails

In her first national interview of the 2016 presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton falsely claimed that "all" Republican presidential candidates "don't want to provide a path to citizenship," and she distorted the facts on her exclusive use of private email as secretary of state.... Read more»2

Far from home

Mexico 'a death trap for migrants' one year after new border program launched

Though last year's influx of Central American migrants spawned reform, migrants remain easy prey.... Read more»

Few unaccompanied minors returned to their home countries, senators told

Fewer than 2,000 of the 51,000 unaccompanied immigrant children who showed up at the Southwest border last year have been repatriated, a Senate panel was told Tuesday, a pace that critics said may have “incentivized” more migration.... Read more»1

Mexico gets more money from migrants than from oil exports

Migrant workers' remittances have almost bounced back to their pre-Great Recession peak. In the first three months of 2015, migrants sent home $5.7 billion.... Read more»

'Zero Dark Thirty' filmmaker exposes horrors of Mexican drug war

The world has long read about shady Mexican cartels cooking up tons of crystal meth, gun-battling in broad daylight, and torturing victims. Now viewers can watch it for real from the comfort of a movie theater seat. The action follows two vigilantes — one Mexican, one American — who battle the cartels on each side of the border.... Read more»1

Mexico bans wild animals in circuses — but there's no place for them to go

A new law in Mexico banning the use of tigers, elephants, zebras, lions and other exotic animals in circuses comes into effect next week. But what will happen to all of these animals?... Read more»

Report: Border Patrol should double investigators, limit use of deadly force

A federal oversight panel charged with reviewing how Customs and Border Protection handles deadly force cases recommends the agency more than double the number of investigators to review abuses and corruption. ... Read more»

Univision drops Miss Universe after Trump's anti-Mexican remarks

Univision just announced it will cancel its relationship with Miss Universe, which is partly owned by Trump, "based on his recent, insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants."That could hit the Donald where it hurts — his wallet.... Read more»

Mexico to Donald Trump: You are one ‘ignorant,' 'prejudiced' hombre

'They’re rapists,' Trump said of Mexicans while announcing his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.... Read more»

UA launches collaborative center with Mexican university

The University of Arizona is setting up a center in Tucson "focused on fostering collaborative research" with the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, officials said Thursday.... Read more»

Grijalva: Investigate migrant deaths at Eloy Detention Center

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva is calling on the Justice Department to investigate reports of two deaths of migrant men held in Arizona. "Eloy Detention Center is in the business of detaining people for profit, but that does not exempt them from upholding the law," he said. "The fact that some this information is seeping out of the seams, as opposed to being reported and addressed outright, only furthers the concerns."... Read more»1

Obama wants to give $1 billion to scandal wracked Central American gov'ts

Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are in a crucial phase of lobbying for new U.S. funds to help them break cycles of poverty and violence, and stem migration. But the presidents of both Honduras and Guatemala have recently come under fire for alleged corruption.... Read more»

Sen. Flake goes to Cuba — again

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake traveled to Cuba this weekend, meeting with the island nation's vice president and foreign minister. The Arizona Republican is a strong backer of the Obama administration's push for a rapproachment with the communist country after five decades of a contentious relationship.... Read more»

More than 200 hunger strike at Eloy immigration detention center

More than 200 immigrant detainees launched a hunger strike Saturday morning, demanding an end to "brutal and inhumane conditions" and independent investigations into the death of at least one detainee at the Eloy Detention Center, 50 miles north of Tucson. ... Read more»6

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