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Farmers, fieldhands look to fix ‘flawed’ visas

Francisco Duarte stood in the sun with little shade or water for hours, waiting to pick lemons. But he never complained, because he was afraid he would be replaced by an undocumented worker willing to work longer hours for lower pay. He is among the hundreds of thousands silenced by a visa program that pits citizens, guest workers and the undocumented against one another.... Read more»

Pima County, Humane Borders mapping migrant deaths

Each year, hundreds of people go missing in the Sonoran Desert and many are never identified. Since 2001, of the nearly 2,100 remains found in the desert, about 700 remain unidentified. A new search tool available to the public will combine data sets to help name the dead. ... Read more»4

2 sons of Mexican journalists killed in Chihuahua

Two sons of two prominent Mexican journalists were shot dead in the northern state of Chihuahua over the weekend, in the latest violence in Mexico. ... Read more»

Texas crime bill adds protections for immigrant victims, witnesses

Texas peace officers may soon be prohibited from asking about the immigration status of a victim of or a witness to crime, under a measure the House Committee on State Affairs approved Thursday.... Read more»

Presidents play nice on Obama's visit to Mexico

Wrapping up 90 minutes of talks Thursday afternoon, Presidents Barack Obama and Enrique Peña Nieto told reporters they've agreed to push their countries toward greater economic consolidation while not abandoning Mexico's bloody battle against criminal gangs.... Read more»

Mexican priest to lead immigration reform caravan across U.S.

Father Alejandro Solalinde is known across Mexico for sheltering migrants from brutality. Kicking off a caravan of reformers that will travel across the United States and culminate in Washington, DC in late May, he held the blue-and-white Honduran flag Tuesday morning and urged the protection of all immigrants regardless of their origins — Mexico, Central America, South America and otherwise.... Read more»

Zuckerberg-backed group spins on immigration

A group with ties to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hijacks the credibility of news organizations in a misleading ad that supports a bipartisan immigration overhaul bill. The ad, featuring Sen. Marco Rubio, attributes several quotes to media outlets, but the quotes come from opinion pieces written by backers of the immigration bill.... Read more»


Obama's Mexico trip: What they probably won't say, but should

Analysis: Obama and Mexico's Peña Nieto will play up the positives this week in Mexico. But what about the countries' glaring drug war failures?... Read more»

Father-in-law of Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman arrested

Mexican authorities have arrested the father-in-law of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, head of the Sinaloa drug cartel, striking a personal blow to Mexico's most-wanted man.Ines Coronel Barreras was captured by federal police in a house in Agua Prieta, Sonora, "without taking a single shot."... Read more»


Mexico's president meets his match: teachers

Analysis: Teachers' unrest and new cracks in the uneasy alliance supporting the government's reforms agenda mean hard days ahead for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.... Read more»

Mexico gets its mummies back

Mexico's spooky migrating mummies have made it home at last. After a hapless and perhaps unprofitable four-year sojourn in the United States, the desiccated corpses of 36 humans have returned to Guanajuato, the central highlands city where their hearts last beat.... Read more»

Temp agencies and ‘raiteros’ in immigrant Chicago

Some of America's best-known companies and largest temp agencies benefit from the underworld of labor brokers, known as raiteros. As companies increasingly turn to temp workers to pack their products and stock their shelves, it's the workers who pay the price.... Read more»

Billions proposed for border security. Where would money go?

Federal spending on border security is at an all-time high—and it would get even higher under the Gang of Eight’s new plan. The Senate immigration proposal, released last week, would allocate $4.5 billion in the next five years to tighten control of U.S. borders.... Read more»1

Az officials bring case for immigration reform to Washington

A delegation of Arizona officials came to Washington to press for comprehensive immigration reform, saying the time to act is now while the nation is paying attention. "Congress is listening," said one. ... Read more»

Immigration bill criticized for going too far – or not far enough

Sponsors of a comprehensive immigration reform bill said no one would be happy with all parts of the bill and a hearing Monday seemed to bear that out, with some in the day-long session saying the bill goes to far and other saying it does not go far enough. ... Read more»

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