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Napolitano: Border secure, time to fix immigration system

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told a U.S. Senate committee Wednesday that the border is as secure as ever and it should not be an impediment to the comprehensive immigration reform.... Read more»1

Brewer: 'More boots on ground' necessary for secure border

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer capped off an aerial tour of the region Tuesday by reiterating her argument that the border was not secure and that there "needs to be more boots on the ground." Brewer met with Customs and Border Patrol agents, as well as southern Arizona ranchers, before boarding one the state's National Guard Blackhawk helicopters for a three-hour tour of the borderlands.... Read more»1

'In struggle against silence, life at stake': Reporting Mexico's drug war

The winner of the Louis Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism talks about how the perils faced by Mexican journalists caught between the government and the narcos.... Read more»

U.S., Mexico unveil plan to avert trade war over tomato imports

The U.S. and Mexico unveiled a tentative deal that could avert a feared trade war over tomatoes, but would sharply raise prices. It calls for Mexican growers to raise the price of tomatoes and for the U.S. to drop claims that Mexicans were selling tomatoes below cost. ... Read more»

Analysis

Immigrants are makers, not takers

Mainstream economists have thoroughly debunked the general stereotype of immigrants as takers, finding that immigrants are a net positive for the economy and pay more into the system than they take out. ... Read more»1

Mexico authorities blame parents of 9-year-old who gave birth to baby girl

Mexico health authorities have criticized the parents of a nine-year-old girl who gave birth to a baby girl last month for not reporting her pregnancy earlier. ... Read more»

Analyst: Look beyond border apprehension data

As the debate over federal immigration reform ramps up — and the border security component continues to be a major factor — statistics on border apprehensions are often used as a barometer to measure how effective security policies are.... Read more»

Border roundup: Obama's immigration policy goals, Peña Nieto takes on cartels

A look at migrant experiences along the border, responses to immigration policy announced by President Obama and lawmakers, threats to Border Patrol from cartels and corruption, and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto faces down cartels and gas explosions.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Nation's newest immigrants seek own pathway

For the flood of Latino immigrants who came to the United States in recent decades, the pathway to citizenship would not be a 3- to 5-hour process through Ellis Island with its near-guarantee acceptance rate of 98 percent. There is no Statue of Liberty in Nogales, Ariz., beckoning: "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." Instead, there is a wall.... Read more»

9-year-old in Mexico gives birth to baby girl

A 9-year-old girl in Mexico has given birth to a baby girl, Agence France-Presse reported Wednesday. Authorities are now hunting for the 17-year-old father in what they believe is a case of rape or sexual abuse.... Read more»

Opponents weigh options after border coal mine OK'd

With a plan for an open pit coal mine on the Texas-Mexico border one step closer to being in operation, opponents looking to block the mine are left hoping to win a possible court injunction or an unlikely reversal by the Texas Railroad Commission.... Read more»

Few Arizonans applying for deferred deportation program

Only 14,069 of the estimated 80,000 Arizonans eligible for deferred deportation had applied for the federal program through its first six months, a rate much lower than the nation as a whole.... Read more»1

Can vigilante justice save Mexico?

With law and order stretched thin in Mexico, citizen posses have stepped up, rounding up accused drug dealers and other criminals.... Read more»

Latin America: Where clubbing can be deadly

Missing fire extinguishers and flouting other health and safety codes, Latin American nightclubs have been the scene of deadly blazes before.... Read more»

Analysis

Immigration reform: ‘Here we go again,’ Latin Americans say

Excitement, or anxiety, is rising fast in the United States — depending on which side of the immigration debate you take the pulse.... Read more»

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