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Report: Fast & Furious, earlier probe lacked oversight, put public at risk

Government officials in Phoenix and Washington, D.C., mishandled two “gun-walking” operations in Arizona and put the public in serious risk in the process, according to an inspector general’s report released Wednesday.... Read more»

SB 1070 'papers' enforcement to begin

A federal judge formally lifted an injunction Tuesday that halted the enforcement of the SB 1070 provision that requires police to determine the immigration status of arrestees. While that part of the law is now in force, most of the bill is now permanently barred.... Read more»1

132 inmates escape Mexican border prison

132 inmates escaped from a prison in Northern Mexico through an underground tunnel Monday, officials said.... Read more»

Napolitano lauds info-sharing program with Mexico

Citing a new collaboration between law-enforcement agencies, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Mexican Interior Secretary Alejandro Poire say intelligence sharing between the U.S. and Mexico is enhancing security along the border and expediting crossings. ... Read more»1

Two Mexican politicians killed since Friday

Two politicians belonging to the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, have been killed in separate incidents in Mexico since Friday. ... Read more»

Mexico: 17 bodies dumped in Jalisco state

The bodies of 17 men were found in the central-west state of Jalisco, Mexico, the latest casualties of the country's drug war. ... Read more»

Analysis

How to fix a broken border: Hit cartels where it hurts

Much of the "secure the border" debate is nonsense. If the United States wants effective border security and not just a political punching bag where symbolism trumps common sense, then more effective law‐enforcement measures must be taken.... Read more»3

Advocacy groups target private prisons for immigrants

The unnecessary prosecution of nonviolent illegal immigrants is sending ever larger numbers to poorly managed private prisons, a coalition of advocacy groups said, calling on Congress to reject $25.8 million for 1,000 new private prison beds. ... Read more»

Guest opinion

Fimbres: Heritage month time for Latinos to register to vote

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Latinos are a sleeping giant who need to make the long term investment, by registering to vote and casting their ballots, to empower our families and our neighborhoods.... Read more»1

Vicente Fox

Mexico’s former leader: Immigration reform would strengthen economy

Action by Congress on comprehensive immigration reform would benefit the economies of Arizona, the U.S. and Mexico, former Mexican President Vicente Fox said Thursday.... Read more»

Border roundup: Immigration and other news in the borderlands

A news roundup of border and immigration reports.... Read more»

Mexico: 16 bodies found dumped in truck in Guerrero

Police found 16 bodies dumped in a truck in Guerrero, Mexico, which showed signs of torture and are suspected to be drug violence related.... Read more»

U.S., Mexican leaders say old PRI is gone

The return to power of Mexico’s Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, will not be accompanied by the corruption that used to plague the party, said Arturo Sarukhan, the Mexican ambassador to the U.S., and former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson. ... Read more»

Gulf Cartel leader 'El Gordo' arrested

The suspected leader of the Gulf Cartel, Mario Cardenas Guillen, or 'El Gordo,' was arrested in northeastern Mexico on Monday. ... Read more»

Comic:

Mexico: Money, drugs and guns

We're the consumers and we're supplying the money and guns, says Mexico's President Felipe Calderon. Hard to argue with that!... Read more»

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