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Jury to see 'racially offensive' texts by BP agent accused of running down suspect

A jury will see most of the texts sent by a Border Patrol agent accused of running down a Guatemalan man with his patrol pickup and then lying about it, a judge ruled. Matthew Bowen called people apprehended by agents "disgusting subhuman sh-t," and repeatedly used "tonk," a word widely known as a racial epithet.... Read more»

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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»

Opponents of SB 1070 pull all-nighter in protest

Although key sections of SB 1070 were blocked Wednesday, opponents of the law spent the night in protest of the anti-illegal immigration law.... Read more»2

Brewer files SB 1070 appeal

Gov. Jan Brewer filed an expedited appeal Thursday, seeking to reverse a federal judge's injunction against Arizona's SB 1070 immigration law.... Read more»1

No F-35s for Tucson; Luke AFB selected

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter won't thunder through Tucson skies any time soon. Luke Air Force Base in Glendale was chosen over Tucson International Airport as the preferred training base for for the new jet.... Read more»

Window shot out at Grijalva's Yuma office

The Yuma office of Rep. Raúl Grijalva is closed Thursday after it was vandalized. A shattered window and bullet inside the office.... 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»

'Matriarch of Marana' Ora Mae Harn dies at 77

Ora Mae Harn, who served on the Marana Town Council from 1985-2001 and was twice elected mayor, died Wednesday night at age 77.... 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»

Downtown vigil opposes SB 1070

Opponents of SB 1070 gathered Wednesday night at the Arizona Regional Office Complex downtown to peacefully protest the immigration law during an overnight vigil.... Read more»

House votes for $701 million in border security funding

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to boost spending on border security by $701 million. The Senate stripped the border enforcement money from a war spending bill last Thursday.... Read more»

Factcheck: Hayworth's misleading attack on McCain immigration bill

Hayworth attacks the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 for potentially costing U.S. taxpayers $2.6 trillion and "rewarding illegal aliens with Social Security and Medicare benefits." The first claim is misleading, and the second is wrong.... 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»

Half of Az Democrats undecided on Senate candidate

The primary race to decide the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate hasn't changed much in the past month, a new poll says. 47 percent of "likely voters" are undecided, up from 46 percent a month ago.... Read more»

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