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Bordering on insecurity

Immigrant 'dreamers' fear deportation nightmare under Trump

Some undocumented immigrants brought here as kids were granted a sort of legal status by President Barack Obama. They're in a state of shock and panic now that Donald Trump has won the White House. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Living with 'new normal' makes Trump's win understandable

In their apathy, the elites call the troubles of the many "the New Normal." Those of us who have been forced to swallow the new normal just kicked the establishment in the keister for demanding our obedience. It was stupid but understandable. But checks and balances undermine the rapid, radical change Trump promised. You can campaign in tweets but governing is done in legalese.... Read more»

Arizona took more Syrian refugees than most states, U.S. seeks more

At least 800 Syrian refugees were resettled in Arizona over the last year, more refugees than all but three states in the nation, according to the most recent data from the State Department’s Refugee Processing Center.... Read more»

Nat'l graduation rates reach new high, but Arizona lags behind

High school graduation rates reached an all-time high of 83 percent last year, but Arizona still lagged behind the nation at 77 percent in the 2014-2015 school year, the White House said Monday. ... Read more»

Trump says U.S. officials letting in illegal immigrants so they can vote

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday accused U.S. authorities of speeding citizenship proceedings for some illegal immigrants so they can vote, returning to a core issue as he girded for a second debate against Democrat Hillary Clinton. ... Read more»

Lawmakers question credentials of new Phoenix VA director

Arizona lawmakers are expressing concern over the “questionable record” the newly appointed director of the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care System racked up in her previous VA positions.... Read more»1

Supreme Court denies Obama request to rehear immigration case

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined the Obama administration's request to reconsider a controversial immigration program that would have let millions of undocumented immigrants stay in the country legally.... Read more»

Tribal leaders give Obama high marks for Native American relations

President Barack Obama told tribal leaders Monday that they had come a long way since he took office eight years ago, but that there is still work to be done to solve problems in Indian Country.... Read more»

Latinos support Grand Canyon-area monument on DC trip

Latino groups were in Washington Thursday with a message for President Barack Obama: designate 1.7 million acres around the Grand Canyon as a national monument.... Read more»

FactCheck: Pence's obsolete poverty point

Old talking points die hard. Mike Pence is still claiming that the number of people living in poverty has gone up by 7 million under President Obama, nearly a week after the news came out that 3.5 million escaped poverty last year alone.... Read more»

FactCheck

Trump on birtherism: Wrong, and wrong

Donald Trump finally, definitively allowed that “President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period.” But his terse statement on the matter included two falsehoods.... Read more»

From the editor

Sentinel editor joins in pushing Obama on transparency — again

In my role as head of a national group of local indie publishers, I signed onto another letter to the Obama administration, urging changes to federal government policies that restrict reporters — and you — from learning what leaders and regulators are doing.... Read more»1

Uncovering a $1 billion deal to detain unauthorized immigrants

Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it would phase out its use of private prisons. While significant, the move will not put an end to the booming immigrant detention industry. Private prison companies will continue to receive millions in government contracts to detain unauthorized immigrants.... Read more»

Voting wars

Will the Latino 'sleeping giant' wake and vote this November?

An expected 27.3 million Latinos will be eligible to vote in November, yet, it’s unclear whether they will turn out. If they do, they have tremendous potential to affect the outcome.... Read more»

As ISIS brewed in Iraq, Clinton’s State Dep't cut eyes and ears on the ground

Secretary of State Clinton initially pressed to keep civilian programs and listening posts after the U.S. troop pullout in 2011, but then her State Department scrapped or slashed them at the behest of the White House and Congress, an investigation by ProPublica and The Washington Post finds that ... Read more»

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