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Trump administration to soon expand 'remain in Mexico' for migrants to busiest part of border

It started in California, on the western edge of the southern border. Now officials say the controversial “remain in Mexico” program, which sends asylum-seeking migrants back across the border to await their fate, could soon hit the other end: Brownsville.... Read more»

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'Like the chain saw': Drones have become a lifesaving tool for fighting wildfires

Drones have become a lifesaving tool for fighting wildfires – The whir of aerial drones provided a distinct soundtrack to the month it took to contain the Woodbury Fire, which ranks as the fifth-largest wildfire in Arizona history.... Read more»

Two Az Democrats vote for impeachment, others take pass – for now

Four Arizona Democrats had previously called for impeachment proceedings against President Trump, but an impeachment inquiry vote this week took a surprising turn when just two of them voted for it.... Read more»

"All we want is for them to listen to us": In Mexico, Trump's latest asylum policy stirs anger, fear and confusion

The Trump administration's new policy aimed at disqualifying most asylum seekers is stirring anger and resentment among migrants who have waited months to present themselves at a port of entry.... Read more»

House panel OKs bills to rein in mining around Grand Canyon, elsewhere

Democratic lawmakers beat back a series of Republican amendments Wednesday before advancing bills to restrict mining around the Grand Canyon and on tribal lands in Arizona and New Mexico.... Read more»

FactCheck: Trump’s false claims about Rep. Ilhan Omar

President Donald Trump accused Rep. Ilhan Omar of professing a “love” for al Qaeda and talking about “how great” and “how wonderful” al Qaeda is. That is false.... Read more»

Racist? House vote puts members on record over Trump ‘go home’ tweets

The House Tuesday condemned President Trump’s “racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred” in response to the president’s tweets that congresswomen should “go back” to the countries they originally came from. ... Read more»

Quick take

Kirkpatrick: 'Open impeachment inquiry on President Trump'

Congress should open impeachment proceedings against President Trump, Arizona congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick declared Tuesday. "The president has called his administration to break the law... Now we have no choice."... Read more»

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Grijalva: Trump 'go back' tweets were 'insulting, demeaning & racist'

Rep. Raul Grijalva said Monday that statements by President Trump this weekend were "insulting, demeaning and racist." "We have to call him out on it," said the Tucson Democrat in a video.... Read more»1

Most migrants won’t qualify for U.S. asylum under new Trump policy

The policy, slated to take effect Tuesday, would also apply to unaccompanied children. The American Civil Liberties Union says it will challenge the policy in court.... Read more»

As threatened ICE sweeps loom, immigration rhetoric heats up on Capitol Hill

With deportation sweeps expected to start in major cities this weekend and footage of migrant families being held in "deplorable" conditions at the border, the Hispanic Caucus rallied against threatened ICE roundups.... Read more»

Rogue Columnist

History lessons: The first deportation

Led by Donald Trump, Republican presidential candidates are embracing the policy of deporting some 11 million Hispanics in the country illegally. If implemented, it would be a humanitarian calamity and a stain on the nation. But it wouldn't be the first time "American exceptionalism" took such a cruel turn.... Read more»

Border apprehensions dropped in June, but federal officials say crisis continues

While announcing the number of migrants apprehended along America's southern border, the Trump administration also warned that the one-month change does not signal that the influx of people crossing is over.... Read more»

Pastor claims government targeted her for ministering to immigrants

A Christian pastor claims in a suit filed in federal court in California Monday that the federal government illegally targeted her for administering her faith to refugees and immigrants along the U.S.-Mexico border. ... Read more»1

Trump vows Census will ask citizenship; critics decry 'scare tactics'

President Donald Trump vowed Wednesday that his administration is “absolutely moving forward” with a push to include a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, just hours after the Census Bureau said it would not do so.... Read more»

Emergency border funds get final OK, after some odd political turns

The final vote included support from 129 Democrats and 176 Republicans, in what one expert called an “overwhelmingly bipartisan” vote to send emergency funding to the departments of Homeland Security, Health and Human Services and others.... Read more»

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