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First Amendment lawsuit over Arivaca checkpoint dismissed

On Friday, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that said U.S. Border Patrol agents violated the First Amendment rights of some Arivaca residents by blocking their effort to observe a checkpoint maintained by the agency. ... Read more»

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»

Smuggler who held Salvadoran teen for ransom sentenced to 30 months

A Mexican man was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Tuesday in federal court for holding a teenage boy for ransom, following an investigation by federal agents in Los Phoenix and Los Angeles. ... Read more»

Texas lawmakers criticize border surge for moving crime but not stopping it

The $800 million border security operation passed by state lawmakers has helped seal off parts of the state’s southern border. But the surge has also made the rest of the area more of a hotbed for illegal activity, the state’s top law enforcement officer told lawmakers on Wednesday. ... Read more»

House members grill immigrations official on detainee releases

House members grilled the director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Thursday, alleging that more than 80 percent of detainees released by the agency have criminal records and that some reoffend once they are freed.... Read more»

India largest source of new unauthorized immigrants in U.S.

Over the last five years, the population of unauthorized immigrants from India grew 43 percent, the largest increase among all immigrants. A demographic shift has come as the number of Mexicans without authorization has declined significantly. Canadians are the second-largest group of illegal aliens in Arizona.... Read more»1

Advocates, Arizona settle federal lawsuit over SB1070

Advocates and Arizona officials have agreed to restrict the remaining parts of Arizona's controversial anti-illegal immigration law SB 1070, ending a lawsuit that began in 2010. Police officers cannot prolong a stop solely to conduct immigration checks and cannot use race or ethnicity as a basis to suspect that someone is in the country without authorization. ... Read more»1

Bordering on insecurity

Illegal Central American immigration surges again at U.S. border

For the second time in three years, the U.S. Border Patrol is apprehending more non-Mexicans than Mexicans along the southwest border, reflecting a renewed surge of Central American migrants fleeing violence and gang warfare in their home countries. ... Read more»

U.S., Mexico sign agreement to help protect Mexican workers here

Labor Day may be a U.S. holiday, but the Justice Department wants to make sure labor rights are protected for everyone working in this country – including noncitizens.... Read more»

Factchecking Trump's Phoenix immigration speech

In Donald Trump’s anticipated speech on illegal immigration, he said “the facts aren’t known because the media won’t report on them.” But the Republican presidential nominee was wrong about the facts in several instances.... Read more»

Some Hispanic Trump backers pull support after Phoenix speech

Some Hispanic backers of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pulled their support after he stood by his hardline immigration stance and said anyone in the United States illegally would be subject to deportation if he were president. ... Read more»

'No amnesty' - Trump doubles down in Phx immigration speech

Donald Trump shut the door Wednesday on the possibility that he was softening his rhetoric on immigration, laying out a plan built on detention and deportation, while new limits on legal immigration would include an "extreme vetting process" with "ideological certifications."... Read more»1

Trump to meet Mexican president before Phoenix rally

Donald Trump and Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto both announced on Twitter that Trump has accepted an invitation to visit Mexico just hours before a speech on immigration in Phoenix. ... Read more»

Factchecking Trump’s plan on immigration

As he explains his plan on illegal immigration, Trump gets several facts wrong. ... Read more»

On-again, off-again Trump speech in Phoenix is back on

After his campaign announced a change in topic, and then called off the event, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump tweeted that he'll appear in Phoenix on Wednesday to make a "major speech" about illegal immigration. The event is now listed on the Republican's campaign website.... Read more»

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