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Texas gov will activate up to 1,000 Guard troops

Gov. Rick Perry will announce Monday that he is sending up to 1,000 National Guard troops to help beef up security along the Texas-Mexico border, two people with knowledge of the decision have confirmed.... Read more»1

Factcheck: Feds solicited services for wave of migrant kids

Did the Obama administration advertise in January to transport 65,000 foreign children apprehended at the border? Did it expect a surge of illegal immigration?... Read more»

Lost in pressing crisis: Perpetual immigration issues

As attention centers on the thousands of unaccompanied minors crossing the Texas-Mexico border, activists in the Rio Grande Valley are working hard to ensure that their ongoing campaigns continue to gain traction after the current crisis subsides.... Read more»

Factcheck: Legal immigration down, not up

Rick Santorum said that the United States is “accepting more legal immigrants than we ever have.” Actually, the number of people being granted lawful permanent resident status has decreased consecutively for two fiscal years.... Read more»

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Babeu raises his profile

Sheriff Paul Babeu decided he needed to call attention to himself — again — by ginning up a protest of the arrival of undocumented immigrants in Oracle.... Read more»

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The Midnight Ride of Paul Babeu

When Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu tipped anti-immigrant protesters to the arrival of undocumented minors to a shelter in Oracle, hilarity ensued.... Read more»

Undocumented journalist faces uncertain future

For years, Jose Antonio Vargas has drawn attention to the plight of undocumented immigrants in the United States. Now, after being temporarily detained in Texas near the Mexican border, he faces an uncertain future, as he and supporters wait for the federal government to decide whether to deport him or let him stay.... Read more»

Video: Mexican women helping child migrants make their way to U.S.

While the United States is grappling with how to handle the thousands of child migrants arriving at its borders from Central America, a group of women in central Mexico has quietly attended to them for years.... Read more»

Feds delay busing migrant kids to Oracle; rival groups demonstrate

Passions ran hot among two groups demonstrating near a new shelter for undocumented children in this small Arizona town, with both gearing up to display their fervor as the first buses of migrant kids were expected to arrive. Around noon, officials said that the children would not be driven to the shelter Tuesday.... Read more»4

Texas Dems divided over border crisis bill

Proposed legislation to address the surge of unaccompanied Central American children crossing into the U.S. is dividing Texas’ border lawmakers.

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Obama on immigration reform: Mañana

President Obama has been very vocal about immigration reform for the last ... six years... Read more»

Babeu tip prompts some to plan blockade of Oracle migrant kids' shelter

Some residents of Oracle are planning a blockade of a new shelter for unaccompanied undocumented children, called after Sheriff Babeu told organizers about the facility. Babeu raised questions about the children’s possible affiliation with the notorious MS-13 gang, and the chance they might spread disease.... Read more»5

Central American kids pushed north by poverty, violence

Unlike many undocumented adult immigrants, minors from Central America cannot be quickly deported under U.S. law. Some may have legitimate claims for asylum or refugee status.... Read more»

County: Migrant kids, families no threat to public health

Questioned about the potential impact of the children and families brought to Tucson by immigration authorities, the director of the Pima County Health Department said they “do not constitute a public health threat.”... Read more»1

Jones, Babeu to talk border security in SaddleBrooke

Christine Jones, a candidate for the GOP gubernatorial nomination, and Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu will hold a border security town hall in SaddleBrooke on Monday night.... Read more»

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