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GOP gov candidates: Bored by the border

It’s time for the Republican Party primary, which means it’s time for candidates to talk about the issues that matter to voters.... Read more»1

Civil rights groups sue to stop 'deportation mill' in New Mexico

Calling a federal facility in New Mexico a “deportation mill,” civil rights groups are suing the federal government, arguing that procedures in the makeshift center harm the asylum claims of those held there.... Read more»

Nine suspected illegal immigrants found locked in U-Haul

Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 19 checkpoint using an x-ray scanner discovered nine people, suspected of being in the country illegally, locked in the cargo area of a rental truck.... Read more»

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Violence is causing children to flee Central America

Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador have some of the highest levels of violence in Central America. These conditions are causing tens of thousands of children and families to take refuge in the United States and neighboring countries.... Read more»

6,600 in Az could lose ACA insurance over immigration status

Thousands of Arizona residents could lose health insurance coverage soon because they haven’t cleared up their immigration status by providing documents requested by federal officials. Some 6,600 here are among 300,000 nationwide who will lose coverage next month if they don’t respond.... Read more»

Texas gov visits Nat'l Guard troops training for the border

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday portrayed the deployment of the Texas National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border as a critical security measure, saying troops “now are the tip of the spear protecting Americans from these cartels and gangs.”... Read more»1

Rio Grande Valley mayor welcomes National Guard troops

Rio Grande City Mayor Ruben Villarreal is among the few public officials on the border welcoming the presence of National Guard troops to deal with the surge of illegal immigration.... Read more»

Az leads states for rate of deferred-deportation applications

Arizona has the highest rate of deferred deportation applications in the nation, with two-thirds of the estimated 34,000 eligible immigrants in the state signing up, a new report says.... Read more»

The Sentinel Quiz: Test your news knowledge

How well have you been keeping up with the news? Feeling lucky? Put your grasp of current events to the test.... Read more»

Immigration, net neutrality trigger heavy lobbying

Immigration, net neutrality and the right to channel a broadcast program using a tiny antenna have caused several companies to spend big in order to influence legislators this year.... Read more»

FactCheck

Texas gov misuses 'criminal alien' data

In discussing his decision to send the National Guard to the Mexico border, Texas Gov. Rick Perry repeatedly has misused data on “criminal aliens” arrested in Texas.... Read more»

Frustration over SB 1070 remains, Villaseñor defends TPD

Sunday’s arrest of an illegal immigrant rekindled frustration over the enforcement of Arizona’s SB1070. While protestors argued that Tucson police don’t use discretion in calls to Border Patrol, the police chief said TPD calls half as often as it could.... Read more»6

Immigration activtists plan protest at TPD HQ

Activists are planning a protest at noon Monday at Tucson Police Department headquarters, 270 S. Stone Ave., to protest the arrest Sunday of a man suspected of being in the country illegally.... Read more»4

CD2 candidates agree on border security, split on immigration reform

The three Republican candidates in Congressional District 2 largely agreed with each other on the lack of leadership in Washington, but split on the necessity of immigration reform at a debate Thursday night.... Read more»5

Few unaccompanied minors staying in Arizona

More than 5,000 unaccompanied immigrant children were sent to Arizona for processing by Customs and Border Protection this summer, but fewer than 200 of them ended up staying in the state. That’s less than 1 percent of the 30,340 children who were processed and placed with sponsors.... Read more»

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