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Flake: Trump's 'Mexican' judge comments 'big trouble' for GOP, can't support nominee

Senator Jeff Flake expressed alarm Monday morning about the effect Trump's anti-Latino comments will have on the Republican party.... Read more»

Texas congressman to Trump: Shove border wall 'up your ass'

"Mr. Trump, you’re a racist and you can take your border wall and shove it up your ass," Brownsville's Rep. Filemon Vela wrote in a lengthy missive to the Republican presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump, in an open letter Monday.... Read more»

Obama's lawyers ask Texas judge to rethink immigration order

The Obama administration has asked a Brownsville-based judge to rethink an order that requires the federal government to turn over the private information of thousands of undocumented immigrants.... Read more»

Judge 'inclined' to make Maricopa County pay Arpaio's racial profiling victims

A federal judge on Tuesday said he was inclined to order an Arizona county to pay restitution to hundreds of Latino drivers who were illegally stopped and detained by deputies working for Phoenix area Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Earlier this month, Judge Snow declared Arpaio to be in civil contempt of his order to stop profiling drivers.... Read more»

Federal judge orders ethics classes for Justice Dep't attorneys

The Brownsville-based judge who halted President Obama’s 2014 executive action on immigration has decided that ethics classes are in order for the attorneys who defended the policy.... Read more»

Push to provide lawyers for immigrant children loses steam

When thousands of Central American children began flooding across the Texas border in 2014, the state’s legal community said it was ready to pitch in and help minors seeking asylum in the United States navigate a system that doesn’t guarantee a right to counsel.... Read more»

Unaccompanied minors – the state and local story

With the dramatic increase in unaccompanied minors over the past five years, some communities have expressed willingness to accept these children, while others have voiced concerns that the children would have an adverse effect on the local infrastructure.... Read more»

Judge finds Arpaio in contempt in racial profiling case

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and three of his top officials were found to be in civil contempt on Friday after a federal judge ruled that he violated court orders stemming from a 2007 racial profiling case.... Read more»

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U.S. planning new wave of immigration deportation raids

U.S. immigration officials are planning a month-long series of raids in May and June to deport hundreds of Central American mothers and children found to have entered the country illegally. The operation would likely be the largest deportation sweep targeting immigrant families by the administration this year.... Read more»

BP agents rescue man from rugged Az mountains

Agents with the Tucson Sector's elite Border Patrol rescue team hiked two miles into rugged terrain to rescue a stranded Mexican man in the Baboquivari Mountains late Tuesday night. ... Read more»

Punjab to Peoria: Arizona had most Indian deportation cases in 2015

They come across the Arizona border in search of a better life, hundreds of them every year, leaving behind a native country where they no longer feel safe. India. Arizona leads the nation in the number of deportation hearings for immigrants from that Asian nation.... Read more»

Foley’s war: Occupying the U.S.-Mexico border

The founding member of the Arizona Border Recon, Tim Foley leads a group of well-armed volunteers who patrol the desert for people and drugs crossing illegally from Mexico.... Read more»1

Texas sued for issuing child-care license to detention center

A nonprofit organization has sued the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services for issuing a temporary child-care license to an immigration detention facility in Karnes City.... Read more»

ACLU alleges Tucson police unconstitutionally detain immigrants

After reviewing more than a year's worth of Tucson police records, the ACLU said that officers were prolonging traffic stops to investigate drivers' immigration status by holding them until Border Patrol agents arrive, violating the civil rights of immigrants and the department's own policies.... Read more»1

Court lifts ban on Arpaio's workplace immigration raids

A federal appeals court on Monday lifted a court order blocking Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's use of workplace raids to enforce Arizona laws that make it a crime for illegal immigrants to use stolen identities to obtain work.... Read more»3

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