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Rally to push deportation stay for woman in sanctuary at Tucson church

Supporters of Rosa Robles Loreto rallied Thursday to urge immigration officials to change a decision to deny a her stay of deportation, holding a vigil in front of Tucson’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service Field Office.... Read more»1

Tempe church giving sanctuary to man fighting deportation

A Tempe church has offered sanctuary to a 24-year-old Guatemalan who said he came to the U.S. in 2007 on a work visa that was later revoked by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.... Read more»1

Advocates on both sides take dim view of Obama’s immigration stance

As Congress returned from its August recess, advocates and Arizona lawmakers from both parties had harsh reactions to President Barack Obama’s recent announcement that he would not take action on immigration reform by the end of summer as he had previously vowed.... Read more»

DHS secretary asks for $1.2 billion to pay for border 'surge'

Homeland Security Jeh Johnson is pushing for $1.2 billion in increased funding to pay for this summer’s border “surge” along the Rio Grande Valley — a response to the sudden influx of thousands of unaccompanied minors and adults with children.... Read more»2

Immigrant lost in desert saved by Border Patrol

A Mexican woman, lost in the desert and suffering from dehydration and severe blisters used her cellphone to call for help and was rescued by Border Patrol agents in the desert near Douglas.... Read more»1

Deadline to file immigration documents with Obamacare

Friday is the deadline for some covered by the Affordable Care Act to clear up their immigration status by providing documents requested by federal officials.  Last month, some 6,600 Arizonans were informed that they will lose coverage this month if they don’t respond.... Read more»

Deferred action: Two years on, state responses vary

Life for those who have received deferred action in deportation cases varies dramatically depending on where they live. In Arizona they can’t get a driver’s license or in-state tuition at state colleges and universities.... Read more»

Texas border: Nat'l Guard troops struggling financially

Democrats say media reports that some National Guard troops on the border haven’t been paid and can’t afford basic necessities are infuriating. Republican Gov. Rick Perry’s office says the National Guard is fully equipped to help them.... Read more»1

Immigration judges urge Congress to fix record-high caseload backlog

Congress needs to double the number of judges and reorganize immigration courts to cope with a record-high 375,000 backlogged cases - including 15,000 in Arizona - two of those judges said.... Read more»

Texas gov claims terror threat on border

Here‘s a look at four major claims of Middle East terrorism stirring on America’s southern frontier. In some of those cases, at least, officials actually attempted to provide evidence, with varying success.... Read more»

Border Patrol cuts overtime pay for agents

Belt-tightening made necessary by federal spending cuts, as well as pointed questions about the use of hours by federal agents with the Department of Homeland Security have resulted in cuts to the overtime hours of agents working as supervisors or in administrative duties, even as reform legislation languishes in Congress.... Read more»

States fill federal vacuum on immigrants

During another year of congressional inaction on immigration, states pushed for more changes at the state level, including opening up access to education for unauthorized immigrants.... Read more»1

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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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