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In Arizona, Cruz vies with Trump on immigration

As the presidential race again turns West, Ted Cruz is zeroing in on what has become the defining issue of the Republican nominating process: illegal immigration. On Friday, that renewed focus brought the U.S. senator from Texas to Arizona.... Read more»

DHS IG: Outmoded U.S. immigration system poses security risk

U.S. immigration authorities' lack of progress in automating their systems is compromising border security, making it more difficult to process people seeking to get into the country, a report said on Tuesday.... Read more»

Voices from the border: Illegal crossings and deportations

Every month, busloads of deported undocumented immigrants arrive at the southern border, returning to Mexico after serving prison time in the United States. Meanwhile, other migrants prepare to attempt illegal border crossings. ... Read more»

Bordering on insecurity

Immigration saga leaves teen trapped in Mexico

Marcos Valencia was raised in Indiana, but in the eyes of the law, his home is the cartel-infested state of Tamaulipas, Mexico, where he was born. Now he's stuck in Mexico, unable to return to the country where he grew up from the age of three. ... Read more»

BP union head, Babeu accuse feds of 'lack of enforcement' at border

Members of the Border Patrol's union and Sheriff Paul Babeu accused the Obama administration of "manipulating data," claiming BP supervisors are ordering agents to release immigrants without documents requiring them to appear in court. A staffer for Babeu blocked a Phoenix reporter from the announcement. ... Read more»

15-year-old Humane Borders water barrel headed to Smithsonian

A beat-up blue plastic water barrel, designed by Humane Borders to save migrants crossing the Arizona desert, will become part of an exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt museum, part of the Smithsonian. It has been 15 years since the group built two barrels, placing them in the desert in an effort to lower the number of deaths of illegal border crossers.... Read more»

Factchecking the 11th GOP debate

Claims by and about Donald Trump dominate this FactCheck report. ... Read more»

McSally: 'Hard to believe' DHS apprehension numbers

U.S. Rep. Martha McSally questioned federal statistics estimating the number of people who cross the U.S.-Mexico border, calling numbers published by Homeland Security in February "hard to believe." ... Read more»

Now or never: Trump's 'wall' talk sparks migrant rush on U.S.-Mexico border

Trump's rise to the front of the Republican pack has not gone unnoticed and is partly behind a spike in the numbers of migrants trying to enter the country, including children traveling without guardians.... Read more»

FactChecking the Texas GOP debate

In a Texas showdown, Republican presidential candidates stretched the truth in the last debate before Super Tuesday. ... Read more»

Advocates: Medical negligence caused deaths in immigration detention

A review of eight cases shows serious problems in the medical care of detainees at immigration holding facilities across the United States and a lack of transparency and oversight when it comes to medical care, according to a report released Thursday by advocates. ... Read more»

Bordering on insecurity

ICE chief a bipartisan punching bag in immigration debates

When she was a federal prosecutor in Texas, Sarah Saldaña was seen as hard-nosed and nonpartisan. Since President Obama appointed her to lead U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, she's learned to take hits from the left and right.... Read more»

Bordering on insecurity

Texas crime rates lower in border cities

Crime has dropped, and the Texas side of the border apparently is now safer than the state's larger cities. But a political tug-of-war about the security needs of the region remains full of fiery rhetoric and competing views about how safe border communities really are.... Read more»

FactCheck: Rubio's plan on 'sanctuary cities'

An ad from a pro-Ted Cruz super PAC claims that Sen. Marco Rubio’s plan for so-called sanctuary cities is to “ignore” them.... Read more»

Arpaio, Trump rhetoric helps mobilize Latino voters

Advocates looking to help Hispanics flex their political muscle this election said that job is being made easier by rhetoric from people like Sheriff Arpaio and Donald Trump, among others.... Read more»

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