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Tucson church gives sanctuary to undocumented man, family

The birthplace of the sanctuary movement in the 1980s, Southside Presbyterian is once again offering refuge for an undocumented immigrant behind its walls. Facing deportation at midnight, an undocumented immigrant has turned to the activist church for sanctuary.... Read more»1

Congress' costly detention quota is placing LGBT immigrants in danger

Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s bed quota is becoming increasingly outdated, inefficient, and inhumane.... Read more»

Charity group backs private company in immigrant smuggling case

A charity organization has thrown its support behind a mining company and one of its employees who are being sued after three undocumented immigrants were killed during an incursion onto private property in Texas.... Read more»1

U.S. now deporting decorated, even wounded war veterans

At most funerals for U.S. veterans, the flag is presented ‘on behalf of a grateful nation.’ Not so for these former soldiers.... Read more»

Abuse complaints rarely lead to discipline for border agents

In a three-year period, the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol routinely ignored complaints of physical abuse against detainees, according to new documents gathered by an immigrant advocacy group. ... Read more»

Colibri Center launch puts human faces to border issues

Hoping to put faces to border issues, the launch of the Colibri Center for Human Rights featured an award-winning documentary about one family's loss. The Tucson-based group hopes to establish the most comprehensive data set on missing border crossers and unidentified remains along the U.S.-Mexico border.... Read more»

Colibri Center for Human Rights debuts with Saturday screening

Home of the most comprehensive data about missing border crossers and unidentified remains along the U.S.-Mexico border, the Colibri Center for Human Rights will celebrate their opening with the local premiere of award-winning film "Who is Dayani Cristal?" on Saturday.... Read more»

Border Patrol ramping up in Rio Grande Valley

Border Patrol agents say the illegal traffic on public and private land in the Rio Grande Valley has triggered the need for additional resources in the region. In addition to the controversial border fence that straddles miles of the Rio Grande in this swampy part of Texas, the Valley has also seen an influx of watchtowers, barricades and agents.... Read more»

Supreme Court won't lift injunction blocking SB 1070 provision

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to lift an injunction that blocks Arizona from enforcing a provision of SB 1070 that would make it a crime to harbor or transport those not in the country legally. Most of the sections of the 2010 law have been struck down or enjoined by the courts.... Read more»1

Border agents arrest 26 for human smuggling, drugs

In the last 10 days Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents have apprehended 19 people for attempting to enter the country illegally — including two Chinese nationals hidden in the trunk of car, and arrested seven others for their role in human smuggling or drug trafficking. ... Read more»

U.S. charging more immigrants with criminal offenses

The U.S. is charging more immigrants with criminal offenses, but it's not because they are committing more crimes.... Read more»

Commentary

Top 5 reasons why immigration reform means more tax revenues

Immigration reform would lead to significant increases in the country’s tax revenues.... Read more»

At Austin civil rights summit, bi-partisan leaders call for immigration reform

At the Civil Rights Summit in Austin, Democratic San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, a Republican, both expressed optimism that Congress could pass comprehensive immigration reform this year.... Read more»

Protesters rally as Obama-era deportations top 2 million

A previous rallying cry of “not one more” deportation became a chant of “2 million is too many." Arizonans were among several dozen people who rallied at the White House, renewing a call on the president to halt deportations as long as immigration reform is stalled. ... Read more»

Arizonans among those rallying Washington to end deportations

Immigration reform advocates, many from Arizona, rallied in front of the White House where they called on the president to "to stop the deportation machine" that is splitting up families. It came just days before a planned weekend of marches and rallies across the country. ... Read more»

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