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Feds announce 'deferred action' details

Immigrants brought to the country illegally by their parents will likely not face prosecution or other repercussions — and neither will their families — if they apply for a new federal program that allows them to avoid deportation, federal officials said Friday.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: The dirty business of politics

Vinson Holck, a Republican candidate for sheriff, talk show host Emil Franzi, financial advisor Shelly Fishman, and Mark Koskiniemi, a Republican candidate in CD2.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: Grijalva and Carmona interviews

Interviews with U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva and U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Richard Carmona.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: Candidates Aguirre and Carroll interviewed

Interviews with Amanda Aguirre, a Democratic challenger in CD3, and Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll, the Republican incumbent in District 4.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: CD3 candidate Mercer and sheriff candidate Frederick

Interviews with Gabriela Saucedo Mercer, a Republican congressional candidate in CD3, plus GOP candidate for Pima County sheriff Terry Frederick, and financial expert Shelly Fishman.... Read more»

Feds defend deportation rate as backlog swells

A year after the Obama administration announced it would prioritize the government’s resources on criminals when selecting which illegal immigrants to deport, the backlog in immigration courts has swelled to new highs.... Read more»

Napolitano defends ‘deferred’ deportation policy

Homeland Security Sec. Napolitano on Thursday defended the Obama administration’s plan to suspend deportation for young, undocumented immigrants who were brought to this country as children.... Read more»

Deadly patrols

Prosecutions rare in Border Patrol shootings

Cochise County Attorney Edward Rheinheimer, who’s practiced here for 20 years, has seen more than half a dozen cases involving Border Patrol agents fatally shooting people. He’s taken only one of them to trial. Twice it ended in a hung jury.... Read more»

Deadly border patrols: One who lived to tell

“They call me the soap opera guy.” Ever since a Border Patrol agent shot him and the bullet damaged his spine, Jesus Castro Romo has adjusted to a sedentary life. He used to drive a dump truck and do landscaping work. Now he walks with a cane. (with videos)... Read more»1

Police take wait-and-see stance after immigration pact ends

Arizona police agencies said the loss of 287(g) state-federal partnerships might not be the critical blow to immigration law enforcement that some had feared.... Read more»

‘Prosecutorial discretion’ barely dents immigration case backlog

A year after federal officials announced a program of “prosecutorial discretion” aimed at reducing nearly 300,000 pending immigration cases, only 1.5 percent of the backlogged cases have been closed.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

JC Scott: Expect progress on Rio Nuevo projects soon

Terry Dee on the death of William G. Valenzuela; Rio Nuevo Board Chairman Fletcher McCusker; Democratic state House candidate Victoria Steele; U.S. Senate hopeful Wil Cardon.... Read more»

Obama's last move on illegal immigration resulted in little change

How many immigrants have benefited from 12 months of broader discretion in the prosecution of illegal immigrants? Very few.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: TPD prepares for 'papers please' provision

Friday on Buckmaster - Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villaseñor on enforcing SB 1070.... Read more»

Deferred action

'Dreamer' info promoted at Grijalva event

Five hundred “Dreamer Information” sheets were distributed Monday at Pueblo High’s cafeteria to hundreds of young people interested in avoiding deportation by attaining “deferred action” status as undocumented immigrants.... Read more»

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