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Obama: 'Now is the time' for immigration reform

Most Americans agree that it’s time to fix a system that’s been broken for way too long. I’m here because business leaders, faith leaders, labor leaders, law enforcement, and leaders from both parties are coming together to say now is the time to find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as the land of opportunity. (with video)... Read more»

Report details Border Patrol corruption

Turf battles, internal dysfunction and other troubles have left U.S. Customs and Border Protection grasping to get a handle on corruption and other misconduct within its ranks, according to an internal study that has been kept secret for more than a year. Since 2004, 147 border enforcement agents have been charged with corruption, ranging from taking bribes to stealing government money.... Read more»

For new immigrants, an 'American nightmare' in Los Angeles

Once a promising destination for foreign jobseekers and war refugees, the City of Angels is rolling up its ladder of opportunity.... Read more»

Texans voice praise, concerns over immigration plan

As eight U.S. senators unveiled a plan Monday for an overhaul of the country’s immigration system, the reaction in Texas ranged from praise to concerns over the plan’s border-security component.... Read more»

Immigrant rights groups want reform to focus on families

Immigrant rights groups, joined by Democratic elected leaders including U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, said national reform proposed by a bipartisan group of senators focuses too much on enforcement.... Read more»

Arizona’s GOP senators join push for immigration reform

Arizona’s two senators joined six others Monday to unveil a bipartisan “tough, but fair” plan for comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for some people now here illegally.... Read more»

McCain: Immigration reform 'difficult, but achievable'

What is going on now is not acceptable. In reality, what has been created is a defacto amnesty. We, the American people, have been too content for too long to allow individuals to mow our lawn, serve us food, clean our homes and even watch our children while not affording them any of the benefits that make our country so great.... Read more»2

Senators: Comprehensive immigration reform coming soon

Immigration reform is near, according to a bipartisan group of senators who say they now agree on basic principles — though it’s still unclear what those principles are. A news conference slated for Monday will reportedly address a broad range of immigration issues, including border security and a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants living in the United States.... Read more»1

Border Roundup: Border life examined, presidential plan to be unveiled

A close look at daily life and measuring success along the border, a presidential plan’s unveiling is announced, and regional reactions to immigration, labor and gun control issues.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Inauguration sets stage for immigration reform

In his inauguration speech Monday, President Barack Obama set the stage for comprehensive immigration reform in his second term: “Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity.”... Read more»

Brewer urged to drop deferred action license order

Democrats and activists called on Gov. Brewer to drop an executive order she issued in August denying driver’s licenses to deferred action participants at a press conference in Phoenix Tuesday night.... Read more»1

Immigration advocates happy at inaugural mention, eager for action

Latino groups, citing the mention of immigration reform and the prominent role Hispanics played in Monday’s inauguration, said they are optimistic that President Barack Obama can move beyond words to action in his second term - and impatient for that to happen.... Read more»1

Border Roundup: Winter weather dangers, border implications for gun-control debate

New reminders of environmental danger on the border, national and state politicians address immigration issues, law enforcement on both sides of the border deals with crime and gun violence issues... Read more»

Dem lawmaker: Allow licenses for deferred action participants

A Democratic state representative is taking a swipe at Gov. Jan Brewer’s executive order preventing illegal immigrants taking part in the Obama administration’s deferred action program from receiving Arizona driver’s licenses.... Read more»

Border Patrol offering Citizens Academy in Bisbee

Want an inside look at the Border Patrol and Customs and Border Protection? The agencies will hold a free seven-week Citizens Academy in Bisbee, beginning Jan. 30.... Read more»

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