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Did Hillary Clinton say we should send migrant kids 'back to certain death?'

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, one of a few Democrats preparing to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, claimed that Clinton wanted to “return refugee children from Central America summarily back to death gangs and the drug gangs.”... Read more»

Grijalva, House Dems demand review of ICE deportation policies

U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva and 39 other members of Congress have asked Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson about accusations that officials may be deporting people who should be protected by immigration policies announced by President Obama in November.... Read more»

Ex-Rep. Ron Barber, T-O chair Ned Norris named to Homeland Security advisory cmte

Former U.S. Rep. Ron Barber and Tohono O'odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris were named to the Homeland Security Advisory Council on Wednesday. The group provides advice to Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson.... Read more»

Students react to decision on tuition for 'Dreamers'

Students and supporters in Tucson celebrated a decision granting in-state tuition for 'Dreamers' at Maricopa Community Colleges, saying that they hope that the Board of Regents, which controls the state's universities, will follow suit. ... Read more»

FactCheck: Is Obama flying Central American kids to the U.S. for free?

Will the CAM Program established in November 2014 result in “millions” of foreign children coming to America, and will they be traveling at the expense of U.S. taxpayers?... Read more»

Protesters call for end of detention of migrant families

The detention center in Dilley, a South Texas town of about 3,600 people, was built in 2014 to host up to 2,400 undocumented women and children who are seeking asylum. Protesters from all over the country — as far as California and New York — trekked to Dilley on Saturday to call for an end to family detention.... Read more»

Border security still big biz despite financial problems, legislative flameouts

In Phoenix last week, 115 companies rubbed shoulders with border officials, showing off new surveillance gear, weapons, sensors, and vehicles intended for use along U.S. borders. The industry is expected to grow to $32.5 billion by 2021, according to one analysis. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Arpaio's Shakespearean troubles should surprise no one

That the man who bills himself as America's Toughest Sheriff would be facing the prospect of starting his retirement in prison seems less ironic than inevitable. The Sheriff Joe Arpaio action figure has always come with a free Shakespearean starter kit.... Read more»2

Johnson: Border more secure, but not 'mission accomplished time yet

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said that the number of people apprehended at the border is “down considerably” from 2014, a sign that investments in border security are paying off. But Johnson said he is “not declaring mission accomplished” yet and pointed to the fiscal 2016 budget request for Customs and Border Protection, which includes funding for personnel and surveillance technology.... Read more»

Audit: ICE could save millions by filling seats on detainee flights

Immigration and Customs Enforcement could have saved up to $41.1 million on flights carrying immigrants across the U.S. and back to their home countries simply by filling up more seats on those planes, a recent audit said.... Read more»1

Lawmakers balk at Obama program reuniting Central American families

The program aims to stop a repeat of last summer, when unaccompanied minors showed up at the Southwest border after dangerous treks from Central American homes to rejoin parents in the U.S. But senators worried it could further weaken immigration standards. ... Read more»

Fury, tears over deferred action at Tucson immigration forum

An immigration forum turned heated Friday night as a group of protesters heckled U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva at Pima Community College. Some walked out, and one man was escorted out of the event by police.... Read more»1

House panel: ICE released 30,000 convicted criminals in 2014

House lawmakers grilled ICE Director Sarah Saldaña on Tuesday, saying her agency had released more than 30,000 immigrants with criminal records in 2014 while failing to act against other immigrants its officers stopped.... Read more»

Judge finds Operation Streamline protesters guilty

Twelve immigration activists were found guilty Tuesday on two charges relating to their arrests during an October 2013 protest that stopped two buses carrying immigrants slated for the federal government's fast-track immigration court known as Operation Streamline. ... Read more»

Experts: Border spending 'a shot in the dark' without better data

Border agencies know all about miles of fence and officers on the ground, but such "brute force" numbers do little to show the actual success or failure of border security policy, experts said. Without that data, border spending decisions are little more than "a shot in the dark." ... Read more»1

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