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Latino workers no longer mostly immigrants

A majority of Hispanic workers in the United States were born in this country, a study by the Pew Research Center found. In 2007, before the recession and sharply increased border enforcement, 56 percent of working Latinos were immigrants. In 2013, that number has fallen below 50 percent.... Read more»2

Photos: A look at CBP's Brownsville detention center

CPB provided media tours Wednesday of two centers, in Nogales and in Brownsville, Texas, that have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1. Here is a look at the conditions in the Brownsville center.... Read more»

Texas announces surge in patrols on border

The Texas Department of Public Safety has been instructed to immediately increase its efforts to secure the Texas-Mexico border with a $1.3 million-per-week operation. The directive from state leaders is in response to the recent surge of undocumented immigrants breaching the Texas-Mexico border, ... Read more»

Photos: Inside Nogales center holding 100s of migrant kids

After two weeks of requests, U.S. Customs and Border Protection allowed members of the media to tour the facility on Wednesday morning where as many as 1,000 unaccompanied children from Central America are currently being held as they are processed by immigration officials. The hour-long look came with strict rules for reporters.... Read more»


5 things to know about unaccompanied immigrant kids

Unaccompanied children are arriving in the United States at an unprecedented rate as they flee violence in Central America. While the government is increasing its capacity to deal with this humanitarian crisis, more needs to be done to ensure the safety and security of these children. ... Read more»


Uncle Sam's Club in Nogales, Az

A giant warehouse filled to the brim with undocumented kids of all shapes and sizes? ... Read more»


The Latino electorate by immigrant generation

Second-generation immigrants are the driving force behind the growth of the Latino electorate. As immigrants and their children make up a larger share of this electorate, immigration reform will become an even more pressing policy issue for the Latino electorate. ... Read more»1

Pinal deputy catches 7 illegal immigrants after chase

A Pinal sheriff's K-9 deputy apprehended seven illegal immigrants, including one previously deported felon, after a chase in Eloy on Tuesday, authorities said.... Read more»

Feds insist minors caught at the border will ultimately be sent home

Leaders of five federal departments detailed their agencies’ responses as they struggle to cope with the surge of unaccompanied immigrant children caught crossing the Southwest border. The influx flooded facilities in Texas and led to hundreds of youths being shipped to Arizona and elsewhere. ... Read more»

Texas AG asks feds for $30M for emergency border operation

Saying the U.S. Border Patrol is overwhelmed by an influx of minors crossing the border illegally, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has asked the Obama administration for $30 million for state-based border security operations.... Read more»

Az officials rail against transfer of minors, laud BP response

Arizona officials criticized federal officials for transferring unaccompanied children to the Nogales Border Patrol station and Greyhound terminals in Phoenix and Tucson. "The conditions are spartan, but the kids are being taken care of," said State Sen. Andrea Dalessandro.... Read more»

Romero calls for city to act on youth migrant crisis

Tucson City Councilwoman Regina Romero called Wednesday for city staff to take immediate action in helping the federal government establish a Tucson-based shelter for unaccompanied migrant youth. ... Read more»

Ex-Rep. Shadegg pushes for immigration reform

Former Arizona Rep. John Shadegg called for fellow Republicans in the House to move forward with immigration legislation, saying reform would benefit the economy and create jobs. ... Read more»

Rights groups: Border Patrol abusing minors held in custody

Five immigrant rights groups have submitted a legal complaint to the Department of Homeland Security detailing abuse of children held in Border Patrol custody in the last year. Citing the use of stress positions, the denial of food and water, as well as physical, mental and sexual abuse, and a lack of medical care, the complaint focused on 113 cases of unaccompanied minors.... Read more»

ACLU uncovers systemic abuse at private prisons for immigrants

A four-year investigation by the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Texas has uncovered "pervasive and disturbing" problems within private prisons that hold immigrants for the federal prison system, including excessive use of solitary confinement, dangerous sanitary conditions, and delayed medical care. ... Read more»1

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