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Border roundup: Suspect pleads guilty to murder in Brian Terry killing

News from and about the borderlands: Voter concerns and polls, law enforcement updates, rising illegal immigration may indicate economic recovery and news from across the border.... Read more»

Roundup: News from & about the border region

Technology issues along the border, Latino perspectives on politics and reporting, families separated by deportation and a look at the intersection between detention demographics and public records laws, plus a recap of Border Patrol activity in Southern Arizona.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Why presidential candidates won't touch immigration issue

Interviews with Rev. Robin Hoover, founder of Humane Borders, along with the Reporters Roundtable featuring Jimmy Boegle, editor of the Tucson Weekly, and Mark B. Evans, administrator of TucsonCitizen.com, and Matt Russell, Tucson’s Culinary Cruiser, with the Weekend Watch.... Read more»

Dizzying twists in immigration laws

Given the white-hot politics of immigration, it’s perhaps not surprising that President Obama instantly drew fire with a proposal in January to help undocumented spouses of American citizens obtain legal status — without being ousted from the U.S. for years as punishment.... Read more»1

Separated by law: Families torn apart by 1996 immigration measure

In a nation built by immigrants, they thought they could pursue their American Dream — with loved ones at their side. Instead, they’re living an American nightmare that’s tearing families apart and forcing Americans into exile.... Read more»1

Opinion

DREAMing of economic growth

So far, public discourse hasn’t connected the dots between immigration policies and the economy. There is no clearer example of how sensible immigration policies would lead to significant economic gains than the DREAM Act.... Read more»

Analysis

How to fix a broken border: Follow the money

For all the political rhetoric and chest pounding about border security in recent years, the United States has done very little, and politicians have said almost nothing about cutting off massive amounts of funds flowing illegally across the Southwest border and feeding the drug cartels.... Read more»

Border roundup: Cross-border shooting, economic ties

A second shooting in as many weeks involving Border Patrol agents left a teenage boy dead in Mexico; plus, Arizonans take a look at the role of Mexico in the regional economy... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: Supes candidate Nancy Young Wright

An interview with Nancy Young Wright, the Democratic candidate for Pima County supervisor in District 1, plus financial advisor Shelly Fishman, and a political update from Arizona Capitol Times Editor Jim Small.... Read more»

Poll: Immigration top issue for Arizona’s Latino voters

Registered Latino voters in Arizona are more concerned about immigration policy than the economy and far more likely to vote for President Barack Obama, a poll released Tuesday suggests.... Read more»1

Mexico arrests drug boss linked to over 300 killings

Mexico has arrested Los Zetas drug cartel leader ‘The Squirrel,’ who is allegedly linked to migrant massacres and the murder of a US tourist in 2010.... Read more»

Border roundup: BP agent killed, Southwest faces enviro threats

The investigation continues in the shooting death of Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie, plus: Arizona law and order updates, and environmental threats faced in the Southwest.... Read more»

Report: DREAM Act approval would boost Arizona economy

Arizona could gain 83,648 new jobs and an additional $518 million in tax revenues by 2030 if the DREAM Act was enacted, according to a new report by the Center for American Progress and the Partnership for a New American Economy.... Read more»3

Analysis

How to fix a broken border: Disrupting smuggling at its source

The challenge is by no means simple and the solution will take far more determination than has been applied so far. What will definitely not work are the simplistic one-dimensional answers that sound good on the evening news, but do little or nothing to stop the threat.... Read more»1

Texas sheriff's race is a rematch on the border

Former Webb County, Tex., Sheriff Rick Flores was ousted in 2008 by Martin Cuellar, a former DPS lieutenant and brother of Congressman Henry Cuellar. After a brief stint in Arizona, Flores is back — seeking to reclaim the seat as an independent.... Read more»

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