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Carmona: SB 1070 decision doesn't help secure border

U.S. Senate candidate and former surgeon general Richard Carmona: “Today’s ruling does not help us secure the border, and it does not provide a solution for the 400,000 undocumented people living in Arizona.”... Read more»1

Az Dems: SB 1070 'a tool of divisive voices for political gain'

State Democratic leader Luis Heredia said “The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled section 2B of SB 1070 to be constitutional. That does not make it just or moral. ... This law is simply a tool of divisive voices for political gain, one that damages our state’s credibility and economy.”... Read more»

Brewer: 'Heart of SB 1070 can now be implemented'

Gov. Jan Brewer said Monday: “Today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court is a victory for the rule of law. After more than two years of legal challenges, the heart of SB 1070 can now be implemented in accordance with the U.S. Constitution.”... Read more»2

Supreme Court strikes down most SB 1070 provisions

In a 4-3 vote, the Supreme Court struck down most of Arizona’s controversial SB 1070 anti-illegal immigration law on Monday, invalidating most of its provisions. The justices did allow police to check the immigration status of those they arrest. (with complete opinion)... Read more»9

Border Patrol

Border agents rescue 10 from desert, find 3 bodies

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents rescued several people found dehydrated in the West Desert this week and discovered a stash of ammunition and a pistol near San Miguel.... Read more»

No SB 1070 decision yet from Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court did not release an decision on Arizona’s SB 1070 on Thursday, as another batch of opinions were released. The legal fate of two of the year’s most controversial cases—Arizona’s anti-illegal immigration law and the Affordable Health Care Act—remain unknown.... Read more»

By the numbers: The U.S.'s growing for-profit detention industry

The detention business goes beyond just criminal prisoners; nearly half of all immigrant detainees are now held in privately run detention facilities. Here’s a look at the billion-dollar and wide-ranging for-profit detention industry—and the two companies that dominate the market:... Read more»

Barber, Grijalva split on waiver of enviro rules on border

The House voted Tuesday to relax environmental restrictions in a 100-mile buffer along the nation’s land borders, to make it easier for Border Patrol agents to do their jobs. Critics derided the bill as an overreach that would create a 100-mile “drone zone” of government surveillance around the country.... Read more»1

Analysis

Separate politics, policy on immigration?

If one can separate the politics from the policy, President Barack Obama’s announcement on Friday to temporarily suspend deportations of young undocumented immigrants who are, as he puts it, “Americans ... in every single way but one, on paper” makes perfect sense – at least to most Arizonans.... Read more»1

DHS: No more deportations of young illegal immigrants

The Department of Homeland Security will no longer deport many young illegal immigrants and will grant work permits to those who fall under new criteria, the agency announced Friday.... Read more»4

Border Patrol

Agents rescue 3 illegal immigrants, find body in desert

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents rescued three illegal immigrants suffering from severe dehydration and found one person dead in the desert since Tuesday.... Read more»

Border Patrol

Girl, 3, reunited with mom after being snatched by human smuggler

A 3-year-old Guatemalan girl was reunited with her mother in Nogales on Friday after Mexican authorities rescued the child from a human smuggler.... Read more»

Brewer orders reissue of SB 1070 police training

Gov. Jan Brewer has ordered Arizona’s police training board to reissue SB 1070 training materials to law enforcement agencies in the state before the end of the week. A U.S. Supreme Court decision on the anti-illegal immigration law is expected to be handed down next week.... Read more»

The facts about immigration and the child tax credit

Immigrants and the child tax credit are back in the news again. This time the claims being leveled are even more hyperbolic and misleading than before.... Read more»

New policy could change role of Border Patrol agents

Border Patrol agents might soon switch from sitting in trucks along the U.S.-Mexico border to helping traffic move more efficiently on international bridges. This scenario comes from the idea of BP agents collaborating with other government agencies. (with video)... Read more»1

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