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Factchecking the 7th GOP debate

There was no Donald Trump, but plenty to fact-check in the last GOP debate before the Iowa caucuses.... Read more»

Shattered victims of 'La Bestia' seek help for desperate countrymen

In the Honduran town of El Progreso, 53 men and women belong to an exclusive but undesirable club: the Association of Migrants Returned with Disabilities. Each attempted to reach the U.S. by riding freight trains across Mexico, and each suffered debilitating injuries. It’s a measure of their desperation to find work in America.... Read more»

Activists sue Texas over law making it a felony to harbor undocumented immigrants

Taking aim at a new Texas law making it a state felony to harbor undocumented immigrants, the national civil rights group MALDEF announced Monday that it is suing the state.... Read more»

Factchecking Ted Cruz on birthright citizenship

Marco Rubio, Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump have all wrongly attacked rival Ted Cruz for flip-flopping on birthright citizenship since his run for Senate in 2011. ... Read more»

Advocates: Feds withholding documents on deportation push

Immigrant advocates accused the federal government of withholding documents after 10 agencies released only a few papers relating to a new deportation policy known as the Priority Enforcement Program.... Read more»

Supreme Court will review immigration lawsuit

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it will review a lawsuit over the legality of President Obama's executive orders, announced 14 months ago, that would protect millions of immigrants from deportation. ... Read more»

Supreme Court delays taking up Obama immigration case

A lawsuit challenging President Obama’s executive actions on immigration was not among the cases the U.S. Supreme Court said it would hear, leaving in limbo two programs that could shield millions of unauthorized immigrants, including parents of legal residents and U.S. citizens from deportation.... Read more»1

Advocates perplexed by U.S. response to Central American migrants

Refugee advocates said on Thursday the Obama administration is sending mixed signals to Central American migrants by deporting families who have fled to the United States while increasing resources in the crime-ridden region for asylum seekers.... Read more»

Clinton calls for an end to U.S. immigration raids

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called on Monday for an end to raids by U.S. officials to deport undocumented Central American families, saying they were divisive and sowing fear in immigrant communities.... Read more»

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U.S., Mexican efforts to battle gun trafficking falter

Efforts to combat illegal gunrunning from the United States to Mexico have stumbled in recent years, hampered by a lack of cooperation between U.S. and Mexican officials, according to a report from a U.S. federal watchdog agency.... Read more»

U.S. takes 121 illegal immigrants into custody for deportation

U.S. authorities took 121 people into custody over the weekend, primarily in Texas, Georgia and North Carolina, as immigration authorities moved to deport families who entered the United States illegally after May 2014, officials said on Monday.... Read more»

DHS begins immigration raids & family deportations

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson confirmed that immigration officials had arrested 121 people over the holiday in at least six states this weekend. The raids were intended to blunt the spike of Central American families coming into the United States through Mexico, he said. ... Read more»

The top border stories of 2015

Among more than 400 stories about the border and immigration published by TucsonSentinel.com in 2015, here are six worth reviewing and three more worth a read. ... Read more»

Despite high unemployment, Yuma’s agribusiness continues to thrive

Every month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes a report listing metropolitan areas with the highest unemployment rates in the country. Yuma often finds itself at the top of that list. It had a non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 23.2 percent in October, when the national average hovered at 4.8 percent.... Read more»

Democratic presidential candidates blast U.S. plan to deport families

The Obama administration on Thursday came under fire from Democratic presidential candidates and human rights groups for plans to intensify deportations of Central American migrants by rounding up undocumented families.... Read more»

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