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Medical examiner: Eloy immigration detainee committed suicide

An immigrant who died in custody at the Eloy Detention Center last month committed suicide, according to an autopsy report released Wednesday by the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner. ... Read more»1

Grijalva: Investigate migrant deaths at Eloy Detention Center

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva is calling on the Justice Department to investigate reports of two deaths of migrant men held in Arizona. "Eloy Detention Center is in the business of detaining people for profit, but that does not exempt them from upholding the law," he said. "The fact that some this information is seeping out of the seams, as opposed to being reported and addressed outright, only furthers the concerns."... Read more»1

Report: State, national economies could surge under deportation-deferral plans

Granting deportation deferral to an estimated 137,000 Arizona residents would add hundreds of jobs annually and billions of dollars over a decade to the state economy, according to a new state-by-state analysis from liberal think-tank Center for American Progress.... Read more»2

Obama wants to give $1 billion to scandal wracked Central American gov'ts

Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are in a crucial phase of lobbying for new U.S. funds to help them break cycles of poverty and violence, and stem migration. But the presidents of both Honduras and Guatemala have recently come under fire for alleged corruption.... Read more»

More than 200 hunger strike at Eloy immigration detention center

More than 200 immigrant detainees launched a hunger strike Saturday morning, demanding an end to "brutal and inhumane conditions" and independent investigations into the death of at least one detainee at the Eloy Detention Center, 50 miles north of Tucson. ... Read more»6

Analysis

Top 10 facts you need to know about immigrants today

This June marks the second annual Immigrant Heritage Month, when Americans celebrate their immigrant roots and tell their families’ stories of sacrifice and contribution. Woven together, these stories form the backbone of the United States. To mark the month, here are 10 things you need to know about immigrants today:... Read more»

Class-action suit claims Border Patrol violates immigrants' civil rights

During a six-month period in 2013, people detained by the Border Patrol near Tucson were regularly held more than 24 hours in temporary facilities, breaking the agency's own policies and subjecting immigrants to freezing, overcrowded cells without access to food, water, medical care and legal council, according to a new federal class-action lawsuit. ... Read more»

Mexico loosening rules for armed U.S. agents

Lawmakers are celebrating news that Mexico will soon allow U.S. agents to carry guns while inspecting cargo on Mexican soil, which should help speed trade between the two countries. New gun rules may also mean better protection for foreign dignitaries who will be able to travel with their official security details.... Read more»

Pew: Most Americans support legal status for undocumented immigrants

Nearly three-quarters of Americans believe undocumented immigrants currently living in the U.S. should be allowed to stay in the country if they met certain requirements, according to a poll published Thursday.... Read more»

Despite early momentum, Texas immigration bills fall flat

As the sun begins to set on the 84th Texas Legislature, promises to enact tough immigration legislation remain unfulfilled. State Sen. Donna Campbell says she’s not giving up just because the last gavel is about to drop.... Read more»

Supreme Court: Arizona can't deny bail to immigrants

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to intervene in a case that overturned Arizona’s voter-approved ban on bail for criminal defendants who are in this country illegally.... Read more»

Missing migrant rescued by Pima County deputies

Members of the Pima County Sheriff's Department Search and Rescue Unit rescued a migrant lost in the desert near Three Points after he was reported missing by his brother. ... Read more»

FactCheck

The Santorum file (take two)

Rick Santorum, the second-place finisher in the 2012 Republican presidential primary, announced Wednesday that he will run again for the presidency.... Read more»

Appeals court delays deferred action programs pending lawsuit

A federal appeals court rejected Tuesday the Obama administration's request to remove an injunction that has stalled two programs intended to offer protection for deportation as well as work permits to million of immigrants in the United States without authorization. ... Read more»

Far from home

A brief history of Central American immigration to the U.S.

Telling stories from among the tens of thousands of undocumented and unaccompanied minors who arrived in the U.S. last year.... Read more»4

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