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Norquist wants to 'unite center right' on immigration

Grover Norquist wants voters to know that Republicans are not the anti-immigrant party, and he thinks Texas can lead the conversation on immigration reform.... Read more»

Napolitano: Border secure, time to fix immigration system

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told a U.S. Senate committee Wednesday that the border is as secure as ever and it should not be an impediment to the comprehensive immigration reform.... Read more»1

Two Arizonans join first lady for State of the Union address

Haile Thomas was one of two Arizonans, along with Avondale Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers, who were invited to join the first lady in the Capitol for the delivery of President Barack Obama’s State of Union address Tuesday.... Read more»

The best in-depth reporting on immigration

We’ve rounded up the some of the best recent reporting on immigration — from the surging numbers of Central Americans crossing the border to visas available only to wealthy foreigners.

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Brewer: 'More boots on ground' necessary for secure border

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer capped off an aerial tour of the region Tuesday by reiterating her argument that the border was not secure and that there “needs to be more boots on the ground.”  Brewer met with Customs and Border Patrol agents, as well as southern Arizona ranchers, before boarding one the state’s National Guard Blackhawk helicopters for a three-hour tour of the borderlands.... Read more»1

Analysis

Immigrants are makers, not takers

Mainstream economists have thoroughly debunked the general stereotype of immigrants as takers, finding that immigrants are a net positive for the economy and pay more into the system than they take out.... Read more»1

Analyst: Look beyond border apprehension data

As the debate over federal immigration reform ramps up — and the border security component continues to be a major factor — statistics on border apprehensions are often used as a barometer to measure how effective security policies are.... Read more»

Border roundup: Obama's immigration policy goals, Peña Nieto takes on cartels

A look at migrant experiences along the border, responses to immigration policy announced by President Obama and lawmakers, threats to Border Patrol from cartels and corruption, and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto faces down cartels and gas explosions.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Nation's newest immigrants seek own pathway

For the flood of Latino immigrants who came to the United States in recent decades, the pathway to citizenship would not be a 3- to 5-hour process through Ellis Island with its near-guarantee acceptance rate of 98 percent.  There is no Statue of Liberty in Nogales, Ariz., beckoning: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Instead, there is a wall.... Read more»

Few Arizonans applying for deferred deportation program

Only 14,069 of the estimated 80,000 Arizonans eligible for deferred deportation had applied for the federal program through its first six months, a rate much lower than the nation as a whole.... Read more»1

Analysis

Immigration reform: ‘Here we go again,’ Latin Americans say

Excitement, or anxiety, is rising fast in the United States — depending on which side of the immigration debate you take the pulse.... Read more»

Commentary

At last, a glimmer of hope for undocumented immigrants?

It was not so very long ago that Republican presidential hopefuls were trying to outdo each other in their tough stances on immigration. With proposals ranging from Herman Cain’s electrified border fences to Mitt Romney’s “self-deportation,” it seemed that the GOP was intent on demonstrating just how unwelcome undocumented workers were in this country. Then came Nov. 6, and a resounding victory for President Barack Obama.... Read more»

Analysis

Top 10 reasons why it’s time for immigration reform

The president, Democrats and Republicans in Congress, and the American people are all pushing for comprehensive immigration reform. Now is the time to pass it.... Read more»

Obama: 'Now is the time' for immigration reform

Most Americans agree that it’s time to fix a system that’s been broken for way too long. I’m here because business leaders, faith leaders, labor leaders, law enforcement, and leaders from both parties are coming together to say now is the time to find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as the land of opportunity. (with video)... Read more»

For new immigrants, an 'American nightmare' in Los Angeles

Once a promising destination for foreign jobseekers and war refugees, the City of Angels is rolling up its ladder of opportunity.... Read more»

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