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Zapatistas: Global appeal despite slow pace of revolution

Two decades after the Zapatista uprising, the movement continues almost almost unnoticed in Chiapas. It endures quietly, operating small autonomous governments and schools here, and thriving as an iconic symbol for left-leaning activists throughout the world. ... Read more»

Immigration activtists plan protest at TPD HQ

Activists are planning a protest at noon Monday at Tucson Police Department headquarters, 270 S. Stone Ave., to protest the arrest Sunday of a man suspected of being in the country illegally. ... Read more»4

Divide growing over official English laws

A growing language divide has opened up across the country, as a sharp increase in the number of Americans who speak English as a second language—or don’t speak it at all—is driving cities and states to respond, often in radically different ways. ... Read more»6

CD2 candidates agree on border security, split on immigration reform

The three Republican candidates in Congressional District 2 largely agreed with each other on the lack of leadership in Washington, but split on the necessity of immigration reform at a debate Thursday night.... Read more»5

Few unaccompanied minors staying in Arizona

More than 5,000 unaccompanied immigrant children were sent to Arizona for processing by Customs and Border Protection this summer, but fewer than 200 of them ended up staying in the state. That’s less than 1 percent of the 30,340 children who were processed and placed with sponsors. ... Read more»

Undocumented family goes into sanctuary at Southside Presbyterian

Rosa Imelda Robles Loreto, her husband Gerardo and their two sons entered the Tucson church Thursday to the applause of around 100 supporters and more than a dozen religious leaders from around the city. ... Read more»

Apprehensions of migrant families up 471 percent

While this summer's influx of thousands of unaccompanied minors has become the central focus of the immigration debate, the number of families apprehended along the southwestern border has more than quadrupled from last year. Nearly 63,000 people counted as part of a family unit — a parent or guardian traveling with one or more children — were apprehended.... Read more»

Congressional inaction leaves border communities hoping for funds

Congress left towns and counties on the Texas-Mexico border hanging last week when it adjourned without sending a supplemental budget measure to the president. The local governments have used their own resources since last spring to care for thousands of immigrants flooding into their communities, and they had hoped Congress would reimburse local taxpayers. ... Read more»

Activists continue to demand names of officers involved in May arrests

Three border activists were offered the chance to pay a court fee and have their charges dropped after an incident in May when they were arrested at the Nogales Port of Entry. During a press conference Wednesday, the federal officer who cited one of the activists demanded the activists disperse.... Read more»

Southside Presbyterian set to offer sanctuary to Mexican woman

Updated: Unless her deportation order is delayed or canceled by immigration officials by Friday, a Tucson resident will take sanctuary at Southside Presbyterian Church. Rosa Imelda Robles Loreto is a Mexican national who has lived in the United States since 1999. She would be the second person the church has offered refuge this year.... Read more»1

Europe has a growing anti-Semitism problem

The war in Gaza is drawing attention to growing anti-Semitism in Europe.... Read more»

Comic: Bermudez Shorts

Andrew Thomas: A campaign fueled by hate

Only in Arizona can people run a TV ad using bigotry and homophobia as possible gubernatorial virtues.... Read more»1

Border crisis: Cities and states revisit anti-gang policies

Critics say the way cities and states dealt with gangs 20 or more years ago greatly contributed to the recent surge in Central American kids crossing the U.S.-Mexico border alone. ... Read more»1

Analysis

Far from border, Central American kids find familiar faces

The number of unaccompanied Central American children crossing the Mexican border has skyrocketed since 2011, generating open hostility in many communities around the country. But children have gotten a warmer reception in places where Central Americans are the predominant immigrant group.... Read more»4

White House protest ends in arrests; Congress balks on border funds

A Phoenix minister was among a group of religious leaders and immigration advocates arrested Thursday at the White House, where hundreds turned out to demand a halt to deportations. At the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, the House canceled a vote on a bill to address the crisis of children illegally crossing the Southwest border.... Read more»1

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