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Family of Mexican boy slain in cross-border BP shooting files suit

The family of Jose Antonio Elena Rodiguez, the Mexican teen killed in Nogales Sonora, by U.S. Border Patrol agents when they fired through the fence into Mexico in 2012, filed a civil rights lawsuit Tuesday. “I’m asking the people who killed my grandson to have the courage to show their faces,” the 16-year-old’s grandmother said.... Read more»1

No kids picked up in Texas remain in Nogales shelter

The number of undocumented children sheltered at the Nogales Border Patrol station has dwindled to a handful, owing to a dramatic decrease in apprehensions and a new facility in Texas. “Just a few” picked up in Arizona remain, and there are none who crossed in Texas still at the center.... Read more»

Homeland Security: Fewer Central American kids crossing border

Homeland Security officials said Tuesday that they have cut the time it takes to deport Central American adults and seen a sharp drop in the number of children trying to cross the border. Secretary Johnson said officials had reduced the time it takes to repatriate adults to Central America, from about 33 days to about four days now.... Read more»

County health chief: Migrant kids face greater health risk than public

The unaccompanied minors staying in Tucson continue to pose a “very low health risk to county residents,” according to an assessment released out by the Pima County Health Department. Rather, the health of the children at the end of a long and perilous journey is a concern, said health chief Dr. Francisco Garcia.... Read more»

County: Migrant kids, families no threat to public health

Questioned about the potential impact of the children and families brought to Tucson by immigration authorities, the director of the Pima County Health Department said they “do not constitute a public health threat.”... Read more»1

Brewer, Johnson tour Nogales migrant kids shelter

Wednesday morning, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Gov. Jan Brewer toured the Nogales Border Patrol station where around 900 unaccompanied minors from Central America are detained after crossing into the United States through the Rio Grande Valley.... Read more»

Homeland Security secretary details response to wave of immigrant kids

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson acknowledged Tuesday that Arizona officials should have been notified before hundreds of immigrant children and families were shipped to Nogales for processing – instead of learning about it in news reports.... Read more»1

McCain: Surge in unaccompanied minors fault of Obama, Congress

After touring the Nogales Border Patrol station Friday, U.S. Sen. John McCain held a press conference in which he blamed the Obama’s immigration policy and the failure of comprehensive immigration reform for thousands of unaccompanied minors coming to the U.S.... Read more»

Photos: Inside Nogales center holding 100s of migrant kids

After two weeks of requests, U.S. Customs and Border Protection allowed members of the media to tour the facility on Wednesday morning where as many as 1,000 unaccompanied children from Central America are currently being held as they are processed by immigration officials. The hour-long look came with strict rules for reporters.... Read more»

Grijalva cancels tour of Nogales border shelter

U.S. Rep. Grijalva canceled a tour of the facilities for hundreds of unaccompanied minors at the Nogales Border Patrol station after officials refused to allow accompanying clergy to visit with him. Tuesday, officials said reporters will be offered a 20-minute tour in which no questions will be allowed.... Read more»2

Grijalva holding Wednesday office hours in Nogales

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva will hold office hours in Nogales on Wednesday, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 777 N. Grand Ave.... Read more»

Comic:

Uncle Sam's Club in Nogales, Az

A giant warehouse filled to the brim with undocumented kids of all shapes and sizes?... Read more»

Rights groups: Border Patrol abusing minors held in custody

Five immigrant rights groups have submitted a legal complaint to the Department of Homeland Security detailing abuse of children held in Border Patrol custody in the last year. Citing the use of stress positions, the denial of food and water, as well as physical, mental and sexual abuse, and a lack of medical care, the complaint focused on 113 cases of unaccompanied minors.... Read more»

Photos: Nogales border vigil

Friday night, a newly formed group of activists began a 48-hour vigil and fast in Nogales to call for justice for those killed or injured by U.S. Border Patrol agents, organizers said.... Read more»3

Even with Obamacare, many Latinos still seek treatment in Mexico

Patients say they drive across the border because costs are lower, waits are shorter and doctors speak their language.... Read more»

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