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Nogales awaits U.S. troops as migrant caravan plods north

The border that divides the U.S. and Mexico also symbolizes divided opinions in this border city about the deployment of hundreds of U.S. troops to handle a caravan of Central American migrants.... Read more»

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Factcheck: Immigration in Trump stump speeches

President Donald Trump is trying to make illegal immigration a key issue in the midterm elections.... Read more»

DHS was not prepared to enforce ‘zero tolerance’ border policy

Homeland Security's inspector general found agents did not foresee the need to hold children for extended periods in facilities intended for short-term use and struggles to “identify, track, and reunify families” separated under the policy at the border. ... Read more»

Thousands of refugees came to Arizona in 2016, but fewer arrived last year

President Trump campaigned on a promise of putting America first by scaling back its foreign involvements and pledging to stem the tide of refugees from Syria and elsewhere to address terrorism.... Read more»

Nonprofits: Arizona needs more foster families for refugee children

They are mostly young boys, orphaned by war and conflict in their home countries who arrive in Arizona with little more than family photographs. Catholic Charities of Arizona has just 21 foster families licensed to care for refugee children.... Read more»

Az regularly among top states for number of resettled refugees

More than 15,400 refugees from 42 different countries were resettled in Arizona from fiscal 2012 through the just-ended fiscal 2016, according to the State Department’s Refugee Processing Center. ... Read more»

Arizona took more Syrian refugees than most states, U.S. seeks more

At least 800 Syrian refugees were resettled in Arizona over the last year, more refugees than all but three states in the nation, according to the most recent data from the State Department’s Refugee Processing Center.... Read more»

Factchecking Trump's Phoenix immigration speech

In Donald Trump’s anticipated speech on illegal immigration, he said “the facts aren’t known because the media won’t report on them.” But the Republican presidential nominee was wrong about the facts in several instances.... Read more»

Texas loses fight with feds to keep Syrian refugees out

Texas on Thursday lost its fight against the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the state, ending a months-long battle during which Syrian refugees continued to arrive.... Read more»

Report: Migrant kids fleeing violence could find refuge in Mexico but fail

Thousands of migrant children fleeing gang violence in Central America could qualify for refugee status in Mexico, but only a tiny fraction actually seek that legal protection, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday. ... Read more»

Factcheck: Cruz attacks Rubio on refugees

Sen. Ted Cruz claims the 2013 immigration bill Sen. Marco Rubio co-sponsored “would have dramatically expanded President Obama’s authority to admit Syrian refugees with no background checks whatsoever,” making it “easier to bring Syrian Muslim refugees” to the U.S. ... Read more»

FactCheck

Video: Syrian refugee facts

What religion are the Syrian refugees? Are they mostly men, women, or children? How many refugees will be admitted to the U.S.? Are they being sent to states with Republican governors? The following video from FlackCheck.org answers each of those questions.... Read more»

Texas sues feds, relief agency, to block Syrian refugees

Texas has gone to federal court in its efforts to keep Syrian refugees out of the state, filing suit against the federal government and a refugee resettlement nonprofit.... Read more»

Factchecking claims about Syrian refugees

The Paris bombings and other recent terrorist attacks have given rise to a political debate within the United States about the Obama administration’s plan to admit Syrian refugees. But the facts about refugees are being distorted in some instances.... Read more»

Commentary

To thwart terror, start with America’s own craven crazies

We can counter what is still a limited global threat by understanding it and reacting sensibly. Our first priority is boxing off our own cowards and crazies who are ready to abandon fundamental values for the illusion of security. ... Read more»

Az lawmakers split as House tries to put brakes on Syrian, Iraqi refugees

The U.S. House overwhelmingly approved a bill Thursday that calls for the U.S. to stop admitting refugees from Syria and Iraq until they pass additional background checks, including direct approval by three federal security agencies.... Read more»

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