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Az ranchers want border wall, worry about more BP agents on their land

While he welcomes a taller border fence, Bisbee-area rancher John Ladd says Border Patrol agents "no respect for land" as they leave open gates and tear up his 16,000-acre property south of Bisbee.... Read more»1

Southern Arizona residents take border security complaints to Congress

Two southern Arizona residents told a House panel Tuesday that their communities have grown more dangerous due to what they see as a lack of security at the Arizona-Mexico border.... Read more»

Cochise ranchers feel abandoned by D.C. on border issues

Arizona ranchers who live near the border say they’ve been left out of the debate and forgotten by Washington lawmakers, who they say have done nothing about immigration reform.... Read more»

Cochise man a 'person of interest' in Krentz killing

A Cochise County man has been identified as a "person of interest" in the 2010 shooting death of rancher Robert Krentz. Sheriff Dannels won’t give many details about the person of interest. His name is Manuel Corona, and all that’s known about him is that his 21-year old son, also named Manuel Corona, has had violent encounters with law enforcement.... Read more»3

CD8

Sitton unveils border security plan

Dirty bombs, narco-terrorists and heavily armed ranchers were among issues touched on by Arizona CD8 Republican candidate Dave Sitton at the unveiling of his 10-point border security plan.... Read more»4

Truth, and rhetoric, on border crime

"Perception often trumps reality" says an analysis of the issue of illegal immigrants and crime in the New York Times.... Read more»

File: Krentz helped immigrant shortly before being killed

Robert Krentz, the Southern Arizona rancher killed in March, may have been helping an illegal immigrant shortly before he was shot to death.... Read more»

Factcheck: SB 1070 allows for some racial profiling

Factcheck.org examines Arizona's SB 1070 and finds that it's not just a mirror image of federal law, and allows some profiling. But, in theory, no more than what the courts permit already.... Read more»4

Cochise rancher to Calderón: 'More border security on Mexican side'

Cochise County rancher Gary Thrasher will listen to Mexican president Calderón's address to a joint session of Congress on Thursday. If he meets with Calderón, he wants to press him on border security: "We're not getting any help from that side, there's no help from this side, and ranchers are sitting ducks."... Read more»1

Border crime

Giffords again asks for National Guard to 'secure' border

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on Wednesday again asked President Obama to deploy the National Guard to secure the Mexican border.... Read more»

Immigration SB1070

Crime argument used on both sides of immigration debate

Supporters of Arizona's new immigration law say it's designed to reduce crime in the state, but opponents say just the opposite will occur.... Read more»

Border & immigration

Star: Krentz murder suspect being sought in U.S.

The killing of rancher Robert Krentz was not random, and investigators are focusing on a suspect in the U.S., the Arizona Daily Star reports, citing anonymous sources.... Read more»

Border & immigration

After border tour, Brewer urges federal troop deployment

Touring an area where a rancher was killed, a crime investigators suspect was committed by someone in the country illegally, Gov. Jan Brewer and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson called Wednesday for the Obama administration to do more to secure the border.... Read more»

Richardson deploys New Mexico Guard on border

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has ordered his state's National Guard to patrol the border with Mexico.... Read more»

Giffords calls for National Guard on border

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords called for the deployment of National Guard troops along the border with Mexico on Tuesday.... Read more»