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Elgin Bridge Fire downgraded to 2K acres as containment lines hold

Despite "red-flag" conditions Tuesday, firefighters were able to attack the Elgin Bridge Fire and established new containment lines keeping the wildfire from overrunning ranch houses and high-voltage power lines in the area southeast of Tucson.... Read more»

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5 things you didn’t know about Mexico’s drug war

Beyond the warring gangs and struggle for drug-trafficking routes, here are five things about Mexico’s drug war that may surprise you.... Read more»

Rocky Point police chief shot in ambush, hospitalized

The police chief of Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, and his bodyguard were shot Saturday night. Erick Landagaray Macias, and his bodyguard Luis Huerta Ibarra, were ambushed around 11 p.m. while patrolling the resort town, also known as Rocky Point.... Read more»

Immigration & SB 1070

Brewer's approval numbers climb for third consecutive month

Gov. Jan Brewer's support has gone up for the third month in a row, according to a new poll.... Read more»

Texas counties joining immigrant deportation program

Mention immigration and hardliners grouse about an "open door" policy that results in a porous border, welcoming freeloaders and criminals. But dozens of Texas counties participate in a program called Secure Communities, which aims to ferret out criminal aliens and expedite their removal.... Read more»

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»

Comic: Border

C.S.I.: Ciudad Juarez

The boys and girls who work in C.S.I.: Ciudad Juarez are kept busy, but for the most part, their cases aren't too tough to solve.... Read more»

Goddard withdraws from SB 1070 cases

Saying he wants to avoid a costly court battle with Gov. Jan Brewer, state Attorney General Terry Goddard will withdraw as Arizona's legal counsel in suits over SB 1070 and HB 2162.... Read more»4

Border Roundup: Militia group plans Pinal patrol

As has been the case recently, immigration news in Arizona revolved around SB 1070. But shaking things up this weekend is a group of right-wing activists - led by a reputed neo-Nazi - attempting to take border enforcement into their own hands. Plus a roundup of the week's border news.... Read more»5

Security of U.S. e-Passports in question

Key electronics for millions of American e-Passports, the crown jewel of a new U.S. border security system, are put together inside a little-known factory in Ayutthaya, Thailand - a city that's been subjected to terrorist attacks.... Read more»

Immigration & SB 1070

Clinton: Feds will sue over Az immigration law; no confirmation

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told an Ecuadorean TV station that the Justice Department will sue over Arizona's controversial law cracking down on illegal immigration, but the Obama Administration would not confirm it Thursday.... Read more»

Meet Mexico's drug lords

Despite an army crackdown and vicious turf battles that have led to the capture or killings of thousands of Mexico's drug traffickers, the most notorious mobsters are still at large. Four key kingpins stand out for their power and notoriety.... 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»

Guest opinion

Opinion: On anchor babies and nativist pretzel logic

It becomes apparent that this proposed legislation has some very disturbing and bizarre consequences that nobody has discussed yet.... Read more»1

Analysis

Opinion: Setting the record straight on border crime

Those who support the Arizona’s draconian new immigration law have justified it with hyperbole, exaggeration, and falsehoods about the state’s crime rate. It’s ironic that violent crime rates in the state have been declining.... Read more»3

New ICE age: Crackdown on employers who hire undocumented

The federal government could begin cracking down on employers who hire undocumented workers and on residents with expired visas, according to a copy of Immigration and Customs Enforcement's new strategic plan.... Read more»

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