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A decade after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks brought to light the dangers of fake IDs, federal undercover agents are still able to easily obtain genuine U.S. e-Passports using clearly fraudulent information that should have raised red flags at the State Department. Read more»

A Border Patrol checkpoint on Hwy. 118, south of Alpine, Tex.

When Linda Walker drives north on Highway 118 from her West Texas home in Terlingua toward Alpine, she spots the U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint ahead and thinks to herself, "Do I have time today?" Does she have time, she asks, to get "belligerent" with the agents, in their now ubiquitous green fatigues, who will inevitably ask about her citizenship? And that's not all. Read more»

The border fence near Sasabe, 2009.

Anyone who tells you the solution to illegal migration is more border enforcement is either a darn fool or a damned liar. In this election season, politicians are seemingly apoplectic about illegal immigration. People from south of us don’t come here for our way of life or to plop out progeny. They come here for the cash. Read more»

Emotions are running high over the question of how, or whether, Arizona should defend itself against illegal immigration. Heroes, however, are thin on the ground. Read more»

Border activists are hurling a last-minute plea at Congress to rethink deployment of additional National Guard troops to the region. Two hundred fifty soldiers are scheduled to arrive on the Texas-Mexico border Sunday. Read more»

Jack Dempsey fights Jess Willard in 1919.

I'm reminded of Jack Dempsey's adage, "the best defense is a good offense," as Arizona considers its next steps in the wake of Judge Bolton's ruling on SB 1070. We need to go on the offensive to fight border crime and solve the problem of illegal immigration now. Read more»

The Obama administration, anticipating that Congress might not pass comprehensive immigration reform this year, is considering ways it could act without congressional approval to achieve many of the objectives of the initiative, including giving permanent resident status, or green cards, to large numbers of people in the country illegally. Read more»

Immigration and Customs Enforcement referred 4,145 cases for prosecution in March and April, the highest number since 2005, when the agency was created. Read more»

Opponents of SB 1070 pass Wednesday night downtown in protest.

Although key sections of SB 1070 were blocked Wednesday, opponents of the law spent the night in protest of the anti-illegal immigration law. Read more» 2

Gov. Jan Brewer filed an expedited appeal Thursday, seeking to reverse a federal judge's injunction against Arizona's SB 1070 immigration law. Read more» 1

El Paso County Sheriff Richard Wiles.

El Paso County Sheriff Richard Wiles is the top law enforcement official in one of America's safest big cities: El Paso has seen just one murder this year. Yet just across the city's and the nation's border, in Juárez, more than 6,000 people have been murdered since 2008. Read more»

U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents with mental disabilities have been mistakenly deported because they were unable to effectively defend themselves, according to a study released by the American Civil Liberties Union and the non-profit Human Rights Watch. Read more»

Protestors in Phoenix scaled a downtown crane to unfurl a banner in a dramatic display of opposition to SB 1070 on Wednesday evening.

In the heart of the Mexican capital a crowd of 100 activists stood silently outside the imperious American Embassy on Wednesday waiting for a judicial decision 1,800 miles away in Phoenix. When news was announced that Judge Susan Bolton had blocked the Arizona law's most controversial provisions, the crowd burst into applause. Read more»

Protesters at a anti-SB 1070 vigil downtown on Wednesday night.

Opponents of SB 1070 gathered Wednesday night at the Arizona Regional Office Complex downtown to peacefully protest the immigration law during an overnight vigil. Read more»

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to boost spending on border security by $701 million. The Senate stripped the border enforcement money from a war spending bill last Thursday. Read more»

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