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President Donald Trump has called for the hiring of 5,000 more Border Patrol agents and 10,000 more Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, but some advocates worry that a rush to hire could lead to a loosening of standards, something agency officials insist will not happen.

A Trump administration plan to hire thousands of border and immigration officers has advocates concerned about a possible repeat of the last hiring binge, which they said was followed by an increase in corruption and misconduct cases. Read more»

Dr. John Chamblee and Juanita Molina, both with Humane Borders, review a database that tracks migrant deaths after a press conference at the Pima County Medical Examiner's office on Monday.

Each year, hundreds of people go missing in the Sonoran Desert and many are never identified. Since 2001, of the nearly 2,100 remains found in the desert, about 700 remain unidentified. A new search tool available to the public will combine data sets to help name the dead. Read more» 4

Rep. Catherine H. Miranda, D-Phoenix, author of a bill that would allow participants in the Obama administration’s deferred action program to get driver’s licenses, said it was a victory merely to get the bill a hearing at the State Capitol.

Denying Arizona driver’s licenses to participants in the Obama administration’s deferred action program is setting up newly legal workers to break the law by driving anyway, an advocate told state lawmakers Thursday. Read more» 1

A House committee on Tuesday endorsed legislation that would allow Arizona's House speaker and Senate president to initiate legal proceedings and appear on behalf of their chambers in support of SB 1070. Read more»

Dozens protested Wednesday at the State Capitol against legislation that among other things would make being in the U.S. illegally a trespassing offense in Arizona. Demonstrators urged Gov. Jan Brewer to veto the bill should it reach her desk.

Urging that Gov. Brewer veto a stringent immigration enforcement bill, demonstrators said the measure would violate constitutional rights. Read more»