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A year after the Obama administration announced it would prioritize the government’s resources on criminals when selecting which illegal immigrants to deport, the backlog in immigration courts has swelled to new highs. Read more»

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers detain an individual during Operation Cross Check, a 2011 operation targeting fugitives, people who re-entered the country illegally after being removed and at-large criminals.

Officials have adopted a series of recommendations to streamline federal immigration courts, where a record-high number of backlogged cases mean it can take 18 months for a case to be heard—bringing the “fairness and effectiveness” of the courts into question. Read more»

In 2012 a set a variety of new laws will take effect, ranging from immigration to abortion to tanning beds. Read more» 1

Today on Buckmaster - We get things started with a newsmaker interview with Wil Cardon, Mesa businessman and Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate. Also, astronomer and comet discoverer David Levy. Plus, a conversation with Ramon Valadez, chair of the Pima County Board of Supervisors. Read more»