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A sign on an ATM notes that one of two Chase branches in Nogales has closed.

In late September, U.S. Sen. McCain wrote letters accusing Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Chase and Citigroup of scaling back services and closing branches in communities along the U.S.-Mexico border. Read more» 3

Maricela Solis, district director for U.S. Rep. Ron Barber, and Douglas Mayor Danny Ortega, Jr., were at the border near Douglas on Monday as resumed inspections allowed cattle to enter the United States from Mexico.

Federal inspectors are once again evaluating cattle headed for the United States from Mexico through the port of entry in Douglas. The inspections, halted after violence in Mexico worried U.S. workers, resumed Monday. Read more»

Moderated by Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, a panel of experts, Arizona representatives and mayors from Bisbee and Douglas met to talk about immigration reform in front of around 200 people on the ASDB campus on Monday night.

While immigration reform remains stalled in the House of Representatives, border mayors and experts noted Monday that the economic importance of reform shouldn't be shadowed by security arguments. "We’re in desperate need of new ports of entry," said the mayor of Douglas during a discussion on the issue in Tucson. Read more»