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Jose Tornez sits with Maryada Vallet at the Kino Border Initiative in Nogales, Sonora. Vallet is on trial for her role in a Oct. 2013 protest that stopped two buses carrying around 70 immigrants bound for federal prosecution under a controversial federal program called Operation Streamline.

Twelve immigration activists are on trial for their role in an October 2013 protest that stopped two buses carrying immigrants bound for a federal court for prosecution through a fast-track process, Operation Streamline, that some say is "assembly-line justice." They're using their case to again voice their reasons for protesting. Read more»

Carolina Siulok Aguirre, a Kino Teen and senior at Lourdes Catholic School, assists at the Kino Border Initiative in Nogales, Son.

Teenaged members of a binational humanitarian initiative in Nogales recently got recognition from the biggest name in Catholicism: Pope Francis. The students sent letters and a video to the pope in October, describing their experiences on the border and the plight of the people they see on their regular visits to a shelter for migrants. Read more»

Deported after 25 years in the United States, Jose Castellea said after leaving the Kino Border Initiative he plans to go back Guadalajara and begin his life in Mexico.

Deported after 25 years in the United States on domestic violence charges, Jose Castellea stepped off a bus at the Nogales border gate eight days ago with only the clothes on his back and a few belongings. “The first time you’re scared when you’re here in Mexico,” Castellea said. “Now, well I have to be here the rest of my life.” Read more»

A bus operated by the Department of Homeland Security carries an unknown number of unaccompanied children to the Nogales Border Patrol Station on June 8.

U.S. Rep. Grijalva canceled a tour of the facilities for hundreds of unaccompanied minors at the Nogales Border Patrol station after officials refused to allow accompanying clergy to visit with him. Tuesday, officials said reporters will be offered a 20-minute tour in which no questions will be allowed. Read more» 2

A girl places candles on a shrine for Jose Rodriguez on Wednesday as marchers called for justice on the spot where the Mexican teen was shot to death by U.S. agents firing across the border with Mexico.

Six months after the shooting of Mexican teenager José Antonio Elena Rodriguez by U.S. border agents, his family and community activists in Arizona are frustrated and fear that the investigation into his death is at a standstill. Read more»

Recently deported mmigrants receive two meals daily at the Aid Cener for Deported Migrants in Nogales, Sonora.

American nuns, working at a shelter for migrants in Nogales, Son., are under a Vatican investigation into a “prevalence of certain radical feminist themes." Read more»

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