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Migrant workers from Mexico pick, core and pack lettuce in a Yuma farm field in this 2011 photo. Immigration policy has devastated the skilled labor force Arizona farms have relied on over the past 20 years.

With harvest season for many crops approaching, Arizona farms need workers to help bring the crops in. But immigration policy has made it harder to find the skilled labor force farms have relied on for 20 years. Read more»

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told Senate committee that more than half of the undocumented immigrants who were deported in fiscal 2011 were convicted criminals, many of them convicted of drunken driving offenses.

Immigration officials announced that they deported nearly 400,000 undocumented immigrants in fiscal 2011, setting a record for a third consecutive year under the Obama administration. Read more» 1