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Child migrant turned inspirational leader has always made an impression

Child migrant turned inspirational leader has always made an impression

Leo Guardado — the young man I profiled in this Saturday story — has a way of making a profound impact on nearly everyone he meets.

October 24, 2011 12:50 pm Related
Terrorism-related deportations dropped in last decade, report finds

Terrorism-related deportations dropped in last decade, report finds

Deportations based on terrorism or national security grounds became even rarer in the decade after Sept. 11, 2001, shows a new report from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University.

September 09, 2011 11:54 amLoading…
Customs and Border Protection takes anti-corruption measure

Customs and Border Protection takes anti-corruption measure

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is going to send its own internal affairs investigators to work with the Homeland Security's Inspector General under a new agreement designed to streamline efforts to detect and stop corruption within the ranks.

August 22, 2011 2:26 pm Related Loading…
Border Boletín: Crossing more dangerous than ever for migrants?

Border Boletín: Crossing more dangerous than ever for migrants?

As I wrote about earlier this week, the border death tally is down slightly this year compared to past years. But, considering the precipitous drop in illegal entries from Mexico into the U.S. through Arizona, the argument can be made that the crossing is more dangerous than ever.

August 04, 2011 7:30 am Related
Border Boletín: Mexican illegal immigrants not returning home en masse, report finds

Border Boletín: Mexican illegal immigrants not returning home en masse, report finds

A study recently released by the RAND Corporation shows that fewer Mexican immigrants returned home from the United States during 2008 and 2009 than in the two years prior to the start of the recession. It's an interesting finding that suggests that — despite a marked downturn in illegal cr…

August 02, 2011 7:30 am Related Loading…
Naco Station would be named for Agent Terry

Naco Station would be named for Agent Terry

Federal legislators have introduced a bill to name the Border Patrol's Naco Station after slain agent Brian Terry, who was killed last December in a shootout near Rio Rico.

July 28, 2011 3:15 pm Related Loading…
Border Boletín: Five of 31 ‘solved’ Coronado fires started by illegal immigrants since 2002

Border Boletín: Five of 31 ‘solved’ Coronado fires started by illegal immigrants since 2002

Illegal border crossers have been responsible for five of 31 fires that investigators have solved from 2002-2011 in the Southwest Border area of the Coronado National Forest.

July 27, 2011 1:51 pm Related Loading…
Border Boletín: More evidence that fewer Mexicans coming illegally

Border Boletín: More evidence that fewer Mexicans coming illegally

The Pew Hispanic Center's latest report – The Mexican-American Boom: Births Overtake Immigration — is the latest report to conclude that illegal immigration from Mexico into the U.S. has slowed.

July 14, 2011 1:51 pm Related Loading…
Border Boletín: Sheriff Dever says illegal immigrants likely started Monument Fire

Border Boletín: Sheriff Dever says illegal immigrants likely started Monument Fire

As I wrote about last week, the Monument Fire is the third major Southern Arizona fire this summer that started in rugged, mountainous corridors frequently used by people and drug smugglers. That's led to speculation that some, or all, of these fires may have been caused by illegal immigra…

June 21, 2011 3:30 pm Related Loading…
Border Boletín: Another major fire in a smuggling corridor

Border Boletín: Another major fire in a smuggling corridor

The Monument Fire raging south of Sierra Vista is the latest major fire in Southern Arizona that was started in rugged, mountainous corridors frequently used by cross-border people and drug smugglers. The Horseshoe 2 Fire northeast of Douglas and the Murphy Complex Fire northwest of Nogales…

June 16, 2011 12:53 pm Related Loading…
Border Boletín: Border deaths down slightly this year

Border Boletín: Border deaths down slightly this year

In today's story about Rev. Robin Hoover's plan to give GPS devices to illegal immigrant guides in an effort to save lives, I mentioned that fiscal year 2010 was the deadliest year in what has been a deadly decade for border deaths in Arizona with 252 bodies recovered.

May 18, 2011 3:00 pm Related Loading…
Border Boletín: Third time a charm on border technology?

Border Boletín: Third time a charm on border technology?

Homeland Security is trading Star Wars for simplicity in its latest border technology strategy

May 17, 2011 2:15 pmLoading…
Border Boletín: Obama's 'alligators in the moat' comment irks some

Border Boletín: Obama's 'alligators in the moat' comment irks some

President Obama's immigration address Tuesday may forever be remembered as the "alligators in the moat" speech.

May 11, 2011 12:00 pm Related Loading…
Border Boletín: DHS to implement 'index' to measure border security, Napolitano says

Border Boletín: DHS to implement 'index' to measure border security, Napolitano says

Department Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano provided more insight Wednesday into what the government's new border security metrics will look like.

May 05, 2011 2:45 pm Related Loading…
Border Boletín: Rocky Point fights back against travel warning

Border Boletín: Rocky Point fights back against travel warning

The U.S. State Department's decision to specifically mention Puerto Peñasco for the first time ever in its latest Mexico travel warning has hotel- and home-owners in the beach town known as Rocky Point up in arms.

May 03, 2011 4:15 pmLoading…

Border Boletín: The economic damage of SB 1070 and the boycott

The headlines and boycotts over Arizona's attention-grabbing immigration law have largely faded. But a year after Gov. Jan Brewer signed SB 1070 into law, the lingering economic effects are coming into focus.

May 03, 2011 2:00 pmLoading…
Border Boletín: Inside the lives of Phoenix illegal immigrants

Border Boletín: Inside the lives of Phoenix illegal immigrants

Terry Greene Sterling is going to be in Tucson later this week to talk about her book, "Illegal: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone." I don't often write blogs about immigration-related books because there are so many and so few of them are worth our time. But, this one is defi…

May 03, 2011 11:14 amLoading…
Border Boletín: What does a 'secure border' mean?

Border Boletín: What does a 'secure border' mean?

The answer: it depends on you ask. I tackled this issue in my Sunday story — Border is a clear line; 'control' is a gray area — that is now up on our website.

April 19, 2011 2:00 pm Related Loading…

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