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Border Issues

Mexico's Tucson consulate touts region's cross-border ties

After a packed two-day schedule, members of an advisory board for border issues left Tucson with a lot of ideas for economic development and the role the Mexican Consulate can play in a community.

November 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Activists block Tucson courthouse, immigration hearings canceled for the day

Activists block Tucson courthouse, immigration hearings canceled for the day

A protest today by immigration rights activists continued in Tucson for more than four hours, prompting the federal court to shutdown a deportation process known as Operation Streamline for the day.

October 11, 2013 8:12 am Photos


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Border fair planners seek to open up discussions

It’s easy to sit back and complain about border issues, but social groups that are active in the troubled region will gather at a church this weekend to talk action.

October 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Grijalva, Pastor to Obama: Let 'Dream 9' stay

Arizona representatives have joined colleagues in the House in a letter sent to President Obama asking him to use his discretion to allow the "Dream 9" to stay in the country.

July 31, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Some see 'border surge' as too costly

Some see 'border surge' as too costly

Technology is a major component in securing the border, but spending billions more on equipment and manpower under the Senate immigration bill has some asking whether it's too expensive.

June 28, 2013 5:45 pm Photos


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Some see 'border surge' as too costly

Some see 'border surge' as too costly

The U.S. Custom and Border Protection’s Joint Intelligence Operations Center at the Joint Field Command Building, Tucson Sector Headquarters, 2430 S. Swan Road. The "border surge" would add 20,000 patrol agents.

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Local activists gather to oppose 'border surge'

Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake might have won some additional support from fellow Republicans for the immigration reform bill, but in the process they lost immigrant-advocate groups that say they can't stand behind the "border surge" amendment approved Monday.

June 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Tucson border activists oppose ‘border surge’ amendment

A coalition of local organizations gathered today at El Tiradito shrine near downtown Tucson to oppose the “border surge” amendment to the Senate immigration bill that will essentially double the number of Border Patrol agents and add fencing along the border before allowing people to adjust…

June 24, 2013 12:59 pmLoading…
Border officers in Nogales intercept $378K in meth

Border officers in Nogales intercept $378K in meth

Border officers found $378,000 of methamphetamine hidden in the doors of an SUV being driven into Arizona on June 3, officials say.

June 04, 2013 4:03 pm Related

Remains of 5 found near Sells prompts police probe

The discovery this week of five skeletal remains on the Tohono O’odham reservation has prompted a police investigation.

May 31, 2013 9:29 am
Border Patrol still facing furlough, OT questions

Border Patrol still facing furlough, OT questions

It's halfway through the fiscal year and Border Patrol agents still don't know if they are going to be furloughed and what's going to happen to their overtime.

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Nogales council opposes possible border fee

The city of Nogales, Ariz., unanimously approved a resolution Wednesday opposing the idea of a border-crossing fee.

May 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Lawmakers seek to double number of agents on border

Lawmakers seek to double number of agents on border

The latest compromise on immigration reform includes a plan under which the U.S. Border Patrol would double in size with the addition of 20,000 new agents, 700 more miles of fencing would be completed and an additional dozen unarmed surveillance drones would be purchased. The plan also calls…

May 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Smugglers pulling in young accomplices along Arizona-Sonora border

Smugglers pulling in young accomplices along Arizona-Sonora border

AGUA PRIETA, Sonora - Fernando Real hated to see his mother work minimum-wage jobs and barely scrape enough to pay the $100 rent for the room they shared.

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Tim Steller: Smuggled guns are history of border

Merchants from Fronteras, Sonora, gave the man a wad of money to spend on guns and ammunition in Douglas and smuggle them back south.

April 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

States differ in how they treat Dreamer youths

PHOENIX - President Obama's decision last year to allow young people living in the U.S. illegally to stay and work marked the biggest shift in immigration policy in decades, hailed as a landmark step toward the American dream for a generation of immigrants.

April 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Advocates ask Tucson to open an office to help immigrants

Community leaders are asking the city to create an office of immigration as the next step for the council's proclamation of Tucson being an "Immigrant Welcoming City."

March 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Migrant releases may hurt reforms

The release of illegal immigrants from detention in anticipation of budget cuts created a new hurdle for the new-found momentum for comprehensive immigration reform, politicians on both sides of the aisle say.

March 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

In brief

Church offers panel discussion on border

March 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Day labor provision in Arizona's SB 1070 unconstitutional, appeals court rules

PHOENIX — A part of Arizona's 2010 immigration law aimed at day laborers and those who hire them is unconstitutional and unenforceable, a federal appeals court ruled today.

March 04, 2013 11:44 amLoading…

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