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TSA chief: Travelers from some nations targeted

TSA chief: Travelers from some nations targeted

WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration needed an exemption from new Obama administration rules restricting racial profiling by the government so the TSA could target travelers for extra scrutiny based on their nationality and gender, the head of the agency said Tuesday.

December 16, 2014 5:33 pmLoading…

Senate approves Saldana as ICE chief

WASHINGTON — The Senate narrowly approved Sarah Saldana, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Texas, on Tuesday as head of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, despite opposition from her home state senators.

December 16, 2014 3:51 pmLoading…
Charges against US Customs agent dropped

Charges against US Customs agent dropped

Federal authorities are dropping charges against a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer.

August 03, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Steller: Border returns as political issue for 2014

Steller: Border returns as political issue for 2014

Central American migrant crisis revives the border security issue for Arizona politicians. 

July 08, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Border reform must have money for ports of entry

You arrive at the store, money in hand and ready to spend, and are confronted by an hours-long line just to get to the door. Once you reach the entrance, a security guard asks why you want to come in, where you're coming from and could she check your pockets before letting you through.

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Unrealistic to set fixed benchmarks for border arrests

Unrealistic to set fixed benchmarks for border arrests

Over the years, the border fence in Nogales, Ariz., has been reinforced or rebuilt in a number of ways to deter people from crossing illegally.

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Opinion: Unrealistic to set fixed benchmarks for apprehensions on border

Opinion: Unrealistic to set fixed benchmarks for apprehensions on border

The following editorial appears in Sunday's Washington Post:

April 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sen. Jeff Flake: Guest-worker plan will be a plus

A strong guest-worker program would bolster border security, Sen. Jeff Flake told Hispanic business leaders Monday.

April 02, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona Senate approves more police power against trespassers

PHOENIX - State senators on Tuesday voted to give police new power to use against those who trespass on private property.

March 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Report prompts Arizona GOP to consider new ways to reach Latino voters

PHOENIX - Arizona Republicans say they don't need to change their stance on immigration or even their message to attract the Latino voters who largely defected last year.

March 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tech Park aims to be border lab

Tech Park aims to be border lab

The University of Arizona's Science and Technology Park hopes to parlay its partnership with the U.S. arm of an international defense systems giant into a role as a testing and evaluation center for border security technologies.

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Tech Park aims to be border lab

Tech Park aims to be border lab

Sean Pender, center, explains DRS Technologies' surveillance test tower during a border technology showcase at the UA Science and Technology Park. DRS will build and test the towers there if it wins a competition with other defense contractors for a federal contract to provide them.

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Ex-AG calls for specifics on securing the border

Lawmakers need to move from generalizations to specifics in defining what a secured border must look like, Arizona's former attorney general said.

February 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Let's not repeat '86 immigration-amnesty blunder

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February 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

GAO: Border plan missing key parts

Key elements of the Border Patrol's strategic plan to secure the border with Mexico are not in place, including specific timelines and resources needed by the agency to provide the security, according to a new federal report.

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US begins new program to fly home deported Mexicans

SAN DIEGO — The U.S. government began flying Mexican deportees home today in a two-month experiment aimed at relieving Mexican border cities overwhelmed by large numbers of people ordered to leave the United States, some of whom fall prey to criminal gangs.

October 02, 2012 9:03 pmLoading…
House OKs waiver of enviro laws at borders

House OKs waiver of enviro laws at borders

WASHINGTON - The Republican-controlled House approved a bill Tuesday that would allow the Border Patrol to circumvent more than a dozen environmental laws on all federally managed lands within 100 miles of the borders with Mexico and Canada.

June 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

In their own words

Barber, Kelly and Manolakis quotations from last night's Congressional District 8 debate.

May 24, 2012 12:00 am Related Loading…

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